A Catholic lay woman and a Catholic priest working together in parish ministry unpack the complexities, joys, and challenges of daily life and how the beauty of the Gospel can bring Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the Lamb of God, into our world. Paola Peña is director of evangelization and former FOCUS missionary living out the call to evangelize in parish life. Fr. Sam Kachuba is a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport and pastor of St. Pius X Church in Fairfield, CT. Roar Like the Lamb is an excuse for them to talk about how much they love ministry and want to share the Catholic faith with all.
3.14: Crinkle...or Krinkle...Either way, we support friendship and evangelization
Starting with a new word Paola learned from a FOCUS missionary, we move into a conversation about 1 Thessalonians 2:8, comparing English translations of the Bible, parsing some of the words, and overall discussing the great gift of love and friendship in the context of ministry and mission. Check out C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves. Crinkle. Or Krinkle. Whatever. Crush it.
The Four Loves
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3.13: Leading from the Front or Behind the Scenes or Both
Just talking about the joys and challenges of leading in ministry, knowing when to step forward, when to stay back in support, and when to know the difference.
3.12: Cookies and Popes - No Relation
Long-time listeners already know...Paola's name is hard for some people to pronounce, and Fr. Sam loves a good chocolate chip cookie. In this episode, we talk about both. Oh, and we also read Pope Benedict XVI's Spiritual Testimony and talk about his incredible theological output and papal legacy.
3.11: Marriage, Kind of a Big Deal
It's not quite a Christmas episode, but we were hoping it would be ready in time for our Lord's Nativity, and here it is on St. Stephen's Day (or Boxing Day for our British and Canadian listeners)! The reason it's not a Christmas episode is that we ended up talking about another, non-holiday-related topic: marriage. Sometimes it seems like the Church has a lot of rules about weddings and marriage, but we're taking a peek behind the rules to better understand how the truth and beauty of marriage is made apparent through the processes and rules supporting the sacramental celebration of matrimony. All in all, we think marriage is a pretty great thing, and so does the Catholic Church!
3.10: Words Matter
This week, we're talking about the importance of the language we use and why we shouldn't be afraid to define our terms, use even the words that seem most challenging, and think more seriously about the the full meaning of the way we speak. Think deeply about the words you use and hear, and you will be amazed at what is being communicated!
For more on the importance of language, check out "Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power" by Josef Pieper
Need a good, Catholic Christmas gift? Check out the Building Blocks of Faith Series by Kevin and Mary O'Neill.
3.9: The 2022 RLTL Thanksgiving Extravaganza
We actually don't say much about Thanksgiving, but we do talk quite a bit about Advent and some thoughts as we start this amazing season. As we so often do, we're happy to talk about Hallow and the Pray 25 Advent Challenge. Happy Thanksgiving!
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