What is Truth Catholic Podcast (general, Religion and Spirituality)

In Episode 152 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, who epitomizes Christian generosity.  We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter about Jesus telling us that he is the Good Shepard.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the journey of a former police officer.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a  new documentary about a nun. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a former Catholic Charities employee.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about how we should leave Mass. All of this plus music from Andy Wallin who sings, “The Good Shepard”. This and more on Episode 152 of What is Truth.

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In Episode 147 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St  Maria Bertilla Boscardin, whose struggles brought her closer to God.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent about the Transfiguration of our Lord.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun and her miraculous healing.  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 attempt to understand the results of a recent study.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the Holy Spirit.   All of this plus music from Higher Vision who sings, “For Your Kingdom”. This and more on Episode 147 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 146 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Saint Conrad of Piacenza, a man whose life changed after a fire.  We will hear a homily for the  First Sunday of Lent about Jesus proclaiming the Good News.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a man whose courage quietly impacted our country.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a singer whose life was transformed by our Lord and a saint.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what is happening to the Canadian national anthem.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from the Holy Father about the importance of silence at Mass.   All of this plus music from  Brady Toops who sings how we are called to live, to “Walk in Love”.  This and more on Episode 146 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 145 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St Scholastica, who founded a religious community and lived her life in union with Christ.  We will hear a homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus healing of a leper.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new generation of priests who love to be on the ice.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new podcast that focuses on faith and family.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the results of a recent study.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from an archdiocese  about Valentine’s Day, 2018.   All of this plus music from Aaron Graham who reminds us when we pray to, “Cry Out”. This and more on Episode 145 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 144 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Santiago, a college dropout on his way to being the first Puerto Rican saint.  We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus’ healing of the sick in body and spirit.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a priest who spent his life as a missionary.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book that highlights the journey of a former Planned Parenthood worker.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a statue of Jesus.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about the need to reform the criminal justice system.   All of this plus music from  Andy's Messianic Music who sings, “All About the Son”.  This and more on Episode 144 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 140 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Nicholas Black Elk, a Native American who is on the path to sainthood.  We will hear a homily for the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph about Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus in the Temple.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a priest who was recently appointed as Bishop.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a Catholic travel documentary.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a woman visiting the Vatican on Christmas.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from from Pope Francis about the link between Christmas and martrydom.   All of this plus music from an unknown artist who plays that Christmas classic, “What Child is This”.  This and more on Episode 140 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 137 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Francis Xavier, who as a member of the Society of Jesus followed God’s call to bring the Good News to India and Asia.  We will hear a homily for the First Sunday of Advent about Jesus reminding us of the importance of being alert and watchful..  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a little known vocation.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about the first Pope name John Paul.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the decision of a Catholic university.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about Mass.   All of this plus music from  Coram Deo Church who sing “Kingdom Come”.  This and more on Episode 137 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 135 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Josaphat who made the ultimate sacrifice as he worked for the unity of the Church.  We will hear a homily for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about the parable of the virgins and the importance of being prepared.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun who serves brides.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new album for Advent and Christmas.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a Nevada business.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about heaven.   All of this plus music from In HIs Commission  who sings I Will, Will You, Praise Him “”.  This and more on Episode 135 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 134 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Didacus, who dedicated his life to serving the Church and the poor.  We will hear a homily for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the Apostles about the importance of humility.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the new Bishop of Tucson.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book providing dally reflections from a well known Bishop.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new bill introduced in California   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about  faith and death.   All of this plus music from In His Commission who sings “Now is the Time”.  This and more on Episode 134 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 133 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. John Paul II, that great Pope who traveled the world and helped destroy Communism. We will hear a homily for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the Pharisees trying to trick Jesus. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a college football coach and the role of faith in his life. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new album from a boy’s choir. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a lab in Scottsdale AZ. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about attitudes needed for discipleship. All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sing “Your Body is the Temple of the Lord”. This and more on Episode 133 of What is Truth

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In Episode 132 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. John Leonardi, who cared for the sick and the poor.  We will hear a homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the parable of the landowner and the tenants.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun who helped those plagued by addiction.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about the hymns of the Church.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new Oregon Bill.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about persecution.   All of this plus music from Chris Muglia  who sings what we can never forget, “There by the Grace of God Go I”.  This and more on Episode 132 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 131 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Jerome, a saint who gives hope to all of us who struggle with a bad temper.  We will hear a homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the story of two brothers.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new Bishop who met three saints.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book telling the truth about pornography.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what is happening to the Church in San Bernardino California.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the elderly.   All of this plus music from Andy’s Messianic Music who sings “God So Loved the World”.  This and more on Episode 131 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 129 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Cyprian who taught the truths of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time about our responsibility to serve one another.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun who retired from teaching to follow a new path.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book about the Church and the LGBT community.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new California Bill.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about finding meaning in life.  All of this plus music from In His Commission who sings what we are called to do, “I Will Serve Him”.  This and more on Episode 129 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 128 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Gregory who taught the truths of the faith despite opposition.  We will hear a homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the Apostles the cost of discipleship.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a priest who likes to walk.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a debut album from a Franciscan Friar.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to an elderly nun.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Bishop about how to evangelize the largest group in the country.  All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sings “Loves That’s True”.  This and more on Episode 128 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 127 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Jeanne Jugan who served poor children.  We will hear a homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time about the Lord’s asking the Apostles his identity.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who served lepers.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new film about a priest-chaplain   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a terrorist group.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about true generosity during a difficult time.  All of this plus music from Derek McCorkell who sings “Dear God”.  This and more on Episode 127 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 126 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Pius X who knew the importance of the Eucharist.  We will hear a homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the Lord’s healing of a persistent woman’s daughter.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun who sacrificed her life for another.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book about a woman on the path to sainthood.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a social media website.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about hypocrisy and flattery.  All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sings what we are all looking for “Truth”.  This and more on Episode 126 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 125 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Maximillian Kolbe who made the ultimate sacrifice for the faith and the love of Mary.  We will hear a homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the Lord’s walking on water and HIs call to Peter to do so as well.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa who was recently recognized by Pope Francis.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new children’s film.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the decision of a insurance company in response to a physician’s request.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a cardinal about evangelization.  All of this plus music from Derek McCorkell who sings “Jesus Told Me So”.  This and more on Episode 125 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 124 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Peter Julian Eymard who taught the truth about the importance of the Eucharist.  We will hear a homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord about the Lord’s transfiguration before three of his Apostles.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun who suffered under the Nazis and the Communists and made the ultimate sacrifice.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book by a priest answering questions asked during his priesthood.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the decision of a British Board of Education.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about complaining.  All of this plus music from Chris Muglia who sings “There By the Grace of God Go I”.  This and more on Episode 124 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 123 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, soon to be Blessed Solanus Casey who showed his love through acts of humility. We will hear a homily for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time about coming to the Lord. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about the faith life of a Canadian military officer. In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new role for a former Game of Thrones actor. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of a man in Arkansas. Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about the meaning of work. All of this plus music from Chris Muglia who sings “Serenity”. This and more on Episode 123 of What is Truth

