And then there were two...Linda and Joanne are the Lone Ranger and Tonto (Linda's description - not Joanne's) this week as they take on the homilies for the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Cross - an every so often Ordinary Time occurrence.  They also chat about the need for catechists in light of Catechetical Sunday (no matter when you celebrate it) and gush about their latest Apple acquisitions.  Grab your favorite cup, fill it to the brim and join us!   

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If you didn't celebration Catechetical Sunday this past weekend it may not too late to get your pastor to acknowledge it next weekend.  Go to the USCCB website and download their resource packet.

Fr. Robert Barron.  Word On Fire Sermons. You know the drill...

Check out all the tech goodness at the Apple Store online. While this is the upper end of the gadget world, their products last longer and their customer service is spot on.  

You can find all you need to know about next week's scriptures at Pat Reid's (Linda's hubby) blog. 

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After a relaxing and restful week off, the gang is back and raring to go! They dive into the past weekend's scriptures and homilies with renewed vigor - and then turn up the heat as they debate their favorite subject - the current state of LITURGY! Uh oh! Grab your favorite cup of whatever, sit back and watch the sparks fly. Aren't you glad we're back? 

Sorry we went a little long this week - we will try and keep the podcast to an hour before we wear out our welcome. However - YOU could help us keep on track by supplying FEEDBACK and adding your voice to our discussions.  Scroll down to the Honorable Mentions to find the links.

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Crux is the Boston Globe's Catholic media site heading by noted Catholic reporter John L. Allen, Jr.  We're not sure how this site will factor in "covering all things Catholic" but it is worth a look. We'll keep our collective eye on it.

Check out MMC's Facebook page for the articles that we discussed on the episode by Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress),  OnePeter5 and the Catholic Gentleman.  While you're there, let us know what you think about them by leaving us some FEEDBACK!!! You can also leave us your thoughts in the comment box below, by dropping us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com or by calling the feedback line at 774-955-0659.  Remember to please be charitable in your discourse!

Will YOU accept the Concord Pastor's challenge! Click here to find out what it is - and it does NOT involve a bucket of ice! 

 

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Just a reminder - Joanne and Linda are enjoying one last day of vacation so there is NO NEW PODCAST this week.  The gang will be back next week to continue their weekly look at Sunday homilies, liturgy, music, technology and anything else they can wax Catholic about.  In the meantime, if you are new to our little podcast, why not go back into the archives and check out our early episodes or our two special series (Holy Week and the 2014 NPM Convention).  

In the meantime, why not check out friend-of-the-podcast Fr. Austin Fleming 's homily for this past weekend? Go here to hear --> 

A Concord Pastor Comments

See you next Monday Morning! Ciao for now!

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Wanna know what happen when Linda takes a weekend off from the podcast? The rest of the MMC crew train wrecks very easily when they should be discussing the scriptures of the day. However, lest you lose heart, the gang of three does manage to talk about the keys to the kingdom, new podcasts you might look into, helping friend-of-the-podcast Allison Gingras with her latest endeavor and, unfortunately, rants about the present state of church music.  Good thing we're taking a week off next Monday...

Speaking of which, there will be NO NEW EPISODE next Monday, September 1st (Labor Day in the US).  There may be a "best of" show...or a re-run of one of our "specials"...or nothing.  You'll have to wait and see.  So, for this week, grab your favorite cup of whatever and join us! Enjoy!

 

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Friend-of-the-podcast Allison Gingras needs some help getting her "Words with..." app series off the ground and funded.  If you haven't already downloaded the app "Words with Jesus" take a look at it - it's on iTunes and in the Google Play store.  If you really like it or are financially able, please check out her GoFundMe page and donate so she can get the next one up and running - for FREE! 

wordonfire.org has just undergone a complete revamp - go check them out (and you SHOULD subscribe to the weekly podcast, really you should...)

As heard in Joanne's rapid fire review, here are some podcasts she'd like to bring to your attention:

Beer with Geeks - no, these are not the Catholic Drinkie's long lost cousins but they are a couple of dudes sitting around drinking beer and waxing nostalgic about their 90's childhood. 1st episode had very heavy gaming/comic book references so if you're into that type of thing, or are that young, you will very likely enjoy their brand of podcasting. Check them out!

Geekpriest and The Break are two more shows from the folks at the Star Quest Production Network (home of Catholic Weekend) that you might want to look into if you are geeky or just enjoy pop culture through the eyes of a Catholic priest from the Netherlands.  Fr. Roderick Von Högen is your host for both of these fine shows and is a pioneer in Catholic podcasting.  Check out these and all the others on their network - there really is something for everyone there, Catholic or not!

