What is Truth Catholic Podcast
What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 19

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” St. Stephen who was the first martyr of the Church.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Monsignor John McMahon who spent his priestly ministry serving the Dioceses of Tucson and Phoenix.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of Santas pub crawling in New York.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book that focuses on the joys of living a chaste life.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about the recent reflections of the papal preacher.  All of this plus music from The Brymers who sings “The Joys of Christmas.” This and more on Episode 19 of What is Truth.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Christmas Extra

Today's episode is a brief Merry Christmas to you all.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 18

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” St. Peter Claver, who dedicated himself to serve the African slaves in Columbia.  We will hear a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent about the Gospel of Luke reminding us about Mary’s “yes” when approached by the angel to bear the Son of God.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Sr. Lisa Maurer who is a Benedictine nun with an unusual job.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of why a Santa in a mall turned away an autistic girl and her dog.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book written by Sr. Miriam James Heidland entitled, “Loved as I Am.”  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about Pope Francis’ call for more women theologians.  All of this plus a beautiful piano rendition from Mario Ajero who plays, “Away in a Manger.” This and more on Episode 18 of What is Truth.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 17

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” St. Lucy, who was a martyr during the Roman persecution in the 4th century.  We will hear a homily for the Third Sunday of Advent about the Gospel of John telling us again about the work of John the Baptist and how the Lord will come.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Barth Bracy and his fight in Connecticut to ensure health plans do not pay for abortions.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand Seattle’s decision regarding internet access for the homeless.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new documentary from the Courage apostolate, an organization that supports people with same sex attraction to live chaste lives.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear Pope Francis’ exhortation to feed the world and safeguard the planet.  All of this plus music from the A Breath of Fresh Air who exhorts us to be,” Just Like Peter.”  This and more on Episode 17 of What is Truth.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 16

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” St. Rose Philippine Duchesnewho with several of her sisters established the first free school west of the Mississippi.  We will hear a homily for the Second Sunday of Advent about the Gospel of Mark showing us the work of John the Baptist and his preparing the way for our Lord.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will contemplate Pope Francis and his remarks made to the European Union leaders. In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand why the PTA at a public school in the Boston area apparently worked behind closed doors to prevent elementary school students from being exposed to the evil dangers of a...Christmas tree!!!  In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a Randy Hain book about how we can be a witness to the Lord.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about the U.S. bishops who are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act. All of this plus music from the Brian Kelly who reminds us that, “Father Forgive.” This and more on Episode 16 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 15

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week”, Joseph Marchand, a French Missionary and his efforts to bring the faith to Vietnam.  We will hear a homily for the First Sunday of Advent about the Gospel that stresses the importance of being watchful and alert.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Bishop’s Bishop, Cardinal Francis George who recently retired as Archbishop of Chicago. In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to figure out why a 90-year-old chef faces possible jail and fines for feeding the homeless.  We also have a new segment to introduce, entitled, “Truth in the Media”.  In this segment, we will look at various media such as film, television, books, etc. that actually tell the Truth. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about the leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee who states what the government denies – that religious freedom is indeed under attack.  All of this plus music from the AJ Christian Band who sings to God, “Lord, We Love You.” This and more on Episode 15 of What is Truth?

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 14

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” Pope Clement I, also known as St. Clement of Rome.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year about Jesus’s kingship who will be our judge as to who will join him in kingdom of heaven.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Sister Karen, who is not only a nun but also a medical professional at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the nation.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to figure out the treatment of two brothers in a public school playground in New York.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discuss the final report of the Synod on the Family that clearly states what marriage is and is not. All of this plus music from.  Affliction Asylum, who sings to us that God is “Everything.” This and more on Episode 14 of What is Truth? 

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 13

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” who is a doctor who cared for the sick no matter what the cost.  We will hear a homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time about Jesus giving money to the servants and what Jesus expects them and us to do with what we are given.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will look at work of the van der Zahm family and their efforts to bring clean water where it is needed most.  In our segment of “I Don’t Get It,” I will attempt to figure out why Americans have forfeited almost 55 billion dollars of vacation time. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discuss Brittany Maynard, 29, who dying of brain cancer, committed physician-assisted suicide on All Saints Day.  All of this plus music from.  The Redding Brothers who sing to us that God is “Coming Round.” This and more on Episode 13 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 12

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week”  Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who despite his family’s wealth, lived a life committed to Christ and to serving the poor.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome about Jesus in front of the temple telling the Pharisees that if the temple is destroyed, he will rebuild it in three days.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Fr. Luigi Ciotti who is protected by police round the clock as he is considered Italy’s most endangered person.  During our Truth Topic of the Week, we will examine capital punishment, which is legal in 32 states and compare this to a recent article highlighting Pope Francis’ view of the penal system. In the segment “I Don’t Get It.”  I will try to figure out how Iran could execute a woman for killing a man who tried to rape her.  All of this plus music from 38 Acres who tell us God is truly the “Beautiful One”.  This and more on episode 12 of What is Truth? 

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 11

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week”  St. Andre Bessette who was sickly and weak, almost from birth.  Yet his great faith transcended his physical limitations.   We will hear a homily for All Souls Day about Jesus wanting all of us to be given the gift of eternal life. 