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In Episode 122 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Oliver Plunkett who gave his life for the faith.   We will hear a homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time about following the Lord in faith.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a former attorney and her journey in the faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book telling the story of a German Bishop.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a decision recently made by the state of Oregon.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about God’s love.  All of this plus music from Erik Nieder who sings “There’s a River”.  This and more on Episode 122 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 121 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Cyril of Alexandria, who defended the truths of the faith.   We will hear a homily for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time about following the Lord in faith.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun and her solution to the opioid crisis.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new video highlighting the truth about abortion providers.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a decision of the Delaware legislature.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about what peace really is.  All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sings what we can only find in Christ Jesus “Truth”.  This and more on Episode 121 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 120 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Aloysius Gonzaga who turned his back on riches to follow Jesus.   We will hear a homily for The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ about Jesus’ ultimate gift.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about the sacrifice of a Catholic husband and father.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new TED Talk from a surprising guest.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a decision of a farmer’s market.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about the evil one.  All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sings “Upside Down World”.  This and more on Episode 120 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 119 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Emilia, a woman who stood up for life no matter what the cost. We will hear a homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity about God’s desire for us to be united with Him for all eternity.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the incredible journey of a man who hated the Church.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary about Pope Francis.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new Hollywood award.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth a Bishop about the President’s proposed budget.  All of this plus music from Bill and the Boomers who sings “For You and Me”.  This and more on Episode 119 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 118 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Father Paul, a convert to the faith who is on the path to sainthood.   We will hear a homily for Pentecost about the descent of the Holy Spirit.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a Louisiana parish’s efforts to help victims of sex trafficking.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new piece of art made out toothpicks.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a recent decision of the Philippine government.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about pornography.  All of this plus music from Brother Isaiah who sings “Receive Me”.  This and more on Episode 118 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 117 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Father Joe, who is on the path to sainthood.   We will hear a homily for the Ascension of the Lord and the great commission.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a priest’s ministry on a boat.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book teaching the 4 keys to marital love.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened at a monastery.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about illness.  All of this plus music from Erik Nieder who sings for us “O Rock Eternal”.  This and more on Episode 117 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 116 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Father Jacques Hamel, a murdered priest who the Holy Father is calling us to recognize as a saint.   We will hear a homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter about Jesus challenging to put our love into action.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a former Pentecostal preacher and his journey to the faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new album that will bring us closer to God.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new lawsuit against a Catholic hospital.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about what our focus in life needs to be.  All of this plus music from Erik Nieder who sings for us “For Heaven’s Sake”.  This and more on Episode 116 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 115 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Mother Catalina de María Rodríguez who founded a religious community and is on the path to sainthood.  We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter about the Jesus calling His Apostles to know and follow Him.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a man who died for being “excessively Catholic”.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book on happiness.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what a group of youth did with eggs.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about risk taking.  All of this plus music from Erik Nieder who sings for us what we are called to do with our Risen Lord, “Adore”.  This and more on Episode 115 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 114 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort who devoted his life to his love of Mary.  We will hear a homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter about the risen Jesus' encounter on the road to Emmaus.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a man who experienced a miracle.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book on suffering.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a French presidential candidates view of Pope Francis.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about Easter.  All of this plus music from Joseph and Sarah Tracey who sings for us, “Praise To The Lord, The Almighty”.  This and more on Episode 114 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 113 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”,  St. Conrad of Parzham who showed his love of Christ through his service as a porter.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter about the risen Jesus visitation to the Apostles.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a doctor who experiences the connection between faith and suffering.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a recent video from Pope Francis.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a Nebraska law and its impact on a teacher.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a Bishop about love.  All of this plus music from Audrey Assad who sings for us, “Come Thou Fount”.  This and more on Episode 113 of What is Truth.

 

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This brief episode of the Easter Edition 2017, we will hear a homily for Easter Sunday which discusses the meaning of the Resurrection in our lives.  Deacon Steve will also offer a Easter blessing for this holiest of days.  Peace be with you all.  Have a joyous and faith filled Easter season.

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In Episode 112 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Francis of Paola who gave his life for Jesus and His holy people.   We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent about Jesus who raised Lazarus from the dead.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a man who struggled with addiction and homelessness.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new movie that tells the true story of a man’s response to evil.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new mini-series on Canadian television.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from the U.S. Bishops about our response to the public immigration debate.  All of this plus music from Kevin Anthony who sings for us, “Brand New”.  This and more on Episode 112 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 111 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Oscar Romero who gave his life for Jesus and His holy people.   We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent about Jesus and his encounter with the man born blind.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a Catholic police officer and his call to forgiveness.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss books that will aid in our Lenten journey.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a recent decision of a judge in Texas.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about love.  All of this plus music from Disciple who reminds us that, “God Is With Us”.  This and more on Episode 111 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 110 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed John of Palma who faced opposition within his religious order but stayed true to Jesus.   We will hear a homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent about Jesus and his encounter with the woman at the well.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the appointment of former bank executive.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book encouraging us deepen our prayer life.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about how the Catholic teaching on marriage matters to our society.   All of this plus music from Highlands Worship who sings that Jesus is, “Alive in Me”.  This and more on Episode 110 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 109 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. John Ogilvie, who stood up for the truth, paying the ultimate price.   We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent about Jesus and the Transfiguration.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a priest’s unusual ministry.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book about the Church Fathers.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened at a Jewish cemetery.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about our responsibility to creation.   All of this plus music from Seventh Day Slumber who sings about what Christ did for us, “I’ll Bleed”.  This and more on Episode 109 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 108 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Casimir who dedicated himself to peace.   We will hear a homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent about Jesus being tempted by the evil one.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the first person to earn a degree in computer science.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new album of sacred music.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a statue of Jesus.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about how to deal with worry and anxiety.   All of this plus music from an unknown artist who sings about what we all need, “Patience”.  This and more on Episode 108 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 107

