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The Strange Catholics Podcast features three men of faith sharing their lives and views on many topics. What makes it strange? Tune in to find out!
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Idolatry, what do we worship besides God? | How have things in our lives taken the place of God | St Casimir
We discuss some recent news and the topic of idolatry, how we have as a country and individually can make idols out of many things rather than the honor, glory and service due alone to God. Main Topic: Idolatry  What are we making our greatest sacrifices for? What are we doing to orient our lives towards Christ? https://www.thelittlestway.com/how-to-remove-idols/ http://fatherbroom.com/blog/2012/02/idolatry-dethroning-true-god/ Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs 2113 & 2114 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c1a1.htm#2113 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c1a1.htm#2114 Saint Spotlight: Saint Casimir https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Casimir https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-casimir https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=33 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-casimir-of-poland-167 https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-casimir/ https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03402a.htm https://catholicsaints.info/saint-casimir-of-poland/ https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/march-4-saint-casimir/ Send Show feedback, prayer intentions, suggestions and comments to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
37:37
March 2, 2021
Episode 29: Lent is here! | How to make this Lent the best one yet! | Saint Polycarp
We discuss our own Ash Wednesday experiences Main Topic: Lent, how to do it well and keep our focus on Christ Meditation on the Gospel narratives of Christ's Passion. Spiritual reading of books like Goodier's Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Abbot Marmion's The Way of the Cross, Edward Leen's Why the Cross?, Fulton Sheen's Seven Words on the Cross. Recitation of prayers like Soul of Christ Sanctify Me. Besides making the daily Way of the Cross, encouraging others to make the Stations at least on Fridays during Lent. Having some symbol of Christ's Passion, like the crucifix or picture of the crucifix within easy eye vision to remind us of the Passion at odd moments of the day. Having some short aspiration which is recited (at least mentally) a few times during the day, like, "My Jesus Crucified," or "Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death, have mercy on us." Occasionally reciting the Litany      of the Precious Blood. Spending some extra time before the Blessed      Sacrament, asking Our Lord to grow in the understanding of His continued Passion now in the Church, which is His Mystical Body on earth! Making an occasional entry into one's spiritual journal about, "How much the Passion of Christ means to me." Fasting from meat : All Fridays through the year and the time of Lent are penitential days and times throughout the universal Church (Canon 1250). Abstinence from eating meat or another food according to the prescriptions of the conference of bishops is to be observed on Fridays throughout the year unless they are solemnities; abstinence and fast are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and on the Friday of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Canon 1251). Saint Spotlight: Saint Polycarp  https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-polycarp https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=99 https://www.britannica.com/topic/martyr https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-polycarp-of-smyrna-156 https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/february-23-saint-polycarp-bishop-and-martyr/ https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Saint_Polycarp https://www.catholicfaithandreason.org/st-polycarp-of-smyrna-69-155-ad.html Send Show feedback, prayer intentions, suggestions and comments to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
37:45
February 23, 2021
Episode 28: Collect Changing for American Catholics| Bible in a year | How to build a well formed conscience | Saints Cyril and Methodius
The Collect changing for American Catholics  https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/on-ash-wednesday-the-words-you-hear https://www.ncregister.com/cna/following-concern-of-cdw-us-bishops-adjust-liturgical-translation-omitting-one-before-god Bible in a Year Podcast / Father Mike Schmitz https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321 https://media.ascensionpress.com/podcast/all-bible-in-a-year-episodes/ Main topic: Forming a good moral conscience Fr Mike Schmitz / Forming a Good conscience https://youtu.be/C5uUqpA3jqY Gaudium Et Spes  http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html CCC 1776 - 1794 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s1c1a6.htm#1776 Romans 2: 14-16 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/romans/2 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger - Conscience and Truth https://www.communio-icr.com/files/ratzinger37-3.pdf Bishop Fulton Sheen on Conscience - https://overcast.fm/+M7qMXbRX4 Pew Research Study on conscience reliance more on oneself rather than from what the Church teaches https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/19/most-catholics-rely-heavily-on-their-own-conscience-for-moral-guidance/ Saint Spotlight: Saints Cyril and Methodius https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saints-Cyril-and-Methodius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_Cyril_and_Methodius https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saints-cyril-and-methodius https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=39 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04592a.htm https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/sts-cyril-and-methodius-147 https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Saints_Cyril_and_Methodius https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/philosophy-and-religion/saints/saints-cyril-and-methodius Please send prayer requests, show topics, questions or comments, plus any other feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
28:13
February 16, 2021
Episode 27: Sin | Saint Scholastica
**We were not aware at the time of this recording that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was removed by the Democrat party and not her own, this would have changed some of our responses for sure, but we left it in as we still heard value in the discussion and where it leads.**   We discuss some recent news and how our actions from the past can catch up with us. Main Topic: Sin - what is it, how do we play a role, how do we know that we have sinned.  What is the difference from Mortal to Venial Sin CCC 1776-1784 Saint Spotlight: Saint Scholastica https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-scholastica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholastica https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=240 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-scholastica-143 https://stscholastica.org/lives-of-the-saints-st-scholastica https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/february-10-saint-scholastica-virgin/ https://www.osb.org//gen/scholastica.html https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/scholastica-762 https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-scholastica/ Please send prayer requests, show topics, questions or comments on the new format, plus any other feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
35:06
February 10, 2021
Episode 26: Discussion on recent Executive Orders | Special Guest Father Tom Skaja | Saint Blaise
We discuss the most recent Executive Orders that President Biden has signed  https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/us-bishops-deplore-bidens-grevious-repeal-of-pro-life-policies-43281 Special Guest Father Tom Skaja We discuss his calling, what life is like and how to not worry living out the pattern in order below Relationship - With The Lord Identity - you get your identity from the relationship with The Lord Mission - From the Identity we have with the relationship with The Lord we have our mission Lead Kindly Light prayer mentioned by Father Tom Skaja https://newmanu.edu/about-newman/history-of-newman/lead-kindly-light Saint Spotlight: Saint Blaise https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-blaise https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Blaise https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=28 http://saintsresource.com/blaise https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Blaise https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/the-extraordinary-tale-of-st-blaise/1624/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-blaise-136 https://catholicsaints.info/saint-blaise/ Please send prayer requests, show topics, questions or comments on the new format, plus any other feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
40:26
February 2, 2021
Episode 25: How can we leverage our love for Christ in helping all people of good will to come together? | Morality | St Thomas Aquinas
Morality: https://catholicinrecovery.com/combating-the-seven-deadly-sins-through-the-spiritual-practices-of-recovery/ Saint Spotlight: St Thomas Aquinas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Thomas-Aquinas https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2530 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-thomas-aquinas https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/saint-thomas-aquinas https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-thomas-aquinas-130 https://catholicsaints.info/saint-thomas-aquinas/ https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14663b.htm To dive into St Thomas Aquinas' works use the links below: https://isidore.co/aquinas/ https://isidore.co/aquinas/english/ContraGentiles.htm https://aquinas101.thomisticinstitute.org/st-index https://www.newadvent.org/summa/ Please send prayer requests, show topics, questions or comments on the new format, plus any other feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
39:16
January 26, 2021
Episode 24: We're back | News & Baby #8! | How to draw on our communion with Christ and His Church for healing | The Baptism of The Lord | St Agnes
