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From Star Wars to Superman


What do Luke Skywalker, Superman and Jesus have in common? This week we speak with author Jim Papandrea about Christ figures in science fiction. Billy Chan has a ‘confession’ to make for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about two new exciting projects cooking in the Hollywood oven and we speak with beloved liturgical composer, Bob Hurd about Laudato Sii and caring for our common home.

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From Emilie:
Information on the Synod on Youth
Also go to the Vatican’s Synod on Youth page.

From Mark:
The Dating Project
And don’t just pray for the Roe v. Wade movie, you can support the campaign to get the movie made here.

SLHour 2017 Christmas Edition


Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie and Billy team up for a special Christmasey Church for Dummies; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Hollywood teaches Mark something about Christmas and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley finds several window to the soul to a Christmas classic, plus we listen to music from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

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From Islam to Christ

We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week, Derya Little shares her journey. Emilie brings us the news; Billy Chan has questions about ghosts on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about how to influence content in Hollywood and we speak with Steve Angrisano who has a new album, High Above Our Way.

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Listen to Steve Angrisano’s previous visits to the SLHour:
Nov. 2, 2013
June 19, 2010

How can you still be Catholic?


How can you still be Catholic? This week, author Chris Sparks suggests 50 answers to a very good question. Emilie gives us the weekly news, Billy Chan questions praying to statues on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about the impending roboapocalypse and we speak with John Robinson of the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School about their new album Ave Maria.

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From Emilie: Learn more about the Forum on Faith, Youth and Discernment.
Listen to John Robinson about Christmas at Harvard Square.

Watch the Ave Maria trailer:

Akwaaba! Welcome!


This week we speak with Catholic composer Ken Canedo about the new Spirit and Song collection, Akwaaba! Also, Emilie Callan gives us the weekly news, Billy Chan questions original sin on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us what’s good about masculinity in Hollywood and, is pornography just a guy thing? We talk women and pornography with Jessica Harris of BeggarsDaughter.com

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Listen to other Church for Dummies segments or watch some of our intros on Youtube.

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Producing Catholic Events


How important is artistic and technical production when we evangelize? This week we speak with Mike Danielson and Charles Eide of EideCom – experts in Catholic events. Mark Matthews tells us about a bible study at a film studio; Billy Chan has tips on making the Mass less boring and Marie Miller has a new album, Letterbox.

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Listen to Marie Miller’s last interview on the March 1, 2014 edition of the SLHour.

From Emilie:

See and learn more about the LOGO for WYD Panama 2019
 
 
 

Here’s Marie Miller’s video This Side of Paradise from her new album Letterbox:

SLHour 2017 Easter Special!


Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHour with all our contributors giving their segments a bit of an Easter-twist: Emilie gives us the news of the week; Billy Chan wants to know about a number in ‘Church for Dummies’; Gillian Kantor has a special surprise guest; Mark Matthews tells us what he’s learned from Hollywood during the 40 days of Lent; Sr. Marie Paul Curley has an Easter Window to the Soul film we should all watch; and of course, we listen to music by Chris Bray, Lupe Rios and PJ Anderson.

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Night’s Bright Darkness

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Do you know of any St. Paul-type conversion stories? This week on the SLHour, author Sally Read tells us about her night’s bright darkness. Mark Matthews tells us why everyone in Hollywood is weird; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Vatican astronomer, Br. Guy Consolmagno on Connect5 and Mags has a new album, Maybe Our Love.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Br. Guy Consolmagno on Connect5.
Listen to Mags’ last interview on the SLHour.
Listen to Mags’ interview about her Christmas Album in 2010.
Read some of Mark Matthews’ Hollywood Undercover Missionary blog posts.

The Way of the Cross Comic Book

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Religious comic books? This week on the SLHour, we speak with David Goulet, writer of the new Way of the Cross comic book. Mark Matthews tells us what’s good in Hollywood; Sebastian Gomes speaks with the vicar of the Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel on Connect5 and John Michael Talbot has a new album, The Inner Room.

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The Way of the Cross Comic Book Trailer

More interviews with John Michael Talbot:
November 12, 2011
May 28, 2011
Dec 12, 2009
a Special Concert
and the Christmas Special for 2010.
And something I wrote about JMT in 2008.

Watch Sebastian’s interview with Fr. David Neuhaus, SJ on Connect5.

More on Manga: http://www.mangahero.com/

Also Kingstone Publishing, a major Christian publisher in the US, just released a graphic novel collection of the entire Bible.

Authentic Male Spirituality

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What is male spirituality? This week, Dynamic Deacon, Harold Burke-Sivers tells us about his new book, Behold the Man; Mark Matthews gives us the theological explanation for the tormented artist in Hollywood, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Catholic Guy, Lino Rulli on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter, Shaun Garrison.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Lino Rulli on Connect5.

From Emilie:
Coverage of Pope’s trip to Armenia.
BLessing of the Pallia on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

From Shaun Garrison:
Learn more about FOCUS: The Fellowship of Catholic University Students

and if you’re intrigued by the FOCUS beauty initiative, Origin, watch this video: