This Catholic Life Podcast

This Catholic Life Podcast

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This Catholic Life is a show about Ordinary Catholics having a relaxed, informal, and genuinely searching conversation about current issues, the challenges and hardships of life and what light “This Catholic Life” brings to these things.
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Finding Faith
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Rian Galliott Guest:  Sherry Weddell #peterholmes, #sherryweddell, #formingintentionaldisciples Links: The Sienna Institute website https://siena.org/ The Sydney site https://www.sydneycatholic.org/forming-parishes-of-intentional-disciples/ Sherry is the author of Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012) Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
59:15
October 16, 2019
Ready Player 3
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Rian Galliott Guest:  Tara Veness #peterholmes, #gaming Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
58:30
October 9, 2019
Superheroes & Saints
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Rian Galliott Guest:  Mark Shea #peterholmes, #saints, #superheroes Links: Mark referred to the book Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped The Comic Book Superhero by Simcha Weinstein, you can find the book here - https://www.amazon.com/Up-Oy-Vey-History-Superhero/dp/1569804001/ref=pd_sim_b_5 For Catholic characters in superhero comics see - https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Catholic_Characters?fbclid=IwAR0UzdmCT-j1dFBCKYEYhr6iIkvxZrmofKuO-4zJ6gzIEK5Mvup4ZK7s9AU Or this article on the five best catholic superheroes - https://comicbook.com/2015/09/25/the-five-best-catholic-superheroes/ Rian talked about a comic called Battle Pope - https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/battle-pope?fbclid=IwAR1BNHBybewVUGVnkdPgljPE_ptEZGPLTLRK4SmJHF0Xzcts8zLNyeQcdZQ But this wasn’t the first comic book saint. Check out Saint Francis - https://hnp.org/last-marvel-st-francis-comic-books-available/?fbclid=IwAR3gtNeak1ZV33S9N49hnQf0J8RklMz7Y_3VA2egAmbF65QLqpQTj77Q8U8 Even Mother Theresa was a comic book character - https://churchpop.com/2015/05/09/bl-mother-teresa-was-a-comic-book-hero-in-the-80s-too/?fbclid=IwAR1tlb-fyueC8v4I2cVbIK7ikIYa3sAP-Kfb0v2tNBEmVR81MxBWj0m0e_c And maybe the real Battle Pope - https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Life_of_Pope_John_Paul_II_Vol_1_1?fbclid=IwAR05hXKlDrUKDF8Gvleg0kZD4zYnYNF2L_X1Nj0WaNDMGBstY797By_-oSo Mark Shea's blog: Catholic and Enjoying It - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/   Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast   Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:00:53
October 3, 2019
The Art, The Bad, & The Ugly
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Rian Galliott Links: Post Avatar Depression https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/promoting-hope-preventing-suicide/201001/avatar-blues Post Avatar Depression has made its way into our language. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Post%20Avatar%20Depression Assassin’s Creed Origins (Educational Mode) can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yMDdQKfv70 And Assassin’s Creed helping rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral https://www.businessinsider.com.au/notre-dame-fire-assassins-creed-maxime-durand-ubisoft-interview-2019-4?r=US&IR=T #art, #peterholmes, #beauty Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
55:17
September 25, 2019
Sex, Marriage, & Laughter
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Simcha & Damien Fisher #sex, #marriage, #laughter, #simchafisher, #damienfisher, #peterholmes In Today’s show we discuss…. • Simcha’s best selling book • NFP and how it relates to marriage • One minute wonder Links: Simcha’s blog and website https://www.simchafisher.com/ https://www.nhmagazine.com/whats-it-like-to-live-in-a-family-of-12/ Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:08:15
September 18, 2019
Mortgages and Morality
Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Cormac McCaughan Links and Resources: A brief summary of Catholic teaching on the morality of lending http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15235c.htm Cormac mentioned Sumner House https://www.sydneycatholic.org/directory/listing/sumner-house The light of stars we can see with the naked eye can take between 4 years and 2000 years to reach us. http://www.spacetoday.org/Questions/StarlightAge.html #mortgage, #catholicsocialteaching, #theology, #catholic, #peterholmes, #homeloans #peterholmes Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:17:05
September 13, 2019
Work-Life Balance
Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Cormac McCaughan Find It On iTunes – This Catholic Life Podcast Pope Leo XIII – Rerum novarum http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html John Paul II – Laborum exercens http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_14091981_laborem-exercens.html The history of the 8 hour day in Australia https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/eight-hour-day An infographic on the benefit of shorter work days https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/blog/benefits-of-a-shorter-work-week/ Peter mentioned the effect of video games on the brain. Some studies and more information about the effect of Video Games include: https://www.qut.edu.au/news?news-id=54961 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622103824.htm https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00248/full https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-02-hour-video-gaming-brain-ability.html (Please note that the studies show that, in addition to the benefits of gaming, people, particularly younger children, can become addicted to video games. All things in moderation!) Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:15:00
September 6, 2019
What Your Body Reveals
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Marilyn Rodrigues Guest:  Katrina Zeno What Your Body Reveals. In Today’s show we discuss…. The  theology of the body, the significance of having a body, and the eternal  significance of having a body. • Introducing the hosts and guest • What is Theology of the Body? • Why is it relevant to everyone? • Is it all about sex? • What about when love breaks down? • How does the theology of the body help healing? One minute wonder • Balmoral beach • My son asks to play • A special retreat Links & Resources: Katrina’s website is http://katrinazeno.com/ Katrina’s Youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/tangohio Katrina’s post on TOB https://dphx.org/tob-tuesday-1/ Katrina’s books can be purchased from the Mustard Seed Bookstore #theologyofthebody, #catholic, #peterholmes, #katrinazeno Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:10:11
