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Station XV: Episode 122 — Christchurch, Christ’s prayer, Christianity and Christmas fun

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In the final episode of 2017, there is cause for celebration, but also cause for concern. In New Zealand, Catholics welcomed the appointment of a new Bishop of Christchurch. But there was also fear that attempts to legislate euthanasia might be successful in the country, though there are many hurdles before that can happen. In Europe, Pope Francis is wondering aloud if the Lord’s Prayer might be confusing people, while the new Polish leader wonders how Christianity might again shape Europe. But when it comes to pure fun, our Anglican friends seem to have it sorted, with a toboggan ride in an English church. Just another fun Christmas episode of The 15th Station. Wishing all our listeners and your loved ones a happy and holy Christmas.

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Station XV: Episode 121 — Protesting, Praying, Poverty and Poor Choices

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The Catholic and Lutheran Churches have marked 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of a German cathedral, reflecting on the shared faith and expressing a desire for unity. In the new New Zealand Parliament, there’s talk about a reformation of the opening prayer, removing references to God and Jesus Christ. In Rome, Pope Francis will celebrate the first World Day of the Poor with several hundred people living in poverty, while in Wellington, the Sisters of Compassion are waiting for a miracle — or two. And finally a Hollywood star reflects on his hopes that God is a movie fan, but also forgiving of poor role choices. Join Anna, Donald, James and Gavin in this month’s episode of The 15th Station.

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Station XV: Episode 81 — Harmony, Celibacy, Inequality

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Pope Francis has been grabbing headlines again this month, not only for his trip to Israel and Palestine, but also for his hosting of a prayer meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. That leads this month’s episode, and Helen, James and Gavin also talk about inequality in New Zealand, the inhumane treatment of refugees and asylum seekers trying to find a new home in Australia and about a group of women in Italy who want the Pope to drop the pesky celibacy rule that’s stopping them from being able to marry the priests they’ve fallen in love with. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got the Football World Cup, Christ the Redeemer and a betting agency to round out the show. Send us feedback at podcast@station15.co.nz

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Station XV: Episode 72 — Special prayers, special appointment, special guest

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Four years after his last appearance, Father Roderick Vonhogen returns to Rendition Studios for this month’s episode of The 15th Station. Along with James, Shannon and Gavin, topics for discussion include Pope Francis leading a day of prayer and fasting for Syria, the Holy Father’s appointment of a new secretary of state and efforts in New Zealand to address youth unemployment. Two religious orders kissing and making up and the papal “selfie” are also on the list of topics. Enjoy the show — and tell you friends about The 15th Station 🙂

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Station XV: Episode 71 — It’s our birthday; let us eat cake

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It’s hard to believe that it’s six years since The 15th Station sprung into life in a small office in Auckland, but the crew invites SQPN legend Steve Nelson into Rendition Studios to share in the birthday celebration. The remarkable events of World Youth Day in Rio, and the subsequent unremarkable comments on the flight back that generated headlines around the world, dominate this month’s episode. James, Don, Shannon, Steve and Gavin also talk about Lumen Fidei, the joint Francis/Benedict encyclical, a doctor who has an interesting philosophy on prescribing contraceptives and the impending canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Even the light story has an unusually serious discussion. Thanks for listening to this episode, and any of the other 70 shows in this podcast and however many of the other shows in the network. You guys are great.

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The View from Down Here: February 28, 2012

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In the second episode of The View from Down Here, Brendan, Tim and Gavin revisit the Republican primary contest and, in particular, look at Ron Paul, the congressman from Texas. Is he being ignored by the media? Does he have a chance to win the nomination? Can — and should — Catholic voters support him? We look at a pundit’s view of that, and also deconstruct an opponent of Rick Santorum who tries to portray the former Pennsylvania senator as not a very good Catholic. Finally, we look at the way atheists are fighting for their rights to not be offended by such outrageous words as “Amen” and “prayer”.

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Living Lent Well

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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.

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The Ultimate Form of Prayer

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After hearing from Fr Merv Duffy last month — last year even — on the various forms of prayer, this month’s episode of Catechiwi looks at the Holy Mass, generally considered to be the ultimate form of prayer. When was the first Mass? What are the various parts of the Mass? How does the Mass prepare us for the world? Fr Merv is back to answer those questions and others.

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Catechiwi: Teach Me How to Pray

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It’s something we should be doing every day, multiple times each day. No, not brushing your teeth (though that’s good too). In the December episode of Catechiwi, we speak to Fr Merv Duffy, SM, on prayer. Fr Merv, a Catechiwi favourite, talks about different reasons to pray, different ways to pray and gives some valuable advice on prayer in general.

[Apologies for the late posting — Gavin. Mea maxima culpa.]

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Station XV – Episode 18 – Better late than never

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We kick off our first episode for 2009 a little later than last year, but in a fashion that’s worth the wait.  In this episode, we take a look at the artistic actions of Fr Gerard Burns, the lifting of the excommunication of some of the Society of Saint Pius X’s bishops and the fact that one of them doesn’t believe the Holocaust happened, we talk about some missing abortion stats (you won’t believe that one!), Obama and the Mexico City policy, and a nurse that got in trouble for offering to pray for a patient!

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