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45 Shawn Carney on his book “What to Say When”

45 Shawn Carney on his book “What to Say When”

January 20, 2022

As we draw near the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., I welcome Shawn Carney, Founder, President and CEO of 40 Days for Life. He’s a regular media spokesperson, and his work has been featured on many media outlets, including Fox News, USA Today, Sirius XM, EWTN Radio, and many others. He wrote several best-selling books, and in this episode, we talk about his latest book “What to Say When - The Complete New Guide To Discussing Abortion”, which is particularly meaningful for Catholics in college campuses across America. Listen in to get a glimpse on this amazing book!

- Here is a link to the book on Amazon: https://40daysforlifegear.com/products/what-to-say-when

- You can email me any comments or questions at info@forcollegecatholics.org

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Gear: Recorded with Shure MV7 USB Dynamic Microphone.

- Intro music from pond5.com

44 Interview: Shawn Carney on 40 Days for Life

44 Interview: Shawn Carney on 40 Days for Life

January 14, 2022

In today’s episode I welcome Shawn Carney, and we will speak about his story and the “40 Days for Life” apostolate. He is one of the founders, now President and CEO of 40 Day for Life. He’s a regular media spokesperson, and his work has been featured on many media outlets, including Fox News, USA Today, Sirius XM, EWTN Radio, and many others. Shawn shares his amazing story from college student to President and CEO of one of the most powerful pro-life apostolates in America and beyond. He tells us how he helped “40 Days for Life” grow nationally and internationally, and how their witness and prayers have helped save so many lives. He also tells us how college students throughout the world can get involved in this apostolate.

Here are some Links to YouTube videos featuring Shawn Carney and the 40 Days for Life apostolate:

- Shawn Carney with Glen Beck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4mPVwxMELo&t=1s

- Shawn Carney with Mike Huckabee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zodrbM3vhd8&t=1s

- You can email me any comments or questions at info@forcollegecatholics.org

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Gear: Recorded with Shure MV7 USB Dynamic Microphone.

- Intro music from pond5.com

43 Q & A – Three Reasons Why to Be Catholic

43 Q & A – Three Reasons Why to Be Catholic

January 7, 2022

In today’s episode I answer a question of one of our listeners. Rian, a freshman in college, from Chicago asks me which three reasons he could argue in favor of the Catholic Church being the true Church of Christ. In summary, the reasons are these: (1) the Church of Christ must be one, in the sense of not being “many”, and also one, in the sense that it must not be clearly divided in doctrinal sections or factions. (2) the Church of Christ today must be a continuation of the Church of Christ from Apostolic times. This is guaranteed by the Apostolic Succession, and the uninterrupted line of successors of St. Peter up until today. That is, there is an uninterrupted succession of Bishops of Rome (the Pope), until Pope Francis. (3) The Church of Christ today must have essentially the same teachings of the Church of Christ in Apostolic Times, and thus be the maintain and teach the same teachings from Christ. All these reasons point toward the Catholic Church, under the Successor of St. Peter, Pope Francis, as the true Church of Christ.

I add some useful recommendations for when you speak to non-Catholics with the hope of bringing them closer to Jesus Christ and His True Church.

Useful Biblical Quotes used in this episode:

Jesus establishing His Church on St. Peter, the Rock: Matthew 16:16-19

St. Paul speaking about One Faith, One Body, One Baptism - One church: Ephesians 4:4-6

Further LINKS to external articles on the same topic: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/how-do-we-know-its-the-true-church

https://bismarckdiocese.com/news/how-do-i-know-that-the-catholic-church-is-the-one-true-church

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~bmaundy/Apologetics/Main/One_True_Church.html

- TWO clarifying VATICAN DOCUMENTS stating that the Catholic Church is the True Church of Christ:

(1) Dominus Jesus [https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000806_dominus-iesus_en.html]

(2) Responses to Questions [https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20070629_responsa-quaestiones_en.html]

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Gear: Recorded with Shure Mv7 Dynamic Microphone.

- Intro music from pond5.com

42 Trust God as the New Year Approaches

42 Trust God as the New Year Approaches

December 30, 2021

In today’s episode I welcome Fr. Matthew Maxwell to speak about the end of the year 2021, and the beginning of a New Year! We discuss the importance of being aware of how time passes by. In fact, Human History is a process that progresses in a lineal way, from the Creation of the World, the creation of Adam and Eve, until the Second Coming of the Lord and the Final Judgment of the Nations, as we read in Matthew chapter 25. We talk about how important it is to have good solid resolutions to carry out in the upcoming year, that will help us to grow in holiness. We discuss how important it is to be patient with ourselves, while trusting in the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, whose feast day the Church places on January 1st.

We reference the oldest known prayer in honor to our Lady, the “Sub Tuum Praesidium” (“We fly to thy patronage”), which we described more in detail in our Episode 24. In that episode, as well, I placed a recording of the Gregorian chant version of that prayer, sung by our Miles Christi seminarians. Here is the link to that episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/24-jesus-christ-is-true-god-and-true-man/id1558922030?i=1000533264313

- The Biblical quote we discussed is from the First Letter of St. John (1 Jn 2:18-21)

- You can email me any comments or questions at info@forcollegecatholics.org

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

41 Christmas - Jesus Shows God‘s Infinite Love For Us

41 Christmas - Jesus Shows God‘s Infinite Love For Us

December 23, 2021

In today’s episode I welcome Fr. Matthew Maxwell to speak about the celebration of Christmas. The liturgical Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord helps us center our life in Jesus Christ, and the fact that God becomes man to save us. The Catholic Church wants to remind us that the WORD of God became Man and was born from the Virgin Mary, in order to die for us on the Cross, save us from death and sin, and give us the opportunity to enter Heaven and share in the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).

