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An award-winning podcast that brings you the people behind the headlines. Listen every week for the best Catholic news and Catholic stories. A service of EWTN News.

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Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green leads the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in the Australian Outback. He tells us about the extraordinary challenges and blessings that come with his role. https://www.facebook.com/BishopColumba https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/249139/catholic-school-named-for-blessed-carlo-acutis-will-have-the-eucharist-at-its-heart https://cruxnow.com/church-in-oceania/2019/07/bagpipe-playing-australian-bishop-faces-challenges-with-a-joke-and-a-smile/ https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/bishop-columba-macbeth-green-life-in-a-landscape-that-elevates-the-heart-to-god/ https://www.wf.catholic.org.au/our-diocese/our-history/

Dec 6

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Pablo Tac was a young Luiseño Indian man who wished to become a missionary priest. A petition to open his sainthood cause is gaining traction. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we learn more about Pablo’s story, and revisit the stories of Squanto and Nicholas Black Elk. https://www.ncregister.com/news/unveiling-potential-saints-for-the-americas https://www.change.org/p/bishop-mcelroy-petition-to-nominate-pablo-tac-for-the-cause-of-canonization?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=1b8d1700-7350-11e9-a007-51c2eb51b7c0 https://www.californiafrontier.net/pablo-tac/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXhYcUFe3bg https://www.ncregister.com/news/us-catholic-bishops-approve-development-of-native-american-pastoral-plan

Nov 22

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Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has been an exorcist in the Archdiocese of Washington for more than a dozen years. He shares his experiences and how Catholics can avoid crossing paths with demons. https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/diary-of-an-american-exorcist https://www.catholicexorcism.org/home https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/sacramentals-blessings/exorcism https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/45345/exorcism-is-a-ministry-of-joy-light-and-peace-new-guide-says

Oct 25

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Molly Burhans is a scientist and cartographer who is using high-tech maps and data to make the Catholic Church more sustainable and more effective in Her mission. https://good-lands.org/ https://catholic-geo-hub-cgisc.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/9a8178c2d52d403d93a94317de653951_0/explore?location=-3.188195%2C0.000000%2C0.13 https://catholic-geo-hub-cgisc.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/9eec40e60282428e94f5e1f7825b6970_0/explore https://catholic-geo-hub-cgisc.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/f3ff97c8f55a41049513979729e607d8_0/explore?location=42.348091%2C-71.058806%2C16.67 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247831/santa-fe-archdiocese-continues-to-list-hundreds-of-unused-pieces-of-land-for-sale https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/2/8/18317337/much-of-100-million-from-sale-of-holy-name-lot-to-go-to-church-sex-abuse-debts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3uc_06oQLE

Oct 11

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Harvard University’s more than 40 chaplains elected an atheist, humanist “chief chaplain” last month. We talk with one of Harvard’s Catholic chaplains about the appointment, and how the Harvard Catholic Center evangelizes a demographic that increasingly identifies as non-religious. A student and recent Harvard alum talk about living their faith on campus. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248833/harvard-catholic-center-responds-to-spin-on-atheist-chaplain https://anchor.fm/theharvardcatholic/episodes/Catholic-On-Campus-e17bf9g https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/us/harvard-chaplain-greg-epstein.html https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/41080/nones-rise-amid-declining-church-attendance-survey-shows https://www.focus.org/missionaries/benjamin-eliza-kelly

Sep 27

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We revisit Iraq, six months on from Pope Francis’ historic visit, and talk to Iraqis on the ground to hear about the impact of the pope’s visit and the flourishing of the Catholic faith in the Middle East. Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ebooks/pope-francis-in-iraq.pdf https://www.sistani.org/english/archive/26509/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct2d31 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/8095/pope-francis-trip-to-iraq-2021 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248898/international-eucharistic-congress-2021-cardinal-sako-says-pope-francis-historic-visit-changed-iraq

