It's long but there is something for everyone for sure! As promised, we have put together an entire podcast on Weddings - the ritual and the ridiculous, the songs and the sighs, the comments and the "you can't make this stuff up" - it's all in there for a glorious 1 hour and 41 minutes! Listen or watch it all at once or in small doses and then add your own experiences to the mix. Here's how...

  • drop us an email or send us an mp3 file of your comments to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com 

  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659

  • use the comment box on this page to jot down your thoughts

Thanks for being loyal listeners and viewers of our little show. We try to educate, entertain and evangelize each week and you can do your part by sharing out podcast with others. Please let them know about it and leave us some positive feedback on iTunes or YouTube.  God bless and caio for now!


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It's an all ladies panel again this week as the gals discuss not only the past weekend's talented homilies but also rejoice in another week of feedback along the selection of a friend of the podcast to head up an important committee.  So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and you'll uncover all the meanings in the first sentence.  Enjoy!

We happily thank all our recent feedback contributors but what to hear from more of you out there. Add YOUR voice to our podcast and your feedback  can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  As usual there are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world - and if you've loved hearing us over the last year please be sure to mosey over to iTunes and leave us an honest (but great) review on our podcast page!  Thanks!

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Psallite is a multi-composer effort from the folks at Liturgical Press to provide simple yet meaningful ritual music for liturgy.  You can check out what they have for the upcoming Year B here. Linda uses it all the time and recommends it highly.

You can find our friend Bishop Christopher Coyne at his blog, on Twitter @bishopcoyne  and on Facebook.  Tell him the folks at Monday Morning Catholic sent you! ;)

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It's an all ladies podcast this week as Joanne, Linda and Nancy look back at the homilies for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.  However, you know they can't stay on topic of long...so they also share their views on the upcoming Bishops' meeting in Baltimore (where's the wedding ritual revisions, huh?), Mayor Menino's funeral liturgy and the start of the cold and flu season.  Grab a hot or cold cup of something and come join the fun - especially since we had MORE FEEDBACK! (huzzah!)

As always, we would love for YOU can add your voice to our podcast by sending in your feedback which can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  There are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world - and if you've loved hearing us over the last year please be sure to mosey over to iTunes and leave us a (great) review on our podcast page. We thank you in advance for helping us promote Monday Morning Catholic.

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Music we talked about...

Now that the podcast is live, go on over to the Star Quest Production Network (SQPN) and check out their new podcast TECH TO THE FUTURE (and check out our friends at CATHOLIC WEEKEND too!) 

If you want to check out the USCCB Bishops' Bi-annual meeting then go on over to their website on Monday 11/10 and Tuesday 11/11 to watch the proceedings.

Interested in something a little different? Then check out The Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM - it's definitely NOT boring Catholic radio... 

And, of course, Word on Fire with Fr. Barron.

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As an early snow fell in our neck of the woods, the entire panel came together to share and remember the scriptures and homilies of the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (otherwise known as All Souls Day).  However, in their usual fashion, they strayed into other somewhat connected topics such as tithing, new tech podcasts, and, thankfully, some feedback from a faithful listener - all while trying to stay within an hour time limit.  Did they succeed? Get comfy, grab your favorite cup and join us to find out!

Remember -- YOU can add your voice to our podcast by sending in your feedback which can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  There are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world -- and we'd love to hear YOUR WEDDING STORIES so send them in by Wednesday, 11/5 and we may use them in our Wedding Podcast which will be recorded this Thursday (finally!)

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There is a new podcast on the horizon from SQPN (the Star Quest Production Network) entitled Tech to the Future.  As of this post it hasn't been released yet but Joanne did watch the recording of Episode 1 and it looks very promising.  If you're a tech-head like her, you just might enjoy it so be on the lookout for it!

Joanne's shoutout to Greg and Jennifer Willits, aka The Catholics Next Door will hopefully spur some of you to go check out their podcast.  If you want to hear real Catholics talk about their real life struggles with humor and courage then their podcast is for you.  Check them out and tell them Joanne from Rhode Island sent you!


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Making every effort to avoid a train wreck, the panel (Joanne, Nancy and Steve) works hard with what little homilies they had to share after a very unusual weekend.  What happened? Well, settle in a comfy place, grab a cup of whatever and listen/watch to find out. One thing is for sure: Linda just can't take a Monday morning off! ;)

Remember -- YOU can add your voice to our podcast by sending in your feedback which can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  There are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world -- and we'd love to hear YOUR WEDDING STORIES so send them to use now and we'll use them in our upcoming wedding podcast. 

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The gang at BUSTED HALO created a video a few years back on how All Saints Day and Halloween are connected.  Check it out here...if you dare...  ;)


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One of the most quoted lines of scripture is highlighted in this past weekend's gospel and the MMC panel share how their homilists "rendered (or repaid) unto Caesar what is Caesar's..." They also rejoiced at the beatification of Pope Paul VI and shook their collective heads at all the hoopla surrounding the just concluded synod.  Throw in a little political jibber jabber for good measure and you have yet another thought provoking and timely podcast -- so fill your cup to the brim and join us!

As always, you can add your voice to our esteemed panel's by sending in your feedback which can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  There are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world.

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You can read for yourself the preliminary writings of the synod here and remember, this is a WORKING PAPER that won't be finished until the Fall of 2015. Let's let the Holy Spirit work this one out...

For those of you who are liturgical nerds like Joanne then you might like to check out the program for the Beatification of Pope Paul VI - and yes, there is an english translation that accompanies the rites. Enjoy!

Finally, here's some information on the Mayor of Houston's attempt to bend the separation between Church and State. All we can say is "wow"



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With Nancy on vacation the rest of the panel gets together to discuss the scriptures and homilies of the past weekend (28 OT).  Grab a cup and listen in as they also banter about parish hospitality, new saint feast days and the merits of singing the Gloria every week...or not.  

You can add your voice to theirs by sending in your feedback which can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word. Simply drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com or call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659 or use the comment box below. Easy peasy!  We'd love to hear what's happening on your side of the world...and we haven't forgotten about that contest we mentioned last week so stay tuned for the deets as soon as we work them out!

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Here's the entry in the PRAY TELL blog concerning the Glory to God.  While you're there check out some of the other entries concerning all this liturgical and then some. Those contributors and commenters are NEVER at a loss for words... ;)

Simcha Fisher's article on parish hospitality was based on a facebook exchange started by Dom Bettinelli. I can't link you all to the Facebook fun but what she wrote and then expanded on captured its essence.


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The whole panel is BACK and in rare form as they take on any and all topics! Since this past Sunday's scriptures talked a LOT about vineyards and grapes, the gang made the most of it without becoming sour -- and then went on to discuss sleepless nights, the beginning of the Synod on the Family, blessing our animal friends, and - believe it or not - Marky Mark.  Grab your favorite cup, fill it to the brim and join us for a very lively and always informative discussion.  

Remember - we'd love to hear what YOUR priest or deacon is preaching about on Sundays so leave us some FEEDBACK!!! You can use the comment box below, or drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com or call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659.  We'd love to hear what's happening on your side of the world...and stay turned for details on what could be our first contest!

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Three places you should be checking each week for words about the Word:

wordonfire.org -- concordpastor.blogspot.com -- patrickvreid.blogspot.com

If you missed these posts on our Facebook page go check them out - and then please LIKE our page so you can stay in the know!

Francis on the eve of the Synod

Understanding the Synod

Mark Wahlberg

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