Sounds Catholic

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Sounds Catholic is on air and online!

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In May 2012, Sounds Catholic won 2012 NZ Radio Industry Award for best spoken programme in the Community and Access category.  Read about this here

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Click on one of the files below to hear previous programmes.  Seasonal music and prayer feature in each programme.

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MAY 2017

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MARCH 2017

We meet American, Matt Britton. Matt is the Chairman of 40 Days for Life in the US. He halped launch the latest 40 Days for Life Vigil outside Christchurch Hospital. He has interesting things to say about the issue of abortion in America following the election of President Trump.
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We enter a forty day spiritual retreat with our Lord, known as Lent. We consider the invitation of Jesus to take up our cross and follow Him. We spend time at a music retreat with 16 blind adults who have taken up this invitation. "Sounds Catholic" presenter Ken Joblin and others spend a day reading braille music and singing the fruits of their labours. They share the gift of braille music.
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FEBRUARY 2017

We interview Diocesan Archivist, Fr Kevin Clark. He speaks about his early life, his recollections of the fourth bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Joyce and muses on the two sides of humanity. We also feature sacred music recently recorded by the Kolbe Singers in St Teresa's, Riccarton.
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We reflect on the great opening of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on 12 February 1905. Last Sunday, (12 February) Fr Rick Loughnan and the congregation of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral marked the dedication of our Cathedral with a festive Mass. This "Sounds Catholic" features musical highlights of that Mass and tells the story of week of celebrations around the opening of our cathedral.

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We speak with Kaiapoi parishioner Pat Boyle about his faith and works. Pat works with volunteers and his life has been gifted by his disability.
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Listen to the homily of Msgr Harrington’s funeral homily


SEPTEMBER 2016

We celebrate World Youth Day locally, with interviews from 4 WYD weekend participants. We also feature part of a homily given by Bishop Colin Campbell of Dunedin along with music from Villa Maria college.

AUGUST 2016

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JULY 2016

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JUNE 2016

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MARCH 2016

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FEBRUARY 2016

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The funeral Mass for Bishop Barry Jones

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The Vigil Mass offered for Bishop Barry Jones in our Pro-Cathedral

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DECEMBER 2015

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Featuring palliative care specialist, Dr Amanda Landers and geriatrician Dr John Thwaites.  They spoke to a receptive crowd about the effect of legalising euthanasia on vulnerable New Zealanders.

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Featuring Wellington barrister, Victoria Casey, who represented the CARE Alliance in Lecretia Seales versus the Crown.  Victoria spoke to a receptive crowd about the effect of legalising euthanasia on vulnerable New Zealanders.

 

NOVEMBER 2015

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OCTOBER 2015

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We interview Brad Taylor from 40 days for Life.

SEPTEMBER 2015

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In the second of two programmes, we mark the centenary of the death of our first Bishop, Most Rev. John Grimes DD.  Art historian Dr Ian Lochhead speaks about the architecture of our Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.  We also feature music recorded in our cathedral.

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In the first of two programmes, we feature highlights of a presentation celebrating the centenary of the death of Bishop Grimes, the first Catholic bishop of Christchurch.  Fr Neil Vaney SM speaks about the man and his life with contributions from Bishop Basil Meeking and Alice Flett.  We also feature audio from the final big Mass held in our Cathedral before the September 2010 earthquakes.

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We feature highlights from the recent choral festival held in our Pro-Cathedral held at the end of August.

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the second part of a presentation on the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si.  Lisa Beech of Caritas aotearoa New Zealand speaks about the practical aspects of this document. Fr Neil Vaney SM speaks about the theological underpinning of it.

AUGUST 2015

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The first part of a presentation on the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si.  Fr Neil Vaney speaks about the scriptural and spiritual underpinning of this document.

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In the second of two programmes, we feature highlights from this year's Rochester Lecture, held earlier in August.  Wellington bioethicist, Dr John Kleinsman speaks about the unintended consequences of legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand. 

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We feature highlights from this year's Rochester Lecture, held earlier in August.  Wellington bioethicist, Dr John Kleinsman speaks about the unintended consequences of legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand. 

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JULY 2015

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JUNE 2015

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MAY 2015

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International Catholic communicator, Fr Robert Barron, offers some beautiful reflections on God, the Holy Trinity. Prayer and music for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity will also feature.

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Scripture, prayer, music for the Solemnity of the Ascension

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We refelct on the Easter acclamation (Alleluia)

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APRIL 2015

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We feature a documentary from Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland.  Three seminarians speak about their discernment of priesthood.  We also highlight music for Good Shepherd Sunday.

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MARCH 2015

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We feature "Theology on Tap" where Fr John O'Connor spoke to students in a university pub about the pontificate of the Pope.  Hear his observations along with music for Palm Sunday of a recording from a Catholic youth choir in our Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

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We meet Debbie Garrett from Real Choices Australia.  Debbie is not a Catholic. She is a post-abortion counsellor and health researcher who recently showed a university audiencethe ways in which abortion affects the health of women. We also feature music for Lent from the Kolbe Singers,a university-based Catholic choral ensemble.

FEBRUARY 2015

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We visit the Transitional Cathedral for two events involving Catholics.  We feature highlights from a service with visiting brothers from the Taizé Community in France.  We also join with the Anglican Cathedral Parish for our ecumenical Ash Wednesday service.

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We hear from two young Missionaries of God's Love.  They spoke about intentional discipleship at Arise 2014.  We feature highlights of their talks along with music from the Catholic Discipleship College in Auckland.

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JANUARY 2015

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