In Episode 107 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon  who stood firm in the faith, no matter what the cost.   We will hear a homily for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus calling us to holiness.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who devoted his life to Catholic education.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss how an actor prepared for a role in a recent movie.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis about what really makes us rich.   All of this plus music from Jason Bellard who asks others what we need to ask, “Pray for Me”.  This and more on Episode 107 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 106

In Episode 106 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Hyacintha Mariscotti,  who overcame a turbulent adolescence and self-centered to become a holy person of God. .  We will hear a homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time about the importance of keeping God’s commandments.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a devout nun who spent much of her life caring for the homeless.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book introducing us to Christian psychology and spirituality.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a Bishop in New Jersey.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about torture.   All of this plus music from Mark Laurent  who sings, what we all seek, “Peace”.  This and more on Episode 106 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 105

In Episode 105 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Paul the Hermit,  a monk who spent a lifetime alone in a cave with Jesus.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a devout Catholic who met her end unexpectedly.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book about a Bishop who stood up to Hitler.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the alleged actions of a Catholic priest .  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about freedom of conscience.   All of this plus music from Coram Deo Church  who sings, “This Darkness”.  This and more on Episode 105 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 104

In Episode 104 of the What Is Truth Catholic Podcast we will first discuss our "Saint of the Week", St. Telemachus, a monk who paid a heavy price for his involvement in a gladiatorial contest.  We will hear a homily for the Epiphany of the Lord about the visitation of the Magi.  In the segment "Catholics in the News", we will learn about a new Catholic university started in an unlikely place.  In our segment, "Truth in the Media", we will discuss a new book teaching the importance of natural law.  In the segment entitled "I Don't Get It", I will attempt to understand what happened ti a Texas heath care worker.  Finally, during our "Truth Topic of the Week", we will hear the truth about abortion from a woman who was a former pro abortion advocate.  All of the plus music from Coram Deo Church who sings, "Kingdom Come".  This and more on Episode 104 of What is Truth?  

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 103

In Episode 103 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Basil the Great, a leader of Eastern monasticism who fought for the truth of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis about the poor and Christmas.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a documentary film about the work of religious community among the poor.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a Catholic nursing home in Belgium.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear from Pope Francis about the truth of practicing forgiveness .  All of this plus music from Coram Deo Church  who sings, “Joining in the Joy”.  This and more on Episode 103 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 102 - Merry Christmas

In Episode 102 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Eugenia who gave her life as a martyr for the faith.  We will hear a homily for Christmas about the birth of our Lord.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear a former Baptist who is now a Bishop.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a film by a famous director.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a church in Chile.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear from the new president of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops about the truth of caring for immigrants and the vulnerable of society .  All of this plus music from Coram Deo Church  who sings, “What Child Is This”.  This and more on this Merry Christmas Episode 102 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 101

In Episode 101 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Francis Xavier who served the Lord as a missionary.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent about John the Baptist and his call to repentance.    In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a nun called the Mother Teresa of Africa.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a film documenting the life of a saint. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what is happening in California.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear from Pope Francis about the truth of encountering poverty .  All of this plus music from Coram Deo Church  who sings, “Christ is Coming”.  This and more on Episode 101 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 100

In Episode 100 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Fr. Englemar Unzeitig, who was recently declared a blessed.  We will hear a homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent about Jesus reminding us about the importance of being prepared.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis about the truth.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss a new book about the highlights of the life of Joseph Ratzinger.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what a so-called Catholic group is advocating.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from the U.S. Bishops about how to handle feelings about the recent presidential election.  All of this plus music from Coram Deo Church  who sings, “O Come O Come Emanuel”.  This and more on Episode 100 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 99