We're back after a month off and ready with some great episodes coming for 2021! The Baptism of The Lord and what that means for us, also why was Jesus Christ baptized? Venerable Fulton Sheen on Baptism: https://catholicsaints.info/the-sacrament-of-baptism-as-described-by-venerable-fulton-sheen-1962/ CCC Paragraphs  1246 - 1271 Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 2 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 1 ARTICLE 1 (scborromeo.org) Ascension Press' great guide to Baptism: https://media.ascensionpress.com/2020/11/07/the-ultimate-guide-to-catholic-baptism/ Saint Spotlight: St Agnes of Rome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_of_Rome https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=106 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Agnes https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-agnes https://saintagnes.com/who-was-saint-agnes/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-agnes-123 Please send prayer requests, show topics, questions on or about Baptism and the new format, plus any other feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
33:18
January 19, 2021
Episode 23: News regarding American Catholics, Gallup poll | Advent, how to reflect & anticipate in this season of waiting | St John of Kanty (Cantius)
Catholic News: https://news.gallup.com/poll/327311/americans-mental-health-ratings-sink-new-low.aspx https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-who-speaks-for-american-catholics-44224 Main Topic: Advent https://www.catholicapostolatecenter.org/history-of-advent.html https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/advent/history/the-history-of-advent https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/advent/pope-benedict-xvi-spiritual-thoughts-advent-christmas https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/advent O Antiphon's https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent Saint Spotlight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cantius https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-john-of-kanty https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=69 https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-john-of-kanty/ https://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-kanty/ https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/23-december-saint-john-of-kanty-priest-optional-memorial/ https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/john-of-kanty-646 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08451b.htm Please send prayer requests, show topics / format, feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
42:28
December 20, 2020
Episode 22: COVID vaccine & other Catholic News | Do Catholics pray to Mary? What is the Immaculate Conception | St Francis Xavier
COVID vaccine what are the latest updates on what we should do as Catholics Points to Consider on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines — The National Catholic Bioethics Center (ncbcenter.org) https://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/use-of-pfizer-moderna-covid-19-vaccines-is-morally-acceptable-say-bishops/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-archbishop-charles-chaput-says-denying-joe-biden-communion-is-pastoral-not-political-60819 https://www.ncregister.com/news/polish-catholic-leader-to-european-parliament-there-can-be-no-compromise-on-the-right-to-life The Patrick Madrid Show: December 08, 2020 - Hour 1 - Relevant Radio Main Topics: Do Catholics Pray to Mary? Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary? - Relevant Radio What is the Immaculate Conception Did Martin Luther believe in the Immaculate Conception of Mary? (patrickmadrid.com) https://youtu.be/MBqqKpw3nqY http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p122a3p2.htm#II http://ccc.scborromeo.org.master.com/texis/master/redir/?u=http%3A//www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2676.htm Saint Spotlight: St Francis Xavier https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Francis-Xavier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=42 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-francis-xavier https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-francis-xavier-406 https://catholicsaints.info/saint-francis-xavier/ Send feedback, comments, show topics and prayer intentions strangecatholicspod@gmail.com 
55:07
December 8, 2020
Episode 21: Catholic News | The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe | Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
Catholic News links discussed: https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2020/11/06/catholic-vote-donald-trump-joe-biden-election-split https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/11/09/Pennsylvania-religious-vote-presidential-race-Biden-Trump-evangelical-Christian-Protestant-Catholic-Jewish-Muslim/stories/202011080093 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/religious-freedom-becoming-second-tier-right-warns-supreme-court-justice-73228 https://news.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/324410/religious-group-voting-2020-election.aspx Main Topic: The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe  Question that we ask, where do we place God in our lives, how from that do we draw hope, and persevere to allow him to rein everywhere in our lives! https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112220.cfm Saint Spotlight: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-frances-xavier-cabrini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Xavier_Cabrini https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=278 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Frances-Xavier-Cabrini https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-frances-cabrini-654 https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/st-frances-xavier-cabrini/ https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/francis-xavier-cabrini-575 https://time.com/vault/issue/1946-07-15/page/76/ Send Show feedback, prayer intentions, suggestions and comments to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
