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Dr Taylor Marshall Catholic Show
792: Pope Francis’s Plan for 2022 Restriction on Traditional Latin Mass [Podcast]

Dr Taylor Marshall Catholic Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 41:30


Pope Francis, through Archbishop Roche and other Cardinals is signaling the accelerate expiration of the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments. They are explicitly stating it. Watch this new podcast episode by clicking here: Or listen to the audio mp3 here: If you'd like to order a copy of Taylor's new book Infiltration: The Plot to […] The post 792: Pope Francis's Plan for 2022 Restriction on Traditional Latin Mass [Podcast] appeared first on Taylor Marshall.

School For The Dogs Podcast
Does the Pope hate dog owners? A conversation with one of the pontiff's former secretaries, Professor Dan Gallagher of Cornell University

School For The Dogs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 59:32


James Joyce said that Catholicism means "Here comes everybody." But does "everybody" mean our Yorkiepoos, too? Earlier this month, Pope Francis made the remark that "many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one – but they have two dogs, two cats… Yes, dogs and cats take the place of children [...] And this denial of fatherhood or motherhood diminishes us, it takes away our humanity." Annie, who is not Catholic, wondered if this pooh-poohing of pet ownership was echoing the church's stance on our relationships with non-human animals, or if maybe the Pope was going rogue. So, she called her friend Dan Gallagher, a professor of Classics at Cornell University. Professor Gallagher is uniquely qualified to discuss this topic: He used to be one of the Pope's secretaries and translators. He also grew up breeding Cocker Spaniels, and once gave a funeral to a hamster. He and Annie discuss some of the Catholic church's past champions of animals -- from Saint Francis of Assisi to cat-lover Pope Benedict -- try to parse the Pope's words and wonder if maybe it's time for Pope Francis to try his hand at...pet sitting. Read the Pope's full January 6th catechesis: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2022/documents/20220105-udienza-generale.html Learn more about Daniel Gallagher https://as.cornell.edu/people/daniel-gallagher Learn more about the Paideia Institute https://www.paideiainstitute.org/ Donate to the School For The Dogs Scholarship Fund http://schoolforthedogs.com/fund Get a tile in the School For The Dogs Mosaic http://schoolforthedogs.com/mosaic --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dogs/message

Henri Nouwen, Now & Then | Podcast
Henri Nouwen, Now & Then Podcast | Kerry A. Robinson, A Radical Disposition of Other-Centeredness

Henri Nouwen, Now & Then | Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 32:56


In this episode of "Henri Nouwen, Now & Then," Kerry Robinson, executive partner for the Catholic Leadership Roundtable, shares Pope Francis' challenge to work for peace and justice worldwide, and invites us to a radical disposition of other-centeredness. * EPISODE PAGE: https://henrinouwen.org/now-then-kerry-robinson/ * PURCHASE "A More Perfect Union" by Adam Russell Taylor: Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3tf3Qul Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/3G9xOnf * PURCHASE "The Wounded Healer" by Henri Nouwen: Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/2AGOrKz Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/3hdDkcr * TO WATCH FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY "Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen": www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U8M1gx5Rk4&t=1808s * LISTEN on iTUNES: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/henr…?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 * LISTEN on SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/episode/4AfAnO1Mqu5Yal2Idix5ii * WATCH the PODCAST on YOUTUBE: youtu.be/1rEqHnkVxXc * TO SIGN-UP FOR FREE DAILY E-MEDITATIONS: henrinouwen.org/resources/daily-meditation/ * FOR HENRI NOUWEN SOCIETY CAREGIVING RESOURCES: henrinouwen.org/resources/caregiv…caregiving-books/ * MORE FREE RESOURCES: www.henrinouwen.org * READ HENRI NOUWEN: henrinouwen.org/read-nouwen/

Inside The Vatican
Deep Dive: The beatification of Rutilio Grande, El Salvador's first martyr-priest

Inside The Vatican

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:17


In 1977, driving on a rural, dusty road between Aguilares and El Paisnal, a Jesuit priest named Rutilio Grande S.J. was shot and killed by El Salvador's government security forces. The assassination helped escalate a bloody period of civil war in which Catholics like Oscar Romero (1985), six Jesuits at the Central American University in San Salvador (1989), and four American churchwomen (1980) were martyred. While Romero became a Catholic household name and celebrated saint, not many know the story of his friend and fellow priest, Rutilio Grande S.J. That's about to change. On January 22, 2022, Rutilio Grande will be beatified, after his cause for canonization was delayed by what Pope Francis called “misunderstandings and slander.” In this “Inside the Vatican” deep dive, host Colleen Dulle talks with scholars, friends and relatives of Grande to learn what inspired this Jesuit's ministry among the people which led, ultimately, to his martyrdom. Read more: Father Rutilio Grande: the (future) patron saint of breaking mental health stigma? Padre Tío Tilo: Rutilio Grande's niece talks about her childhood with her martyred uncle 4 lessons from Rutilio Grande, priest, prophet and martyr Eileen Markey's book: A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura Sr. Ana Maria Pineda's book: Rutilio Grande, Memory and Legacy of a Jesuit Martyr Rodolfo Cardenal's book: The Life, Passion, and Death of the Jesuit Rutilio Grande Radio YSUCA at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, UCA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Coffee and a Mike
Alexander Tschugguel #351

Coffee and a Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 57:18


Alexander Tschugguel is a political activist and speaker from Austria. He is the president of the www.boniface-institute.com a Vienna-based Catholic think tank. He is primarily known for his staunch criticism of Pope Francis‘ support of the UN's green agenda and the general socialist-friendly and anti-traditional direction in which the current Pontiff is leading the Church. On the podcast we discuss Austria parliament approving a vaccine mandate for adults, his faith in God, and the story of how to defeat the lindworm: serpent monster the establishment represents.      

Catholic Family News's Podcast
Weekly News Roundup January 20, 2022

Catholic Family News's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 58:26


This week's stories include: (1) a closer look at fundamental differences between the traditional "Church Unity Octave" and the post-Vatican II "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity", (2) further evidence that synodality and ecumenism (endless dialogue with non-Catholic Christians) are inseparable, (3) the case of Fr. Anthony Bus (a Chicago priest who dared to question Cardinal Cupich's anti-Tradition diktats), (4) new revelations about private meetings held between Pope Francis and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and (5) the status of COVID restrictions in Australia (bad news) and the UK (good news).

