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Christian Topics of a Catholic Nature

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The Fair Trade
29:45

How does Jesus being born in Bethlehem relate to the gospel? When we think about why Jesus became human like each one of us and born as a human person, the implications are great.

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Dec 18, 2018
Like us
27:49

Why did the Incarnation happen? Couldn't God have saved us without becoming a human person or is there some benefit that results because he was born in the flesh like you and me?

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Dec 17, 2018
God in the Voice
26:42

John was the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Does that have anything to do with you and how you relate to Christ? Or reveal something about His coming this Advent?

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Dec 16, 2018
Elijah and the Temple
28:11

Was John really Elijah? How does this relate to Christmas or Advent at all?

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Dec 15, 2018
Knowledge of Right
26:44

Is it possible that Adam and Eve knew good from evil without eating the apple? Most of us think the only knowledge is experiential. But it is not. We can know things intellectually without experiencing them like Adam did in eating the forbidden fruit.

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Dec 14, 2018
Take it by Force
27:47

Did you know you were at war with Hell? Did you know that your struggle for holiness is the warfare of faith?

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Dec 13, 2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe 2018
24:13

Why is this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe part of our Advent preparation? Is it because it reveals how each of us can be used as a means of bringing Christ to others?

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Dec 12, 2018
Shepard of the Middle
34:42

When Advent prepares us for the coming of Christ, it is not always about His first or second coming. Sometimes, it prepares us for His coming as a Shepard in this middle coming. Are you prepared for Christ as your good Shepard?

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Dec 11, 2018
Meeting God in the Confessional
27:07

When Jesus forgave the paralytic in the gospel, the scribes and Pharisees accused him of blasphemy. Much like how priests are accused when they hear confessions. Do you know that the Son of Man has the power to forgive sins? That he gave that authority to those ministers whom he breathed on to remit or retain sins as a function of binding and loosing?

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Dec 10, 2018
2nd Sunday of Advent 2018
33:30

John preached a baptism of repentance. But, how is this an Advent message? How does repentance prepare us for the coming of the Lord?

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Dec 09, 2018
Immaculate Conception
30:15

Mary was Immaculately conceived. What does this have to do with Christmas? Could it possibly be a way to show us how God uses us to bring about His presence in the world?

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Dec 08, 2018
Seeing God
25:04

Do you see God at work in your life? If not you are spiritually blind. Such blindness is a thing that God seeks to cure and is one of the reasons why we have this season of Advent.

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Dec 07, 2018
Watchful Until the End
28:55

Why are we called to watch and pray? Does that mean that we speculate about the end of the world or is it about having a more personal focus? Too often we look to see Christ return because we are deluded into thinking we have no reason to live better, but Christ expects more for each of us. Will you watch and pray and not merely say the "right" things to only sound Christian?

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Dec 06, 2018
The Middle Visit
27:03

Do you know that God comes to you where you are? Too often we look for His second coming or merely recall how He was a babe in a manager. But, God comes to you today. Do you know where to meet Him?

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Dec 05, 2018
Incarnation in the Eucharist
31:35

There is a blessing to those who see God in a way that others are unable to perceive. It is especially true to those who perceive Christ in the Eucharist. For it is very similar to the way in which He was manifested in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

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Dec 04, 2018
To Receive Him
32:24

Advent is not just a time in which we prepare ourselves for Christmas. It is a time in which we really consider how we ought to receive Him and be a branch on the Vine. Have you considered how Advent prepares you to receive Christ as your Lord and Savoir? Have you really received Him into your heart, soul, being in the Blessed Sacrament? Or is it just a meaningless thing to receive bread and wine in Mass or a "Christian" service because you remember something of an Incarnate God on Calvary?

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Dec 03, 2018
First Sunday of Advent 2018
30:53

Advent gets us looking not just to Christmas and the first coming of our Lord to us in His nativity, it also prepares us for the End Times coming as well. Do you know how to be prepared for Christ's Second Coming? 

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Dec 02, 2018
Heaven on Earth Through Christ
28:02

We are made partakers of the Divine. Of Heaven. Do you really understand just how much of heaven and eternity are yours right now because of Christ?

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Dec 01, 2018
A Sure Guarantee
33:09

What is our ultimate hope or promise that God gives us? It is simply that He will secure for us an eternal blessing. But, just how does He do that? Do you understand that by being a branch on the vine is about finding the grace of God to persevere?

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Nov 30, 2018
In You
33:56

Why do we struggle with sin and failures as believers? Is it because we are only human or is there something more to abiding in Christ than just trying to clean the mess of our lives instead of just taking up our cross and dying that Christ might rule over us?

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Nov 29, 2018
All the Power
30:55

Jesus Christ has all power in heaven and earth. How does this relate to our abiding? It shows us that everything we need is based in Him and not in ourselves. How blessed is this revelation?

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Nov 28, 2018
Overcoming Sin
32:51

Is sinlessness possible? Jesus Christ was born to take away our sins. We are new creatures as a result of baptism. But our old nature exists. How do we find the grace that is greater than our sins and live a truly holy and saintly life?

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Nov 27, 2018
Love as A Command
24:44

Jesus gave a new commandment. One in which He commanded us to love others as He loved us. This is a change from the selfish love that we give others.

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Nov 26, 2018
Abiding in Joy
32:18

To be a Christian should be a joyous experience. But many of us get sidetracked with bad things and do not experience being a Christian with joy. If we learned how to abide in Christ we would have His joy in us and our lives would be different.

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Nov 26, 2018
The Kingdom is His, not mine
22:46

Who is Lord of your life? Do you live for Jesus or yourself?

We live in a time when everything is about self and self-determination and not about who we are in the eyes of God. But, do you want your will or for Jesus to be Lord?

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Nov 25, 2018
Living in Love
26:52

Why do Christians need to live a certain way? Is it because they do so to be saved? Or is it something about the kind of relationship they are called to have with God their Father?

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Nov 24, 2018
Love in Unity with Christ
23:41

Abiding in the love of Christ is the key to living your faith. It is the reason Christ is present to us in the Blessed Sacrament of every Mass.

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Nov 23, 2018
Abiding in Love
38:10

God loves you. Have you considered just how amazing that reality is? How it should transform your life?

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Nov 22, 2018
Prayer and Abiding
39:19

How does abiding in Christ transform my prayer life? Does it make a difference to the things that are possible for me to receive as a blessing from God?

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Nov 21, 2018
Bearing A lot of Fruit
37:00

What does it mean to bear a lot of fruit as a branch on the Vine of Christ? Is it about how we are to partake of a prosperity gospel? Or is it about how we show others the love of God in the good that we do for them?

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Nov 20, 2018
To bear more Fruit
27:50

We go through hard times in order to be purified and purged. Every difficulty sharpens us and chips away at what hides our true potential. 

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Nov 19, 2018
Prepared for Eternity
25:37

Is there a resurrection from the dead in a truly physical way, or is it only a spiritual hope? What are the things we should be concerned about, watchful for, concerning the End Times?

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Nov 18, 2018
Waiting on God in Service
39:08

Waiting on God. What does that mean? Does it mean to be passive doing nothing? Or is it a call to service. A service like that found in the foodservice industry where waiters and waitresses tend to filling your cups and making sure you have the food that you ordered?

 

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Nov 17, 2018
Taught by the Holy Spirit
30:45

How does the teaching of the Holy Spirit make your life more? We have such a Teacher of divine things that can transform our lives and provide for us everything that we need to be better Christians.

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Nov 16, 2018
Learning through Experience
23:56

What does it mean to have the Holy Spirit as a Teacher? Does he teach in a classroom or is He more hands on? How does having Him as a Teacher relate to our being branches on a vine?

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Nov 15, 2018
Forsaking All
28:20

What is more important than Christ? Do you have goals or things that must be part of your life experience or are you a child of God?

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Nov 14, 2018
This Moment
30:24

Every moment we are asked to be united to Christ. This is our salvation every moment of our lives. It is what transforms you and brings you the blessing of heaven every moment of your life.

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Nov 13, 2018
A Daily Supply
26:41

Do you worry about the big picture? Are you anxious about everything that is too big for you to handle?

Well, you have some good news. Because every day God provides grace. It is given to us bit by bit. We are meant to receive from God in portions and not all at once.

We receive in small bits because that is how a relationship works. God is no Sugar Daddy. He cares for us. He gives us what we need as we need it and not a big sum all at once.

