Inside CatholicPhilly.com dives into matters of faith with a view from the pew, where the people of God are. Editor Matt Gambino, producer Gina Christian, and their guests discuss the Catholic take on everything from Mass to #MeToo, based on CatholicPhilly.com's award-winning news coverage and commentary.
Lift Up Your Heart: Start with Love
When you walk down the street, how do you view those you encounter -- as potential adversaries, or as fellow human beings made in the image and likeness of God? Much of today's toxic social discourse comes from starting off on the wrong foot in our interactions, and forgetting our shared dignity as divinely created souls. Oblate Father Thomas Dailey of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary shares with Matt Gambino and Gina Christian of CatholicPhilly.com how it's possible to love even your enemies, once you look to Christ and his example -- and that is indeed a reason to life up your heart.
Lift Up Your Heart: Behold This Sacred Heart
Had enough of depressing headlines? It's time for some Good News with Oblate Father Thomas Dailey of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Gina Christian of CatholicPhilly.com. In the first of a new podcast series that highlights hope, Father Dailey shares insights from his new book, "Behold This Heart: St. Francis De Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart" (Sophia Institute Press). Christ has poured out the riches of his love for each and every person, and that is indeed a reason to life up your heart.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Same-Sex Attraction and the Call to Courage
Modern culture seeks to label people by "gender identity" and "sexual orientation." But human beings -- made in the image and likeness of God -- are far more dimensional and complex than their sexual inclinations. Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, shares with producer Gina Christian how the God-given gift of sexuality enables us to realize "how we're made, and how we're called to love in imitation of Christ." Through the Courage apostolate, same-sex attracted persons can open themselves to God's grace, which empowers all the faithful to steward their sexuality through the virtue of chastity.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Senior Strong
Each May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, a time to honor those who are farther ahead of us on life's journey. Seniors' wisdom, insight, and experience has become even more invaluable as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Producer Gina Christian speaks with Carolyn Truxell, an older Philadelphian who survived a near-fatal bout with the deadly disease, and who emerged from its depths with greater faith -- and more ambitious plans for the future.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Archbishop Charles Chaput on "Things Worth Dying For"
What makes life worth living, and death worth dying? Whom do we love more than ourselves, and why does it matter? Archbishop Charles Chaput sits down with CatholicPhilly.com editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian to share insights from his new book, "Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living." Tune in to find out why the church is and isn't a democracy, what cancel culture really says about our society, and what's on Archbishop Chaput's to-do list once COVID restrictions are eased.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Lent 2021 - Embracing Suffering to Find Joy
As humans, we instinctively run from, not toward, suffering. But embracing the cross with Jesus enables us to accept our weaknesses, and to move beyond them into eternal life, as Randy Kraft -- a seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania -- shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com.
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