October 2, 2008
Upcoming Programs
The Catholic Voter’s Challenge: More Than One Issue!
In our series of shows looking ahead to the November elections, we’ve been drawing on the “seven key themes” highlighted by the U.S. bishops in their statement “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” Our two upcoming programs illustrate the diversity of issues faced by Catholics in choosing candidates. The themes are: “The Right to Life and the Dignity of the Human Person” and “Solidarity.” From the beginning to the end of life, and in our relationships as one human family, we are, as the bishops remind us, “our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.”
Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M.
American Catholic Radio: Upcoming Episodes (#08-41, #08-42)
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. Gianna Beretta Molla illustrates today’s ACR theme of the right to life and the dignity of the human person. She’s one of our newest saints, canonized in 2004 by Pope John Paul II. An active Catholic laywoman, wife and mother, living in Italy, her sainthood comes in part from her courageous stand in favor of life.
Living Faith
Michaelene Fredenburg is the creator of Abortion Changes You outreach and author of Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or a Loved One's Abortion Experience. Michealene chose an abortion when she was 18 and because of what she went through is now reaching out to others to provide a safe place of healing. She pays attention to all those involved, including family and friends who are affected by the abortion.
Ask a Franciscan
Father Dan Kroger responds to questions:
• Why do we fold our hands during prayer?
• Why is there temporal punishment for sins even after they've been forgiven?
• Since Mary was conceived without sin, why did she need redemption?
• May a Catholic marry an unbaptized person in the Catholic Church?
Portrait of Paul
In today’s Church, a priest who wishes to minister in a diocese other than his own must apply to the bishop of that place for approval to preach and work. It’s a wise policy, and one that has its roots in today’s portrait from Father Norman Langenbrunner, who tells how Paul needed to establish his own credentials as an apostle.
Exploring Our Faith
Father Gerald Coleman is currently vice president for corporate ethics in the Daughters of Charity Health System in California. He is a lecturer and writer, serves as director of Health and Health Care Services for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and teaches moral theology at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He helps educate administrators, physicians and associates in ethical decision-making and in facing the ethical challenges faced by our health system. In this interview, Father Coleman addresses physician-assisted suicide and related issues.
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Dorothy Day inspires us as a model of “solidarity” as the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement in the United States.
Living Faith
Tina Marquart is the manager of the Alderson Hospitality House in Alderson, West Virginia. The home provides temporary lodging to family and friends visiting loved ones who are imprisoned at the nearby federal prison camp for women.
Ask a Franciscan
Father Don Miller answers questions:
• Is it wrong to get a tattoo?
• May my Episcopalian grandmother receive communion at a Catholic Mass?
Portrait of Paul
In observance of the Year of St. Paul, Father Norman Langenbrunner discusses how Paul’s letters predate the gospels; he also helps us understand how Paul treats the biographical details of Jesus’ life.
Exploring Our Faith
Father Bryan Massingale, professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, specializes in Roman Catholic moral theology with a focus on Catholic social thought, liberation theologies, African-American religious ethics and racial justice. In this interview, he addresses the social and moral implications of the sin of racism.
Franciscan Radio
Link to audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, and American Catholic Radio.
American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
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