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Church and Culture: how the Church intersects with our U.S. culture

Faith and Family: guidance for the faith development of families

Feastdays and Saints: days of celebration in the Church’s liturgical year

Church Unscripted: what are people on the street saying or thinking about?

How-to: how and why do Catholics do what they do?

Q & A: what you’ve always wanted to know about...

  

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(February 27, 2013)
The Challenge of Catechesis in the 21st Century
By Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano, Diocese of Brooklyn

On January 23, 2013 Bishop Frank Caggiano spoke to a group of parish leaders from the Diocese of Rochester about the challenges facing catechetical ministry as outlined in the 2012 Statement of the Catholic Bishops of New York State: The Catechetical Leader in the Third Millennium.

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(November 17, 2011)
Understanding the Revised Roman Missal, Understanding Our Liturgy Session 5
By David Tedesche, Seminarian, Diocese of Rochester

In the winter of 2011, David Tedesche conducted a class at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, NY on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Throughout the course of the class, David looked at the Roman Rite Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both the current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation.  He compared and contrasted the current with the new translation and discussed the different translation philosophies behind each.  In the fifth and final session of this series, David continues to explore the theology of the Eucharist and the meaning of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

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(October 25, 2011)
Understanding the Revised Roman Missal, Understanding Our Liturgy Session 4
By David Tedesche, Seminarian, Diocese of Rochester

In the winter of 2011, David Tedesche conducted a class at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, NY on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Throughout the course of the class, David looked at the Roman Rite Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both the current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation.  He compared and contrasted the current with the new translation and discussed the different translation philosophies behind each.  In the fourth session of this series, David continues his look at the Eucharistic prayers of the Roman Catholic Mass and begins to explore the meaning of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

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(October 17, 2011)
Understanding the Revised Roman Missal, Understanding Our Liturgy Session 3
By David Tedesche, Seminarian, Diocese of Rochester

In the winter of 2011, David Tedesche conducted a class at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, NY on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Throughout the course of the class, David looked at the Roman Rite Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both the current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation.  He compared and contrasted the current with the new translation and discussed the different translation philosophies behind each.  In the third session of this series, David takes a look at how the new translation affects the words that are prayed in the Eucharistic prayers of the Roman Catholic Mass.

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(September 27, 2011)
Understanding the Revised Roman Missal, Understanding Our Liturgy Session 2
By David Tedesche, Seminarian, Diocese of Rochester

In the winter of 2011, David Tedesche conducted a class at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, NY on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Throughout the course of the class, David looked at the Roman Rite Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both the current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation.  He compared and contrasted the current with the new translation and discussed the different translation philosophies behind each.  In the second session of this series, David takes a look at how the new translation affects the words we pray during the Liturgy of the Word portion of the Roman Catholic Mass.

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(September 16, 2011)
Understanding the Revised Roman Missal, Understanding Our Liturgy Session 1
By David Tedesche, Seminarian, Diocese of Rochester

In the winter of 2011, David Tedesche conducted a class at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, NY on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Throughout the course of the class, David looked at the Roman Rite Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both the current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation.  He compared and contrasted the current with the new translation and discussed the different translation philosophies behind each.  In the first session of this series, David takes a look at the Introductory Rites of the Roman Catholic Mass:  Opening, Greeting, Penitential Act, Kyrie, Gloria.

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(June 26, 2011)
Corpus Christi: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
By Fr. Alexander Bradshaw, Pastor, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Rochester, NY

In his homily for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (June 26, 2011), Fr. Bradshaw invites listeners to consider what the consecrated bread and wine really mean in their lives.  He suggests that every celebration of the Mass is an opportunity to recognize both the presence of God in one’s life and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the fact that these two realities are inseparable.

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(March 28, 2011)
Discipleship in the Acts of the Apostles
By Fr. George Heyman, Professor, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

In this talk, recorded before a live audience in March 2010, Fr. George Heyman looks at the role of the disciple of Christ in chapters one through eight of the Acts of the Apostles.  Luke’s portrait of the early church provides several models for discipleship in Paul, Peter and Philip.  Fr. Heyman also considers the special role of the Holy Spirit, as portrayed in Acts, in the life of the disciple. 

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(February 16, 2011)
Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke
By Fr. George Heyman, Professor, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

In this talk, recorded before a live audience in March 2010, Fr. George Heyman examines the travel narrative section of Luke’s Gospel (Luke 9-18) to uncover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Luke’s travel narrative both opens and closes with a clarion call to discipleship.  Fr. Heyman also explores themes of discipleship in two of the many stories and teachings that are framed by the travel narrative:  Luke 11:5-8 and Luke 15:11-32. 

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(December 21, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Presentation and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this session Peter explores the stories of The Presentation and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2: 21-52), the fourth and fifth Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

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(December 20, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of the Birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 1-20), the third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 1
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 2
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 3
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 1
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. 

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 2
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. 

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 3
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(December 10, 2010)
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 4
By Peter Mottola

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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(March 22, 2010)
Forth Week of Lent
By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation

This episode focuses on what it means to be a Christian disciple. What blessings has being a follower of Jesus brought to you? How has your faith helped you through troubled times?

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(March 15, 2010)
Third Week of Lent
By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation

 This episode fosters reflection on the meaning of Christian service through reflection on the scripture story from the Gospel of John of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples.

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