Saturday, November 10, 2018

Podcast: 9- The Holy Spirit and Grace

"I believe in the Holy Spirit...


"Now on the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture says, From within him there shall flow rivers of living water.'  He said this, however, of the Spirit, Whom they who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit had not yet been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified"
(John 7, 37-39)

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Blessed Trinity.  Jesus sent him to us so that we may have the living water of the Holy Spirit to nourish our soul.  

Symbols of the Holy Spirt:  (1) the dove, a symbol of love; (2) tongues of fire, also symbols of love; (3) the wind, the "breath of God," a symbol of the unseen power of love.

Read about the Holy Spirit in these Bible readings:

Acts 1, 1-12 

Acts 2, 1-8, 38-47

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Will of the Father

Today's Verse

"This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day."
John 6:40 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Podcast: 8- The Redemption


"I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... Who ... suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead ... "


Jesus came into this world to show us how to love.  He wanted to give His life for us.  Jesus went to Jerusalem to die for us.  Jesus died for our sins and rose so that we might rise too.  This is the Redemption. 

We are the sheep, and Jesus is the Lamb of God.  Our sins are washed away by the blood of the Lamb of God. 

 

Read about the sufferings and death of Our Lord in these readings:

Matthew 26 and Matthew 27

Mark 14 and Mark 15

Luke 22 and Luke 23

John 18 and John 19

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

All Saints Day - November 1, 2018

Today is the Feast Day of All Saints. It is a celebration day and a Holy Day of obligation.

 Listen to Relevant Radio today for an all day feast and celebration of the saints in Heaven.

Programming today will focus on the life of these saints:

Morning Air

St. Faustina
St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta

The Patrick Madrid Show

Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Junipero Serra
St. Maria Goretti
St. John Bosco
North American Martyrs
St. Peter Damian

The Inner Life

St. John Vianney
St. Josemaria Escriva

Go Ask Your Father

St. Damien of Molokai
St. Thomas More
Sts. Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, and Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Father Simon Says

St. Ignatius
St. Polycarp of Smyrna

The Drew Mariani Show

St. Padre Pio
St. Joseph
St. Kateri Tekawitha
St. Andre Besette

A Closer Look

St. John Paul II
St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Joseph's Workshop

St. Joseph
St. Maximillian Kolbe

If you miss any of the live shows on Relevant Radio, you can go back to the website Relevant Radio to listen to the specific show's podcast

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Podcast: 7- The Incarnation


The angel Gabriel told Mary that her Son Jesus, the Lamb of God, would come to her by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We read in the Holy Bible:  "The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.  And when the angel had come to her, he said 'Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among women.'  When she had heard him she was troubled at his word...And the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God.  Behold, you...shall bring forth a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son the Most High...The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God.'  Mary said, 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word.'  And the angel departed from her."    (Luke 1, 26-38)

God really wanted to send His Son to us here on earth so that he could save all of us from our sins.  He did so in a way where He would be born poor, and grow up and work and suffer with us and for us.  God asked Mary to be the Mother of His Son, the Mother of God.  Mary said "Yes."

In this episode of All About My Catholic Faith you will learn about when, why, and how Jesus came to be.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Saint of the Day for October 24

St. Anthony Mary Claret

St. Anthony Mary Claret was born in Spain in 1807, which is the same year that Napoleon invaded Spain.  He was born into his family as the fifth of eleven children.  He became a priest after working in the trade of weaving, which was his father's occupation.  

St. Anthony preached many missions and retreats and was known for hearing confessions for many hours at a time.  Many people returned to the Catholic faith due to his gentle way that he preached and taught.  

He spent the years of 1849-1857 in Cuba as the Archbishop where he reformed that troubled diocese.  His life was often threatened due to his moral and social teaching conflicting with the Cuban government.  Because of the concern for his safety, he was brought back to Spain as the confessor to the queen.  He had the gift of prophesy and reading of consciences.  A light was often seen radiating from his face when he offered Holy Mass.

He founded the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart, which is now known as the Claretians.  He also founded a Catholic publishing company in Spain, and went on to write and publish hundreds of books.  St. Anthony Mary Claret participated in the First Vatican Council.  