Inside The Vatican
Update: German abuse report faults Pope Benedict, Cardinal Marx

Inside The Vatican

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 3:25


A long-awaited report on how sexual abuse cases were handled in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019, was released today, and it accuses both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, of mishandling abuse cases. The report looks back at abuse cases spanning more than 70 years, which includes Pope Emeritus Benedict's five-year tenure as archbishop of the diocese. The lawyers accuse Benedict of mishandling four abuse cases, saying that he allowed two priests who were criminally prosecuted for abuse to continue working as priests, and that no action was taken against them under church law. Pope Emeritus Benedict denies all allegations of wrongdoing. His personal secretary responded to questions from journalists today, saying Benedict would “examine the text with the necessary attention.” Cardinal Marx, the current archbishop of Munich and Freising, is also accused of mishandling two cases of sexual abuse. He was not present at  the presentation of the document, but said he watched the livestream. In a statement a few hours later, Cardinal Marx asked for forgiveness and said that while the report is important for coming to terms with the past, the priority should be on care for the victims. He said that the diocese would carefully study the report and discern a way forward. A Vatican spokesman told journalists today that the Vatican would study the almost 1,900-page report, which detailed the cases of 497 victims and 235 abusers. The spokesman said “The Holy See believes it has an obligation to give serious attention to the document” and reiterated the Vatican's sense of shame and remorse for the abuse of minors by clerics and its commitment to ensuring safe environments for young people. Read more: Vatican to study German abuse report that faults Pope Benedict Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RULES FOR RETROGRADES (Tim Gordon & Dave Gordon)
Pope Francis Kills Latin American Catholicism

RULES FOR RETROGRADES (Tim Gordon & Dave Gordon)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:29


Pope Francis Kills Latin American CatholicismStill sick with Omicron, Tim discusses last week's WSJ article called “Pope Francis is Losing Latin American Catholics” and a Catholic Vote article that discusses the WSJ piece.  He articulates the point that Francis's home region's rejection of him proves to be perhaps the most telling metric of the total failure of the Francis Pontificatehttps://catholicvote.org/wsj-column-pope-francis-is-losing-latin-american-catholics/***Tim's NEW BOOK on anti-feminism, "The Case for Patriarchy," is now available for PRE-ORDER!!! You can get your copy at:Sophia Press: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/the-case-for-patriarchyAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Patriarchy-Timothy-Gordon/dp/1622828402________________________________________________

Light of the East
LIGHTEAST 905 The Church is a Field Hospital

Light of the East

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 27:29


Saints of the Church and Pope Francis have said that the Church is a "field hospital." So, during this season of flues and viruses let's check ourselves into the "field hospital" of Eastern Christian spirituality.

Dr Taylor Marshall Catholic Show
789: Pope Francis Met with Pfizer CEO in 2021 secretly [Podcast]

Dr Taylor Marshall Catholic Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:07


Pope Francis secretly met twice with P-fiz3r CEO Albert Bourla in 2021, according to Vatican journalist Edward Pentin. Watch this new podcast episode by clicking here: Or listen to the audio mp3 here: If you'd like to order a copy of Taylor's new book Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within, you can […] The post 789: Pope Francis Met with Pfizer CEO in 2021 secretly [Podcast] appeared first on Taylor Marshall.

RAD Radio
Rob's Soapbox - Hey Pope Francis: F&*K YOU

RAD Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 10:13


I'll start with a few admissions and caveats. I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of organized religion. I've dabbled in most of them, ranging from the modern, mainstream “hip” version of Christianity (where they encourage patrons to wear jeans and play Christian rock music at mass) to the Assembly of God (Pentecostals). I've attended Baptist, Mormon, and Episcopalian churches and I'm one of the very few people I know who has actually read the Qur'an.In the end, spirituality is for me, but not organized religion and believe you me, there is a very stark difference. Religion is the process and practice of humans telling other humans what to believe and how God will react…not to mention the collection of endless amounts of money along the way. I am, instead, like the majority of our founding fathers were, a deist; meaning that I acknowledge the existence of a supreme being and/or creator and who or what that looks like is not of your god damned business (pun intended). Deists also believe that this supreme being does not intervene in the universe…he is the ultimate believer in free will and doesn't have the time or inclination to actually plan out or interfere in the silly decisions humans are making on a day-to-day level, let alone our long term individual fates.In other words, everyone hates me in the spiritual world. Atheists think I'm a childish moron who, like others, believes in the man in the moon, and religious believers think I'm gutless and looking for a way to split the difference. I've heard it all from both sides. The thing that amazes me is that I am neither threatened nor upset at their beliefs, or lack thereof, but boy are most of them very concerned about mine. It might make one wonder or question their level of faith if one were so inclined.With all of that said, Pope Francis is a hypocritical moron who, quite frankly, needs to call it a career.I freely admit that I don't get the “Pope,” thing. Elevating a human on earth to near god-like status (which is absolutely what the Catholic Church does regardless of their spin) is, in and of itself, both absurd and creepy. That said, Pope Francis was ushered in as a change agent who was going to modernize the church. Despite being now 85 years old, he has been embraced by young believers for his acceptance and/or open-mindedness towards the LGBTQ community, women in the hierarchy, and even birth control. For much of his reign, Francis has shown a desire to move the church forward, while understanding that such changes must be done slowly and methodically to maintain the existing base of followers.https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/09/23/james-martin-pope-francis-lgbt-241483https://www.npr.org/2021/02/08/965261708/pope-francis-latest-moves-to-empower-women-in-roman-catholic-churchhttps://www.firstpost.com/world/let-couples-not-the-church-decide-on-contraception-pope-francis-writes-in-the-joy-of-love-2719410.htmlBut boy, did he miss the mark last week…and people noticed.Pope Francis, on Wednesday, January 5th, lamented that couples prefer pets to children. He said many “do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one, but they have two dogs, two cats… dogs and cats take the place of children.”He said that parenthood provides "something fundamental, something important" in people's lives. He said there is "a form of selfishness" in couples deciding to have just one child (or none) and that this "is a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity."This is not a new message by the Pontiff; in 2014 he made sure we all knew that having the audacity to be married and choose to neither have, adopt, nor raise any children would lead to a life of “bitterness and loneliness.”This is all too rich. Here we have a man who has never had children, never been married, and perhaps most notably, never had a dog, lecturing all of us on all three without being remotely connected with the delicious hypocrisy and vapidness of his comments. (Never mind the fact that we have no shortage of humans on this planet as we're primed to hit 8 billion this year).Let's start with the hypocrisy:The church talks the talk on families, but it doesn't walk the walk. Many of its beliefs and policies are decidedly not pro-family.Consider, for example, the second-class status married people have had in the church itself for centuries. For close to 900 years, the church has deemed celibacy crucial to a priest's vocation. By being unmarried, the priest more fully conforms to the life of Christ, and thus his role was more elevated spiritually. So which is it? Is this simply the Pope trying to save the souls of those of us not so spiritually elevated as he and others that we have chosen to instead give in to the temptation of flesh by pointing out that the least we can do is provide more humans who can ultimately tithe? (For, let's not pretend that in the end, all messages from all religions are motivated by one thing and one thing alone: money).Is now the time to mention the offspring of not-so-celibate priests? No one knows how many there are, but it appears thousands of children may be in this situation, and some may never have been told who their real father is nor have received sufficient child support as part of the decades-old child molestation scandal that has been beautifully brushed aside by the Church so worried about the precious children.Meanwhile, the pope endorses more adoption. But many Catholic social service agencies refuse to include gay couples as foster or adoptive parents. In judging loving gay unions as not “even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family,” the church cannot see the potential of gay Catholics as good parents.There's also the deep inconsistency between the pope's push for more children at the same time that he erects barriers to couples actually having them. Though he expresses empathy for couples struggling with infertility, church rules have been very picky about which fertility treatments can be approved. One treatment deemed unacceptable is in vitro fertilization, even if it only uses the husband's sperm and the wife's eggs. In part that's because children are not conceived the way God intended.IVF is “making children instead of accepting them as a gift,” Francis said in 2014. The church retains its opposition despite the fact that IVF often offers couples their only chance for children after other treatments have failed and has led to thousands of successful pregnancies.I could fill endless space with the hypocrisy of all religion, let alone on this particular subject, but alas, let's move on to the more salient point:In 2022, you can't expect people to believe we are simply here to breed. We are all individual humans with dreams and desires and goals. They don't always include having children. I know a lot of people like me who don't even like children.Many people, of course, choose to have children. Some have one, some have six. That is a choice they make, and I say more power to them, as long as they own the fact that they made that choice and the challenges that come with having brought lives into this world are theirs to bear and burden on their own, and they created their situation.And most importantly, people who choose to have children are in no way better or more human than those who choose not to. In many cases, the latter group is better, for we have recognized our own limitations and inabilities and decided not to pass those along to innocent lives who never asked to be brought into this world. As Oprah Winfrey acknowledged in 2013, had she chosen to have children, she would have had to choose the things in her life which had to be given the highest priority, and she knew she wouldn't have chosen her children. She would have chosen her career, and her kids would have both suffered and learned to quickly hate her. Is this the fate Pope Francis wishes upon all babies?To be clear, there are quite literally millions of Americans who have both children and thriving careers and interests; but they are motivated and driven by that. Many of us are not, and recognizing that is the least selfish thing a human can do. I'm not aware of any of us who have chosen not to have children who are pining to be rewarded, congratulated, or revered for our decisions, it would just be nice if we weren't demonized for it. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/why-oprah-never-had-kids-they-would-hate-me/article15964472/To the most appalling misstep of the Pope's comments, let us acknowledge an undeniable truth: dogs make us more human. They make us better. Dogs are, in fact, superior to most people.The idea that dogs are unlike children is ridiculous.Custody battles break out over dogs. Short of setting up a college fund, having a dog is as heavy a responsibility — one with an expiration date, with heartbreak for the human built into the deal.I've seen people grieve for their dogs harder and longer than they have for friends and family…dog parents know. To the extent that offends parents, go to hell and stop telling those of us who have chosen who and what to love differently than you that you are somehow better and more enlightened. And while you're at it, remember once again that you are aligning yourself with someone who we're being lectured at who happens to be a childless Pope who doesn't have a dog.Why begrudge people their dogs? Why such a heartless take on man's best friend? What a misstep for Pope Francis. Why not take his cue from the late Pope John Paul II, himself an actual beloved global figure, who once comforted a small boy grieving his dog with the reassurance that yes, all dogs go to heaven?“Animals,” John Paul II said, “are as near to God as men are.”Or perhaps we look to a potentially even greater spiritual leader, the late Mahatma Gandhi who famously said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”And need I remind all that Dog is God spelled backward? Coincidence or divine intervention? What say you, Pope hypocrite? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/03/pope-tells-couples-have-children-not-pets https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pope-francis-claims-pets-replacing-children-many-families-selfish-s-ncna1287140 https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/6-questions-pope-francis-who-may-benefit-adopting-petSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

