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Program for Monday, January 17, 2011 (#11-04)
American Catholic Radio looks at race and the Church, and offers insights into life issues to prepare for the March for Life in Washington January 24.

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Living Faith with Judy Zarick Living Faith with Judy Zarick
Producer Judy Zarick interviews Lisa Gigliotti an attorney from Michigan. Lisa struggles with debilitating illnesses herself, yet fights to defend life through her profession as an attorney. She was instrumental in getting a ballot passed that would ban assisted suicide in her state. Her strong faith and determination allows her to continue working for the promotion of life.

Attorney and author Lisa Gigliotti's website

Ask a Franciscan Ask a Franciscan
Fr. Greg Friedman answers these pastoral questions: Are the words of the prayer the Memorare inconsistent with Catholic teaching about Mary? Is it necessary for already baptized adults to physically attend RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions to become Catholic? 

Marriage Moment Marriage Moment
The Catholic Church in the U.S. is making marriage a priority, with a multi-year initiative to support sacramental married life. Here at American Catholic Radio we're doing our part with our weekly "Marriage Moment", featuring Lucia and Ricardo Luzondo. Married for 10 years, they are co-founders of Renovacion Familiar, an effort to renew family life, based in Miami, Florida. They offer workshops, retreats, conferences and concerts in the U. S. and Latin America, to promote the values of Christian marriage and family. Ricardo is a Pediatric Neurologist and Lucia is an attorney. She recently retired from her active law practice to dedicate herself to full-time service in the Church. Lucia and Ricardo are part of the national advisory board of Por Tu Matrimonio, which is the Spanish language component of the bishops' marriage initiative, on the Web at www.portumatrimonio.org. Their topic today is "Competition in Marriage".

Lucia and Ricardo Luzondo's webpage: Renovacion Familiar

Minute Meditations Minute Meditations
Fr. Jonathan Morris reads from "Revealed in Suffering," chapter five of his book The Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts, published in audiobook form by St. Anthony Messenger Press. 

Exploring Our Faith with John Feister Exploring Our Faith with John Feister
The University of Dayton hosts a two-day forum on the issue of “Race in the Church Today” January 27 and 28, 2011  The keynote speaker of that event is Dr. C. Vanessa White, Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where she earned her masters in theological studies and doctorate in Ministry. She serves on our catechetical advisory board here at St. Anthony Messenger Press, and co-edited for us, with Cecilia Moore and Paul Marshall, a recent book, Songs of the Heart and Meditations of the Soul: Prayers for Black Catholics. Doctor White talks about the forum, and its important topic.

C. Vanessa White, D.Min., Black Catholic history scholar and Catholic Theological Union professor

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