Archive for January, 2013

January 28, 2013 – Friar John Clote and Author, Susan Tassone

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Kathleen Beckman, John Clote and Susan Tassone discuss Friar John’s “Purgatory Project” and Susan’s latest book, Prayers, Promises and Devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. They share how the Mass redeems souls, rescuing the souls, the love and perfect justice of God, how to pray for the dead, how to escape Purgatory by making satisfaction for our sins in this world, and the scriptural roots of purgation.

January 21, 2013 – Fr. Quan Tran

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Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. Quan Tran about his journey from the District Attorney’s office to Priesthood, how God used various people to awaken his vocation. They discuss the spirituality of diocesan priesthood including the priest’s personal bond to Christ, and how “the sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a “sacred power” which is none other that that of Christ (CCC).” Father discusses prayer also.

January 14, 2013 – Deacon Bob and Paullette Brotherton

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Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Deacon Bob and Paullette Brotherton of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. They discuss the “Living in Love” marriage program that Deacon and Paullette have been teaching in their diocese. The discussion includes how to approach marriage as a proactive “vocation”, how to love “smarter”, being “spiritually naked” in prayer, relating rather than debating, anger, being a couple “first” and being a “living” sign. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides the inspiration and motivation to live a life of total mutual self-donation. Conjugal spirituality is a sacramental couple’s way of loving.

January 7, 2013 – Lisa Flood

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Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Lisa Flood, Catholic wife, mother, attorney and host of Focus International TV. They discuss Lisa’s conversion story, the importance of the sacramental life, especially Reconciliation and Eucharistic Life. They comment on the role of Catholic radio and TV for the Church’s “New Evangelization”. They share how the Catholic faith is meant to transform family life; and the necessity of ongoing catechesis and commitment to prayer.