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The Immaculate Conception

Catholics mistakenly think the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Our Lord.  While this is most definitely not the case, the Immaculate Conception of Mary does have a vital connection to our belief in Jesus.  To find out what that link is, listen to today’s podcast.

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On Purgatory

There is a story of a young priest who was asked to preside over a funeral of a man he did not know.  He met with the widow beforehand in order to learn some things about the man.  In order to break the ice, he said “I am sure your husband is in a better place,” to which the widow replied “the hell he is!”  Whether this story is apocryphal or not, we have all had the uncomfortable experience of being around someone who is very quick to canonize a person once they have died.  This habit of canonizing the dead really stems from a refusal to take the existence of Purgatory seriously or to downplay its significance.  Not only do we deprive the dead of our prayers, but we do not allow the reality of Purgatory to shape our lives as it should.  To find out to avoid this spiritual pitfall, stay tuned to today’s episode.

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Rules of Engagement

St. Peter exhorts us all to “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Pt 3:15-16).  But what does this actually look like?  Listen to the podcast to find out

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