My Writings. My Thoughts.
Guest: Kassi Marks, Appellate Attorney
Joe and Kassi discussed Senate Bill 303 and the inadequacies it offered for a solution to the Texas Advanced Directive Act. As Catholics, we must unite ourselves through Holy Mother Church on all “Life Issues”. We must arm ourselves through prayer, sacrifice, study, and frequent reception of the Sacraments to defeat the culture of death.
Joe referenced St. Claude de la Colombiere, S.J. & Fr. Anthony Paone S.J. to highlight the significance of the Cross, its graces, and intimacy to be gained in embracing it! Joe also highlighted the Marian aspect of the month of May by sharing insights from Father Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen, O.C.D. in the book “Divine Intimacy”.
Joe talked about St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Plenary Indulgence that is attached to it.
Joe’s reflection was on the selected excerpt “The seven words spoken by Jesus Christ on the cross”, section II. There is much to be learned from the good thief and how his martyrdom is an example and blueprint for us to follow in acquiring holiness in today’s world!
With only two weeks left in Lent, Joe hit it hard exhorting the faithful to stay in the game and keep up the good fight. Frequent prayer, Confession, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass are indispensible! Now is the time to grow in our Spiritual life and bring honor to God! He also gave a short biography of Pope Francis I and commented on his first homily….Embrace the Cross, it is the only way to follow Christ!
Joe interviewed Leonardo Defilippis, the president of St. Luke Productions. Joe and Leonardo talked about their amazing 30+ years of touching souls through their “One Man Plays” and the feature film “ Therese”. Leonardo offered solid guidance and insight to his ministry and the gifts that await all of us when we “Trust God and do His most Holy Will.”
Joe kicked off today’s show challenging everyone to keep the faith and make this Lent count, bringing honor and glory to God! He went on to explain the Church’s teaching & definition on Fasting & Abstinence. He rounded out the show reflecting upon the gift we have of in the grace of Sacramental Confession, that it not only provides absolution for our sins, but also strengthens our souls beforehand against relapses, offers fortitude to resist future temptations, and helps carry out good resolutions.