What is Truth Catholic Podcast
What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 63

In Episode 63  we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Stephen, a deacon who was the first martyr of the Church.  We will hear a homily for the The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, telling us about what a holy family is really about.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis who tells us the real gift of Christmas.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a man who followed the call to serve the Lord through music.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a court’s decision against a Catholic school.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about life in the Middle East.  All of this plus music from Susan Hawthorne who call us to be on the  “O Come All Ye Faithful”  This and more on Episode 63 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Merry Christmas Edition

In this brief episode, I will share Christmas greeting and blessings on you all.  I also shared the homily I gave for Christmas at St. Joachim/St. Anne Parish in Sun City Arizona.  May you all have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

 

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 62

In Episode 62  we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. John of the Cross, who truly lived the meaning and truth of the cross.  We will hear a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, telling us about the Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis who tells us that the time of forgiveness has begun.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover  a new film about Our Lady of Guadalupe.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand.  why people would disrupt Masses at churches in Las Vegas.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about  the Catholic church’s position regarding Jews.  All of this plus music from Ira White who call us to be on the  “Road to Holiness”  This and more on Episode 62 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 61

In Episode 61,  we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,   Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness to the Americas.  We will hear a homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, telling us about the one who is to come who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn what the church in New Orleans was able to do in only 24 hours.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover an Advent adventure for children.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why the students in Kentucky are not allowed to advertise their  pro-life activities.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about how the church can help those who watch pornography.  All of this plus music from Mark Laurent who reminds us that our Lord is  “Quiet in the Eye of the Storm”  This and more on Episode 61 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 60

In Episode 60  we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,   St. Sabas, a founder of the Monastic movement.  We will hear a homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, telling us about the call of the herald of Christ, John the Baptist and what this means for us.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who had a significant influence in the media.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new movie that portrays a dark period in the recent history of the Church.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why the state of Montana will not support religious education.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what the upcoming Year of Mercy is all about.  All of this plus a repeat of music from Chris Muglia who sings “Serenity”  This and more on Episode 60 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 59

In Episode 59 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,   St. Clement of Rome, a Pope who was the first Apostolic Father of the Church.  We will hear a homily for the First Sunday of Advent, reminding us that we must prepare for Christ’s return.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the upcoming Year of Mercy.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book that looks at reasons for people to be Catholic.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why England has banned an important advertisement from UK movie theaters.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about whether the end justifies the means.  All of this plus music from Citizen Way who sings “All Things”  This and more on Episode 59 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 58

In Episode 58 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne who despite the wishes of her family served the poor of France.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, reminding us that this world will not last forever.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who risks his life to save others.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book on the life of a saint who served as a soldier for the faith.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a high school football coached who prayed after a football game.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what real mercy is.  All of this plus music from the Afters who sings “LIfe is Beautiful”  This and more on Episode 58 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 57

In Episode 57 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed John Duns Scotus who is one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries.  We will hear a homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time reminding us that this world will not last forever.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Pope Francis’ challenge to be servants.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book on the life of a saint.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the Obama administration’s dietary interests in prisons.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about how the church defends the poor in Texas..  All of this plus music from After the Chase who sings “Run”  This and more on Episode 57 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 56

In Episode 56 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Martin of Tours, who was truly a conscientious objector.    We will hear a homily for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time reminding us what giving really means.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man who waited 50 years to become a priest.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a priest who expresses his love for the Church in an unusual way.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to an elderly man who loves Nutella.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about police officers and their chaplains who exemplify service. All of this plus music from Kirk William Sauers who sings “Sweet Refuge”  This and more on Episode 56 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 55

In Episode 55 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  all the saints as we remember All Saints which we celebrate on November 1st.    We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of All Saints about our challenge to live the beatitudes.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a recent survey of Catholic faith and practice.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will discover 4 musical priests and how they share their gifts.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand Oklahoma City’s response to the Ten Commandments.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about a recent decision by Planned Parenthood.  All of this plus music from Mark Andre who sings “Hurricane”  This and more on Episode 55 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 54

In Episode 54 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Luke, who we believe wrote my favorite gospel as well as the  Acts of the Apostles.  We will hear a homily for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time about two Apostles’ demand of Jesus.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun and her use of art.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book encouraging conversation between Christians and atheists.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a city’s response to the needs of special needs child.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what a synod of Bishops is really about .  All of this plus music from Chris Muglia who tell us what we really need in the song “Serenity”  This and more on Episode 54 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 54 - Postponed

