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SaintCast #129, Soundseeing in Rome and SS. John & Paul, St. Januarius' blood,Sheen anniversary, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 22, 2009 08:24:00 am

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.

The 30th anniversary of Fulton Sheen's death is coming up, and a Mass to celebrate will be held in New York City.  Feedback from 3 continents, and a new chance to win on St. Jeopardy on this SaintCast.

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SaintCast #128, Bl. Miguel Pro, Mexican martyr, Man-on-street St. Louis, new SQPN podcasts, feedback @ +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 06, 2009 06:43:00 am

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?'Feedback on St. Philomena, three new podcasts join SQPN, and news in the canonization cause of Blessed Junipero Serra all on this week's SaintCast.



SaintCast #127, 'Pax tecum Filumena,' St. Philomena, Cornwall saints, mourning the loss of a pet, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on August 12, 2009 12:59:00 pm

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?

Paul mourns the passing of his beloved black lab (yes, there√Ęs a saint for that), a possible new miracle for Francis Xavier Seelos, greetings from saintly spots in Cornwall, and the Perseid meteor shower (St. Lawrence√Ęs tears), all on SaintCast #127.



SaintCast #126, Benedict of Nursia, miracles for Fr. Kapaun Blessed Marmion? Happy St. Swithun's Day, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 15, 2009 11:26:00 pm

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!



SaintCast #125, The Ciity of St. Anthony, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 01, 2009 04:59:00 am

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.



SaintCast #124, The Sacred Brain of Jesus?, Margaret Marie Alacoque, St. Shemp, St. Peter Martyr,audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 25, 2009 03:19:00 pm

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.A new St. Jeopardy quiz, lots of voice feedback, saint news, and a new segment, "The Saints Speak."  This and more on SaintCast #124.



SaintCast #123, Justin Martyr, iBreviary, soundseeing in Rome, Catholic New Media awards, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 03, 2009 09:34:00 am

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? Listen in for the answer.



SaintCast #122, A Saint called Bede, CNMC, New St. Jeopardy, Bartolo Longo, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on May 27, 2009 05:57:00 pm

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.  A new Saint Jeopardy quiz (another chance to win a T-shirt), a Saint Joke, and more on SaintCast #122.



SaintCast #121, Saints and pets, 5 new Saints, apology from Australia, CNMN, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on May 21, 2009 02:40:00 pm

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.

Who's going to "San Antone?" Join us at the Catholic New Media Conference.No Jeopardy quiz this week, but a classic Saint joke. An apology from an Australian bishop on behalf of his predecessor all on this week's SaintCast.



SaintCast #120, Bishop Larry Silva on Fr. Damien of Molokai, St. Bede and Dante, Pedro Calunsod, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on April 23, 2009 12:21:00 am

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?  More feedback, and win Fr. Jim Martin's DVD "Who Care About the Saints," on this episode of the SaintCast.



SaintCast #119, Testimony the DVD, Msgr. Mangan on gestures, new miracle for JPII, physics & saints, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on April 07, 2009 01:54:00 pm

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.

The saints and physics, news of a brain injury miracle through the intercession of John Paul II, Msgr. Charles Mangan answers questions on gestures of blessing, and more DVD giveaways in St. Jeopardy on this week's SaintCast.



SaintCast #118, Fr. Jim on "Who cares about the Saints?," man-on-street Who's St. Patrick, win DVD, feedback +1.312.235-2278
posted on March 18, 2009 06:34:00 am

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.



SaintCast #117, Soundseeing at San Juan Capistrano, visit saintcast.org to follow with pictures, feedback +1.312.235.22
posted on March 05, 2009 07:38:00 am

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.  More St. Jeopardy to come next week, along with a visit with Fr. Jim Martin about his new DVD about the Saints.



SaintCast #116, Fr. Damien to be canonized, ROMCAL and Ken Bath, St. Gabriel and the fish, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 26, 2009 01:17:00 pm

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.



SaintCast #115, 7 Servite Founders, antimension?, St. Dominic and the Dogs, audiofeedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 19, 2009 06:47:00 am

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.



SaintCast #114, Aquinas for Dummies, B. Kreissl & J. Lonfat, St. Anthony and lost things, altar relics,feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 10, 2009 12:32:00 am

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.



SaintCast #113, The life of St. Thomas Aquinas, the manger in the stars, St. Jeopardy goes to dogs, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 04, 2009 03:21:00 pm

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 though 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.

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SaintCast Extra #2 - 12 Days of Christmas 2008/9
posted on January 09, 2009 08:48:00 am
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


SaintCast Extra - Advent 2008, Feast of Juan Diego
posted on January 09, 2009 08:37:00 am
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 Tang√Ęs music comes courtesy of Magnatune.com.




SaintCast #112, Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, St. Jeopardy an the stars, Dante Alighieri, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on January 09, 2009 08:15:00 am

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.  He is widely credited with changing the way Christians evangelized by using the culture and ways of indiginous peoples to introduce Christianity.

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SaintCast #111, St. Stephen's Day, klling the wren, Stephen's tomb, Way of St. Vincent, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on December 27, 2008 02:25:00 pm

Have you killed the wren today?  How about bleeding your horse?  These are traditions around the world celebrated in honor of the Feast of St. Stephen, the Church's first martyr, celebrated on the day after Christmas.  You've heard of the Way of St. James, how about the Way of St. Vincent?Our only source about the life of St. Stephen is from St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles.  However, we learn of the whereabouts of his tomb from an apocryphal work of the 6th century.  A new chance to win at Jeopardy, listener feedback and more.



SaintCast #110, "I am the Immaculate Conception," soundseeing at the grotto at Lourdes, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on December 09, 2008 08:14:00 am

150 years ago, a 14 year old girl saw another 'girl' in the niche of a grotto along the River Gave.  She said she was 'the Immaculate Conception.' Today Paul takes you there to experience the 'sights' and sounds of the sanctuary at Lourdes. Come experience a visit to the Grotto at Massabielle, visit the tiny Cachot where she lived in a one room former prison with her family, and hear the candlelight procession of thousands.  There's still time to respond with the answer to the question of which relics are in your church's altar. . and win some SaintCast swag.



SaintCast #109, Holy Grail part II, Speeding Saints, Jeopardy challenge, BC Saint?, audiofeedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on November 25, 2008 03:48:00 pm

Is the Santo Caliz of Valencia the Holy Grail that Christ used at the Last Supper? Tune in to part II of our series on the Grail to trace it's history from Christ to St. Lawrence to it's place in a small chapel in Valencia, Spain today. Paul throws down the gauntlet in a new St. Jeopardy Challenge, Speeding Saints, a possible British Columbia saint cause, St. Dymphna, and words of wisdom from a Vietnamese Saint on today's SaintCast.



SaintCast #108, St. Laurence and the Holy Grail, Santo Caliz of Valencia, Pius XII at miracle of Sun, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on November 11, 2008 09:36:00 am

Today on the SaintCast, in the first of a 2 part series on the Holy Grail of Valencia, the story of the life and martyrdom of St. Laurence, and how he saved the chalice used in the last supper for posterity. A recent book by Janice Bennett traces the history of the Santo Caliz of Valencia, Spain, believed by many to be the true chalice used by Jesus Christ at the last supper.  We follow it's early history from the Upper Room to the hands of the Church's deacon, St. Laurence of Spain.  We read from a stirring and graphic account of the Saint's martyrdom from a 6th century priest, St. Donato.  Saint news about Pius XII and a miraculous vision on this week's SaintCast.



SaintCast #107, 4 New Saints, Landslide Jeopardy answers, Holy Grail, Faith Journey by Taq, St. Jokes, feedback@+1.312.235.2278
posted on October 22, 2008 09:10:00 am

The first Saints of 2008 canonized last weekend in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI are profiled in this SaintCast.  Paul's off to Spain to visit the Holy Grail, Lourdes, and other saintly places. Stay tuned! Three religious and a laywoman from Ecuador were canonized by the Holy Father last weekend.  A huge response with many correct answers to the last St. Jeopardy quiz.  Test your mettle at a more complicated question that will require a bit more thinking and research. . . on the Holy Grail of Valencia, Spain.  A new segment- the University of Notre Dame update, a new podcast on a convert's faith journey, and much more.



SaintCast #106, Soundseeing in San Giovanni Rotondo, Padre Pio, The Holy Grail in Valencia, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 27, 2008 10:52:00 pm

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the death of Saint Padre Pio, whose Feast was celebrated September 23rd, Paul walks us through Padre Pio's shrine where his recently disinterred remains are exposed for public veneration. Paul talks to daughter Gina half a world away, visiting Saintly sites in Spain including the reputed Holy Grail in Valencia.  Send comments and entries for our 'saintly jokes of the week.'



SaintCast #105, Canterbury Saints, Franz Jaegerstaetter and Christian 'dual life,' audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 22, 2008 12:03:00 pm

Listener feedback from Canterbury and St. Thomas More, Archbishop Chaput on a German martyr for the faith, and much more.High school Physics has derailed the SaintCast, but not for long :) .  Coming to you live (well almost) from Orlando, Florida, the SaintCast returns with a new St. Jeopardy related to a Hollywood actor and the Universit of Notre Dame.  We summarize a recent talk by Archbishop Chaput during World Youth Day activities, on an incredible German martyr for the faith, and hear the final words of St. Andrew Kim Taegon.



SaintCast #104, Death of St. Monica, Perseid meteors, Physics and SaintCast, audio feedback line +1.312.235.2278
posted on August 28, 2008 07:52:00 am

Today Physics threatens to derail the SaintCast, a reading from St. Augustine on the death of his mother, Monica, and more. . . Canada storms the St. Jeopardy feedback lines, Saint of the Week, and more saintly stories on this week's SaintCast.



