Beyond the Veil
March 31, 2015 – The Week of the Bridegroom
Father Loya talks about the significance of the of the various allegorical meanings of the term “the garment” in the bible. We delve into the “mystical marriage” and the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. We discuss the nature of discrimination and recent public figures who have, in a sense, gone to the cross.
March 24, 2015 – The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims
March 17, 2015 – What is Catholic
Father Loya talks about the fundamental view of “Catholic” which is joy. The real cause of joy is that we image God as the invisible is made visible through the physical where Christ condescending to become one of His creatures sanctified all of creation and brought man to the very throne of God. We also talk about St. Patrick’s Day.
March 10, 2015 – Mysteries of the Cross
Father Loya talks about the ascetical discipline of Lent. The cross is our central focus of our faith and we talk about the various references to the cross in the Bible are noted. Father Loya expounds on “redemptive suffering.”
February 17, 2015
February 10, 2015
February 03, 2015
January 27, 2015
January 20, 2015
Father Loya defines. “What Catholic is.” Father Loya relates his experience with seeing the movie American Sniper. This is war movie, but a movie that it is beneficial in that we see our humanity. It relates the human drama, Christ’s drama. The picture had a profound impact on the audience as the audience sat in reverent silence at the end. As art is transcendent in this respect and creates a link between God and Man and puts us in touch with the God event. The picture was also a study in St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body which contrasts a sense of mission versus the need to nurture and how we make gifts of ourselves.
December 23, 2014
Father Loya talks about the Byzantine Catholic family Christmas dinner. Since the lead-up to Christmas is also a penitential time or Advent, as it is known in the Byzantine Church as Phillip’s Fast, the Christmas dinner is a fasting supper with no meat, dairy of fatty foods. We are more perfected through our sacrifice. Father Loya also talks with fellow Radio Maria host, Jim Littleton of Forming Faithful Families, as Jim talks about the 4 Greatest Gifts.