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A Catholic podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

A Catholic podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

Location:

Canada

Description:

A Catholic podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

Language:

English

Contact:

306.352.1651


Episodes

Teaching Social Studies as a Catholic with Brett Fawcett - Part 1

5/11/2021
We continue Catholic Education Month on the Thinking Faith Catholic Podcast with a visit from Brett Fawcett, graduate from Newman Theological Colledge in Alberta and an educator currently teaching Social Studies in Guangzhou, China discussing how to teach Social Studies as a Catholic. Show Snippet: "There's lots of good examples of saints in our history, actually, who I would encourage Catholic listeners to study. There's Elizabeth Ann Seaton...a great American Saint who has a really...

Duration:00:49:07

Catholicism Throughout the Curriculum with Dr. Denise Donohue

5/4/2021
This week on the Thinking Faith Catholic Podcast, Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett begin a multi-part series for Catholic Education Month starting with Dr. Denise Donohue of the Cardinal Newman Society and a look at ways to infuse our Catholic Faith throughout the curriculum. Show Snippet: "David Clayton wrote this book, it's called "The Way of Beauty" and he does two or three chapters just on proportion, and symmetry, and harmony...that's a very Catholic perspective." Find out more about the...

Duration:01:05:59

The Language of Pain: The Psalms and Mental Health

4/27/2021
Deacon Eric Gurash discusses the healing grace in speaking our pain out loud and the role the Psalms can play in helping us to do this. Show Snippet: "God understands what the UCLA study and others like it indicate; speaking our feelings of abandonment, powerlessness, fear, and even anger out loud can be the exact antidote we need."

Duration:00:35:35

Resurrection Part 2 - Resurrection and the New Creation

4/20/2021
What does it mean that Christians proclaim belief in the resurrection of the body and what connection does this have to the end of human history. Join the discussion in this part 2 of 2, this week on the Thinking Faith Catholic Podcast! Show Snippet: "John takes all these things which we imagine in the indefinite future; judgment, exaltation, whatever, and he makes them happen right now...and its the same thing when Jesus says 'I'm the Resurrection' - yeah we know our brother will be raised...

Duration:00:38:52

Resurrection Part 1 - Resurrection and the Christian Claim

4/13/2021
In this part 1 of a two-part conversation on the Resurrection, Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett discuss the intricacies of that most unusual of Christian claims, belief in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and of our own lives. Show Snippet: "If your eternity doesn't transcend this reality if it's just an extension of this reality, then even 'heaven' becomes hell..."

Duration:00:32:26

Middle Earth, Magisterium, And Modernity With Guest Frederic Heidemann - Part 3

4/6/2021
Guest Fredric Heidemann discusses his written work with Word on Fire ministries on modernity, secular humanism, and the pitfalls inherent in breaking with a Judeo-Christian worldview. Show Snippet: "You're assuming all sorts of things about the moral life. You're assuming that morals can be properly grounded, which of course, as we discussed earlier, you can't really do from an atheistic perspective. You're assuming that there's free will, which pop-atheists deny...all these things and it's...

Duration:00:41:22

Middle Earth Magisterium And Modernity with Guest Fredric Heidemann - Part 2

3/30/2021
In this part 2 of 3, We continue our visit with Fredric Heidemann of Word on Fire discussing his conversion from staunch atheist to Catholic writer for Bishop Robert Barron's global evangelization apostolate. Show Snippet: "The Catholic Church was the patron of all these arts, the Catholic Church was doing all this...and the Universities, and sponsoring all this education; and I think "man, I can't seem to get away from the Catholic Church!"...and I was reading through my history course, I...

Duration:00:39:17

Middle Earth, Magisterium, And Modernity With Guest Fredric Heidemann - Part1

3/23/2021
This week we welcome Fredric Heidemann, writer for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire blog for a three-part series of discussions on his conversion from atheism to Catholicism. Show Snippet: "It's not like I read the Lord of the Rings and became Catholic overnight...but it made me recognize, and it was a kind of re-cognition, a re-understanding of something buried deep in the depth of every human soul, that the world is just fundamentally more enchanted than this sort of materialistic,...

Duration:00:31:51

Lent Retreat Flannery O'Connor and the Suffering Gospel - Part 2

3/16/2021
This week we reflect on the invitation to allow our hearts to be pierced by the crosses of the world through the lens of another of Flannery O'Connor's characters, Mrs. Greenleaf, as encountered in the story named after her - "Greenleaf". Show Snippet: "We are called to be open to God's own heart, and God's own vision of the world...to be Mrs. Greenleafs by vocation; to roll in the dirt of all of the horror, injustice, sadness, and absurdity of the world and cry out with God that our...

Duration:00:17:50

Lenten Retreat: Flannery O'Connor and the Suffering Gospel - Part 1

3/9/2021
This week we begin a two-part Lenten retreat on Flannery O'Connor and the suffering Gospel. We'll reflect on this call to take up our cross and the essential role of grace in shaking up our world-view and stripping away those things which hamper our journey into sainthood. Show Snippet: "O'Connor...recognizes that this desire and calling to a life of sainthood is both the only calling that matters, that indeed contains all other callings in life, but is also unattainable save by grace."

