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The Road to Emmaus with Scott Hahn
The Holy Family is an Icon of The Trinity

The Road to Emmaus with Scott Hahn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 26:39


Despite its very unique role in salvation, the Holy Family offers a perfect model for Christian marriage and family life. Be inspired and encouraged in God's plan for your family in this episode.   Learn More Find biblical wisdom for your family in Kimberly Hahn's Beloved and Blessed. Discover the importance of upholding the sanctity of marriage in Scott Hahn's The First Society. Read more about the Holy Family in this blog by Scott Hahn.

Daily Rosary
Nov 22, 2021, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | In Memoriam of Maria Blanca

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:59


Friends of the Rosary: St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, graced by a special communion with God, expressed her conviction that this communion ought to be the center of our lives. Faustina Kowalska, “the great apostle of Divine Mercy of in our time”, as St. John Paul II hailed, was given by Jesus a great share in His joy and glory. In San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain, where we pray today the Joyful Mysteries, we remember the joy that Maria Blanca, experienced during her stay at the ICU, despite her intense pain. My holy wife took part in the Passion of Christ. In one of her last messages, she said to our family: “Be hopeful, do not worry, just live for God.” Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! Our Lady of Carmel of Garabandal, Pray for Us! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York • November 22, 2021, Today's Holy Rosary, YouTube.com/TheRosaryNetwork • In Memoriam of Maria Blanca: Testimonials • Free Online Video Course: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Rosary of Mary

Beloved and Blessed
Healthy Body Image

Beloved and Blessed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 23:11


Women especially struggle with embracing a healthy image of our bodies and incorporating healthy eating habits. Kimberly Hahn shares how the Christian view of food can help set us free.   Learn More Discover a theology of food in Emily Stimpson Chapman's The Catholic Table. Learn how to feast and fast with the Church in this blog. How we feed ourselves and our families impacts our spiritual life. Learn more on this episode of Beloved and Blessed. 

Ask Christopher West
The Blessing and The Curse | ACW151

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 33:56


What is the morality of embryo adoption? How do you overcome sexual sin in a dating relationship? Why does God permit the blessing of chidren to come from sinful acts? 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)! Patron Question: Hi Christopher! Thank you so much for the work you do. As a young, Protestant, mother-of-two, I've learned so much from the resources you provide. It has deepened my faith as I have come to a better understanding of how I, as a Christian, am to live both body and soul together. My husband and I are looking for clarity in how to approach embryo adoption. We've noticed in our circles a trend in which a wife will feel passionately about embryo adoption and desire to help the babies that have been frozen as the result of IVF, but their husbands are not on board. Such has been our own case. My initial thought was that embryo adoption can be a way to alleviate the suffering that IVF has caused and since it is an adoption, the baby placed in the womb already belongs to the adoptive parents. My husband views this similarly to surrogacy since it separates pregnancy from the sexual act. It seems that the discomfort he and other men share is the idea that their wife would be pregnant with someone else's child. We have tried more than once to find succinct justification for embryo adoption that doesn't simplify it to an "ends justifies the means" argument, but have found nothing. It just grieves me to think that there might not be a solution for these babies that are in such a state of helplessness and abandonment. How can we think through this biblically? Question 2: Thank you for the light you have shared through your work – I've been fundamentally changed by your work. I am having a lot of trouble practicing chastity with my boyfriend. Both of us keep repeating sexual sins and confessing and doing it over and over again. We know the gravity of what we are doing and we debrief every time to try and work harder and do better as we discern our possible marriage to one another. I am asking for practical advice on how to really avoid non-marital sex and how to renew in hope after confession. I am always moved and healed by God's forgiveness but I feel a sense of despair and hopelessness in our continued failure to respect each other's bodies. I would also like to know if you have any advice for those struggling to persevere in prayer in moments of temptation, and any advice for how to continue practicing chastity in a relationship after failing so many times. Qestion 3: I know that the sins we commit come with consequences. Almost every sin I can think of has a negative consequence, but when it comes to fornication (well, obviously sometimes the consequences can be negative in terms of AIDS and other STDs) but sometimes God's will is to give the couple who engaged in fornication a child, which I believe is always a blessing no matter the circumstances in which the child was conceived. Why do you think God would intend this, to bless people with children while all other sins have negative consequences? I can't think of any other sin that has the possibility of giving us a blessing. 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! 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/).

