TCC Radio: Keeping the Faith in the Catholic Church | NPR

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John Carr

John Carr, former top policy advisor for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops speaks with Michel Martin about his time lobbying on Capitol Hill and why he feels “politically homeless”.

“For me the question is: What did you do for the least of these?”

Listen to the whole interview here: Keeping the Faith in the Catholic Church

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TCC Radio: Not Without Our Son | Snap Judgement

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 “I am this boy’s mother. I’m here for as long as it takes.”

The Snap Judgement episode, “One of Our Own” is about the different ways people create that special alchemy called family.  The entire program is excellent. We especially recommend this story about an adoptive mother’s struggle to get her son out of Ukraine. Listen to it here: Not Without Our Son

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TCC Playlist: Jesus Gave Me Water by Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke was born to sing. The son of a Baptist minister, and one of eight children, he got his start singing in church.  He later sang with the gospel group the Soul Stirrers, and eventually crossed over to popular music.  Arguably the most important soul singer in history, even as a pop star, Cooke continued to be a voice for peace and justice with songs about the Civil Rights movement like “A Change is Gonna Come.” One of our favorites is “Jesus Gave Me Water”. Listen after the jump:

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Prayers and Action for Immigrants

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immigrants crossing the US Mexico border

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is currently lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform. Between 1892 and 1997 the United States deported 2.1 million people.  By the end of next year the Obama administration will have deported that many in just six years. Thousands of children born in the United States have been thrown into foster care, and families are being torn apart.  When Jesus is asked in Matthew 25 who will get into heaven, he offers these criteria,

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

You can send an electronic postcard to your senators and representatives showing your support for immigration reform at the USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants website. In addition, prayers for migrants and refugees from Catholic Household Blessing and Prayers after the jump:

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