How’s Your Relationship With St. Joseph?
He’s completely silent in Scripture. At least when it comes to words. But he is clearly one of the most important figures in salvation history, especially with regard to how he led the holy family and helped to raise Jesus in preparation for His ministry, passion and death. After the Virgin Mary, there is no saint more powerful when it comes to interceding for us and helping us. Joseph is the Patron of the Universal Church, Terror of Demons and much more. So, how often do you turn to him for help? Do you have a devotion to St. Joseph? Are you named after him? Why do you think he has always been more or less “hidden” in many people’s spiritual lives? Let’s talk about this on Tuesday – the Feast of St. Joseph!
Take2 - 03/15/2019 - Revisiting Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Revisiting the Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
A lot of EWTN radio shows have been all over this story in their reporting, which is why we don’t revisit it very often. But let’s have another conversation about how you think the Church, the pope, the bishops and the victims’ groups have been handling all of this in recent months, especially following the summit at the Vatican a few weeks ago. Has your faith in our clergy taken a hit? Have you undertaken initiatives to show support for the huge majority of faithful priests? Do you think the Church is now taking all of this seriously enough? There are countless angles to this sad story. Share your take on Monday’s show.
Take2 - 03/14/2019 - Twin Hearts (Devotion)
Let’s talk about this special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. How did this devotion come to be? What are the feast days associated with the twin hearts? We do know that the saint most commonly linked with the Sacred Heart is Margaret Mary Alacoque. This seventeenth century nun and mystic had many visions of Jesus, and was asked to spread this devotion. Today, we see countless Sacred Heart images in homes and Catholic institutions. The devotion to the Immaculate Heart can be traced back even further to the late 13th century. There is so much to learn and appreciate about venerating the Twin Hearts. Consecration to the Twin Hearts is especially powerful and can bring a wealth of spiritual graces. Let’s talk about this unique devotion on Thursday’s Take 2…Call us and share your love for the Twin Hearts. 1-833-288-3986.
Take2 - 03/13/2019 - How Catholic Is Your Area?
It’s great to be surrounded by people of like mind, especially those who share our Catholic Christian faith. Our walk with the Lord is strengthened by the faith of family members, friends, co-workers, fellow parishioners, etc. And it can make a big difference when the area where we live is overall more Catholic. Of course, a higher percentage of Catholics in an area doesn’t necessarily equate to a more fervent faith in that area. On Wednesday, let’s talk about where you live, how Catholic it is, how fervent it is, and how much difference that makes for you in your personal faith journey.
Take2 - 03/12/2019 -
The Sin of Detraction
Have you ever participated in character assassination? If so, were you aware that the sin of detraction is a serious matter? Intentionally exposing one’s real faults may seem like it is harmless because in fact it is true, but when that occurs a slow chipping away at one’s reputation transpires. The bible warns us against this scenario and yet the world treats this as a standard operating procedure. This topic was suggested by one of our loyal listeners in light of the priest scandal. This is what she asked… When can we mention names when discussing priestly abuse? What about credible accusations although not convicted? These issues are getting close to home for many of us. The CCC 2477 when mentioning the sin of detraction includes,”without objectively valid reason”. What constitutes a valid objective reason? How does a person commit the sin of detraction and I’m speaking of a catholic that is faithfully trying to live out their faith and not one that frequently gossips? So, let’s address the sin of detraction and see if we can come away with a better understanding of what to avoid. Call us, 1-833-288-3986