Philokalia Ministries
Letters of Spiritual Direction to a Young Soul - Letter Sixty-Nine, Part II

Philokalia Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 94:58


Wow!  What a wonderful and spirited discussion tonight!  We certainly approached some topics - both personal and cultural - that were weighty and deserving of extra time and attention.  Thank you all for you great questions and comments as always! Synopsis: Tonight we continued with Letter 69 on depression and fear.  Theophan‘s focus, however, shifts to speaking about things that could possibly draw Anastasia away from the fullness of the faith, make her question her practice of the faith, or the path that she has been set upon.  An old friendship had been broken off. Yet Theophan would not have her try to preserve the relationship at the cost of something greater. Certain relationships falter over time or become toxic. Anastasia should simply be at peace and act charitably towards this past friend, but not seek to immerse herself once again in a relationship that could not bear good fruit.  Likewise, Theophan then began to express his concerns about someone who saw himself as an apostle; one who was evangelical in spirit and who had inserted himself into the Russian culture proclaiming a gospel and a faith of his own; creating something that was disconnected from the lived reality of the Church. For similar reasons, then, Theophan would have her avoid this man at all costs. She had the fullness of the faith as well as the participation in the Holy Mysteries. She should not substitute this for the particular charisms of a single man. Throughout the centuries the church has been attacked by various heresies and she must see her personal spiritual struggle in light of that broader context. --- 00:07:29 FrDavid Abernethy, CO: Starting on page 270 with “That you broke off”   00:11:29 Lyle: Hope everyone had a good week.  I'll be right back.  A stray dog showed up.   00:54:28 Eric Williams: Regarding Christians of separated and deficient sects, perhaps these lines from St John's gospel apply: “And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.”   01:03:13 Ann Grimak: I am very agree Father   01:15:24 Wayne Mackenzie: gotta go   01:17:46 Ann Grimak: Love is not emotional,love is very deep   01:20:20 renwitter: Also, just want to put out there, for anyone who has not heard of him or read him: If there is interest in reading something that witnesses to, as Father says, a great integration of life in the spirit, as understood in recent times, and faithfulness to the Church, check out Raniero Cantalamessa. He is quite extraordinary, and has been the Preacher to the Papal Household chosen personally by Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. My favorites of his are St. Francis and the Cross, Virginity (not really about virginity, per se, but rather the celibate vocations), and, most relevant to this discussion, Sober Intoxication of the Spirit.   01:21:50 Lyle: Thanks, Ren.   01:23:06 Rachel: Wonderful class! Thank you, God bless everyone.

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio
Father Kubicki – Prayer Reflections November 18, 2021

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:00


Pope St. John Paul II canonized St. Rose Philppine Duchesne in 1988. Today, the Church in America honors the memory of this great French woman who came to our country as a missionary to the native Americans.

Ask Christopher West
We Need Touch! | ACW150

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 35:28


Can our desires reveal God's will for us? I was a sperm donor before my conversion: what should I do? Is it wrong to ask for physicaly affection when dating? 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)! Patron Question: Hello, first I would like to say thank you for your podcast. Recently I asked the man I hope I will one day be married to a question. I asked if he could see us together in the future, raising children and living for God together. We've been together for 3 years. We started our relationship in a carnal way and have both grown more in the Catholic faith. His response was that he doesn't know. He said he doesn't know what God's will is for us and he doesn't want to say if he can see us together. So my question is, can our desires show us God's will? Can God use what we want for good? Question 2: I was a sperm donor as a younger man before I came to faith, and now follow the Church's teaching on sexual ethics. The clinic where I made my donations still has some of my “material” left over in order to be able to provide fully-related siblings if any of the women who have already received my material wish for further children from the same father. It goes without saying I won't be providing any further material, and I'm strongly inclined to tell them to dispose of whatever remains. I haven't done it yet because I feel awful that I'll potentially be creating further fractures in families already formed outside of God's will. Any advice or comments would be hugely appreciated. Qestion 3: If affection, especially in dating, is meant to be given only to affirm the goodness of the other and not for yourself, is it wrong when you are in need of comfort to ask for a hug or some other affection? Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: There's still time to register! Join our Pilgrimage to Mexico City (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/tobi-pilgrimages-presents-our-lady-of-guadalupe-pilgrimage-to-mexico-city-with-christopher-west-jen-settle-and-jason-clarke-december-2-7-2021-21ja12mxtob/) December 2-7, 2021. View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! 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/).

Daily Rosary
Nov 13, 2021, Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | In Memoriam of Maria Blanca

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 30:15


Friends of the Rosary: Jesus is closer to the sick and the suffering than to anyone else. Humanity was saved by the suffering of Christ through His passion and crucifixion. In his Apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris ("Redemptive Suffering"), St. John Paul II wrote: "To suffer means to become particularly open to the working of the salvific powers of God, offered to humanity in Christ." "In Christ God has confirmed his desire to act especially through suffering, which is man's weakness." "God wishes to make his power known precisely in this weakness and emptying of self." Maria Blanca offered herself as a victim in the light of the cross, according to several priests who knew her. She suffered a Calvary without complaint in her two months stay at the hospital. Moreover, she said in numerous audio messages that she was very happy. Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Pray for Us! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York • Watch this Rosary Live. Every day at 7:30 PM ET or at any time on-demand. Please share it! • In Memoriam of Maria Blanca: Testimonials • Free Online Video Course: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Rosary of Mary

