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Catholic Answers Live
#10381 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021


Questions Covered: 07:11 – Were there any Church fathers who talked about the Assumption of Mary? 13:16 – Why is the Immaculate Conception proclaimed as a dogma? I know why the Church believes it, but why is it at the level of dogma? 20:47 – By what decree or edict am I bound to agree with and follow the pronouncements of the Pope? 29:35 – What did St. Thomas say about there being two purgatories? 33:18 – Why do we believe that Jesus is the Messiah? 43:40 – When you pass away, do you go to purgatory first, or heaven? 50:10 – How does suffering that doesn't have a direct effect on someone else, like taking a cold shower, become redemptive? …

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Sunday, November 21, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsThe Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Lectionary: 161All 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 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Maryof the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mary's presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built there in honor of this mystery. The Eastern Church was more interested in the feast, but it does appear in the West in the 11th century. Although the feast at times disappeared from the calendar, in the 16th century it became a feast of the universal Church. As with Mary's birth, we read of Mary's presentation in the temple only in apocryphal literature. In what is recognized as an unhistorical account, the Protoevangelium of James tells us that Anna and Joachim offered Mary to God in the Temple when she was 3 years old. This was to carry out a promise made to God when Anna was still childless. Though it cannot be proven historically, Mary's presentation has an important theological purpose. It continues the impact of the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and of the birth of Mary. It emphasizes that the holiness conferred on Mary from the beginning of her life on earth continued through her early childhood and beyond. Reflection It is sometimes difficult for modern Westerners to appreciate a feast like this. The Eastern Church, however, was quite open to this feast and even somewhat insistent about celebrating it. Even though the feast has no basis in history, it stresses an important truth about Mary: From the beginning of her life, she was dedicated to God. She herself became a greater temple than any made by hands. God came to dwell in her in a marvelous manner and sanctified her for her unique role in God's saving work. At the same time, the magnificence of Mary enriches her children. They—we—too are temples of God and sanctified in order that we might enjoy and share in God's saving work. Click here for more on Mary! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
91. The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs The Fiat Standard

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 122:15


In this episode, Saifedean talks to author and public intellectual Jordan Peterson about how bitcoin solves the problems of The Fiat Standard. Saifedean starts by introducing the Austrian School of Economics, its key concepts such as “opportunity cost”, and how it differs from alternative schools. Saifedean and Jordan then move on to a discussion of the civilizing impact of hard money, why bitcoin is different from other cryptocurrencies, and why bitcoin mining changes the dynamics of the global energy market. Finally, they discuss their experiences working in fiat academia and why online learning is making the traditional university obsolete.

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
S4 E58: The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs Fiat Standard | Dr. Saifedean Ammous

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 122:38


This episode was recorded on September 8th 2021. Saifedean Ammous is an expert on Bitcoin with a PhD from Columbia University. He joins Dr. Peterson to discuss decentralization, different schools of economics, the Fiat vs. Bitcoin standards, and much more. Dr. Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard, widely considered the essential book on the economics of Bitcoin. He also hosts a podcast of the same name. His new book, The Fiat Standard, should be out in November. _ Find Saifedean here: https://twitter.com/saifedean Saifedean's online learning platform: http://saifedean.com (20% off by using the code “Peterson”) The Bitcoin Standard: http://saifedean.com/thebitcoinstandard The Fiat Standard: http://saifedean.com/thefiatstandard _________ [00:18] Intro [02:34] What are hard monetary assets? [06:13] The argument for bitcoin being the best hard money ever created [09:11] "Bitcoin only has users... no admins. There is nobody with a master key" - Saifedean Ammous [10:36] How the Bitcoin network functions using "consensus parameters" [15:49] "The way that Bitcoin came about seems... virtually impossible to believe" - Jordan Peterson [18:27] Other schools of economics (Austrian) vs. the most common today (Keynesian) [20:46] "So the Austrian school of economics... tilts you more towards an appreciation of non-centrally controlled, distributed networks, and emphasis on the individual actor" - JP [23:25] Paul Samuelson and communist economic expectations of centralized planning post-WW2 [25:27] Dr. Ammous' academic background [27:14] Climate change. The push towards central planning, implying certain people or groups know the exact consequences and solutions to future economic developments [29:41] "I've been struck by the problem of unintended consequences and the irreducible complexity of things. We can talk about the problem of climate change, but those words are incredibly deceiving" - JP [34:16] Highlighting the crucial role of the entrepreneur in Austrian economics [40:46] Saifedean reflects on the views held by the central bank, governments, and mainstream economists on money—as opposed to Bitcoin's structuring and the Austrian school of thought [41:43] "From the Austrian perspective, money is a product of the market and not the invention of the state. The state's meddling in money... is irrational and cannot succeed for the same reasons central planning does not succeed" - SA [45:50] Overview of Dr. Ammous' book The Fiat Standard [54:40] Current inflation in Western democracies. The devastating effect of hyperinflation on the average person [58:15] "Money is an incredible technology for lowering our time preference" - SA [58:59] "The 20th century was a global trainwreck of watching the money preference rise. Generation after generation... witnessed their money devalue" - SA [01:02:32] Why some efforts in energy production are misguided [01:06:39] The Fiat Standard [01:10:29] Why are we allowing people to mine bitcoin? [01:12:46] The genius that went into the production of the Bitcoin code [01:23:14] The crazy reality of decision-making at climate change panels [01:26:36] Fiat-based currency jobs and the Zoom warriors disconnected from the physical world [01:31:09] "A lot of the problems of the 20th century, in my opinion, have their roots in highly inflationary fiat currency" - SA [01:31:18] Covering some of the common objections against Bitcoin [01:39:45] "We are always going to find more reasons to print money" - SA [01:41:43] Ammous' online learning platform [01:48:29] The growth of Saifedeen.com and the parameters attributed to its success [01:50:05] The possibility of decentralizing societal accreditation [01:50:21] "I've talked to seriously wise academics who know that there is almost zero financial knowledge in universities [today]... There is tremendous residual value, however, in the accreditation" - JP [01:56:18] Wrapping up #Crypto #FiatStandard #Bitcoin #JordanPeterson #Decentralization Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
PS-9 – The Immaculate Conception – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:45


