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64 We Can’t Live Without The Mass – Martyrs of Abitene

64 We Can’t Live Without The Mass – Martyrs of Abitene

June 3, 2022

The Martyrs of Abitene (Tunisia) were tortured and executed for celebrating Mass on Sunday under the persecution of Diocletian (4th Century A.D.). What was so important in the Eucharist that they “couldn’t live without the Mass”? What does the Lord promise to give us through the Eucharist and the Sacraments? What gave these men and women the courage to die for Christ?

- Scripture Passages: John 15:4-5 (“The Vine and the Branches”).

- Homily of Pope Benedict XVI: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/homilies/2005/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20050529_bari.html

- Article on Commonweal magazine: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/sine-dominico-non-possumus

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

63 Interview - Fr. John Ezratty’s Vocation Story

63 Interview - Fr. John Ezratty’s Vocation Story

May 27, 2022

Today I welcome Fr. John Ezratty, who has been a priest of Miles Christi for just over 20 years, and lives now in our community in Michigan. He has taught at the seminary, he has preached countless retreats, and he offers spiritual direction to countless college students and missionaries. He is also a FOCUS National Chaplain. Among other topics of conversation, he shares with us his vocation story, his wisdom, and some awesome moments during his priestly ministry.

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 XLR dynamic microphone, into ZOOM H6 recorder

- Intro music from pond5.com

62 Q&A - How to Avoid Judgmental Thoughts

62 Q&A - How to Avoid Judgmental Thoughts

May 20, 2022

“Stop judging, that you may not be judged” (Mt 7:1). One of our listeners asks how to avoid critical, judgmental thoughts. But what exactly is it that we’re supposed to avoid? Can we completely eliminate judgmental thoughts about our neighbor? Here are some answers and suggestions to free yourself from such negative burden.

- Scripture Passages: Mt 7:1-3; Lk 6:36-37.

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

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

- Follow us in Instagram @mileschristiusa

- 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

61 Your Name is Written on the Palm of God’s Hands

61 Your Name is Written on the Palm of God’s Hands

May 13, 2022

Why do we say "AMEN" at the end of our prayers? What repercussions does it have for our life? “Amen” expresses both God’s faithfulness and man’s trust in God’s promises. To say “amen” implies believing and trusting in God's fidelity—an attitude that is not commonly found in the world today.

- The topics discussed in this episode can by found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 1061-1065.

- Scripture Passages: Isaiah 49:14-16 (the palm of God’s hands); Revelation 3:14 (Christ is the Amen); Matthew 24:35 (My words will not pass away); 2 Cor 1:18-20 (God is faithful, Jesus is “yes”, see footnote in NAB.)

- Article on our Lady of The Pillar: The First Marian Apparition in Church History: Our Lady of the Pillar - The Catholic Company®

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

60 “In My Own Flesh I Will See God” (Job 19:26)

60 “In My Own Flesh I Will See God” (Job 19:26)

May 6, 2022

In today’s episode, we talk about the Resurrection of our bodies, the 2nd Coming of Christ, and the Universal Judgment. Besides, I give some suggestions on how to face these realities without fear, but instead with true hope and a sense of responsibility.

- Scriptural quotes: The Universal Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25:31-46); on the Resurrection (Job 19:25-27; Jn 5:28-29); how God didn’t reveal the day or the hour of the End of the World (Matthew 24:35-42).

- The topics we discussed can be found mostly in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 988 - 1004, and 1038 - 1060.

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

59 Frodo, Gollum and Mount Doom

59 Frodo, Gollum and Mount Doom

April 29, 2022

In today’s episode, starting from a scene taken from the Lord of the Rings, I discuss the Private Judgment which will happen at the end of our lives, eternal salvation, Heaven and Hell. These are truths that Jesus Christ revealed both through parables and through His interactions with different people. Two of the clearest expressions of these truths are the parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19-31) and the words of Jesus to the Good Thief while hanging from the Cross (Lk 23:43). Above all, you should always TRUST in the infinite MERCY of God, that, while you’re in this life, He will always forgive all your sins, if you come to Him asking forgiveness with a contrite heart!

 

- Scriptural quotes: Mt 13:24-30 (Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds); Luke 16:19-31 (Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus); Luke 23:43 (Words of Christ to the Good Thief).

- Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds: Angelus, 17 July 2011 | BENEDICT XVI (vatican.va)

- The topics we discussed can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 1021 through 1041.