Catholic Exchange
Finding Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati | Christine M. Wohar, FrassatiUSA

Catholic Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 65:56


“The faith given to me in baptism suggests to me surely: by yourself you will do nothing, but if you have God as the center of all your action, then you will reach the goal.”— Pier Giorgio FrassatiBlessed Pier Giorgio Frassati died in 1925 at the age of 24. However, Bl. Frassati's faith, humor, and charity continue to have a great impact on souls throughout the world. In today's episode of Catholic Exchange, Michael welcomes Christine M. Wohar, the founder of FrassatiUSA and author of Finding Frassati: And Following His Path to Holiness.Called “The Man of the Eight Beatitudes” by Pope St. John Paul II, Bl. Frassati had a heart to help the impoverished and oppressed from an early age. Michael and Christine discuss how a young man from great wealth and influence took to heart the teachings of Christ. We also discuss the impact he had on his friends and family and how his funeral became a small pilgrimage for thousands of people. If you ever wondered what God has planned for young Catholic adults, today's episode will introduce you to a young, athletic man whose holiness carried on long after his death. Christine Wohar is a champion of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati and you can follow her work at FrasattiUSA.org. You can also find local Frassati groups at this page. Her book, Finding Frassati: And Following His Path to Holiness, is a lovely devotional and collection of stories about Bl. Frassati that is highly recommended. You can preview Finding Frassati in the following excerpts, free through Catholic Exchange.Pier Giorgio Frassati's Love for Our LadyBlessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Eucharistic Life & the Practice of Penance✠image: portrait of Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati by Luciana Frassati / Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)Support the show (https://catholicexchange.com/donate)

LowcoSports Lowdown

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr break down all the action from around the Lowco in the first round of the high school football playoffs and pick their Players of the Week on this week's recap episode of the Lowco Pigskin Podcast. (more…)

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast
Episode 61: Purgatory - The Final Installment (Part Three)

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 41:13


Today, we finish out the discussion on purgatory. We hope that you have enjoyed this mini-series. If you find this podcast helpful for your spiritual life, please share it with a friend! For the talk by John Paul II on purgatory:https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1999/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_04081999.htmlQuestions? Ideas for Future Shows?Contact us at:j.link@dbqarch.orgj.sevcik@dbqarch.org

Ask Christopher West
The Fourth Ring | ACW149

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 22:45


How can I pursue Theology of the Body when my husband isn't on board? Will we still be male and female after the resurrection of the body? Is marriage worth fighting for? 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)! Patron Question: While I was baptized Catholic and received the Sacraments, I was not raised in a family that practiced the faith. I'm a married mother of 3 children but felt that something was missing in my life. I had a profound conversion while attending a Cursillo weekend 3 years ago. Since then, my husband has grown further and further away from me because he says, "I have changed." We have tried 4 different marriage therapists, the last 2 being Catholic (one was from Dr. Popcak's group), but when it comes to him making changes and really putting in effort he quits going and says he doesn't need to change anything. If I go to him and tell him I want to pursue not only learning Theology of the Body but also living it out in our marriage, it may be the last straw for him. So my question is, how can I pursue this without him on board? How can I teach this to my children if they don't see it at work in their own home? Question 2: In a recent conversation about the resurrection of the body, a friend of mine told me that she doesn't believe our resurrected bodies will be male or female in heaven. Her reasoning is that, because the Bible says we are neither "married nor given in marriage" in heaven, then the sexual difference is no longer necessary in eternity. Also, since we're made in the image of God (who is pure spirit and therefore neither male nor female), she thinks that our glorified bodies will more "perfectly" image God by becoming gender neutral. In light of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, what is the proper response to my friend's ideas? Does the Catholic Church have any official teaching on this, and if so, is there anything in the Catechism or the Bible about it? Qestion 3: Thank you so much for your podcast. My husband is suffering from a mental health issue and lately it has made our lives difficult. I have never had any issue with fidelity in the past but the last months it has become a daily inner-fight. Could you please remind me what I am fighting for? 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! 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/).

