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SaintCast #133, St. Thomas Becket, Pope Saint titles, death of Italian stigmatist, audio feedback at +1.312.235.2278

839 years ago today, the murder of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, inside Canterbury cathedral has been memorialized by T. S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and many others. Today we take an in depth look at the life and times of Henry II's close friend and confidant, whose life change and resulting martyrdom spawned years of miracles and pilgrimage.

A St. Jeopardy quiz winner and a new quiz on St. Lucy in this extended SaintCast on the 5th day of Christmas.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_133_St._Thomas_Becket.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am CST

SaintCast Extra - Santa Lucia, Catholic Roundup Advent Calendar, Elvis,Caruso, St. Lucy from Syracuse, feedback +1.312.235.2278

What do Elvis Presley, Enrico Caruso, Dante Alighieri, and Venetians have in common? They all have a special love for Santa Lucia. On December 13th we celebrate the Feast of St. Lucy. Special traditions take place all over the world.

Direct download: SaintCast_Extra_-_St._Lucy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CST

SaintCast #131, A Saintly Ghost Story, John Bosco, Saints on I-5 in California, All Saints Day, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Today, in honor of the Feast of All Saints (and Halloween) we recount a true ghost story as told by St. John Bosco, whose best friend who came to visit after his death.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_131_A_Saintly_Ghost_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CST

SaintCast #130, St. Crispin's Day, 5 new Saints, The Mills Brothers, a Catholic pilot & chemist, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Paul wishes a belated 'Happy St. Crispin's Day' to all, recalling the famous speech from Shakespeare's Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.  We highlight the lives of 4 of the 5 new saints from October 11, the Mills Brothers, New Orleans, a Catholic Pilot and more.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_130_St._Crispins_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

SaintCast #129, Soundseeing in Rome and SS. John & Paul, St. Januarius' blood,Sheen anniversary, feedback +1.312.235.2278

Paul and daughter Laura walk above the Coliseum in Rome, combing the Celian hill for Saint-related sites, and stumble upon the magnificent Basilica of SS. John and Paul, and the former home of Pope St. Gregory the Great. Also hear news of the miracle of San Gennaro in Naples this week.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_129_Soundseeing_at_Sts._John_and_Paul_in_Rome.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

SaintCast #128, Bl. Miguel Pro, Mexican martyr, Man-on-street St. Louis, new SQPN podcasts, feedback @ +1.312.235.2278

In one of the fiercest Catholic persecutions of the last 100 years, 'God's jester,' Miguel Augustin Pro, was executed for his witness to Christ among the faithful of Mexico.  Learn about his many disguises, his pranks, and his faithful ministry to the poor in SaintCast #128. Also, Paul takes to the street in St. Louis to ask St. Louisians 'who is their patron saint?'

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_128_Blessed_Miguel_Pro_Mexican_martyr.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm CST

SaintCast #127, 'Pax tecum Filumena,' St. Philomena, Cornwall saints, mourning the loss of a pet, feedback +1.312.235.2278

The bones found in the tomb in the catacombs of St. Priscilla were moved to Naples, and shortly thereafter amazing miracles began happening. What do we know of St. Philomena? Padre Pio generates solar power?

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_127_Pax_Tecum_Filomena_St._Philomena.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am CST

SaintCast #126, Benedict of Nursia, miracles for Fr. Kapaun Blessed Marmion? Happy St. Swithun's Day, feedback +1.312.235.2278

High in the mountains of Lazio, south of Rome, young Benedict took refuge in the silence of a cave to come to know God, an inauspicious beginning to a man called the "Father of Western Monastacism." The story of Benedict, his Rule, and an interview with a Benedictine monk. Therese goes to space, Jesus, Tiger Woods, and more. News of miracles through the intercession of Father Kapaun and Blessed Marmion. Saints of the week, and Happy St. Swithun's Day!