Episode 9 - The Immaculate Conception Join Teresa Monaghen, of Pro Sanctity, as she tells us of the "Blessed Virgin Mary and the Personal Call to Holiness"! Listen along with these short, but beautiful meditations which encourage us to continue on our journey as "saints in the making"! The post PS-9 – The Immaculate Conception – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Dr. Kay Fairchild
#131 The Mind Brain Connection -043

Dr. Kay Fairchild

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 16:08


What About Our Virgin Birth and Immaculate Conception? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dr-kay-fairchild/support

Morning Air
Fr. Marcell Taillon, What Does Papal Infallibility Really Mean; Bruce Lachenauer, The Great Reawakening in the Job Market

Morning Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 49:24


Fr. Marcel answers why some Popes are referred to as “Great” and tackles some misconceptions about papal infallibility, noting that the last time it was invoked was for the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bruce reveals that there are 2 million job openings in America today and that now is a great time to switch […] All show notes at Fr. Marcell Taillon, What Does Papal Infallibility Really Mean; Bruce Lachenauer, The Great Reawakening in the Job Market - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, November 8, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMonday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 491All 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 Blessed John Duns ScotusA humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries. Born at Duns in the county of Berwick, Scotland, John was descended from a wealthy farming family. In later years, he was identified as John Duns Scotus to indicate the land of his birth; Scotia is the Latin name for Scotland. John received the habit of the Friars Minor at Dumfries, where his uncle Elias Duns was superior. After novitiate, John studied at Oxford and Paris and was ordained in 1291. More studies in Paris followed until 1297, when he returned to lecture at Oxford and Cambridge. Four years later, he returned to Paris to teach and complete the requirements for the doctorate. In an age when many people adopted whole systems of thought without qualification, John pointed out the richness of the Augustinian-Franciscan tradition, appreciated the wisdom of Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Muslim philosophers—and still managed to be an independent thinker. That quality was proven in 1303, when King Philip the Fair tried to enlist the University of Paris on his side in a dispute with Pope Boniface VIII. John Duns Scotus dissented, and was given three days to leave France. In Scotus's time, some philosophers held that people are basically determined by forces outside themselves. Free will is an illusion, they argued. An ever-practical man, Scotus said that if he started beating someone who denied free will, the person would immediately tell him to stop. But if Scotus didn't really have a free will, how could he stop? John had a knack for finding illustrations his students could remember! After a short stay in Oxford, Scotus returned to Paris, where he received the doctorate in 1305. He continued teaching there and in 1307 so ably defended the Immaculate Conception of Mary that the university officially adopted his position. That same year the minister general assigned him to the Franciscan school in Cologne where John died in 1308. He is buried in the Franciscan church near the famous Cologne cathedral. Drawing on the work of John Duns Scotus, Pope Pius IX solemnly defined the Immaculate Conception of Mary in 1854. John Duns Scotus, the “Subtle Doctor,” was beatified in 1993. Reflection Father Charles Balic, O.F.M., the foremost 20th-century authority on Scotus, has written: “The whole of Scotus's theology is dominated by the notion of love. The characteristic note of this love is its absolute freedom. As love becomes more perfect and intense, freedom becomes more noble and integral both in God and in man” (New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1105). Click here for more on John Duns Scotus! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Wilson County News
Polish Heritage Center is open in Panna Maria!

Wilson County News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 0:34


With the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church behind them, audience members enjoy the grand opening ceremony Oct. 23 of the Polish Heritage Center in Panna Maria, located in the oldest permanent Polish settlement in the United States. The center celebrates the contributions to Texas and the nation of Polish immigrants and their descendants.Article Link

The Thomistic Institute
The Search for Wisdom and the Light of Christ | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 44:56


This talk was given on June 26th, 2021 at the 10th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, on Knowledge, Truth, and Wisdom in Aquinas. The handout can be found at https://tinyurl.com/m4dfm37a For information on upcoming Thomistic Institute events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast
Episode 265: Harry and Lynne Dolton Share about the Divine Mercy Message

Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 20:49


Harry and Lynne Dolton are leaders of an apostolate at the Basilica of Saint Mary called the Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy, which is an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and uses a small group or cenacle format to experience our Catholic faith through the study of Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska. Members are encouraged in the exercise of the faith through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Click here for more information  Join the Doltons as they pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with others after the 12:10 p.m. Mass at the Basilica during the week.  

