March 2, 2006
Early Lent Edition—Retreat and American Catholic Radio
Lenten Radio Retreat
Franciscan Radio is pleased to announce a new half-hour offering, “Lenten Radio Retreat,” which is available, free of charge, from the Catholic Communication Campaign. There are six English and six Spanish editions of the show—one for each Sunday of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Each episode, hosted by one of our 12 bishop-retreat guides, features a short reflection, music, question-and-answer segment, and several prayers led by the bishop. The First Sunday of Lent is March 5. It's not too late to use the graphic link on the right to send your site visitors to our Lent radio program.
Free broadcast master copies of the show on disc in WAV format are available from the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Call 1-202-541-3204 for details.
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More details and MP3 download at www.radioretreat.org
American Catholic Radio : Upcoming Episodes (March 6, March 13)
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
Living Faith
Ed Keenan started a program at an all-boys high school that brings together teens with senior citizens that are also alumni of the school.
Ask a Franciscan
Is it okay to use fertility drugs to aid conception? Why didn’t God choose people who could resist temptation instead of Adam and Eve? Does the Church permit artificial insemination?
Catholic Treasure
Lenten observances
Exploring Our Faith
Jim Nolan talks about his five-point program: It identifies and helps us better understand what drives people in the workplace and what motivates a person to do the right thing.
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
St. Frances of Rome
Living Faith
Ed Stivender is a Catholic storyteller, author and comedian who talks about growing up Catholic.
Ask a Franciscan
Does the Church have restrictions against certain foods and clothing? What is the meaning of Jesus’ words “follow me and let the dead bury their dead”? What is a prophet?
Catholic Treasure
Lenten prayer
Exploring Our Faith
Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the U.S. bishops, talks about status of the Church’s anti-abortion campaign and how it is rooted in the words of Jesus.
 
John Feister
Executive Producer, FranciscanRadio.org
 
Franciscan Radio
Link to audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, Lenten Radio Retreat and American Catholic Radio.
Lenten Radio Retreat
Experience a “Radio Retreat” this Lent with U.S. Catholic bishops. Listen to inspiring words and songs for Sunday Lenten reflection.
American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
This Lent feature is updated daily with meditations and celebration ideas.
 
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