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A Podcast for college students and young adults in general, where we discuss faith and spirituality from a Catholic perspective.

A Podcast for college students and young adults in general, where we discuss faith and spirituality from a Catholic perspective.

Location:

United States

Description:

A Podcast for college students and young adults in general, where we discuss faith and spirituality from a Catholic perspective.

Language:

English


Episodes

61 Your Name is Written on the Palm of God’s Hands

5/13/2022
Why do we say "AMEN" at the end of our prayers? What repercussions does it have for our life? “Amen” expresses both God’s faithfulness and man’s trust in God’s promises. To say “amen” implies believing and trusting in God's fidelity—an attitude that is not commonly found in the world today. - The topics discussed in this episode can by found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 1061-1065. - Scripture Passages: Isaiah 49:14-16 (the palm of God’s hands); Revelation 3:14 (Christ...

Duration:00:15:11

60 “In My Own Flesh I Will See God” (Job 19:26)

5/6/2022
In today’s episode, we talk about the Resurrection of our bodies, the 2nd Coming of Christ, and the Universal Judgment. Besides, I give some suggestions on how to face these realities without fear, but instead with true hope and a sense of responsibility. - Scriptural quotes: The Universal Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25:31-46); on the Resurrection (Job 19:25-27; Jn 5:28-29); how God didn’t reveal the day or the hour of the End of the World (Matthew 24:35-42). - The topics we discussed...

Duration:00:18:22

59 Frodo, Gollum and Mount Doom

4/29/2022
In today’s episode, starting from a scene taken from the Lord of the Rings, I discuss the Private Judgment which will happen at the end of our lives, eternal salvation, Heaven and Hell. These are truths that Jesus Christ revealed both through parables and through His interactions with different people. Two of the clearest expressions of these truths are the parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19-31) and the words of Jesus to the Good Thief while hanging from the Cross (Lk 23:43)....

Duration:00:17:48

58 In Christ We Can Live for Ever – Memento Mori

4/22/2022
In today’s episode I talk about the finitude of our temporal life, and the eternity of life in Heaven. “Memento mori” is a phrase that has become a bit of a fad in certain environments today, but it has been around in Christian culture for many centuries. While the secular world sees death in a negative and sometimes pessimistic way, the death and resurrection of Christ has given it a whole new and positive meaning. At the end, I share a simple experience that happened some weeks ago. “In...

Duration:00:11:25

57 Jesus Heals Everyone of Your Wounds

4/15/2022
In today’s episode I talk about how thanks to Jesus Christ and His death on the Cross, we have been reconciled with God. By the action of the Holy Spirit, the Church is given the power to forgive sins (2 Cor 5:18-19). It is through Baptism and the Sacrament of Penance, that our sins are forgiven, and our relationship with God restored. God is willing to forgive any amount of sins, and as grave as they may be, provided we have true repentance. Don’t let sin control your life, instead, let the...

Duration:00:14:28

56 Interview: If God Exists, Why is There Evil in The World? - Dr. Feingold

4/8/2022
In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Lawrence Feingold, who is a Doctor in Theology. He is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He is an expert in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. (You can find a more extensive bio in the previous episode #55). In this episode we speak about how to make sense of the existence of EVIL in the world, while believing in a God that is GOOD, and loves us. - Link to the Encyclical “Salvifici Doloris” of John Paul...

Duration:00:28:05

55 Interview: Finding God through Art – Dr. Feingold’s Conversion Story

4/1/2022
In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Lawrence Feingold. He is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He is an expert in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Among other very profound books, he wrote: The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice and Communion; Faith Comes From What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology; Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy. In this Episode we talk about his amazing conversion story, and how,...

Duration:00:31:07

54 Catholics don’t Worship Mary, but we Love and Venerate Her!

3/25/2022
In today’s episode I talk about the preeminent member of the Body of Christ, that is the Virgin Mary. She is the Mother of Jesus, and therefore, the “Mother of God”, as confirmed by the Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431). She is always interceding for us, just as she did in the Wedding at Cana (Jn 2:1-12). In Heaven, Jesus continues to love her as He did in this earth, and grants her everything she asks for us, as long as it is for our spiritual good. The Virgin Mary loves us truly as a mother...

Duration:00:15:22

53 In the Catholic Church, You Are Never Alone

3/18/2022
In today’s episode we talk about how the Church Christ is the Mystical Body of Christ, and as members of it, we are all members of Christ and members of one another. There is a communion of goods and a communion of people. There are three stages in the one Catholic Church: those that are in Heaven, those that are in Purgatory, and those that are still on this earth. We consider the example of St. Thomas More, who was strengthened in his last moments by the thought of the saints and angels in...

Duration:00:13:46

52 Interview: The Holy Spirit’s action during my college years – Fr. Stephen Pullis

3/11/2022
In today’s episode we welcome Fr. Stephen Pullis, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, to talk about how to expect the Holy Spirit to act in the life of any college student, and what to do in order to be open to His sanctifying action. We speak about how he sanctifies us, especially through the sacraments, through interior inspirations and through the “actual” graces God gives us. We also speak about what you can do to open your heart to the action of the Holy Spirit, like specific...

