Salt and Light - Episode 25: Insider’s guide to our 3-week family road trip

June 14, 2018

On the Fulkerson's 3-week 13-state road trip, there was one common theme, and they need to share it with all of you. Why? Because it directly affects each and every one of you, and it's the one thing that St Lucia shared from the Blessed Mother's message during the apparitions at Fatima 101 years ago. Which side are you on?

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Salt and Light - Episode 24: Ark Encounter- Dinosaurs on the Ark???

June 1, 2018

On a recent family road trip, we explored Mammoth Cave, camped in the National Park, hiked the beautiful Kentucky trails, and visited the Ark Encounter , a life-size reconstruction of Noah's Ark according to the Biblical dimensions. Within it, we walked through three floors of exhibits depicting what life might have been like for both Noah and his family and also the animals. The life-size animals that were modeled in the exhibits were largely unrecognizable, though, because they were mostly comprised of dinosaurs. The tour continues with exhibits describing science and technology as anti-intelligence and refuting many branches of science and its discoveries, including geology, hydrology, botany, paleontology, archeology, and more. We've done episodes before on the relationship between faith and reason and religion and science and the wonderful "both/and" of Catholicism, but in this episode we focus on how we should interpret Scripture. How should we read and understand it? What does the Church say? Find out in this episode. 

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Salt and Light - Episode 23: Summa Bishop Barroniae

May 25, 2018

In last week's episode, we discussed many topics with respect to evangelization and the great intellectual tradition of the Church with our guest, Bishop Robert Barron. In the wake of that interview, we received a great amount of feedback wanting to know more about some of the topics Bishop Barron addressed. In this episode, we address Bishop Barron's assessment that after Vatican II anti-intellectualism crept into religious culture and explain eccumenical councils especially Vatican II in much more detail to provide the cultural and historical backdrop for the largest meeting of all time, what made it different, what it actually intended and declared, and why it has been unjustly blamed for so much confusion over the last fifty years. Tune in to this episode where we set the record straight on Vatican II.

(The title of this episode is a play on St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.)

To learn more about Bishop Barron and Word on Fire, visit www.wordonfire.org.

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Salt and Light - Episode 22: Bishop Barron Interview

May 17, 2018

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Salt and Light podcast, we are graciously joined by the great Bishop Robert Barron! Chuck and Annie had the honor to skype with Bishop Barron to discuss a variety of topics related to evangelization as both a receiver and a preacher of the Good News, including statistics of the "nones", "allergies" towards definitive statements about God, why post-modern people are ill-equipped to conduct fruitful argumentsespecially about God, and what both clergy and laity can learn from the Acts of the Apostles to bring forth the enthusiastic and efficacious Gospel message. Finally, Bishop Barron shares his vision for Word on Fire!

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Salt and Light - Episode 21: Out of the Mouth of Babes (Part 2 of 2)

May 10, 2018

For the first time on the Salt and Light podcast, Chuck and Annie answer questions recorded and submitted by a  7-year old listener of the show. They do their very best to answer Noah's very insightful, very deep, very theological questions. Chuck and Annie invite you to listen, and pause the audio after Noah asks his questions to think how you would answer this bright young boy. Noah presented a total of six questions. In this second part of the two-part show, they will answer his second three questions. To listen to the first three questions, check out Episode048 of the Salt and Light podcast.

Question 4: Why do we have guardian angels? Are we suppose to talk to them? Are they always at our side? Do they take trips back to heaven?

Question 5: Why did Judas betray Jesus?

Question 6: How do you know if you're suppose to become a priest or get married someday?

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Salt and Light - Episode 20: Out of the Mouth of Babes (Part 1)

May 3, 2018

For the first time on the Salt and Light podcast, Chuck and Annie answer questions recorded and submitted by a  7-year old listener of the show. They do their very best to answer Noah's very insightful, very deep, very theological questions. Chuck and Annie invite you to listen, and pause the audio after Noah asks his questions to see how you would answer this bright young boy. Noah presented a total of six questions. In this episode, we will answer his first three questions, and we will answer the other three next week on the show.

Question 1: Where were we before we were made? What was in the beginning before He created us in the world? What did God do before the earth and us?

Question 2: Why are we allowed to receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ?

Question 3: How do we know the Holy Spirit is always with us?

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Salt and Light - Episode 19: Interview with Joseph Pearce

April 26, 2018

After following his work for many years and meeting him in person at the GK Chesterton Conference (click here for that episode), we had the great honor of interviewing Mr. Joseph Pearce on the Salt and Light podcast! In this episode we focus on Mr Pearce's book "Small is Still Beautiful- Economics as if families mattered" and discuss current economics, both macro and micro, how individuals should treat and use money in both commerce and investing, and the impotance of the fmaily unit itself and what it has to do with society and the economy.