StumbleWell Podcast
Why is The Pope always doing the most?!

StumbleWell Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 22:04


The Pope recently went on the record scolding couples who decide to have pets instead of kids. On this episode of the #StumbleWell podcast, we discuss his statements. Full disclosure, Hallease is not catholic and Mr. Hallease is a "cafeteria catholic" at best. We discuss how Pope Francis' comments can be tied back to different ideas around race, gender, and money. If you've watched a few episodes of the podcast then you know we're comfortably child-free currently so we found Pop Francis' comments interesting but also not surprising. We also discuss the bigger struggles of larger institutions as well. Keep it holy in the comments y'all! Continued Reading New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/world/europe/pope-pets-kids.html Fertility Rates: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53409521 SUBSCRIBE! https://www.youtube.com/hallease?sub_confirmation=1 SUPPORT! https://www.patreon.com/hallease FOLLOW! Hallease - http://www.instagram.com/hallease.mp4 HDTE.mp3 - http://www.instagram.com/hdte.mp3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stumblewell/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stumblewell/support

Chonilla
It's a group of words made up by nawtsee's

Chonilla

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 68:21


* Bring some fruit to bed (Huh!) & consider four days a week work.* Childless Man Says Not Having Kids Is ‘Selfish' - shorturl.at/vIOTX* Ain't no Partay like a Sunwing Partay but now may face criminal charges! - shorturl.at/glqO7 & shorturl.at/iwEVX* WTF YOU TALKING ABOUT - ‘mass formation psychosis' - shorturl.at/knzFY* 1st book of Kings Chapter 1 (I just can't wait to be king) and so much more!Join us Sundays LIVE at 9 AM (EST) on Twitch ▶️ twitch.tv/tsacpThanks for listening to S2 – Ep.2 https://bit.ly/chonillanetwork | Help us create more content, pass the plate & donate to https://bit.ly/passtheplatedonate Tweet https://twitter.com/tsacpod and use the hashtag #TSACP while listening. – Join the Sherley & Clove podcast community on Facebook – Have a question or feedback? Submit a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. You never know; we may read or play your message on the show! – Email us: tsacpodcast@gmail.com

Thank God I'm Atheist
We Resolve! #528

Thank God I'm Atheist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 59:19


Christian ASMR offers whispery bible readings, The Taliban continues their long struggle against mannequins, a prayer log of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, African beauty queens don hijab, Pope Francis criticizes Catholicism, researchers chart Catholic priest pedophile network, and a discussion about New Year's resolutions and why Kate and Frank like them.

