Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Lectionary: 453All 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 Pio of PietrelcinaIn one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was the 45th canonization ceremony in Pope John Paul's pontificate. More than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter's Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and charity. “This is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio's teaching,” said the pope. He also stressed Padre Pio's witness to the power of suffering. If accepted with love, the Holy Father stressed, such suffering can lead to “a privileged path of sanctity.” Many people have turned to the Italian Capuchin Franciscan to intercede with God on their behalf; among them was the future Pope John Paul II. In 1962, when he was still an archbishop in Poland, he wrote to Padre Pio and asked him to pray for a Polish woman with throat cancer. Within two weeks, she had been cured of her life-threatening disease. Born Francesco Forgione, Padre Pio grew up in a family of farmers in southern Italy. Twice his father worked in Jamaica, New York, to provide the family income. At the age of 15, Francesco joined the Capuchins and took the name of Pio. He was ordained in 1910 and was drafted during World War I. After he was discovered to have tuberculosis, he was discharged. In 1917, he was assigned to the friary in San Giovanni Rotondo, 75 miles from the city of Bari on the Adriatic. On September 20, 1918, as he was making his thanksgiving after Mass, Padre Pio had a vision of Jesus. When the vision ended, he had the stigmata in his hands, feet, and side. Life became more complicated after that. Medical doctors, Church authorities, and curiosity seekers came to see Padre Pio. In 1924, and again in 1931, the authenticity of the stigmata was questioned; Padre Pio was not permitted to celebrate Mass publicly or to hear confessions. He did not complain of these decisions, which were soon reversed. However, he wrote no letters after 1924. His only other writing, a pamphlet on the agony of Jesus, was done before 1924. Padre Pio rarely left the friary after he received the stigmata, but busloads of people soon began coming to see him. Each morning after a 5 a.m. Mass in a crowded church, he heard confessions until noon. He took a mid-morning break to bless the sick and all who came to see him. Every afternoon he also heard confessions. In time his confessional ministry would take 10 hours a day; penitents had to take a number so that the situation could be handled. Many of them have said that Padre Pio knew details of their lives that they had never mentioned. Padre Pio saw Jesus in all the sick and suffering. At his urging, a fine hospital was built on nearby Mount Gargano. The idea arose in 1940; a committee began to collect money. Ground was broken in 1946. Building the hospital was a technical wonder because of the difficulty of getting water there and of hauling up the building supplies. This “House for the Alleviation of Suffering” has 350 beds. A number of people have reported cures they believe were received through the intercession of Padre Pio. Those who assisted at his Masses came away edified; several curiosity seekers were deeply moved. Like Saint Francis, Padre Pio sometimes had his habit torn or cut by souvenir hunters. One of Padre Pio's sufferings was that unscrupulous people several times circulated prophecies that they claimed originated from him. He never made prophecies about world events and never gave an opinion on matters that he felt belonged to Church authorities to decide. He died on September 23, 1968, and was beatified in 1999. Reflection Referring to that day's Gospel (Matthew 11:25-30) at Padre Pio's canonization Mass in 2002, Saint John Paul II said: “The Gospel image of ‘yoke' evokes the many trials that the humble Capuchin of San Giovanni Rotondo endured. Today we contemplate in him how sweet is the ‘yoke' of Christ and indeed how light the burdens are whenever someone carries these with faithful love. The life and mission of Padre Pio testify that difficulties and sorrows, if accepted with love, transform themselves into a privileged journey of holiness, which opens the person toward a greater good, known only to the Lord.” Learn more about Padre Pio! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
Old Testament: Proverbs 29–31 Proverbs 29–31 (Listen) 29 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.4 By justice a king builds up the land, but he who exacts gifts1 tears it down.5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.6 An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.211 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.14 If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall.17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,3 but blessed is he who keeps the law.19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond.20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.422 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.23 One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.24 The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.26 Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked. The Words of Agur 30 The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.5 The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.62 Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.4 Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know! 5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar. 7 Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,9 lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. 10 Do not slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty. 11 There are those7 who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.12 There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.13 There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!14 There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind. 15 The leech has two daughters: Give and Give.8 Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough”:16 Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, “Enough.” 17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures. 18 Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand:19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin. 20 This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.” 21 Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up:22 a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is filled with food;23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress. 24 Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise:25 the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;26 the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;27 the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank;28 the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces. 29 Three things are stately in their tread; four are stately in their stride:30 the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;31 the strutting rooster,9 the he-goat, and a king whose army is with him.10 32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife. The Words of King Lemuel 31 The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: 2 What are you doing, my son?11 What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?3 Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink,5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.6 Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;127 let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.8 Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.139 Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. The Woman Who Fears the Lord 10 14 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself15 with strength and makes her arms strong.18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.1622 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. Footnotes  29:4 Or who taxes heavily  29:10 Or but the upright seek his soul  29:18 Or the people are discouraged  29:21 The meaning of the Hebrew word rendered his heir is uncertain  30:1 Or Jakeh, the man of Massa  30:1 Revocalization; Hebrew The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal  30:11 Hebrew There is a generation; also verses 12, 13, 14  30:15 Or “Give, give,” they cry  30:31 Or the magpie, or the greyhound; Hebrew girt-of-loins  30:31 Or against whom there is no rising up  31:2 Hebrew What, my son?  31:6 Hebrew those bitter in soul  31:8 Hebrew are sons of passing away  31:10 Verses 10–31 are an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet  31:17 Hebrew She girds her loins  31:21 Or in double thickness (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 75 Psalm 75 (Listen) God Will Judge with Equity To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. 75 We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We1 recount your wondrous deeds. 2 “At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.3 When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah4 I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,' and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;5 do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.'” 6 For not from the east or from the west
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Speaking from the White House before heading to New York, President Joe Biden blasted “conservative activists” over the Roe v Wade decision last June and their “access to $1.6 billion in dark money to do more damage.” And a group of Republican lawmakers say violent crime is on the rise in the United States, and law enforcement is stretched thin. Some senators are calling attention to these crime rates and plan to introduce a bill to direct more resources to state and local police departments. Meanwhile, the prime minister of Hungary is warning of an economic disaster facing Europe. Founder and Editor of Compact Magazine, Sohrab Ahmari, joins to share what exactly Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's warning to Europe about a possible economic disaster is. The Republican governor of Virginia has made several changes to the transgender policies for public schools. Executive Director of Fight for Schools and Senior Advisor at American First Legal, Ian Prior, joins to tell us more about this policy from Governor Youngkin, what exactly it says and when it might take effect. Finally this evening, Pope Francis is set to travel to Assisi, Italy later this week. The Holy Father will highlight an initiative aimed at young economists and entrepreneurs. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about this visit and also about the event taking place this weekend. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
My life's ministry is to help children and youth with choices—to encourage them to build a closer working relationship with Jesus Christ. The LORD has been molding me for this ministry ever since I surrendered my life to him in a prison cell 35-years ago. It has been an amazing journey, from discovering hope in God because He first loved me, to becoming an honor inmate and chief engineer of an inmate fire crew, of driving a fire engine to save lives, to earning a lifesaving award from President Ronald Reagan just one year out of prison, then being hired by Captain Cousteau as his expedition leader and chief diver launching me into five-year odyssey of underwater adventures. When I became an SDA in 1993, I resigned the job of my childhood dreams to fulfill my promise to the LORD to help others not to make life damaging mistakes and to share a message of “Hope That Never Surrenders,” because that hope is founded in Jesus Christ, the Indwelling Holy Spirt, and in our always loving Holy Father.
He was born to a noble family in Maastricht (in modern-day Netherlands). When his spiritual father Bishop Theodard was killed in 671, St Lambert was elected Bishop of Maastricht despite his youth. He was loved by his flock for his holiness, ascetic labors and almsgiving, but was driven from his see in 675 after his patron King Childeric II was assasinated. He withdrew to the Monastery of Stavelot where he lived for seven years as one of the brethren, claiming no privileges despite his office. Once, getting up to pray during the night, he accidentally disturbed the monastic silence. The Abbot called out for whoever was responsible to do penance by standing barefoot in the snow before a cross outside the monastery church. In the morning the Abbot was dismayed to see the Bishop standing barefoot, covered with snow, before the cross, his face shining. The Abbot sought to apologize, but Lambert replied that he was honored to serve God like the Apostles, in cold and nakedness. When King Pepin of Heristal took power in 681, he restored Lambert to his see, despite the Saint's desire to remain in obscurity. The holy bishop renewed his pastoral labors with vigor, visiting the most distant parishes and preaching the Gospel to the pagans who still inhabited the area, despite danger and threats. But when King Pepin put away his wife and replaced her with his concubine Alpais, St Lambert was the only Bishop who dared to rebuke him. For this he incurred the wrath of Alpais, who ordered his death. His assassins carried out their evil commission, even though they found a cross shining above the humble dwelling where he was staying. Saint Lambert is one of the best-loved Saints of the Netherlands and Belgium, where many parish churches are dedicated to him. His relics are now in the Belgian city of Liège.
What does it mean to die like a seed, disintegration or germination? Does God want to subdue or sanctify? Key Texts: Joh 12:24-26 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. Joh 17:11-18 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/from-the-top-ministries/message
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis' 38th Apostolic journey is set to start tomorrow. The Holy Father will travel to Kazakhstan for his 3rd international trip in 2022. EWTN Vatican producer Alexey Gotovsky joins to share more. And today is the last day for Americans to submit comments to the US Department of Education concerning its proposed rule change regarding Title IX, to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” The USCCB is among the groups speaking out against the proposals. Spokesperson for the Defense of Freedom Institute, Angela Morabito, joins to share what parts of the measure she believes are particularly worrying for the faithful. Meanwhile, a new report says an online clinic is offering abortion pills to women in 5 US states, even before they are pregnant. In all 5 states parental consent is not required. Executive Director at Heritage Action, Jessica Anderson, joins to tell us more about this story. One year after US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a whistle blower is revealing some startling news. Afghan refugees were not properly vetted when they were evacuated to the United States, some were on the terrorist watchlist. Finally this evening, Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The nation honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that tragic day, including a message from President Joe Biden. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Born to the family of a cartwright in Ireland, he entered monastic life when he was very young at the Monastery of Clonard, where he became a disciple of St Finnian (December 12). He became one of the 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland', all of them disciples of St Finnian. Ciaran founded the great monastery of Clonmacnoise (pronounced clon-mac-neesh) on the Shannon River, which became one of Ireland's great monasteries. Once, during a great famine, He distributed all of the monastery's food to the people, entrusting his monks' survival, and his own, to providence. Saint Ciaran reposed in peace, aged only thirty-three, in 549.