The Walk Humbly Podcast
Diocesan Pilgrimage - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge

The Walk Humbly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 0:59


This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This weekend many of the faithful of our diocese will gather for a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most iconic and beautiful sites in our region. It will be day-long journey to step back from the rigors and the noise of daily lifeand to spend quiet and reflective time with Our Lord. A pilgrimage, however, does not always need to be with a large group or scheduled far in advance. Any one of us can go on a personal pilgrimage by committing to, and setting time aside for, prayer and quiet contemplation. Assembling with fellow worshipers is unifying and enriching, but any time you find the need and desire for personal renewal, find that place which offers you the peace and serenity you seek.

The Thomistic Institute
How Do We Know Essences? Sense Knowledge and Abstraction | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 47:33


This talk was given on June 26th, 2021 at the 10th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop: Knowledge, Truth, and Wisdom in Aquinas. For information on upcoming Thomistic Institute events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God's Knowledge and Will”, and on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. He taught in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America from 2010-2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full-time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States. Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies.

The Thomistic Institute
Modes of Knowledge: Apprehension, Judgment, Reasoning | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 59:50


This talk was given on June 24th, 2021 at the 10th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, on Knowledge, Truth, and Wisdom in Aquinas. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the Speaker: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God's Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States.

A Year With St. Faustina
Day 285 with St. Faustina's Diary

A Year With St. Faustina

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 14:23


Today's readings are from Notebook 5, numbers 1412-1416. Can you imagine saying the "Hail Mary" one thousand times each day for nine days? Today, we are going to read about how Sister Faustina does, in fact, just that. Count me as impressed. Our topics for today will be about Mary's Immaculate Conception and the Rosary. 

Focus TV Shows
Our Lady Of Lourdes

Focus TV Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:31


It all began on Thursday February 18, 1858, a sequence of events, 18 in all, of a beautiful Lady clothed in a brilliant and unearthly white robe, with a blue sash around her waist and a white veil on her head. She appeared to a 14 year old poor peasant girl by the name of Bernadette Soubirous. During the 9th apparition, on February 25, 1858, the Lady asked Bernadette to "Drink from the Fountain and bathe in it." As Bernadette dug into the ground a little pool formed. She cupped her hands together and drank and then washed her face. The 16th apparition occured on March 25, 1858, which was the Feast of the Annunciation. The Lady joined her hands and raised them to her breast while looking to the heavens and said "I am the Immaculate Conception" The discovery of that miraculous spring in the Massibieille Grotto was to make not only Lourdes, France famous but grottos of "Our Lady of Lourdes" famous around the world!

