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Voice actor James T. Majewski brings to life classic Catholic works, with a special focus on Saint John Henry Newman and the Fathers of the Church. Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes.

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Voice actor James T. Majewski brings to life classic Catholic works, with a special focus on Saint John Henry Newman and the Fathers of the Church. Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes.

    St. Thomas Aquinas - Send Out Your Spirit

    St. Thomas Aquinas - Send Out Your Spirit

    “Love  gives life to the soul, for just as the body lives through the soul, so the soul lives through God, and God dwells in us through love.”
    Happy Pentecost! We celebrate on the podcast with this Pentecost sermon by St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Article on Aquinas' preaching style: "What Lessons Do Thomas Aquinas' Sermons Hold For Modern Preachers?" https://www.hprweb.com/2017/06/what-lessons-do-thomas-aquinass-sermons-hold-for-modern-preachers/
    Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press: https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/the-academic-sermons-aquinas-hoogland/
    Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
    Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

    • 50 min
    Pope Leo XIII - Rerum Novarum, Pt. 2

    Pope Leo XIII - Rerum Novarum, Pt. 2

    "Let the working man and the employer make free agreements, and in particular let them agree freely as to the wages; nevertheless, there underlies a dictate of natural justice more imperious and ancient than any bargain between man and man, namely, that wages ought not to be insufficient to support a frugal and well-behaved wage-earner."

    The second half of Leo XIII's classic encyclical offers a defense of the right of association, exhortation to preferential option for the poor, emphasis on the importance of Sabbath rest, as well as an explication of the principles of a just wage.
    Full Text at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=4904
    Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
    Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

    • 46 min
    Pope Leo XIII - Rerum Novarum, Pt. 1

    Pope Leo XIII - Rerum Novarum, Pt. 1

    “Hence, it is clear that the main tenet of socialism — community of goods — must be utterly rejected, since it only injures those whom it would seem meant to benefit, is directly contrary to the natural rights of mankind, and would introduce confusion and disorder into the commonweal.”
    Rerum Novarum—literally meaning “Of New Things,” but more accurately translated, “Of Revolutionary Change,”—was Pope Leo XIII's response to the political upheaval of the 19th century. Issued on May 15, 1891, Rerum Novaum set forth a definitive word on these “new things”, and laid the groundwork for much of the development of the Church’s social thought through the 20th century. Today, Rerum Novarum is considered a foundational text of Catholic social teaching.
    Covering everything from property rights to trade unions, to questions of wages and the relationship of man to the State; it’s a sweeping document that is at once comprehensive and accessible. There’s no need to be a political philosopher or economist here. Leo XIII develops his arguments in a methodical and straightforward way, and states plainly that human society can be healed in no other way than in a return to Christian life and Christian institutions.
    In this first half, Pope Leo XIII lays out the problems, rejects socialism’s call for the abolition of private property, and identifies those rights and duties of the person and family that are prior to and independent of the State. He outlines the respective rights and duties of the worker and of the employer, affirming their mutual need for one another and calling them not only to cooperation, but to love.
    Today, when so many of the same social ills have reared their ugly head, Rerum Novarum is required reading for anyone looking to address the political and economic questions of today.
    Full Text at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=4904
    Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
    Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

    • 48 min
    Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast Announcement

    Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast Announcement

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    • 1 min
    St. Cyril of Jerusalem - Mystagogical Lectures on the Eucharist

    St. Cyril of Jerusalem - Mystagogical Lectures on the Eucharist

    “When the Master himself has explicitly said of the bread, ‘This is my body,’ will anyone still dare to doubt? When He is Himself our warranty, saying, “This is my blood,” who will ever waver and say it is not His Blood?”

    During Lent, we heard the first two of St. Cyril’s Catechetical Lectures – now we jump ahead to his final two, Lectures 23 and 24.
    In his final lectures, termed the Mystagogical Lectures, Cyril instructs the newly baptized on the mysteries into which they had just been initiated: baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist. He reserves his lectures on the Eucharist for last, to "crown the work" of his pupils' spiritual edification.
    Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press: https://verbum.com/product/120470/the-works-of-saint-cyril-of-jerusalem-vol-2
    Alternate Translation at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2431
    Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
    Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

    • 28 min
    St. Athanasius - Life of St. Anthony, pt. 6

    St. Athanasius - Life of St. Anthony, pt. 6

    “Do not lose heart, children, for as the Lord has been angry, so will He heal again and the Church shall quickly recover her own good order and shall shine as she has shone.”
    We’ve finally arrived at the conclusion of our six-part series of the great Catholic classic, Life of St. Anthony.
    If you’ll recall, we began this work all the way back in January, with Part 1 released on the feast of St. Anthony. How appropriate, then, that our finale be released today: on the feast of the work's author, St. Athanasius of Alexandria.
    In our first episode, we heard the Lord promise to Anthony, “Because you remained firm and have not yielded, I will always be your helper—and I will make your name known everywhere.” In the completion of Athanasius’ biography of this great saint, we see yet again that God is always faithful to His promises.
    Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press: https://verbum.com/product/120446/early-christian-biographies
    Alternate Translation at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=3080
    Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
    Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

    • 28 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Powerful Resources for Turth

As a Catholic priest I couldn’t be more pleased with this podcast. The delivery is phenomenal and the content is amazing. I have recommended this podcast to many parishioners and will continue to do so. Phenomenal!!

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Opening the heart and mind of a saint!

James Majewski makes Newman’s heart and mind accessible to the likes of me through his compelling reading/preaching in persona Newman.
Newman’s words are unsettling and challenging & Majewski is a truly gifted, believing narrator

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A blessing for the mind and heart...

Thank you for bringing to audio these classics of our faith and tradition. Such a blessing for the mind and heart.

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