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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The Frank Friar - Episode 117: Talking About Suicide

October 8, 2018

Today, I am talking about suicide.  Why?  Because, a family member of mine committed suicide at the beginning of the month of September.  I am from a rural culture and this is a word people do not talk about, for many reasons.  Yet, I believe the fear from speaking about this topic keeps things in the darkness and might continue a cycle of pain.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 116: Speaking the Truth

September 26, 2018

Today, I reflect on Ephesians 4: 25-29.  I am thinking about this passage considering fraternal correction.  I offer thoughts about needing to speak the truth and the need to reflect about how we are called to do it.  Love drives out fear, so we need to speak the truth in live, in the courage the Spirit provides. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 115: Being in Harmony with God

September 24, 2018

Today, I am reflecting on the readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B.  As I was praying with these readings one word kept striking me, harmony.  The readings show us the danger of disharmony and the impact it has on community and the lives of the righteous.  The wicked seek to destroy those that offer the harmony of God, because their presence shows the wicked how ugly their life and acts have become.  I hope you enjoy my thoughts today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 114: Growing in Faith

September 19, 2018

Today, I reflect on the readings from the 24th Sunday of ordinary time year B.  We here a strong message about faith.  Faith that is a gift, which is meant to be lived in the world as a means of sharing God’s love.  All of this goes around the question that Jesus asked his disciples “who do you say that I am?”  This is a question we are called to answer in our own lives today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 113: Saint Albert of Jerusalem: A Witness for Our Times

September 17, 2018

Today, is the feast day of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the lawgiver of Carmel.  He wrote the Carmelite rule that has been followed for over 800 years.  His use of scripture and the ability to witness to the need for virtue in the world makes him a necessary witness for our times.  The episode offers some points of reflection for you all on this amazing man for your life today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 112: Fear Not in the Time of the Spirit

September 12, 2018

The episode today is a reflection about the readings from the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B.  The call to fear not by the Prophet Isaiah is ringing in my heart. While the healing of the deaf mute is a gateway for all of use to experience the healing presence of the Lord.  I feel these readings are a true source of strength during our dark times in the Church. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 111: Being a Trustworthy Steward

September 10, 2018

Today, I offer a reflection on 1st Cor. 4: 1-5.  This passage has been on my mind and in my heart since the news about ex-Cardinal McCarrick broke.  The Church, also, had this reading offered at one of Her weekly Masses.  I know I will always be a priest because of the sacrament, but I know if people do not trust me, I cannot be their priest.  A hard truth I think all clergy needs to hear.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 110: Courage, Prudence, and Self-knowledge: Necessities for the Prophetic Voice

September 5, 2018

Today, I talk about courage, prudence, and self-knowledge as a few of the necessary virtues we need to live by.  Why?  Because, these virtues help our prophetic voice to ring with the truth.  Never forget the power of our voices when it is shaped in and by the Spirit by living a life of virtue. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 109: Complacency and Rigidity: The Need to Wrestle with Tradition

September 3, 2018

Today, I offer a reflection on our previous Sunday’s Gospel, Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23.  It the light of our current crisis in the Church I try to offer some insights on how one can become a Pharisee.  We are called to grow into Christian Maturity and our tradition as a Church is a means of life for our maturity to grow from. 

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