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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

Dr. Brett Salkeld, Dr. Charlie Camosy, and Jonathon Van Maren on Roe vs Wade - Part 1

6/28/2022
Host Dr. Brett Salkeld is joined by ethicist, Dr. Charlie Camosy and Jonathon Van Maren of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform to discuss the recent overturning of Roe vs Wade by the US Supreme Court and the public discourse around the issue of abortion in Canada and the US. Show Snippet: "80% of Canadians don't know that it is not restricted at all. We go door-to-door having discussions on this...half the people you talk to will Google it and check it on their phone because they...

Duration:00:41:40

Dating Well with Dr. Mario Sacasa - Part 2

6/21/2022
We continue our discussion with Dr. Mario Sacasa from the Always Hope Podcast looking at his new online course 'Dating Well'. We'll look at fostering a healthy approach to dating and relationships and the particular challenges faced by discerning couples in our modern world. Show Snippet: "If you have this expectation that a wife is supposed to do 'x' or a husband is supposed to be 'y', and you go into it with that expectation, well then...the reality of the person who is in front of you,...

Duration:01:03:29

Dating Well with Dr. Mario Sacasa - Part 1

6/14/2022
Join the discussion with Dr. Mario Sacasa from the Always Hope Podcast as we discuss his new online course 'Dating Well'. We'll look at fostering a healthy approach to dating and relationships and the particular challenges faced by discerning couples in our modern world. Show Snippet: If we fall into an overly pious way of dating or concept of dating, then we can think, "Well, as long as we agree that Jesus Christ is the Lord, that the Catholic Church is the one true Church, that we pray...

Duration:00:58:34

Thinking Faith 300 Throwback: TF01-What is Theology?

6/7/2022
Thinking Faith has officially reached our 300th Episode! In celebration, Eric and Brett have dug into the vault and dusted off their very first recording. Crack open your favorite bubbly brew, sit back and enjoy the episode that started it all as we ask pointed questions like "What is Theology?" and "Why haven't these guys been canceled yet?"

Duration:00:18:42

Saints and Mental Health: St. Raphael, Remedy of God

6/1/2022
Our monthly series on the Saints and Mental health continues as Deacon Eric Gurash reflects on Archangel, St. Raphael, and his role not just as a healer of physical ailments, but as a powerful intercessor and companion in times of serious grief and emotional distress. Show Snippet: "The story of Tobit and his family reminds us that these answered prayers often come in surprising, disguised ways. A coworker or friend, a bit of scripture or song heard at a time of great need, or, as with...

Duration:00:21:37

Faith Reason and a Hermeneutic of Suspicion with John Jalsevac - Part 3

5/24/2022
In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "We talk a lot about truth, we say, "All I care about is truth, and Christ is the Truth; I believe in Christ, therefore, I have the Truth," and then we use that to close our minds to truth."

Duration:00:35:34

Faith Reason and a Hermeneutic of Suspicion with John Jalsevac - Part 2

5/17/2022
In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "When you see such conviction and such certitude you say "Well, I must be missing something." You say, "Maybe I lack the spirit in some way..."

Duration:00:27:11

Faith Reason and a Hermeneutic of Suspicion with John Jalsevac - Part 1

5/10/2022
In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "There's something broken in the way we're pursuing truth and fact, and I've been trying to sort out what that is."

Duration:00:29:45

The Saints And Mental Health: Sts. Louis Martin and Therese Lisieux

5/3/2022
As Mental Health Awareness week begins and in honour of May as Mental Health Month, we continue our examination of the saints and mental health with a look at Sts. Louis Martin and Therese of Lisieux. Show Snippet: "St. Therese understood that her mental health challenges did not define her deepest self. Clinging to her identification as a child of God, created in God’s own divine image, helped to increase her capacity for resiliency, even as she lived with often serious mental health...

Duration:00:23:57

Brett Fawcett on Jacques Maritain and Human Rights - Part 2

4/26/2022
Returning guest, Brett Fawcett discusses the development of Just War Theory and universal human rights as developed through the middle ages into modernity through the work of Jacques Maritain. "So Maritain, he's writing this during World War Two, he's very influential, and he writes this book on the Rights of Man and natural law and says 'once this war is over we've got to really establish these rights for everyone to know about and his appendix is like a bill of international human...

Duration:00:41:32

Brett Fawcett on Jacques Maritain and Human Rights - Part 1

4/19/2022
Returning Guest, Brett Fawcett discusses the development of Just War Theory and universal human rights as developed through the middle ages into modernity through the work of Jacques Maritain. Show Snippet: "Let's start in, say, the middle ages...there's this idea that there's a unity of the human family, we're all descended in some sense from Adam, and we're certainly all created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore we all have dignity..."