40:54
November 18, 2020
Episode 20: Catholic News, All Saints', All Souls' day, St Martin de Porres
Catholic News: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/let-michael-be-the-miracle---the-baby-healed-through-fr-mcgivneys-prayers-10629 https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/corruption-church-must-be-stamped-out-continually-pope-says https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-calls-for-civil-union-law-for-same-sex-couples-in-shift-from-vatican-stance-12462 Main Topic: https://www.britannica.com/topic/All-Saints-Day https://thecatholicspirit.com/holy-days/all-saints/all-saints-day-history-and-traditions/ https://www.catholic.org/saints/allsaints/ https://www.catholic.org/saints/allsouls/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/All-Souls-Day-Christianity Saint Spotlight: St Martin de Porres https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_de_Porres https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-martin-de-porres https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=306 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Martin-de-Porres http://saintsresource.com/martin-de-porres https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-martin-de-porres-644 https://www.stmartin.ie/life-st-martin/ Please rate and review on Apple Podcast or wherever you are listening to us on. Please send in your prayer intentions, comments, questions or show topics - strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
47:31
November 4, 2020
Episode 19: Catholic news | The Holy Rosary | Saint Teresa of Avila
Catholic News: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/poll-young-adults-more-likely-than-older-catholics-to-accept-all-of-church-teaching-40179 https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/supreme-court-hear-cases-emerging-trumps-immigration-policies https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2020/10/brooklyn-bishop-says-new-limits-on-congregation-size-outrageous-unfair/ https://archny.org/statement-of-the-archdiocese-of-new-york-on-diocese-of-brooklyn-lawsuit/ Topic: The Holy Rosary https://rosaryarmy.com/ https://rosaryarmy.com/pray/ https://rosaryarmy.com/audio/ https://rosaryarmy.com/app/ Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description." Saint Spotlight: Saint Teresa of Avila https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=208 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_of_%C3%81vila https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Teresa-of-Avila https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-teresa-of-avila https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-teresa-of-avila-625 https://aleteia.org/2017/10/15/12-interesting-facts-about-st-teresa-of-avila/ http://saintsresource.com/teresa-of-avila https://carmelitespiritualcenter.org/saintofthemonth/st-teresa-of-avila/ Please rate and review on Apple Podcast or wherever you are listening to us on.   Please send in your prayer intentions, comments, questions or show topics - strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
49:29
October 23, 2020
Episode 18: Catholic news, How to form our Catholic Conscience, St Bruno of Cologne
News segment: Supreme Court - Doesn't reinstate abortion drug restrictions https://www.ncronline.org/news/politics/supreme-court-does-not-reinstate-abortion-drug-restrictions Recent spike in COVID cases Brooklyn diocese sues state restrictions https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/diocese-of-brooklyn-sues-new-york-over-new-mass-restrictions-57572 Discussion: We discuss resources that are provided to us as Catholics to help form our consciences so that we might make well informed decisions. See excerpts below.   https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/upload/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship.pdf  The USCCB clearly states that our preeminent concern is for the unborn, "The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed."  "At the same time, we cannot dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and 7 dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty and the death penalty.5 Our efforts to protect the unborn remain as important as ever, for just as the Supreme Court may allow greater latitude for state laws restricting abortion, state legislators have passed statutes not only keeping abortion legal through all nine months of pregnancy but opening the door to infanticide. Additionally, abortion contaminates many other important issues by being inserted into legislation regarding immigration, care for the poor, and health care reform" https://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/ask-father-tom-what-does-it-mean-to-have-a-well-formed-conscience/ https://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/bishop-kettler-election-2020-through-a-catholic-lens/ http://stcdio.org/faithfulcitizenship/ http://www.archstl.org/serve-the-lord-with-gladness-were-called-to-form-our-conscience-in-accord-with-catholic-teaching-5755 Spotlight Saint: Saint Bruno of Cologne  https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-bruno/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_of_Cologne https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=575 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03014b.htm https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-bruno-founder-616 https://catholicsaints.info/saint-bruno/ https://sanctoral.com/en/saints/saint_bruno.html https://catholicsaintmedals.com/saints/st-bruno/ Please send your prayer intentions, feedback, comments, suggestions to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com 
