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By Saint Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church
Bite-Sized Theology for the Weekly Grind

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Episode 15 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD

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Episode 7 | Collaboration 5 with Father Brice: Purgatory & Indulgences
What does the Catholic Church teach about purgatory and indulgences? Is it in the Bible? Listen in and find out! Don't forget to like & subscribe to Father Brice Higginbotham's new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-xGjbGnCDlXqTiDqT8TYw
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August 31, 2021
Episode 8 | AMA: Do Dogs Go To Heaven?
What is heaven really? And what does it mean to have a rational soul? Find out! Questions? Comments? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
35:39
August 26, 2021
Episode 6 | Collaboration 4 with Father Brice: The Pope & The Saints
Is the Catholic belief in the papacy heresy? Are we praying to saints in the same way we're praying to God? Listen in and find out! Don't forget to like & subscribe to Father Brice Higginbotham's new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-xGjbGnCDlXqTiDqT8TYw
23:30
August 24, 2021
Episode 5 | Collaboration 3 with Father Brice: The Eucharist & The Priesthood
Can the Eucharist and the Priesthood be found in the Bible? Spoiler alert: they can! Listen in to learn more about these two beautiful sacraments! Don't forget to like & subscribe to Father Brice Higginbotham's new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-xGjbGnCDlXqTiDqT8TYw
33:05
August 17, 2021
Episode 4 | Collaboration 2 with Father Brice: Scripture & the Church
Are Catholics true believers in the Scriptures? Totally! Listen in to find out more about how the Catholic Church is deeply rooted in the Scriptures, and how Tradition is absolutely necessary to living the fullness of the faith. Don't forget to like & subscribe to Father Brice Higginbotham's new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-xGjbGnCDlXqTiDqT8TYw
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August 10, 2021
Episode 3 | Collaboration 1 with Father Brice: Salvation & Justification
We welcome Father Brice to our first ever collaboration episode series! We as Catholics have beliefs that are sometimes misunderstood by our Protestant brothers and sisters. In order for us to live the fullness of our Catholic faith well and to explain it to others, we want to know the facts! Listen in to learn more! Don't forget to like & subscribe to Father Brice Higginbotham's new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-xGjbGnCDlXqTiDqT8TYw
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August 3, 2021
Episode 2 | AMA: False Prophets
What is a false prophet? How can we tell if someone is a false Christian? Do mediums or psychics fit into the truth of the Catholic faith? Find out!
33:46
June 29, 2021
Season 3 | Episode 1 | June Hot Topics
What is polarization, other than the stuff that helps you see past bright lights in your sunnies? Find out! And welcome to Season 3! Catechism (and some other versions for those who want to break it up, or for kids!): https://www.catholiccompany.com/shop/?search_query=Catechism
42:27
June 3, 2021
Episode 27 | AMA: Am I Assured Salvation?
What do we believe about salvation as Catholics? Find out! Questions? Comments? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
28:50
May 27, 2021
Episode 26 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
We officially close out the Easter season with the Solemnity of Pentecost. Check out Father's reflection on the readings.
03:50
May 20, 2021
Episode 25 | Shot or Not: The Morality Question
Grandma Ely leads us into a discussion about whether or not the COVID vaccine is morally permissible and whether or not its a moral imperative. Find out!
01:00:14
May 6, 2021
Episode 24 | AMA: The Marital Embrace
Answering your questions about sex, contraception, NFP, and IVF. 
46:19
April 27, 2021
Episode 23 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Easter keeps on coming with the 4th Sunday! Tune in to hear about the significance of the readings for this coming weekend!
03:53
April 22, 2021
Episode 22 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Diving into the Scriptures for the Third Sunday of Easter!
04:34
April 15, 2021
Episode 21 | April Hot Topics
We're talkin' Social Media, and Natural Law, and asking God for proof. 
51:43
April 8, 2021
Episode 20 | Where is Your Treasure?
Nope, not an episode about pirates, but about the beauty of Holy Week!
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March 30, 2021
Episode 19 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
We are jumping into Holy Week y'all! Check out Father JD's reflections for Palm Sunday!
