Aug. 29, 2011: Altar Boys, Padre Kino and Keeping the Faith

More than 60 altar servers took part in a special Mass in their honor Nov. 1, 2008, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. (File photo by Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN)

Today on The Bishop’s Hour we’ll speak to the rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral about his decision to no longer allow altar girls to serve at Mass. Fr. Kieran Kleczewski will tell us about the life and dedication of Father Kino to Native Americans in the early days of the Church in the Southwest. And we’ll meet a young woman who —after 12 years of Catholic education — decided to attend Southern Methodist University. How did her faith survive? It’s a great story. And in his weekly message, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will talk about Lourdes.

The Bishop’s Hour is a program produced by and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, presenting Church news and theological reflections, discussing contemporary issues facing today’s Catholics in Arizona, and featuring a weekly message from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. It airs each Monday at 10 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

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