Duration:00:23:20

Faith and Mental Health - Part 2

3/2/2021
In this part 2 of 2, we continue our conversation around faith and mental health, discussing what is helpful, what is not, and some practical ideas for building more mental health-related resiliency into our daily lives. Show Snippet: "It's extremely dangerous when we imagine that what's going on with mental health is simply a matter of someone's spiritual life not being in order, and so what they need to do is just pray more, offer it up and do all of the pius Catholic things you're...

Duration:00:49:28

Faith and Mental Health - Part 1

2/23/2021
Wherein Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett chat about the intersection of faith and mental health. Sharing personal stories, new mental health-based ministries, and the consolations and support our Catholic faith can bring. Show Snippet: "The ministry that Melissa and I are involved in outside of the parish is called Emmaus Family Support. It's primarily a peer-led support group for people who are caregivers...they are the primary caregivers for someone who is close to them, who suffers from mental...

Duration:00:38:16

Writing, Pitching, and Publishing Your Book

2/16/2021
This week Eric and Brett discuss the highs and lows of writing as they look at what is involved in taking the ideas of your head and heart, putting them to paper, and convincing someone to publish them. Show Snippet: "My email inbox is a lot more up to date when I'm trying to write a book...you know how you get the house really clean when you don't want to be doing something? I get my email up to date."

Duration:00:54:45

Inoculating Truth: The Morality of Vaccination - Part 2

2/9/2021
Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett Salkeld continue to wrestle with the morality of vaccinations in this part 2 of 2, digging deeper into the categories and arguments prevalent in recent weeks. Warning: These episodes may cause irritation and inflammation at the injection site, and a closer alignment with the consistent moral teachings of the Pope and teaching office of the Church. Show Snippet: "The same people who say that it's extremely unlikely...to die from COVID, also are pulling out single...

Duration:00:41:06

Inoculating Truth: The Morality of Vaccination - Part 1

2/2/2021
As vaccines begin to roll out promising protection from COVID-19 and a slow return to normal life, there remain some questions regarding the morality of some vaccines which may have connections with ethically questionable cell-lines. Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett navigate the waters in this two-part look at the morality of vaccination. Warning: These episodes may cause irritation and inflammation at the injection site, and a closer alignment with the consistent moral teachings of the Pope and...

Duration:00:43:27

Brendan Steven: From Young Atheist To Lay Apostolate - Part 2

1/26/2021
In this part 2 of 2, we continue our conversation with Brendan Steven of www.catholicconscience.org regarding his journey from young atheist to leading a lay apostolate discussing false idols and the deepest desires of our souls this week on Thinking Faith! Show Snippet: "I look back on my life on how obsessed I was with 'the cause' when politics was my idol. To me, it was a perversion of the desire to give of self, like irrevocable, committed, total self-giving..."

Duration:00:41:18

Brendan Steven: From Young Atheist To Lay Apostolate - Part 1

1/19/2021
Who doesn't like a great conversion story? Brendan Steven of catholicconscience.org shares his journey from young atheist to leading a lay apostolate and God's relentless, loving pursuit of his soul this week on Thinking Faith! Show Snippet: "A lot of normal human beings would have given up on me, would not have waited ten years, and would not have spent that relentless kind of nudging, and pushing and gentle cajoling towards the outcome that they desired, but God di that for me."

Duration:00:47:04

A Visit the Catholic Conscience - Part 3

1/12/2021
Brendan Steven of catholicconscience.org discusses how his former work in Canadian politics led him to assist Catholics in discerning the relationship between Catholic social teaching and the role of our faith in deciding how our votes might be cast. Show Snippet: "We often like to use this phrase, and I love this phrase, "God meets us where we are." We have to meet our politicians where they are. Even with folks that, from our perspective, are supporting really unsupportable policies, we...

Duration:00:34:49

A Visit with Catholic Conscience - Part 2

1/5/2021
Catholicconscience.org founder Matthew Marquardt discusses what led an American police officer to create a Canadian Catholic lay apostolate whose mission is to assist Catholic voters in forming their voting consciences based on the social teachings of the Catholic Church. Show Snippet: "The whole problem here is that Catholics aren't involved the way we should be...we should be trying to bring the whole political and civic conversation closer to the Gospel and the social teachings of the...

Duration:00:39:15

A Visit with Catholic Conscience - Part 1

12/29/2020
This week we begin a three-part visit with Matthew Marquardt and Brendan Steven of catholicconscinece.org to discuss the origins of this organization whose mission is to assist Catholics in discerning their own conscience as voters and build the Kingdom of God through Catholic social teaching. Show snippet: "Out of love of neighbour we have an enormous responsibility as Catholics to form ourselves and discern how we vote and the ways we think about our vote in ways that are intentional and...

Duration:00:36:33