In Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 7:06-7:26am ET), Tommy talks about the potential link between depression and social media, introduces listeners to Saint Rose Venerini, and answers listener questions about coping with anxiety and depression in the context of defending Church teaching, how to work through procrastination, and the idea of healing through deliverance prayer.
In You Were Born for This (airing 7:32-8:03am ET), Fr. John and Mary welcome Msgr. James Shea, President of University of Mary and discuss the true purpose of Catholic education.
In the readings for today (airing 8:08-8:11am ET), hear from Exodus 34, Psalm 99, and Matthew 13.
In The Burrowshire Podcast (airing 8:16-9:26am ET), Fr. Blake and Brandon talk about the Disney Renaissance (aka The Disney Decade), lasting from 1989-1999, and examine the religious themes of four Disney films: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
In The Gathering Place (airing 9:29-10:08am ET), Jenna and Beth talk about how to activate a mission mindset and be an ambassador for Christ.
In Godsplaining (airing 10:14-10:45am ET), Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe discuss the mystery of sin and how to sort out what’s mortal and what’s venial.
In Speaking with Deacons (airing 10:48-11:35am ET), Deacons Steve, Michael, and Vic Puscas share how they heard the call to become deacons and gave some great advice for my own diaconal formation.
In Poco a Poco (airing 11:39-12:12am ET), the friars begin a new series focusing on the Heart of God.
Truth in Charity (airing 12:15-1:00pm ET), we’ll soon celebrate a newly expanded feast day…what used to be the Feast of St. Martha is now the Feast of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Find out more about this story featuring the raising of Lazarus from the dead and other miracle stories that reveal the identity of Jesus. Listener-submitted questions:
* After receiving First Communion, is there a limited amount of time before you should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? If someone is never confirmed but still regularly attending Mass, can they be married in the Church?
* Has Bishop read or heard of the book: “A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward” by Ralph Martin (a seminary professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit? It was published on October 22, 2020. Does he have any reflections/comments on the book? If not, I simply want to say: Thank you and God bless you, Bishop, on your continued work for the flock of Christ, and specifically for your interview with OSV on your work regarding the USCCB’s upcoming letter on the Eucharist. I am sharing this interview with others, as much as I can, to spring hope in all our hearts!
*Do you have a favorite secular holiday? (July 4th, New Year’s Thanksgiving, etc) And why so?