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Running an Evangelization Series in Your Parish


What is effective evangelization and how do we do it? This week Life Teen’s Joel Stepanek tells us about the 99 Experience. Emilie Callan visits Ottawa; Billy has a question for Dummies and we speak to Andrew and Katie Hall – a couple that has written songs for their four children.

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From Matteo:
Find out more about the Promoting Digital Child Dignity Conference.
Find out more about the Pope’s trip to Japan and Thailand.

From Emilie:
Find out more about Stella Maris Academy.
Watch This Place.

From “The 99”

Still not healed from the clergy sexual abuse crisis


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How are we to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church? Sr. Nuala Kenny joins us to tell us why we are still not healed and what we need to do in order to heal. Allyson has the news; Billy has more questions about relics; Gillian learns something new from her kids and J.J. Wright has a new jazz vespers album for the Immaculate Conception.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the joint declaration against assisted suicide that was presented to Pope Francis

All-New SLHour: St Louis Jesuits Coming Home!


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How to have a vocation-minded parish? This week, “vocation lady” Rhonda Gruenewald tells us how to start a parish vocation ministry. Allyson brings us the weekly news; Billy has a question about incense; Mark Matthews tells us how to prepare for a career in Hollywood and we catch up with Dan Schutte  who tells us about the recent St. Louis Jesuits reunion concert, plus we listen to some of their beloved songs!

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the Synod on the Amazon

All-new SLHour: Annunciation as a Call to Faith

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How is the Annunciation a call to faith in a broken world? This week author Sally Read joins us to explain. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley gives us the windows to the soul to a new Netflix series; Billy has a question for Dummies and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller who has a new album, Little Dreams.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the statue that was thrown in the Tiber from Crux.

From Sr. Marie Paul:
Check out this new series on the life of Christ: The Chosen.

From Marie Miller:
Check out Imprint Hope: Serving Childen with Disabilities in Uganda.

All-new SLHour: Overcoming the Shame Game


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So many of us struggle with shame. This week, author, Kristin Maher joins us to tell us about her children’s book The Awfulizer and how to defeat him. Allyson has the news; Billy has a question about church buildings; Gillian learns something new from her kids about God’s promises and Sarah Hart has a new album And Lovely It Is.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the Canonizations.

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More about The Awfulizer:

All new show: Synod on the Amazon


Town of Leticias, Colombia in the Amazon region. Photo: Ana Palacios/CIDSE & REPAM

Why is there a synod on the Amazon? This week, Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ joins us to explain. Emilie Callan introduces a new segment based on her new show, This Place, where she visits Canadian dioceses; Billy has a question for Dummies and singer/songwriter Lorraine Hess has a new album, See the Miracle.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Find out more about the Synod on the Amazon.

Watch his new show Deacon-structing. First episode explains synods!

Best of SLHour: America Misionera; Comparte tu Fe!


Do you know that we are called to be missionaries and to share our faith? As we enter this Extraordinary Missionary Month, join us for a special re-broadcast of the SLHOUR from the Missionary Congress of the Americas from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Deacon Pedro speaks with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; Fr. Vito del Prete, PIME of the Pontifical Missionary Union; Maureen Heil of Pontifical Mission Societies of Boston; Fr. Michael Stala, a diocesan missionary priest from Cleveland serving in San Salvador, El Salvador, Fr. Jaime Mora, pss, Provincial Secretary for the Sulpician Province of Canada, Jose Sierra of Pontifical Mission Societies of French Canada and several of the participants and volunteers. Watch all the videos we produced in Maracaibo here below and at Propagation de la Foi. This program first aired in December 2013.

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Echoes from the Congress


Comparte tu Fe


Virgen de Chiquinquira


America Misionera


Fr. Vito del Prete


Cardinal Filoni


Missionary Flame

Best of SLHour: What I Learned From My Kids | 2019 Edition


This week on a special edition of the SLHour we focus on parenting. Our parenting expert, Gillian Kantor has been producing segments for years now and it’s time to share some of that wisdom. This week we learn a little bit of what Gillian has learned from her five children, from our 2018-2019 season.

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Best of SLHour: Fulton Sheen, Old Testament Women and other conversations


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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we speak with Danielle Bean about how women in the Old Testament are models for today and Al Smith tells us all you need to know about Fulton Sheen. We also meet the Miami-based band, EPIC and we reconnect with Taylor Tripodi who has a new album. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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Best of SLHour: The Francis Impact and other great conversations


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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the Anglican-Catholic dialogue with speak with Anglican Bishop Linda Nicholls and Bishop Don Bolen  and S+L producer Sebastian Gomes tells us about the new S+L TV production The Francis Impact. We also meet singer/songwriters Kyle Sinkule and Chris Muglia. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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