A native of England, Joseph Pearce is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, Senior Fellow and Journal Editor at the Cardinal Newman Society, and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (www.staustinreview.org), an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions (www.ignatiuscriticaleditions.com), executive director of Catholic Courses (www.catholiccourses.com), and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative.

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder:  A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures.  His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Croatian and Polish.

Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America.  

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Salt and Light - Episode 18: Incorruptible Ice Cream Sandwiches

April 19, 2018

This week was jam packed with travel and unique adventures, and Chuck and Annie share it all with you! From First Holy Communions to Charlie finding his future wife (she's British) to a 160-year-old un-decayed heart of a Saint, they've got it all in this episode. Chuck and Annie discuss relics and those Saints who just won't decay- the Incorruptibles. ...and one of their boys may or may not join them for this episode. Stay tuned until the end! 

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Salt and Light - Episode 17: God, Chaos, and Angels with NY accents

April 13, 2018

This week we celebrated the Liturgy of Light with the children who have spent the year experiencing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program at our parish and growing in love for Our Lord. The Liturgy of Light is like a mini-Easter Vigil, and our son read the Gospel for the ceremony. In this episode, we chat about the ceremony, the Gospel (Mk16:1-7), and what we can learn from the angels.  

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Salt and Light - Episode 16: Icons are like Post-it Notes

April 5, 2018

How much do you know about icons? Annie is currently preparing and creating an icon-making kit with: materials, a written explanation of the history of icons and each theological element in the selected icon in the kit, instructions for painting the icon included in the kit. This kit is a gift for Chuck and Annie's goddaughter, who will be receiving the Eucharist for the first time next weekend.
In this episode, Chuck and Annie invite you to join them on their icon adventure! We hope you'll learn something new and perhaps be inspired to welcome an icon into your home to enrich your own prayer life and grow even closer to Our Lord.

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Salt and Light - Episode 15: What’s Wrong with the World

March 29, 2018

The Fulkersons head east to Ponchatoula, Louisiana, which boasts the only life-sized statue of GK Chesterton AND is the strawberry capital of the US AND has a town alligator who lives in the town square. Why did they travel 7 hours in horrible traffic you ask? Well, for the GK Chesterton conference of course! In this episode they discuss "What's Wrong with the World". This is both a title of one of Chesterton's books and also the theme of this year's conference. If you don't know who Chesterton is and/ or want some insight into the conference and this particular book AND how exceptionally relevant this topic is right now, check out this episode now!

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Salt and Light - Episode 14: St Peter and the Shrink

March 22, 2018

Do you ever find yourself jaded by Bible stories you've heard repeatedly? We tackle one story in this episode that most of us probably know by heart- Peter's denial of Jesus. We break down each account in each of the four Gospels, assess four similarites- fire, women, servants/guards, and "followed at a distance," and offer explanations of what they mean for the spiritual life and state of the soul. We leave you with some practical advice about what to do with this information and how to grow closer to Christ. We even dabble in some analytical psychology... Tune in for another episode of Salt and Light with Chuck and Annie.

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Salt and Light - Episode 13: Kids in Church- Cry rooms, children’s church, and the “nones”

March 15, 2018

Are you annoyed by kids in church? Are you the parent of those children in church and feel the glares of those who your kids are annoying? When we come together to worship in Church, we are surrounded by dozens of people who are different than we- in age, gender, race, financial status, etc., and yet we are all facing the same altar and worshipping the same God. 52% of Catholics leave the Catholic Church, and only 11% return according to a Pew Research study. There are many more statistics confirming this conclusion and many more which illuminate additional alarming statistics regarding the rising number of people who classify themselves as "no religious affiliation" aka the "nones". There are waves of evangelism efforts to help the "nones" return to the love of God, which is essential of course, but in this podcast, Chuck and Annie will argue that not losing people in the first place is the key. How do we do that? We listen to Jesus' words in the Gospels when we discusses children. Tune in to this podcast to find out where the problem lies and what you can do as a parent, grandparent, and/ or member of a religious community or parish.

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Salt and Light - Episode 12: Let’s Talk Marathons and learn a little Hebrew

March 8, 2018

In a "tapestry moment", this week's episode is all about perseverance. Last week my sister ran the Woodlands Marathon- all 26.2 miles of it- and qualified for the Boston Marathon! There are about 8-stages a runner experiences while running a marathon; ironcially, it's very similar to the spiritual life. In His Divine Providence, God provides. Throughout both the Old and New Testaments, we are given Wisdom in persevering in the spiritual life. Join Chuck and Annie in this episode of the Salt and Light podcast, and learn a little Hebrew on the journey! We hope you love this episode and find it especially helpful at this time of Lent.

