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Become Who You Are
#293 Making Sense Of The Sexual Union; Too Many Innocent People Are Suffering

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 39:57


The confused, toxic, and dark culture we are living in is having a ill effect, as it always does, on the most innocent among us, our children. But young couples too! Its time to discuss the truth about human sexuality, the good, the bad and the ugly. Join Jack as he explores God's Original Plan for human sexuality. It's key for explaining and discussions the Catholic Position.Understanding Human Sexuality Is the Key to Understanding The Essence of WHO WE ARE and OUR VOCATION TO LOVE.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

For College Catholics
89 Healing Your Soul Through Sacramental Confession

For College Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 16:40


In this episode I discuss what is the sacrament of confession, and address some of the main objections against having to confess our sins to a man. I explain the difference between “perfect contrition” and “attrition” or “imperfect contrition”, and how the sacrament of confession changes our attrition to contrition. I present the example of St. John Vianney (the Curé d'Ars), which is a really amazing example for priests. - Encyclical of John Paul II “Reconciliatio et Paenitentia” on the Sacrament of Confession: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_02121984_reconciliatio-et-paenitentia.html - John Paul II's Motu Proprio “Misericordia Dei” on some important aspects on the Sacrament of Confession: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/motu_proprio/documents/hf_jp-ii_motu-proprio_20020502_misericordia-dei.html - More info on this can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1420, etc. - Biblical quotations: 2 Cor 4:7 (we carry God's grace in “earthen vessels”); 1 Jn 1:8 (“we deceive ourselves if we say we have no sin”); Jn 20:22-23 (“Receive the Holy Spirit…”); Proverbs 24:16 (“a just man falls seven times”). - Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order. - Visit the Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org - This Podcast's Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org - To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/ - Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan. - Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC. - Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone. - Intro music from pond5.com

Become Who You Are
#292 Making Sense Of The Sexual Union; "Truth" Is Absolutely Essential

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 43:45


“For freedom Christ has set us free” (Gal 5:1). The fundamental question which the moral theories pose in a particularly forceful way is that of the relationship of man's freedom to God's law; it is ultimately the question of the relationship between freedom and truth. According to Christian faith and the Church's teaching, “only the freedom which submits to the Truth leads the human person to his true good. The good of the person is to be in the Truth and to do the Truth”.[1]This essential bond between Truth, the Good and Freedom has been largely lost sight of by present-day culture. As a result, helping man recover it represents nowadays one of the specific requirements of the Church's mission, for the salvation of the world. Pilate's question: “What is truth” reflects the distressing perplexity of a man who often no longer knows who he is, whence he comes and where he is going. Hence we not infrequently witness the fearful plunging of the human person into situations of gradual self-destruction. According to some, it appears that one no longer need knowledge the enduring absoluteness of any moral value…Indeed something more serious has happened: man is no longer convinced that only in the truth can he find salvation. The saving power of the truth is contested, and freedom alone, uprooted from any objectively, is left to decide by itself what is good and what is evil.[1][1] VS, No. 84. [1] Veritatis Splendor, No. 84.1.Join Jack as he explores God's Original Plan for human sexuality. It's key for explaining and discussions the Catholic Position.Understanding Human Sexuality Is the Key to Understanding The Essence of WHO WE ARE and OUR VOCATION TO LOVE.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Become Who You Are
#291 Making Sense Of The Sexual Union Is Key

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 35:44


The so-called Respect for Marriage Act has pushed the issue of gay marriage back into the spotlight and, with it, the slogan :The right side of history."--Father Paul D. ScaliaLink to Father Scalia's article, The Lord of HistoryI've been speaking on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body for fifteen years and as dense as it can seem at times it dawned on me...It's always been a love story...and I knew it in second grade.--Jack RigertJoin Jack as he explores God's Original Plan for human sexuality. It's key for explaining and discussions the Catholic Position. Understanding Human Sexuality Is the Key to Understanding The Essence of WHO WE ARE and OUR VOCATION TO LOVE.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Will Wright Catholic
Marriage: Since the Beginning of Mankind

