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Join well-known theologian and author Edward Sri for weekly insights on understanding and living out the Catholic faith. Delve deeper into the Bible, prayer time, virtue, relationships, marriage and family and culture with practical reflections on all things Catholic. Don't just go through the motions. Live as an intentional Catholic, a disciple of Jesus Christ.
 
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What was it about Padre Pio that made him so extraordinary? Dr. Sri gives us an insight into the holiness of Padre Pio, and the secret to his incredible life. Snippet from the Show My past, O Lord, to your Mercy; my present, to your Love; my future, to your Providence! - Padre Pio _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, …
 
Why do Catholics exalt the Cross? Today, the Church celebrates the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Dr. Sri explains the history behind this great feast day, and how the Cross reveals the love of Christ and teaches us to lean on our heavenly Father in times of suffering. Snippet from the Show "Jesus didn’t go to the Cross so we wouldn’t h…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like for Mary to receive her first Holy Communion? Dr. Sri invites us to reflect on the mystery of that moment, and explains the profound connection between Mary carrying Jesus in her womb and a person receiving Communion. Snippet from the Show “For Mary, receiving the Eucharist must have somehow meant…
 
Who was the Roman Centurion? What makes his words so remarkable that they amazed Jesus and now precede the most important moment in Mass—the reception of Jesus’ body into our own bodies? Dr. Sri reveals how this surprising figure of faith and humility models the way we should approach our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Holy Communion—and in all th…
 
At every Mass, Jesus invites us to be his bride in the mystical wedding supper of the lamb. Today, Dr. Sri unpacks the biblical significance of the image of the wedding supper of the lamb mentioned in the book Revelation, and helps us see Christ as the bridegroom of our souls. Snippet from the Show "Every Mass is a mystical marital union with our L…
 
Do you easily get anxious about the concerns of this world, or about the future? Drawing from the work of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Sri breaks down the roots of an anxious heart, and how we can overcome anxiety so we can live in Jesus’ peace. Snippet from the Show There are two demons that keep us from living in the present moment. The demon that rem…
 
Following through with our decisions can often feel overwhelming and paralyzing. Dr. Sri teaches us today about the virtue of decisiveness, and how God wants us to set us free from the fears that hold us back from committing to our decisions. Snippet from the Show "Our indecisiveness often keeps us from living in God’s peace." _ _ For full shownote…
 
How do we learn to make decisions we won’t regret? Dr. Sri teaches us about the virtue of prudence, and why this virtue is so important when it comes to making good decisions that orient us towards love and goodness. Snippet from the Show Prudence is the foundational virtue because it directs and guides all of the other cardinal virtues. _ _ For fu…
 
How can we possibly learn to love like Christ? Today, Dr. Sri shares a powerful story about how reading Thomas Aquinas' work on the virtues changed his life and helped him to love his wife, his family, and God the way he truly desired. Snippet from the Show “Aquinas provides a beautiful vision for the virtuous life, and a roadmap for how to grow in…
 
Pope Benedict XVI once said that we have lost the “art of living,” but what does that really mean? Today, Dr. Sri dives into what it means to rediscover the art of living, and how we can pass it on to our friends, family, and loved ones. The world likes to tell us that the highest form of enlightenment is thinking for ourselves and ridding our live…
 
Although the Catholic Church is facing many challenges today, the faith will never die. Dr. Sri reminds us that as we continue to navigate an increasingly secular culture, we also approach new and exciting opportunities for apostolic mission. It’s clear that our approaches need to change in the home, in parishes, in seminaries, and in schools so th…
 
God speaks to each one of us directly at each Mass, but most of us miss it. Today, Dr. Sri reminds us of the power of God’s Word spoken to us in the Liturgy of the Word and shows us how to receive God’s Word into our hearts in a personal and transformative way. Snippet from the Show "During the Liturgy of the Word, the God of the universe’s eternal…
 
Do you have a hard time receiving God’s love and mercy? Today, Dr. Sri shows us the three ways we can encounter God’s mercy during Mass when we recite the simple yet powerful “Lord, have mercy” prayer. Snippet from the Show While God wants us to acknowledge our sins and sincerely repent, he does not want us to condemn ourselves. God is a loving, ki…
 
The architecture of a Catholic church is not random, it's meant to share the story of our faith. In this special episode, Dr. Sri joins us from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome to teach us how to read a Catholic church. Using this historic Basilica as an example, Dr. Sri helps us understand and appreciate the rich theological meaning behind…
 
When we publicly acknowledge our sins in front of God and others at Mass, we are reminded that our personal sin affects the body of Christ. Today, Dr. Sri breaks down the purpose and meaning behind the Confiteor prayer we recite during the penitential act of the Mass. Snippet from the Show By publicly acknowledging our sins in front of God and othe…
 
Do you have a hard time entering into the Mass? It’s easy to just go through the motions during the introductory rites of the Mass when we don’t understand their meaning. In this three part series of the Mass Explained, Dr. Sri breaks down the biblical significance of the opening prayers of the Mass so we can prepare ourselves to fully encounter Ch…
 
