Saint Faustina Podcast

It’s difficult to talk about Saint Faustina without talking about the Devotion to Divine Mercy, and I bet she’d be more than ok with that.

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The Indispensability of Ordinary Time

By Charles Johnston:

Why do we have a season in the Church Calendar, and it takes up a majority of the year, called Ordinary Time? Shouldn’t we want our short time on this earth to be extraordinary, and not simply ordinary?

Like everything else that the Church does, this unfortunate name has a very good reason. In Latin, the name of this time is Tempus per annum, and is translated as timeduring the year, but is usually rendered in English as Ordinary Time. Continue reading “The Indispensability of Ordinary Time”

Saint Catherine of Siena Podcast

The latest in our series of podcast on the lives of the saints.

In this episode we dive deep into the life of this mystic, prophet, spiritual advisor, and doctor of the Church. We find out her story, and what was her driving motivations.

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The Perfect Prayer

Exploring the perfection of the Lord’s Prayer

By Charles Johnston:

What is the Perfect Prayer? Any time you speak to God from your heart, and remain in reverent silence to allow Him to speak to you, I’d say that’s a pretty good start.

We sometimes forget that prayer isn’t a one way street, it isn’t giving God a list of demands and then hanging up the phone. We have to remember that prayer isn’t a hostile negotiation, it’s a conversion in the context of a relationship. We have to approach God and speak with Him, not at Him.

But what about those times when we don’t really know what to say, or there’s a longing that we wish to express but just can’t find the right words? For these, and many other situations, I can’t think of a better way to pray than with the words our Savior gave us.

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Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent

By Charles Johnston: 

Ash Wednesday is fast approaching, and with it the very Catholic anxiety about what we are “giving up for Lent.” Many of us focus so much on what we give up – a practice not made mandatory by the Church – that we neglect the three pillars of Lent; prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Continue reading “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent”