Oct. 7, 2013 – Gospel of Luke, Catholic Sports Association and Teen’s Rosary Reflections

As we begin the month of the Rosary, Grace Belle-Oudry joins us to talk about her book of reflections. Catholic Sun file photo.

As we begin the month of the Rosary, Grace Belle-Oudry joins us to talk about her book of reflections. Catholic Sun file photo.

On today’s show, Tricia Hoyt director of Evangelization, Family Ministry and Adult Formation at St. Patrick’s in Scottsdale continues a series on the Gospels by looking the Gospel of Luke. Bill Gateley, director of Catholic Sports Association and publisher of Catholic Sports Today magazine talks about reaching Catholic athletes. Grace Belle-Oudry, author of Behold, Your Mother, a Teen Girl’s Reflections on the Holy Rosary joins us to share about her life and inspiration for writing the book. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on what it means to be free to love 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.

Sept. 30, 2013 – Gospel of Matthew, Catholic Physicians Guild and St. Ignatius

Dcn. Dick Petersen, M.D. pictured here at a deacon ordination joins us to talk about the Catholic Physians Guild. Photo - CATHOLIC SUN.

Dcn. Dick Petersen, M.D. pictured here at a deacon ordination joins us to talk about the Catholic Physians Guild. Photo – CATHOLIC SUN.

Today Tricia Hoyt, director of Evangelization, Family Ministry and Adult Formation at St. Patrick’s in Scottsdale continues a series on the Gospels by looking the Gospel of Matthew. Dcn. Dick Petersen, M.D., president of the Catholic Physicians Guild helps us understand the challenges of Catholic medical professionals and the work of the Catholic Physicians Guild. Ramon Luzarraga, Ph.D., Theology Professor and founding faculty member of Benedictine University, Mesa joins us to talk about his favorite saint. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series on being Catholic and American in his weekly reflection.

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.

Sept. 23, 2013 – The Gospel of Mark, History of Mary and Arizona Rosary Celebration

Today we hear about the history of Mary and Arizona Rosary Celebration. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUNThis week, Tricia Hoyt, director of Evangelization, Family Ministry and Adult Formation at St. Patrick’s in Scottsdale begins a series on the Gospels by breaking open the Gospel of Mark. Fr. James Presta, vice rector for Seminary Administration, director of Admissions at Mundelein Seminary who will be a speaker at the Arizona Rosary Celebration joins us to talk about the history of Mary. Knights of Columbus, John Garcia and Larry Costanzo tell us about the Arizona Rosary Celebration. 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.

Sept.9, 2013 – Serving the Poor, Discerning a Vocation and Getting to Know Our Vicars

Today we are challenged to respond to the call to help the poor. Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUNOn today’s show, Fr. Eric Schimmel, CSC, director of Andre House shares with us the call to serve the poor. Sr. Lydia Armenta with the Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery talks about discerning a vocation and an upcoming retreat. Fr. Chris Frasier, Judical Vicar of the Diocese of Phoenix talks about his life and vocation. 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.

Sept. 2, 2013 – Adoration, Spirituality and St. Andrew’s

This week we reflect on Adoration with Fr. Sean Davidson. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

This week we reflect on Adoration with Fr. Sean Davidson. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

This week Fr. Sean Davidson from the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist joins us to talk about Adoration. Transitional Deacon Keith Kenney shares about different kinds of Catholic spirituality. Fr. John Coleman, pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler talks about his vocation and the parish. 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.

Aug. 26, 2013 – The Reformation, Marriage and Fr. Dan Vanyo

Fr. Dan Vanyo, pictured here at his ordination a year ago, talks about his vocation and first year as a priest. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Fr. Dan Vanyo, pictured here at his ordination a year ago, talks about his vocation and first year as a priest. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

On this week’s broadcast Dr. Ramon Luzarraga, Theology professor and founding faculty member of Benedictine University, Mesa joins us to talk about the Protestant Reformation. Emcees for the upcoming diocesan marriage conference, Steve and Becky Greene share about the evangelical mission of Catholic marriage. Fr. Dan Vanyo, parochial vicar at Queen of Peace and chaplain for Benedictine University, talks about his vocation and his first year as a priest. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on anniversaries as a time for giving thanks 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.

Aug. 19, 2013 – Mystic Doctors, A Road to Priesthood and Parish Profile

Today we hear Dcn. Scott Sperry's vocation story. Please pray for all the seminarians. J.D. Long Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Today we hear Dcn. Scott Sperry’s vocation story. Please pray for all the seminarians. J.D. Long Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

This week, Dr. Ralph Martin joins us to talk about some of the mystic Doctors of the Church and how they help us on our spiritual journey. Transitional Deacon Scott Sperry shares his journey to the priesthood. Fr. Pierre Hissey from St. Steven’s in Sun Lakes talks about serving a growing and changing parish population. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted reflects on anniversaries 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.

Aug. 12, 2013 – Dignity of Women, World Youth Day and Goodbye to our Chancellor

Fr. Matt Lowry and guests Marco and Mary Kate talk about their experience at World Youth Day on today's show. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Fr. Matt Lowry and guests Marco and Mary Kate talk about their experience at World Youth Day on today’s show. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

On today’s show, speaker, author and coordinator of the John Paul II Resource Center, Katrina Zeno explores the encyclical Mulieris Dignitatem. Fr. Matt Lowry, Chaplain, Holy Trinity Catholic Newman Center, Northern Arizona University joins us in studio with some guests to reflect on their experience at World Youth Day. Sr. Jean Steffes shares about her time serving the Diocese of Phoenix as she leaves to take a leadership role with the Sisters of St. Agnes. 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.

Aug. 5, 2013 – Transfiguration, a Sister’s Story and Merciful Heart Hermitage

Sr. Maria Kim made her perpetual profession with the Daughters of St. Paul at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the end of June. Photo courtesy of the Daughters of St. Paul

Sr. Maria Kim made her perpetual profession with the Daughters of St. Paul at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the end of June. Photo courtesy of the Daughters of St. Paul

This week Fr. Will Schmid, Parochial Administrator, St. Mary Magdalene, Gilbert helps us better understand the Transfiguration.  Sr. Maria Kim shares about her vocation and making her perpetual profession with the Daughters of St. Paul. Fr. Eugene Florea talks about a more contemplative life and the new Merciful Heart HermitageBishop 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.

July 29, 2013 – Encyclical on Faith, Our New Priests and a Legislative Update

Today we get to know our two newest priests, Fr. Chris Axline and Fr. Kurt Perera. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

Today we get to know our two newest priests, Fr. Chris Axline and Fr. Kurt Perera. J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC SUN

This week Dr. Ramon Luzarraga, founding faculty member and Theology professor at Benedictine University, Mesa helps us understand the papal encyclical on faith in light of the encyclicals on hope and love. We get to know the two newly-ordained priests to the Diocese of Phoenix, Fr. Chris Axline and Fr. Kurt Perera.  Ron Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference recaps the most recent legislative session. 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.