If you doubt that the Eucharist is truly the body of Christ, then celebrating the great feast of Corpus Christi can open the eyes of your heart. Dr. Sri explains the significance and history of the feast of Corpus Christi, and offers us four practical ways to celebrate it with true devotion. Snippet from the Show "Let us pray for an outpouring of E…
 
Do we truly believe that the Eucharist is the real presence of Jesus? Today, Dr. Sri reminds us that the God of the universe is dwelling among us in all the tabernacles of the world. He encourages to live a Eucharistic faith so that we may draw near to Jesus who longs to be close to us. Snippet from the Show The Jesus who walked the streets of Gali…
 
Does God just want us to feel good about ourselves? Therapeutic Christianity has become increasingly popular because it emphasizes the part of the Gospel that makes us feel good but ignores the reality of the Cross. Today, Dr. Sri highlights three dangers of therapeutic Christianity which has become increasingly popular in our culture. We learn tha…
 
If we want Christ’s kingdom to truly reign in our hearts, let us learn from Mary. As we honor Mary during the month of May, Dr. Sri highlights how Mary’s queenship exemplifies three key biblical aspects of discipleship- she listened to God's voice, she gave up everything, and she persevered through sufferings. If we do these three things we too can…
 
Is picking a religion to follow just like picking an ice cream flavor? Does it just come down to personal preference? We live in a society that has normalized religious relativism and reduced belief to individual taste. Today, Dr. Sri explains how to navigate the major differences between religions, and teaches us why as Christians, we cannot confo…
 
Do you recognize the voice of Good Shepherd in your life? Do you have a sense that God is guiding and leading you? Dr. Sri teaches us how to practically hear the voice of Christ in our lives so we can follow him faithfully just as the sheep follows his shepherd. Snippet from the Show “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”- J…
 
Nothing comes close to the influence of parents in the religious formation of their children. Today, Dr. Sri looks at the latest sociological research on religious parenting so we can better understand how to raise kids in the Catholic faith in contemporary society. He summarizes the four main principles that every parent should learn when passing …
 
When our prayer is dry and something seems off within us, it might be time to go to confession. Today, Dr. Sri reminds us of the power of confession, and helps us to understand this sacrament in the context of God’s love so we can encounter God’s mercy without fear and shame. Snippet from the Show Jesus breathed life into the apostles so they can b…
 
What do we mean when we profess that Jesus descended into hell after his death? Today, Dr. Sri unpacks this mystery of the Catholic faith and shows us how Jesus’ descent into hell is a crucial aspect of our salvation and a source of hope when we find ourselves in deep darkness. Snippet from the Show Jesus’ descent into hell reminds us that Jesus is…
 
As we enter into Holy Week, we remember the moment Jesus entrusted his life into the hands of the Father on the Cross. What might the Father be inviting you to place into his hands? Today, Dr. Sri explains the significance of this prayer, and encourages us to also place our lives in the loving hands of the Father. Snippet from the Show “The Father’…
 
At first glance, Jesus' words to the weeping women of Jerusalem on his way to Calvary can seem strange and harsh. Today, Dr. Sri unpacks the meaning behind the eighth station of the cross. He shows us how Jesus' response to the women demonstrates that even during his Passion, Jesus never focused on himself. Snippet from the Show On his way to Calva…
 
This week, the Catholic Church celebrates one of the most important people in all of Biblical salvation history- St. Joseph. Dr. Sri explains why St. Joseph is such a crucial figure in the Catholic faith, and shares the virtues and attributes that make this saint such an admirable hero. Snippet from the Show St. Joseph is the silent hero of salvati…
 
How can someone so close to Jesus suddenly turn away from him and betray him? Judas’ tragic betrayal of Jesus reminds us that sin always begins in the heart. Dr. Sri offers us various possible explanations for Judas’ betrayal of Jesus and teaches us how to avoid turning away from Christ. Snippet from the Show "The betrayal of Jesus started in the h…
 
What should we do when we are tempted by the devil? Dr. Sri reminds us of the reality of the devil’s temptations in our lives and walks us through Christ’s response to the devil’s attacks during his passion. Learning from Jesus’ example and words, we come away with three practical ways to resist the devil’s temptations. Snippet from the Show “When …
 
Do you have family members who have fallen away from the faith? Today, Dr. Sri is joined by missionaries Erin and Fallon Scanlan, to talk about how to share the faith with family members. We learn how God can use us as powerful instruments of love and deeper conversion within our own families. Erin and Fallon Scanlan serve as regional directors for…
 
As we enter into Lent, Dr Sri. draws our attention to the scene in the Gospel when Jesus enters into battle with Satan and the wild beats in the desert for forty days. We learn about the symbolism of wild beasts in Scripture, and how lent gives us an opportunity to rise above our comforts and carry the cross with Jesus. Snippet from the Show “Jesus…
 