SaintCast #103, St. Dominic, new timely and astronomical St. Jeopardy, audio feedback line +1.312.235.2278
posted on August 12, 2008 08:57:00 am

Today we profile one of the most beloved and influential Saints of all time, a 13th century Spaniard, known as Domingo de Guzman. Those of us who've known Dominican priests or nuns will love learning about the life of their founder. Jason keeps the "Canadian streak" going in the answer to St. Jeopardy from last week, plus a new timely St. Jeopardy trivia question, and Terry Jones introduces his new segment on Saints of the Week in the Roman calendar.



SaintCast #102, Fr. Seraphim on Tsar Alexander of Russia, a Saint? jeopardy winner, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on August 01, 2008 07:47:00 pm

Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, star of Catholic Under the Hood, joins Paul "in the Hood" in Overland Park for a uStream recording of the SaintCast, discussing Russian Tsar Alexander I, reputed to be a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Did the Russian emperor Tsar Alexander I fake his death in 1825, and spend the last years of his life as a holy monk in Tomsk, Siberia, as Feodor Kuzmich? Fr. Seraphim, a Russian historian, helps us understand the story in its historical context, discusses the recent book about the subject, and tells us what he believes of the legend.



SaintCast #101, Mortification & why saints do it, Mary MacKillop of Australia, confirmation & conversion, fback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 28, 2008 12:00:00 pm

Fr. Jim Martin answers a listener's question on suffering and mortification in the lives of the saints. What is it, and why do they do it? Plus news on an Australian saint-in-the-making.
Pope Benedict says that Blessed Mary MacKillop will be the first Australian saint. Hear about her life, feedback on confirmation saints and conversion, and more on SaintCast 101.



SaintCast #100, Surprise! plus more soundseeing from the Eternal City on the Feast of Corpus Christi, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 17, 2008 06:02:00 am

In honor of the 100th SaintCast, a special song about . . . what else, The Saints, written and performed by Dr. Paul. Plus more SoundSeeing from the Eternal City.
Paul and daughter Laura are fortunate to be in Rome for the moving Eucharistic procession through the streets in honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi.



SaintCast #99, Gemma Galgani and Soundseeing in Lucca, Italy, one more show to 100, feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 04, 2008 03:40:00 pm

Did you ever read about saints who spoke with Jesus, their guardian angels? Here's the story of a young Italian woman, the first saint of the 20th century, and how and where she lived in the beautiful walled city of Lucca.
Paul and daughter Laura explore the ancient city of Lucca in Tuscany, and discuss the young Italian saint, Gemma Galgani. Our saint profile today courtesy of listener Bob D'Aurelio.  Pictures at www.SaintCast.org



SaintCast #98, Marathons, Mortification, and Feedback, Ignatian letters audio, Theotokos, St. Jeopardy,feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 27, 2008 07:37:00 am

Feedback direct from the Boston Marathon, Catholic New Media conference wrap, and what's with the Saints and mortification? Tune in to SaintCast #98 for more.
Today we cover feedback from Paul's time abroad, and play a small sample of a coming podcast live from the Corpus Christi procession in Rome. A listener asks about corporal mortification and it's presence in the lives of many saints. New audio series on the letters of St. Ignatius, and a preview of next week's Saint. All this plus a new Saint Jeopardy.



SaintCast #97, Soundseeing at Papal Audience in Rome, daughter lost in Vatican City, cheering crowds, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 10, 2008 08:15:00 pm

Enjoy the singing, cheering, jostling, and electric atmosphere of a papal audience in the Paul VIth hall, Vatican City.More...
Paul's wife can't believe he let his youngest daughter wander through the papal audience hall alone in search of a bathroom. Follow Paul and daughter Laura to more 'saintly sights' from Assisi to Lucca in weeks to come.



SaintCast #96, SaintCast in Rome! 1st stop-St. Peter's, basilica visit, secrets in Piazza S. Pietro, feedback +1.312.235.227
posted on May 28, 2008 12:05:00 pm

Paul and his youngest daughter Laura explore the wonders of La Citta' Eterna. The first installment takes us to beautiful St. Peter's basilicaMore...
More to follow from such saintly places as Assisi, Lucca, Venice, and San Giovanni Rotondo.



SaintCast #95, Must we believe in Miracles? Padre Pio unearthed, Damien soon to be saint? CUF,audio feedback @ +1.312.235.2278
posted on May 15, 2008 06:31:00 am

A listener poses the question, "Is it necessary to believe in miracles to be Catholic?" We turn to saint expert, Fr. Jim Martin, of "My Life with the Saints." More...
Saint news on Blessed Fr. Damien, Padre Pio, and St. George's Israel connection, and Paul goes to Italy, follow him on Twitter.



SaintCast #94, More from Saintly New Orleans, Saintsforsinners studio, St. Fink, Louis Prima's grave, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on April 22, 2008 11:12:00 pm

Today Paul visits the New Orleans studios of Rob Clemenz of SaintsforSinners.com who spreads the stories of the Saints with beautiful hand-painted medals.
We learn about St. Fink, why St. Gabriel plays the trumpet, and pay a visit to a particular grave in a storied New Orleans cemetery.



SaintCast #93, Francis Xavier Seelos, 'Smiling Ascetic,' Pier Giorgio Frassati to Sydney, Jamaican feedback, +1.312.235.227
posted on April 15, 2008 07:09:00 pm

Paul travels to New Orleans, Louisiana to talk with the Vice-postulator of the cause for sainthood of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. Tune in to learn about 'The Smiling Ascetic.' More...

Another T-shirt out to the St. Jeopardy winner, and a new quiz this week. Pier Giorgio Frassati's relics to Sydney? Feedback from Jamaica, and more.

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SaintCast Extra #92, Saints.SQPN.com with Terry Jones, audio feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on April 11, 2008 03:55:00 pm
We at SQPN are incredibly proud to announce the association with SQPN of Terry Jones and the Patron Saints website at Saints.SQPN.com.  This is believed to be the most comprehensive website devoted to saints on the web. 

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SaintCast #91, Soundseeing at Mission San Diego, Steubenville recap, Catholic Rockers, audio feedback +312.235.2278
posted on April 07, 2008 08:06:00 am

Today we bring you to the sunny, southern California town of San Diego to visit the first of the California missions founded by Blessed Junipero Serra.    A look at some special episodes to come . . later this week.More...

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SaintCast #90, Orthodox Saints, Man-on-Street New Orleans, John XXIII & jokes, Cause begun for Msgr Quinn, call +1.312.235.2278
posted on March 18, 2008 01:03:00 am

Today we discuss Orthodox Saints with an Orthodox priest, a SaintCast man-on-the-street interview in New Orleans, Bl. John XXIII and Saint Jokes of the Week, and the Saint who invented "Atonement" with a new St. Jeopardy on this week's SaintCast.More...

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SaintCast #89, 150 Years of Lourdes, 5 yr wait waived for Sr. Lucia, St. Pat's parades?, St. Jeopardy, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on March 04, 2008 10:14:00 am
Finally, a new SaintCast to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin at Lourdes, France.  We discuss a number of new Saints-in-the-News stories, including a new document about how the Church proceeds in Causes of Saints.  Why St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day celebrations in America will be moved in many cases, a recent trip to New Orleans, and a new St. Jeopardy with an Oscar tie-in on this edition of the SaintCast.


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Scott Woodill's page to promote the Cause of JP II
Hand-painted Saint medals at Saintsforsinners.com
Shlomo Mintz at Magnatune.com
Manly Catholic podcast with Doug Mumphrey

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SaintCast #88, Soundseeing in Pisa, Italy, indulgence for Lourdes, mystic monk coffee, Ask Fr Jim, feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 11, 2008 10:37:00 pm

Today we discuss the plenary indulgence announced by Pope Benedict on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France. Join Paul and son Chris in a tour around the Campo dei Miracoli, the Field of Miracles that contains the immense Duomo of Pisa, the beautiful Baptistery, the Campo Santo (cemetery), and of course, the Leaning Tower. Visit the SaintCast.org website for pictures of the day. Fr Jim Martin answers listeners questions and more on SaintCast #88.

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SaintCast Episode #87, A Jesuit Off Broadway, Fr. Jim Martin, Stolen relics, St. Paul's tomb, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on February 03, 2008 01:44:00 am

Today on the SaintCast, we interview Fr. Jim Martin, author of √ĘMy Life with the Saints,√Ę? and his new book √ĘA Jesuit Off Broadway.√Ę? Fr. Jim talks about his work in an Off Broadway Production about the last days of Judas Iscariot, a work directed by Oscar winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, starring Sam Rockwell, and currently in production in London and elsewhere. He talks about Judas, actors, and his experience in helping all to a greater understanding of Jesus and the Saints. A few Saints In the News items, and Fr. Jim meets Stephen Colbert, on SaintCast #87.

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SaintCast #86, St. Anthony of the Desert, Patron Saints Index, iphone ad spoof, grade school hoops, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on January 27, 2008 03:03:00 pm

Today we learn about the Saint who has been called the founder of Christian monasticism, Anthony of the Desert. What prompted him to live a solitary life of virtue, as a hermit in the harsh Egyptian desert? Paul and Chris post an iPhone commercial parody that you can see by clicking the above video link. Terry Jones of the Patron Saints Index joins us for a look at the week's saints. A saint's car recently sold in Italy - find out who in this week's St. Jeopardy quiz. And next week, we interview Fr. Jim Martin of My Life with the Saints, on his new book, A Jesuit Off Broadway.

