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|#1013 (March 21, 2010)|
Carol Peck of Catholic Charities USA discusses the problem of human trafficking of US citizens; CNS Spotlight: Ministering to wounded Veterans; Life Issues Forum: Deirdre McQuade on forgiveness; Fact of Faith: author J.R.R. Tolkien; Dennis Warner of Catholic Relief Services discusses World Water Day; Rome Report: Vatican Mummy Project; Movie Review: "Alice in Wonderland."
|#1012 (March 12, 2010)|
Jesuit Father Alan Figueroa Deck,Executive Director of USCCB's Secretariat of Cultural Diversity discusses ministry to Catholic Hispanics; CNS Spotlight: Allentown Bishop John Barres' personal approach to encouraging priestly vocations; Debbie DeVoe of CRS explains how the agency is working to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa; Sunday Soundbite; Fact of Faith: the Chrism Mass; Fr. David Dye of the Archdiocese of Atlanta discusses plans to relocate a Church from the Diocese of Buffalo to Norcross, Georgia; Rome Report: Pope' concern for cruise ship chaplains; DVD review: "Astro Boy."
|#1011 (March 5, 2010)|
Andrew Walther of the Knights of Columbus discusses the organization's recent survey of Catholic "Millennials;" CNS Spotlight: US census and religious affiliation; Life Issues Forum: Kimberly Baker on "Dignitas Personae; " Fact of Faith: Sacrament of Reconciliation; Fr. Rick Hilgartner of USCCB's Secretariat for Divine Worship offers ideas on how parishes can support the RCIA process; Rome Report: ministry to seafarers; OFB movie review: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians."
|#1010 (February 28, 2010)|
Holy Cross Father John Corpora of the Alliance for Catholic Education discusses ideas for boosting Catholic school enrollment; CNS Spotlight—Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities annual meeting; Oblate Father Andrew Small of the USCCB’s Office for the Church in Latin America discusses rebuilding the Church infrastructure in Haiti; Fact of Faith—almsgiving; Rome Report: Pope’s visit to the British Isles; Fr. David Garcia on partnership between the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the National Park Service to preserve Mission churches in Texas; OFB Movie Review: "Dear John." CRS relief efforts in Haiti: Schylur Thorup.
|#1009 (February 21, 2010)|
Catholic Agencies express concern for the protection of Haitian children; Life Issues Forum: Tom Grenchick; Fact of Faith: fasting; Rome Report: Pope’s message for Lent; Catholic college student survey: Mark Gray of CARA; CNS Spotlight: ministering at the Olympics; OFB movie review: "Tooth Fairy."
|#1008 (February 14, 2010)|
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Chairman of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and CRS' John Rivera provide updates on the agency's relief work in Haiti; CNS Spotlight: Archbishop Burke's Arizona "Red Mass" homily; USCCB's Sheila Garcia discusses World Marriage Day; Fact of Faith: Lenten prayer; USCCB's Patrick Markey explains the importance of the Collection for the Church in Eastern Europe; Rome Report: Shroud of Turin; USCCB Office of Film and Broadcasting's list of 2009's top 10 family films.
|#1007 (February 7, 2010)|
John Rivera of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency’s work in Haiti; Jay Butler of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation talks about the organization’ work in rural areas of Haiti; CNS Spotlight: Haiti immigration; Fact of Faith: Trappist brewers; USCCB’s Sr. Mary Joanna Ruhland discusses the World Day for Consecrated Life; Rome Report: Vatican names lay woman to top post; Office for Film & Broadcasting’s top 10 movies of 2009.
|#1006 (January 31, 2010)|
Steve Colecchi of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development discusses the 2010 Washington Social Ministry Gathering; CNS Spotlight: Vatican astronomer George Coyne; USCCB Child and Youth Protection Executive Theresa Kettelkamp on diocesan compliance audits; Fact of Faith: legend of Veronica’s veil; Dave Brown, inventor of the "iRosary;" Rome report: doomsday predictions; movie review: "The Lovely Bones"
|#1005 (January 24, 2010)|
Bishop John Wester discusses prospects for immigration reform in 2010; CNS Spotlight: impact of the economy on Catholic aid organizations; Candy Hill of Catholic Charities on their regional poverty summits; Fact of Faith: Catholic opposition to torture; Rich Balmadier of Catholic Relief Services on Indonesia five years after deadly tsunami; Rome Report: Vatican security following attack on pope; USCCB’s Marie Powell discusses Catholic Schools Week; Movie Review: "Sherlock Holmes."
