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Anti-Abortion Groups vs. the FDA | Colorado legislators seek big boost in Special Education funding | Catholic hospitals no longer performing tubal ligations after Dobbs decision | Cannabis legalization seems to be okay | RJD2 is the Concert Pick of the WeekWelcome to High Country - politics in the American West. My name is Sean Diller; regular listeners might know me from Heartland Pod's Talking Politics, every Monday.Support this show and all the work in the Heartland POD universe by going to heartlandpod.com and clicking the link for Patreon, or go to Patreon.com/HeartlandPod to sign up. Membership starts at $1/month, with even more extra shows and special access at the higher levels. No matter the level you choose, your membership helps us create these independent shows as we work together to change the conversation.Alright! Let's get into it: DENVER (AP) COLORADO NEWSLINE: Anti-Abortion Groups vs. the FDABY: LINDSEY TOOMER - JANUARY 31, 2023 3:45 AMReproductive rights advocates in Colorado were feeling optimistic following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to expand access to the abortion pill mifepristone in early January — but a federal lawsuit filed just 10 days later has made the future of medication abortions uncertain. On Jan. 3 the FDA issued a decision that allows the abortion drug mifepristone to be picked up at a pharmacy if the patient has a prescription, eliminating a previous requirement that the drug be given directly from a health care provider. Dr. Kristina Tocce, medical director at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said the FDA's decision is a “really big breakthrough” that should increase access across the country. América Ramirez, program director for the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, said it's exciting to see expanded access and agreed it could be beneficial for people across the state, especially the Latina community. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Denver Democrat who co-chairs the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, said during a recent press conference with news reporters that the caucus is working with the Biden administration to ensure the U.S. Postal Service will be able to deliver abortion medications when prescribed by an out-of-state doctor. Karen Middleton, president of Cobalt, a Colorado-based reproductive rights advocacy organization, said the FDA's decision will be particularly beneficial for Coloradans outside of the Denver metro area, so long as their pharmacies are willing to participate. But, she said while this is a positive step forward, there are still too many “bureaucratic and cost barriers” for those seeking abortion care.“We've known for years that medication abortion care is overwhelmingly safe and effective,” Middleton said in an email. “We hope that Colorado pharmacies, especially in rural areas, will make it available to patients as soon as possible and without bureaucratic delay.”But anti-abortion groups have sued to stop pharmacies from filling prescriptions for mifepristone, and the case will likely go all the way to the Supreme Court. The lawsuit argues the FDA “exceeded its regulatory authority” in approving the use of mifepristone and misoprostol to end a pregnancy, and seeks a preliminary and a permanent injunction that would remove the FDA's approval. That would imply that Congress should decide, which is of course, dumb.Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department said there are no examples in history where a court has second-guessed a determination from the FDA that a drug is safe and effective. Karen Middleton said the lawsuit was the anti-abortion groups' only choice, as they “know that they'll lose at the ballot box” since purple and red state voters repeatedly voted to protect abortion rights in 2022. “That's why these radicals are bringing legal challenges in Federal District Courts with conservative judges — to weaponize the legal system to end legal abortion access,” Middleton said. Fawn Bolak, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, called the lawsuit a “politically-motivated attack” that has “no basis in science,” as the drug has been used safely and legally since it was approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago. This lawsuit is designed to push abortion care further out of reach for the most vulnerable.“Exploiting the legal system in an attempt to prevent people from accessing safe, essential health care is unconscionably cruel. Rest assured PPRM will continue to provide safe and legal abortion care to our patients — no matter the outcome in this case.”CHALKBEAT COLORADO: Education Committee backs big boost in Special Ed SpendingColorado would fund special education at the levels lawmakers promised back in 2006, under legislation recommended unanimously Friday by a special committee on school finance.The special education bill would reimburse districts $6,000 for each student with what's known as a Tier B disability, and who requires more intensive support for students to be successful in school. These include dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, deafness, blindness, emotional disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries, among others. The bill also calls for Tier B funding to increase every year by the rate of inflation.Both the federal and state governments require school districts to provide a “free and appropriate” education to all students, including those with disabilities, but they pay just a fraction of the cost. That won't change with this bill.School districts would still bear about two-thirds of the additional cost of providing special education services, but a few years ago, the state was paying less than half of what it had promised. The new bill would add $40.2 million in special education funding to next year's budget, bringing the total to at least $340 million, a 13% increase. The amount could be more, depending on how lawmakers handle requirements to respond to inflation. The bill could also get scaled back, in future budget committee negotiations.The special education bill, sponsored by state Sens. Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) and Barbara Kirkmeyer, a Brighton Republican, along with state Reps. Kipp and Lisa Frizell, a Castle Rock Republican, will be the only bill to come out of the Interim Committee on School Finance this session.Sen Zenzinger, who also chairs the Joint Budget Committee and serves on the interim committee on school finance, sounded a note of caution even as she signed on as a prime sponsor of the funding increase bill. “We'll put it out there as what we'd like to see, and we'll see what's available to us in the budget,” she said.Bureau Chief Erica Meltzer covers education policy and politics and oversees Chalkbeat Colorado's education coverage. Contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org.COLORADO SUN: Catholic hospitals crack down on contraceptionJennifer Brown4:00 AM MST on Jan 31, 2023Colorado has one of the least restrictive abortion laws in the country, but health care advocates say women in rural and mountain towns often lack reproductive health care accessWhen the only hospital in Durango with a maternity ward decided that it would no longer let women get their tubes tied, there was no public announcement. Mercy Hospital's website doesn't spell it out, either. Instead, a read-between-the-lines statement added to the Centura Health hospital's website in September noted that Mercy is “responsible for conducting itself in a manner consistent with the ethical principles of the Catholic church ministry.” The hospital had recently completed a “re-education” of hospital staff and board members regarding the church's ethical and religious directives, it said, adding that “patients are fully informed of all treatment options.” Doctors who deliver babies at Mercy said they were told that beginning April 15, they can no longer provide post-cesarean-section tubal ligations - a sterilization procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut. Women who have decided not to have more children often have their tubes tied immediately after a C-section, when they are already under spinal anesthesia, sparing them from the risk, cost, and hassle of scheduling a separate second procedure.The hospital