LowcoSports Lowdown

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr preview all the Lowco area games in the opening round of the high school football playoffs on the Lowco Pigskin Podcast. Plus, Ian Guerin (MyHorryNews.com / Prep RedZone) joins the show to break down the SCHSL Class 4A bracket, including three Region 7-4A vs. Region 6-4A clashes in the first round. (more…)

LowcoSports Lowdown

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr break down all the action from around the Lowco in Week 10 of the high school football season and pick their Players of the Week on this week's recap episode of the Lowco Pigskin Podcast. (more…)

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast
Episode 60: Purgatory - More of the Deal (Part Two)

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 38:50


The discussion continues today!  If you missed our episode last week, make sure to check that out before starting this one!For the talk by John Paul II on purgatory:https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1999/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_04081999.htmlQuestions? Ideas for Future Shows?Contact us at:j.link@dbqarch.orgj.sevcik@dbqarch.org

Daily Rosary
Nov 1, 2021, All Saints, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | In Memoriam of Maria Blanca

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 31:57


Friends of the Rosary: Today, November 1st, the Universal Church celebrates All Saints: a multitude of followers of Christ who were beatified or canonized and now enjoy, for eternity in Heaven, the light of God. We all have a call to holiness intended to join the Communion of Saints. Yesterday, as we were returning to Madrid from Astorga, a city in the Way of Saint James where we buried my holy wife and where I was married 31 years ago, we prayed a family Rosary together in the car. My three children — Mikel, Blanca, and Jaione — and me shared memories of Maria Blanca, and we reached this conclusion: we must take our personal cross and follow Jesus. Blanca, my daughter said: “Jesus has chosen us to bring his Cross; we're privileged.” Talking about the Saints, I was sharing the names of the Saints that my wife Maria Blanca loved so much: Padre Pio, Faustina Kowalska, Mother Teresa, Teresa of Avila, Francis Xavier, Ignatius of Loyola, Dominic of Guzman, Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, John Paul II, Francisco and Jacinta, James, John the Apostle, and John the Baptist. Also, among them St. Joseph and St. Michael the Archangel, and above all, the Most Holy Virgin Mary, la Santísima Virgen María. I remember asking Maria Blanca at the ICU what the Virgin Mary was saying to her. “Que siga”, “To keep going,” was her answer, while smiling. Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! All Saints, Pray For Us! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York • Watch this Rosary Live. Every day at 7:30 PM ET or at any time on-demand. Please share it! • Free Online Video Course: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Rosary of Mary

Ask Christopher West
I Choose You | ACW148

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:46


What resources would you recommend for women longing to be married who cannot find a man? What are some good reasons to stop having kids? What is the best way to help a friend who is repeatedly falling into sexual sin? 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. 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)! Patron Comment Hi! This is actually not a question, rather I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the work that you do. And I just want to share that I am so happy to be a part of this community. I've been watching your YouTube channel and listening to your podcast for months now. And this month I have finally become a Patron! This is actually my birthday gift to myself :) God is so amazing; He provided me resources to be able to pay for the subscription. God bless you Christopher and Wendy and the whole team behind this community. Patron Question: Dear Christopher and Wendy, A situation I often face in my ministry is that of a woman wishing to get married and have a family, but not finding a man. I'll see this person as years pass and realize how far away I am, as a man, from really understanding the depths of this suffering; that these women are somehow facing a countdown. I'm actually hoping you can recommend some Theology of the Body resources for a woman in such a situation. Any suggestions? Question 2: I am discerning marriage with a strong Catholic woman, and we are trying to be really practical with our conversations about children. I have always been so moved by the call to be fruitful in marriage. I find it so close to the heart of God and how he wants to teach us about his creative love. It's really hard for me to consider anything other than continuing to try over the course of our marriage, every couple years, until menopause. She is more specific in her thinking than I am, and anticipates that between her body and capacity to love her kids and spouse, she really doesn't expect to be able to handle more than 4 (which is reasonable, she's 31 years old). I know we can't predict if we will even be able to have kids, but there is something that just doesn't sit right with me about projecting limits. I honestly believe that we can pull off whatever we need to financially, and I want to lay down my life down for her and as many kids come our way. It makes me sad to anticipate that putting her needs above my own might include stopping having kids when we could have more. I don't know how I could ask my wife to throw out her back or have more kids if I'm really laying my life down for her, but I'm so moved by the thought of continual openness to sacrifice to have more children, in love. Perhaps the question is, what are some good reasons to stop having kids? Qestion 3: Hi Christopher and Wendy! I want to briefly say thank you to Wendy, for extending your motherly warmth and compassion to all of us during this podcast, it has been so healing for me. My question is, how do you help a friend who was raised Catholic and intellectually knows the church's teachings and even desires to live them and be in relationship with the Lord. . . how do I help them when they keep falling into sexual sin, go to confession, and continue to fall in the same way? I don't know how to best lead them to the merciful love of the Father. Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: National Catholic Singles Conference (https://www.nationalcatholicsingles.com) Theology of the Body for Beginners (https://shop.corproject.com/collections/books/products/theology-of-the-body-for-beginners) by Christopher West Freedom Coaching (https://freedom-coaching.net) View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! 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/).

