Catholic Connection – December 26, 2013 – Hour 2

+  Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing

  • Description: Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy’s loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. They will bring that figure to Rome in two weeks to have it blessed by the Holy Father on Bambinelli Sunday. Through the events that occur in the time leading up to receiving the blessing in St. Peter's Square, Alessandro comes to see his world in a new way, and receives the best surprise of all in the end. It’s the latest children’s book by Amy Welborn and she is here with us. (Originally aired December 18, 2013)
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+  Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul

  • Description: Originally aired October 24, 2013
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    • Bear Woznick

      He is a two-time Masters World Champion Tandem surfer and cofounder and ambassador of the International Tandem Surfing Association for serious competitors, as well as the founder of The BearsWave.com Tandem Expression Teams for those who simply want to enjoy the beauty and art of tandem. He is a cast member on Fuel TV’s Clean Break series is the subject of the film project The Bear — Going Deep, and host weekly 90 minute entertaining podcast on BearsWave.com. Bear has surfed on four continents and even more oceans. He is acknowledged as having revived the ancient art of tandem surfing and he won Duke OceanFest Masters World Tandem Surfing Title in 2007 and 2008. Bear left the Catholic Church and embraced non-denominational Christianity for over a decade, but reading the early Church fathers and a deep longing for the Eucharist brought him back filled with a passion for the Catholic Faith.

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+  Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul

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+  The Christmas Candle

  • Description: Originally aired November 26, 2013
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    • Senator Rick Santorum
      CEO , EchoLight Studios

      Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator, GOP presidential candidate, and author, is now CEO of EchoLight Studios, the first movie company to produce, finance, market and distribute faith-based, family films across all releasing platforms.

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+  The Christmas Candle

  • Description: Senator Rick Santorum continued

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