already prohibited tubal ligations after vaginal births, but had been allowing them after C-sections because of the undue burden it placed on patients. It's been up to obstetricians to tell their pregnant patients that they will have to go elsewhere for permanent birth control. Dr. Kimberly Priebe, who delivers 90-100 babies a year and has been an obstetrician-gynecologist in Durango for 20 years said “Patients are furious. This decision undermines our patients' trust in Centura.” Mercy's prohibition of sterilization comes as health care advocates across the country are concerned about diminishing reproductive rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Even in Colorado, a state with statutory protection for abortion and one of the least restrictive abortion laws in the country, women are losing access to reproductive health care, particularly in rural and mountain areas where there is only one hospital in town.Mergers that have joined Catholic health systems with secular or protestant systems have created a confusing health landscape for patients seeking abortions or birth control.Centura Health, formed in 1996 by the merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health System, has 16 hospitals in Colorado and three in Kansas. The Catholic hospitals, including Mercy, follow the Catholic directives, while the Adventist hospitals do not. In Denver, doctors affiliated with Centura Health can steer patients who want their tubes tied to nearby hospitals. But in Durango - and other towns with just one hospital - that's not an option. Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, senior organizing strategist with ACLU of Colorado said “We really are seeing a trend with hospitals, insurance companies, pharmacies, other health care entities, discriminating against people by denying basic care … all in the name of religion. The main target is reproductive access, including birth control, emergency contraception, sterilization and abortions.“We can't really consider access to reproductive health care in Colorado universally protected until everybody in every corner of our state has access. There's often this perception that everybody in Colorado has access to abortion and to reproductive health care and that is just fundamentally untrue, especially in the rural parts of the state where you just don't have additional options.”It's unclear why Mercy Hospital had been allowing tubal ligations after C-sections and what led to the change. CommonSpirit Health, the Catholic owner of Mercy and other Catholic hospitals, said they had no updates to provide. The Diocese of Pueblo, which includes all of southern Colorado, referred questions to Centura Health. Centura Health officials would not give an interview about the change at Mercy, or explain why it's happening now, considering that Mercy has been Catholic since it was founded. The only exception is for women predisposed to cancerAfter the latest “reeducation” of the Catholic directives, Mercy said it would allow tubal ligations post C-section for only one reason — if the woman has a genetic predisposition to ovarian or breast cancer. — Dr. Kimberly Priebe, Four Corners Obstetrics and Gynecology said “This is a very small number of women, and what an arbitrary exception.”“What about women with hypertension, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, uterine abnormalities, and the many other risk factors that can make pregnancy deadly? It seems the Catholic church does not want a woman dying of cancer but during pregnancy is OK?”With the new Mercy policy prohibiting tubal ligations after C-section, doctors will send those patients to the local surgical hospital, though they are concerned about overwhelming the center. And, doctors say, forcing women to schedule the procedure separate from their hospital delivery puts them at unnecessary risk, disrupts their lives with more time away from work, and costs the health system more money. The Medicaid billing rate for a doctor performing a tubal ligation post C-section is a $90 add-on and takes about 10 minutes, doctors said, not including anesthesia and facility fees.Patients who go to Animas Surgical Hospital for a standalone tubal ligation would likely have to pay thousands of dollars for the procedure. The hospital's cash-pay price for the procedure for people without insurance is $9,900.“Patients do not understand how a health care option can be refused when our hospital gets public money and purports to put patient care first,” Dr Priebe said. Pregnant patients in Summit County also face tough choices. Like in Durango, the only hospital is Catholic.St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, part of Centura Health, does not provide tubal ligations. Dr. Amy Tomlinson, an OB-GYN in Summit County, has had to explain to hundreds of patients that they cannot get their tubes tied at the hospital where they plan to give birth. “Usually, honestly, it was a huff and a sigh and an eye roll,” she said. “Sometimes it was a jaw drop and a shake of the head. But I think women are so used to being second-class citizens in this society that I don't think it was ever terribly surprising to people.” Summit County women have the choice of delivering at St. Anthony and then getting their tubes tied later at another hospital, or driving more than an hour to Denver to deliver their baby so they can have the procedure at the same time. And for women who already have a C-section scar on their uterus, it's especially dangerous to ask them to drive that far in labor, Tomlinson said. “The Catholic position is, ‘If you don't like it, you can go somewhere else,'” she said. “Well, it's not like you can go across town when your hospital is the only one in a tri-county radius. We essentially become an island during snowstorms up here. Even if a patient wants to go elsewhere, she may not be able to get there. And then you are asking women to drive an hour or more while they are laboring. Why would we put women at risk for rupturing their uterus or for giving birth on the side of the road?”Tomlinson, who is opening her own practice but in the past worked at High Country Healthcare, recalled that while removing severe scar tissue from the uterus of a patient at St. Anthony Summit, she had to ask permission from the bishop to place an IUD in the woman's uterus in order to keep it open and prevent pain. The woman had in the past had a tubal ligation so she was already sterile, but the Catholic hospital still required her to get permission to place the birth-control method, called an intrauterine device. And in 2010, Tomlinson gave a presentation to the St. Anthony Summit board to persuade them not to prohibit treatment of ectopic pregnancies. In the post-Roe v. Wade era, doctors across the nation have reported confusion about whether treating an ectopic pregnancy — which is when a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus — is considered an abortion. In another large hospital system - SCL Health - Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver and St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction — operate under the ethical and religious directives, meaning they do not provide sterilizations. Two of SCL's secular hospitals — Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette — also operate under the same compliance with Catholic directives, said Gregg Moss, spokesman for SCL Health.Moss referred The Colorado Sun to an SCL Health webpage that explains the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services - they were first published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1948.The hospital system's webpage does not specifically mention birth control, tubal ligations or abortions, but says that in today's society, Catholic hospitals are “pressured to provide medical procedures that are contrary to Catholic teaching.” “And by refusing to provide or permit such medical procedures, Catholic health care affirms what defines it: a commitment to the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception until death,” it says.Mannat Singh, executive director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, excoriated the choices being made by Catholic hospitals. “It is a basic human right to seek, or refuse, reproductive health care, and we will continue to work to ensure there are no barriers to seeking that care,” she