I forgot I have to work on Saturday (the day I do the podcast) and am changing internet providers Saturday afternoon before Church.  Episode 54 will be posted on Saturday October 17th.  See you then

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 53

In Episode 53 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Francis of Assisi, whose life shows the role of the radical disciple who gave up everything to follow our Lord. We will hear a homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus reminding us the importance of obedience to God.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Pope Francis and his views on the family.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new album by an old choir.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a statue of a recent saint.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what it really means to be a man.  All of this plus music from Kirk William Sauers who sings “Pour It”  This and more on Episode 53 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Pope Francis Edition

In this special Pope Francis Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Junipero  Serra, who Pope Francis canonized during his visit to Washington earlier this week. Instead of a homily this week, we will hear a brief commentary from me about the Pope’s visit and the various reactions to it.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn what Pope Francis said to U.S Bishops.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a recent book by National Geographic about Pope Francis.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand something President Obama said during his welcome speech to the Holy Father.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth from Pope Francis about how to avoid being a hypocrite.  All of this plus a musical repeat of a song that so much reflects Pope Francis’ ministry, “There By the Grace of God Go I” by Chris Muglia.  This and more on this special Pope Francis Edition of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 52

In Episode 52 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. John Chrysostom's whose preaching, by word and example, exemplifies the role of the disciple whose preaching brought comfort to the afflicted and affliction to  the comfortable. We will hear a homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus asking the Apostles who He is.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a ministry that builds faith through sports.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new kind of comic book with a humorous religious focus.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a Planned Parenthood’s actions regarding a young teen.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what the revisions of the annulment process are all about.  All of this plus music from Johnny Diaz who sings “Whole World”  This and more on Episode 52 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 51

In Episode 51 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, known to us as Mother Teresa, who gave her life for the poor in India. We will hear a homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus opening the ears of a deaf man.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Pope Francis and the mercy he proclaims towards those who have participated in an abortion.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a true story soon to be released as a movie about a man’s experience after he died.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a decision made by the Canadian Medical Association regarding doctor’s conscience rights.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what mercy really means.  All of this plus music from Kirk William Sauers who sings “Always and Forever”  This and more on Episode 51 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 50.  Happy 1st Anniversary

In Episode 50, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Jean Jugan, who spent much of her life serving God by caring for the elderly.  We will hear a homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus reminding us of what is really important.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the gathering of Christians near Planned Parenthood facilities last weekend.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book from 11 Cardinals about marriage and the family.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a recent protest meeting in New Hampshire.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about speaking the truth in love regarding same sex attraction.  All of this plus music from one of my favorite Catholic singer/songwriters, Chris Muglia who sings “There By the Grace of God Go I.”  This and more our 1 year anniversary Episode 50 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 49

In Episode 49 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Rose of LIma, the first canonized Saint of the New World   We will hear a homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling men and women how to live together in His love.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Pope Francis’ declared Day of Prayer.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a  Broadway actor’s assistance to a Catholic school  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a choice a man was given by a judge.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about how the Catholic Church supports freedom.  All of this plus music from Kirk William Sauers who asks the Lord,“God Have Mercy”.  This and more on Episode 49 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 48

In Episode 48, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Stephen of Hungary, a national hero and patron saint of Hungary.   We will hear a homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the Jews that He is giving them His Body and Blood to consume.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the third archbishop of Washington DC, and the longest-serving American cardinal.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book defending the truth of marriage.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a teen is being labeled a sex offender.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about the role of fathers in the lives of their children.  All of this plus music from Beth Champion who sings,“Good Enough”.  This and more on Episode 48 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 47

In Episode 47, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a saint who I admire so much I read her biography as she offers us great witness to the truth of our faith. We will hear a homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us that He is the bread of life.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a billionaire who is doing something unusual with some of his money. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book outlining the importance of family prayer.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a parent is being blamed for the firing of a teacher.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about what the recent videos of Planned Parenthood staff really mean .  All of this plus music from Perry Poor Boys who sings “Wait for You”.  This and more on Episode 47 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 46

In Episode 46, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Joachim and St. Anne, which happens to be the parish in which I serve.   We will hear a homily for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us that He is the bread of life.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn 4 ways that we can implement Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a social networking application that encourages prayer. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of a California school district’s decision about a student’s desire to express his cultural heritage.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about how we can handle feelings of hopelessness in our lives or in the lives of those we love.  All of this plus music from Toby Walters who sings,“Busy Man”.  This and more on Episode 46 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 45

