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Program for Monday, December 08, 2008 (#08-50)
The liturgical season of Advent prepares us for Christmas. From crèches to peacemaking to Our Lady of Guadalupe, here’s how to make your holiday holy.

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Portrait Paul
Coming to Corinth
In observance of the Year of St. Paul, we bring you another “Portrait of Paul” from Father Norman Langenbrunner. On Paul’s second missionary journey, he visited Corinth, which was to be one of his most important communities. Here, too, he demonstrates a “missionary technique,” which he explains in his First Letter to the Corinthians: Paul would preach the gospel, but leave the task of baptizing to others.

Living Faith with Judy Zarick Living Faith with Judy Zarick
Long-time peace activist Father John Dear, S.J., has just published his autobiography, A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World. For Father Dear, commitment to nonviolence is an all-or-nothing proposition that has led him to spend time in jail,and receive death threats. He makes clear that the peace cause is an urgent one that should concern each of us.

To order Fr. John Dear's book, A Persistent Peace

Ask a Franciscan Ask a Franciscan
Father Don Miller answers a question: Why is premarital sex wrong even for an engaged couple?

Minute Meditation Minute Meditation
This program’s Minute Meditation is from Catholic Update: Longing For Peace by Pat Fanning.

Exploring Our Faith with John Feister Exploring Our Faith with John Feister
Sister Jean Frisk, a member of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, currently works on art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute located at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. With her background in education and theology and a licentiate in sacred theology, she has authored various works on Marian devotion, including writing the meditations for two award-winning works published by St. Anthony Messenger Press: Mary's Flowers, Legends, & Meditations and Healing Plants of the Bible. She also teaches and is a frequent speaker on biblically based Marian devotion. She speaks with producer John Feister about the Blessed Mother and the Christmas story in art and popular devotions.

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