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Year In Review

Year In Review

Thanks to your ongoing faithful support, Spirit FM has been busy this year. Learn more about what we've been up to!

A Match Made at Spirit FM

A Match Made at Spirit FM

We've got some big news to share! Two of our favorite people in the whole world are getting hitched!

Gobble Gram Your Neighbor

Gobble Gram Your Neighbor

A great way to pass the gratitude this November is by surprising someone with a Gobble Gram! It's fun and easy.

Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa denies White House firing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa denies she was fired from her job at the White House - and she's teasing that she has stories to tell about what she's seen and heard there....

Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year, two Republicans said Thursday, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses....

Putin: US hurts itself with invented Trump collusion case

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system....

Fertility doctor faces judge for lying about using own sperm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators....

Ohio high court shields full au

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members....

Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming....

Pope: Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them

By Carol GlatzROME (CNS) -- With so much suffering, poverty andexploitation in the world, missionary work must also include reaching out topeople whose hearts are closed to receiving immigrants and refugees, PopeFrancis told Jesuits in Myanmar."Unfortunately, in Europe there are countries thathave chosen to close their borders. The most painful thing is that to take sucha decision they had to close their hearts," he said during a privateaudience Nov. 29 in the chapel of the archbishop's house in Yangon. "Our missionary work must also reach those heartsthat are closed to the reception of others," he told 31 Jesuits fromdifferent parts of Asia and Australia, who are based in Myanmar. The Rome-based Jesuit-run journal, La Civilta Cattolica,published a transcript Dec. 14 from the private meeting in Myanmar and thepope's private meeting Dec. 1 at the apostolic nunciature in Dhaka with Jesuitsbased in Bangladesh.In both meetings, the pope listened to and answered theircomments, concerns ...

Pope thanks his envoy to UN for promoting Vatican viewpoint

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday thanked his envoy to the United Nations in New York for all the hard work he is doing to raise the Holy See’s concerns regarding urgent issues and policies that have a direct impact on mankind.He was receiving in audience Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, who was in the Vatican to update the Pope on ongoing work.Speaking to Vatican Radio immediately after the audience, Archbishop Auza told Linda Bordoni that it was really him thanking the Pope “for making his work easy: I just have to cite him and then elaborate on what he says to make our position clear!”Listen:  The Archbishop said that during their conversation the Pope expressed appreciation for the work of the Holy See Mission at the UN and said he is aware of the demanding kind of work it is and of the challenges faced in certain questions.Treaty on Nuclear Weapons“I thanked him for ha...

Pope meets Evangelical leaders to discuss religious freedom

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Thursday with leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance who were in Rome to discuss closer cooperation with the Catholic Church, especially regarding issues of religious freedom.The WEA is a network of Protestant Churches in 129 nations representing more than 600 million evangelical Christians worldwide. Its secretary general, Bishop Efraim Tendero, was leading the delegation to the papal audience and for talks with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.He talked to Philippa Hitchen about his hopes for strengthening practical cooperation with Catholics in countries around the globe..Bishop Efraim said he is bringing to the Pope a “call for closer partnership” in protecting religious freedom, promoting the distribution of bibles and addressing social justice issues. “We want to see this world to be a place where peace, justice and righteousness reign”, he says, “where everyone has a decent standard of ...

Vatican Weekend for December 16th , 2017

Vatican Weekend for December 16, 2017 features a report on the surprisingly large number of lonely people who have nobody with whom to spend Christmas, the origins of the tradition of making nativity scenes and where you can find a relic of the Christ Child’s crib in Rome and the latest in a series of reflections for this Advent season prepared by Monsignor William Millea.Listen to this program produced and presented by Susy Hodges:   

Thought of the Day

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.

Matthew 11:29

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