TGIF once again loyal listeners and everyone is doing great on this Friday, with it being a beautiful day in Chicago and been a stressful morning so far with much to do today, as well as during the week. Thoughts are on the Confirmation yesterday and congratulations go to Tony for becoming a Godfather too. Gerri came just from St. Stanislaus Kostka itself and Producer Nick is doing ok, keeping busy as well as doing "Spring Cleaning" at his home with items and clothes too. Christina is very happy it's Friday today too, with the past three weeks being busy, as well as being/feeling sick lately. With lot's to do around St. Stanislaus Kostka, Father Anthony has been "worked out" with much to do. Father Anthony shares some more Gospel readings here on what has been discussed lately on other shows and recently today. More is also shared on an important topic that has been discussed all week, The Jubilee Year Of Mercy this year. As the show reaches it's close, the Gospel is reflected on more.
TGIAF since it's Thursday and much to be done today, since it's Confirmation week and Father Anthony is getting ready for much to do. It's also worth pointing out that today is Pope or Former Pope Benedict's birthday and that is celebrated today. With, as stated before, Confirmation going on, Father Anthony and everyone is getting ready for that this week. However, since this is the Jubilee Year or Holy Year of Mercy, more is discussed here, in terms of dealing with stress and tough things we deal with. To be more precise, the discussion leads to talking about the various things related to light vs dark: God and The Devil, good against evil/bad and stress and relief. Father Anthony keeps reminding up that when dealing with the stress and darkness, there is light at the end of the tunnel and with God's love and help, we can be relieved from that. This also brings up much on exorcisms and God and The Devil, in how both affect our lives.
It's Wednesday and that means we're joined by and today's host is Father Koys and he is joined one again by a guest, who has been on the show previously and back by popular demand, Mike Fairman from Kingswood Academy. This time, the discussion moves from World War II, but moves forward in the Christian side of History here. Tony joins the group as the show goes on and Father Koys brings up again the Two Fronts that he talked about the last time he was on with Mike Fairman. During the interview, the subjects move back to the Colonial Era of America and Christians then and there and the American Revolution, with Mike Fairman bringing many historical facts and thoughts about this. Several questions asked by Father Koys to Mike Fairman, Mike provides again many historical facts, but also political facts and thoughts on them too. Later on in the show, The Kingswood Academy Choir sings for all of us, several songs chosen for the show, some with meaning for Easter and the Easter Season and interviews with other members of the staff. The show continues talking to Mike Fairman more on what was discussed earlier and in the present time. For more information on Mike Fairman and Kingswood Academy, visit online at: http://kingswoodacademy.org
Stress seems to be on everyone's mind in terms of not only work, but health because Christina feels bad/sick and perhaps due to Spring, allergies are in the air for many. Producer Armand is here, along with everyone and Producer Nick and his and Tony's birthdays are talked about at the beginning of the show. Since the Easter Season is here, more on Divine Mercy Sunday is talked about, as well as this being the month of Resurrection. As the show goes on, the laughs continue with much going on, including a discussion of the word bull here and no not that meaning or word, but in reference to the Easter Season. The topic of Encyclical is brought up as the show goes on, bringing many things to mind and discussion, as well as Encyclicals are brought up from Popes, current and past, and understanding their importance and significance, which also leads to the word bull again. This discussion brings to mind other things along these lines too. The Jubilee Year or Holy Year is discussed as the show goes on, for what Pope Francis has said about this extraordinary Jubilee year of Mercy. Father Anthony shares some very serious atrocities that the world has faced in the recent years and past years with the discussion of The Jubilee Year. A major question is asked about this particular Jubilee Year, and that is: "Why Mercy?" with Father Anthony providing many valuable answers that allow us to feel free of darkness and unbound.
TGIM today, the first saying for Thank God It's Monday for a Monday today, but things are good at the start of the show, celebrating Tony's birthday today, as well as it was Producer Armand's yesterday and the sun is shinning, despite a few clouds outside in Chicago. However, things are a bit busy with Christina having a sore throat due to a cold or due to the fact that she was singing. But on a very good note, Father Anthony and everyone share how the concert Nostras Vocas 2015 went over the weekend, and a very good experience it was for everyone, not only uplifting and inspirational, but from what Father Anthony saw how the stage was set up, with a missing lily, a bit funny with this in mind. That is the laughs come on the show today. Everyone on the show thanks to all those who attended the concert and performed for Nostras Vocas on Saturday. Sunday was a great day as well with the St Stans Divine Mercy celebrated yesterday too and like Nostras Vocas 2015, a great turn out of people came. Many other things are discussed along these lines and how people have been and are struggling with things, such as alcohol and sin for example. With this, Father Anthony shares some insight on these things on what can be done and how we come out of the darkness, into the light with not only what we can do, but with God's help too.