In Episode 99 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne who came to the United States to serve Native Americans.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King about Jesus and his encounter with two criminals on the cross.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope how to handle our lives when we feel hopeless.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discuss Mel Gibson’s newest movie and the message it has for humanity.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to an elderly Catholic priest.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about sports and the power of evangelization.  All of this plus music from Audrey Assad who sings, “Come Thou Fount”.  This and more on Episode 99 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 98

In Episode 98 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini who was the first United States citizen to be canonized.  We will hear a homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus reminding the Apostles to trust in Him.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear rom Pope Francis who is calling on all religions to condemn violence.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new coloring book, an adult Catholic coloring book.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand a new Vermont law.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis as he gives us 6 new Beatitudes.   All of this plus music from Audrey Assad  who sings, “Good to Me”.  This and more on Episode 98 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 97

In Episode 97 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Albert Chmielowski, a painter who became an advocate for the poor.  We will hear a homily for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus’ encounter with the Sadducees who challenges Him about the resurrection.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from an Archbishop about depending on Mary to combat the evil one.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new documentary telling the truth about physician assisted suicide.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand what happened to a bakery in Oregon.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from a survivor about the real causes of human trafficking.   All of this plus music from Tate who sings, “Shine”.  This and more on Episode 97 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 96

In Episode 96 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Jose Sanchez del Rio who was recently canonized by Pope Francis.   We will hear a homily for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus’ encounter with a tax collector and his response to Jesus.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who survived a difficult journey.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book about living the sacrament of marriage.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will attempt to understand the actions of an insurance company.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about ways to improve our prayer lives.   All of this plus music from Kingdom Heirs who sings, “Just Preach Jesus”.  This and more on Episode 96 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 95

In Episode 95 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Mother Marie Adele Garnier, a nun on the path to sainthood.   We will hear a homily for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us a parable about two men entering the temple to pray.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a man who went from being an atheist and drug addict to being a Catholic priest.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover an upcoming movie that takes on the scourge that is human trafficking.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what is happening in my former home of Massachusetts  .   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Catholics in Nebraska about the death penalty.   All of this plus music from Lauren Moscato who sings, “He Gives Me Strength”.  This and more on Episode 95 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 94

In Episode 94 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, soon to be saint Elizabeth of the Trinity who brought others to the joys and appreciation of the Blessed Trinity.  We will hear a homily for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us the importance of praying always.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Hollywood movie star and his love of priests.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover an upcoming conference that aims to answer 'challenging' questions about sexuality and living the faith.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand about “catfishing" from a supposed Catholic .   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Catholics in Nebraska about the death penalty.   All of this plus music from The Rizers who sings, “Trust in the Lord.”  This and more on Episode 94 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 93

In Episode 93 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Bruno who brought the light of Christ in a society filled with darkness.  We will hear a homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us what it means to be a real servant.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the recent passing of the world’s oldest bishop.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a Catholic singer songwriter and how she expressed her faith through music.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand why a health system is changing the name of their hospitals.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Bishop Thomas Olmsted about Pope Francis’ views of marriage.  All of this plus music from Balsam Range who sings, “Any Old Road.”  This and more on Episode 93 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 92

In Episode 92 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Joseph of Cupertino, who devoted his life to serving the Lord.   We will hear a homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us what it means to be a good steward.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a hockey goalie and how he shows his faith.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book gleaned from an interview with a Pope.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the justification a parent used for hurting her child.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis regarding religion and the environment.  All of this plus music from Crist Family who sings, “His Strength is Perfect”.  This and more on Episode 92 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 91

In Episode 91 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Eugene de Mazenod who brought God’s love to others as a missionary.   We will hear a homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus reminding us of God’s love and search to bring all people to Himself.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic doctor and how he saved Jews from the Nazis.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a biography of a priest who stood up to evil, no matter what the cost.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened recently to five nuns in Argentina.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis regarding our treatment of homosexuals.  All of this plus music from Harper Gruzins who sings, “God of Wonders”.  This and more on Episode 91 of What is Truth.

