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Have You Experienced the Power of Confession?

Most of us have received the Sacrament of Confession (also known as the Sacrament of Reconciliation). Most likely numerous times. It’s an awesome gift given by Jesus to His Church, administered through the ministry of Her ordained priests, who act In Persona Christi, or, in the Person of Christ. It’s easy to take this gift of God’s unending mercy for granted. On Friday, as we commemorate the suffering and death of the Lord, which He endured to bring us forgiveness and salvation, Jerry and Debbie want to hear from you about how you have truly experienced the power of Confession in your life. Maybe there have been times when you were so burdened by your sins that you became discouraged or despondent. But after going to Confession, you emerged a new man or woman, elated that Jesus promises us forgiveness, not once, not twice, but seventy times seven times. As always, what you share on the show could be just what many need to hear in order to return to the sacrament they left behind some time ago.


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Living Together Before Marriage

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We always like to tackle topics suggested by the Take 2 family.  Robin, one of our listeners, wrote in and requested, I would love to hear about how people feel about living together before marriage. I’d like to know if couples who did live together before marriage are happy they did it or wish they hadn’t. I’m personally against it but my daughter did it and my son is leaning toward doing it. He says it’s to save money but I still think it’s a bad idea. So, on Thursday we will be discussing cohabitation.  We will talk about what the Church teaches on this and also what the culture has so easily accepted.  Please call in and share if you had lived with your spouse prior to marriage.  How did you feel about it?  What did your family say?  Do you think it helped or hindered the life of the relationship? What is shared will certainly benefit other souls and that is precisely why we are willing to have this conversation. 1-833-288-3986


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Are You Inspired By the Martyrs?

Throughout the Church’s history, there have been countless men and women who have laid down their lives for the sake of Jesus and His Church. This, of course, goes all the way back to the earliest days of Christianity. Wednesday (July 8) is the day the Church celebrates the memory and glorious martyrdom of seven sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who, according to http://www.catholicsaints.info were all beheaded on July 9, in one of the periodic crackdowns against foreign missionaries in China. The sisters were sent to the Shanxi diocese to serve the poor in hospitals, and care for the unwanted or others who were destitute in orphanages. They were

Is there someone whose devotion to the faith led them to give up their earthly life in an act of martyrdom. There are lots and lots of them, so you shouldn’t have difficulty calling and sharing who that is (or who they are) on Wednesday’s show.


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Inadvertent Embarrassing Moments

Have you ever said or done something, only to soon realize that it was a faux pas of sorts? It could be that you cut into a line of people waiting for a particular service, not realizing that they were all waiting until someone pointed it out to you. Perhaps you made comments about someone, only to learn later that the person you were talking to is related to them. On Tuesday, Jerry and Debbie invite your takes on how you handled these inadvertent embarrassing moments. Jerry has a real doozy to share that actually involves Pope Francis. Don’t miss the show!


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A Look at America’s Independence

On Friday, Jerry and Debbie will offer you a pre-recorded program with guest Bill Federer. He helps us better understand the founding of the United States, the many challenges and changes that have taken place along the way, and the tumult we are experiencing in 2020. You don’t want to miss this conversation!


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Have You Had a “Job” Period In Life?

On Thursday, Jerry and Debbie want to hear from you if you have ever been tested severely by life’s circumstances. This topic was suggested by a YouTube viewer named Mary. We’re using as our point of departure the incredible story of Job in the Old Testament, which describes Job as “blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil.” Yet, God permitted all that Job had to come under Satan’s power (except Satan was forbidden to lay a hand on Job himself). Job – the innocent man who suffered so much – loses most of his family, his servants, his land and his livestock. For his patience and acceptance of suffering, without cursing God, Job is eventually given twice as much as he had before. Have you suffered tremendously? Were you able to gracefully accept those circumstances? Has your relationship with God been put to the test as a result? Let’s have another inspiring conversation on Thursday’s show.


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Whom or What Are You Praying For?

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The first live show of the month is dedicated to prayer.  Please call, text or email your prayer requests/intentions in to the show on Wednesday. We also would like you to share any and all praise reports with us as well.  Beginning July 1st, we will be asking those interested to join us in a dedicated 6 month prayer and fasting commitment for our nation.  We have always believed in the power of prayer!  Our world needs us to pray and fast now more than ever!  Let’s prove we are a family and really devote ourselves to some intense prayer!  God will certainly hear us because we have showed up together! 1-833-288-3986


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Are You Able to Vacation This Summer?

Many states have been reopening following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Yet, almost on cue, some states are reversing course and preparing for another shutdown. As Catholic Christians, we know that leisure is an important part of life, in order to get refreshed and renewed. But this summer is unlike any in recent memory. Have you already taken a vacation this year? If so, how was it similar, and how was it different, from years past. If you haven’t been on vacation yet, how are you planning in light of how things are still going with the pandemic? That’s our conversation on Tuesday’s show. Join us with your take at 833-288-3986.


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Overlooked In The News

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We are all probably well aware of the news that reaches the mainstream media these days.  But there are countless news stories, equally as important, that never get past the local arena.  Some of these stories may circulate on social media but seem to die off rather quickly after a new event occurs.  On Take 2, we want you to share with us those stories that have received little or no media coverage but may be of direct interest to us as Christians.  Please call us at, 1-833-288-3986.