May 10, 2006
Upcoming Programs
Who Is Jesus?
Peace!
A lot of us involved with religious broadcasting are concerned over the confusion that’s sure to accompany next week’s release of Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code. Sure, it’s a fun story, and it certainly can be enjoyed as such. But so many people have taken the best-selling novel, and now the movie, as some shocking revelation of the “truth” about Jesus, St. Mary Magdalene, the Church, that there are bound to be misunderstandings.
On American Catholic Radio we've been devoting a series of interviews to the topics surrounding the film. The next two weeks' interviews in “Exploring Our Faith” feature theologian Dr. Elizabeth Groppe explaining what Christians believe about Jesus in relationship to God the Father and to the Holy Spirit—what we call the Holy Trinity. The “Catholic Treasures” for these two weeks are Church councils in which this doctrine was debated. You can see other segments of our show in the listing below, or see more details at our Web site, FranciscanRadio.org. For articles and links on the topic, check out our feature at AmericanCatholic.org.
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Peace and all good!
John Feister
Executive Producer
Franciscan Radio
American Catholic Radio : Upcoming Episodes (May 15, May 22)
Use the links below to preview the shows or download them in MP3 format for broadcast.
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
Living Faith
Father Stanislao Esposito, an associate pastor of Holy Cross Church in Dover, Delaware, uses the Internet medium to preach God’s message of love.
Ask a Franciscan
Is God’s silence in response to my prayers a matter of discipline or a teaching lesson? Why is the first reading at Mass from the Old Testament?
Catholic Treasure
The Council of Nicaea
Exploring Our Faith
Dr. Elizabeth Groppe of Xavier University in Cincinnati talks about how the doctrine of the Trinity developed and its scriptural roots.
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
St. Rita of Cascia
Living Faith
Gloria Leiferman shares her love and commitment as a foster parent. She has cared for over 200 children in the past 26 years.
Ask a Franciscan
Can a priest who was formerly Methodist perform the same ministries as other Catholic priests? How does a person become a permanent deacon? What is the proper way to dispose of blessed articles?
Catholic Treasure
The Council of Chalcedon
Exploring Our Faith
Dr. Elizabeth Groppe talks about the importance of the Trinity, especially in the Eastern Christian tradition, and how Christians mirror the Trinity through their own relationships.
 
 
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American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
 
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