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Nov 12, 2018
What do you give? Surplus or all you have?
12:18

In today's readings, we find that God looks at the quality of what we give, not the how much. Do you give him everything or just what is left over? 

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Nov 11, 2018
Memorial of St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor
20:16

Today is the Memorial of St Leo the Great. He was a man dedicated to the salvation of the lost and keeping the Church united as Christ prayed for in John 17.

In a sermon he gave, he highlighted the priesthood of the people of God an pointed out how they could offer spiritual sacrifices to God.

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Nov 10, 2018
You are a Temple
18:33

Today on the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica we are asked if we know we are the Temple of God. 

Do you know you are a dwelling place for God? Have you considered what that means?

Nov 09, 2018
Moment by Moment
29:48

Is it possible to live every moment in the presence of God? We are to abide as branches on the Vine of Christ, but what about those moments when we are not thinking about God and doing mundane tasks or our own jobs?

Nov 07, 2018
Established in Christ
24:58

Is sanctification possible? What is the work of God in your life?

Nov 05, 2018
31st Sunday, Year B
10:48

Have you heard that there is One God whom you are to love entirely and with everything that you are?

Nov 04, 2018
About the Rosary
16:31

If you have not read my book: Learning to Pray with the Rosary, I hope that you do. In this brief discussion, I give a few thoughts about one of the chapters that teach how to pray the rosary and learn prayer by doing so.

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Nov 02, 2018
Halloween
19:07

Halloween is the day before we recognize all of the saints throughout history. Are you going to be one? Is tomorrow a day in which the Church will remember you?

Oct 31, 2018
Crucified With Christ
30:08

Suffering and hardship are things that drive many away from Christ and knowing God. But, they are not meant to disprove a loving God. They are the means by which we are drawn to God in order to really know His love in a very intimate way.

Oct 29, 2018
Redeemed Like Bartimaeus
10:13

More than just forgiveness, but restoration. The blind could see because God is going to restore is to the plan He created for each of us. A plan that we should represent Him.

Oct 28, 2018
Learning to Pray Book
22:13

A Powerful Guide to Prayer

Does the thought of praying ever seem like a chore and not an easy act of loving communication?

If you have ever wanted to better understand the power of prayer, you need this book.

In this short book, you will unlock the full potential of prayer with the help of one of the greatest devotions, the Rosary. In this beautiful sequence of prayers you will find more than a liturgical style of prayer. You will find a teacher that can open for you the full might and majesty of prayer which is contained in it’s prayers.

Each chapter directs you into more than just saying the Rosary prayers. In them you will begin to meditate on the mysteries of heaven and experience a new way that the power of God can be experienced in your life.

Inside this book you will learn:

The Mary Problem

Why you should Pray the Rosary

About the Rosary

How Does the Rosary Teach You to Pray

What we can learn from various Mysteries of the Rosary

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Inside you will find the keys to personal enlightenment and peace. This book is about more than just saying the Rosary. With its scriptural references and doctrinal insights, this book will show you the power of praying the Rosary and what hidden truths these sacred words contain.

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Oct 26, 2018
Our Redemption
28:46

Being redeemed is more than just being saved from sin. It is a return to being the image of God as we were created to be.

Oct 24, 2018
Our Sactification
32:16

Being united with Christ makes being holy, a saint, possible. If we truly understand this aspect of our being a branch on the vine of Christ, it will transform our lives in a very unique way.

Oct 22, 2018
Being a Servant
10:34

What makes your great in God's eyes?

It is to be of service to others.

God does not want you ruling over others and making everyone serve you. He wants you to realize that greatness is found in how much you help others. That is how he rules, as an intercessor, not as a tyrant.

Oct 21, 2018
Our Righteousness
22:29

Having Christ as our righteousness is more than having a right standing being imputed unto or into us. It is about how we cooperate with the grace of God and live holy because of the blotting out of our past sins.

Oct 19, 2018
Our Wisdom
19:08

The Wisdom of God is imparted to us who abide in Christ. Nothing more could be understood without this union. A union of being a branch on a vine.

Oct 17, 2018
United In Him
18:44

United with Christ. How sweet that revelation is if we will only take the time to really understand it.

