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The Liturgical Year, Episode 5: Trinity Sunday

On this month's episode of The Liturgical Year, we will be discussing the importance of Trinity Sunday. We will then move into the topics of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and finish up with understanding an often confusing topic of Liturgical rankings of days on the Liturgical calendar. Join Father Charles McGuire and guest host Nicholas Wansbutter for another episode The Liturgical Year, as we explore our rich Liturgical Heritage. Original Air Date: June 13, 2014 Show Run Time: 1 hour...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 4: The Feast of the Ascension

On this month's episode of The Liturgical Year, we will examine the Feast of Ascension Thursday, which is so important that it is still to this day a public holiday in formerly Catholic France. We will also be discussing the chalice, burse, corporal, and other important elements of the Altar of Sacrifice. While it may seem of outlying importance for laymen to know such elements, by knowing them and understanding the meaning behind each one will further enrich your Catholic faith as you...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 3: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, & St. Catherine of Sienna

On this month's episode of the Liturgical Year we will dive into two very important days in the Church's calendar. First we will discuss Palm Sunday: its history, traditions, and the unfortunate changes which can be observed in the 1962 Rite and beyond. We will then move on to Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, and we will examine the ceremony itself, the blessing of holy oils, and the importance of this feast. Join us as host Stephen Heiner is joined by show guest Father...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 2: Ember Days & Ash Wednesday

On this episode of The Liturgical Year, we get ready for Lent next month, and Father will tackle two penitential feasts: the Ember Days and the start of Quadragesima itself: Ash Wednesday. Learn about this history of these feasts and what we should be meditating on in order to get the most out of these upcoming celebrations. We will also be discussing the vesting process of the priest - the prayers he says and the clothing he dons as he says those prayers. Join us as our guest Fr. Charles...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 1: Candlemas & St. Blaise

Yet another new show for Season 3 of Restoration Radio, we introduce The Liturgical Year. We think the Liturgy - the public prayer of the Church - is experienced best when we, as laypeople, bring more understanding and appreciation of specific feasts to each Mass. This month's episode will focus on two important February feasts: Candlemas and St. Blase. Join host Stephen Heiner and show guest Fr. Charles McGuire as Father walks us through both of these feasts, why they are important, and...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep16: College and Careers

Clerical Conversations finishes Season 3 by discussing college and careers: what are young people to do in their high school years as they prepare for life on their own. Bishop Daniel Dolan and Father Anthony Cekada share their many decades of pastoral experience and discuss the importance (or non-importance) of college, the folly of making money your primary object in choosing a career, the importance of being close to your parish and contributing, and perhaps most importantly, the fact...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep15: Militarism, The Military Culture, and Catholicism

This month on Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we continue in a similar fashion with commentary which springboards off of last month's show to have a discussion about the military, what today's military culture is, and the Catholic response to it. How do our puppet masters use the military as the action arm to advance their agenda through endless war and why does it appeal to the young -- even traditional Catholics -- so much? Is it real patriotism or is it something else? We frame...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep14: The Militarized Police State, Empire Building & Civil Unrest

This month on Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we return to the air after our summer break with a tour de force of solid Catholic commentary on many news stories which have arisen over the Summer of 2014 A.D. across the globe and also in the United States. We begin by dispelling the naturalist concept that has been force-fed down the throats of both Clergy and laity alike that the Clergy have no business commenting on politics, political affairs, or current events that do not touch...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep13: History, Propaganda, & Catholicism

This month on Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, taking as our starting point a recent article featured on the UK Telegraph, entitled "How a Protestant Spin Machine Hid the Truth about the English Reformation," we will discuss the Protestant Revolt in England and the parallels to be drawn with our own time.. From here we will move to discuss the effect of propaganda, and look at the propaganda of the modern state and Novus Ordo sect. How are traditional Catholics effected by this? What...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep12: Relocation, Survivalism, and the End of the World

On this month's episode of Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we will tackle several topics of recurring interest to traditional Catholics. Following up on the January Flagships show, we will discuss the pros and cons of relocation for the sacraments from a clerical perspective. Is it a moral imperative to move to be closer to the sacraments? Can one settle for attendance at an S.S.P.X. Mass if that is nearby? We will also discuss the oft-floated idea of creating a traditional Catholic...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep11: Annulments and the Catholic Order of the Household

