TGIF everyone and the door opens for the Holy Week, as Lent comes to a close this year and with Palm Sunday coming too this Sunday, as well as Easter too. Everyone is getting ready for the weekend, but Producer Nick seems to be only continuing his work week. Father Anthony continues the discussion about the airplane crash that happened in the French Alps a bit more at the start of the show. With this in mind, the discussion with everyone turns toward talking about fears and worries, related to the recent information Father Anthony shares about this tragedy, as well as sickness and depression here too. This in turn, has everyone sharing their personal experiences with situations and feelings like these, which brings out the worst in behavior it seems in people, which raises the question of: "Why would someone do something like that?" Father Anthony helps illustrate these serious topics with his own personal experience visiting Rwanda in Africa. The discussion continues with Father Anthony sharing more Gospel readings along these lines, along with everyone else offering their feelings on this. Now, with all this evil, sickness, and depression with the reality of this recent tragedy, Father Anthony points out that even though we suffer, God suffers with us and helps us through difficult things like this. With the help of everyone on the show, especially Gerri, Father Anthony tires to answer some of the questions raised during the discussion on the show, as well as discussions that come up casually with people about these serious subjects.
The gang's all here on the show today, including both producers and everyone is getting ready for another weekend soon, TGIAF once again. However, Father Anthony is still saddened and shocked by the airplane crash that happened around the French Alps, with new news from news sources on the story more, making things worse, and Producer Nick shares one of his concepts he's heard about, which is "You should never challenge worse." This leads some very upsetting things and also everyone hoping to say or to have Jesus say, "Enough already" and stop worrying and we all have enough problems of our own at times, but a light at the end of the tunnel is Father Anthony saying that those who love God, things end well and they do. On a different topic, Father Anthony shares how new feelings on yoga are shared, which in turn relates to what is shared, as well as talking about previous subjects from previous shows this week. With these philosophical topics, Father Anthony feels, as we as should not know the answers or not know them yet, but be okay with that and keep the focus here on things, especially the positive one might think. The discussion turns once again to talking about Pope Francis's recent activities too, which in turn bring about possible changes with things, maybe and/or maybe not. Towards the end of the show, the idea of being, "snarky" on the show is brought up, in relation to topics and people mentioned. Despite all this, Father Anthony continues how we all have to "fight the good fight" here with all this.
Father Koys joins us once again, and that not only means it's Wednesday, but also a good day ahead of us. Today, Father Thomas Koys is not only joined by Tony, but by Jeff Gardner over the phone. The award-winning producer, author, journalist and photographer, who has been dealing with helping Christians in the Middle East. Today, along with Jeff on the show, the discussion turns once again on what is going on in the Middle East, the current crisis with ISIS and other things affecting the Christians over there, as well as others, with Jeff sharing his opinions and feelings on this. With this important conflict facing us, Father Koys has Jeff Gardner summarize his latest book entitled: Displaced to help talk about himself and it's relation to the current crisis going on. With all this in mind, Jeff gives not only Father Koys and Tony much to think about, but all of us with what he has to say today, as well as what he has been doing to help those Christians faced with ISIS and upcoming events too to help them. For more information on Jeff Gardner and his books and activities, visit online at: http://www.picturechristians.org/ and/or http://www.restoreninevehnow.org./
On this Tuesday, a world in distress today for the plane that was carrying several students that went down in the French Alps, a very sad feeling for 16 children and teachers, along with 144 other passengers. All of us at Winds of Change offer our thoughts and prayers for all those families of those who perished in the crash. This leads Father Anthony talking about a serious subject on the lines of death once again. Christina assures us that even though this is a serious subject, God is with us even though we may not acknowledge Him or feel Him in our lives or in our tragic times, which bring up many sad memories for Christina and Gerri, as well as Father Anthony. With all this in mind, it brings up many things, including how we grieve, as well as Jesus weeping in the history and present about all this, including the current crisis with those in the Middle East and those who are Muslims, as well as God dealing with these situations. The Gospel Reading of the Day is shared, as well as Father Anthony talking about his family a bit and Tony arrives too but all connects to what was discussed earlier as well as connecting it with everyone or those, including Father Anthony, who saw the film: The Passion Of The Christ. Also, this goes along the lines of Easter, in which Christ rose from the dead and since it's coming up, lot's to think about. It also brings up the historical story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.
Another week is upon us, however it seems that Winter and Spring are fighting for dominance today, with snow, yes snow falling down here in Chicago. Producer Nick says that "Winter is putting up a heck of a fight to stay around this year." and it seems that when Father Anthony went to hear confessions from the children at St. Stans School today, it seemed they were in more the mood for Christmas than Easter with the snow falling. Despite that, everyone is doing ok and things are going alright today, even though snow has fallen, which is on everyone's mind for the start of the show. On a different topic, Father Anthony shares the Gospel readings from this morning and how they relate to, with these coming up (hopefully if Winter doesn't stop them): Easter, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, and others. The discussion goes further by looking at these in terms of our relationship with God and how we as people sometimes are drawn to darkness and giving up on God. After the second break, Tony arrives safe and joins the discussion, and it continues on how people's relationship with the Lord and God are today and how not only giving up at times, but also in terms of manipulation, which also brings to mind the readings from yesterday and The Ten Commandments here.
