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Portrait Paul
Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Part II
In observance of the Year of St. Paul, we bring you another “Portrait of Paul.” Father Norman Langenbrunner looks at what was behind Paul’s letter to the Romans and whether it was an ancient appeal for funds to help Paul in his missionary work.


Living Faith with Judy Zarick Living Faith with Judy Zarick
Dr. Dick Hamm is executive administrator for Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT), an organization under the umbrella of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, begun by Cardinal William Keeler and others. Dick is a member of the Disciples of Christ community. After 22 years as minister of his own congregation, he decided to proceed in a more ecumenical way with CCT. Working with Christians from other denominations has deepened his own faith.

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Ask a Franciscan Ask a Franciscan
Father Hilarion Kistner responds to questions: Why does Jesus say that he brings division rather than peace? Are angels sent to help only believers? Why isn’t John the Baptist considered the first martyr? What does the Church teach about having women in positions of authority?

Minute Meditation Minute Meditation
This program’s Minute Meditation is from “Appalachian Goodbye,” written and read by Ursuline Sister Bridget Haase from her book “Well Lived: Stories of Wisdom and Wonder.” [#22]. For more from Sr. Bridget visit her website wisdom

Exploring Our Faith with John Feister Exploring Our Faith with John Feister
Glenmary Father Frank Ruff, a native of Bloomer, Wisconsin, became a member of the Glenmary Home Missioners in 1959. He served in the community’s rural missions in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia as a pastor and a director of vocations and mission, and eventually serving as president of Glenmary. His special area of focus has been ecumenical relations, primarily between Catholics and Baptists. He has been liaison from the U.S. bishops to the Southern Baptists. As a senior member of the community, now living in Trenton, Kentucky, Father Frank continues an active interest in ecumenism.

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