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In our reading of 1 Maccabees today, Fr. Mike highlights the the establishment of the new independent sovereign nation of Israel in the land of Judah. We learn how Simon takes command and enforces the law all around the land. Fr. Mike reminds us that even today, Christians are governed by Jesus himself and ultimately to belong to him. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 13, Sirach 32-33, and Proverbs 23:17-21. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Many Evangelical Christians have been fighting the infiltration of Cultural Marxism the past few years, yet the Catholic Church has been waging this war for decades. Michael Hichborn, who is Catholic, exposes the sinister infiltration and overthrow of the Catholic Church and its ties to the World Economic Forum, promotion of abortion and event the occult.Sponsors:- Freedom First Coffee - Drink the coffee of Patriots. Use code JEFF for 10% off at http://freedomfirstcoffee.com - Freedom First Apparel - Look as patriotic as you feel. Use code JEFF for 10% off at http://freedomfirstshop.com
It's not uncommon to watch a paranormal movie and see "Based on True Events". The Smurl family's haunting was more than just material for a movie - it was a real life nightmare for 15 years. The family's experiences were enough to attract the attention of the Catholic Church and Ed and Lorraine Warren. Join Matt and Carolanne this week to talk about the Smurl family haunting. This week's promo: Twisted and Uncorked Our Linktree: linktr.ee/boozedandconfused This week's booze of choice: Odell Brewing Drumroll and Odell Brewing Good Behavior Sources: http://www.hauntedhovel.com/smurlpoltergeist.html https://occult-world.com/smurl-haunting/ https://www.ranker.com/list/smurl-family-haunting-facts/jacob-shelton
There are often many obstacles to evangelization and discipleship. Today, we answer some listener questions about balancing discipleship and parish programs, how to draw someone into the Church if the liturgy at your home parish isn't done well, and how to make Catholicism less intimidating for those hesitant to learn more. Snippet from the Show "Very few times in the Christian life is prayer always consoling or emotional. It is our dedication to God, and him above all, that sanctifies us and draws us into deeper communion with him." We want to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow
Joe discusses the many locations throughout the US where Catholic demographics are rising and the efforts being made to accommodate those Catholics for a bright future in America. Ashley speaks about the Portugal origin of St. Anthony, the Pope’s unexpected interaction with a young boy at his audience and the European court decision that the […] All show notes at Joe Boland, US Census and Catholic Church; Ashley Noronha ,The Latest From Rome - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
Episode 146Last week we talked about a report linking the Vatican and the USCCB to some very evil things. People ask me how I can continue to support the Catholic Church when I know about all of these evils. That's a good question. I'm going to explain the why in this episode, and my reasons why are important for you to hear. There're a number of non-Catholics who listen to this show, and it's most especially important that they hear what I have to say. ResourcesIn an effort to provide you with the best, most helpful experience we can, any resource mentioned in The Cantankerous Catholic podcast will always be listed in this section. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases on links that are for purchases made from Amazon. This costs you nothing, but Amazon pays me a small commission on purchases made through those links. This helps to support this apostolate. Register for our next free Sharing the Catholic Faith webinar: https://webinar.getresponse.com/BhGUM/jesus-peter--the-keys (Jesus, Peter & the Keys). (There will be a video recording for those who can't attend the live event, but you must register to get the link.) https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/allshows (Church Militant Premium Membership) https://wwb.gr8.com/ (Sixpack System Bulletin Inserts) The Wanderer Catholic Newspaper. Get one month for one dollar by texting the word “news” to 830-331-5729. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=85YEDSUJHVN42&source=url (Help Keep the Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy Apostolate Alive) FOR CHECKS: make checks payable to Cassock Media, P.O. Box 41, Villa Ridge, Missouri 63089 https://app.getresponse.com/site2/joe_sixpack_answers/?u=BhGUM&webforms_id=YZQe (I Want To Learn More About The Catholic Church!) https://mariancatechist.com/product/basic-catholic-catechism-course/ (Marian Catechist Apostolate Basic Course) https://www.avoicelikebutter.com/ (Rick Stender)—Official Voice of The Cantankerous Catholic SubscribeMake sure you never miss an episode of The Cantankerous Catholic by subscribing through one of these links, or wherever else you get your podcasts. https://thecantankerouscatholic.captivate.fm/listen (Subscribe to The Cantankerous Catholic here) Catholic News Notes#5 https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-joe-jill-biden-caught-allegedly-violating-d-c-mask-mandate-while-indoors (WATCH: Joe, Jill Biden Caught Allegedly Violating D.C. Mask Mandate While Indoors) #4 https://www.dailywire.com/news/delta-air-lines-ceo-ditches-divisive-vaccine-mandate (Delta Air Lines CEO Ditches ‘Divisive' Vaccine Mandate) #3 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seventeen-christian-missionaries-in-haiti-kidnapped-by-gang (Seventeen Christian missionaries in Haiti kidnapped by gang) #2 https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/17/china-surprises-us-with-nuclear-capable-hypersonic-missile-test-ft-reports.html (China surprises U.S. with nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test, FT reports) #1 