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Catholic Radio Weekly

Listeners learn how the U.S. bishops' are addressing major issues facing the nation and the Church, and hear reviews of current television programs and movies from a Catholic perspective.

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RSSProgram 1104

Sun, 16 Jan 2011 10:00:00 ET

USCCB's Mary McClusky discusses plans for the annual March for Life Rally & Prayer Vigil in Washington D.C.; CNS Spotlight: Lectio Divina; Catholic-Jewish Relations: Archbishop Wilton Gregory; Fact of Faith: Farewell Rome Report: Papal rosary recording; Barbara Gangi of Paulist Productions discusses the story behind the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame TV special "The Lost Valentine"; Movie Review: "True Grit;" Close & Farewell signoff.

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Program 1103

Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:00:00 ET

Sudan election: Dan Griffin of Catholic Relief Services; CNS Spotlight: congressional accomplishments; Life Issues forum : Richard Doerflinger; Fact of Faith: Parishes; Rome Report: papal trips; Book: "The Pope's Maestro" Gilbert Levine; DVD Review: "The Social Network."

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Program 1102

Sun, 1 Jan 2011 10:00:00 ET

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh offers a New Year's reflection; Fact of Faith: The Gifts of the Magi; Bp. David Ricken discusses the first confirmed Marian apparition in the U.S. that occurred in his Diocese of Green Bay; Bp. Howard Hubbard discusses the U.S. bishops' statement on the START treaty; CNS Spotlight: Catholics in the new Congress; Tom Costanza of the Archdiocese of New Orleans discusses persistent problems lingering after the Gulf oil spill; Rome Report: electric pope mobile; Movie Review: "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader."

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Program 1101

Sun, 26 Dec 2010 10:00:00 ET

Franciscan Sister Judy Zielinski offers a Christmas reflection; Life Issues Forum: Susan Wills reflects on the incarnation and human dignity; Ian Delarosa of Catholic Relief Services in Jerusalem discusses Christmas in the Holy Land; Fact of Faith: Huron Carol; CNS Spotlight: health care bill's continuing challenges; Rome Report: Vatican photo project; Interview with Michael Flaherty, Walden Media on Chronicles of Narnia movies; DVD Review: "Legend of the Guardians: Owls of GaHoole."

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Program 1052

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:00:00 ET

USCCB's Deirdre McQuade discusses concerns about coverage for contraception and sterilization in the health care reform legislation; Rome Report: Chinese ordain bishop without Vatican consent; Archbishop Thomas Wenski discusses the generosity of the Church with donations to assist Haiti; Fact of Faith: Canon Law; CNS Spotlight: White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood partnerships; Glenmary Fr. John Brown's ministry in rural Georgia; DVD Review "Step Up 3D;" Advent web resources reminder.

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Program 1051

Sun, 12 Dec 2010 10:00:00 ET

USCCB's Sheila Garcia the Bishops' efforts to protect sanctity of marriage; CNS Spotlight: Parishes outreach to those with addictions; Life Issues Forum: USCCB's Mary McClusky on controversial web site; Advent reminder; Fact of Faith: Trappists' origins; CCHD's 2010 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award winner Janine Carreiro; Rome Report: New book on Pope Benedict XVI; Movie Review: "Tangled."

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Program 1050

Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:00:00 ET

Christians in Iraq: USCCB's Steve Colecchi; National Migration Week: USCCB's Todd Scribner; Rome Report: The Pope & scientists; Fact of Faith: end times; CRS aid to Philippine farmers: Joe Curry; CNS Spotlight: CUA President Garvey; DVD Review "Nanny McPhee Returns."

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Program 1049

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:00:00 ET

USCCB's online Advent resources: Pat Ryan Garcia; Life Issues Forum: Mary McClusky; CNS Spotlight: CPA panel on November elections; Fact of Faith: New Mexico Chimayo Shrine; Religious retirement collection: Sr. Janice Bader; Rome Report: Angels; DVD Review: "Twilight Saga: Eclipse".

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Program 1048

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:00:00 ET

Fr. David Garcia of Catholic Relief Services offers a Thanksgiving reflection; CNS Spotlight: Physician assisted suicide; Biloxi Bishop Roger Morin discusses the renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development; Fact of Faith: vows of obedience; Bequest to Glenmary Home Missioners builds new church in Ripley, MS; Rome Report: Homer Simpson a Catholic; Movie Review: Paranormal Activity 2.

