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Catholic Answers Live - Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? Part 2

Catholic Answers Live - Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? Part 2

July 16, 2019

 

Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality.

Questions Covered:

  • 03:44 - I have a problem with the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that we either go to heaven or hell.
  • 13:30 - I got myself sterilized for the sake of my wife and I disagree with what the Church says about that.
  • 23:06 - Why would God create someone who he knows would go to hell?
  • 34:10 - I disagree with the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
  • 48:00 - What do you think about Fr. Richard Rohr’s account of there not being a hell?
Catholic Answers Live - Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? Part 1

Catholic Answers Live - Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? Part 1

July 16, 2019

Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality.

Questions Covered:

  • 06:59 - It seems like Catholics push for open borders and I disagree with that.
  • 17:34 - I was raised Catholic and am no longer Catholic. I don’t think the 10 Commandments still apply to you if you accept Jesus. Those were for the people before Jesus.
  • 29:15 - I don’t think God answers prayers in a loving way.
  • 36:45 - The Church went too far with certain things, like Holy Days of obligation. How can the Church say that you’re in a state of mortal sin when you don’t go to Mass?
  • 45:33 - What is the moral duty of a Catholic in the separation of Church and state?

Resources Mentioned:

Beneath the Surface - Scientism and Dogmatism

Beneath the Surface - Scientism and Dogmatism

July 16, 2019

Scientism and secular progressivism "hate" dogma, but have as many dogmas as Christianity. The problem is they're not as rational.  In truth, what fuels these movements is not a hate of dogma, but of Christianity.

 
Go beneath the surface with Paul Murano and his guest Robert Leblanc to uncover the meaning of it all.
Clean Sweep - Passion of Christ
Footsteps to Heaven - The Soul-lifting Gloria

Footsteps to Heaven - The Soul-lifting Gloria

July 16, 2019

Episode #22: Part 3 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE GLORIA 

The timing of the Gloria during the Catholic Mass is important. It comes immediately after the Penitential Rite for a reason. We sing our praises to God after we've opened ourselves to the healing of our souls. Having received forgiveness, we want to sing praises to God and give him our gratefulness. We are grateful that Jesus died on the cross for us to take away the sins that we thought about during the Penitential Rite. We sing “Glory!” because we are excited that we have been set free from the enslavement of sins. In a spirit of thanksgiving, we sing or pray the Gloria together – the priest and laity together as one body. This is when we begin to really enter into celebrating the glory of God. The Gloria is meant to inspire awe. 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Liturgy Live - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Martha Martha

Liturgy Live - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Martha Martha

July 16, 2019

This week on the podcast we talk about service through suffering. In the first reading Alanna connects the symbolism of the story to the symbolism of the New Testament. Service in suffering under the "tree" brings forth fruit, and new life. Abraham serves God with a good and ordered attitude and does not complain to the Lord. His service through the suffering brings forth the announcement of the upcoming birth of Isaac. In the second reading we talk about St Paul and when he talks about the sufferings that are lacking in Christ. We discuss what that really means mystically and how we are to participate in it. Specifically we focus on praising God in the midst of our sufferings. In the Gospel we review the story of Martha and Mary, and we touch on the active vs the contemplative life. What was really happening in this story and why did Jesus respond to her in this way? We also touch on how physical busyness can lead to spiritual sloth.

Bishop Ronald Gainer - Gospel Reflection for July 21, 2019

Bishop Ronald Gainer - Gospel Reflection for July 21, 2019

July 16, 2019

Are you a good listener? It's something that Jesus appreciates in the Gospel at Mass this weekend.

Jesus Mary Lazarus Catholic Bible Gospel Gainer

 

Lisa Hendey & Friends - Episode 58 - Joyce Smith “Breakthrough”

Lisa Hendey & Friends - Episode 58 - Joyce Smith “Breakthrough”

July 16, 2019

On this week's show, we welcome Joyce Smith, the author of Breakthrough: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Love and Her Son’s Resurrection on
which the film BREAKTHROUGH is based. The film is now available on all Digital streaming, Blu-Ray, 4K and DVD platforms. Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa's Amazon Page. For Lisa's speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.

Church Nativity Weekly Message - We Dare To Say Week 5
No Spin Homilies - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

No Spin Homilies - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 15, 2019

In today’s Gospel, we hear the great Parable of the Good Samaritan and understand that it is God’s plan for our Redemption.

Catholic Answers Live - Kids’ Show

Catholic Answers Live - Kids’ Show

July 15, 2019

Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church. 

