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Welcome to the Pod of Thunder! On this podcast, Dan Cornell and Kevin Kramer discuss the Catholic faith and how to live it to the fullest in the modern world. If you are interested in the bible, church history, the saints, prayer and sacraments, philosophy and theology, apologetics, and current Catholic news and events, then this is the podcast for you!

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#53: The 19 Things That Love Is

7/28/2016
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On today's episode, we conclude our discussion on the Song of Solomon and talk about the 19 things that love is according to Dr. Kreeft. National NFP Awareness Week July 24 - July 30, 2016 Natural Family Planning Love, Mercy, Life Opening the Heart of Marriage "Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality." Saint Quote of the Week “There are in Holy Scripture many songs of praise; but only one is styled the Canticle of canticles. Moses, Israel, Deborah, Judith, and many others,...

Duration: 01:29:52


#52: Email Replies and Song of Solomon

7/23/2016
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Only Dan could turn a "minicast" into an hour and a half episode! He replies to a couple emails received about his episode on the head versus the heart. He also discusses the Song of Solomon. Resources mentioned on this episode Book review of St. Thomas Aquinas For Everyone by Dave Palmer Purchase St. Thomas Aquinas For Everyone by Dave Palmer on Amazon Interview on Relevant Radio about A Walk Through the Catholic Bible Purchase A Walk Through the Catholic Bible on Amazon Summa I, Q. 82,...

Duration: 01:26:25


#51: Sloth (Deadly Sin Series 7 of 7)

7/14/2016
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Today’s episode on sloth is the last in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quotes of the Week “God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray.” – St. Augustine Recommended Reading The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Dom Jean-Charles Nault Pastoral Rule by St. Gregory the Great (The link is to Book III. Scroll down to Chapter 15 entitled "How...

Duration: 00:18:22


#50: Avarice (Deadly Sin Series 6 of 7)

6/29/2016
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Today’s episode on avarice is the sixth in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. We also go on a tangent in the beginning about baseball card trading. Sorry to those not interested in that! Saint Quotes of the Week "Against the sin of avarice the Creator, the creature, and Nature alike warn us. (1) The Creator by prohibiting it—St. Luke 12:15, 'Take heed and beware of covetousness.' (2) The creature, in giving itself and its possessions. St. Augustine says, 'It is a great sign of...

#49: The Heart Versus The Head & Other Random Musings

6/14/2016
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Dan is going alone on this podcast while Kevin is out on paternity leave :). Here are the links to items mentioned during the show: The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology by Paul K. Moser A Little Manual for Knowing by Esther Lightcap Meek 11 Traditional Catholic Diagrams of the Faith from a Bygone Era by ChurchPOP The True History of Women Deacons by First Things Lift Up Your Hearts: 10 Tips for Newcomers to the Latin Mass by Sam Guzman (Catholic Exchange) Check out the Faith...

Duration: 01:20:09


#48: Gluttony (Deadly Sin Series 5 of 7)

5/31/2016
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Today’s episode on gluttony is the fifth in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quote of the Week “As long as the vice of gluttony has a hold on a man, all that he has done valiantly is forfeited by him: and as long as the belly is unrestrained, all virtue comes to naught.” – Pope St. Gregory the Great Recommended Reading Temperance and the Art of Eating by Edward Sri The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross Summa II-II,...

#47: Envy (Deadly Sin Series 4 of 7)

5/23/2016
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Today’s episode on envy is the fourth in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quotes of the Week “For many weep with them that weep, but still do not rejoice with them that rejoice, but are in tears when others rejoice; now this comes of grudging and envy.” – St. John Chrysostom “Thenceforth envy rages on the earth, in that he who is about to perish by jealousy obeys the author of his ruin, imitating the devil in his jealousy; as it is written, “But through envy of the devil...

#46: Recognizing When You Need Prayer (minicast)

5/19/2016
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Kevin is flying solo on this minicast. Our series on the deadly sins will continue with the next episode. See history of all episodes at SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Do you enjoy the show? Please leave a review on iTunes by clicking here Do you have a comment or question? Leave us a voicemail on SpeakPipe! or send an email to Show@SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Contact Dan: Dan@SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Contact Kevin: Kevin@SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

#45: Lust (Deadly Sin Series 3 of 7)

5/10/2016
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Today’s episode on lust is the third in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quote of the Week “There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.” – Pope St. John Paul II Recommended Reading Angelic Warfare Confraternity (The Angelic Warfare Confraternity was discussed in a previous minicast. CLICK HERE) Covenant Eyes Reclaim Sexual...