Duration:00:39:03

Bishop Donald Bolen's Chrism Mass Homily from April 4, 2022

4/12/2022
As Holy Week begins, we share with you Archbishop Donald Bolen's homily from the Archdiocese of Regina's recent Chrism Mass celebration at Holy Rosary Cathedral. We pray that your Holy Week may be a time of conversion and grace for you and those you love. Show Snippet: "We don't belong on pedestals. We belong in those places of need, in those places where we are servants, humbly asking how we can help. The Church is most alive, most itself, most living in the real world when we don't allow...

Duration:00:17:08

Galileo And Robert Bellarmine With Brett Fawcett - Part 2

4/5/2022
In this part 2 of 2, guest Brett Fawcett joins the podcast from his balcony in China to discuss the theology of Galileo and the scientific philosophy of his compatriot, St. Robert Bellarmine. Show Snippet: "Galileo makes a really interesting point in his letter where he talks about how, in the Book of Job there's a line that says...'God hangs the Earth on nothing'...and he quotes theologians like Thomas Aquinas who say 'Yeah it's true that the bible in Job says that the earth is hanging on...

Duration:00:30:01

Galileo and Robert Bellarmine with Brett Fawcett - Part 1

3/29/2022
Guest Brett Fawcett joins the podcast from his balcony in China to discuss the theology of Galileo and the scientific philosophy of his compatriot, St. Robert Bellarmine. Show Snippet: "Galileo is writing in the midst of the response to the reformation. And one of the big debates over the reformation is 'who has the authority to interpret scripture?' And Galileo is deigning to tell a priest 'here's how we should interpret some bible passages...'"

Duration:00:39:40

Redeeming Expertise with Josh Reeves - Part 2

3/22/2022
We continue our discussion with Josh Reeves, author of Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church to discuss the phenomena of extreme skepticism, its effects on polarization culturally and in the Church, and imagine healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "I was talking to someone who was doing a survey (on) whether people were satisfied in their churches, and if someone was on social media they often tended to be dissatisfied because of some national issue, but if...

Duration:00:29:55

Redeeming Expertise with Josh Reeves - Part 1

3/15/2022
In an atmosphere of hyper-skepticism, Dr. Brett Salkeld and Deacon Eric visit with Josh Reeves, author of Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church to discuss the phenomena of extreme skepticism, its effects on polarization culturally and in the Church, and imagine healthier ways forward. "I understand the impulse in "follow the science" in that you need to take science seriously but also you have to be wary that oftentimes "follow the science" has a lot of values...

Duration:00:38:19

The Saints and Mental Health: Saint Dymphna

3/8/2022
Thinking Faith begins a new faith and mental health series featuring the Saints. Over the next few months, Deacon Eric highlights various saints whose intercessions can be particularly helpful for those struggling with mental health challenges and those who accompany them. Show Snippet: "St. Dymphna’s intercessions can move us to deepen our own compassion, to seek an end to the negative stigmas surrounding mental health struggles, and to the realization that lasting change in our cultural...

Duration:00:23:09

Yo Dawg, I Hear You Like Synods - Part 2

3/1/2022
In this part 2 of 2, Deacon Eric Gurash rejoins the podcast as he and Dr. Brett Salkeld discuss the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality. Show Snippet: "The potential is there to transform a parish from being concerned about how they're going to pay for the roof...to how do we care for our neighbours that are experiencing hardship of any kind? How do we bring the gospel to people, not just preaching the words of the gospel, but bring the heart of the Gospel into the places in our community that...

Duration:00:34:33

Yo Dawg, I Hear You Like Synods - Part 1

2/22/2022
In this part 1 of 2, Deacon Eric Gurash rejoins the podcast as he and Dr. Brett Salkeld discuss the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality. Show Snippet: "Actually spending time with people and learning from the experiences of people who are different from you, is actually one of the best antidotes to ideology there is." Follow the link for more information and Synod resources to use in your parish or group: https://archregina.sk.ca/synod-2021-2023

Duration:00:35:45

Cordial Catholic Crossover with K. Albert Little and Dr. Brett Salkeld

2/15/2022
In this crossover episode, Catholic convert, K. Albert Little invites Dr. Brett Salkeld to join his Cordial Catholic podcast to discuss The Eucharist, Real Presence, and Transubstantiation. Show Snippet: "Think of Jesus spitting in the mud and rubbing stuff on people's eyes. That is SO sacramental...that the material order which God created as good and that was ordered to our good, is the place where he approaches us."

Duration:01:29:05