Father Anthony is back as usual this Thursday, starting off the show with St Stans location, not far or right next to the Kennedy Expressway. Father Anthony expresses more on the going to Mass and the importance of Mass, especially during this Easter season, and being "fed" the Word Of God and the fact that He wants to be known/acknowledged and acknowledge we are followers of Jesus as well. Also explaining the blood bond we have, not only as followers of Jesus, but his brothers and sisters too, reminding us that we all are related to Christ some how. Also, like when Easter was coming up, many things are getting ready at St Stans this week besides Easter itself, but also The Divine Mercy this Sunday, which Chiristina gives information on that and other things coming up. He also shares much about what is going on in the news, more with Pope Francis and abortion again. After the first break, Father Anthony and everyone express their excitement on what is coming up this Easter Season this year, reminding everyone of things to come. Everyone also shares some history regarding things coming up, involving some very special people. As the discussion continues, the Feast of The Divine Mercy is explained even further, revealing it's importance for everyone, as well as the Novena coming up too, encouraging prayer for all and all souls. Everyone shares their opinions on things coming up this week and for the future of this Easter Season.
Father Thomas Koys is once again in for Father Anthony Bush today on Wednesday and during this Easter season now, the discussion talks about favorite parts of the Easter week, continuing from yesterday and Monday, in particular the Triduum. Father Koys also shares more history on this season that we are in as well, reminding us all of things getting into discussion, such as Adam and Eve on this and John Paul the Second, with the Redeemer in mind and Also, as the show progresses, Father Koys has on the phone Mike Stark, a friend of his and involved with a project called: Downloading Jesus, using technology to help us stay close to the word as said on the show, as well as bringing us closer to Jesus. Mike Stark talks about his project, who is and who has been involved with its creation and involvement, as well as the importance of it. With all this in mind, Father Koys goes into to discuss the importance of Mass, as well as "thirsty for the Word" here, leading to more on the idea of how long Mass is or how people feel about Mass and where we stand here in terms of that. After the second break, Father Koys shares some history from 1844, about the Philadelphia Bible Riots that occurred during this conflict in American History.
Another beautiful day today on this Tuesday, with only Christina and Father Anthony on the show today, fortunately or unfortunately, Tony is in traffic, but doing a good deed for the day, finding a stray dog and cleaned up and bringing it in to the family, bringing in the discussion of pets with Christina and Producer Nick. Father Anthony gives a worldly prediction that by the Year 2030, China is expected/going to be the most Catholic Country in the world, due to the rising numbers in that, as well as a decrease in other countries by 2030. Father Anthony continues to ask Christina questions, (and later on Tony) due to it being the Easter season. Once Tony arrives, he shares his experience this morning and taking care of dogs and talking about growing up as a child, with helping and wanting pets, as well as taking care of the stray mentioned earlier. After the first break, Father Anthony shares the top ten Reasons for the Resurrection during this Easter season for all to understand and hopefully practice during this special time, with some historical references behind some of them. After the second break, Father Anthony separates fact from myth/myth from fact on the resurrection of Christ.
On this Monday the day after Easter yesterday celebrated everywhere, Father Anthony and everyone share how we all had a very, very beautiful day for Easter Sunday yesterday, as well as the feeling of rebirth and renew for Easter, as well as feeling good from it and about it. Once in this feeling here with this, everyone shares how they felt, not only on Easter itself, but also the days leading up to it as well last week, with Father Anthony encouraging everyone to try it or do it next Easter to get the good feelings that may or may not come with them, as well as being exposed to God Himself. Father Anthony also shares the experiences with conducting the Masses yesterday for Easter, bringing in the need for salvation and redemption from our Savior, with also historical references in mind with Easter too and previous Easters. Tony himself joins Father Anthony, Gerri and Christina later in the show and feeling tired after Easter, but the show continues the Easter discussion with Tony, who read at Easter Mass, and Producer Nick share how their Easter went too. Food is also a topic of discussion, with not only what everyone had Easter Sunday, but also what good food is being cooked in St. Stans kitchen today too, making everyone hungry even more. However, after the second break, the conversation turns once again to the Easter Season we are in now and feeling God's presence around us in our lives, with Easter Joy.
TGIF and Good Friday to everyone, especially it is Good Friday today in 2014 and Father Anthony and everyone share a bit of history with Good Friday in not only how many Father Anthony has been at St Stans for, but also it's historical importance in this week and especially Easter Weekend. He also shares with everyone, including Christina, Gerri, and Tony more on Easter History, with Jesus's crucifixion. Everyone shares their feelings on this, especially with the visual representation in the historical film depicting His crucifixion, The Passion Of The Christ, Christina sharing some very powerful words on this, not only for her personally, but for everyone to feel with this in mind. Also, everyone in the studio explains that even though some people only consider this "just a story," it is extremely encouraged to remember this historical story and never forget and not really consider it a story, but reality that is ever present in our lives and a real life experience we may need in our lives. Along these lines, Father Anthony gives us more to think about in terms of sayings and words said from various sources regarding this. After the first break, the discussion on this goes even further in historical description and thoughts on this from everyone giving more of an insight on this and remind everyone to not think of it as a story, but more. Towards the end of the show, Father Anthony uses the suffering and death of Jesus as a means to bring us together as a community, but also comments on His own mother, The Virgin Mary here on this, but also to bring us with him with this in mind.
And Happy Easter Everyone., from all of us from Winds Of Change.
