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The Frank Friar - Episode 226: The Priest Shortage and an Insight

The Frank Friar - Episode 226: The Priest Shortage and an Insight

January 15, 2020

Recently, in the calendar of Carmel we celebrated the Feast of Saint Andrew Corsini, O. Carm.. He was a man that we can learn from in our own times. What are one of the things we can learn? How to respond to the priest shortage in different areas of the Church around the world. I hope this insight helps us respond to the needs of the Church now.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 225: Baptism and the House of the Lord

The Frank Friar - Episode 225: Baptism and the House of the Lord

January 13, 2020

Today, I am reflecting on the Baptism of the Lord. I see in this feast our showing us his skill as a carpenter. He has come to build a house of and for God. Where and why? Are questions I wrestle with in the episode. Enjoy!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 224: Cleansing

The Frank Friar - Episode 224: Cleansing

January 8, 2020

I am about of a Priestfit group. I will be using their hashtags as a way of supporting healthier living among priests. One example is the #presentationchallenge2020. A recent video that they put out is on the topic on cleansing.  What does it mean to cleanse our lives? I try to address that question and some ideas for Lent prepare in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 223: We are the Nations

The Frank Friar - Episode 223: We are the Nations

January 6, 2020

Today, I am reflecting upon the feast of the Epiphany. The theme for the episode is about our identity as ‚ÄėThe Nations.‚Äô My parish in the Bronx is a prime example of this reality. Diversity and Unity are just a few things I talk about in this episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 222: The Gift of the Jewish People

The Frank Friar - Episode 222: The Gift of the Jewish People

January 1, 2020

On December 28th a group of Jewish were attacked during a Hanukkah celebration. Today, I speak about the gift of the Jewish people in my life. I also speak about the dangers of language around these issues and anti-Semitism. My god continue to bless the Jewish people.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 221: The Holy Family and A Necessary Question for Our Families

The Frank Friar - Episode 221: The Holy Family and A Necessary Question for Our Families

December 30, 2019

Today, I speak about the reading from Colossians during the feast of the Holy Faith. Families are not just built on blood but also virtue. We are called to cultivate virtue in our families. Reflecting on this call means asking ourselves an important question I bring up in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 220: Christmas and The Vulnerability of Love

The Frank Friar - Episode 220: Christmas and The Vulnerability of Love

December 25, 2019

Today, I speak about my preparation for Christmas and a conviction that rose up in my heart thanks to Saint Paul.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 219: A Thread of Providence

The Frank Friar - Episode 219: A Thread of Providence

December 23, 2019

Today, I speak about an experience I had recently in the Bronx. This experience is one of those tapestry moments I’ve spoken about on the podcast before which brings us back to the joy of God’s providence.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 218: Being the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

The Frank Friar - Episode 218: Being the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

December 18, 2019

The readings for Gaudete Sunday invoke the work of the Spirit in the Background. We see all throughout the readings the Fruit of the Spirit being invoked. What does it mean then for us to be prepared in the Spirit? I wrestle with the time of preparation with the Spirit we are in now as a pilgrim people in the podcast episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 217: A Catechetical Color

The Frank Friar - Episode 217: A Catechetical Color

December 16, 2019

Rose or Pink, the word we place with the color for Gaudete Sunday is a moment for us to help the children of our Church to grow in love with the faith. Colors are a great catechetical tool to help us bring children and ourselves into the movement of our Christian life found in the Church. Today, I talk about my recent experience of working with children for Gaudete Sunday.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 216: A lofty degree

The Frank Friar - Episode 216: A lofty degree

December 11, 2019

Today, I shared a quote from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) that may help us during this Advent season.  I, also, provide a little commentary on that quote to help us tap the depth of the Spirit our sister in Carmel is trying to take us into during our pilgrimage.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 215: Coming into Harmony

The Frank Friar - Episode 215: Coming into Harmony

December 9, 2019

I’ve been wrestling with the concept of the second coming, the final judgement, and how to speak about this with children.  Today, I put forward an idea that I have shared with the children of my parish.  Let me know your thoughts through my website.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 214: Care for the Body

The Frank Friar - Episode 214: Care for the Body

December 4, 2019

We are soul and body. Thus, we are called to care for both our souls and our bodies. Today, I talk about my recent movement to care for my body better and why I speaking about it more.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 213: NCYC and Advent

The Frank Friar - Episode 213: NCYC and Advent

December 2, 2019

In the episode today I speak about #NCYC and the season of Advent.  Advent is a season of preparation and my time at NCYC taught me a few things about that the need to become prepared.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 212: Getting Ready for NCYC

The Frank Friar - Episode 212: Getting Ready for NCYC

November 20, 2019

My province is attending the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). I ask for your prayers for this event and our participation in it. I speak about my experience with this event and our care for children in the Church.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 211: Self-Care Is Necessary

The Frank Friar - Episode 211: Self-Care Is Necessary

November 18, 2019

It is not prideful to care for oneself. This issue of self-care I speak about in this episode today. I did with many people that struggle with this issue and I hope this episode helps struggling with caring for themselves.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 210: Instagram: A Necessary Reality Check

The Frank Friar - Episode 210: Instagram: A Necessary Reality Check

November 13, 2019

I do a lot of social media work.  One of the platforms I use is Instagram.  This app is brought up regularly in my ministry at the school in my parish.  Today, I speak about one of the dangers of Instagram and how we need to respond to it for the sake of the children entrusted to our families and parishes.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 209: Purification: It Is More Than a No

The Frank Friar - Episode 209: Purification: It Is More Than a No

November 11, 2019

November is a month when the Church calls us to think about death. One of the practices during this month is praying for the dead. From the practice many conversations around the topic of purgatory arise. The term purgatory has in it the term and idea of purification. Today, I speak about that concept of purification and some good ways to think about it.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 208: A Child’s Experience with Beauty

The Frank Friar - Episode 208: A Child’s Experience with Beauty

November 6, 2019

The episode is based on an experience I had this past All Saints day.  A little boy had his heart moved by the beautiful music at the Mass.  I share that experience with that boy with you all today.  God Bless!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 207: Our Public Faith

The Frank Friar - Episode 207: Our Public Faith

November 4, 2019

Part of the Zacchaeus story from the Mass this previous Sunday has really stayed with me.  I speak about that part is in the episode today.

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