Sep 20

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A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with a CNA employee, pleading for help as the Taliban closes in on him. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248918/afghan-christians-plea-to-cna-you-are-my-last-hope

Sep 13

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Today, Fr. Tom Colucci is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. But back in 2001, he was a lieutenant with the NYC Fire Department. He shares his memories of 9/11, and how the tragedy encouraged his vocation. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/32605/911-when-john-paul-ii-grieved-with-america https://youtu.be/mV7RMz8ihwc https://youtu.be/uFYNr85RWIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RauUv-_7kN8 https://www.911memorial.org/visit/memorial https://t2t.org/ [WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGE] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/for-five-men-tragedy-remains-over-photo-of-911s-first-casualty/article592945/

Aug 30

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Maren Latham shares the story of her conversion from the Mormon religion to the Catholic Church. Maren didn't provide many details about her experience in the Mormon temple in this podcast, but she is currently writing a book that will provide more detail. https://chnetwork.org/story/devout-mormon-to-grateful-catholic/ https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/inside-a-mormon-temple-1049

Aug 24

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In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, we share some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success. https://www.ewtn.com/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248696/three-times-mother-angelica-trusted-god-to-provide-for-ewtn https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248692/archbishop-chaput-honored-with-first-annual-mother-angelica-award

Aug 16

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The Latino population within the U.S. Church is booming, but is the Church ready to welcome them? We take the question to a Latino leader within the Church. Then, Iskali is a new ministry empowering young Latinos to become leaders within their communities. We’ll talk with Iskali’s founder, and a few of the young people involved. https://www.iskali.org/ https://denvercatholic.org/centro-director-calls-service-to-hispanic-ministry-an-honor/ https://www.usccb.org/committees/hispaniclatino-affairs/history-hispanic-ministry

Aug 9

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Catholics talk about their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, and react to Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio regulating it. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248430/full-text-traditionis-custodes-pope-francis-motu-proprio-about-traditional-latin-mass https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248480/pope-francis-traditional-latin-mass-restrictions-has-your-diocese-responded-yet https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248540/two-weeks-after-pope-francis-traditional-latin-mass-restrictions-us-bishops-continue-to-respond https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/

Aug 2

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Three Catholics talk about their infertility, and the online community that has helped them find fruitfulness. https://www.thefruitfulhollow.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thefruitfulhollow/?hl=en https://bellawellness.org/ https://aaplog.org/

Jul 26

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We talk with the parents of priests and religious about the experience of having a child dedicate themselves to God. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247923/new-priest-blesses-his-sister-a-nun-its-been-a-real-privilege-and-a-joy http://carmelitemonks.org/

Jul 19

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Experts talk about the need for legal protections for renters, as the national eviction moratorium ends. A priest discusses the Catholic idea of a right to a decent home. Southern Missouri is one of the areas most affected by the Delta variant of the coronavirus— we talk with the local Catholic Charities about what they’re doing to help. And then, EWTN reporter Colm Flynn brings us the story of Mario Salerno, a Brooklyn landlord who waived an entire month’s rent last year for hundreds of tenants amid the coronavirus pandemic. https://ccsomo.org/news-room/latest-news.html/article/2021/05/27/in-the-media-ccsomo-offering-help-with-safhr-rental-and-utilities-assistance-applications https://www.mohousingresources.com/safhr https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/44115/landlord-encouraged-by-prayer-waives-rent-amid-coronavirus https://open.spotify.com/show/69v7Hcxqmd5QGwoAe0fELV https://www.usccb.org/resources/right-decent-home-pastoral-response-crisis-housing

Jul 12

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Catholics respond to the phenomenon of “Pride Month” and reflect on living out the Church’s teaching amid same-sex attraction. Two Catholics who have same-sex attraction share their stories, and their hopes for their future in the Catholic Church. https://couragerc.org/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-charles-lwanga-and-companions-martyrs-of-uganda-488 https://catholicspeakers.com/profiles/paul-darrow https://www.instagram.com/callmemannyyy/?hl=en https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/smartspeakers

