What is Truth Catholic Podcast

In Episode 224 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Olga of Kiev, who despite a challenging personality faithfully served the Lord.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as Jesus is brought to the temple.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new Bishop.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new album from a religious order.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what occurred to a church in Columbia.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about creating a culture of care.  All of this plus music from Mark Smeby who sings, “Mary Did You Know”  This and more on Episode 224 of What is Truth.

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Merry Christmas to you all.  May you have a peace-filled and Christ-filled Christmas season.  God bless!

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In Episode 223 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Jacopone da Todi’, who went from a successful lawyer to a person considered a fool for Christ.  We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent as Mary is visited by an angel.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a year dedicated to an adoptive father.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new movie highlighting the faith of a young man struggling with a terminal illness.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what is happening in Australia.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the importance of prayer.  All of this plus music from  Holy City Hymns who sings  "Love Came Down at Christmas”.  This and more on Episode 223 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 222 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Honoratus Kozminski, a man who stood up for the truth of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the Thrid Sunday of Advent, as John the Baptist is questioned as to his identity.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man standing up for the truth  of the faith despite governmental persecution.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book from an imprisoned Cardinal.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what occurred in the Diocese of Charlotte .  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Cardinal about a worldwide response to the pandemic.  All of this plus music from Holy City Hymns who sings what Jesus is to be to us, “Creator of the Stars of Night”  This and more on Episode 222 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 221 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Rafal Chylinski’, who used his musical abilities to bring people to Christ.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent as we hear about John the Baptist who prepares the way for Christ.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new ministry designed to serve adult children of divorce.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about an app helping young adults build community.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of voters in Washington state.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about the power of gratitude.  All of this plus music from  Holy City Hymns who sings  "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”.  This and more on Episode 221 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 220 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Columban, a man who served as a missionary.  We will hear a homily for the First Sunday of Advent,  as Jesus tells us the importance of being watchful.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new soon to be Cardinal.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book from a respected Catholic author.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the decision of Colorado voters.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about Coronavirus.  All of this plus music from Holy City Hymns who that Advent classic,  “O Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”  This and more on Episode 220 of What is Truth.

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Who or what is the king of our universe?  Is it ourselves, others, or the world?  We are called to ensure that Christ is the King of Our Universe.  The question for us to ponder in this Special Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast is - Is He?

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In Episode 219 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Gertrude the Great, who was a true bride of Christ.  We will hear a homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, as we hear the parable of the talents.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about an Archbishop, who despite a personal tragedy opposes the death penalty.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a children's book focused on the evils of racism.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a group of nuns in China.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from an Archbishop about the meaning of suffering.  All of this plus music from Mark Smeby who sings  "How Great Thou Art”.  This and more on Episode 219 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 218 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Didacus, a man who lived a humble and holy life.  We will hear a homily for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus tells us the parable of the 10 virgins.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new ambassador to the Holy See.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary about the Vatican.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what occurred at a Louisana church.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Bishop about supporting immigrants.  All of this plus music from In His Commission who sings what we are all called to be, “Servant to All”  This and more on Episode 218 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 217 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Wolfgang of Regensburg, who served the Church in humility.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of All Saints, as we honor and pray for help from all who completed their journey to the kingdom.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man who lives in faith and works in football.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a children's book focused on growing up Catholic.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what occurred at a San Diego Cathedral.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from the Vatican about euthanasia.  All of this plus music from the Woodstock Jesuit who sing "For All the Saints"   This and more on Episode 217 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 216 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Hilarion, whose holiness made him more popular than he wished to be.  We will hear a homily for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus encounters the Pharisees who attempt to trap Him.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Bishop who helped calm his diocese after 9-11.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new encyclical from Pope Francis.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the retirement plans of a former president.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the cross.  All of this plus music from Chidi Michael who sings “I Worship You”.  This and more on Episode 216 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 215 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, a missionary priest who served the Church with zeal and love.  We will hear a homily for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, as Jesus tells us a parable about a king's invitation to a wedding.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Bishop challenging us to overcome the sin of racism.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new Catholic radio program.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a Catholic man chose to sue a university.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about abortion and the family.  All of this plus music from Christ Our Life who sings, “My Redeemer Lives”  This and more on Episode 215 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 214 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Theodora Guérin, who left her home and country to bring the faith to others.  We will hear a homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus tells us the parable of a vineyard owner and his wicked tenants.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new Bishop who was a co-founder of a religious community.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a sculptor and his work that challenges all who see it.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a state's response to grandparents' efforts to educate their grandson.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the importance of seniors in the Church.  All of this plus music from Christ Our LIfe who sings “All Our Hope is in You”.  This and more on Episode 214 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 213 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Paul VI, a Pope who served the Church during a tumultuous time, telling the truth despite opposition.  We will hear a homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, as Jesus tells us a parable about a father and his two sons.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a woman who devoted herself to protecting life.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about Pope Francis' view on ecology.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a Catholic healthcare worker.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the importance of forgiveness and mercy.  All of this plus music from Mark Laurent who sings, “Until I Saw Your Face”  This and more on Episode 213 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 212 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Cornelius, who led the Church as Pope during a challenging time.  We will hear a homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus tells us the parable of the generous landowner.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the life and death of a "secret" Cardinal.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book from an American Cardinal.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a recent demonstration that occurred in Rome.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the importance of solidarity.  All of this plus music from Richard Jensen who sings “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”.  This and more on Episode 212 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 211 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Cyprian who taught the forgiveness of Jesus during a time of Church persecution.  We will hear a homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus tells us a parable about an ungrateful servant.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who has gone through two pandemics.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about the importance of silence in prayer.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a new group's position in the upcoming presidential election.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the evil of gossiping.  All of this plus music from Lauren Moscato who sings “He Gives Me Strength”.  This and more on Episode 211 of What is Truth.