Will Wright Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 38:19


What is Marriage? “The Sacrament of Marriage does not involve two persons, but three.” But like Dr. Fagerberg of Notre Dame quips: “by Trinitarian arithmetic, that means there are five persons involved in each marriage.” Marriage is a mystery and a sacrament, just as the Holy Eucharist is a mystery and a sacrament. As Pope Leo XIII puts it in his encyclical on marriage:“Christ our Lord raised marriage to the dignity of a sacrament; that to husband and wife, guarded and strengthened by the heavenly grace which His merits gained for them, He gave power to attain holiness in the married state; and that, in a wondrous way, making marriage an example of the mystical union between Himself and His Church, He not only perfected that love which is according to nature, but also made the naturally indivisible union of one man with one woman far more perfect through the bond of heavenly love (Arcanum).”The Sacrament of Matrimony is one of the sacraments at the service of communion. Matrimony is a vocation to a state of life that joins a baptized man and baptized woman in a lifelong covenant of love for the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children.Marriage in God's PlanThe Bible begins with a Marriage and ends with the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, and it contains wedding imagery all throughout. At the beginning, God created man and woman in His image and likeness. He saw that it was ‘not good that man should be alone.' Just as God is a communion of three divine Persons , the Blessed Trinity, marriage is a communion of life and love between husband and wife with their children.For a long time in human history, Marriage had fallen from its created nature and original practice because of sin. Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of the people's hearts. But Jesus Christ restored and elevated Marriage to the level of a Sacrament. Jesus' first public miracle is performed during a wedding feast. Really when a man and woman are married, they are entering into a deep communion with one another and with God. Marriage is an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. As He said,“From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.  ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh.  What therefore God has joined together let not man put asunder (Mk 10:6-9).” Matrimony is thus a Sacrament for two baptized Christians. Dr. Scott Hahn gives us a helpful reminder: “Marriage does not make it easy.  Marriage makes it possible!” In order to overcome human failings, the married couple must cooperate with the grace of God and follow the teachings of Christ and his Church. Marriage is oriented to the salvation of both spouses, and the more they recognize Heaven as their mutual goal, the more fruitful their marriage will be. Marriage is far more than a civil contract. The Sacrament is an indissoluble covenant, which serves as a conduit of God's grace and means of sanctification and salvation for both husband and wife. Celebrating Matrimony and Matrimonial ConsentProper preparation for marriage is vital. Those who can receive the Sacrament of Matrimony are a baptized man and woman, free to contract marriage, who freely express their consent. To be free means to not be under constraint and not impeded by any natural or Church laws. If the conditions are not met, then the marriage is invalid (i.e. - it does not exist).The two must consent totally, freely, faithfully, and fruitfully. In other words, they consent to marry for life, free of any coercion, to be faithful to one another, and to be open to the procreation of children. The couple declare this consent in the presence of two witnesses and before a properly authorized minister of the Church: bishop, priest, or deacon. The matter, the stuff, of the Sacrament is the couple themselves. The form, in the Latin Rite, is the vows they make: “I, N. take you, N., for my lawful wife (husband), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” This consent freely given, without impediment, makes the marriage.  After the minister ratifies and blesses the marriage covenant. The sealing or consummation of marriage occurs later in the conjugal act. This consummation makes a marriage indissoluble. In the Latin Rite of the Church, the minister of this Sacrament is the couple themselves. The priest or deacon officiates but he acts only as an official witness of the Church. In the Eastern liturgies the minister of this sacrament (called “Crowning”) is the priest or bishop who, after receiving the consent of the spouses, crowns the bride and groom as a sign of the marriage covenant.At any rate, consent makes the marriage. And consummation makes the marriage indissoluble.After the husband and wife have been joined through the exchanging of consent at Mass, then receive the Holy Eucharist. Because, of course, all of the sacraments are directed towards the Sacrament of sacraments, the Eucharist. I love the way the Catechism of the Catholic Church phrases this, so please permit me the longer quotation:“In the Eucharist the memorial of the New Covenant is realized, the New Covenant in which Christ has united himself forever to the Church, his beloved bride for whom he gave himself up. It is therefore fitting that the spouses should seal their consent to give themselves to each other through the offering of their own lives by uniting it to the offering of Christ for his Church made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice, and by receiving the Eucharist so that, communicating in the same Body and the same Blood of Christ, they may form but "one body" in Christ (CCC 1621).”Effects of Matrimony and the Goods and Requirements of Conjugal LoveChristian marriage is bound up with the union of Christ to the Church and therefore is ordered to the communion of the spouses and children with God. The effects of the Sacrament profoundly reflect the essential properties of Matrimony: unity and indissolubility, as well as the two fundamental purposes of the marital act: union and procreation. Matrimony joins the spouses in a perpetual and exclusive bond. Matrimony gives couples the grace to strengthen their indissoluble unity.  As the Second Vatican Council puts it: “The intimate partnership of married life and love has been established by the Creator and qualified by His laws, and is rooted in the conjugal covenant of irrevocable personal consent (GS, 48)."Marriage is all about a total gift of self from one spouse to the other. Matrimony and conjugal love gives a ‘new significance' to human sexuality. More than simply a biological process or reflection of love, this good and noble act strengthens the marriage bond and demands permanence, fidelity, and openness to procreation.  St. Thomas Aquinas (cf. Supplement to the Summa, q. 49, a. 2) and the Council of Trent after him speaks of three blessings of Marriage, in particular: children, fidelity, and the Sacrament.ChildrenOf course, not every woman is able to bear children, for whatever biological reasons. But for those who do, St. Paul says that “The woman shall be saved by bearing children.” This does not mean just having children, but as St. Paul says to Timothy, they must also continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. So, it is clear that the procreation and education of offspring has been held as a primary end of marriage, since the time of the Apostles.The blessing is not only to the wife. Psalm 127:3-4 says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” FidelityThe blessing of faith in Marriage is the virtue of justice to remain faithful to one's spouse. As the Council of Trent puts it: “the fidelity which binds wife to husband and husband to wife in such a way that they mutually deliver to each other power over their bodies, promising at the same time never to violate the holy bond of Matrimony.” As St. Paul says, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the Church.” We have to remember that Christ's love for His Church is immense. This love brought no advantage to Him, but only advantage to His spouse, the Church.The SacramentThe third blessing is the Sacrament itself: the indissoluble bond of marriage. Marriage ends only in death. Just as Christ never separates Himself from His Church, so the wife cannot be separated from her husband in so far as regards the marriage itself. The Second Vatican CouncilHow does the Second Vatican Council build upon these duties and summarize what has been said? In the Constitution on the Modern World, we hear:“Authentic married love is caught up into divine love and is governed and enriched by Christ's redeeming power and the saving activity of the Church, so that this love may lead the spouses to God with powerful effect and may aid and strengthen them in sublime office of being a father or a mother. For this reason Christian spouses have a special sacrament by which they are fortified and receive a kind of consecration in the duties and dignity of their state. By virtue of this sacrament, as spouses fulfill their conjugal and family obligation, they are penetrated with the spirit of Christ, which suffuses their whole lives with faith, hope and charity. Thus they increasingly advance the perfection of their own personalities, as well as their mutual sanctification, and hence contribute jointly to the glory of God (GS, 48).”Marriage is a path to holiness and the practice of marriage means undergoing sanctification. As the Second Vatican Council in the Constitution on the Church puts it:“Christian spouses, in virtue of the sacrament of Matrimony, whereby they signify and partake of the mystery of that unity and fruitful love which exists between Christ and His Church, help each other to attain to holiness in their married life and in the rearing and education of their children. By reason of their state and rank in life they have their own special gift