 

In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will look at Michelle Knight, who spent over 10 years with two other women in captivity after being kidnapped when she was 21 years old. 

 

During our Truth Topic of the Week, we will examine an article entitled “7 Ways to Boost Your Happiness.”  We will look at the world’s definition of happiness versus what true happiness is. 

 

In our new segment “I Don’t Get It.”  I will deal with my confusion about why 2 tech companies offer to freeze the eggs of female employees.  All of this plus music from Steven Parent who tell us God is “Everything to Me”.  This and more on episode 11 of What is Truth? 

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 10

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week”, a priest who is in the process of being declared a saint.  We will hear a homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time about the Pharisees asking Jesus which commandment is the greatest.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will look at the challenges of a newly ordained priest who was faced with a teen student’s murder. During our Truth Topic of the Week, we will examine the excitement both locally and nationally at the ability of homosexuals to marry.  In fact, Arizona recently allowed gay marriage to be legal.  We will look at the Church’s teaching on marriage.  Finally, we have a new segment to introduce entitled, “I Don’t Get It.”  This segment will cover a topic that yours truly does not understand and is in contrast to the teachings of our faith.  All of this plus music from Worship Band who asks “Who is Like God”.  This and more on episode 10 of What is Truth? 

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 9

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week”, St. Laura of Cordoba and her courage in living the faith.  We will hear a homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time about the Pharisees' attempt to trick Jesus and the outcome of their efforts. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will look at the life of the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel and the gifts he brought to this world.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will examine the world’s view of self-justification/rationalization, and discuss the lessons learned by yours truly.  All of this plus music from Troy Smith who asks God to “Take Me As I Am”.  This and more on Episode 9 of What is Truth Catholic Podcast. 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 8

In today’s episode, we will hear a homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time about the kingdom of Heaven, who is invited and how they respond to that invitation. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest in Albania who gives us an amazing witness to the faith. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at a recent article discussing a study about the impact of religion on the longevity of marriage. We also introduce a new segment entitled “Saint of the Week” where we discuss the truth epitomized by a saint.  All of this plus music from Wahba who reminds us of what is important in the song “All That We Need”.  This and more on this episode of What is Truth? 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast

In today’s episode, we will hear a homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time about a landowner and his tenants. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Tempe AZ football coach who was suspended for two weeks because of praying with his team after a recent victory.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at a recent article highlighting the Government Accounting Office report on the Affordable Care Act and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s response.  All of this plus music from 38 Acres who reminds us to give praise to God in the song “Hallelujah”. This and more on  Episode 7 of What is Truth ?    

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 6

In today’s episode, we will hear a homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  We will be challenged to think about what being to God really means.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a journalist John Allen, who with the help of the Boston Globe has started a Catholic website called “Crux.”  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at UN Secretary- General who issued a directive encouraging UN personnel to lobby for abortion in post war settings.  All of this plus music from 38 Acres who reminds us to give praise to God in the song “O, I Praise You.”  This and more on this episode of What is Truth ?    

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In today’s episode, we will hear a homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  We will be challenged to try to comprehend the mercy of God and contrast that with our sense of justice.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a seminarian William Carmona, who as he lay dying was asking for the Bishop who was coming to ordain him to the priesthood.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at a Reuters article that discusses how a Detroit Catholic school fired a lesbian teacher due to her pregnancy.  All of this plus music from Covenant who implores us to give to God what is Due His Name.  This and more on this episode of What is Truth ?    

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 4

In Episode 4 of What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  We hear a homily based on the readings for this Sunday that challenges us to be willing to embrace our crosses so we, like Jesus, might be raised up.  We introduce a new segment, "Catholics in the News."  This week we hear about Fr. Dick Lawrence, pastor of a parish in downtown Baltimore and his efforts along with his parishioners, to serve the hungry and homeless in downtown Baltimore.

In the Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn of California's efforts to force abortion coverage into health plans in that state, even though California state workers do not have such a plan.  

Please join for What is Truth Catholic Podcast.  We are called to discern the Truth that is Jesus Christ, expressed in the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church, for the Truth will set us free.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 3

In Episode 3, we will listen to a homily from the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In our readings for Mass, we are challenged to remember we are responsible for one another.  If one of us sins, we are called to lovingly speak to that person to provide support.  If that does not work, we are asked to have others join us in the effort to assist the person to repent.

In the Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn about Fr. Neuhaus who is a pastor of a church in Jersualem.  We will discuss the truth of what will be needed for a real peace in Gaza.  

And of course, this weekend is the first weekend of the 2014 NFL season.  Go New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals!!!

 

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In this episode of What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will look at the truth of discipleship.  We will learn that we are called to do God's will, and as much as possible, live God's ways, not our ways.  In the Truth Topic of the week, we will discuss Michael Sam, who as a 7th round NFL draft choice, received alot of press as he was cut prior to the start of the NFL season.  

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of What is Truth Catholic Podcast.  In this first episode we will discuss the purpose of the podcast, listen to a homily about our role as disciple, and look at the truth of the world about the cost of raising children.

Join Deacon Steve and he helps us learn the Truth that is Jesus Christ, the Truth that will set us free

 

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