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  • 17 February 2017 at 19 : 22 PM

    To See Again

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    Sometimes we go blissfully along and then something happens that changes our lives. In this interview,  Fr. Mike questions Deborah Ouelette about her life. She was born and raised a Catholic in a wonderful Polish Catholic family. They moved to Detroit in the early 70’s in the midst of all the racial problems of the […]

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  • 17 February 2017 at 19 : 11 PM

    God’s Women: Miriam

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    Imagine if you were pregnant and the government wanted to kill your son when he was born! That is the beginning of this story of Miriam whose mother gave birth to Moses. Miriam had an essential role in the life of Moses. She herself was a Prophetess who could speak in God’s name. As Fr. […]

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  • 7 February 2017 at 23 : 25 PM

    God’s Women: Rachel

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    We all know about falling in love. Are there stories about falling in love in the Bible? In this program, Fr. Mike talks about Jacob falling in love with Rachel. It was love at first sight. Fr. Mike gives the historical context of the story of Rachel, including the deception of Laban, her father — […]

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  • 2 February 2017 at 20 : 51 PM

    The Big Way

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    Imagine watching NCIS Los Angeles and recognizing a person on the show. That happened to Fr. Mike. In this interview with Augusto Valverde, Fr. Mike asks him how all this came to be. Augusto ‘s mother is a woman of strong faith and so he grew up knowing about God. His father died when he […]

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  • 25 January 2017 at 17 : 03 PM

    Rare Joy with Paul Stepusin

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    What do you say to your 18 year old daughter when the doctor tells her that she has cancer? How do you deal with that? In this interview, Fr. Mike talks to the parents of Rebecca Stepusin about their journey with her for nineteen months as she dealt with this devastating disease. During that time, […]

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  • 14 January 2017 at 00 : 56 AM

    God’s Women – Rebecca

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    Today we hear a lot about dysfunctional families. Are there dysfunctional families in the Bible? In this program, Fr. Mike looks at the story of Isaac and Rebecca. You remember that Isaac is the son of Abraham whom he tried to sacrifice to God. Then when Isaac is ready for marriage, Abraham sends a servant […]

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  • 11 January 2017 at 23 : 21 PM

    God’s Women : Sarah

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    Can you imagine a woman being sold into a harem by her husband? Can we find God in the midst of this? In this program, Fr. Mike tells the story of Sarah, the wife of Abram, who lived in Ur, southern Iraq today. They were well off but were asked by God to leave and […]

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  • 5 January 2017 at 19 : 48 PM

    Sing to the Lord with Lorraine Hess

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    Music has great power. In this interview Fr. Mike and Lorraine Hess talk about what music can do for prayer. Lorraine is a Catholic musician who writes and sings her own music. She talks about her experience of Katrina in her home town of New Orleans. From this trauma, some of her best music was […]

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  • 13 December 2016 at 18 : 39 PM

    Christmas Today

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    God loves us so much that He wants to “touch” us , to be with us and so became one of us on this earth. In this program, Fr. Mike talks about this “touch” of God. God “touched” Mary and chose her to be the instrument of bringing God’s human body to life. He goes […]

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  • 28 November 2016 at 21 : 57 PM

    Catholic Insights VIII

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    Fr. Mike says that he is often bombarded by people with the question “Why do Catholics call their priests ‘Father’ when scripture says “Call no man Father.” Dr. Ruth is bothered by that same question. So they explore this together. The bible also says “Call no man Rabbi or Teacher.” So in order to get […]

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  • 22 November 2016 at 17 : 44 PM

    Catholic Insights VII

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    In this seventh of the series entitled Catholic Insights, Fr. Mike and Dr. Ruth discuss celibacy for Catholic Priests. Dr. Ruth stated that there is not scriptural basis for it.  Fr. Mike refers to the fact that Jesus wasn’t married and the sections in Paul’s letters that substantiate this. Fr. Mike stresses that celibacy is […]

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  • 17 November 2016 at 17 : 46 PM

    Discover Jesus – Kingdom

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    Have you ever wanted to change the world, to move it in another direction? That is what Jesus was about when He wanted to bring about the Kingdom of God. In this program, Fr. Mike talks about the Gospel of Mark, especially with regard to the Kingdom. When Mark speaks of the Kingdom, he means […]

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  • 4 November 2016 at 20 : 08 PM

    Family Abuse with Christauria Welland

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    Can you believe that even in Catholic families over 90 million women suffer abuse  and/or violence – physical, psychological or sexual? In this interview Fr. Mike talks with Christauria Welland, author of How can we help to end violence in Catholic families? published in six languages and distributed over the world. They discuss the size […]

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  • 27 October 2016 at 20 : 15 PM

    Judging Justice

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    Sometimes what we know is right in our hearts, what our conscience tells us, is not always what the law states. In this interview, Fr. Mike and Cynthia Ludvigsen discuss her role as a judge and the challenges she faces every day. Cynthia states that a judge has a solitary life. It is difficult to […]

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  • 19 October 2016 at 21 : 10 PM

    Catholic Insights 6 – Apocryphal Books

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    In this sixth segment of the Catholic Insights Series, Fr. Mike and Dr. Ruth discuss the 14 or 15 books that are in the Catholic Bible but not in the Protestant one. Fr. Mike talks about the value of these books, highlighting Tobit,  Daniel, Machabees and Wisdom. He tells a bit about their history and […]

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  • 3 October 2016 at 17 : 12 PM

    Catholic Insights 4 – Institutional Church

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    In the fourth of this series about the differences and unity of Protestant and Catholic religions, Fr. Mike and Dr. Ruth discuss Jesus and the Church. They agree that sometimes people place more emphasis on the ceremonies or obligations of the church than on one’s relationship with Jesus. Being a Christian is primarily accepting Jesus […]

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