 

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In Episode 90 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Brochero who brought God’s word and sacraments to people no matter how difficult the hardships.   We will hear a homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us what it takes to be his disciple.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the oldest and longest-serving priest in U.S.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new book for Catholic young women discussing faith, life and dating.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand how a priest can be falsely accused of a heinous crime.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth about how Catholics need to respond to the rise of the largest religious group in the country.  All of this plus music from Nehemiah who sings what we must be to be one with Christ, “Lose Yourself”.  This and more on Episode 90 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 89

In Episode 89 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad, who was a convert to the faith.   We will hear a homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling us what is really important.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a young priest and his battle with cancer.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a book discussing Catholicism and Evolution.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a recent decision by the National Basketball Association.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from an Archbishop about the upcoming presidential election.  All of this plus music from Justine who sings what we are all called to be, “Holy”.  This and more on Episode 89 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 88

In Episode 88 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Servant of God Josef Mayr-Nusser who stood up for the truth and paying the ultimate price.   We will hear a homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus being asked by his disciples who will be saved.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest and his involvement in the Olympic Games.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book highlighting the battle of 17 saints against the evil one.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of a prominent Catholic politician.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will hear the truth from Pope Francis regarding indigenous cultures.  All of this plus music from The  Mckameys who sings “I Made It By Grace” This and more on Episode 88 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 87

In Episode 87 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Solomon Leclerc who gave his life for the faith.  We will hear a homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling his disciples about His presence on earth.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a new Deacon and how his challenges has formed his faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a book from a Deacon teaching the importance and creation of good homilies.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a college student who stood up for his beliefs.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about what it means to be pro woman.  All of this plus music from Mark Smeby who sings “How Great Thou Art” This and more on Episode 87 of What is Truth.

 

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What Is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 86

In Episode 86 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, United States Bishop  Servant of God Alphonse Gallegos who is on his way to sainthood.  We will hear a homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus challenging his disciples to be good servants.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about an Iraqi nun bringing Christ’s peace to the people in Boston.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a Catholic novel telling a story about the beauty of redemption.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the thoughts of a mayor and his view of a Catholic Bishop.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth from a doctor about the birth control pill.  All of this plus music from a Kimberly and Alberto Rivera who sing “How Great is Our God” This and more on Episode 86 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 85

In Episode 85 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Gregory of Narek, who was recently declared a Doctor of the Church.  We will hear a homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the parable of the Good Samaritan.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who served at a Nazi concentration camp.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a book telling the story of a priest who was selling to sacrifice everything.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a new lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth from Pope Francis about prayer.  All of this plus music from a Chris Muglia who sings what I wish for us all, “Serenity." This and more on Episode 85 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 84

In Episode 84 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Takayama Ukon, a 16th Japanese Samurai who gave his life for the faith.  We will hear a homily for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus sending his disciples out to minister to the people.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who sends words of encouragement to inmates.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a priest who will be writing a new book about a difficult subject.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the thoughts of a comedian about two decisions she made when she was a teen.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth from Pope Francis about the death penalty.  All of this plus music from a Church in Indianapolis who sings “Always In My Heart” This and more on Episode 84 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 83

In Episode 83 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Peter Armengol, who started his journey to sainthood as a criminal .  We will hear a homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus calling to follow him and people’s response to the call.   In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who ministers in an unusual setting.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new documentary movie that shows the impact of Pope St. John Paul II on communism.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand what happened to a teenager trying to live his faith.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about women entering religious communities.  All of this plus music from David Young who sings “The Way.” This and more on Episode 83 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 82

In Episode 82 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Venerable Matthew Talbot, the patron of those struggling with addiction.  We will hear a homily for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus telling the Apostles the price of discipleship.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic actor who turned down the role of a lifetime.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a movie that attempts to be sacred art.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand an organization’s view as to the cause of the tragedy in Orlando.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn from Pope Francis the truth he told to doctors about assisted suicide.  All of this plus music from a Church in Indianapolis who sings “Will Sing to the Lord.” This and more on Episode 82 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 81

In Episode 81, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Anthony of Padua, who was called to leave everything to serve our Lord.  We will hear a homily for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus and the power of love and forgiveness.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Bishop in India who is giving an usual gift to a local Hindu.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a book that tells the truth about the church.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a new law in Canada.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn from Pope Francis the truth about suffering.  All of this plus music from David Young who sings “My Love, My Life, My All.” This and more on Episode 81 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 80

