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  • 11 July 2017 at 17 : 44 PM

    God’s Women : Bathsheba

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    God’s Women : Bathsheba

    In this next of the series of God’s Women, Fr. Mike recounts the famous story of David and Bathsheba. David follows Saul as king of the Jews. He had nine wives when he had relations with Bathsheba. But that wasn’t enough. He desired her when he saw her in the garden not too far from […]

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  • 11 July 2017 at 17 : 37 PM

    God’s Women: Judith

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    All of us want to look attractive and do things to help that happen. Where does this all fit in God’s plan? Today’s story is about a woman, Judith, who did just that in order to trap an enemy of her people. Fr. Mike gives the historical context, as far as is possible. Some facts […]

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  • 29 June 2017 at 17 : 02 PM

    Word: The Way with Rev. Donald Senior, CP

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    Many, many years ago for Catholics there was a fear of private interpretation of the Bible. For that reason Catholics were late in reading the Bible. Fortunately, that is no longer true. In this interview Fr. Mike talks with Rev. Donald Senior, CP, about studying Scripture. Fr. Senior, a renowned Scripture scholar, was President of […]

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  • 23 June 2017 at 19 : 53 PM

    God’s Women : Esther

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    God’s Women. Esther Have you ever heard of a lady in the Bible who won a beauty contest? That is the story that Fr. Mike tells in this episode of God’s Women.  He gives the historical context for Esther. The Babylonians conquered the Assyrians, then went on to conquer Jerusalem, taking the people as slaves. […]

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  • 14 June 2017 at 23 : 54 PM

    God’s Women –  Jephthah’s Daughter

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    Imagine this – a father makes an oath and this oath results in the murder of his daughter! This Old Testament story appears in the Book of Judges. As he has been doing for each of God’s Women in this series, Fr. Mike tells the background history setting the story in the context of the […]

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  • 30 May 2017 at 02 : 24 AM

    Eyes in the Skies

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    How does Christianity connect with policemen in a helicopter? Fr. Mike interviews Sgt. Daniel Futscher from the San Bernardino Sheriff Department. Sgt. Futscher has had experience working in jails, operating as the dispatcher, and being the rescuer on the helicopter. He encounters people in various panic situations and has to stabilize the situation with understanding […]

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  • 25 May 2017 at 21 : 39 PM

    God’s Women: Delilah

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    Continuing with the stories of the women in the Old Testament, Fr. Mike relates the familiar story of Samson and Delilah. Their bible story has been portrayed in books and movies. Fr. Mike tells the history of these two. Samson was a strong leader of the Jews who fell in love with beautiful Delilah. She […]

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  • 11 May 2017 at 22 : 20 PM

    God’s Women: Jael

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    Can you believe that there is a story in the Bible about a simple housewife who ends up killing the general of an enemy army. This is the story of Jael. Fr. Mike outlines the background of her nomadic tribe that deals in metals. They try to stay neutral and keep diplomatic relations with the […]

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  • 4 May 2017 at 21 : 24 PM

    Global SHCJ

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    There are a number of young women in Africa who promise to give themselves to God in lives of poverty, chastity and obedience. In the interview, Fr. Mike talks with Sr. Veronica Openibo who entered religious life in Nigeria. She talks about her relationships with people of other cultures and the importance of being kind, […]

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  • 28 April 2017 at 18 : 01 PM

    Circle V with Ray Lopez

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    What do horses, bows and arrows, swimming and having a good time have to do with God? In this interview, Ray Lopez, Camp Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Camp near Santa Barbara, explains how young people who have never had a camping experience learn so much in this summer program. Ray went with […]

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  • 25 April 2017 at 18 : 29 PM

    God’s Women: Deborah

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    In the Old Testament, we find a woman who can stand up in the midst of men and become a military leader. Imagine that! In this program, Fr. Mike tells the history of Deborah , the first female leader of the Jewish people. She was a counselor, judge and commander-in-chief. Quite a woman! Fr. Mike […]

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  • 18 April 2017 at 16 : 59 PM

    Easter Victory

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    Alleluia sung by Tatiana opens this program entitled Easter Victory. Fr. Mike asks the question: What is it about Easter? Something we don’t like  – death – takes prominence in the last few days of Holy Week.  Consciously or unconsciously we push away the reality of death. We don’t want to face it. Fr. Mike […]

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  • 7 April 2017 at 19 : 58 PM

    Easter Joy

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    Fr. Mike wishes and prays for the very best Easter ever for you in this program for Easter Sunday, as well as for life in all its fullness. He talks about our fear of sin and our deep fear of death. But our faith overcomes all that fear. He speaks of the wonderful Easter stories, […]

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  • 3 April 2017 at 23 : 28 PM

    God’s Women: Ruth

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    Immigration is a volatile subject. How should we, as Christians, respond to this issue? In this program, Fr. Mike talks about Ruth, an immigrant herself. He gives the historical context, about 1100 years before Jesus. Naomi was living in Bethlehem. The country was struck with famine and hardship. But, on the other side, things were […]

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  • 30 March 2017 at 19 : 54 PM

    Care for Creation with Betsy Reifsnider

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    We know that God created the whole universe. We also know that all creation has been given into our hands to care for it. Fr. Mike interviews Betsy Reifsnider about her work with the Catholic Climate Coalition. Betsy tells a story about class she was visiting. She mentioned to the children that some birds might […]

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  • 20 March 2017 at 19 : 41 PM

    Never Lost with Damien Minna

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    Imagine a young football star with lots of ability and an unlimited future. Then things are turned upside down. Damien earned his degree and had a good job. Then one day he was out on Lake Mead. Somehow he fell off a pontoon boat and injured himself seriously. It turned out that he was paralyzed […]

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