Year of the Priest and Anglican Converts

The June 2 episode of ‘Catholicism Live!’ will be a great treat! We’re joined by two priests who converted to the Faith from Anglicanism as we commemorate the closing of the Year of the Priest. Fathers Christopher Phillips and recently-ordained Jeffrey Moore, both of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish, join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to discuss their journey to Catholicism and the priesthood, and explain more about the Anglican Use Mass and Pastoral Provision.

Join us!

8-9 PM Central Standard Time

• TV: Catholic Television of San Antonio, Time Warner Cable Channel 15
• Radio: South Texas KJMA 89.7 FM
• Online: Guadalupe Radio Network, (Click “Listen Live”, then click the link for South TX.)

Saint of the Week: St. John Vianney

Pearl of the Week: “A Short Life of St. Jean-Marie Vianney” by Paolo Risso, free to read thanks to EWTN.

Theology of the Body TV/Radio Series: Christ’s Body

Catch the fifth episode of our Theology of the Body series on Wednesday, May 12 8-9PM Central Standard Time.

TV: Catholic Television of San Antonio, Time Warner Cable Channel 15
Radio: South Texas KJMA 89.7 FM
Online: Guadalupe Radio Network, (Click “Listen Live”, then click the link for South TX.)

Questions for discussion and reflection for this episode:

Is there a relationship between the fact that the Son of God joined Himself to a human body and soul and the fact that the Church is called the Mystical Body of Christ?
What does the Church mean by saying that “outside the Church there is no salvation”?

Why do we need a pope and bishops, after all Jesus said where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them?
What is meant by the four marks of the Church and why is that important to me?

Pearl of the Week:

Free pamphlet summarizing Karol Wojtyla’s (Pope John Paul II) book Love and Responsibility.  Love and Responsibility provides important background for understanding Theology of the Body. To download your copy, click here:

Extraordinary Interview this week on Catholicism Live!

An encore presentation of our extraordinary interview with Fr. Martin Scott will air Wednesday, April 21 on Catholicism Live! Don’t forget that we are still in the time of great graces; the Church has asked that 20 days before or after the Feast of Divine Mercy, if we receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, we can be most open to receiving the promises of Jesus for the feast day.

Pearl of the Week for April 7 & 21, 2010 – “Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul”
Saint Faustina tells us in her diary about the message of Divine Mercy:
“In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord; my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.'”

Obtain this “pearl” at any local Catholic book store or go to

Sharing the Gospel Today

After having dedicated their lives to Jesus and his Church for over 20 years, Mary Jane and Tom Fox share their insights about evangelizing. In the second segment, Angela Santana (now Sealana) highlights how marketing insights can help the Church witness to Christ.

Pearl of the Week – A pastoral letter written by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez on February 15, 2010: “You Will Be My Witnesses: The Christian Mission to Evangelize and Proclaim Jesus Christ”. It is a pastoral letter with teachings on evangelization for everyone!  Archbishop Gomez writes:

I greet you all with affection and joy! … My brothers and sisters, I urge you:  we need Catholics who are living their faith and proclaiming it in every profession and walk of life.  Through you we can take the truths of the Gospel to every corner of our culture – to the world of arts, politics, and media; to the areas of business, science, and technological research; even to the fields of sports and popular entertainment.

Theology of Our Bodies

Dr. David Delaney and Alan Becker discuss what our bodies reveal about spiritual realities.

Novena to St. Joseph Begins 03/19

Begin your novena to St. Joseph on March 11th for nine days to end on his feast day, March 19th.

NINE-DAYS NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH (Note: This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. It is said that whoever shall read this prayer or take it with them, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.)

Say this prayer for nine days for anything you may desire. Then let go and let God. Trust that whatever is the outcome of your novena is truly what is best for you in accordance with the will of God.

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen

O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)
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Spiritual Help for Catholic Men

How can Catholic men develop their faith in today’s world?

We spoke with two attendees of the Catholic Men’s Conference in San Antonio to discover the answer.

Fraternas: Women Changing the World – February 3, 2010

Did you know that there are women around the globe who make perpetual promises to serve God and the Church?  They’re not nuns; they’re consecrated lay women. We spoke with two guests about this unique vocation.

Lu Urban, a “Fraterna” – Member of the Marian Community of Reconciliation & Katherine Crain – member of the Association of Mary Immaculate, were guests on Catholicism Live!, Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Learn more about this Community of consecrated lay women – visit their website at:

“It is no longer I who live, but Christ living in me.”  Galatians 2:20


February Catholicism Live!

Looking ahead to February, we have four exciting episodes of Catholicism Live! waiting for you. See the attached flyer – print it out and share it with your friends/family/parish!

St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.