An Engaging Faith: August 10th-14th

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Real Life Radio daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise by Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield (Courtesy Of Pauline Publishing)  Drawing runs 8/4-8/12

Looking at Marriage, Family, and Chastity …

With Karee Santos of  Can we Cana? , John and Claire Grabowski serving on the Pontifical Council for the Familyand Arleen Spenceley, of Chastity is For Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin 

As well as – Jim Orcutt of My Brother’s Keeper  and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield author of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise 


Monday: 
Karee Santos, and husband, Manuel P. Santos, M.D., a psychiatrist, began teaching marriage preparation and enrichment classes in New York City in 2003. Their Catholic marriage advice book The Four Keys to Everlasting Love will be published by Ave Maria Press in 2016. Karee has also authored numerous articles on marriage and family for Catholic Digest, the National Catholic Register, Catholic Match Institute, Aleteia, and others. She blogs in English at Can We Cana? a community to support Catholic Marriages.

Tuesday: Jim Orcutt co-founder, with his wife Terry, of My Brother’s Keeper  a Christian ministry which delivers food and furniture as well as the love of Christ to those in need in the Easton/ Dartmouth Massachusetts area. Its mission is “To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.”

Wednesday: John and Claire Grabowskione of 10 couples from different countries named by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family in 2009, who have recently spoken  at this year’s Spring Assembly of the USCCB in June of this year and who have been asked to be a part of  the WMOF in Philadelphia. John Grabowski is a professor of moral theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington. He has been published widely in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality and bioethics. The professor has been a theological adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family for four years.

Thursday: Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield , recent author of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise serves as the Associate General Secretary at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC.  Msgr. Bransfield also serves as an adjunct professor of moral theology on the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies and at the Canon Law School of the Catholic University of America, both located in Washington, D.C. Other books include, Meeting Jesus Christ:Meditations on the Word, 2013, and The Human Person: According to John Paul II, 2011.

Fridays: Arleen Spenceley, author of  Chastity is For Lovers: Single Happy and (Still) a Virgin is a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times and blogger at arleenspenceley.com.  She is also a contributing writer at the Catholic Match Institute and the Chastity Project. Her writings center on love, chastity, and relationships all from a Roman Catholic perspective. 

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An Engaging Faith: August 3rd-7th

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Real Life Radio daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise by Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield (Courtesy Of Pauline Publishing)  Drawing runs 8/4-8/12

Looking at the diversity of the vocation to Priesthood..

Tune in this week with.. Fr. Patrick Longalong, Encore with Fr. Vincent Daily Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield author of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise  , Fr. Rick Gribble of Stonehill College,  and  Margaret Felice

Photo by Brenda Vano

Monday:Fr. Patrick Longalong, a priest with a special  Apostolate to Filipino Immigrants at  St Francis De Sales Church in Belle Harbor, New York , and a member of the National Association of Filipino Priests having served as Vice President for 3 years and now as Secretary.

Tuesday:Fr. Vincent Daily pastor of the collaborative of St. Angela Merici Parish, Mattapan; St. Gregory Parish, and St. Matthew Parish, Dorchester is here to share a bit about his own vocation and discuss the challenges and joys of priesthood.


*Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield  has needed to needed to reschedule..will keep you posted! In the meantime I am extending the drawing for his book Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise through next Wednesday the 12th. Tune in for a SURPRISE guest! 


Wednesday: Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield , recent author of Life Everlasting: The Mystery and the Promise serves as the Associate General Secretary at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC.  Msgr. Bransfield also serves as an adjunct professor of moral theology on the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies and at the Canon Law School of the Catholic University of America, both located in Washington, D.C. Other books include, Meeting Jesus Christ:Meditations on the Word, 2013, and The Human Person: According to John Paul II, 2011.

Thursday: Fr. Rick Gribble, began teaching at Stonehill College in 1995. He holds a MDiv. and S.T.M from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley in 1988 and a PHD from The Catholic University of America, in 1995.He has written over 30 books on American church history and spirituality including Apostolic Religious Life in America: A Solution to the Crisis, 2011 which we hope to touch upon.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret FeliceBoston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic!

Book Review: Drop by Drop


Loyola Press in Partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Department of Justice, Peace and Development

In this beautifully illustrated book, we follow a young girl named Sylvie from the small country of Burkina Faso in Western Africa and the experience of Mike, a Catholic Relief Services worker working in the region.  Having been invited to speak to the classroom of Sr. Mary Jerome, Mike shares with the students the day-to-day challenges of living in an area of immense poverty. Without ready access to clean accessible water, Sylvie has the job to travel nearly 3 miles to and from the water source to provide water for the family. Because of this, she cannot attend school to learn to read or write, something she so desperately wants to do. While the addition of a water cart is helpful, it isn’t until a well is dug that Sylvie’s dream becomes a reality.

drop-by-drop (41x52)Children will not only connect with Sylvie’s story, but also with the students who listened to her story and were compelled to put their feet in action to work towards lasting solutions to situations of poverty. Included in this book are facts on the importance and accessibility of clean water and the work of the Catholic Church in these areas most in need. Yet, the journey in love through prayer, sacrifice and service does not end there. Additional reflection guides, worksheets and pray with me books are available for parents, catechists and teachers to go deeper in faith.  A must read for adults and children alike, this book is a compelling invitation to connect our faith life with the immense needs of children and families throughout the world.

As a follower of Christ, how do you “put two feet in action” through charitable works and social justice?

Peace,

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