https://variety.com/2021/film/news/superman-new-motto-dc-fandome-1235090712/ (Superman Changes Motto to ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow,' Says DC Chief) Catholic BootcampThis week Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy's Catholic Bootcamp is titled Girls in the Sanctuary. Catholic QuotesThis week's quote is from St. Mother Teresa. Catholic StoriesThis episode features a story about dead parishioners. Joe Sixpack's Stuffhttps://www.joesixpackanswers.com/ (JoeSixpackAnswers.com) https://cantankerouscatholic.com/product/secrets-of-the-catholic-faith/ (Secrets of the Catholic Faith) by Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy https://cantankerouscatholic.com/product/the-lay-evangelists-handbook-how-any-catholic-can-evangelize-anyone/ (The Lay Evangelist's Handbook) by Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy https://cantankerouscatholic.com/product/the-best-of-what-we-believe-why-we-believe-it-volume-one/ (The Best of What We Believe... Why We Believe It—Volume One) by Support this podcast
What is classical theism? Can the simple, immutable God of classical theism do any actions? And even if so, can He act intentionally? How can we account for such intentional action without contradicting divine simplicity or immutability? What did Anscombe and Davidson argue regarding intentional action? How are these accounts relevant to the questions about God? Dr. Gaven Kerr joins us to share some of his recent research on intentional action. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. John DeRosa www.classicaltheism.com/support Check out my book One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies that Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith >> www.classicaltheism.com/newbook
Among the many conservative factions that are giddy like kids on Christmas Eve over the Texas abortion ban, which could lead to the effective overturning of Roe v. Wade via the Mississippi test case currently before the Supreme Court, the Catholic Church is eager to intimidate politicians into toeing the church's line on abortion. The problem? Most Washington, D.C. Catholic elected officials are pro-choice Democrats, and not insignificantly, that includes President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Renegade Catholic clergy already tried the bit where they were going to deny Biden communion, but Pope Francis shot that shit down last month. Here in San Francisco, Captain COVID Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been quite vocal at haranguing Pelosi over her staunch support for abortion rights, and now the Chronicle reports Cordileone is running a national advertising campaign against Pelosi. But the campaign called “Rose and a Rosary for Nancy” seems to be all hype and few results. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fr. Mike focuses on the theme of disciplining children, reflected in our readings from Sirach and Proverbs today. He clarifies that there is a crucial difference between discipline and destruction, and emphasizes that disciplining children should always be grounded in love and oriented towards their success in the future. Today's readings 1 Maccabees 12, Sirach 30-31, and Proverbs 23:13-16. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author, podcaster, and Catholic convert Tsh Oxenreider to unpack her incredible journey into the Catholic Church. Tsh and her husband Kyle met as missionary church planters, served and travelled with their family around the world, and eventually landed in the Anglican Church where they found the beauty and truth they were looking for in their Protestant Christianity. But, it wasn't enough. Questions of, "Says who?" and "By whose authority?" kept coming up and, after digging into the roots of their faith during the pandemic, they decided to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.It's a fantastic story!For more from Tsh visit her website.For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to email@example.com. Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests! To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.Please consider financially supporting this show! For more information visit the Patreon page. All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.Thank you to those already supporting the show!Please check out Hallow, the #1 Catholic audio prayer app. Pray the rosary, novenas, listen to Bishop Robert Barron's homilies and join the 30-day Gospel Reading Challenge by listening to the Gospel as read by Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus in The Chosen. The app is free but visit hallow.com/cordialcatholic for a 30-day trial of the extra, in-depth features! Thanks to this week's co-producers, part of our Patreon Producers community: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)
This week on the podcast, we discuss the death of Colin Powell and the complicated legacy he had left behind. We also talk about the far-left swing from Pope Francis that is a refreshing change of pace from the Catholic Church of old. We also discuss the latest with IATSE and other related labor strikes from around the country. In Covid news, J&J expected to get a booster it probably needed from the beginning. Finally in politics we talk about the Supreme Court, Trump suing the National Archive like someone with nothing to hide would do, and the theater of sourcing in the age of cable news. OTA Podcast Episode 393: Word from up high Find more O The Anthem OTheAnthem.com facebook.com/OTheAnthem twitter.com/OTheAnthem instagram.com/OTheAnthem Cover image includes work originally attributed to the Republic of Korea on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/koreanet/14758513027/in/photostream/
Heath and Shawn discuss the response of the Catholic Church to gene therapy, organ transplants, cloning, stem cell research and other medical treatments, highlighting which therapies the Church supports and which therapies it finds negative ethical implications.
Have you ever been accused by friends, family, or acquaintances of being judgmental or intolerant because you believe that some things are right and some things are wrong? Try this response tactic to flip the conversation around and start challenging the relativism that pervades today's culture. Snippet from the Show "When someone accuses you of intolerance, don't be afraid to push back and start asking questions. If you let the other person do the explaining, it will become clearer and clearer that relativism is completely illogical, and he or she might start wondering if there's a better lens through which to view reality." For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777 for weekly shownotes sent to your inbox.
As we continue our journey in 1 Maccabees, Fr. Mike explains that this book of the Bible is unlike others because it narrates stories and events without providing any interpretation. In Sirach, Fr. Mike stresses the teaching on the power of our words and the gravity of gossip and slander. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 11, Sirach 28-29, and Proverbs 23:9-12. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS), discusses the history and goals of interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis and Judaism, and much more! It is not hard to see that western culture is in the midst of a crisis. In the 20th century, St. John Paul II described this crisis as a “culture of death” that wages a “war of the powerful against the weak.” In the 21st century, Pope Francis has lamented our “throwaway culture” that “threatens or violates fundamental human rights” because of a pervasive “functionalistic and privatized mindset” in our society. Despite this crisis, however, there is hope, because the Gospel is the prophetic voice crying out in our cultural wilderness. For over 10 years, the M.A. in Faith in Culture at the University of St. Thomas in Houston has transformed lay students who want to be the change in our culture by immersing them in the intellectual patrimony of the Catholic Church. In our graduate program, students are equipped with the wisdom of the Catholic theological, moral, social, and spiritual traditions. These tools allow them to go out into the dominant American culture, and leaven it with the Good News. M.A. in Faith and Culture Objective: Our program is intended for students who want to be transformed by the Catholic theological, social, and moral teachings of the Church, and then to go out and transform the dominant American culture. Our Students: Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, including different professional experiences, stages in life, and educational histories. What brings them together is their shared passion to grow intellectually and spiritually through immersion in the best texts that the Tradition has to offer. What Makes Us Different: Unlike graduate programs that are designed to form either professional theologians or ministers, our program is designed for students of different vocations who want to root their vocations more deeply in the patrimony of the Catholic intellectual tradition. If you are interested in learning more about our M.A. in Faith and Culture, which is now online as well as on campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also check out these social media pages: Our website A video that was made about the Center for Faith and Culture Our Twitter page Our Facebook page Our Instagram page
I did this by myself before comedy. I'll write the better bio after the mics when I get home. I talk updates, I talk about….yeah finish this later but I'll post and promo it now. (Superman's gay son, Catholic Church, people's views on the election, Pandora papers, Rogan a d Gupta and my cure for “it”, birds are fake, and end with a couple other theories I have. Later Gofphites!
