Thomas Aquinas Podcast

And so, in the name of the divine Mercy, I have the confidence to embark upon the work of a wise man, even though this may surpass my powers, and I have set myself the task of making known, as far as my limited powers will allow, the truth that the Catholic faith professes, and of setting aside the errors that are opposed to it. To use the words of Hillary: ‘I am aware that I owe this to God as the chief duty of my life, that my every word and sense may speak of Him’ [De Trinitate I, 37].

Summa Contra Gentiles 1,2

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Happy Father’s Day

A shout out to all the fathers out there, both biological and spiritual.

By Charles Johnston:

I originally intended to write a short post to wish all the fathers out there a happy Father’s Day, but it ended up becoming something completely different. This doesn’t doesn’t surprise me, my thoughts tend to wander from one subject to another, evidence of this being over 40 half written drafts of posts on this very site. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”

Our Faith is not a part-time job

“because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18

We all need to get our priorities straight, and go all in for God.

Now That I'm Catholic

By Charles Johnston:

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
(Colossians 3:1-2 RSV-2CE)

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Jonah; The Unloving Evangelist 

We are all called to have a reason for the hope that is in us, but we mustn’t forget to do so with gentleness and love. 1 Peter 3:15

Now That I'm Catholic

By Charles Johnston:

The book of Jonah is just four chapters long, and the whole book can be read in just a few minutes. But what it lacks in length, it more that makes up for in substance.

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Saint John Bosco Podcast

This month’s Catholic podcast focuses on the life of Saint John “Don” Bosco.

Born into a life of poverty in 19th century Italy, this loving priest used his life experience to minister to youths and especially young men.

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Question; Israel & The Fig Tree

Fra Angelico

Full Question: I’ve always been told that the state of Israel being re-established in 1948 fulfilled scripture and that the end of the world was guaranteed within a generation. Now it’s 70 years later and we’re still here. Is this the right way to read this? Continue reading “Question; Israel & The Fig Tree”

Padre Pio Podcast

Padre Pio was born to be a saint, from his early life, all the way through to his death, he lived a life of sanctity and service to God.

But then again, we are all born to be saints. Personal sanctification, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is what every baptized Christian is called to.

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My Journey Home

Re-Sharing my conversion story. To read more stories like this, go to

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By Charles Johnston:

I’ve been asked many times about my conversion, what made me dissatisfied with the status quo in the churches I attended, what convinced me that the claims the Catholic Church made were true, what was the final “push” to jump into the current and swim the Tiber river?

I’ve answered each one to whoever asked, but I’ve never sat down and gave a “defense for the hope that is in me” (1 Peter 3:15), until now.

If you are interested in hearing the whole story, you can find it on the website for the Coming Home Network at this link Conversion Story

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The Mass: The Liturgy of The Eucharist II

By Charles Johnston:

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Eucharistic prayer itself has several variations; Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon), Eucharistic Prayer II, Eucharistic Prayer III, and Eucharistic Prayer IV, all having their own preface. But even with this wide variety of options presented to the presiding priest, there are commonalities between all four options. For this reason, we will focus less on the words of the Eucharistic prayers themselves, and more on the common elements of the prayers. Continue reading “The Mass: The Liturgy of The Eucharist II”