In this week’s episode I discuss a very sensitive topic. The topic of suicide. In this short episode I lay out the teaching of the Church about those who die of suicide. Please share. For more info please visit tucsonapologetics.org.
This week I am honored to have author, podcaster, radio show host, and Shalom News anchor Kendra Von Esh on the program. Her journey of faith is inspiring, and we discuss how her journey started, some of her challenges, and what God has led her to now. Her story is inspirational! You can learn more about Kendra on her website at www.kendravonesh.com
Jeff Cavins is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers In the Church today. Over the past several decades, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible, a practical, interactive program that helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning for their lives. The Great Adventure presents the entire sweep of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand and genuinely fun. Its unique Bible Timeline learning system has revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for hundreds of thousands of Catholics Last year, The Great Adventure Bible was published to accompany the timeline.
In celebration of The Great Adventure’s 15th anniversary, Jeff will be giving students and enthusiasts of the program a chance to walk through the Bible with him in a day at 2 very special events this fall–Christ Cathedral (Orange County, CA) on Sept 28 and The Museum of the Bible (D.C.) on October 19.
Matthew Chicoine comes back on the program to discuss purgatory. It is a topic that is misunderstood by our Protestant friends, and in many cases in misunderstood by Catholics. So what exactly is purgatory? Matthew and I discuss the official church stance. scripture passages, and tradition from the early church. Matthew has also written a few great articles about the topic which I have included here as a supplement.
This week Zac Sechler of Adherent Apologetics is on the program. Zac is a is an evangelical who founded his ministry a couple years ago. We discuss what apologetics is and why every Christian should have a basic background in it. To learn more, his website is adherentapologetics.com.
In this week’s show I am honored to be joined my Efran Menny. Efran is a Catholic convert who has been a part of different variations of Protestantism. We discuss his journey, some key things that got him thinking about the Catholic church, and some struggles he experienced. He also has a great blog at www.mennythoughts.wordpress.com and has podcast titled Priestly Passion. Check it out!
In Summary of these Jesus tells us to eat the bread and says “This is my body”. Then he took the cup of wine and “This is the cup of my blood that was given for you”. Notice how our Lord says “this is” and not that it is merely a symbolic action?
This was an article I had the opportunity to write for http://Thesimplecatholic.blog
Source: The Wonderous Eucharist
I have been called many things in my life: a good soldier, solid worker, a model employee, and even a good husband. Those things are great and admirable, but they fail in comparison to my favorite title: dad. The Lord has blessed my wife and I with four awesome children, but with raising children there is much responsibility.
At this point you are probably thinking that I am stating the obvious. After all, as parents we have to feed, clothe, and provide shelter for our family. These are great responsibilities and should not be minimized, but there is an enormous responsibility not on the above list. As parents we are also called to catechize out children. Let’s be honest about something: the church is losing young people in droves. I was recently listening to the Word on Fire podcast, and in a past episode Bishop Baron said that for every person that enters the church there are six who leave.
You can read the rest of my article on Epicpew here.