Jun 28

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We speak with several bishops before and after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Spring Meeting, with a particular focus on the topic of “Eucharistic Coherence.” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247606/cdf-highlights-its-note-on-catholics-in-politics-in-letter-to-us-bishops-on-eucharistic-coherence https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247492/archbishop-cordileone-catholics-supporting-abortion-should-not-present-themselves-for-holy-communion https://www.sfarch.org/letters-and-statements?mc_cid=9332700d03&mc_eid=f5bd8cf3dc https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248068/eucharistic-revival-to-begin-in-2022-we-want-to-start-a-fire-not-a-program

Jun 21

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How can people of faith respond to gun violence? We speak to a recent victim of an armed robbery, Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland; hear another bishop’s response to the recent mass shooting in San Jose; and remember Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who died heroically responding to a mass shooting in Boulder, CO. Shownotes: https://denvercatholic.org/eric-talley-put-christ-first-boulder-police-officers-heroism-rooted-in-life-of-sacrificial-love/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247100/eric-talley-funeral-catholic-father-of-seven-died-a-hero https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247801/oaklands-catholic-bishop-robbed-of-cash-episcopal-ring-while-praying-near-cathedral https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/247803/usccb-after-9-killed-in-san-jose-shooting-something-fundamentally-broken-in-our-society

Jun 14

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In celebration of our 100th episode, we take a look back at just a few of our favorite moments from the first 100 episodes of CNA Newsroom. Here’s to 100 more! Check out CNA’s brand new podcast, made especially for your smartspeaker: www.catholicnewsagency.com/smartspeakers Listen to more of our favorite segments here: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/podcasts/4/cna-newsroom

Jun 7

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What connection does sleep have to the Catholic faith? We examine an interesting new devotion to the Sleeping St. Joseph, find out why God sometimes communicates in dreams in the Bible, and finally, we’ll read you a bedtime story. https://globalnation.inquirer.net/117521/pope-francis-address-during-the-meeting-with-families http://www.cvent.com/events/lessons-from-st-joseph-husband-father-saint/event-summary-f44bb63759e0475aa423506da87476bc.aspx https://www.amazon.com/MicroShifts-Transforming-Your-Life-Step-ebook/dp/B07L8T6FXV Full sleep story: https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/bonus-a-sleep-story-the-blue-cross-by-gk-chesterton/s-WO6qvt5V75y https://www.chesterton.org/blue-cross/

Jun 1

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For your listening pleasure, Jonah reads the short story “The Blue Cross” by famed Catholic author G.K. Chesterton. Feel free to put on this episode to help you fall asleep. This bonus episode is a companion to Ep. 99. https://www.chesterton.org/blue-cross/

Jun 1

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What actually takes place at the moment of consecration during Mass? Then, we examine a recent Eucharistic miracle in Poland. Check out our new podcast, “Catholic News”: www.catholicnewsagency.com/smartspeakers http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/list.html https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Feast-Lamb-Roch-Kereszty/dp/1595250069/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Roch+Kereszty&qid=1621369377&sr=8-5 https://www.lincolndiocese.org/bishops/bishop-james-conley/statements/15020-statement-03-31-21-mass-obligation www.ewtn.pl https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/44826/parish-priest-says-reported-eucharistic-miracle-has-led-to-conversions https://www.ncregister.com/news/polish-eucharistic-miracle-in-legnica https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/41997/survey-on-catholic-belief-in-the-eucharist-prompts-calls-for-better-catechesis

May 24

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Four decades ago, Marvel produced several religious-themed comic books, including a comic about the life of Pope St. John Paul II. On this episode of CNA Newsroom, we criss-cross the globe to bring you the story of how— and why— one of the world’s biggest comic book companies decided to bring the stories of three beloved saints to the world. This episode first aired in May 2020. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/saintly-superhero-when-marvel-comics-told-the-life-story-of-john-paul-ii-69401 https://churchpop.com/2014/10/24/pope-st-john-paul-ii-comic-book/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/blog/that-time-blessed-mother-teresa-was-a-marvel-comic-book-hero https://www.amazon.com/City-Saints-Pilgrimage-John-Krak%C3%B3w/dp/0553418904 http://www.iservedasaint.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel%27s_616