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SaintCast #85, Soundseeing in Santa Clara (and Cupertino), California, audio feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on January 15, 2008 03:55:00 pm

Join Paul and SaintCast listener Jonathan on a journey to the Carmel of the Infant Jesus Monastery in Santa Clara, California, and a brief visit to One Infinite Loop, Cupertino (Apple HQ). Were they able to discover any secrets, and new projects, before having their podcasting equipment confiscated? Tune in to find out. Pictures available at the link below, in case you'd like to follow along while listening.

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SaintCast #84, Fr. Seraphim back 'In the Hood,' Orthodox Saints, Geek news, new Blesseds, Pio exhumed? feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on January 11, 2008 03:11:00 am

Find out what a Third Order Franciscan Friar and a podcasting neurosurgeon do for fun on a snowy midwestern night on this SaintCast. Fr. Seraphim of Catholic Under the Hood pays a visit to the SaintCast and answers questions ranging from Austrian food, to Notre Dame Irish football, to how Catholics should view Orthodox Saints. A SC mug to whomever shows proof of making St. Basil's bread this year. iPhone geek news, news of some new Blessed's this year, a new Saint Jeopardy, and news of the exhumation of Padre Pio on this week's SaintCast.

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SaintCast #83, Christmas Saint Traditions, St. Francis and Greccio, voice discovered on TV commercials, fback +1.312.235.2278
posted on December 29, 2007 02:51:00 pm

What's the connection with St. Clare, television, and Christmas? Why would a girl wishing to marry throw a shoe at the door around midnight on November 29th? Why is St. Thomas remembered on the longest night of the year? These are just a few of the many Saint traditions associated with the Christmas season. We've got beautiful Christmas songs from someone I discovered on a TV commercial (!) and St. Francis and Greccio on the SaintCast"After Christmas Special." Music from Magnatune.com, podshow.com, and Garageband.com

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SaintCast Episode #82, Feedback and more, St. John of the Cross, new podcast from Wales, Saint Joke of week, +1.312.235.227
posted on December 17, 2007 11:52:00 pm

What do a physics professor, Philmont Boy Scouts, a Dominican friar at Midway Airport, college students from Milwaukee, Penn State, and Fordham have in common? They've all sent in feedback that has yet to be played on the SaintCast - until now! Listen in on the Feedback special, some biographical notes on St. John of the Cross, and a preview of a new podcast from Wales, as well as the Saint JOKE of the WEEK.

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SaintCast Episode #81, SoundSeeing at St. Josaphat's in Milwaukee, Sts. Juan Diego, Lucy, and more, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on December 11, 2007 12:15:00 am

On today's SaintCast we travel with the Camarata Clan to the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, getting lost along the docks on the way. A great week for Saint Feast Days with St. Juan Diego, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lucy, and more! Tell us about your favorite saint, a favorite patron, or a favorite saintly tradition this Advent Season.

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SaintCast Episode #80, St. Cecilia, new Blessed Rosmini, VocationsCast, Indonesian greetings, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on November 23, 2007 12:42:00 pm

Fact or Fiction, Legend or History - who was the real St. Cecilia? And why is she the patron saint of Music? Tune in to SaintCast #80 to find out. Special Indonesian greetings from a listener in Perth. A new Blessed, whose writings were previously condemned by the Church. The resting place (s) of St. Josaphat, and a new podcast on vocations.

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SaintCast Episode #79, Sts. Zacchaeus & Josaphat, marathon training for Tulsa, John of Shanghai, feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on November 10, 2007 07:45:00 pm

Yes, even the Dynamic Duo turned to the saints for intercession. Today we learn of the Slavic cleric who hoped and fought for union between Latin and Eastern churches, and whose body was found to be incorrupt, years after suffering a brutal martyrdom. Was Zacchaeus a saint? Marathon training, tapering, struggling, words of wisdom from an Orthodox Saint, SQPN giving, and a new St. Jeopardy quiz and winner on SaintCast #79.

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'All Saints'Cast #78, 10 Ways to Grow Closer to God with Bert Ghezzi, Italian teen saint?, St. Jeopardy, fback +1.312.235.2278
posted on November 01, 2007 04:39:00 pm

Today we welcome Dr. Bert Ghezzi to the SaintCast. Frequent contributor to EWTN and author of 17 books, including his latest, "The Heart of a Saint," Dr. Ghezzi tells us what it takes to be a Saint. A great addition to your library just in time for the Feast of All Saints. What animal is on the San Damiano crucifix? The winner of St. Jeopardy, news of a possible cause for sainthood of a young Italian teenager, and more on this special edition of the SaintCast.

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SaintCast #77, Steve Runner and St. Sebastian, Cardinal Newman miracle, largest Beatification in history, fback +1.312.235.2278
posted on October 30, 2007 03:28:00 pm

Steve Runner of the award-winning Phedippidations podcast joins us on the SaintCast to discuss his favorite patron saint, the patron saint of athletes, St. Sebastian. Here he is with his son in full SQPN regalia at the American League Baseball Championship at Fenway Park. We go over the Saints of the Week, listener feedback, saints-in-the-news including talk about a miracle for Cardinal Newman, the beatification of 498 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, and another mug winner for the Saint Joke of the week.

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SaintCast Episode #76, Soundseeing in Assisi, Stanford college reunion, Catholic United for Faith, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on October 19, 2007 04:42:00 am

Today, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis 2 weeks ago, we present another soundseeing tour of some of the sacred places in Assisi. We take you on hike down the Umbrian hillside to San Damiano, the small church where St. Francis first heard Jesus√Ęs call, to the Basilica of St. Francis and its marvelous frescoes, and the tiny walkways and pathways through this quaint central Italian village. A winner, a new Saint Jeopardy question, and another SaintCast mug winner on our Saint Joke of the Week. See the photos below if you√Ęd like to look while you listen. Leave comments on the blog entry for the SaintCast at SQPN.com.

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SaintCast #75, Blessed Piergiorgio Frassati, Podcast Expo and community, YoGeek, St. joke, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on October 09, 2007 11:56:00 pm

It was a great weekend at the Podcast and New Media Expo in Ontario, California. We caught up with Elsie Escobar of the YoGeek Workout Podcast, and asked the question, "Who is your favorite patron saint?" We profile a young Blessed future saint, Pier Giorgio Frassati, often called "The Man of the Beatitudes," who died at the young age of 24. Saints of the Week, listener feedback, and a new Saint Joke this week on the SaintCast. Leave feedback on the blog below. A visit to San Francisco this weekend!

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SaintCast Episode #74, Becoming a Patron Saint, miracle of San Gennaro, patron of lost taste & princesses, +1.312.235.2278
posted on October 01, 2007 07:02:00 am

Have you ever wondered why St. Teresa of Avila is the patron saint of those with headaches, or why St. Anthony is the patron of lost things? Today we talk to Monsignor Robert Sarno of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saint in the Vatican about how the process takes place. News from the Podcast and PME convention in Ontario, California, listeners proposals about the patron of the loss of the sense of taste, the miracle of the blood of St. Januarius, and a new Saint Jeopardy.

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SaintCast Episode #73, Interview with Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk on Mother Teresa's 'Come Be My Light,' feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 24, 2007 06:32:00 am

Today on the SaintCast we have the great pleasure of interviewing the postulator for the Cause of Mother Teresa, and the editor of her new book, √ĘCome Be My Light,√Ę? Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk. Fr. Brian discusses Mother Teresa√Ęs √Ęinner darkness,√Ę? and the media reaction to this being brought to light in the private writings of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. Tune in to listen to the inner thoughts through the life√Ęs journey of this modern saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

  • Mother Teresa Center website
  • Mother Teresa's Cause for Sainthood

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SaintCast Episode #72, Finding the True Cross, intercession of Saints, new book on Bl. Teresa, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 17, 2007 10:01:00 am

Today on the SaintCast we discuss the history behind the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, and the finding of the relics of the True Cross. We go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for another "SaintCast Man on the Street" interview to see how many know the patron saint of Milwaukee. We hear a great book review on Mother Teresa's new book, "Come Be My Light" from the Curt Jester, Jeff Miller.  Listener feedback asking about non-Catholic saints, a new St. Jeopardy, and more ways to win SaintCast mugs on SaintCast #72.

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SaintCast #71, Saints for Sinners, Bruce Springsteen, Katrina, hand-painted medals, 14 Holy helpers, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on September 11, 2007 06:19:00 am

What do 'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen, Hurricane Katrina, and Saints have in common? Tune in to the latest SaintCast to find out. Paul interviews Rob Clemenz of the SaintsforSinners.com website who handcrafts hand-painted saints medals. Jamaican welcome, Fr. Seraphim Beshoner on St. Simon of Cyrene, listener feedback, and Saints of the coming week on SaintCast #71.

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SaintCast Episode #70, St. Monica, Patron of carbonated H20, Simon of Cyrene, Catholic Family podcast, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on September 08, 2007 09:00:00 pm

On today's SaintCast, we profile the patron saint of mothers with difficult children (probably all of our mothers) St. Monica. The answer to St. Jeopardy on the Irish pilgrim saint whose name is on bottles of carbonated water worldwide. Listener feedback. Is Simon of Cyrene a Saint? A new chance to win a T-shirt and new SaintCast mug, on SaintCast #70.

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SaintCast #69, Saints and Scouting, Saints vs. Wild, Saints of the Week, facebook, Saint Joke, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on August 23, 2007 06:37:00 am
Paul returns from his New Mexico scouting adventure fresh with new experiences and a renewed zest for civilized life.  A look at the honored Saints of the Week for this week including St. Bernard and St. Rose of Lima.  The Spacebook-My Face community (or whatever it's called), and a Saint Joke of the week, all on the new SaintCast.

My facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=780865036
The Life of Hermann von Reichenau [Herman Contractus] http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07266a.htm
Notes on the Salve Regina - http://campus.udayton.edu/mary//resources/antiph4.html
St. Bartholomew √Ę text in the Golden Legend
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/golden258.htm


SaintCast Episode #68, Blessed Ivan Mrtz, 'Ask the Dr. segment,' Nicodemus and Michelangelo, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 31, 2007 05:00:00 am

While I'm still hiking in New Mexico, we'll learn about another of the elect, Blessed Ivan Mrtz, a saint for the young people. The photo above is courtesy AJ, a scout who just returned from Philmont Scout ranch. What a beautiful testament to God's creation. 'Ask the Doctor' segment, and Saints of the Week on SaintCast 68.

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SaintCast Episode #67, Compostela recap, questions on Korean apparition, Dying Man's blog, OntheU, fback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 27, 2007 05:00:00 am

While I'm in the New Mexico mountains, we recap the long pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela made recently by SaintCast listener Steve Nelson and friends.  We talk about news about a questionable apparition in Korea, feedback on the blog of someone living with cancer, and preview of SaintCasts to come on SaintCast #67.

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SaintCast Episode #66, A Scouting Adventure, Cowbell?, St. Jeopardy, SQPN Board meeting, iPhone, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 21, 2007 09:00:00 pm
Back after a busy two weeks, on this SaintCast we pray for the intercession of St. George as scouting celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Scout Camp.  A little about the first SQPN board meeting, and more cowbell.  iPhone spoofs, the Saints of the Week, a new St. Jeopardy question, and my preparations for the a journey to New Mexico on SaintCast #66.




SaintCast #65, iPhones and Apparitions, saint prayers answered, RelicMan returns, SQPN meets in GA, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on July 06, 2007 01:03:00 am

Fr. Jay Finelli, the iPadre joins us to talk about official versus unofficial apparitions. The iPhone cometh, feedback on answered prayers from patron saints, the RelicMan returns, and Saints of the Week on SC #65.

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SaintCast Episode #64, soundseeing in Chicago, red frisbees, deep dish pizza, year of St. Paul, audio feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 27, 2007 10:05:00 am

Frisbees over the altar? Tune in as we visit Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, and sample Chicago's own deep dish pizza. A number of great saints are celebrated this week, and Thursday Pope Benedict declare this 'the year of St. Paul.'

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SaintCast Episode #63, St. Anne, Golden Legend, Boy Scout Camp, Episcopalian Saints, St. Therese beads, feedback +1.312.235.227
posted on June 20, 2007 11:12:00 am

Paul Calamari :-p is back with SaintCast 63 and a profile of St. Anne. A new St. Jeopardy answer and T-shirt giveaway, website for Pilgrimages, the pope's visit to Assisi, St. Peregrine and cancer, more on Iraqi Christians, and 2 Saint Jokes-of-the-Week on the latest SaintCast.

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SaintCast Episode #62, Fr. Ragheed Ganni martyr, Saints of week, Eucharistic processions, audio feedback at +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 11, 2007 11:55:00 am

On Today's SaintCast we discuss the recent death of Iraqi Chaldean priest, Fr. Ragheed Ganni, killed while returning from Mass on Pentecost Sunday. We hear a touching letter from a Muslim friend. The Saints on the Roman calendar this week, and personal notes on Eucharistic adoration.

Article written on Fr. Ragheed Ganni
Papal audience on St. Cyprian
12 promises and visions of St. Margaret Mary



SaintCast Episode #61, St. Charles of Mount Argus, Favorite patron saint, saint movie database, feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on June 04, 2007 04:23:00 pm

The Curt Jester, Jeff Miller, joins us for our new segment interviewing podcasters and bloggers, asking "Who is your favorite Patron Saint?" Four new saints this past weekend, including a Dutch-born priest who spent most of his life in Ireland. A new St. Jeopardy quiz, a database for Saint movies, and the week's saint calendar on SaintCast 61.

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SaintCast Episode #60, Jerome Lejeune, Man on Street-Chicago, Justin Martyr,Down's syndrome, Relicman,feedback +1.312.235.2278
posted on May 30, 2007 05:19:00 pm
Paul goes to Chicago for another SaintCast "Man-on-the-Street" interview, Saints of the Week including St. Bede, Joan of Arc, and Justin Martyr.  We have a saintly profile of French Geneticist Dr. Jerome Lejeune who discovered the genetic basis of Down's syndrome.  We talk relics with  Tom Serafin-'The Relicman.' 

Article on Dr. Jerome Lejeune - http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/saintly_scientists_hate_the_disease_love_the_diseased/


SaintCast Episode #59, Pilgrimages, Compostela, Canterbury, more on Fr Damien, Purple Martins, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on May 25, 2007 09:49:00 am
On today's SaintCast we explore pilgrimages. . why to we go on pilgrimage?  What is the lure? Brother Giles joins us from Valladolid, Spain, where SaintCast listeners are getting ready to embark on the arduous journey of several hundred miles.  Listener feedback on pilgrimages in the UK.

A new St. Jeopardy, with a new prize!  More saintly news, purple martins, and rebuilding data from backups on the SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #58, Blessed Damien of Molokai, 'Man on the Street' interview, Dante and Celestine, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on May 15, 2007 02:25:00 pm
We debut a new segment on SaintCast #58, "Man on the Street" in Las Vegas, Nevada, asking 'who is the patron saint of Las Vegas.'   The answers will surprise you.  We profile an incredible man, who gave his life so others would be comforted, Blessed Damien of Molokai.  This selfless priest went to care for lepers on the Hawaiin island of Molokai, and eventually died of the disease.

On the 'Saints of the Week' segment we learn of several popes, including one who resigned his office, and was possibly relegated to a circle of hell by the Italian poet Dante because of it.  Sound bites of the pope in Brasil, and more on SaintCast #58.

Music by Reza Manzoori, from his album Restrung, available at Magnatune.com


SaintCast Episode #57, 'Blackberry thumb,' New Brazilian Saint, marathon training, Darth Vader on Church, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on May 11, 2007 04:46:00 am
A new Saint for the New World - as Pope Benedict travels to Brazil to canonize the first Brazilian-born Saint.  We profile this holy man and priest from Sao Paulo, Frei Galvao.

We also discuss marathon training, a case of 'Blackberry thumb,' and the new Ustream technology.  Darth Vader is there on the outside of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as a type of gargoyle.  This and more feedback on SaintCast #57.




SaintCast Episode #56, More from Washington,D.C., Scottish wishes, anticipation from Brazil, the Mission, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on May 08, 2007 09:15:00 am
Special Scottish greetings on this SaintCast.  We hear listener feedback of a conversion story, and anticipation of the first Brazilian-born Saint to be canonized this weekend in Sao Paolo. 

Continuing our tour of the beautiful National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., we learn of Our Lady of Mariazell, Our Lady of Peace from Vailankanni, India, and other devotions.  A listener gives us our Saint quote of the show, from the epic movie, The Mission.  Stay tunes for a special show on the new Brazilian Saint, Frei Galvao, later this week.

Music this episode-
"Ave Maria," Sir Reginald at www.garageband.com
"The Child in the Crib," Monks and Choirs of Kiev Pechersk Lavra at magnatune.com


SaintCast Episode #55, Soundseeing at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., audiofeedback 312.235.2278
posted on May 01, 2007 08:24:00 am

Paul's recent visit to Washington, D.C., takes him down Connecticut Avenue, the Metro, and out to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University.  Join him to hear "saintly" tunes on the jukebox at a lunch stop, and to walk through the Upper Church at the Basilica, dedicated to the Patroness of the United States.


Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - www.nationalshrine.com

Info on St. Athanasius - http://www.newmanreader.org/works/athanasius/historical/index.html

Info on the Holy Martyrs of England/Wales - http://www.catholicculture.org/lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2007-05-04


SaintCast Episode #54, Mamertine Prison, patron St. of salmon, Paul's favorite Rome spots, joke of week, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on April 27, 2007 07:47:00 am
Who is the patron Saint of salmon?  Do other fish have patron saints?  A new St. Jeopardy quiz, a brief visit to the Mamertine Prison, where Sts. Peter and Paul were imprisoned in Rome, visiting Rome and Paul's Rome highlight list, more T-shirt giveaways, and more on SaintCast 54.

Wikipedia site - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullianum
Italian archaelogy site -
http://www.archeorm.arti.beniculturali.it/sar2000/nuovi_scavi/panel8.asp


SaintCast Episode #53, St. George, Welsh & Hawaii feedback, favorite Saints, relics of St. Mark, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on April 23, 2007 06:33:00 am
Happy Feast of St. George to all our British listeners.  What do we know of the real St. George?  Audio feedback from Wales and the big island of Hawaii, the return of St. Jeopardy.  Send us an audio file on your patron saint, or your favorite saint for our new segment. 

More on St. Mark the Evangelist, whose feast day falls this week.  Where are his relics?

Music from John Fleagle at www.Magnatune.com


SaintCast Episode #52, St. Faustina & Divine Mercy, prayers for VA Tech, Happy B-day BXVI, Sts. of week, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on April 17, 2007 04:24:00 am
Prayers for those lost at Virginia Tech massacre.  The Apostle of Mercy, St. Faustina.  We learn a little about her life from the rector of the Diocesan Shrine of  Divine Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri, Msgr. William Blacet. 

The Feast of St. Bernadette and one of her miracles recounted in our Miracle Minute.  The Saints of the Week and birthday greetings for Benedict XVI on this SaintCast.

