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Program for Monday, December 21, 2009 (#09-52)
Take an Advent break in the pre-Christmas rush: Discover joy in our troubled world and learn about St. Francis and the Christmas crib.

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Living Faith with Judy Zarick Living Faith with Judy Zarick
Judy Zarick interviews Christopher Fenoglio who wrote Kristin and the Santa Secret about the actual way he and his wife told their three children about Santa Claus. Christopher is an award-winning columnist for theTennessee Register.

Christopher Fenoglio's website for Kristin and the Santa Secret booklet

Ask a Franciscan Ask a Franciscan
Father Greg Friedman answers questions: Why don't churches decorate for Christmas until Advent is over?  Is it wrong for homes and schools to display Christmas
decorations during Advent?

Minute Meditation Minute Meditation
This program’s Minute Meditation is from Catholic Update "Advent: Celebrating Promise, Joy, Hope," by Jesuit Father Kenneth R. Overberg

Marriage Moment Marriage Moment
The Catholic Church in the United States is making marriage a prioritywith the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage, which connects Catholic teaching and pastoral practice with social science research, and the experience of married couples.  We here at American Catholic Radio are doing our part with our weekly "Marriage Moment."  Catholic psychotherapist and author Greg Popcak along with his wife Lisa Popcak, a professional educator and life coach, will answer the questions, "Should husbands and wives not expect to be best friends? Do wives often make a mistake by expecting husbands to be their pirmary source of emotional support? What's the Catholic perspective?"

Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak website

Exploring Our Faith with John Feister Exploring Our Faith with John Feister
Franciscan Sister Kathy Warren is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Rochester, Minnesota, and is a specialist in interreligious dialogue, particularly Muslim-Christian dialogue, from a Franciscan perspective. Sister Kathy has also led pilgrimages to the shrines and holy places in Italy connected with St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. We present Part One of an interview producer John Feister had with Sister Kathy about St. Francis and the custom of the Christmas crib.

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