Tag Archives: Iowa Catholic Radio

Vatican synod to reinforce Church teaching on the family

8 Jul

ICRadioJULY 8, 2014 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and Editor-in-Chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY with host Jon Leonetti, Mark Amadeo, and Mary Sue Lone.

They asked Novecosky about the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family being held at the Vatican from Oct. 5-19. About 150 heads of bishops’ conferences and leaders of Eastern churches aligned with Rome will attend to discuss the cultural challenges to Church teaching on the family.

Novecosky said that while the synod won’t change Church teaching on marriage and family, it will be a teaching moment, giving Catholics the opportunity to talk about the beauty of God’s plan for the family. It will also give the Church a chance to streamline its processes for Catholics seeking an annulment, he said.

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Read more about the Synod in Legatus magazine.

Iowa Catholic Radio: The importance of Confession

25 Mar

ICRadioMARCH 25, 2014 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and Editor-in-Chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY with Mark Reed (Director of Institutional Advancement at Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa), Mark Amadeo, Jeanne Wells, and Fr. Joe Pins (Vocations Director for the Diocese of Des Moines).

They asked Novecosky about Legatus and its members, CEOs and business leaders who strive to become better Catholics by meeting once a month for rosary, Confession, Mass, and a good speaker. The conversation then turned to Pope Francis’ announcement of 24-hours-for-the-Lord, happening in Rome this weekend. Basilicas in Rome will be open for Confession and Eucharistic adoration.

More importantly, they discussed the need for Catholics to return to regular Confession during Lent in order that they may experience more of the Lord’s mercy.

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Iowa Catholic Radio: Pope Francis creates 19 new cardinals

24 Feb

Iowa-Radio-newFEBRUARY 24, 2014 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells. She asked Novecosky about the Feb. 22 consistory at the Vatican where Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals.

They also discussed the upcoming canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

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Pope Francis at six months

17 Sep

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Mark Amadeo. They asked Novecosky about Pope Francis and his impact on the Church over the first six months of his pontificate. Iowa-Jean-Mark

Novecosky, who was in St. Peter’s Square when Pope Francis stepped out onto the loggia after his March 13 election, said that the new pope has built his reputation as a reformer, a man who will continue to do things differently without compromising the Gospel message.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis has pledged to reform the Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See and the central governing body of the entire Catholic Church. The Pope recently appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin as his new Secretary of State.

Pope Francis will meet with his “Gang of Eight” cardinals charged with advising him on curial reform in early October.

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Mystery priest … solved!

16 Aug

Iowa-Radio-newAUGUST 16, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells, Mark Amadeo, and Jon Leonetti. They asked Novecosky about the Missouri mystery priest who appeared — seemingly out of nowhere — while emergency crews were struggling to free a young woman from a mangled car wreck on Aug. 4. The equipment needed to free the woman appeared immediately after he prayed with her, whereupon the priest seemingly vanished.

The mystery man drew speculation and coverage from Catholic and secular media. Some speculated that he was an angel, a long-dead Benedictine monk, a saint from heaven or Jesus Himself. They even went so far as to have a sketch artist draw the face of the mystery man.

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Fr. Patrick Dowling

Earlier this week, however, Fr. Patrick Dowling, a priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City, came forward as the priest who anointed the young lady. Read his story here. He has since made the rounds, appearing on national television, including ABC-TV and EWTN. The story has captured hearts and made international headlines.

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Coming soon: Double papal canonization

25 Jul

Iowa-Radio-newJULY 25, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells, Mark Amadeo, and Billy Shears. They asked Novecosky about his four meetings with Blessed John Paul II. They went on to discuss the Vatican’s July 4 announcement that Pope Francis has called a consistory for this fall at which the Holy Father and Cardinals will set a date for canonizing John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII, the pope who convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

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Blessed John XXIII (left) and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized at the Vatican later this year

Novecosky talked about the canonization miracle attributed to John Paul II and Pope Francis’ decision to waive the miracle for John XXIII’s canonization. He also noted that it’s unusual for a consistory to set the date of a canonization or — in this case — canonizations.

When the Pope and cardinals meet this fall (no date has been set), the Holy Father will likely create new cardinals as well. They also discussed whether a rumored October canonization date would be possible given the short time to plan such a major event in the life of the Church.

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Coming soon… Pope St. John Paul II

24 Jun

Iowa-Radio-newJUNE 24, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about his four meetings with Pope John Paul II and what it was like to be in the presence of a living saint. Patrick described his first encounter with the Pope on Oct. 1, 1997, in the Papal Apartments at the Vatican.

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

They also discussed news reports (TIME.com, National Post) of a “shocking” miraculous cure through the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II,which would lead to his canonization in October — a mere eight-and-a-half years after his death. The fastest canonization in modern history currently belongs to St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, who became a saint 27 years after his death.

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