The Best of 2018: Year in Review

2018 was a year full of joy, accomplishment, struggle, and sacrifice. We celebrated new beginnings and we mourned the horrific abuse of innocents that came to light. Through it all, our Relevant Radio® family worked to bring you the latest news, balanced coverage, truth, and hope that we all needed. Here are the top headlines from the Relevant Radio website and mobile app in 2018:

  1. The most viewed article of 2018 was a list of all the Holy Days of Obligation, Solemnities, and other important liturgical dates during the calendar year. Many of you referenced this post throughout the year and shared it with your friends. Here’s a look at the Holy Days of Obligation and Solemnities for 2019: view post
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  2. The Family Rosary Across America debuted in January 2018, and quickly grew in popularity across the country. Here’s the second most view article of 2018, announcing the launch of this brand new program: view post
  3. Sadly, some of the biggest news in the Church this past year was the horrific abuse scandal in the United States. Many of you turned to Relevant Radio for updates and a balanced perspective on the events as they unfolded. The Relevant Radio statement on the abuse scandal and Archbishop Vigano’s testimony was the third most popular article of the year: view post
  4. In response to the growing crisis within the Church, Relevant Radio invited all of our board members and associates, as well as our listening audience, to join in the Ember Days Devotion for the next year. We are grateful to so many people who prayed and fasted for the Church and the victims of abuse with us: view post
  5. Our faithful listeners read and shared an article about Lenten fasting and abstinence obligations for Catholics, helping to clear up any common misconceptions about what Lenten fasting actually means. view post
  6. In April, the Vatican released an Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, on the call to holiness in today’s world. We broke down 5 important and practical points from the exhortation to help you get an overview of the pope’s message: view post
  7. With the headlines of abuse in the Church dominating the news cycle, many of us began to feel hopeless. What could we do? Father Rocky shared some advice for the entire Relevant Radio family for what we could do to help and effect change in this moment of crisis: view post

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    Jim Caviezel
  8. Jim Caviezel, known for several leading roles in Hollywood films and television show, released a new film in March 2018. He joined The Drew Mariani Show to discuss his experience with being a Catholic actor in Hollywood. Read about it in one of the most popular article of 2018 here: view post
  9. In conjunction with our call for a renewal of the Ember Days Devotion, we shared the traditional ways of fasting, and other ways to fast when your circumstances don’t allow the usual fasting from food. view post
  10. During Holy Week, we took a moment to stop and reflect on how our personal actions and decisions have betrayed Jesus. Many Relevant Radio listeners joined in the humbling experience of recognizing our own small betrayals of Christ. view post

Thank you for joining us for all of the ups and downs, exciting news and heartbreaking headlines of 2018. We look forward to what 2019 has in store! Happy New Year and may God bless you!

Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.