among the people of God (LG, 11).”Can Divorced Catholics Receive the Eucharist?Just a note on something very controversial in the Church today. Can divorced Catholics receive the Eucharist? First, it should be noted that divorce is always a tragedy. Being divorced, however, is not in itself an obstacle to receiving the Eucharist. This is a very misunderstood reality.Divorce is a purely civil affair and legal separation for the safety of the children or one of the spouses may even be appropriate in cases of domestic abuse. However, marriage, even natural marriage between non-Catholics, is viewed as ending only in death. This fact is preserved by the Church with love and tenacity. Therefore, the remarriage of a validly married person transgresses the nature of marriage itself and is therefore a serious offense against the plan and law of God as taught by Christ. Though the civilly remarried cannot currently receive Communion does not mean they are excluded from the Church! It is the job of the Church to continue lovingly care for their spiritual lives and work to normalize any irregular situations.What is an Annulment?Chiefly this normalization is investigated through the annulment process. Some people who want to get married in the Catholic Church eventually may find themselves in marriages that do not appear to be working despite their best efforts. In these cases, the Church encourages counseling in an effort to save the marriage.However, in cases of domestic abuse or addiction to alcohol or drugs, it might be in the best interest to separate. This, however, is not divorce or permission from the Church to remarry. Some individuals or couples seek a decree of nullity, called an annulment. This is a statement of the Church, after thorough examination of the marriage at the time of consent, that a valid marriage was never established. In other words, from the very beginning there was something seriously lacking at the time of consent which limited the marriage in a serious enough way as to make it null and void.Once an annulment is granted, those involved in the invalid marriage are free to enter into a sacramental marriage or the religious life. In order to procure an annulment, the person must prove that some kind of impediment to marriage existed at the time of consent. This means that they were not actually free to marry for some reason. Or that the intentions of one or both of the spouses lacked in being free, total, faithful, or fruitful.The Duties of Married PeopleWhat are the duties of married people? St. Paul and St. Peter provide quite a few duties of husbands and wives. All of these are geared to the primary goal: get my spouse to heaven!Duties of a HusbandThe husband is to treat his wife generously and honorably. Adam called Eve his companion given to him by God. Remember, Eve was not formed from the feet of Adam but his side! Nor was she formed from the head of her husband; so, it is not her duty to command her husband but rather to be a helpmate to him. The husband is also traditionally expected to, using the language of the Council of Trent, “be constantly occupied in some honest pursuit with a view to provide necessaries for the support of his family and to avoid idleness, the root of almost every vice.” This is not to say that the wife cannot work as well, but the husband is the one who, nonetheless, has the normative duty to provide and to avoid idleness.Finally, the husband is to keep his family in order, to correct their morals and behavior, and to see that each family member does what is expected of them and that they heed their responsibilities.Duties of a Wife“Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands,” says St. Peter, “so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, when they see your reverent and chaste behavior (1 Peter 3:1-2).” He also exhorts women to prefer inner sanctity to external beauty. What St. Peter is saying here that wives have remarkable power of example over their husbands. They are to be obedient to their husbands, in that he has the final say as the head of the house, but the woman's behavior and witness has a tremendous effect on the direction of the decisions. Wives are called, in a special way, to train their children in the practice of virtue and to especially care for domestic concerns. There have been tectonic shifts in our societies and cultures and there is a lot more freedom of movement for women. The Church does not say that these developments are contrary to the Faith. But the natural gifts of women towards making a house a home and compassionately caring for the needs of domestic life are unrivaled by men. The Council of Trent ends the section on the duties of a wife with the following: “... let wives never forget that next to God they are to love their husbands, to esteem them above all others, yielding to them in all things not inconsistent with Christian piety, a willing and ready obedience.”The Domestic ChurchWhy is the Church so insistent on this idea of the husband as the head of the house and the wife as the suitable helpmate? It is because this is what God created when He created mankind. This is the original state of marriage which keeps everything in good, working order. Marriage is the fundamental building block of society. If we get marriage wrong, we get the family wrong. If we get the family wrong, we get the community wrong. If we get the community wrong, we get justice wrong. If we get justice wrong, everything falls into chaos. When our Lord Jesus Christ raised marriage back up to its original place at the level of a Sacrament, He was also instituting the Ecclesia domestica, the domestic church. Throughout the history of the Church, the local Parish has always been a family of families, a Church of gathered domestic churches. In the domestic church, the faithful exercise the priesthood of the baptized in a most excellent way. Following the example of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, the family of God, in their household, moving towards Heaven as “islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world (CCC 1655),” to quote the Catechism. It should be noted here that single people are not left out. Whatever the particular circumstances, Pope St. John Paul II reminds us, “No one is without a family in this world: the Church is a home and family for everyone, especially those who 'labor and are heavy laden (FC 85).”Where is Everyone Going?Until we recapture this reality of the domestic church, the whole Church will continue to hemorrhage. 79% of former Catholics leave the Church before age 23. 50% of Millennials raised Catholic no longer identify as Catholic today - only 7% of Millennials still actively practice their faith today.Where are they going? 49% said that they are not affiliated with any religion. 25% became evangelical Protestant. 13% became mainline Protestant. And 13% became something else (Mormon, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Muslim). So, what is happening in our domestic churches and local Parishes? Why are they leaving? A whopping 60% of those surveyed in 2016 by PEW research said that they stopped believing in the religion's teachings, 32% said their family was never that religious growing up, 29% perceived negative religious teachings about or treatment of people with same-sex attraction, 19% mentioned the clergy sex-abuse scandal, 18% said that a traumatic event happened in their life, and 16% said they left because their church became too focused on politics. What this says to me is that our domestic churches do not know how to be domestic churches. The grace is there. The Sacraments, including Matrimony, have power. Remember Dr. Hahn's phrase: “Marriage does not make it easy. Marriage makes it possible.” The Root Cause of Our ProblemsEveryone you talk to, in the Church, whether conservative, liberal, traditionalist, or progressive has their own opinions and reasons why the Church is losing so many young people. They will say that it's the liturgical changes, the rigidity, the rules, the abuse scandal, the Latin and tradition, poor catechesis, hypocrisy, something the pope said (present or past popes, for that matter), or so many other things.I would argue that one of the largest single contributors is a misapprehension of what Marriage is. Over 50% of marriages today, in or out of the Church, end in divorce. Our society today certainly does not celebrate good, holy marriages. Our country has now even tried to redefine what marriage is. Even within Catholic marriages, how many wives seek to be subordinate and loving to their husbands? How many husbands strive to love their wives as Christ loves the Church, with all the theological significance of that particular vocation? Our society is broken and the first remedy to shore up the flood waters and begin to rebuild a true culture is good, holy marriages. As the Second Vatican Council puts it:“Authentic conjugal love will be more highly prized, and wholesome public opinion created about it if Christian couples give outstanding witness to faithfulness and harmony in their love, and to their concern for educating their children also, if they do their part in bringing about the needed cultural, psychological and social renewal on behalf of marriage and the family (GS, 49).”One of the best things that we can do is give words of affirmation to those living their marriages well. I am sure we all know someone who is clearly devoted to their spouse and vice versa. No marriage is without its problems, but there are saints among us. Let us lift them up in prayer and show them to the world as the wonderful examples they are! If you are married, give thanks to God for your spouse. If you are unmarried, please pray that more young people will answer the vocation to good, holy marriages. Thank you for reading Will Wright Catholic. 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Ask Christopher West
Reclaiming "Sexiness" | ACW203

