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Read The Cat 0936-0990

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 – 0771-0825

June 1st, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (0 Comments)

Holy Spirit, One, Ho…

Cool quote of the week: Mary is the bride without spot or wrinkle. “This is why the Marian dimension of the Church precedes the Petrine.” CCC 773

The Church is both human and divine. The People of God are of God, not members by birth but reborn through faith and baptism. We are messianic. Our law is to love like Christ and destiny is the Kingdom of God.

We participate in the Priest, Prophet and King of the anointing that Jesus has.

The Church is the body and Christ is the head of that body. Jesus is the bridegroom and we, the Church are the bride.

The Holy Spirit works by God’s Word, by Baptism, by the sacraments, by the grace of the apostles, by the virtues and by the many special graces.

We are a: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

ONE:

  • great richness and diversity is not opposed to the church’s unity
  • profession of one faith
  • common celebration of divine worship
  • apostolic succession
  • Human sin is always the cause of any separation
  • Called to unity through renewal of the Church, conversion of heart, prayer in common, fraternal knowledge of each other, ecumenical formation, dialogue, collaboration (must place our hope in God because it is out of our power)

HOLY:

  • The Church is the “holy people of God”
  • The members are Saints by the grace of God

… to be continued next week …

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Read The Cat 0716-0770

May 24th, 2012 | Posted by Dan in Podcast - (0 Comments)

Shorty McShort Stuff:

The Spirit – John the Baptist, Mary, and Jesus all had it. The Spirit is dynamic and integral to our faith and the Church wouldn’t be the Church without the Spirit.

Longest Rundown of Your Life (on multiple pages):

Section IV: The Spirit of Christ in the fullness of Time
This section begins with John the Baptist, the forerunner of the coming Lord, who, by virtue of being sent from God was “filled with the holy spirit even from his mother’s womb.” So even though the Spirit had not yet descended upon the world, John carried with him the spirit of God.

Then in paragraph 721 the CCC talks about Mary the ever-virgin Mother of God, the “dwelling place” where the Son of God and the Holy Spirit could dwell among men. Mary was in herself full of grace, having been conceived immaculately without sin. She was the perfect vessel to carry Christ and the Spirit of God to the earth and she was a perfect and remarkable mother and person all around. The CCC points out a really interesting point that I hadn’t considered, but makes beautiful sense: Mary is the gate through which humans come into communion with Christ in the world…. Click on the page numbers below to continue reading.

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Read The Cat 0496-0550

April 28th, 2012 | Posted by Cory in Podcast - (2 Comments)

Elevator Pitch: God works intentionally. Mary was chosen by God and set aside to be different than everyone else. Christ’s Kingdom is here and now, booyeah!

The whole ball of yarn: We talk about three things in this episode: Mary and her attributes, the mystery’s of Christ early life, and the Kingdom of God.

The Lord works with purpose, and when were talking about His one and only Son, nothing was going to get past Him. Mary was a virgin, so Christ could be conceived by the Holy Spirit and God would be Christ’s one and only Father. Mary is the new Eve, mother of the living. she freely cooperated with the Lord.

No less attention was given to the early life of Christ. The Bible only gives a brief glimpse into the life of Christ and grants us what is necessary for our salvation. Every story shared serves a very specific purpose. God began the fulfillment of His kingdom through Christ’s death and resurrection. We as the Church are the seed, the beginning of that kingdom.

 

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Read The Cat 0441-0495

April 20th, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (1 Comments)

Join us with special guest, Nick Padley, as the bells from the elevator outside our hotel room ding (yes, now you will be distracted by the dings in the podcast).

Elevator Pitch: Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary. True God and true man. Fully God and fully man.

The Yarn-ball Unraveled: The Trinity is a mystery but we attempt to crack it open here as we discuss that Jesus is the Son of God. We are also sons and daughters of God but in a different way. sites list He says, “my father” but instructs us to pray, “our father.” The Word became flesh for us men and for our salvation but more specifically:

  1. in order to save us by reconciling us with God (457)
  2. so that thus we might know God’s love (458)
  3. to be our model of holiness (459) – love one another as I have loved you
  4. to make us partakers of the divine nature (460)
“What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ (487).” The dogma of the Immaculate Conception teaches that she was born without original sin, meaning she didn’t have concupiscence, meaning she didn’t have the inclination to sin. She still had free will but her will was perfectly aligned with God’s!

Nick Padley:

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