St. FrancisThe Pastor’s Perspective

Father James Conlon
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ann Arbor

Hear The Pastor’s Perspective every
Wednesday at 9:40 AM on 1290 AM & online at www.1290WLBY.com,
tackling the big topics of the day from a Catholic viewpoint.
Father Conlon joins us each week to discuss
current events and topics in context with Catholic doctrine, ideas, and beliefs.

 

Father Conlon

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
2250 East Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Ph:  734.769/2550
Web:  www.StFrancisA2.com

 


March 30, 2016

The Persecution of Christians

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Earlier this year a watchdog group that advocates for Christians reported that last year was the most violent for Christians in modern history.


March 23, 2016

Urbi et Orbi from Ann Arbi

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

An Easter Message and the story of the Cross, the Tomb, and the Resurrection.


March 9, 2016

How to Pray

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

You clasp your hands, close your eyes, and then what? Fr. James gives us tips on how to quiet your mind and talk to God.


March 2, 2016

Protecting Our Children

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Winning an Oscar for Best Picture, the movie Spotlight chronicles how the Boston Globe uncovered the child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. What the movie doesn’t portray is what the Church has done to try and ensure it never happens again.


February 24, 2016

Decline in Denominations

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Do you attend church each week? Opinion research firms have reported that church attendance is reported by individuals at around 40%, but it could be even lower.


February 17, 2016

Could This Be Humanity’s Last Century?

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Seth Shostak, Director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, argues that artificial intelligence and designer babies could lead to the end of humanity.


February 10, 2016

The Oscars, Diversity, & the Church

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

A lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations has Hollywood in an uproar. Fr. James weighs in on the controversy and reflects on race and humanity.


February 3, 2016

What Is Lent?

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Lent is a time of penance and prayer.



January 27, 2016

Catholic Schools Week

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Come explore the value of a Catholic education.



January 20, 2016

Resolutions

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

When resolving to make a change in your life there are ways to ensure you aren’t setting-up yourself for failure.


 

December 31, 2015

Ann Arbor in Rome

Father James Conlon, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

As they get ready to perform for Pope Francis, the Middle School Choir from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is touring Rome and enjoying an incredible educational experience. Fr. James talks with us, as he travels on a bus with the school children and their families.

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December 23, 2015

The Christmas Story

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Glad tidings of great joy!  Father James recounts the birth of Jesus Christ and the significance of Christmas.

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December 16, 2015

What Happens When We Die?

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

With different religions believing different viewpoints about death and the afterlife, what can we expect to happen when we die? Fr. James looks to the Bible for the answer.

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December 9, 2015

Do Our Pets Go To Heaven?

For many of us our pets are important members of our family, and when they pass the grief can be overwhelming. Will we be reunited with our furry friends one day?

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December 2, 2015

A Season of Stress

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

As we enter into this most Holy season, Fr. James helps us to better handle the challenges that the season often brings and reminds us of the meaning of Christmas.

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November 25, 2015

Religion in a Secular World

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Whatever happened to ‘One Nation Under God’?

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November 18, 2015

Terrorism, Refugees & the Enemy Within

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Are there enemies within the refugees seeking safe haven? Should the terrorism tragedy in Paris be a wake-up call for the U.S.A.? President Obama insists that ‘slamming the door’ on Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS is a betrayal of American values. But shouldn’t we protect our own country first?

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November 11, 2015

The End Times

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

When is the end of time? It could come at any time, but are we ready?

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November 4, 2015

Abortion

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Calling it our hidden holocaust, Father James discusses the humanity and politics of abortion.

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October 28, 2015

Are There Really Ghosts?

Father James Conlon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

There will be plenty of little ghosts and goblins roaming our neighborhoods this weekend, but how present is the spirit world in our earthly endeavors?

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October 21, 2015

Election Season

Father Conlon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Father Conlon joins us this week to discuss faith and politics

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October 14, 2015

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Father Conlon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

How do you show mercy to those who have done wrong?

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October 7, 2015

Gay Marriage

Father James Conlon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The controversy over a county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples sets-up a soulful struggle between conscience, faith, and the law.
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September 30, 2015

Reflecting on the Pope’s U.S. Visit

Fr. James Conlon, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church</strong>

In this inaugural edition of The Pastor’s Perspective, Fr. James addresses conservatives who take issue with Pope Francis’s position on climate change, poverty and redistribution of wealth.

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