We are human beings, prone to sinful choices. Yet, knowing this, Jesus died for us. How do we reconcile ourselves with Jesus in order to fully grasp what it means to have God's loving mercy? What do we need to do as Catholics in order to fully accept, appreciate and absorb all the Jesus died for on that cross? If we don't learn to admit our own faults and seek healing, how can we expect to share God's loving mercy and forgiveness to others? All this as Carlos and Angel talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist and get emotional talking about some of their own personal experiences.
Archive for the 'Human' Category
We sat down and spoke with Father Jeff Smialek, a Carmelite Priest who loves Elvis, has been trained in martial arts, coaches lacrosse, and teaches at a Catholic High School. Listen as we discuss his faith journey, his hobbies, a little trip down memory lane between him and Carlos who used to be a colleague of his, the struggles of teaching morality in today's society, and why the Sacrament of Reconciliation is his favorite part of being a priest.
We are joined with Bill Snyder, founder of Patchwork Heart Ministries and Anne Desantis, his co-host for Sewing Hope Podcast to discuss the book they co-authored along with Hearts Burning Within Us. In this book, they seek to answer those burning questions that weigh on young Catholic hearts today, including questions on sexuality and gender issues. Listen in as Bill and Anne weigh in their thoughts on what is the most common/intense burning question and what approach they each took in creating the narrative of this book.
Our guest speaker this week is Maria Spears a self-worth strategist working alongside The Woman School to help women discover their value and gain the tools to live a holistic life. With Maria, we discussed the power and importance in positive thinking and positive words, what it means to love and care for ourselves and how that translates to all the aspects of our lives. It is not about just the spiritual or mental well-being, but about the physical and emotional as well.
In this first part of a 2-part series, Carlos and Angel get personal with their spouses as they discuss the navigating the murky waters of parenting a child with autism. Listen as they ask Minh and Henry to give their perspectives on what it was like from the moment of suspicion to getting the diagnosis to getting Jabril and James where they are today.