Not TGIF, but TGIIF today, add an It's in there because sooooooo much has been going on this week, with everyone very busy with so much to do and get done and very happy Friday is here. A beautiful day after the intense storms yesterday that hit the Chicago area and much going on too, with the stress of life coming and going. Easter Season is upon us and so much has, you could say: "Spring Up " or "Sprung Up" with this year. However, a bit of fun and gruesome topics are shared at the beginning of the show too. With the Nostras Vocas 2015 concert going on tomorrow night, Father Anthony shares some of the things behind the performance, not only the performers, but also the meaning behind it and Nostras Vocas itself too. With this in mind, Father Anthony turns the discussion toward the Christians in trouble dealing with ISIS and over in the Middle East and raises the question on "What would you do if you had one hour to live?" Not only is the Nostras Vocas concert going on this Saturday, but also Sunday is the St. Stans Divine Mercy 2015 Sunday this Sunday as well, with Father Anthony talking about that too, explaining it's meaning and importance with God's Mercy.
TGIAF today and unfortunately Chicago is getting hit with bad thunderstorms, so those are on the minds of everyone at the start of the show and also Happy Easter as well since it's the season. With everyone "flying" in to the studio on the show due to the storms and rain outside, we are also joined by William Neill and Josefine Stoppelenburg, both are responsible and performing for the Nostras Vocas concert coming up, with William as a conductor and Josefien a singer for the concert this weekend, Nostras Vocas 2015, which we have been advertising all week, Saturday at 7:30 PM at St. Stanislaus Kostka. On a good note, today is Father Anthony's birthday too, so he feels rushed a bit, but getting things done. The main part of the show today is talking to William Neill and Josefien Stoppelenburg about the upcoming concert this weekend, including why and it's importance, as well as the music and performances. Unfortunately these two are only on for the first half of the show, due to rehearsal time, but everyone gladly asks that you come and see the performance this Saturday at St. Stanislaus Kostka. Afterwards, everyone comes on and is very excited to hear them perform soon and this Saturday at 7:30, which bring to mind everyone singing and playing musical instruments earlier in life, especially Christina who has sung and does sing at St. Stans. Due to the Easter Season, Father Anthony goes further into a historical discussion on this, providing many historical figures and events, including Moses.
It's Wednesday and joining us as usual today is Father Thomas Koys is here and Tony is with him too. After wishing again a Happy Easter to everyone, Father Koys reminds us that "Christ is truly risen" as we are in the Easter Season officially. The challenges that Christians face is brought up as well, allowing Father Koys some historical references here with this to give an idea of what he is talking about. He points out that what we see going on today is related to history and his previous topic of a New Kind of Paganism. On a sad note, Father Koys shares his personal loss of how his brother in law recently passed, and all of us here at Winds Of Change send our thoughts and prayers to Father Koys and his family with this. As the show goes on, Father Koys shares some interesting advice on if you are traveling or planning on traveling and remember some things. With what is discussed, Father Koys brings up many previous topics, such as the definition of the family and religion, and how different everything is, related to New Paganism being here and where it is leading us. Towards the end of the show, Father Koys shares an announcement for all to hear, that his church in Lemont will be doing a Civil War Reenactment soon and is very much looking forward to it and interesting.
The Easter Season is upon us and things are pretty busy around here, not only on the show, but at St. Stanislaus Kostka. Everyone is here, except Gerri who is giving blood today. As said, things are busy around here, with sadly some funerals going on, as well as Father Anthony dealing with writing the newsletter again for everyone to read soon. With the Easter Season here, Father Anthony goes into discussing the things that make up the season, including resurrection, joy, hope, peace, and the light. It also seems that fun and partying are in the air on the show today, with a song on the brain for everyone to think about too. Also, Producer Nick has great news, that his friend Kimmie from back surgery is doing and recovering very well too. On good lines, the idea of being Optimistic is brought up on the show with many good things and feelings in mind, mainly songs and music and various drinks or booze as everyone jokes on the show. On a more serious subject, the idea of reality is shared by Father Anthony with Christina and Tony talking about reality and coming into or down to reality, as well as being optimistic here, which is reflected in the discussion with songs and drinks too.
It's the day after Easter everyone and hopefully everyone is doing okay today too and we all wish a Happy Easter once again to everyone. On the show, Monday Mood seems to have crept in for Father Anthony leading to being a bit forgetful today or has a lot on his mind that he is tired out already. And if anyone who needs a break, which leads to opening discussion is Producer Nick having a good Easter, but working as usual and he asks that everyone say a prayer for a friend of his going through back surgery today too. Gerri is very excited about her Easter this year and the Masses that were held Easter Sunday, as well as everyone else on the show talking about their Easter this year. However, with Easter over and the Easter season going on, much to be done at St. Stans, for one thing many, many things are coming up, some sad and some glad. With Easter Sunday yesterday, Father Anthony shares what Pope Francis said and did this year for that. After feeling the "exhaustion" today, Father Anthony asks Christina, Gerri, and Tony what their favorite Easter story is, with some very historical results.