From one hardship to another, blind and horribly scarred, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha transformed her difficult life into a thing of beauty.
In this episode we discuss the meaning of baptism unfolding its rich elements through Scripture and symbolic insights from historical architecture. Listen in to more fully understand this sacrament and its significance in our lives.
Many in the Catholic and non-Catholic world alike wonder why Roman Catholic priests give up sex for their vocation. This episode explains why the Church practices this discipline, and offers reasons for why it’s a good idea.
- Audio: Institute of Catholic Culture’s Lecture on Defending Priestly Celibacy: Understanding the Modern Vocations Crisis
- Book: Priestly Identity: A study in the theology of priesthood by Thomas McGovern
- Online: Bishop Robert Barron’s article Everyone Hates Celibacy! and his article to which he makes reference: A Case for Celibacy by Priests
- Chastity Project’s Q&A about Priestly Celibacy and Vocations
- Chastity Project’s video about Celibacy for the Kingdom
Within the deep history of the Catholic Church is that of monasteries, which have developed greatly since the Middle Ages. Among this development the Cluny reforms mark a significant point in the history of the monastic life that has endured ever since.
In our pursuit toward heaven we must have the virtue of hope, and the virtue is different from hope as an emotion. In this episode we’ll explain this difference and uncover the necessity of this virtue in our Christian lives.
In this episode we talk about some of the many heresies have arisen in the history of the Church; an understanding of which can help us to correctly understand our faith today.
There is only one way to be baptized, right? Well, kind of yes and kind of no! In this episode we talk about the three different ways we speak of “baptism”: by water, blood, and desire.
St. Alphonsus is more than just a parish down the street. This founder of the Redemptorists had a great influence on many souls in Italy that has spread throughout the world.
Humility is a complicated thing. How do you really be humble when you are as good looking, intelligent, funny, and perfect as you are?!
If you’ve ever heard of St. John Fisher, you might think of him only as the other saint who was beheaded by English King Henry VIII around the same time as St. Thomas More. But who was he? Why is he so important for us today? Find out in this episode.