Friday, April 20, 2007

OTU #35 - The Tragedy at Virginia Tech; A Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness

A Challenge: Seek out random acts of kindness!

In this episode, we discuss the sad events at Virginia Tech, where a student, turned gunman, killed over 30 people. Our hearts and our prayers go out to everyone affected.

In a world where tragedies like this seem to happen every day, we challenge our listeners to seek out and perform random acts of kindness. Just one a day to see how even little things can change the world for the better. Will you accept the challenge? Tell us how you do by emailing us at onthe [at]

This Week's Trivia Question: Pope Benedict recently celebrated his birthday. How old is he? Send your answers via email to ontheu [at] before the end of April to be entered into our monthly drawing for $10 on the iTunes store.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tragedy at Virginia Tech

As someone who spends every day on a college campus, usually a place somewhat sheltered from the realities of the outside world, I am finding it very difficult to grasp the tragedy that has struck the Virginia Tech community.

So much pain is caused by violent deaths, of any kind, but those of young people are particularly awful. So much potential good that these lives might have provided our world is now gone.

Please pray for all those who were killed, their families, friends, and especially the entire college community.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And may perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Friday, April 13, 2007

OTU #34 - Happy Easter! Confirmation; Ultimate Frisbee; Hiatus

St. Therese Church - Collinsville, Oklahoma

Happy Easter! In this episode, we reflect on our Easter celebrations. Alex is back to talk about his first few days as a full-fledged Catholic.

Our big activity this weekend is our participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This is a great activity that raises not only money but awareness of cancer and what is being done to cure it. See the following link for more information:

American Cancer Society - Relay for Life

Music in this episode from the Podsafe Music Network at
Love Will Find You There - The Sky Project

This Week's Trivia Question: What is the name given to the popular devotion associated with the Second Sunday of Easter, and who is the saint associated with it? Send your answers to us at ontheu [at] before the end of April in order to be entered in our monthly contest.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

OTU #33 - The Meaning of Easter, An Agape Dinner, Alex Is Joining the Church

In this episode we discuss the meaning of Easter with a special "Ask Padre" segment. Fr. Stuart joins us to tell us why Easter is important and how it is observed liturgically in the Church.

Our friend Alex, a freshman at the University of Tulsa, is joining the Church at our Easter Sunday Mass. We talk with him about his RCIA experiences and his anticipation of taking Holy Communion.

This Week's Trivia Question: What is the meaning of the word "agape" and from what language is it. Email your answers to us at ontheu [at] before the end of April to be included in our monthly drawing.

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