St. Anthony died in France in 1870 after suffering from a stroke.  


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Saint of the Day for October 23

Saint John of Capistrano

Patron Saint of: Judges, Military Chaplains, Lawyers, and Jurists

St. John of Capistrano was born in 1386 in Capistrano Italy.  He was a well educated man, becoming a lawyer after studying in Perugia.  He was an upright and honest lawyer and soon rose to great standing in the area.  St. John of Capistrano was put in prison while working to negotiate a peace treaty.  This gave him a time to look closely at his life.  He had a vision of St. Francis of Assisi.  After his release from prison, he chose to leave his current life and entered religious life as a Franciscan friar.  He worked with St. Bernardine of Siena to reform the Franciscan order.  

John traveled throughout Italy and normally gathered huge crowds when he taught the faith and preached against heresies of the time.  Many sick people where healed due to his prayers.  St. John preached a crusade against the Muslim Turks for the emancipation of Hungary.  St. John of Capistrano died in 1456.  
St. John of Capistrano Statue

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Podcast: 6- Actual Sin


"Then Herod, seeing that he had been tricked by the Magi, was exceedingly angry; and he sent and killed all the boys in Bethlehem...who where two years old or under, according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the Magi" (Matthew 2, 16)


The sin of Herod was a very terrible example of sin.  The sin that Herod committed is called a mortal sin.  A mortal sin is a sin that is grave in nature; a sin that one knows is a terrible sin; and the person commits the sin willfully.

In this "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast, we will learn about mortal sin, venial sin, and how they differ from each other and with original sin.  

It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Podcast: 5- Creation and the Fall of Man



God made Adam and Eve. They were the first man and woman. God also made all the things on earth for them, for their children, and for all of us to enjoy. Adam and Eve had to make a tough choice. They had to choose who would be first in their lives. Would they choose to put God first in their lives or would they think that they were the most important?  


This "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast lesson is about The Creation and the Fall of Man. We will learn about Adam and Eve and how the devil tempted Eve, which then led Adam into sin. Did they choose to eat from the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. What difference did it make to them and to us.  


It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself.




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Podcast: 4- CREATION AND THE ANGELS





This "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast lesson is about Creation and the Angels. We will learn about God creating the angels, and learn about the difference between the good, the bad, and the Guardian Angels.  


What do we mean when we say that God is the Creator of heaven and earth? What are angels? How do the good angels help us? What happened to the angels who did not remain faithful to God?


Get these answers and more in this episode of: All About My Catholic Faith.

It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself.



Podcast: 3- THE UNITY AND TRINITY OF GOD


Jesus sent His Apostles forth in the name of the Blessed Trinity



"Jesus drew near and spoke to them saying, 'All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you...' "  (Matthew 28, 18-20)


This "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast lesson is about The Unity and Trinity of God.  We will learn about the mystery of the Trinity.  There are three Persons in one God and that is truly a mystery.  We can't really understand this, but we do believe it because Jesus told us.  We call this mystery of three Persons in ONE God the "Blessed Trinity"  


It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Podcast: 2- GOD AND HIS PERFECTIONS



The power and wisdom of God were shown when Jesus calmed the storm.


This "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast lesson is about God and His perfections.  We will learn about the power and perfection of God.  God is all-knowing, all-good, and almighty. All these qualities of God are called His "perfections."  He has all these powers without limit.


It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself. 

Podcast: 1- THE PURPOSE OF MAN'S EXISTENCE



This "All About My Catholic Faith" podcast lesson is about The purpose of man's existence.  We will learn about the purpose of our life.  Why did God create us?  We read in the Holy Bible:
"I am the Good Shepherd, and I know Mine and Mine know Me"  (John 10,14)
"He who enters by the door is shepherd of the sheep.  To this man the gatekeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them forth..., and the sheep follow him because they know his voice"  (John 10, 2-4)


It is mainly through the inspired pages of Sacred Scripture and the divinely guided actions of the Sacred Liturgy that we come to know the Person of Christ. The better we know and understand the Person of Christ, the more we will be able to understand the meaning of what He tells us. The Catechism helps us to understand the meaning of what Christ has taught, but we will understand the Catechism only to the extent that we aim at understanding Christ Himself.

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