|#1004 (January 17, 2010)|
Deirdre McQuade of the USCCB Pro-Life Activities Secretariat previews activities surrounding the upcoming March for Life in Washington; CNS Spotlight: impact of Obama administration on religious interests; USCCB’s Fr. Leo Walsh on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; Fact of Faith: feast days; Fr. Andrew Small on the USCCB Collection for the Church in Latin America; Rome Report: Vatican mints new coins; Movie Review: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel."
|#1003 (January 10, 2010)|
Andy Lichtenwalner discusses a new outreach project of the U.S. bishops to explain Catholic teaching on marriage; Deirdre McQuade comments on an environmental group’s call for a reduction in births to slow global warming; Rome Report: sainthood causes of two founders of women’s religious orders advance; Fact of Faith: the Protestant Reformation; CNS Spotlight: Increase in Hispanic Catholics; Fr. Rick Hilgartner previews the changes in Mass responses that will come with the new Roman Missal; Movie Review: "Invictus."
|#1002 (January 3, 2010)|
Bp. John Wester discusses National Migration Week; CNS Spotlight: Conference on Human Trafficking; CRS' Joan Rosenhauer discusses some new initiatives to increase awareness of the agency; Sunday Soundbite with Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman; Fact of Faith: the origins of the halo; Life Issues Commentary: Deirdre McQuade on providing a loving welcome for every newborn child; Rome Report: Vatican partners with CERN physics lab; DVD review: "Julie and Julia."
|#1001 (December 27, 2009)|
Maria Odom of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network discusses how they help unaccompanied minor refugees; CNS Spotlight: Dayton Human Trafficking Accords Conference; reflection on the Feast of the Holy Family from Fr. David Garcia Holy; Fact of Faith: determining when the new year begins; Catholic Extension "Hidden Hero" Sr. Francis Rose Rivers; Rome Report: Pope criticizes Italian Media; OFB DVD review: "Public Enemies."
|#952 (December 20, 2009)|
Roger Conner of Catholic Charities USA discusses the increased demand for the agency’s services as unemployment rises; Rome Report—Pope Benedict’s concern for the hungry; USCCB’s Theresa Notare on the bishops’ new marriage pastoral; Fact of Faith—Mortal Sin; excerpt from "Lessons and Carols;" Emily McManus of Catholic Relief Services previews their online gift catalog; CNS Spotlight—Kennedy Center honoree Dave Brubeck; OFB movie review: "Shorts."
|#951 (December 13, 2009)|
Executive Director John Carr of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development answers questions about Bishops’ position on health care reform; CNS Spotlight−Christian leaders’ joint declaration; Bishop Blase Cupich on study of the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by priests; Fact of Faith−planning a quiet "alternative" Christmas;" Excerpt from the Festival of Lessons & Carols; Holy Cross Brother Paul Bednarcyck on a survey of men and women religious in the U.S.; Rome Report—the Vatican Christmas tree; Movie review—"Imagine That."
|#950 (December 6, 2009)|
Bishop John Wester on hopes for immigration reform; CNS Spotlight—clean water for Honduras; Catholic Charities poverty photography project; Fact of Faith—Chrism; USCCB Advent website; Bishop David Choby on new Latino parish in Nashville; Rome Report—new CD featuring Pope Benedict XVI; OFB movie review 'The Men Who Stare at Goats."
|#949 (November 29, 2009)|
Health care reform/Stupak amendment—Richard Doerflinger; CNS Spotlight/Profile of Congressman Stupak; Bp. Michael Warfel/Catholic Home Missions Appeal; Fact of Faith/Fra Angelico; USCCB Advent website; 2009 Cardinal Bernadin New Leadership Award winner Brigitte Gynther; Rome Report/virtual tour of St. John Lateran; Movie Review/"A Christmas Carol."