said.COLORADO SUN: Well, it ain't a gateway drug.John Ingold3:55 AM MST on Jan 31, 2023Last year, a study came out showing that marijuana legalization in Colorado likely increased cannabis use among adults in the state.Because of the novel methods the researchers used to examine the question, the study was perhaps the best answer to date on one of legalization's biggest impacts. But it also left an even bigger question unanswered: If adults are consuming more cannabis and more frequently, is that bad?Now, in a follow-up study by the same team, the researchers have come to an answer: it doesn't seem to be. Stephanie Zellers, one of the researchers, said “At least from the psychological point of view, we really didn't find that legalized cannabis has had a lot of negative influence, which I think is important.”Zellers recently graduated with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, but she began her doctoral work at the University of Colorado before transferring when her thesis adviser changed jobs. She had originally been interested in neuroscience research, but the necessity of using live lab animals for the work was off-putting.And, in the Colorado-to-Minnesota connection, she found a trove of data that could be used in never-before-tried ways.The data are from longitudinal studies of twins in Colorado or Minnesota. Researchers in both states followed the twins over long periods of time, collecting information about their behaviors, including their cannabis use. The survey information, then, creates an ideal scenario for study: It is thorough, it has built-in controls for variables like socioeconomic status, and it helps account for genetic differences.“That twin component really allows us to rule out what could be noisy variables — cultural differences, family differences, things like that,” Zellers said.On top of that, because Colorado has legalized marijuana and Minnesota hasn't (at least so far) — and because some twins born in Minnesota moved to Colorado and vice versa — the data provide an ideal opportunity to study the way legalization in Colorado a decade ago has influenced people's behavior ever since.The original study, published last fall, simply asked whether twins living in legal-marijuana states use marijuana more than twins living in prohibition states. And the answer is yes — about 20% more, according to the research.That answer was interesting, but “Really what people care about is: Is legalization harmful,” she said.To answer that question, the team came up with 23 measures of what they call “psychological dysfunction.” This includes things like substance-use disorders, but also financial woes, mental health distress, community disengagement, and relationship issues. The team looked at data on more than 4,000 people — 40% of whom live in a legal-marijuana state.Zellers said what the researchers found was unexpected: They basically found nothing.“Obviously the cannabis use increases, but we didn't see an increase in cannabis-use disorder, which is a little surprising,” she said. “We didn't really see changes in how much people were drinking or using tobacco. No large personality, or workplace, or IQ differences, or anything like that.”People in legal states did not report using illegal drugs at higher rates. Researchers also didn't find a link between marijuana legalization and psychotic behavior.They did find one difference, though. People living in a state where recreational marijuana use is prohibited reported higher rates of alcohol-use disorder and more specifically one symptom of the condition: They were more likely to report using alcohol in situations that were dangerous or harmful, such as driving drunk.To Zellers and other researchers, the study provides valuable information for the ongoing debate over whether cannabis legalization is a good idea. But it's not the final word.CU psychology and neuroscience professor John Hewitt, one of the study's co-authors, said in a statement that “Our study suggests we should not be overly concerned about everyday adult use in a legalized environment, but no drug is risk-free. It would be a mistake to dismiss the risks from higher doses of a drug that is relatively safe in small amounts.”This highlights one of the study's big limitations. Zellers said most of the people included in the twins data are relatively light cannabis users. The sample size for heavy users is small.“Our sample is an adult community sample broadly characterized by low levels of substance use and psychosocial dysfunction,” the researchers write. This limits our ability to generalize relationships between legalization, outcomes and risk factors for the individuals at greatest risk.”Zellers said she and her colleagues are hoping to publish another study based on their data — but this one will be less concerned about the impacts of marijuana legalization as a policy. Instead, it will try to look at how much cannabis people have used over their lifetimes and then score that against the same measures of psychological dysfunction “to see if, not the policy, but the actual substance itself has an effect” And if YOU want to see about substances and their effects, don't miss the unsolicited concert of the weekCONCERT PICK OF THE WEEK: RJD2 with just 2 upcoming dates - Friday Feb 3 at the Music Box in San Diego, and Saturday Feb 4th at the Gothic Theatre in Denver. There should also be lots of fun stuff in lots of fun places this weekend for Bob Marley's birthday, February 6.Welp, that's it for me! From Denver I'm Sean Diller. Original reporting for the stories in today's show comes from the Colorado Newsline, Colorado Sun, Chalkbeat Colorado, and Denver's Westword.Thank you for listening! See you next time.
Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles is a true crime podcast that pairs dramatic readings of articles with interviews conducted with journalists who covered the stories. For this set of episodes we're looking at a multi-part series from the Buffalo News Watchdog Team of Lou Michel, Dan Herbeck, and Mike McAndrew that launched Friday, Jan. 20, about a decades old murder of a Catholic Priest. The homicide went unsolved amid vague rumors of a cover-up. Read more: Keep up with the series as the articles are published Day 1: 'Father isn't coming': All was silent at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse when the first few nuns filed into the small chapel and bowed their heads in prayer. It was 6:30 a.m. on March 13, 1966. But O'Connor, expected to arrive soon to perform the 7 a.m. Mass, never appeared. Read more Day 2: Three boys discover a body in Scajaquada Creek: The dead man's wallet was missing, but officers discovered he was Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor, 44, one of the most prominent priests in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese. Read more Day 3: His Impala is found, and police zero in on homicide: It took more than 14 hours before police located O'Connor's 1966 gray, four-door Chevy Impala. It was parked just over 1 mile away from where his body was found in an upscale neighborhood, two blocks north of Delaware Park, when it was found at 3:20 a.m. Monday, March 14, 1966. The possibility of suicide was soon replaced by homicide. Read more Day 4: A rising star's death is a 'staggering blow' to Catholic community: Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor rose from humble roots to become one of Buffalo's most influential priests, making his murder all the more shocking to the deeply Catholic community of the 1960s. For more than half a century, his unsolved murder has generated all kinds of speculation about the identity and motive of the killer or killers. Theories have included speculation about his sexual orientation to suggestions that O'Connor heard a confession about a sin so terrible that it put him in grave danger. Read more Day 5: A 57-year-old box of evidence reveals a case that goes cold: Inside a tiny interrogation room at the Buffalo Police homicide bureau, journalists, for two days, read and reread files, took extensive notes and compared details in reports. It became clear that what started out as a massive investigation involving dozens of detectives was suddenly halted without an explanation provided in the official reports or to the public. Read more Day 6: Renowned sleuth Leo Donovan oversaw murder investigation: Leo J. Donovan