 

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In this final Summer Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for 2020, we hear from the Gospel of St. Matthew Jesus telling his disciples how to handle people who are not following the path and are in dispute with one another.  Do we turn over our differences to Christ and the Church?  Are we a people of justice and mercy?  

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In this Summer of Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we hear the readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Gospel of Matthew, we hear a "follow-up" to the Gospel of last week.  Last week, Peter was given the keys to the kingdom.  This week, Peter is rebuked by Jesus when he asks Jesus not to go to Jerusalem to suffer and die.  We can be like Peter - one day close to the Lord following Him, and the next day lose our way.  May the Lord give us the grace to stay on His path and move towards Him on our journey to holiness.


In this Summer Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear from the Gospel of St. Matthew as Jesus asks his Apostles who He is.  What would we say if Jesus asked us that question?  Who is Jesus to and for us?  Is He truly the Lord and center of our lives?  Would we know Him if we saw him?


In this Summer Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we reflect on the readings for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we hear about the pagan woman who encounters Jesus and perseveres in asking Jesus to heal her daughter.  Her perseverance is rewarded.  May we never give up praying, may we never waiver in our belief that Jesus is Lord who always hears our prayers and gives us what we truly need.  


In this Summer Edition episode of the What is Truth Catholic podcast, we focus on the readings for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Gospel of St. Matthew we hear the story of the disciples' journey in a boat.  A storm comes up and they are afraid.  Jesus appears walking on the water and tells them not to be afraid.  He calls Peter to follow him by walking towards Jesus.  Peter becomes afraid and sinks into the water.  Jesus saves him.  We are called to leave the safety of our boats and walk towards Jesus.  Do we walk to Jesus or do our fears cause us to sink?

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In this episode of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast we focus on the readings for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The Gospel this week is from St. Matthew and we hear the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.  Jesus offers to feed us as well.  However, we need to look at what is on our diet.  Do we want to be filled by the food of the world and by the food that comes from God?  We all get hungry.  What will satisfy us?  What food do we want to eat?

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In this episode of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear from the Gospel of St. Matthew about Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven.  May we understand there is no greater gift we can receive from the Lord than the Kingdom of Heaven.  Our life on earth is our time to do our best to prepare ourselves for the Kingdom.  However, our efforts alone are not enough.  So let us pray to our Lord to help us, heal us,, and by His grace prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of Heaven.  


In today's Gospel for the16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus relate the parable of the wheat and the weeds.  As we try to live the Christian life (wheat), we find that we are surrounded by weeds - the weeds of our sins, the weeds of the world including the weed of constantly needing to be entertained, to be busy, etc.  We struggle with the weeds of wanting control and wanting to be "free".  May we be willing to ask our Lord to remove the weeds of our lives and may we be willing to cooperate with the Lord in this effort.  May we always be wheat to help feed the world with the love of Christ.


In the Gospel for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus shares the parable of the sower.  The sower (God) spreads the seed on the ground which represents us.  What kind of ground are we?  Are we rocky, dry, or fertile?  Does God's word grow within us or die, as we may not be paying attention or even rejecting His word.  Lord, help us to hear Your word and to be good ground where Your seeds will bear good fruit.  


