Description: The most well-known Marian feast day in August is the Feast of the Assumption. However, there are several other Marian feast days this month. Marge Fenelon is here to talk about the many Marian feast days this month and what they mean to the Catholic Church.
Marge is a Catholic writer and columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and the National Catholic Register. She is the author of Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom and other books.
Description: Violence in the Middle East has been increasing for several weeks. ISIS is committing unimaginable acts of persecution against Christians and other groups. Israel recently pulled most of its troops out of Gaza after a month long invasion and the two have been exchanging missile fire for weeks. Several ceasefires between Israel and Hamas have done little to establish peace. What does all this violence mean for Christians? How does it impact us and our Jewish brethren? Steve Ray, renowned guide and historian of the Middle East, joins the show to discuss.
Along with his wife Janet, Steve is the writer, producer and host of the Footprints of God video series. Steve is the author of five books, of which three are best selling books with Ignatius Press. Steve also speaks around the world and is a guest on many radio and television programs.