Show Notes – A Good Habit 5/21/14

A Good Habit Show NotesGood morning, everyone! I’m trying to be super diligent and get these Show Notes posted since I’ve slacked off on posting the last ones.

On yesterday’s show we were joined by Dr. David Delaney, doctor of systematic theology and director of the Mother of the Americas Institute.  Our topic was everyone’s not-so-favorite subject: persecution and suffering.  But not just that, because the two essentials for enduring any kind of suffering are joy and hope.  The focus was on Robert P. George’s address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast last week.  You can find the full text of the address here, or the video here (his address begins at 15:10 in the video).  These are weighty words that deserve to be read and taken to heart.

Also, on a previous episode we promised to give you the link for listening to MP3s of Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s talks on Divine Mercy which he gave here in San Antonio during the Divine Mercy SA Weekend.  Those talks will be available here.  Although I did not see them yet, there are lots of other great talks by Father you should check out.

Show Notes – A Good Habit 4/23/14

A Good Habit Show NotesHello and happy Thursday to all of you.  We hope you’re enjoying your Easter Octave – don’t forget to keep the Easter celebrations going.

Yesterday Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM was on A Good Habit, and he packed a lot of information into the show.  You can listen to it here: 

As we mentioned, he was on our show last November and we recently re-aired that episode, which you can find on our Show Notes post here, along with the handouts from that show (about the seven capital sins and their corresponding virtues and vices).

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“Meet the saint version of you” – the podcast I mentioned from Taylor Marshall can be found here.

Some books that were mentioned:

Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan

The Church Visible

Ocean of Mercy (DVD)

The Temperament God Gave You (we didn’t talk about a book, but this is a good introduction to the four temperaments).

Father Wade talked about the definition of sin, which begins in the Catechism with paragraph 1849.  You can read it online here.

Sr. Grace Marie told a beautiful story about Pope John Paull II, mercy and a homeless priest, which Dr. Scott Hahn recounted on Mother Angelica’s live show April 25, 2001.  The show can be  listened to here.  The story begins around the 46 minute mark. It’s a beautiful story to hear, especially just a few days before our incredible Pope is declared a saint.

Speaking of the canonization, don’t forget to watch it on EWTN, either live, for the die-hard saint-loving souls out there, or when it re-airs at a more decent hour.  It will air live at 2:30am Central time on Sunday morning, and re-air at 6pm Central Sunday evening, and Monday at 10pm.  You can also stream it online if EWTN is not available in your area, just go to http://www.ewtn.com

 

 

Show Notes – A Good Habit 4/9/14

A Good Habit Show NotesOn Wednesday’s show we encouraged everyone in the San Antonio area to make plans to see Fr. Mitch Pacwa at the Divine Mercy Weekend April 25-27.  Go to www.divinemercyweekendsa.org for more information on the event and to get tickets.

Sr. Grace Marie talked about a blog post by Matthew Warner, (reprinted in the National Catholic Register): Seven Steps to a Holier Life from Mother Theresa.  The post can be found here.

Some of you had some great questions about the Easter Triduum and when Lent officially ends.  Properly speaking, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the evening of Holy Thursday before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  That doesn’t mean you can haul out the chocolate and steak yet, though, because the fast continues through Holy Saturday, which is the 40th day of the Lenten fast (it’s technically the 46th day, but all Sundays are a celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection, thus they are not days of penance and fasting and don’t make up part of the 40 day count).

The Easter Triduum, or Paschal Triduum, is part of the 40 days of Lent, but it is its own liturgical season.  From the USCCB’s website: The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
  • Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Lastly, the quote Sr. Grace Marie read from one of her favorite saints (whom she quotes a lot):

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
-St. Francis de Sales

That’s good advice as we near the end of our Lenten journey through the desert.