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 1:14

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 12:36


Saturday, 9 October 2021   These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. Acts 1:14   With the naming of those who were in the upper room of the meeting place complete, Luke continues that thought showing that more people accompanied them, but the highlight is upon those mentioned. It is they, in particular, who are noted as apostles in verse 1:2.   The word “apostle” (Greek: apostolos), signifies a messenger or one sent on a mission. It is the sender of the apostle, then, by whom the apostle is known. If an emperor sent out an apostle, he would be an apostle of the emperor. It is the men named in the previous verse that are considered the apostles of Jesus in its strictest sense. They were personally commissioned by Him.   As this is so, it is inappropriate to use the term “apostle of Jesus” today. There was no commission because the Lord did not personally send that individual. The reason for stating this now is that others may have been on the Mount of Olives with Jesus and the apostles, but it is the apostles who were highlighted upon the return to the upper room. Now, in that same thought, others are mentioned separately, indicating that they were not so commissioned by the Lord.   With this understood, Luke begins this verse with, “These all.” It is referring to the apostles just named. The highlight is on them, and it is they who are set to continue this message as designated apostles. They have a particular task to perform, and that will continue to be highlighted as the narrative progresses. It is they who “continued with one accord.”   The word used is a new one to Scripture, homothumadon. It means “with one mind,” “unanimously,” “with one accord,” and so on. It is a compound word derived from homo (same) and thumos, signifying “passion.” Thus, there is a uniting in purpose. It can be in intent, in wrath, and so on. A fuller study of this word will be included below to make a point about the early church. In the case of these apostles, their united passion was “in prayer and supplication.”   The two Greek words are similar in meaning. Some texts only say, “in prayer.” The main point is that these men were united in intent and purpose in the prayers they set forth, probably praying for wisdom, understanding, and the ability to convey this new message properly. Along with this, there must have been an almost unlimited number of prayers for eyes to be opened concerning Christ to the people.   For such a small group, without their leader physically present, it must have seemed a daunting task. But they had been given the assurance by Jesus that He would not leave them alone He would send the Holy Spirit. Their prayers must have included many words concerning this as well. Next, Luke notes that they were also “with the women.”   These are the women who had accompanied Jesus and who were most highly noted in the gospels by Luke. One of several examples is found in Luke 8 –   “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8:1-3   Only after noting them does Luke next include the words, “and Mary the mother of Jesus.” The inclusion of Jesus' mother is to demonstrate that she was not neglected by the apostles, even if she had nothing to offer them as the other women did. Although the Gospel of John is written much later, the knowledge that Jesus had appointed His beloved apostle to care for her was already known –   “When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold your son!' 27 Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!' And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.” John 19:26, 27   The inclusion of Mary in this list is to show that she had been cared for accordingly. This is the last of the few times she is mentioned in Scripture. There is nothing said of note concerning her that would excuse the Roman Catholic teachings and idolatry of her. There is no allowance for prayers to or through her, there is no idolizing of her authorized, and so on. Scripture does not mention the doctrine of Immaculate Conception, and it in fact argues against it. It also does not speak of her “perpetual virginity,” but also clearly argues against it. There is no note of her assumption as well. These are heretical teachings set for with the sole intent of diminishing the role of Jesus Christ.   Luke completes the thought with, “and with His brothers.” This is certainly included for several reasons. The first is that they came to understand that Jesus is, in fact, the sinless Son of God and the Messiah, something they were previously skeptical about. Further, being listed after the apostles, it shows that they were not considered as such. And thirdly, James (the Lord's brother) will eventually be the leader of the church as is inferred from the words of Acts 15:13.   As such, it shows that being an apostle has its own purpose, but it does not necessarily confer authority or preeminence in all areas. As such, the idea of “apostolic authority” which is supposedly claimed by various denominations, is another incorrect and inappropriate doctrine. It abuses the intended meaning of the word “apostle,” and it claims an authority that cannot be inferred from Scripture.   As can be seen, this one verse – when considered rightly with other parts of Scripture – refutes a couple points of bad doctrine or even heresy.   Life application: As noted above, the word homothumadon will be looked at a little more closely. These are all of the uses of the word in Scripture –   “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.” Acts 1:14   “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,” Acts 2:46   “So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: ‘Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,'” Acts 4:24   “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.” Acts 5:12   “Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;” Acts 7:57   “And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.” Acts 8:6   “Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king's personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king's country.”Acts 12:20   “it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,” Acts 15:25   “When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,” Acts 18:12   “So the whole city was filled with confusion, and rushed into the theater with one accord, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul's travel companions.” Acts 19:29   “that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus” Christ. Romans 15:6   A great deal can be learned from the careful placement of this word at the various points in Acts. But only a short evaluation will be made. First, the word is used eleven times total with ten being in Acts. The first seven uses are in the “Peter” chapters of Acts 1-12. One use (Acts 8:6) is among the Samaritans, a people who had their own Pentateuch and are more of an offshoot of what is going on in the religion of the Jews than anything else.   Of the two uses in the “Paul” chapters of Acts (Acts 13-28) the eighth use is in the Council of Jerusalem as led by the Jews. The ninth and final use is seen in the Gentiles coming against the believers of the church.   The eleventh and final use of the word is by Paul, writing to the Romans (and thus by extension to the entire Gentile-led church) to be of one mind in glorifying “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”   With only this minimal evaluation of this word, it is plainly evident that unlike the early Jewish-led church, the gentile churches agree on very little. The reason for this is quite apparent. There is a complete breakdown in theology within the church. There is a lack of applying proper context, there is a mixing of dispensations, there is a failure to understand what is prescriptive and what is descriptive for doctrine and practice.   The early church had one body of Scripture that they were well versed in. The early Gentiles had the same body of Scripture, but they were not well versed in it. Therefore, they were easily swayed by external pressures. A perfect example of this is found in the book of Galatians. There was a failure to recognize false teachings, false teachers, and heretical ideas.   To this day, that continues. And the entire reason it does is BECAUSE WE FAIL TO HEED THE WORD. When the word is ignored, diminished, added to (see the Roman Catholic heresies mentioned above), and so on, we can never be in one accord. It is the word of God, in its proper context, that is to be held to and properly evaluated. May it be so in our lives, to the glory of God who has so ordained it. In such a state, the “with one accord” mentioned above will be realized, and there will be harmony among believers –   “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalm 133   Lord God, help us to rightly divide Your precious word, and then to present it in this manner so that all believers will be built up into one body that has Jesus Christ properly placed in His glorious position before You and before us! Amen.            

Made for Love
Ep 75: Fantasy and Family

Made for Love

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 57:42


We're back with lots more Lord of the Rings and its significance for fantasy and family! First, the founder of Tea with Tolkien joins us to share her mission of spreading the author's wisdom and world. Then, Kara joins to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film release of Fellowship of the Ring. Topics covered include: the Immaculate Conception, Frodo paying off his student loans, Tom Bombadil's divisiveness, and trees. Lots of trees. Episode Notes

USCCB Clips
Ep 75: Fantasy and Family

USCCB Clips

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 57:42


We're back with lots more Lord of the Rings and its significance for fantasy and family! First, the founder of Tea with Tolkien joins us to share her mission of spreading the author's wisdom and world. Then, Kara joins to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film release of Fellowship of the Ring. Topics covered include: the Immaculate Conception, Frodo paying off his student loans, Tom Bombadil's divisiveness, and trees. Lots of trees. Episode Notes: https://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/2021/10/08/ep-75-fantasy-and-family/

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Sunday, October 3, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsTwenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 140All 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 Theodora GurinTrust in God's Providence enabled Mother Theodore to leave her homeland, sail halfway around the world, and found a new religious congregation. Born in Etables, France, Anne-Thérèse Guérin's life was shattered by her father's murder when she was 15. For several years she cared for her mother and younger sister. She entered the Sisters of Providence in 1823, taking the name Sister Saint Theodore. An illness during novitiate left her with lifelong fragile health, but that did not keep her from becoming an accomplished teacher. At the invitation of the bishop of Vincennes, Indiana, Sr. Saint Theodore and five sisters were sent  to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, in 1840, to teach and to care for the sick poor. She was to establish a motherhouse and novitiate. Only later did she learn that her French superiors had already decided the sisters in the United States should form a new religious congregation under her leadership. Mother Theodore and her community persevered despite fires, crop failures, prejudice against Catholic women religious, misunderstandings, and separation from their original religious congregation. She once told her sisters, “Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us. The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly. Do not press matters; be patient, be trustful.” Another time she asked, “With Jesus, what shall we have to fear?” Mother Theodore was buried in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, now the Shrine of St. Mother Theodore, in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was beatified in 1998, and canonized as Saint Theodora Guérin eight years later. Reflection God's work gets done by people ready to take risks and to work hard—always remembering what Saint Paul told the Corinthians, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.” Every holy person has a strong sense of God's Providence. Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Catholic Forum
Catholic Forum, Oct. 2, 2021 - Bishop William Koenig's Marian Pilgrimage Homily

