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Station XV: Episode 117 — Election, Collection, Reflection and Connection

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Pope Francis has offered the influential world leaders at the G-20 summit some important reflections, including on their responsibility to look after their own people, as well as their brothers and sisters around the world. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops similarly urged their flock to consider the most needy when New Zealanders vote in the national election later this year. There are two big stories from Australia in this month’s episode. The most recent Census has shown that the number of people stating they have “no religion” has increased significantly, meaning Christians are now barely a majority in the country. And in news that grabbed headlines around the world, former Archbishop of Sydney and Melbourne, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with historical sexual abuse offences. Also in Australia, a motorcycle club is taking to the streets to connect with others and share the story of Jesus. A typically diverse and fast-paced episode awaits. Enjoy the show.

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Station XV: Episode 116 — Francis, Fatima, Faith and Fairness

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All eyes will be on the Vatican later this month when Pope Francis plays host to President Donald Trump, with the discussion predicted to cover some uncomfortable territory for the latter. Closer to home, New Zealand Catholic education leaders are looking at how best to support “unChurched” young people in their quest for faith. Across the Tasman Sea in Sydney, it was supporting pregnant women that inspired pr0-life advocates to fight proposed abortion laws. Back in Europe, Pope Francis has canonised two of the Fatima visionaries on the 100th anniversary of the first apparitions. In between time, the Holy Father found time to record a TED talk, in which he spoke about the importance of leaders who had generosity and fairness in their hearts. Join Anna, Don, James and Gavin as they navigate those stories in this month’s episode.

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Station XV: Episode 109 — Elections, Episcopacy, Elevation, Ecumenism and Exorcism

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The longest — and most negative — presidential campaign in history is coming to a close. Don, James and Gavin talk about the Pope’s advice for US voters: Study the policies, pray and vote your conscience. Where does that leave voters? The panel also discuss a new bishop in Australia, who’s actually a New Zealander, the new group of cardinals and what that says about Pope Francis’s vision for the Church, and also the ecumenical efforts of Anglican and Catholic leaders, including two Kiwi bishops. And this month’s light story isn’t all that light; in fact, it’s pretty dark. Does the world have enough exorcists? Enjoy another diverse episode of The 15th Station.

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Station XV: Episode 78 — Alarms, anniversaries and alcohol

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It’s March 15 — so we’re in the week marking the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The interview the Holy Father conducted recently is a topic for discussion, along with the latest statistics on Catholics in New Zealand — nominal and practising — and the promotion of Cardinal George Pell to head the Vatican’s new economic secretariat. James, Helen and Gavin also talk about a small New Zealand town fighting the departure of a group of religious sisters, as well as the drinking habits of those who live at the Vatican. Thanks for listening; tell your friends.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: World Youth Day

After talking about pilgrimages in general last week, Bishop Patrick talks this week about a specific pilgrimage: World Youth Day. Started by Pope John Paul II and considered one of the late pontiff’s great legacies, this year’s World Youth Day will be held in Madrid later this month. Bishop Patrick talks about the impact of World Youth Day, his own experiences and upcoming events to celebrate World Youth Day in his own Diocese of Auckland.

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Happy birthday to us!

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Awww….look at our little podcast. One year old already! To celebrate, we have a chat to George about what is was like to be at WYD in Sydney. We also talk about the Bishops on the election, the Lambeth conference and Anglican/Catholic unity, and New Zealand’s apparent journey to a hot unpleasant place in a hand-carried shopping container with the “Boobs on Bikes” parade. We also talk a little about our new upcoming podcasts! What a show!

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Eggs Benedict @ WYD?

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(Safe travels to all those going to World Youth Day!)
This month, we talk about Clare Dooley from Christchurch having lunch with the Pope, Ken Orr being attacked on YouTube for protecting the lives of the unborn, the Australian bishops apologising and calling lapsed Catholics home, the Society of St Pius X and we answer that question that everyone has always wanted answered…does the Pope wear Prada?
The video we mentioned is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9JTow-oumY

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What to wear

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In this month’s episode we talk about World Youth Day prep (only one month away), the Vatican’s Instruction on obedience, the pros and cons of clerical dress, and Fr.Michael Pfleger’s outburst against Hillary Clinton.
Links talked about in the show:
– 4,000 Kiwis going to WYD (http://wyd.org.nz/?sid=236)
– Vatican gives guidance on obedience for religious (http://www.zenit.org/article-22716?l=english)
– Being Frank discussion on clerical dress (http://www.beingfrank.co.nz/?p=717)
– Fr.Michael Pfleger and Hillary (http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=28097)

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Christmas hope

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Our first Christmas podcast and there’s quite a bit to talk about. The Pope’s new encyclical on hope has been released, and it makes for popular reading. We talk about the 4,210 NZ pilgrims are heading over to see him next year at World Youth Day, and whether or not movies like the Golden Compass can be bad for the faith of those who watch them. And we talk a bit about Christmas traditions and interpretations of the season. We wish all our listeners a happy and Holy Christmas.

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