was no stranger to headline-making murder cases. By the time he retired in 1985, he had served as the chief of the Buffalo Police homicide squad longer than anyone in the department's history. During his 21 years in that position, Donovan headed investigations into about 4,000 unexplained deaths and homicides, including some of the most notorious crimes in Buffalo over the past century. But he was a relative newcomer to high-profile cases in 1966. Read more Day 7: A diocese journalist emerges as a suspect: Buffalo homicide detectives took a special interest in a young reporter for the Catholic Diocese newspaper after his boss was murdered. A day after Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor's body was found floating in Scajaquada Creek on March 13, 1966, detectives interviewed Robert Armbruster. He told them he was physically attracted to the priest, but had fantasized about taking an ax to his head, according to 56-year-old police reports obtained by The Buffalo News. Read more Day 8: Detectives chased tips around the clock after murder: Though so much of the work conducted by detectives would lead to dead-ends, the 56-year-old homicide file The Buffalo News reviewed in 2022 reflects meticulous police work was being carried out early in the probe. Read more Day 9: Did his sexuality have anything to do with his murder?: None of the Buffalo police reports on the unsolved murder of Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor identify him as being gay. But it is clear that homicide detectives wanted to know 57 years ago if homosexuality had anything to do with the crime. In reports on the 1966 case, detectives said they received information from fellow officers suggesting they look at criminals known to rob gay men and investigate gay bars for possible leads. Read more Day 10: A priest becomes a suspect in the monsignor's murder: The 56-year-old reports obtained by The Buffalo News revealed for the first time that the Rev. John D. Lewandowski was considered a suspect by police. And while the reports do not say why, there are clues that suggest reasons for focusing on Lewandowski. Read more Day 11: Priest suspected in murder was accused of molesting boys: Decked out in a skin-tight wrestler's uniform and high-top boots, Rev. John D. Lewandowski in the 1960s would sometimes hold weekend training sessions where he would teach wrestling moves to adolescent and teenage boys. But according to some of the seven men who decades later filed Child Victims Act lawsuits accusing Lewandowski of sexual abuse, the priest used the wrestling sessions to connect with victims he molested. They also recalled that Lewandowski told them he knew how to use wrestling moves to kill someone. Coming Tuesday Day 12: A trip to Bemus Point to fingerprint and interview wayward priest: Thirteen days after the murder of Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor, two of Buffalo's top homicide investigators traveled 70 miles through a snowstorm to conduct a highly unusual interview. Buffalo police homicide squad Chief Leo J. Donovan and Sgt. John C. Rapp visited a retreat house run by the Buffalo Catholic Diocese in Bemus Point, a popular vacation spot on Chautauqua Lake. There they would interview the Rev. John D. Lewandowski. Donovan's six-page account of the interview, dated March 26, 1966, is among the most fascinating reports in the O'Connor case file. Coming Wednesday More installments coming soon: Day 13: Diocese secretly used Bemus Point mansion to house molester priests Day 14: Suddenly, the murder investigation ends Day 15: Former prosecutor links a monsignor to murder Day 16: Could a Buffalo bishop shut down a murder investigation? Day 17: What became of two suspects in unsolved murder? Day 18: Family left in the dark about why murder went unsolved We certainly encourage you to subscribe to Late Edition Crime Beat Chronicles wherever you get your podcasts to catch all our upcoming coverage of the series as well as keep an eye on Buffalo News for the articles as they publish starting this weekend. 'Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles' is a product of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 77 U.S. markets and communities. The program is hosted and recorded by Nat Cardona with additional production from Lee Enterprises.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Joe Owens gives us a news update from The Dialog, we will talk with Padua Academy seniors, Bridget Casey and Sophia Correale and St. Elizabeth seniors, DJ Wescott and Eric O'Neill. These students will look back at their Catholic school education as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023. We will also hear from Diocese of Wilmington Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lou De Angelo and learn about the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas who's feast we celebrate each January 28th.
Today we share Fr Joe's interview with Fr Josh Johnson. Fr Joe and Fr Josh sat down for a conversation during the Good News Cruise marriage retreat last week. Fr Joe is so excited for you to get to know Fr Josh, who is a pastor and vocations director in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Please use the following link if you would like to financially support Church of the Holy Family:https://pushpay.com/g/hfgrandblanc?sr...
What does it look like to follow a call into church planting? Chase Edgar, Vicar (lead planter) of Church of the Ascension in Anderson, SC shares his story. Interviewed by Seth Cain, Canon for Church Planting for the Diocese of the Carolinas.
Michael and John are joined by Connor Companik from the Diocese of Phoenix. After explaining his claim as the podcast's "Biggest Fan™", Connor explains his journey to seminary and how his devotion for sacred music has grown over the years. The audio clip used in this podcast is from the Corpus Christi Sunday Mass (May 29, 2016) at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance antiphon is from the Graduale Romanum for the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Credit for this clip goes to the SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral schola.
Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles is a true crime podcast that pairs dramatic readings of articles with interviews conducted with journalists who covered the stories. For this set of episodes we're looking at a multi-part series from the Buffalo News Watchdog Team of Lou Michel, Dan Herbeck, and Mike McAndrew that launches Friday, Jan. 20, about a decades old murder of a Catholic Priest. The homicide went unsolved amid vague rumors of a cover-up. Read more: Keep up with the series as the articles are published Day 1: 'Father isn't coming': All was silent at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse when the first few nuns filed into the small chapel and bowed their heads in prayer. It was 6:30 a.m. on March 13, 1966. But O'Connor, expected to arrive soon to perform the 7 a.m. Mass, never appeared. Read more Day 2: Three boys discover a body in Scajaquada Creek: The dead man's wallet was missing, but officers discovered he was Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor, 44, one of the most prominent priests in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese. Read more Day 3: His Impala is found, and police zero in on homicide: It took more than 14 hours before police located O'Connor's 1966 gray, four-door Chevy Impala. It was parked just over 1 mile away from where his body was found in an upscale neighborhood, two blocks north of Delaware Park, when it was found at 3:20 a.m. Monday, March 14, 1966. The possibility of suicide was soon replaced by homicide. Read more Day 4: A rising star's death is a 'staggering blow' to Catholic community: Monsignor Francis J. O'Connor rose from humble roots to become one of Buffalo's most influential priests, making his murder all the more shocking to the deeply Catholic community of the 1960s. For more than half a century, his unsolved murder has generated all kinds of speculation about the identity and motive of the killer or killers. Theories have included speculation about his sexual orientation to suggestions that O'Connor heard a confession about a sin so terrible that it put him in grave danger. Read more Day 5: A 57-year-old box of evidence reveals a case that goes cold: Inside a tiny interrogation