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This is a podcast produced 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.

This is a podcast produced 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.
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Canada

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This is a podcast produced 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.

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English

Contact:

306.352.1651


Episodes

TF74: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving Lenten Retreat - Part 1

2/13/2018
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With Lent beginning February 14 - which in relation to this podcast's release is tomorrow, we thought we'd invite you to join in a little 'At home Retreat' series for Lent. Over the next few weeks, we'll share segments of this retreat where we take a closer look at the practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving through the lens of their ability to serve as spiritual 'antidotes' to particular, spiritual ills.

Duration:00:31:22

TF73: That Time The CWL Asked Brett To Talk About Women Responding To The Holy Spirit

2/6/2018
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Once upon a time, a group of CWL women asked Brett to come speak about women being inspired by the Holy Spirit. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Brett gritted his teeth, said his prayer and set out into the deep. This is his story...

Duration:00:38:00

TF72: Xavier Returns - Our Post St.FX Relic Group Therapy

1/30/2018
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He came, we saw, we were completely overwhelmed by the unexpected graces! Of course, we're talking about the once-in-a-lifetime visit of the First Class Relic of one of our Church's greatest evangelists, St. Francis Xavier. Eric and Brett, along with guests Mary Polk and Anastasia Symchych take some time this week to sit down and discuss their experiences and the surprising graces experienced during and after their visit. St. FX returns and we need some group therapy on this week's...

Duration:00:41:48

TF71: Practical Eucharist Part 3 - Teaching about Remembrance and Anticipation

1/23/2018
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Eric and Brett conclude their series on teaching the Eucharist to parents and children with a look at Remembrance and Anticipation. They'll discuss practical ways to engage families in these very human, almost daily activities of recalling, re-living, and looking forward to current and future life events and how the mass itself invites us to actively participate in these kinds of activities on a practical and a spiritual level. We know you've been eagerly awaiting this conclusion as much...

Duration:00:30:43

TF70: Practical Eucharist Part 2 - Teaching about Meals and Sacrifice

1/16/2018
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They've talked about the theology and deep, spiritual insights surrounding meals and sacrifice in the Eucharist. Now Eric and Brett discuss how to actually teach these things to parents and kids in your sacrament's or religion class. They'll discuss the importance of family meals and how to draw those intimate connections between meals and sacrifices in our daily lives to the sacrament itself. Hope you're hungry this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration:00:23:59

TF69: Practical Eucharist Part 1 - Teaching About Presence and Transformation

1/9/2018
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Brett and Eric pick up their Sacraments series for parents and Catechists right where they left off looking now at how we might practically teach the key features of this central sacrament of our faith 'on the ground'. This week they discuss practical approaches to transformation and presence - teaching parents and kids about the Real Presence of Christ and the kind of transformations we are talking about in the Eucharist.

Duration:00:28:08

TF68: St. Francis Xavier, Madmen, and Mummies with Pierre and Laura O'Reilly

1/2/2018
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We're extremely excited by the visit of the relic of St. Francis Xavier (known as the 'Madman' Evangelist) coming to the city of Regina, Saskatchewan on January 19 and 20, 2018. As this New Year kicks off, we've asked our good friends Pierre and Laura O'Reilly, who are heading up the local relic event organizing team to stop by and talk a bit about St. Francis Xavier, the relic event itself, and how the weirdness, the intrigue of our Catholic Faith, and the model given by St. Francis can...

Duration:00:34:57

TF67: A Christmas Message From Archbishop Donald Bolen

12/26/2017
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From Archbishop Donald Bolen, Eric, Brett and all of the Archdiocese of Regina staff and our families we'd like to wish all of our faithful listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Duration:00:07:13

TF66: I'm Spiritual But Not Religious Part 2

12/19/2017
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Eric and Brett continue the Christmas table-talk around the topic of being "spiritual but not religious". Part one looked at the spiritual part of that statement and asking what is really meant by the term 'spiritual'. This week they take it to the next level, looking at whether it is possible to live as a spiritual person without being in any way religious. Who says you can't talk about religion over Christmas dinner? That's what we're doing this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration:00:24:25

TF65: "Spiritual Not Religious" or "I don't think that word means what you think it means"

12/12/2017
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So you're sitting around the table at your up-coming Christmas Family Feast and right after grace, in between "pass the turkey" and "where's the cranberries?" your cousin Rene comments on how spiritual you are closing with "I'm spiritual, but not religious". How do you respond? Don't let fear and trepidation seal your lips. On this part 1 of 2 episodes of Thinking Faith, Eric and Brett will begin discussing what those words mean, and what they don't. We'll see just how much common ground...