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio
Father Kubicki – Prayer Reflections October 30, 2021

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 2:00


On September 27, 1992, Pope St. John Paul II beatified 17 Irish martyrs including a Jesuit brother named Dominic Collins. Dominic was born in the year 1566, and when he was 20, he went to France to become a soldier. All show notes at Father Kubicki – Prayer Reflections October 30, 2021 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Catholic Answers Live
#10345 Ask a Priest - Fr. Robert McTeigue

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021


Questions Covered: 05:11 – How is Mary both our Mother and the Church? 10:38 – Where did Moses and Elijah come from during the Transfiguration if the gates of heaven weren't opened? 13:03 – If a person has been hexed, can they be freed or helped by drinking holy water? I know someone in this situation who's not even willing to see a priest. 16:29 – Is there something wrong with women wearing veils? Our priest is against it. 21:18 – Sometimes repeated prayers feel so dry. Is it just as good to talk to Jesus one-on-one like a friend? Is this really a prayer? 24:55 – What is a religious exemption from taking the vaccine? How is it applicable to our faith? 34:20 – I'm starting to consider becoming Catholic. How urgently should I be seeking to understand the Catholic Church? Should I be a little more careful about it? 41:20 – What's the best elevator pitch Catholic explanation of salvation? 44:17 – Can you be consecrated to both Mary and St. Joseph? Does that work? 46:25 – Can we watch certain films that display sinful events and acts? 49:13 – I heard about a meeting between John Paul II and a group of Jesuits 20 years ago. Apparently they asked him if they could start a renewal and he said no because it would cause too much chaos. Do you know anything about this? …

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The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.
Is “Dune” Catholic? & Why is St. Jude the Patron of Hopeless Cases?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021


Cale looks at Catholic themes in the new movie ‘Dune'. Why is St. Jude the patron of hopeless cases?  Cale also looks at what St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI say on the importance of proposing the faith rather than imposing the faith. Who is Simon the Zealot?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.
Is “Dune” Catholic? & Why is St. Jude the Patron of Hopeless Cases?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 51:06


Cale looks at Catholic themes in the new movie ‘Dune’. Why is St. Jude the patron of hopeless cases?  Cale also looks at what St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI say on the importance of proposing the faith rather than imposing the faith. Who is Simon the Zealot? All show notes at Is “Dune” Catholic? & Why is St. Jude the Patron of Hopeless Cases? - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.
Is “Dune” Catholic? & Why is St. Jude the Patron of Hopeless Cases?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021


Cale looks at Catholic themes in the new movie ‘Dune'. Why is St. Jude the patron of hopeless cases?  Cale also looks at what St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI say on the importance of proposing the faith rather than imposing the faith. Who is Simon the Zealot?

The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith
Biblical Roots of the Rosary: The Transfiguration

The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 28:15


St. John Paul II called the transfiguration the “mystery of light par excellence”. Cale looks at parallels between Moses in the Book of Exodus and Jesus on the mountain with Elijah and Moses in the Gospel of Matthew.  Cale also looks at  how to navigate the mountain top experiences we have and the times when […] All show notes at Biblical Roots of the Rosary: The Transfiguration - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

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Our Lady's Blue Army
St. John Paul II: History and Legacy

Our Lady's Blue Army

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 60:13


David Carollo hosted Winds of Change Radio on the feast of St. John Paul II and talked about his history and legacy.

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast
Episode 59: Purgatory - What's the Deal? (Part One)

Our Fathers Catholic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 38:35


What's the deal with purgatory? What is it? What is it not? Does it make sense? Is it biblical? What do you mean by biblical? Check out the episode for answers to these questions and more!For the talk by John Paul II on purgatory:https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1999/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_04081999.htmlQuestions? Ideas for Future Shows?Contact us at:j.link@dbqarch.orgj.sevcik@dbqarch.org

