Thursday, February 22, 2007

OTU #28 - Student Lenten Practices, How do YOU Pray?

In this episode, a variety of students talk about their personal Lenten practices. We also discuss our own prayers lives and what works best for us.

Things get a little crazy during our "This Week at Newman" segment, but we hope you enjoy it.

This Week's Trivia Question: Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion, particularly during Lent. On Good Friday, the Pope often leads Stations of the Cross in what famous Roman monument? Email us your answer at onthe [at] Deadline to answer is 28-February-2007. We'll have our drawing during our March 1st episode.

Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear how your are observing Lent, or what special activities your parish, church, or other ministry are having. Please email us or send us an audio file.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

OTU #27 - What about Ash Wednesday?, Social Justice Part 2

Ash Wednesday - February 21st

Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday. Hear what the students know about it and catch up on all the other news at the Newman Center. We also have part #2 of our Social Justice Series. We talk about two more themes, "Community and the Common Good", and, "Rights and Responsibilities."

This Week's Trivia Question: What is the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? Send your answers to ontheu [at] Deadline to answer is February 28, 2007.

Music in this episode:
Be With Me - Matt Wessel
Check out Matt's website and learn all about his "Concerts for Life" by visiting his website by clicking here. Thanks Matt for letting us use your music!

Thanks for listening! Send us your comments, suggestions, ideas, and news by emailing us or leaving a comment here on the blog!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Hi folks!

I had to make some changes to the blog to correct a problem it was having. It caused a side-effect I didn't know about, mainly that it changed the publish date on each of the previous episodes. So, you might see this in how episodes are reported in iTunes, etc. If you're an email subscriber, you might be getting emails about old episodes.

I apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. If I can figure out just what I did, I promise not to do it again!


Friday, February 09, 2007

OTU #26 - Preparing for Lent, Social Justice Part 1

In this week's episode, we begin talking about Lent and the ways that Catholics prepare for Easter. We also have a new segment about the Church's Social Justice Teachings. In part 1 of this series, we discuss "human dignity."

This Week's Trivia Question: What is the origin of the word "lent" in English? Email us your answers by 28-Feb-2007 to be included in this month's drawing!

Thanks for listening to "On the U"! We appreciate your emails and comments. Please tell your friends about us.

Links to some of the topics mentioned in this episode:
Operation Rice Bowl - Catholic Relief Services
Themes of Catholic Social Teaching - USCCB
Praystation Portable Podcast - SQPN

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Friday, February 02, 2007

OTU #25 - Let's Celebrate!

We made it to episode #25 and we're celebrating. OK, we're in a bit of a silly mood during this episode, but we talk about what we've done in our first 25 episodes and a little bit more about ourselves.

We end this episode with some more music by our very own Pat Padley. Listen to "Family Time" from his album, Embodiment.

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This Week's Trivia Question: What secret project does Steve have for the monkey pictured above? OK, this really isn't a trivia question, so everyone who submits an interesting theory about the monkey will be entered in the February drawing. Deadline to submit a theory: 28-Feb-07.

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