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 Tritium, 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.
Father Anthony is here on this Thursday, joined by not only Christina, Gerri, and Tony, but special guests Lynne and Yoly from the St Gregory Charismatic Prayer Group, which has been announced during the week at St. Stans. However, since Spring is finally here, hopefully, the show opens up with discussing Spring time in general and the beautiful weather itself that comes with Spring too. Anniversary's of those who have passed on are shared during the show as well, indicating the idea of enjoying life with Spring in mind as well, as well as the idea of time flying by as well. He also shares the Gospel readings recently too, in relation to the preparations for Palm Sunday this weekend as well, some with the Book of Exodus in mind. After the first break, Father Anthony talks to Lynne and Yoly from the St. Gregory Charismatic Prayer Group and share things not only about their group, but also themselves, including family, friends, and fun, as well as what is or was going on with their group and upcoming events at the start of Holy Week. During the show, they encourage all to come and witness much of the good work this group does and see their speakers too.
Father Thomas Koys is with us once again on this Wednesday and Christina and Tony are here with him. To start of the show, we wish Father Anthony a happy birthday today, as well as a delayed for Father Koys. Father Koys reminds us and tells us that this weekend is Palm Sunday, so make sure you are all ready for that. Frustration is one of the topics opening the show today, how people when they get angry and frustrated and they break things, as well as other frustrations in general too, in particular Father Koys dating experiences when he was young Tony brings up, as well as other frustrations, which put's people in "The Punishment Room" on the show too. With this in mind, Father Koys brings in recent March Madness games, possibly not only for the fans who are angry at the losses, but also "Madness" may be, and with all this, brings up anger, destroying things, and violence. Father Koys also talks more about history again, in relation to Mexico once again as he is a fan of history, relating to what was talked about earlier and other times on the show. Later on in the show, Father Koys welcomes once again, a former guest that was on the show before, Father Bob Coleman, along with his kids in school too at John Paul The Second School, as Father Koys interviews him and the kids too. After the interview, Father Koys talks about our educational system, leading to rewarding or punishing kids depending on several things.
The week before Holy Week has begun and even though the day is bright and good, Tony is a bit upset because of a funeral that happened recently, one of his life long friends passed away. On a good note, Producer Nick talks about his weekend vacation to Florida, briefly saying what he did, where he went, and how much fun it was. On the other hand, the notion of loss is talked about with the funeral for a life long friend is sadly shared as the show continues. However, warm memories are shared once again about Tony's friend and he reflects a bit on family and the idea of family more. Once more, the differences of men and women are addressed along this discussion. Father Anthony talks about personal or life long friends from historical references from Gospel readings and more, with God bringing us into a "family" with this in mind. After the first break, Producer Nick chimes in on more on his trip, but also how his many best friends are his life long friends too, as well as a second family to him. Father Anthony also points out that we all have a true friend with us all the time, God. With all this in mind, Father Anthony reminds us that friends and family are always there for us, in our darkest/hardest, depressing, difficult, struggling times, with everyone stating that even though many have emotional, physical, or financial problems, we're not alone.
Please note, due to Producer Nick being on vacation for the weekend, this is a rebroadcast show and will air on 4/7/14. Thank you very much.
On this Tuesday, Winter is back for a while today it seems, being cold outside, as well as windy. So it seems Winter is putting up a fight to stay around here in Chicago. However, warm feelings are in the studio today for Father Anthony's relatives are visiting from Ohio today, his second and third cousins on the show today and are talked to on the show, with Marsha first (we apologize for if you cannot hear them at the start of the show) but Father Anthony shares some history from these people, putting some very happy feelings in the studio today on the first day of April. The historical meaning of the word Chicago is shared on the air today, with some funny results. Also, today is April Fools Day, as well as being the first day of April this year, so hopefully Spring is coming officially, with the cold weather being still around for a bit, but also since it's here, Father Anthony talks about those who have birthday's in April and it's significance. After the first break, Father Anthony shares a story about April Fool's Day from 1957 where a false message was broadcast that many believed. However, Father Anthony has on Melissa, Allison, and Annie, and talk about them listening to the show, as well as personal history about them, such as professions and family. Melissa shares some of her family history, Allison talks about going to college and being a successful runner/athlete in running, and Annie talks about school and family. Also, about their Faith as well in general, and history of that too as well as the fact that Annie was baptized by Father Anthony as well and towards the end of the show, Father Anthony reminds us that God loves us and helps us, but also that He cannot not love us.
TGIF and it's really here everyone and we all hope everyone is doing ok today too. To start the show, Father Anthony and everyone today share in the distress as the show starts because it's been a busy morning/day for everyone so far today with so much stuff to do here at St Stans, with the idea of hyper stimulation that has been discussed on the past few shows, giving a sense of production/accomplishment. One of the reasons for that is that the kids at St Stans School has Leadership Day today and parents are visiting, as well as Father Anthony visiting and so much going on. With kids in mind, Father Anthony talks again about them, as well as his cousins who visited and were on the show Tuesday. Other things that contribute to being a busy day or week, so many phone calls to make, emails, preparations for upcoming events, including Easter especially. The story of Moses and Exodus is shared along these lines, which is proper since Easter is coming up and leads to being honest with not only ourselves, but with God and He allows/helps us be honest and to talk to Him as like a friend would talk to us. After the first break, Father Anthony shares an interview with The Holy Father recently, which relates what has been discussed already on today's show and the search for God is brought up here. Towards the end of the show, Father Anthony shares a very interesting thing about people's mistakes, that they make the best teachers for us in life, as well as relating to fears too and life in general and leaves us with an interesting question, "Where is your treasure?" and we have to answer alone at home for ourselves.
Everyone is having a rough week it seems as the show opens leading to a longing for Friday to come soon, because so much to do this week in not only preparations for Easter and Palm Sunday coming up, but also other things going on at St. Stanislaus Kostka. Father Anthony shares some news this morning about information on Holy Saturday and shares with how he feels on that, that with so much going on, "you think that people would use common sense," Father Anthony states in his discussion on this, leading to some interesting statements regarding the Church, including recent events with many conversions. This discussion in turn, leads to more on homosexuality and marriage as well and sexuality, once again comparing the times, as well as God helps us and guide us, with everyone sharing their feelings on this and Father Anthony talking about how to put the house back in order to explain and help fix the confusion. After the first break, Father Anthony further discusses putting the house back in order so to speak in terms of what has happened/discussed, as well as Spring being or trying to get around the corner. With all this in mind, Father Anthony also shares the importance of God in this discussion, leading to let us know He is with us, as well as to help and save us.