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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.

All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri Ascension Catholic Faith Formation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

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.

    How the Virtues Changed My Life

    How the Virtues Changed My Life

    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.


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    “Aquinas provides a beautiful vision for the virtuous life, and a roadmap for how to grow in it. His treatment of the virtues is so inspiring, through it we see the beauty of an integrated human person.”
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    • 19 min
    Rediscovering the Art of Living

    Rediscovering the Art of Living

    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 lives of traditions, but in doing so we’re also ridding them from the teachings of the Church, and of the summation of our faith.


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    _ _The secular world likes to tell us that we can pave our own way through life, only using our own resources and making our own truths, but by living according to our own judgement we are blocked off to the classical roots of our faith and what this life is meant to be.



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    • 21 min
    The Time for Apostolic Mission is Here

    The Time for Apostolic Mission is Here

    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 that Christ can bring about a renewal and his Church and in our hearts.


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    Christ promised he would be with us until the end of the age. No matter what crises we face, we trust not in ourselves, but in the power of the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.


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    • 25 min
    The Mass Explained: God Speaks His Word

    The Mass Explained: God Speaks His Word

    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.


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    "During the Liturgy of the Word, the God of the universe’s eternal Word travels through time and space to touch your life today."
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    • 18 min
    3 Ways to Encounter God’s Mercy

    3 Ways to Encounter God’s Mercy

    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.


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    While God wants us to acknowledge our sins and sincerely repent, he does not want us to condemn ourselves. God is a loving, kind, and tender Father, the devil is the accuser.
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    • 17 min
    How to Read a Church

    How to Read a Church

    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 its architecture.


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    "Catholic churches are theology in stone, mosaics, and glass. The very architecture of our churches is meant to share a story."
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Anna McGuckin ,

Propelled my faith like never before!

When my husband and I got involved in young adult ministry, someone mentioned how impactful Dr. Edward Sri’s talk was during the 2018 Renew conference in Toronto. She mentioned that he had a few books, but at the time I didn’t have much time to read but I listened to a lot of podcasts. So I curiously searched Dr. Sri’s name in the podcast app, and lo and behold I found out he has is own podcast! I started listening to some episodes, and I couldn’t get enough. I’ve learned so much about our Catholic faith since then, and Dr. Sri has inspired me to do more research and dive deep into my faith. His podcast on the Wedding Feast at Cana particularly resonated with me, and has changed the way I pray that mystery of the Rosary. Thank you Dr. Sri for your Yes, and for all the work you do!

reachrob ,

Catholicism is Cool again!

Having heard Edward Sri speak at a retreat recently was a blessing! Getting to hear him weekly is a treasure! Dr. Sri breaks down a lot of thick and muddy theological topics, infusing them with youthful energy and speaking in down-to-earth language. Whether he's explaining the Trinity, pointing out the Sacaraments, or simply reminding us to go out and be good Christians, his passion, clarity and brilliance shine, making for a captivating podcast! 5 Wholesome Stars!!!!!

Simple Church Mouse ,

Theology With Heart!

Dr. Sri offers deep insight into the Bible in a way that is accessible and speaks to our hearts. His practical teaching inspires us to apply what we’ve learned in our lives and provides us with the understanding necessary to move deeper into our relationship with God in a very relatable way. He speaks with enthusiasm and humility, and the episodes are short enough to easily fit easily into your day but are packed with solid food for thought!

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