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 42:28


Any practical advice for how to spread the message of TOB through the mass media? Is there any eternal merit or divine purpose in seeking an anulment for its own sake, without the earthly hope of remarriage? Can annulments help heal the wounds of a painful marriage and divorce? Is it wrong to be attracted to "sexiness"? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karolt Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Rose Sweet's ministry: https://rosesweet.com Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

The Meaning of Catholic
John Paul II and Realistic Philosophy [PREVIEW]

The Meaning of Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022


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The Endow Podcast
123. Introduction: Mother of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Mater) Advent Series Week 1

The Endow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 29:10


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, is joined by Father Paul Check, to discuss Par. 1-6 of Pope St. John Paul II's encyclical Mother of the Redeemer. Par. 1-6 are covered in Chapter 1 of the Endow Study Guide.You can read the document here: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031987_redemptoris-mater.htmlDownload the Daily Reading Guide here: https://www.endowgroups.org/the-endow-podcast/advent-2022-podcast-study-series/For those who are interested in hosting this study, please email info@endowgroups.org for more information on how to host an Endow Study!Fr. Paul N. Check was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT in 1997.  He holds an STB from the Gregorian University and an STL from the University of the Holy Cross.  Fr.Check has taught courses in fundamental moral theology, sexual and medical ethics, Christian anthropology, the Beatitudes, and the Parables.  For twelve years, he taught a two-week moral theology course annually to St. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, and more recently, he has taught regularly for the Augustine Institute, and for FOCUS.  He has given several retreats and days of recollection to diocesan clergy, religious, and seminarians.  Fr. Check earned a BA in history and political science from Rice University in 1981, after which he served as an officer in the US Marine Corps for nine years, and prior to entering seminary.  He has been a parish priest and a high school chaplain.  From 2008-2016, Fr Check was the Executive Director of Courage International, presenting to clergy in many dioceses the Church's teaching on homosexuality and her pastoral response.  Fr. Check was then assigned as the Rector of the St John Fisher Seminary in the Diocese of Bridgeport for four years, during which time he also served as director of ongoing priestly formation.  On August 15, 2020 and with the permission of his Bishop, he was appointed the Executive Director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI, by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, and Shrine's Board of Directors.Support 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 info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

Become Who You Are
#290 Masculinity and Femininity according to the mystery of creation

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 48:17


This is General Audience #32 Presented by Pope Saint John Paul II on July 23, 1980 but it might as well have been this morning. Our bodies are created to express love but sin limits and deforms this objective mode of existing...we needed a redeemer and thank God that He sent us One. Understanding Human Sexuality Is the Key to Understanding The Essence of WHO WE ARE and OUR VOCATION TO LOVE. Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

What God is Not
Breathing with Both Lungs

What God is Not

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 64:19


We're so excited to have been invited by FOCUS to record an episode ahead of SEEK23! On today's episode, Mother Natalia walks through St. John Paul II's apostolic letter, Orientale Lumen, The Light of the East. This apostolic letter is responsible for the foundation of Christ the Bridegroom monastery, Mother Natalia's community, so it's near and dear to her heart. We talk about the beauty and diversity of the Eastern churches, the ultimate end-goal of unity in the churches, and the differences in worship and understanding of theology between the Eastern and Western churches. We also talk about monasticism, and St. John Paul II's call for Eastern monasticism to flourish in the diaspora, including the United States, and how that call ultimately led to the founding of Christ the Bridegroom monastery.References:Orientale LumenFollow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bridegroom MonasteryOur WebsiteOur NonprofitSupport the show

The SEEK Podcast
SEEK23 x What God is Not

The SEEK Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 65:58


Join Mother Natalia and Father Michael O' Laughlin as they walk through St. John Paul II's apostolic letter, Orientale Lumen, The Light of the East. This apostolic letter is responsible for the foundation of Christ the Bridegroom monastery, Mother Natalia's community, so it's near and dear to her heart. They talk about the beauty and diversity of the Eastern churches, the ultimate end-goal of unity in the churches, and the differences in worship and understanding of theology between the Eastern and Western churches. They also talk about monasticism, and St. John Paul II's call for Eastern monasticism to flourish in the diaspora, including the United States, and how that call ultimately led to the founding of Christ the Bridegroom monastery.What God is Not is a Byzantine Catholic podcast about mystery. For more content from Fr. Michael and Mother Natalia, check out whatgodisnot.buzzsprout.comThe SEEK23 Podcast is brought to you by FOCUS – the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. If you're new around here, SEEK23 is a multi-day Catholic Conference with prayer, adoration, great speakers and fellowship. This January, come together with your friends, family, fellow students, parishioners, and coworkers to seek the Source of all your heart's desires and find new ways to live and share the Gospel in your daily life. Happening in St. Louis, January 2-6, 2023. Visit seek.focus.org to register. 

The Endow Podcast
122. Audio Chapter 1 of Mother of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Mater) Endow Study

The Endow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 45:13


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, Annette Bergeon, CEO, reads Chapter 1 of the Endow Study Guide on John Paul II's Mother of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Mater).In this 1987 encyclical, John Paul II reminds us that Mary is the greatest saint, and he explains why this is so. John Paul II calls her the “most excellent expression of the feminine genius.” Mary's ‘yes' to her role in God's plan places her at the center of salvation history. This study helps women understand and appreciate the place Mary holds in the Church.To download Chapter 1 for free, click here: https://endow-groups.myshopify.com/collections/free-downloads/products/free-download-chapter-1-redemptoris-materTo join the 2022 Advent Podcast Study Series, click here: https://www.endowgroups.org/the-endow-podcast/advent-2022-podcast-study-series/Support 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 info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

Ask Christopher West
Balancing Ministry and Family | ACW202

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 57:37


What are your prayer lives like as individuals and as a couple? How does Christopher balance his family life and work life? What actually happens spiritually during the maritual embrace and why is it so sacred? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

The Meaning of Catholic
John Paul II and Realistic Philosophy [PREVIEW]

The Meaning of Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022


Join the MOC Guild family to access Guild content and community OR donate  Watch The Kennedy Report Paleocrat Patreon Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity City of God vs. City of Man (the Manifesto of this Apostolate)    

Crash Course Catholicism
39 - The Sixth Commandment: Sex and Chastity

Crash Course Catholicism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 34:19


"Thou shalt not commit adultery."What is the purpose of sex? Does the Catholic church just have a massive negative hang-up about it? In this episode, we continue our discussion of the sixth Commandment. This episode covers Part Three, Section Two, Chapter Two, Article Six of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 2337-2359).Contact the podcast: crashcoursecatholicism@gmail.com.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crashcoursecatholicism/.....References and further reading/listening/viewing:Pope St. John Paul II, The Theology of the Body.Pope St. John Paul II, Familiaris ConsortioPope St. John Paul II, Mulieris DignitatemPope St. John Paul II, Theology of the Body in Simple LanguagePope St. John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created ThemChristopher West, Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex, and GenderChristopher West, The Ask Christopher West Podcast.The Theology of the Body Institute, YouTube.Christopher West, Theology of the Body Explained.  St Josemaria,  "Marriage: A Christian Vocation", Christ is Passing By.Fr Mike Schmitz, "Love and Same Sex Attraction"Fr Mike Schmitz, "Beyond No: What the Catholic Church Has to Say About Same-Sex Attraction"

Become Who You Are
#288 continued...Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: "A" 3-Step Plan to Get Your Life Back!