Shrine of Divine Mercy, Kansas City - http://www.catholickey.org/index.php3?archive=1&gif=news.gif&mode=view&issue=20060428&article_id=3913


SaintCast Episode #51, Soundseeing at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, Paschal greetings, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on April 11, 2007 08:49:00 am
Paschal greetings from all over the world in this show.  Some reflections on the Twitter phenomenon, and a cool soundseeing tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.  Specifically, we visit the relics chapel where there are relics of every Saint in the Roman calendar as well as a relic of the true cross.

Pascal greetings in 250 languages - http://srbigham.com/en/index.html
Basilica of the Sacred Heart - http://www.nd.edu/~bshweb/


SaintCast Episode #50, Old Testament Saints, saints covered in purple, anniversary of JPII's death, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on April 03, 2007 06:00:00 am
Are the Old Testament Prophets and Patriarchs still in heaven?  Why do Catholics not call them Saints?  Join us as Fr. Seraphim Beshoner talks us through this question, and explains why the Eastern Church does call Abraham St. Abraham.  In the 'Ask the Doctor' segment, why do we cover our Saint statues with purple in Lent?  More Saint news about the closing of the initial phase in John Paul II's beatification cause, and learn about Twitter, on SaintCast #50.

Catholic Under the Hood Podcast - at www.catholicunderthehood.com




SaintCast Episode #49, Sts. Gabriel and Raphael, Honey-tongued saint, Tooth fairy saint, angels & saints, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 29, 2007 11:24:00 am
We continue our profile of the archangels - with Sts. Gabriel and Raphael.  Where are they mentioned in the Bible?  We learn of the patron of bee-keepers, the honey-tongued orator of the early Church.  Does the tooth fairy have a patron saint?  Great audio feedback and two classic prayers.  Audio of Padre Pio and more on this SaintCast.

Thanks to Kathy Couture for script and research, Magnatune.com

Background music - Human response at Magnatune.com
Archangel links - http://www.catholic-forum.com/Saints/saintgak.htm
http://www.catholic-forum.com/Saints/saintg03.htm
http://www.catholic-forum.com/Saints/saintr02.htm


SaintCast Episode #48, St. Michael, patron saint of Vegas, St. Patrick and yoga, Totus Tuus donation, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 24, 2007 06:27:00 am
On this SaintCast, listener feedback and the patron Saint of Policemen - St. Michael the Archangel.  How is he associated with exorcisms?  We learn of St. Michael in other world religions.

St. Jeopardy, yoga and St. Patrick, a new Pennsylvania Servus Dei, Sally Gardens, and the working donation site for the Totus Tuus cause, all on this SaintCast.

Prayer of St. Michael - http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/michael.htm
St. Patrick yoga - http://elsiesyogakula.com
Totus Tuus donation page - www.vicariatusurbis.org/Beatificazione/Spagnolo/homepaSp.htm
Stone Row music website - http://www.stonerow.com/contact.php


SaintCast Episode #47, Soundseeing in Barcelona with Brother Giles, PaxTV from Peru, send us greetings, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 20, 2007 03:37:00 pm
Join Brother Giles of the Secrets of Harry Potter Podcast on a wonderful tour of the Cloisters of the Cathedral Basilica of Barcelona in Spain.  He gives us a vivid portrait of the Saints revered by the Catalonians, whose monuments and memorials are clustered throughout this holy space. 

We hear from a Peruvian podcaster, whose Spanish-language podcast is growing daily.  The Saints and Roman Station Churches of the week, and more on this edition of the SaintCast.

Music from Reza Manzoori at Magnatune.com
A link to the Cloister Gardens of the Basilica - http://www.gardenvisit.com/ge/bacelona_cathedral_cloister.htm


SaintCast Episode #46, St. Patrick, Visions, Snakes, Clover, and Cabbage, St. Jeopardy, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 17, 2007 11:00:00 am
Happy St. Patty's Day to all!  Today we'll discover the real St. Patrick - visions, snakes, clover and cabbage!  With excerpts from the Canadian documentary "St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland" we discover what we know about the 'real' St. Patrick.  The answer to our 'snow sports' patron saint, and a new Jeopardy question.  How do you celebrate St. Patrick's day - let us know on the blog at SQPN.com

St. Patrick DVD -http://www.janson.com/dvd/show_title.php?pid=20301
Music from Da Camera, available at Magnatune.com
Confessions of St. Patrick - http://www.ccel.org/ccel/patrick/confession/confession.html


SaintCast Episode #45, St. Clement of Rome, a new 'royal' Saint?, new format, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 13, 2007 09:20:00 am
Pope Benedict XVI sets the tone for this SaintCast, continuing his catechesis at his general audiences with more on St. Clement of Rome.  We take a look at what we know about the fourth pope, his life, his letters, his death.  We continue our look at the Station Churches of Lent in Rome in our Saints of the Week segment.  More audio feedback, comments on the new format, and more from Brother Giles in Barcelona, on coming SaintCasts. 
Saint book - St. Maria Goretti, In Garments All Red, by Godfrey Poage
Website for Basilica di San Clemente  - http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/rome-san-clemente.htm


SaintCast Episode #44, Soundseeing at St. Jude shrine in San Francisco, Rice-a-Roni, St. Jeopardy, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 08, 2007 07:01:00 am
Today we travel to the St. Jude Shrine within St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco, California. We brave cable car accidents and wet streets and microphones to bring you this soundseeing tour, with a little history of St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of lost causes. A little about 'the brothers of Christ.' St. Jeopardy returns with a description of St. Elmo's fire, listener feedback, and a Saint thought of the day on this SaintCast. Many thanks to Kathy Couture for the script and background info on St. Jude Thaddeus and the shrine. St. Jude shrine website http://www.stjude-shrine.org Catholic Answers on the 'brothers of Christ' http://www.catholic.com/library/Brethren_of_the_Lord.asp


SaintCast Episode #43, 1st Anniversary, podcaster feedback, run on JPII relics, Lenten station churches, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 05, 2007 08:48:00 am
Can you believe it's been a year since the first SaintCast on St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina?  Many saints, soundseeing tours, and interviews later, we're still telling the wonders of the saints.  After all, there are thousands!  Tune in today to hear feedback from my favorite podcasters.

Learn about the Saints of this week in the Roman calendar, and the practice that Pope Benedict is reviving in Rome -- the Lenten Station Churches.  Did the SaintCast contribute to the run on JPII relics?  The cause for canonization is financially strapped because of postage to send out all the 2nd class relics.

A new format for the SaintCasts for the 2nd year.  Tune in for more information.  More shownotes at www.saintcast.org



SaintCast Episode #42, St. David of Wales, wearing leeks, Patron of oversleeping, eyes and the soul, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on March 01, 2007 03:05:00 am
A very happy and blessed St. David's Day to all! Yes, today is the Feast of St. David of Wales, and many in Wales will be wearing daffodils and leeks. Yes, I said Leeks. Paul took a leek yesterday in the grocery store, and wore it in his scrubs today (See photo below). It was quite an unusual scent, requiring a lot of cologne to mask the odor. Find out why Welsh wear leeks today, in honor of this special Saint. We learn of his holy life, and a special reading from that Shakespearian thespian, Sir Giles of Valladolid. In today's St. Jeopardy we discover the patron saint of oversleeping, and discuss more on the Seat of the Soul, including new research that indicates that the eyes are the mirror to the soul. More audio feedback on this week's SaintCast. Songs from this episode . . . Cheryl Anne Fulton with "David of the White Rock," and "Gruffydd's Delight" from her album Airs of Wales at magnatune.com


SaintCast Episode #41, Michelangelo and the soul, Sr. Lucia of Fatima,St. Jeopardy returns, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on February 20, 2007 03:33:00 pm
Did Michelangelo leave a secret at the center of the great Sistine Chapel ceiling? Should we call it the "Buonarotti Code?" Join us as we explore what might be the great Renaissance artist's conception of the "endowment of the soul" and the intellect of man rather than "The Creation of Adam." We hear of new Saint news that Sr. Lucia of Fatima might be soon on the fast track to canonization, according to the prefect for the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. A lot of feedback on where to write for the 2nd class relic of John Paul II . . try the following e-mail address: postulazione.segreteria@vicariatusurbis.org We devote much of this podcast to great feedback on a variety of issues, including a number of new saints to profile in the weeks to come. The long awaited answer to the last St. Jeopardy question, and you can try your hand at a new question. Songs from this episode . . . Nick Cardilino with "A Prayer," from his album The Workings of Grace at soundclick.com Podcasts mentioned this episode. . . The Frank Truth at franktruth.blogspot.com Catholic Under the Hood at catholicunderthehood.com


SaintCast Episode #40, St. Agatha, Soundseeing in Catania, Sicily, riding cable cars in San Francisco, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on February 10, 2007 10:19:00 am
Paul's riding cable cars in San Francisco this week. But join him on a soundseeing tour of The Cathedral of St. Agatha in Catania, Sicily, recorded on a trip made last August. Catania is a city that has been destroyed numerous times by the largest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Come with us through the streets of this Sicilian coastal town, and learn of the story of this early martyr of the Church. Songs this episode. . In San Francisco, by the Welcome Matt at Garageband.com Links to Catania. . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catania


SaintCast Episode #39, St. John Bosco, boxing's patron, JPII relic, 1st Maltese saint, Hindu seat of soul, fback 312.235.2278
posted on February 02, 2007 11:56:00 am
Who could be Rocky's patron Saint? The Relicman returns with a series on electronic simony. I just received my 2nd class relic of JPII and you can request one, too. Listen in to find out how. Feedback on where Hinduism sees the "Seat of the Soul." We take a brief look at the miracles and marvels in the life of one of the saints on this week's liturgical calendar, St. John Bosco. Paul's pronunciation gaffes, interesting revelations in an upcoming book about John Paul II, and the story of the mysterious dog that accompanied St. John Bosco, on this week's SaintCast. Music by Black Lab, "Without You," from music.podshow.com Pope Paul VI Fertility Institute at www.popepaulvi.com/fcco.htm Secrets of Harry Potter at www.sqpn.com/?cat=10 Life on Fire Podcast at http://lifeonfire.org/ Postulation address to request relic of JPII Postulazione.GiovanniPaoloII@VicariatusUrbis.org Be sure and include address www.rockyresources.com