"Do we come to Mass with a desire and expectation of a personal and intimate encounter with Jesus- an encounter that can be life changing and life transforming? Bishop Gruss asked this during First Friday at the Cathedral on Friday, Sept. 2."As believers, we have an obligation to share this beautiful message with Catholics, especially those who don't come to Mass. Bishop Gruss went on the say that all Catholics are evangelizers by virtue of their baptism.At First Friday, local faithful gathered with Bishop Gruss at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw for Mass followed by lunch and an informal talk. Bishop Gruss began his talk by reminding the faithtful that the Eucharist is the beating heart of the Church and it (the Eucharist) distinguishes the Catholic Church from other Christian denominations. Bishop Gruss also reminded the crowd that the Eucharist is a person (Jesus). Pope Francis on Mass and the EucharistAs he often does, Bishop Gruss shared quotes from Pope Francis, particularly from the Holy Father's recent Apostolic Letter titled “Desiderio Desideravi” (“I have earnestly desired”). The letter was released June 29. Bishop Gruss discussed section 6 of Pope Francis' letter which says: 6. Before our response to his invitation — well before! — there is his desire for us. We may not even be aware of it, but every time we go to Mass, the first reason is that we are drawn there by his desire for us. For our part, the possible response — which is also the most demanding asceticism — is, as always, that surrender to this love, that letting ourselves be drawn by him. Indeed, every reception of communion of the Body and Blood of Christ was already desired by him in the Last Supper."Bishop Gruss recommended that everyone read Pope Francis' letter. The Sacraments are encounters with JesusBishop Gruss then alluded to a point of emphasis he has shared throughout his ministry in the Diocese of Saginaw, that the Sacraments are not events to attend, but rather personal and intimate encounters with Jesus. "The problem with seeing the Sacraments as events, is that with events we are acting as spectators," said Bishop Gruss. "People who are bored at Mass stop going because they are not engaged. Being fully engaged is important."We must teach our kids that at Mass, we are going to encounter Jesus. The language we use to describe the Sacraments affects how people see the Sacraments. We must teach young people that the Sacraments are a personal encounter with Jesus." Bishop Gruss went on to discuss the ideal disposition as we prepare for Mass asking, "Do we come to Mass with a desire and expectation of a personal and intimate encounter with Jesus- an encounter that can be life changing and life transforming? It matters where are hearts are when we come through the doors of the Church."Entering the sacredBishop Gruss then said, "When we walk through the doors of church, we leave the secular space of the world behind and enter the sacred (spiritual). Therefore, we must have a transition in our hearts."It's powerful, said Andrew Yaworski, a parishioner from All Saints Parish in Bay City. "[Bishop Gruss] started talking about attending Mass versus going to encounter Christ. It was a powerful message of that intimate relationship with us- that Christ desires and loves us. "I feel like I have an improved understanding and better focus. Hopefully, it will help me to adore Jesus. This will hopefully help me treat the church as a sacred place...
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Russia and China are planning a high stakes meeting while Iran has launched new cyber attacks. President Joe Biden got a brief respite from those global concerns as he welcomed former President Barack Obama to the White House East Room for the Obamas' official portrait unveiling. Meanwhile, a nurse practitioner has filed a lawsuit against pharmacy giant CVS. She says she was fired because of her pro-life views. The lawyer representing the Catholic pro-life employee, Kevin Theriot with Alliance Defending Freedom, joins to share why the policy changed after CVS had granted his client a religious exemption for years. And a world famous recording artist released a music video last week for a song with several references to faith and God. "Use this Gospel" by Eminem includes the lines "armed with Jesus... my weapon is prayer." One well-known Catholic commentator took notice. With the Daily Wire and host of the Michael Knowles Show, Michael Knowles, joins to talk more about why he believes we are in a time of spiritual renewal. Finally this evening, Pope Francis met recently with workers from the Open Hospitals initiative which is sponsored primarily by the Vatican and the AVSI Foundation. Secretary General of the AVSI Foundation, Giampaolo Silvestri, joins to tell us more about this audience with the Holy Father and what part of his message was most meaningful to him. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Rebecca Wraith on a 6th century document by Pope St. Gregory the Great! The document is a "Benedictine Rule" of sorts for bishops and priests. Rebecca proposes that the Holy Father's counsel can and should be understood by the laity since in modern times lay people are pastoring and evangelizing side by side with clerics. There is a lot of wisdom to be gained by one of the greatest popes our Church has ever had as well as one of the 37 Doctors of the Church. Link to the Rule: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/36011.htm Rebecca Wraith is a Health Coach and Member Development Specialist for CMF CURO. She holds a master's degree in Marriage and Family Theology from the International Theological Institute in Austria, with an undergraduate degree in Theology from Benedictine College in Kansas. She has her health coaching certification through the American Council on Exercise and is currently creating a health coaching model that integrates the full person: Mind, Body, and Spirit for CMF CURO members. https://cmfcuro.comSupport the Endow PodcastWhat's on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!Facebook at www.facebook.com/endowgroupsInstagram at www.instagram.com/endowgroupsWant to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you!
"Born in Prizrem, he served as first secretary to King Dušan. He became Archbishop in 1339, and in 1346 was raised to the rank of Patriarch. He was a zealous pastor, and brought order to the Serbian Church, being 'a great upholder of the Church's laws'. He entered into rest on September 3rd, 1349, and his relics are preserved at Pec´." (Prologue)
In this audio interview, Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, takes us through the Consistory that saw him elevated to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis. He explains the role of cardinal, how it impacts on his work in the Roman Curia and how he supports the ministry of the Holy Father.
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With the critical November midterm elections moving in fast, President Joe Biden will be speaking from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He'll talk about his recent legislative victories and is also expected to lay into people he calls ultra-MAGA Republicans. Meanwhile, Taiwan says it has shot down a drone believed to have been sent by China. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, tweeted out, "Taiwan has called China's bluff by shooting down one of its drones today. The next, say 24 hours will be crucial." He joins to share why he thinks the next 24 hours will be pivotal and what he is concerned about. And a new report reveals the identity of the activists who protested outside the homes of several Supreme Court justices. DC Correspondent for the Daily Wire, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to share how she found the identity of some of these protestors and whether she was surprised by what she found. Finally this evening, Pope Francis calls for concrete commitment to care for our common home. Yesterday, at his weekly general audience, the Holy Father recalled the World Day of Prayer for Creation and also the beginning of the season of creation which starts today. Associate director of the Laudato Si' Movement, Christina Leaño, joins to tell us more about the theme for this year. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Born in Syria, he was a shepherd, but at the age of eighteen he left home and became a monk, practicing the strictest asceticism. At times he fasted for forty days. After a few years at a monastery he took up an ascetical discipline unique at that time: mounting a pillar, he stood on it night and day in prayer. Though he sought only seclusion and prayer, his holiness became famous, and thousands would make pilgrimage to receive a word from him or to touch his garments. Countless nomadic Arabs came to faith in Christ through the power of his example and prayers. To retreat further from the world, he used progressively taller pillars: his first pillar was about ten feet high, his final one about fifty. He was known also for the soundness of his counsel: he confirned the Orthodox doctrine at the Council of Chalcedon and persuaded the Empress Eudocia, who had been seduced by Monophysite beliefs, to return to the true Christian faith. After about forty years lived in asceticism, he reposed in peace at the age of sixty-nine. He was at first suspected of taking up his way of life out of pride, but his monastic brethren confirmed his humility thus: They went to him as a group, and told him that the brotherhood had decided that he should come down from his pillar and rejoin them. Immediately he began to climb down from the pillar. Seeing his obedience and humility, they told him to remain with their blessing.
On August 31 and September 1, A-List celebrities will be converging on the Vatican for a special meeting to talk about faith and media with the Holy Father. Learn more about the Vitae Summit with Luis Quinelli, the man behind the event. You can find the Vitae Summit and Foundation on social networks under Follow Vitae. Visit their website: https://vitae.global/ (https://vitae.global/) Get your holy socks from Sock Religious: https://www.sockreligious.com/?rfsn=5170834.c28065 Buy Fr. Edward's book How They Love Mary from Sophia Institute Press: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/how-they-love-mary
A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - The Holy See said Pope Francis' recent comments on a car bombing that killed the daughter of an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin should not be interpreted as a “political stance.” In a statement released Aug. 30, the Vatican also called the Russia-Ukraine conflict a “large-scale war in Ukraine, initiated by the Russian Federation.” Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, some of Pope Francis' comments have come under criticism, including a statement he made in an interview in June that Moscow's invasion of Ukraine was “perhaps somehow provoked.” He was also rebuked by Ukraine's Vatican Ambassador last week for his characterization of the August 20 death of Darya Dugina, a 29-year-old journalist and political commentator known for her support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Dugina was the daughter of Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian political thinker believed to be close to Putin. The Holy See's unsigned communication said Pope Francis has made “numerous speeches” on the Ukraine War “mostly aimed at inviting pastors and the faithful to prayer, and all people of goodwill to solidarity and efforts to rebuild peace.” “It is reiterated that the Holy Father's words on this tragic issue should be read as a voice raised in defense of human life and the values attached to it, and not as taking a political stance,” the Holy See said. The Vatican's statement appeared to refer in part to criticism over Pope Francis' August 24 appeal for an end to the war in Ukraine, in which he referenced Dugina's death. “I think of that poor girl blown up by a bomb under her car seat in Moscow. The innocent pay for war, the innocent! Let us think about this reality and say to each other: war is madness,” Francis said at the end of his general audience. Ukraine's Ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, criticized Francis' remarks on Twitter, writing that the speech “was disappointing” and conflated the categories of “aggressor and victim.” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252154/vatican-pope-francis-ukraine-war-comments-not-a-political-stance Today, the Church celebrates Saint Jeanne Jugan, also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ's humility through service to elderly people in need. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-jeanne-jugan-707
Will Our Children Have Faith? I Samuel 3:1-10 Most of us never imagined we would be living in such a divided world. My grandfather fought and lived through the second world war, and he was convinced that our world would be drawn together in harmony, peace, and plenty. He was convinced that the sacrifices were so enormous that he seemed certain that we would never again permit our world to become so divided. But here we are, nations are increasingly hostile toward one another, communities are divided around issues of education, development, and the status quo. Folks, Religion is divided with each claiming to have a firm grip on the truth. Denominations and congregations are divided over doctrine and what constitutes faithful discipleship and mortal sin. And families are divided by competing agendas, rival priorities, and the daily pressure to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive culture. We're just plain exhausted, aren't we? Those who seek to follow Jesus must be asking if this is the way Christians are to live? Are we really measuring up to our calling as children of God? Is there a better way for us to practice our faith? Will our children have faith? Are we the living answer to the prayer of Jesus, Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11. Do we look at one another and see movement toward our oneness in Christ? Do others look at us and see God at work in our life together? Is our way of living life-giving rather than life draining? Is our way of living one that will enhance the quality of life of each of us for as long as we live? If we live a life of faith, then the answer to all these questions will be yes! Deep within, I believe all of us do want to live that faithful and fruitful life even though we have often turned away from God's invitation to Holy living. This Sunday we will hear some things that will help our children and us have faith. Grace and Peace, Stephen
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis presided over 2 important celebrations over the weekend. On Saturday, the Holy Father created 20 new cardinals at the Vatican, and Sunday the pope visited the Italian city of L'Aquila. Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, Matthew Bunson joins to tell us more about the consistory and L'Aquila. Meanwhile, not stopping to talk with the press, President Joe Biden headed across the south lawn, on his way to the oval office. Just over the weekend he posted a blistering tweet stating, "We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court and Republican elected officials to push an extreme agenda that takes away freedoms and personal autonomy." And a federal district court recently blocked the Biden Administration's attempt to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represented the pro-life groups. With Alliance Defending Freedom, Denise Harle, joins to tell us about the proposed mandate and why ADF calls it an attempt to turn emergency rooms into walk-in abortion facilities. Finally this evening, Azra Jafari made history in 2008, when she became the 1st female mayor of a city in Afghanistan. Her appointment by the country's then-president was seen as a sign of progress. Jafari joins to shares what the reaction was in Afghanistan when she was appointed mayor. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
"He was an Egyptian by birth and a great Egyptian ascetic. As a boy, he visited various spiritual teachers and gathered proven experience as a bee gathers honey from flowers. Pimen once begged the elder Paul to take him to St Païsius. Seeing him, Païsius said: 'This child will save many; the hand of God is on him.' In time, Pimen became a monk and drew two of his brothers to monasticism. Their mother once came to see her sons, but Pimen would not allow her in, asking through the door: 'Which do you want more: to see us here and now, or in the other world in eternity?' Their mother went away joy-fully, saying: 'If I will see you for certain there, I don't need to see you here.' In the monastery of these three brothers, governed by the eldest, Abba Anoub, the rule was as follows: at night, four hours were passed in manual work, four hours in sleep and four in reading the Psalter. The day was passed, from morning to noon, in alternate work and prayer, from mid-day to Vespers in reading and after Vespers they prepared their meal, the only one in the twenty--four hours, and this usually of some sort of cabbage. Pimen himself said about their life: 'We ate what was to hand. No-one ever said: "Give me something else", or "I won't eat that". In that way, we spent our whole life in silence and peace.' He lived in the fifth century, and entered peacefully into rest in great old age." (Prologue) His name means "shepherd". Many of his words can be found in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is updating its website tracker called “Life-Saving Laws in the United States,” while the White House said it is “committed to restoring the protections of Roe”. When Congress returns next month, Democrats want to pass the Women's Health Care Protection Act and a variety of other bills such as one to protect medical staff from prosecution, who perform abortions. And the nation's largest abortion provider says it will spend a record $50 million leading up to November's midterm elections. Planned Parenthood says it will use the money in contests where abortion is on the ballot. Pro-lifer and President of Centofante Strategies, Alison Centofante, explains how this money will be used and how effective she thinks it will be in swaying public opinion and ultimately votes. According to a survey from Pew Research, 71% of Democrats or Democrat-leaning voters now say abortion is "very important." In March, that number was only 46%. Editorial Director for the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, joins to share what is driving the rise in abortion as a very important issue and whether these numbers surprise him. Finally this evening, Pope Francis will visit the city of L'Aquila in Central Italy this Sunday for an important celebration. It will mark the Holy Father's first trip in Italy this year. EWTN Journalist Hannah Brockhaus joins to discuss the Pope's itinerary. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Have you ever considered that your true home is heaven, in the presence of our Holy Father? It is not God who is distant. Instead, it is you and I. And that is why Christ came: to bring us home. In today's devotional, we will marvel together at the miracle of the Gospel...even though we deserve death, God welcomes us home.If you would like more insight into today's devotional topic, listen to Dr. Michael Youssef's sermon The God Who Pursues Us: LISTEN NOWIn today's media-driven world, talk show hosts and false teachers mislead their audiences by telling them there are many paths to true peace. But Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:27). Which voice can we trust? In his book Finding True Peace, Dr. Michael Youssef urges readers to discover the Truth—and find true peace that lasts forever. Share the Gospel with friends and family with this pocket-sized book from Dr. Michael Youssef.If you enjoyed listening to this devotional, subscribe today to have a written copy delivered to your inbox every day. You can then open your email and take a deeper dive into the referenced Scripture passages, share the devotional with family and friends, and find related resources to grow your walk with Christ daily.