On this month's episode of Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we will tackle two topics that are both timely and topical. As time marches on and annulments have become almost as widespread as a pandemic, how are Catholics today to understand Novus Ordo annulments and deal with them in their daily lives amongst family & friends? What are the effects on children and how should that be dealt with? How are we as Catholics to deal with those who are in invalid marriages. What are those who...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep10: Sports Build Character? (Part 2)

On this month's episode of Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we will bring a second installment of last month's show theme Sports Build Character? Part 1. His Excellency and Father will respond to several question themes given to us by listeners, and then will continue to expound on their thoughts from last month's show. They will dig deeper into the modern understanding of sport and its place in today's society, and they also will examine forensically the fundamental problems with the...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep9: Sports Build Character? (Part 1)

Restoration Radio presents its own version of a "Super Bowl Sunday" special: "Sports Build Character? Part 1." We have all heard this, but is it so, or is there more to it? In today's modern world, sports has been placed on a lofty pedestal of central importance in the lives of modern men. TV, radio, and internet provide 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage of everything imaginable related to sports and atheletes. Children idolize athletes and aspire from a young age to play sports, well into their...


Clerical Conversations, Episode 8: Right vs. Left Politics, Abortion & the Media Age

Kicking off Season 3 of Restoration Radio's Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we are restructuring the show back to its original intent - to discuss modern issues facing Catholics across a broad spectrum of topics. On this episode, we will break the show into three parts: (A) Right vs. Left Politics: we will discuss the philosophy behind this, and why it simply is a distraction from real issues. (B) Abortion: what is the appropriate social action for traditional Catholics regarding...


Pastoralia, Episode 10: Dating and Courtship

In this episode of Pastoralia, we take a few steps backward from our look at Catholic child rearing to discuss the Catholic ideal of courtship. Blind and infatuated worldlings date in order to date, with perhaps only the remotest thought to the permanence of marriage. Why, then, does a Catholic not merely date for the sake of dating? We begin our episode with a look at the purposes of courtship, which extend well beyond compatibility testing. Next we speak about the spiritual aspect of...


Pastoralia, Episode 9: Catholic Parenting (Part 2)

On this season's inaugural episode of "Pastoralia," we pick up where we left off last season, in the second of two episodes devoted to understanding Catholic parenting and child rearing. My, how these children have grown in just a few months! Diapers and strollers have given way to increasingly independent pre-teens and teenagers. It is on these older children that we focus in this episode, again steadying ourselves on perennial Catholic thinking, rather than the absurd and dangerous...


Pastoralia, Episode 6: Confession

On this month's episode of Pastoralia, we return to talk about the Sacrament of Confession. While we may consider this topic to be understood by most practicing Catholics, there is never enough discussion both on the fruits of the Sacrament, but also on the various orbital topics that go along with it. Before we begin the topic itself, we begin the program by first making a slight detour per listener requests about "what to do now?" So you have been studying, you've come to the realization...


Pastoralia, Episode 5: My Body is a Temple

On this month's episode of Pastoralia, we are going to tackle some topics in the practical order which have probably touched all of us at one time or another. We will be talking about the many things that relate to the body and its external appearances. We will discuss such things as tattoos, piercings, jewelry, plastic surgery, going to the gym, yoga, massages, and other such things. What is the Catholic reaction to these actions and activities that are so prevalent in the modern society...


Pastoralia, Episode 4: How to Live and Work with Non-Catholics

On this episode of Pastoralia, we're going to take on the difficult subject of how to live, work, and get along with people who don't just differ in belief from us, but may be actively working against Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. We will cover: practicing homosexuals, people living in sin, people who are divorced or remarried, people with annulments from SSPX or the Novus Ordo, single mothers, etc. Can we have these people over for dinner? What if they are family? What happens at...


Pastoralia, Episode 3: Godparents, General Confession, & What is Permissible on Sundays

On this month's episode of Pastoralia we will be discussing several topics that face Catholics at some point in time in their lives. We will be starting with Godparenting - how many "children" should I have, who's qualified, can I ask a priest, what are the qualifications, etc. We will move into the clerical dress topic of clericals vs. cassocks - is Father a modernist for wearing clericals? We will then talk Sundays - so what "can" we do on Sundays? More importantly, what should we be...