Jun. 6, 2012
Upcoming Programs
Time Out to Form Our Faith

One of my favorite childhood memories is of long summer days, spent reading. We lived on the second floor of a house in the city. The upstairs porch that my mom and dad set up had a roof and shades you could roll down to keep out the sun. There were comfortable lounge chairs, and my brothers and I would load up with all kinds of summer reading materials from the bookmobile that visited our neighborhood. When we weren't out riding bikes or playing ball, we were camped out on the porch, reading. Nowadays, I have to fit in my reading for pleasure—or even for continuing education—around my daily work.

In these summer months, we've designed the American Catholic Radio programs along the lines of those leisurely summer hours spent curled up with a good book. (Or perhaps with your e-book reader, these days!) We have a lineup of guests designed to interest you across the board on a potpourri of Catholic subjects.

It is important to keep learning, not only in my job as priest or educator, but simply as a Christian. And if you're as busy as I am, you probably have to fit your ongoing "faith formation" around your daily activities as well.

We here at American Catholic Radio hope that our weekly summer offerings will find a place in your schedule. We hope to make our programs as comfortable as a cool summer day in an easy chair—but full of information and inspiration to help your faith grow.


Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M.
American Catholic Radio: Upcoming Episodes (#12-25 , #12-26)
Use the links below to preview the shows or download them in MP3 format for broadcast.
Highlights from this episode include:

Living Faith
Judy Zarick speaks with Dan Mulhall, Director of Catechesis and Professional Development for RCL Benziger. He talks about how catechists can create a partnership with parents to foster discipleship in their children.

Ask a Franciscan
Franciscan Father Dan Kroger answers these pastoral questions: Doesn't God's justice demand severe punishment for serious offences against him? Why are the Marks of the Church called "marks"? When we die do we either go straight to heaven or straight to hell?

On Faith & Media
Direct from Hollywood, ACR presents Sister Rose Pacatte from the Daughters of St. Paul. Her mission is to help people of faith understand what we're seeing and hearing all around us. She's an educator, author, and movie reviewer for the Catholic press, who has won numerous awards for her passion to illuminate what's good in today's popular culture. This week Sister Rose speaks about several modern media parables.

Exploring Our Faith
John Feister's guest is Chris Padgett, songwriter, musician, speaker, and worship leader. Chris, a founding member of the Christian band "Scarecrow and Tinmen," has released four solo albums. In 2005 his song "Wonder" won the Unity Award for Rock Song of the Year. His CD "The Rosary Project" was recorded in 2011 with students at Franciscan University and released by Franciscan Media. He's the author of Wholly Mary: Mother of God and Spirituality You Can Live With: Stronger Faith in 30 Days, both Servant Books published in print and audiobook formats by Franciscan Media. Chris spoke with John about the Catholic devotion to Mary, the Mother of God.

Minute Meditations
Barbara Beckwith reads from Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day, edited by Capuchin Franciscan Father Gianluigi Pasquale. This Servant Book was published by Franciscan Media.
Highlights from this episode include:

Living Faith
Judy Zarick talks with Lisa Hendey about how busy mothers can control the technology their kids use. Herself a busy Catholic mom, Lisa still finds time to put God first in her household.

Ask a Franciscan
Franciscan Father Don Miller answers this moral question: Should it be considered suicidal if an ill elderly person refuses food and medicine and expresses a desire to "go to God"?

On Faith & Media
Direct from Hollywood, ACR presents Sister Rose Pacatte from the Daughters of St. Paul. Her mission is to help people of faith understand what we're seeing and hearing all around us. She's an educator, author, and movie reviewer for the Catholic press, who has won numerous awards for her passion to illuminate what's good in today's popular culture. This week Sister Rose looks at the depiction of faith in cinema.

Exploring Our Faith
John Feister's guest is Dr. Helen Alvaré, associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Her scholarly work has focused on abortion's impact on women, and on marriage, parenting, and new reproductive technologies. She has been an advisor to the U.S. bishops and to the Vatican's Council for the Laity. Ms. Alvaré served as spokeswoman for the USCCB pro-life secretariat from 1990 through 2000. In 2012, she received the Evangelium Vitae medal from Notre Dame University–given annually to an individual who steadfastly affirms and defends the sanctity of human life. This coming August, Catholic Update will feature her article on religious liberty, which is her topic today.

Minute Meditations
Barbara Beckwith reads from Saint Paul: Called to Conversion, written by Sulpician Father Ronald D. Witherup, and published by Franciscan Media.
 
 
Franciscan Radio
Link to audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, Sharing the Word and American Catholic Radio.
American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
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