Following the weekly reflection and discussion, Jeff & Lincoln launch into an extended discussion about the Common Core state standards, including a quick recap of the presentations that were done at the Ottawa-Glandorf School Board meeting on Monday, March 3rd. They also provide information about opting out your children from Common Core testing.
Catch encore broadcasts of the show on Friday, Mar 7 at 2pm and Saturday, Mar 8 at 7pm!
This is our best discussion of Common Core yet!
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Here is a link to an article that we mentioned last night (Mar 4, 2014) on the Holy Family Radio LIVE show. This articles publishes the full text of a letter sent all US Bishops on Oct 16, 2013 denouncing the Common Core State Standards as doing “a grave disservice to Catholic education”.
132 scholars from varying disciplines and institutions signed it, including Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University of Steubenville.
We have another great show is in store for you in this episode of the Catholic Playlist. As you know this is the show that plays the best and some of the very newest contemporary Christian music available today from Catholic artists. This is music you won’t hear in too many other places but we’re working to change that!
This week we’ve got a great lineup of artists for you in this show and it’s really quite an eclectic group. We’ve got Sarah Hart, Steve Angrisano, Ike Ndolo, Danielle Rose, Full Armor Band, John Tibbs, Foundnation and more. And this week we’ll introduce you to Benedictio our featured new artist this week. Their debut will be in our second segment so stay with us for that.
Catch the Catholic Playlist show on WJTA 88.9FM this Friday, Feb 28 at 10pm and again Saturday, Mar 1 at 8pm or listen below:
This week we want to know your answer to this question: Has your personal playlist changed since you discovered and listened to the Catholic Playlist show? In other words, are you listening to new artists and music that you never knew about before? If so, tell us about it! Post a comment here or send us an email telling us how your playlist has changed since you started listening to the show. Our email address is email@example.com.
After an unexpected week off, Jeff & Lincoln return to the studio for another great Holy Family Radio LIVE show. Following the Scripture reflection, they provided an update on the local activity regarding Common Core and discuss again why you need to understand what Common Core means and why it is not good for our children.
Catch the encore broadcasts of the show on Friday, Feb 28 at 2pm and Saturday, Mar 1 at 7pm!
Jeff runs down the long list of local events going on for Lent for listeners to enrich their faith and Lent preparations, and they discuss the upcoming Spring Radiothon fundraiser, including the announcement of not 1 but 2 concert events during the Radiothon!
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St. Nicholas/Holy Family Youth Group is hosting a Pasta Dinner tomorrow, Thursday, February 27th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Parish Center in Miller City to benefit Randy Wenzinger as he continues to recover from a liver transplant. They will have Chicken Alfredo with Penne Noodles, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese, Lasagna, salad, drinks, freshly baked bread, and an assortment of desserts. Cost is by donation and carryouts are available!
Ready for another great playlist of contemporary Christian music? Once again the Catholic Playlist show searched, selected and now plays the best and some of the very newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists. Why? Because it’s great music AND nobody else is playing it – especially on the radio! And we’ve heard from many listeners that they are, quite literally, blown away by the quality of the music and how little most people know about these artists. And it’s our mission to change that! So who will you discover today on the Catholic Playlist show?
Catch the Catholic Playlist show on WJTA 88.9FM this Friday, Feb 21 at 10pm and again Saturday, Feb 22 at 8pm.
Stick around for the entire show and you’ll hear songs from Kara Klein, Tori Harris, New Name, Jackie Francois, a double shot of Matt Maher, Delmore, Connor Flanagan and a few others, including our featured new artist to the show Lee Roessler. You’ll hear his song ‘So Small’ in the our second segment.
Enjoy the music and don’t forget to tell your friends and followers about the Catholic Playlist show!
St Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio is pleased to host a live full-day Seminar with Jeff Cavins on March 8, 2014 from 9am to 3pm at the main church located at 750 Bright Road. The seminar is created from Ascension Press’ “Walking Towards Eternity” Program where participants are encouraged to put their faith into practice and dare to walk the walk.
Jeff Cavins, creator of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program and the Director of Archbishop Harry J Flynn Catechetical Institute, will address common challenges and show how to enter into a dialogue with God through Scripture. Through prayer, reflection, guidance, and the aid of the Holy Spirit, this seminar will introduce to you the spiritual practices that will show you how to engage life’s difficulties and advance toward the goal of union with Christ. It is a program of self-examination, discovery, challenge, and transformation.
“Our goal is to help Catholics make real and lasting changes in their lives, changes that come as a result of putting into practice foundational virtues such as humility and faithfulness,” says Jeff Cavins. “By encouraging an action step as a response to the instruction, participants are in a sense held accountable. This is what makes this study so unique and effective.”
Part inspirational talk, part hands-on workshop, Jeff will lead you through core elements of the Walking Toward Eternity program. If you are ready to make real changes in your life, if you are ready to be more like Christ, don’t miss this event.
Register online at www.findlaystmichael.org (registration link is on the home page) or call Geri Leibfarth at 419-422-2646 for further details.
Who will you discover today in this episode of the Catholic Playlist show? This is a special St Valentine’s Day edition of the Catholic Playlist show – this show is being released on February 14th, St Valentine’s Day in the US and many countries around the world, and so all of the songs in this show will have ‘Love’ in the title. We play songs from Jackie Francois, Full Armor Band, Matt Maher, L’Angelus, Mike Mangione & the Union, and Sarah Kroger among many others.
Catch this show Friday Feb 14 at 10pm and again on Saturday Feb 15 at 8pm!
Enjoy this special show ‘love’ themed show!
Following our opening segment of prayer and Scripture reflection, we get to the heart of the matter in our second segment about the Common Core State Standards which almost took us to the end of the show. Jeff and Lincoln engage in a frank discussion about an article published in the newest edition of the Catholic Chronicle and how the leadership of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Toledo expect Common Core to affect them and students. At the heart of the matter is how do our Catholic schools intend to continue their stated mission of providing a solid and practical Catholic identity to their students, and whether or not they can be successful in this effort within or without Common Core. This is an important show and we encourage everyone to research the Common Core standards from all points of view and educate yourself and ask questions.
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Below are links to the article published in the February 7, 2014 edition of the Catholic Chronicle, the official periodical of the Diocese of Toledo, that writes about the Common Core State Standards and how it is expected to affect the Catholic Schools in the Toledo Diocese.
Read the Catholic Chronicle article: Catholic Schools Pilot New Educational Standards
This article features a link to the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative, a group that was formed in June 2012 to do the following:
To assist Catholic schools with enhancing Catholic identity integrated into the curriculum, the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII) has been launched as a collaborative project involving Catholic universities, corporations and sponsors invested in Catholic education, and the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
The Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative has two goals:
The ‘sponsors’ of this group can be found here. We encourage you to research these groups and consider if they are positioned to provide an authentic Catholic identity.
In addition, there is a link to an article written by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that the CCCII uses as a testimonial of their efforts. We encourage you to compare/contrast this article with the one from the Catholic Chronicle.
Finally, a link to a document titled Catholic Identity in the Common Core from the Office of Catechesis in the Diocese of Toledo is included. All 7 points on page 1 are excellent standards. We encourage you to review pages 2 & 3 with an eye towards whether or not YOU could meet the expectations outlined for each of the 7 points.