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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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SLHour 2020 Easter Special

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This year we are all working from home, but still, all our contributors will be with us: Billy has a question about something to read while we’re all stuck at home; Gillian learns an Easter lesson from her kids; Mark shares something good about technology during a pandemic and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley suggests some good movies to watch during this season; plus Matt Maher drops by to talk about his new album, Alive and Breathing.

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A Featured Chat with Beloved Author, Michael O’Brien

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Michael O’Brien is a prolific Catholic painter and author, best known for his Children of the Last Days series. Today we have a featured chat with Michael O’Brien. Also, Matteo has updates from Rome, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to 2 bio-pics; Billy has a question about church rules and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Luke Spehar.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Here are some of Michael O’Brien’s Stations of the Cross:

Jesus Prays in the Garden


Jesus is Betrayed and Arrested



Jesus Speaks to His Mother and His Beloved Disciple

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As I Have Done

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This week we learn about the work of religious sisters in East Africa and the new Salt + Light Media documentary series that tells their stories, As I Have Done. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to the best film of 2019; Billy has a question about the papacy and we meet singer/songwriter John Trabbic.

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From Pedro:
Read the new Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonía.
Learn more about the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

 

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)

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

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.

Best of SLHour: Windows to the Soul | 2019 Edition

As we continue with special editions of the SLHour, this week we focus on movies. Our film expert, Sr. Marie Paul Curley has been producing Windows to the Soul segments for years now and it’s time to share some of that wisdom. This week we learn a little bit of what Sr. Marie Paul has to say about some great films from our 2018-2019 season. To read Sr. Marie Paul’s blog go to Windows to the Soul.

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Responding to the Sri Lanka Easter Attacks

 


How do we respond to the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka? This week Fr. Basil Fernando of Pontifical Mission Societies of Sri Lanka joins us for a featured chat.  Emilie brings us the news; Sr. Marie Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to two new films; Billy has a question for Dummies about Confirmation and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Taylor Tripodi who has a new album, Awakening.

[Photo courtesy of Taylor Tripodi.]

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From Emilie:
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, are seen June 24, 2019, after they drowned in the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, while trying to reach the United States. (CNS photo/Reuters)

 

From Fr. Basil Fernando:
To support the work of Ponitifical Mission Societies in Sri Lanka, and Fr. Fernando’s seminary projects and Easter attack victims fund, contact your PMS office in your own country. Make sure your donation is directed to the work in Sri Lanka.
In the U.S. https://www.missio.org/
In English Canada: https://www.missionsocieties.ca/
In French Canada: https://www.opmcanada.ca/

Women in the Old Testament


How well do you know the stories of women in the Old Testament? This week author Danielle Bean tells us how the lives of these women give us valuable lessons for us today. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley gives us the windows to the soul to a new BBC series of a timeless classic; Billy has a question for Dummies about the Eucharist and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Sarah Kroger who has a new album, Bloom.

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From Danielle Bean:
Email for a copy of the Companion Journal for the book: Danielle@daniellebean.com

From Emilie:
More about the World Meeting of Families.


Image courtesy of Sarah Kroger.