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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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Do you ever feel like you are failing or coming up short in the different areas of your life? Perhaps, you are struggling at work or in your marriage. In this episode, Dr. Edward Sri uses the wisdom of St. Therese of Lisieux to reveal the goodness that can come from acknowledging our failings and shortcomings. Snippet from the Show When we encounte…
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We are fallen human beings. As a result, sometimes we hurt one another. How should we address conflict in our friendships, families, workplace, and community? Dr. Sri breaks down the importance of fraternal correction and how we can effectively communicate with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Snippet from the Show God wants to write his love on…
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“I want to pray but I’m not sure how.” This is a challenge many people face when it comes to the spiritual life. How do you start? Using examples from The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila, Dr. Edward Sri explains how to progress in the spiritual life. Snippet from the Show If we don’t have daily meditation, we cannot progress in our spiritual…
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Surrendering to God is difficult. Even the holiest men and women struggled to surrender to God. Fortunately, we can learn from them how to give our lives completely to God. Dr. Edward Sri shares in this episode Mother Teresa’s struggle to surrender to God’s will for her life. He reveals how we can follow her example. Snippet from the Show God will …
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Do you struggle to get over bad habits or to choose the right thing? St. Augustine did. Dr. Edward Sri shares about the life of St. Augustine and his struggle with the virtue of chastity. Dr. Sri explains the importance of chastity and what true love looks like. Snippet from the Show When we lack chastity, we are not free to truly love others. For …
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Why aren’t things going your way? Perhaps, you have been facing a lot of challenges or disappointments lately and you can’t help but wonder why. Today, Dr. Edward Sri and his wife Beth Sri talk about the struggles of life and how to discern their origin. Is the devil attacking us? Or do we need to work on something within ourselves? Snippet from th…
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Does reading the book of Revelation intimidate you? As an apocryphal text, it can be difficult to read. However, this book of the Bible has much to teach us about our faith. In fact, it teaches us something about Mary. Dr. Sri explains some of what we can learn about Mary from the book of Revelation. Snippet from the Show It is a great gift that Ch…
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What does it mean to have heroic virtue? Today, Dr. Sri is joined by Dr. Andrew and Sarah Swafford to discuss their new book Gift and Grit: How Heroic Virtue can change your life and relationships. Together, they talk about the challenges young people are facing spiritually and socially. Snippet from the Show Chastity liberates love from use. For f…
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What are the most important virtues? How do you attain them? Dr. Sri explains what the most important virtues are and how they bring us into deeper union with God. He also shares how we can attain these virtues and live them out in our everyday lives. Snippet from the Show If I want to see reality clearly, I must have faith. Faith is a light for ou…
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What’s the point of a pilgrimage? Is it just about sightseeing? Today, Dr. Sri explains the reasons it is good for any person to go on a pilgrimage. He also shares ideas on how to make pilgrimages without even leaving your own diocese. Finally, Dr. Sri offers four tips to follow when preparing for a pilgrimage. Snippet from the Show We need to step…
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Have you ever set out to do God’s will, but later experienced confusion or discouragement? On location in Rome, Dr. Sri shares the story of St. Camillus and some of the significant challenges he faced. Dr. Sri also points to the examples of many other saints who overcame discouragement, disappointment and other challenges as they pursued the will o…
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How do you change the world? How are we supposed to influence the people in our lives so that they can know Christ? Dr. Sri shares the story of St. Benedict and encourages us to follow his example in seeking interior renewal so that we can renew the world for Christ. Snippet from the Show If you want to be someone who influences the world, someone …
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In this second part of Dr. Sri’s interview of Fr. Mark-Mary, they continue their discussion of growing in holiness. Fr. Mark-Mary shares more wisdom from his book, Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress. Snippet from the Show Caring for the poor is an essential component of our faith. For full shownotes, visit Ascensionp…
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No matter where we are in life, we are able to grow in holiness. Today, Dr. Sri sits down with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR to discuss his book, Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress. Snippet from the Show The spiritual life is real life. For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOL…
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How do you deal with the struggles you have in prayer? It can be very easy to become discouraged in prayer. Perhaps you are experiencing dryness in prayer or loneliness. Maybe you are being attacked with doubts. Today, Dr. Sri addresses some of the challenges we may face in prayer and how we can respond to those challenges. Snippet from the Show It…
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Prayer is essential in the Christian life…but why is it so hard sometimes? Dr. Edward Sri shares insights from the Saints about where God is in the midst of our struggles and how we are called to respond. Snippet from the Show It’s the Devil who wants you to think that your prayer isn’t worth it. For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthin…
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What does it mean to radiate Christ and how do you do it? Dr. Edward Sri shares what is most essential in order to radiate Christ: personal prayer. He explains how some of the most important things in our lives are affected by whether or not we have a personal prayer life. Snippet from the Show The people around us are depending on us to have a dai…
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Are some apologies better than others? Knowing how to apologize is an essential part of life. But do you know what a good apology is? Today, Dr. Edward Sri is joined by his wife Beth Sri to discuss what makes a good apology and why it is so important. Snippet from the Show Do not underestimate the power of forgiveness. For full shownotes, visit Asc…
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Dr. Edward Sri continues his conversation with his wife and Fr. Mike Schmitz. They continue their conversation on marriage and how to best prepare yourself for this vocation. They also discuss some of the challenges of marriage and why God is so essential for a good marriage. Snippet from the Show The goal of marriage is for our hearts to change an…
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Join Dr. Sri and his special guests Beth Sri and Fr. Mike Schmitz to hear their thoughts and opinions on preparing for marriage. Fr. Mike Schmitz offers his perspective as a spiritual father and his experience of walking with couples as they prepare for marriage. Dr. Sri and his wife Beth share the wisdom and advice they have acquired from their ow…
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Can we love like Christ loves? This is what Christ commands us to do, but is it possible to do on our own? Dr. Sri explains the importance of the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, when it comes to loving others as Christ loves us. Snippet from the Show If we want to love as Christ loves, we must ask for the help of the Holy Spirit. For full shownotes, vis…
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Are we giving Mary too much attention as Catholics? Will a devotion to her take away from my relationship with Jesus? Dr. Sri discusses these questions in light of the Church’s invitation to honor Mary throughout the month of May. Snippet from the Show _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to …
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Have you ever connected what we do at Mass to Sacred Scripture? Dr. Sri shares a glimpse into this by explaining the “Sanctus” or “Holy, Holy, Holy” and its Biblical roots. By understanding the Biblical roots of the Mass, we can more fully participate in the Sacred Liturgy. Snippet from the Show The words and small gestures we do at Mass are profou…
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Are you experiencing a conversion right now? Conversion is something that should be ongoing, but may look different for each person. Using the story of the Prodigal Son, Dr. Sri explains some of the different types of conversion. Dr. Sri provides encouragement so that we can continue turning back to God. Snippet from the Show Whenever you are not f…
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Do you really believe that Jesus rose from the dead? Perhaps, you have asked this question or maybe someone has challenged you with this question. Either way, it can be difficult to answer. In this episode, Dr. Sri shares many good reasons to believe in the resurrection and how we can respond to arguments against it. Snippet from the Show “If Chris…
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