Feedback from last weeks show:
- Loved the discussion concerning the Death Penalty. And people leaving after the ashes on Ash Wednesday is pretty common. Yes, it can be distracting, but I try to just be glad they are there, because at least they are recognizing there is something out there bigger than themselves and are recognizing their need for God (at least during this time of year).
Segment #1 – Current Events – Jason
- Libya No fly zone…UN stepping in…well it’s war now
- Austin the #8 most socially networked city.
- #82 San Antonio, TX
- #16 Dallas, TX
- #48 Houston, TX
- Lebanese Archbishop Bechara el-Rai new patriarch
- NY Archbishop on 60 Minutes: Sex scandal needs to haunt church(among other things)
- Father Corapi- http://www.fathercorapi.com/default.aspx
Segment #2 – Church News – Cristina
- President Barack Obama visits the grave of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated March 24 1980.
- Lenten Penance Service. Diocese website a great resource to use.
- Lumen Gentum submissions are due by April 8th, find packet on .
- Only non-fast Friday this year is the Annunciation on March 25.
- How many Candidates and Catechumens are preparing for full initiation into the Church the Austin Diocese?
Segment #3 – Wildcard – Chris
- In the last week saw the death of Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last great movie stars. In her life, Liz Taylor starred in more than 50 films including classics such as A Place in the Sun, National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolfe? and Cleopatra. Jason… have you seen more or fewer than 3 of Ms. Taylor’s films?
- A story circulated the Internet this week about a customer who purchased the iPad 2 but later returned it to apple via mail with a post it note that said, “Wife said no.” A couple of Vice Presidents of Apple got wind of it and sent the man a free iPad 2 with a post it note that said, “Apple says yes.” Cristina, as a wife of a very connected social media guru, do you have to give the “thumbs up” before Cris buys a new gadget?
- This week, MTV announced that it has ordered two more seasons of the original reality series, The Real World. Jason, were you ever a fan of the show? Do you still watch? Or, when did you stop watching?
- Cristina, CNBC is launching a new show on Tuesday, March 29 called “Divorce Wars.” The official description of the show reads like this: “Discover what happens when a marriage worth millions falls apart. CNBC’s “Divorce Wars” takes you inside the battle for control, power and revenge that comes when couples become combatants. Powerful people suddenly find themselves powerless as they discover how great wealth can be a liability. Find out the secrets behind the money, the lies, the emotional pain and the financial gain that happens when wealthy couples go from trusted allies to warring factions.” In you opinion, does this show prove that our cultural conception of marriage is irretrievably broken?
- A story out of New Britian, Connecticutt reveals that twenty, one of a kind puppets were stolen from a storage shed outside of a theatre. The puppets, which were used by Daniel and Dawn Thomacos to put on benefit children’s performances, were valued at $1,000 a piece. Jason, which is more scary, puppets or clowns?
- In his first written message, the new Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez, encouraged his flock to take part and give a good confession before Easter. As you know the church asks all Catholics to take part in the sacrament of reconciliation as part of the Lenten journey. Cristina and Jason, what would you tell Catholics out there who, perhaps, haven’t been to confession in a long time?