Ask Christopher West
Grace Goes Deeper | ACW147

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:11


Did the Holocaust influence St. John Paul II's writing? My parents are on the brink of divorce because of my father's pornography addiction. . . what can I do? Why did God make me this way if He knew I would hate it so much? 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. 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)! Patron Question: I am a college student taking a class on the Holocaust, and I have been struck not only by the horror of the atrocities against human life but also the overall idea of personhood specifically in the forced sterilizations of the so- called "feeble minded." There was a book written in 1920 called "Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life." Just that title breaks my heart. I can see how Theology of the Body speaks so much into this topic, and I am wondering if the events of the Jolocaust and eugenics movement had any impact on Pope John Paul II. I know he played a role in healing after WWII, but is there anything in his writings that would suggest the holocaust might have played a role in his talks on the Theology of the Body? Question 2: This is urgent. My parents have been married for 32 years and just recently my dad finally told my mom that he has had a porn addiction and has been masturbating for over 20 years. His admission has set off a huge destructive bomb in their relationship. My dad went to confession and they had the priest from our hometown come over and meet with both of them. My dad is going to be getting counseling but at this point, I still really do not know what is going to happen. I am so deeply worried and concerned that my parents are going to get a divorce. My mom says she doesn't know if she can ever recover from this damage. I know I cannot do anything about it other than pray because this is not really my issue. It is greatly impacting me, though. Despite what my dad has done, I still love him. I want to offer him mercy because he seems like he wants to get help to overcome his addiction now. I gave my dad a couple books to read. One of them was your book "Theology of the Body for Beginners" and the other one was the 33 day consecration to St. Joseph written by Fr. Calloway. I want to believe that my dad can find healing and recovery from his addictions. Is there any way that you can help me? I am 23 years old and I am so hurt by this and I have no idea what to do. Qestion 3: I have hated my body for about half of my life now. No matter how hard I try, I can't get over the idea that I need to be stick-skinny or else I'm ugly. I wish desperately I could see myself how God sees me. I just don't know why He made me like this if He knew I would hate it so much. Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com (http://www.askchristopherwest.com). Resources mentioned this week: Join us on our Pilgrimage to Mexico (https://selectinternationaltours.com/product/tobi-pilgrimages-presents-our-lady-of-guadalupe-pilgrimage-to-mexico-city-with-christopher-west-jen-settle-and-jason-clarke-december-2-7-2021-21ja12mxtob/) December 2-7, 2021 Hope's Garden Ministry (https://hopesgarden.com) Freedom Coaching (https://freedom-coaching.net) View our COURSE SCHEDULE (https://tobinstitute.org/programs/tobi-schedule/) to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON! 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/).

Daily Rosary
October 23, 2021, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 31:20


[Comment: Theological Virtues] Friends of the Rosary: At the beginning of every Rosary, we ask for the increase of the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. It's critical to understand that these virtues are given to us by God. They are three amazing gifts that we receive during our earthly dwelling. It's our duty to recognize and increase them. These virtues reflect the infinite love of God, which is radically different from human love, full of imperfection and ugliness. Faith is the key component of our troubling lives. Today, when we pray the Joyful mysteries, we set our sight on our role model for reaching Jesus Christ: the Virgin Mary, all perfection, all humility, and all faith. Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! St. John Paul II, Pray for Us! Totus Tuus! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York —- • Watch this Rosary Live. Every day at 7:30 PM ET or at any time on-demand. Please share it! • Free Online Video Course: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Rosary of Mary

The Drew Mariani Show
Could JPII be declared a Doctor of the Church?

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 51:05


Hour 2 of The Drew Mariani Show on 10-22-21 Patrick Novecosky shares stories about the late, Great, John Paul II … and efforts to have him declared a Church Doctor All show notes at Could JPII be declared a Doctor of the Church? - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Daily Rosary
October 22, 2021, Memorial of St. John Paul II, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)

Daily Rosary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 31:09


[Comment: Totus Tuus] Friends of the Rosary: Today, October 22, is the Memorial Day of St. John Paul II, a contemporary, popular Pope, known for his doctrinal and apostolic zeal, particularly for families, young people, and the sick — which led him to numerous pastoral visits throughout the world. No other Pope met as many people like John Paul II. Elected in 1978, the beloved Polish Pope promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He also was a big devout of the Holy Rosary. He added the Luminous Mysteries, following the Magisterium of the Church and reaffirming what St. Louis de Montfort and other saints and popes discerned. On May 13, 1981, an attempt was made on Pope John Paul II's life in Saint Peter's Square. Saved by the maternal hand of Our Lady of Fatima, he forgave the attempted assassin and intensified his pastoral commitments with heroic generosity. He died on April 2, 2005, and was buried in the crypt of Saint Peter's Basilica. Six years later, Pope Benedict XVI, his immediate successor, beatified him. Ave Maria! Jesus, I Trust In You! St. John Paul II, Pray for Us! Totus Tuus! + Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York —- • Watch this Rosary Live. Every day at 7:30 PM ET or at any time on-demand. Please share it! • Free Online Video Course: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Rosary of Mary

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
BTP-WE1 – Self-discovery and Gift of Self – Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 5:45


Self-discovery and Gift of Self - Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast In this episode of Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims, Dr. Lilles reflects on Self-discovery and Gift of Self - the Truth Christ Reveals. St. John Paul II sincerely believed that we are so created that we can only discover the truth about ourselves when we give ourselves to another.  He believed this from his own experience. He marveled how it was possible to meet someone and be so overwhelmed by their beauty that you should want to sacrifice everything for their sake, that this other person might thrive. In this he glimpsed not only the beauty of God's plan for man and woman in marriage, but also the beauty of Christ's love for each and every soul. The post BTP-WE1 – Self-discovery and Gift of Self – Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts » Dr. Anthony Lilles
BTP-WE1 – Self-discovery and Gift of Self – Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts » Dr. Anthony Lilles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 5:45


