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The Hour

The Hour

By Renewal Ministries
Pope St. John Paul II famously declared, "The Hour of the Laity has struck!" These are unprecedented times. Every week new challenges and opportunities confront those trying to live an authentically Catholic life. The Hour examines the 'signs of the times' to draw out practical, personal, and spiritual insights to help you grow in holiness and build the Kingdom. Hosted by Pete Burak but driven by inspiring guests, listeners can expect weekly, fast moving, and Spirit-filled conversations.
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18. Do You Know Jesus? PLUS Intense French Martyrs, Unleashing the Gospel, and Laughing in Class with Fr. Steve Pullis
In this episode, Pete is joined by Fr. Steve Pullis, the Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit. They remember attending classes together at Sacred Heart Seminary, then discuss what it actually means to unleash the Gospel, the seemingly small number of Catholics who would say they know Jesus, and some profound lessons from the North American Martyrs. Fr. Steve gets pretty pumped talking about these amazing missionaries. Then Pete concludes with Jeremiah 29:11 and unpacks, what he considers to be, a sweet line about God's faithfulness.  Register for the Fulfillment of All Desire Advent Mission with Ralph Martin Fr. Steve's article about the Northern American Martyrs Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
November 19, 2020
17. Dealing with Racism, The Vocabulary of World, Politics as the New Worship Space, Forgiveness, Cosmetic Activism, with Danielle Brown PLUS A Few Post-Election Thoughts from I Peter.
Pete is joined by Danielle Brown for an honest and deep conversation about satisfying the demands of the King (23:44), racism (31:00), forgiveness (44:00), avoiding the vocabulary of the world (51:41), and what she hopes the Church is learning during these turbulent times. (47:00)  THEN Pete shares a few thoughts on the current election situation based on I Peter.  Danielle is the Associate Director, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She's a former id chapter leader and a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ.  A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward  Advent Mission: A Fulfillment of All Desire with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan 
November 5, 2020
16. A Church in Crisis Part 1. PLUS, Pope Francis, "Who Am I to Judge?", The Sly Undermining of Scripture, and the Project of Human Development with Ralph Martin
This is Part I of a multiple pod exploration of Ralph Martin's latest book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. We unpack what he means by a time of confusion and division, the role of the Pope in creating clarity, the authority of Sacred Scripture and it's threats, and the idolatry of human development. Then, Pete ends with a quick reflection on Exodus 20:20.  Order A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward NOW Listen to Ralph's new podcast: Right Now with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
October 22, 2020
15. A Change of Wind Moment. Plus Working For a Diocese, Lacking Context Not Content, A Family of Families, and Parishes Post-COVID with Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller
Pete is joined by Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller to discuss the state of the Church at a diocesan level, the true role of a parish, how lay people can serve the diocese, and what's giving them hope. THEN Pete has a brief reflection on the first presidential debate based on Philippians 4:4-8.  Parish Phone Calls Script APPLY TODAY for the Spirit-filled Leaders Intensive  Pre-order Ralph's New Book Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
October 1, 2020
14. I'm Lovable If.... PLUS Personal Pursuit of Holiness, Simplicity, Hyper-perfectionism, and Isaiah 61 with Ali Hoffman
A joy-filled but deep conversation ensues when Pete welcomes Ali Hoffman to The Hour. They discuss what it looks like to personally grow in holiness, the difference between doing things for God and pursuing God (3:30), common lies of our generation, what it looks like to live in a spirit of simplicity (12:24), how Ali hears God (17:04), her journey of freedom and wholeness (31:00), and a passage bringing her tremendous hope. (40:00) THEN Pete ends with a short quote from Fr. Jacques Philippe.  Find out more/APPLY for the Spirit-filled Leaders Intensive Course Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 22, 2020
13. The Biblical Worldview is Canceled. Plus, Don't be Conformed to this Age, The Christian Meta-Narrative, The Pride of Life, and Romans 1 with Peter Herbeck
Peter Herbeck is back to continue our conversation from episode 10! We start with 1 John 2:15 and discuss what it means to not be conformed to this world. Then we talk about the destruction of the Christian meta-narrative and how the biblical worldview has been canceled. Other Scriptures that inform the conversation are John 16, Galatians 6, Revelation 12:11, and Romans 1. We talk about the dangerous effects of preferring the darkness to light and the impact of a post-modern mindset. No timestamps again because we'd love for you to listen to the entire order.  Pete concludes with a short reflection on Ephesians 2.  Sponsor: PRE-ORDER A CHURCH IN CRISIS: PATHWAYS FORWARD by Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 11, 2020
12. We Need Healthy Priests. PLUS, Awkward Priest in Public Stories, What Works with High Schoolers, 3 Things Priests Hear, and What Fr. Jim WISHED He Received at Seminary with Fr. Jim Rolph
School's back so Pete invited Fr. Jim Rolph, Chaplain at Flint Powers High School, to discuss evangelizing high schoolers, what messages they respond to (8:01), their acceptance of the Church's teaching on suffering (12:59), and a story from his time in high school (8:53). PLUS, Fr. Jim shares what it's like to be a young priest in the Church today (21:57), what's needed for healthy priests (30:02), and something he wished he had learned in seminary (36:33). Then Pete shares a quick inspiring word on praying more....we's an original idea. (50:00) PRE-ORDER!!  A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan Catholic, Mission, Hope, Joy, Fun, Humor, Truth
August 28, 2020
11. Swedish Formation, We Love Scripture, An Inspiring Testimony, and Parish Evangelization with Anthony Feola. PLUS, A Breakdown of the latest Vatican Document on Parish Mergers with Tim Glemkowski.
