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Episode # 1797 - Aftermath Of Natural Disasters In 2017

Due to Father Anthony being away in Florida, this is a re-air from September 21st, 2017.  Thank you very much.  

Father Anthony and Tony are here with us and the very first thing Father Anthony talks about is the aftermath of those who are suffering from the hurricanes that have struck Puerto Rico and how millions there are without power and how so many natural disasters are happening all over the world and causing many problems for lots of people.  Another is the earthquake that struck Mexico recently, allowing Father Anthony to point out that Life Itself is very sacred and is a gift as well, and fragile Life can be.  This also brings up Father Anthony talking about sins again, but also that we need compassion and forgiveness in Life as well.  Tony also shares how people might feel on this, such as voicing what many might say in terms of when bad things happen, such as the saying/phrase; “God, how can you allow this to happen?”  Father Anthony also shares the idea of how many either embrace or believe in God or if you follow the atheist view and don’t believe in God, with the idea of “seeing or not seeing God.”  This also brings up how we are asking ourselves if God is destroying and causing all this, but also how God doesn’t give up on us and His love is always with us and He helps us, allowing us to choose to go to darkness or to the light.  As the discussion continues, Father Anthony points out that even though things are the way they are now in the world, but also talks about the Church in terms of a whole.  Towards the end of the show, Father Anthony asks the question of how we can allow for a reawakening in God and our faith in God.  This connects to the first topic of discussion, with all the natural disasters happening all over the world.    

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Episode # 1796 – Remembering John Denver

Father Koys is back with us after a period of absence taking care of things and helping out many these days, he is back with us again on this Wednesday.  He’s, as always, happy to be here and today by looking back into history, he goes looking back in 1997 and another about 500 years in the past,  First focusing on 1997 with talking about how and when John Denver passed away and with this in mind, Father Koys talks about the John Denver tribute festival that was in Aspen, Colorado and he visited and had a great time at.  He also talks about those that have done concerts to pay tribute to John Denver.  Father Koys also talks about the many songs written and performed by John Denver, many are favorites of his and he shares some of the meaning surrounding them, as well as themes too.  He also shares some facts about John Denver’s personal life, which relates to many people in the world today, such as the troubles, divorce, and other negative things life drugs, but also positive facts and the idea of recovery and showing the appreciation of things provided to us by God.  After the first break, Father Koys talks about the personal affects that came up with John Denver when he went through his divorce, showing how it affected him and his music.  This discussion goes further with talking about admiration and adoration, not only in terms of the world, but with God and our Faith.  As the show goes, as promised, Father Koys goes further back into history, around the 1500s and talks about some of the figures in that era, such as Emperor Charles V.  This once again goes into looking at how things are the way they are today in some areas.     

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Episode # 1795 - Reactions To Governments And Politics

Due to Father Anthony being away this week in Florida, this is a re-air from September 19th.  Thank you very much.  

Father Anthony is here and this morning began with the Children’s Confessions and Father Anthony points out how this helps the children understand sin and the importance of when they make confessions.  When Tony arrives a couple of minutes after the show starts, Father Anthony and Tony pick up the discussion more along the lines of what they were talking about yesterday, including the feeling of getting up and starting the work day and work week.  This raises up the area of the family again.  Father Anthony also brings up politics with talking about media and President Donald Trump, as well as the media as a whole too, in terms of using the media with governments and the ups and downs, good and bad with media.  Tony and Father Anthony share their feelings on what governments should be doing in terms of helping people and what they should be doing, which brings up President Trumps speech to the United Nations this morning.  From this speech, Tony and Father Anthony talk about that many people, including many Americans, have good and bad feelings on President Trump, before and after his election and during his term in office.  One story Father Anthony shares along these lines involves him during the election and serval months before, with Father Anthony in Chicago and he meeting and talking to people he knew/knows nearby the Trump Tower and how they were shouting and making gestures at the tower and making Father Anthony angry.  This allows Father Anthony and Tony to share their feelings on certain aspects within this conversation.          