Duration:00:21:38

51 The Story of Fr. Stephen Pullis

3/4/2022
In today’s episode I interview Fr. Stephen Pullis a Priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit. Ordained to the Priesthood in 2011, he is now the Director of Graduate Pastoral Formation at Sacred Heart. On the weekends, he is an associate priest at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. In this interview, he tells us how he discerned his vocation to the Priesthood. He also shares some tips for spiritual discernment. Don’t miss the awesome story of how he felt called to the priesthood against all his...

Duration:00:27:15

50 Which is the True Church of Christ?

2/25/2022
In today’s episode we talk about how the Church Christ established is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. This should help us learn to recognize which is the true Church of Christ. We look at the example of St. Josaphat who worked for the unity of the Catholic Church, and died a martyr for this reason. At the end of the episode, I give you some personal advice for your own spiritual life. This episode will help you strengthen your faith in the Catholic Church! - All the things we speak about...

Duration:00:21:27

49 The Church Will Help You Reach Heaven

2/18/2022
In today’s episode we talk about the Catholic Church. How it was founded by Jesus Christ and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. We speak about how it has a human element and a divine element. We talk about what IS the Catholic Church; some of the names given it in the New Testament; and some of the symbols used to describe it. We look at the example of St. Edmund Campion, S.J., an English martyr, as a model of fidelity to the Church of Christ in spite of terrible persecution. - All the things we...

Duration:00:20:50

48 “In five hours I will see Jesus” - The Story of Jacques Fesch

2/11/2022
In today’s episode we talk about how the Holy Spirit worked in the life of a French young man called Jacques Fesch, who lived in France from 1930 to 1957. He was convicted for killing a policeman, and condemned to death at the guillotine. His conversion and spiritual growth in prison were miraculous. The last entry in his journal, before going to his death read “In five hours, I will see Jesus”. I welcome a guest, Fr. John of God, who is a priest of Miles Christi, to discuss the personal...

Duration:00:34:44

47 The Unsung Hero – The Holy Spirit

2/4/2022
In today’s episode we speak about the Holy Spirit, and how He works silently and unnoticeably to vivify the Catholic Church, and to sanctify our souls. He is the unsung hero of our salvation. The Holy Spirit builds, animates and sanctifies the Church. So, as some ancient writers have said, the Holy Spirit is like the soul of the Catholic Church. Besides the Holy Spirit sanctifies the individual soul, first moving it to believe, to embrace the faith, and then, little by little, to grow in...

Duration:00:17:34

46 How can I become a SAINT - The Holy Spirit at work

1/28/2022
In today’s episode we speak about the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, and how it is thanks to Him that we can be saints! We discuss how He was revealed in the Scriptures, the Names by which He is referred to, the symbols used to express His different qualities, and finally we will briefly talk about how He works in the Church and in the individual soul. I will talk about the life of Bl. Carlo Acutis and St. Francis Xavier, as examples of how the Holy Spirit can work...

Duration:00:21:43

45 Shawn Carney on his book “What to Say When”

1/20/2022
As we draw near the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., I welcome Shawn Carney, Founder, President and CEO of 40 Days for Life. He’s a regular media spokesperson, and his work has been featured on many media outlets, including Fox News, USA Today, Sirius XM, EWTN Radio, and many others. He wrote several best-selling books, and in this episode, we talk about his latest book “What to Say When - The Complete New Guide To Discussing Abortion”, which is particularly meaningful for...

Duration:00:27:14

44 Interview: Shawn Carney on 40 Days for Life

1/14/2022
In today’s episode I welcome Shawn Carney, and we will speak about his story and the “40 Days for Life” apostolate. He is one of the founders, now President and CEO of 40 Day for Life. He’s a regular media spokesperson, and his work has been featured on many media outlets, including Fox News, USA Today, Sirius XM, EWTN Radio, and many others. Shawn shares his amazing story from college student to President and CEO of one of the most powerful pro-life apostolates in America and beyond. He...

Duration:00:23:27

43 Q & A – Three Reasons Why to Be Catholic

1/7/2022
In today’s episode I answer a question of one of our listeners. Rian, a freshman in college, from Chicago asks me which three reasons he could argue in favor of the Catholic Church being the true Church of Christ. In summary, the reasons are these: (1) the Church of Christ must be one, in the sense of not being “many”, and also one, in the sense that it must not be clearly divided in doctrinal sections or factions. (2) the Church of Christ today must be a continuation of the Church of Christ...

Duration:00:19:10

42 Trust God as the New Year Approaches

12/30/2021
In today’s episode I welcome Fr. Matthew Maxwell to speak about the end of the year 2021, and the beginning of a New Year! We discuss the importance of being aware of how time passes by. In fact, Human History is a process that progresses in a lineal way, from the Creation of the World, the creation of Adam and Eve, until the Second Coming of the Lord and the Final Judgment of the Nations, as we read in Matthew chapter 25. We talk about how important it is to have good solid resolutions to...

Duration:00:19:51