As we prepare for lent, it is easy to get carried away finding new and creative lenten practices and forget the simple purpose of this liturgical season. Today, Dr. Sri brings us to the heart of the Catholic tradition of lent and reminds of the three timeless lenten practices that will help us make space in our hearts for God this lent. Snippet fro…
 
Do you ever feel like God is asking to give more of your heart to him? Today, Dr. Sri teaches us how to take that next step in our faith journey so that we can offer our whole lives to God and experience his love on a deeper level. Snippet from the Show "God doesn’t just want obedience, he wants our hearts." _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionp…
 
Dr. Sri sits down with former NFL player, Joe Reitz to talk about faith, family, and football. Joe opens up about his experience living out his Catholic faith while he was in the NFL, and how he continues to follow Christ today as a husband and father. Snippet from the Show " We are called to be winning teammates for Christ who try to get our frien…
 
God’s mercy is the most profound expression of his love. Today, Dr. Sri unpacks the beauty behind the "Lord have mercy" prayer we say during mass, and provides us with Biblical context to better understand the meaning and power of God's mercy. Snippet from the Show "God’s mercy is the most profound expression of his love." _ _ For full shownotes, v…
 
What’s so special about the Jordan River? Today, Dr. Sri helps us look at the baptism of Christ the way a first-century Jew would have, explaining the symbolism behind his ministry. Snippet from the Show _ _ “This is the inauguration of his messianic mission. His public ministry begins now.” For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscat…
 
Was it really a star that led the Magi to Jesus? Today, Dr. Sri talks about different theories of what could have guided the Magi to the nativity. Snippet from the Show _ _“We as Christians need to believe that we have a God that can do the supernatural.” For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 3…
 
As we get ready to welcome the new year, Dr. Sri reflects back on the year and shares a special message for all his listeners. Snippet from the Show _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777 for weekly shownotes sent to your inbox.על ידי Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
 
Are you experiencing sadness or disappointment this Christmas? That’s okay, because Mary did too. Today, Dr. Sri talks about the meaning of Luke 2, and what this could mean for our prayer and preparation for the Christmas season. Snippet from the Show _"Mary had some disappointment in the midst of great joy. If that was okay for Mary, it’s okay for…
 
How do we remain faithful to Jesus amid those misunderstandings, pressures, and even persecutions that we face living in a secular culture? It's not easy being Catholic today, but if we look at the story of Israel in Salvation history, we can find great strength and consolation. Today, Dr. Sri teaches us how to live as strangers in a strange land b…
 
If Mary was immaculately conceived, is she really human? Did she actually have free will? Today, Dr. Sri explains the dogma of the immaculate conception and helps us understand how we can still relate to her even though she was sinless. Snippet from the Show Though sinless, Mary was nevertheless completely human. She laughed with her cousin Elizabe…
 
There are four virtues that every human person needs to live a happy and successful life- prudence, temperance, courage and justice. Today, Dr. Sri explains how these cardinal virtues allow us to flourish in our careers, personal goals, and relationships. Snippet from the Show Prudence, temperance, courage and justice are the four cardinal virtues …
 
Advent is a season of expectation, longing and hope. No matter how chaotic the world may be around us, we place our joy and hope in Christ because we know he will save us. Today, Dr. Sri unpacks a prophecy in the book of Isaiah that brings us to the heart of advent and also offers us hope in our turbulent times. By understanding the biblical contex…
 
We aret trained to run businesses, build skyscrapers and create rockets, but we don’t know how to build the most basic things in life; friendship, marriage, and family. Today, Dr. Sri continues his discussion on virtue and teaches us how to educate ourselves in the virtues, how to intentionally practice the virtues in our daily lives, and how to re…
 
It’s not enough to just have good values, we need virtue to put those values into practice and really see a difference in our lives. Drawing from the Catechism and Scripture, Dr. Sri explains what virtue is, and why it’s important to have virtue in order to be truly free. Snippet from the Show “The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.”- C…
 
Do you long to be free on the inside? All of us struggle with fears in life that keep us from achieving interior freedom and peace. Today, Dr. Sri encourages us to cultivate an interior freedom that does not depend on external circumstances. He walks us through the three stages of achieving interior freedom and explains why our character plays a bi…
 
Do you find yourself struggling with certain Catholic moral teachings or doctrines sometimes? Today, Dr. Sri explains the difference between doubting and turning to God with our difficulties accepting everything the Catholic Church teaches. Using examples from the Gospel, he offers us practical tips to help us entrust our questions to God with grea…
 
Do we really see a difference in our lives every time we receive Jesus in Holy Communion? It can be easy to receive the Eucharist frequently without realizing the power it can have in our lives. Today, Dr. Sri explains the Biblical roots of Holy Communion to help us appreciate it better, and walk away changed every time we receive Jesus at Mass. Sn…
 
How do we know if we are truly making the right moral decisions? Our conscience affects all kinds of decisions we make in life- from the shows we watch to the way we vote and everything in between. Today, Dr. Sri explains the Catholic view on conscience and emphasizes the importance of forming it according to God’s plan. Snippet from the Show Our c…
 
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