Lent is the great season of Fasting. For many of us, however, this practice has fallen into disuse. Listen to today’s podcast to find out how you can help restore this practice to its rightful place in your Lenten disciplines.
Pope St. John Paul II thought a proper understanding of justice and mercy was an important component of the spiritual life. For a discussion on how to reconcile what appears to be two competing virtues, listen to today’s podcast.
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.
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.
Once I am convinced that Christ died for me, it changes everything. All too often though we get trapped in a “Christ died for us” mentality. Listen to the podcast to find out how to move from us to me.
Why is it so important for us to have a proper understanding of Conscience? Is the primacy of conscience really just a smokescreen for doing whatever we want? What role does obedience play in our moral decisions? For these questions and more, listen to the podcast:
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