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Catholic Moments #133 - Annie Karto

As a Catholic singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, this week's guest Annie Karto hopes to stir the flame in the Catholic Church through the power of God's great gift of music.  Her beautiful song "You Are a Priest Forever" has inspired so many!

What if Jesus said to you that He only wanted one New Year's Resolution. With that as a premise -- Deacon Tom explores what ONE THING he would resolve in 2010. And what might your's be?

Sarah Reinhard shares her struggle with resolutions and a suggestion from My Ideal: Jesus, Son of Mary, by Fr. Emil Neubert.

Please consider joining us in support of the SQPN.com Giving Campaign.  Your donations will help us to continue in this important evangelization work.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

Catholic Moments #116 - Alicia Hernon

This week, we feature the music of contemporary Catholic recording artist and mom Alicia Hernon.  I know you're going to fall in love with her new CD BelovedMary has so many titles, but in this week’s Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard shares a poem on a cozy everyday sort of title, Our Lady of the Broom.  Visit Ginny Moyer's Mary and Me Blog and check out her book Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God.

Have you ever wondered about author G.K. Chesterton? Who is he? Why should I care? Find out on Chesterton Moments with Nancy Brown of Chesterton.org and the American Chesterton Society.

How would you feel if you found your priest inebriated and passed out? Today, Tom shares a Deacon Moment story in which this very thing happened. Strange? Listen as we continue to celebrate the Year of the Priest.

Remember to comment here on the blog for your chance to win an awesome Sarah Bauer tshirt!  Simply leave a comment by August 31, 2009 and you will be entered to win.  One winner will be randomly selected.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 9:07pm UTC

Catholic Moments #115 - Making Music Praying Twice Our special guest on this week's podcast, Kate Daneluk, is the founder of a wonderful program entitled  Making Music Praying Twice.  Kate has taught music in Catholic schools and early education programs since 1994, when she graduated with high honors in Theology from St. Anslem College.  Continuing on with graduate work in education, she trained in early childhood music and movement at the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton. A mother of four, Kate provides engaging workshops on faith-inclusive early childhood music and movement for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and schools. 

Be sure to enter this week's "Making Music Praying Twice" contest, for your chance to win the Homeschool Edition of Making Music Praying Twice.

Today's Deacon Moment contains tribute and appreciation for the work and evangelization by Father Robert Barron. Deacon Tom's Deacon Moment is about the Baptism of Our Lord and is titled, "The God of Mud and Muck."

In this week's Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard not only includes a great Sarah Bauer song, “Mary’s Got My Back,” and also announces your chance to win a Mary’s Got My Back t-shirt.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:35pm 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

Catholic Moments #106 - Deanna Witkowski

This week, we share the soulful music of talented Catholic jazz artist Deanna Witkowski.  After enjoying our interview, be sure to click here for your chance to win one of five copies of Deanna's new CD, From This Place.

Deacon Tom Fox continues our monthlong series on Marriage with a reflection that addresses problems in marriages and offers hope, inspiration and resources.  Be sure to download Deacon Tom’s Marriage Repair and Enhancement Resources document today - it is filled with wonderful suggestions, book recommendations and a Marriage Sharing and Discussion Tool.  This month, Deacon Tom is sponsoring a  contest - your chance to win one of four great Catholic marriage books.  To enter, visit SQPN.com and leave a comment on any of the June episodes of the Catholic Moments Podcast by June 30, 2009.  Four winners will be randomly drawn to receive one book apiece.

Sarah Reinhard has a reflection this week contemplating the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Be sure to check out Sarah's column on this topic at Today's Catholic Woman for more information on this topic.

The Catholic New Media Celebration is being held June 27, 2009.  We want to thank our sponsors:

For those who are unable to attend the conference, the entire program will be streamed online via the SQPN Live Ustream Channel.  Tune in throughout the day to hear talks by Fr. Dave Dwyer, Patrick Madrid and many other podcasters and bloggers, as well as a concert by Sarah Bauer.  Program details and times can be found here.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:49pm UTC

Catholic Moments #88 - Susan Bailey, Sung Rosary

On this week's podcast, we highlight the lovely Sung Rosary project by Susan Bailey.  The Mary, Queen of Peace Meditation Guide & Sung Rosary is a beautiful 6" x 9" 48-page full color book which includes a totally sung rosary on CD. The book contains scripture verses for each Hail Mary, sheet music for the sung prayers, and beautiful icons, paintings and stained glass windows to aid in your meditation.

This month, our CatholicMom.com Book Club selection is The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You by Michael Dubruiel.  Your purchase of this book will help to support the family of the author, who died suddenly on February 3, 2009. 

Deacon Tom Fox shares an online reflection entitled "Spiritual Grandparenting" and invites us to look at our our homes reflect our Catholic faith.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 9:06pm UTC

Catholic Moments #87 - Amanda Vernon On this week's podcast, meet Amanda Vernon, an amazingly talented Catholic recording artist.  Amanda is busy traveling the world, spreading the good news of our faith through testimony and song.

Deacon Tom Fox shares the final installment of our series on intercessory prayer.  God wants us to "stand in the gap", lifting up our brothers and sisters in prayer!

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:24pm UTC

Catholic Moments #81 - Heidi Hess Saxton and Sue Peters On this week's show, Lisa shares a brief medical update and interviews with adoption advocate Heidi Hess Saxton and talented Catholic musician Sue Peters.  Deacon Tom's reflection highlights the book The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by by Henri J. M. Nouwen.  Our guest Heidi Hess Saxton will be appearing on Al Kresta's Kresta in the Afternoon on Thursday, December 4th at 3:00 pm EST, so be sure to tune in for more information on her work, adoption and foster parenting.  Be sure to enter this week's contest to win two great Christmas CDs - click here for entry details.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:02am UTC

Catholic Moments #79 - Bryan Murdaugh and Catholic Charities This week, we share two interviews. Jody Hudson of Catholic Charities of Fresno helps us learn what we, as families, can do to reach out to the poor and needy in our communities. We also meet Bryan Murdaugh, a talented Catholic Dad, youth minister and musician. Deacon Tom Fox shares a reflection on being of service to others. Be sure to enter this month's contest - your chance to win two adorable Christmas Bracelets. To enter, email lisa@catholicmom.com with “Christmas Bracelets Giveaway” in the subject line and be sure to include your complete mailing address. Enter by November 30, 2008. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:24pm UTC

Catholic Moments #75 - Margo B. Smith On this episode, Lisa shares an interview with Catholic Mom, songwriter and musician Margo B. Smith including a special discussion on the beauty of spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Deacon Tom Fox brings our month on the life of St. Therese of Lisieux to a close with his final installment of our St. Therese series. To enter our latest contest for your chance to win Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux email lisahendey@gmail.com by October 31, 2008 with the words "St. Therese Contest" in the subject line and your address in the body of the email. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

St. Therese of Lisieux - Look for the "Email Me" button on the left side to enter contest
Sacrifice Beads - email Deacon Tom at tmdjfox@msn.com
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Category:Music -- posted at: 11:03pm UTC