Questions Covered:

  • 04:18 - Why is God three separate persons?
  • 07:04 - Where was the garden of Eden?
  • 09:49 - Why does God let bad things happen?
  • 16:55 - Did I get my guardian angel when I was in my mommy’s belly or when I was born?
  • 18:53 - Are all the stories that Jesus told true?
  • 31:11 - How do you know if you have the Holy Spirit inside of you?
  • 35:04 - Why can’t women be priests?
  • 42:25 - What can I do when teachers tell me that God or my Catholic faith are too personal to talk about?
  • 48:02 - When I get mad, sometimes you believe in God and I ask him a lot of questions. What can I do about this?
  • 52:22 - How is God not a human being?
Catholic Answers Live - Race and Reparations

Catholic Answers Live - Race and Reparations

July 15, 2019

Pro-life leader and EWTN Morning Glory co-host Gloria Purvis joins us for a conversation around the current push for a reparations commission. As hard as it may be to talk with maturity and composure about race, Catholics are called to contribute in a charitable way to the conversation. There is, of course, no official Catholic position on reparations,  but the topic provides us with an opportunity for a Friday discussion about race in the light of the Gospel.

Questions Covered:

  • 22:58 - In fairness of reparations, what is a good solution that addresses the culpability of all involved?
  • 33:07 - The first slave owner in North America was black. How can you blame the whole issue on non-blacks?
  • 37:10 - Don’t Christians believe that forgiveness has no price? Also, I don’t believe beauty is physical. I believe it’s the character of a person that is beautiful. Don’t you agree?
  • 45:45 - I had nothing to do with owning slaves, but are you saying that I would be responsible for paying these reparations?
  • 52:10 - I agree almost a hundred percent with you. At one point do we limit reparations to just African Americans? There were slaves of other races, too.
 
Bible Study Evangelista - I AM the Light of the World

Bible Study Evangelista - I AM the Light of the World

July 15, 2019

All the “lights” of the Old Testament symbolized the light of God’s authoritative presence in his Word through the institutional priesthood. Jesus fulfills them all as High Priest and Word of God. By filling the “lights” with the power of salvation, he carries the lampstand forward into the New Testament Church, where Jesus is the center of all the light emanating from the historical, institutional priesthood in the heavenly tabernacle, as we see him in Revelation 1:12-13.

Because God commanded it as part of their duty on his behalf, separating the priesthood from teaching and instruction in the Law would have been unthinkable to the Jewish mind. Certainly, God was not preventing the people from learning, praying, or studying the Law on their own; he was protecting them from doctrinal error and preserving them in unity. The priesthood was the office of authoritative judgment for the people, a way of justice for them. The prophets saw that this would be so in the Messianic Kingdom as well (see Ezekiel 44:23-23). Can you see how a priestly, magisterial body on matters of faith and doctrine was God’s idea? Now as then, they are anointed at ordination with a special discernment charism.

Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gerard O’R and Chris C, for loving and lifting me!

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LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin.

L – Listen (Receive the Word.)

O – Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

F | Franciscan – Take tour of your home with your eyes closed as though you were blind. What does it mean to you that the light of truth comes to us most fully and completely through the Church?

I | Ignatian – Aside from the historical, Jewish context of “light”, St. John places this I AM statement in the context of Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman in John 8:1-12. Imagine you are present at the scene as one of the would-be stoners. Imagine with all your senses that Jesus has written the Ten Commandments in the dirt before you, and challenged you to throw a stone if you, yourself, have never mortally sinned. What does this mean to you, now: “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

A | Augustinian – Are there Catholic teachings, either in Tradition or Scripture, that you “don’t agree with”?  What has God said to you about Catholic teaching through this show?

 T | Thomistic – Spend a few minutes, here, researching light. What correlations can you make between light as temporal and spiritual energy? Do these connections speak you you in any way?

V – Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

 Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

 E – Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Jesus, Light of the World, For the many who have followed you today through the darkness of temptation, confusion, depression, sin, doubt, or pain, you are the promise of an eternal dawn. We give thanks for all that has been given to us through you, and we ask for the grace to be your faithful disciples. May we praise you all the days of our lives and throughout eternity. + Amen.

 *LOVE the Word® exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.

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The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part Two

The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part Two

July 15, 2019

What does it mean to say that the Church is holy, when we look around and see so much unholiness? Unlike human institutions, the Church is made worthy not by her leaders but by her Head: Jesus Christ. When we profess that the Church is holy, we don’t mean that all her members are perfect—the Church is holy because she is our means of entering into the family of God. 