May 10

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What does it mean to be both physically and spiritually fit? We talk to super-athlete Sister Stephanie Baliga; Olympian Dominique Dawes; and Bishop Thomas Paprocki, the “Holy Goalie.” Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/this-three-time-olympian-wishes-she-could-dine-with-mother-angelica-10533 https://www.dominiquedawesgymnasticsacademy.com/ https://missionola.com/marathon.html https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bishop-paprocki-explores-link-between-physical-and-spiritual-fitness-in-new-book

Apr 12

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This Holy Week, we explore a few of the Church’s earliest Easter pilgrimage traditions in Rome. Producer Jonah McKeown investigates the hymns you won’t hear at Easter Mass this year. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/holy-week-2021-vatican-issues-guidelines-for-catholics-facing-coronavirus-restrictions-70744 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/beauty-drama-and-pinpoint-silence-easter-triduum-memories-from-rome-93027 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/a-vatican-ambassador-is-visiting-romes-most-ancient-churches-this-lent https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/all-are-welcome-not-a-welcome-hymn-at-mass-usccb-committee-says-54933 https://www.sourceandsummit.com/

Mar 30

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Travel with us to 17th-18th century Ireland to learn about how Catholicism was nearly stamped out in Ireland...and how Catholics emerged stronger than before. https://www.amazon.com/Priest-Hunters-Story-Irelands-Bounty-dp-184717311X/dp/184717311X/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= https://twitter.com/ColmFlynn1 https://youtu.be/3VA9vuId3ds http://www.caitrionadunnett.com/portfolio-2/mass-paths/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/secret-paths-ireland-catholic-forbidden-mass-photography https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/irelands-catholic-bishops-announce-national-synodal-assembly https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-bishops-in-ireland-apologize-for-abject-failure-at-mother-and-baby-homes-21109

Mar 15

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We travel to Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, El Salvador and China to hear about the foods and traditions that Christians use to mark the season of Lent. https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe https://www.instagram.com/talkaboutaugust4/?hl=en https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/help-save-lebanon-maronite-patriarch-calls-on-international-community-lebanons-maronite-patriarch-called-on-tuesday-for-the-united-nations-to-help-arbiter-the-countrys-crisis-by-convening-an-inte-10229 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/madagascar https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/insides-that-didnt-decompose-and-other-stunning-facts-about-oscar-romero-52016 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/china

Mar 2

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In honor of Black History Month, we take a look at a new personal parish in Pittsburgh in the Black Catholic tradition. Show notes: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/pittsburgh-bishop-why-i-established-a-new-black-catholic-parish https://profiles.howard.edu/profile/34901/cheryl-sanders

Feb 15

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We head down to Louisiana to talk with some Catholics about the Mardi Gras traditions they know and love. Show notes: https://nds.edu/ https://www.pelicanpub.com/proddetail.php?prod=9781589804104#.YBCBYpNKh24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3aitqY-Ee4&t=5s&ab_channel=Rev.PatrickBroussard

Feb 1

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How ought Christians engage in politics? On the eve of a new presidential administration, we attempt to scratch the surface of this expansive topic. On the podcast this week: a third-party presidential candidate who ran on Catholic principles; a longtime pro-life Democrat; and a Catholic priest whom President Obama tapped for a political appointment. Shownotes: https://solidarity-party.org/ https://www.lsc.gov/ https://www.democratsforlife.org/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/dan-lipinski https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/he-wont-win-so-why-is-brian-carroll-running-for-president-24070 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/american-solidarity-partys-brian-carroll-squares-off-in-third-party-debate-16676