In Episode 45, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, who will be canonized in October.  We will hear a homily for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time about God feeding and caring for his people.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun, who following the example of Mother Teresa, served the poor.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new album that brings peace. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of an Australian States’ reaction to the Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on marriage .  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision on people of faith.  All of this plus music from Beth Champion who sings,“All I Have”.  This and more on Episode 45 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - July 4th Edition

 

In this July 4th Episode, I will dispense with the usual format.  This episode will be shorter and will focus on our country, recent events and what is means for our country.  Unlike all the other episodes of this podcast, part of the content is my opinion.  I believe everything said in this podcast is in complete communion with the Catholic Church, although my bias and views will be evident in this podcast.  So lets get started on this Independence Day edition of What is Truth.

 


What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 44

In Episode 44, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Irenaeus who defended the truths of our faith.  We will hear a homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus and his healing of two people.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about an international organization and their efforts to feed the poor.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will look at the new encyclical written by Pope Francis .  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of a recent auction in Paris.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth from the Archbishop of Los Angeles about the assisted suicide bill in California.  All of this plus music from Perry Poor Boys who sings,“Beach” which is where my family and I will be heading for soon.  This and more on Episode 44 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 43

In Episode 43, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Paulinus of Nola, who although tempted to retire, devoted his life to Christ.  We will hear a homily for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus reminding us to keep calm in the storms of life.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a young nun who with members of her community work with Native peoples in Arizona.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a book that teaches us about prayer .  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of ESPN’s choice for an award.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth from Pope Francis about what is necessary for peace to prevail.  All of this plus music from Allison Kitchen who sings,“Courts of the Lord”.  This and more on our Father’s Day edition , Episode 43 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 42

In Episode 42, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Anthony of Padua, a loved and admired man who was canonized only a year after his death.  We will hear a homily for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the Kingdom of God.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man who loved to talk about the faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new book that teaches what love really is .  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why California would consider a new law regarding suicide.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth  about choosing to be a virgin.  All of this plus music from the Steve’s who reminds us that,“I’m Only Human”.  This and more on Episode 42 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 41

In Episode 41, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Willibald who was a Bishop and missionary.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi about the great gift of Jesus’ Body and Blood to his disciples.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic Chaplain and his service in the Korean War.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new book that features the challenges of a Canadian journalist in his battle against physical disabilities..  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a new kind of party that recently came to Phoenix.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth being lived in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  All of this plus music from Perry Poor Boys who sings,“We Will Wait For You”.  This and more on Episode 41 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast Episode 40

In Episode 40, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Cyril of Alexandria who defended the truth of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity about the great commission given by Jesus to the Apostles.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will discuss the recent vote in Ireland concerning marriage.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new book that features reflections of family members of Holocaust survivors.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to wrap my brain around what is happening to a Catholic Parish Church in Ontario.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth from the Holy Father about what is really important in being a coach of a sports team.  All of this plus music from Jon Bauer who calls us to live a “Life of Worship”.  This and more on Episode 40 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 39

In Episode 39, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St David I of Scotland, although a king lived his life devoted to Jesus, the Church and the poor. We will hear a homily for the Feast of Pentecost about descent of the Holy Spirit.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Canadian doctor’s fight to practice medicine according to her conscience.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a German philosopher and his battle to speak the truth in Nazi Germany.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to wrap my brain around what a woman did to get an abortion.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth from Pope Francis who exhorts the Bishops of Africa and us all to support and defend the family.  All of this plus music from Big Methuselah who asks the Lord to “Breathe Into Me”.  This and more on Episode 39 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 38

In Episode 38, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Pascal Baylon, who lived his life in love with the Eucharist.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord about Jesus’ commission and his Ascension into Heaven.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man who dealt drugs, went to prison, and is now working for the Lord.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about an artist whose art depicts the pain of war and its victims.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the decision of a French court regarding a statue.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about the importance of continuing to develop Jewish/Catholic relations .   All of this plus music from Tina Osborn who sings about a “Glorious God”.  This and more on Episode 38 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 37