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_126_Saint_Benedict_fixed2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am CST

SaintCast #125, The City of St. Anthony, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Fresh from the CNMC, we pose the question, "Who is the Patron Saint of San Antonio?" We ask that question "on-the-street" (well, really, on the Riverwalk) and you'll be surprised at the answers! More on Anthony of Padua, and news on the bones of St. Paul. The oldest image of St. Paul ever discovered unveiled this week, feedback on "the Mind of Jesus," and Monsignor Mangan answers questions on the patrons of those discerning religious vocations. This and more on SaintCast #125.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_125_San_Antonio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm CST

SaintCast #124, The Sacred Brain of Jesus?, Margaret Marie Alacoque, St. Shemp, St. Peter Martyr,audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

The sacred brain of Jesus? Never heard of that devotion? On today's SaintCast we review the life of Margaret Marie Alacoque, the saint largely responsible for the devotion to Jesus's Sacred Heart, and Paul ponders why there's no devotion to Jesus's mind.  Also, learn about Saint Shemp.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_124The_Sacred_Brain_of_Jesus_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19am CST

SaintCast #123, Justin Martyr, iBreviary, soundseeing in Rome, Catholic New Media awards, feedback +1.312.235.2278

A saint reference in Nacho Libre? Play along with St. Jeopardy to find out what that's about. We profile an early Church martyr, philosopher, and Father, Justin Martyr, as we go soundseeing at the Aracoeli Basilica in Rome, Italy.

Does a saint's body have to be found to be canonized?

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_123_St._Justin_Martyr.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm CST

SaintCast #122, A Saint called Bede, CNMC, New St. Jeopardy, Bartolo Longo, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Today we profile the Venerable Bede, a huge influence in the world from 'the Dark Ages,'all from a small monastery in England. From the timing of Easter to English translation of the Bible and other works, to tables of the tides, Bede left his mark on the world. Hear Fr. Z. from 'What Does the Prayer Really Say,' and from Fr. Reginald Foster, 'the pope's Latinist,' from Radio Vatican.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_122_A_Saint_named_Bede.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57am CST

SaintCast #121, Saints and pets, 5 new Saints, apology from Australia, CNMN, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Five new Saints were canonized in Rome, among them a Portuguese soldier, known in Portugal as the Father of the Nation. Also learn about Saints and the pets they loved.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_121_5_new_saints.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40am CST

SaintCast #120, Bishop Larry Silva on Fr. Damien of Molokai, St. Bede and Dante, Pedro Calunsod, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Today we welcome Honolulu's Bishop Larry Silva to the SaintCast to discuss the upcoming canonization and life of Blessed Damien de Veuster. He talks of the upcoming celebrations and pilgrimages and what Fr. Damien means to Hawaii and the world.

"Who is St. Bede" and what does he have to do with Dante Alighieri?

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_120_Bishop_Silva_on_Fr._Damien.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm CST

SaintCast #119, Testimony the DVD, Msgr. Mangan on gestures, new miracle for JPII, physics & saints, feedback +1.312.235.2278

Today Paul emerges from 2 weeks of hibernation (while recuperating from a respiratory illness) to highlight a new DVD on the life of Servant of God John Paul II. This new DVD reveals never-before-revealed secrets about events in the life of His Holiness that come to us via the memories of his long-time secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_119_Testimony_the_DVD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am CST

SaintCast #118, Fr. Jim on "Who cares about the Saints?," man-on-street Who's St. Patrick, win DVD, feedback +1.312.235-2278

Man-on-the-street segment returns with Paul asking "What do you know about St. Patrick?" You'll be surprised at the answers. Fr. Jim Martin returns to talk about his DVD "Who Cares about the Saints?" Listeners questions, feedback, a possible patron saint for chemists, and your chance to win Fr. Jim's DVD on this week's Jeopardy quiz.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_118_Who_Cares_about_the_Saint_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34am CST

SaintCast #117, Soundseeing at San Juan Capistrano, visit saintcast.org to follow with pictures, feedback +1.312.235.22

Travel with Paul today to southern California to the "jewel" of the California missions, as he visits Mission San Juan Capistrano, on this the 3rd anniversary of the SaintCast.  Follow along with photos at saintcast.org while learning about the mission founded by Blessed Junipero Serra, and the swallows of Capistrano.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_117_SoundSeeing_at_Mission_San_Juan_Capistrano.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am CST

SaintCast #116, Fr. Damien to be canonized, ROMCAL and Ken Bath, St. Gabriel and the fish, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278

