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Frederica Here and Now

Frederica Here and Now

Confessor

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Frederica chats with her father confessor about what it is like to hear confessions and to offer the forgiveness of Christ and his Church.

Frederica: I’m sitting here with my friend, Father Gregory Czumack, who’s the pastor of Four Evangelists Ukrainian Orthodox Mission, in Bel Air, MD, near the Pennsylvania border. And feeling light and joyous and teary-eyed because we just had my confession here in the icon corner of my living room. I asked Father Gregory if we could talk for just a few minutes, if he could tell me what it’s like to be a confessor. It was something you were saying…

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Frederica Here and Now

Bonnaroo

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Today Frederica is in her living room chatting with her son Stephen about last week's Bonnaroo music festival. Listen close and you might hear a revelation about someone who was at Woodstock 38 years ago!

Frederica: I’m sitting here on the sofa in the blue room in my house with my son Stephen, who has a red wristband on that says ‘Bonnaroo.’ Does it say ‘Bonnaroo 07’ or just ‘Bonnaroo?’ 2007. And on the other sofa is Jocelyn, I think fast asleep. Yeah, she’s fast asleep. They’re exhausted because last night at this time they were just getting in the car to leave the Bonnaroo music festival and they had an 11-hour…

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Frederica Here and Now

A Malibu Conversation with Barbara Nicolosi

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Christian screen writer Barbara Nicolosi joins Frederica at a Malibu cafe for an informal conversation about Christian attempts at film producing. Barbara is the editor of "Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film and Culture."

Frederica: Here we are. I’m at a beautiful outdoor café, what was the name of this place? I’ve forgotten already. Tre, something, Italiano, I think. [Laughs] I’m looking around, trying to see if there’s a sign— Anyway, I’m in Malibu Village in Malibu, California on an overcast day. It’s pleasantly cool; it’s just perfect here, as it so often is. June gloom, I’m told. I’m sitting here with my friend,…

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Frederica Here and Now

Muvico

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Frederica is outside of the ornate (and a bit tattered) Muvico theatre near Baltimore in today's episode.

This movie theater here, the Muvico 24, is just south of Baltimore, and it’s such a hoot. I don’t know too much about this company, the chain of Muvico theaters, but they build their theaters to have these grandiose themes, and this one is Egyptian temple, that’s the theme we have going on here. As you approach this 24-auditorium theater, there are these huge columns with big capitols on top. Everything looks like it’s destroyed, like it’s…

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Frederica Here and Now

Catechumens on the Way to Dinner

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In her debut podcast, Frederica invites us into the back seat of her car to listen in on a conversation she is having with her husband, Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green about catechumens. Feel free to listen, but don't make them miss their turn.

Frederica: Let me introduce it: I’m in a car with my husband and we’re going to lunch with some friends in Washington, so we’re driving along here and my husband, Father Gregory Mathewes-Green, pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church outside of Baltimore. We’re talking about catechumens, the catechetical process and how people coming over from another kind of Christianity often have more re-thinking to do than they expect, certainly it was more…

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