Self-discovery and Gift of Self - Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast In this episode of Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims, Dr. Lilles reflects on Self-discovery and Gift of Self - the Truth Christ Reveals. St. John Paul II sincerely believed that we are so created that we can only discover the truth about ourselves when we give ourselves to another.  He believed this from his own experience. He marveled how it was possible to meet someone and be so overwhelmed by their beauty that you should want to sacrifice everything for their sake, that this other person might thrive. In this he glimpsed not only the beauty of God's plan for man and woman in marriage, but also the beauty of Christ's love for each and every soul. The post BTP-WE1 – Self-discovery and Gift of Self – Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith
Biblical Roots of the Rosary: The Baptism of Jesus

The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 27:57


Cale looks at John Paul II's rationale for introducing the mysteries of light. What are the biblical roots of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River? Why did Jesus even need to be baptized if he is sinless? All show notes at Biblical Roots of the Rosary: The Baptism of Jesus - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Discerning Marriage
Episode 27: Original Solitude with Bill Donaghy

Discerning Marriage

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 25:52


The ache of longing to be in your vocation can be agonizing. Amazingly, Pope St. John Paul II pressed into this theme in his discussions on what he calls original solitude. Renown Theology of the Body expert Bill Donaghy joins me as we discuss what original solitude is and why it matters to you! On The Discerning Marriage Podcast, we accompany you on the journey to discover if marriage is God's will for you, and if you already know that you're called to marriage, we want to help you bring glory to God in your vocation. This podcast is hosted by the Theology of the Body Instiute. Learn more about the Institute here (https://tobinstitute.org). Having worked in mission, evangelization, and education since the early 1990s, Bill joined faculty of the TOB Institute in 2010 and became a full-time member of the team as content specialist in 2013. With a background in visual arts, philosophy, and systematic theology, he has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and the lay faithful throughout the country and internationally. Bill is the co-author with Chris Stefanick of the popular program RISE: 30 Day Challenge for Men and is a proud husband and father of four. A huge thank you to Catholic record label NOVUM Records (https://www.novumrecords.com) and artist John Finch for our theme song "Send Down Your Spirit"! Learn more about Discerning Marriage Ministries here (https://www.discerningmarriage.com). Send a question to host Elizabeth Busby here (https://discerningmarriage.fireside.fm/ask).

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Why You Should Commit to Christ by Dr. John Bergsma

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 11:34


The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time by Dr. John Bergsma. Ordinary Weekday / St. John Paul II, Pope First Reading: Romans 7: 18-25a Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119: 66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94 Alleluia: Matthew 11: 25 Gospel: Luke 12: 54-59 Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com  

Catholic Preaching
John Paul II and the Signs of the Times, 29th Friday (I), October 22, 2021

Catholic Preaching

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 12:49


Fr. Roger J. Landry Sacred Heart Convent of the Sisters of Life, Manhattan Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I Memorial of St. John Paul II October 22, 2021 Rom 7:18-25, Ps 119, Lk 12:54-59   To listen to an audio recording of today's homily, please click below:  https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/catholicpreaching/10.22.21_Homily_1.mp3   The following points […] The post John Paul II and the Signs of the Times, 29th Friday (I), October 22, 2021 appeared first on Catholic Preaching.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
10.22.21 Vespers, Friday Evening Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 17:56


Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 29th Friday of Ordinary Time, October 22nd, 2021, the Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Plasmator Hominis Deus," (English) St. Gregory the Great (pg. 205 in the Liber Hymnarius), Translation by John David Chambers (1803-1893), Tune from Hymnal for the Hours by Fr. Samuel Weber Psalm 41 Psalm 46 Canticle: Revelation 15v3-4 Reading: Romans 15v1-3 Responsory: Christ loved us and washed away our sins, in his own blood. Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 Intercessions: Lord, show us your mercy. The Lord's Prayer (Latin) Concluding Prayers Salve Regina The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

Cup o' Joe
Reading the Signs

Cup o' Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 30:36


Gospel of Luke, Chapter 12, verses 54-59On this Feast of St. John Paul II, Jesus invites the people to learn how to read the signs of the times to the degree that they are able to read the meteorological signs all around them. Well, you know that they are us. That same challenge lies at our door. Are you able to read the signs of the times? And are you able to see where they might lead? And beyond seeing, are we able to impart a new vision for those around us? We are baptized priest, prophet and king. Jesus's challenge invites us to step into that prophetic role.We also look at the life and legacy of St. John Paul II. St. John Paul, pray for us!