Catholic Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 29:43


On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from Joe Owens, editor of The Dialog, and a song from the CD, "Hymns," by Beth Nielsen Chapman (actually, we will hear two cuts from this great record today), we will hear Bishop William Koenig's homily, most if it on his own voice, recorded at the September 25, 2021 Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  About two-thirds of the way through the bishop's homily, we experienced a failure of the recording equipment, so Catholic Forum host, Bob Krebs, reads the conclusion of the homily from the text. Also, Father Rich Jasper (who never has recording equipment failure), will present another Modern Day Witness. 

The Bible Recap
Day 275 (Matthew 1, Luke 2) - Year 2

The Bible Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 10:55


SHOW NOTES:  - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits   FROM TODAY'S PODCAST:  - Article: What is the Immaculate Conception? - Leviticus 12:8 - Exodus 12 - Join us on Patreon   SOCIALS: The Bible Recap: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-Group: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter TLC: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter   D-GROUP: The Bible Recap is brought to you by D-Group - an international network of discipleship and accountability groups that meet weekly in homes and churches: Find or start one near you today!

The Walk Humbly Podcast
Voting as Catholics, Synod of Bishops, 5-year Diocesan Strategic Plan, and more! #79

The Walk Humbly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 22:43


In this week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge discusses the 2022-2026 Diocesan Strategic Plan Pope Francis announces a Synod of Bishops What is the most critical moral issue of this election? Diocesan pilgrimage at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC

Catholic Forum
Catholic Forum, Sept. 11, 2021 - Guest: Fr. Brian Lewis

Catholic Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 29:44


On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from The Dialog, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Fr. Brian Lewis, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle parish in Lewes, Delaware, and coordinator of the Diocese of Wilmington's annual Marian Pilgrimage. This year, the pilgrimage is being held on Sept. 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Father tells us about the Shrine, the schedule of events that day, and why this year's pilgrimage is special. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsFeast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 636All 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 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Maryof the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Church has celebrated Mary's birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. Scripture does not give an account of Mary's birth. However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James fills in the gap. This work has no historical value, but it does reflect the development of Christian piety. According to this account, Anna and Joachim are infertile but pray for a child. They receive the promise of a child who will advance God's plan of salvation for the world. Such a story, like many biblical counterparts, stresses the special presence of God in Mary's life from the beginning. Saint Augustine connects Mary's birth with Jesus' saving work. He tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” The opening prayer at Mass speaks of the birth of Mary's Son as the dawn of our salvation, and asks for an increase of peace. Reflection We can see every human birth as a call for new hope in the world. The love of two human beings has joined with God in his creative work. The loving parents have shown hope in a world filled with travail. The new child has the potential to be a channel of God's love and peace to the world. This is all true in a magnificent way in Mary. If Jesus is the perfect expression of God's love, Mary is the foreshadowing of that love. If Jesus has brought the fullness of salvation, Mary is its dawning. Birthday celebrations bring happiness to the celebrant as well as to family and friends. Next to the birth of Jesus, Mary's birth offers the greatest possible happiness to the world. Each time we celebrate her birth, we can confidently hope for an increase of peace in our hearts and in the world at large. Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Catholic Daily Reflections
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8 - The Birth of the Mother of God

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 6:04


“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20–21Today we celebrate one of the most consequential birthdays in the history of the world! Certainly, the only birthday more important is that of our divine Lord Himself. But today we honor His mother, and our mother, too.The Blessed Virgin Mary was born into our world without the stain of original sin. She was preserved from experiencing fallen human nature through the gift of her Immaculate Conception. Thus, she was the first to be born in the perfection of human nature after the fall, and she continued to experience this grace throughout her life, responding to God with her free will every step of the way.All of us enjoy celebrating our birthdays. Children especially love it, but most everyone looks forward to that special day each year when family and friends honor them and celebrate them in a special way. For that reason, we can be assured that even our Blessed Mother loved her birthday while here on earth and continues to enjoy this special celebration in Heaven. Of course, she did not enjoy her birthday because she wanted to be pampered or given special attention. She, perhaps more than anyone other than her divine Son, rejoiced on her birthday because of the deep spiritual gratitude she had to God for all that He did in her life.Try to ponder the heart and soul of our Blessed Mother from her perspective. She would have been intimately united to each person of the Most Holy Trinity throughout her life. She would have known God, living in her soul, and would have been in awe of what God had done to her. She would have pondered these graces with deep humility and exceptional gratitude. She would have seen her soul and mission from the perspective of God, keenly aware of all that He had done for her.As we honor the birthday of our Blessed Mother, it's also an important opportunity for each of us to ponder the incredible blessings that God has bestowed upon each one of us. No, we are not Immaculate as Mother Mary was. We were each born into original sin and have sinned throughout our lives. But the blessings of grace, given to each one of us, is exceptionally real. We only need to work to have the eyes to see these graces. Baptism, for example, bestows upon the soul an eternal transformation. Though our sin may cloud that transformation at times, the transformation is eternal. Our souls are changed. We are made new. Grace is poured into our hearts, and we become children of God. And for the soul who is able to perceive the countless other ways that God bestows blessings, gratitude is the only appropriate response.Reflect, today, upon the glorious celebration of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Begin by trying to rejoice in her life through her eyes. Try to imagine what she saw as she looked into her own graced soul. From there, try to rejoice, also, in your soul. Be grateful for all that God has done for you. Work to have eyes that see these countless graces and allow yourself to rejoice in God's blessings with our Blessed Mother. My dearest Mother, happy birthday! Today I rejoice in the incredible gift that God gave to you in your Immaculate Conception and birth into our world. I pray that I may honor you in a fitting way this day and to especially understand more clearly the beauty of your graced soul. Pray for me that I may also rejoice in the countless graces bestowed upon me by our merciful God. I love you, dear Mother. Precious Jesus, through the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I trust in You!Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Let's Talk Arts & Entertainment Podcast
Mark Gifford: First Friday - 09/02/2021

