Sun, 21 January 2007
SaintCast Episode #38, John Allen on canonization, cooking with saints, doctor at Calvary, JPII & sainthood, 312.235.2278
Today, we welcome to the SaintCast, a friend and former high school debate team member, John Allen. You know John as the Senior Vatican correspondent for CNN and as Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. He enlightens us on the formal process of canonization as it exists today, managed by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Roman Curia. John is the author of many books on Catholic topics, which can be accessed through the links below. SaintCast is mentioned around the world, courtesy of the Catholic News Service - see the link below, and an article in one of Brazil's leading newspapers. We discuss "Cooking with Saints" and "A Doctor at Calvary" in the book segment. And John Paul II is perhaps 2 more miracles closer to being declared a saint, with some speculating it might occur as early as 2008. All this and more on this week's SaintCast.
Fri, 5 January 2007
SaintCast Episode #37, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, In the 'Hood with Fr. Seraphim, New Year's saints, audio feedback 312.235.2278
This SaintCast sponsored by Todd from Houston, Texas, for his wife and girls. We profile the first American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the foundress of Catholic education in the United States. Grab your stethoscope and learn about a couple of the first Doctors of the Church, in this week's Calendar of the Saints. Fr. Seraphim Beshoner of the Catholic Under the Hood podcast pays a visit to the SaintCast and we discuss Notre Dame football, the difference between religious and diocesan clerics, and the history of the Franciscans. Stay tuned for our interview with CNN and National Catholic Reporter Senior Vatican correspondent, John Allen, on the next SaintCast. Songs from this episode . . . Bree Noble with "Can You See the Stars," at music.podshow.com American Baroque with "Dances and Suites of Rameau and Couperin" at magnatune.com Podcasts mentioned on this episode . . . Catholic Under the Hood at www.catholicunderthehood.com St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine at www.emmitsburg.net/setonshrine/index.htm