June 23, 2020
Today we are wrapping up the season before the summer with some random questions about the hosts.
Can Fr. C wear shorts and sneakers when it's hot?
What are some of our favorite Bible stories?
How did the Sullivans introduce their children to prayer?
April 21, 2020
Happy Easter! Today we are talking about Divine Mercy. What is mercy? What is the celebration of Divine Mercy? What is the Divine Mercy chaplet? Well, we pray it at the beginning of the episode. Join us! And we share #HowIHeardGod this week!
April 7, 2020
You can tell we are stuck at home as we talked for nearly an hour during this episode! Fr. Connolly tells us about all things Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday. ¬†(Side note: Fr. C mentions that his church would be giving out palms, but as things change almost daily, this did NOT happen.) Learn ¬†about the Chrism Mass, Tenebrae, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil. ¬† --- This episode is sponsored by ¬∑ Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.¬†https://anchor.fm/app
March 24, 2020
In today's episode, Fr. Connolly speaks with the Sullivan children, Samantha, John and Matthew and their very good friends Kaitlyn, Nathan and Madeleine. Each child has a question about the quarantine, Coronavirus and the cancellation of Masses and sacraments.
March 10, 2020
Today we finish our conversation with Cynthia O'Connor about her daughter who is a religious sister. We talk about the joy of finding your vocation, Fr. Connolly sings a boy band song, and Cynthia tells us about a panini press that had to be returned because of her daughter's vow of poverty!
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March 3, 2020
Why do we flock to our churches to have dirt put on our faces and what‚Äôs the significance of the sign of the Cross?
February 25, 2020
Today we speak with Cynthia O'Connor, mom, grandma and school nurse extraordinaire! Cynthia's daughter, Sister Clare (Anna) is a Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. We speak with Cynthia on how the family helped their daughter discern her call, what family prayer life was like, and her thoughts about having a child enter religious life, and many more topics. Learn more about Sister Clare's order here on their website. Sister Clare is featured in the video on the homepage.
February 11, 2020
We answer two kids' questions today. ¬†Cassidy, age 10, wants to know how we can be sorry for our sins when we don't know how. ¬†And Joseph, age 5, wants an answer to the age old question about why there is evil in the world. Plus, #HowIHeardGod is back this episode!
January 28, 2020
We are continuing our conversation with Sister Marie Pappas, a Sister of the Resurrection and DRE at St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, NY.
She tells us more about her vocation and answers some rapid fire questions sent in from some local children.
January 14, 2020
This episode we begin a series on vocations. ¬†We start by interviewing a religious sister, Sister Marie Pappas of the Sisters of the Resurrection. ¬†Sister Marie currently runs the religious education program of St. Columba parish in Hopewell Junction, NY. ¬†In part 1 of the interview, Sister Marie tells us her vocation story.
November 26, 2019
We answer call in questions today from two boys - Did Adam get a new rib after Eve was made? And is God a punishing God? ¬†- We chat about Thanksgiving traditions and plans, and we share #HowIHeardGod this week.
November 12, 2019
Have you ever thought, "I just don't get much out of Mass." ¬†Or are you not sure how to actively participate in Mass? This episode we tackle some of those challenges.
October 31, 2019
There is a debate across the internet about whether Catholics should celebrate Halloween. ¬†What do we think? ¬†Well, we dressed up at Saints John Paul II and Teresa of Calcutta for this episode, so yes, but also be careful!
October 15, 2019
The Catechism states: "to know, love and serve Him." But what does this mean?
October 2, 2019
Last week, we spoke about the theology behind the Eucharist. ¬†This week we talk about what it means for us and why we should care. ¬†Learn about some Eucharistic miracles, and hear a couple examples of our personal experiences of Jesus' True Presence. ¬†Also, more of our new segment, #HowIHeardGod
September 24, 2019
We address the now famous Pew Research study that said only 30% of Catholics believe in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. ¬†We touch on some biblical passages to help explain what happens during the consecration. ¬†And we introduce a new segment, #HowIHeardGod.
September 17, 2019
Welcome back! Here's what you've got to look forward to this season!
June 11, 2019
In today‚Äôs episode we interview Leila Miller, Catholic blogger and co-author of the book, Made This Way, from Catholic Answers. The book discusses 10 difficult issues that modern parents are facing, from modesty to divorce to pornography. They explain what the Church teaches and why, and how to discuss these issues with younger kids and older kids.
May 28, 2019
An 8th grade faith formation class had sent us some questions via email. In this episode we visit their class and record in person! This is our first foray into questions from teens. We discuss the how and why of miracles. And that transitions into a discussion on the meaning of suffering. PS - we are sorry for the average audio quality. Please forgive us.
May 14, 2019
Today is a little different. We break from our usual format of answering questions to talk as the Holy Spirit moved us. We discuss the darkness in the world around us, and how we will all likely encounter resistance to our faith. But that we should be not afraid because God is always with us. And we encourage all our listeners to be lights of Christ in the world. Plus, if you're a Batman fan, Father Connolly does an impression of Bane from The Dark Night.