0

Station XV: Episode 137 — Future Church, future leaders, future laws, future Easter

The 15th Station podcast

It’s Holy Week, and the panel reflects on Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to be humble in their lives and to know when it’s appropriate to keep silent. Campaigners against euthanasia in New Zealand have certainly not been quiet as they seek to bring an end to efforts to legislate for the practice. Back in Rome, Pope Francis has written to young people and given them encouragement to embrace the faith, something Cardinal John Dew is trying to do in Wellington as the Church goes through some significant changes. The non-robotic group of Anna, Don, James and Gavin usher you through those topics and more.

1

Station XV: Episode 101 — Pope, Patriarch, Penance and Passing Away

The 15th Station podcast

It’s a mix of joy and sadness in Episode 101 of The 15th Station. The sadness comes from the passing of Christchurch Bishop Barry Jones, who died last week after suffering a number of strokes and a heart attack. James, Don and Gavin reflect on Bishop Barry’s role as pastor and shepherd, especially in the wake of Christchurch’s devastating earthquakes. You can hear more about Bishop Barry in this video tribute from friend of the show Brendan Malone. The joy comes from the meeting of Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill – the first meeting of the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches in almost 1000 years. The filioque clause mentioned in the show is one reason for the schism that happened all those centuries ago. Missionaries of Mercy and the standardising of a date for Easter are among other topics on this month’s show. And beware the Ash Rash.

0

Station XV: Episode 96 — On Syria, sins, shopping and scaring

The 15th Station podcast

The Syrian refugee crisis has dominated the world news, and it rightly leads this month’s episode of the podcast, including the reaction of the Pope and Catholic bishops around the world. Thankfully, governments around the world have responded to pressure from those leaders, and there is increasing support for those in such difficult circumstances. Other big stories from around the Catholic world include the Pope’s announced changes to absolution laws and annulment procedures, the New Zealand Government’s changes to Easter shopping laws and Donald Trump’s ideas about “scaring” Pope Francis. If that’s got you stressed out, maybe a relaxing nap atop a 55-metre-high wind turbine might be just what you need. Enjoy the show.

0

Station XV: Episode 91 — Easter joy, Easter sorrow and translation madness

The 15th Station podcast

The Station 15 crew is basking in the post-Easter glow, but the Pope’s Easter message and its plea for peace around the world highlights the great challenges that are being faced by many, including Christians in various parts of the globe. Despite those challenges, the Church continues to grow, but some experts are predicting quite a change in the religious adherence of people over the next several decades. Maybe that will help us better understand people of other religions or none, but it’s too late for a New Zealander who’s been jailed in Myanmar for causing religious offence. Meanwhile, some people hope it’s not too late to have another attempt at an English translation of the Mass. All this and more with Helen, Gabriel, James, Don and Gavin in a busy episode of The 15th Station.

1

The View from Down Here: March 27, 2012

iTunes logo for the 15th Station

With Tim “on assignment”, Brendan and Gavin chat about some of the big stories of the week, including trouble brewing for President Obama’s health care reforms, the latest primary results and what they mean, and two controversies — a priest denying Communion to a lesbian and a university in New York that will hold classes on Good Friday and Yom Kippur. That, and much more. And, after the show, head to www.badlipreading.com for a political giggle.

0

15 Minutes with the Bishop: Easter


Icon Media launches the newest show on the Station 15 podcast network today, Good Friday: 15 Minutes with the Bishop. In this first episode, Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland talks to Gavin Abraham about the great feast of Easter, the high point of the Church’s calendar. Each week, Bishop Patrick will sit down with someone from Icon Media and spend 15 minutes discussing a topic that is important to the Bishop and to the Church. New episodes will be released each Friday.

0

Station XV – Episode 43: Prosecution, Persecution and Publication

The 15th Station podcast

From the persecution of Christians around the world to the burning of the Koran in Florida to episcopal memories from the South Pacific, the Station 15 team travels the world in this month’s episode…

0

Catechiwi – The Rhythm is Gonna Get You: The Church Year

The Catechiwi Podcast

The Church’s calendar is sometimes said to have a “rhythm” as we cycle from Advent to Christmas through Ordinary Time into Lent, Eastertide and back into Ordinary Time. How did this pattern evolve? When did Christians start keeping Sunday as holy, rather than the Jewish Sabbath? Was Jesus really born on December 25? And does it matter? Catechiwi regular Fr Merv Duffy, SM, sheds some light on those questions and others in this month’s episode.

0

Catechiwi – Ascension and Pentecost

The Catechiwi Podcast

We often think of Christmas and Easter as the two great feasts of the Church’s year — and they are. But Ascension and Pentecost, the two dates at the end of the season of Easter, are also incredibly important dates in the Catholic calendar. Catechiwi favourite Fr Merv Duffy, SM, returns to the expert’s chair to discuss Christ’s Ascension into heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit in this month’s episode of Catechiwi.

1

Living Lent Well

The Catechiwi Podcast

Catechiwi’s resident expert Fr Merv Duffy speaks about Lent, the season of preparation for the pinnacle of the Church’s year: Easter. Fr Merv talks to Gavin Abraham about the origins of Lent, the three Christian actions we are called to focus on during Lent and speaks about the significance of the number “40” in Christian and Jewish history.