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 47:33


We are engaged in a definitive battle between the forces of the culture of life and the culture of death. In this battle there will be no grand leader or political force riding in on a great white stallion to rescue humanity. Yet there is a hero in this story, or better, millions of heroes.This is continued from Episodes #285-286Buckle up...In 1976, in a speech given in Philadelphia for our nations bicentennial, John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, spoke these words. "I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christina community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."Previously aired podcasts recommended on the show: #182, #186, #189, #192 Book: Man and Woman He Created Them; A Theology of the Body. The new translation by Michael Waldstein, Pauline Press, 2006Also the Sacred Romance, a retreat Jack gave over multiple days to women in the mountains outside of Anchorage Alaska:The Sacred Romance, #11, #12, #13Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Become Who You Are
#287 How Does Love Fade? Where Does The Insatiability Of The Union Come From?

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 42:00


Linda and Jack are back together after a short break to continue Pope John Paul II's General Audiences that he presented in 129 small talks that make up his incredible "Theology of the body". This is Audience # 31 that he presented on June 25, 1980. It could have been given this morning, it is so relevant. If you are looking for Audience # 30 it was presented on October 12. Podcast 275. Answering the big questions...Who am I? What is my purpose? Why are we created male and female? And much more!! Buckle up.The Body Is Created to Express Love. Understanding Human Sexuality Is the Key to Understanding The Essence of WHO WE ARE.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Become Who You Are
#286 Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; "A" 3-Step Plan To Get Your Life Back

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 39:22


We are engaged in a definitive battle between the forces of the culture of life and the culture of death. In this battle there will be no grand leader or political force riding in on a great white stallion to rescue humanity. Yet there is a hero in this story, or better, millions of heroes. This is a followup to #285. Buckle up...In 1976, in a speech given in Philadelphia for our nations bicentennial, John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, spoke these words. "I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christina community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Letters to Women - Exploring the Feminine Genius
A Letter to the Woman Drawn to God Through Beauty // Kate Marin

Letters to Women - Exploring the Feminine Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 38:14


In his Letter to Artists, St. Pope John Paul II said that “Human beings, in a certain sense, are unknown to themselves.” Jesus reveals who God is, but he also fully reveals us to ourselves. Yet we often find ourselves asking “Who am I” and “What is real”? John Paul II goes on to say that “humanity in every age, and even today, looks to work of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny.” But what does it look like to create and encounter art that answers those deep questions of identity and longing? In today's episode of the Letters to Women podcast, I'm sitting down with Kate Marin. Classically trained in Florence, Italy, Kate is an artist who works to create sculptures—large and small—that tell our human stories, that reveal the Divine, and that always uphold the dignity of each human person. We're talking about how the moment Kate fell in love with the creating and how she's grown as an artist, the way that Theology of the Body influences her sculpting, and how becoming a mother has impacted the way she creates. John Paul II says that “Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” Whether you're tuning into this episode to connect with Kate as a fellow artist or you're a woman who desires to encounter the beauty of God and learn more about the masterpiece of your own life, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: How Kate as grown as an artist throughout the course of her life and training The moment in Kate's story where she fell in love with art and the creative process Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body and how it's influenced Kate's work as an artist How Kate went about finding models for her sculpture of the Holy Family The way that prayer and the artistic process intertwine when Kate creates How creating art helps Kate answer the big questions that so many of us wrestle with today How becoming a mother has changed the way that Kate creates and what Kate is looking forward to teaching her children about art How Kate lives out the feminine genius as a woman creating works that help call people deeper into the truth of their own mystery Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Connect with Kate online and explore the art she creates Read St. Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists Subscribe to my monthly newsletter, Naptime Notes Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don't want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.

Ask Christopher West
What Kind of Desire? | ACW201

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 42:49


What is the theological significance of nocturnal emmissions? What does it mean to lust after your spouse? What does that look like? If the desire to have a spouse is holy, then what was meant after The Fall when God said to Eve, "Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you"? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

Crown and Crozier
As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation ~ Andrea Mrozek

Crown and Crozier

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 46:46


Pope St. John Paul II once said: “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.”What's the state of marriage and family these days?  Is public policy effectively safeguarding these fundamental human institutions?  When it comes to things like government action on childcare, is the work of the home even being properly valued?Our guest for this episode is Andrea Mrozek, Senior Fellow at Cardus Family.  Cardus Family is an initiative of the Christian think tank, Cardus, based in Canada and dedicated to strengthening the ways in which society's institutions can work together for the common good.Andrea was previously Executive Director at the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, and is widely recognized as a leading voice in Canada on marriage, child care and women's issues.Documents/Websites ReferencedAndrea Mrozek biography (Cardus) Andrea Mrozek, “Child care solutions vital in post-Roe era” Catholic Register (July 2022)Andrea Mrozek, Peter Jon Mitchell, Brian Dijkema, “Look Before You Leap: The Real Costs and Complexities of National Daycare” (2021)Support the showwww.crownandcrozier.comtwitter.com/crownandcrozierfacebook.com/crownandcrozierhttps://www.instagram.com/crownandcrozier/Please note that this podcast has been edited for length and clarity.

For College Catholics
86 Jesus Christ is Always Near You

For College Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 15:26


In this episode, after looking at the example of Cardinal Van Thuan, I share some conclusions of our faith in the substantial presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, as well as the fruits that we will receive from adoring and receiving Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament. - Homily of St. John Paul II on Card. Van Thuan: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_20020920_esequie-card-van-thuan.html - St. John Paul II's Apostolic Letter “Dominicae Cenae”: https://adoremus.org/2007/12/dominicae-cenae/ - Encyclical “Mysterium Fidei” by Pope St. Paul VI: https://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_03091965_mysterium.html - More info on this can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1391-1410 - Biblical quotations: Jn 6:51-69 (The Promise to give His body to eat and blood to drink); 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 (St. Paul's teaching on the Eucharist); Mt 26:26-30 (words of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper). Mt 1:23 (Jesus the “Emmanuel”); Jn 6:56 (union with Christ through the Eucharist); - Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order. - Visit the Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org - This Podcast's Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org - To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/ - Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan. - Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC. - Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone. - Intro music from pond5.com

Faith & Family Radio with Steve Wood
Episode 414 – 30th Anniversary of Family Life Center

Faith & Family Radio with Steve Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 27:27


November 2 marked the 30th anniversary of our apostolate that brings you Faith & Family Radio. Steve shares the story of how Family Life Center International came to be and what we're up to now. Thank you for listening to Faith & Family. It's because of you listening and sharing this show, along with donations from generous people all over the world, that we're able to continue broadcasting St. John Paul II's message from 1991 – “The future of the world passes through the family.” 

