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"Behold, I Make All Things New"Podcast
by Fr. Shawn McKnight
Fr. Shawn explains that these words from the Second Reading refer to the newness of Divine Love, which we express through charity. He points out what is opposed to charity and teaches that by loving one another, each of us builds up Christ's holy and Catholic Church.
Date: 4/28/16
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I, John, Saw a New Heaven and a New EarthPodcast
by Fr. Sam Brand
Fr. Sam discusses some imagery found in the Second Reading which describes the New Heaven and New Earth as the union of God’s dwelling place with our very own souls alive with his grace! Fr. Sam explains how a property of this union is love that goes out of one self and how this love moves us nearer to heaven even here and now.
Date: 4/26/16
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Good FridayPodcast
by Fr. Sam Brand
“The Good work that God has begun in us- He will bring it to completion” Father Sam explains how on Good Friday Jesus brings his salvific work to completion on the Cross and that through our faith in God, God brings his work in us to completion. Listen also for the chance to hear of the special connection our Church shares with the True Cross.
Date: 3/25/16
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Holy ThursdayPodcast
by Fr. Shawn McKnight
“As he began his passion, he left for us his sacred legacy, the Eucharist, his perfect prayer of thanksgiving to his Father in heaven.” Fr. Shawn explains Jesus’ gratitude on the night of his Last Supper and how we enter into that gratitude through the Eucharist today.
Date: 3/24/16
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I am the resurrection and the lifePodcast
by Fr. Sam Brand
Jesus and the Father raise Lazarus from the dead in today’s gospel, showing that Jesus and the Father are united in having the final say over death. Fr. Sam frames this for us in the context of our own lives, encouraging us to meditate on Our Lord’s self-identification as the resurrection and life and to let God bring us from spiritual death to life in the Sacrament of Confession.
Date: 3/13/16
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Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.Podcast
by Deacon Jeff Jacobs
Today’s gospel shows us a picture of God’s mercy in Our Lord’s loving yet truthful response to the woman caught in adultery. Deacon Jeff provides historical background to this situation as well as a contemporary example of God forgiving what seemed to be unforgivable.
Date: 3/13/16
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The Prodigal Son and God's MercyPodcast
by Fr. Sam Brand
The prodigal son’s father radically forgives his son’s misdoings. Jesus uses this as an example of how God the Father forgives us when we repent from sin. Fr. Sam summarizes these points and challenges each of us to likewise forgive those around us, always in recognition of the need for God’s grace to help us do this.
Date: 3/6/16
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Jesus: Remedy for BlindnessPodcast
by Fr. Shawn McKnight
Jesus sets a precedent in today’s gospel reading when he restores sight to a man born blind. The Pharisees object due to their spiritual blindness, and Fr. Shawn explains how Jesus heals spiritual blindness in our own day when people trust in him and all of his teachings, even if we don’t fully understand them.
Date: 3/6/16
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I am who amPodcast
by Fr. Shawn McKnight
With these words God revealed to Moses that He is the Creator of all other things, including you and I. Around 1500 years later, that same God in the person of Jesus Christ sternly warns us of the necessity of repentance. Fr. Shawn explains that Christ’s warning is made, as always, in love as he wishes each of us to turn from sin and toward the Living God, culminating with us taking him into our very selves in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Date: 2/28/16
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The Woman at the WellPodcast
by Fr. Jack Maes
The Samaritan woman encounters Jesus at the well, who both respects her and challenges her. Instead of writing her off as a failure, Jesus offers himself as the living water which will set her free from sin and bring her to heaven. Fr. Jack Maes describes how Jesus wants to do that for each of us this Lent; we have but to give him the time and quiet in which he prefers to work.
Date: 2/28/16
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