Credatis

Credatis

By Tyron Tomson
Short seasonal reflections.
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Ascension 2020
“When they saw Him, they worshiped” (Matthew 28:17).
05:04
May 24, 2020
St. Nicholas Owen, Priest-Hole Maker - The Capture - By Tony Reynolds
In Tudor England, when the Crown made Catholicism illegal, valiant Jesuit priests and their collaborators kept the Faith alive, even if it meant their deaths.  This is the true story of heroic saint who helped to save priests, and thus helped to save souls.
08:59
May 23, 2020
6th Sunday of Easter 2020
“He will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:16b-17a)
08:59
May 17, 2020
As The Clock Struck Twenty - In the Crypt of St. Paul's - Sister Mary Catherine, O.P.
In this reading, a Dominican friar was stranded decades ago is rescued but brought back into a very different society, one overtaken by a totalitarian regime.  Trying to keep his Faith and sanity, we hear his account of first returning to the Sacraments.
08:02
May 16, 2020
5th Sunday of Easter 2020
“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)
07:50
May 10, 2020
The Power and the Glory - by Graham Greene
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  Today there is a Mass hastily celebrated after the Mexican Revolution, when priests were being hunted down and killed. 
05:52
May 9, 2020
4th Sunday of Easter 2020
"The sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice." (John 10:4b)
04:33
May 3, 2020
Advice to a Young Priest - Father George Rutler
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, about practicing the Faith under difficult circumstances.   This column was written by a priest convert whose historical mind, mastery of prose, and smart wit are practically without parallel in our modern day.  He shares priestly wisdom for younger priests and for all.
13:57
May 2, 2020
3rd Sunday of Easter 2020
“With that, their eyes were opened and they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread.” (Luke 24:31)
06:44
April 26, 2020
Man's Search For Meaning - The Meaning of Suffering - Viktor Frankl
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Faith lived out under difficult circumstances.  This selection is from an Austrian psychiatrist's account of his experience in the concentration camps.
08:26
April 25, 2020
Solemnity of St. Bernadette 2020
"I am the Immaculate Conception."
09:40
April 21, 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday 2020
“Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them.” (John 20:23a)
06:01
April 19, 2020
Milestones - Memoirs 1927-1977 - Joseph Ratzinger
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  Today we hear about a young Bavarian conscripted into the army with his brother during WWII before they can pursue their seminary formation. 
11:39
April 18, 2020
Easter Sunday 2020
“For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.  Therefore, let us celebrate the feast…”  (1 Cor 5:7b-8a)
07:14
April 12, 2020
From an ancient Homily on Holy Saturday - St. Melito of Sardis
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  This is a homily from the middle of the 2nd century AD on the theme of the harrowing of hell. 
05:52
April 11, 2020
Good Friday 2020
"In the days when He was in the flesh, He offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence" (Hebrews 5:7)
07:30
April 10, 2020
Holy Thursday 2020
“He loved His own in the world and He loved them to the end” (John 13:1b)
04:32
April 9, 2020
Palm Sunday 2020
“The Master has need of them” (Matthew 21:3b)
05:31
April 5, 2020
Lord of the World - The Advent - By Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  Today we hear a description of the deep prayer of a priest interceding for a struggling world.
11:00
April 4, 2020
5th Sunday of Lent 2020
“Did I not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40)
06:07
March 29, 2020
He Leadeth Me - The Meaning of the Mass - By Father Walter Ciszek
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  Today we hear the testimony of a priest imprisoned in Russia under Communist rule.
11:19
March 28, 2020
Solemnity of the Annunciation 2020
"May it be done to me according to your word" (Luke 1:38).
07:34
March 25, 2020
4th Sunday of Lent 2020
“This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes" (John 9:30).
07:38
March 22, 2020
Don Camillo - The Bell - By Giovanni Guareschi
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances.  Today we hear about a flood in a nameless Italian village. 
10:14
March 21, 2020
Solemnity of Saint Joseph 2020
"When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him" (Matthew 1:24).
04:40
March 19, 2020
3rd Sunday of Lent 2020
"Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst."  (John 14:4)
05:57
March 15, 2020
2nd Sunday of Lent 2020
"Lord, it is good that we are here" (Matthew 17:4).
06:44
March 8, 2020
1st Sunday of Lent 2020
"One does not live on bread alone." (Matt. 4:4)
05:41
March 1, 2020
Credatis: Ash Wednesday 2020
Seasonal reflections on the fasts and feasts of the Church year.  Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  "Behold, now is a very acceptable time.  Behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:2b)
05:29
February 26, 2020