When Joanne and Linda are left to themselves, the rants flow very freely and often, as you'll see and hear in this week's installment. Come along for the ride as they not only happily enjoy the feedback they received on the Triduum but take on the one homily they both heard at St. Thomas, the not-so-good, bad & ugly of Praise Bands and Joanne's 3 days at a genealogy conference (where rising from the dead takes on a whole new meaning). Settle back and listen/watch as you dead-head those Easter lilies!

We're still looking to hear about YOUR Triduum stories! It's a great way to add your voice to our podcast - here's how:

  • drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something there 

Easter is 50 days so help up keep up the celebration!

Honorable Mentions

This week's homily from the Concord Pastor (Fr. Austin Fleming) is yet another different take on familiar scripture. Check it out HERE.

The article we ranted about on Praise Bands can be found HERE and we've also pinned it to the top of our Facebook PAGE for a limited time. We'd love to hear your views on this! 

We're including the webpage for the Archdiocese of Chicago for those of you interested in following the funeral rite of Francis Cardinal George. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 

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It's STILL Easter, folks, and no matter how you refer to the 2nd Sunday of Easter our intrepid and undaunted panelists are ready to break it all down for YOU! Each armed with their own homily, they chat about doubters, the quality of mercy and why Easter flowers never seem to make it to Pentecost. Plus they have plenty of feedback for the first time EVER to have a great discussion on programs for small groups and Triduum in other parts of the country! Grab some left over Easter candy and join us for fun, facts and faith! Enjoy!

We'd love to hear your Triduum stories! Here's how you can add your voice to our podcast:

  • drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something there 

Honorable Mentions

Here are some of the suggestions we had for Lily and her small faith group that you might want to make use of for yourself or your parish:

  1. Fr. Robert Baron's CATHOLICISM & The New Evangelization
  2. Ascension Press' THE BIBLE TIMELINE
  3. Renew International's WHY CATHOLIC?
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CHRIST IS RISEN! And we are dead...tired, that is!  ;)

Recorded before the four of us embarked on Triduum 2015, the MMC panel sat down and talked about the sacred three days and what they mean, personally and in the eyes of the Church. Please be advised that this episode is longer than the average podcast so it may take a sitting or two to view the entire proceedings. However, for those of you who listen to our audio version we have already split the episode into two parts below. No matter how you take in out show, grab whatever chocolate is left in the Easter basket and get ready for a walk down Triduum lane -- enjoy and a Blessed Easter season to you and yours from all of us at Monday Morning Catholic.

PS - if you want to hear an exceptional Easter homily, please go over to the Concord Pastor's blog.  

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The train went off the tracks very early in our Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion episode but we got it right back on the straight and narrow because the entire panel was there to share the load. A very tired, punchy yet spirited foursome discussed all things Palm & Passion, along with Roman Missal translation woes 2 years later, Mass foibles to start off Holy Week and a surprise appearance by one of our spouses that sets off everyone's giggles. Grab a fresh cup of your favorite beverage and sit back as we enter Jerusalem again and begin the holiest week of the Church's year. Enjoy and may you have a blessed Triduum. 

Honorable Mentions

A few different versions of Psalm 22 for listening or future consideration:

You can check out the Dr. G's Roman Missal discourse at his blog - Gotta Sing, Gotta Pray

And, again, A HUGE THANK YOU to the Catholics Next Doors - Greg & Jennifer Willits - for their kind shout out on their episode #79. Please go check out these pioneers of Catholic podcasting's very human but faith filled podcast and send them some feedback to let them know that we sent ya! 

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...and because Joanne was not thinking straight from being sick again there are small gaps in both the audio and video versions of this podcast. We apologize for this glitch but are confident you didn't REALLY want to hear Joanne cough as much as she did when she and Linda tried to discuss the weekly homilies, along with the importance of the RCIA process (especially for Children), the state of Parish Faith Formation today and if Joanne will be sporting an Apple Watch in the next few weeks. Take a spoonful of your best cough syrup, wash it down with your favorite beverage and get ready for another chat with Linda and Joanne! Enjoy!

***Note: We're skipping the Honorable Mentions this week because Joanne's not feeling well enough to do her usual thorough research. She appreciates your understanding and could use a few prayers to get rid of this crud. Thanks!


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As we reach the halfway point in Lent 2015 the dynamic duo of Linda and Joanne get their "rose on" for another rousing edition of the podcast. Once again with only one homily between them, the gals do find some other common ground discussing Rhode Island's distinction as the most Catholic state in the US, a new Holy Year coming in 2016 and lonely confessionals. Grab a drink that's pink, find a comfy spot and settle in for another informative and humorous (we hope!) podcast. Enjoy!

Wanna get in on all the fun? Then we NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Tell us what your priest or deacon is preaching about on any given Sunday or share some Mass confusion with us. Or maybe ask us a question that we can actually answer. Whatever feedback you have here is how you can get it to us:

  • drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something there 

Honorable Mentions

This week we take a look at 3 different versions of Psalm 51 (yeah, we said on the podcast it would be just Rory Cooney but we changed our minds). Each is different and stunning it their own way:

We are also including a version of Psalm 137, even though it only occurs once every 3 years, because it comes highly recommended:

  • Psalm 137: Let My Tongue Be Silenced -- Jeanne Cotter
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