On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge offers his: Reaction to the recent article from The Atlantic connecting the rosary to fringe political efforts “The Rosary of the Virgin Mary…is a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness.” - Saint John Paul II Comments on the one-year anniversary of evacuation of Afghanistan; how Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services re-settled 1,300 Afghan men, women and children Save the date! National Migration Week is Sept. 20-25 Reflection on his 20th Anniversary of episcopacy, including a Q&A: His overall experience of being a bishop Who called to let him know the Holy Father chose him to be an auxiliary bishop in Philadelphia; his reaction to being chosen by the Holy Father to serve as a bishop Why he chose “to walk humbly with your God” as his motto His fondest memories as a Bishop of Arlington
After three decades in the Catholic church, Mike Gendron realized that he needed to put down the rosary and pick up the Bible. After turning his life over to Jesus Christ, Mike is now an evangelist with Proclaiming the Gospel, and he says that America is a nation that is likely under divine judgment for turning its back on God. Mike says that we are being lied to by the people who lead our nation, and that it's important for Christians to make the most of every opportunity to share the Word of God with the time we have left. Mike also discusses the critical importance of discerning false teaching, and why objective truth that is rooted in the Bible is so deeply needed in our postmodern culture. TAKEAWAYS Mike has written two eye-opening books, Preparing for Eternity and Contending for the Gospel. The Catholic Pope teaches a false and fatal gospel and dares to call himself the ‘Holy Father' . Discerning between God's perfect doctrine and the doctrine of Satan's demons is important when identifying false teachers. Christians need discernment to examine ourselves, the world, other men's teachings, and to expose the heretics.
Author and mom Lindsay Morris has written a devotional, "Calling All Princesses," to teach daughters the love of God. Lindsay -- a mother of two boys -- has experienced this love after losing a child. Her faith is strong and she wants to share it with others. Get the Book here. Lindsay's blog Calling_all_princesses on Instagram
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate on Monday in Florida, he wrote, “These are dark times for our nation…Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before.” One day after the raid, a candidate endorsed by Trump is on the ballot in a primary in Wisconsin. The former president appeared at a rally over the weekend for Tim Michels. Associate Professor of Political Science at John Carroll University, Dr. Colin Swearingen, joins to share how he thinks this primary will play out. Meanwhile, NATO may soon have 2 new members thanks to the US Senate lawmakers who voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden into the Security Alliance. It comes as the US is sending nearly $10 billion more in aid to Ukraine. And, Pope Francis met recently with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See. Leaving the door open for a possible visit to the war-torn country. Director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Andriy Shestak, joins to share what the chances are that the Holy Father will travel to Ukraine and what a visit from him would mean for the country. Finally this evening, one organization is advancing a culture of life in the Lone Star State. President of Texas Right to Life, Dr. John Seago, joins to talk more about the work the organization does. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
As the world and the media turned their attention to Canada last week for the visit of Pope Francis, many of our listeners had questions. So we spoke to Fr. David Sherry, District Superior of Canada for the SSPX, about 4 main topics regarding the so-called “penitential pilgrimage” of the Holy Father:
Big Idea: Jesus is praying for you today. John 17:6-19 Jesus is praying for you today. 1. Jesus prays for your faithfulness. John 17:6-8 “I have revealed your name to the people you gave me from the world. They were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you, because I have given them the words you gave me. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from you. They have believed that you sent me. 2. Jesus prays for your effectiveness. John 17: 9-12“I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they are yours. Everything I have is yours, and everything you have is mine, and I am glorified in them. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I was protecting them by your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 3. Jesus prays for your joyfulness. John 17: 13-16 Now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy completed in them. I have given them your word. The world hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 4. Jesus prays for your holiness. John 17: 17-19 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth. Next Steps: I prayed for Jesus to touch my soul for the first time today. When life gets difficult, I will trust God's truth this week.
He was a native of Egypt; his name is that of one of the Egyptian gods. He fled to the desert to live as a hermit, but after many years he became a well-known spiritual guide and founded several monastic communities. A first-hand account of him, by Rufinus, says 'In appearance he is like an angel of God; an old man of ninety with a long snow-white beard. The impression left by his presence is delightful. His gaze is imbued with more-than-human radiance.' He received communion every day. So detached was he from the world that his disciples once had to remind him that Pascha had come. Hearing this, he went outside, raised his hands to heaven and prayed without ceasing for three days. When he had done he said to his disciples 'This is the monk's celebration of Pascha: the lifting up of the mind to unity with God.' He reposed in peace at a great age.
Today's readings are from Notebook 3, numbers 1043-1049. One of the most misunderstood elements of the Catholic Church is the papacy. There are many misunderstandings and outright lies about exactly what the papacy entails. Sister Faustina has a vision of the Holy Father in her writings today and I thought this would be a good time to talk about the pope.
He was born in Rome in 1086 to wealthy and pious parents. When the Roman Church broke away from the Orthodox around that time, those who continued to uphold Orthodoxy, Antony among them, were persecuted. Antony gave away his worldly possessions and fled to a small rocky island in the sea, where he spent fourteen months in asceticism. During this time, the island miraculously floated like a ship to Novgorod. There, Archbishop Nikita received the young monk and helped him to build a church to the holy Theotokos, which in time became a monastery. St Anthony served there as abbot for many years, reposing in peace in 1148.
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: While the US just took out a top al-Qaida terrorist in a missile attack in Afghanistan, the US must not “take the eye off the ball” when it comes to protecting itself from terrorist organizations. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Taiwan, defying the Communist government of China. Director of Captive Nations Coalition of the Committee on Present Danger: China, Se Hoon Kim, joins to share his thoughts on Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan and the significance of it. And after months of false starts and public spats, Senate Democrats are hoping to pass their party-line reconciliation bill soon. Voters are heading to the ballot box in 6 states today. Policy director at the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to talk more about the primaries tonight and which races he is following. Finally this evening, an artist in Canada created a statue of the Blessed Virgin as a gift to the country's indigenous people. The artist Timothy Schmalz joins to tell us more about this sculpture and why the Holy Father wanted to bless it. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis is back in Rome following his 6 day trip to Canada. EWTN News Vatican Analyst Andrea Gagliarducci has more on the Holy Father's Apostolic Journey. President Joe Biden tested positive once again for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris is the center of attention right now as she travels to Miami to announce that 1 billion dollars are on the way in an effort to, what the Biden Administration says, make America resilient to climate change. The war in Ukraine is over 5 months old and Russian troops — and weapons — have killed thousands of civilians, including many women and children. Now, the Ukrainian ambassador is raising awareness of the suffering of her people to US lawmakers. Amid threats from China, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still expected to visit Taiwan tomorrow. Tom Spoehr, Director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for National Defense and retired Army Lieutenant General joins us to discuss this potential visit to Taiwan and the overall concern about China's threats. Finally this evening, at least 28 people are dead in Eastern Kentucky, following floods caused by torrential rains. Meg Campos, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington joins us to discuss the relief efforts in her diocese. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Full Text of ReadingsEighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 114All 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 Ignatius of LoyolaThe founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg. Because there were no books of romance on hand during his convalescence, Ignatius whiled away the time reading a life of Christ and lives of the saints. His conscience was deeply touched, and a long, painful turning to Christ began. Having seen the Mother of God in a vision, he made a pilgrimage to her shrine at Montserrat near Barcelona. He remained for almost a year at nearby Manresa, sometimes with the Dominicans, sometimes in a pauper's hospice, often in a cave in the hills praying. After a period of great peace of mind, he went through a harrowing trial of scruples. There was no comfort in anything—prayer, fasting, sacraments, penance. At length, his peace of mind returned. It was during this year of conversion that Ignatius began to write down material that later became his greatest work, the Spiritual Exercises. He finally achieved his purpose of going to the Holy Land, but could not remain, as he planned, because of the hostility of the Turks. Ignatius spent the next 11 years in various European universities, studying with great difficulty, beginning almost as a child. Like many others, his orthodoxy was questioned; Ignatius was twice jailed for brief periods. In 1534, at the age of 43, he and six others—one of whom was Saint Francis Xavier—vowed to live in poverty and chastity and to go to the Holy Land. If this became impossible, they vowed to offer themselves to the apostolic service of the pope. The latter became the only choice. Four years later Ignatius made the association permanent. The new Society of Jesus was approved by Pope Paul III, and Ignatius was elected to serve as the first general. When companions were sent on various missions by the pope, Ignatius remained in Rome, consolidating the new venture, but still finding time to found homes for orphans, catechumens, and penitents. He founded the Roman College, intended to be the model of all other colleges of the Society. Ignatius was a true mystic. He centered his spiritual life on the essential foundations of Christianity—the Trinity, Christ, the Eucharist. His spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto, Ad majorem Dei gloriam—“for the greater glory of God.” In his concept, obedience was to be the prominent virtue, to assure the effectiveness and mobility of his men. All activity was to be guided by a true love of the Church and unconditional obedience to the Holy Father, for which reason all professed members took a fourth vow to go wherever the pope should send them for the salvation of souls. Reflection Luther nailed his theses to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517. Seventeen years later, Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society that was to play so prominent a part in the Catholic Reformation. He was an implacable foe of Protestantism. Yet the seeds of ecumenism may be found in his words: “Great care must be taken to show forth orthodox truth in such a way that if any heretics happen to be present they may have an example of charity and Christian moderation. No hard words should be used nor any sort of contempt for their errors be shown.” One of the greatest ecumenists was the 20th-century German Jesuit, Cardinal Augustin Bea. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is the Patron Saint of: Retreats Love the saints? Check out these seven titles on Catholic saints! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Holy Father is on the second leg of his nearly week-long visit to Canada. EWTN News Vatican Analyst, Andrea Gagliarducci, joins us from Quebec to tell us what's been on Pope Francis' agenda so far. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is reacting to news that the Gross Domestic Product was in negative territory again, for the second straight quarter. President Joe Biden says that despite challenges, we are on the right track. Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to share whether the Biden Administration is being too optimistic. Congressional Democrats say President Biden's goal of cutting emissions by 25% in 2 years may be within reach. This comes after a deal was reached between Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a multi-billion dollar clean energy plan. Finally this evening, on Saturday the Catholic Church will celebrate Blessed Solanus Casey's feast day. Brother George Kooran and Brother Steven Kropp from the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, Michigan join to tell us about Blessed Solanus Casey's life and his relevance today. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
7/27/22 6am CT Hour John, Glen and Sarah chat about the Holy Father's Trip to Canada and dreams of winning the lottery. Sean breaks down the importance of online safety with kids and why we need to talk with them about the dangers so they can grow to be wise digital citizens. Ashley reports on the Pope's visit to Canada, the dissolution of Parliament in Italy and a proposal by Romeo to Juliet at the ballet. Omar shares why we should not get discouraged when what we pray for does not come true immediately and how we can grow to a deeper relationship with God in the midst of hardship or seemingly silence on the part of God.