SaintCast Episode #38, John Allen on canonization, cooking with saints, doctor at Calvary, JPII & sainthood, 312.235.2278
posted on January 21, 2007 01:49:00 am
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. Songs from this episode . . . Allison Crowe with "Running," at music.podshow.com Podcasts and blogs mentioned on this episode . . . CatholicUndertheHood.com CatholicComuter.blogspot.com Phedippidations at steverunner.com John Allen's column at http://ncrcafe.org/node/507


SaintCast Episode #37, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, In the 'Hood with Fr. Seraphim, New Year's saints, audio feedback 312.235.2278
posted on January 05, 2007 02:21:00 am
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


SaintCast Episode #36, Soundseeing at St. Paul Outside the Walls, Octave of Christmas, Saints for '07, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on December 28, 2006 08:41:00 am
A Soundseeing tour with Paul, his son Chris, and Fr. Julian Haas, OFM Cap., of the Capuchin Curia in Rome, of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, where soon pilgrims will be able to see the newly confirmed tomb of the Apostle to the Gentiles. We learn all about the martyrs celebrated this week in the Octave of Christmas. The Seat of the Soul in the Foot? Hear what an orthopedic surgeon listener has to say about that. Christmas traditions from Italy, Sweden, St. Lucy's Cuccia and more. . . New Saints and Blesseds for the coming year, and a noted author and Vatican insider comes to the SaintCast to discuss the process of canonization next week. All this and more on this week's SaintCast. Special thanks to Kathy Couture for production assistance and script writing. Songs from this episode . . . "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem," at www.dustyhughes.com "Good King Wenceslas," from www.thanksmuch.com Podcasts mentioned on this episode . . . Phedipiddations at www.Steverunner.com


SaintCast Episode #35, Saints in the Mass, More Sinterklaas, Isidore at BC, manna from St. Nick, feedback at 312.235.2278
posted on December 12, 2006 01:45:00 pm
Learn Dutch on the SaintCast! . . More on Sinterklaas from dutchgrammar.com, St. Isidore looks down on Boston College, Fr. Jay Finelli on the Saints in the Mass, St. Jeopardy quiz answer, More on Church Doctors, The Saints of the Week, and a great quote from St. John of the Cross on this week's SaintCast. Music from Garageband.com Noche de Paz by Mike del Ferro, Stille Nacht by Thorvald Thanks to Bieneke Berendsen of the dutchgrammar.com podcast More on Silent Night at http://silentnight.web.za/history/index.htm


SaintCast Episode #34, Jolly Old St. Nick, More on Teresa of Avila, Saints of Advent, St. Jeopardy, feedback at 312.235.2278
posted on December 07, 2006 08:27:00 am
On this SaintCast Extra, we profile the real, St. Nicholas of Myra, delve into legends surrounding his life, and discuss modern day customs related to Sinterklaas! We learn about and pray to the Saints of Advent. From Xavier and Ambrose, to John the Baptist, Lucy, and Thomas, St. Nicholas, and of course, Mary and Joseph, there are great saints to look to every day this month. St. Jeopardy returns with a St. Nicholas-related trivia question, and we continue our profile of the Doctor of Prayer, St. Teresa of Avila, who once remarked to God, "If this is how you treat your friends, it's no wonder you have so few!" Songs from this episode . . . "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," by the Dean Krippaehne at www.garageband.com "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" by Chet Heflin, at www.sibeliusmusic.com "Vihuela Duets of Valderraban" by Duo Chambure, at www.magnatune.com "Chants of Russian the Russian Orthodox Church" by Monks and Choirs of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, at www.magnatune.com Songs from the Album, Christmas Celebration, by Cynthia Jordan and George Winston, at www.cynthiamusic.com St. Nicholas link - www.stnicholascenter.org Steve the Jazzman Bauer at www.jazznotes.net


SaintCast Episode #33, Doctors of the Church, Teresa of Avila, Saint book review, 3 lbs. We hardly knew you, 312.235.2278
posted on December 04, 2006 08:59:00 pm
This SaintCast is sponsored by Terri of Jefferson City, Missouri. Who are the 'Doctors of the Church?' In this episode we introduce a new segment on the Doctors of the Church, and profile our first Doctor, Teresa of Avila. A number of great Saints in the calendar for this week including Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Juan Diego, and Jolly Old St. Nicholas! The new TV series on neurosurgery . . DOA after only 3 episodes. '"3 lbs. we hardly knew you." More audiofeedback on the Seat of the Soul, and a Saint book review from the CatholicComuter, at catholiccomuter@blogspot.com. Gratefully, no SaintCast crooning on this episode, but great podsafe Advent music from Dusty Hughes, at dustyhughes.com, and Saintly music from the Notre Dame Liturgical choir.


SaintCast Episode #32, The Seat of the Soul, Cause for JP I's Sainthood, Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on November 22, 2006 03:24:00 am
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Paul posts the latest SaintCast. We review the new American TV series called "3 lbs." about the "seat of the soul", the human brain. The diocesan phase for the cause for canonization of Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, has been forwarded to the Vatican. We include a prayer for his intercession. News of a medical miracle attributed to his intercession in southern Italy. What is the Tau Cross of St. Francis? Tune in for the answer. Check your closets for any pieces of Renaissance art. A British citizen did and found 2 works of Blessed Fra Angelico, worth over 2 million pounds! We tell the story. A bit of a trick question on last week's St. Jeopardy, but several international listeners correctly named Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini as the first American citizen to be canonized. Please continue to pray for the success of the SQPN fund drive. Consider sponsoring a SaintCast for someone you love or your own special patron Saint. A link to the novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe is included below. Finally, who is your candidate for the Patron Saint of Podcasting? Let me know on the voice feedback line, skype to pjcamarata, or e-mail me. http://libsyn.com/media/rosaryarmy/MaximilianNovena.mp3


SaintCast Episode #31, Soundseeing from University of Notre Dame, another JP II miracle, Jeopardy returns, 312.235.2278
posted on November 10, 2006 07:03:00 pm
Join us on a Soundseeing tour of the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, USA. We pay a brief visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (more to come), and statues around campus. The long-awaited answer to our last St. Jeopardy is revealed! Help out SQPN by Sponsoring a SaintCast - dedicate one to your favorite Saint, a friend, or a loved one. We'll profile a special Saint, just for you. News of a new miracle has reached the Cause for Canonization of John Paul II, in the healing of someone with incurable cancer in southern Italy. The Patron Saint of artists, stem cell discussions, and lots of feedback, on this week's SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #30, All SaintsCast, Brother Giles in Spain, Saints Behaving Badly, more N Am martyrs, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on November 01, 2006 12:05:00 pm
Happy All Saints Day! We travel to Spain today to hear Brother Giles taking part in a centuries old custom. . . in a cemetery. The history of All Saints Day, and it's relationship to Halloween. Duped by an e-mail from Africa . . . . More than you ever wanted to know about Operating Room Music. We finish up our tribute to the Eight North American Martyrs, and preview a new book on Saints, Saints Behaving Badly. Visit the SQPN blog at SQPN.com to comment on the book, or any others. Music for this show. . . November, by Someday Company, from garageband.com, Levenah Rising from the album Samadhi, by Christopher of the Wolves, from Magnatune.com Saints Behaving Badly, by Thomas J. Craughwell. Links to North American martyrs - http://www.silk.net/RelEd/canadianmartyrs.htm#lalande


SaintCast Episode #29, North American Martyrs, Technopriest returns to SaintCast, EBAY Boycott, St. books segment, 312.235.2278
posted on October 25, 2006 10:15:00 pm
Happy St. Crispin's Day to all! SaintCast #29 profiles the North American Martyrs. In the first of 2 segments written by Kathy Couture, we look at the lives of the French Jesuits who left the comforts of home to evangelize in a hostile frontier, giving their lives in the process. We welcome the Technopriest to the SQPN line-up, and Fr. Bill Kessler makes an encore visit to the SaintCast. We caught up with him this last weekend to discuss Ignatius of Antioch, Hippolytus, and the early Church liturgy. And yes, another new segment. Well, a preview of a yet-to-be-named segment on Saint books. We welcome your suggestions, reviews, and comments on the SQPN news page at SQPN.com. Tom Serafin returns to discuss a planned boycott of EBAY to begin on All Saints Day, as the unlawful sale of holy relics continues on this site. A question on the identity of St. Anne, more Saints in the news, and listener feedback on this week's SaintCast. Songs from this episode . . . "Your Rock," by the Dusty Hughes at www.dustyhughes.com Flute music from Suzanne Teng, from her album Enchanted Wind available at Magnatune.com Other links. . .Rocco at catholiccomuter.blogspot.com


SaintCast Episode #28, Four New Saints!, Catacombs soundseeing, St. Ignatius and the liturgy, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on October 17, 2006 01:47:00 pm
Four new Saints raised to the altars by Pope Benedict this past Sunday! An American, two Italians, and a Mexican archbishop were canonized Sunday, October 15th in Rome. We hear a bit about each of the new Saints and their missions. We introduce a new SaintCast segment, This Date in Saint History. Can you guess what happened on October 16, 1978? Audio feedback from our youngest listener yet on an early pope, and caretaker of the largest Christian catacombs in Rome, Pope St. Calixtus I. We then take you on a brief sound-seeing tour of the Catacombe di San Callisto south of Rome, with a tour by the Salesian cleric Fr. Richard. More listener feedback and education on St. Ignatius of Antioch and the early Christian liturgy, which bears a striking relationship to our Mass today. . . isn't that wonderful how it all works out that way? The Saints of the Week, a visit by the incorrupt heart of a French saint, and more on this week's SaintCast. Song credits. . . "Rain,Rain" by the Detonators at music.podshow.com, podcasts - www.gvonline.net