He Leadeth Me
Marian Consecration w/ Curtis Martin

He Leadeth Me

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 17:40


Each year on June 13th and December 12th, FOCUS renews its Consecration to Mary. In this episode, Jessica sits down with Curtis Martin, Founder and CEO of FOCUS, to talk about the transforming power of Marian Consecration.Jessica and Curtis discuss:The history of the Marian Consecration in FOCUSWhy FOCUS renews its consecration on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima on June 13th and the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12thThe life-changing power of making a Marian ConsecrationCurtis is the Founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He is the author of the best-selling book "Made for More" and co-author of "The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible" with Dr. Edward Sri. Curtis and his wife, Michaelann, were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope St. John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church. Curtis and Michaelann live in Colorado. They are blessed with nine children and six grandchildren.

Become Who You Are
#285 Election Results, Proposal 3, And The 3-Step Plan To Authentic Love and Life

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 27:38


Saint Lucia of Fatima wrote back to Cardinal Caffarra and Pope John Paul II. In that letter we find written: "The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family. Don't be afraid, she added, because whoever works for the sanctity of Marriage and the Family will always be fought against and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. Then she concluded:  nevertheless, Our Lady has already crushed his head."The true enemy does not care where we worship, as long as we do not worship the Lamb. Satan is out to destroy human life and seeks to rule over individual human hearts and then use them to help him rule in this present culture of death.The Mid-Term Elections had more to say about our culture and who reigns in the individual human heart, than who is elected to public office.In 1976, in a speech given in Philadelphia for our nations bicentennial, John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, spoke these words. "I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christina community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard
125 The Mystical Teaching of St. John of the Cross

The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 55:59


St. John of the Cross is one of the most celebrated, yet misunderstood spiritual teachers in the Catholic faith. But the more we understand the mystical and powerful teaching of this spiritual giant, the more deeply we'll move into relationship with Christ. Join Matthew Leonard and Fr. Donald Haggerty as they unveil the beautiful teaching of the Mystical Doctor.  Topics covered include: • What are some common obstacles to deeper prayer? • What is the real role of asceticism? • The importance of "mental austerity" • The theme of darkness in John of the Cross • St. John Paul II's love of St. John of the Cross and his fascinating view of the virtue of faith • and more!

Handbook for Humanity
Ep 16 Mysteries of Human Suffering Pt 1

Handbook for Humanity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 44:48


Join Colby, Adele, and Becki in conversation on the experience of suffering in the light of the writings of St. John Paul II. Suffering is a common human experience no one can escape. Nevertheless, there is always hope and healing possible in every experience of suffering. Like death and the afterlife, suffering has an element of mystery that cannot be neatly analyzed and categorized. Experiences and responses to suffering in the human experience vary and are as unique as the people who suffer, namely all of humanity. In this series, we ponder this mystery and hope to bring forth hope in the elements of healing available in all experiences of suffering. Such healing has the capacity to ground us in an authentic experience of human life and integral growth as a person. Link to Fr. Stan Fotuna video series breaking open JPII's document, "On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering", that Becki mentioned during the episode. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhFcJ93iBvyzpKCIaSzaGlbxZZTcXv3mv

The Meaning of Catholic
Lefebvre, John Paul II and Why You Need to Switch to High Intensity Lifting

The Meaning of Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


Join the MOC Guild family to access Guild content and community OR donate  Watch The Kennedy Report Paleocrat Patreon Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity City of God vs. City of Man (the Manifesto of this Apostolate)    

Become Who You Are
#284 Vote! A Nation Gets The Kind Of Politicians It Deserves; They Are A Mirror Of Our Culture

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 39:25


The People of the United States are in a spiritual war...we have enemies. Who is our enemy? Most people mislabel the enemy that they are fighting. They think the enemy is the Donkey (democrats) if they worship the Elephant (republicans). Or the enemy is the Elephant if they worship the Donkey. Many in our culture  worship at the altar of Self, Sex and the State...The 3S Highway leading to Nowhere. The true enemy does not care where we worship, as long as we do not worship the Lamb. Satan is out to destroy human life and seeks to rule over individual human hearts and then use them to help him rule in this present culture of death. The Mid-Term Elections will have more to say about our culture and who reigns in the individual human heart, than who is elected to public office. In 1976, in a speech given in Philadelphia for our nations bicentennial, John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, spoke these words. "I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christina community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel." Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the showSupport the show

The Endow Podcast
Please Join Us For The Advent 2022 Podcast Study Series!

The Endow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 2:01


Please Join Us For The Advent 2022 Podcast Study Series! In this five week series, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, is joined by Fr. Paul Check, currently the Executive Director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Cross, WI to discuss John Paul II's encyclical Mother of the Redeemer. The episodes will be released on both YouTube and on all podcasting platforms on the Sundays of Advent. Ways To Participate During Advent 2022, listen each week and read along following the daily Advent reading schedule. You can also purchase the Endow Study Guide for additional commentary and study either through print or digitally. This podcast series can also be considered an accompaniment and training for hosts who wish to facilitate this study for their Endow Groups as well as provide a supplemental resource for Endow Group participants. For all the information you need, visit: https://www.endowgroups.org/the-endow-podcast/advent-2022-podcast-study-series/

Ask Christopher West
Did God Know? | ACW200

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 39:05


Does the Theology of the Body touch on the mystery of death and "until death do us part"? Did God know Adam and Eve would commit the original sin? Before I was married, I had an IUD inserted. My husband and I are newly married and both want to have it removed; however, his problems with drinking make me afraid to have it taken out. . . am I still sinning by keeping it in? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

Crash Course Catholicism
38 - The Sixth Commandment: Gender

Crash Course Catholicism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 30:41


"Thou shalt not commit adultery." What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Does difference between men and women mean inequality and sexism? In this episode, we begin our discussion of the sixth commandment. This episode covers Part Three, Section Two, Chapter Two, Article Six of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 2331-2336).Contact the podcast: crashcoursecatholicism@gmail.com.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crashcoursecatholicism/.....References and further reading/listening/viewing:Pope St. John Paul II, The Theology of the Body.Pope St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio Pope St. John Paul II, Mulieris DignitatemPope St. John Paul II, Theology of the Body in Simple LanguagePope St. John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created ThemChristopher West, Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex, and GenderChristopher West, The Ask Christopher West Podcast.The Theology of the Body Institute, YouTube.Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Making Sense of Bioethics: Column 132: Seeing through the Intersex ConfusionCapturing Christianity, "Do Non-Biological Views of Gender Make Any Sense? (Dr. Tomas Bogardus)"Edith Stein, Essays on Woman. C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity .

