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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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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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”

The Seven Last Words of Christ

By Charles Johnston:

I love this traditional meditation, between this and stations of the cross, there’s no better way (in my opinion) to really enter in to the passion of Christ; to meditate and be with Jesus in His last hours.

Bishop Barron conducted a Tre Ore service at Saint Patrick’s cathedral a few years ago, and I would recommend anyone to take the time and listen to it, It’s available on CD on his website, but for those of us that don’t have a couple hours to spare, I wrote down my own 1minute meditation version. Continue reading “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

Saint Faustina Podcast

It’s difficult to talk about Saint Faustina without talking about the Devotion to Divine Mercy, and I bet she’d be more than ok with that.

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The Mass: Liturgy of The Eucharist I

By Charles Johnston:

In the first installment of this series we looked at The Introductory Rites , in the second installment we explored the Liturgy of The Word, now we reach the pinnacle of the liturgy of the Church; The Liturgy of The Eucharist. Continue reading “The Mass: Liturgy of The Eucharist I”