The John-Henry Westen Show
John-Henry Westen explains how Catholics should act when Pope Francis contradicts Church teaching

The John-Henry Westen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 21:24


LifeSite's Danielle Zuccaro asks John-Henry Westen a variety of questions submitted by "Sustainers," our beloved monthly donors. In today's episode, John-Henry discusses what Catholics should do if they witness a priest's irreverent or sacrilegious treatment of the Eucharist, how to think about Pope Francis' most troubling statements, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

USCCB Clips
Ep 81: The Marriage Catechumenate

USCCB Clips

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 27:49


Marriage prep varies widely from place to place. The marriage catechumenate is changing the way formation works for couples as they prepare to live out their life in Christ together. This responds to a call from Pope Francis, echoing JPII, in reforming sacramental catechesis. Richard Budd from the Diocese of Lansing is here to help explain what that means, how the kerygma plays into it, and how some practical angles usually go overlooked. Episode Notes: https://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/2022/01/14/made-for-love-ep-81-the-marriage-catechumenate/

Made for Love
Ep 81: The Marriage Catechumenate

Made for Love

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 27:49


Marriage prep varies widely from place to place. The marriage catechumenate is changing the way formation works for couples as they prepare to live out their life in Christ together. This responds to a call from Pope Francis, echoing JPII, in reforming sacramental catechesis. Richard Budd from the Diocese of Lansing is here to help explain what that means, how the kerygma plays into it, and how some practical angles usually go overlooked. Episode Notes  

Garry Meier Show
Episode 903 - Running Into Your Teacher In Public

Garry Meier Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 13:05


Pope Francis was spotted coming out of a downtown Rome record shop late Tuesday with a CD in hand. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News
Biden's Angry Georgia Speech Backfires

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 42:03


Townhall Review – January 15, 2022 Hugh Hewitt talks with Michael Shear, New York Times White House correspondent, and with National Review's Jim Geraghty about President Biden's speech in Georgia calling for the end of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Mike Gallagher and Dennis Prager talk about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments related to Biden's vaccine mandates and Justice Sonia Sotomayor's outlandish claims regarding children infected with COVID. Mike Gallagher talks about New York City's decision to allow non-citizens to vote. Dennis Prager examines how the media is calling Pope Francis wrong in saying that couples opting for pets instead of children are selfish. Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald about deep issues within the Democrat party that keep them from cracking down on crime. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This Is America with Rich Valdes Podcast
Infallible, Inflation, Inoculations

This Is America with Rich Valdes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 41:55


Today, Rich reacts to the Pope's comments about cancel-culture and child-rearing. Then, Joe "El Baboso" Biden has had a terrible first year and he's managed to get inflation to a 40-year high. Plus, some countries will now fine their citizens if they don't get the C-19 shot, listen to which ones. Portions of today's program are brought to you by JustFacts.com/Rich. Comment and follow on Facebook, Twitter, GETTR, and Parler or visit us at RichValdes.com.

Beyond the Bulletin
Beyond The Bulletin: Episode 26 - A Podcast On Podcastality

Beyond the Bulletin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 39:46


There's already a fair share of confusion and controversy swirling around the upcoming Synod on Synodality. If you're unsure about the purpose of this multi-year process for the entire Catholic Church, wondering why the USCCB Twitter account got ratioed, or even just bewildered about what the heck a synod even is, this is the podcast for you. Diving into the goals of synods, expectations of Vatican II, how our parish will be involved, and how all Catholic parishes can become more synodal, join Michael Gormley and Nate Hoffman for Beyond the Bulletin!

Stand Up For The Truth Podcast
Andy Woods: Dangerous Growth of Totalitarian Regimes

Stand Up For The Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 53:38


We discuss a sobering warning by Christine Anderson of the European Union Parliament calling attention to the police state that Europe has recently become; plus Pope Francis' recent comments against nationalism but promoting climate change, open borders, and "multilateralism;" and a simulated cyber attack on the global financial system. What are world governments preparing for? Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

Inside The Vatican
Pope Francis calls out ‘cancel culture' in address to ambassadors

Inside The Vatican

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:20


Pope Francis addressed ambassadors from the 183 countries that have diplomatic relations with the Holy See about his top international priorities on Monday and, surprisingly, devoted a portion of his talk to the problems he sees with “cancel culture.” This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell take a look at the pope's talk and why he thinks cancel culture is a threat to international cooperation. “Under the guise of defending diversity, it ends up canceling all sense of identity,” the pope said, “with the risk of silencing positions that defend a respectful and balanced understanding of various sensibilities.” Gerry also recaps how Pope Francis baptized 16 children in the Sistine Chapel this weekend—which brought back memories of when then-Cardinal Bergoglio baptized Gerry and his wife's children in Buenos Aires. Read more: Pope Francis critiques ‘cancel culture' in address to diplomats from around the world Pope Francis removes from Vatican doctrine office archbishop who is believed to have banned same-sex blessings Pope Francis stopped by his favorite record store to say ‘hello' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ruth Institute Podcast
Parenting, Pets, and Pope Francis

Ruth Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 19:21


(January 12, 2022) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing Pope Francis' recent statements on people who opt out of parenthood and adopt pets instead and the flack he's taking from his usual supporters about it. Come check out the Ruth Institute in person in Wichita this weekend, where Dr J is speaking on "Understanding and Combatting the Sexual Revolution." We'll also be at Students for Life America in Washington, D.C.next weekend.

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 547 | The Christian Nationalist Bogeyman

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 47:56


Today we're talking about the Left's favorite pretend villain: Christian nationalism. As one year passed since the Capitol riot, the bad takes about Christianity and conservatives were flying fast and furious all over the internet. Even renowned Christian theologians like Russell Moore have fallen into the trap of thinking that "Christian nationalism" is some kind of existential threat to America. We'll discuss why that isn't the case and how the real threat of authoritarianism in America is coming from the Left, not conservatives. And, we respond to the pope's recent comment that couples who have pets instead of having kids are being selfish. Timecodes: (0:00) Introduction (1:12) Dems will keep using Jan. 6th to convince people to give them more power (10:48) The Christian Nationalism "villain" (37:25) Pope Francis says people who only have pet, not children are selfish --- Today's Sponsors: Chamonix by Genucel is having a huge clearance event right now — save 60% off their handpicked, most popular package to take care of all your skincare needs. Don't wait — go to LoveGenucel.com/ALLIE right now & get automatically upgraded to free priority shipping! Carly Jean Los Angeles does the hunting for you & provides clothes that are effortless, easy, & flattering on any shape, size, age, or season! Never say you have nothing to wear again — visit CarlyJeanLosAngeles.com & use the promo code 'ALLIEB' to save 20% off your first order of anything in their online store. Good Ranchers is giving away 40 free chicken breasts to every order that uses the code 'ALLIE'! That's a $150 value for free! Kick the New Year off right with a box of 100% American, 110% delicious chicken, beef, & seafood. Go to GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE to place your order & remember to use promo code 'ALLIE' to have 40 chicken breasts added to your order for free! --- Previous Episodes Mentioned: Ep 394: Voter Suppression in Georgia? | Guest: Gov. Brian Kemp https://apple.co/3GuaTDu Ep 545: A Call to Courage in an Age of Liars, Cowards & Fools https://apple.co/3I2rFto --- Show Links: TIME: "January 6th May Have Been Only the First Wave of Christian Nationalist Violence" https://bit.ly/3rdgN5h WORLD Magazine: "What To Do With Christian Nationalism" https://bit.ly/3r9U5v2 The New York Times: "Christian Nationalism Is One of Trump's Most Powerful Weapons" https://nyti.ms/3r6e0e0 Christianity Today: "What Is Christian Nationalism?" https://bit.ly/33weSjW Pew Research Center: "About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated" https://pewrsr.ch/3GmjXu0 Pew Research Center: "Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage" https://pewrsr.ch/33tesLe --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Walk Humbly Podcast
Pope Francis on pets, March for Life, MLK Day and more! #85