Oro Valley Catholic
Marriage, Celibacy And Theology Of The Body

Oro Valley Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 32:10


Marriage, the single life, and the committed celibate life. Where is it all going? Like rings upon a husband and wife's fingers, our bodies give testimony of their purpose. St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body explores the filial, nuptial and procreative meaning of human bodies. The readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time are found here: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110622.cfm Music by St. Mark Choir pursuant to Annual License w/Podcasting, A-726294, One License

Become Who You Are
#283 The Frog In The Boiling Pot

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 39:24


On September 21, 2022, Texas Judge Mary Brown decided that a woman could take a 10-year-old boy away from his father to be castrated. The insane have escaped and are now running the asylum while the rest behave like frogs sitting in toxic sewage while they mindlessly gaze at their tiny reflecting screens, oblivious to the fact they are are already dead inside. In 1976, in a speech given in Philadelphia for our nations bicentennial, John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, spoke these words. "I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christina community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel." Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

For College Catholics
85 The Eucharist IS Jesus Christ Himself

For College Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 15:23


In this episode I explain one of the most amazing truths of our Faith: that the Eucharist IS the very Jesus Christ Himself, God and Man. The best concept to explain this mystery is that of TRANSUBSTANTIATION. We talk about it and delve into some powerful conclusions! - St. John Paul II's Apostolic Letter “Dominicae Cenae”: https://adoremus.org/2007/12/dominicae-cenae/ - Encyclical “Mysterium Fidei” by Pope St. Paul VI: https://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_03091965_mysterium.html - More info on this can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1373-1390 - Biblical quotations: Jn 6:51-69 (The Promise to give His body to eat and blood to drink); 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 (St. Paul's teaching on the Eucharist); Mt 26:26-30 (words of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper). - Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order. - Visit the Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org - This Podcast's Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org - To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/ - Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan. - Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC. - Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone. - Intro music from pond5.com

LowcoSports Lowdown
Lowco Pigskin Preview, Round 1 Playoff Edition

LowcoSports Lowdown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022


Team Lowco gets you ready for the first round of the South Carolina high school football playoffs with previews of every game involving Lowco squads. Dylan Price joins Wes Kerr to break down the SCISA matchups, and Ian Guerin of Prep RedZone and MyHorryNews.com jumps in to help preview the SCHSL slate. As little as $1 a month goes a long way toward supporting our scrappy editorial staff and awesome contributors. Become a LowcoSports patron today and get early or exclusive access to even more grassroots LOCAL sports content! Become a patron LOWCOSPORTS 2022-23 SUSTAINING SPONSORS Please visit our sustaining sponsors online! MIKKELSON LAW FIRM LOCAL PIE STAR HOME CLEANING HOMEGROWN HOME INSPECTIONS HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY HILTON HEAD PREP EMAIL US at LowcoSports@gmail.com to find out how to become a sustaining sponsor and support grassroots LOCAL sports coverage!

LowcoSports Lowdown
LowcoSports Lowdown S4S12: Say Hello To Sand Shark Hoops (w/ Genia Montford)

LowcoSports Lowdown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022


Team Lowco gets you caught up on the latest sports news from the South Carolina Lowcountry and introduces you to the key figures shaping the Lowco sports scene. This week, we're talking USCB Sand Sharks basketball with associate director of athletics Genia Montford, who fills us in on the hiring process that resulted in Ron Fudala and Sharon Versyp becoming the Sand Sharks' first hoops coaches. Plus, Hilton Head High's girls tennis team is headed back to the state championship, Clemson's Andrew Swanson (May River HS) breaks another Lowco alum's record, three Lowco squads win SCISA cross country titles, and much more! As little as $1 a month goes a long way toward supporting our scrappy editorial staff and awesome contributors. Become a LowcoSports patron today and get early or exclusive access to even more grassroots LOCAL sports content! Become a patron LOWCOSPORTS 2022-23 SUSTAINING SPONSORS Please visit our sustaining sponsors online! MIKKELSON LAW FIRM LOCAL PIE STAR HOME CLEANING HOMEGROWN HOME INSPECTIONS HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY HILTON HEAD PREP EMAIL US at LowcoSports@gmail.com to find out how to become a sustaining sponsor and support grassroots LOCAL sports coverage!

The Patrick Madrid Show
The Patrick Madrid Show: November 02, 2022 - Hour 1

The Patrick Madrid Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 51:05


Today is National Stress Awareness Day – Patrick offers 5 stress reduction tips that only take 30 seconds Donna - Purgatory: when we go to confession after sinning do we need to still go to purgatory if we die? Barbara - Why is the Glory Be never said when reciting prayers for the dead? ‘Miracle' caught on video: Priest escapes unharmed when SUV hurdles his car Kathy - A family member is bashing on St. John Paul II for not handling the priest abuse cases better. How can I talk with them about this? Patrick shares Who Americans Spend Their Time With Ron - I just got a settlement. Do I need to give 10 percent straight to the Church? Bridget - Can we pray to another person's guardian angel? Jason - If a protestant and a Catholic get married does the protestant need to get other Catholic sacraments?

Become Who You Are
#282 When We Vote For The Morally Corrupt To Rule Us, Our Children Pay A Heavy Price

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 38:51


"Too often Christians attracted by Socialism tend to idealize it in terms which, apart from anything else, are very general: a will for justice, solidarity and equality. They refuse to recognize the limitations of the historical movements, which conditioned by the ideologies from which they originated." --Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Octogesima Adveniens, May 14, 1971, No. 31. "The governments own data show less than a third of its child victims are proficient in any core subject...yet they can tell you all about "intersectional oppression," "global citizenship," "gender" ideology, and the supposed dangers of man-made global warming purportedly caused by the gas they exhale."--Alex Newman, Epoch TimesParents are becoming aware that their kids are not alright. The transgender craze seducing our daughters and the pornography seducing our sons is taking its toll.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

The Thomistic Institute
Was Galileo A Heretic? The Galileo Affair and Why It Still Matters Today | Dr. Nuno Castel-Branco

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 63:18


This talk was given on September 27, 2022 at Trinity College Dublin. For more information please visit, thomisticinstitute.org About the speaker: Nuno Castel-Branco is a historian of science and research fellow at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in the History of Science at Johns Hopkins University in May 2021. He also received an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Lisbon (ISTécnico). His current research focuses on the emergence of the new sciences in seventeenth-century Europe through the career of Nicolaus Steno, an anatomist who converted to Catholicism and was beatified by John Paul II. He also studies the development of Jesuit science in early modern Iberia. He has won several awards in Europe and the United States, such as a Fulbright Fellowship and a Huntington Exchange Fellowship at Oxford University. His writings have been accepted for publication in several journals including Early Science and Medicine, Renaissance Quarterly, and Scientific American.

