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Living Faith Living Faith
Producer Judy Zarick talks with actress Roma Downey. Best known for her role as an angel on the tv series, Touched by an Angel, Roma talks about the projects she's working on now and how angels are still a big part of her life.

Ask a Franciscan Ask a Franciscan
Franciscan Father Greg Friedman answers these pastoral questions: What is the meaning of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God? How old was Jesus when the Three Kings brought him their gifts? Why do we not decorate the church for Midnight Mass until Advent is over?

On Faith and Media On Faith and Media

Direct from Hollywood, ACR presents Sister Rose Pacatte from the Daughters of St. Paul. Her mission is to help people of faith understand what we’re seeing and hearing all around us. She’s an educator, author, movie reviewer for the Catholic press, and she’s won numerous awards for her passion to illuminate what’s good in today’s popular culture. Sr. Rose talks this week about media mindfulness and The Nativity Story.

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP

Minute Meditation Minute Meditation
Barbara Beckwith reads from "Advent Day-by-Day: Rest Stops for a Rushed People," by Susan K. Rowland. A Catholic Update article published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.

"Advent Day by Day: Rest Stops for a Rushed People," by Susan K. Rowland. A Catholic Update article.

Exploring Our Faith Exploring Our Faith
Our guest on today’s “Exploring Our Faith” with John Feister is Franciscan Father John Quigley. He is an artist, preacher, and human rights advocate, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he's currently developing a new ministry of preaching and the fine arts. Father John was Executive Director of Franciscans International, a Non-governmental Organization at the United Nations, from 2004 to 2010. He was particularly involved in the recognition, promotion and protection of the Right to Development. From 1988 to 1997 he served as director of the office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation for the worldwide O.F.M. headquarters in Rome. He also can be heard narrating the popular audiobooks of Father Richard Rohr for St. Anthony Messenger Press. He spoke with John Feister about the mystery of the Incarnation from a Franciscan perspective.

John Quigley, OFM, former Director of Franciscans International; artist, speaker, retreat director

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