In this episode for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, Jesus invites us to come to Him and we will find rest.  This is sometimes a challenging message for us, as we often believe we can do things for ourselves.  We often forget our dependence on God.  So let us remember who we are and who Jesus is.  We are the Lord's beloved creatures, His adopted sons and daughters.  We are not gods.  May we continue to surrender our lives to Him.

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In the Gospel of Matthew for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear the challenge of Jesus reminding us that we must be willing to give up our lives to be His disciples.  The call to following Christ is a path of many crosses and "deaths".  We must die to our sinfulness, selfishness, self-centeredness etc.  Lord, help us to die these deaths so that we may be, in our own human sinful way, worthy of You.  Lord, please give us the grace to do this.  


Today's readings are for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  We hear Jesus tell His apostles not to fear anyone.  Our Lord does not want us to live our lives in fear; He knows that a fear-based life creates a barrier for us to follow Him.  We are called to live in faith - faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who gave everything He had for us; may we trust Him and put our lives in His hands.  After all, God is in control.  


In this edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, we celebrate the most precious gift of God - the Eucharist.  As Catholics, we know that Jesus gave us His actual Body and Blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist.  This is the source and summit of our faith.  May we thank Jesus for this gift and when we receive His most precious Body and Blood, may we receive God into our hearts and minds to become more and more configured to Christ.  

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In today's episode of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we reflect on the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.   Jesus tells us in the Gospel of St. John that He has come into the world not to condemn the world but to save it.  May we live in the Holy Trinity, giving thanks to God the Father, the Creator, God the Son, the Mediator, and God the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier.  Amen.

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In this edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for  Pentecost 2020, we hear from the Gospel of St. John, Jesus' visit to His apostles and the gift of the Holy Spirit.  We pray that we will be open and docile to the Holy Spirit, which is a gift given to us at our Baptism and Confirmation.  May we allow the Holy Spirit to help us bring Christ to others and to do God's will.  

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In today's edition of the What Is Truth Catholic Podcast, we focus on the Ascension of the Lord.  Christ ascends to His place at the right hand of the Father.  He gives us the commission to make disciples of all nations and reminds us that He will be with us always.  Christ is indeed with us.  Can we always say the same?

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In this edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 6th Sunday of Easter, we hear in the gospel Jesus telling us that if we love Him, we follow His commandments.  Jesus gave us two commandments - to love the Lord with all our hearts, mind, and strength and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  How well do we follow Jesus' commandments?  Do we live them each day?

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In this special edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we hear Jesus tell us that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  Jesus is indeed the Truth.  We, who are living in the world, are told there are many truths - my truth, your truth, etc. and that we are to be tolerant of each other's truths.  The idea that we humans can make up our own truth is the ultimate lie of the evil one.  He did the same thing to Adam and Eve in the garden when he seduced them to eat from the forbidden tree to be like God.  So let us pray that during this Easter season we only listen to the Truth, the Truth that comes from our Lord Jesus Christ, the Truth that sets us free.

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In this special edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 4th Sunday of Easter, we hear the Gospel of St. John, as Jesus describes himself as the gate, the gate leading to eternal life.  What gate are we looking to enter?  Are we heading towards the gate of the world, where we are the "masters" and determine "our truth" or are we moving towards Jesus, our shepherd, who invites us and calls us to enter His gate, the gate where we can have life and have it more abundantly.   

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In this Easter edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, we hear the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus and their encounter with who appears to be a stranger.  We too do not always recognize God in our midst - in the midst of our everyday lives, in the good and challenging moments of day to day living.  And yet, Jesus is present for all of that, whether we recognize him or not.  May we strive to recognize the Lord of our lives as He is there with us always.

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As the Easter Season continues, we hear in the Gospel this week, our risen Lord's encounter with the Apostle Thomas.  It is easy for us to say that Thomas is a doubter, an unbeliever, and to see ourselves better than that.  Our Lord did not come to criticize Thomas for his humanity - actually, He came to die for our sinfulness.  We all doubt at times, we all struggle.  Jesus comes into our lives to offer us freedom from doubt and pain if we surrender our lives and our wills to Him.  

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He is Risen!!!  Today we celebrate the most important day in the history of the world - the Resurrection, Jesus rises from the dead.  On this day, Christ defeated death and sin and offers us the same gift at the end of time.  May we celebrate this day no matter what our life circumstances are right now.  We may be sad, scared, worried and afraid.  Even so, He is Risen.  Our risen Lord will be with us and will never abandon us.  So let us put our trust in Him.  

