Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Divine Mercy and Mary

Join Host Michael Hernon, Panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, as they discuss the message of Divine Mercy and the special role Mary plays in this devotion.

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Mary: Christ’s Greatest Masterpiece

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology presents: Join Scott Hahn in celebrating the joy of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with this short video about God’s greatest masterpiece, Mary.

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Fr. Andrew Apostoli — Fatima for Today

Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, author of “Fatima for Today: an Urgent Message of Marian Hope,” speaks on Fatima.

Some Notes on Mozart’s Requiem

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, “The Courage to Pray.”  In this well-received lecture, he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yourself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

Do you want to go to heaven?

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  In this well-received lecture, “The Courage to Pray”,  he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yo0urself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

On First Going to Guadalupe

A visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe prompts this theologian to ask, “Where are all the gringos?”

Apart from the apparition itself, which is as supernatural a sight as anything to be seen on planet Earth, perhaps the most striking feature about the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the fact that there appear to be only Hispanics and Latinos who actually go there. Vast numbers, to be sure, who present the most edifying spectacle of faith, particularly in the poverty and simplicity of its expression, shorn of every material blessing save that of the certainty of the hope that they are embraced by the arms of the Mother of God.

But where are all the gringos?

My wife and I, who recently returned from Mexico following an intense five-day pilgrimage to Guadalupe, have been asking ourselves that very question.

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