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Program 1047

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:00:00 ET

Tom Price of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency's response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti; Rome Report: New members of the College of Cardinals; USCCB Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs director Fr. James Massa provides an update on the official Catholic-Jewish dialogue; Fact of Faith: Feast of Asses; Life Issues Forum: Kimberly Baker on Assisted Suicide; CNS Spotlight: Catholic milliner's hats to be displayed at the Smithsonian; DVD Review: "Metropolis."

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Program 1046

Sun, 7 Nov 2010 10:00:00 ET

Veterans Day: the story of Lt. Brendan Looney; Rome Report: evangelization; Life Issues Forum: Susan Wills on 3-D Sonograms; Fact of Faith: Sainthood cause for Fulton J. Sheen; CNS Spotlight: Supreme Court takes case concerning protests at funerals; CRS' Jackie DeCarlo on buying fair trade gifts for Christmas; Movie Review: "Red."

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Program 1045

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EST

Candy Hill of Catholic Charities USA discusses a legislative proposal on poverty that the agency helped to develop; CNS Spotlight: State ballot issues in November elections; Fr. Michael Montoya of the U.S. Catholic Mission Association discusses "Mission congress 2010;" Fact of Faith: religious orders that craft handmade caskets; Paulist Father Ron Roberson of the USCCB reports on recent meetings between the U.S. Bishops and the Orthodox Church; Movie Review: "The Social Network."

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Program 1044

Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EST

Catholic Relief Services' Michael McKennett explains how the agency is tackling the problem of human trafficking in Moldova; CNS Spotlight: Haiti Rebuilding plans; USCCB's Father Shawn McKnight discuses encouraging growth in the number of young men entering seminaries in the U.S.; Fact of Faith: the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's El Sanctuario shrine; Life Issues Forum: Tom Grenchik on dangerous abortion doctors and facilities; Rome Report: World Mission Sunday; Movie Review: "Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole."

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Program 1043

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EST

Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard discusses a meeting with White House officials on Mideast peace that he participated in; CNS Spotlight: "DREAM" act defeated; Laura Sheahan of Catholic Relief Services discusses the organizations outreach to Sri Lankan workers who suffer abuse while employed in the Middle East; Fact of Faith: Mother Marianne of Molokai; Devotion to Mary: USCCB's Fr. Thomas Weinandy; Rome Report: Mid East Synod; Movie Review: "Secretariat."

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Program 1042

Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EST

Bishops delegation to Haiti: Kevin Appleby, CNS Spotlight: Charitable giving around the world, Life Issues Forum: Susan Wills on contraceptives in preventive care, PSA :30 "For Your Marriage", Fact of Faith: Ajacan Jesuit Mission, Book: "Benedict the Sixteenth: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy" Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, Rome Report: The Palatine Guard, DVD Review: "How to Train Your Dragon"

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Program 1041

Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EST

CRS' Arthur Kirby discusses the importance of the upcoming Sudan vote on separation; CNS Spotlight: Archbishop Wuerl's pastoral on "new evangelization;" USCCB's Deirdre McQuade previews the resources offered for Respect Life Month 2010; Fact of Faith: history of the Miraculous Medal; Frank Morock reports on the recreation of a performance of Verdi's Requiem Mass that originally occurred at the Nazi Concentration Camp in Terezin, Czechoslovakia; Rome Report: catacombs of St. Thecla; DVD Review: "Letters to God."

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Program 1040

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:00:00 EST

USCCB's Father Rick Hilgartner gives a progress report on implementation of the New Roman Missal; USCCB's Mary Sperry explains how the Proper of Saints will be changed with the new missal; CNS Spotlight: Portland Parish ministry to newly arrived; Sunday Soundbite; Fact of Faith: Monsignors; Rome Report: Papal wardrobe; Interview with "cooking priest" Father Leo Patalinghug; DVD Review: "Iron Man 2."

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Program 1039

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:00:00 EST

USCCB General Counsel Anthony Picarello discusses proposed legislation to restrict religious institution hiring; CNS Spotlight: Alzheimer Priest remains active; Catechetical Sunday: Dr. Michael Steier; Fact of Faith: Cardinal John Newman; Life Issues Forum: Mary McClusky on embryonic stem cell research; Church building moving from Buffalo to Georgia: Phillip Hauserman; Rome Report: Pope's physician; DVD Review "Robin Hood."

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Program 1038

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:00:00 EST

Ron Gering, Director of Family and Children Services in the Diocese of Trenton, comments on winning a Catholic Charities USA "Family Strengthening" Award; Rome Report: Newman Beatification; Life issues Forum: Deirdre McQuade on the emergency contraceptive drug "Ella;" Fact of Faith: St. Dymphna; CRS' work in Sudan: Dan Griffin; CNS Spotlight: San Francisco Archdiocese hosts gathering for victims of abuse; Movie Review: "Nanny McPhee Returns."

