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This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Fr. Mike Schmitz about welcoming people with same-gender attractions, and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Sarah Hart, who has a new album, Sacrament. Film maker Megan Harrington tells us about her new documentary, The Dating Project, and we meet singer/songwriter, John Finch. Email us your ...read more
The story of the Five Loaves and Two Fish or the Feeding of the Multitudes is the only miracle story that appears in all four Gospels. So it's important! ...read more
Gynacolate sounds like diaconate, but it isn't. It's a ministry that is lay, missionary, and feminine. Something new coming to the Church? ...read more
What is a missionary? What is the mission of the Church? Deacon Pedro presents a perspective from the 5th Missionary Congress of the Americas in Bolivia. ...read more
Read the last installment of Deacon Pedro's series on Sacraments in which he discusses mystery, Christ's presence, and Sacramentals. ...read more
Deacon Pedro looks at the parts of the ritual that make up a Sacrament and how we understand Jesus' role in instituting them. ...read more
I guess you can’t blame Catholics if they don’t know the meaning of a Sacrament. I was a Catholic for 38 years and had received 5 of the 7 Sacraments before I really came to understand what Sacraments are and why we need them. What is a Sacrament? I don’t remember learning this, but, as ...read more
Preparing World Youth Day requires more than just spiritual and pastoral work. There's also practical preparation that needs to be done. ...read more
Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spirit when they prepare for Confirmation. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes find it hard to ...read more
Read Part 4 of Deacon Pedro's catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation, in which he lays out for us what actually happens during the Sacrament. ...read more