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Culture and the New Normal

''For Such a Time as This''

The pandemic has been a time that has allowed people the opportunity to slow down, reflect and reevaluate their life. Russell Richard is among those people who took advantage of that opportunity and actively processed what was happening around him. Those observations have become a book, "Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration and Poetry."

In this episode of For Such a Time as This, Larry sits down with Russell to discuss the novel. They take stock of all of the years' big moments and the changes that have come around because of them. They also ponder the cultural change that has come about because of the pandemic and ask how we move forward with a new normal, learning from all we learned.

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Waiting in Joyful Hope

''The Rundown''

Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, parochial vicar at St. Anne Catholic Community in Houston, joins Bridget Richardson to discuss Advent 2020. Is it possible to wait in joyful hope during 2020? They reflect on the Advent season and how we can be fully present and joyful while waiting for the coming of Christmas. Fr. Eduardo talks about waiting for the peace of Christ, celebrating Mary during this Advent season and finding meaning beyond the superficial.
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