While you’re counting your blessings this week, you can also take advantage of an opportunity to make a donation to Immaculate Heart Radio and get your gift matched dollar-for-dollar!
Our December Pledge Drive begins in just 11 days and we have a special Early Bird offer that’s better than any Black Friday sale!
From now until December 8th, any donation you make to Immaculate Heart Radio will go into our special Matching Gift Fund and will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a group of 20 parishes in our listening area.
If you feel blessed by the programming you hear on Immaculate Heart Radio, then please pray for our December Pledge Drive and also consider making a matching gift today, so that our life-changing broadcasts can continue!
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In his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis outlines his vision of the Church’s evangelization efforts. He calls all people to a personal encounter with Christ, and encourages them to share the joy of that encounter with others. He writes:
“An evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral! Let us recover and deepen our enthusiasm, that delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing, even when it is in tears that we must sow.”
The document goes on to address challenges to evangelization faced in the world and within the Church. Among these challenges is the need to create “still broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.” However, Pope Francis states that this does not include the ordained priesthood.
“The reservation of the priesthood to males, as a sign of Christ the Spouse who gives himself in the Eucharist, is not a question open to discussion, but it can prove especially divisive if sacramental power is too closely identified with power in general. It must be remembered that when we speak of sacramental power ‘we are in the realm of function, not that of dignity or holiness.’”
Our station in Reno, NV (KIHM – 920 AM) is having intermittent issues with signal loss due to ongoing construction in the area. The good news is that we will be moving KIHM into a new facility over the next 3-4 months. This construction is to make way for a new road in the Reno Area. The bad news is that during construction, we may experience outages due to the construction interfering with our signals, internet and utility power.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with the construction company to avoid these issues as much as possible.