Catholic blogger Thomas Peters spoke at the pro-life rally in Phoenix last month. He took some to talk with J.D. Long-Garcia when he was and you can hear that conversation on today’s show. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN
Fr. John Parks demonstrates the Sacrament of Confession. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted joins us today to talk about his pastoral letter and reminds us of the gift of Confession. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN
Today we hear about the impact of Catholics Come Home. Bishop is presented the Book of the Elect, those who will enter the Church at Easter, at the Rite of Election. Andrew Junker/CATHOLIC SUN
Today Sr. Jean Steffes, CSA, chancellor and director of the Office of Religious for the Diocese of Phoenix helps us understand religious orders, especially those here in the Diocese of Phoenix. Tom Peterson, president and founder of Virtuemedia, Inc. and Catholics Come Home, Inc. joins us to give us an update on the Catholics Come Home messages and how they are reaching people. We also say goodbye to Maggie’s Place founder, Mary Peterson as she talks about her journey and her departure. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted shares part two in his reflection on Blessed John Paul II and the Year of Faith.
This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Mary Beth Mueller, superintendent of Catholic Schools, joins us on today’s show to give us an update on Catholic Schools. Students from St. Thomas Aquinas are pictured here. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN
We mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with events throughout the Diocese of Phoenix this week. On our show we talk with the executive director of 1st Way crisis pregnancy center and hear about how they are helping women choose life. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN
This week Eric Westby, director of parish leadership certification with the Kino Institute helps us take a closer look at the Catechism of The Catholic Church.Joyce Coronel, author and columnist for The Catholic Sun shares her story and her new book “A Martyr’s Crown” to help us understand the plight of the Chaldean Catholics and an upcoming event to help them. Christine Accurso, executive director or 1st Way talks about the work of this pro-life crisis pregnancy center and their mission to help women choose life. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted concludes his series on Vatican II in his weekly message.
Fr. Paul Sullivan (pictured back left) joins us today to talk about discerning the call to the priesthood. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN
Today, Fr. Paul Sullivan, vocations director for the Diocese of Phoenix talks about hearing God’s call to the priesthood. Dcn. Doug Bogart, associate director of Formation and Education with the Diaconate of the Diocese of Phoenix helps us understand about the role of the deacon and a new cohort forming. Cindy Leonard, coordinator of Natural Family Planning for the Diocese of Phoenix shares about a new program of teaching NFP to refugees. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on Vatican II in his weekly message.
Fr. Charlie Goriaeb, Mike Phelan and Brendan Phelan are pictured here at the 2012 March for Life in Phoenix. Both Fr. Charlie Goraieb and Mike Phelan join us on today’s show. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN