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Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has been an exorcist in the Archdiocese of Washington for more than a dozen years. He shares his experiences and how Catholics can avoid crossing paths with demons. https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/diary-of-an-american-exorcist https://www.catholicexorcism.org/home https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/sacramentals-blessings/exorcism https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/45345/exorcism-is-a-ministry-of-joy-light-and-peace-new-guide-says
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How did John Martignoni get involved in apologetics? What strategies does he recommend for ordinary Catholics in apologetics encounters? How can we discuss the Marian dogmas with Protestants who find them unnecessary? How might we approach conversations with atheists? John Martignoni joins the classical theism podcast to discuss these topics covered in his new book Blue Collar Apologetics. 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
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Fr. Mike gives us context for the beginning of 2 Maccabees and recounts the story of Nehemiah's discovery of the sacred fire. He also offers a reflection for those struggling with grief and death, which serves as a reminder to all about the blessing of our lives and the lives of those we love. Today's readings are 2 Maccabees 1, Sirach 40-41, and Proverbs 24:1-7. 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.
The Beaveman and Swan are bad Catholics. They know it, you know it, but does it really matter? If it does not matter, then why do they get hung up on changes? Also, have you ever wondered if the choices you make will affect the ones you love if they ever decide to run for office? Should you change what you do or who you are?
At the heart of the division between Protestants and Catholics is the disagreement over the doctrine of justification. According to Catholic theology, justification is believed to be a lifelong process in which the sinner becomes intrinsically righteous, to the extent that he or she cooperates with grace. On the other side, Protestants assert that this ends up confusing justification with sanctification. Whereas sanctification is a process, justification is a once-for-all declaration of right standing with God that is ultimately rooted in Christ's perfect righteousness. On this program, the hosts walk through all the issues involved in this historic debate (originally aired 08-21-16). __________ For the month of October, become a partner and receive the classic book, The Pearl of Christian Comfort, as a special thank you. Just head over to whitehorseinn.org/podcastpartner. __________ Sign up for our newsletter and receive our free digital download collection on Justification - whitehorseinn.org/newsletter.
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As we read from Proverbs and Sirach, Fr. Mike point out how everything God has made is good, but we can use those things for evil ends. We also get to the conclusion of 1 Maccabees. The readings are 1 Maccabees 16, Sirach 38-39, and Proverbs 23:29-35. 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.
Catholics are Pro-Life! This is a consistent tenet of the faith. Her pro-life position, however, doesn't begin and end with the unborn. Rather, our advocacy for the unborn flows out of our belief in the Dignity of the Human Person made in the image and likeness of God. Kristin and I explore the implications of this belief in this week's episode.
Why are most of the listeners of the show from England? Why are most people from England Catholic? Why do Catholics love drinking blood? Are priests the primary blood drinkers? IS the blood they have been drinking from the children they spend private time with? The duo takes on some of the darker truths of Catholicism and tries to get to the bottom of how most of the JCP listeners are British. What is discovered in the process is something no one could have imagined! Topics Discussed- Cancer- Fight Club- Vampire Jesus- Broken English- Time Travel Seamlessness- Christian Wars- Catholic Caused Genocide- Drinking Blood- Immortality- Child Blood- Gods & Adrenochrome- How to Make a God- Groundhog Powers- SubhumansOur Links:Official Website - https://greythoughts.info/podcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/JustConvoPodFacebook - https://facebook.com/justconvopodInstagram -https://instagram.com/justconvopod
As we begin to wrap up 1 Maccabees, Fr. Mike directs our attention to how 2 Maccabees will tell the same story in a different way. In Sirach, we are encouraged to know our own hearts, so that we can know our strengths, weaknesses, and where we might need healing. The readings are 1 Maccabees 15, Sirach 36-37, and Proverbs 23:26-28. 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.
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Catholics in History: WW2 and the French vs. Americans, World History is Paved in blood, *How do we move on after sin, violence, war, tragedy? * Hahn's "The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture" The Human Condition is not erased because we are Catholic (Original Sin still undoes humanity), Modernity's Mindsets, Then: Movies! which leads us to THE BATMAN Trailer, Finally: Live Show in Houston (maybe), and Thank you Patrons!
Communities that celebrate with the Latin Mass have prospered. Now, Pope Francis has ruled that Catholics may only use the Latin Mass if their bishops agree to let them. Instead of a rule of tolerance for the Old Rite, wherever Catholics want it, there will be tolerance on a case-by-case basis. Many traditionally-minded Catholics believe that what is at stake here is the soul of the Catholic church with a liberal old guard with Francis at their head hoping to snuff out a rising generation of conservatives before they take over. In France, the more old-fashioned Catholics still often have very large families and, proportionately, many more of their sons become priests. In this edition of Heart and Soul, France-based correspondent John Laurenson, takes us into the extraordinary world of traditional Catholicism in France. We go to Versailles, the former seat of the ardently-Catholic monarchy, that is today the unofficial capital of the ‘tradi' movement. John meets young Catholics to find out what attracts so many young believers to the Old Rite Producer and Presenter: John Laurenson Image: John Laurenson/BBC
Episode 821 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. How should we understand “Lady Wisdom” in Proverbs 8? 2. What do you think of cryptocurrency? 3. I am calling because I want to know the difference between Catholics and Christians are. Both of my parents are Catholic. Not sure how I would identify myself. 4. What does it mean to be the “salt of the earth”? 5. A pastor is telling me that I need to be able to speak in tongues in order to be saved. Is this true? 6. Can the devil hear our thoughts? Today's Offer Can the Devil Read My Mind? Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life?
Full Text of ReadingsFriday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 477All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint John Paul II“Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass where he was installed as pope in 1978. Born in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Karol's promising academic career at Krakow's Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II. While working in a quarry and a chemical factory, he enrolled in an “underground” seminary in Kraków. Ordained in 1946, he was immediately sent to Rome where he earned a doctorate in theology. Back in Poland, a short assignment as assistant pastor in a rural parish preceded his very fruitful chaplaincy for university students. Soon Fr. Wojtyla earned a doctorate in philosophy and began teaching that subject at Poland's University of Lublin. Communist officials allowed Wojtyla to be appointed auxiliary bishop of Kraków in 1958, considering him a relatively harmless intellectual. They could not have been more wrong! Bishop Wojtyla attended all four sessions of Vatican II and contributed especially to its Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. Appointed as archbishop of Kraków in 1964, he was named a cardinal three years later. Elected pope in October 1978, he took the name of his short-lived, immediate predecessor. Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. In time, he made pastoral visits to 124 countries, including several with small Christian populations. John Paul II promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives, especially the 1986 Day of Prayer for World Peace in Assisi. He visited Rome's main synagogue and the Western Wall in Jerusalem; he also established diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel. He improved Catholic-Muslim relations, and in 2001 visited a mosque in Damascus, Syria. The Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, a key event in John Paul's ministry, was marked by special celebrations in Rome and elsewhere for Catholics and other Christians. Relations with the Orthodox Churches improved considerably during his papacy. “Christ is the center of the universe and of human history” was the opening line of John Paul II's 1979 encyclical, Redeemer of the Human Race. In 1995, he described himself to the United Nations General Assembly as “a witness to hope.” His 1979 visit to Poland encouraged the growth of the Solidarity movement there and the collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe 10 years later. John Paul II began World Youth Day and traveled to several countries for those celebrations. He very much wanted to visit China and the Soviet Union, but the governments in those countries prevented that. One of the most well-remembered photos of John Paul II's pontificate was his one-on-one conversation in 1983, with Mehmet Ali Agca, who had attempted to assassinate him two years earlier. In his 27 years of papal ministry, John Paul II wrote 14 encyclicals and five books, canonized 482 saints and beatified 1,338 people. In the last years of his life, he suffered from Parkinson's disease and was forced to cut back on some of his activities. Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II in 2011, and Pope Francis canonized him in 2014. Reflection Before John Paul II's funeral Mass in St. Peter's Square, hundreds of thousands of people had waited patiently for a brief moment to pray before his body, which lay in state inside St. Peter's for several days. The media coverage of his funeral was unprecedented. Presiding at the funeral Mass, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger—then dean of the College of Cardinals and later Pope Benedict XVI—concluded his homily by saying: “None of us can ever forget how, in that last Easter Sunday of his life, the Holy Father, marked by suffering, came once more to the window of the Apostolic Palace and one last time gave his blessing urbi et orbi (‘to the city and to the world'). “We can be sure that our beloved pope is standing today at the window of the Father's house, that sees us and blesses us. Yes, bless us, Holy Father. We entrust your dear soul to the Mother of God, your Mother, who guided you each day and who will guide you now to the glory of her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.” Click here for more on St. John Paul II! Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media
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Fr. Mike mirrors the story of 1 Maccabees and Israel's expectations of continued success onto our own lives, emphasizing that God's marvelous plan exceeds our expectations and what we think should happen next in our lives. He invites us to worship and give to the Lord with freedom and generosity in response to God's sacrificial love for us. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 14, Sirach 34-35, and Proverbs 23:22-25. 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.
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday? Have you asked yourself, what does Jesus mean when he says, “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them." (Mt 5:17) And why does this new covenant change the Sabbath? "...This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood." (Lk. 22:20) Today, Fr. Mike delves into the scriptural roots of the Sabbath and why we as Catholics celebrate it on Sunday and not Saturday as the Jewish people still do today.
Fr. Josh answers questions about experiencing confusion and doubts discerning one's vocation, and why taking the morning after pill is a serious sin, but a sin that God forgives through the sacrament of Reconciliation because there is no sin that God doesn't forgive in confession. Snippet From the Show "My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you." 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
The royal wedding of Marguerite de Valois and Henri de Navarre on 18 August 1572, was designed to reconcile France's Catholics and Protestants - or Huguenots. But six days later, the execution of Protestant leaders led to a massacre by Catholics of thousands more Protestants in Paris and across France. In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is joined by Dr. Sophie Nicholls - who is currently writing a popular history of the French Wars of Religion - to explore the events and tensions that led to one of the most frenzied and brutal outbreaks of religious violence in early modern history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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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.
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
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, joins Dom Giordano after making national headlines after offering a religious exemption to Catholics serving in the military. Broglio explains his decision to Giordano, and explains what he hopes to accomplish in offering the option to service members. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What You Need to Know is the bottom is falling out on the Biden administration. Democrats regularly scare evangelical Christians, Catholics, and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations about utilizing their platforms for endorsing candidates. I sent out a press release explaining that VP Harris Violates Democrat Sacred Cow. Vice President Kamala Harris sending a message into churches is two things: 1) Democrats' desperation over the Virginia governor race; And 2) A miscalculation because she's not popular with Americans. Scottie Nell Hughes, journalist, author, and anchor of RT America's weeknight newscasts, explains the goal with her show is to give the truth and share the news so people can come to their own conclusions. Also, check out one of her recent tweets here. Tune in and listen to News. Views. Hughes. Dr. Ted Malloch, author, consultant, and former diplomat, shares his recent article The Return of Common Sense. Dr. Malloch gives his observations on former President Donald Trump, how he's been silenced on social media but he will come back. Check out his articles at TedMalloch.com. Wrap up: America is experiencing an immigration crisis! Here are two points to explain what I mean: 1. There are massive amounts of unvetted people entering this country. This is causing a national security crisis. 2. We do not have the institutions right now that can handle the massive influx of people who need to assimilate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
Allison Sullivan cohosts and announces the relaunch of her podcast! Sinner Saint Sister is back and better than ever with great guests, now on video and part of the Forte Catholic Podcast Network. She & Taylor discuss how Jesus would social media. Would He be on it? What would He say? How would he conduct himself? Insightful conversation with moments of hilarity. They close the show by discussing the body positivity movement that has become popular over the past couple years with Lizzo at the center of it all. They discuss the good parts of that movement but also where it falls short. This is ultimately a discussion on how we as Catholics should approach times where we are overweight. Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect
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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.
Was Pope John Paul I murdered? What is the miracle that happened that is moving his cause forward for beatification? Is God okay with the separation of believers (Protestants and Catholics) if they are still united in Christ? Why is Mary called the ‘New Eve’? All show notes at Conspiracy Theories & Mary the New Eve - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Father thinks this first reading is really complicated; he explains why that is, and what’s really going on in The Letter to the Romans Mass Hysteria Father talks about the nature of the devil, evil, and the liturgical calendar Letters Father follows up with a caller who talked about Catholics […] All show notes at Father Simon Says – October 19, 20221 – Souls and Spirits - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
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.
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? …
In this week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast: Synod of Bishops will involve feedback from the faithful How are married couples signs of Christ's love? The Feast of St. John Paul II is on Friday. Bishop Burbidge offers personal reflections on his experience with this courageous and joyful saint. Bishop Burbidge clarifies listener questions about the 2022-2026 Diocesan Strategic Plan The Virginia Catholic Conference has published resources to help Catholics vote with informed consciences in the upcoming election Reminders for the upcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage Bishop Burbidge also answers the following questions from the faithful: Can two dioceses ever be combined into one? And if so, does that one diocese then have two bishops? What prayer do you find yourself praying most often?
Author and Psychologist Dr. Kevin Vost joins us for a deep dive conversation on St. Thomas Aquinas, How to think like this great saint, and what Aquinas says about the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. The post How to Think Like Aquinas with Dr. Kevin Vost appeared first on Greg and Jennifer Willits.
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.
For thirty long years, the African American woman worked faithfully for a large global ministry. Yet when she sought to talk with co-workers about racial injustice, she was met with silence. Finally, however, in the spring of 2020—as open discussions about racism expanded around the world—her ministry friends “started having some open dialogue.” With mixed feelings and pain, she was grateful discussions began, but wondered why it took her colleagues so long to speak up. Silence can be a virtue in some situations. As King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens . . . a time to be silent and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7). Silence in the face of bigotry and injustice, however, only enables harm and hurt. Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoeller, jailed in Nazi Germany, confessed that in a poem he penned after the war. “First they came for the Communists,” he wrote, “but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.” He added, “then they came for” the Jews, the Catholics, and others, “but I didn’t speak up.” Then finally “they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up.” It takes courage—and love—to speak up against racism and injustice. Seeking God’s help, however, we recognize the time to speak is now.
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.
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.
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. 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.