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Show Notes for Thursday, 10/7/2023


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Happy feast of St. Ambrose! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to discuss the life and legacy of this great Doctor of the Church. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on the Pope’s prayer intention regarding people with disabilities, and Gary Michuta with more evidence as to why we can trust the reliability of the Gospels. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…


Rita Heikenfeld’s Gingerbread Manger Cookies

The fun thing about this recipe is that the dough is forgiving so it can be re-rolled without getting tough. Let the little ones cut out gingerbread men shapes and decorate them as Joseph, Mary and Jesus.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350.Melt butter, sugar and molasses.
Beat in egg.
Whisk flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves together.
Stir into egg mixture until well blended. Mixture will be sticky.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours or more, then roll out 1/4” on floured surface to keep dough from sticking. Cut with cookie cutters and place an inch apart on parchment lined or sprayed cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes.

St. Ambrose Collect

O God, who made the Bishop Saint Ambrose a teacher of the Catholic faith and a model of apostolic courage, raise up in your Church men after your own heart to govern her with courage and wisdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


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