"The soul that longs for divine wisdom chooses first, and in truth, to enter the thicket of the cross." - St. John of the Cross
This is a podcast about suffering, and about hope. Rachael, Erin, and Nicole are a group of friends who have supported each other through various ups and downs of life in the past few years. We believe it is important to have a space to speak honestly about some of the more difficult times of life... without losing sight of hope and humour!
Euthanasia: Excerpts from Cardinal Collins (Bonus Episode)
To compliment the early release of our first episode in this Euthanasia series, we decided to post a bonus episode this week, sharing some excerpts from Cardinal Thomas Collins addressing the topic in various contexts. The Cardinal's words have really helped and inspired us in facing this issue, and we hope they do the same for you!
Euthanasia: A Politician Speaks
As a team this Lent, we felt called to do a series of episodes on euthanasia. In this first instalment, we discuss why the topic strikes a deep chord in each of us, and Rachael interviews MP Garnett Genuis, to help us get informed and inspired! Garnett is a young Catholic Canadian politician who has worked tirelessly on this issue, to stand up for life, for conscience rights and for those most vulnerable to abuse in a world of legalized euthanasia.
Right now in Canada, Bill C-7, which proposes radical expansion of access to euthanasia, is being debated in the House of Commons - and could become law very shortly. With this bill on the table, there is an urgent need for us to act. Garnett articulates the reasons why everyone, even people who support euthanasia, should be concerned by the extremity of these recent amendments. He inspires us with his example and words to do whatever we can to fight for the truth, and for those most vulnerable. We hope that all Canadians who oppose these changes will speak up against this Bill in the next few days. At the end of the episode Garnett provides many ways in which this can be done! Check out our website for the relevant links and more suggestions!
For our international listeners, we hope this episode will inspire you to work proactively in your own country to build a culture of life, and we ask for your prayers!
Suffering and Mission
We interview Pete Burak (of Renewal Ministries' young adult ministry, "ID") on the relationship between wounds and our call to evangelize.
Kristene Mauss is a Catholic mom and instagram personality (@thefutureisfamily) who lost her husband in 2020. In this episode, Kristine shares about her ongoing experience of going through grief and persevering in hope.
Full show notes available here, on our website.
Valentine's Day: The Good, the Bad, and the Lonely
Erin, Rachael, & Nicole talk about the highs and lows in their experiences of Valentine's Day.
Full show notes available here: www.inthethicketpodcast.com
Offer it Up
We discuss the meaning of the oft-used Catholic phrase "offer it up."
Full show notes available here: https://www.inthethicketpodcast.com/s/stories/s1e14-offer-it-up
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I just listened to the “What Not to Say” to someone suffering episode, and it was very real, inspiring, and practical! This is especially helpful for us all now as through the pandemic many are suffering and we don’t know how to help. Thank you for sharing your cancer story 🙏🏼 love the authentic interaction and care between the hosts.