Friday, November 30, 2007

OTU #58 - Simulcast with Busted Halo Cast!


Our first ever "simulcast"! At the invitation of the good folks at the Busted Halo Cast, we joined Mike Hayes and Fr. Dave Dwyer for a fun episode via Skype.

Here's what we talked about:

Question: How do we know the bible is true?
Next we tried to stump Fr Dave and Mike with Catholic Trivia.
Pat and Kristin talked about how they are preparing for Advent.
In their "Coming Attractions" segment we got a sneak preview of the Gospel reading for this weekend's First Sunday of Advent.

If you don't know much about Busted Halo, you should check them out, seriously. Just go to www.bustedhalo.com. You can get a free BustedHalo t-shirt or CD just for calling their listener line with your questions of faith: (917) 591-8476.

We'd love to hear from you too! Drop us a line at onthe [at] gmail.com or call our feedback line at 918-919-0456.

Thanks so much for listening! Have a blessed Advent and if you're a student preparing for final exams, we'll be praying for you!

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OTU #57 - Exams Are Coming!; The Meaning of Advent; Good News; Healthy Holiday Eating



Final are coming! The stress level is rising and the students are finally finding their textbooks. Kristin and Pat talk about their upcoming exams and strategies for dealing with the stress.

In a new "Question of Faith" segment, we talk about the meaning of Advent. How to reflect on the birth of Christ during the Nativity and the promise of his Second Coming!

We have the first edition of a new "Good News of the Week" segment. We search the world for good news of people acting virtuously in a world full of turmoil. In this edition we report on the Niall Mellon Township Trust from Ireland. This wonderful organization builds many homes in South Africa for people desperately needing housing.

Want to know more, check out this link.
Niall Mellon Township Trust

Our "Good Student" segment returns with our views on how to eat healthy during the holidays. Here are some simple suggestions for keeping an eye on the calories.

Thanks so much for listening to "On the U"! Please leave us feedback by emailing us at onthe [at] gmail.com or call our feed back line at 918-919-0456.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

OTU #56 - 2007's 'What are you thankful for?'; Family Relations When You Come Home From School


In this episode, we review last week's "Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner." A great time was had by all!.

We had quite a bit of feedback for our 2nd annual "What are you thankful for?" appeal. We're very thankful for everyone who took the time to tell us about the good things in their lives.

In our "Good Student" segment, we talk about family relations, that is, how to handle the stresses that often occur when you come home from school after a long period. Communication is the key!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and thanks for listening to "On the U" - the College Catholic podcast.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

OTU #55 - Mexican Food; Managing Money; Non-Catholic Parents


In this episode Pat, Elizabeth and Steve travel to the local Taco Cabana restaurant. Over dinner we discuss an important issue for all college students: managing money! Hear our 'non-professional' advice for taking care of your bank account in our 'Good Student' segment.

In our 'Question of Faith' segment, back in the studio, we talk about the problems and opportunities that come from having a parent of a different faith than your own.

If you have questions, comments, or an idea for our "Question of Faith" segment, please email us at ontheu [a.t.] gmail.com or leave us a message on our feedback line at +1-918-919-0456.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

OTU #54 - Falling Leaves; Saints and Souls; A Monastery Visit


It's finally Fall in Oklahoma and the leaves are beginning to drop. Pat and Steve begin this episode with a walk across campus for coffee on a chilly night.

Last week in the Church we commemorated All Saints and All Souls Days. Throughout the month of November we keep a Book of Remembrance, listing the names of our departed family and friends. We add these people to our list of intentions during each Mass celebrated at the Newman Center.

If you would like to add the name of a deceased loved one to our book, please email us at ontheu [a.t.] gmail.com and they will be remembered in our Masses.

Last weekend, Pat traveled to St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison, Kansas to visit his brother Nick, who is a new postulant there. Pat was able to record a little bit during his visit and a short interview with his brother about monastic life. To learn more about St. Benedict's Abbey, click here.

Do you like words games? Our latest addiction is a website that quizzes you on your vocab skills. The best part? The more words you get correct, the more rice is donated to people who really need it. Check out www.freerice.com.

Music in this episode from Magnatune.com:
Alleluia - Three Holies Church Choristers

We're still gathering "questions of faith" from our listeners to be used during some simulcasting with the good folks at the BustedHalo Cast. Send us your questions to ontheu [a.t.] gmail.com or leave a message at our feedback number at +1-918-919-0456. Mike Hayes, host of the BustedHalo Cast, has offered up two copies of his book, Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s, for our listeners. Send us something we can use and we'll put your name in for a drawing for the books.

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