room at the Buffalo Police homicide bureau, journalists, for two days, read and reread files, took extensive notes and compared details in reports. It became clear that what started out as a massive investigation involving dozens of detectives was suddenly halted without an explanation provided in the official reports or to the public. Coming Jan. 25 Day 6: Renowned sleuth Leo Donovan oversaw murder investigation: Leo J. Donovan was no stranger to headline-making murder cases. By the time he retired in 1985, he had served as the chief of the Buffalo Police homicide squad longer than anyone in the department's history. During his 21 years in that position, Donovan headed investigations into about 4,000 unexplained deaths and homicides, including some of the most notorious crimes in Buffalo over the past century. But he was a relative newcomer to high-profile cases in 1966. Coming Jan. 26 More installments coming soon: Day 7: A diocese journalist emerges as a suspect Day 8: Detectives chased tips around the clock after murder Day 9: Did his sexuality have anything to do with his murder? Day 10: A priest becomes a suspect in the monsignor's murder Day 11: Priest suspected in murder was accused of molesting boys Day 12: A trip to Bemus Point to fingerprint and interview wayward priest Day 13: Diocese secretly used Bemus Point mansion to house molester priests Day 14: Suddenly, the murder investigation ends Day 15: Former prosecutor links a monsignor to murder Day 16: Could a Buffalo bishop shut down a murder investigation? Day 17: What became of two suspects in unsolved murder? Day 18: Family left in the dark about why murder went unsolved We certainly encourage you to subscribe to Late Edition Crime Beat Chronicles wherever you get your podcasts to catch all our upcoming coverage of the series as well as keep an eye on Buffalo News for the articles as they publish starting this weekend. 'Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles' is a product of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 77 U.S. markets and communities. The program is hosted and recorded by Nat Cardona with additional production from Lee Enterprises.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 318The Saint of the day is Saint Francis de SalesSaint Francis de Sales' Story Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder's place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law. After receiving his doctorate, he returned home and, in due time, told his parents he wished to enter the priesthood. His father strongly opposed Francis in this, and only after much patient persuasiveness on the part of the gentle Francis did his father finally consent. Francis was ordained and elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, then a center for the Calvinists. Francis set out to convert them, especially in the district of Chablais. By preaching and distributing the little pamphlets he wrote to explain true Catholic doctrine, he had remarkable success. At 35, he became bishop of Geneva. While administering his diocese he continued to preach, hear confessions, and catechize the children. His gentle character was a great asset in winning souls. He practiced his own axiom, “A spoonful of honey attracts more flies than a barrelful of vinegar.” Besides his two well-known books, the Introduction to the Devout Life and A Treatise on the Love of God, he wrote many pamphlets and carried on a vast correspondence. For his writings, he has been named patron of the Catholic Press. His writings, filled with his characteristic gentle spirit, are addressed to lay people. He wants to make them understand that they too are called to be saints. As he wrote in The Introduction to the Devout Life: “It is an error, or rather a heresy, to say devotion is incompatible with the life of a soldier, a tradesman, a prince, or a married woman…. It has happened that many have lost perfection in the desert who had preserved it in the world.” In spite of his busy and comparatively short life, he had time to collaborate with another saint, Jane Frances de Chantal, in the work of establishing the Sisters of the Visitation. These women were to practice the virtues exemplified in Mary's visit to Elizabeth: humility, piety, and mutual charity. They at first engaged to a limited degree in works of mercy for the poor and the sick. Today, while some communities conduct schools, others live a strictly contemplative life. Reflection Francis de Sales took seriously the words of Christ, “Learn of me for I am meek and humble of heart.” As he said himself, it took him 20 years to conquer his quick temper, but no one ever suspected he had such a problem, so overflowing with good nature and kindness was his usual manner of acting. His perennial meekness and sunny disposition won for him the title of “Gentleman Saint.” Saint Francis de Sales is the Patron Saint of: AuthorsDeafnessJournalistsWriters Click here for more on Francis de Sales! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
Deacon Steve Greco is a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Orange in California; he is the Director of Evangelization and Formation for the Diocese as well. He is also founder and president of Spirit Filled Heart Ministries, which engages in evangelization and support of the foreign missions. He and MaryAnne have been married for 50 years and have three adult children. They discuss the Mass readings from Sunday mass; in this episode, their focus is on being called.The Bible and You airs live weekdays at 2:30pm Pacific Time go to spiritfilledevents.com website or download our Spirit Filled Radio App for Android or Apple Devices.Archives of shows from Spirit Filled Radio are available on podcast at spiritfilledevents.com
Today, Bishop Daniel Felton of the Diocese of Duluth, MN announced how Pope Francis's motu proprio, "Traditionis custodes", would be implemented in the Duluth diocese. It was much better news than many dioceses have received. The current weekly TLM in the diocese will continue as is with no changes. The "moderator" of the TLM community in the diocese is Father Joel Hastings, who is the Director of Liturgy for the Duluth diocese and is the priest who has been saying the weekly TLM.#catholic #traditional #duluth ********************************************************Avoiding Babylon was started during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these difficult and dark days, when most of us were isolated from family, friends, our parishes, and even the Sacraments themselves, this channel was started as a statement of standing against the tyrannical mandates that many of us were living under. Since those early days, this channel has morphed into an amazing community of friends…no…more than friends…Christian brothers and sisters…who have grown in joy and charity.Avoiding Babylon does not criticize the hierarchy or institutional Church, especially Pope Francis. We recognize there is an unprecedented crisis in the Church, but we feel that there are other shows that address these issues that are more qualified than us. Instead, we try to remind ourselves and those who enjoy the channel that being Catholic is a joyful and exciting experience. We seek true Catholic fraternity and eutrapelia with other Catholics who, like us, are doing their best to live out their vocation with the help of God's Grace. Above all, we try to bring humor and joy to the craziness of this fallen world, for as Hillaire Belloc has famously said:“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,There's always laughter and good red wine.At least I've always found it so.Benedicamus Domino!”https://www.avoidingbabylon.comTelegram Chat: https://t.me/+0Y7wFEkoovg1NTcxCheck out our store! - https://avoiding-babylon.sellfy.store Support the showCheck out our new store!
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk to Mr. Dan Pin, Director for Catholic Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry for the Diocese of Wilmington, about the February 3, 2023 Damacus Camp's Jesus Night. Jesus Night is a faith-awakening event for middle school and high school youth focused on a joy-filled Eucharistic encounter. The night is centered around praise and worship, quality spirtual speakers, and of course, Eucharistic Adoration. We will also learn a little about St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington.