The Walk Humbly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 36:40


On this week's episode of The Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge reflects on the deadly apartment fires in New York and Philadelphia. The Vatican has issued clarifications on recent directives regarding the Traditional Latin Mass. Bishop Burbidge explains what that will mean in our diocese. Pope Francis made headlines for saying the choice to have pets instead of children is “selfish.” Bishop Burbidge offers his reaction. At this year's March for Life, Bishop Burbidge will have a view from the front, joining a group from Christendom College that has been chosen to lead the annual event. Updates on the diocesan Advisory Council on Racism as we approach the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Bishop Burbidge answers the following question from the faithful: I hear we are ordaining several priests this June. What is their final semester in seminary typically like as they approach ordination?

Holy Smoke
Why tradition is sacred: an interview with Archbishop Nikitas, leader of Britain's Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Smoke

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 26:55


In this episode of Holy Smoke, Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, leader of Britain's Greek Orthodox, defends sacred Christian tradition with a robustness I've never heard from a native British bishop.  The Florida-born Nikitas has exhilarating and controversial things to say on all sorts of topics: the Western Churches' cosy relationship with secularism, the devastating civil war between Moscow and Constantinople, and the essence of Orthodox mysticism.  Needless to say, I couldn't resist asking the Archbishop what he makes of Pope Francis's grim persecution of Latin Mass Catholics. Nikitas is generally a fan of Francis – but I doubt that the Vatican will be reassured by his wise and candid comments on this topic. 

The Return to Order Moment
Why Do So Many Modernist Catholics Dismiss The Blessed Mother

The Return to Order Moment

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 31:33


Historically, Protestants have dismissed The Blessed Virgin Mary and sought to remove her from her rightful role in the story of Mankind's salvation. Against this backdrop, Catholics have always been Our Lady's defenders. After all, it was she who brought Our Lord into this world. Unfortunately, many Catholic leaders, even those in the highest reaches of the Church now seek to diminish Our Lady's vital role. They are the subject of this episode of The Return to Order Moment. Certainly, God could have chosen another way to redeem us, but He, in His infinite wisdom, decided that the BEST way to do that work was to enlist Our Lady. To that end, He caused her to be born without Original Sin. Only in this way, does the Archangel's greeting, “Hail, Full of Grace” makes any sense. No one can be sinful and full of Grace at the same time, any more than good can co-exist with evil. To read the articles in their original format, including the footnotes in Mr. Solimeo's article, please refer to the following links: How the Immaculate Conception Can Help Us Understand the Crisis in the Church (returntoorder.org), Pope Francis, a “Critical Devotee” of Mary, the Co-Redemptrix of Our Fallen Human Race - TFP, and Why do the Jesuits Ridicule Faithful Catholics Who Pray the Holy Rosary? (returntoorder.org). Thank you for listening.

Beyond
Beyond Podcast feat. Pope Francis Prep Girls Hockey Coach Chris Conners and Capt. Morgan Peritz

Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 45:29


We are kicking off Season 2 changing the format of our podcast a little bit and not only having on a coach, but also a player of that team. We were lucky enough to start off the season with Pope Francis Prep girls Hockey. This is a 2nd year program that is balanced with Veteran and young talent. Morgan is a captain wholes by example and commutes to school everyday for 45 minutes just to be a student there. Then comes the grind of hockey season and balancing it all! Coach Conners brings plenty of of experience and poise to a young program and as his captain describes him as being full of energy that he balances very well. Listen to how Coach helps his players in the College recruiting process and how he brought a year one program through a world wide pandemic. Great Listen!

Morning Wire
CDC Changes Its Covid Messaging

Morning Wire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 14:47


The CDC changes its Covid messaging, NYC allows noncitizens to vote, and Pope Francis gets political. Get the facts first on Morning Wire. 

Issues, Etc.
0102. A Recent Statement by Pope Francis on Children, Pets and a Demographic Winter – Don Feder, 1/10/22

Issues, Etc.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 13:43


Don Feder of The Ruth Institute The Ruth Institute

Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Full Show: Testing the Waters

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 161:22


Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by opening phone lines, talking with listeners about whether they're continuing to be cautious as COVID-19 cases rise. E.J. Dionne previews what's in store for the Democratic Party in 2022, and talks about the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country.” Dr. Renee Crichlow discusses COVID-19 rates across Mass., and the burnout healthcare providers are facing as the world nears its third year of the pandemic. Crichlow is the Chief Medical Officer at Codman Square Health Center and the Vice Chair of Health Equity at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine. Next, we ask listeners for their tips and tricks on finding COVID-19 rapid tests. Dr. Irene Bosch shares her story of creating a COVID-19 rapid test in the early weeks of the pandemic, only to face red-tape from the FDA despite meeting 2021 standards. Bosch is the founder of the diagnostic company E25Bio. She's also a visiting professor at MIT, and adjunct professor of medicine at Mount Sinai University in New York. Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III talk about Pope Francis' letter of support to LGBTQ+ Catholic advocate Sister Jeannine Gramick. They also weigh in on Judge Timothy Walmsley's minute of silence before he sentenced Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan Jr. to life in prison for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour's African American Heritage Trail. Emmett G. Price III is founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the Inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. Together, they host GBH's All Rev'd Up podcast. We wrap up the show by asking listeners whether an honor-system approach to store check-outs through Venmo or tip jars could help with retail labor shortages.

Cognitive Dissonance
Episode 610: Emotional Support Church

Cognitive Dissonance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 74:42


Show Notes   Please provide feedback on the segment of our show where we read Carl Sagan's "Demon Haunted World."  

Trending with Timmerie - Catholic Principals applied to today's experiences.

What did Pope Francis really mean when he made comments about pets and children? Fr. Tim Grumbach joins Trending with Timmerie to discuss fatherhood and motherhood, biologically and spiritually. What do you say to someone who is afraid to have kids or who doesn't want to have kids? Timmerie also looks at how to navigate in-law relationships.

Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Full Show: Snow Day!

