Who is being tempted and Jesus Christ was not? (Matt.4:1-10). Jesus passed through all forms of tests and trials. “Tempted in every was like us but did not sin” (Heb.4:15). Heaven watched the drama of the devil trying to entice Jesus Christ with everything that any human could have desired. Finally, Jesus won victory and angels came and ministered to him. Every battle we win on earth against the devil causes hosts of heaven to rejoice in us.
Host Kathleen Beckman and Fr. Jeffrey Droessler dialogue about his calling from a successful business to the priesthood, and how faith was necessary to make the transition. They discuss Father’s thesis on “St. Catherine of Genoa’s Mysticism of Purgatory in light of the teaching of the Doctrine of the Church, Doctors of the Church, other Saints and Popes”. Father shares about the type of suffering in Purgatory, God’s mercy, and what is meant by “Purgatory on earth” and more.
Matthew discusses the Biblical evidence of the Papacy on the eve of the election of Pope Francis.
This program covers St Therese’s profound teaching on Purgatory. Begining with a brief explanation of the Church’s teaching on Purgatory, in this program we discuss how St Therese taught that we do not necessarily need to go to Purgatory. She argues there is a way to avoid it, and that is simply to have trust in our loving Father. Further, she argues, the real path is to simply become love throughout our life. Then, she says, there is nothing that the flames of purgatory, which are nothing other than the flame of God’s Love, can do to us. For we will have become that very flame of love.
October 13, 2011 Father Thomas Morrow Be Holy – A Catholic’s Guide to the Spiritual Life
Ken talks with author Father Thomas Morrow about his book Be Holy – A Catholic’s Guide to the Spiritual Life (published by Servant Books) If you’re hoping to get to heaven, you’ll need a plan. Be Holy is the guide you need to achieve holiness now and heaven later. His book can be purchased at http://catalog.americancatholic.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=T16878 For other useful resources by Fr. Morrow visit www.cfalive.org and www.tgmorrow.com
Ken talks with best selling author David B. Currie about his book Rapture: The End-Times Error that Leaves the Bible Behind. It explores the Biblical, historical, and theological roots of the modern “left behind at the rapture” movement. This book addresses common errors in “end-times” theology. David meticulously lays out a clear, concise, comprehensive Catholic alternative regarding the end-times. David’s first book, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic, details how David grew up as a preacher’s son in the fundamentalist movement. After an often painful search for the truth; he and his wife Colleen, along with their six children found themselves reluctantly knocking on the door of the Catholic Church. Talks by Mr. Currie are available on CD from St Joseph Communications www.saintjoe.com
I’ll discuss the importance of thinking different as a catholic; making everything we do move towards Christ and accepting the CHANGES that make a difference. We all have a right to change if you’re not on the right track. Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” In other words, you need to stay ahead and be a good example of a catholic in your work and actions. God meant for us to stay busy with our heart set on Heaven.