Tonight at 5pm central Guadalupe Radio Network will be hosting a tribute to Doug Pearson,who passed away last night. He was the Director of Radio Operations (which is where he got the nickname El Doro) for many years. Please tune in to your local GRN station, or online at www.grnonline.com, to celebrate Doug’s life. Please continue to pray for the repose of his soul, and for all who are grieving his loss, especially his wife, Tricia, and their children and grandchildren. If you would like to help support the Pearson Family please click here.
Late last night Doug Pearson passed away, after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer. Many of you knew Doug through Catholic radio; he served the Guadalupe Radio Network in Dallas faithfully for many years. Faithful is the best word to describe him: he was a faithful husband to Tricia, a faithful father to his nine children, a faithful grandfather to his ten grandchildren, and a faithful friend to many. Most importantly, Doug was a faithful friend to Our Lord and His Church, and it was this love that was the wellspring of all his other relationships.
Many of you followed his journey of battling cancer through his blog, and his prayer was always to embrace God’s Will, even when it meant the Cross. His surrender to Our Lord, his union with Christ on the Cross, was a beautiful, though difficult, message to each of us about hope, trust, love and surrender. Please pray for the repose of Doug’s soul, and for the comfort and consolation of his beautiful family.
May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and lead you to where Lazarus is poor no longer, may you have eternal rest.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Our show on Wednesday was packed with calls – in fact, we may have reached a record!
One of our callers, Tony from Dallas, called to ask about Marian apologetics. Some of his non-Catholic friends have questions about Our Lady. No doubt, just about every Catholic has been called on at least once to explain (or defend might be a better term, depending on the attitude of the questioner) Catholic devotion to Mary.
Sr.Grace Marie mentioned Dr. Scott Hahn’s work on the Ark of the Covenant as a prefigurement of Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant. More info on that can be found here at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (this website is also a superb resource for many other subjects). This topic, along with many others, is also covered in a book by Dr. Hahn called Hail, Holy Queen.
This is also a great time to mention EWTN’s resource library, where you can find lots of helpful information on just about every aspect of the Church’s teaching. Go here to see their section on Our Lady. There are many great resources online for apologetics – Catholic Answers and Taylor Marshall’s blog being just two that come to mind. And of course, don’t forget a basic resource, which we sometimes overlook: The Catechism of the Catholic Church. There may be a tendency among Catholics to assume it’s just a dry, boring read, but the Catechism is packed with beauty because it’s packed with Truth – and if they’re authentic, the two are always found together. If you don’t have your own copy you need to get one, but you can also read it all online at the Vatican’s website here.
Apologetics can be intimidating for many of us, but try not to look at it as a debate or a battle you must win. Try falling more in love with our Catholic faith, you’ll naturally want to learn more, read more. Think about it this way: when you love someone, you naturally want to learn more about them; without even thinking about it you tend to talk about them. Encourage your love of Christ’s Church and immerse yourself in the beauty of Truth. Then apologetics may become much less about convincing the “enemy” and much more about speaking the Truth in love.
Hello everyone! It’s day two of the Spring Share-a-thon and we will be on the air at 10am to help support Catholic Radio. If you have been inspired, helped, encouraged or educated about your faith through the Guadalupe Radio Network, then please call in and made a donation to help keep Christ and His Word on the airwaves. Catholic radio is not possible without your prayers and material support. We look forward to hearing from you this morning! Call 1-800-476-3311. Today anyone who pledges at least $30 a month for a year will be entered in the contest to win a new laptop!
In fidelity to the example of the Master, it is vitally important for the Church today to go forth and preach the Gospel to all: to all places, on all occasions, without hesitation, reluctance or fear. The joy of the Gospel is for all people: no one can be excluded.
It used to be that the only time we were on the radio was a few times a year when they had their Share-a-Thons. Now it’s the only time we aren’t on the radio. This week GRN is having their December Share-A-Thon, so we got the day off, which you already noticed if you tuned in to listen to A Good Habit earlier.
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When we walked into the studio this past Wednesday for our show, we were quite surprised to see an old friend standing there! Fr. Wade Menezes, from the Fathers of Mercy, had been a guest on Greg and Julie Alexander’s show that day, and happened to still be there when we arrived for A Good Habit. Sr. Grace Marie wrangled him into being a guest on our show and we all had so much fun. If you didn’t catch the show on Wednesday, you can listen to it here.
Fr. Wade was our first chaplain at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament when we moved to Hanceville, and believe us when we tell you he’s a great preacher and teacher. We couldn’t write fast enough, trying to take notes on everything he was saying during the show. Father spoke about the seven capital sins, their corresponding virtues, and most interesting of all, their opposite extremes – this is something that you don’t often hear about. He had a really helpful handout which he kindly allowed us to share with you. You can find the handout below in pdf form:
Thank you, Father Wade, for braving the air waves with us. We, and our listeners, had such a great time and learned so much.
What’s it like being a nun? Is it boring? How long does it take? What do you do all day?
These are some of the many questions people often ask us, so today on A Good Habit we want to focus on answering your questions about our life. If there is something you’ve always wanted to know about being a nun, please send us your questions.
Email your questions to agoodhabit(at)texasnuns(dot)com.
Or even better, call us live during the show at 1-888-880-8563.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
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