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Marriage Prep for Civilly Married Couples


All parishes have couples who are civilly married, but not married in the Church. This week, we speak with Ryan and Mary Rose Verett, founders of the Witness to Love marriage preparatory program that now includes ministry to civilly married couplesEmilie has the news, Billy has a question about Lent on Church for Dummies, Gillian tells us what she learned from her kids and we meet singer/songwriter Ryan Tremblay.

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From Emilie:
Learn more about the Day for Migrants and Refugees
Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for March

SLHour Christmas Special: The Advent of Christmas


Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie shares a Christmas insight; Billy has a Christmas question; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Mark has something good about Hollywood at Christmas and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley finds a new animated Christmas classic, plus Matt Maher joins us to talk about his new book and album, The Advent of Christmas.

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Listen to Matt Maher’s previous visits to the SLHour:
October 17, 2017
June 13, 2015
May 11, 2013

 

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When God Wrecks Your Romance

A new Native American saint? This week, author Damian Costello tells us about the cause for Nicholas Black Elk. Billy has a question on Church for Dummies, Gillian tells us what she learned from her kids and singer/songwriter-turned author, Amanda Vernon tells us how God wrecked her romance and we listen to music from her album Secretos Navideños.

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From Emilie:
Go to Wikipedia to see photos of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest, Romania.

From Deacon Pedro:
Visit the Office of Native Ministry of Diocese of Rapid City for more information about Black Elk.

Read this article at America Magazine, by Damian Costello about Black Elk.

Listen to Amanda Vernon’s last visit to the SLHour:
May 3, 2014

Listen to Amanda Vernon’s first visit to the SLHour:
May 18, 2013

 

SLHour What I Learned From My Kids Special!

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.

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The Real Uncle Tom


The name Josiah Henson probably doesn’t mean much to you. This week author and film maker Jared Brock tells us about the former slave whose life story inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin and possibly ignited the Civil War; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids; Billy has a question about the Sign of the Cross and we meet singer/songwriter, Corrie-Marie.

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From Emilie:
Synod on Youth and Vocations Working Document

Made For Love


Do gay people have a place in the Catholic Church? This week Fr. Mike Schmitz says that not only are they welcome but they belong there because we are made for love; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids about praising God during Lent; Billy Chan has Palm Sunday questions for Dummies and we reconnect with Adam and Lori Ubowski of Out of Darkness, who have a new album, Where You Are.

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

Last time Out of Darkness was on the show:
May 24, 2014

The Church in China


This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray.

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From Emilie:
Pope’s prayer intentions for November.
Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting. 
New appointment for Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.

From Billy (in case Deacon Pedro’s explanation made no sense):
Vatican Statement regarding the Hope of Salvation for Infants who Die Without Being Baptised (and Limbo).
From the Catechism: On Eternal Life and Judgement (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory).

Cardinal Farrell on the SLHour!


What does the Church need to know from young people? This week we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids; Billy Chan has more questions for Dummies and we reconnect singer/songwriter Mikey Needleman, who has a new album, We Ask of You.

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From Emilie: Learn more about the Forum on Faith, Youth and Discernment.

Listen to Mikey Needleman’s previous visits to the SLHour:
June 25, 2016
March 28, 2015

Meeting God in the Upper Room


How can we find God in the upper room in our lives today? This week, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about his new book; Billy Chan learns more about how to read the Bible and Gillian Kantor learns something from her children. Also Sebastian Gomes speaks with Sr. Nualla Kenny about assisted dying on Connect5 and singer/songwriter Chris Bray has a new album, Joy in My Heart.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Sr. Nualla Kenny on Connect5.

Turns out Chris Bray has been on the SLHour six times! Listen to all previous interviews:
May 21, 2015
March 22, 2014
March 10, 2012
November 5, 2011
April 9, 2011
July 10, 2010

Watch Emilie’s Reflection in the Upper Room (in French).

Mass starting your life!

Out of DarknessWhere do you begin your race? This week we speak with Rebecca Dussault, Cross-Country Ski Olympian, about health, holiness and family; we learn about a Catholic blogging community on Tumblr; Gillian Kantor tells us what she learned from her kids this week and we meet the Catholic band, Out of Darkness.

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