April 16, 2012 – Spiritual Direction, Catholic Hospice and Religious Vocation

Fr. Thaddeus McGuire calls us to a deeper prayer life as he talks about spiritual direction on today's show. Photo by Andrew Junker (CATHOLIC SUN)

Today, Fr. Thaddeus McGuire, pastor at St. Daniel the Prophet in Scottsdale helps us understand spiritual direction. Dcn. Dick Peterson tells us about authentically Catholic hospice care in the valley. Sr. Noreen Sharp shares with us about her life as a Dominican sister and a lawyer. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted concludes his series on sacred music and the Mass.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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April 9, 2012 – Mary, Mexico and St. Daniel the Prophet

Photo from Rosary Sunday in 2009. On today's show we learn about the history of Mary's role in the Church and Marian devotion. Gina Keating/CATHOLIC SUN

Today’s show features a conversation about Marian devotion and the history of Mary in the Church with Fr. Michael Reihnardt from El Cristo Rey.  Carmen Portela, director of parish leadership support, shares her experience of the pope’s recent visit to Mexico.  Fr. Thaddeus McGuire, pastor at St. Daniel the Prophet in Scottsdale tells us what is happening at the parish. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on sacred music and the Mass.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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April 2, 2012 – The Triduum, A Visit to Mexico and Supporting Vocations

Fr. Kieran Kleczewski pictured above at the Chrism Mass joins us as we enter into Holy Week. Rebecca Bostic/CATHOLIC SUN

Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, director of the Office of Worship and pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, walks us though the Triduum as we enter Holy Week. J.D. Long-Garcia, editor of The Catholic Sun shares about his recent visit to Mexico. Teresa Ornelas talks about how Serra supports vocations in the Diocese of Phoenix. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on sacred music and the Mass.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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March 19, 2012 – The Our Father, University of Mary and Catholic life in Northern Arizona

Fr. James Patrick Shea talks about University of Mary's partnership with Arizona State University. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN

This episode concludes our walk through the Catechism. Fr. Thaddeus McGuire, pastor at St. Daniel the Prophet draws this series to a close with a look at prayer, specifically the Our Father. Fr. James Patrick Shea, President of the University of Mary, tells us about the new partnership with Arizona State University. Fr. Mike Reinhardt talks about parishes in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on sacred music and the liturgy.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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March 12, 2012 – Gregorian Chant, Chastity and a Legislative Update

Today, Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, director of the Office of Worship and pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas talks about Gregorian Chant. The photo was taken at the Chrism Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Andrew Junker/CATHOLIC SUN.

On today’s show, Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, director of the Office of Worship and pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, joins us to talk about Gregorian Chant. Catholic podcaster, speaker and director of Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale, David Lins, shares a message about chaste living for teens. Ron Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference tells us some exciting news from the Arizona Legislature. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on sacred music.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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March 5, 2012 – The Jesuits, John Michael Talbot and the Catholic Community Foundation

Today, Steve Nelson talks about the work of the Catholic Community Foundation. In this photo, a student is presented with the Christian Service Award. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN.

Today, Fr. John Auther from St. Francis Xavier parish shares with us about the Jesuits and Jesuit spirituality. We hear John Michael Talbot’s story and music. Steve Nelson tells us about the good work of the Catholic Community Foundation. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on sacred music and the Mass.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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Feb. 27, 2012 – Prayer in the Catechism, Catholic Charities and a new president at St. Mary’s High School

Today Fr. Thaddeus McGuire talks about what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about prayer. In this photo, Ann Marie Long, who belongs to the Lay Carmelite order, prays the Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Andrew Junker/CATHOLIC SUN.

On the program today, Fr. Thaddeus McGuire, pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet in Scottsdale, walks us through what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about prayer. Debbie DiCarlo shares about the work of Catholic Charities. Fr. Robert Bolding talks about his role as the new president of St. Mary’s High School. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted begins a new series on music and the Mass.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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Feb. 20, 2012 – HHS, Preparing for Lent and Faith in Action

On today's show, we'll talk about how to enter more deeply into Lent. Photo by J.D. Long-García/CATHOLIC SUN

Today’s show continues the conversation about the HHS Mandate with Mike Phelan from the Office of Marriage and Respect Life. Fr. Charlie Goriaeb from St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa gives us some ways we can enter more deeply into Lent. Deacon Gene Messer shares about his ministry to the homeless in Mesa. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues a story about freedom amidst slavery.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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Feb. 13, 2012 – Life in Christ Part 2, Drawn to Life Ministries and Charity and Development Appeal

Fr. Greg Schlarb joins us on today's show to encourage us to support the 2012 Charity and Development Appeal

On today’s show, Tricia Hoyt from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church continues our journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Life in Christ, Part 2. Leighton Drake shares the story of Drawn to Life Ministries. Fr. Greg Schlarb tells us about the 2012 Charity and Development Appeal. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on freedom amidst slavery in part one of this two-part story.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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Feb. 6, 2012- HHS Ruling, Arizona’s Centennial and the Poor Clares

Fr. Tim Davern explores Catholic history in Arizona as we celebrate 100 years of Statehood. Also on the program, discussion on the HHS ruling and updates from the Poor Clare Sisters

Today we’re joined by Ron Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference, the legislative arm of Arizona’s three Catholic dioceses. He provides an overview of the federal government’s new mandate that all religious organizations provide “health services” contrary to its religious beliefs. Fr. Tim Davern, a historical expert on the Church in Arizona, talks about the role Catholics played in helping build up the state. Arizona celebrates its 100th anniversary on Feb. 14. Two sisters from the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration are in studio to issue a challenge to listeners as they promote their third annual “Nun Run” fundraiser event. And in his weekly message, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted directs our thoughts to mercy especially when our rights are being challenged.

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 Monday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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