Jan 20

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Catholics share the small and big blessings they experienced in 2020. Father Harrison Ayre of the podcast Clerically Speaking shares about his new book “Finding Christ in the Crisis”, and the personal spiritual renewal behind it. Catholic writer Leah Libresco describes how she maintained a sense of community despite coronavirus restrictions. Then, the head of a Catholic theater company talks about how the pandemic inspired him to bring back the tradition of radio plays. Show notes: https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/product/finding-christ-book-love-divine-music-cd-set https://www.clericallyspeaking.com/ http://www.leahlibresco.com/ https://themerrybeggars.com/

Jan 11

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Celebrating Christmas in prison, the South Pole, and even space! Show notes: https://www.kalw.org/post/songs-christmas-san-quentin-media#stream/0 https://antarcticsun.usap.gov/features/4337/ https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/apollo-8-earthrise

Dec 2020

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We take a look at why the season of Advent should be celebrated - even in the darkest times. Catholic author Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates the Advent season at home - and how you can celebrate at home too. We’ll share the story of Father Alfred Delp, a German Jesuit who clung to the hope of Advent despite his imprisonment - and execution - by the Nazis during World War II. We’ll talk about the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols - and even hear some beautiful music by the choir at Wyoming Catholic College. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/advent-at-home-how-catholics-are-preparing-for-a-season-of-joy---even-in-2020-28458 https://catholicallyear.com/ https://catholicallyear.com/product/christmas-novena-printable-booklet-digital-download/ https://www.amazon.com/Bound-Hands-Germany-Selected-Letters/dp/082941794X All music in the third segment courtesy of The Choir of Wyoming Catholic College, directed by Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski. With ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ directed by Dr. Sean Lewis. https://wyoming-catholic-college.square.site/product/christmas-in-god-s-country/31?cs=true

Dec 2020

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This week we revisit an episode that first aired during Nov. 2019, and offer some pandemic-related updates. EWTN’s Father Mitch Pacwa talks about his annual Thanksgiving hunting trip; we tell the amazing stories of two Native American Catholics; a Catholic couple donates thousands of turkeys for the holidays; and much more. Shownotes: https://www.rapidcitydiocese.org/black-elk-documentary/ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html https://www.whiffletreefarmva.com/ https://www.ccbq.org/ http://mindspirit.com/author/abbykowitz/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLjuKg1Oic8 Special thanks to Deacon Ben Black Bear, Jr. and Mark G. Thiel for the use of the audio of Nicholas Black Elk’s Thanksgiving prayer.

Nov 2020

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Catholic entrepreneurs talk about how they took their award-winning ideas from an inkling in their mind to a full-blown reality. Shownotes: https://www.osvinstitute.com/ https://www.edeninvitation.com/ https://www.juandiegonetwork.com/ https://catholicsprouts.com/

Nov 2020

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The deaf Catholic community in the US is eager for the faith. In this episode, we take a look at some of the latest resources available to them, and a deaf Catholic priest shares his vocation story. This episode is available in American Sign Language (ASL) at the link below! https://youtu.be/NW2deh1EEs4 Show notes: http://deafcatholicphilly.org/ https://www.archkck.org/ministries--offices/deaf-ministry/deaf-youcat https://ascensionpress.com/collections/hands-of-grace-the-catholic-sacraments-in-american-sign-language https://www.archmil.org/deaf-apostolate.htm

Oct 2020

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This week, we bring you the story of two brothers ordained to the priesthood on the same day; a young woman talks about God’s call to enter a religious life— and His call for her to leave a few years later; and a life and dating coach helping single, Catholic women who feel stuck. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/god-chose-to-call-us-the-story-of-two-brothers-ordained-catholic-priests-on-the-same-day-82640 http://www.pauline.org/ https://www.femininegeniuscoaching.com/

