TGIF everyone and Happy Halloween today on this very unusual Halloween, for one thing besides trick or treating going on, today snow, yes snow is falling and a very strange time, as Producer Nick says, Fall and Winter are fighting for control and can't make up their minds on who is taking over on this Halloween. Also, a Winds of Change treat or trick, perhaps, Tony's wife Angelica is here in the studio today and partaking in the discussion on Halloween. The discussion talks about all kinds of things, all related to Halloween, such as exorcisms, ghosts, demons, and other things related to this holiday today. The discussion continues on the distress and troubles we face today as well, but also putting our faith in God to help and guide us in our times of stress and distress. A reminder that voting is going on or early voting and Father Anthony points out he voted early, as well as Tuesday is Election Day. More on the Halloween discussion, this time is on how or what people dress up as as the years have gone by, but also the Eve of All Saints in relation to the Church today and starts the celebration this evening. Since it is coming up, St. Stans and The Church as a whole is preparing to celebrate The Feast Of All Saints Day coming up, since this weekend.
Much going on today, the day before Halloween and Father Anthony dedicates the first half of the show to Producer Nick, because it's his favorite holiday and Producer Nick thanks him. Also, besides Halloween coming up on Friday, Father Anthony reminds us all about how All Saints Day is on Saturday and Friday is not only Halloween, but the Eve before All Saints Day too. So you see, much to look forward too and all fun. Halloween being the topic of discussion, sort of, is talking about things sort of related to it, such as the Devil's favorite word. Why should Christians love Halloween is not only shared for Producer Nick, but everyone and raises the question, with many results, such as why it's a great holiday with giving people a reason to think about death for one thing, in terms of celebrating it and not being afraid of it, as well as firing up kids imagination, seen plainly in the costumes and trick or treating. Another reason, is accepting the supernatural here with the idea of, obviously, ghosts, as well as bringing the community together in terms of trick or treating, pumpkin patches, and other things that make this time of the year fun. After the first break, the show takes a different direction in talking about the various schools that have been closed lately and also talking about the New Archbishop coming in too, with Father Anthony talking about things he's done in the past related to this. After the second break, the show turns toward talking about a little on what Father Koys discussed yesterday, politics. Many schools are closed or closing and Father Anthony brings that up at the end of the show today.
Father Thomas Koys is back again this week, after doing a double show last week for the first time and talking about history, especially Mexican History. Being back today , Father Koys continues this discussion, with some points he didn't get in last time. His main focus on the show today deals with, he mentions how next Tuesday is Election Day, he feels that he should go "Where no Priest has gone before," that being politics itself, in terms of various things. This discussion brings back many teachers and philosophers from history, including Aristotle. He also includes some very interesting things, such as dividing the politics into two parties, not the ones we know, but the stupid and corrupt. He continues also on the various things that are included in politics, such as even though there are good ones and good, there is also corruption, lies, aggressiveness, martyrs, and other things and bad ideas. He also talks about voting, that is not just it in general, but "buying votes" that politicians encourage people to do, either "buying people" or people convinced of this. Also, the way people vote is discussed besides the plans or games or game plans politicians use to convince people to vote for them, including women and focusing on women in this particular area, in some very serious areas including rape. He continues on this with asking various questions on politics, in relation to the Church.
Happy Tuesday everyone, however it has been an unbelievably busy day so far for everyone at St Stansislaus Kostka. With so much happening today, keeping everyone on their toes with being busy, Father Anthony and everyone share memories from all kinds of things, related to not only themselves and St. Stans, but respectfully everyone. However, with all this in mind, everyone shares what their earliest memory was, including Producer Nick and some very special ones are shared with everyone, including you loyal listeners. Everyone is getting ready for the end of October and further things going on this week and for different but similar reasons, with Father Anthony excited to see the children tomorrow at St. Stans School and which Saint they are dressed up as and the history behind that Saint. More is shared on talking about various things today, interestingly enough talking about the differences in music, not only in the artists and musicians that have been around in different times and the music they do, but also how concerts have changed, as well as other things.
Back to work on this Monday and for everyone. Today (sadly) is the last week of October loyal listeners and everyone is getting ready for Halloween, not only here but everyone too. Producer Nick starts off the show talking a bit about his Halloween Party for 2014, another great, fun filled success. He and his friends had a great time and lot's of fun. Speaking of meetings and gatherings, Father Anthony and Tony talk about meetings going on and the feelings felt on those, with Christina and Gerri contributing too. Father Anthony however turns toward talking about a various serious subject, that being God's Wrath or The Wrath of God, but first Father Anthony talks about the beginning of the sexual revolution and rebellion years ago with the show Welcome Back Carter. Talking about this show results in discussing the signs of the times, that is how times have changed, not only with old shows, but the style in which we live, such as cell phones, clothing, music, and other things, especially talking about old and new TV shows. After the first break, the show turns toward more on Pope Francis and his sayings from the Synod, as well as talking about Synods past and present. After the second break, as stated above and promised, Father Anthony talks about God's Wrath or Wrath of God with everyone stating what they think when hearing this or what they feel, with some very interesting and fascinating opinions.
TGIF loyal listeners and welcome to another Friday on the Winds of Change, with everyone looking forward to the weekend and the feeling however is that another week has gone by very fast. Talking about the Fall Season at the start of the show, with how they are still or most are still on the tress, with a mention to our fine feathered friends, the Birds with Christina sharing of how a hawk was in her tree once, just sitting there watching, his dinner, but her perhaps as well. Father Anthony talks about the Popes reaction to the Synod that he has been talking about the entire week. The topic shifts toward shopping, in particular Father Anthony's mother likes to shop, mostly (as most people do) around Christmas time, leading to the discussion of Father Anthony talking about not only shopping, but also seeing the movie, Passion of the Christ in a mall movie theater. Both Producer Nick and Gerri are in very good moods today, Gerri being excited and Producer Nick being excited for his Halloween Party tomorrow too. Father Anthony brings up many current events revolving around the current situations going on, focusing on Spiritual Leadership. After the first break, Father Anthony shares the results from the Synod held this past week and what the Pope had to say, as well as what happened and went on during the discussions held. This also leads to a discussion on the show dealing with negative things or negative thoughts. At the end of the show, Father Anthony shares with Christina, Gerri, and Tony, final thoughts on the Pope with the Synod.
TGIAF again today and everyone is doing great and the gang's all here once again, along with Producer Nick. Father Anthony talks more on the current Synod going on and lot's going on, with critical commentary on various subjects and reports here. Father Anthony opens the show with what time he got up today, around 5 AM, yes 5 AM and how he slept in, leading to talking about starting off the day and getting up in the morning with everyone talking about when they get up and start the day. This is due to Mass in the morning, wondering what kind of person Father Anthony is, that is a morning person, afternoon, night, or somewhere in between, with Producer Nick saying coffee helps out and is the right thing in the morning. After the "morning" talk, the discussion turns to talking about the Synod that has been happening and discussed this week. One of the things going on is the idea of Mercy, being discussed here not only on the show, but with the Synod as well, as well as talking about same sex marriages and how things in society and the Church discuss these issues. The discussion turns to the family after the first break, talking about all kinds of things, previously discussed and new in terms of how these affect the family. The show wraps up today talking about these various topics discussed leading to more on the changes that may or may not come with them.
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.