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Episode # 1794 – Interview With Gemma Cremers

Mary FioRito is back with us today after being away for many, many things going on and she’s been working on.  But today she is joined in studio with Gemma Cremers, the Assistant Director of the Metro Achievement in Chicago and Gemma talks about the work she’s been doing with the organization, as well as telling all what they can do to help and contribute.  Some of these topics include being in the family and being parents, as well as being close to God and helping out those who need it. Opus Dei is also discussed by Mary and Gemma, with Gemma explaining it, as well as her family connected to it.  As the show goes on, Gemma shares a bit on the history of the organization of Metro Achievement and why it was created to help out kids out on the street, that being one of the main reasons, as well as all the gratification made and obtained through this organization.  As the show reaches a close, Gemma tells Mary and all listening more on the work that Metro does and is planning on doing leading into the next few months, as well as currently.  Gemma also shares a quote from one woman who is involved with Metro showing and expressing how Metro has helped, and shaped her life.  For more infomraiotn on Mary and Gemma, visit online at:

Mary FioRito: https://eppc.org

Gemma Cremers: Email: gcremers@midtown-metro.org and www.Midtown-metro.org  

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Episode # 1793 - Technology With The Two Tony’s

Due to scheduling complications with Producer Nick and Father Anthony still being away, this is a re-air from September 29th, one of our most popular and popular downloaded shows and will officailly be broadcast on Friday October 13th 2017.  Thank you.

Father Anthony is back with us today and joined by Tony on this Friday and opening up the show, Father Anthony talks about all the listeners that we have for Winds of Change, about 5,000, as well as people going on Facebook and seeing our page on there too, about 17,000 hits Father Anthony points out.  However, Father Anthony talks about both the good and bad facts surrounding social media sites and the use of technology.  Today is also the Feast Day of the Archangels and Father Anthony shares a bit on that today too.  Tony gets a few questions from Father Anthony today too, surrounding special and sacred things, some Father Anthony talks about today, some that he forgets at the start of the show, but will come back, but first talks about technology and Tony.  With talking about technology, Father Anthony reminds us that we are in a time of Grace and we need to reestablish our relationship with God and brings up points from last week on this again.  This brings up the previous topic of discussion of Father Anthony talking about how “the noise is all around us” and we need time for silence at times, allowing both Tony and Father Anthony to say about how technology and noise is all around us and surrounds us, and that we are so used to it, we need moments of silence to break from it and in doing that, allow for the silence to be used in prayer for example or just enjoying the silence in the fast moving, technological world we live in and shut the noise out.  With all this in mind, Father Anthony points out that we are searching for God and brings to mind some musicians and celebrities again, such as Lady Gaga.      

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Episode # 1792 - The Continuous Struggle Of Good VS Evil Part 2

Due to Father Anthony still being away, this is a re-air from last Thursday, October 5th.  Thank you.

Father Anthony and Tony pick up where they left off on Tuesday this week and talking about the continuous struggle of good vs evil in this world.  One of the many factors surrounding this, is the many, many tragedies and realities of Life we face, including the terrible tragic shootings in Las Vegas on Monday, as well as the many natural disasters many in America and Puerto Rico have faced with hurricanes and earthquakes.  Father Anthony talks about “tuning it out” after being exposed to all of this in the past week, with so much bad going on.  However, he reminds us that Life is and can be good, despite the struggles we face.  This discussion allows Father Anthony to bring to mind people he recently visited in hospitals and dealing with loss or sickness or recovery from all things.  He also points out that we also have to put our faith in God to help us get through all this, but at times, we can get tired of the questions that can create pain for those going through tough times, with Father Anthony trying to provide the answers to help.  This raises new points on compassion and suffering with all this in mind, allowing us to “tune in to God” Father Anthony tells Tony and all.  Despite all this, Father Anthony again reminds us that “God has our back” in our times of struggle and that God will help us and comfort us in our times of need and suffering, allowing us to get through these tough and hard times, allowing us to remember that and God will help and guide us.    

 
 
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Episode # 1791 - Football And Emperor Charles The 5th

Due to Father Koys being away, this is a re-air from September 27th.  Thank you.