43:54
October 13, 2020
Episode 17: Catholic News, Pornography and how our views of the other are damaged as a result, St Therese of Lisieux
Catholic News: We discuss the Supreme court pick, Amy Coney Barrett  Pope's latest encyclical http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2020/09/30/0498/01133.html#EN Featured discussion: Pornography and the distortion of our views of the other by objectifying the opposite sex https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/the-problem-with-porn/ Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraph 2351 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm#2351 Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraph 2354 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm#2354 Resources: If you struggle with porn today please visit https://www.strive21.com/ for free anonymous help to break free from porn https://www.covenanteyes.com/ Saint Spotlight: Saint Therese of Lisieux https://aleteia.org/2020/10/01/john-paul-ii-declared-only-one-doctor-of-the-church/ https://www.littleflower.org/therese/ https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=105 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-theresa-of-the-child-jesus/ https://saint-therese.org/about-therese/ http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_19101997_stherese_en.html https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Therese-of-Lisieux https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/17721a.htm https://www.ewtn.com/therese/therese7.htm We hope that you enjoy this episode and that this draws you into a deeper union with our Lord Jesus Christ, we are not infallible but we hope that you are able to take the good that we say and bring that to prayer to grow in deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. Please rate and share this podcast so that more can join in the discussion For comments, to answer our trivia question, feedback or show topics please email us at strangecatholicspod@gmail.com or you may leave a voice message at the link below
47:08
October 2, 2020
Episode: 16 Supreme Court discussion, Pornography, Saint Padre Pio
Catholic News: We discuss what the death of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice and what this means for the country's highest court and some names that are being speculated https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-amy-coney-barrett-front-runner-as-trump-signals-supreme-court-nomination-plans-56399 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/usccb-to-trump-administration-stop-these-executions-52742 Main discussion: The Scourge of Pornography St Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae Question 153: Lust https://www.newadvent.org/summa/3153.htm Question 151: Chastity  Article 1. Whether chastity is a virtue? https://www.newadvent.org/summa/3151.htm#article1  Mentioned talk by Matt Fradd (Pints with Aquinas) Aquinas, Pornography & Remedies for Sorrow YouTube:  https://youtu.be/z4CeR0MK4Qw Audio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/223-aquinas-pornography-remedies-for-sorrow/id1097862282?i=1000491289463 Resources:  https://www.strive21.com/ https://www.covenanteyes.com/ Saint Spotlight: Saint Padre Pio https://padrepio.com/padre-pio/biography/ https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=311 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-pio-of-pietrelcina/ https://padrepiodevotions.org/a-short-biography/ http://saintsresource.com/pio-of-pietrelcina https://www.indcatholicnews.com/saint/279 Please send feedback, prayer intentions, show topics or questions to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com you may also leave an audio message with the link below
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September 26, 2020
Episode 15: Father Altman & Father Altier and our thoughts, Forgiveness, Pope Saint Cornelius & Saint Cyprian
Catholic News of the week: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pope-francis-sex-food-divine-pleasure_n_5f5bd9c3c5b67602f6051a6e https://www.startribune.com/two-renegade-priests-one-calls-covid-sham-one-says-dems-face-hell/572411762/ Father Altman's video https://youtu.be/3-7eoTN2vNM  Main Topic: Forgiveness We discuss the importance of forgiveness, as referenced in Matthew Chapter 18:15-35 We dive into holding resent, not forgiving and the weight that it has on us spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/18 Saint Spotlight: Pope Saint Cornelius & Saint Cyprian https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saints-cornelius-and-cyprian/ https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-cornelius/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Cornelius https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-cornelius-pope-martyr-and-st-cyprian-bishop-martyr-596 https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-09-16 https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=421 https://livingspace.sacredspace.ie/f0916s/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Cornelius https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04375c.htm Please send your feedback, prayer intentions, show topics to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com you can also leave us an audio message with the link below