Duration:00:35:55

TF64: We've Got Mail! Answering Your Questions About Books and Final Judgment

12/5/2017
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Mailbag episodes are one of our favorites to do. There's something really engaging and relational about engaging topics that an active listener has sent in. This week Eric and Brett take a look at a few of the emails they've received, answer a couple of quick ones, plan for future shows and then jump into one listener's questions about the last days and what the heck is up with Final Judgement?

Duration:00:39:15

TF63: The Eucharist Part 3 - Remembrance and Anticipation

11/28/2017
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There's something unique and mysterious that happens whenever we remember anything. Our brains and our bodies have been gifted with this remarkable ability to radically return to the past and make it present to us right here and now. This week Eric and Brett conclude their three-part look at the theology of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents by discussing this very phenomenon and how God uses it as the centerpiece of this ultimate encounter with Jesus Christ. Everything old is new...

Duration:00:33:54

TF62: The Eucharist Part Two - Meal and Sacrifice

11/21/2017
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This week Eric and Brett continue the discussion of the theology of the sacrament of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents. They'll look that the Eucharist as a meal and as a sacrifice and talk about why it's important not to emphasize one over the other and how each can actually help us understand the Eucharist in new ways. Hope you're hungry because we've got a feast for you on this week's Thinking Faith!

Duration:00:28:34

TF61: The Eucharist Part 1

11/14/2017
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Continuing their series on Sacramental Preparation, Eric and Brett begin taking a look at the 'Source and Sumit of the whole Christian life' - the Eucharist. They examine the theme of Presence and Transformation discussing what we mean when we're speaking about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the kinds of changes that do and do not happen. get your climbing gear on 'cuz we're headed right to the top of this one this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration:00:31:53

TF60: Thinking About Baptism Part 2

11/7/2017
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Continuing their Sacramental preparation series Eric and Brett discuss some practical approaches to Baptism preparation with parents. They'll look at ways to introduce parents to the core story of our faith, and connect it to their daily lives and discuss the importance of fostering on-going, transformative encounters with Jesus Christ. Take the plunge and join the discussion on this week's Thinking Faith! Links we promised to give you this week; 90-Day Bible Reading Plan The Action Bible

Duration:00:33:12

TF59: Happy Reformation Day! (Can Catholics Say That?)

10/31/2017
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On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Eric and Brett welcome Archdiocese of Regina Ecumenical officer Nick Jessen into the studio to talk about how his office works towards Christian unity within the Archdiocese of Regina. We'll also discuss the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, global efforts among Christian Churches working towards unity and offer some tips on how Catholics can best commemorate the anniversary of an event that has had a major impact on Christians for the past...

Duration:00:33:51

TF58: Thinking About Baptism Part 1

10/24/2017
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Continuing their series on sacramental preparations, Eric and Bret take time this week to discuss some of the basic theology underlying the sacrament of baptism. Specifically, they'll discuss the theme of death and resurrection - what we call the 'Pascal Mystery'. We'll discuss how Christ's dying and rising serves to 'unlock' themes of death and resurrection in the Old Testament and can help us to understand just what we are entering into when we are baptized and when we prepare to baptize...

Duration:00:36:42

TF57: Behind the Scenes of the 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal with Denise Walsh

10/17/2017
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Eric and Brett sit down with Donor Services Coordinator Denise Walsh to take a peek behind the scenes of this year's 2017 "Hope, Born of Mercy" Archbishop's Annual Appeal. We'll discuss the purpose and goal of the Appeal, what you'll find in your Fall mailing (and why we do them), talk about the kinds of accountability and transparency that are built into Archbishop Appeal communications, and different ways to give. Best of all, we'll meet perhaps the most responsible and organized person...

Duration:00:45:31

TF56: Teaching The Faith (Seriously - That's What Catechetics Means)

10/10/2017
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It's fine to speak about coaching families and adults, about accompanying and apprenticing others in the faith, but how does one actually do this? What does Catechesis - teaching the faith - look like for adults, for kids, for intergenerational families and parish groups? Eric and Brett discuss the challenges and share some practical tips this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration:00:48:35

TF55: Hope, Born of Mercy - 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal Kick-off Event

10/3/2017
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This week Eric and Brett invite you to join them for the Archdiocese of Regina's 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal "Hope, Born of Mercy" kick-off event hosted by Our Lady of Peace Parish in Regina. They'll introduce you to some of our new seminarians, our newest priest, and some very special musical guests! Here's your chance to pop in your earbuds, turn up the volume and join men and women from across the diocese for an exciting evening of entertainment, fun and above all hope! And yes,...

Duration:00:40:47

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