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 164:34


Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners their favorite snow day activities. Shirley Leung updates listeners on the state of Mass. and Cass, and which New England businesses continue to donate to election-denying politicians a year after Jan. 6. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe and a Boston Public Radio contributor. Callie Crossley talks about the death of Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Oscar for best actor, bomb threats at HBCUs and a Black-owned startup incubator based in Roxbury. Crossley hosts GBH's Under the Radar and Basic Black. Andy Ihnatko discusses Winnie the Pooh's freedom from copyright and updates from the world of car technology and foldable laptops. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com. Tracy Chang weighs in on vaccine requirements for restaurants and the state of the food industry. Chang is the chef and owner of Cambridge's PAGU, as well as the co-founder of two non-profits: Off Their Plate, which empowers local female and minority-owned kitchens to provide free meals communities across the country, and Project Restore Us, which provides grocery supplies to struggling restaurant workers.  Sue O'Connell talks about tennis star Novak Djokovic's detention in Australia due to his vaccination status and Betty White's legacy. O'Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief. We end the show by asking listeners their reaction to Pope Francis chastising couples for choosing pets over kids.

Catholic Family News's Podcast
Weekly News Roundup 01/07/2022

Catholic Family News's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 65:43


Our stories this week include: (1) Cardinal Blase Cupich's Christmas gift to traditional Catholics; (2) a circus performance held at the Vatican for Pope Francis, as well as more subtle digs at traditionalists by the Pope; (3) the Archbishop of Dublin's claim that "[r]adical change is coming to the Church" via "the synodal pathway" of Pope Francis; (4) a courageous sermon given by a Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) priest regarding COVID; and (5) Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's response to the Congregation for Divine Worship's contrived "Responsa ad Dubia" concerning the implementation of Traditionis Custodes.

Jesuitical
Fr. Charles Coughlin: America's first mass-media demagogue priest

Jesuitical

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 54:27


A charismatic demagogue with millions of devoted followers. A novel means of communication with little government regulation and few guardrails. The threat of violence in the streets and a country in crisis. No, we're not talking about the 45th president but America's first radio priest, Father Charles Coughlin. On “Radioactive,” a new podcast series from Tablet Studios, Andrew Lapin takes listeners through the history of Father Coughlin, who through a mixture of Catholic piety, anti-Semitism and raw political ambition became the most popular voice on the U.S. airwaves during the Great Depression and the lead up to World War II. We ask Andrew what Father Coughlin's story can tell us about the connection between religious demagoguery and authoritarianism; the Wild West of new media platforms; and the failure of the church to reign in Catholics who exploit these toxic forces. In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley share some Pope Francis-inspired New Year's resolutions and give their predictions for Catholic stories coming in 2022. Links from the show: Volunteer, stop judging and get off Twitter: 8 New Year's Resolutions Inspired by Pope Francis Pope Francis' action-packed agenda for 2022 Potentially explosive report will document handling of sex abuse in Pope Benedict's former diocese Who will be the first Black Catholic saint from the United States? Join our Patreon community Come to Italy with Jesuitical! What's on tap? Bringing in the New Year with some Bubbly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

PEOPLE Every Day
Why Meghan Markle's legal victory is so symbolic, plus a would-be serial killer's road to redemption

PEOPLE Every Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 22:45


Michelle Kwan welcomes her first baby, Pope Francis pushes for fewer pet parents, and why Meghan Markle opted for a 1-pound payout in her privacy suit. Plus, inside PEOPLE's incredible story about a potential serial killer and the psychiatrist he says saved his life and many others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 867 - Why Multiple Personality Syndrome Is The Hottest New Fad

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 58:26


Today on the Matt Walsh Show, throwback edition, the hottest new trend on social media is multiple personality disorder. Lots of people, especially kids, are pretending that they suffer from this debilitating mental illness. How did this trend come about and why? We'll talk about that today. And Aaron Rodgers has clearly earned the MVP award this year in the NFL but some sports writers say he shouldn't be eligible because he isn't vaccinated. Plus, Pope Francis condemns couples who have pets instead of kids, proving that even a broken pope is right every once in a while. And women at the University of Pennsylvania consider boycotting in protest of the dude who was allowed on their team. They consider it. Just consider it. Finally in our Daily Cancellation, I will once and for all finally cancel superhero movies. All of them. We'll talk about all of that and more today on the Matt Walsh show.  Sign the petition to stop Biden's vaccine mandate. Head to https://dailywire.com/donotcomply I am now a self-acclaimed beloved children's author. Reserve your copy of my new book here: https://utm.io/ud1Cb  Sign The Petition To Keep Matt Walsh on Saint Louis University Campus: https://bit.ly/3Dzeu1f DW members get special product discounts up to 20% off PLUS access to exclusive Daily Wire merch. Grab your Daily Wire merch here: https://utm.io/udZpp You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Andrew Klavan's latest novel When Christmas Comes is now available on Amazon. Order in time for Christmas: https://utm.io/udW6u Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jesuitical
Teaser: Pope Francis, pets and kids

Jesuitical

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 2:42


Unpacking the pope's controversial comments about having children or pets To listen to the full conversation, go to patreon.com/americamedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Inside The Vatican
Pope Francis' 'action-packed' plans for 2022

Inside The Vatican

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:46


Pope Francis has an “action-packed” agenda this year, but the relentless spread of Covid-19 worldwide could complicate his plans to visit countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  But whether or not the pope is able to travel internationally this year, Gerry says he “is clearly not planning to slow down,” and has much work to do from his desk at the Vatican. Chief among the pope's tasks this year is the completion of the reform of the Roman Curia which will culminate with the issuing of “Praedicate Evangelium,” a document that will serve as a blueprint for not only a revamp of some of the more dated structures at the Vatican but also intends to usher a change in culture within the Roman Curia. This year is also expected to bring other significant changes at the Vatican including the appointment of several new high-ranking officers, as some cardinals reach the age of retirement and those over 80 become ineligible to vote in the next papal conclave.  This year, “Francis will really leave his mark on the church in a big way,” Gerry tells Ricardo. “These will be men chosen by him alone, not inherited from a previous pontificate.” Links from the show: Pope Francis' action-packed agenda for 2022 Volunteer, stop judging and get off Twitter: 8 New Year's Resolutions Inspired by Pope Francis Video: 8 New Year's Resolution from Pope Francis Podcast: Inside the top secret process of appointing a Catholic bishop The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History  Pope Francis on New Year's Day: “To hurt a woman is to insult God.” Pope Francis at Midnight Mass: God comes into the world in littleness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Terry & Jesse Show
05 Jan 22 – What If the Largest Experiment on Humans Is a Failure?

