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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.

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Canada

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

306.352.1651


Episodes

Catechisis of the Good Shepherd with Cassandra Ursu and Angela Montano

2/20/2024
This week on Thinking Faith, we hear from Cassandra Ursu and Angela Montano with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd catechetical ministry at Holy Rosary Cathedral. They discuss what CGS is and how its unique, Montesouri-based approach helps children discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. Show Snippet: "So my five year old just had a birthday and he was very excited and he got all these presents, but then it's done and over with. And there's often a crash at the end of that. Whereas in the Atrium, they have this deep joy and deep peace and once they've encountered that, they're less likely to be touching all of the things in the environment. And so that's kind of our job as the catechist, or the guide, is to kind of watch for their needs, meet them developmentally, where they're at." Find out more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at: https://www.cgsac.ca/

Duration:00:50:00

Books that Changed Brett's Life - Part 2

2/13/2024
In this part two of two episodes, Deacon Eric sits down with Dr. Brett Salkeld to discuss three non-fiction, non-theological books that changed his life. This week; You Are Not Your Pain by by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman and a surpise book that changed Brett's life without him ever reading it! Show Snippet: "It's freedom. It's the same thing. Freedom again. It's the same idea as the last two books, right? I was not free in this relationship. My pain was leading to a kind of compulsive behavior and it gives me just a little critical distance, just like from the anger or from the avoidant or attached needs. It gives me a little critical distance to say, 'what's really going on here?'" You Are Not Your Pain by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman The Empowered Wife by Laura Doyle

Duration:00:40:25

Books That Changed Brett's Life - Part 1

2/6/2024
In this part one of two episodes, Deacon Eric sits down with Dr. Brett Salkeld to discuss three non-fiction, non-theological books that changed his life. This week; Good and Angry by David Powlison and Hold me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson. Show Snippet: "The big feelers among us who express those things. People can't handle them and they need to know that, it's okay to be that kind of person. They still need to figure out how to manage themselves in different situations, but you're actually more equipped to manage yourself well if you're not just ashamed of being the kind of person you are." Good and Angry by David Powlison Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

Duration:00:47:07

Catherine Pakaluk and Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth - Part 2

1/30/2024
In this part two of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld visits with Catherine Pakaluk about shifting demographics, falling birthrates, and her new book "Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth" Show Snippet: "I certainly believe that when we're talking about things that are deeply part of the human condition and the types of things that adults ought to be spending their lives doing; having children pursuing meaningful work, trying to serve each other in the community. I don't think the government and the church are locked in a zero-sum. I think that the government can structure things in a way to make it easier and more favorable for people to do the right thing." Find Catherine's book at Barnes and Noble or your favorite bookseller; https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hannahs-children-catherine-pakaluk/1143671820

Duration:00:56:08

Catherine Pakaluk and Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth - Part 1

1/23/2024
In this part one of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld visits with Catherine Pakaluk about shifting demographics, falling birthrates, and her new book "Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth" Show Snippet: "I saw that the president of France, Emmanuel Macron had given some remarks at a UN conference...he flamboyantly says, "Show me the woman who is perfectly well educated and still has seven or eight children"...I followed up with a tweet with just a photo of me in my graduation cap and gown...lined up with my six children. And I just hashtag postcards for Macron. And I said, Follow suit ladies!" I woke up in the morning and went, Oh no, it caught on! So millions of people all over the world posted beautiful photos." Find Catherine's book at Barnes and Noble or your favorite book seller; https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hannahs-children-catherine-pakaluk/1143671820

Duration:00:46:35

Communities of Care: Catholic Parishes and Mental Health Peer Support

1/16/2024
This week on Thinking Faith Deacon Eric Gurash discusses the ways that spiritual peer support can help navigate mental health challenges and the role our parishes and Catholic social teaching can play in building caring, supportive communities. Show Snippet: "Our parish communities are uniquely positioned to walk with others, offering prayer-filled support that can rebuild self-esteem and confidence often undermined by experiences of mental illness through a focus on mutuality, self-determination, respect, dignity, equity, and belonging." Find out more about the Archdiocese of Regina's Emmaus Family Support mental health ministry at www.emmaussupport.ca.

