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.
Good afternoon, everyone! It’s a rainy Wednesday here in San Antonio (for which we are so grateful), and while we’re glad we didn’t have to venture out into the storm today, we do miss all of you, and look forward to being back on the air next week. This week Guadalupe Radio Network is having their Fall Share-a-thon, so if you have not yet had the opportunity to pledge your donation, please do it today! This Catholic radio station is only able to stay on the air because of the generous support of faithful listeners like you. Click here to donate now.
On our last episode of A Good Habit we were joined by Mary Jane Fox of the Pilgrim Center of Hope, who talked with us about a topic very dear to her heart and Continue reading →
Proclaim the truth of marriage articulately and convincingly, and lovingly as well.
-Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco
Blessed Friday to everyone!
On Wednesday’s show we featured Dr. David Delaney, doctor of systematic theology and director of the Mother of the Americas Institute. Dr. Delaney had been a guest with us last month, but we were glad to have him back again so soon because the topic, and the timing of it, were just too important to pass up: Marriage. Yesterday was the National March for Marriage, and cities across the country, including our own San Antonio, were holding rallies in conjunction with those in Washington, DC and San Francisco, to show their support for traditional marriage.
The timing is perfect, too, because on Saturday begins the Fortnight for Freedom, two weeks of prayer and action focused on defending our religious liberty, which is under attack on many fronts, and is most definitely affected by the attack on traditional marriage.
Have you ever been asked to defend or explain your belief in traditional marriage by family members or friends? If you haven’t been asked yet, you will one of these days, as the push for normalizing so-called same-sex marriages continues. We urge you to attend the upcoming forum on marriage hosted by Dr. Delaney and Mike Dunnigan, from the St. Joseph Foundation. It’s a great opportunity to hear the Church’s timeless teachings on marriage explained, as well as learning how to convey this to others who don’t understand, or don’t share, this belief. If you’ve ever had trouble countering any of the arguments put forth by society in favor of so-called same-sex marriage, then this forum is for you!
Good 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.
Welcome to our very first Show Notes post! You didn’t think we were really going to post them, did you?
Yesterday on A Good Habit we talked about the sacrament of reconciliation, prompted by Pope Francis’ call to make confession available for everyone during a day he called “24 Hours for the Lord.” You can read more about that, and read his prepared remarks, here.
The novena we have been praying can be found below, along with information on the priest who started it, Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo. Just looking around the internet for more information about him, we discovered a couple of books he wrote: Come, Holy Spirit and A Month With Mary. Some of his writings and meditations can be found here.
This account from a biography about him reminds us very much of our own Rev. Mother Angelica: Continue reading →
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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