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
10.22.21 Lauds, Friday Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 19:34


Lauds, Morning Prayer for the 29th Friday in Ordinary Time, October 22nd, the Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium Hymn: "Aeterna Caeli Gloria," Ambrose of Milan (4th century), "Eternal Glory of the Sky" translation by J.M. Neale (19th century) Psalm 51 Canticle: Isaiah 45v15-25 Psalm 100 Reading: Ephesians 4v29-32 Responsory: At daybreak, be merciful to me. Canticle of Zechariah Intercessions: Lord, pour out your mercy upon us. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Ave Maria (English, StH arrangement#2) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

Let Me Be Frank | Bishop Frank Caggiano's Podcast | Diocese of Bridgeport, CT

Tomorrow, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. John Paul II. In this week's episode, Bishop Frank spends the entire hour remembering this towering figure's life and legacy.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 9 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:17


Day Nine Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “The pilgrim Church on earth lifts its gaze to Heaven and exultantly joins the choir of those with whom God shares his glory. It is the communion of saints!” The post Day 9 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

They That Hope
Filet-O-Fish

They That Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 30:32


Fr. Dave and Bob talk about baseball, broken guitars, St. John Paul II, and fasting with joy.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 8 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 2:17


Day Eight Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “Thus the great gift of redemption – our being ‘brought forth' to divine life – is a mighty work of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It must be received by us in faith. It must be lived. It must be proclaimed.” The post Day 8 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 7 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:30


Day Seven Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “Certainly the whole mystery of Christ is a mystery of light. He is the ‘light of the world.'” The post Day 7 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

The Walk Humbly Podcast
Haiti kidnapping, election resources, Strategic Plan updates, and more. #80

The Walk Humbly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 32:29


In this week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast: Synod of Bishops will involve feedback from the faithful How are married couples signs of Christ's love?  The Feast of St. John Paul II is on Friday. Bishop Burbidge offers personal reflections on his experience with this courageous and joyful saint. Bishop Burbidge clarifies listener questions about the 2022-2026 Diocesan Strategic Plan The Virginia Catholic Conference has published resources to help Catholics vote with informed consciences in the upcoming election Reminders for the upcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage   Bishop Burbidge also answers the following questions from the faithful: Can two dioceses ever be combined into one? And if so, does that one diocese then have two bishops? What prayer do you find yourself praying most often?

Ask Christopher West
He's Back | ACW146

Ask Christopher West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 42:52


How do we ensure our marital embrace is still open to the Holy Spirit if conception is not possible? Do you have any recommendations for healing from father wounds? How can my fiance and I prepare for a marriage free from lust? 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. 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)! Patron Question: Dear Christopher and Wendy, God bless you. I am writing to you from Colombia in South America. My wife Marta and I proudly belong to the first TOB1 online class. What a blessing for our Christian and married life. We have already registered, as a refreshment, for the coming TOB1 online course in October. We strongly encourage those all and new podcast listeners to take part in the course. This beautiful truth about what it means to be human and how to live our lives in a way that we experience true happiness is what our spirits and our hearts need to hear. Now to my question. Marta and I have been married over 26 years and since the beginning of our marriage we did NFP. We have two children ages 24 and 23. We also had a loss 22 years ago and after that Marta´s womb needed to be removed for health reasons. Since in our marital embrace we have no more the ability to give life, how can we be sure every time we are together that we still have fully communion with the Trinity and that we are not putting aside the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life? Question 2: Our oldest son who is 26 has recently admitted he struggles with depression. He lives in another state so we don't get to see each other very often but we do talk regularly. He is not practicing the Catholic faith and he has deep father wounds. My husband, in the last few years, has been actively dealing with his porn addiction and his own father wounds and has come very far in his recovery journey. This has helped our marriage immensely. But the fallout has been with our seven children. They all have been affected to varying degrees by their father's very rigid and sometimes harsh behavior while growing up. Can you recommend some suggestions for helping our oldest son deal with these issues? Qestion 3: Hello Christopher and Wendy. My fiancé and I have been growing more and more in love with the Theology of the Body both through this podcast and our own personal reading. I come from a background that looks very negatively on sex and so I have always lived on the "starvation diet" believing that I was practicing chastity. My fiancé on the other hand has struggled with porn for much of his life. Praise be to God, he has found freedom in that area within the last year after a four-year long fight against it. However, after being on the "fast food" diet for so long, he has now gone to the other extreme in order to avoid the temptations that could arise. My question then, is this: how can we both overcome our intense fears of lust and set our desires free in order to partake of the banquet? I don't ever want to put myself in a position where I could hurt him through lust. How can we overcome this obstacle? 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! 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/).

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 6 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 2:30


Day Six Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “The Good News which she received from her divine Founder obliges the Church to proclaim the message of salvation and human dignity and to condemn injustices and attacks on human dignity.” The post Day 6 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 5 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 2:30


Day Five Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “As we ask for forgiveness, let us also forgive. This is what we say every day when we recite the prayer Jesus taught us: ‘Our Father . . . forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.'” The post Day 5 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Day 4 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 2:20


Day 4 Reflection by Saint John Paul II: “Faith is strengthened when it is given to others! It is in commitment to the Church's universal mission that the new evangelization of Christian peoples will find inspiration and support.” Prayer for the Intercession of St. John Paul II O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having ... Read more The post Day 4 A Novena to St. John Paul II – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.