|Catholic Radio Weekly July 2007 Past Episodes
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- Paul Macek, with Catholic Relief Services, reports on Laura Bush’s recent visit to Zambia and the new federal program to combat HIV and AIDS around the world.
- CNS journalist John Thavis reports on the recent Vatican document describing the “one true church of Christ”.
- Msgr. Anthony Sherman, of the USCCB Office for Liturgy, discusses the new papal letter allowing wider use of the Latin Mass.
- In our Sunday Soundbite, Fr. Greg Friedman, talks about signs and interpretations of the Eucharist.
- Tom Grenchik, with the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, commentates on a recent Philadelphia, Pa. resolution that was overturned after a challenge from Cardinal Justin Rigali and local Catholics.
- In our CNS Washington Report, Regina Linskey talks about recent capital punishment cases and polls that show Americans confliction over this type of punishment.
- Paulist Fr. Larry Rice explains how the displaying of infant Jesus statues in churches came to be and their significance to the parish community.
- Harry Forbes, with the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, reviews the new television drama “Saving Grace” starring Academy Award winning actress Holly Hunter.
- Ron Cruz, of the USCCB Office for Hispanic Affairs, explains how the current immigration debate is having a negative effect on legal immigrants and what Church leaders are doing to reach out to Hispanic young adults.
- In our CNS Washington Report, Regina Linskey reports on how the Diocese of Bogotá, Columbia, is helping citizens displaced by the country’s civil war learn new skills.
- Sarah Bowers, of Catholic Relief Services, talks about their education program in Afghanistan and some of its success stories.
- Our “Sunday Soundbite” explores the crucial relationship between Christ and ourselves.
- Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene, the “Saint of the Day” for July 22.
- The Catholic Extension Society has named Sr. Kate Regan, of Ripley, Miss., as its Hidden Hero this month, for her work as pastoral coordinator in St. Matthew Mission parish.
- CNS Rome Reporter John Thavis features Pope Benedict’s recent visit to two holy sites in Italy, focusing on two important saints.
- Harry Forbes, with the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, looks at the new documentary “Champions of Faith.”
- Jack Connally, of Catholic Relief Services, talks about the millions of Iraqi refugees displaced by the country’s civil war.
- Mgsr. John Kozar, with the Propagation for the Faith, discusses a new program for Catholics who like to “shop ‘till the drop” that can help the Church worldwide.
- Our CNS Washington Report looks at contributions of Afro-Mexicans and their struggles to survive in Western Mexico.
- Fr. Greg Friedman discusses Christians’ roles as prophets in ancient and modern times.
- “What have you done for your marriage today?” Sheila Garcia, from the USCCB Office of Family, Laity, Women and Youth talks about a new project that brings positive attention to marriage as a necessary and important institution to society and the Church.
- St. Bonaventure, who was at first called the Devout Doctor; but in more recent centuries he has been known as the Seraphic Doctor after the “Seraphic Father” Francis because of the truly Franciscan spirit he possessed is the “Saint of the Day” for July 15.
- Our CNS Rome Report reviews the “10 Driving Commandments” recently issued by Pope Benedict XVI.
- Harry Forbes, with the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, reviews “Evan Almighty.”
- CRS’s Matt McGarry updates the agency’s recovery work in Pakistan, where over three million people were left homeless after the devastating 2005 earthquake.
- In our CNS Washington Report, Regina Linskey reports on how the Church in Puerto Rico is regaining its identity and working to rekindle Puerto Rican Catholicism.
- Eduardo Rivera, with the Catholic Extension Society, discusses the new bilingual magazine “Nuestra Familia Catolica” that focuses on the Church’s Hispanic population.
- Deidre McQuade, of the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities Office, commentates on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on partial-birth abortion.
- In this week’s Fact of Faith, Fr. Larry Rice features information on a special guild for Catholic dentists.
- Our CNS Rome Report features the story of how the Pope’s summer residence is becoming a school for stargazers.
- Harry Forbes, with the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, reviews the new movie “A Mighty Heart” featuring Angelina Jolie.
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