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September 22, 2020
Episode 14: Catholic news, Bishop-elect Mulloy resigns, We discuss what the new "normal" looks like at Mass and our frustrations with that, Saint Peter Claver
Catholic News: Duluth Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy resignation approved by Pope Francis amidst sexual abuse allegation https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-accepts-resignation-of-duluth-bishop-elect-michel-mulloy-after-abuse-allegation-82824 Pope Francis Encyclical coming https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column/pope-francis-a-new-encyclical-to-outline-his-post-covid-19-vision-4218 Main Topic: We had planned to talk about what our new "normal" looks like and how to still grow closer to Our Lord in these ongoing trials that so many are going through. Our conversation got more into the areas of frustration that we have had, what we are seeing around the areas where we have been in recent months and the differences. We discuss many aspects of how this has impacted our own lives. Our hope is that our conversation will help you find ways to draw closer to Our Lord, if you haven't spent time in prayer regularly take time today to sit with Him and listen in silence and with his word. Saint Spotlight: Saint Peter Claver https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-peter-claver/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Claver https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Peter-Claver https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=94 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-peter-claver-589 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11763a.htm https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-voices/16th-and-17th-century-ignatian-voices/st-peter-claver-sj/ If you have prayer intentions, show suggestions, feedback please send an email or record audio feedback to be played on the show to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
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September 9, 2020
Episode 13: Court decision, Eucharistic Adoration, the importance of this today, Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Catholic News: We cover a recent ruling prohibiting private schools access to the funding provided from the CARES act https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/court-halts-education-departments-rule-for-pandemic-relief-money-to-private-schools-23180 Topic this week: We discuss the importance of Eucharistic Adoration, the great gift in this time especially with all the noise, and how this has impacted many peoples lives including our own. Spotlight Saint: Pope Saint Gregory the Great https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-gregory-the-great/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_I https://www.britannica.com/biography/St-Gregory-the-Great https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=54 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06780a.htm https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/rulers/gregory-great.html https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-gregory-the-great/ Please send in your prayer intentions, show topics, feedback to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com or leave a message with the link below
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September 2, 2020
Episode 12: Confession, Sacramental Seal, Preparing to go to Reconciliation, St Monica & St Augustine
We cover a couple news stories, one was with the Archdiocese of Detroit and the invalid Baptism that required all the Sacraments to be re-administered https://www.aod.org/announcements-newsroom/newsroom/2020/august/archdiocese-of-detroit-to-rectify-invalid-sacraments-in-response-to-vatican-note https://www.aod.org/sacramentsupdate Out topic this week closes out our discussion on the Sacrament of Reconciliation Catechism paragraph 1467 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a4.htm#1467   Confession guides: https://www.ncregister.com/info/confession_guide_for_adults https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/a-detailed-catholic-examination-of-conscience-2nd-ed..pdf Apps: Ladaute - Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/laudate-1-catholic-app/id499428207   Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aycka.apps.MassReadings&hl=en_US Saint Spotlight: Saint Monica & Saint Augustine St Monica: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-monica/ https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1 https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10482a.htm https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/st-monica-mother-of-st-augustine-august-27/ https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-monica/ St Augustine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=418 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Augustine/Life-retold https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-augustine-of-hippo/ https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02084a.htm https://www.augustinian.org/saint-augustine https://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/st.-augustine-10-things-to-know-and-share Please send in your prayer intentions, show suggestions, comments or anything that you would like to send to us @ strangecatholicspod@gmail.com Thank you for listening, have a Glorious day!
