Continuing our series on petitions we’ll be looking at the response of ‘Not That Way’ today. This episode’s Bible story comes from the book of Acts and is about St Peter and the healing of a lame beggar (Acts 3:1-10).
What exactly is evangelization? Typically when the word ‘evangelization’ gets used we automatically think of missionaries going to foreign lands to preach to the unchurched. There’s also a movement in the Catholic church which focuses on something called ‘the new evangelization.’ This movement shares the Gospel message with those who already have some familiarity with it … Continue reading Evangelization: Fishers of Men →
Today’s episode concludes our 4-part series on vocations. We’ve talked about consecrated life and we’ve talked about married life–what else is there to talk about? Single life! And so the controversy begins. Some people argue that the single life is not a vocation at all, but a sort of no man’s land which exists before … Continue reading The Forgotten Vocation #4: Is Single Life A Vocation? →
We are continuing the 4-part series on vocations. Today’s episode takes a look at the general vocation of marriage. We’re also going to address two of the goods of marriage, namely the good of the spouses and children.
Today’s episode continues the 4-part series on vocations. We are going to be taking a look at what the vocation to religious life is. We’re also going to address an issue called ‘clericalism’ which has to do with a way in which this vocation can be forgotten to be lived as a vocation.
Today’s episode kicks off a four-part series on vocations. We’re going to be taking a look at the general types of vocations and also how those vocations are lived out and how they can become ‘forgotten’ vocations. In this first episode, we’re going to start by answering what exactly a vocation is and what that … Continue reading The Forgotten Vocation #1: Where Are Your Children? →
If you’ve been Catholic for a while then you’ve probably heard these accusations before: You Catholics worship Mary! You Catholics pray to statues! You Catholics are just a bunch of Idolaters! So some bad news: some of our traditional Catholic practices can easily be mistaken for idolatry. But there’s good news! And that good news … Continue reading Debunking Catholic Idol Worship →
We’re taking a look at some lessons on balance from the story of Jesus getting into a boat to preach to the crowds. You can find this story in Mark 3:7-12. Some lessons we can learn are: 1.) If you are feeling overwhelmed in life, remember Jesus probably felt overwhelmed at times too. 2.) When … Continue reading Jesus And The Multitude: Do You Ever Feel Overwhelmed? →
Today we conclude the two-part Theology of the Body series. The last episode covered how we are all made in the image and likeness of God. We also talked about how we are made to love as God loves in way that is free, total, faithful, and fruitful. This episode is all about how our … Continue reading Theology of the Body – God’s Plan for Gender →
If you’ve ever heard any talk on Theology of the Body you’re probably thinking you know where this episode is going. And that’s a shame, because there is so much more to it than that tiny silver most Theology of the Body talks focus on. We’re going to take a look at what some of … Continue reading Theology of the Body – Made in His Image →
The text for this episode comes from Mark 15:22-40. We could talk about many things in this story. Two things we’re going to focus on are the reason for the death of Christ on the Cross and the tearing of the temple veil.
The text of this story is from Luke 23:26-30. One of the things Jesus shows us on the road to Calvary is that everything does not have to be perfect in your world for you to be able to help someone else carry their cross. You can be suffering and also help someone else who … Continue reading No Greater Love – Jesus Meets the Women →
Three texts for today’s episode! How can this be? Because the Gospels only devote a few verses to the carrying of the cross, with the exception of Luke who relates a separate incident along the way. So from Mark 15:20-21 we get this: And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple … Continue reading No Greater Love – Jesus Carrying His Cross →
Today we start a new series for Lent called ‘No Greater Love.’ Over these next few weeks we are going to follow along with the story of Jesus’ passion and death as related in the Gospels. Today’s episode will focus on Jesus as we see Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. The text for today’s … Continue reading No Greater Love – Jesus in the Garden →
Our experience of transformation is not always going to be comfortable. Lessons from the life of St Paul. Recording is from a teaching given during the 2015 Life in the Spirit retreat at the Community of My Beloved prayer group at St Mary Magdalen’s in San Antonio, TX.