The Frank Friar - Episode 120: A Mountain Peak and How we See

October 17, 2018

Recently, I’ve been preparing a talk I am offering to a group of Carmelite sisters. Today, I offer the first part of that insight that deals with a mountain and how we are called to see. The need for us to change and be open to a shift in ways of journeying and our perspective need to be open to the conversation process. Let us not be afraid for the new journey our Lord is always calling us too.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 119: St. Teresa of Avila and The Vocation to Sainthood

October 15, 2018

The episode comes out on the Feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus (avila).  My encounter with her lead me into the Carmelite Order.   Today, I talk about this encounter and her impact on me.  Also, how the personality of a saint may aid us in our call to holiness. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 118: A Thought about Marriage

October 10, 2018

I had a marriage that I officiated for two friends of mine recently.  It was a beautiful day.  Also, the Gospel from the 27th Sunday of ordinary time offered us the words of Jesus about Marriage.  In the episode today, I speak about am important incent about marriage that I do not hear being spoken about much lately.  The Married life bears witness to something greater than just the couple.  Listen today to find out what I am speaking about.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 117: Talking About Suicide

October 8, 2018

Today, I am talking about suicide.  Why?  Because, a family member of mine committed suicide at the beginning of the month of September.  I am from a rural culture and this is a word people do not talk about, for many reasons.  Yet, I believe the fear from speaking about this topic keeps things in the darkness and might continue a cycle of pain.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 116: Speaking the Truth

September 26, 2018

Today, I reflect on Ephesians 4: 25-29.  I am thinking about this passage considering fraternal correction.  I offer thoughts about needing to speak the truth and the need to reflect about how we are called to do it.  Love drives out fear, so we need to speak the truth in live, in the courage the Spirit provides. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 115: Being in Harmony with God

September 24, 2018

Today, I am reflecting on the readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B.  As I was praying with these readings one word kept striking me, harmony.  The readings show us the danger of disharmony and the impact it has on community and the lives of the righteous.  The wicked seek to destroy those that offer the harmony of God, because their presence shows the wicked how ugly their life and acts have become.  I hope you enjoy my thoughts today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 114: Growing in Faith

September 19, 2018

Today, I reflect on the readings from the 24th Sunday of ordinary time year B.  We here a strong message about faith.  Faith that is a gift, which is meant to be lived in the world as a means of sharing God’s love.  All of this goes around the question that Jesus asked his disciples “who do you say that I am?”  This is a question we are called to answer in our own lives today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 113: Saint Albert of Jerusalem: A Witness for Our Times

September 17, 2018

Today, is the feast day of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the lawgiver of Carmel.  He wrote the Carmelite rule that has been followed for over 800 years.  His use of scripture and the ability to witness to the need for virtue in the world makes him a necessary witness for our times.  The episode offers some points of reflection for you all on this amazing man for your life today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 112: Fear Not in the Time of the Spirit

September 12, 2018

The episode today is a reflection about the readings from the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B.  The call to fear not by the Prophet Isaiah is ringing in my heart. While the healing of the deaf mute is a gateway for all of use to experience the healing presence of the Lord.  I feel these readings are a true source of strength during our dark times in the Church. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 111: Being a Trustworthy Steward

September 10, 2018

Today, I offer a reflection on 1st Cor. 4: 1-5.  This passage has been on my mind and in my heart since the news about ex-Cardinal McCarrick broke.  The Church, also, had this reading offered at one of Her weekly Masses.  I know I will always be a priest because of the sacrament, but I know if people do not trust me, I cannot be their priest.  A hard truth I think all clergy needs to hear.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 110: Courage, Prudence, and Self-knowledge: Necessities for the Prophetic Voice

September 5, 2018

Today, I talk about courage, prudence, and self-knowledge as a few of the necessary virtues we need to live by.  Why?  Because, these virtues help our prophetic voice to ring with the truth.  Never forget the power of our voices when it is shaped in and by the Spirit by living a life of virtue. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 109: Complacency and Rigidity: The Need to Wrestle with Tradition

September 3, 2018

Today, I offer a reflection on our previous Sunday’s Gospel, Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23.  It the light of our current crisis in the Church I try to offer some insights on how one can become a Pharisee.  We are called to grow into Christian Maturity and our tradition as a Church is a means of life for our maturity to grow from. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 108: False readings of Ephesians 5 and Domestic Violence

August 29, 2018

Today, I reflect on one of the readings from the 21st Sunday of ordinary time.  It is a reading that challenges us on what it means to obey.  I share some personal stories to help us all to connect with how we need to read these words from St. Paul.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 107: Tears of Sorrow from a New Priest

August 27, 2018

I reflect today on the #vigano report and the reading for Joshua used on the 21st Sunday of ordinary time.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 106: Being Convinced of Sin, the Work of the Spirit

August 22, 2018

John 16: 8-14 is a very challenging passage about one of the works of the Holy Spirit.   The Church will never be reformed in the USA until we all become convinced of all the sins that lead to the abuse of children.  Be no afraid and Trust the Spirit!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 105: Jesus is Kind but Not Nice! Be Challenged by our Lord

August 20, 2018

This previous weekend we arrived at the pinnacle of the bread of life discourse.  Just as Jesus challenged the people of his time with a difficult message and his challenge is still pushing us.  Yet, how are we to deal with this challenge in the light of the current crisis in the USA?  Today I address these things in this podcast. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 104: A Message to the Shepherds

August 1, 2018

Considering the former Cardinal McCarrick case of abuse my mind and heart has turned toward a message in the Prophet Ezekiel, Ezekiel 34: 7-10.  Within this passage the Lord speaks to the shepherds of Israel through the prophet condemning them.  The Lord says he is now against the shepherds because of their abuse of the sheep.  I believe this message is need more now than ever, so the leaders can wake up and begin to identify the weeds among the wheat and respond recording. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 103: Words of Heroism for your life from Bl. Titus Brandsma

July 30, 2018

Recently, the Carmelite order on July 27th celebrated the memorial of Bl. Titus Brandsma.  He was a Dutchman who worked to keep the Nazis and their ideology out of the catholic schools and newspapers in Holland.  Today, I read a sermon he gave during the war years calling people to heroism in faith and love against the new-paganism of the Nazis.  I have always been inspired by this sermon and so I wanted to share it with you all. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 102: Joy and God’s Providence

July 25, 2018

The episode today goes out on the birthday of my second niece.  Both of my nieces where born on their patron saints’ feast days.  Seeing this always makes me laugh and makes me think that God must have a great sense of humor.  Today, I try to share my joy and the beauty about God’s providence in our lives.    

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The Frank Friar - Episode 101: A few thoughts about the Cardinal McCarrick Situation

July 23, 2018

The topic of today’s podcast deals with a sensitive topic of sexual abuse.  Cardinal McCarrick has been in the newspapers a lot recently and it appears he did some very terrible things (I write appear, because there has not been a trial).  As a new priest I share some of my thoughts about this issue and the terrible harm he has caused people.  I also as for the prayers of you all as a new priest. 

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