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Family is Family

Family is family – that’s what author Brendan Hodge wants to explore in his new novel If You Can Get It. This week, we speak with him about the novel and about what it means to be a Catholic novelist. Also, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to three Thanksgiving films; Billy has another question about religious life and we meet singer/songwriter Francesca Larosa.

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Connecting, Engaging and Creating Disciples


How do we help parishes and dioceses engage and connect with parishioners and create disciples? This week, we learn about the Tilma Platform, a solution that can transform the Church. Billy has another question about nuns, Mark Matthews tells us what’s good in Hollywood and we meet Brother Isaiah and listen to his music.

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From Mark Matthews
Learn more about the Hollywood Prayer Network.

From Deacon Pedro
Learn more about the work of Glass Canvas.
Read Bill C-7, the Medical Assistance in Dying Expansion Bill.

 

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Pro-Life Declaration Launched at United Nations

The United Nations has passed a resolution declaring that there is no international right to abortion. This week, Austin Ruse of the Center for Family and Human Rights tells us all about it. We learn about the Catholic Moms Summit Billy has a question about nuns; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we meet singer/songwriter, Mike Boucher.

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Read the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family.

 

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McGivney’s Miracle – A featured Chat with the Schachle Family!


Rhythm and Grace image, courtesy of the Duketow family.

Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus is being Beatified on Saturday, October 31, 2020. This week, we meet Dan and Michelle Schachle, the parents of Michael, the child that received the miracle that led to his beatification. Danny Torchia returns with communication and marketing tips in Media Ministry Minutes, Billy has another question about deacons and we meet a musical family, Rhythm and Grace.

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Learn more from Danny Torchia at Dialogue and Grace.

Learn more about Fr. Michael McGivney’s Beatification.
Listen to Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly on McGivney’s Beatification on the July 4. 2020 edition of the SLHour.

Watch the Rhythm and Grace edition of Hymns from Home.

 

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Feeding Children Around the World

Millions of children around the world go hungry every day. How much would it cost to feed them? This week, Magnus McFarlane-Barrow, founder of Mary’s Meals tells us. Also, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to a new film about a Catholic saint; Billy has another question about the diaconate and Sarah Kroger’s new album Light is out, so it’s time for a featured chat!

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A New Encyclical on Fraternity

This week, the pope’s biographer, Austen Ivereigh tell us all about the new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Billy has a question about deacons, on Church for Dummies; Gillian learns something new from her kids and singer/songwriter, Chris Bray tells us about his web series and we listen to his new singles, Closer and Closer and More Like You.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Read the new Encyclical: “Fratelli Tutti.”

From Billy:
Learn more about the Diaconate.

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The Story of Fr. Patrick Peyton Comes to Theatres

The Family that prays together stays together.” The life of the man who popularized that phrase is now on film. This week, Fr. David Guffey of Family Theater Productions tells us about the new film PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton. We learn about the pope’s new encyclical; Billy has a question about canon law in Church for Dummies; Mark Matthews tells us why everyone is leaving Hollywood; and we meet singer/songwriter Kay Clarity and learn about Cassia and Myrrh.

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From Deborah Castellano Lubov:
Read the new Encyclical: “Fratelli Tutti.” (Available October 4, 2020)

From Deacon Pedro:
Join the Pray Together Now Movement.

 

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Encore Presentation: Update from Latvia and other Covid-19 Conversations


This week on an encore edition of the SLHour, Fr Peter Skudra of Radio Maria Latvia, gives us a COVID update from his country. Emilie speaks with Ben and Megan Turland and learns how to live Easter intentionally; Billy has a question about the Creed in Church for Dummies and singer/songwriter Tori Harris has a new album, Speak. This program first aired on April 18, 2020.

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Fr. Michael McGivney’s Cause Moves Forward


A miracle has been approved and attributed to Fr. Michael McGivney. This week we learn all about the cause for beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus. Emilie Callan tells us about something she found in the diocese of Calgay; Billy has one last question about indulgences and we meet singer/songwriter Anna Nuzzo.

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From Billy:
Learn more about indulgences by reading Deacon-structing.

From Emilie:
Watch more of This Place.

From Anna Nuzzo
Listen to one of the songs from the new album, Lady of Fatima Song:


 

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Father Gabriel Mysteries

What’s the best Catholic murder mystery you’ve read? Today we speak with author Fiorella De Maria about her priest detective, Fr. Gabriel. Also, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul of a film that deals with racism; Billy has another question about indulgences in Church for Dummies, and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Greg Walton, who has a new album, Eyes on the Cross.

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From Billy:
Learn more about indulgences by reading Deacon-structing.
For more criteria for gaining indulgences read the Enchiridion of Indulgences.

 

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