The Frank Friar - Episode 137: Learning from the Liturgy, A Response to a Sad Action

December 17, 2018

My podcast episode today again returns to the topic of suicide.  Recently, in my home state of Michigan, it appears a priest sad some devastating things during a funeral of a young man who committed suicide.  In this episode today, I give a response to some of things that he was reported to have said.  In giving a response, I turn to our liturgy as Catholics as a source and guide for our understanding.  May we always remember to act with humility in relationship to what the Church teaches.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 136: A Fact About Saint John of the Cross

December 12, 2018

The feast day of St. John of the Cross is Dec. 14th.  To prepare ourselves for his feast day I wanted to offer you all an important fact about the early life of St. John of the Cross.  I think sometimes we can lose who this man was by what he wrote.  I hope the episode today helps you to appreciate and embrace St. John of the Cross more!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 135: Perspectives for Our Faith

December 10, 2018

Today, I am reflecting upon the readings from the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year C.  The theme of faith is a point that struck me about all the readings for this day.  Also, the 2nd candle of the Advent wreath is now burning, which symbolizes faith.  How we look at and approach the gift of faith is an important aspect about our lives as disciples.  I hope the perspectives I offer you through this episode helps you.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 134: Hope and the Second Coming of Christ

December 5, 2018

For the podcast today, I am reflecting on the readings we had for the 1st Sunday of Advent.  Christ is our king that has been promised to us via Jeremiah.  St. Paul through his letter to the Thessalonians also teaches us how we live in the world here and now is extremely important.  Finally, the Gospel which gives us the last words of Christ before he entered Jerusalem to suffer death.   Thus, are readings revolve around an idea of the Second Coming of Christ.  We are in a time now were we live by hope to prepare for He comes again.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 133: The Light of Hope

December 3, 2018

A new liturgical year is upon us.  We are now in the Advent season.  One of the things I love about this time of our liturgical year is the tradition of the Advent wreath.  This year what has struck me about this the first candle of the Advent wreath.  The first candle of the wreath is a symbol of hope.  This symbol means that each new liturgical year begins with the light of hope. Hope which guides us through the year.  Today, I reflect upon this act of hope that starts our new liturgical year in the Church.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 132: Your Priest Needs You

November 28, 2018

My last episode for the liturgical year! As I was preparing for this day my mind and heart kept going to the roughness for priests this past year.  Today, I make a call for all laity to aid, support, and pray for your priest.  I offer some concrete actions on what to do and why.  Thank you for your time and please keep me in your prayers.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 131: The Revelation of Christ the King

November 26, 2018

Today, I give a reflection about the feast day of Christ the King.  Over the years, I find myself growing more in love with this feast.  Looking at the readings for that feast I see a beautiful unfolding of the paschal mystery which helps us to understand Christ as OUR king.  I offer those thoughts to you.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 130: Having a Christian Household

November 21, 2018

I reflect upon an article from the November issue of First Things.  The article was called Reclaiming the Household by Prof. John Cuddeback.  He is a philosophy professor at Christendom College.  Here is a link to his website https://baconfromacorns.com/. In this article he writes about the concept or family and the household, where they are same but where they are different.  I share my personal thoughts from this article.  It really is a recommend reading.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 129: Being Consecrated

November 19, 2018

On the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time year B we heard from the 10th chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews.  There was one word that jumped out to me: consecrated.  Today, I talk about this term and the catholic being consecrated to God.  May we never forget the blessing of our baptism

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The Frank Friar - Episode 128: The Disharmony of the Devil

November 14, 2018

Recently, I saw an Opera at the Met called Mephistophele.  This opera was an Italian adaptation of the German play called Faust.  Today, I talk about the role of music and the role of the devil in this opera.  The work of the devil reminds us the importance of beauty in our lives. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 127: We Can Be The Widows

November 12, 2018

My mind and heart are stewing a lot on the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath.  This was a reading that we had at the Mass on Sunday.  In a way, I think we need to have the disposition of the widow because we are the widow.  I talk about that insight today and the dangers of feeling we are owed things from others and God.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 126: Struggling with Frustration

November 7, 2018

Today, I talk about some factions I see in the Church.  I try to put words to things I see and sense.  Also, I renew the call to prudence which I think is so necessary right now in our times that are being flooded with so much ambiguity.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 125: Let’s Talk about the D word

November 5, 2018

In light of All Souls day I wanted to talk about the “D” word today.  Not a fun topic, but a necessary one.  Let us not fear this word or how it impacts our reality.  When we remain true to Christ, we will always remain in His Light.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 124: The Power of Love

October 31, 2018

In the next two day we, as a Church, we will celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls day.  I believe these days are amazing testimonies to and about God’s Love.  The reality of love conquering death are placed in a unique way via these days for strengthening our hearts.  I hope this episode helps us to enter into the joy of these two days. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 123: Being Precious like Bartimaeus

October 29, 2018

My mind is still resting with the Story of Bartimaeus in the Gospel of Mark.  This encounter is one of my favorites in the gospels.  Today, I offer some insights from this moment between Bartimaeus and Jesus.  I hope we all can begin to embrace the gaze of love that Jesus offers us.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 122: The Void of the Heart and God’s Will

October 24, 2018

For weeks, the Spirit is asking me to focus on and sit with the 4th line of the Our Father “Thy Will Be Done.”  The wait and the challenge of this line is being revealed to my heart and the need for humility.  I talk about this line and offer an insight from the Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity today.   

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The Frank Friar - Episode 121: Saint John Paul II and the Holy Spirit

October 22, 2018

The episode today is going out on the feast day of Saint John Paull II.  I speak about my experience with him in the episode today.  My biggest experience revolves around his encyclical on the Holy Spirit that he released in 1986.  It was a document that helped me out a lot during my novitiate year within the Carmelite Order.  

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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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