The Terry & Jesse Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 51:11


  Today's Topics: 1) Gospel - Mk 6:45-52 - But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out. They had all seen him and were terrified. But at once he spoke with them, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” Bishop Sheen quote of the day Saint John Neumann, pray for us 2) What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure? A report from an Indiana life insurance company raises serious concerns https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/what-if-the-largest-experiment-on 3) Pope Francis's new “justice” and his egalitarian “Synodal Church” https://www.tfp.org/pope-franciss-new-justice-and-his-egalitarian-synodal-church/?pkg=tfp211227a&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Pope+Francis%3A+A+New+Development+in+Synodal+Egalitarianism&utm_campaign=TFP211227+-+Pope+Francis%3A+A+New+Development+in+Synodal+Egalitarianism&vgo_ee=M4Vprdz73zLOdYbTf%2BEHJ735hO7C%2FF3J%2FgQB9Uu3XAY%3D 4) Strength and honor segment with Michael Voris: News on the faith & culture

Brief News Brief
Brief News Brief - January 5th 2022 - The January 6th 1 Year Anniversary

Brief News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 9:41


1 year later and democracy still feels like it's fading   Pope Francis wants people making babies!   RIP BlackBerry

Your Brain on Facts
Very New Year

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 18:58


Happy new year!  Or is it?  It depends on which calendar you're using. Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website.   On Monday this December 30th past, I clocked in at my retail jobs, put on my headset, and played the morning messages.  There was one from my manager telling us what to expect in terms of sales volume that day and one from corporate welcoming us to the first day of 2020.  The didn't get their dates mixed up.  December 30th 2019 was the first day of 2020 in a way that once crashed Twitter for hours.  My name…   When we think of the calendar, we think of it as singular and exclusive.  “The” calendar.  Sure, there were other calendars, but those were for old-timey people in old-timey times.  If you've ever listened to the show before, you'll know I'm about to disabuse you of that notion; it's kinda my schtick.  The calendar we think of as the end all and be all of organizing time into little squares is the Gregorian calendar, but it's just one of many that have been used and still are used today.   For example, at the time of this recording, it's currently the 27th day of the month of Tevet in the year 5782 for those who follow the Hebrew calendar.  The Hebrew calendar, also known as the Jewish calendar, was originally created before the year 10 CE.  It first used lunar months, which will surprise no one who has had to google when Passover or Easter are each year.  A standard Jewish year has twelve months; six twenty-nine-day months, and six thirty-day months, for a total of 354 days.  This is because the months follow the lunar orbit, which is on average 29.5 days.  Due to variations in the Jewish calendar, the year could also be 353 or 355 days.  It also used standard calendar years, but these two methods don't line up perfectly, and this posed a problem.  As time went on, the shorter lunar calendar would result in holy days shifting forward in time from year to year.  That simply wouldn't do as certain holidays have to be celebrated in a certain season, like Passover in the spring, Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish 'New Year for Trees,' which  needs to fall around the time that trees in the Middle East come out of their winter dormancy, or Sukkot, the festival that calls adherents to build and live in huts in their yard to commemorate Isrealites taking shelter in the wilderness, which is meant to fall in autumn.  So a thirteenth month had to be added every 3 to 4 years in order to make up for the difference.  Such a year is called a shanah meuberet ("pregnant year") in Hebrew; in English we call it a leap year, and it makes up all the lunar calendar's lost days.  The month is added to Adar, the last of the twelve months. On leap years we observe two Adars — Adar I and Adar II.  Today, the Hebrew calendar is used primarily to determine the dates for Jewish religious holidays and to select appropriate religious readings for the day.   Similar in usage is the Hijri calendar, or Islamic calendar.  It's based on lunar phases, using a system of 12 months and either 354 or 355 days every year.  The first Islamic year was 622 CE when the prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, meaning today is the Jumada I 28, 1443 .  The Hijri calendar is used to identify Islamic holidays and festivals.  The Islamic New Year marks the journey of the prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.  However, the occasion and the sacred month of Muharram are observed differently by the two largest branches of Islam, Shiite and Sunni.  Shiite pilgrims journey to their holiest sites to commemorate a seventh-century battle, while Sunnis fast to celebrate the victory of Moses over an Egyptian pharaoh.  Also known as the Persian calendar, it's the official calendar used in Iran and Afghanistan, and it's the most accurate calendar system going, but more on that later.   Further east you'll encounter the Buddhist calendar, which is used throughout Southeast Asia.  This uses the sidereal year, the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun, as the solar year.  Like other systems, the calendar does not try to stay in sync with this time measurement, but unlike the others, no extra days or months have been added, so the Buddhist calendar is slowly moving out of alignment at a pace of around one day every century.  Today, the traditional Buddhist lunisolar calendar is used mainly for Theravada Buddhist festivals, and no longer has the official calendar status anywhere. The Thai Buddhist Era, a renumbered Gregorian calendar, is the official calendar in Thailand.  The Buddhist calendar is based on an older Hindu calendar, of which there are actually three -- Vikram Samvat, Shaka Samvat, and Kali Yuga.  The Vikram Samvat is used in Nepal and some Indian states, and uses lunar months and the sidereal year to track time.  Sidereal means based on fixed stars and constellations, rather than celestial things on the move, like planets.  The Shaka Samvat, used officially in India and by Hindus in Java and Bali, has months based around the tropical zodiac signs rather than the sidereal year.  The Kali Yuga is a different sort of calendar altogether.  It meters out the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a 'cycle of yugas' (i.e. mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures. The Kali Yuga, began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE,  is the final cycle within the 4-cycle Yuga era. The first cycle is the age of truth and perfection, the second cycle is the age of emperors and war, the third stage is the age of disease and discontent, and the third stage (the Kali Yuga) is the age of ignorance and darkness.  If you're worried because you already missed 5,000 years of the Yuga, don't fret; you have upwards of 467,000 years left.     You've probably heard of Chinese New Year, so you won't be surprised that there is a Chinese calendar.  According to this system, each month begins on the day when the moon is in the "new moon" phase. The beginning of a new year is also marked by the position of the moon and occurs when the moon is midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox.  China uses the Gregorian calendar for official things, but still uses the Chinese calendar is used to celebrate holidays.   You might be surprised to learn about the Ethiopian calendar.  The Ethiopian calendar is quite similar to the Julian calendar, the predecessor to the Gregorian calendar most countries use today.  Like the other calendars we've discussed, it's intertwined with the faith of the people.  The first day of the week for instance, called Ehud, translates as ‘the first day‘ in the ancient Ge'ez language, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian church.  It is meant to show that Ehud is the first day on which God started creating the heavens and the earth.  The calendar system starts with the idea that Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden for seven years before they were banished for 5,500 for their sins.  Both the Gregorian and Ethiopian use the birthdate of Jesus Christ as a starting point, what Eddie Izzard called “the big BC/AD change-over,” though the Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus was born 7 years earlier than the Gregorian calendar says.  The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months in a year, 12 of which have 30 days. The last month, called Pagume, has five days, and six days in a leap year.   Not only do the months have names, so do the years.  The first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named the John year, and is followed by the Matthew year, then Mark, then Luke.  Sept. 11 marks the day of the new year in Ethiopia.  By this time, the lengthy rainy season has come to a close, leaving behind a countryside flourishing in yellow daisies. That's fitting because Enkutatash in Amharic, the native language of Ethiopia, translates to “gift of jewels.” To celebrate New Year's, Ethiopians sing songs unique to the day and exchange bouquets of flowers. Of course, there is plenty of eating and drinking, too.   So what about this Gregorian calendar I keep mentioning?  The Gregorian calendar was created in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, who made some changes to the previously used Julian calendar.  Okay, so what was the Julian calendar?  It should shock no one that the Julian calendar was ordered by and named after Julius Caesar.  By the 40s BCE the Roman civic calendar was three months ahead of the solar calendar.  The Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes, introduced the Egyptian solar calendar, taking the length of the solar year as 365 1/4 days.  The year was divided into 12 months, all of which had either 30 or 31 days except February, which contained 28 days in common (365 day) years and 29 in every fourth year (a leap year, of 366 days).  That 29th day wasn't February 29th, it was February 23rd a second time.  What a mess that would make, though that conflagration of confusion probably paled in comparison to to what Caesar did to align the civic and solar calendars--he added days to the year 46 BCE, so that it contained 445 days.  Unsurprisingly when you try to make such a large change to the daily lives of so many people in the days before electronic communication, it took over fifty years to get everybody on board.   Sosigenes had overestimated the length of the year by 11 minutes 14 seconds.  11 minutes doesn't mean much in a given year, but after, say, 1500 years, the seasons on your calendar no longer line up with the seasons of reality.  That matters when your most important holy day needs to happen at a certain time of year.  Enter Pope Gregory XIII, who wanted to stop Easter, which had been celebrated on March 21, from drifting any farther away from the spring Equinox.  Aloysus Lilius, the Italian scientist who developed the system Pope Gregory would unveil in 1582, realized that the addition of so many February 23rds made the calendar slightly too long. He devised a variation that adds leap days in years divisible by four, unless the year is also divisible by 100. If the year is also divisible by 400, a leap day is added regardless. [OS crash noise] Sorry about that.  While this formula may sound confusing, it did resolve the lag created by Caesar's earlier scheme—almost; Lilius' system was still off by 26 seconds.  As a result, in the years since Gregory introduced his calendar in 1582, a discrepancy of several hours has arisen.  We have some time before that really becomes an issue for the average person.  It will take until the year 4909 before the Gregorian calendar will be a full day ahead of the solar year.   Maths aside, not everyone was keen on Pope Gregory's plan.  His proclamation was what's known as a papal bull, an order that applies to the church by has no authority over non-Catholics.  That being said, the new calendar was quickly adopted by predominantly Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy, major world players at the time.  European Protestants, however, feared it was an attempt to silence their movement, a conspiracy to keep them down.  Maybe by making it hard to remember when meetings and protests were supposed to be, I'm not sure.  It wasn't until 1700 that Protestant Germany switched over, and England held out until 1752.  Those transitions didn't go smooth.  English citizens didn't take kindly to the act of Parliament that advanced their calendars from September 2 to September 14, overnight.  There are apocryphal tales of rioters in the streets, demanding that the government “give us our 11 days.” However, most historians now believe that these protests never occurred or were greatly exaggerated.  Some countries took even longer than Britain--the USSR didn't convert to the Gregorian calendar until 1918, even later than countries like Egypt and Japan.  On the other side of the Atlantic from the British non-protests, meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin welcomed the change, writing, “It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on September 2, and not have to get up until September 14.”   When Julius Caesar's reformed the calendar in 46 B.C., he established January 1 as the first of the year.  During the Middle Ages, however, European countries replaced it with days that carried greater religious significance, such as December 25 and March 25 (the Feast of the Annunciation).  I didn't google that one.  After my mom listens to this episode, she'll send me a gloriously incorrect speech-to-text message explaining it.  Different calendars mean different New Years days even now, and the ways in which people celebrate as as splendidly diverse as the people themselves.   The Coptic Egyptian Church celebrates the Coptic New Year (Anno Martyrus), or year of the martyrs on 11th of September. The Coptic calendar is the ancient Egyptian one of twelve 30-day months plus a "small" five-day month—six-day in a leap year.  The months retain their ancient Egyptian names which denote the gods and godesses of the Egyptians, and the year's three seasons, the inundation, cultivation, and harvest, are related to the Nile and the annual agricultural cycle.  But the Copts chose the year 284AD to mark the beginning of the calendar, since this year saw the seating of Diocletian as Rome's emperor and the consequent martyrdom of thousands upon thousands of Egypt's Christians.  Apart from the Church's celebration, Copts celebrate the New Year by eating red dates, which are in season, believing the red symbolises the martyrs' blood and the white date heart the martyrs' pure hearts.  Also, dates are delicious.    Bonus fact: You know that guy, Pope Francis?  He's not actually the pope.  The pope's proper title, according to the Vatican's website, is Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God.  'Pope' comes from the Italian 'papa.'  Francis is the Sancta Papa, the Holy Father.  The title of pope belongs to the head of the Coptic church.  So if anyone uses the rhetorical question “Is the pope Catholic?” to imply a ‘yes' answer, you have my authorization to bring the conversation to a screeching halt by saying “No.  No, he's not.”  Double points if you simply walk away without explaining yourself.

