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It was a ‘Fran’tastic day and Pope Francis definitely had their backs!
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Co-Coach Sharon Hanson joined us on Monday following the successful bid as the Girls State Basketball 5A Champs Dowling Catholic High School:
Rise and shine at 7am with Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY. Other than Jeanne Wells Weather, which never seems to be right anyway, the news, sports and guests provide a warm and welcoming addition to your morning. Jon Leonetti, Mark Amadeo and I have a special connection and all the credit goes to the Holy Spirit.
Jon Leonetti was raised Catholic, just like all three of us, and took a turn at seminary to discern a call to the priesthood. After walking across America with a buddy from seminary, not only did he gain a grass roots perspective on the Catholic youth of America, but also discerned he was called to marriage. He and his wife, Teresa, just celebrated their second wedding anniversary and were blessed with a son in 2012, Joseph.
Jon is an up and coming star on the international speaking circuit and you can find more information about Jon at www.jdleonetti.com.
The most common question asked about Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo is why. Why do we call him Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer? Mark has been announcing games at Dowling Catholic High School since he was a student at Dowling! For his 30+ years of dedicated broadcasting service, Mark was inducted in the Dowling Hall of Fame in 2010. Mark’s son, Alex attends Grand View College; Mark and his wife, Mary, have a kindergarten daughter, Gracie, who attends Holy Trinity Catholic School.
If Jon is the up and coming star, I must be the setting sun of the bunch. As the senior member of the Morning Show team, I’m the youngest to the broadcast world. Even though I’m known for Jeanne Wells Weather, my true love of the show is the opportunity to pray with and for our family of listeners. My own family is all grown up; my son, Evan and Mandy have my (most adorable in the whole world) granddaughter, Katelyn. My daughter, Chelsea and Andy, added a grandson, Drew, to my brood in November 2013.
The mission of Iowa Catholic Radio is to ‘teach, defend and evangelize the Catholic faith’. Jon, Mark and I are blessed to be a daily witness for our faith, and pray that our voice can help someone find their voice in giving praise and thanksgiving to God.
Thanks for reading this blog and please let me know what you would like to hear as I share more — including behind-the-scenes with our guests and the ministry of Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY.
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CWN 031314 Friday’s during Lent (cooking ideas) and Deacon Dave O’Brien on Stations of the Cross
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031114 FOT Arizona’s veto of SB1062 and protection of conscience rights. Guest: Dexter Duggan, independent Catholic journalist who covers Arizona politics
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