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Salt and Light - Episode 11: When Romans go Byzantine

March 1, 2018

Did you know there are more than 20 different rites in the Catholic Church? They form a beautiful tapestry of rich tradition, spirituality, and culture while faithfully celebrating Divine worship according to/ in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. 

Join Chuck and Annie on this episode of the Salt and Light Podcast, where they share their experience of attending a Byzantine Catholic Church for the first time this past weekend...and how (un)successful Chuck was in packing for Annie on their surprise weekend get-a-way. 

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Click here to learn more about St. John Chrysostom Church in Houston, TX. 
https://stjohnchrysostom.com/ 

Click here to learn more about rites within the Catholic Church. 
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/catholic_rites_and_churches.htm

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Salt and Light - Episode 10: Grilled, flayed, beheaded, and stoned: Martyr edition

February 22, 2018

Grilled, flayed, beheaded, and stoned: Martyr edition 

Think your Lenten fast is rigorous? Check your self. This is the martyr edition of the Salt and Light podcast. Chuck and Annie discuss martyrdom- what it is, what it isn’t, and common misuses of the term. They discuss several different martyrs, ways they were killed, and what we can learn from them as brothers and sisters in the Mystical Body of Christ. 

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Salt and Light - Episode 9: Busting the new trend of “Less Fasting More Prayer”

February 15, 2018
Happy Ash Wednesday and St Valentine's Day! With an increasing number of articles, posts, blogs, and videos suggesting that fasting is less important and Lent should just include more prayer, Chuck and Annie challenge this new wave of popular opinion and go back to Scripture. What does Scripture say about fasting, and what should Lent actually look like? Well, interestingly enough, Christ gives us a blueprint! Tune in to find out what the 3 principles of Lent are and how we should follow them. 
 
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Salt and Light - Episode 8: Just the two of us, we can make it if we try

February 8, 2018

Show notes: Welcome to another episode of Salt and Light, and this week it's "just the two of us". After a wonderful three weeks of back-to-back interviews with some great guests on the show, Chuck and Annie are in studio discussing a topic Chuck selected. Tune in to find out where Chuck got the idea for this week's topic and if Annie is able to get the adjective of the week. 

Hint: There's Jesus, Noah, unicorns, an Irish folksong played live, what's "two by two" in the Bible mean?, humptyback camels, and, of course, the totality of salvation history. 

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*Song credit: 

Artist: The Irish Rovers 
Album: The Unicorn 
Released: 1967 
  
*Photo Credit: www.toonpool.com

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Salt and Light - Episode 7: Til death do us part

February 8, 2018

For one more week, we are joined by guests on the Salt and Light podcast. Dean Ouellette and his bride, Jessica, join us to talk about Retrouvaille‚Äď a lifeline for marriages and a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.

An excerpt from the Retrouvaile website describes it as follows: ‚ÄúThis program is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider the Retrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship. It is NOT a Retreat, Seminar, Social Gathering, or Religious Conversion Experience. It is NOT Marriage Counseling. It is NOT a Sensitivity Group. It is NOT Group Counseling. It is NOT for Profit.‚ÄĚ

So what it is? Tune in to this episode to learn more about the program and how it can be used to strengthen and heal broken marriages so husband and wife can live out the Sacrament of Marriage and grow together in holiness.

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Salt and Light - Episode 6: A Pro-Life Call to Action with Lauren Enriquez

January 30, 2018

With adrenaline still pumping from the 45th annual March for Life, Chuck and Annie sit down with Mrs. Lauren Enriquez of HumanCoalition.org. Lauren is a millenial leader of her generation and has devoted her life in full-time service of the Pro-Life cause. She joined us on this episode to share her experiences at the March for Life in Washington DC last week that are never covered on major media outlets, and she opines as to why that is the sad case. She also shared some current legislation on abortion and what organizations are doing on a national and also local, grassroots level to continue the rising tide of pro-life community and its work saving thousands and thousands of babies from abortion every single year. We also briefly discussed the Catholic Church's historical teachings on abortion, and rounded out the discussion with the little-talked-about men's role in the pro-life community.

If you are pregnant and need help, please call (800) 848-LOVE.

Lauren offered to share the following information with our listeners and even provided her contact information for anyone feeling called to serve in the pro-life community, needing pregnancy support, or wanting to learn more about the REAL pro-life message and community.

AbortionExploitsWomen.com (the site for men)

Brian Fisher's book, Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, is available for purchase in both hard copy and ebook formats at that site.

People can contact Lauren Enriquez on Twitter (my DMs are open so we don't have to follow each other) https://twitter.com/LNEnriquez or email kingwoodprolifewomen@gmail.com

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