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March 25, 2021
Episode 18 | Sanctifying Time
We often set places aside as holy...but what about our time? Also, Father JD tries to diss Captain Marvel. iBreviary Online: https://www.ibreviary.org/en/
29:43
March 23, 2021
Episode 17 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
For the 5th Sunday of Lent!
04:38
March 18, 2021
Episode 16 | Post-Pandemic Virtue
It's been a year since the world came to a grinding halt. Where are we now? How do we move forward?
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March 16, 2021
Episode 15 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Let's talk about the 4th Sunday in Lent!
04:39
March 11, 2021
Episode 14 | Equality Act, Women as Acolytes, Shame, & Poverty of Spirit
What do all of these things have in common? Tune in to find out!
01:00:26
March 4, 2021
Episode 13 | The Cardinal Virtues
Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm
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March 2, 2021
Episode 12 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Let's talk about the second Sunday of Lent! Questions? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:34
February 25, 2021
Episode 11 | The Theological Virtues
What are the theological virtues? How do we cultivate them? Find out! Searching For and Maintaining Peace: https://smile.amazon.com/Searching-Maintaining-Peace-Small-Treatise/dp/0818909064/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Searching+for+and+Maintaining+Peace&qid=1614023683&sr=8-1
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February 23, 2021
Episode 10 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Let's hear about this Sunday's readings with our pastor! Questions? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:17
February 11, 2021
Episode 9 | Prep Work for Lent
What are the Catholic practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving all about? Find out! Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
19:52
February 9, 2021
Episode 8 | Peace Part 4
Wrapping up with the third and final section of Father Philippe's book! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org Father Mike's Bible in a Year:https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=BIY&gclid=CjwKCAiAi_D_BRApEiwASslbJ5ZlLiciMIy_lZPDqtYqeEg6BOXPJx8c0QeOisQbT_z3F8_EayINGBoC49cQAvD_BwE Searching for & Maintaining Peace: https://www.stpaulsusa.com/SEARCHING-FOR-AND-MAINTAINING-PEACE-P380.aspx
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February 4, 2021
Episode 7 | The Year of Saint Joseph + Consecrated Life
Listen to learn about the Year of Saint Joseph declared by Pope Francis, and about today's feast day and what it means! Patris Corde | Apostolic Letter: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20201208_patris-corde.html Consecration to Jesus through Saint Joseph: https://smile.amazon.com/Consecration-Jesus-through-St-Joseph/dp/1070676225/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1YO3EIBZL7OSM&dchild=1&keywords=consecration+to+st+joseph&qid=1611865756&sprefix=consecration%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-2 Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.  Amen.
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February 2, 2021
Episode 6 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Check out Father's reflection on the Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time! Comments or questions? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
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January 28, 2021
Episode 5 | Peace Part 3
Dive into Part II of Father Philippe's book! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org Father Mike's Bible in a Year:https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=BIY&gclid=CjwKCAiAi_D_BRApEiwASslbJ5ZlLiciMIy_lZPDqtYqeEg6BOXPJx8c0QeOisQbT_z3F8_EayINGBoC49cQAvD_BwE Searching for & Maintaining Peace: https://www.stpaulsusa.com/SEARCHING-FOR-AND-MAINTAINING-PEACE-P380.aspx
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January 26, 2021
Episode 4 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Let's chat about the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time! We want to hear from you. Send us questions and episode ideas at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:53
January 21, 2021
Episode 3 | Peace Part 2
Dive into Part II of Father Philippe's book! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org Father Mike's Bible in a Year:https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=BIY&gclid=CjwKCAiAi_D_BRApEiwASslbJ5ZlLiciMIy_lZPDqtYqeEg6BOXPJx8c0QeOisQbT_z3F8_EayINGBoC49cQAvD_BwE Searching for & Maintaining Peace: https://www.stpaulsusa.com/SEARCHING-FOR-AND-MAINTAINING-PEACE-P380.aspx
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January 19, 2021
Episode 2 | Scripture Reflections with Father JD
Let's dive in to the Sunday readings for the second Sunday in Ordinary Time! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
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January 14, 2021
Episode 1 | Peace Part 1
What does it mean to have "interior peace"? How can we be at peace in a world that often tells us we can't? Find out as we read Father Jacques Philippe's book on peace of heart! Buy the Book: https://www.stpaulsusa.com/SEARCHING-FOR-AND-MAINTAINING-PEACE-P380.aspx Bible In a Year: https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=BIY&gclid=CjwKCAiAi_D_BRApEiwASslbJ5ZlLiciMIy_lZPDqtYqeEg6BOXPJx8c0QeOisQbT_z3F8_EayINGBoC49cQAvD_BwE
46:03
January 12, 2021
Episode 32 | Season 1 Finale!