Let's Talk Arts & Entertainment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 7:03


Mark Gifford is Emceeing the next "First Friday" Concert at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception tomorrow at 7pm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Thomistic Institute
St. Augustine as Spiritual Master | Fr. Ephrem Reese, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 52:32


This lecture was given on May 7, 2021 as part of "Grace & Peace: St. Augustine as Spiritual Master", an intellectual retreat at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Fr. Reese's handout can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/2de93ns6 For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org About the Speaker: Fr. Ephrem Reese, O.P., was born in Harrisburg, PA. He received a B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD in 2010, and was confirmed in the Catholic Church around the same time. He entered the Order of Preachers in the summer of 2013. In the spring of 2020 he was ordained a priest, and received an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Catholic Answers Live
#10246 Names and Titles of Mary - Steve Ray

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021


Questions Covered: 15:29 – What was Mary called by those around her in her time? And if Mary never sinned, does that mean she always did everything right? 31:55 – Why do Catholics say that Mary is the Immaculate Conception? 42:10 – What is a dogma, and why is the birth of Mary not considered a dogma? 44:44 – Is there any Church tradition or Biblical title that first declared Mary as Undoer of Knots? 49:05 – If Mary was an immaculate conception, were her parents immaculately conceived too? How far back does it go? …

The Thomistic Institute
Grace Beyond Beauty: Thomism and the Liturgical Movement | Fr. Ephrem Reese, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 52:10


This lecture was given on April 24, 2021 as part of "The Triduum and the Liturgy: An Intellectual Retreat" at St. Clement's Eucharistic Shrine, in Boston, Massachusetts. The lecture handout can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ynxcv3b9. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org About the Speaker: Fr. Ephrem Reese, O.P., was born in Harrisburg, PA. He received a B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD in 2010, and was confirmed in the Catholic Church around the same time. He entered the Order of Preachers in the summer of 2013. In the spring of 2020 he was ordained a priest, and received an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

The Cordial Catholic
123: Why Do Catholics Make Such a Big Deal About Mary? (w/ Fr. Mauro Gagliardi)

The Cordial Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 74:43


In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by the incredible Father Mauro Gagliardi, STD, Catholic theologian, to talk about Mary. Fr. Gagliardi is the author of an enormous 1,000 page book on Catholic Dogmatic Theology and, within the context of this massive work, we're talking about his chapter on Mary. It's an absolutely fascinating discussion. We talk about Mary's role in salvation history, the importance of her "yes" to God, her role as Mother of God, and the various Marian dogmas like the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption. It's a great talk to help underscore exactly why Catholics make such a big deal about Mary – and her role in the Catholic Church today, which is always pointing back to Christ. For more from Fr. Gagliardi, check out his incredible book Truth is a Synthesis: Catholic Dogmatic Theology from Emmaus Academic.For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com. Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests! To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.Please consider financially supporting this show! For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.Thank you to those already supporting the show!Please check out Hallow, the #1 Catholic audio prayer app. Pray the rosary, novenas, listen to Bishop Robert Barron's homilies and join the 30-day Gospel Reading Challenge by listening to the Gospel as read by Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus in The Chosen. The app is free but visit hallow.com/cordialcatholic for a 30-day trial of the extra, in-depth features! Thanks to this week's co-producers, part of our Patreon Producers community: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

Fr. Bill's Podcast Central
FBP 801 - Mary the Blessed Disciple

Fr. Bill's Podcast Central

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 16:30


Episode 801 (16:30) In this episode: Immaculate Conception and Assumption; Mary as the first Disciple; Mary chose freely to say yes; Mary as a model and encouragement to us all Related Web Sites:  My Website Podcast Page All Previous Episodes

Catholic Hitch
EP76 - Immaculate Conception Assumption & Neighbors

Catholic Hitch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 29:22


This week, we talk about our years-in-the-making mini-block-party, and then we talk about the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption, and the Dolores of Mary using the Baltimore Catechism, Book 3.We are looking forward to saying "why hello" to you by email:  CatholicHitch@gmail.com.The intro and outro songs are used under a licensing agreement, and licensed for use on this podcast; they are both by one of our favorite bands:  Estradasphere.Podcasts we love:Catholic in a Small TownThe Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)This Is JenClerically SpeakingThe After Dinner ScholarWord on Fire