In Episode 80 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Bonifice, who was a missionary to the German people.  We will hear a homily for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time about Jesus raising a young man from the dead.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a priest who was recently ordained despite some obstacles.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new movie that focuses on the humanity of Christ.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the words of the new President-elect of the Philippines.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about what happens when immigrants are sent back to their country or origin.  All of this plus music from Aaron Hammond who sings “Drowned in Your Word.” This and more on Episode 80 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 79

In Episode 79 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake for defending the faith.  We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of  the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ as we celebrate the ultimate gift from God.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a dynasty of a Canadian family.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book helping us move towards sainthood.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of a Columbian judge.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about the use of bathrooms and facilities by persons identifying themselves as transgendered.  All of this plus music from Bill Brown who sings “Keeping the Faith.” This and more on Episode 79 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 78

In Episode 78 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Our Lady of Fatima, who appeared to 3 children during the First World War.   We will hear a homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord as the Apostles witnessed Jesus' ascension to the Father. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who gave her life in the service of the Lord.   In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new album from a community of nuns.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of the Marine Corps towards an enlisted person’s posting.   Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about the month of May.  All of this plus music from A Church in Indianapolis  who sings “Always in My Heart” This and more on Episode 78 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 77

In Episode 77 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Louis de Monfort, who dedicated his life to honoring the Blessed Virgin, .   We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday in Easter about how Jesus calls us to love.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a football coach and his wife who live their faith as they are helping to build up the Catholic Church.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a Vermont’s Diocese efforts to use the media for Catholic education.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the Canadian government’s response to a increase in suicides among the First Nations.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the truth about religion and happiness.  All of this plus music from a Andy Wallin who sings “Choose”  This and more on Episode 77 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 76

In Episode 76, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Élisabeth of the Trinity, who exemplifies the total surrender of self to Jesus who led her to holiness.   We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday in Easter about how Jesus offers eternal life for those who follow him.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about the only nun sentenced to death by the Nazi regime.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new book that challenges men to live Christian lives.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn the real meaning of the Holy Father’s newest apostolic exhortation.  All of this plus music from the group, A Church in Indiana who sings “Forever Father” This and more on Episode 76 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 75

In Episode 75 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. John Baptist de Lasalle, who served the Church as a teacher of the truth.   We will hear a homily for the third Sunday in Easter about the appearance of the risen Christ to the apostles who had returned to their former life.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a woman whose love of beauty led her to the truth of the faith.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new movie that tells the truth of God’s presence in the world.   In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of a Canadian province.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will learn from Pope Francis the truth about mercy.  All of this plus music from the CCA Praise Ensemble who sing “Jesus Christ is Lord” . This and more on Episode 75 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 74

In Episode 74, we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Richard of Chichester, who served as a controversial Bishop during the reign of King Henry III.  We will hear a homily for the second Sunday in Easter about the appearance of the risen Christ to the Apostles.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a nun who brought the truth of the faith to people all over the world.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a book highlighting the journey of a woman who suffered clerical abuse  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of animal rights activists.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the Holy Father’s response to an Easter act of terrorism.   All of this plus music from the Christmas Singers who sing that classic Easter hymn, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” This and more on Episode 74 of What is Truth

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Easter 2016 Edition

In today's Easter Episode, 2016, you will hear a homily about the Resurrection and its meaning in our lives.  Please remember, Easter is not about our Easter bonnets or bunnies (even the chocolate ones), but about the love and mercy of Jesus.  We are called as believers to accept this great gift of our Lord and share it with the world.  On behalf of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, I wish you a Blessed and Holy Easter.

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 73

In Episode 73 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Patrick, who served the Church as a Bishop and missionary.  We will hear a homily for Palm or Passion Sunday with us recalling Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem ending with his death for our sins.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will learn about a Catholic priest who walked for miles while hearing confessions.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will hear about a new movie starring a surprising person.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of a Canadian doctor.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth about what love really is.  All of this plus music from Chris Muglia who sings what we desperately need, “Serenity.” This and more on Episode 73 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 72

In Episode 72 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Louise de Marillac, who served the Church by serving the poor and forgotten.  We will hear a homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent with Jesus telling us about the mercy of God.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a troubled youth who received a letter from a surprising source that has given him hope.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn more about an iPhone application that encourages us to pray.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a court ruling impacting a Catholic television network.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth about abortion.  All of this plus music from Chris Muglia who sings what we desperately need, “Serenity.” This and more on Episode 72 of What is Truth

