Morning Glory discusses how the pain of physical training is like persevering in spiritual exercises. We also continue the Lenten review of De Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life. We focus on his Meditation on Paradise. Will will reject sin and choose paradise? We dissect the Relationship of Spirituality to Catholic Practices and discuss what a mature Christian is. Of course we touch on the Gospel and listener emails.
Morning Glory - 03/21/2019 - Fasting and Feasting
Morning Glory discusses the challenges with feasting and fasting. Do we really know how to do either? We also look at Scriptures’ account of Cain getting a wife. How could that be? What is the spiritual meaning of the text? The team talks about the different kinds of relationships the faithful have with their priests. We have a frank discussion on keeping appropriate boundaries. We discuss St. Francis De Sales’ meditation on hell and how meditation on this helps purge one of affection for sin. Of course we touch on the Gospel and listener emails.
Catholicism is rooted in the directives given by Christ and today the hosts hit on several topics which can be hard for Catholics and Protestants alike to understand. Just what would happen in an assisted suicide of a Catholic - and what are the long-term effects on the loved ones of that person? Exorcism prayers used to be part of the baptismal sacrament. Monsignor Pope offers the meaning behind them, and why they could be making a comeback. The team also takes a look at the sacrament of confession to address the frequently asked question, “Why do we confess to a priest, and not directly to God?”. A meditation on judgement is part of the on-going Lenten series, so grab your cup of coffee and join us for all this and more on Morning Glory!
Morning Glory - 03/19/2019 - Celebrating St. Joseph
On the Feast of St. Joseph, the team shared that St. Joseph always responded to God’s will, even though he never spoke a word in the Bible. He lived his life as a true man of God, and at his death, was surrounded by our Holy Mother and her Son, Jesus, making St. Joseph the patron of a happy death. Fittingly, Gloria continued the Lenten season by examining a meditation on death, taken from St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life, and how it is not an end but rather a beginning of our eternal life. True feminists were highlighted by taking a look at the four female doctors of the church and their contributions to the faith. Come find out more by listening to Morning Glory – It’s Catholic from Coast to Coast!
Morning Glory - 03/18/2019 - Headed to Heaven …. And Texas!
A great start to the week begins with Morning Glory, and this morning the Monsignor Charles Pope headed a discussion on heaven and what so many people’s perceptions are. Yet, where is God in these ideas of what heaven will be like? How can we acquire the love of heaven, and prepare for eternity with God? The team has some answers, and so do our listeners via email! And on their way to heaven via Texas – the Dominican Sisters! With space running out in their Ann Arbor, Michigan, convent, the Dominican sisters are headed west to Texas! Deacon Harold shares the wonderful news of BOOMING numbers of young women choosing the religious life. Finally, Gloria continues her Lenten series from Introduction to the Devout Life with a meditation on sin.