The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.
Resolutions are popular on January 1, but by now most of them have been abandoned. Join us on the Podcast for some ideas about how to set resolutions you will actually keep. The key is making them part of a large important life goal and managing the daily activities you need to accomplish so you eventually reach your life goal.
The Compass Catholic blog also has some Bible verses for you to reflect on as work on your financial resolutions.
Our in-house-philosopher, Karlo Broussard, author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church, joins us for a three part conversation about relativism. Why are conversations about right and wrong so often labeled â€śhate speech?
Exploring specific Bible verses on anxiety & worry. Plus the MOST amazing story about a bad mammogram; a Scripture for hope; and one incredible confession with a newly minted Priest!!Â Advice that helps because I am there with you every - single - day.
Uncomfortable truths such as the almost certain validity of that greatest of all relics the True Cross Of Christ are often ignored because they just cannot fit into the mind sets of those that reject Catholicism. Non-Catholics sometimes get mental indigestion when they hear the amazing stories describing how carefully preserved and documented are Catholic relics of every type. Calvin ridiculed the Catholics who claimed to have of relics of The True Cross. Much as he ridiculed other more important parts the Catholic Church inheritance from Christ. Listen to hear how Calvinâ€™s careless opinion was exposed as ridiculous itself.
â€śPreach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.â€ť â€• Francis of Assisi
Iâ€™ve always been a fan of this quote from St. Francis. It speaks volumes about ministry. In this podcast, Tony discusses the personal ministries that we do every day.
Scripture: â€śPreach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.â€ť â€• Francis of Assisi
But you are â€śa chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praisesâ€ť of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.â€“1 Peter 2:9
Reflection:Â What do you do in your daily life that you would consider ministry? Have you ever considered that the way you treat people is part of your ministry?Â How do others minister to you?
I am reading a book by Karen Swallow Prior called On Reading Well: Finding The Good Life through Great Books.Â I must tell you all I am truly enjoy this book.Â It is a solid recommend.Â I talk about its structure and goal of it in the episode today.Â From the intent of this book I talk about the impact reading like this book recommends has impacted my life.Â
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- 20:11 - What is the general purpose of the Psalms?
- 22:25 - Do Jewish people today read the Psalms as part of their holy text?
- 31:30 - How do we know that God is good as the Psalms state?
- 41:00 - Why is it so important for priests to read the Psalms every day, of all the books in the Bible?
- 44:50 - Why does the grail psalter look like it needs to be sung?
- 47:56 - On Psalm 95- why is it used for morning prayer? Also, why does it seem to be from David and Godâ€™s perspectives?
- 20:35 - There seems to be a feminization of the Church. Why is the manliness and the fierceness being taken out of the faith? As a man, what is my place in all of this?
- 30:00 - How can I help people to understand that our money is Godâ€™s and that we should contribute to the Church?
- 33:54 - How can we make sure that the Catholic Church speaks the truth?
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On this edition of The Storytellers, Â Tony is joined by Danielle Bean, author of the book, Your Are Enough:What Women of the Bible Teach You about Mission and Worth. In a world where everything feels fleeting and temporary, we are made for everlasting life; we are meant to experience Godâ€™s abiding love.Â You Are EnoughÂ uses the timeless tales of the Bible to clarify that truth for modern women.
Danielle Bean is the brand manager for CatholicMom.com. She is the former publisher and editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest. She is creator and host of The Gist, a weekly Catholic women's television talk show in its seventh season on CatholicTV. Danielle is author of several books for women including Small Steps for Catholic Moms, Momnipotent, and You're Worth It!. She is also creator and host of the popular Girlfriends podcast and a popular speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, parenting, marriage, and the spirituality of motherhood.
JoinÂ Â Fr. Scott Mansfield, Pastor of St. John Vianney, Tony Wilimitis, Director of Formation, and Will Tapia, Director of Development as they give an in depth review of the Gospel from the Baptism of the Lord: John Baptized with Water.
Perhaps you avoided the hookup culture altogether when you were dating your spouse, and therefore honestly can't understand it at all. Or maybe you encountered your fair share of it when you were navigating the messy waters of love. Some of you, I'm sure are even wading through it now! One of the primary and most frustrating elements of today's dating world is the fear of commitment. ProfessorÂ Tim O'MalleyÂ gives his students extra credit for going on a date and analyzing that date according to the art of dating (there are actual skills to be learned)! Tim joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to unpack the popularized utilitarian concept of "hooking up," which has sought to replace dating and therefore threaten the healthy process of communication leading into the entrance of marriage. Tim looks at God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World.