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Catholic Moments #132 - Merry Christmas Cast This week, we take a look back at the year in interviews with authors, artists and notable Catholics.  We stop to ponder the movies we watched and the trips we took.  We pause for thanks and reflection and give praise for life's most precious blessings.

Deacon Tom focuses on love and shares an excerpt from his beautiful December column at CatholicMom.com.

Mary smiles at us from the mess of the manger in this week’s Mary Moment, shared by Sarah Reinhard.

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Catholic Moments #131 - Avery, Live WTL and Jerry Weber On this week's show, we welcome two very special guests.  Avery is the thirteen year old host of a great podcast entitled Live WTL.  Her enthusiasm for sharing our faith is absolutely infectious.  Next, friend of the show Jerry Weber rejoins us to discuss how we might make the Christmas season more special for those who struggle with depression or anxiety disorders.

Deacon Tom reminisces over a visit with old friends in Colorado and about Colorado author and youth ministry expert Jim Beckman. The theme of this Deacon Moment is submission to the Christ Child.

Sarah Reinhard asks us to look at our Advent wreath and think of Mary, inspired by a recent Mary Vitamin.

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Catholic Moments #130 - Al Kresta

Today, we welcome broadcaster, journalist, author and missionary Al Kresta, the current CEO and President of Ave Maria Communications and host of the popular show Kresta in the Afternoon.  Al is the author of Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Well-known Catholics, Why Do Catholics Genuflect?: And Answers to Other Puzzling Questions About the Catholic Church, and Why Are Catholics So Concerned About Sin?: More Answers to Puzzling Questions About the Catholic Church. To support Ave Maria Radio, call Cheryl at (734) 930-5200.

Have you ever had a particularly moving experience at Mass? A friend says she's never had anything special happen during worship or prayer. Well, in this Deacon Moment, hear how something 'washed over' Deacon Tom at a Mass with a Bishop in Denver.

Sarah Reinhard contemplates the Immaculate Conception in this week’s Mary Moment.  Be sure to visit A Moment with Mary, the website she mentions this week.

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Catholic Moments #129 - The 13th Day

On this week's podcast, we join in a live teleconference to learn more about the launch of the wonderful movie The 13th Day.  Taking part in the call are:

  • Natasha Howes, Producer of The 13th Day; live from the United Kingdom
  • Ian and Dominic Higgins, WRITERS and DIRECTORS of The 13th Day; live from the United Kingdom
  • Actress Jane Lesley, who plays Maria dos Santos in The 13th Day; live from the United Kingdom
  • Actress Filipa Fernandez, who plays Lucia in The 13th Day; live from Portugal
  • Anthony Ryan, Marketing Director for Ignatius Press, North American distributors of The 13th Day
  • Mark Brumley, CEO for Ignatius Press, North American distributors of The 13th Day
  • Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, an expert on Our Lady of Fatima

I hope you enjoy this fruitful conversation about the making of the film, its mission, its impact upon the producers and actors, and the special features contained in the special The 13th Day DVD collection.

Have you ever heard Fr. Tom Forest? He's one of the great preachers and leaders in the Charismatic Movement. Deacon Tom honors him during this Year of the Priest.

Sarah Reinhard shares another special Mary Moment discussing the Marian title "Cause of Our Joy".  May Mary help us see the joy her son Jesus brings to our lives!

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