Pope Francis was in Canada this week on what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage.” His aim was to address the harms suffered by Indigenous individuals and communities in Canada. The papal trip had three main stops: first Edmonton in the west, then Quebec City in the east, for the Pope to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and, finally, a visit to the remote Baffin Island community of Iqaluit, in the far north. EWTN News was able to travel with the papal press corps during the trip. And the Register provided a special report from Edmonton by Colm Flynn just before the Holy Father touched down in North America. Colm Flynn joins us here with his story.
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis spent his 3rd day in Canada attending his first public Mass of the visit. However, the main story is the reaction to the Holy Father's apology yesterday for the Church's role in abuse at residential schools. Vatican Analyst for EWTN News, Andrea Gagliarducci, joins to share what the Holy Father said in his apology and what the reaction has been. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration's push to change the definition of sex to include gender identity and sexual orientation continues, and the Alliance Defending Freedom is warning medical professionals what could happen as a result. This week a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes to pass a multi-billion dollar package that they say would improve computer chip manufacturing here in the US, but Republicans remain divided saying it's also filled with money for President Biden's science agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supposed to visit Taiwan next month, which has prompted threats from China. This comes as President Biden plans to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the week. Republican Strategist John Ullyot joins to share what he expects from that conversation. Finally this evening, the Caribbean country of Haiti is combating an epidemic of gang-related violence. Foundress of the Kizito Family, Sr. Paesie, joins to tell us what daily life is like in Haiti amid the gang violence and extreme poverty. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
One of the Fathers of the Latin Church, Tertullian, has coined a statement about prayer that has always impressed me and that in some way reflects the teaching of this Sunday's readings. Tertullian said: "prayer is the omnipotence of man and the weakness of God". Christian prayer can do everything, because we unite ourselves to Jesus and ask in him. The Lord himself says in the Gospel of St. John: "whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you" (Jn 15:16). Today we have heard the Lord say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Do we really have this great confidence in the power of prayer? Look carefully: today the Lord taught us three things about prayer. First of all, he taught us what we should ask for. The Our Father contains everything that we can ask of the Father. In addition, Jesus told us to ask for the Holy Spirit, which is the Gift that contains all the gifts of God. Secondly, with the parable of the persistent friend, he encouraged us not to give up in prayer. God sometimes delays in giving us what we ask for so that we may deserve more and so that our desire and our capacity to receive his gifts may increase. Thirdly, he exhorted us to trust, for if we knock at the door, it is certain that sooner or later he will open it for us. When I was a child, we were taught in the Catechism the qualities of a good prayer. There were four words: we were told to pray "with attention, humility, trust and perseverance". Today's first reading, with the example of Abraham's intercession for Sodom, and the Holy Gospel, with the parable of the persistent friend, dwell especially on the last characteristic: perseverance. How much perseverance costs us! Sometimes, we begin prayer commitments that we give up when we are tired or discouraged. As I said at the beginning, let us see our prayer as a personal encounter with Jesus who is waiting for me. A "friendship with the One we know loves us" as St. Teresa used to say. If we do so, everything will change. In the Lord we will find rest for our souls and also effectiveness in our prayer. Allow me to conclude with some words of Pope Benedict XVI in which he commented on today's First Reading. I recommend to you his entire catechesis, which is simply brilliant, but here I would like to take up his concluding words, which are impressive, and with which I too would like to conclude my ministry at St. Anne. This is what the Holy Father said: “With his entreaty, Abraham is lending his voice and also his heart, to the divine will. God's desire is for mercy and love as well as his wish to save; and this desire of God found in Abraham and in his prayer the possibility of being revealed concretely in human history, in order to be present wherever there is a need for grace. By voicing this prayer, Abraham was giving a voice to what God wanted, which was not to destroy Sodom but to save it, to give life to the converted sinner (...). Yet God's mercy in the history of his people extends further. If in order to save Sodom ten righteous people were necessary, the Prophet Jeremiah was to say, on behalf of the Almighty, that only one upright person was necessary to save Jerusalem: “Roam the streets of Jerusalem, look about and observe, search through her squares, to find even one who acts justly and seeks honesty, and I will pardon her!” (5:1) The number dwindled further, God's goodness proved even greater. Nonetheless this did not yet suffice, the superabundant mercy of God did not find the response of goodness that he sought, and under the siege of the enemy Jerusalem fell. It was to be necessary for God himself to become that one righteous person. And this is the mystery of the Incarnation: to guarantee a just person he himself becomes man. There will always be one righteous person because it is He. However, God himself must become that just man. The infinite and surprising divine love was to be fully manifest when the Son of God was to become man, the definitive Righteous One, the perfect Innocent who would bring salvation to the whole world by dying on the Cross, forgiving and interceding for those who “know not what they do”. (Lk 23:34) Therefore, the prayer of each one will find its answer, therefore our every intercession will be fully heard. Dear brothers and sisters, the prayer of intercession of Abraham, our father in the faith, teaches us to open our hearts ever wider to God's superabundant mercy so that in daily prayer we may know how to desire the salvation of humanity and ask for it with perseverance and with trust in the Lord who is great in love.”
7/26/22 6am CT Hour Glen and Sarah welcome back John from vacation and chat about the Holy Father in Canada. Fr. Mode shares his adventures as a Navy kid and priest who recently became the Chaplain of the US Coast Guard and explains the joys and challenges of the work. Dr. Marquez lists and breaks down 7 reasons why its beneficial to pray the rosary.
From July 24-29, 2022, Pope Francis will be visiting Canada. During the trip, the Pope is set to deliver an apology on Canadian soil for the involvement of Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the operation of residential schools from the 1870s through the 1990s.Residential schools were established under a federal government program which was intended to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture, and equip them with the education and skills deemed necessary to participate in Canada's economic and social life.In anticipation of the Holy Father's visit, this episode explores Indigenous reconciliation and ministry, major themes and challenges from Pope Francis' pontificate, and whether Canada has a unique contribution to make to the Church's mission in the 21st century.Along the way, we take some scenic detours, including reminiscing about the last time a pope visited Canada for the occasion of World Youth Day in 2002, and reminding ourselves of the importance of continuously building communities of faith.Our guest is John Paul Meenan, Assistant Professor of Theology at Seat of Wisdom College in Barry's Bay, Ontario. John Paul was the co-founder of the small academic community which eventually became Seat of Wisdom College. He's also the Editor in Chief of the online magazine Catholic Insight.Documents/Websites referenced John Paul Meenan biography (Seat of Wisdom College): https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/academics/faculty-2/jpmeenan/ “Pope Francis in Canada” (official webpage for the papal visit): https://www.papalvisit.caCanadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Brief History of Indian Residential Schools”: https://www.cccb.ca/indigenous-peoples/resources/indian-residential-schools-truth-reconciliation-commission/Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land” (September 24, 2021): https://www.cccb.ca/letter/statement-of-apology-by-the-catholic-bishops-of-canada-to-the-indigenous-peoples-of-this-land/Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Visit 2002”: https://www.cccb.ca/the-catholic-church-in-canada/papal-visits-canada/john-paul-iis-third-visit-canada-july-2002/Pope Francis, Apostolic Letter Traditionis Custodes (July 16, 2021): https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/motu_proprio/documents/20210716-motu-proprio-traditionis-custodes.htmlCatholic Insight magazine: https://catholicinsight.com/www.crownandcrozier.comtwitter.com/crownandcrozierfacebook.com/crownandcrozierhttps://www.instagram.com/crownandcrozier/Please note that this podcast has been edited for length and clarity.Support the show
On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge offers: Unity with the Holy Father on the Vatican warning to Germany's "Synodal Way" Congratulations to Ann Augherton, managing editor of the Arlington Catholic Herald, for winning the 2022 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Media Association Perspective on why we should celebrate the annual World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly with the universal Church this weekend Context the two vocations summer camps for teens — Quo Vadisand FIAT— held at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary this month Commentary on the new apostolic letter from Pope Francis: “On the Liturgical Formation of the People of God” Preview of the upcoming Eucharistic Symposium with Archbishop Charles Chaput held at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More this fall Thoughts on pro-life efforts since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, along with pregnancy resources despite the current status of abortion access in Virginia A recap of his A Catechesis on the Human Personamong transgender ideology in the news Bishop Burbidge also answers the following question from the faithful: What is your guidance to the Catholics in the diocese regarding whether or not we should be giving our patronage to companies publicly declaring their support for abortion rights? Do you have any suggestions for my first year of teaching CCD and religious education? In the aftermath of the Roe v. Wade overturning, what is the strategy of the bishops' conference and of our diocese as the pro-life effort continues in the States? What can be done to harden the target of every school and homeschool co-op throughout the diocese to keep children and teachers safe from harm?
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A kidnapped priest in Nigeria has been brutally killed, while another priest has escaped. Father Augustine Deji (DJ) Dada from the Diocese of Ondo joins EWTN News Nightly to discuss the details of the situation, the broader persecution of Christians in Nigeria and more. Stateside, President Joe Biden traveled to Massachusetts Wednesday pushing forward with his administration's struggling efforts to transition away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy, including offshore wind. This comes as the US is currently facing high gas prices. White House correspondent Owen Jensen reports. On Capitol Hill, the US House passed a bill protecting so-called 'same-sex marriage'. While the bill was passed with the support of 47 Republicans, its future is unknown in the Senate. Capitol Hill Correspondent Erik Rosales reports. The head football coach at the University of Michigan drew criticism from abortion supporters for his pro-life remarks. According to an article in Detroit Catholic, Jim Harbaugh told Plymouth Right To Life that he believes in having the courage to let the unborn be born. Teresa Tomeo joins EWTN News Nightly to share insight about the situation, and more. Finally, Daniel Arasa, Dean of the School of Church Communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, joins tells us more about what the Holy Father said regarding social media's role in promoting world peace, and more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
This week we're back in School and being Student Body Snatchers with The Faculty. Learning about the worst College Football team names, loads of behind the scenes and alternate Casting as well as what a piece of dirt Harry Knowles was and we assume still is. Should you want to see anunedited videocast of this week's episode you can join us on the Patreon for just a quid at https://www.patreon.com/100thingsfilm full episode Auto transcription: Hey, guys, are the sure? We're looking at harness usher, Stuart Jansen, Patrick, hi, heartnet Edward. We're looking at years the faculty. Hello everyone, and welcome to another action packed episode of a hundred things we learned from film. I'm one of your host my name's plenty and I'm a body snatcher. Oh and I'm John. I'm the JOCK. You absolutely are, quarterback prick. Very well, very well indeed. I was gonna say it's gorgeous outside, pishing it down raining just now and it's still red. Well, I would have had my taps off, but for the very first time we are recording in video for our patrons. So if you fans, only fans, only pals, more like. So, if you want to see John's beautiful new kitchen behind him, potentially some Colin Robinson later on, as he likes to jump in, and my big fat face, you can get involved by giving us a quid a month. It is not going to be a permanent thing, but we're going to throw it up completely unedited, so you get to hear what a fucking pigs here. John just waits of the of the preamble. Anyway. It is what it is, John What what was happening that year? Well, Lord, just what was happening that year, and I'll tell you what. As that, you can't addit, any of it out. When it's the video, patrons are getting all this. Yeah, be fair. I think we've done nine. Hit Me, but I'll go to it again. Oh God, lords of crackers, the Truman show, and that's good. I know you love it. You love it, roaring, Robert, Robert, you maybe need to watch it again. Sort of a plane I wasn't on board with. I just didn't don't like it. Snake eyes, where you're Nicholas? All right, yeah, very good. For List Cage. You don't know. A few of them didn't. The city avengers, biggest pointless fellow I've ever seen in life. Nick Nicholas Cage, the Crow, the crow, five patch Adams, oh Jesus, yeah, because because cancer can be cured with laughter. Exactly, exactly, and you know this. You know this. And Fallen, which is about a weird one. I remember watching this way Denzel, and it's about a sort of mother that sort of goes between bodies. Nope, you have that's absolutely lost on that one night. John Goodman is good crack. John Goodman. Yeah, court John Goodman and of them. That's what that's you. I'll meet John Black, Claire Flanni, though, true, and you get to see Brad Peck getting run over, don't you? Yeahie Hopkins, Athone Hopkins, round the horn. Anyway, by the bye, I saw this in ninety nine, so that's got a release in I want to say, February ninety nine in Australia. To cinema in Australia see this and had a great time. I think I might have seen this as part of a double bill with the First Guy, Ritchie film lock stock, is part of a double bill, and with lock stock, which is pretty good double bill. Anyway. You know, listeners, you don't want to hear about through the miss of time with an old hey everyone, an old man's talking should be the alternate name for this podcast. Anyway, right with the podcast that tries to an hundred things. John's got a list of things, I've got a list of things. I'm going to talk us through the film. John's gonna add some funny bits and we're gonna go from there. Happy to go, Big Fella, I'm happy brilliant stuff. Okay, so we start with Mirrormax and dimension films. Now, we did to mension films before, didn't we? So we're not gonna do it again. But I've certainly can tell you a little bit about mirrormax films. Their first film was good year, called Rock Show, Paul McCartney and Wings Concert Film. Jesus, who are Mirrormax Youn? Only the distributor paramount could have been right. Now this year Mirrormax, and this blew me away, have got a fletch film coming out. Remember fletch ship? Yeah, but it's John Hamm. I mean I loved John Hamm. Jesus, he makes some ship decisions. to WHO's standing for fletching? Two, like there's surely nobody going. Do you know what film I really liked? Fletch lives. I dug him wrong. I loved him, but I can you recreate that? Can? You wouldn't have thought so, mate. You wouldn't have thought anything for money. We open with this really angry coach, that always brilliant Robert Patrick, and again he's in on this and he he knows what a kind of film he's in. He screaming, scimming Blue Eyes. Yeah, absolutely, he doesn't look much older here and we're what six years on, seven years on from judge mcday? Yeah, absolutely screaming at his team and stand his quarterback and it's proper heart attack behavior, this, isn't it? Yeah, did you catch the song in the background? Oh God, no, I was. It was the next but I was blew me. Was Really, really annoyed it the next. The song was the kids aren't all right by the offspring from that American album which I've got CD somewhere behind. Meeting in the car tomorrow and I got CD player again. I'M gonna throw it in the car. It September one. It's high was eleventh in the US and the UK, Sixty nine in Australia, nice and forty three in Belgium's alter a pub, fifty wiland there. I don't know what then that is. It went gold in the UK, Platinum in Italy and the USAF. So we did alright. It's done, all right. They were they were big, weren't they? They were really big at that point. I went to see them, I want to say in two thousand, a couple of days after my birthday, so like the next year. Um, and there were great, fantastic and it's Colin Robinson. Fella. Um Again, listeners, if you want to see Colin Robinson walking all over the laptop, my notes, yeah, then you're gonna need to making techniques. Yeah, yeah, so they were. They were huge chill children at the time and a great zone. Yeah, there were a green deal of time. Yeah, yeah, arguably better anyway. So what's the what? What's the next song? That that got you going? As soon as I heard the REF coming in, I'm like what they're doing? I see right, yeah, we'll come to that. Yeah, we will come to that. Yeah, that fucked with me. You know what I'm talking about? Yeah, yeah, yeah, and he's approached by this unseen character. He's like, what do you want? And we fade out. That night there's a meeting of staff. There's no money for Ms Brummel. Miss Brummels just about million years old, the Blair which, no money for her computers, no money for Mr Take's trip to NYC. Now, Mr Take, the actor that played Mr Tate, we have seen in a number of things, but on this podcast he was the opposing COP chief two, Brian Cox's COP chief. Yeah, yeah, Johnny chimpo brilliant in this as well. And again. I know I mentioned every time the bad guy in masters of illusion. Oh God, yeah, yeah, yeah, I forgot about that. Actually, yeah, that's who's WHO's the WHO's the good guy? WHO's the good magician in that? Scott Bacula, is it? Is it a master of illusion? I'm making that. Yeah, as long as it's no masters universe. That's no, that's a very but the bad guy, that's skeletor it's friend. Yeah, anyway. Um, and they can't get this money. He wants stay to New York and Mrs Olsen wants to do a mute Zical, but there's no money, because I'm sure the football team will get get their kit. Yeah, and she's like they will get whatever town. You've seen what it's like on a Friday night here. Principal Drake, maybe new with by the way, you know who she is. Big Fan of cheers Lilith. Yeah, brilliant, Foxy Ist. fucking this, by the way. Yeah, appeal, complained and no, does it for me, mate, does it? Does it for me? Your Scotty, she's got to do it for you and she's my hands are tied. So No, guys and dolls. Use last year's set from our town. Now a couple of things. Guys and dolls. It was a nineteen fifty Broadway show by Frank Losser. It won the Tony that year and got a film version in nineteen in Frank soon after Marlon Brando and Gene Simmons, not the sticking out yeah, sticking out face makeup love gun one. Obviously, the famous song that we all know from it, of course, is guys and dolls were just a bunch of crazy guys and dolls. It's not. It's an episode of the Simpsons, but you get the idea. Just the joke here is, by the way, using the set from our town. Our town famously doesn't have a set, and kind of budge the joke, you know. Yeah, I liked that. I liked it. Yeah, it's good, isn't it? Yeah, and there's a lot of kind of there's a lot of funny little bits in this. I think this is probably going to be quite a long episode because I think we both love this, didn't we? Yeah, I think it's aged brilliantly well, except for some of the CG which will come to they're leaving. She says she's forgot her keys and she needs to go back into the darkened school because all the lights are off and you can't put lights back on. Apparently. Oh yeah, that's that's a rule. Yeah, she figured she she goes into her office, gets the keys and coach Willis Robert Patrick's there. He won't let it leave without a pencil. It's like, you look really pretty and I really want to borrow a pencil. Yeah, okay, and do you know what, here's your pencil. Why don't you and your pens are going to sleep it off. And what does he do? Text through her hand. Plunges it right through her hand. I looked this up. Good, I'm glad you did, because, well, just to see if I was looking at and since we're people, put pencils through hands. The only thing I can find recently, because there was an an eight year old in California's hospitalized after a billy stabbed a pencil through his knee. She that's that's just the idea of broken knees and ship is no good. I would not be a good mob enforce I couldn't find any. What all I found was bloody assholes doing magic tricks on Youtube, and I stand by this. It's not magic if you could edit a video. Yeah, to Piss off. Yeah, you need to see it in the flash if you did bud upon but what I thought was, and again for the video, this works like there's bones there, there's like there's a is there a? Yeah, yeah, there's Ale. Yeah, all right, fucking Jesus God. Yeah, alright, in the hands and fenails. And it's a good effect though, this putty hand. I liked it. She needs him in the plums and runs for it. Finds the door chained. Where is the door? The doors chained out of nowhere, and you kind of like, I don't know how's that happened, and we can kind of guess in a moment or two. She knocks coach the ground and escapes the set of scissors once again, finds that she's keyless. She's fucking useless. She makes it out and locks coaching, losing the scissors. Ms Olsen picks them up and stabs at the death of them. Is fucking slow motion. What's wrong with the face thing, Pretty Graham? Yeah, now this massive long opening scene. You had an issue with the music. Yes, what's the crack? I just there's bad enough for we're trying to get pink floyd to put music on streaming media and stuff like that. They can. They completely take a cracking song like breaking the wall and just ref it and just and get other people to sing. Don't they like it? Leave it alone. It's a perfect piece of music. Yet, Hey, class of ninety nine, leave that song along, that song on your class of night in night. John. I'm looking at it because I didn't write it down. So what's the point? Short term, American alternate rock Super Group, Super Group bunny ears, inverted commas right, consisting of members of notable rock bands. Okay, and there's a couple of notable rock bands here and some ship Lane Staley of Alice in change, I don't know, Tom Morrello, raged against some machine. You know him, Stephen Perkins, Anthony to his mates from Jay's addiction, Martin Lynn, noble novel, from the Novel Porno for Pyros, I don't know, and Matt Serlick, from one of Rachel's favorite bands, matchbox twenty. Water load of fucking bollocks they are. And that is it. They got together for that, just giving rap. Yeah, and in fact it's so good, such a good song, John. I'm gonnaice to get some facts about it. Another brick and all. Part two is the one that we know of the three parts, written as a protest song against corporate punishment, which was out ard in state schools in the UK, nine six and private schools in which explains so much of what is wrong with our current government. Yeah, it was number one in deep breath, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Portugals said it again, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and sold four million copies worldwide. Not Too Shabby. That's that's physical copies. Yeah, well, yeah, yeah, would have all been physical copies, but none of this streaming bollocks here. Mate. So it was three part of composition by Pink Floyd from nineties, seventy nine, and it was classed as a rock opera. Yeah, I love that. Have you? Have you seen another brick in the what have you seen? Is it another brick in the world the film? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, horrifying stuff. It really was going to back in the day. I love that. Scary, scary Shite. A little bit of background on this school, by the way. Harrington high not real. Herrington as a town also not real. Filmed in western Lockhart, Texas, which is known as the barbecue capital of Texas, which I assume that's the next town along from Cowboyville and ship larger county. Probably definitely come at me, Texans, because you wear those healed boots, don't you either, Go Ching, Ching Ching everywhere you walk, sports pose, Tottingham Hotspurs. Yeah, but I like the fact that it's not a real place. Yep, right, this bit we go through here with with the kids. You kind of meet them all and you get their names, which is brilliant if you're doing a podcast about this, because he gets it right down who they are. Number one is Zeke Josh Hartnett and written in his Mustang, and I'm fucking wrong. I know it's not a Mustang. Now I've written it down, but nice one, pacy, I mean Casey Elijah. Would he gets rammed at this post ball's first Danny. Yeah, it's kind of like Shit. That is pretty nasty. testical trauma is a great name for a band. Is when testicles are hurt by force, the cover gets torn or shattered and blood can leak into the scrotum until it becomes tense, which can lead to infection. God, just don't keep seeing it. Stop saying testical trauma. This Delilah, my least favorite character this whole yes, yes, Georgana bet brewster, right, good looking lassie, which is on about these stay Lorder lips take seventy two hours to apply. Could not find anything state Lawder Lips, by the way. However, I did find out State Lawder was found in New York City by the woman of the same name. She was the only female to feature in the twenty most influential business geniuses of the twentieth century, as published by Time magazine. What. Yeah, so everybody else? That's amazing. Probably trump was in that. I assumed so. And she she was a sister. In the fast few days, didn't she state Lauder fucking else, she did Jordans in front of all my bowels. Of all you're paying friends, and that's the thing, John, nothing about paying. But you know she was the sister because, as we noticed, all about firmly ward, firmly, this leaders a Zi family and respect. Get my pub stand is the quarterback that we saw before and Delilah's boyfriend. Yeah, stokely clear devalt go, kind of bit bit goth kids. You know, like really low budget out of the fact of the craft. Yes, yeah, I always forget her name and listeners are screaming boys in water boys. She isn't water boy. Yeah, and that Nicholas Cage Um port of call, you know, the Fred Lieutenant bad lieutenant potkole rotten, absolute piece of ship, that film. Anyway. Elijah Wood was the first person, apparently, to cross Niagara Falls by rope as part of an adrenaline challenge. Went. Don't ask. Josh Hartnett turned down the following rolls. whoever. This kid's brilliant spider man, Super Man and Batman. Do you know what he didn't turn down, though? A film about a haircutting competition in Keith Lee, West Yorkshire. I think it's called blow dry or blow job or something. Seriously, yeah, Alan Rickman's Dad Jesus because, yeah, yeah, when we do a Yorkshire Month we'll do that. Cleared about is named after the last volume in author Lawrence de Moles, the Alexandria Quartet novels. I don't know what they are. I didn't look into them, I was busy looking at the other books. Jordana Brewster, the faculty was the first film yet know what facts, but sorry, mate. Yeah, we've got to get that, we've got to get right. And then there's this new kid, Mary Beth something, something, something's got about seven hundred names and she yeah, yeah, God, and a new kid. I've got a clue. KLEX Klan Sense Zeke, selling fake ID of the brother from that seventies show. Yeah, yeah, I was. I was looking up by misdemeanors or possession of fake ideas in America, Da up to one year's jail term, summary Probation, community service and or money toor finds up to you a thousand dollars. They'll put you in prison for fucking out, won't they? Because it's a business loving, loving. I smoked cigarettes and then everything, just sitting there smoking, just getting it on. So I'll double checked this as well, because I was unsure to this. Remember that you used to be able to smoke around about hospitals, and then he stopped all that. Yes, apparently it was the same in schools. Adults could smoke in around schools and then my support portion of the districts prohibited it from the short of phased out from sixte Al Right. Well, it was the same sort of idea, because I was. I was always wondered that. I was like, I don't actually they smoke rear schools, but apparently not. You could. You could smoke in our school staff room when I was a kid. I think it's just must be the American ones, because it just comes. So you can't smoke. You text many guns in as you want. Yeah, yeah, you have to, you can. Need to protect us over the smokers. I'm gonna Kill Cancer, I'm gonna Kill Cancer, I'm going to shoot it in the fucking face. And basically all the kids in the background are absolute pricks, all fighting, arguing, these lasses, crashing the car. And we learned that Zeke is selling this stuff. He's throwing in this drug, isn't he? Inside? Yeah, Scat, he calls it, which makes anything else any other name other than like ship. Yeah, go on, anything else. But they were in Blue Biros. In fact, I'm waving at the screen now, a green one and a black one, blue one big crystal, which I'm using to keep track of. The hanks introduced nine and in two thousand and six they sold their hundred billion. One Jesus crazy that the best selling pen in the world and the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art has made it a permanent fixture because this fuck all else going on. And I guess there are six types of point with eighteen coors. There you go. And, as I say, Black Green, I think that might be. That's a purple one. It's not a blue one anyway. But using all my wife's good pens, kicking off right in the faculty room, there's this teacher, Harry Ah and you we're gonna me all the teachers as we go on, all the faculty, and I'll kind of cover them when we cover them, but Harry was one that I was particularly interesting. Did you recognize this guy? Is that? Is that the guy with the Gender Big Fat Guy? Yeah, so it was. I felt it was a film critic when he well, yeah, kind of. Yeah, Harry Knowles, he's called. So he was. He was in the Austin Film Critic Association and you go and kicked it for sexual harassment and correct. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, AIn'tick. Cool news was his website and yeah, he got he got kicked out for assault, sexually assaulting Jasmine Baker in two thousand at the Alamo drafthouse in Austin. Apparently he was also very easily bought by studios for reviews around about the timing of this. So I can't help thinking he might have been given this role, not speaking role, for that to bump up. Yeah, absolutely, if I don't think you needed it, and it's a lot of fun. Yeah, it was. Then a couple of things and it was like he's an alien in Phantom menace as well. Apparently, apparently he's talking the nurse. The nurse is sick, Salmahayak war. Yeah, I love the way you looked into the living room there and make sure Kirsty wasn't hearing you talk about Salmahayak. So, yeah, the she says because she's full of full of cold, and if you're sick, why don't you take take a day off? It's just I'm saving all my sick days for when I feel better. We've all been there. That's a good show. So she's trying to quiet. She's doing a ship job. Sick days. John, would you believe in America, in the in in jobs and work in America, the average for an American worker in the private sector is seven six days a year, just seven, which is astonishing. It starts in the first year at seven and it builds up, which is astonishing, astonishing, astonishing, and the reason that is so astonishing is I get I get six months paid, six months unpaid, and I've only been in my job. When you're going to use all that tomorrow. So all that, we kind of meet all these staff, I like the science teacher who's basically trying to chat up sell Ma hi, ex nurse, isn't it? And then he's a line is. Well, I might as well put a penny in my eye, which is this brilliant kind of foreshadowing of what's going to happen to again. Oh, he was John John Stewart of the whatever the American things called that. I don't think I'll watch a lot of we didn't really get it over it, did we? No, did you? Did you catching the NEMES character? Yes, but it's later on. Go for it, and I was asking. All right, yes, yes, I did. Yes, so he is. She's a nurse, Harper, you put me on the spot here, Lad Edward. All right, Edward, Edward Furlong, Edward like that, Edward Furlong. Yeah, that Edward for a long who's been clean for four years, by the way. That's enough factor throwing. But I just read Edward for long has been has been clean for the last four years. Okay, result, yeah, exactly, but jild actor going wrong, and that's actor actor inverted. Commas so, Ms Olsen comes in looking less dowdy. Her and coach are drinking all the water in the class. We've got MS Burke, Fam Ka Jansen. We only we only looked at two weeks ago and she's very different in this, isn't she nervous? Dowdy, nobody, confident. No, talking about Robinson crusoe and she said what was crusoe most afraid of? And he says callous is she said, well, no, it was the isolation. Robinson crusoe is obviously everybody's favorite dilute injuice book by Daniel don't call me Willem Dafoe from sevent and a castaway that spends twenty eight years on a remote island without a volleyball called Wilson. Well, that means cry at least seventeen for that ball. He's rude, he's a smart ass. They claim that. You know, Stan tells Delilah that that he's quitting the team and she's worried he's throwing away his chance at a scholarship. But also she's more worried that she's head cheerleader. He's the quarterback and them's the rules. You can't break, break the rules of high school. DICKHEAD. Yeah, he's a load of things as well, that boy. He's been in launce. I didn't recognize him out of a thing it was. I'm sure he was in a wheezer video. Al Right, okay, well, what him and Fonzie? A little respect? I'm sure it was that. A little respect, all right, okay, Alright, oh, he's maybe it's maybe, maybe he's in that, that loser film. You know that they did spurt bag for maybe that with the guy that fucked the pie and the lassie that got the rose petals on the tits, Dana Kroyd. Thanks to Joshin Amanda Wilson for in forming me that the FBS, who are the governing body of schools colleges, allows eighty five scholarships each year for sports. Sorry, for football it's not many, not many, so thanks very much for that. That's how I would have got my education. Yeah, yeah, but we don't need no education. Mr Take Daniel von Bergen. As we said, super troopers really boring history lesson drinking boost from this Cup, isn't he? Yeah, and stand Correctis as you want to be. On chapter five, Mary Beth approaches Stokes Lee at break. She's Reading Double Star by Robert Heinlan. Robert Heinland was a sci Fi writer. He wrote starship troopers. Previous episode won four Hugo Awards for double stance, starship troopers, stranger in strange land, which is the only one of his I've read, and the moon is a harsh mistress, and then I get that one by the rest or just Martin is reel. Okay. Delilah comes along and basically says don't, don't hang around with stokes lead because she's wearing different shades of black and calls her a violent lesbian, so which stokes stokes storms off. Basically she's a piece of ship. She goes from being a piece of ship to being a piece of ship to then not being a character. Yes, you're pointless, absolutely pointless. Casey's eating lunch alone on the bleachers and finds this insect pod's approached by the coach Um and he says, have you ever considered trying out? He says I don't think a person should run unless he's being chastede. It's a great line. And then there is for shadowing. He's not happy about running. He doesn't think anyone should run, but he's quite happy to walk to fucking more door. He really has it. Walks at pistol, he walks at Pacy, I mean Casey. He does like Harold from neighbors in the science class. Casey approaches Mr Edward Furlong with the pod. Well Stokes, he tells Mary, but she's not gay. She just doesn't like people and that's her way of keeping because in apparently people didn't want to anger out anybody. This pod look like fucking Cocuna out of pokemon. What's going on there? Furlong suggests it could be a new species. And then they spill a bit of water on it and it comes back to life. Put it in this aquarium and it grows these tendrils. Done it and as he's about to kind of put his finger and it reproduces and when he gets his finger near it, this massive teeth, like C G I teeth, didn't look great and bit him at the pool. STANTELL's coaches quitting. A coach who has gone from basically up fucking here. At the start of the movie he's just like well, you know, you're just gonna do what you're gonna do. I can't I can't do anything about that. You're telling me this the day before, you know, this the day of my daughter's wedding. And Yeah, he just basically lets him get on with it and stand saves Casey from usher in the locker room. Yeah, exactly. I mean I think he's maybe in a couple of other films as as she got like twenty kids or something. I'm sure that's the thing I heard once. I didn't do any looking into rusher. I've done all my looking into everybody else, but yeah, I'm sure I think you've got about twenty kids. Jesus here must be he was