Struck by God:…

With this program, Fr. Mike begins a new series on the life and teaching of Paul of  Tarsus, a man on fire with the love of Jesus. As a very special treat, there is an excerpt from Paul, A Musical on the Life of St. Paul, the play written by Fr. Mike and produced in […]

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God’s Women –…

We all think of God as a man. Well, maybe some women would like to think of God as a woman. What does the Bible say about this? Fr. Mike talks about the fact that God is neither male or female. Since the writers of the Bible were male, God is labeled with masculine names. […]

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Dancing with God

Wouldn’t it be great if you were so in love with God that you had to sing – and even dance? This program talks about doing just that!  Fr. Mike interviews John West of The Valyermo Dancers, a group dedicated to prayer dancing. They discuss the times in the Bible, especially with King David, when […]

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Habitat Homes with…

We live in a world where there are too many people who have no place to live. Habitat for Humanity is doing their part in helping to solve that problem around the globe. In the 1970’s Millard and Linda Fuller were 29 year old millionaires who were having trouble with their marriage. Little did they […]

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God’s Women –…

Sometimes God asks big things of us. Suppose God asked you to give the little that you have and you do give it. That is what the widow of Zarephath did. Fr. Mike tells the story of this wonderful lady who lived in the north (present day Lebanon) at the time of the prophet Elijah. […]

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God’s Women –…

About 700 BC a beautiful woman, Susanna, the wife of Joakim, was subjected to two old men, voyeurs, who tried to catch her with their lust. This story of Susanna, was excluded from the Protestant canon, but included in the Septuagint. So Catholics can find it in their bible. Fr. Mike dramatically tells this story […]

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Love Based Faith  with…

Is there hope for us today and where is God when we need him ? Father Mike and his guest Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI take on this topic and throw a light on where God is in this quest.  More importantly, where are WE?  God is like the GPS on our cars.  The GPS guru […]

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Re-Think with Chris…

Jesus chose young people to be his apostles and disciples. Today how do we get young people to Jesus? In this interview  by Fr. Mike, Chris Estrella tells of his journey as a young person and the influence of his mother on his faith.  Peer pressure was a big obstacle which sometimes made him hide […]

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God’s Women: Tamar

Imagine a woman who poses as a prostitute and sleeps with her father-in-law. Would you expect that story to be in the Bible? Probably not, but the story of Tamar is in the Book of Genesis. She is often unknown and her story may shock you. Fr. Mike, as he has done in this series […]

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God’s Women: Jezebel

God’s Women … Jezebel One of the most unpopular women in the Bible is Jezebel. She was an evil person. How can we relate her story to our lives? In this program, Fr. Mike sets out the historical context. Jezebel married Ahab, the King of the northern country of present day Holy Land. She brought […]

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Remain in Me…

After many years away from God and from the Church, is it possible to come back and find answers? In this interview by Fr. Mike, Suzanne Stephens talks about her journey of ignoring God for years, then searching for a religion that “fit” her. She was raised by grandparents in the Baptist Church. Then her […]

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News Good with…

News Good with John Allen John Allen has been a Vatican correspondent for twenty years and has just gone to the Boston Globe in that capacity. It is fascinating to hear what he has to say. In this interview with Fr. Mike, John gives his insights into Pope Francis who has captured the imagination of […]

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God’s Women :…

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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God’s Women: Judith

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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Word: The Way…

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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God’s Women :…

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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God’s Women –  Jephthah’s…

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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Eyes in the…

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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God’s Women: Delilah

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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God’s Women: Jael

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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Global SHCJ

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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