Today on the air, joined by Christina and Tony is Jim Littleton of Forming Faithful Families, who has been on as a guest on Winds of Change, doing his premiere show as one of the new and many guest hosts that will be on from time to time. Normally Father Koys is here, but today, Jim Littleton is on, talking about St. John Paul, today being his Feast Day today and Jim is very excited to be here on the air for the first time today. Jim however, starts off the show talking about large families, himself being a part of a huge family, talking about siblings mostly, relating toward not only their relationship with each other, but with God too. After the first break, Jim talks about John Paul the Second, bringing back some great memories, including his family writing and receiving a letter of reply from him, relating how his teachings worked and influenced his family. This being his Feast Day is significant as stated earlier and Jim continues on this with more, not only on his own personal experience with him, but also his work he conducted. With Pope John Paul the Second in mind, Jim turns the discussion to talk about another John Paul, Pope John Paul The Sixth next. With both these John Paul's, Jim, Christina, and Tony talk about how they are connected, not only with their name, but also within the Church Family as a whole and God. He also brings up his family history along these lines of family, both good and bad, good talking about his 19 children, bad however with the miscarriages Jim's wife faced, leading to his feelings on being Pro-Choice.
On this Autum Tuesday, being how Fall is officially here, everyone is doing ok, without Gerri being with us on the air, but perhaps listening. Everyone is doing alright and Father Anthony and Producer Nick in work mode today, how Father Anthony is getting ready to finish the letter he writes by the deadline, and Producer Nick is getting ready for his Halloween Party this weekend, making last minute preparations. With Father Anthony working on his letter and Halloween is coming, he talks about the Anti-Christ mentioned in an article about what he is going after or do. Christina also brings up (on her phone by the way) the Gospel readings talked about and Father Anthony brings up them in discussion, in terms of our relationship with God, as well as bringing up much for us all to think about too. After the first break, Father Anthony talks about not only where to get the energy, to maybe keep going and feel better, but also with dealing with everything too and keep calm. He also brings up more about his discussion of the Synod yesterday. This discussion continues along the lines of changes facing us in society today and how they may or may not affect the Church.
Father Anthony is back, and he is feeling good and the gang is all here, including both Producers. Father Anthony talks about his retreat he went to last week, talking about his retreat and what he did and relaxed. Since Producer Nick is getting ready for his Halloween Party, Father Anthony talks about Halloween itself, not only it's origins a bit, but also how everyone is decorating too. With Father Anthony being away for his retreat, he talks about being away makes him feel guilty a bit, that is being away from all of us and the time away. He also talks about other times he's gone away to visit places or go on retreats in his time off away from all the work and stress. After the first break, Father Anthony talks about the Synod this past weekend that he, as well as others have been following, discussing their latest developments and purpose. This brings up the idea of changes going on in society, particularly divorce and same sex marriages, with people feeling pain and being hurt, as well as stressed. With all this in mind, Father Anthony brings up the notion that families are indeed suffering with all this happening around us too.
TGIF everyone and since Father Anthony is still away on retreat, but will return next week, joining us in the studio today after being on last week, Jude Huntz from the Office of Peace and Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Chicago is back again today, along with John Taylor who is a Consultant in their Offices of Peace and Justice, talking about Catholic Relief Services in "Hot Spots." That is, the work done in other areas/countries around the world, with John talking about the services that are provided and done in order to help, as well as provide some historical background too. With Islam and Muslims being talked about on many previous shows, John points out that they help out many associated with that and work done with them and for them. After the first break, Jude talks to John on several points and on the idea or question of "Why Care?" Both men provide some very interesting facts and examples of why and how they help and care. With St. Stans in mind, both men also bring up several examples with what's at St. Stans, such as the Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. After the second break, the discussion continues, along the lines of differences and those who are fleeing areas, particularly areas of war. Towards the end of the show, both Jude and John bring up several options in ways that you, the listeners, can help out and contribute. For more information on Jude and John and the work done at the Office of Peace and Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Chicago, log on to: :http://www.archchicago.org.
Father Koys is back and no it's not Wednesday or a rebroadcast, he is here twice this week in Father Anthony's absence and happy to be here and happy to continue his discussion from yesterday, along the lines of The History of Mexico. He also brings up the immigration of people from Europe to here in the United States, talking about how those who came over, they had to "start over" in a sense that is, with being in a new land and country. Joined by Christina in the studio with him today, the discussion continues on this, with her help. After the first break, July 14, 1824 is where Father Koys (along with Peabody and Sherman) takes us back into history, along with Christina and Tony joins in the studio. By talking about this, Father Koys continues the discussion on The History of Mexico, as well as America, with how these two fit together. With this specific date in mind, Father Koys brings up much that has historical significance on everything. Another date set 15 years after the first date, around 1840 and Father Koys brings up much on the history of this subject.
Father Thomas Koys is here once again or as usual on Wednesday and happy to be here with everyone, talking about everything that our world faces during the day. Father Koys reminds us that he will be here twice, yes twice this week. Not only here today, but tomorrow on Thursday as well, getting the chance to talk about everything he wants to talk about two days in a row. Father Koys opens the show on a very serious topic that is upon us and the world, especially in Africa, the current Ebola outbreak that is going on and how serious, contagious, and growing in terms of cases and appearances, with scientists bringing up valuable facts on it. As always with this virus in mind, Father Koys brings up many doctors, some from history too and as Father Koys points out, what went on in history plays a part of what goes on today. Here he talks about Descending Catholics with history in mind, talking about human nature and our behavior. Father Koys also brings up more on the History of Mexico that he has been talking about the past few shows, around the 1800's in fact or to be more precise, 1823.