Questions Covered: 05:24 – Do you think pro-life people are guilty of making red herring arguments? Do we need to change our arguments? 14:15 – Does the Church teach that Adam and Eve did not have any children before the Fall? 18:07 – How do I defend the Catholic Church's claim that it's not the schismatic Church in the east/west split? 22:58 – What are the best defenses of Christianity as opposed to some other faith? 30:48 – Someone in a coffee shop told me she wasn't comfortable with me praying in public because not everyone believes what I believe and we weren't in a Church. What's a good Catholic response to that? 37:10 – How do Catholics interpret Romans 9 in the context of debate with Calvinists about the elect and predestination? 43:10 – If I follow God's will, am I abdicating my free will, which is a great gift from God? 48:34 – How do I explain why non-Catholics should not receive communion? …
Andrew – Do other faith communities have their version of RCIA? Frances – How do you hold onto that love for Jesus throughout the busy day and through doubtful times? Laura – Question about social justice programs in the Catholic Church. Do these bring people closer together, or can they be divisive? Australia will be […] All show notes at The Patrick Madrid Show: October 18, 2021 – Hour 2 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
John and Glen chat about Dodgers/Braves Game Fr. Burke explains the significance of the altar and its location in the Catholic Church. He notes the reason relics of Saints are incorporated into altars and describes the difference between consecration and dedication of an altar. Marcel asks listeners to think about how their parish engages new […] All show notes at Fr. Burke Masters, Be Formed Series: The Altar; Marcel LeJeune, Building Authentic Catholic Community - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
In this Halloween episode, Cody and Chris go all OG and dive into witches, and it's super fascinating. First, Cody talks about Mother Shipton, the female Nostradamus who could cause chamber pots to empty on men's heads. Then, Chris shares a story (from an old book he loved) about a man who takes flight with some naked witches. Next, Cody discusses the witches of Abiquiu, New Mexico, which turned into the last known witch trials in North America. Finally, Chris talks about the witches of Trasmos, the one region of Spain excommunicated by the Catholic Church for witchcraft. Creep of the Week is an amazing witchy story by Lern. Drinks this week are Wicked Cranberry Cider and a Chris original.
Fr. Mike breaks down the dramatic events from our reading of 1 Maccabees today, including; Jonathan's new role as high priest, Demetrius' defeat in battle, and King Alexander Epiphanes formidable alliance with Egypt formed by marrying Cleopatra. In Sirach, Fr. Mike reminds us that the good qualities wives are called to possess are also applicable to husbands. Today we read 1 Maccabees 10, Sirach 26-27, and Proverbs 23:5-8. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Curtis Martin is the President and Founder of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, one of the fastest growing movements in the Catholic Church.Whether he is on college campuses or television, at conferences or working with corporate America, Curtis is an award-winning and proven dynamic speaker who has the ability to help his audience discover a vision for life.In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Curtis as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. He holds a Masters degree in Theology and is the author of the best-selling book Made for More, and co-host the new ground-breaking show on EWTN, Crossing the Goal. In 2004, Curtis and his wife Michaelann were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church. Curtis and Michaelann, live in Westminster, CO. They are blessed by God with eight children.Host: Mario CostabileCohost: Dr. David Hajduk
17 October 2021 | St. Ignatius of Antioch | Santa Rosa, Calif. This week, we get a new perspective on the beginning of the Hobbit, as well as on one of Shakespeare's greatest plays! Just what was Gandalf doing to prepare that fateful meeting behind Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield? And could Lear and Cordelia be an allegory for Reformation England and the Catholic Church? Also in this episode: we commemorate one of our earliest and greatest martyrs, the God-bearing bishop of Antioch, with the account of his trial and readings from his letter to the Romans. [Apologies for the audio issues in the Tolkien segment!] Opening music: “Dixit Dominus, Domino meo,” from Carmelite Vespers (HWV 232: No. 1, Chorus), composed by G.W.F. Handel, performed by the Taverner Choir and Players, dir. Andrew Parrott, 1989. All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/in-your-embrace/message
Oh my not-a-god, people! I am so fired up for this week's show! Did you know that we are a Christian nation?? Yeah, I didn't either, but according to NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, we are. So...there you are. If you are as shocked as the rest of us Non's were, join us on Sunday at 3pm Central as we discuss Mark Robinson's revelations. We also get into the heavy discussions of the ethics of using primates for neurological research and the ongoing wrong-doings of the Catholic Church. We lighten is up with an amusing little bit about a man who is suing his… get this… psychic… for not being…psychic.
Fr. Mike guides us through Judas Maccabeus' last battle, his death, and his succession. We learn that part of Judas and Jonathan's victory involved fighting fellow Jews living in the land who were not living according to God's laws. Fr. Mike points out that when the enemy is in the inside, it is especially heartbreaking. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 9, Sirach 24-25, and Proverbs 23:1-4. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Episode 38-Canadian Conspiracy Theories!!! Australia, New Zealand, You Might Be Chinadian If..., Perverts, America, Squid Games and More on Itchy Ears0:00 Intro, Australia Isolation Apps, New Zealand will Live with Covid, Masks14:15 You Might be Chinadian If.......,, NB Circuit Breaker, Surfs Up Trudeau21:49 Perverts, Peter Nygard, Catholic Church, FB Whistleblower & Hack29:42 US-Lets Go Brandon!!!! Shipping Backlogs, Squid Games36:47 AZ Audit, Russia Gate46:10 NCSWIC-Project Veritas, Judicial Watch51:15 Canadian Conspiracies-Tim Hortons Coffee, Ogopogo, Gaydar, UFOs, Secret SocietiesThanks For Listening!!!!John & GordSupport the show (http://tee.pub/lic/z6bSQ3QVVPk)
The Catholic Church in Australia – the country's largest religion – has held the first session of its most important meeting. The Plenary Council is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so it's a time of hope and anxiety for Australian Catholics. James Carleton and the God Forbid panel examine what's happened so far, and look forward to what could happen in the next session of the Plenary in 2022.
In honor of LGBTQ History Month, we are revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the podcast. Enjoy our return to Queer Church: Part 2! Yesterday, in part one of our look at the history of same-sex love in the Catholic Church, we examined how the church's perspective has changed over the course of 2000 years as a result of shifting social and cultural norms. Today in part two, we're back with Dr. Lisa McClain exploring which parts of scripture are responsible for the Catholic Church's stance on same-sex love, and we're also joined by author Benjamin Brenkert to talk about his first-hand experience as a gay man trying to carve out a place in the church. Check out A Catechism of the Heart here. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Want more great shows from Straw Hut Media? Check out or website at strawhutmedia.com. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Silvana Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to share? We might feature U! Email us at email@example.com. *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media.
Fr. Mike contextualizes our readings from 1 Maccabees today which covers the beginning of Roman rule over the Jewish people. Additionally, he emphasizes the wisdom from Sirach about surrounding ourselves with influences that lead us closer to God and help us grow in holiness. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 8, Sirach 22-23, and Proverbs 22:26-29. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Do you ever feel like you're different from everyone else? Today, Jeff invites us to marvel at the reality that each person is unrepeatable and a unique masterpiece of God's creativity and love. Snippet from the Show “God has the ability to create billions of people and no two are the same.” Email us with comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff's shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavinsshow for full shownotes!
When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:11–12Jesus lived this Gospel passage in His own life to perfection. He was arrested, interrogated, falsely condemned and questioned by the Chief Priest, Herod and Pontius Pilate. During His interrogations, sometimes He spoke and at other times He remained silent. In preparation for these interrogations, Jesus did not study each ruler ahead of time, trying to figure out what He should say and not say. He did not prepare a defense but relied upon His perfect union with the Holy Spirit and with the Father to be led at every moment in His human nature.Though it may be unlikely that you will be arrested for your faith and put on trial for being Christian by the civil authorities, it is possible that you will experience various other forms of interrogation and condemnation at times during which you are challenged to respond. And more likely, if you are judged by another, you may be tempted to defend yourself in anger, attacking back.This Gospel passage, when clearly understood and lived, should have the effect of calming you and reassuring you during any and every experience of judgment. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “To avoid rash judgment, everyone should be careful to interpret insofar as possible his neighbor's thoughts, words, and deeds in a favorable way” (# 2478). And though you must always strive to do this yourself, there will most likely be times when others do not act in this careful and truthful way toward you. Thus, if you are judged by another, even if what they say has truth to it, it is important that you not react with defensiveness and anger, unless the Holy Spirit has unmistakably led you to do so. The key message Jesus gives is that you must trust that the Holy Spirit will always lead you as you humbly and continually seek to follow His every prompting. This is only possible if you have built a firm habit of attentiveness to the Voice of God within your conscience.Because the experience of rash judgment, detraction, calumny and the like are painful to encounter, you must prepare your defense ahead of time by learning to only rely upon the Holy Spirit in all things. Jesus exhorts us to do so! Therefore, if you daily and humbly seek to fulfill God's will, hear His voice, and respond with generosity, then you can be certain that when the time comes and you experience these forms of judgment, you will be ready. The Holy Spirit will speak to you, inspire you, console you and give you every grace you need to respond in accord with God's will. Do not doubt this. Have faith and confidence in these words and this promise of our Lord.Reflect, today, upon the ways that you have responded in the past to the judgment of another. Try to call to mind specific moments when this has happened. Did you respond with similar judgments? Were you filled with anger? Did you brood over injury? Did you lose your peace of heart? If you have fallen into these temptations, then commit yourself in faith to believe what Jesus says today. Trust Him. Trust that He will be with you in those difficult moments in the future and pray that you will be graced to respond only as the Holy Spirit directs you.My innocent Lord, You were put on trial, judged and falsely condemned. Yet in all of that, You were the Innocent Lamb Who always loved and spoke truth with perfection. When I experience judgment in my life, please fill me with peace of heart and trust in Your promise that the Holy Spirit will be with me, inspiring me and leading me in accord with Your perfect will. Holy Spirit, I abandon myself to You now and always. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
The Port of Los Angeles will now be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, under a new plan announced by President Biden. Right now his administration is juggling a lot of problems that are weighing down voter confidence in his presidency: supply chain logjams, rising inflation, a slowing job market and gridlock in Congress. The persistent list of problems now 10 months into Biden's first term runs counter to the “return to normal” message he successfully ran on when he beat then-President Trump in 2020. But is the president being proactive, or is he opening himself up to blame for problems plaguing the entire global supply chain that are mostly out of his control? This week, we bring on special guest Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report to talk about what voters want from the economy and the president right now. Some Americans are feeling a lingering sense of unease, as the country continues to face labor and goods shortages tied to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats still can't come to an agreement to pass Biden's domestic agenda. How does political polarization affect the way voters think about the administration's handling of the economy? We discuss. Next on the show: Redistricting is underway as we head into next year's midterm elections. As was the case 10 years ago, Republicans have an advantage because they control more state legislatures, while some Democratic states, like California, have put redistricting decisions in the hands of independent commissions. But how many seats could Republicans realistically pick up next year through redistricting alone, especially since demographic changes in some major swing states would seem to favor Democrats? A hotly contested gubernatorial election in Virginia next month could give us some clues. Also, what the heck is ‘bacon-mandering'? Then: our panel discusses vaccine mandates and religious exemptions, specifically among Catholics. The Catholic Church's official position is that getting vaccinated is morally permissible, but sincerely held religious beliefs should be honored as a valid basis for exemption. As vaccine mandates become more commonplace, how does society negotiate those tensions? Finally: Why adults need to stop making Halloween sexy, and why the “woke” Fed is really just doing its job.
In honor of LGBTQ History Month, we are revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the podcast. Enjoy our return to Queer Church: Part 1! When you think about the Catholic church and its relation to the LGBTQ+ community, either as a believer or a non-believer, it likely isn't as an ally. But the church's stance on same-sex love isn't as cut and dry as you might think. Over the span of two millenia, the church has adapted, however slowly, to a changing world. Today, we'll start part one of our exploration of the history of same-sex love in the Catholic church, and how the church's perspective and enforcement has changed over 2000 years. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Want more great shows from Straw Hut Media? Check out or website at strawhutmedia.com. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Silvana Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to share? We might feature U! Email us at email@example.com. *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media.
