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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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”

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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Question; The Fish and The Shekel

Question by Nora:

I had a question about a scripture, I’ve read it many times, although I think I understand lol. I know there’s more. It’s Jesus and the temple tax, and the miracle of the coin in the fishes mouth in Matthew. Continue reading “Question; The Fish and The Shekel”

The Indispensability of Ordinary Time

By Charles Johnston:

Why do we have a season in the Church Calendar, and it takes up a majority of the year, called Ordinary Time? Shouldn’t we want our short time on this earth to be extraordinary, and not simply ordinary?

Like everything else that the Church does, this unfortunate name has a very good reason. In Latin, the name of this time is Tempus per annum, and is translated as timeduring the year, but is usually rendered in English as Ordinary Time. Continue reading “The Indispensability of Ordinary Time”

Saint Catherine of Siena Podcast

The latest in our series of podcast on the lives of the saints.

In this episode we dive deep into the life of this mystic, prophet, spiritual advisor, and doctor of the Church. We find out her story, and what was her driving motivations.

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The Perfect Prayer

Exploring the perfection of the Lord’s Prayer

By Charles Johnston:

What is the Perfect Prayer? Any time you speak to God from your heart, and remain in reverent silence to allow Him to speak to you, I’d say that’s a pretty good start.

We sometimes forget that prayer isn’t a one way street, it isn’t giving God a list of demands and then hanging up the phone. We have to remember that prayer isn’t a hostile negotiation, it’s a conversion in the context of a relationship. We have to approach God and speak with Him, not at Him.

But what about those times when we don’t really know what to say, or there’s a longing that we wish to express but just can’t find the right words? For these, and many other situations, I can’t think of a better way to pray than with the words our Savior gave us.

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Saint Augustine Podcast

We are back in 2018, with one of the most important saints in the history of the Church. The impact that Saint Augustine has had on Christian philosophy and theology is immeasurable. Continue reading “Saint Augustine Podcast”