|#948 (November 22, 2009)|
Fr. James Massa discusses Pope Benedict's recent invitation to Anglican groups that wish to join the Catholic Church; Rome Report - new assignment for U.S. Archbishop Raymond Burke; Rick Jones of Catholic Relief Services explains what the agency is doing to combat increasing violence in Central America; Fact of faith - Gregorian calendar; Therese Brown discusses US Bishops interactive Advent website; CNS Spotlight - Greek Orthodox patriarch brings "green" message to New Orleans; Mar Munoz-Visoso on the CCHD annual collection; Movie Review - "Astro Boy."
|#947 (November 15, 2009)|
USCCB Media Relations Director Sr. Mary Ann Walsh previews the agenda items on the U.S. Bishops November general meeting; Dr. Rick McCord discusses the bishops' new pastoral letter on marriage; the CNS Spotlight looks at the New York Foundling home; Fact of faith-the Oxford Movement; Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta discusses his experiences at the Vatican Synod on Africa and Deacon Michael Silloway talks about participating in the Synod's Closing Mass;
Rome Report reveals Pope Benedict's pick to head Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace;
Movie Review: Cirque du Freak, the Vampire's Assistant.
|#946 (November 8, 2009)|
USCCB's Steve Colecchi discusses "Catholics Confront Global Poverty" project; CNS spotlights immigration reform; CRS' Lane Harthill discusses plight of Sudanese refugees in West Africa; About Blessed Andre Bessette; Priest in poker championship; Vatican astronomy exhibit; Movie Review: "Where the Wild Things Are."
|#945 (November 1, 2009)|
Bp. Howard Hubbard discusses the U.S. bishops’ recommendations for long term development and humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan; avoiding environmental exploitation in Africa;
Life Issues Forum—abortion funding and health care reform; Fact of Faith—Vatican Apostolic Penitentiary; Lumen Christi award—Sr. Rose Mary Boessen; college students and religion; Msgr. Walter Rossi on Immaculate Conception Shrine’s 50th anniversary; movie review— "Capitalism a Love Story."
|#944 (October 25, 2009)|
Deirdre McQuade discusses Pew survey that indicates support for legal abortion is declining; CNS spotlights tragic case where woman was implanted with another couple’s embryo; Steve Hilbert comments on Vatican synod on the Church in Africa; Fact of Faith − San Damiano cross; Fr. David Toups on diocesan vocations directors meeting; Archbishop Timothy Broglio on need for priests in military; Rome Report − Pope's trips; Movie Review:"“Fame."
|#943 (October 18, 2009)|
Liz O’Neil of Catholic Relief Services discusses the recent natural disasters in the South Pacific; Mary McClusky previews a new memoir from a woman who had more than a dozen abortions in the Life Issues Forum; Fact of Faith looks at Unicorns in the bible; : Fr. Dan Dorsey discusses the Glenmary religious community's 70 years of ministry; CNS Rome Report looks ahead to 2010 World Communication Day; Movie Review: "Surrogates."
|#942 (October 11, 2009)|
Catholic Charities USA's Candy Hill on the economic crisis and poverty; CNS Spotlight looks at the television "V-Chip;" violence on both sides of the abortion debate; Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci's influence in China; decline in Latin literacy; Author Matthew Bunson on St. Damien; Movie review "The Informant."
|#941 (October 4, 2009)|
Archbishop Jose Gomez on the health care debate; CRS' Debbie DeVoe on the Kenyan drought; Our Lady of LaVang; Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s cooking ministry; the Vatican Observatory; movie review: "Love Happens."
|#940 (September 27, 2009)|
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz on Pope Benedict XVI's new book about marriage and family; Vatican concerned about worldwide infant mortality; Respect Life Sunday; Catholic Charities USA Co-Volunteer of the year: Dr. William Rainford; Library of Congress bibles; movie review: "All About Steve."
|#939 (September 20, 2009)|
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh on the G-20 summit meeting; more pharmacy programs at Catholic colleges; Life Issues Forum: health care reform; Fact of Faith: Parishes; Catholic Charities USA recognizes local agencies; Rome Report: Pope's message to deacons; Web videos on the sacraments; movie review: "Ponyo."
|#938 (September 13, 2009)|
Bishops' new Health Care Reform Web site; Catholic college grads turn to volunteerism; CRS advocates against female rite of passage in Kenya; Pontifical Academy of the Sciences; "Interrupted Lives" documentary on Catholic sisters under European communism; review of "Shorts."
