Tag Archives: Jon Leonetti

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.

Listen to the entire interview.

Read more about the Synod in Legatus magazine.

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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.

Listen to the full interview by clicking here.

History in the making: Iowa Catholic Radio interview

14 Mar

Iowa-Radio-newMARCH 14, 2013 (VATICAN CITY) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest live from Vatican City on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about the history-making election of Pope Francis and what it was like to be at the Vatican when the decision was made.

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Pope Benedict XVI: Parents should teach the faith joyfully

30 Nov

KWKYNOVEMBER 30, 2012 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on KWKY Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. Jon interviewed Patrick about Pope Benedict XVI’s recent teaching that parents should share the faith with children and others in a joyful, clear and simple manner. The Holy Father made the comments two days ago during his weekly general audience at the Vatican in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall.

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Read more about the Pope’s advice on joyful parenting by clicking here.

Fighting the Culture of Death

1 Oct

OCTOBER 1, 2012 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on KWKY Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He was the first guest of the day on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jon Leonetti, Jeanne Wellsand Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. Jon Leonetti interviewed Patrick about changing the culture and Respect Life Month, which begins today.

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