This week we're joined by special guest, Fr. Travis Crotty. Fr. Travis was recently named vocational director for the Diocese of Sioux City, as well as the chaplain of Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City.Fr. Travis joined Fr. Michael at SEEK23 to talk about vocations and how to handle a "no" in the discernment process. It's a short episode this week! ReferencesSpiritual Friendship with Fr. TravisOutcast CatholicCollege Friendships with Shaylee O'Follow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bridegroom MonasteryOur WebsiteOur NonprofitSupport the show
Jake & Bob are joined by Fr. Justin Brady who leads the Office of Healing, Deliverance and Exorcism in the Diocese of Boise and has a long history of connection to our hosts. They continue the conversation on discernment and deliverance that began last week with Fr. Tim Gallagher. Fr. Justin shares insights from his work in deliverance ministry on how we can be brought back into right relationship with God, ourselves and our neighbors. Key Points Fr. Justin shares his conversion story and how he got involved in his faith and his current work as a priest. Embracing the fullness of Catholicism but uniting the tradition of the faith with movements of the Holy Spirit today through things like the charismatic renewal. Exorcisms are reunifying a person into right relationship with themselves and with God. True Religion is living charity: loving God and our neighbor as ourselves. “God desires your healing” -Fr. Justin The power of combining spiritual work like deliverance prayer with professional counseling. A walk through of healing/deliverance prayer and an idea of how exorcisms work. A lie is a lie that needs to be healed, no matter whether the lie comes from myself or a demon. Resources Previous Episode with Fr. Tim Gallagher Fr. Tim's book “The Discernment of Spirits” Connect with Restore the Glory: Instagram: @restoretheglorypodcast Twitter: @RestoreGloryPod Facebook: Restore the Glory Podcast Never miss out on an episode by hitting the subscribe button right now! Help other people find the show and grow in holiness by sharing this podcast with them individually or on your social media. Thanks! Audio editing by Forte Catholic
A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - Sister Andre Randon, a French nun and the oldest person in the world, died on Tuesday at the age of 118. Randon became the world's oldest person on April 19, 2022, when Kane Tanaka of Japan died at the age of 119. Born in 1904 in Alés, France, Sister Andre converted from Protestantism to Catholicism when she was 19. She joined the Daughters of Charity — founded by Saint Vincent de Paul — in 1944. She took the name Sister Andre in honor of her deceased brother. In 2021 she tested positive for COVID-19. She was isolated from the other residents but displayed no symptoms. For her 115th birthday in 2019, Sister Andre received a card and a blessed rosary from Pope Francis, which she used every day. When she turned 116 in 2020, the Vincentian nun shared her “recipe for a happy life” — prayer and a cup of hot cocoa every day. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253376/oldest-person-in-the-world-french-catholic-nun-sister-andre-dies-at-118 Unidentified individuals on January 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in the San Rafael del Sur area reported the desecration on its Facebook page January 17. The parish encouraged all the local faithful to “turn to prayer” and announced an act of reparation for the desecration. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253374/blessed-sacrament-desecrated-in-church-in-nicaragua At the end of his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis asked for people to join him in praying for persecuted Christians around the world. The pope said on January 18 that he was praying for Father Isaac Achi, a Catholic priest who died after bandits set fire to his parish rectory in northern Nigeria. Armed bandits attacked the parish residence at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kafin Koro, Nigeria, at 3 am on Sunday. Another priest at the rectory, Father Collins Omeh, escaped the building but sustained gunshot wounds. The Diocese of Minna has said that Omeh is responding to treatment. The pope's upcoming trip to Africa will provide an opportunity for him to further highlight the ongoing violence against Christians in the region. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253377/pope-francis-prays-for-priest-killed-in-nigeria-asks-for-prayers-for-persecuted-christians Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is in “significant” mental decline and may not be fit to stand trial for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, his attorneys say in a new court filing. The legal team for the 92-year-old ex-prelate said it plans to file a motion to dismiss the case. citing a neurological exam. The results show McCarrick to be suffering from “significant neuropsychological deficits” that “appear to have started relatively recently, to be worsening rapidly, and to impair both Mr. McCarrick's cognition and his memory,” according to the court document filed January 13 in Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. A final report is expected within 30 days. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253373/theodore-mccarrick-criminal-sex-abuse-trial-mental-incompetent Today, the Church celebrates Saint Charles of Sezze, a 17th-century Franciscan lay brother known for his holiness, simplicity, and charity. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-charles-of-sezze-416
Catholic Drive Time - 877-757-9424 Date – Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – INTRO – Vatican opens new investigation into 1983 disappearance of employee's daughter. - Mr. Julio Laredo shares that facts! And – The problem of religious traditionalists... new rumors spread about suppressing the TLM. Quick News - - McCarrick's lawyers say he's not competent to stand trial - Diocese of Des Moines bans preferred pronouns in schools and parishes and rules students and worshipers must use toilets and locker rooms of their biological sex - In the October 2022 version of the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners ... After the vaccine rolled out, the FAA secretly widened the EKG parameter range for pilots so they wouldn't be grounded. - Over 50 Nigerian Christians remain in captivity after Islamic attack on Christmas Day... 3,478 people killed as of June in Nigeria. Join Email list! GRNonline.com/CDT GRN to 42828 What's Concerning Us? – Traditions must be kept at bay, like the Polio bacillus Guest Seg. - Julio Laredo – Vatican opens new investigation into 1983 disappearance of employee's daughter Joe Social Media IG: @TheCatholicHack Twitter: @Catholic_Hack Facebook: Joe McClane YouTube: Joe McClane Rudy Social Media IG: @ydursolrac Youtube: Glad Trad Podcast Adrian Social Media IG: @ffonze Twitter: @AdrianFonze Facebook: Adrian Fonseca YouTube: Adrian Fonseca YouTube: Catholic Conversations Visit our website to learn more about us, find a local GRN radio station, a schedule of our programming and so much more. http://grnonline.com/
We have two extra special guests this week! First, Ruth sits down with Christine Lee, Priest-in-Charge of St. Peter's Chelsea in New York City. She and Ruth discuss how Christine discerned what was most important for her sabbatical and how she responded when her plan for sabbatical coincided with a challenging time for her congregation. Then, friend of the Transforming Center B.J. Woodworth joins Ruth to discuss how he structured his sabbatical in a very unique way: around brewing beer. He and Ruth discuss practically what that plan looked like and the very surprising spiritual connection he discovered to the brewing process. Ruth also shares about her own sabbatical planning process when she took her first sabbatical. Both guests provide real life, practical examples of what the sabbatical planning process looks like and the challenges and opportunities pastors and churches face when they embark on this journey. Christine Lee is the Priest-in-Charge of St. Peter's Chelsea, an Episcopal Church in New York City. She is married to Jimmy, her husband of 19 years, and served as Vicar of All Angels' Church before coming to St. Peter's in October 2019 with a team as part of a church revitalization effort in the Diocese of New York. BJ Woodworth has served in the PCUSA for the last 28 years as a teacher, church planter, pastor, and spiritual guide. Currently he is the part time Director of Spiritual Life and Taizé Ministries at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Previously he served for 15 years as the founding and lead pastor of the Open Door, Presbyterian Church. Purchase Ruth's new book! Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest is out now, wherever you buy books (Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Bookshop.org). You can also order the Sabbath Journal, meant to accompany you on your sabbath journey and give you space to share what your soul wants to say to God. Music Credit: Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist Yesterday Today Forever from Transforming Center Resource Music in Solitude Support the podcast! This season, patrons will receive an overflow of bonus content from the episodes, including exclusive conversations between Ruth and guests, clips that we couldn't fit into the final cuts, and more! Become a patron today by visiting our Patreon page! The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders. Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!
