Show Notes for Thursday, 3/18/2021

Happy feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem!

Today is Day 2 of our 3 day Lenten pledge drive! We're looking to raise $100,000 between now and Friday, and we need your help to do it! The Son Rise Morning Show is a listener-supported production of Sacred Heart Radio, so if you appreciate waking up with us every morning, please consider a gift to help us out; you can donate here.

Why are we asking for $100,000? Two main reasons: First, we're facing a possible large expense involving our broadcasting signal that could cost as much as $40,000. Second, Summer will be here before you know it, and especially since many of us didn't go on vacation last year, we're anticipating that everyone will be taking off this year! And with many of our regular listeners out of town for three months, our support could really dry up, and we want to build up our reserves so we don't start the Fall with a major deficit.

Again, we couldn't do any of this without you! You could perhaps consider a pledge of $14 a month for the 14 years that the Son Rise Morning Show has been on the air, but really, anything helps! Give here.

And we know it's been a tough year for many of us, so if you can't give financially, please consider saying a special prayer for us today, through the intercession of St. Patrick, for the success of our Lenten pledge drive!

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On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk more about the powerful witness of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a 4th century Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Steven Howard of In Defense of Christians with updates on the latest involving Christian persecution in Turkey, Dr. Jim Schroeder on how obsession with drama can harm our spiritual lives, and pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on the benefits of family therapy. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...

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Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Steven Howard is online at indefenseofchristians.org.

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.

Dr. John Bergsma is online at Franciscan.edu.

Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.

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A prayer through the intercession of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Strengthen, O God, your Church in the sacraments of your grace, that we, in union with the teaching and prayers of your servant Cyril of Jerusalem, may enter more fully into your Paschal mystery; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.