Laughter, outtakes, and looking forward to Season 2. Check it out! Searching For and Maintaining Peace: https://smile.amazon.com/Searching-Maintaining-Peace-Small-Treatise/dp/0818909064/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Searching+for+and+Maintaining+Peace&qid=1608227148&sr=8-1 Saint Hilary Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sthilaryofpoitiers Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
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December 24, 2020
Episode 31 | Popular Piety: The Epiphany
What do chalk, water, and some guys named Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar have to do with the Epiphany? Find out! Epiphany Blessings: https://aleteia.org/2018/01/05/how-to-bless-your-home-with-epiphany-chalk/ Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us: sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
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December 22, 2020
Episode 30 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the Fourth Sunday of Advent with Father JD! Link to the details of our book giveaway: https://www.facebook.com/sthilaryofpoitiers/photos/a.978640288818723/4242798355736217 Link to our Anchor podcast page: https://anchor.fm/ship-boost Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
05:33
December 17, 2020
Episode 29 | Popular Piety: Santa Claus!
Want to learn more about Saint Nicholas? Read up about him here: https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/stories-legends/classic-sources Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
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December 15, 2020
Episode 28 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent this week with our pastor. Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
20:39
December 10, 2020
Episode 27 | Popular Piety: Wreaths
Advent Wreaths: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/advent/about-advent-wreaths Questions? Episode ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
23:56
December 8, 2020
Episode 26 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the readings for the Second Sunday in Advent Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
05:09
December 3, 2020
Episode 25 | Popular Piety: Candles
Ever wondered about the symbolism of candles and why we use them in our homes or in our Advent wreaths? Tune in to learn more than you ever thought about candles!
32:31
December 1, 2020
Episode 24 | AMA: Sin, Conversion, & Reconciliation
Want to learn more about conversion, sin, and reconciliation? Tune in to learn more! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
29:28
November 26, 2020
Episode 23 | The Four Last Ends: Purgatory & Heaven
We round out our Four Last Ends series with the best end of all: heaven! Catechism | Heaven: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P2M.HTM Catholic Encyclopedia | Purgatory: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12575a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia | Heaven: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07170a.htm
36:45
November 24, 2020
Episode 22 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
06:56
November 19, 2020
Episode 21 | The Four Last Ends: Hell
Hell is a scary topic! Tune in to hear how Father Bruce and Jen Ely break it down. Catechism: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a12.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07207a.htm
31:18
November 17, 2020
Episode 20 | Why Baptize Infants?
Ever wondered why the Catholic Church baptizes infants? Spoiler alert: we always have! Listen in to learn more! Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P3K.HTM
11:22
November 12, 2020
Episode 19 | The Four Last Ends: Judgement
Memento Mori! Want to learn more? Check out the links below. And don't forget to send questions and episode ideas to sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org. The Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a12.htm The Catholic Encyclopedia: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05528b.htm
23:26
November 10, 2020
Episode 18 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the Gospel for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
06:01
November 5, 2020
Episode 17 | The Four Last Ends: Death
Memento Mori! Want to learn more? Check out the links below. And don't forget to send questions and episode ideas to sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org. The Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a12.htm The Catholic Encyclopedia: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05528b.htm
24:43
November 3, 2020
Special Episode | All Saints Day with Father JD
Father JD gives us the lowdown on these readings from Revelation that we'll be hearing on November! Questions? Episode ideas? Email us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org!
