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I Learned That As a Child

Childhood is a critical time for every person. Who we become as adults is largely determined during our early formative years, including our faith and spirituality. For you, certain prayers may stick out, maybe some family traditions around saints’ feast days or holy days. Parents are the primary catechists, therefore the formation we all receive in the home as children is often remembered into adulthood. On Tuesday, share your fondest memories of learning the faith as a child.

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Time To Say Goodbye

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It’s virtually impossible to be friends with everyone.  Plus, not all relationships are healthy for our spiritual life.  Is it ok to politely say goodbye to a friendship and maybe just keep them in our prayers?  Or should we try to convert them to our way of thinking and the faith? When is the right time to just say goodbye? Let’s talk about this scenario that most of us have encountered in our lives.  Friendships are hard to let go of and they can also be quite painful if we choose to stay in an unhealthy one.  What should we do as Christians?  Call in with your experience of this kind of dilemma. 1-833-288-3986.


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Purifying the Priesthood

On Friday, Jerry and Debbie want to hear from you regarding the most recent rash of sexual abuse and cover up charges against the Church, most notably in the lengthy grand jury report out of Pennsylvania. The magnitude of that report is utterly staggering, and it has sent new shock waves through the Church in the U.S. and beyond. A statement from the Vatican said:

“The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible. Those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith…. there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted
abuse to occur”

Has all of this shaken your faith in the Church? Your trust in our priests? What do you tell your children? If you had a chance to speak with Pope Francis, what would you tell him? Can you urge your sons and grandsons to consider a priestly vocation? What are you doing to show support for the vast majority of our priests who, in spite of the fact that they would never dream of committing such atrocities, find themselves under intense scrutiny and the target of growing persecution?

Join us for what we hope and pray will be a fruitful and healing conversation.

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Time For Another Transition

Life moves fast. The seasons change. Summer has once again come and, almost, gone. For school kids, summer basically is over. Same for most people who got away from it all for a much-needed vacation. This time of year brings yet another transition for individuals and families. On Thursday, share your take with Jerry and Debbie – and the world – on what is changing for you and your family, and how you hold your faith and spiritual lives together in the midst of another seasonal transition.

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What Role Does the Rosary Play In Your Life?

Wednesday is one of the great feast days in the Church – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven. To celebrate, we get to go to Mass (which, of course, we can do daily anyway), and call Jerry and Debbie with your take on how the Rosary is an integral part of your spiritual life. How often do you pray it? Where and when do you prefer to pray it? How have you been blessed by adding the Rosary to your prayer life? Let’s have a lively discussion about this!

The Rosary in Scripture.

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My Faith Is Not Embraced By My Family

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Can you relate to this? You are a Catholic Christian and your family is either non- religious, fallen away Catholic, or of another denomination that does not think kindly of Catholics.  Therefore, you are unable to openly express your faith or even live out your faith without be subjected to constant ridicule.  Family members can be the toughest, and they certainly don’t welcome any form of preaching, especially from a Catholic.  This situation leaves you voiceless in a family that is supposed to be supportive.  A very frustrating position to be in, but one that many of us find ourselves living in.  Call us with your story, 1-833-288-3986.

Good article for those wondering if they can attend a wedding of a baptized Catholic outside the Catholic Church.

 


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Working For Christian Unity

One of the greatest scandals of all time – possibly the greatest – is the division that exists within the Body of Christ. Jesus intended to found one Church, not tens of thousands. Yet, sadly, there exist so many differences between the various Christian traditions that it creates a barrier for those who are seeking truth to know where to find it. Sure, we need to focus a lot on what unites us. But if we were to overcome the differences and live according to the ways laid out for us by the Lord, the world would be vastly different. In fact, it would likely be transformed overnight. Join Jerry and Debbie on Monday and share your take on how you believe each one of us can be an instrument in helping to bring about unity in the Body of Christ.

Caller Dan asked about Confirmation in the Methodist Church.

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