Duration:00:28:43

Introducing Curriculum Permeation to Teachers - Part 2

1/9/2024
In this part two of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld continues his visit with high school theology teacher, Tommy Kostielney of South Bend, Indiana to discuss ways that Tommy has introduced the idea of curriculum permeation to fellow teachers.

Duration:00:44:05

Introducing Curriculum Permeation to Teachers - Part 1

1/2/2024
In this part one of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld visits with high school theology teacher, Tommy Kostielney of South Bend, Indiana to discuss ways that Tommy has introduced the idea of curriculum permeation to fellow teachers.

Duration:00:46:50

Boy's Club Q&A - Part 6

12/26/2023
Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett continue to delve into the pile of questions sent to them from the Conquest Boys Club at St. Anne's parish in Regina, Saskatchewan. This week we discuss the cross, baseball bats, and creationism. Show Snippet: "The Church does not pronounce on these matters. The Church does not say, "You must think the world is 4 billion years old, or you must think it's 6, 000 years old." It doesn't. Now, some creationists think it should say that the earth is 6, 000 years old because they think that's what the Bible says, or something like that, and they think that the Church is caving to modernity by not saying that."

Duration:00:40:28

Pope Francis The Nativity And The Incarnation With Archbishop Don Bolen

12/19/2023
Archbishop Don Bolen joins the podcast for a special pre-Christmas episode of Thinking Faith. We'll discuss Pope Francis' new book on the Nativity, Bishop Don's nativity collection, and the impact of the Incarnation on our broken world. Show Snippet: "The incarnation is ultimately not a book and it's not a word spoken in writing, it's spoken in flesh. And so, incarnational faithfulness, in the first instance, is not a verbal witness, but a presence, a walking with, and that's probably what people will value and appreciate, because I think people in grief, people in time of loss and time of deep suffering, often find words that used to be meaningful crashing against the hard waves or wall of suffering and of brokenness and the words lie flat on the ground whereas your presence, you're showing up, matters."

Duration:00:43:46

Boy's Club Q&A - Part 5

12/12/2023
Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett continue to delve into the pile of questions sent to them from the Conquest Boys Club at St. Anne's parish in Regina, Saskatchewan. This week we discuss Jesus' mistakes in the woodshop and altar serving. Show Snippet: "Think of a carpenter shop. How do you learn to make some furniture with Dad in the shop without making mistakes? What do you do when you're teaching your kids about the family business? You hand them a chisel and a mallet and a saw, right?"

Duration:00:46:05

Your Best Self: Transhumanism with Joseph Vukov - Part 2

12/5/2023
In this part two of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld visits Dr. Joseph Vukov of Loyola University in Chicago to discuss the transhumanism movement and promise and the perils of utilizing science and technology to improve human life. "I think a great little pushback to the Luddite who would say, these new technologies are necessarily going to undermine human relationships, are necessarily going to undermine, our capacity to give praise to God appropriately. And I would say the Exsultet and the Mass pushback on that just a little bit in saying, no, no, no, we can actually use technology in cooperation with nature, as long as we have the right views of ourselves and right views of nature to give glory back to God." Learn more in Joseph Vukov's latest book "The Perils of Perfection"

Duration:00:59:57

Your Best Self: Transhumanism with Joseph Vukov - Part 1

11/28/2023
In this part one of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld visits Dr. Joseph Vukov of Loyola University in Chicago to discuss the transhumanism movement and promise and the perils of utilizing science and technology to improve human life. "Roughly what transhumanism is is the idea that human existence as we experience it is Messy, it involves a lot of suffering, it is not all that it could be, and that what our goal should be is to transcend, hence the transhumanism, our own humanity. So how do we do this? We do this by life extension. We do this by making our memories better. We do this by making our IQs higher. We do this by becoming more efficient. We do this by incorporating technology into our lives." Learn more in Joseph Vukov's latest book "The Perils of Perfection"

Duration:00:52:29

Theology Teachers and Curriculum Permeation - Part 2

11/21/2023
In this part two of two, Dr. Brett Salkeld and Dr. Brett Fawcett discuss interdisciplinary collaboration and the role of theology teachers in curriculum permeation.