As St. Paul clearly states it in his letter to the Galatians 4:4-5, “When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”

We discuss the importance and value of the Christmas Season, and some practical ways to benefit spiritually of this important feast.

- St. Augustine’s sermon: From a sermon by Saint Augustine, bishop - St. Mary (stmaryrockledge.org)

- LIVE Eucharistic Adoration Webcam at Marytown, IL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWlEhpny5_o

- You can email me any comments or questions at info@forcollegecatholics.org

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

40 The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

40 The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

December 17, 2021

In today’s episode, after speaking a little about the importance of the season of Advent, and some helpful Advent practices, we’ll speak about the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. Only around 41% of Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. After the Consecration at Mass, there is no longer bread or wine, but the Being of Jesus Christ himself, true God and true man. To confirm and strengthen our faith in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, God has given the Church several Eucharistic Miracles. These are miraculous events in which the reality of the transformation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is made physically evident. One of the most amazing eucharistic miracles is the one that happened in the 8th century, in the town of Lanciano, Italy. I will be welcoming a college student who will share with us some insights and some of his experiences about the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. Coley is a junior in college, studying in Kansas. He’s had the awesome opportunity to study abroad for a semester, in Florence, Italy. Among other places, he visited Lanciano, which is a small town on the Adriatic coast of Italy, due east from Rome. Don’t miss his amazing story!

- Survey about some topics referring to Catholics in the USA: https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/special-report-the-catholic-hot-buttons

- About the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy: https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/physician-tells-of-eucharistic-miracle-of-lanciano-1866

- About other Eucharistic Miracles (website started by Bl. Carlo Acutis): http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/liste/list.html

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Intro music from pond5.com

39 St. Aloysius Gonzaga and The Final Judgment

39 St. Aloysius Gonzaga and The Final Judgment

December 10, 2021

In today’s episode we’ll speak about the Second Coming of the Lord and the Final Judgment, drawing an example from the life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.

Before Ascending into Heaven, the Lord promised his Apostles (and us through them) two things: First, that He would not leave them alone; and second, that He would return one day with power, in a glorious way. He fulfilled the first promise by remaining with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar (where he stays “substantially” present), and by sending the Holy Spirit on the whole Church in Pentecost. He will fulfill the second promise at the end of times, at the end of the world.

At His Second Coming, the dead will rise, and Jesus will judge all humanity (Mt 25: 31-46). The Final Judgment will be a ratification of the particular judgment (which will happen at the end of our life), and it will take place at the sight of the whole world.

After these considerations, I discuss some spiritual attitudes that we should have when thinking about these things. I also look at a great example in the life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who lived from 1568 to 1591, and died as a result of a plague. May St. Aloysius Gonzaga be an example for all of us when facing the end of our own personal life!

- You can read the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Second Coming and the Final Judgment, numbers 668-682.

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

38 Q & A – Dryness in Prayer

38 Q & A – Dryness in Prayer

December 3, 2021

In today’s episode I answer a question of one of our listeners, about experiencing dryness in prayer, difficulty to pay attention, and a wandering mind. I share the example of St. Teresa of Avila, who also suffered something similar. I give some foundations to understand the spiritual realities of consolation and desolation, using the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola in his Rules for Discernment of Spirits. I also give some simple recommendations on what to do in desolation. Among other things, I recommend examining one’s conscience and revisiting the way how to do a time of prayer or meditation (see the article in the show notes below).

 

- Article on HOW TO DO a time of MEDITATION: https://www.mileschristi.org/easy-steps-to-do-a-time-of-personal-prayer-or-meditation/ - (a Meditation Method based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.)

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

37 Jesus ALWAYS Intercedes For Us

37 Jesus ALWAYS Intercedes For Us

November 25, 2021

In today’s episode we’ll speak about how the mystery of the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven indicates the end of the life of our Lord in this earth. It was the moment when Jesus, surrounded by His disciples, ascended with His body and soul into Heaven. I discuss the reasons for the importance of this mystery, and its practical consequences for our life.

- The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Ascension of the Lord: numbers 659-667.

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

36 Jesus Christ is Truly Alive!

36 Jesus Christ is Truly Alive!

November 18, 2021

In today’s episode, after sharing the amazing example of the martyrdom of the seven Maccabee brothers, we will talk about the Resurrection of Christ, about the importance and meaning it has in our Faith, what it means in itself, how it was a real, historical event—and not just an illusion of some pious people—, and some of the characteristics of Christ’s risen body.

- Here are some of the quotes we referenced during this episode: the story of the Jewish mother and the martyrdom of her seven sons (2 Maccabees 7); Job’s faith on the Resurrection (Job 19:25-27); Jesus rises the son of a widow (Lk 7:11-17); Lazarus is risen from the tomb (John 11:38-44); St. Paul about the centrality of the Resurrection in the Christian Faith (1 Cor 15:3-4; 1 Cor 15:14, 17); Apparitions of Jesus (Jn 20:11-18; Jn 20:19-23); Jesus with a body of flesh and blood (Lk 24:39).

- The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Resurrection of Jesus: CCC numbers 638-658.

- St. John Paul II on the apparition of the Risen Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary: 21 May 1997 | John Paul II (vatican.va)

- Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order.

- Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org

- This Podcast’s Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org

- To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/

- Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

- Intro music from pond5.com

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