A lighthearted exploration of various prominent and obscure Catholic topics.
Apocalypse Now - Reading The Prophet Daniel in His Historical Context and Today
Fr. Mike and Dcn. Jacob discuss the scriptural genre of apocalyptic literature focusing on the Book of Daniel with its historical context and controversy. They conclude by reflecting on the lessons we can learn from the Prophet Daniel for our current historical moment and as a preparation for Advent anticipation.
A Primer for Unsettled Lay People
In light of recent events and requests on the topic, Fr. John and Fr. Sean offer rules for thinking about Pope Francis, which they also call a "primer for unsettled laymen".
CSYSK Goes to Barbie Land
In this episode, Fr. John and Dcn. Jacob discuss the latest box office hit "Barbie" and the themes and lessons found in the movie.
Rest In Your Mother's Arms
Fr. Mike and Fr. Sean's conversation is inspired by 1 Thessalonians 2:7-19. Fr. Mike talks about viewing the church as our Mother and the virtues and similarities shared between the two.
Bye Bye Sadness My Old Friend
In episode 604, Dcn. Jacob and Fr. Sean talk about St. Thomas' remedies to cope with sadness and sorrow and how to interpret it.
Some Sacristy Prayers
Fr. Mike and Dcn. Jacob walk through the vesting prayers, giving lay people an inside look into the sacristy as the priest and deacon prepare to celebrate mass.
This is the hour of the laity! If we keep our eyes on Christ and His deposit of faith, we can bring others to the true faith and be joyful warriors while Christ works His plan. Many of the laity are looking to their shepherds and Bishop Strickland provided that much needed support. What a beautiful holy shepherd (disagree with your stupid things remark) God bless Bishop Strickland! And God bless Cardinal Burke, Athanasius Schneider and Cardinals Sarah, Mueller and Vigano. We pray for Francis, but not his intentions. You are right Fr John about the need for the Blessed Mother’s intercession! She’s got this! And Christ has provided many beautiful priests like you to keep his children steady and focused on Christ! Use the patten, altar rail and Eucharist on the tongue delivered by only sacred hands. We must act like we revere the real food Christ has given us in the the Eucharist -His body and most precious blood! Until we act like we believe in the real presence, others will not believe!
The transcendent is so powerful in bringing others to belief.
Best part of my day!
I’ve learned so much. Most important is, priests are people too.
I’m listening from the beginning and enjoying every minute.
Been listening since 2013. When one of the new guys talk’s it’s like a one sided conversation. It’s most evident with Fr. Mike.