Great news from Rome this week, that Blessed Fr. Damien de Veuster, the priest to the lepers of Molokai is to be canonized in October. On this SaintCast we interview Ken Bath of the ROMCAL.net website, about his program to bring the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar to the masses. St. Raphael and the fish, SQPN giving campaign, Catholic New Media Conference, and saintly quote from Francis Xavier on this week's SaintCast.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_116_Liturgical_Calendar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm CST

SaintCast #115, 7 Servite Founders, antimension?, St. Dominic and the Dogs, audiofeedback at +1.312.235.2278

Today on the SaintCast live (well almost) from San Diego, we learn about the 7 Florentine noblemen who started the Servite Order 775 years ago. Also, St. Dominic goes to the dogs. More on relics in the altars of listeners' parishes, Jeopardy answers, a new St. Jeopardy quiz, and a touching account of the martyrdom of St. Paul Miki. What is an antimension? Listeners sound off on a number of topics on this new SaintCast.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_115_Seven_Servite_Founders.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47am CST

SaintCast #114, Aquinas for Dummies, B. Kreissl & J. Lonfat, St. Anthony and lost things, altar relics,feedback +1.312.235.2278

Do you understand Aquinas? OK. . I'm not the only one with that difficulty. But today on the SaintCast, two medieval philosophy scholars, Joel Lonfat and Bettina Kreissl-Lonfat tell us why he's so important to the Church, what his major writings meant, who influenced him, and even take us through the Five Ways to come to know God's existence. We also learn of the approval of a miracle in the cause of a Trappist monk, architect, and photographer from Spain, Blessed Brother Rafael. More on relics in the altar from Brazil, and why is St. Anthony the patron saint of lost objects? These topics and more on today's SaintCast.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_114_Aquinas_for_Dummies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32am CST

SaintCast #113, The life of St. Thomas Aquinas, the manger in the stars, St. Jeopardy goes to dogs, feedback +1.312.235.2278

High on a rocky ledge in what was once the kingdom of Sicily, this cousin of the emperor Frederick II contemplated his future while a prisoner in his own family's castle. Who would have thought that he would come to be recognized as one of the greatest minds of the Catholic Church. . .The quiet demeanor of this humble giant of a man led others to believe he was a dunce.  But Aquinas's theology and writings were anything but simple. Tune in to hear the life story of "the Angelic Doctor" of the Catholic Church, author of some of the Church's most beloved hymns, and perhaps the greatest theologian in the history of Christianity.

Try your hand at this week's St. Jeopardy quiz, and win a T-shirt. Feedback and more.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_113_Thomas_Aquinas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21pm CST

SaintCast Extra #2 - 12 Days of Christmas 2008/9

This is a brief podcast part of the 12 days of Christmas for the Catholic New Media Roundup Advent calendar, on the traditions of midnight Mass and Mass at dawn on Christmas, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the 4th century.

Music in this episode: O little town of Bethlehem by Kathy Fisher at fishertheband.com

Direct download: 10th_Day_of_Christmas_Advent_Calendar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am CST

SaintCast Extra - Advent 2008,  Feast of Juan Diego

This is a brief episode aired as part of the Catholic New Media Roundup's Advent calendar, on the Feast of Juan Diego, 2008.

Music in this episode:  O Come Emmanuel sung by Kathy Fisher. Susan Tangâs music comes courtesy of Magnatune.com.

Direct download: Juan_Diego_-_Catholic_New_Media_Advent_Calendar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am CST

SaintCast #112, Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, St. Jeopardy an the stars, Dante Alighieri, feedback +1.312.235.2278

He died nearly alone, on tiny Sancian island, within sight of China - only 10 km from the land of his life's dream. His dream. . to evangelize the East.  On today's podcast we explore the life and work of Francis Xavier, directly responsible for baptizing the most converts since St. Paul. We know much about Xavier from his touching letters, and the letters of those around him. A carefree college kid in Paris, he had a conversion experience that led him, along with Ignatius Loyola, to found the Jesuits. Steadfastly obedient to his mission, he traveled to India, Japan, and Indonesia, and almost to China to bring the message of Christianity to thousands.

Direct download: SaintCast_Episode_112_St._Francis_Xavier.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am CST