16 January 2022 | Second Monday in Ordinary Time | Menlo Park, Calif. Although I'm away on retreat this week, I'm delighted to share this pre-recorded conversation with Fr. John Plass of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in which we discuss the particular challenges faced by young people today and the wisdom offered by the Carmelite masters on living the spiritual life in our busy, modern world. Don't miss this one! Opening music: “Simon Ioannis,” communion antiphon for the Third Sunday in Easter (C), sung by the Schola of St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchinson, KS, 2022. All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/in-your-embrace/message
With the March for Life around the corner – Jan. 20 – this week's Talking Catholic focuses on the Respect Life movement in this post-Dobbs' America. Joining hosts Jen Mauro and Mike Walsh are Donna Ottaviano-Britt, secretariat for the Diocese of Camden's Pastoral Outreach, and Ann Marie Ours, the office's administrative assistant, as well as Rachel Hendricks, coordinator of Respect Life Ministries, Diocese of Trenton. Together, they discuss how Respect Life advocates are continuing to support the unborn as well as mothers and fathers who choose life. In addition to the annual March in Washington, D.C., anyone can promote life through prayer, education and public awareness, outreach and legislative advocacy! For example, did you know that the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state's bishops, has an easy way for you to contact your state legislators? Visit njcatholic.org to find out. Plus, there is the U.S. Bishops' Walking With Moms in Need initiative, where local parishes and communities can support pregnant women and new families. Go to walkingwithmoms.com for more information. Going to the March for Life? The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring several in the Diocese of Camden. Check out where to catch a bus, click HERE. If you can't make it to the March, attend the Diocese of Camden's Eucharistic Adoration for Life on Jan. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Divine Mercy Parish, 410 South 8th St., Vineland. Adoration will be in Spanish. Plus, you can join Bishop David O'Connell in the Diocese of Trenton for a Mass for Life at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Saint Robert Bellarmine Pro-Cathedral, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold. The Mass is also being livestreamed. Listen to Talking Catholic everywhere podcasts can be found, at https://talking.catholicstarherald.org/show/talking-catholic, or catch us on Domestic Church Media radio Sundays at 11 AM or Mondays at 4 PM domesticchurchmedia.org. Follow us on... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingCatholic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingcatholic Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingcatholic
Deacon Steve Greco is a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Orange in California; he is the Director of Evangelization and Formation for the Diocese as well. He is also founder and president of Spirit Filled Heart Ministries, which engages in evangelization and support of the foreign missions. He and MaryAnne have been married for 50 years and have three adult children. They discuss the Mass readings from Sunday mass; in this episode, they discuss the baptism of the Holy Spirit.The Bible and You airs live weekdays at 2:30pm Pacific Time go to spiritfilledevents.com website or download our Spirit Filled Radio App for Android or Apple Devices.Archives of shows from Spirit Filled Radio are available on podcast at spiritfilledevents.com
Deacon Angelo Giambrone was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Orange in 2015. He is assigned to St. Vincent de Paul Church in Huntington Beach. He and wife Cindy have supported several ministries in the parish, including bringing communion to the sick and homebound and as chairs of the annual September-fest. They also run the Alpha Marriage course at the parish and are involved with the Worldwide Marriage Encounter ministry. They have three children. In this episode, talk with Fr. Kevin Sweeney, a priest of the Diocese of Orange and a former navy chaplain, about his work with engaged and married couples.Wedding Banns airs live weekdays at 7:30am and3:00pm Pacific Time go to spiritfilledevents.com website or download our Spirit Filled Radio App for Android or Apple Devices.Archives of shows from Spirit Filled Radio are available on podcast at spiritfilledevents.com
I asked Bishop Don Hying of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, about mysticism and evangelization. He describes Christianity as unique among the world's religions because “the universal, mysterious, all-powerful, invisible God humbled himself to become one of his creatures,” a baby, in fact, shivering in the night; and so, paradoxically, the Christian experience of God as both transcendent and imminent. A mystic must go on the journey from our limited ideas about God to stand before Him in prayer. Bishop Hying draws on the experiences and teachings of mystics from long ago and also from the present day as he explains this idea. He also talks about his own life and vocation. Bishop Hying's recent letter on violence Bishop Hying's article on St. Junípero Serra and vandalism of public monuments Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr., “Junípero Serra: Saint or Sinner” from 1989 Chris Odyniec's article (p. 10) on St. Junípero Serra's canonization by Pope Francis in 2015 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
The other side of the story comes out as the Diocese of Amarillo states they notified Pavone of his laicization, contrary to what Pavone claimed. Pavone digs a deeper hole for himself by dropping the bombshell that he forbade his bishop (Zurek) to communicate with him.
The other side of the story comes out as the Diocese of Amarillo states they notified Pavone of his laicization, contrary to what Pavone claimed. Pavone digs a deeper hole for himself by dropping the bombshell that he forbade his bishop (Zurek) to communicate with him.
In this episode of On Mission, Deacon Mark Krejci from the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota joins Kate Fowler, Chris Pierno, and Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. to discuss practical tips for accompanying friends and loved ones back into the Church.To learn more about the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, click here.Click here to access the Art of Accompaniment resource page.Click here to access the Living as Missionary Disciples resource page.Click here to access the Marriage and Family resource page.Follow us:The Catholic Apostolate CenterThe Center's podcast websiteInstagramFacebookApple PodcastsSpotify
Dr. Tom Curran interviews Bishop Joseph J. Tyson, Diocese of Yakima, WA, about the work of Prepares in Washington State to accompany women and babies through pregnancy to age five. Donate today to the Open Your Heart Appeal! (PreparesForLife.org)
It was our great pleasure to welcome Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, TX at the start of Season 3. Known for his advocacy for the poor and vulnerable, Bishop Seitz offers a unique perspective as a leader of the Church in a border community. If you enjoyed hearing from him in Episode 1, here is the full interview. In this episode, he calls for a deeper conversation about migration, one that is not solely dominated by socio-political concerns, but shaped by a theological perspective that identifies the migrant experience as essential for understanding the Church. He also talks about celebrating Mass at the border wall on an altar which straddled both sides; a reminder of the unifying force of the Eucharist even amidst division. The full interview includes his reflections on how priestly ministry in our world today needs to be rooted in humility and service. He also offers insights into his own prayer life and some of the saints who inspire him.