 

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Ah, yes...the demon tech gremlins were out in full force for this week's podcast. Between Google+ having its own share of angst (from missing lower thirds to wonky camera switches) and Joanne's sound cart playing a disappearing act with some key clips, the gang held the episode together and didn't run too far off the rails. Thanks be to God! Don't forget to grab your favorite cup of whatever and come along as we discuss persistent women, holydays of opportunity, media manipulation and...wait for it...OUR VERY FIRST VOICE FEEDBACK!

Enjoy!

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Important programing note! 

We will not be recording our regular weekly format for posting on Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) but will be issuing a special episode on Catholic Weddings. If you have any stories, comments or insights you'd like to share and have included in the discussion, please send them along to us as soon as possible.  Please use either our email address -- mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com or call us (maybe) at the voice feedback line -- 774-955-0659.  

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What a wacky podcast we had this week -- which sort of capped off the wacky weekend some of us had in real life! Between fighting dogs, crashing internets, and audio problems Joanne had to fix in post production we're surprised we had as great a discussion as we did with all four panelists!  Grab your favorite beverage and listen in as we discuss listening for God in all the right places, why Catholics aren't getting married in church anymore, and how to get all that music home from a convention.  Then YOU can join the discussion by sending up some FEEDBACK!!! Here's were we can be reached:

  • leave a message in our comment box below
  • facebook.com/mondaymorningcatholic
  • @mmcatholic or @ritualdiva on Twitter
  • mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • voice feedback line -- 774-955-0659

Thanks and enjoy!

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Steve shared that the missionary who spoke at his Church this weekend was from UNBOUND (formerly CFCA). It's also an organization that Joanne has supported for years.  Go check them out and, if you can, think about sponsoring a child or an elder.  

The wedding discussion we got into was brought to our attention on the PrayTell BlogGo read the original post and comments and them come back here or to our Facebook page and add your point of view to the discussion.  

Be on the lookout for the new podcast entitled Padre's Corner from the folks at twit.tv - could be a winner!

Also, if you haven't already done so, take a look at the 2.0 version of the CatholicTV app. Always good stuff from Fr. Reed and Co.

And, of course, please go check out the great folks at Catholic Weekend who have been great in helping get the word out about our little podcast.  They have a fun-filled weekly train wreck...err...podcast that is chocked full of great info so do us a favor to repay their kindness by giving them a listen or a watch, OK?  You'll be glad you did!!

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Linda and Joanne welcome back Allison Gingras (Reconciled to You Ministries) for some spirited discussions on this past weekend's readings and homilies.  Listen/watch as they talk about a wealth of scripture passages for the 18th Ordinary Sunday, Bishop Coyne's new online musings, that pesky Sign of Peace and the need for FEEDBACK!!!  Grab your favorite cup (since Joanne forgot hers this week), sit back and enjoy this week's offering -- and SEND US FEEDBACK!!!

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Fr. Robert Baron...need we say more?

Bishop Christopher Coyne...check out his new musings and encourage him to keep it going after his vacation!

Fr. James Martin and The Jesuit Post will help you find you Inner Iggy!

CatholicTV's new app will be out this week. While we'll be checking it out for next week's episode,  go ahead and do so yourself...if you DARE!  ;)

AND WE'D STILL LIKE SOME FEEDBACK!!!

***Programming note:  We will be taking a week off from recording at the end of August.  Let us know if you would like a "best of the podcast episode" OR if you think the other 3 should fly without the techie at the helm OR if we should just go dark.  You decide!

 

 

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When Linda and Joanne are the only panelists on the podcast they are NEVER at a loss for topics to discuss. BUT - they both heard the same homily from a visiting missionary this weekend so they branch out a bit and get into talking about the virtues of praying for wisdom, the Pope becoming a "cafeteria Catholic" and Joanne's best concert experience EVER! Grab that cup and settle in to see how they do. 

We really want YOU to join in the conversation but in order to do that we NEED your feedback! You can use one of the following methods... 

  1. Use the comment box on this page to weigh in on any of the topics we covered this week 
  2. Send us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  3. Post on our Facebook page
  4. Call the voice feedback line at 774-955-0659

Please help us make a better podcast for YOU! Send us your feedback today for next week's show.

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Here are the articles we discussed on the podcast this week:

And, as always, Fr. Robert Baron's WORD ON FIRE website is never shy of wisdom.