August 29, 2019
Special Edition: Pell, Politics, and Prayer
Hosts:  Peter Holmes Guest:  Monica Doumit, Chris Lee A Time For Heroes "In this special episode we talk about how ordinary Catholics, Christians and Australians  feel about Cardinal Pell’s trial and proposed changes to Abortion Laws  in NSW parliament, how we can hold genuine hope for the future, and how  we can respond heroically, personally and lovingly in this difficult  time. " The Quote Monica remembered was from GK Chesterton: "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/94304-the-true-soldier-fights-not-because-he-hates-what-is Links & Resources: Marilyn Rodrigues’ blog can be found at www.marilynrodrigues.com #religiousfreedom, #catholic, #israelfollau, #peterholmes Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
35:29
August 23, 2019
Religious Freedom
Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Marilyn Rodrigues Guest:  Monica Doumit Religious Freedom. • Introducing the hosts and guest • Religious freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of association Religious discrimination laws • Changes being discussed in parliament • Blaspheme laws • Israel Follau • Christian bakers • Christian teachers • Other religions • Atheists freedom: Freedom to not believe Christianity and politics • The same sex marriage debate • The seal of the confessional • Freedom from discrimination vs freedom of religion One minute wonder • A child losing a tooth • An encouraging letter • A selfless priest Links & Resources: Marilyn Rodrigues’ blog can be found at www.marilynrodrigues.com #religiousfreedom, #catholic, #israelfollau, #peterholmes Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:13:44
August 23, 2019
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
 Show Notes: Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Anna Hitchings Finding a good Catholic man to date is difficult. • A shortage of good men • Qualities of a good man • The Definition of dating • The Catholic dating scene • Bad experiences with dating • Traditions, expectations and freedom • Liberated women • The Porn culture and what it does to men and women • Boundaries and expectations • Being “worldly wise” • The Disney factor • What is courtship? Links and Resources: Anna Hitchings’ blog https://agonyandhope.com/ Anna’s original article https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/for-want-of-a-lot-of-good-men/ Several response articles mentioned in the podcast: Phillippa Martyr - Be in love with God first https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/phillippa-martyr-be-in-love-with-god-first/ Camillus O'Kane - It’s not hard to find Mr Right, just change your perspective https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/its-not-hard-to-find-mr-right-just-change-your-perspective/ And “Learn from us! Mums offer dating advice” https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/learn-from-us-mums-offer-dating-advice/ The story was picked up by the Australian https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/a-good-man-is-hard-to-find-and-increasingly-becoming-even-more-scarce/news-story/b7e8ad62654d3b65ea3fb9fd3f76e635 and in a follow-up interview with Rod Dreher https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/agony-hope-christian-courtship-anna-hitchings/ #catholicdating, #catholic, #peterholmes, #catholicsingles, #mrright   Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm Radio Public, Overcast   Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:12:44
August 14, 2019
You Give Love A Bad Name
 Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler Guest:  Cormac McCaughn What and who give Christians a bad name. • Sexual abuse scandals • Cover-ups • Israel Follau • Donald Trump • Bad experiences with Christians • Judgemental Christians • Legalistic Christians • “You are going to Hell!” • Using the victims as political capital • Christian “rock” • Televangelists Non-Christian world • New Age “paganism” • Post Christian culture Solutions? • Married priests? • Clericalism? • Proper responses to complaints • Institutional solutions? • Personal solutions? • Changing the experience person to person One minute wonder • Children help us understand God’s love for us • Rublev's icon of the Trinity Links and Resources: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is Luke 18:9-14. Christian Music mentioned: Matt Maher https://www.mattmahermusic.com/ Toby Mac http://tobymac.com/ Bernard Manning Quote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4aCng-VgY Rublev's icon of the Trinity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(Andrei_Rublev) #yougiveloveabadname, #catholic, #peterholmes, #israelfollau, #sexualabuse, #catholicscandal, #christianrock Subscribe On: iTunes Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au  Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
57:20
August 8, 2019
New In Town
 Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Renee Kohler  Guest:  Rian "Box" Galliott In this episode… Introducing the hosts and guest Why do this podcast? The experience of being New to something Being New in a country, city or place Aussie accents, and other Aussie accents. Being New to a job/workplace Being New to a team Being New to a parish Being New to the Catholic faith One minute wonder Tolkien vs Lewis on Mythology Transhumanism, fractal geometry and the human brain Yesterday (rediscovering the Beatles) Links and Resources: Correction: ethos and ethnos  are different Greek words. Ethos means habits and philosophy of a place  and ethnos refers to a nation, particularly nations other than one’s  own. St Phillip Neri  is the priest who insisted on not taking ourselves seriously, and being silly to shake people out of a too serious piety. Albert the Great did indeed have the nickname “Boots” due to his insistence on walking everywhere. https://dominicanpublications.com/blogs/news/albert-the-great-and-his-scientific-discoveries From the shout-outs: Matthew Tan’s blog is - https://www.awkwardasiantheologian.com/ Subscribe On: iTunes Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au  Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau Discord: https://discord.gg/CCjtMTG
1:15:28
August 5, 2019
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