Daily Rosary
August 15, 2021, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 28:40


[Comment: Entering the Glory of Heaven] Friends of the Rosary: Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the close of her life, Mary was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven entering eternity. This dogma was defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. Its Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus stated: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven." On December 8, we celebrated the Immaculate Conception. On Christmas and on January 1, the divine motherhood of Mary. The Holy Virgin had the fullness of grace from the first moment of her existence, completely untouched by sin. The Assumption completed God's work. Like Jesus, her body did not suffer corruption. Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York Watch this Podcast in Video and/or attend the community-driven daily prayer every day at 7:30 pm ET on YouTube.com/TheRosaryNetwork

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Saturday, August 14, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Lectionary: 418All 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 Maximilian Mary Kolbe“I don't know what's going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe's reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ‘I choose both.' She smiled and disappeared.” After that he was not the same. He entered the minor seminary of the Conventual Franciscans in Lvív--then Poland, now Ukraine-- near his birthplace, and at 16 became a novice. Though Maximilian later achieved doctorates in philosophy and theology, he was deeply interested in science, even drawing plans for rocket ships. Ordained at 24, Maximilian saw religious indifference as the deadliest poison of the day. His mission was to combat it. He had already founded the Militia of the Immaculata, whose aim was to fight evil with the witness of the good life, prayer, work, and suffering. He dreamed of and then founded Knight of the Immaculata, a religious magazine under Mary's protection to preach the Good News to all nations. For the work of publication he established a “City of the Immaculata”—Niepokalanow—which housed 700 of his Franciscan brothers. He later founded another one in Nagasaki, Japan. Both the Militia and the magazine ultimately reached the one-million mark in members and subscribers. His love of God was daily filtered through devotion to Mary. In 1939, the Nazi panzers overran Poland with deadly speed. Niepokalanow was severely bombed. Kolbe and his friars were arrested, then released in less than three months, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. In 1941, Fr. Kolbe was arrested again. The Nazis' purpose was to liquidate the select ones, the leaders. The end came quickly, three months later in Auschwitz, after terrible beatings and humiliations. A prisoner had escaped. The commandant announced that 10 men would die. He relished walking along the ranks. “This one. That one.” As they were being marched away to the starvation bunkers, Number 16670 dared to step from the line. “I would like to take that man's place. He has a wife and children.” “Who are you?” “A priest.” No name, no mention of fame. Silence. The commandant, dumbfounded, perhaps with a fleeting thought of history, kicked Sergeant Francis Gajowniczek out of line and ordered Fr. Kolbe to go with the nine. In the “block of death” they were ordered to strip naked, and their slow starvation began in darkness. But there was no screaming—the prisoners sang. By the eve of the Assumption, four were left alive. The jailer came to finish Kolbe off as he sat in a corner praying. He lifted his fleshless arm to receive the bite of the hypodermic needle. It was filled with carbolic acid. They burned his body with all the others. Fr. Kolbe was beatified in 1971 and canonized in 1982. Reflection Father Kolbe's death was not a sudden, last-minute act of heroism. His whole life had been a preparation. His holiness was a limitless, passionate desire to convert the whole world to God. And his beloved Immaculata was his inspiration. Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe is a Patron Saint of: Addicts Recovery from drug addiction Click here for more on Saint Maximilian Kolbe! Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

The Thomistic Institute
The Contemplative Life Of The Blessed Virgin Mary | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 46:32


This lecture was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies on May 13, 2021. Subscribe to the Thomistic Institute YouTube channel for more lectures like this one. For information on other upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God's Knowledge and Will”, and on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. He taught in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America from 2010-2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full-time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States. Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies.

Catholic Answers Live
#10233 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021


Questions Covered: 03:50 – How can the Church be pro-life if God commanded the Hebrew army to go on conquest?  16:15 – What is the difference between Mary's Immaculate Conception and my own conception?  24:00 – What is the Catholic view of immigration?  42:29 – Which came first: the fall of angels or the creation of man?  48:30 – Is it reasonable to say that God created all things in 6 days?    …

Catholic Answers Live
#10224 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021


Questions Covered:  06:31 – Is there a specific thank you prayer to say to the Lord when he answers your prayers other than just saying “thank you”? 11:50 – What does Jesus mean in Matt 23:3 by “call no man father”? Don't we call priests “father”? 10:05 – Is the ancient practice in Leviticus of the priests offering grain to God by raising and waving it high in the air the origin of why the priest lifts the Host during the Consecration? 20:28 – I know that the saint statues in my house are not God, but what led the ancient Israelites to believe that the statues they made (the golden calf for example) were actually God? Why did they worship/believe that their idols were God? 23:35 – I'm a revert to Catholicism and I don't understand why the Church makes you get married in the Church. The Church will accept baptism from other churches, why don't they accept marriages from other churches? 35:50 – I don't understand why God allowed men in the OT to have multiple wives and now is against that. If God is an unchanging God, why did He “change His mind” on this? 47:53 – How does Mary reconcile with Romans 3:23 and doesn't this contradict the Immaculate Conception? …

The Thomistic Institute
Divine Indwelling and the Presence of God | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 42:05


This lecture was delivered at the Napa Institute Conference on July 22, 2021. About the Napa Institute Conference: The Napa Institute Summer Conference brings together some of the world's most prominent Catholic and Christian thinkers each year to engage, encourage, and inspire participants who gather from every corner of the country and around the world. This conference provides unique opportunities to build community, share ideas, and grow in friendship with some of the most effective Catholics leaders in the country. For more information about the Napa Institute, please visit their website at http://napa-institute.org/. For information on upcoming Thomistic Institute events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Catholic Answers Live
#10219 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021