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In this Palm Sunday Edition of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we reflect on the events of Palm Sunday and contemplate our role in Christ's entrance into Jerusalem leading to His death on the cross.  May we be a people of faith, that follows our Lord and trusts Him, surrendering our lives and our will to Him.

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In this Lenten Edition for the 5th Sunday of Lent, we are called to contemplate Christ's raising of his friend Lazarus from the dead.  Jesus freed him from the tomb and had him unbound from the burial cloths that were tied around him.  What things in our lives bind us?  Christ has come to set us free.

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In Episode 209 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo who was the first known saint of the New World.  We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent as Jesus encounters the man born blind.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about priests in Baltimore and their efforts to increase sacramental participation.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary /docudrama movie about a popular saint.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a new bill being considered in Alabama.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about freedom. All of this plus music from Aaron Hale who sings “It Is Well With My Soul”. This and more on Episode 209 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 208 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Clement Mary Hofbauer who served the Church despite opposition.  We will hear a homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent as we hear Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well.  In the segment, “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who combines his love of the faith with his love of food.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover the efforts of two religious brothers to bring people to holy music.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a man in Columbia trying to save his baby.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Bishop about gender identity.  All of this plus music from Aaron Hale who sings, “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me”. This and more on Episode 208 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 207 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Angela Salawa who served despite difficult circumstances.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of  Lent as Jesus ascends to the mountain and is transfigured.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who is uniting his suffering to the victims of clerical abuse.    In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book that will help us on our Lenten journey.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what is happening to the behavioral health community in Canada.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about a hardened heart.  All of this plus music from Aaron Hale who sings “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”.  This and more on Episode 207 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 206 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Leander of Seville who served the Church despite opposition.  We will hear a homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent as we hear Jesus being tempted as he wandered in the desert.  In the segment, “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Bishop who spent his life as a missionary.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary movie about a Servant of God.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what is going on in Maryland.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about God's commandments.   All of this plus music from Richard Shekari who sings, “Only You”.  This and more on Episode 206 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 205 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin who served the Lord despite numerous challenges.  We will hear a homily for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus challenges us to be perfect.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a unique Catholic school.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about decision making.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a current debate in an island community.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about medical care.  All of this plus music from  Chidi Michael who sings “I Worship You”. This and more on Episode 205 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 204 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio who served Jesus showing the true meaning of charity.  We will hear a homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time as we hear Jesus tell us the true meaning of the commandments.  In the segment, “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who is suffering a medical crisis.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book from a woman who suffered greatly for the faith.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a so-called Catholic politician.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the gifts of older Catholics.  All of this plus music from Cyndi Aarrestad who sings, “Glory, Glory, Glory in the Highest”. This and more on Episode 204 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 203 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Apollonia who gave her life for Jesus.  We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a family whose children led the couple back to the Church.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary film about the evils of sex trafficking.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what occurred at a Bishop’s installation.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the importance of the Bible. All of this plus music from In His Commission who sings “Servant of All”. This and more on Episode 203 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 202 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Ansgar who became a missionary to the pagans in Scandinavia.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord as the infant Jesus is brought to the temple by Mary and Joseph.  In the segment, “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a California Deacon and miracles.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book co-authored by a Pope. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a National Football League team.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Bishop about religious prejudice.  All of this plus music from Company of Saints who sings “Face to Face”. This and more on Episode 202 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 201 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Fabian whose life changed when he visited Rome.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time as we hear about John the Baptist and his testimony about Jesus.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about recent efforts of a religious order in South America. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book highlighting a pilgrim’s journey to grace.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of the LA Board of Education. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Cardinal about peace. All of this plus music from Joseph and Sara Tracey who sing,  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”.  This and more on Episode 201 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 200 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Anthony of Egypt who followed the call of Christ to the desert.   We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord as Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist.  In the segment, “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the challenge the Indiana Bishops are undertaking   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book offering us wisdom from the mystics.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what is happening in Ontario to Catholic school children. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about greed.  All of this plus music from Kimberly and Roberto Rivera who sing “How Great is Our God”. This and more on Episode 200 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 199 of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Brother James Miller who gave his life in service to the poor.  We will hear a homily for the Epiphany as we hear about the visit of the Magi to see the newborn Jesus.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new Catholic who comes to the Church as the former chaplain to the Queen of England.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book focused on St. Joseph. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what is occurring in Nashville Tennessee.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the poor. All of this plus music from Mark Smeby who sings “Mary Did You Know. This and more on Episode 199 of What is Truth.

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