05:14
October 31, 2020
Episode 16 | AMA: The Blessed Sacrament
What is the Blessed Sacrament? How is bread and wine transformed into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ? Tune in to our monthly AMA to hear all about it!
50:23
October 29, 2020
Episode 15 | Double Effect
What is the Principle of Double Effect? What makes an action moral or immoral? Find out on this episode with Jen and Father JD! Questions? Episode Ideas? Email us! sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
27:36
October 27, 2020
Episode 14 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the Gospel for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:31
October 22, 2020
Episode 13 | Clear Conscience: The Vulnerable
Father JD and Jen talk about the issues of Poverty, Immigration, and the danger to our Environment. Chapters 11, 12 & 14 of Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting. Ascension Press | Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/clear-conscience-a-catholic-guide-to-voting USCCB | Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship
01:03:18
October 19, 2020
Episode 12 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
06:04
October 15, 2020
Episode 11 | Clear Conscience: Just War & Guns
Father JD and Jen talk about the issues of Just War and Gun Control. Chapters 9 & 10 of Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting. Ascension Press | Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/clear-conscience-a-catholic-guide-to-voting USCCB | Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship
42:17
October 12, 2020
Special Episode | Beatification of Carlo Acutis
Learn about our first Millennial on the way to sainthood, and what the process of sainthood looks like! Canonization Process: https://solanuscasey.org/about-us/the-cause-for-sainthood/learn-more-about-the-steps-to-sainthood Carlo's Website: http://www.carloacutis.com/en/association/biografia
14:59
October 10, 2020
Episode 10 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking open the Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Questions? Episode Ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:05
October 8, 2020
Episode 9 | Clear Conscience: The Value of the Human Person
Father JD and Jen talk about the issues confronting the dignity of the human person. Chapters 13, 15, & 16 of Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting.  Ascension Press | Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/clear-conscience-a-catholic-guide-to-voting USCCB | Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship
59:16
October 5, 2020
Episode 8 | Sunday Readings with Father JD
Breaking down the Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Questions? Episode ideas? Send us an email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:05
October 1, 2020
Episode 7 | AMA on the Blessed Virgin Mary
What questions do you have about Mary, the Mother of Jesus? We take a look at several frequently asked questions about the Blessed Mother in this episode. More questions? Send them to sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org.
47:48
September 29, 2020
Episode 6 | Clear Conscience: The Basics of Moral Theology
Father John David and Jen Ely go in depth on the most important base tenants of Catholic morality and how it applies to the world of politics. Ascension Press | Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/clear-conscience-a-catholic-guide-to-voting USCCB | Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship
59:12
September 28, 2020
Special Episode | Fr. Altman Video Response & Series Announcement
Father JD and Jen respond to the recent video from Father James Altman regarding voting, and announce a series on forming the Catholic conscience for voting well! Clear Conscience Book: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/clear-conscience-a-catholic-guide-to-voting USCCB | Forming Consciences: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship
30:25
September 24, 2020
Episode 5 | Sunday Readings with Father JD | 9.27.2020
Break open this Sunday's readings with Father JD. Want more? Contact us via email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org to send your podcast ideas!
03:59
September 22, 2020
Episode 4 | Sunday Readings with Father JD | 9.20.2020
Walk through the readings for this upcoming Sunday's Mass with Father JD. We want your input! Send questions/content ideas to sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org
04:57
September 17, 2020
Episode 3 | Sacramental v. Spiritual Communion
What is the difference between Spiritual Communion and Sacramental Communion? Why should I go to Mass to receive Jesus? Is it enough for me to pray on my own away from the Mass? Want to hear more? Contact us via email at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org to submit your podcast ideas!
07:20
September 15, 2020
Episode 2 | Sunday Readings with Father JD | 9.13.2020
Father JD breaks down the Sunday readings for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Have a topic you want to hear about? Email sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org.
04:41
September 8, 2020
Episode 1 | Welcome to Boost!
Our pilot episode of the Boost Podcast. Bite-Sized Theology for the Weekly Grind. Contact us at sthilarychurch@htdiocese.org to send in your episode ideas! And don't forget to subscribe!
12:57
September 1, 2020