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Pope St. John Paul II famously declared, "The Hour of the Laity has struck!" These are unprecedented times. Every week new challenges and opportunities confront those trying to live an authentically Catholic life. The Hour examines the 'signs of the times' to draw out practical, personal, and spiritual insights to help you grow in holiness and build the Kingdom. Hosted by Pete Burak but driven by inspiring guests, listeners can expect weekly, fast moving, and Spirit-filled conversations.

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Pope St. John Paul II famously declared, "The Hour of the Laity has struck!" These are unprecedented times. Every week new challenges and opportunities confront those trying to live an authentically Catholic life. The Hour examines the 'signs of the times' to draw out practical, personal, and spiritual insights to help you grow in holiness and build the Kingdom. Hosted by Pete Burak but driven by inspiring guests, listeners can expect weekly, fast moving, and Spirit-filled conversations.

    18. Do You Know Jesus? PLUS Intense French Martyrs, Unleashing the Gospel, and Laughing in Class with Fr. Steve Pullis

    18. Do You Know Jesus? PLUS Intense French Martyrs, Unleashing the Gospel, and Laughing in Class with Fr. Steve Pullis

    In this episode, Pete is joined by Fr. Steve Pullis, the Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit. They remember attending classes together at Sacred Heart Seminary, then discuss what it actually means to unleash the Gospel, the seemingly small number of Catholics who would say they know Jesus, and some profound lessons from the North American Martyrs. Fr. Steve gets pretty pumped talking about these amazing missionaries. Then Pete concludes with Jeremiah 29:11 and unpacks, what he considers to be, a sweet line about God's faithfulness. 



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    Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan

    • 42 min
    17. Dealing with Racism, The Vocabulary of World, Politics as the New Worship Space, Forgiveness, Cosmetic Activism, with Danielle Brown PLUS A Few Post-Election Thoughts from I Peter.

    17. Dealing with Racism, The Vocabulary of World, Politics as the New Worship Space, Forgiveness, Cosmetic Activism, with Danielle Brown PLUS A Few Post-Election Thoughts from I Peter.

    Pete is joined by Danielle Brown for an honest and deep conversation about satisfying the demands of the King (23:44), racism (31:00), forgiveness (44:00), avoiding the vocabulary of the world (51:41), and what she hopes the Church is learning during these turbulent times. (47:00) 

    THEN Pete shares a few thoughts on the current election situation based on I Peter. 

    Danielle is the Associate Director, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She's a former id chapter leader and a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. 

    A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward 

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    16. A Church in Crisis Part 1. PLUS, Pope Francis, "Who Am I to Judge?", The Sly Undermining of Scripture, and the Project of Human Development with Ralph Martin

    16. A Church in Crisis Part 1. PLUS, Pope Francis, "Who Am I to Judge?", The Sly Undermining of Scripture, and the Project of Human Development with Ralph Martin

    This is Part I of a multiple pod exploration of Ralph Martin's latest book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. We unpack what he means by a time of confusion and division, the role of the Pope in creating clarity, the authority of Sacred Scripture and it's threats, and the idolatry of human development. Then, Pete ends with a quick reflection on Exodus 20:20. 
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    Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan

    • 46 min
    15. A Change of Wind Moment. Plus Working For a Diocese, Lacking Context Not Content, A Family of Families, and Parishes Post-COVID with Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller

    15. A Change of Wind Moment. Plus Working For a Diocese, Lacking Context Not Content, A Family of Families, and Parishes Post-COVID with Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller

    Pete is joined by Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller to discuss the state of the Church at a diocesan level, the true role of a parish, how lay people can serve the diocese, and what's giving them hope. THEN Pete has a brief reflection on the first presidential debate based on Philippians 4:4-8. 

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    Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan

    • 1 hr 29 min
    14. I'm Lovable If.... PLUS Personal Pursuit of Holiness, Simplicity, Hyper-perfectionism, and Isaiah 61 with Ali Hoffman

    14. I'm Lovable If.... PLUS Personal Pursuit of Holiness, Simplicity, Hyper-perfectionism, and Isaiah 61 with Ali Hoffman

    A joy-filled but deep conversation ensues when Pete welcomes Ali Hoffman to The Hour. They discuss what it looks like to personally grow in holiness, the difference between doing things for God and pursuing God (3:30), common lies of our generation, what it looks like to live in a spirit of simplicity (12:24), how Ali hears God (17:04), her journey of freedom and wholeness (31:00), and a passage bringing her tremendous hope. (40:00) THEN Pete ends with a short quote from Fr. Jacques Philippe. 

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    Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan

    • 51 min
    13. The Biblical Worldview is Canceled. Plus, Don't be Conformed to this Age, The Christian Meta-Narrative, The Pride of Life, and Romans 1 with Peter Herbeck

    13. The Biblical Worldview is Canceled. Plus, Don't be Conformed to this Age, The Christian Meta-Narrative, The Pride of Life, and Romans 1 with Peter Herbeck

    Peter Herbeck is back to continue our conversation from episode 10! We start with 1 John 2:15 and discuss what it means to not be conformed to this world. Then we talk about the destruction of the Christian meta-narrative and how the biblical worldview has been canceled. Other Scriptures that inform the conversation are John 16, Galatians 6, Revelation 12:11, and Romans 1. We talk about the dangerous effects of preferring the darkness to light and the impact of a post-modern mindset. No timestamps again because we'd love for you to listen to the entire episode...in order. 

    Pete concludes with a short reflection on Ephesians 2. 



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    Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan

    • 1 hr 7 min

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