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Program 1037

Sun, 5 Sep 2010 10:00:00 EST

USCCB's Richard Doerflinger discusses the proposed "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act;" CNS Spotlight: Roman Missal implementation; CRS's Ken Polsky reports on the flood disaster in Pakistan; Fact of Faith: Codex Sinaticus; Barbara McCrabb of the USCCB Secretariat of Catholic Education explains the significance of Cardinal John Henry Newman's beatification; Rome Report: Rome's Mamertine prison; Movie Review: "Tales from Earthsea."

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Program 1036

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EST

Sarah Comiskey McDonald of the Archdiocese of New Orleans discusses the state of the Church there five years after hurricane Katrina; CNS spotlight: Cuba's announcement on releasing political prisoners; Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami provides an update on Catholic Relief Services' post-earthquake work in Haiti; Fact of Faith: parish councils; Life Issues Forum: Theresa Notare on marriage as a communion of love and life; Rome Report: Vatican coins in public circulation; Movie Review: "Step Up 3D."

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Program 1035

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EST

Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, discusses the recent court ruling involving the same sex marriage ban in the state; CNS spotlight: woman attributes cancer cure to miracle; Liz O'Neill of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency's response to the Pakistan floods; Fact of Faith: Callistian funeral ministry; Book on Mother Theresa: David Van Biema; Rome Report: library; Movie Review: "Charlie St. Cloud."

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Program 1034

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EST

Fr. Larry Snyder of Catholic Charities USA explains why he is working to have the Gulf oil spill declared a national disaster; CNS Spotlight: Oil spill's impact; New Vatican procedures to deal with sexual abuse and clergy: Bp. Blase Cupich; Fact of Faith: Admirabilis Fresco in Rome; CRS' John Belanger explains the agency's work with Iraqi refugees in Egypt; Rome Report: Roman Missal iPad app; Movie Review: "Ramona and Beezus."

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Program 1033

Sun, 8 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EST

Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas discusses his recent visit to Washington to meet with President Obama and testify before Congress on immigration reform; CNS spotlight: University of Illinois religion professor controversy; Life Issues Forum: Deirdre McQuade discusses the status of abortion funding in the new health care legislation; Fact of Faith: Apostle's Creed; USCCB's Sister Eileen McCann previews some of the plans for World Youth Day 2011; Rome Report: statues; Movie Review: "Inception."

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Program 1032

Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EST

Dan Buck of the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis discusses an award the center received from Catholic Charities USA; CNS Spotlight: Florida activist against human trafficking honored by U.S. Government; New video on unique aspects of marriage: Andy Lichtenwalner/USCCB; Fact of Faith: origins of grace before meals; Mississippi camp for low income kids: Fr. Tim Murphy Rome Report: Vatican appointments; Movie Review: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

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Program 1031

Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST

Mariana Vera explains why the Maryland Catholic pregnancy center where she works is challenging a local regulation; CNS Spotlight: abortions in military hospitals; USCCB's Mary Jane Doerr explains how Catholic schools provide safe environments for children; Fact of Faith: the Ambrosian rite; Cleveland seminarian Chris Zerucha discusses his experiences in a CRS program; Rome Report: Vatican newspaper weighs in on Italy's performance in World Cup soccer; Movie Review: "Knight and Day."

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Program 1030

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST

Laura Sheahan of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency's response following the recent violence in Kyrgyzstan; Sara Feldman of the USCCB Department of Migration and Refugee Services explains their refugee resettlement work; CNS Spotlight: oil spill impact; Fact of Faith: Tweets from St. Gregory; Life Issues Forum: Susan Wills on the controversial new drug known as "Ella;" Todd Scribner of USCCB previews a new website called the American Catholic History Classroom; Rome Report: Catacomb discovery; DVD Review: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

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Program 1029

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST

Fr. Andrew Small of the USCCB Collection for the Church in Latin America provides an update on Haiti earthquake relief efforts; CNS Spotlight: Requiring Ultrasounds before abortions; Rob Gorman, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, discusses efforts to help those impacted by the Gulf oil spill; Fact of Faith: Rimet and soccer; Ed Kiely of Catholic Relief Services explains why the agency is working towards legislation to end exploitation of "conflict minerals" in Africa; Rome report: Pope Benedict's travels; DVD review: "Clash of the Titans."

