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.

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March 24, 2015 – The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims

Father Loya has as his guest Dr. Jennifer Robach Morris of the Ruth Institute as she talks about the nature of her book The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims. Father Loya talks about the three attacks of Satan on God’s created order: contraception, abortion and so called same sex “marriage.” Also Dr. Jennifer tells us that there are victims of divorce and debunks contemporary society’s narrative that nothing should inhibit one’s personal sexual pleasure. Here is a link that presents the stories of those victims

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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.

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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.

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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.

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