ushered. He goes into he heads into the shower. I noticed he'd got some soap on a rope. It's kind of kind of it. I haven't seen soap in the rope for ages still widely available, but in two thousand and nine the Catholic Church stopped companies selling soap on a rope or, as it was known, as pope on a rope, because Holy Father only wants his facing under age genitals. I mean might not be true. Are you liking these Catholic Church jokes? Listeners for you? Are we getting canceled? Yeah, we might be. When he's in the shower, here comes Mrs Brummel with like a Meltie face, a face like one of the aliens out of they live, and she's just going they want everyone. I can't breathe, I can't breathe. And he grabs her like, hugs her, and scalp comes away in his hand just it slops all the folio. Fantastic. Olsen explains she has cancer, because cancer makes your scalp come away from your head. And at Zeke's car he's selling this vhs of Nev Campbell and Jennifer Love Hewittt fully frontal naked. Now, of course, me being me, I had to have a little bit of a look to find out what that could be. The only thing Nev Campbell and Jennifer love Hewett have been in together. It's part of five. No Fall Front. No Fall Front, only party of five. Certainly not in the first two series I watched there wasn't. He didn't feel front of Nive Campbell. And was it world things? No, Denise Richards. You got to see her. She did for them to everybody was getting to see that. Absolutely money well spent. Ye, Delilah and Casey are in the Faculty Lounge Looking for Goss for the school paper. He says you could be a cool human when you're not being a grade a bitch. Okay, and she's like are you hitting on me? Not, everyone's fucking hitting on your doll, Olsen and the coach. They come back. Casey and Delilah locked themselves in the cupboard. Brummel died because she was too old. Almost the full faculty have now been commuted. I just thought it's so good. Here's nurse Harper. She's still sick, so we know that something wrong with her. They grab her, knock at the ground and spit this bug into her. He was like in the cupboard. The kids find brummels corps and then burst out. Not Robert Patrick and this stunt double. It was blatantly Robert Patrick. Then up to the ground and this old lady stunt double up to the ground. They're running away. Casey slips over and Delilah keeps on running because obviously she's she can be pretty cool when she's not being a grade a coward. So that night the cops, case and his parents are looking for the body. Now, did you spot this nineties power suit the dad was where? Casey's Dad was wearing shoulder pads like him? Okay, I think I think he thought he was in swingers. I think he thought he was in swing but no, deditly not. They go in with the cops and they find resuscitation Annie in the closet, this thing that I've never had to use because I don't think we ever did this at school. Don't know if you do. I think we did it in first in but yeah, never, never in school. Yeah, resuscitation Annie, developed by Norwegian toymaker Asmund lateral and Peter Safer. Good, yeah, and absolutely freaky looking fucking thing. They explain that that they also hurt the nurse and said no, we didn't. She's epileptic and she suffers from Grand Maus. Grand Maus are seizures the last only a matter of minutes but can be so severe they cause a victim to harm themselves during today they're known as tonic clonic seizures, which I think sounds like something you clean your asshole out with. I know it as an im a, actually stealing off me. What about cleaning your asshole out as well? Okay, the parents take him home after drake has taken this cop into the office and he comes out like subtly changed a hunt of a wink, as if, yeah, Alien Wink. They get him home. They said no phone, no int ripping out this physical mode. Yeah, musical music. So it is getting blast and she's got the porno under the bed, the Hump, the phone, Humph, and it was boobs magazine, not a real magazine, but just got a lot of Ms Bok A. You. Yeah, but then he's got a print, and then he's got to retaining print. Yeah, I never seen that, my laef. No, I had no idea. And then for some reason he does something and he's got this walking like what was that about? Like this walking Meccanno animal thing didn't make any sense. And then he jumps out the window. He spots the faculty as and then slips off this fucking Verandam thing and his dad calls him in, but the faculty aren't there. You know, his dad was still holding NIMBIMBS, was he? Yeah, he was. Then we see the kind of the blind coming down and it's the outline of one of the teachers, isn't it one of the faculty? or so they're going to get mom and dad the next day as they drop him off, as dad drops him off at school, Dad and culture talking, Delilah Grabs Casey. She's got glasses on and her hair tied up. Yeah, and commit a call. Exactly who she's hardly Martin landow in, that mission, impossible TV show, and he's again a reference for fucking nobody. that. Yeah, we know. Sunday morning, sixties TV in the faculty lines. are going through all this water and not drinking coffee anymore and your man's off the booze. Maybe that's what I maybe that's I've stopped drinking booze because I'm an alien. I will be doing a lot more fucking better stuff with my time than this fucking you know you've been probing left, Rinde, center. Stan tells stokes that he's quit. The team explains that he got an a on biology instead of a d because of his winning arm, because he had a good arm. Stokes, he's been watching him, following, following him, and he says I want to be a D student. I deserve that D I love the D is not quite what he says. Mr Take says he wants to live in history of the family. UH, stands like, is this going to be on the test? And it's just this line of this isn't the test. Brilliant, fantastic character. There's a cure. Kids waiting for Ers here exam in a class and the police are helping. So it's all starting to look a little bit shady. Now zeke spots that there's a couple who were scrapping previously. The LAD's chill to fuck. She's like shouting at him, screaming at him. Do you know how his lad was? I remember his face and like I know that guy was in their scream movies. Hang what was a parody of it, a scary movie. Get a movie. He was a boyfriend in the first one that shot her. What these two boys are back for some scat. They want all he's got and he gives them a load, but they keep asking. They're blating the aliens. Yeah, have you got any more in your car? Have you got any more at home? So he keeps put some in his pocket. Ms Burke's now dressed like she's going to a fucking cocktail party right. She plays three characters in this. She played he's the Mousey one. She plays shouty, Screamy, fucking nutty teacher here as the alien. She calls him a diculous excuse for a little boy and storms off. Yep Um when he tries to offer a chocolate flavored laxatives, which is the last thing I need, and some Cherry Johnny's. Yeah, magnums, weren't he there were. Yeah, so I'll look this up because I thought Magnum was to do with the size it, but no, it's it's I think that Americans think Magnum's apparently the size, but it's the same lengths and standards. circumferences are normal journey. So I don't really understand why either go or is that magnums, because it's pretty much the same size as standard johnny bags. I tend to always put magnums on my p I. Robert Homden. Yeah, if you wanted John You could indeed by twenty more Cherry Johnny's five pounds. THIRD FROM CONDOM OUTLET DOT COM. How do we know there are more cherries? May I am not buying Johnny from Condom Outlet Dot Com. Nope. Casey explains to Stokes Lee what's going on and she said it sounds like pod people from the body snatches. Body snatches are rip off from the Puppet Masters, from Robert Heinlein. Which one is your body snatchers film, John Leland? Okay, yeah, I think that was the scariest. The dog with the person's face was just freaking yeah, yeah, yeah, just the end, the fact that it's kind of like fuck, yeah, yeah, he just points at her. screeture noises horrific, don't I mean, I'm sure I will watch it again at some point, but I saw that probably as a teenager, scared the shit that. I prefer the fifties one. Yeah, where at the end he looks in the he looks in the wagon and it's these prop pods. I love that and that's that's so cute. Writer. Today standards, it was, even though it was the subject was quite horrephic. It was quite quite felt quite hormly in the it. This, this bit ripped my fucking knitting. By the way, Casey explains he thinks film directors are aliens setting us up for a proper invasion. Spielberg's Et and son and felds get shorty, I'm sorry, I mean men in black, and I'm kind of like yeah, okay, I get it. That Robert Rodriguez. He's kind of going, I'm a director, I'm talking about film directors. Give me a fucking dump truck full of cash to make more of these. No, don't totally tot when he was seen, the whole gang head to science class to see the creature is now gone. Casey explains his theory on Aliens. Zeke and Mary Beth head to this the labs oars, which is the next room across which is where he gets his stuff for SCAT, and they're about to snug to garbagees medication, which I know that song very, very well. Off Two point oh to the garbage album of the same year. It's not a single. I thought it was number one in the UK and Iceland album but nowhere else. That's a great album. It's their teacher comes in and yeah, John Stewart comes in, but not before Zeke's come in trying to make a tweat of himself, pretending like or whatever. They've heard, and Casey explains that you think that that the that they're aliens. He attacks them Zeke's rips off this fucking this blade yellow teen things, slices off his fingers, which looks great for a second and then you see the fingers crawling across the floor. Ray Harry housings crying, and then they smash him in the eye with the with the I've written, shot penning shot nail, which basically melts his face. Yes, and again it's back to what he says. I might as well stick a penny in my eye or yeah, it was coming. This is a bit of Stokes, he said. Isn't this a bit where someone says, let's get out here and stand, let's get out of here. Casey grabs the weak Acuna thing and they had for the car. Everyone's acting calm and weird and scary as they kind of head out. Yeah, they get out of dodge in the car. There's nothing on the radio and like a police roadblock, isn't there? That they speed away from. was just leading shimming show. It was a little bit like show white beetle. They get to his place. He's got an apothecary in the garage like something he's turning fucking leading a gold or something, an episode of friends. He's rich and a prick and he's been grinding up caffeine pills for I took a lot of pro plus in college. I think everybody did. Forward when it we're coffee, just for that extra kick, that's right. Yeah, just because you've done a full out of college and you're going out that night. Yeah, there isn't any touch things is an energies just wasn't red from you. If you were lucky, you got Lucas aid sport, because it's ISOTONIC. We find out that he owns a gun, which is basically Chekhov's gun maybe, and he cuts a bit off the pod and puts it in with Oscar, that wait mace. It takes over the poor thing and he wrings its neck. He could to play three blind maze, lay down and wait again, which is monthy python reference for nobody. He cuts it open to find that it's a dried out the little mouse, and he empties a penn of scat onto this rest in this pod that melts like salt on a slug. stokesly explains you've got to get the master and that will free everyone else, because school kids are fucking geniuses. Yes, they're basically figuring out that the alien people are emotionless, the puppets. It's a puppet master. They argue amongst one another. Any one of them could be an alien. Zeke solution is for them to snort a Byro. So there's obviously homost the other thing, yes, one like that scene. It's not a homage. It's fucking robbed, robbed off this thing, isn't it? Yeah, I went to school with and I do put by rows up his nose. He lays tarmac for a living now, so really just old it. Casey takes it and starts giggling, because caffeine bills do that. Oh No, it's great cackle. As little radio flyer stand grabs the gun and threatened Zeke, who takes it and stand does the same stokes. He says I'm not putting up that on my nose. Zeke says aliens are taking over. Weigh it up. It's quite a good lie actually. Delilah and Marybeth in the last two, and they won't do it. Mary Beth claims to BE ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN. There's no aspirin in that. She does it, tips her head back and snorts. Delilah doesn't, and we get to see her with all these crawley things which look good. Casey grabs the gun but won't shoot her. stokesly does missus, and Delilah basically smashes up this drugloud throwing herself about. She's forgotten out to walk, and then she jumps in the waiting school learning car being driven by Mr Tate. What's going on? It's like as if there have been the speaking teachers. Hi've mimed, of course. So they head back to the school, which is Friday Night Lights. It's huge crowd at the game, with the Fart Rock version of another brick in the walls. Back as far as the team goes, they're called the Hornets. A spot. They were called the Hornets. There's only one or Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte Hornets, yeah, yeah, that's good to basketball. Hornets are the largest of the wasps and massive fucking assholes. The Asian giant Hornet stings cause thirty to fifty deaths annually in Japan. Would, yeah, would you believe it? And of course all American football teams have got stupid names. So, John, with that in mind, I want you to tell me if the next seven ones that I mentioned are a football team or a ship ball team? All right, football team if it's real, shipball team if it's not. Didn't really figure out the title, so you know whatever. Number one, the Minnesota Golfers. A. The Minnesota Golfers. Oh, it's a team. A. Number two, the Maryland