SaintCast Episode #27, Podcasting from Assisi, Ubercaster blues, 4 new saints, relic rock of Lourdes?, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on October 12, 2006 06:04:00 am
Today on the SaintCast we continue our homage to St. Francis, whose Feast Day we celebrated October 4th, by going on a sound-seeing tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli and the small chapel enclosed within, the Porziuncola, where Francis and his friars gathered and worshipped 800 years ago. Tom Serafin, the Relicman, pays a visit from sunny Los Angeles, to answer a listeners question about stones from Lourdes and relics. What was special about St. Francis's stigmata, and who is the only Saint to ever live in my Archdiocese? The answer to these questions and more are heard on St. Jeopardy. Four new Saints join the ranks of the elect this weekend in Rome. Stay tuned for more canonization news. Show notes at Saintcast.org Songs from this episode . . . "Roll Your Windows Down," by The Undisputed HeavyWeights at music.podshow.com


SaintCast #26, St. Francis of Assisi, Archbishop Chaput on St. Francis, Francis's last testament, feedback at 312.235.2278
posted on October 04, 2006 06:03:00 am
St. Francis as an animal and tree lover? Think again. Today we are honored to welcome to the SaintCast the Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, Charles J. Chaput, who is also a Capuchin Franciscan. Archbishop Chaput points to Francis as so much more -- a dynamic, charismatic leader and Church reformer of his time, who is a model for Church reform in all ages. He led by his humble example of following the Gospel "without gloss." He points to his Last Testament as particularly poignant written sentiments of Francis, read on the SaintCast today by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular. Franciscan music and more on today's special SaintCast in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. Feedback is welcome at 312.235.2278 or at saintcast@mac.com. Music by Johnny Proctor, "All Creatures of Our God and King," from soundclick.com. University of Notre Dame Liturgical Choir, http://www.nd.edu/~litchoir


SaintCast Episode #25, St. Vincent de Paul, alternate horse patrons saints, old-time radio drama, feedback line 312.235.2278
posted on October 02, 2006 01:32:00 am
In today's episode, we profile a Saint known for his works of charity. He shares a common love for living the Gospel and his love for the poor, with another important Saint whose Feast Day we celebrate this week. We'll hear bits of a old time radio drama from the 1940's on M. Vincennes. We learn of an alternative group of Saints for Horse lovers, and answer the last St. Jeopardy. . . Who is the patron Saint of Ravello, Italy? The calendar of Saints for the coming week, and more on this week's SaintCast! Stay tuned for an interview with a pre-eminent voice in the American Catholic Church, Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM, Cap., in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. . .


SaintCast Episode #24, Levitation and the Saints, feedback from Peru, Australian rules football, feedback line 312.235.2278
posted on September 27, 2006 07:09:00 am
Today we talk about mystical levitation in the history of the Saints (many thanks to Joan Carroll Cruz and her book Mysteries, Marvels, and Miracles). What is it all about, who has had this gift, and what does it feel like? A listener in Lima, Peru, gives us some Spanish audiofeedback on St. Rose of Lima. In the e-mail segment we answer the question about why the Notre Dame University mascot is the Fighting Irish, and hear a suspiciously familiar-sounding theme song from an Australian Rules Football team, the Sydney Swans. Saints in the news include the miracle of St. Januarius, and news of a new possible miracle in Scotland. The first SaintCast produced with Ubercaster! We welcome your feedback on this new episode.


SaintCast Episode #23, Bl. Andre Bessette, return of Relicman, meditations from Carmel, audio feedback at 312.235.2278
posted on September 18, 2006 04:41:00 am
After a brief hiatus, the SaintCast returns with a tribute to the humble porter from Montreal, and Holy Cross Brother, Blessed Andre Bessette. We go over e-mail and audio feedback, including a question for Tom Serafin of the International Crusade for Holy Relics. We welcome a brief passage from the podcast "Meditations from Carmel," quoting St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. A new St. Jeopardy, a look at the Saints of the Week, and Paul is taken to task by a Brother of the Order of Hospitallers of St. John of God, all on this week's SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #22, Soundseeing at Castelgandolfo, feedback line 312.235.2278
posted on September 03, 2006 02:17:00 pm
Situated high above Lake Albano south of Rome, the hamlet of Castelgandolfo became the papal summer retreat under Urban VIII, the Barberini pope, and remains the possession of the popes today (it is extraterritorial). My son Chris and I traveled there for the blessing and Angelus greeting of Benedict XVI on our recent trip to Italy. This issue of the SaintCast takes you on a soundseeing tour of this day, and all of the excitement accompanying a papal audience there. Pictures on the website at Saintcast.org.


SaintCast Episode #21, St. Teresa Benedicta, Under the Eyes of Notre Dame, Patron Saint of Businessmen, feedback 312.235.2278
posted on August 27, 2006 08:32:00 pm
This week we profile a 20th century Carmelite Saint, and Jewish convert, who died in the Nazi concentration camps, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, or St. Edith Stein. We spent last weekend dropping our oldest child off at college, and we relate our first experiences with our daughter at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. St. Jeopardy returns with the answer to the Saint involved in the Galileo affair, and a new question. Who is the patron saint of businessmen? Terry Jones, of the Patron Saints website, answers this and more on this week's SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #20, The Assumption of Mary, Relics of Mary, Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich's visions
posted on August 17, 2006 12:48:00 am
In honor of the Podcast Carnival on the Assumption, though a bit late, we discuss the doctrine of the Assumption, it's historical basis, and the history of the Feast of the Assumption. Why are there no first class relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary? What relics are extant? We get a view of what the actual Assumption might have looked like, by reading about the incredibly detailed visions of the mystic Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.


SaintCast Episode #19, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Back From Italy, Fulton Sheen Miracle, Equestrian Saints, Feedback 312-235-2278
posted on August 13, 2006 07:34:00 am
Paul's back from Italy, and ready for podcasting once again! I visited an incredible number of Saintly places, and am excited to share them with listeners in the form of audio sound-seeing tours over the next few months. We've got news of a miracle for the cause of Fulton J. Sheen, the evangelist of the radio and TV airwaves in the 40's and 50's in the United States. Podcasters everywhere could take inspiration from him as a potential patron saint. Speaking of patron Saints, my daughter poses the question as to who is the patron saint of horses, horse riders, horse women? As we've recently celebrated his Feast Day in the Church calendar, we take a look at the incredible life of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola. More e-mail, audiofeedback, and more on this week's SaintCast. Stay tuned for a special SaintCast in honor of the Assumption podcasting Carnival. .


SaintCast Extra - Episode #18 , Pilgrimage to Compostela, Feast of St. James the Greater, Soundseeing in Italy
posted on August 03, 2006 02:04:00 am
Last week marked the Feast of St. James the Greater and we spoke with Brother Giles Baker of the Order of St. John of God (and also the producer and talent behind The Secrets of Harry Potter)  about the centuries old Pilgrimage to Compostela in northern Spain.  Podcasting around Italy with my son, I wish you a wonderful Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.  More from Italy in a few days . . .


SaintCast Episode #17, Operating Room Music, Boy Scout Patron Saint, St. Tavy's Day, 4 New Saints,audio feedback 312-235-2278
posted on July 22, 2006 07:02:00 pm
Over 400 years ago, five Franciscan friars lost their lives defense of the faith, specifically the Christian view of marriage. They were martyred in Florida, far from their Spanish home. Their cause for canonization was begun in the diocese of Savannah, Georgia, in 1984. We talk to Paul Thigpen, of Our Sunday Visitor, and Star of the Sea Catholic Resources, about their cause and their lives. Four new saints will be canonized in October, one of them a French American nun from Indiana, Mother Theodore Guerin. All founded religious orders. A listener asks what I like to listen to in the operating room. Shouldn't have opened that can of worms. . Listen in to hear snippets of my playlists. . . We hear the answer to last week's St. Jeopardy question with a listener-produced audio-feedback that is incredible! A new St. Jeopardy question related to Galileo Galilei, and the patron saint of the Boy Scouts. Who could it be? Listen in to hear. Off to Italy for a couple of weeks. . . Pax et bonum.


SaintCast Episode #16, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Podcasting with Technopriest, Shakespeare and saints, feedback 312-235-2278
posted on July 12, 2006 01:06:00 am
A great SaintCast "welcome" to the Technopriest, Fr. Bill Kessler, who paid a visit to our humble abode in Overland Park, Kansas. We got a chance to podcast together, and learned a little more about why he's such a special Man of God. A rousing speech from Kenneth Brannagh as Henry V, from the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's Henry V gave the answer to last week's St. Jeopardy question, the Feast of Crispin or St. Crispin's Day, October 25. More on Saint movies, including a trailer from the upcoming film on St. Francis Xavier. We profile the first native American Blessed, Kateri Tekakwitha, whose feast we celebrate Friday. What an incredible witness to the faith she was! What conviction she demonstrated. Coming up on the SaintCast, an interview with a Vatican insider, you've seen him on TV, a well known Vatican commentator on news networks, and author of several books on the Vatican, Pope Benedict, and Opus Dei. . Stay tuned, and Stay Subscribed!


