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Catholic Moments #112 - Woodeene Koenig-Bricker Our special guest for this week's show is Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, author of Ten Commandments for the Environment: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks Out for Creation and Justice.


This noted and Catholic journalist skillfully weaves together Pope Benedict's key statements on environmental justice into one volume. Additionally, she offers commentary that helps to unpack the Ten Commandments for the Environment, which were recently released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Woodeene helps us understand how a commitment to being environmentally responsible blends with our Catholic faith and offers suggestions for building this lifestyle within our families.

We begin a series of monthly reflections on the Year of the Priest. In today's reflection, Deacon Tom invites us to consider that priests are a manifestation of the love of Christ, and that priests are the gloves that God uses to touch us.

In this week’s Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard reflects on Mary as a baby person, inspired by the experience of her brother’s new son.

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Catholic Moments #111 - Steve Weidenkopf, Epic Our guest this week is Steve Weidenkopf, noted speaker and author of the amazing resource Epic: A Journey Through Church History. Epic is a twenty part study on the two thousand year history of the Catholic Church.  Steve and his co-author, Dr. Alan Schreck, identfy the main events in history, culture and politics, as well as identifying the popes, martyrs, saints and Doctors of the Church.

This week, Deacon Tom shares a reflection "Do Not Lose Heart -- There is Good News!" Tom's sharing is based on thoughts from a Staff Worker at Madonna House in Canada.

Sarah Reinhard reflects on a passage from Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady, by Joseph Langford, encouraging us to seek Christ's peace in the midst of suffering.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 7:51pm UTC

Catholic Moments #110 - Kathy Bleichrodt On this week's episode, we feature the story of Kathy Bleichrodt, a Catholic mom of four who was inspired to create the Mother Mary series of catechetical books for Catholic families.  In conjunction with this week's podcast, we are offering you a chance to win one of three prize packages of Kathy's books.  Click here to enter this super giveaway and share these terrific resources with the special children in your life.

Deacon Tom Fox shares a reflection entitled "Spiritual Freedom" inspired by the books Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus and Spiritual Freedom: God's Life-changing Gift by Father Dave Pivonka.

Sarah Reinhard encourages us to emulate Mary's trusting surrender to God's will for our lives in this week's Mary Moment. 

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 5:46pm UTC

Catholic Moments #109 - Dr. Mike McCabe This week, we share the special music of Dr. Mike McCabe, a pediatrician and Catholic family man.  "The purpose of my music is to draw the family together and celebrate what they are all about" says Dr. Mike. The types and styles of music chosen by Dr. Mike shows this very thing. "I like songs that are of a nature that both child and adult will enjoy. The lyrics have things that will give both age groups something to enjoy and share. My goal is to have songs that are enjoyed by both adult and child, although often for different reasons."

Deacon Tom Fox shares a reflection on Blessed Junipero Serra and reminds us of the special song "I Can Only Imagine", performed by Catholic recording artist Angelina.

In this week's Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard reminds us to tune in to the voice of Jesus Christ as Mary did.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 1:18pm UTC