Oct 2020

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The persecution of Christians is by no means confined to the Middle East. In Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, to be a Christian means to suffer regular threats of violence, kidnapping, torture, and even death. In this episode, we bring you the voices of Nigerian Catholics who want the world to know— and to care— about the brutal persecution they face every day. This is the last in a three-episode series on Christian persecution. Shownotes: www.aciafrica.org https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/more-than-600-nigerian-christians-killed-in-2020-new-report-says-65880 https://www.aciafrica.org/news/1810/40-day-prayer-for-god-to-save-nigeria-announced-to-end-on-eve-of-independence-day https://www.aciafrica.org/tag/michael-nnadi https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/knights-of-columbus-to-report-on-christian-persecution-in-nigeria-42564 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/islamic-militants-kidnap-hundreds-in-raid-on-nigerian-town-41775 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/conference-highlights-forgotten-persecuted-christians-43167 http://www.catholicdioceseoyo.org/ https://www.churchinneed.org/ https://indefenseofchristians.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5zW_-wptU&feature=youtu.be

Sep 2020

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Now more than ever, Christianity is at risk of disappearing from the Middle East. This week on CNA Newsroom, we bring you the stories of Middle Eastern Christians who are peacefully standing their ground to protect their homeland, their people, and their faith. This is the second in a three-episode series on Christian persecution. Shownotes: https://nasarean.org/ https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Disappearing-People/Stephen-M-Rasche/9781642932034 https://www.churchinneed.org/ https://indefenseofchristians.org/ http://hungaryhelps.gov.hu/en/ https://www.churchinneed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Report-on-Christianity-in-northern-Iraq.pdf https://www.wsj.com/articles/iraqi-christians-are-still-waiting-mr-pence-1528413035

Sep 2020

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In early August, something happened in Lebanon that no one expected— a massive explosion destroyed many of the city’s predominantly Christian neighborhoods. Lebanon is known as a place where Christians and Muslims live together in relative peace. What will happen next? Later in the show, Rome Correspondent Hannah Brockhaus brings us the story of St. Charbel— a saint many believe can serve as a peaceful link between Christians and Muslims. This is the first in a three-episode series on the worldwide persecution of Christians. Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-calls-for-day-of-prayer-and-fasting-for-lebanon-57609 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-leader-outlines-vision-for-lebanon-as-the-switzerland-of-the-east-59966 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/lebanese-scholar-the-west-cannot-afford-to-abandon-lebanon-88821 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/after-beirut-explosion-lebanon-needs-us-catholic-help-now-bishops-say-99578 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-charbel-makhlouf-534 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/after-beirut-explosion-lebanon-turns-to-st-charbel-51853 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/lebanese-man-finds-hand-of-providence-in-mystical-experience-91640 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/report-around-the-world-260-million-christians-face-persecution-33304 https://philosproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LEBANON_Past-Challenges-Present-Calamities-Future-Prospects.pdf https://www.just-help.org/c/relieffund https://www.beitelbaraka.org/

Sep 2020

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The return to school looks a little different this fall. We talk with some Catholic schools about how they’re approaching in-person and distance education. Then, homeschooling veterans discuss what new homeschoolers can expect. Show notes: https://denvercatholicschools.com/parents/st-isidore-catholic-curriculum/ https://ace.nd.edu/academies/ https://www.setonhome.org/ https://hslda.org/about https://www.hwsa.net/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/is-homeschooling-dangerous-parents-former-students-respond-to-harvard-professor-72103

Aug 2020

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Ever wonder if you’ll see your pet in heaven? We bring the question to two theologians. St. Philip Neri is remembered for founding oratories, but he also loved animals and had a few pets of his own. Two priests share how their furry companions have helped them in their vocations. Show notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDI0vn83Y-g

Aug 2020

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CNA Newsroom is going on summer vacation! We’ll be back in six weeks. But before we go, share a six-pack with us. Six segments - all about the 4th of July. This episode originally aired in July 2019. Show notes: frassatiusa.org/ www.amazon.com/Charles-Carroll-C…&s=gateway&sr=8-1 eppc.org/ www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/rebuil…ilica-75959