|#937 (September 6, 2009)|
Catholic social teaching on workers; women religious help rebuild New Orleans; Richard Doerflinger on health care reform; Pope Benedict visits site of first conclave; new documentary on Catholic sisters under European communism; review of "Julie and Julia."
|#936 (August 30, 2009)|
Fr. Larry Snyder of Catholic Charities USA on disaster relief; Life Issues commentary on health care reform; Vatican confessors; U.S. Ordination Class of 2009; El Centro Family Center in Hartford, CT; Missouri couple’s ministry in Guyana; CRS’ new web video and review of "Aliens in the Attic."
|#935 (August 23, 2009)|
CHA CEO Carole Keehan on health care reform; CRS College Global Solidarity Program; Titular sees; outreach to homeless in So. Carolina; Pope Benedict’s interest in green causes; review of "G-Force."
|#934 (August 16, 2009)|
- Diane Knight, the chair of the Bishops’ National Review Board that advises the USCCB Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People explains how the board and the committee work together.
- In the Catholic News Service Spotlight, Regina Linskey reports on a recently released government report that found a steep increase in the U.S. birth rate in 2007 and also revealed that 40% of the births in that year were to unwed mothers.
- Colleen Marotta, Executive Director of the Holy Family Hospital Foundation, explains how the hospital serves women and children in the Holy Land thanks to the support of the Order of Malta.
- Franciscan Father Greg Friedman reflects on the readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time in his “Sunday Soundbite.”
- In his “Fact of Faith,” Paulist Father Larry Rice looks at the origins and history of Catholic Charities, USA.
- In Catholic News Service’s Rome Report, Carol Glatz reports on some new information that a Vatican researcher has uncovered about the Shroud of Turin.
- Nell Lawrence of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, explains how the organization was formed in response to the need that arose following the devastating hurricanes of 2005.
- Harry Forbes of the USCCB Film and Broadcasting office reviews the fail-friendly film “Race to Witch Mountain,” which is now available on DVD.
|#933 (August 9, 2009)|
- Jim Kelly of Catholic Charities in New Orleans, discusses their post-Katrina re-building project “Helping Hands,” which registered its 20,000th volunteer this year.
- In Catholic News Service’s Rome Report, John Thavis comments on the history of U.S.-Vatican diplomatic relations.
- Father Rick Hilgartner of the USCCB Secretary for Divine Worship shares some suggestions for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church that will help to personalize their wedding ceremony and honor God’s central role in the sacrament of marriage.
- Franciscan Father Greg Friedman reflects on the readings for the 19h Sunday in Ordinary Time in his “Sunday Soundbite.”
- In his “Fact of Faith,” Paulist Father Larry Rice tells the story of one of the great popes in history who is now known as St. Gregory the Great.
- Jesuit Father John Foley discusses his work in creating affordable college prep high schools for inner city youth that earned him a Presidential citizen’s medal earlier this year.
- In the Catholic News Service Spotlight, Regina Linskey reports on the problems that are resulting in Latin America from a lack of resources to deal with an aging population.
- John Mulderig of the USCCB Film and Broadcasting office reviews the new DVD release, “The Soloist,” a film based on a true story that he says features standout performances from actors Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.
|#932 (August 2, 2009)|
- Todd Scribner of the USCCB Department of Migrant and Refugee Services explains how the agency was able to resettle nearly 18,000 refugees in the U.S. last year.
- Mary McClusky of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro Life Activities comments on the new papal encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” and what it has to say about the dignity of human life.
- In the Catholic News Service Spotlight, Chaz Muth tells the story of one Colorado priest coming to the aid of another by donating a kidney.
- Franciscan Father Greg Friedman reflects on the readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time in his “Sunday Soundbite.”
- In his “Fact of Faith,” Paulist Father Larry Rice tells us about a fourth century schismatic group known as “Donatists.”
- Christine Codden of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers discusses the group’s recent annual gathering and their support of the U.S. bishops’ pastoral initiative on marriage.
- In Catholic News Service’s Rome Report, Carol Glatz reports on an exciting find that may confirm that a tomb at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls actually contains the remains of the apostle.
- John Mulderig of the Bishops Office for Film and Broadcasting reviews the new Johnny Depp film, “Public Enemies,” which tells the story of 1930’s gangster John Dillinger.