Another first for The Hour: two guests! First, Anthony Feola joins Pete to share his incredibly inspiring testimony which includes falling away from the Church (4:46), attending a Swedish Bible School (12:24), and now working for a Catholic parish (39:52). Plus, Anthony shares his deep love from Scripture and a key verse that has sustained him for years (42:09). THEN, Pete welcomes back Tim Glemkowski to unpack the latest offering from the Vatican (53:00) on the vision for parishes and how we should and should not go about realigning them, which fits nicely with Tim's previous episode on The Hour. Sponsor: Renewal Ministries ALSO check out Be Love Revolution Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
August 17, 2020
BONUS Ep.1 "Why did you doubt?"
The Hour's first bonus episode! Pete is always inspired by St. Peter's love for Jesus, consoled by his propensity for putting his foot in his mouth, and challenged by Peter's unashamed desire to be with Jesus.  Take a few minutes and learn from Matthew 14:22-33.  Sponsor: Renewal Ministries Music: Connor Flanagan
August 11, 2020
10. The Final Confrontation. Plus, Our Invisible Enemy, Psalm 2, The Feminist and BLM Movements, Bold Proclamation, and Some Thoughts on the Anti-Christ with Peter Herbeck
This is a packed episode! No timestamps today because you should listen to the whole thing. Pete and Peter Herbeck start with a prophetic word Peter received while on mission in Africa and how it has shaped his thinking about dramatic recent events (McCarrick scandal, COVID-19 pandemic, financial uncertainly, racial tension and inequality). They discuss prophetic words from St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict and tie them to Psalm 2, Hebrews 2, and 1 Peter. PLUS, Pete ends with a short reflection. (1:18:00) Sponsors: id Renewal Ministries  Music: Connor Flanagan 
August 6, 2020
09. Being Jesus' Apprentice. Plus, Flipping Your Destiny, Daniel 7, Living the Sabbath, and Running on Treadmill That isn't Moving with Rachel Herbeck
Pete and guest Rachel Herbeck unpack the temptation to desire the life of Jesus without living His lifestyle (9:26), the current political moment and our response (45:03), the joy and power of the basic Gospel message (27:16), and a particularly moving passage from Daniel 7 (54:00). PLUS, Pete has a simple message from the Lord: "Don't give up." (57:00)   Key Scriptures: Daniel 7 and Hebrews 10  Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
July 30, 2020
08. Let Love Be Your Aim. Plus, Prophetic Words, Three Things Jesus Contemplated, and A Padre Pio Confession Story with Sarah Kaczmarek
Pete Burak welcomes Sarah Kaczmarek to The Hour! They discuss living in the various Christian 'tensions', loving the person right before you but not treating them as a project (12:19), and going deep with Jesus even when it's not a 9-1-1 situation. PLUS, Pete unpacks one of his favorite, lifelong Scriptures: PUT YOUR ARMOR ON! (56:00) Music: Connor Flanagan
July 21, 2020
07. Parishes: Lacking, Broken, or Healthy? Plus, Normalizing Mission, Meeting Jesus, and Which Soil Do You Tend? With Tim Glemkowski
Pete Burak and Tim Glemkowski share battle wounds of working in and through parishes, Tim recounts his encounter with Jesus, they acknowledge the Church as a family struggling with addiction, and discuss why we need to normalize conversion and mission. PLUS, Pete shares a brief reflection on the parable of the sower and challenges us to evaluate the soil of our hearts. Music by Connor Flanagan
