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June 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (0 Comments)

Favorite quote: “Faith is a treasure of life which is enriched by being shared.” -CCC 949

Or maybe this one: “There is no offense, however serious, that the Church cannot forgive.” -CCC

We need to share our faith and our stuffs too! All Christians should be ready and eager to help the needy as we are all part of the Communion of Saints (AKA: Church).

The three stages of the church are Pilgrams on earth (Church Militant), then we die and are purified (Church Suffering), and finally we live in glory (Church Triumphant). The Saints don’t cease to intercede with the Father for us, so we should ask for their prayers! Duh! But then we can return the favor and pray for the dead because this helps them but also makes their intercession for us effective! (Go ahead, look it up if you don’t believe it – CCC 958)

Mary aided the beginnings of the Church by her prayers and she becomes known as the “expemplary realization” of the Church. Her intercessions brings us the gifts of eternal salvation earning her the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress and Mediatrix.

Take that, spell check!

This doesn’t obscure or diminish the unique mediation of Christ but rather shows its power.

This is the guy who had the power to forgive sins and passes it on to the Apostles along with the Holy Spirit saying, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven.” (Jn 20:22-23)

Baptism kicks off our path towards regular forgiveness by uniting us with Christ, but it is the sacrament of Penance that reconciles us with God and with the Church.

Briefly mentioned: We will have a bodily resurrection…. join us next time for more on this!

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Read The Cat 0221-0275

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Cory in Podcast - (0 Comments)

I hate mice, yarn and the devil (I want to punch them all).

Elevator Pitch/Takeaway:

The backbone of our Faith, The Trinity, three persons in one God. It’s a mystery so we can’t really know what that means, right? The Church sure isn’t going to give up that easy. Paragraphs 0221-0275 digs into the mystery and gives the skinny on the Trinity

Breaking it Down:

In the Old Testament we recognize God as Father. He’s the Father of the Israelites and the Father the Creator. In the New Testament we get a whole new understanding of God’s Fatherhood as well as the other two parts of the Trinity. While we can know a higher being exists through natural reason we can only know the truth of the Trinity through God’s revelation.

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March 16th, 2012 | Posted by Dan in Podcast - (1 Comments)

Meow, meow, meow, meow, bacon.

Elevator Pitch/Takeaway:
We share a faith in God that is both personal and at the same time corporal as our faith is united with the rest of the Church. When we profess that faith we profess what we believe and what the Church collectively believes. God chose to reveal his name (or names) to us and through that we have come to understand a bit about God and his nature.

Breaking it Down:
While the church is made of many people, each on their own journey of faith, the church collectively has one faith, and as St. Irenaeus points out the church, though scattered through the world has but “a single heart, a unanimous voice” and dwells “in but a single house.” We have come to believe in “God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth” and we have come to know things about God in the way he revealed himself and his name to us through scripture.  St. Cyril of Jerusalem points out that the Creed which is the synthesis and symbol of faith “was not made to accord with human opinions… but presents the one teaching of the faith in its entirety.”

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March 9th, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (3 Comments)

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There are some delicious morsels of truth in these 55 paragraphs. I included a few of my favorite quotes.

Elevator Pitch/Take away:
Sacred Scripture was a product of Tradition through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and faith is a gift and will never contradict science.

Break’n it down:
This week we look at Scripture and faith. There is a great quote from Augustine, “ But I would not believe in the Gospel, had not the authority of the Catholic Church already moved me.” (CCC 119) When we look at Scriptures, we need to look at it as one, full body of work. expired domain list . Each passage should be read in context of the Bible as a whole and the Gospels are the heart. We need to continue to read the Bible to grow in our faith.

Faith is a gift and we aren’t forced to believe. Faith and science will always be united. “God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth.” (CCC 159) And “faith is already the beginning of eternal life.” (CCC 163)