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Show Notes for Thursday, 11/2/2023

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Happy All Souls Day! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the importance of praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast with a Catholic perspective on grief, Gary Michuta with more aspects of how we can trust the reliability of the Gospels, and Rita Heikenfeld with Bible Foods. Plus news, weather, sports and more…

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A Prayer for Those Who Will Die Today

Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen.

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Rita Heikenfeld’s Do Ahead Turkey Gravy

3 1/2 lb. turkey wings (2 to 3) 

1 onion, cut into thick wedges

2 carrots, cut into 2-in. pieces

2 stalks celery, cut into 2-in. pieces

8 sprigs fresh thyme

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth

4 c. low-sodium chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup flour

Instructions
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large roasting pan, toss together the turkey wings, onion, carrots, and celery with the oil, 4 sprigs thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast until the turkey is golden brown and cooked through, about 1 1/4 hours.


Remove the turkey and the vegetables from the pan; strain the pan drippings and pour the juices into a 4-cup measuring cup.


Place the roasting pan over two stove burners over medium-high heat. Add the wine and cook, scraping up any brown bits, for 1 minute. Pour the wine mixture into the measuring cup with the pan juices; add enough chicken broth to make 4 cups liquid total.


Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, whisking, until deep golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in the 4 cups liquid and bay leaf, then bring to a boil. Add the remaining thyme, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove bay leaf and any thyme stems.   Season to taste.

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Dr. Jeffrey Morrow is online at ascensionpress.com.

Emily Malloy, contributor to the Theology of Home series

Lawain McNeil is online at thesurrenderinitiative.com.

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