TGIF everyone once again and we hope everyone is doing well today and that your weekend goes well. On the show today, everyone is feeling Friday Feeling this week, for much has happened this week, in terms of work going on that is and being very busy this week. God being central in all this as well, with Father Anthony expressing that with how much is going on and being in the "Dirt of Life" he says. This in turn brings up the idea of how we as people go up and down in our lives, with God being there for us in our need. Friday feeling is going around with the gang all here, mentioning Producers Nick and Armand, Nick as always, being the comic book fan he is. Few more things shared is that today is guest Host Father Koys birthday today and also yesterday was Producer Nick's mothers birthday too, so Happy Birthday to you both and with those in mind, festivities and rest are on the mind, as well as April coming up very soon. With many things coming up, besides April and Spring, especially Palm Sunday, Easter, Passover, and Holy Week, Father Anthony mentions several of the Gospel readings from today in relation to what will be going on and coming. With all this, Father Anthony brings up the many sufferings that not only we all go through in our lives through the many things such as work, family, stress, and other things, but what Christ suffered through for us in his time too, resulting in our "thirst" for God and the joy of Easter is brought about from suffering in a sense. Towards the end of the show, "the tone has changed" Father Anthony says, sharing a reading for Sunday to illustrate this, that "sets the tone" here.
TGIAF once again today and things are pretty busy around here for one thing. Also, a very surprise guest on today, but before that, deadlines are on everyone's mind, particularly Father Anthony for getting letters for Palm Sunday, Easter, the Holy Week and others as well to be newsletters for St. Stansislaus Kostka. The surprise guest is: Sister Florine once again from St. Stans Super Soup Kitchen today, talking about what food has been made, as well as today being her favorite Feast Day, The Feast Day of St. Joesph, not only for food, but personal reasons, involving family. With the Feast Day of St. Joesph in mind, Father Anthony shares some history and stories about him, along with Sister Florine sharing her favorite story. Also, a reminder of how important his Feast Day is, for obvious reasons, as well as being the Holy Family's protector and naming our Messiah. After the break, Father Anthony continues his discussion he's reflected on with Christians today, in terms of the signs of the times, including Producer Nick who offers Father Anthony input on the differences between the phrases/concepts of Cyberspace and Virtual Reality, which in turn, looks at how we as a people have changed and our relationship with our religious faith has either changed or we being grounded.
Once again, Father Koys is on the air, filling in for Father Anthony Bush on this Wednesday, and is joined by Tony in the studio. Today, Father Koys has many special things on the show, first of all, taking a trip as usual back into history, around the time of World War II and bring to mind many good and bad things from that time. To help with this discussion, Father Koys has on the air special guest from Kingswood Academy, Mike Fairman and not only talking about history, but also Mike Fairman as a teacher and his reputation. He shares the importance of history as well, not only in school for his students, but to everyone as well. He also shares the Power Of Rosary in World War II, that may or may not be in the history books themselves, explaining the connections of that and Our Lady Of Fatima as well. On different subjects, Father Koys and Mike Fairman talk about the school, Kingswood Academy and the students too. They also go further into discussing the history stated before on World War II. As the show goes on, some of Mike Fairman's students speak from the school too, a great experience for everyone, including the children themselves. Towards the end of the show, Mike and Father Koys talk about Germany during World War II, in particular the reign of Hitler. For more information on Mike Fairman and Kingswood Academy, visit online at: http://kingswoodacademy.org/
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone and hope you all are wearing green today, . Also, lot's going on today and this week as well since Lent is almost over, Palm Sunday is coming up, and Father Anthony has many things to do, with so many distractions getting in the way, including writing his letter for this Sunday as well. St. Patrick's Day is today and some are wearing green, including Christina, Tony and Producer Nick celebrating today too and all fun. With the deadline coming, Father Anthony is trying to get his letter done but as stated before, he is distracted by many things, good things however. He also talks about the Church in how modern young people view God in terms of being beneficial to their lives, but how things have changed due to the times. The personal relationship we have with God is shared as well with this in mind with the young generation and difference in the times. Going further and back into the topic earlier, Father Anthony continues reading the results from studies conducted by professors researching beliefs of young Americans from many major Faith Groups, sharing the results with everyone, with many positive results in fact.
A good Monday today and time is going by very fast, with it seems Spring is here with the beautiful weather around Chicago, as well as Palm Sunday getting closer. St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, and some of the people on the Winds of Change, including Gerri and Producer Nick are wearing green today, a jump start before the day. With that in mind, Father Anthony opens the show up on the anticipation on that. Unfortunately, Father Anthony has been in meetings all morning and brings up the many things discussed, not only coming up, but what he went through this morning. The discussion also turns toward talking about money and the economy, how things have changed, both good and bad. Since tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day, many Saints are talked about, including St Stanislaus Kostka, but we'll save St. Patrick for tomorrow. However, the show next turns toward Pope Francis and his recent sayings and dealings, including with Mexico. With having meetings all morning and lot's to do in the morning for all of us, Father Anthony shares the 7 Healthy Habits in the Morning. With, possibly Monday Mood over Father Anthony today, things turn toward looking at the future, with everyone giving their opinions here.