Jul 2020

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The story of Jim McNulty, a Catholic who was held hostage in 2010 at the Discovery Network headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Jim developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the incident. He founded a Catholic support group for other victims of trauma. Show notes: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/us/02discovery.html https://www.theupperroomptsd.org/ https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml https://catholicpsychotherapy.org/ https://www.amazon.com/He-Leadeth-Me-Extraordinary-Testament/dp/0804141525

Jun 2020

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Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH talks about the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, and his Christian faith. Does the Catholic Church oppose science? A chemist shares her conversion story. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/nih-head-francis-collins-wins-templeton-prize-for-witness-to-faith-and-science-60291 https://www.amazon.com/Language-God-Scientist-Presents-Evidence/dp/1416542744 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586177915?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1586177915&linkCode=xm2&tag=chrikaczhomep-20 https://stacytrasancos.com/

Jun 2020

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Hear the inspiring stories of Sr. Thea Bowman and Fr. Augustus Tolton. Show notes: https://www.fspa.org/content/about/sister-thea-bowman https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/sr-thea-bowmans-cause-for-canonization-could-open-at-us-bishops-meeting-82957 https://www.amazon.com/Theas-Song-Life-Thea-Bowman/dp/1570759626 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/fr-augustus-tolton-former-african-american-slave-advances-toward-sainthood-24806

Jun 2020

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Black Catholics react to the death of George Floyd, give advice for how Catholics can respond in faith and hope, and talk about their own experiences of racism. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/after-death-of-george-floyd-minnesota-catholics-pray-for-justice-92907 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/black-catholics-urge-prayer-change-after-floyd-killing-and-riots-12518 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/minneapolis-archbishop-priests-join-in-prayerful-george-floyd-protest-94232 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/racial-justice-is-a-pro-life-issue-says-leading-pro-life-legislator-56192 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/george-floyds-death-shows-need-for-sanctity-of-life-police-training-researcher-says-37676

Jun 2020

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Hear the stories of people whose lives took a dramatic and unexpected turn from what they were before— and often became better than those people could ever have imagined. Show notes: https://jenniferfulwiler.com/jen-fulwiler/ http://iwasinprison.org/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/st-augustine-bishop-calls-for-end-to-florida-death-penalty-39039 https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/ep-37-true-facts-about-the-lion-of-munster https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/ep-25-his-name-was-kendrick-castillo https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/ep-46-borderlands https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/ep-55-and-after-8-days https://soundcloud.com/cnanewsroom/ep-24-seventy-times-seven

Jun 2020

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It has been 5 years since Pope Francis published his encyclical, Laudato si’. A lot of people still think about it as the pope’s encyclical about recycling, air conditioning, or global warming. Pope Francis does write about those things, but his encyclical includes much, much more. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/laudato-si-atlanta-archdioceses-sustainability-efforts-5-years-on-22099 https://www.shared-x.com/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-caring-for-creation-means-caring-for-your-brother-and-sister-60815 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/to-fight-human-trafficking-one-of-pope-francis-core-commitments-36763 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bishops-urge-doj-to-confront-the-porn-industry-protect-porns-victims-61646

May 2020

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On May 18, 1920, in a town southwest of Krakow, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born. Biographer George Weigel and a former Swiss Guard detail the legacy of this great pope. An Italian mountaineer talks about the years he spent skiing and hiking with St. John Paul II. Then, the story of the time an Iowa farmer invited the pope to visit his state — and the pope did! http://www.iservedasaint.com/ https://www.amazon.com/City-Saints-Pilgrimage-John-Krak%C3%B3w/dp/0553418904 https://www.tanbooks.com/secret-life-of-john-paul-ii-2189.html https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/09/25/pope-john-paul-ii-iowa-40-years-later-historic-visit-1979-des-moines-living-history-farms-catholic/2211354001/

May 2020

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