Do you find the Catholic Churchâ€™s teachings on Mary confusing? Do you struggle giving answers when questioned about what we believe about her and why? Here is a simple explanation of the four defined Marian doctrines of the Catholic Church. If you know these, youâ€™ll be well on your way to understanding and standing your ground when it comes to the Blessed Mother. Also includes a bit of meandering in regard to mental illness, substance abuse, and tragedy.
Are you disgusted by the immorality on social media? Or, are you so used to it that it doesnâ€™t even faze you anymore? Marge explores how Mary might deal with it and offers practical ways for you to handle the oftentimes rampant immorality on social media and elsewhere online.
Everyday Spirituality - Episode 9: Forgiveness Part II â€“ Three Easy Steps to Stop Brooding and Start Forgiving
You want to forgive, but you just canâ€™t stop brooding about the wrong thatâ€™s been done to you. The fact that the other person isnâ€™t one bit sorry makes things even worse. Here are three easy (yes easy) steps to stop brooding and start forgiving.
Why is it so hard to forgive? Because we all miss one essential component in the forgiveness process. Marge talks about the devastating effects of unforgiveness, the essential component we all miss, Godâ€™s love, mercy, and justice, and the beautiful way Mary helps us to heal.
Marge answers listener questions about finding balance in life, parenting during heartbreak, and obedience to Godâ€™s will. She offers a useful tool for discernment in every situation that will help you know whatâ€™s right for you â€“ and whatâ€™s not.
What is real peace? Itâ€™s not the absence of war as some might think. Real, lasting peace begins with the struggle to rid ourselves of sin. To reach real peace, we need Mary to guide us and Christ to strengthen us.
Maryâ€™s eyes are resplendent and full of mercy, but for who? Sinners like you and me? If we feel sinful and unlovable, it can be difficult to return Maryâ€™s loving gaze. Difficult, but not impossible. Marge describes Maryâ€™s merciful eyes and shows us how to look into them with confidence.
Why is May called Maryâ€™s Month? Marge explains how the Catholic custom of devoting the entire month of May to Mary began (youâ€™ll be surprised). Then she offers practical ways to observe Maryâ€™s special month in your diocese, parish and at home.
Take Margeâ€™s Marian pilgrimage site quiz â€“ how many do you know? Then discover the Marian Pilgrimage site that every single Catholic in America should know about and Maryâ€™s message for us today.
Marge describes what it's like to be an author on a book's release day (like having a baby) and explains the background for her new book, "My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena." She gives examples of our rich US Catholic history and heritage, talks miracles, the essence of Marian pilgrimage places and why we're in danger of losing them.
What exactly is everyday spirituality? Why is it important? In this episode, Marge defines everyday spirituality and discusses Mary as the first and greatest disciple of Christ and our prime example in living our Catholic faith - every day.