In Episode 37, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Solange who paid the ultimate price for living her faith.  We will hear a homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter about Jesus who entreats us to keep His commandments. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who has spent her life as a missionary.  In  “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new biography of a Bishop who led a challenging life.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision about prayer before meetings.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discuss the truth from the Vatican about climate change.   All of this plus music from Fred Haring who reminds us that we are all a “Work in Progress”.  This and more on Episode 37 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 36

In Episode 36, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Philip, one of the original 12 Apostles.   We will hear a homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter about Jesus who tells us that He is the vine and if we remain on the branch, we can bear good fruit.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Cardinal who recently died after devoting his life to serving the Church.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new biography written by a nun discussing the life of a Catholic actor.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make sense of how the state of Utah treated a prisoner who was ill.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth from Pope Francis about persecution of Christians throughout the world.   All of this plus music from Toby Walters who asks God to “Light My Way”.  This and more on Episode 36 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 35

In Episode 35, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Gianna Beretta Molla who made the ultimate sacrifice for her child.   We will hear a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter about Jesus who tells us that He is the Good Shepard.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic priest who had a very eventful cruise.  In the segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new biography of Pope Francis.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how a Navy Chaplain is being treated for speaking the truth.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about a Canadian survey about Right and Wrong.   All of this plus music from Nomadic Farmers who sing “Through It All”.  This and more on Episode 35 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 34

In Episode 34, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Pedro de Betancourt who was a Spanish missionary to the New World.   We will hear a homily for the Third Sunday of Easter about Jesus again appearing to His disciples after the Resurrection.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic military veteran who is training people to fight ISIS.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new biography of a Catholic priest.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how a mother can sell her 12 year old daughter into slavery.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear Pope Francis’ challenge to us to live our lives Christ’s way.   All of this plus the song “To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King”.”  This and more on Episode 34 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 33

In Episode 33, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Michael de Sanctis, a holy priest of God.  We will hear a homily for the Second Sunday of Easter about Jesus appearing to His disciples after the Resurrection.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about two brothers from Ireland who are both Bishops  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about two men who combine their love for movies with their love for the Church.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand an Episcopalian Bishop’s stance on life and the environment.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about what real joy is.   All of this plus music from Angels of God who play the song “Angelic Harmony.” This and more on Episode 33 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Easter Extra

In this Easter Extra Episode, we will hear a homily for Easter Sunday.  I will you all a joyous Easter and that you open your hearts to the love of Jesus Christ.  God Bless you all.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Holy Week Edition, Episode 32

In Episode 32, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Catherine of Genoa who devoted her life to serve the sick and the poor.  We will hear a homily for the beggining of Holy Week, Palm Sunday.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about Pope Francis and his bold words about the death penalty.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new movie that features 12 individuals and how they live their daily lives.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how a nun was treated by a group of robbers.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a seminarian about the importance of life, even when there is suffering.   All of this plus music from Marvel at the Lamb who sings the “Good Friday Song.” This and more on Episode 32 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 31

In Episode 31, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Dymphna, the patron saint of people with mental illness.   We will hear a homily for the Fifth Sunday in Lent about Jesus’ call to follow Him.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Christian young woman who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve others. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a movie featuring a priest who stood up for what is right.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how a country can legalize rape.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week,  we will contrast the world’s view of the elderly with comments recently made by Pope Francis about how we are to treat the elderly.  All of this plus music from Angelina who sings the classic “Ave Maria.” This and more on Episode 31 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 30

In Episode 30, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Louise de Marillac the patron saint of social workers.   We will hear a homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent about Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus and the reason Jesus came into the world.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a homeless man and his life of faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new booklet from Pope Francis about confession.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to wrap my brain around how an Atlanta Fire Chief lost his job for being a Christian.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about Pope Francis and his views on having children.  All of this plus music from Prepare the Way of the Lord who plays the “Soul of My Savior.” This and more on Episode 30 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 29

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Gregory of Narek who was recently made a Doctor of the Church.   We will hear a homily for the Third Sunday in Lent about Jesus’ reaction to the behavior of people in the Temple.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who has spent most of her 50 years as a nun in Catholic journalism.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book that will teach us how to spend Lent with St. John Paul II.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a Montana community refuses to let a teen return to school.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about whether there is a connection between priestly celibacy and sexual abuse.  All of this plus music from Angelina who sings the classic “How Great Thou Art.” This and more on Episode 29 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 28

