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Join well-known theologian and author Edward Sri for weekly insights on understanding and living out the Catholic faith. Delve deeper into the Bible, prayer time, virtue, relationships, marriage and family and culture with practical reflections on all things Catholic. Don't just go through the motions. Live as an intentional Catholic, a disciple of Jesus Christ.
 
In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episo ...
 
Ask Fr. Josh is the podcast where I hear you out and do my best to help you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy “fill-in-the blank” answer. On this show, we’ll listen to one another, problem solve together, and ultimately entrust everything to our Lord. If this is your first time tuning in, here’s how the show goes: Each episode, I'll address three to four of your questions. I’ll cover everything from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relat ...
 
Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
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Fr. Josh answers questions regarding the use of medical marijuana, why an individual person does not possess all the spiritual gifts, and finally the reward of holiness and the sacrifices we make in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Snippet From the Show "We avoid sin because we’ve come to know the one who our hearts were created for." Text “askf…
 
Today we begin our journey in Egypt and Exodus as Fr. Mike reads about the birth of Moses, and the connection between burnt offerings and the sacrifice of the mass. Today's readings are Exodus 1-2, Leviticus 1, and Psalm 44. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may n…
 
Congratulations on completing the Patriarchs period! Today, Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to explore the world of Egypt and Exodus. They discuss the common problems we encounter in this period and how to discover the true purpose of God's law. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult t…
 
Dave "The Ariana Grande of Sacramental Evangelization" VanVickle and I continue with the fifth part of our series on the relationship between faith and the sacraments by discussing the role of the Church in God's plan of salvation. We explain why the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation, and why it is called to always be on mission. Snipp…
 
Today we wrap up our journey through the Patriarchs as Fr. Mike finishes the book of Genesis and the book of Job. Fr. Mike particularly draws our attention to God's beautiful yet mysterious response to Job's questions. Today's readings are Genesis 49-50, Job 41-42, and Psalm 17. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. …
 
This week’s guest is Claire McGarry, author of Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary. Claire and I discuss ways that all women struggle to find a balance between our inner Martha and Mary. Claire shares her own experience and insight in ways that are sure to inspire you! Snippet From the Show Let God be your shelter. Let him be your…
 
How do you love God with your mind? Using the example of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Sri explains how learning more about God can lead us to a greater love for him. With stories and meaningful insight, Dr. Sri reveals how we can love God with our minds. Snippet from the Show The more we learn about God, the more reasons we have to love him. For full sh…
 
Where is God in Job's suffering? Today, Fr. Mike dives deeper into Job's questions as he wrestles with his suffering. We learn that God always uses our suffering for a purpose although we may not understand it in the moment. Today's readings are Genesis 47-48, Job 39-40, and Psalm 16. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleina…
 
Fr. Mike takes a look at the dramatic moment when Joseph makes himself known to his brothers and weeps out of joy. Today's readings are Genesis 45-46, Job 37-38, and Proverbs 4:20-27. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental di…
 
We continue reading today Genesis 43-44, Job 35-36, and Proverbs 4:10-19. Fr. Mike highlights the transformation of Judah's heart and how his change shows us that we too can change regardless of our past. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for c…
 
Fr. Mike shows us how the faithfulness of Joseph in the Old Testament foreshadows the faithfulness of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, in the New Testament. Today's readings are Genesis 41-42; Job 33-34 and Proverbs 4:1-9. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not…
 
Jeff gives an overview of the four types of core wounds. He explains the lies that we believe, how they impact our relationships and behaviors, and concludes with a few simple steps we can take to start the healing process. Disclaimer: Jeff Cavins is not a psychologist, but shares these observations on suffering based on his time serving and helpin…
 
Fr. Mike continues reading through Genesis 39-40, Job 31-32 and Proverbs 3:33-35 and reflects on Joseph's righteousness as he walked with God. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
Fr. Josh answers questions about traveling with your significant other before marriage, how to prune long prayer lists when interceding for others, and how to charitably correct friends or family members who are not living virtuously. Snippet From the Show "The fruit of our belief system is our behavior." Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to …
 
Fr. Mike talks about how God can bring great triumph from great brokenness as we read the messy story of Judah and Tamar. Today's readings are Genesis 38, Job 29-30, and Proverbs 3:28-32. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parenta…
 
Fr. Mike zeroes in on the dynamic between Joseph and his older brothers and shows us how the sin of envy is a distorted desire to be loved. Today's readings are Genesis 37, Job 27-28, and Proverbs 3:25-27. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for …
 
We all mess up sometimes, but what do we do about it? I heard from a listener this week who is struggling with self-loathing after messing up in a big way. She is having trouble getting past this big mistake and seeking help. In addition to offering prayers for this listener, I share my thoughts on 5 steps for anyone who has messed up in a big way …
 
What is God asking you to surrender? Dr. Sri explains how Jesus invites us to surrender in every moment, big or small, throughout our lives. Using real life examples, Dr. Sri reveals how the small difficulties of daily life are encounter moments where we can meet Jesus. Dr. Sri provides three steps to take when faced with any difficulty. Snippet fr…
 
Fr. Mike talks about how God accomplishes his will through us, in spite of our brokenness, and how he is always faithful to his promises. Today's readings are Genesis 35-36, Job 25-26, and Proverbs 3:19-24. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for…
 
Fr. Mike dives into the love Jacob has for God, and how this is shown when Jacob meets Esau. Today's readings are Genesis 33-34, Job 23-24, and Proverbs 3:13-18. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
Fr. Mike highlights the mysterious role suffering in Job's life as we continue journeying through Genesis 31-32, Job 21-22, and Proverbs 3:9-12. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
Fr. Mike focuses on Leah's painful struggle trying to make herself lovable as we continue to read Genesis 29-30, Job 19-20, and Proverbs 3:5-8. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
God helps us to grow into the fruitful branches he needs us to be by having us endure different spiritual seasons. Just like each season is essential to the growth of a fruitful grape vine, each spiritual season plays an essential part in helping us as disciples better follow Christ. Jeff offers some comforting perspective on this and encourages us…
 
Fr. Mike compares the sacraments with Isaac's blessing to Jacob in Genesis 27-28, Job 17-18, and Proverbs 3:1-4. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.By Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
 
Fr. Josh answers questions on emotional chastity, growing in compassion, and seeing Christ in others. Snippet From the Show By the virtue of my Baptism, I am the Body of the Christ. When the Father sees me, the Father sees his beloved Son. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh …
 
Fr. Mike highlights the mystery of our brokenness and habitual sin as he unpacks the story of Esau selling his birthright. Today's readings are Genesis 25-26, Job 15-16, and Proverbs 2:20-22. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - par…
 
Dave "Not the KFC one" VanVickle and I answer your questions about our series on faith and the sacraments. Snippet from the Show As Catholics we are called to both uphold the dignity of the sacraments and evangelize all souls who to come us. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to t…
 
Today we read about story of Isaac and Rebekah's marriage and Fr. Mike reflects on God's constant providence in our lives, even when we don't see it. Today's readings are Genesis 24, Job 13-14, and Proverbs 2:16-19. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be sui…
 
Our guest this week is Kate Capato, a Catholic contemporary sacred art painter, speaker, and dancer rooted in tradition. Kate shares with us about her work and about ways that beauty is an important part of our Catholic faith experience. Learn more about Kate and her important work at her website, and consider adding some of her beautiful work to y…
 
Do you respond to God’s Will promptly and wholeheartedly? Dr. Sri focuses on Mary’s powerful words to the servants at the Wedding Feast of Cana and explains how those words are rooted in old testament language around covenant obedience and how they can inspire us to respond boldly to Jesus in discipleship. Snippet from the Show “At the Wedding Feas…
 
Fr. Mike explains the significance behind sacrifice of Isaac, and why God chose to test Abraham as he reads Genesis 22-23, Job 11-12, and Proverbs 2:9-15. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
Fr. Mike reads Genesis 20-21, Job 9-10, and Proverbs 2:6-8 and shows us how we can strive for holiness, even in the midst of sin and suffering. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.…
 
Fr. Mike breaks down the story of Sodom and Gomorrah today as we read Genesis 18-19, Job 7-8, and Proverbs 2:1-5. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.By Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
 
Fr. Mike zeroes in on the theme of surrender as we discover how God changed Abram to Abraham and Job continues to struggle with his affliction. Today's readings are Genesis 16-17, Job 5-6, and Proverbs 1:20-33. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable…
 
People encounter Christ by encountering him through the words and deeds of Christians. Jeff shares how we can be an essential part of the "grapevine" through which others can be touched by God and encouraged to enter into a relationship with Christ. Snippet from the Show We want to be part of the grapevine helping people hear about the Lord, especi…
 
Fr. Mike talks about the significance of God's covenant with Abram, and how it points to God's immense love for us. Today's readings are Genesis 14-15, Job 3-4, and Proverbs 1:8-19. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental disc…
 
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