Fr. Mike explains the importance of wisdom in our everyday lives when we face temptations to gossip, encouraging us in the battle for virtue, wisdom, and goodness. He emphasizes that we must ask the Lord for his wisdom to guide us as we interact with the people around us, just like the Jews prayed before battle. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 7, Sirach 19-21, and Proverbs 22:22-25. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Fr. Josh answers questions about the difference between possessing others versus authentically loving them, and how to properly understand modesty, and why how we dress matters. Snippet From the Show Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh's shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh
Fr. Mike illustrates the story of Eleazar and the abandonment of peace terms between the Jews and the Greeks. He also recognizes the pain that children and family members who don't follow the Lord can bring about, and uses wisdom from Sirach to address this prevalent struggle. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 6, Sirach 16-18, and Proverbs 22:17-21. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Fr. Mike walks us through the current battles of Judas Maccabeus and the Israelite people, emphasizing that while war is violent, freedom to belong to God and worship him is worth fighting for. He also discusses the importance of spending time with virtuous people to acquire their positive qualities and the need to seek good rather than evil to attain the riches of heaven. Today's readings are from 1 Maccabees 5, Sirach 13-15, and Proverbs 22:13-16. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Questions Covered: 03:35 – Does Jesus have a created soul from his human soul in reference to “begotten not made” in the Nicene Creed? And what does the “not made” mean in reference to both His human and divine nature, if He has both? 07:17 – How biblical are dreams and how much faith should I put into them? 16:08 – My friend is convinced that Jesus was married. Could you tell me how to get through to her that He wasn't? 20:36 – I was away from the Church for about 48 years and I've recently come back. In a guide book I was reading on St. Peter, it said to refer to Joel 2:28. When I went to my NASV bible, there was no Joel 2:28, but there was when I went to my RSV bible. Why is it in one and not the other? 24:22 – Before my husband and I got married in the Catholic Church, his parents said he was baptized, just not in the Catholic Church. He ended up becoming Catholic after we were married and we learned that he was never baptized at all but just “dedicated”. After knowing this new information, do we have to have our marriage validated in any way? 31:08 – How far back does the tradition go for Catholics to celebrate mass every day of the week? 33:40 – My parents are both deceased and I see them in my dreams every night. Why do they? Also, how do we know if we die? 40:40 – How do we reason with those who are part of the progressive Christian movement today? Particularly on the acceptance of homosexuality. 46:33 – I have part of my dad's ashes on my dresser. It was not my decision to put them up there, but is this bad? Does this mean that his soul is lost? 49:22 – I've been looking for a good Catholic Bible, but in the process of this I was wondering why all of the Protestant denominations reject the books the Catholic Bible has and theirs don't. …
Questions Covered: 05:40 – Is the Pope a dictator? 14:10 – Was the perpetual virginity of Mary defined at a council, and who were the other women at the foot of the cross other than John and Mary? 19:05 – Is there no outreach from the Catholic Church compared to others? For example, going door to door or actively trying to convert people in public. 28:48 – Could I get some pointers on how to defend Mary's perpetual virginity? 39:00 – I have family members that are Pentecostal. They say the saints are sleeping and there's no way they can intercede for us at this point until the second coming of the Lord. Are they really sleeping or are they 100 percent alive? And where are our family members that have already departed? Can they intercede? 44:55 – I'm looking for a one-stop-shop resource that's a defense of Catholicism. Could you recommend one? 47:42 – Is the “Oneness” doctrine considered blasphemy? …
In today's reading from 1 Maccabees, we hear about the victory of Judas Maccabeus, which is also the story of Hanukkah. In Sirach, Fr. Mike points out that chasing fame and glory in this world are not worth our time, because they will all fade away after we are gone. The readings are 1 Maccabees 4, Sirach 10-12, and Proverbs 22:9-12. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Questions Covered: 13:50 – If someone created a truly artificially intelligent being, would it be a sin to kill it? 18:30 – My husband had a brain aneurysm and I ended up donating some of his organs but I never talked to a priest about it. Would you be able to tell me how to discern this matter? 23:50 – Could you define what the church means by “extraordinary means to support life”? 29:26 – What does the Catholic Church teach about Catholics practicing Yoga? I have heard about how just doing the poses can invite demons. 33:25 – Could you elaborate on the Catholic response towards someone who's “brain dead”? My stepdad passed away with oxygen to his brain. I wanted to talk about this experience and was wondering if Father could talk about what happened. 43:15 – Could you talk about the pneumonia and shingles vaccines and the use of aborted fetal cells in them? 45:32 – A patient asked me to prescribe Cialis, but I knew he was using it with a mistress. Was it wrong to give it to him? I also had a patient whose parents were going to place her in an institutional setting, and they wanted to put her on birth control so she wouldn't become pregnant in case she was raped. Was it wrong to give it to her? …
Fr. Mike points out how advice from books like Proverbs and Sirach may not apply perfectly to every situation, but are meant to help guide us towards wisdom. He also highlights a piece from Sirach that encourages us to avoid "deserted places"—calling us not only to stay away from sin, but to stay away from what leads us to sin. The readings are 1 Maccabees 3, Sirach 7-9, and Proverbs 22:5-8. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Fr. Mike clarifies the meaning behind Mattathias' zealous attack against the Greeks and his fellow Jews who were not obeying God's laws. From our reading of Sirach, Fr. Mike reminds us to remember the needs of the poor, and to be careful when forming friendships. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 2, Sirach 4-6, and Proverbs 22:1-4. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.