The Bishop’s Hour: 3/17/14 – RCIA Rites, Pope Francis Anniversary and CDA

Fr. John Muir pictured here in St. Peter's Square, shares about the announcement and this past year with Pope Francis. Courtesy photo.

Fr. John Muir pictured here in St. Peter’s Square, shares about the announcement and this past year with Pope Francis. Courtesy photo.

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On today’s show, Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, executive director, Office of Worship and pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas helps us understand the process of becoming Catholic. Fr. John Muir, associate director, Office of Worship and pastor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne reflects on Pope Francis’ first year. Fr. Greg Schlarb, vicar, Stewardship Office talks about the Charity and Development Appeal. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his reflection on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

March 3, 2014 – Fr. Larry Richards, DIGNITY Program and Immaculate Heart Radio

Men gather to pray at the Catholic Men's Conference. Fr. Larry Richards joins us today and will be speaking at this year's conference. Catholic Sun file photo.

Men gather to pray at the Catholic Men’s Conference. Fr. Larry Richards joins us today and will be speaking at this year’s conference. Catholic Sun file photo.

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This week Fr. Larry Richards helps us understand real masculinity. Tami Hartman and Catherine Ochoa from Catholic Charities Community Services DIGNITY program share stories of hope from women being rescued from prostitution. Debbie Georgianni gives us an update on Immaculate Heart Radio. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his reflection on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2014 – Poor Clares, Single Life and Women’s Conference

Sr. John Mark Maria pictured here at the Nun Run joins us today along with Sr. Mary Fidelis. Courtesy Photo.

Sr. John Mark Maria pictured here at the Nun Run joins us today along with Sr. Mary Fidelis. Courtesy Photo.

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This week, Sr. Mary Fidelis and Sr. John Mark Maria of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration give us an update on their monastery, invite us to the Nun Run and help us draw into a more contemplative Lent. Fr. William Kosco, pastor at St. Henry in Buckeye talks about discerning a single life. Rhapsody Canepa, president of the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women shares about the council and upcoming conference. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on John the Baptist in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Feb. 17, 2014 – Theological Aesthetics, Honoring Julia Hillebrand and Kino Cathechetical Institute

Paul Hillebrand pictured here with his wife, Nan and their daughter, Julia in 2009. Paul shares about a new project inspired by Julia on today's show. J. D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Paul Hillebrand pictured here with his wife, Nan and their daughter, Julia in 2009. Paul shares about a new project inspired by Julia on today’s show. J. D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

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Today, Larry Fraher, director of Catechetical Ministries at Blessed Sacrament Scottsdale helps us understand the connections between beauty and God. Paul Hillebrand, director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Scottsdale shares about a new project, “Towards Jesus – Songs of Comfort and Hope” inspired by his daughter, Julia who passed away in 2010.Steve Greene, co-host of The Catholic Conversation and director of the Kino Catechetical Institute gives us an update on the programs offered by the institute. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his reflection Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Feb. 10, 2014 – Augustine and Aquinas, Vocation Story and Maggie’s Place

Sr. Mary Emmanuel Schmidt, S.O.L.T. tells us about the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity on today's show.

Sr. Mary Emmanuel Schmidt, S.O.L.T. tells us about the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity on today’s show.

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On Today’s show Paige Hochschild, Ph.D., assistant professor of Theology at Mount St. Mary’s University,  joins us to talk about St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. Sr. Mary Emmanuel Schmidt, S.O.L.T., vocations servant with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity tells us about the order and her vocation. Laura Magruder, executive director, Maggie’s Place gives us an update on their work. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues a series on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Feb. 3, 2014 – Spiritual Exercises, Late Nite Catechism Actress and House Blessings

Fr. William Kosco helps us understand house blessings on today's broadcast.

Fr. William Kosco helps us understand house blessings on today’s broadcast.

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This week we explore Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Ramon Luzarraga, assistant professor of Theology, founding faculty, Benedictine University, Mesa. Patti Hannon, “Sister” from Late Nite Catechism shares about her career and the show. Fr. William Kosco, pastor, St. Henry Catholic Church in Buckeye talks about blessing a home. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted begins a series on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Jan. 27, 2014 – Carmelite Spirituality, Cultural Diversity and the Pope Francis Speaker Series

Bishop Eduardo Nevares and Fr. John Lankeit celebrate a cultural diversity Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Today we learn about the diverse cultures in the Diocese of Phoenix. J.D. Long Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Bishop Eduardo Nevares and Fr. John Lankeit celebrate a cultural diversity Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Today we learn about the diverse cultures in the Diocese of Phoenix. J.D. Long Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

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This week Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, the Vicar General Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles and the Chair of the National Conference of Major Superiors of Woman Religious helps us understand Carmelite spirituality. Ignacio Rodriguez, associate director of Ethnic Ministries gives us an overview of the cultural landscape of the Diocese of Phoenix. Mike Phelan, director, Marriage and Respect Life Office introduces us to the Pope Francis Speaker Series. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on beauty in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Jan. 20, 2014 – Spiritual Direction, Synods and Our Lady of Fatima Parish

Fr. Matthew Henry, pictured here at his ordination in 2010, joins us to talk about spiritual direction. J.D. Long-Garcia - CATHOLIC SUN

Fr. Matthew Henry, pictured here at his ordination in 2010, joins us to talk about spiritual direction. J.D. Long-Garcia – CATHOLIC SUN

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This week, Fr. Matthew Henry helps us understand spiritual direction. Nicole Delaney, director of the Tribunal of the Diocese of Phoenix talks about synods and Fr. Michael Accini-Reinhardt shares about Our Lady of Fatima in Phoenix. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. and defending life in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2014 – Caribbean Spirituality, J.D. Long-Garcia and St. Irenaeus

Today we hear about the career and experiences of J. D. Long-Garcia as he prepares to leave The Catholic Sun for a position in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Catholic Sun File Photo.

Today we hear about the career and experiences of J. D. Long-Garcia as he prepares to leave The Catholic Sun for a position in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Catholic Sun File Photo.

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This week, Dr. Ramon Luzarraga, Theology professor and founding faculty member of Benedictine University, Mesa joins us to help us understand how Catholicism is expressed in the Caribbean. We also say goodbye to J.D Long-Garcia as he leaves his post as editor of The Catholic Sun to join The Tidings in Los Angeles. Larry Fraher, director, Catechetical Ministries at Blessed Sacrament Scottsdale teaches us about St. Irenaeus. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on Lazarus the beggar in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

Jan. 6, 2014 – Patrick Madrid, Matt Maher, Tom Booth and Wayne Kandas

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on the Epiphany in his weekly message.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on the Epiphany in his weekly message.

On today’s show, Patrick Madrid, host of Right Here Right Now on Immaculate Heart Radio and president of the Envoy Institute joins us to talk about apologetics. Catholic musicians Tom Booth and Matt Maher share their stories and their music with us. Wayne Kandas, our new show sponsor helps us understand how our faith can help us navigate financial decisions. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on the Epiphany in his weekly message.

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 11 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.