Perpetual Virginity and Assumption of Mary with Tom Perna - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 04

Perpetual Virginity and Assumption of Mary with Tom Perna - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 04

July 15, 2019

In this week's episode our guest Tom Perna explains two Marian Dogmas that are misunderstood by our Protestant friends.  Those Dogmas are the perpetual virginity of and the Assumption of Mary.  Understanding both has huge implications in explaining and defending the Catholic Faith.  

 

The Bear Woznick Adventure 395 - Dr. Peter Kreeft – Surf the waves of God’s will

The Bear Woznick Adventure 395 - Dr. Peter Kreeft – Surf the waves of God’s will

July 15, 2019

The ocean is like God – it keeps you humble. You can’t control it, and if you try to, you will wipe out. But if you let yourself be carried by the waves, you’re in for a mystical experience. On this week’s show, Dr. Peter Kreeft and I discuss how to surf the waves of God’s will. You won’t want to miss it!

Dr. Peter Kreeft, a convert to Catholicism, has written 75 books on apologetics and currently teaches philosophy at Boston College. 

Why Do Catholics… Episode 002

Why Do Catholics… Episode 002

July 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered what really happens during the Sacrament of Baptism? Fr. Josh Cavender breaks down this first Sacrament, explaining how we become children of God.

The John 3:30 Podcast - Episode 77: Father Charlie Banks, OMI

The John 3:30 Podcast - Episode 77: Father Charlie Banks, OMI

July 15, 2019

Episode # 77 is here!! In this week’s episode, I speak with Father Charlie Banks, OMI. Father Banks has been a Priest in the Catholic Church for 53 years and is a Missionary Oblate Mary Immaculate! We learn who inspired him to become a Priest, how he Prays, what he refers to as “stress-free, cheap therapy” and much more! How does Father Charlie Banks keep his Fire burning for our Catholic Faith? Click play and let’s find out, together.

A BIG Thank you to our Executive Producers: Dr. Jeff Vista, Chris Lehmann, and the Men’s ACTS Team.

Special thanks to Philip Strauch III for providing the Outro Music, "He must Increase." Text and Tune copyrighted.

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Interview with Sr Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP - 7/15/19

Interview with Sr Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP - 7/15/19

July 15, 2019

It is a joy to share with you this week an interview with Sr Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga who made her perpetual profession in her home town in Kenya. She shares with us the cultural high points and the profoundly personal reflections of professing her vows as a Daughter of St Paul for all her life.

An Invitation: to become a part of my HeartWork community!

Welcome to the HeartWork Community.

A blend of spiritual guidance, mentorship, and counselling, the HeartWork community is a place where you can ask the hard questions and find a path to a life that is free, fulfilling and fruitful.

Sometimes we can’t touch the sunrise within us because we are numb from the effort to keep pushing through the wounding of present or past situations and events in our life. But at a certain point, we can’t ignore our heart’s desire for more.

What is HeartWork
Here at the HeartWork Community we learn a simple and practical process of watchfulness “at the door of your heart” in the spirit of the Eastern Fathers, who teach that the process for healing the heart is through a patient and sacred watchfulness which gives rise to the deep experience of wonder that bubbles up from the heart.

For the past twenty years I've written about moving through our brokenness into the light of God. My best-selling title based on my own experience, Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach, has been translated into 12 languages and is in its third edition. My newest book, Reclaim Regret: How God Heals Life's Disappointments, has just been released. For years I’ve offered HeartWork personally on an individual basis to whoever wants to pursue the hard questions in their own life and grow in an integrated spiritual-human formation. As much as that has helped people over the years, I realize that many more people could benefit from HeartWork if there were various ways a person could access the program. I so believe that HeartWork can help people that I want to make it available to as many as possible. That's why I created the HeartWork community at http://pauline.org/heartwork.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 179: Our Lady, Mother, and Sister: Celebrating Mary in Our Lives

The Frank Friar - Episode 179: Our Lady, Mother, and Sister: Celebrating Mary in Our Lives

July 15, 2019

Today’s episode is being released a day before the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I’m currently residing at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to say are busy with the setup is an understatement. Also, the weekend before the feast the Shrine hosted its 3rd annual celebration of Our Lady of La Vang, a Vietnamese devotion to Mary. In the episode today, I speak about Marian devotion. What does it mean that Mary is with us during our pilgrimage of Life? What is Mary doing to help us during that journey? These questions and more are addressed in the episode today.

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