Today is the beginning of the Holy Days, or The Triduum as Father Anthony points out, especially since Easter Sunday is this Sunday and explains the significance of Holy Thursday today, as everyone explains what it means for them. He also shares some of the Gospel again, this time with John in mind, as well as an article with reflections to the times today and our lives with Christ too, with the seriousness of Sin here. Father Anthony also talks about what happens tonight in terms of the Last Supper and not only as everyone knows what this is, but it's significance to us all, as well as a whole people and in general with the Last Supper. Father Anthony also shares some history with Holy Thursday, not only about Jesus at this point in time, but also from himself with how he felt or went through in the past relating to this, being powerful religious experiences, as well as Gerri shares her feelings about this particular day too. In honor of the Start of the Triduum this evening, Father Anthony has special music for the breaks again this time too, as well as after the first break, Father Anthony goes into further detail on Jesus during this time, talking about washing feet and hands here in terms of baptism and release of sins.
As Holy Week continues this week on this Wednesday, Father Koys is sitting in for Father Anthony Bush again today and opens the show with saying that Holy Week is feeling very good, as well as hoping all are getting to the celebrations this week and remarks that this week feels like getting ready for a trip in a way too. He officially starts off with something John Paul the Second said, but points out it could be a bit scary in terms of the Triduum, in some ways scared to enter the mystery which is: something John Paul The Second wrote about, in two parts, one when as a Cardinal and the other as The Pope. He also talks about the stage production, Jesus Christ Superstar and shares it's influence on not only Father Thomas Koys, but everyone in terms of it's spirituality and complexity. With what John Paul wrote, everyone shares their feelings, which feel a bit scary in terms of what he wrote about what we as people are facing or going through, possibly warning us of things to come or to face. Father Koys also uses this in terms of what we as people bring to mass/the mass, as well as with Easter and Christ dying and raised from the dead. After the second break, Father Koys reads the second part of what he introduced when he was Pope, in dealing with trials we have to and must face in our lives. However, with all this in mind, as Father Anthony pointed out in the beginning of the show, he talks about the musical play Jesus Christ Superstar and it's influence on our culture and everyone, and to help Father Koys shares some of the songs from the play, while everyone shares how they feel about what is sung in the songs and the drama in it as well.
Once again, everyone is "flying" into the studio with everything all over the place, especially with the snow that has come down, indicating that Winter isn't giving up, refuses to leave, or putting up a fight to stay, even though Spring is or is supposed to be here. Being Holy Week, Father Anthony continues his discussion/talk from yesterday on Pope Francis, Gospel Readings, and Jesus Himself. With all this in mind here, we continue to point out following Jesus and The Church, thereby falling in love with him and important that we do and the realization that God loves us, helps us, guides us, protects/saves us, and realizing who we are as well with Father Anthony appreciating the words of Pope Francis on this and how the world needs Christ now, and for Him to guide us on the path we take or help us if we take a path we either choose to follow or not. We also talk a lot about Peter during this discussion as well. After the first break, Father Anthony talks about how much evil is all around us today and how do we deal with it, with God's help as well and what do we do. He also shares today's Gospel reading, since it relates to the betrayal of Christ and Easter itself, which in turn brings up many things on if we betray the Lord or have/did we recently, relating to "The Dark Night" (no not that one in the comics) that we face with evil.
Holy Week has begun, with Palm Sunday being yesterday, Spring is supposed to be here, but an inch of snow is supposed to come, so it seems that Winter and Spring are battleing for dominance here in Chicago. However, Spring seems to be in the air with everyone and everything. Tony shares how his birthday went and some fun things perhaps. Also, the main focus on the start of the show is talking about how Palm Sunday went yesterday and the biggest news for St. Stanislaus Kostka, the Church itself that is, is that the new pews for the Church are in and look great and beautiful in the Church. With all this in mind, Father Anthony talks again about the Gospel and how everything discussed relates to Palm Sunday and our encounters with God, as well as our relation to him, and dealing with the poor and poverty are brought up along these lines. After the first break, the Palm Sunday mass is discussed since Holy Week started with it and more is on the way with Easter coming, as well as what the Pope has been talking about and asking the question, "Where are we?" This also brings up the historical story of Jesus and being our savior. After the second break, Father Anthony continues his talk about Jesus Christ being "God in the Flesh" and being our savior, seeing how Easter is coming up and he mentions his visit to the Holy City and the prophecy of Zacharia which in turn relates to Pope Francis asking many questions about who we identify with.
TGIF and this is the Friday leading into Holy Week for everyone with Palm Sunday this Sunday and getting everyone ready for not only Holy Week, but also Easter and Spring itself, with the movement of Jesus Himself felt during this. Father Anthony shares about the kids at St Stans first with them dressing up as historical Biblical faces/people and how cute they were and knowledgeable. Father Anthony, Producer Nick and everyone share how with the change in weather, it could be allergies or (hopefully not) people getting sick with Spring coming along these lines with the preparation of Holy Week, as well as reminding everyone about what the guests on yesterday's show were talking about. With Father Anthony getting The Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug on DVD, he brings up what Pope Francis recently talked about the Devil and temptation, dealing with the world of stress, struggle, and other things that tempt or confuse us, but help is talked about by not only God, but what we do and He guides us to help us face these things. After the break, Father Anthony continues on this and brings in Jesus Christ here and He being our savior in dealing with stress and struggles and without Him, we are able to give in to the temptations provided by the Devil. This discussion in turn relates to what is and has been going on in society as well, either accepting or denying the Church in this and see the light of God to help us conquer this evil.