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Hilarius, who was a Pope of the 5th century.   We will hear a homily for the Second Sunday in Lent about the Transfiguration.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear Pope Francis’ exhortation to the new Cardinals..  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about the Holy Father.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the ruling of the Supreme Court of  Canada and its decision on assisted suicide. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear about the truth from Pope Francis about the connection between love of God and love of neighbor.  All of this plus music from After the Chase who sings “Fight or Flight.” This and more on Episode 28 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 27

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Peter Damian, a reforming monk and a predecessor to St. Francis of Assisi.  We will hear a homily for the First Sunday in Lent about Jesus' wandering in the desert for 40 days.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a young girl and her special wish.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover three apps to help us on our Lenten journey.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the ruling of an Oregon judge regarding some photos of a teenager.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth regarding the participation of women in the Church.  All of this plus music from Lindy Friesland who asks the Lord to “Change My Way.” This and more on Episode 27 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 26

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week” St. Valentine who was a holy priest in Rome.  We will hear a homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time about Jesus curing a leper and what occurred after the healing.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, and to celebrate my beloved New England Patriots 4th World Championship, we will learn about the Super Bowl nuns.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new film about Jesus.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why the United Kingdom is contemplating sterilization for one of its citizens.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at a new bill introduced by the California legislature.  All of this plus music from Marc Andre who tells us what is “Supposed to Be.” This and more on Episode 26 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 25

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week” St. Romuald who witnessed his father dueling with a relative.  We will hear a homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time about Jesus curing Peter’s mother in law, and casting out demons.   In the segment “Catholics in the News” we will learn about Father Jeff Bayhi who fears being forced to violate a sacrament.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a children’s book that teaches theology.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a mother decided to treat her son like a commodity.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at some statistics as to who is entering religious life.  All of this plus music from Azimuth who is “Calling Us to Believe.” This and more on Episode 25 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 24

In episode 24, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week” St.Jerome Emiliani, who went from being a military commander to being an occupant in a dungeon.  We will hear a homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time about Jesus casting out an evil spirit.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about Fr. Paul Wattson who was instrumental in the Week for Christian Unity that ended on January 25th.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book that will help us revisit the most controversial encyclical of the 20th century.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why people would protest a church for how it handled a funeral.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at a young woman and her decision regarding her pregnancy that is counter cultural to what the world teaches.  All of this plus music from Jon Bauer who asks us to “Awaken.” This and more on Episode 24 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 23

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week” St. Joseph Vaz, who the Holy Father recently canonized during his trip to Sri Lanka. We will hear a homily for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time about Jesus calling the disciples to follow him.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will look at Pope Francis’ comment about freedom of expression as it relates to faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book that will help us pray for life.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how two people in Ohio decided to use a Bible. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will look at the Supreme Court’s decision to consider making same sex marriage legal in the United States and our Holy Father’s recent comments regarding marriage.  All of this plus music from After the Chase who sings “We Wait.” This and more on Episode 23 of What is Truth.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 22

In today’s episode, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Anthony of Egypt, who heard the call of Jesus and responded. We will hear a homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time about the call to follow Jesus.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Vermont priest’s effort to assist Christians in the Middle East.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new book highlighting the virtues of seven saints.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to wrap my head around the fate of a baby in Florida.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we  will hear about the most recent data regarding the birth rate in the United States.  All of this plus music from Elisha’s Request who sings “This Day Leads.” This and more on Episode 22 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 21

In episode 21, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week” St. Paul the Hermit, the first known hermit. We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord about the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.   In the segment “Catholics in the News” we will hear of a priest in Mexico who was found dead on Christmas day.   In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book by a 91 year philosopher who challenges us to live the Truth.  In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to make make sense of a Catholic Canadian politician and his view of Catholic education.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we  learn the two words that aid in having a happy marriage.  All of this plus music from 3 in the Same who sings “Forever You Are.” This and more on Episode 21 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 20

In today’s episode, we will first learn about our “Saint of the Week” St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native born American to be made a Saint. We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Epiphany about the visitation of the three men who followed the star wherever it led.   In the segment “Catholics in the News” we will learn about a priest in Honduras whose life is in on the line.   In the segment, “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a woman would abort a child for a minor birth defect.  In “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book that focuses on sacrificial love, and what marriage is really about.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discuss Pope Francis’ role in the lessening of tensions between Cuba and the United States and how some in the world responded to his efforts.  All of this plus music from Admiral Twin who sings “We Three Kings.” This and more on Episode 20 of What is Truth.

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