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 71

In Episode 71 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Katherine Drexel, who served the Church as a missionary to the poor and to Native Americans.  We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent with Jesus telling us the parable of the prodigal Father.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a man who lived a life of struggle but ultimately redemption.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a group of musical nuns who sang for Pope Francis. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the position of a law and medical professor regarding conscience rights.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth about our American past time.  All of this plus a song entitled  “My Redeemer Lives”.  This and more on Episode 71 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 70

In Episode 70 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, Blessed Daniel Brottier, who served the Church as a missionary.  We will hear a homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent with Jesus telling us the parable of the fig tree.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a Catholic governor who is standing up for life.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn about a new movie depicting how the Resurrection can change lives. In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the actions of a man in California.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth from Pope Francis about the death penalty.  All of this plus music from The Steves who sings “Bookstore Man”.  This and more on Episode 70 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 69

In Episode 69 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Peter Damian, who served the Church in love and obedience.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent telling us about the transfiguration and an apostle’s response to this event.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a woman who is working to increase Catholic’s reading of the Bible.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn the truth about a children’s book from a surprising author.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a Massachusetts court’s ruling regarding a local school.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth about a proposal that a federal agency is considering.  All of this plus the short song “As We Walk the Way with Jesus”.  This and more on Episode 69 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 68

In Episode 68 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Leopold Mandic, who despite ill health brought the truth of God’s forgiveness to the people.  We will hear a homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent telling us about the evil one offering Jesus everything if only Jesus will follow him. In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about an recent historic meeting that Pope Francis participated in.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will learn the truth regarding a controversial Pope.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the Phoenix City Council’s response to a prayer request.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will contemplate the truth of a challenging question to us from Pope Francis.  All of this plus music from Tina Osborn who sings for us the song “Crying Out to You”.  This and more on Episode 68 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 67

In Episode 67 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. John Bosco who taught the truths of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time  telling us about the reaction of the people when Jesus comments on Scriptures.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear about a Catholic who was abducted twice in his service to the Church.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new television series about creation.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand a Texas Grand Jury’s recent indictment .  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about how to handle marital discord.  All of this plus music from The Grace Project who reminds us that Jesus is the “Light of the World”.  This and more on Episode 67 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 66

In Episode 66 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Anthony who served the poor and defended the truth of the faith against heresy.  We will hear a homily for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time,  telling us about Jesus and the wedding at Cana.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from a NFL player and how his faith has helped him battle more than other NFL players.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a new book from Pope Francis on mercy.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand the government’s action against EWTN.  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 After the Chase who sings for us, “We Wait” This and more on Episode 66 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 65

In Episode 65 we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Gregory of Nyssa who was  a Bishop who defended the truth of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the The Baptism of the Lord  telling us about the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis who gives us his thoughts during World Peace Day.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book that debunks myths about marriage.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand China’s new policy on children.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about the impact of abortion on women.  All of this plus music from Susan Hawthorne that encourages us “How Can I Keep From Singing.” This and more on Episode 65 of What is Truth.

 

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What is Truth Catholic Podcast - Episode 64

In Episode 64  we will first discuss our “Saint of the Week”, St. Basil who was  a teacher and speaker about the truths of the faith.  We will hear a homily for the The Feast of the Epiphany, telling us about the visit of the Magi to the Christ child.  In the segment “Catholics in the News”, we will hear from Pope Francis who offers us some important thoughts about the family.  In our segment, “Truth in the Media”, we will discover a book that debunks myths about the Catholic Church.  In the segment entitled “I Don’t Get It”, I will try to understand an Arizona condo’s response to Christmas lights.  Finally, during our Truth Topic of the Week, we will discover the truth about the relationship between Muslims and Christians.  All of this plus music from Susan Hawthorne who plays the classic  “The First Noel”  This and more on Episode 64 of What is Truth.

 

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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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Category:general, Religion and Spirituality -- posted at: 1:27pm MST

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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Category:general, Religion and Spirituality -- posted at: 1:13pm MST

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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Category:general, Religion and Spirituality -- posted at: 1:11pm MST