Duration:00:45:58

Theology Teachers and Curriculum Permeation - Part 1

11/14/2023
In this part one of two, Dr. Brett Salkeld and Dr. Brett Fawcett discuss interdisciplinary collaboration and the role of theology teachers in curriculum permeation.

Duration:00:44:29

Mental Health in the Bible Learning From Leah, Hannah, Jeremiah, and Naomi

11/8/2023
This week, Deacon Eric examines four more biblical figures as models for navigating mental health challenges. He discusses Leah, Hannah, Jeremiah, and Naomi and how their experiences can provide guidance and support for our own challenges today. Show Snippet: "Naomi’s story underscores the importance of social support and of opening ourselves to being a support for others. In spite of her grieving, she recognizes God’s hand in sending the right people into her life at the right time and encourages her daughter-in-law, Ruth to do the same..."

Duration:00:41:01

Bonaventure, The Arts, and Catholic Education - Part 2

10/31/2023
In this part two of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld and returning guest, Brett Fawcett sit down to discuss the implications Bonavanture's examination of the arts and theology might have on Catholic education. Show Snippet: "The third day is the exterior light. And that's the light of mechanical art. The production of artifacts. So the liberal arts are the arts of a free man, as they call them. These are the servile arts which Bonaventure does not seem to look down on. I mean, he puts them lower than maybe internal philosophy or internal light, but he still sees them as reducing to theology."

Duration:00:43:12

Bonaventure, The Arts, and Catholic Education - Part 1

10/24/2023
In this part one of two episodes, Dr. Brett Salkeld and returning guest, Brett Fawcett sit down to discuss the implications Bonavanture's examination of the arts and theology might have on Catholic education. Show Snippet: "So the first day is, for him, he calls it the superior light. He points out, okay, you think about the days of creation, all the days would need light to work. So in one sense, when God creates light on the first day, the first day is therefore informing all the other days that come after it. So therefore, analogously, the superior light, the first light, is theology. It's sacred scripture. It also informs all the other arts that come after it. All the other sciences that come after it. In some sense, they're, they're, again, they're autonomous, but the light that they have comes from theology from scripture."

Duration:00:46:41

Trusting the Lord In Times of Trial with Lisa Canning

10/17/2023
This week on Thinking Faith we are pleased to feature Lisa Canning,"The Possibility Mom," recent keynote speaker at our 2023 ArchRegina Congress and Bishop's Appeal kickoff. Lisa shares her personal journey of trusting God in challenging times, drawing from her own experiences to offer six key tools for remaining hopeful and trusting God when life gets tough. Tune in as Lisa Canning, a mom of 11, mindset coach, and President of the Guiding Star Project, guides us on a path towards abundant trust in God's generosity. Show Snippet: "Scripture can be like a lifeline. Scripture can be like a phone a friend. Scripture can be something that sustains us and gives us hope. And so I want to invite you to commit to memory scripture that helps you remember the truth of God's character, that reminds you why and, and yes, that you can trust him, that reminds you that no matter how bad something may seem, the Lord loves you and you can trust him." Connect with Lisa; Instagram: @lisacanning https://lisacanning.ca/ https://guidingstarproject.com/

Duration:00:39:33

Conquest Boys Club Q&A - Part 4

10/10/2023
Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett continue to delve into the pile of questions sent to them from the Conquest Boys Club at St. Anne's parish in Regina, Saskatchewan. This week includes The Second Vatican Council and moral decline, and Hitler. Show Snippet: "So this is a great example because we often hear this story of decline; that everything was going great, Vatican II happens, and then things go into decline. Why does the Pope call a council? Because things aren't going great. The modern world is presenting real questions and problems and pretending that they don't need addressing and that if you just kept doing what you were doing, everything would have gone well, is actually historically demonstrably false."

Duration:00:49:57