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Arlington Catholic Herald
16 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Will Catholic Gil Hodges make it to the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Staff Writer Zoey Maraist interviews Catholic Athletes for Christ's Kevin O'Malley, a parishioner of St. Veronica Church in Chantilly, about his organization's new documentary, "Soul of a Champion: The Gil Hodges Story."
25 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Catholic movie critics give their 2021 Oscars predictions
The Arlington Catholic Herald gets ready for the Oscars, which will be broadcast on ABC April 25, 8 p.m. EDT. Managing Editor Ann Augherton and co-host Catholic Review Editor Christopher Gunty talk with two Catholic movie experts – John Mulderig of Catholic News Service and Daughter of St. Paul Sr. Rose Pacatte – about how the pandemic affected moviegoing in 2020. We get the experts’ takes on each of the nominees for Best Picture and get their prediction on which movie will win the coveted #BestPicture #Oscar.
9 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 15: Meet the 2020 Herald Angels!
An interview with Rob and Deb Stevens of St. William of York Church in Stafford, who were voted by the Catholic Herald staff as the paper's 2020 Herald Angels for their charitable works of service this year.
5 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Paul VI students talk about their new Chantilly campus
St. Paul VI Catholic High School moved from its Fairfax location to a brand new campus in Chantilly. Listen to students talk about their favorite features of the new school.
18 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 13: Families struggle with COVID-19 restrictions in care facilities
Staff writer Leslie Miller talks with Susan Infeld, parish nurse at St. John Neumann Church in Reston, about the challenges faced by families whose loved ones are inaccessible in senior care facilities locked down for months because of COVID-19.
18 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 12: How your parish can go solar
Staff Writer Zoey Maraist talks to Page Gravely of Catholic Energies, a company that consults with local parishes on how they can install solar panels. Hear them talk about how solar energy and going green is in line with Catholic teaching!
6 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 11: Behind-the-scenes at this year's Ordinations
Acting Editor Ann Augherton and Staff Writer Zoey Maraist discuss the ordinations, this year livestreamed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Hear how safety precautions were the backdrop as five men were ordained to the priesthood for the Arlington Diocese June 6 and get a glimpse of the June 13 ordination to the transitional diaconate.
5 minutes | May 15, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 10: Recycling burnt-out altar candles for at-home worship
A group of Eucharistic ministers from St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax repurpose old altar candles and give them to homebound parishioners to aid their at-home worship and prayer life.
17 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 9: Stories of hope during a pandemic
Deacon Peter McShurley, who assisted at the Easter Vigil, and Mary Aquino, who painted a portrait of a health care worker praying, join the show through long-distance interviews. See the painting: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonCatholicHerald/photos/a.237682523272/10159294593483273/?type=3&theater https://www.catholicherald.com/News/Local_News/Truths_of_Easter_unchanged_by_crisis,_Bishop_says_on_Vigil_livestream/
14 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 8: Behind the scenes of the Catholic Herald's virtual newsroom
Every member of the Catholic Herald staff is working from home during this time of quarantine. Acting Editor Ann M. Augherton takes you behind the scenes to show you how our staff has adapted to bring you informative and inspiring news during the coronavirus pandemic.
17 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 7: Top tips for tracing your Irish roots
Learn how to research and preserve your family history with Dave Miller, an expert in Irish genealogy.
6 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 6: Taize-style prayer: candlelight services and simple, repetitive chant
St. John Neumann Church in Reston has for years been hosting Taize prayer services, though lately they have been held more frequently. These candlelight services are highlighted by their beautiful music. Take a listen for yourself. Taize prayer finds following at St. John Neumann Church in Reston
10 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 5: Teen shares her love of the saints with colorful illustrations — and now a book
At 16, Rebecca Pohlmeier paid for WorkCamp by opening her own Etsy shop, "GloryBePrints." Now she's released a board book for toddlers with Our Sunday Visitor.
16 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 4: Michael Flach, editor, shares thoughts on the Catholic press at retirement
Longtime Catholic Herald Editor and General Manager Michael F. Flach will retire Feb. 28. He shares his journey in the Catholic press, service to the four bishops of Arlington, and some exciting things that happened along the way. He also shares why Catholic news matters.
32 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 3: Couple finds their 'Way' to marriage along Camino de Santiago
For Karla and Jason De Los Reyes, preparing for their new life together involved a literal journey — traveling 74 miles on foot along the Camino de Santiago in the days leading up to their wedding in Spain. Couple finds their 'Way' to marriage along the Camino de Santiago
32 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 2: Catholic movie critics give their Oscars predictions
The 92nd Academy Awards are coming up, and that means people are scrambling to watch all the Oscar-nominated films. In this episode, Managing Editor Ann Augherton talks with two acclaimed Catholic film critics to get their take on which films might win Oscars, including "The Two Popes." They also talk Oscar snubs and movie recommendations. On the phone: Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, Director for the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles John Mulderig, Assistant Director for Media Reviews at Catholic News Service in New York City
9 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
S. 4, Ep. 1: Blind hockey
Charlie Mitchell, a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria, is enjoying the sport he loves — even after losing his vision. Here's what it's like to play blind hockey. Blind hockey gives Alexandria Catholic a shot to play
7 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
S. 3, Ep. 39: Meet our 2019 Herald Angel
In the spirit of the season, the Catholic Herald asked readers to nominate a volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond to help others as our first-ever "Herald Angel." Rich Rouck, selected by our staff from more than a dozen nominations, is a volunteer driver for the transportation ministry at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale. Find out more about his outreach in this episode.
4 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
S. 3, Ep. 38: The true story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
In 1939, Robert May was 35 years old, heavily in debt and depressed about the state of his life. He had an Ivy League education and had hoped to write the Great American Novel — but was instead writing catalog copy about men's white shirts for Montgomery Ward. Then he got the assignment that changed his life. Here's the true story behind the Christmas classic, "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer." More: Rudolph to the rescue: The triumph of an under-deer
5 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
S. 3, Ep. 37: Fifteen-year-old piano player composes four-part 'Mass of the Resurrection'
A local teenager has written music that has been officially approved for use in the Catholic Mass. Matthew Brown, 15, a parishioner at St. Mark Church in Vienna, has played piano for Masses at the church since he was in sixth grade. Brown recently composed the “Mass of the Resurrection,” a four-part Mass setting, and St. Mark’s has started using his music for Masses. More: Vienna teen writes original Mass music
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