The January Carolina Catholic show is a bit different this month.   We've polled the staff and some friends of Wilmington Catholic Radio about their favorite Catholic things within the categories of Marian apparitions, saints, daily devotions or prayers, pilgrimage sites, authors and books, movies, hymns, holy days, media personalities, ways to end abortion, etc. You categories and the top ten items in each are below in the Show Notes.

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Show Notes

Top 10 Marian apparitions (approved)

    Rue du Bac: St. Catherine Laboure
    LaSalette, France
    Lourdes, France
    Pontmain, France
    Pellevoisin, France
    Knock, Ireland
    Fatima, Portugal
    Beauraing, Belgium
    Banneux, Belgium
    Kibeho, Rwanda
    Betania, Venezuela
    Akita, Japan
    Medjugorge (Vatican Committee investigating)

Top 10 favorite saints & blesseds

    Blessed JP II
    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
    St. John Vianney
    St. Mary Magdalene
    St. Pio (Padre Pio)
    St. Rita of Cascia
    St. Philomena
    St. Gianna Beretta Molla
    St. Gemma Galgani
    Blessed Anna Maria Tiagi
    Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
    Blessed Solanus Casey

Top 10 Catholic daily devotions/ Catholic prayers

    The Mass, the Eucharist
    Morning offering
    The Angelus at 6 a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m.
    The Hour of Mercy/ the Divine Mercy Chaplet
    Act of Contrition/ Examination of Conscience
    The Rosary
    Grace before and after meals
    Scripture reading
    Divine Office
    Prayer for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Top 10 pilgrimage sites for Catholics

    Rome, St. Peter’s, Esquiline Hill
    Lourdes, Paris, Rue du Bac, Nevers
    Emmitsburg, MD
    St. Anne du Beaupre
    St. John Neumann
    The Holy Land

Top 10 Catholic authors/Catholic books

    Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church
    Popes JP II and Benedict XVI
    Bishop Fulton Sheen
    Dr. Scott Hahn
    St. Louis du Montfort, True Devotion to Mary
    Dietrich von Hildebrand
    Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis)
    GK Chesterton and C.S. Lewis
    Maureen and Ted Flynn, Thunder of Justice

Top 10 Catholic movies

    The Song of Bernadette
    The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
    The Robe/Demetrius and the Gladiators
    Jesus of Nazareth
    King of Kings
    The Perfect Stranger
    Come to the Stable, The Bishop’s Wife
    The Bells of St. Mary’s
    It’s a Wonderful Life

Top 10 Catholic hymns

    Holy Ground, Total Praise (Gospel)
    Veni Jesu, Amor mi
    Gentle Woman, Quiet Light
    Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria
    My Carolina Catholic theme song: The King of Love my Shepherd is
    ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
    On Eagle’s Wings
    Be not afraid
    Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore!
    The Old Rugged Cross

Top 10 holy days of the year

    The Solemnity of Mary
    Ash Wednesday
    Good Friday
    Easter Sunday
    Ascension Thursday
    The Assumption
    All Saints Day
    All Souls Day
    The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Top 10 media personalities

    Bishop Fulton Sheen
    Pope JP II, Bishop Burbidge, Msgr. Brockman
    Mother Angelica
    Raymond Arroyo
    Father Larry Richards
    Scott Hahn
    Drew Mariani
    Sheila Liaugninas
    Staff of Catholic Answers, Tim Staples & Patrick Coffin
    Father Groeschel

Top 10 things Catholics can do to end abortion

    Sidewalk counseling
    Distribute pro-life literature
    Volunteer at your local Pregnancy Resource Center or Home for Unwed Mothers
    Donate regularly to a pro-life organization
    Wear pro-life t-shirts and clothing
    Educate yourself on all aspects of the pro-life movement.  
    Organize a diaper drive for your local Pregnancy Resource Center.  
    Pro-life Social networking

Top 10 reasons why we love being Catholic

    The Eucharist and the Mass
    Our priests
    The Rosary
    The Papacy
    Mother Teresa, Fulton Sheen, JP II, famous Catholics
    Its universality
    Judy’s Irish grandfather: "The Catholic faith is the hardest faith in, but it’s the grandest faith to die in."
    Mary, Our Mother
    The Sacrament of Confession
    Efficacious suffering

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