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Program 1028

Sun, 4 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST

Tom Costanza of the Archdiocese of New Orleans discusses the impact of the Gulf oil spill; Rome Report: Middle East bishops' synod; Arthur Kirby of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency's efforts to alleviate the drought in Ethiopia; Fact of Faith: stewardship of time; Life Issues forum: Mary McClusky on the contraceptive drug called "Ella;" CNS Spotlight: parishes embracing social media; DVD Review: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians."

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Program 1027

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 10:00:00 EST

Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester discusses a recent meeting of bishops from the Americas on the causes of migration; Rome Report: Knights of Columbus exhibit in Rome; New Roman Missal and the Proper of Saints: USCCB's Mary Sperry; Fact of Faith: Mass of Ordination; CNS Spotlight: Mother Teresa sainthood cause; Peter's Pence collection: USCCB's Patrick Markey; DVD Review: "Remember Me."

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Program 1026

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:00:00 EST

Pat Hvidston of Catholic Charities USA discusses the "Poverty summits" the organization has been conducting as they mark their 100th anniversary; Rome Report: Pedophilia experts and the media; Permanent Diaconate: Fr. David Toups; Fact of Faith: Gregorian chant; CNS Spotlight: update on the health of Father Michael Joncas; People of Life student Leader award: Lauren Roselli; Movie Review: "Metropolis."

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Program 1025

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:00:00 EST

USCCB's Kathy Saile discusses some changes the bishops are requesting to the recently passed national health care legislation; CNS Spotlight: Mass for Mariners; USCCB's Marie Powell discusses a report that shows better graduation rates for Catholic schools; Fact of Faith: Catholic weddings; Life Issues Forum: Kim Baker comments on changes in public opinion about abortion; Rome Report: Year for Priests closing; Movie Review: "Shrek Forever After."

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Program 1024

Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:00:00 EST

Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester, chair of the US Bishops Committee on Migration, shares the points he made about Arizona's immigration situation in a Washington Post Online column; CNS Spotlight: the Catholic vote; National Review Board Chair Diane Knighton  Clergy Abuse in Europe; Fact of Faith: The Saint and the Sultan; Life Issues Forum: Theresa Notare on the gift of marriage; Rome Report: new information on the Roman Inquisition; Movie Review: "Robin Hood."

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Program 1023

Sun, 30 May 2010 10:00:00 EST

Colleen D'Aquin of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans explains how the agency is helping to connect workers impacted by the Gulf oil spill with resources to help them cope with the loss of income; Rome Report: Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cyprus; CRS' Sangita Bhatia discusses programs of the agency that help combat Human trafficking in India; Fact of Faith: Patriarchs; CNS Spotlight : University of Wisconsin Hospitals and abortion; Msgr. Stanley Deptula discusses the sainthood cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen; Movie Review: "Iron Man 2."

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Program 1022

Sun, 23 May 2010 10:00:00 EST

Baltimore Archbishop Edwin O'Brien discusses the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty recently signed by the U.S. and Russia; Rome Report: Vatican endorses University of Maryland stem cell research project; Pro Life Commentary: Richard Doerflinger on the aftermath of the health care bill; Fact of Faith: Church of the Holy Sepulcher; Fr. David Toups discusses a new web site about vocations to the priesthood and religious life; CNS Spotlight-Christian Legal Society vs. Martinez; Movie Review: "Furry Vengeance."

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Program 1021

Sun, 16 May 2010 10:00:00 EST

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson discusses controversial new Arizona Law SB 1070; CNS Spotlight: DePaul Conference on "Charity in Truth;" CRS' Laura Sheehan explains  how the agency is helping with cleanup and rebuilding after a string of tornados struck parts of India; Sunday Soundbite; Fact of Faith: Ascension Thursday; Rome Report: Approval of U.S. Roman Missal translation; USCCB's Pat Garcia discusses some of the media projects supported by the Catholic Communication Campaign; Movie Review: "The Perfect Game."

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Program 1020

Sun, 9 May 2010 10:00:00 EST

USCCB's Don Clemmer shares results from a survey of the U.S. 2010 priestly ordination class; CNS Spotlight: Mexican drug gangs; Jackie DeCarlo of Catholic Relief Services discusses "Fair Trade Day; Fact of Faith: First Vatican Council; USCCB's Sr. Mary Ann Walsh  previews new book about Pope Benedict XVI's first five years; Rome Report: Hitler & the Shroud of Turin; Movie review: "Clash of the Titans."