Father Koys returns to us on this last Wednesday in September, as Fall comes around the corner here in Chicago and everywhere.  Things are looking pretty good today.  Father Koys main focus this time is on, Football and Emperor Charles the 5th today, a very unusual combination, but relates to things going on today in the world.  To be more specific, the 16th Century is where Father Koys is focusing on by going back in to history along the lines of talking about Emperor Charles the 5th.  This also relates to Father Koys talking about the recent stories in the news, surrounding the recent activity by some during the National Anthem, showing the way things are in society or between people in the world today.  Once again, this brings up many facts surrounding family and extended family here, as well as looking at the Roman Empire in the past, linking it to the United States today.  This brings up Father Koys talking about the “Jedi Mind Trick” from Star Wars and relating to how people are thinking today or are being influenced to think about thinks today, mostly on the Football players and the National Anthem recently.  

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Episode # 1790 - Reactions To Governments And Politics

Due to Father Anthony being called away for business and to take care of some things, this is a re-air from September 19th.  Thank you.

Father Anthony is here and this morning began with the Children’s Confessions and Father Anthony points out how this helps the children understand sin and the importance of when they make confessions.  When Tony arrives a couple of minutes after the show starts, Father Anthony and Tony pick up the discussion more along the lines of what they were talking about yesterday, including the feeling of getting up and starting the work day and work week.  This raises up the area of the family again.  Father Anthony also brings up politics with talking about media and President Donald Trump, as well as the media as a whole too, in terms of using the media with governments and the ups and downs, good and bad with media.  Tony and Father Anthony share their feelings on what governments should be doing in terms of helping people and what they should be doing, which brings up President Trumps speech to the United Nations this morning.  From this speech, Tony and Father Anthony talk about that many people, including many Americans, have good and bad feelings on President Trump, before and after his election and during his term in office.  One story Father Anthony shares along these lines involves him during the election and serval months before, with Father Anthony in Chicago and he meeting and talking to people he knew/knows nearby the Trump Tower and how they were shouting and making gestures at the tower and making Father Anthony angry.  This allows Father Anthony and Tony to share their feelings on certain aspects within this conversation.          

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Episode # 1789 - Celiac Disease And Communion

Due to Mary FioRito being away and scheduling complications, this is a re-air from August 14th, as well as August 21st and one of Winds Of Change's popular shows.  Thank you.

Today, for a different topic of discussion with Mary FioRito, she talks about a serious condition and disease that affects millions of Catholics around the world, Celiac Disease, which for those of you who may not be familiar with it, but a disease within the stomach of a person, which is caused by many of the things we use and eat and enjoy in our lives.  Joining her today is an old, dear friend of hers Father Joseph Noonan, Pastor of Saint Damian Church in Oak Forest, IL, who is diagnosed with this disease.  Before all that, Father Joseph Noonan talks a bit about himself, how he became a priest and history, as well as an upcoming raffle St. Damian is conducting. On the main subject of Celiac Disease, together, Mary and Father Noonan share some of their personal experiences with this disease, as stated Father Noonan is diagnosed with it and his sister, as well as Mary’s children too, each talking about what they had to go through in order to be diagnosed and symptoms associated with it.  Also, Father Noonan talks more on this and provides helpful insights to this disease by talking about it being in things we eat, use, and that were given to us by Jesus Himself too, in the Eucharistic Matter.  For more information on Mary FioRito and Father Joseph Noonan as well as his upcoming raffle, visit online at:

Mary FioRito: https://eppc.org

Father Joseph Noonan: http://www.damianraffle.com/ and http://www.stdamianchurch.org/

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Episode # 1788 - First Friday Of October

TGIF everyone and we join on this First Friday of October, instead of Geoff Hammond who is away due to scheduling complications, Father Anthony and Tony join us today.  However, instead of being perhaps a good Friday, the conversation continues on the violence and terrible things happening, especially in Las Vegas this week, Chicago and in other areas, showing how the times are different than those of the past.  Father Anthony brings up how things can possibly change to make things better and help to stop the violence surrounding us in society today, with Tony's help too, offering some very insightful thoughts.  With these things in mind, Father Anthony talks about seeing the recent war movie: Dunkirk.  This also brings to mind the violence in the world, but also how many have in a way, turned away from God.  This allows Father Anthony to bring up talking about the kids at St Stans School and talking to them about things, and how we can come back to and/or go back to God and His laws.  

 

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