Jude Huntz from the Office of Peace and Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Chicago is our host today, since Father Anthony is on retreat this week, along with Kayla Jacobs, his Catholic Relief Services Intern joining him on the show today. Being his premier show, he opens the show about or Kayla shares with us being on a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, for a Catholic Relief trip, sharing what work was done, as well as learning a lot about coffee too. Joining them in the studio as usual, is Tony too. Kayla talks about all the coffee that was available and brewed, all kinds in fact. Fair Trade is also brought up, seeing as how this was one of other reasons for the trip to Madison. Jim Huntz talks about himself along these lines, being unfortunately lactose intolerant and mentioning food, possibly making everyone hungry. This talk of coffee leads to Fair Trade Coffee's make and sold here in Chicago too. Jim and Kayla discuss, not only with themselves but our listeners with what Fair Trade does and works and goes through with helping people. After the first break, Jim and Kayla talk about Fair Trade a little more, in terms of not only what was discussed, but other things going on with their work and teachings,as well as playing in the social teachings within the Church, as well as provide help for those who are very, very busy. The products provided for are talked about, which Kayla also purchases for herself, as well as the month of October being Fair Trade Month, with lots of activity going on to help out people, with Kayla pointing out and sharing upcoming events, gatherings, and more on what Fair Trade will be conducting this week and month. Jim talks about Our Lady Of Guadalupe with her image in the studio, as well as being connected to their office. For more information on Fair Trade and the Office of Peace and Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Chicago, visit:http://www.archchicago.org and look under the departments tab and select Peace and Justice.
Please note loyal listeners, due to Father Anthony's absence and the Columbus Day Holiday Weekend, this show will air officially on Monday and is a rebroadcast from Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. We apologize for any problems and Happy Columbus Day everyone.
Father Anthony is here, along with Christina (though not on air), Gerri, and Tony and the laughs are great starting off the show. Father Anthony talks about being a Pastor and what he goes through, including what Gerri told him, a "fire for me to put out" he jokes, but Gerri is ok. Randy the Rat is back or is seen running around St. Stans, and perhaps the Church pet maybe, kidding. But joining us today on the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is special guest: Dave Carollo, the Executive Director of The World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady's Blue Army, who dropped by today to join in the discussion today on this Feast Day. Dave at the start of the show talks about his organization, when it started, who founded it, and the work conducted in order to help everyone, as well as related to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary today. On a more serious note, Father Anthony shares some of the latest new, which Dave will elaborate on a bit more, how Al qaeda, not ISIS this time in the Middle East has taken two priests and a number of Christians prisoner. Dave also talks about Our Lady of Fatima and the Popes as well and history behind this and help too, with her apparitions appearing to people providing visions, some great, some not so great. Dave, as said before, comments on the subject said before on Al qaeda, relating to the different times we live and lived in and how The World Apostolate of Fatima has helped. For more information on Dave Carollo and The World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady's Blue Army, visit online at: http://wafusa.org.
TGIF everyone and the Chicago Marathon is on everyone's mind, since it is coming up this weekend and memories of running it and taking part in it are brought up. Father Anthony is joined by not only Christina, Gerri, and Tony, but joined by special guest, who will be featured on the show in the future, Jim Littleton, who has been on before. Producer Nick is doing ok and he is excited for his Halloween party and festivities coming up, with getting the menu ready and ideas too. But the Chicago Marathon is on everyone's mind, including the students at St Stans School. Jim talks about himself, as Father Anthony says, not only will he be a future guest host, but his life is a fascinating story for all to hear, which he does talk about, not only himself, but wife and family and his beliefs and relationship with God personally, as well as in terms with the Rosary this week. On this good Friday, much good news, not only the Chicago Marathon, but also the amazing thing of Jim being a father of 19, yes 19 children, as well as being a cancer survivor himself. With having such a big family, Jim continues the discussion on not only his family, but a family in terms of our relationship to God, the Power of God in being with His Family, and other things with this. Towards the end of the show, Jim continues talking about his family, in particular his kids and some of the struggles that he and his wife and kids have gone through, some very difficult times. But they remain strong in family and in faith.
Friday Feeling is in the air, but TGIAF everyone, almost Friday but everyone is getting excited for Friday and the weekend. Father Anthony starts the show by talking about a letter he got from a prisoner in Japan, as it relates to the opening of the show, where he got the word for the show's intro from. During the show, Father Anthony shares with not only Christina, Gerri, and Tony, but everyone history behind the Church a little bit more, with Judaism included here. With all this in mind, Father Anthony brings up many things discussed in the past, that could impact or change within the Church, such as the definition of marriage for one. After the first break, the discussion moves toward the weather, another beautiful day in Chicago and the Chicago Marathon is coming up. However, the show turns toward talking about the Muslim arrested at O'Hare Airport and Father Anthony talks about this matter, bringing up the idea of us "waking up" in society or "grow up" as well as bringing up how pop culture and historical figures have influenced a bit on this on perhaps or actually having, no boundaries for things around us. After the second break, Father Anthony explains why he probably wouldn't make a good Cardinal or Pope, but also what he would do if he were as well, providing explanations of why he'd do things as he would with us changed as a society, reflecting on what is discussed earlier. Also, Father Anthony asks Christina, Gerri, and Tony who they feel they are most related to in the Bible in terms of being similar too, with interesting results and examples, as well as Father Anthony himself. Towards the end of the show, Father Anthony and everyone reflect on Dave Carollo visiting on Tuesday earlier this week on the show and talk about the need for the Holy Rosary.