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

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

- Follow us on Instagram: @mileschristiusa to get news on this Podcast and about Miles Christi.

- 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

- Logo artwork: Non-commercial use. Used with permission, created by Serlond (image link: https://www.deviantart.com/selrond/art/One-Ring-To-Rule-Them-All-507183083)

58 In Christ We Can Live for Ever – Memento Mori

58 In Christ We Can Live for Ever – Memento Mori

April 22, 2022

In today’s episode I talk about the finitude of our temporal life, and the eternity of life in Heaven. “Memento mori” is a phrase that has become a bit of a fad in certain environments today, but it has been around in Christian culture for many centuries. While the secular world sees death in a negative and sometimes pessimistic way, the death and resurrection of Christ has given it a whole new and positive meaning. At the end, I share a simple experience that happened some weeks ago. “In all you do, remember the end of your life, and then you will never sin.” (Sirach 7:36)

- Scriptural quotes: Philippians 1:23; Wisdom 1:13; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23;

- The topics we discussed can be found mostly in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 1005 through 1014.

  

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

57 Jesus Heals Every One of Your Wounds

57 Jesus Heals Every One of Your Wounds

April 15, 2022

In today’s episode I talk about how thanks to Jesus Christ and His death on the Cross, we have been reconciled with God. By the action of the Holy Spirit, the Church is given the power to forgive sins (2 Cor 5:18-19). It is through Baptism and the Sacrament of Penance, that our sins are forgiven, and our relationship with God restored. God is willing to forgive any amount of sins, and as grave as they may be, provided we have true repentance. Don’t let sin control your life, instead, let the grace of Christ make you truly free!

 

- Scriptural quotes on the power to forgive sins given to the Catholic Church: Mk 16:15-16; Jn 20:22-23; 2 Cor 5:18.

- The topics we discussed can be found mostly in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numbers 976-987, particularly, number 982.

- The chapter of the Life of St. Joan of Arc (by Mark Twain) where the story of “The finding of The Dwarf” is related is here: 33TUhttps://www.gutenberg.org/files/2874/2874-h/2874-h.htm#link2HCH0024U33T

- If you’d like to read more about the Forgiveness of Sins in the Church, through the sacrament of Penance, I encourage you to read “Reconciliatio et Paenitentia” a document by Pope St. John Paul II: 33Thttps://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_02121984_reconciliatio-et-paenitentia.html33T  

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

- Visit the 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.

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

- Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone

- Intro music from pond5.com

56 Interview: If God Exists, Why is There Evil in The World? - Dr. Feingold

56 Interview: If God Exists, Why is There Evil in The World? - Dr. Feingold

April 8, 2022

In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Lawrence Feingold, who is a Doctor in Theology. He is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He is an expert in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. (You can find a more extensive bio in the previous episode #55). In this episode we speak about how to make sense of the existence of EVIL in the world, while believing in a God that is GOOD, and loves us.

- Link to the Encyclical “Salvifici Doloris” of John Paul II: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/1984/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_11021984_salvifici-doloris.html

- You can find more about Dr. Lawrence Feingold, his books and his video lectures here: https://www.hebrewcatholic.net/lawrence-feingold-std-stl/

- You can find some of his video lectures on the Sacraments here: https://www.hebrewcatholic.net/touched-by-christ-the-sacramental-economy/

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

- Visit the 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/

- Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC.

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

- Gear: Shure MV7 dynamic microphones, through a ZOOM H6 recorder.

- Intro music from pond5.com

55 Interview: Finding God through Art – Dr. Feingold’s Conversion Story

55 Interview: Finding God through Art – Dr. Feingold’s Conversion Story

April 1, 2022

In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Lawrence Feingold. He is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He is an expert in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Among other very profound books, he wrote: The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice and Communion; Faith Comes From What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology; Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy. In this Episode we talk about his amazing conversion story, and how, after growing up as an Atheist, he became Catholic, finding God through art.

- You can find more about Dr. Lawrence Feingold, his books and his video lectures here: https://www.hebrewcatholic.net/lawrence-feingold-std-stl/

- You can find some of his video lectures on the Sacraments here: https://www.hebrewcatholic.net/touched-by-christ-the-sacramental-economy/

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

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

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

- To learn more 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: Shure MV7 dynamic microphones, recorded on a ZOOM H6.

- Intro music from pond5.com

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