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August 26, 2020
Episode 11: Diaconate Ordination, Continuing conversation on the Sacrament of Confession, Pope Saint Pius X
We congratulate Terry on his ordination to the permanent diaconate! We continue the conversation on the Sacrament of Confession, how God's mercy shown to us needs to be given to others, the importance of our own humbling ourselves before God. Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 1459 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a4.htm#1459 We dive into our opportunity to recognize our sinfulness and the mercy that God has shown us and how to show that same mercy to others If it has been some time since you have received this healing Sacrament, please pray and take that step to receive God's mercy.   https://catholicletters.com/go-confession-havent-gone-years/ Spotlight Saint of the week: Pope Saint Pius x https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_X https://www.britannica.com/event/Modernism-Roman-Catholicism https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-pius-x/ https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12137a.htm http://saintpiusxchurch.com/wp/sample-page/about-us/biography-of-st-pius-x/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/pope-st-pius-x-575 Please send your feedback, suggestions and most importantly your prayer intentions so that we all can lift each other up in prayer to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
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August 20, 2020
Episode 10: Confession, why we go and how it has been impacted by COVID-19, St Maximilian Kolbe & St Clare of Assisi
We hope that you find this podcast helpful in your faith journey, know that we are not perfect but we know the One who is and our prayer is that this conversation will further your love for Him and His Church! This week we start a three week discussion on the Sacrament of Reconciliation Why we go, what the pandemic has done to temporarily change access and reception, & the importance of going to receive God's mercy! http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a4.htm#1456 Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs 1456, 1458 page 366 in the Second Edition (Green) Saint Spotlight, Saint Clare of Assisi and St Maximilian Kolbe https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=215 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Maksymilian-Maria-Kolbe https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=370 Please send your feedback, suggestions and most importantly your prayer intentions so that we all can lift each other up in prayer to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com
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August 13, 2020
Episode 9: Latest Supreme Court ruling, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Latest SCOTUS ruling on the Nevada church that wanted more than 50 people to gather as more are able to gather in other enclosed spaces https://www.startribune.com/us-supreme-court-denies-nevada-church-s-appeal-of-virus-rule/571900432/ Discussion on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, how it has impacted our lives and those of our families and those that we serve. https://www.catholic.org/prayers/sacrament.php?id=7 Catechism references and links: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c3a7.htm#1601 PP 1601 and down from there  ** this is the best online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church!** Saint Ignatius of Loyola is our Spotlight Saint of the week: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=56 Some books that helped us with St Ignatius and his rules for discernment https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009REXYOE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009REY0BA/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i5 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009REXZAC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i10 Please spread the word about our podcast, if you have anything that you would like us to lift up in prayer please send them and any other comments or suggestions to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com  you may also leave a voice message at the Anchor link below
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July 28, 2020
Episode 8: Churches burning, Wisdom from God, and the book of Wisdom, St James the Greater, Apostle
Current Events: We discuss recent Catholic Churches that were damages or set on fire https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nantes-cathedral-fire-saint-pierre-paul-france-damage-church-today-a9625946.html https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/san-gabriel-mission-fire-damage-historic-church-los-angeles/2394627/ We discuss the book of Wisdom, the reading from the 16th Sunday in ordinary time, and how God's wisdom guides us through troubling times http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071920.cfm Spotlight Saint of the week: St James the Great or Greater. Apostle and Martyr  https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-james/ Please send your prayer requests, show input, questions or topic suggestions strangecatholicspod@gmail.com You may also send them to the audio link below
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July 22, 2020
Episode 7: Supreme Court rulings, How we can still have hope, St Kateri Tekakwitha
In this episode we discuss recent rulings form the Supreme Court, what this means, and how this informs our outlook as Catholics and what this means for religious liberty We discuss how to have Hope in this trying time, some Catechism references and biblical references to help us endure our affliction so as to rejoice in hope! Our Spotlight Saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a woman who endured great trials but persevered in her faith and became a great witness to many, now even more! Thank you for listening, if you have feedback, would like to send an audio message or have show topic ideas please send us an email strangecatholicspod@gmail.com 
42:29
July 17, 2020
Episode 6: The virtue of patriotism, Living virtuously as Catholics, and Saints Peter and Paul
In this episode we talk about how as Catholics we can live virtuously and be patriotic Articles discussed: https://stfrancischurchguys.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/the-catholic-virtue-of-patriotism/ https://www.catholic.org/news/national/story.php?id=36755 We ask what are some of the duties we have as responsible citizens and Catholics We also talk about what we have been encountering in the world and how that impacts our faith Our Saint spotlight is on Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the Solemnity was on June 29th Please leave a review, and send us an audio message with the link below or to strangecatholicspod@gmail.com we would love to hear your comments and suggestions! 
