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Best of SLHour: Amazon Synod and other Great Conversations

This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we remember the Synod on the Amazon, and we speak with “vocation lady” Rhonda Gruenwald about having a vocation-minded parish. Also we reconnect with Marie Miller and speak about her new album coming out in March 2020, Little Dreams and we have a featured chat with John Michael Talbot who tells us all about his new Inner Room School of Spirituality.

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Listen to other interviews with all these artists:
Marie Miller September 8, 2017 May 19, 2017 March 1, 2014
John Michael Talbot October 22, 2016 July 14, 2012  November 12, 2011 May 28, 2011

The Two Popes: A SLHour Windows to the Soul Special

In case you don’t already know, The Two Popes is a film starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who later becomes Pope Francis.

It is a fictional story directed by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles and written by New Zealander Anthony McCarten (who also wrote The Theory of Everything and Bohemian Rhapsody). It is an adaptation of McCarten’s 2017 play The Pope.

You may have heard some positive things about the film and maybe some controversies. I thought of inviting our SLHour “film expert”, Sr. Marie Paul Curley, to give us her take:

 

You can also read Sr. Marie Paul’s blog post on the The Two Popes at her Windows to the Soul site.

And here are some reviews of The Two Popes you should check out, if you haven’t yet done so:
Word on Fire
The Catholic World Report
The  National Catholic Register
America Magazine
and this one from Time that helps separate the truth from the fiction.


Image: Jonathan Pryce portrays Pope Francis and Anthony Hopkins portrays retired Pope Benedict XVI in a scene from the movie The Two Popes. (CNS photo/Peter Mountain, courtesy NETFLIX)

Best of Edition: Faith in a Broken World and Other Great Conversations

Image courtesy of Lorraine Hess.

This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we revisit some of the conversations we’ve had on this program in the Fall of 2019. Author Sally Read shares the book she wrote for her daughter, Joel Stepanek tells us about The 99 Evangelization Mission Series and we listen to music by J.J. Wright and Lorraine Hess.

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Sally Read November 26, 2016
J.J. Wright December 3, 2016
Lorraine Hess October 20, 2018; June 5, 2015

SLHour “Best of Christmas” Special


Before we completely let go of the Christmas season, this week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we revisit some of the best Christmasey conversations we’ve had on this program. Tune in for great music and conversations with Amanda Vernon, Rita West, Nancy Bodsworth, Matt Maher and the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

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Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Amanda Vernon
Rita West and Novum Collective
Nancy Bodsworth
Matt Maher

Encore Presentation: Best new albums of 2018!


As we enter 2020, having heard the best new albums of 2019, let’s now revisit new albums released by Catholic artists in 2018 and featured on our program. Here’s some of the best new contemporary Catholic songs of 2018, featuring , Luke Spehar, Sarah Hart, Joe Melendrez, The Thirsting, Dan Schutte, Corrie-Marie, Amanda Vernon, Rita West and Matt Maher.

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Luke Spehar
Sarah Hart
Joe Melendrez
The Thirsting
Dan Schutte
Corrie-Marie
Amanda Vernon
Rita West and Novum Collective
Matt Maher

 

Best Catholic Contemporary Albums of 2019!

Before we let go of the year, let’s look at some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2019 and featured on the SLHour – tune in for some of the best new contemporary Catholic songs of the year, featuring , Marie Miller, Sarah Hart, Taylor Tripodi, Sarah Kroger, Rita West, Ivan Diaz, Timothy Smith, Ryan Tremblay and Audrey Assad.

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Enter our Christmas Give-Away!

Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook and send me a message letting me know which is your favourite Christmas album of all times, for a chance to win Nancy Bodsworth’s Christmas album, The Greatest Gift.

Christmas special featuring Audrey Assad

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Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie joins us; Billy has a Christmas question; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Mark has something good about Hollywood at Christmas, plus Audrey Assad joins us to talk about her new album, Peace.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook and send me a message letting me know which is your favourite Christmas album of all times, for a chance to win Nancy Bodsworth’s Christmas album, The Greatest Gift.

Transubstantiation

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Can you believe in the Real Presence and not believe in Transubstantiation? This week, author and theologian Brett Salkeld explains; Matteo brings us the news from Rome; Billy has a question about daily Mass; Mark Matthews addresses technology fear and we meet the Dutch Christian band, Trinity.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Listen to Brett Salkeld’s Podcast, Thinking Faith.

Watch Trinity’s Video Alive Again

The Little Douglings Return


Image courtesy of Nancy Bodsworth

How do we teach our children about the battle between good and evil? Author, Carissa Douglas, author of the Little Douglings series tells us why she wrote a children’s adventure story about her children, to teach them about it. Billy has more questions about prayer; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Nancy Bodsworth who has a new Christmas album, The Greatest Gift.

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Listen to Carissa Douglas’ first visit to the SLHour on our Dec 8, 2012 edition.

 

Restoring Trust and a featured chat with John Michael Talbot


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This week author Peter Kleponis helps us understand how to restore trust after a pornography addiction.  Matteo Ciofi gives us the highlights of the Pope’s trip to Thailand and Japan; Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to a new film; Billy has a question for Dummies and we reconnect with John Michael Talbot who is running a school for spirituality.

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From Matteo:
Find out more about the Pope’s trip to Thailand and Japan.

From Billy:
Find out more about the Rosary and the story of St. Dominic  from Deacon-structing.

From Deacon Pedro:
Theme song for the Pope’s trip to Japan: Protect All Life