Oct 15, 2018
More than just a minimum
15:14

What does it take to be saved?

Do you only want a one and done? Or do you crave more from God?

Our lives are meant to be full and meaningful. The way to find that is to develop more than just acquiring the things of life and from God, but to really experience God in a relationship.

Oct 14, 2018
Relating by Faith
24:25

The most fundamental relationship we can have with God is one depicted in the parable of the Vine. As we really understand this the way we are Christian can become something more than just a past victory or momentary thing we do like a chore or job. For as a branch we find a deeper relationship than a mere religion. We find a more abundant way to live.

Oct 12, 2018
Abiding in Faith
28:38

Our abiding in Jesus as a branch does to a vine is the ongoing work of faith in our lives. Everything that makes Christianity more than just another religion is based on understanding just how this abiding is the continual work of our faith in God as an ongoing relationship. Have you wondered what separates the Christian faith from other -isms that present a list of does and don't?

Oct 10, 2018
Branch on the Vine
24:29

We have a unique relationship with our loving Savior. A relationship that unites us with Him like a branch is united to a vine. When we truly understand this, the whole of Christianity takes a deeper meaning that has been promoted from the pulpits. A meaning that is founded in an ongoing relationship with our God.

Oct 08, 2018
Marriage and God
16:58

This Sunday's readings give us a chance to consider the relationships that we have with each other and especially with God. In considering who marriage reflects our relationship with God we are drawn to see how each one of us is united with one another by the union we have individually with God in the gospel.

Oct 07, 2018
Fix Your Gaze
22:26

The key to holiness and a deeper experience of Christ is found in fixing your gaze on Him who is the Bread of Life.

If you will focus on Jesus and give yourself to His grace, He will work out the good fruit that He seeks for you to cooperate with Him in doing.

True victory over sin and temptation can be found in the love of an abiding Christ!

Oct 05, 2018
Come to Learn
22:40

Learning who God is, that is the reason for everything God does for you. It is the core reason for the relationship. Are you willing to abide with Him as a branch on a vine and have a lasting relationship instead of a burdensome religion?

Oct 03, 2018
Come and Abide
19:16

There is more to being a Christian than the one-time altar call or sinner's prayer experience. God wants a relationship with you. He wants you to abide with Him. 

Will you answer this call to a relationship with God?

Oct 01, 2018
Scandal and Division
21:24

The readings of this Sunday give us great pause over two issues. The first being, can people be true Christians without joining my Church? The second is something that at this time hits closer to home. What is the danger of scandal?

The first is easy to answer because the Church believes some might be hindered in believing the fullness of the gospel and could worship God in another denomination.

The second is harder and requires introspection. Because of the sex-abuse scandal and even things in our society that cause scandal, we may not see the greater need for holiness and cutting off of the hand, foot or poking out the eye. But, unchecked sin can be a cause for division and sin in others. And, this is the more important thing.

Sep 30, 2018
Angels and You
20:01

September 29th is the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Because of this I wish to explain something about these great helpers that we have and give you something to consider as we go into another weekend.

Sep 28, 2018
He Gave Gifts
35:15

When Jesus ascended into heaven He gave us gifts. One of the gifts was the grace to triumph over sinfulness. The other was a Church.

Have you considered just how both help you attain heaven?

Sep 26, 2018
Covenant -making God
36:44

Have you ever heard that the gospel is a proclamation of a covenant? Often we hear many things about the gospel as an offer of forgiveness and mercy, or we hear that God is merciful, but do we understand the covenantal implications of this?

Sep 24, 2018
The 25th Sunday Readings and Reflections
19:17

When we go to Church this Sunday we hear about the dispute between the apostles about who is greater, when Jesus is trying to explain the gospel about his death and resurrection. As a result of this, we learn about the attitude of wickedness and how it puts Christ to death and our responsibility to serve one another.

Will you choose to be a servant or do you need to be great on your terms rather than God's?

Sep 23, 2018
A Catholic Understanding of Salvation
53:53

What do Catholics believe about the "Way of Salvation?"

Many people misunderstand this very simple basic about the Catholic faith. Here I take an attempt to explain it and provide a clear answer to the basic question about what it means to be "saved" or have a relationship and not a religion.

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Sep 21, 2018