Ask Christopher West
I Never Would Have | ACW199

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 49:48


How do I respond to being invited to the "wedding" of a same-sex couple? I have been a lustful man and I am trying not to me but my past still haunts me. Because of this, I feel selfish everytime I ask for communion with my wife. . . how can I overcome this shame? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Freedom Coaching (https://freedom-coaching.net) Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)
The Four Must Reads of St. John Paul II

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 26:26


For the times we're going through right now, Pope John Paul II had a message and has a message that still deeply reverberates in hearts today. In this episode Jeff takes us through four of his favorite writings that have significantly impacted his heart and his life and his conversion to the faith! Snippet from the Show My prayer is that everyone of my friends with me here today, in one year from now, will have four worn out, written in, meditated upon, and actuated upon writings of St. John Paul II. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff's shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavinsshow for full shownotes!

For College Catholics
84 Types and Symbols of The Eucharist

For College Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 18:50


In this episode I share some of the Old Testament “types” or “prefigurations” related to the Holy Eucharist, like the Paschal Lamb, the Manna in the desert, and the Ark of the Covenant. We also look at the miracles of Cana and the Multiplication of the loaves, as well as the words of Christ with which He instituted the Most Blessed Sacrament during the Last Supper. - John Paul II's Apostolic Letter “Dominicae Cenae”: https://adoremus.org/2007/12/dominicae-cenae/ - More info on this can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1373-1390 - Biblical quotations: Genesis 28:10 (Jacob's Ladder); Exodus 12 (the Paschal Lamb); Exodus 16 (the Manna in the dessert); Exodus 37 (The ark of the Covenant); John 2:1 (Wedding at Cana); John 6 (multiplication of the bread); Jn 6:51 (The Promise to give His body to eat and blood to drink); 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 (St. Paul's teaching on the Eucharist). - Video with a general introduction to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWlSqh3YZ9Y - Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order. - Visit the Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org - This Podcast's Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org - To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/ - Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan. - Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC. - Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone. - Intro music from pond5.com

Become Who You Are
#281 You Know That This Is A Spiritual Battle...Don't You? C.S. Lewis and the Story Of Jon Tigges

Become Who You Are

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 41:50


In Mere Christianity, in the chapter he titled "The Invasion" C.S. Lewis said, "One of the things that surprised me when I first read the New Testament seriously was that it talked so much about a Dark Power in the universe." A link to NEA LGBTQ+ Resourceshttps://www.nea.org/resource-library/nea-lgbtq-resourcesEpoch Times: article on Jon TiggesParents are becoming aware that their kids are not alright. The transgender craze seducing our daughters and the pornography seducing our sons is taking its toll.Please consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show     Email me with questions! Contact Jack: BWYR Podcast is a production of the John Paul ll Renewal Center or email him at info@jp2renew.orgPlease share this with your friends and family!Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!!  JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)
Go to Mission (Splendor of Truth Part 2)

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 39:00


What is the purpose of freedom? What is the relationship between conscience and truth? In this episode, Mike and Dave discuss these questions as they wrap up their examination of St. John Paul II's Splendor of Truth. What we can learn from this encyclical can make us better missionaries for Christ. Snippet from the Show We are called solely to live for the glory of God. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow

Ask Christopher West
This Is Our Union | ACW198

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 49:09


As a man in his early thirties who has been through a legal divorce and the annulment process, what should I do to discern my vocation? What is the theology behind miscarriages and still births? As a newly-wed woman, I am afraid of making love with the lights on and allowing my husband to see me. . . what should I do? Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II's beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body. Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art (https://www.godisbeautybook.com) by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English. Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community (https://tobpatron.com)! Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! Join Christopher and Wendy on the TOB Institute's “St. Therese & the Little Way” Seine River Cruise in France from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023 (optional pre-cruise extension trip to Lourdes Oct. 22-26). Get complete details and place your deposit here (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/st-therese-and-the-little-way-seine-river-cruise-october-26-november-2-2023-23ja10frtob/). If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org Find Christopher West on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cwestofficial) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cwestofficial). Discover the Theology of the Body Institute (http://www.tobinstitute.org). If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-christopher-west/id1448699486). Thanks for listening! Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals (https://tobinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TOBI-Recommended-Psychologists-Updated-6-8-20.pdf). Featuring music by Mike Mangione (https://www.mikemangione.com/).

Holy Family School of Faith
John Paul II

Holy Family School of Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 24:03 Very Popular


Today's transcript Come with us to the Holy Land this December, only a few spots left! Thank you for joining us as we lead people to Jesus through friendship, good conversation, and the Rosary! The Daily Rosary Meditations is now an App! Click here for more info. We depend on donations from exceptional listeners like you. A small monthly gift goes a long way to help us deliver this podcast. To donate, click here To find out more about The Movement and enroll: https://www.schooloffaith.com/membership Prayer requests | Subscribe by email | Download our app | Donate

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
The Prayer of St. John Paul II – Special Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 27:33


In this episode, Dr. Lilles discusses The Prayer of St. John Paul II. He reflects on "Sign of Contradiction" The post The Prayer of St. John Paul II – Special Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)
Evangelization and the Moral Life (Splendor of Truth Part 1)

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 50:51


Do you struggle to address the moral teachings of the Church in evangelization? The Church's moral teachings can be the hardest for people to accept. Dave and Mike explain, with the assistance of St. John Paul II, why it is necessary to accept the Church's moral teachings in order to achieve union with Christ. Snippet from the Show “The moral life is a response to the love that God has already shown us.” We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri
Sex and Marriage, Part I: Emotional Unity

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 19:35


How can sex be so beautiful and so bewildering at the same time? Using lessons learned from St. John Paul II's Love and Responsibility, Dr. Edward and Beth Sri reflect on the emotional connections within marital intimacy, and how a couples' preparing their own emotional climate can be the key to achieving deeper physical and spiritual intimacy. Snippet from the Show The heart of sex is not physical pleasure, but what that pleasure points to: a deeper interpersonal union--physically, emotionally, and spiritually--of husband and wife. _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777 for weekly shownotes sent to your inbox.