Catholic Connection – February 12, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro, News, and Matt Swaim

  • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Matt Swaim to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
  • Segment Guests:

+  Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families

  • Description: In Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis, popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle offers Pope Francis as a guide through Lent. Guided by the threefold Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the booklet offers inspiring stories, practical ideas for family prayer, easy-to-do activities, and suggestions for conversations. Building on the popularity of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux, this edition provides the same practical elements: a quotation from Pope Francis, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet's reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O'Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

      Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a wife, mother of five children, blogger, catechist, EWTN TV host, popular speaker who thoroughly enjoys her motherhood and considers it to be a sublime vocation. She feels passionate about inspiring and encouraging mothers, women, and families. Donna-Marie also writes about prayer, family issues, the Church, and the saints. She was invited by the Holy See to participate in an international congress for Catholic women at the Vatican in 2008 which focused on "Mulieris Dignitatm: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women."

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
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+  Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families

  • Description: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle continued

+  Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary - Elmhurst, NY

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Joseph Fonti
      Rector-President , Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary

      A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1984 (Brooklyn), Bishop DiMarzio appointed Father Fonti Cathedral’s first Rector-President in 2013. Prior to coming home to Cathedral Father Fonti has served as a parochial-vicar, a high school chaplain, a seminary spiritual director, and as a pastor. He has also held several Diocesan positions: Vicar for Pastoral Support, Director of The SS Peter & Paul Spirituality Center, Associate Director of the Sacred Heart Institute, and Director of the Office of Priestly Life & Ministry. In conjunction with the duties of Rector-President he continues to minister to the priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn as the Director of the Office of Priestly Life and Ministry. Father Fonti was ordained on June 27, 1992. He studied in Rome for the priesthood at The Pontifical North American College, and did post graduate work at the Teresianum, also in Rome. He holds an S.T.L. in Spiritual Theology.

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+  Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary - Elmhurst, NY

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