The FOX News Rundown
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: From The Priesthood to Fatherhood

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 19:33


FOX News Contributor Jonathan Morris was a Catholic priest for 17 years, from 2002 to 2019. The last ten of those years, serving in New York City, he says he struggled with not wanting to be a priest anymore. After taking a break for a few months, he decided to leave with the permission of Pope Francis. Since then, he has gotten married and has become a father.  Recently on the FOX News Rundown, Jonathan Morris joined host Chris Foster to discuss his journey from priesthood and fatherhood and how the faith of many people has been tested since the beginning of the pandemic.  Morris also discussed the state of the Catholic church in America, and what changes he thinks could be made to improve it. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with FOX News Contributor Jonathan Morris and hear him open up even more about family and faith. 

The Road to Emmaus with Scott Hahn
Calming the Storm with Fr. Gerald Murray

The Road to Emmaus with Scott Hahn

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 39:56


Catholics today are faced with many complex problems that leave us confused about what the Church really teaches. Fr. Gerald Murray gives insight and guidance on some of the most difficult issues facing us today.   Learn More Ralph Martin provides the solid foundation of Catholic teaching—both Scripture and Tradition—to fortify Catholics against the errors that threaten us from all directions. Learn more in A Church in Crisis. Find quick answers to difficult questions in Fr. Carter Griffin's Cross-Examined: Catholic Responses to the World's Questions. Why study apologetics at all? Learn more in this blog.