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July 7, 2020
Episode 5: Icons, Statues, what is the importance of these as Catholics, and St John the Baptist
In this weeks episode we talk about the toppling of statues of Saints, what that means for us as Catholics. We discuss the importance of imagery for us as Catholics and what we revere vs. what we worship Our spotlight saint of the week is St John the Baptist, whose nativity we celebrated on June 24th.  We talk about the importance that St John the Baptist had and how that reflects in our own lives today to the reflection that we are all called to live up to, our life in Christ.   Please email us with show topic suggestions or comments at strangecatholicspod@gmail.com or click the link below. 
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July 1, 2020
Episode 4: Prayer, how we can get started or stick with it and Venerable Augustine Tolton and Sister Thea Bowman
Prayer What is the importance of prayer What are some tools that we have seen work to grow in prayer What are some common pitfalls to prayer African American Catholics that have overcome adversity to be holy and virtuous examples Venerable Father Augustine Tolton - https://www.catholicgentleman.net/2016/03/fr-augustine-tolton-americas-first-black-priest/ https://www.nbccongress.org/black-saints-and-martyrs.html Sister Thea Bowman - https://aleteia.org/2019/01/21/thea-bowman-might-be-on-her-way-to-sainthood-heres-what-she-said-about-mlk/ https://www.fspa.org/content/about/sister-thea-bowman Email us at strangecatholicspod@gmail.com or click the link below to send us an audio message
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June 23, 2020
Episode 3: Getting back to Mass and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
In this episode we discuss what it was like getting back to Mass.   What we encountered and how well some of the precautions flowed within the Mass. We review an article from America magazine that interviewed Dr. Fauci We also discuss the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and what that means in our church today.   In our discussion, the Pew research study comes up that said 70% of Catholics in the US don't believe in Transubstantiation and what that means in our Church today and how we can minister to more people effectively, and how they can prepare for Mass to dive deeper into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Links discussed: America Magazine article: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/05/27/dr-anthony-fauci-catholic-churches-masks-communion-covid-coronavirus Pange Lingua - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pange_lingua_gloriosi_corporis_mysterium Pew Survey discussed: https://www.pewforum.org/2019/07/23/what-americans-know-about-religion/ https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/05/transubstantiation-eucharist-u-s-catholics/ Leave us a Message: the link is below, we'd love to hear from you!
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June 16, 2020
Episode 2: George Floyd, Racism in the world unrest and our response from a Catholic lens
In this episode we discuss the tragic death of George Floyd, the subsequent demonstrations in the state of MN, in the nation and around the world.  We also discuss the response from the Catholic Church and other leaders in our state and the country.   We hope that you enjoy this episode and that this draws you into a deeper union with our Lord Jesus Christ, we are not infallible but we hope that you are able to take the good that we say and bring that to prayer to grow in deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.   You can leave a message for us at https://anchor.fm/strangecatholics/message we will play your message, comment or question on our next episode as we are able. Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes as well as share this episode with one other person to help more people join into the conversation so that we may all grow closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. 
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June 9, 2020
Episode 1: COVID-19 Impact on our Church and the world
In this first episode of Strange Catholics we invite you to join in our conversation and reflect on what has occurred in our Church and the world and how that impacts our faith.
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May 30, 2020