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 4/16/14

A Good Habit Show NotesHello, everyone.  Sorry these show notes are so late – between the last days of Holy Week and the Easter celebrations I completely forgot about posting this.

The music featured on the show was from the CD Lent at Ephesus by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  You can find it on iTunes, Amazon, and at their website.

The Jimmy Akin article we mentioned, 6 Things to Know About the Triduum can be found Continue reading

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.

 

Show Notes – A Good Habit 4/2/14

A Good Habit Show NotesWelcome 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