Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

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Are You Caring For Someone With A Debilitating Illness?

So many people today are providing care for a parent, grandparent or other loved one who is struggling with a disease like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc. It can be very difficult, both for the person with the illness and those who are caring for them. If you’re caring for such a person, call and share your story on Wednesday with Jerry and Debbie and the world. Your experience could have a tremendous impact on someone in the same situation.


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What Would You Do Over?

It’s human nature to look in the rearview mirror as we go through life. And we often see things we kind of wish we could do over. Not necessarily because what you did turned out badly. But perhaps just because you could have done it better or differently. Share your take on this subject with Jerry and Debbie on Tuesday at Noon ET.


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What’s Your Preferred Form of Discernment?

Life is full of important decisions. Vocational choices, which job to take, how to raise your children and many others. Some things require more discernment than others. You wouldn’t pray to seek God’s will about whether to have a cheeseburger or a chicken sandwich for lunch. But the big things should always be taken to prayer. How do you prefer to ask God to know His will? Peace in your heart? Others suggesting you follow a certain path? Your dreams? Reading a Bible passage? Call with your take for Jerry and Debbie on Monday!



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The Many Gifts of St. Padre Pio


September 23rd is the feast day of St. Padre Pio.  Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie will devote the entire show in honor of his special day.  We will talk about the extraordinary life of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, his many gifts and the impact he had on so many souls.  We want you to call in and share how this wonderful mystic has been active in your faith walk.  It is no secret that Debbie loves Padre Pio and she asks him to intercede for many intentions.  With your participation, this show should be both inspiring and enlightening.   Remember, you drive the conversation.  1-800-585-9396.



The Long Reach of Saul Alinsky

On Wednesday evening, EWTN debuted a docu-drama titled, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” It was about Saul Alinsky, a self-made radical and “community organizer.” His socialist influence took root in Chicago and has spread far and wide, to the point where many American politicians – and even some in the Church – have embraced and implemented his views. Fr. Mitch Pacwa joins Jerry and Debbie to unpack the views of this man and his far-flung influence. Don’t miss it!



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Young People Then and Now

Previous generations of young people didn’t have their own nice cars, smartphones, life-like [and violent] video games, social media, etc. Times have changed. Have they changed for the better? Young people used to run around outside, build forts and tree houses, spend hours romping around the neighborhood and the countryside. Today, a great number of them are controlled by the things mentioned above. Is this good, bad or neutral for our youth? Call and share your take on Wednesday!



Why The Saints Matter

Jerry will be traveling to a Catholic radio pledge drive on Tuesday, so Debbie will be all by herself. Well, not completely alone. She’ll be joined by Jon Leonetti of Iowa Catholic Radio. They’ll talk about how we need to cultivate close relationships with the saints, who often become our “heroes.” The saints are not people who lived “a long time ago.” They are alive in Christ, just as we are. Thus, we can communicate with them and ask them to pray for us. Share your take on how you relate to the Church’s saints on Tuesday with Debbie and Jon Leonetti!



Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope.
Please intercede on my behalf. Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most.
Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request). I praise God with you and all the saints forever.
I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.