For the month of January we welcome Fr. Joe Weigman, the chaplain at Saint Clare Commons Senior Living facility, and a staff member at Saint John XXIII Parish in Perrysburg, Ohio. Fr. Joe is a proud Miami Redskin and was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Toledo in 1991. Just prior to his ordination Fr. Joe was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and in this interview we learn about the challenges and blessings that have been such a big part of his priestly ministry.
On this special episode of Anchored, Jeremy visits the University of Navarra with prominent leaders in the Catholic educational renewal movement. Sean Maltbie, Headmaster of Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids, MI; Oscar Ortiz, Principal of Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX; Brinton Smith, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Fort Worth; Elias Moo, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Denver; and Chris Weir, President of Servite High School in Anaheim, CA, engage in a lively discussion covering the faithful Catholic identity of the University of Navarra, the importance of fostering Christian culture through education, and steps that school leaders can take to nurture the faith life of students.
A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - The top two spots on Apple Podcasts are currently held by Catholic podcasts — “The Catechism in a Year” and “The Bible in a Year,” both produced by Catholic publisher Ascension. Father Mike Schmitz, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, and host of both podcasts, told CNA last week that in the course of recording hundreds of episodes of the podcast, he has been struck by the “beautiful” composition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a hefty volume that serves as the definitive summary of the Church's teaching. Although the Catechism is specific to the Catholic Church, Schmitz said he believes anyone can listen to his podcast and learn from it. Schmitz said reading through the Catechism has served as a helpful reminder to him, personally, about many aspects of Church teaching. “The Catechism in a Year” is a sequel of sorts to the wildly popular “Bible in a Year” podcast, which began on January 1, 2021. “The Bible in a Year” has gone on to be downloaded some 430 million times. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253292/catechism-in-a-year-podcast The US Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced for the first time that pharmacies can distribute abortion drugs. Abortion pills account for half of all abortions in the US. “The Catholic Church is consistent in its teaching on upholding the dignity of all life, and that must include care for both women and their children,” the bishops continued. “We decry the continuing push for the destruction of innocent human lives and the loosening of vital safety standards for vulnerable women.” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253299/catholic-bishops-condemn-biden-administrations-new-policy-on-abortion-pills The Catholic bishops of Brazil condemned the violent seizure on January 8 of Congress, the president's office, and the Supreme Court in Brasilia, the country's capital. “The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), disconcerted by the serious and violent events in Brazil, calls for tranquility and peace, as well as the immediate cessation of criminal attacks on the democratic rule of law,” the Catholic leaders said in a social media post. A large crowd, presumably supporters of now former President Jair Bolsonaro, seized on Sunday various areas of the National Congress, the Federal Supreme Court, and Planalto Palace (the president's workplace), which together comprise the seat of the Brazilian government. The violent protesters are demanding the resignation of Da Silva as well as intervention by the military. Several videos show broken windows and protesters walking in the Congress building. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253297/brazil-bishops-condemn-violent-seizure-of-congress-president-s-office-and-supreme-court Today, the Church celebrates Saint Gregory of Nyssa, a fourth-century bishop who participated in several significant councils of the Catholic Church, including the Council of Nicea. It is very probable that Gregory was present at another council, the Council of Constantinople in 383. Between 385 and 386 he disappears from history, but not without leaving a significant number of theological writings. He made significant contributions to the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene Creed, which Catholics pray at every Mass to this day. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-gregory-of-nyssa-112
After a two-week hiatus, we're back! Hosts Jen Mauro and Mike Walsh usher in the new year by welcoming back a Talking Catholic favorite, Father Jason Rocks, Chancellor of the Diocese of Camden. This week's episode centers on the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, recorded on the day the retired pope was laid to rest at the Vatican. Father Rocks, who is also pastor of Holy Eucharist Parish, Cherry Hill, talks about the legacy of the late pontiff, his writings, the life of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, and how this holy and humble servant helped strengthen the Church as a theologian, teacher, and pastor. During the episode. Fr. Rocks recommended several short reads authored by Pope Benedict's that offers an insight into his perspective and provides food for thought regarding our faith: “In the Beginning” https://a.co/d/aeQHNyZ “Without Roots” https://a.co/d/j4hPhUR The Regensburg lecture - Faith, Reason and the University Memories and Reflection https://tinyurl.com/mryzjm9a Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures” https://a.co/d/3JJ5LqT Listen to Talking Catholic everywhere podcasts can be found, at https://talking.catholicstarherald.org/show/talking-catholic, or catch us on Domestic Church Media radio Sundays at 11 AM or Mondays at 4 PM domesticchurchmedia.org. Follow us on... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingCatholic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingcatholic Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingcatholic
On the occasion of the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Peter Robinson discusses his career and legacy with the Very Reverend Father Paul Scalia. Father Scalia grew up in the Diocese of Arlington and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and […]
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of the Epiphany which is being celebrated in many parts of the world. However, much of the Catholic world is still reflecting on the funeral yesterday and saying goodbye to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Contributor to the National Catholic Register, Fr. Raymond De Souza, joins to tell us more about the funeral and what his personal highlights of the historic day were. Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Bishop Robert Barron, joins to share his thoughts as we say goodbye to one of the great minds and leaders of the Church. President Joe Biden offered his condolences following the death of Pope Benedict XVI. He made an unannounced visit to the Holy See's Embassy in Washington DC. Meanwhile, Republicans say they can't believe it's taken President Joe Biden so long, just to visit the border. Texas Congressman Pat Fallon says Biden's failures with the border crisis continue to put all Americans at risk. Finally this evening, the newly released "The Prayer Book for Tired Parents" may be just the ticket to get mom and dad through sleepless nights and help them find Godly purpose in each new chapter of parenthood. Authors David and Debbie Cowden, join to tell us more about the book and what inspired them to write it now. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Bishop Oliver Doeme of Nigeria is sounding the alarm for Catholics all over the world to fervently pray the Holy Rosary in an effort to stop the radical Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, which is slaughtering Doeme's faithful in the Diocese of Maiduguri. Boko Haram has terrorized villages and shattered families by kidnapping young boys of fighting age — forcing them to join Boko Haram. 1,000+ Catholics have been brutally killed in the Diocese of Maiduguri. Despite the terrorism, villagers continue leading rosary processions, participating in Adoration, and attending daily Mass. John-Henry Westen gets the full story from Bishop Oliver Doeme — offering a renewed perspective in our fight for the culture of life.FIGHT FOR THE CULTURE OF LIFE ASAP! https://give.lifesitenews.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.