06:54 – What was the process of determining the canon of Scripture?  21:00 – What's the difference between communion in Catholicism and Protestantism?  31:57 – Can you discuss the disagreement between Catholics and Orthodox over the Immaculate Conception?  42:20 – Are organ transplants acceptable in the Catholic Church?  51:55 – What's the history of the phrase “call upon the name of the Lord?”  …

The Thomistic Institute
God And Suffering: How Could God Allow Evil? | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 49:18


This lecture was delivered for the University of Texas, El Paso Chapter on 4/28/2021. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the Speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the Vice President and Dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.

Godsplaining
104 - What is in a Catholic Church?

Godsplaining

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 32:29


104 - What is in a Catholic Church? On-site at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress unpack why Catholic Churches are beautiful, and some of the important things inside of them. Support the Podcast- Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining?... Shop our store- https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com​​​... Check out St. Dominic's Way of Life, a book written by Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk- https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics... Connect on Social Media- Follow us on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/godsplainin... Like us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/godsplaining... Follow us on Twitter- https://twitter.com/godsplaining​​​​​... Join us on our Camino de Santiago pilgrimage- https://godsplaining.org/camino-de-sa...

The Thomistic Institute
The Mind of Christ, the Incarnation, and the Mediation of Knowledge | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 65:25


This lecture was delivered at the West Coast Intellectual Retreat on April 18, 2021. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Catholic Answers Live
#10201 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021


Questions Covered: 02:05 – I was raised Baptist and we were given an “altar call” in our services. Christ says we must be “born again” but Catholics don't have “altar calls” at their Masses. We need to “offer up an invitation” for Christ to enter our hearts but Catholics never seem to do this.  14:20 – I have a difficulty with what is presented as “catholic social teaching” and Catholic doctrine. I go to a school that is very progressive but they bear a Catholic name. Horribly progressive teachings are taught under the guise of “catholic social teaching” and I'm confused as to why these don't line up with Catholic dogmas or doctrine?  29:30 – The bible says that the dead will be risen when Christ comes again. How can Catholics pray to saints when they are not in Heaven yet?  39:16 – How do Catholics see grace? Is it created or uncreated? Where does grace come from?  45:55 – If Mary is the Immaculate Conception was she the only person that didn't cause Jesus to suffer on the cross?  51:08 – I heard that when Mary married Joseph she intended to be a consecrated virgin even before the angel appeared to her.  This doesn't sound like a Catholic marriage but it doesn't seem  to be pro-life which is what I thought a Catholic marriage had to be?    …

The Thomistic Institute
The Light of Reason and the Light of Faith | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 59:05


This lecture was delivered at the West Coast Intellectual Retreat on April 17, 2021. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).

The Thomistic Institute
Aquinas and Our Lady | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 55:15


This lecture was given to the College of William & Mary on April 14, 2021. For more information on upcoming events, visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Andrew Hofer, O.P., is Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages and Director of the Doctoral Program at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013), co-author of A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life (Vianney Publications, 2019), editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy (Hillenbrand Books, 2015), and co-editor of Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers (Sapientia Press, 2019) and Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology (Sapientia Press, 2021). His present projects include co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Deification and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons as well as finishing his book The Word in Our Flesh: A Return to Patristic Preaching, funded by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Teacher-Scholar grant.

Hands on Apologetics
13 Jul 21 – William Albrecht: Genesis 3, the Immaculate Conception, and the Fathers

Hands on Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 51:13


Today's Topics: 1) Finding the Fallacy: Cherry Picking Meet the Early Church Fathers: Sophronius of Jerusalem 2, 3, 4) Interview

Rebuilding The Renaissance
Episode 129 - Leonardo da Vinci's 2 "Virgin of the Rocks" (Paris and London)

Rebuilding The Renaissance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 23:18


In 1483, the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception commissioned Leonardo da Vinci and Ambrogio and Evangelista de Predis to paint an altarpiece for their chapel in the church of San Francesco Grande in Milan. Due to a controversy regarding payment to the artists, it appears that the painting was never delivered. This episode will examine the controversy surrounding the two versions of the same subject – one in the Louvre, the other in the National Gallery in London.

Daily Rosary
July 4, 2021, Independence Day, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 31:29


[Comment: Gratitude] Friends of the Rosary: God Bless America! Today, 4th of July, Independence Day, on the American national holiday, we give thanks to God for the birth of this Christian, unparalleled nation. This is a great day for showing our gratitude and appreciation while celebrating, together with friends and family, the grace shed on the United States. We dedicate today's holiday to everyone who continues praying and fighting for liberty and truth — for the benefit of the US and the entire world. The US is consecrated to the Immaculate Conception, and that's a motive of joy. We need to make the devotion to Our Lady part of our American tradition. The Queen of the Universe will favor the children devoted to Her. Happy 4th of July! Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York _ Live Rosary every day of the week at 7:30 pm ET on YouTube.com/TheRosaryNetwork — The recording is available right after the broadcast

The Thomistic Institute
Freedom, Friendship, and the Good Life: Lessons From The Pandemic | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 56:35


This lecture was delivered to the George Mason University chapter on April 19, 2021. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God's Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States.