July 15, 2020
06. Hope. Always. Plus, Vagabond Missions, Radical Trust, Heroic Wives, and Are You Willing to Roll Your Sleeves Up?
Pete Burak asks Kris Frank of Vagabond Missions about his perspective on current events, the need for hope in uncertain times (1:27), the difference between urban and suburban ministry (10:12), and the inspiration for his new book Hope. Always: Our Anchor in Life's Storms (24:51). Kris shares the moving story of the birth of his son (33:52) and reveals some of the things that are bringing him joy right now. Then Pete unpacks Acts 20 (48:00) and St. Paul's radical authenticity and willingness to roll his sleeves up with the communities he founded.  Key quote: "No matter what happens, nothing changes between us and Jesus." -Grace Frank Special shoutout to Connor Flanagan for allow us to us his songs for the intro and outro. 
July 6, 2020
05. The Way of the Heart. Plus, The Desert Fathers, Mercarius, Pachomius, Solitude, Silence, and Prayer with Joey McCoy
Pete Burak is joined by Joey McCoy of Zion to discuss Henri Nouwen's book,  The Way of the Heart, principles for our lives based on the Desert Fathers, and how we are all called to the contemplative life. Joey shares some of his personal journey with the Lord and Pete gives a brief reflection on St. Paul's enthusiasm for Jesus found in the first chapter of Colossians. 
June 26, 2020
04. We're All Zoomed Out. Plus, A Fire Mother Teresa Story, Lies Young People Battle, and Be His, Be Free, Be Love.
Pete Burak and Debbie Herbeck of Be Love Revolution dive into the importance and the power of relational evangelization and discipleship. Debbie reflects on her time in quarantine (2:50), describes common lies this generation is tempted to believe (12:09), shares a totally amazing St. Mother Teresa story (16:00) and relives the start of BLR (32:00). Pete closes with a strong endorsement of a recent Ralph Martin video reflecting on a 1976 prophecy from Fr. Mike Scanlan. 
June 15, 2020
03. Pentecost Means Power. Plus, RIP George Floyd, Living the Beatitudes, and What's In Your Heart?
Pete Burak and Peter Herbeck of Renewal Ministries unpack Pentecost, what different it makes in our lives (10:00) and how we are called to live in and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter also gives some perspective on the murder of George Floyd (32:00), what it means to have a 'renewed mind', and how disciples are called to respond to times of injustice particularly in light of the Beatitudes (41:00). After a brief prayer with Peter, Pete gives some final thoughts on the episode and invites everyone to listen...not necessarily to this podcast, but to each other, to those who's experiences differ from ours, and most importantly, to the Lord. 
June 8, 2020
02. A Crisis of Truth Continues. Plus, Dogma Isn't a Dirty Word, Fr. Mike Scanlan, and a Surprise Announcement with Dr. Ralph Martin
Pete Burak and Dr. Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries discuss the origins of his famous and controversial talks then book, A Crisis of Church, with a particular emphasis on the power and authority of God's word. Ralph also describes his initial conversion (18:00), his friendship with Fr. Mike Scanlan and surprises Pete with an exciting announcement (29:00). Then Pete unpacks one of his favorite verses, Philippians 4:4-7.  It's Episode least we did more than one.   Important Dei Verbum quote: Therefore, since everything asserted by the inspired authors or sacred writers must be held to be asserted by the Holy Spirit, it follows that the books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings (5) for the sake of salvation. Therefore "all Scripture is divinely inspired and has its use for teaching the truth and refuting error, for reformation of manners and discipline in right living, so that the man who belongs to God may be efficient and equipped for good work of every kind" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
June 1, 2020
01. What's the Spirit Saying to the Church? Plus, Perspectives on Death, JPII, and Prophetic Words with Peter Herbeck
OUR FIRST REAL EPISODE! Pete Burak explains the purpose of this podcast before he is joined by Peter Herbeck, the Vice President of Renewal Ministries. They discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic, a Christian's perspective on death (8:00), one of Peter's first times really hearing God speak to him (22:00), and a totally amazing story about JPII and Ralph Martin (28:00). Finally, Pete gives some closing thoughts about this moment, this hour, and this show.   Scriptures referenced: Hebrews 2:14, Hebrews 12, Colossians 1:11-14  LINKS: Renewal Ministries, id
May 25, 2020
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April 23, 2020