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Program 1019

Sun, 2 May 2010 10:00:00 EST

Dan Griffin of Catholic Relief Services discusses the agency's hope for peace following the recent Sudan Election; CNS Spotlight: Justice Stevens and the death penalty; Life Issues Forum: Tom Grenchik  discusses the new health care law and abortion; Fact of Faith: the short papacy of John Paul I; Thom Shellabarger discusses the example of St. Joseph the Worker on his feast day; Rome Report: new book about Pope Benedict XVI written by his secretary; movie review: "Letters to God."

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Program 1018

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:00:00 EST

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento previews the Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation; Rome Report: Pope's visit to Malta; Mundelein Seminarians' CRS Mission trip to Ethiopia; Sunday Soundbite; Fact of Faith: Mary as "Theotokos;" "Por tu Matrimonio" website: Alejandro Aguilera-Titus; CNS Spotlight: Lawyer turned missionary in Mongolia; 3-D TV from the Archdiocese of Boston; OFB Movie Review: "How to Train Your Dragon."

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Program 1017

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:00:00 EST

CRS' Karel Zalenka provides an update on relief efforts in Haiti; CNS Spotlight: Archbishop Dolan's Pastoral Letter "Keeping the Lord's Day Holy;" Life Issues Forum: Deirdre McQuade on next steps with Health Care Bill; Fact of Faith: capital punishment; Update on "For Your Marriage" web site: Sheila Garcia; Rome Report: Online revolution at the Vatican; Movie Review: "The Last Song."

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Program 1016

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 10:00:00 EST

Kevin Appleby discusses chances for Immigration reform; Anastasia Brown on anniversary of the US Refugee Act; CNS spotlight: UN discusses papal encyclical; Fact of faith: Divine Mercy Sunday; Theresa Kettelkamp discusses child abuse prevention month; Sr. Patricia Sullivan explains the work of SOAR (Support Our Aging Religious); Rome Report: Homily help from the Vatican; Movie Review: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

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Program 1015

Sun, 4 Apr 2010 10:00:00 EST

Father Leo Walsh of the USCCB Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs reflects on the Easter Sunday Gospel; Father Richard Hilgartner of the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship discusses the period of continued learning for new Catholics called the mystagogy.  Fact of Faith: how Easter got its name; CNS Spotlight: Sainthood cause for Fr. Augustine Tolton; National Dr. Karen Ristau, president of the National Catholic Educational Association previews the group's  convention; Life Issues commentary: Mary McClusky; Rome Report: Medjugore; Movie Review: "Remember Me."

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Program 1014

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:00:00 EST

Lane Hartill of Catholic Relief Services discusses a recent visit by a group of Catholic leaders to earthquake-ravaged Haiti; CNS Spotlight: Catholic parish life study; Fr. Richard Hilgartner describes upcoming workshops on the revised Roman Missal; Fact of Faith: Liturgies of Holy Week; Terry Mullins, a parishioner from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, discusses a new program the diocese started to encourage wellness; Rome Report: European discrimination against Gypsies; DVD review: "The Men Who Stare at Goats."

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Program 1013

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1012

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1011

Fri, 5 Mar 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1010

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST

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

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Program 1009

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1008

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST

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.

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Program 1007

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST

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.

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Program 1006

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST

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"

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Program 1005

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1004

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1003

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1002

Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 1001

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 952

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 951

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 950

Mon, 7 Dec 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 949

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 948

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 947

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

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.

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Program 946

Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 945

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

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—

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Program 944

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 943

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 942

Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 941

Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 940

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 939

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 938

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 937

Fri, 4 Sep 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 936

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 935

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:00:00 EST

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."

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Program 934

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:00:00 EST

Diane Knight, Bishops' National Review Board; Colleen Marotta, Holy Family Hospital Foundation; history of Catholic Charities, USA; news about the Shroud of Turin; Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas; review of "Race to Witch Mountain."

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Program 933

Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:00:00 EST

New Orleans "Helping Hands" project; US-Vatican diplomatic relations; Catholic weddings; Pope Gregory; Cristo Rey schools; aging Latin American population; review of DVD "The Soloist."

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Program 932

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

USCCB settled 18,000 refugees in 2008; Mary McClusky on "Caritas in Veritate;" priest’s kidney donation; fourth century "Donatists;" Christine Codden of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers; St. Paul’s tomb and a review of "Public Enemies."

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Program 931

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

John Carr on new papal encyclical; NIH and stem cell research; Vatican and Pius X society; plenary indulgences; Catholic Charities in Chicago; techie priests.

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Program 930

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

CRS helps Iraqi refugees suffering from trauma; supporting Bishop D'Arcy's pastoral concern for Notre Dame; Catholic-Muslim dialogue; New Roman Missal; Pope's restored Pauline Chapel; review of "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs."

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