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Catholic Moments #148 - The Human Person

Reverend J. Brian Bransfield is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Fr. Bransfield joins us today to discuss his new book, The Human Person: According to John Paul II. He currently serves at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as Assistant General Secretary and Executive Director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis. Fr. Bransfield received his doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Prior to his current appointment, he served as professor of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is a noted national speaker and retreat director.

A Colorado atheist sees a television commercial produced by the folks at www.catholicscomehome.org and is led to God's truth and the one, holy and apostolic Church. Deacon Tom invites you to learn about Catholics Come Home and perhaps share a message of faith with others.

"Change the world." It's a phrase we hear a lot! But what does it really mean? In this week's teen moment, Avery talks about how changing the world begins with changing our hearts. Our Amazing Catechist Lisa takes a look at catechesis for the deaf.

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Catholic Moments #147 - Matt Swaim, The Eucharist and The Rosary

Matt Swaim is the producer of the Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN radio and the author of the wonderful new book The Eucharist and the Rosary: Mystery, Meditation, Power, PrayerA convert to the Catholic church in 2005, he and his wife Colleen live in Cincinnati, OH with two chickens and an English bulldog.

How often have you meditated upon your wishes for a priest at the end of his life? In honor of Monsignor Collins and all deceased priests, Deacon Tom has prepared this reflection on "What Happens When a Priest Dies".

In this week’s Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard examines the first joyful mystery, the Annunciation, as a Yes Factor we can all use in our lives.  Special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.
Why do we go to mass? To GET something, or to GIVE something?  In this week's teen moment, Avery (www.livewtl.com) shares a reflection on going to mass with the right mindset.
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Catholic Moments #146 - The World As It Should Be

Gregory F. A. Pierce has over 40 years of experience working for social justice. He is the president of ACTA Publications.  Greg is the author of several books, including the best seller Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life on the Job.  He and his wife, Kathy, live in Chicago and have three young-adult children.  Today Greg joins us to discuss his latest book, The World as It Should Be: Living Authentically in the Here-And-Now Kingdom of God.

Is there serious illness in your family or circle of friends? Did you know that others have been praying for your intention for years? That's the topic of today's Deacon Moment. And please let us know of your prayer needs.

What do floods and social sin have to do with one another? In this week's teen moment, Avery shares a reflection on Noah's story and how it relates to the problems with social sin that we face today.

This week in our Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard introduces the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in the first of a series reflecting on the rosary. Special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.

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