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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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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:Vocations -- posted at: 5:54pm UTC

Catholic Moments #117 - Sr. Mary Prudence Allen, R.S.M. Sr. Mary Prudence Allen, R.S.M. is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Michigan. This week, we discuss her participation in the writing of The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision.  She holds a professorship in philosophy at St. John Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal.  

Everyone loves surprises. But only Chesterton realizes Who first thought about surprising us. What will you do to surprise your family today? Enjoy this week's Chesterton Moment with Nancy Brown for the American Chesterton Society.

What's that? The Leaky Deke? What the heck is that about? Today, Deacon Tom combines Confession, a visit by the Bishop and the Holy Spirit to help solve one of Tom's problems.

This week, Sarah Reinhard shares a reflection on making grape jelly and the Blessed Mother’s upcoming birthday.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 8:46pm UTC

Catholic Moments #114 - Father Robert Barron My special guest for this week's podcast is Father Robert Barron.  This month, we are encouraging your support of Father Barron's latest project, Catholicism.  Please consider a donation of any size and join us in praying for Father Barron and his team.  Father Robert Barron is a sought-after speaker on the spiritual life-from prestigious universities to YouTube to national conferences and private retreats. The prominent theologian and podcasting priest is one of the world's great and most innovative teachers of Catholicism. His global media ministry called Word on Fire has a simple but revolutionary mission - to evangelize the culture.

In today's Deacon Moment, Deacon Tom tells of a mysterious August snowfall that outlined the grounds for this 4th century Basilica of St. Mary Major. It is dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary and is one of five great and grand Churches of Rome.

Mary is our example in many things, including prayer.  This week, Sarah Reinhard uses a quote from Joseph Langford’s book Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady to guide us toward using Mary as our guide and example.  Read Sarah's review of Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 1:53pm UTC

Catholic Moments #103 - A Conversation with the Deacons

This week, we take a focused look at the Permanent Diaconate in an extended conversation with Deacon Tom Fox and Deacon Chuck Stevens.  Both men share their vocation stories, their Deacon formation experiences and resources they recommend to men exploring the Permanent Diaconate.  I'm happy to share selections from Deacon Chuck's newest CD Harvest of Love during this episode.

Sarah Reinhard joins us for another wonderful Mary Moment.  Be sure to visit the Mary Moments Carnival being hosted at Sarah's great blog this week.

Don’t forget to register for SQPN’s upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration.  Deacon Tom and I will be there and would love to meet you!  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 7:24pm UTC

Catholic Moments #76 - Sr. Helena Burns, "Media Nun" In this episode, recorded live from Chicago, Lisa chats with Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, the "Media Nun". Sr. Helena gives us an overview of Chicago's Pauline Book and Media Center and introduces us to her work in Media Literacy. Don't forget to help promote our great SQPN Catholic podcasters by voting every day in the Podcast Awards for your favorite SQPN shows!  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.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 8:46pm UTC

Catholic Moments #59 - Msgr. Michael Collins, Part II Lisa shares the second half of her interview with Msgr. Michael Collins of St. Anne's Parish in Seal Beach, California as he celebrates his 90th birthday and 65 years as a priest. Enter for your chance to win our latest contest, three great books from Life Teen by emailing Lisa@catholicmom.com by July 31 - be sure to include your full mailing address and to write "Life Teen Books Giveaway" in the subject line. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 7:28pm UTC

Catholic Moments #58 - Msgr. Michael Collins This week, Lisa celebrates the 90th birthday of Msgr. Michael Collins of Seal Beach, California who has served as a priest for over 65 years. Deacon Tom Fox shares a special Independence Day reflection entitled "The Beauty of God, Church and Country". Enter for your chance to win three great books from Life Teen by emailing Lisa@catholicmom.com by July 31 - be sure to include your full mailing address and to write "Life Teen Books Giveaway" in the subject line. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 3:16pm UTC