Duration: 00:14:33


#44: Anger (Deadly Sin Series 2 of 7)

4/29/2016
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Today’s episode on anger is the second in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quote of the Week “Anger resembles fire; hence, as fire is vehement in its action, and, by the smoke which it produces, obstructs the view, so anger makes men rush into a thousand excesses, and prevents them from seeing the sinfulness of their conduct, and thus exposes them to the danger of the judgment of eternal death. “Whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment.”...

Duration: 01:04:31


#43: Pride (Deadly Sin Series 1 of 7)

4/26/2016
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Today's episode on pride is the first in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Saint Quotes of the Week “There is one vice (pride) of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else...There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which We are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others.” – C.S. Lewis “Humility is the recognition of gifts as gifts,...

Duration: 00:50:10


#42: Divine Mercy and Mother Angelica (minicast)

4/8/2016
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On today's minicast, we discuss Divine Mercy and Mother Angelica. Check out this video on the inspirational story of Garvan Byrne. Dinner Table Questions 1. Do you ever pray the divine mercy chaplet or novena? 2. Did you ever watch Mother Angelica on TV? What did you think of her? 3. Listen to the story of Garvan Byrne at the end of this episode. What did you take away from it? Did his childlike reverence of God inspire you? See history of all episodes at SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Do you...

Duration: 00:53:42


#41: Servants (minicast)

3/30/2016
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On today's episode, we discuss what it means to be a servant. Check out FORMED to grow in your Catholic faith. Dinner Table Questions 1. What are some ways that you could be more of a servant? 2. Do you often feel like you are on "autopilot" throughout the day? Does this hinder your ability to pay attention to the world around you? 3. Do you feel like you do too much of the talking during prayer? Do you ever pause to say "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening"? See history of all...

Duration: 00:39:23


#40: Early Church Fathers (Pre-Nicaea)

3/27/2016
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On today's episode, we discuss the early church fathers (pre-Nicaea). Dan covers St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Irenaeus and Tertullian. Kevin covers St. Clement of Rome, St. Barnabas and St. Justin Martyr. Saint Quotes of the Week “Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God… They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the...

Duration: 01:17:33


#39: Sister Stephanie Baliga

3/9/2016
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On today's episode, we have a conversation with Sister Stephanie Baliga from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago. Sister is a fellow graduate from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Find out more about the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels: http://www.missionola.com/ Find out more about the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago: http://www.franciscansoftheeucharistofchicago.com/ Are you a marathon runner? Join their team for the Chicago marathon and Oak Brook half...

Duration: 00:39:42


#38: Beatitudes (Part 2 of 2)

2/26/2016
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This is part two of our episode on the eight beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew. Part two of this episode covers the last four beatitudes: 1. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 2. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 3. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 4. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Click HERE for part one of this...

Duration: 00:34:57


#38: Beatitudes (Part 1 of 2)

2/26/2016
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On today's two part episode, we discuss the eight beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew. Part one of this episode covers the first four beatitudes: 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Click HERE for part two of this...

Duration: 00:47:14


#37: Night Routines and Lenten Observances

2/15/2016
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On today's episode, we discuss night routines and our Lenten observances. Dinner Table Questions 1. What is your night routine? What are two things you can do to end your day, or your child's day, with God? 2. What are you doing for Lent? Is it more than just giving up chocolate? Is it going to bring you closer to Christ?​ See history of all episodes at SonsOfThunderPodcast.com Do you enjoy the show? Please leave a review on iTunes by clicking here Do you have a comment or question?...

Duration: 00:55:39


#36: Sacred Art

2/11/2016
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On today’s episode, we discuss sacred art and its role in the spiritual life. The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is providing a free online course over a 12-week period entitled The Bible and the Virgin Mary. It is free! What do you have to lose! The statues on the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica was discussed in this week's trivia questions. Check out the details of all 140 statues including the name of each saint, the artist, and the date created. Below is a picture of each...

Duration: 01:12:28


#35: Spiritual Works of Mercy

2/5/2016
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On today’s episode, we discuss the spiritual works of mercy. To instruct the ignorant To counsel the doubtful To admonish sinners To bear wrongs patiently To forgive offences willingly To comfort the afflicted To pray for the living and the dead Saint Quote of the Week "Be apostles of divine mercy under the maternal and loving guidance of Mary." - St. John Paul II Recommended Watching and Reading Watch the short videos on the works of mercy at dynamiccatholic.com Diary: Divine Mercy in My...

Duration: 00:56:59

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