November 5th, 2023 | 27 mins 10 secs
children, contraception, faithful, fidelity, gift, life, marriage
Married love has an “innate language” of total and mutual self-giving. This language expresses itself in the marital act of sexual intimacy. Marital love mirrors God’s love. It is free, total, faithful, and fruitful. Fr. Mike explains that in the face of this reality, contraception and infidelity directly contradict the marital covenant between a man and a woman. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 2364-2372.
September 26th, 2023 | 16 mins 8 secs
authentic, church, faithful, fidelity, gospel, morality, witness
The Church’s mission of evangelization depends on the faithful witness of her members. Christian goodness and fidelity authenticate the Gospel. As Fr. Mike relates, people are attracted to admirable but everyday Christian witnesses. Through such lives of quiet holiness, the Church is built up and brought to greater fullness. This episode closes with a few summary “nuggets” about the moral life in the Church. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 2044-2051.
June 22nd, 2023 | 15 mins 41 secs
baptism, baptismal font, baptismal seal, baptize, baptized, body of christ, children of god, chosen race, church unity, common priesthood, configured to christ, daughters of god, dominicus character, faithful, full communion, indelible spiritual mark, living stones, member of the church, obedience, obey, people of god, rights and responsibilities, sacramental bond of unity, seal of the lord, sign of faith, sons and daughters, sons of god, unity of christians
The Catechism shows us how Baptism unites the Church as a “People of God of the New Covenant” and goes so far as to say that “Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians.” We all belong to Jesus, together. Fr. Mike highlights the fact that with the gift of unity in Baptism comes real responsibility. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 1267-1274.