SaintCast#15,St. Maria Goretti,Anne Davis,Audio St. Jeopardy, Anticipating Italian Saint Sightings,feedback number 312-235-2278
posted on July 04, 2006 07:06:00 am
We start off this week with e-mail and a song from independent artist Anne Davis. Her moving song "Until That Day" was written for a friend√Ęs wedding, and is featured at the outset of the podcast. You can purchase her album at the link on the website. My daughter Laura joins me for part of the podcast. She is 12, the same age of the young virgin and martyr of early in the 20th century featured on this podcast. . . the patron saint of young girls, and rape victims. We cover the Saint Feast Days this week, and clean out the e-mail box. Great audio feedback from listeners, and a new Audio St. Jeopardy, all on this week√Ęs SaintCast.


SaintCast#14, St. Bonaventure, Eucharistic Congress, CA mission soundseeing, John the Baptists hand, audiofeedback 312-235-2278
posted on June 24, 2006 07:51:00 am
Just back from the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress and the informal SQPN summit - a great time was had by all. This week's special saint was the subject of a special audio soundseeing tour of one of the California missions founded by Junipero Serra, Mission San Buenaventura. Join Paul and the kids as they tour this church in downtown Ventura, California. So much info this week we couldn't go over the saint calendar . . perhaps a reason for a second SaintCast this week. . . The hand of John the Baptist makes an appearance in Russia. Phil sends in a question for the Relicman in our "Ask the Relicman" segment. St. Jeopardy answers from last week, a new quiz, and much more on this week's SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #13, St. John Francis Regis, Audio St. Jeopardy, New Segment "Ask Relicman," Feedback Number 312-235-2278
posted on June 12, 2006 05:17:00 am
Today on the SaintCast we debut a new segment, "Ask the RelicMan." We have our first Audio St. Jeopardy, as well as our first audio listener feedback responses! An incredibly saintly man is profiled in today's SaintCast, the patron of Kansas City, Missouri, St. John Francis Regis. He was a preacher who loved the poor, and spoke from the heart, converting thousands. A Jesuit who desired martyrdom in the Americas, he was asked to provide missions to Hugenot France in the 1600's. He inspired many including St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars. Feasts this week include the Traditional Feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday in much of the world, and the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.


SaintCast Episode #12, Bilocation, St. Joan of Arc, St. Charles Lwanga, St. Joseph's Oil, number for feedback 312-235-2278
posted on May 31, 2006 06:58:00 am
What do Padre Pio and the TV Series LOST have in common? Tune in to this week's SaintCast to find out. We discuss the phenomenon of bilocation in the context of saints. There are some important martyrs on the calendar of saints for this week. Paul finds a relic of martyred physicians in his father's possessions, and another episode of the Miracle Minute, all on this week's SaintCast. No time for e-mail, but feedback is welcome at 312-235-2278.


SaintCast Episode #11, St. Gianna Molla, Sound Seeing tour of Shrine of St. Francis, Saint Jeopardy, St. Martin's Summer?
posted on May 22, 2006 05:41:00 am
Welcome SQPN listeners, and Happy Feast of St. Rita! Today we present an audio sound seeing tour of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, California. Padre Pio for President? That's who one Italian legislator apparently voted for last week. . though as we learned on the first SaintCast, he died in 1968. Visit the archive to learn more about this holy man and stigmatist. More news on John Paul II's beatification and the miracle of the healing of a French nun of Parkinson's disease. We go over the Saints of the Week, and profile the pro-life saint, Gianna Molla, canonized May 16th, 2004. All this and a new Saint Jeopardy quiz on this week's SaintCast. Next week, what do we know of Mary Magdalene, and more on the history of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi.


SaintCast Episode #10, The Incorruptibles, e-mail catch-up, How many Popes are Saints? A new call-in number 312-235-2278
posted on May 14, 2006 11:46:00 pm
Happy Mother's Day! Now we're back on a weekly schedule, with the longest SaintCast to date. Have you ever wondered about the remains of Saints who are said to be incorruptible? What does this mean? There are over 100 well-documented cases of bodies of saints remaining incorrupt for many, if not hundreds of years. We'll talk about this phenomenon, and give you resources for further study. Hear about the new beatifications that took place this past weekend. We'll go through the mail bag, and introduce a new voice feedback (call-in) number. Next week, a visit to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. . .


SaintCast Episode #9, Blessed Imelda Lambertini, Patron Saint of First Communicants, 1st Soundseeing Tour, St. Rita of Cascia
posted on May 05, 2006 05:37:00 am
A bit delayed this week, but we present the first SaintCast soundseeing tour -- a visit to the beautiful Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in the North Beach District of San Francisco. In this season of First Communicants, we talk about the Blessed Imelda, who on May 12th, nearly 700 years ago, made her First Communion at age 11, and died in ecstasy. We answer last week's St. Jeopardy question - the Saint who suffered a thorn wound for years, St. Rita of Cascia. A new St. Jeopardy question for next week, podsafe music from Anne Davis, and more on this week's SaintCast. . .


SaintCast Episode #8, St. Catherine of Siena, More from Relicman, broken fingers, preview SF soundseeing tour, Spheksophobia?
posted on April 25, 2006 05:28:00 pm
Greetings from the City by the Bay, under the patronage of Saint Francis of Assisi. The SaintCast travels to San Francisco after the SaintCaster breaks a finger! Hear about St. Catherine of Siena, the Dominican stigmatic who helped bring the papacy back to Rome, the last holy men and women raised to the title Blessed last fall, and the next to be so honored in May. Why are relics often embedded in stones in the altars of the faithful? Tom Serafin from the Apostolate for Holy Relics answers this question and more. Plus our new St. Jeopardy quiz, and the answer to last week√Ęs phobia query. All this and the calendar of saints. . . Stay tuned for our first sound-seeing tours beginning next week. . .


SaintCast Episode #7, St. Bernadette Soubirous, visions of the Blessed Virgin, La Salette, Brother Paschal of Kolbe Shrine
posted on April 18, 2006 12:37:00 am
Happy Easter to all! Yesterday was Easter, but 127 years ago on April 16th, a saint was welcomed into heaven, Bernadette Soubirous. Tune in to this week's SaintCast to hear how about a young, poor, sickly 14 year old girl from Lourdes, France, and her visions of a beautiful lady. Brother Paschal Kolodziej of Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois, will give us insight into the holiness of Maximilian Kolbe, and give us some personal anecdotes from eyewitnesses to his martyrdom. We'll talk about the St. Jeopardy answer from 2 weeks ago, and introduce a new quiz. What is Spheksophobia? Tell us about your favorite saint movie. . . My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-83fedbc3186b5804055d1fd962eaba2f}


SaintCast Episode #6, St. Maximilian Kolbe, knight of the Immaculata, part I, the meaning of relics, interview with Relicman
posted on April 09, 2006 09:14:00 pm
In late April, 1918, Maximilian Kolbe was ordained a priest in the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He then embarked on his mission as a Knight of the Immaculata. He consecrated his life to the Blessed Virgin and set out to convert the world. He founded a number of publications based in his first City of the Immaculata, Niepokalanow, in Poland. He traveled to Japan and India, and suffered greatly with tuberculosis. He lived a life of uncommon holiness, a truly saintly life, even before his famous martyrdom in a Nazi concentration camp. A review of his life, an interview with Thomas Serafin, President of the International Crusade for Holy Relics, and more . . .


SaintCast Episode #5 St. Isidore of Seville, saints through the ages, calendar of saints, did you know?, the frost saints
posted on April 03, 2006 10:55:00 pm
Who is the Patron Saint of the Internet? No it's not Al Gore. . . and why is St. Isidore from the 600's, associated with the Internet? Who are the Frost Saints? Why do saints wear halos? All these questions, a guest appearance by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, and more are answered on this week's SaintCast.


SaintCast Episode #4 St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower, Calendar of Saints, canonization news,miracle minute,padre pio
posted on March 28, 2006 01:50:00 am
Nearly 118 years ago this next week, Therese Martin entered the cloister of Carmelite nuns at Lisieux, France, and never left, though she became one of the most beloved saints of the last century. She is the patron saint of missionaries, though she never left the convent. Learn about St. Therese and the Little Way, in this week's SaintCast. In addition, we cover the Saints of the week on the Liturgical Calendar, some canonization news, and hear the Communion Thanksgiving prayer of Padre Pio. . . and much more!


SaintCast Episode #3, St. Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, more on St. Joseph, St. Jeopardy, other English saints
posted on March 20, 2006 08:28:00 am
Nearly 500 years ago this week, Parliament passed the Act of Succession, making the children of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII heirs to the English throne. It was also proclaimed that subjects were to swear an oath to the King's supremacy over the Church in England. People who refused to take the oath were charge with treason. This set the stage for the martyrdom of this special saint, scholar and statesman. We also take another look at the life of St. Joseph, we look at the calendar of saints for this week, e-mail and audio feedback, St. Jeopardy, and more.


SaintCast Episode #2 St. Joseph, Foster father of Jesus
posted on March 13, 2006 08:28:00 am
Have you ever been to a St. Joseph Table? Chances are if you're Sicilian or of Sicilian descent, you have! Why is the St. Joseph Statue upside down? Tune in to find out. . . . Today we learn of some traditions associated with St. Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus Christ. We'll go over the saints for the week in the Roman Catholic Calendar, and more St. Jeopardy. . . .


SaintCast Episode #1 Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
posted on March 04, 2006 10:00:00 pm
The inaugural podcast of the SaintCast. . . a look at a special man of incredible holiness, who was alive during many of our lives . . St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, astonishing insights from a spokesman for the Padre Pio shrine in New York City, a look at the Saints of the upcoming week, Saint Jeopardy. . and MORE!


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