Dec. 23, 2013 – The Incarnation, Bishop Olmsted and Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on his 10 years as the shepherd of the Diocese of Phoenix. Catholic Sun file photo.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on his 10 years as the shepherd of the Diocese of Phoenix. Catholic Sun file photo.

On today’s show, Joe Cady, director of Adult Cathechesis and Outreach at St. Timothy and Instructor at University of Mary, Tempe helps us enter into the mystery of the Incarnation.Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on his 10 years in the Diocese of Phoenix. Fr. Mike Straley, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale shares about his vocation, parish and school.

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.

Dec. 16, 2013 – Church Architecture, A New Radio Show and Catholic Education Arizona

Steve and Becky Greene join us today to talk about their new radio show, The Catholic Conversation.

Steve and Becky Greene join us today to talk about their new radio show, The Catholic Conversation.

This week, Dr. Steven Schloeder, professor at University of Mary, Tempe, founding director of the Institute for Studies in Sacred Architecture joins us to talk about the signs and symbols in church architecture. Steve and Becky Greene, co-hosts of the new local show, The Catholic Conversation share about their new adventure on the radio. Paul Mulligan, president and CEO of Catholic Education Arizona reminds us of the opportunity we have in Arizona to redirect state tax dollars to support Catholic schools. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on faith and gratitude 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.

Dec. 2, 2013 – Hebrew Scriptures, Solis Camerata and the 12 Days of Christmas

Today Kira Rugen shares with us the sounds of Solis Camerata.

Today Kira Rugen shares with us the sounds of Solis Camerata.

Today, we begin Advent by looking at Jesus prefigured in the Hebrew Scriptures with Kevin Saunders from Arizona Bible Class. Erik Twist, president of Catholic Phoenix and Kira Rugen, director of Solis Camerata give us a sample of ancient music and tell us about an upcoming concert. Rebecca Even joins us to help us focus on Advent and the 12 Days of Christmas. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on faith and gratitude 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.

Nov. 25, 2013 – More Doctors, St. Thomas the Apostle and Immaculate Heart Radio

Today we hear about evening candle light Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle.

Today we hear about evening candle light Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle.

On today’s show Tom Perna, director of Adult Evangelization and Catechesis, St. Mary Magdalene in Gilbert joins us to help us get to know some of the lesser-known Doctors of the Church. Fr. John Ehrich, pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle shares about his vocation, the parish, school and Institute of Theology as well as a special evening Mass series for Advent. Debbie Georgianni, Community Relations Director for Immaculate Heart Radio gives us an update on the network. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted concludes his series on being Catholic and American.

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.

Nov. 18, 2013 – Handel’s Messiah, Adoption and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Today we hear about  the parish of St. Rose Philipine Duchesne. Parishioners admire the newly-constructed church in this Catholic Sun file photo.

Today we hear about the parish of St. Rose Philipine Duchesne. Parishioners admire the newly-constructed church in this Catholic Sun file photo.

On today’s broadcast, Tom Bookhout, chorus master, The Phoenix Symphony joins us to talk about Handel’s Messiah. We learn more about the gift of adoption with guests from Catholic Charities Community Services. Fr. John Muir, pastor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne talks about the parish. Today is also the feast day of St. Rose. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on being Catholic and American 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.

Nov. 11, 2013 – The Catholic Reformation, A Veteran’s Story and the BEGIN Program

We wish to thank all veterans today for their service. Veterans were honored at the Red, White and Blue Mass on November 3rd. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN

We wish to thank all veterans today for their service. Veterans were honored at the Red, White and Blue Mass on November 3rd. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN

Today, Dr. Ramon Luzarraga, assistant professor of Theology, founding faculty, Benedictine University, Mesa joins us to explain the Catholic Reformation. Dcn. John Scott reflects on his military service and his faith. Paul Hobaica, owner and Tony Cardenas, installation specialist at Hobaica Services share their experiences of helping others through the BEGIN program. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues with part 2 of his reflection on the Eucharist as an antidote to loneliness 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.

Nov. 4, 2013 – Hospice, Pope Francis and Eucharisic Congress

Today we hear from Fr. Michael Accini-Reinhardt pictured here and learn about the upcoming Eucharistic Congress. Catholic Sun file photo.

Today we hear from Fr. Michael Accini-Reinhardt pictured here and learn about the upcoming Eucharistic Congress. Catholic Sun file photo.

On today’s broadcast, Fr. Michael Accini Reinhardt, chaplain, Americare Catholic Hospice and pastor at Our Lady of Fatima in Phoenix helps us understand the spiritual work of hospice. Fr. Edward Reese S.J., president of Brophy talks with us about Pope Francis from his Jesuit perspective. Theresa Serrano-Keel, founding member, Friends of the Cathedral, organizer Eucharistic Congress gives us a glimpse into the event taking place later this month. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on the Eucharist being the antidote to loneliness 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.

Oct. 28, 2013 – Annulments, Becoming a Deacon and Vera Bella

Today we hear about Vera Bella, a program to help girls grow in virtue. Catholic Sun file photo.

This week, Nicole Delaney, director of the Diocese of Phoenix Tribunal helps us understand annulments. Rick Nevins shares about the journey toward becoming a deacon. Melanie Pritchard, founder, Vera Bella tells us about a program for teen girls to help them grow in virtue. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his reflection on being Catholic and American 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.

Oct. 21, 2013 – Fatherhood, Catholic Charities and a Beloved Catholic Educator

Fr. John Muir, pictured here with Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares reflects on fatherhood on today's show. Catholic Sun file photo.

Fr. John Muir, pictured here with Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares reflects on fatherhood on today’s show. Catholic Sun file photo.

Today, Fr. John Muir, pastor at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne in Anthem and associate director of the Office of Worship, joins us to reflect on fatherhood. Debbie DiCarlo and Alicia O’Loughlin share some special areas of focus for Catholic Charities Community Services. Dr. Vincent Sheridan, principal at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and recipient of this year’s Guardian of Hope Award reflects on being a Catholic educator. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his reflection on being Catholic and American 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.

Oct. 14, 2013 – Gospel of John, New Chancellor and 1st Way Pregnancy Center

We learn about the work of 1st Way on today's show. File Photo/CATHOLIC SUN

We learn about the work of 1st Way on today’s show. File Photo/CATHOLIC SUN

Today, Tricia Hoyt director of Evangelization, Family Ministry and Adult Formation at St. Patrick’s in Scottsdale concludes a series on the Gospels by looking the Gospel of John. Dr. Maria Chavira, chancellor of the Diocese of Phoenix shares with us about herself and her role in the Church. Christine Accurso, executive director of 1st Way Pregnancy Center gives us an update on their new location and expanded services. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on listening with the story of Martha and Mary 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.