terrapins, not sty. So it's a real football team. Yes, correct, it's a real football team. Number three, the Chicago outfits. Shut correct, it's not real. I made that one up. Number four, the wake forest demon deacons, real fucking writers, one of their shirts. Number five, the Kingston Cong's. Oh God, not made. That's a good name. Get out getting glace. Get that team made. Number six, the Martha's vineyard seamen. You're right, Rad number seven, the South Carolina Game Cocks. It is. Yeah, the job about. And so when this is going on it's funnish to where you're talking about Hornets. I've I've picked up a wee think about bees, because we're saying killed the queen and everybody go back to normal. So I just for some reason looked out to queen bees and seeing what would happened to be killed a queen. Okay, so that's what I got. So, unfortunately, queenless Corny cannot survive or for a sustained paid and absolutely queen bee effects of behavior working the worker bees. They's become aggressive. Worker bees may continue to lay eggs, but because there's no queeny finalizing, they're all drones instead of workers. All Right, knew that, you scientists, obviously, but that's that sounds pretty cool, man. Well, look, no, cool, don't. Don't kill Queen Bees. Don't, don't. You don't kill any bees place. All through the game the team are putting bugs in the ears of the other team and the tackle. It's good. This better, like Robert Patrick's doing. Amazing facial word, brilliant and yeah, yeah, fantastic stuff, like Henry clearing the water boy whenever. Yeah, in the gym. Principal Drake's here, by the way, Principal Drake, that the first person approached me. Principal Drake, did you see? This was Gillian Anderson. Oh, good, yes, yeah, yeah, again, would have been a great choice. Yeah, I think they tire up because they're certain that she's the she's the queen in this badminton net. She needs to snort the thing that she's not going to do it. So she woke some Zeke shoots are between the eyes. Yeah, just that. Nowhere. BLAMO as cases about to stab her. She comes back to life and Mary Beth throws the whole case of spun. Yes, yes, I'm melting, melting world. What the world? Good affection? There's a lot of it Israel. Where was you? Throw? Well, why? Now he knows. He's seen the end of the film. Games over in the town's heading home. Stand heads out to get the coach because there's certain now it's going to be him. Stokes. He grabs, grabs him and snugs him before he goes because she doesn't want him to die. Having not done that. Outside in the rain, coaching, the players have got their mouths open, tendrils out to the rain. Looks Great. It's like a lightning strike and you see like the alien behind yeah, and that still looks amazing. It's a really good gift as well, so I'll have to do that when I'm posting about it. Stands back at the door. They throw him a Biro wonder and he empties it away. It's beautiful. There's no pain, no fear. Se Open the door. Zeke threatens him through the door with a gun. Mum, he explains that he's got Schumer left in his car on the land and that's the stuff out of sky. Rim stiff. They head out him and Casey threw through the lot full of school busses. I was going, look at all those school busses, loads school busses there. We haven't seen a school bus in something for ages and ages and ages. By the way, remember we used to see loads of loads of them in films and it's been a while since. Yeah, yeah, I think the last probably we've seen it was in a trip. Yeah, I think so. Bigger score bus manufacturer in the US is the R E V group. They earned two point four billion revenue per year. It's astonishing. It's amazing. You can, you can, fucking you can get a contract doing anything in America. Really can. Oh, I missed this, but you can reattach fingers a maximum twelve hours after they have been slashed off. Throw that in UM cases. The Decoy was a coach and the team, because he can run, that's and he gets caught on the bus wagons by Delilah and as the team start coming through the windows, he escapes out through this. Not only can he run, but he can also fucking jump. You can jump. I thought I was watching again. I thought home coming, as Zeke said, his car and he grabs the shaiser or whatever we're calling it. Miss what's her face? Comes back now, Ms Burke, and again she's still dressed in this gear and everything. Um, she said, I don't want Cherry condoms, but I do want something cherry flavored, and you're like wow, and I think they've kind of got around this by explaining earlier on in a throwaway comment, that he's had to stay back a year, like eighteen or nineteen. Makes Sense. He jumps in the car and she jumps in the back and as he peels away she's trying to worm his ear. He throws his seatbelt on and rams this bus. She is flying out the window. Now what doesn't happen when you fly out a window, John? You don't lose your hand, you don't get get capapitated. You don't get copapitated. That's right. Yeah, but she does. And another rep off of the thing. Very much so. Yeah, and it looks like fucking garbage because they don't have her talking or anything. They just have this. They don't even have her looking at him. The photograph of her face, isn't it? Photograph of the face going along, not even moving eyes, and just as she kind of finds the rest of the body, he's like, fuck this, I am out here. It was obviously that unimpressed with the effect. Exactly in the gym, Mary Beth and Stokes, they are talking in I know you're proud of being the outsider, but aren't you tired of being something you're not? I know I am. And then she gets all wavy arms and sucking licorice whips, because it turns out she's the massive squids. It turns out this huge fucking squid thing. She chases stokes Lee and the just arrived Casey into the pool. And she jumps into this pool and she's she's sacking super swimmer, like old Phelps, isn't she? The Queen Drags stokes the under the water, but Casey throws a rope and saves her. In the Locker Room, Z comes in, stokes. He calls out to him, but Mary Beth also calls out to him as Human Mary Beth, naked with the Nipples, naked with, yeah, with Photoshop Nipples, out answer me this. Why are you naked? It's q good he takes stokes as his side, but it turns out stokes he's got squid snogs it does. He locks her in this equipment cage. Casey's made to take some more of the fucking Skank by Zeke, who then gets thrown across the locker room and knocked out. Mary best calling after Casey, explaining her world was endless oceans till it dried up and she escaped. She wanted to make her very much like home, part of the same one feeling. One Mass Mary Beth becomes a true form and chases him into the gym. Now I love this because he sets this bleacher to retract and a great strategy and then nearly gets fucking caught himself. But it just so happens that he's a really strong athletic nerdy, so he kind of runs out just as it gets caught U he stabs her in the eye and she spits jazz written Jizz Tadpoles here in his face, which is who practical effics. YEA, they fall out. As she dies. He heads over at stokely she's alive, with some dead ones next to her, and we got one last jump scare. Zeke smashes on the batting cage. Do we really need that? Do we really need it? One month later? One month later, and just just because we're doing fucking show not tell. So we do tell, not show. In this we've got news reporter going. It's a month or since the and give you away. Zeke's on the team. Uh, and fucking we miss fucking Burke's watching from the bleach. Did he lay up that factual quickly? Yeah, what the fuck? And he's said and he gets put out that cigarette and get back on the team like that is surely that would surely get you fucking kids. Yeah, these reporters are doing a new story. Stokesle and scatter and stand a winching. It turns out Casey and Delilah a thing as well. And he is Time magazine Man of the year. I think. Sure have changed, haven't they? No, no, no, no, no, no, it's a bad old wasts song and nw to do. Yeah, man, time, man of the year night in ninety nine, John Jeff Bezos. What for? Taking Daddy's money? Probably, yeah, bad year. Yeah, bad indeed. What else have you got? That's that? Let's say that your neck and main left branch center. I was deleting them left her Queen B thing at the India. Oh, I'm sorry, mate, we need to get a bit better at this night at least. No, it's nous. Were just doing a thing. The facts are a harsh mistress. Oh No, I've got one thing, John, I've got one thing. Hang on, hang on, the car. Oh, yes, so you did. We both of the car. Sure as H Nineteen Seventy pointy act here, nice sexy machine and absolutely astonished. John, you didn't have the gun. I think we've covered a gun. It's not like you do not have the good one. We have, but it's a cult detective special. Yes, but there, there it is. I'm putting it on there, and it's only because I remember seeing that gun. So smashing Um Asian giant Hornet. We have done sick days. We've done replicating a numbals, snakes, sharks and commode or dragons have been known to birth without aid from males. Bacteria and cells are the only things that can replicate. No bother. No, there was horseplay written on the shower wall. No, horseplay. Horseplay is defined as rough, boisterous play. Horses rough and boisterous. I don't get that. No, that's a weird one. A couple of facts from the back of the making of the film, released Christmas Day night in the US, grossed forty point three million domestic and sixty three million worldwide, from a budget of just fifteen. Mel Zeke is the only character not to get infected throughout the film. Oh Yeah, Tommy Hill figure provided clothing for the film in exchange for the cast to feature in an advert. That's a good one. Well, they're all good ones, aren't they? If you don't know them. We've got outtown. We've got Jillian Anderson. Oh, the tattooed girl, Mary Beth Askeworth, the office is, is Robert Rodriguez Sister, Jessica Alba, was considered for Delilah, but she was too good an actor. I added that last bit. Sherylyn Fenn was Rodriguez first choice to play burke in a while. Yeah, and that is usher's dew film. Right. There you go that that ushered him into star in other films. How do you think we got on Gordo? Oh, little bit higher, seventy six. Yeah, bad, because we always as I was going through my facts in my head and like he's got this, he's got this he's got this. So, yeah, we doubled up a lot, didn't we? To be honest, that has a good farming. A lot of the things you back up on. You really do holding on because there's a lot of specific things that you see. So that's that's what I think. You Pack Up, won't you be fair? Absolutely, absolutely. Oh, we have got a lot of patrons to thank. Again this week we've got new ones as well. Newest Patron Ian mccomish, all around Nice Guy and long term pal. Thanks you. Rachel plant. You know her. It's her birthday today as this goes live. Happy Birthday plenty. Fifty again. How many years has that been that you've been saying you're fifty? I am going to get bad for that. That's fine. Nigel Davis is the owner of wonder emporium. He does accessories for tabletop and mini games. Get Him on facebook by searching for wondering porium and buy a lot of his ship. Dan Belson. He's the red half of the B there with Belson podcast, and Gavin Belson is the blue half of the B there with Belson podcast. Aaron, Aaron from Z what? Yeah, don't kill the Queen Bee h I wonder which one of those two is. The Queen Lads. You tell US Aaron from the Z one podcast. It's an audio drama about love, life, the undead and hamsters. You can keep that, by the way. I wrote that for today. Joe Higgins, Christ we know him hallmark of greatness. 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Sir Stigg, film reviewer, extraordinary, and next week's guest, by the way, gadget, who's a God, Tier D and d dungeon master, and there from modern escapism podcast, and do dragons deem of Scotch Sheep, which is a hears God to yeah, yes, stick is a lot of fun to build him up now so it can come crashing them. Ian From court connections PODCAST, three different media linked by one common thread. Fantastic idea for a podcast, done really well by a nice guy. He won't like me saying that. Gavin McGill, long term support of the POD, long suffering Falkirk Fan, and, of course, Josh Wilson, lovely man, terrible impressions with a great family podcast. Super knows a lot bit wetter than Miami. He does moment. It's just we didn't ask him. Ah. So next week we will be back with stigg from modern escapism and the dragon's dream of scorch sheep, talking about Oh spade, why did you leave Farley with the Queen Bees? Talking about Tommy boy? Yeah, I haven't seen this in ages and stigss what to do it again. I hope it's not shocking. I hope it's not really really bad, stig, because that would be bad crap. John. Final words, mate, guys, patrons, pen peen, guests, thank you for all your cash. Money is it's going to be a good homes and production value stuff, and thanks for everybody ever for the listening, thanks for supporting again, and thanks for your votes. Have you voted for us? So? Oh yeah, in the podcast awards? Yeah, hopefully will have. Will have won least votes for a podcast. That's a dream. That's that's all we can hope for. Yeah, fantastic. For those that are not patrons and we're not able to watch, you just miss me windmilling my knob above my head. Did all that. So give us a quid and see me windmilling my very small, thin penis above my head from there. Not Really, but you will get to see all of this nonsense. So until next week. He's been, John, I've been plenty and we have been seventy six things we learned from the faculty. See, yeah, see you, guys. --- The Faculty is a 1998 American science fiction horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson. It stars Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick, Usher Raymond, Jon Stewart, and Elijah Wood. The film was theatrically released on December 25, 1998, by Miramax Films through Dimension Films. It grossed $63.2 million and has developed a cult following since its release.