Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Jim Sullivan, a popular guest on the What Next God? show, who shares how the Bible tells us that faith is all you need, but . . . God also wants works, shedding light on the age-old Catholic/Protestant dilemma.
Christine Watkins interviews a remarkable disciple of Christ, a woman whose surrender to God, even when going through tremendous trials, has always led her into a natural discernment of God’s will and a sense of peace not of this earth.
Ken talks with Devin Rose The Protestant’s Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (Catholic Answers) Devin shows with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantism – if honestly pursued to their furthest extent – wind up in dead ends. The only escape? Catholic truth. Rose patiently unpacks each instance, and shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant s dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church. The Protestant s Dilemma is the perfect book for non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith You can purchase Devin’s book at: shop.catholic.com Devin blogs at www.devinrose.heroicvirtuecreations.com
In this program I interview a young Christian, Jared, with a fascinating story. He is considering entering the Catholic Church! His story begins when, at 17 years old, he wondered what he believed about God and why. He first searched the roots of his Protestant faith, but this increased his concerns. He did not understand why some of the teachings of the founders, like Calvin and Luther, were no longer part of his denomination’s practice. Discouraged by not finding satisfactory answers, he studied some Eastern religions, only to discover in that process a thread that would lead him to the last place he expected: the Catholic Church! Now, he is devoting himself to studying the Catholic Church as the one Church founded by Our Lord. With a conviction he attributes to Our Lady, Jared hopes to enter the Catholic Church as soon as possible.
This week we wrapped up our discussion, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and moved on to apply the truths we have been learning to the all-important mission of evangelization. We also discussed the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization, a chance for the Church to implement the wonderful teachings of Vatican II as the Council Fathers intended. We challenged our listeners to step out in faith by sharing the faith with people they meet this week. We also invited them to “call in” this Sunday to report back on how the Lord worked through them to reach people with the Good News! Today week we will conclude our discussion of “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and dive into the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization!
Relevance of the English Reformation for religious freedom issues in the United States (and around the world) today, including the HHS Mandate; context for the Personal Ordinariate established by Pope Benedict XVI for groups of Anglicans wishing to become Catholics; background for the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Distinction of the English Reformation from the Protestant Reformation on the Continent in the 16th century.
Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need. Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed. A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr. Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him, Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.
In this program, Steve speaks with Ray Noble.He is a deacon in the Catholic Church, a retired attorney and law professor with a very interesting background in the law and ministry. Our focus is on the current status of the PPFCA and what the country and the Church will be doing to continue fighting for religious liberty. Ray blogs at http://deusetpatria.com .
Ken talks with guest Allen Hunt, author of Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor – How I discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church (Beacon Publishing) Allen is a well know talk radio personality – he is the host of the Allen Hunt Show in Atlanta. Until 2007, he was the pastor of one of the largest Methodist congregations in the US. He entered the Catholic Church in January 2008. Visit his website at www.allenhuntshow.com Allen works closely with Matthew Kelly and The Dynamic Catholic Institute, and his book can be obtained by just paying S&H at: http://www.dynamiccatholic.com/AllenHuntbooks
In this episode, Kathie speaks with John Rex. Rex discusses his journey from being a Non-Catholic to being an Ordained Church Deacon in the Archdiocese of Chicago. She then talks with Jonathon Dupuy about his part in the refreshing and beautiful movie, Sojourners. Special Guest, Steve Scaffidi also calls in. He discusses his experience as the producer of Sojourners.
Today Francesca shares information on the New Year, designated as the Year of Faith, Personal and World Change, the New Evangelization, and Baptism of the Holy Spirit from the writings of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap the Papal Household Preacher. From her kitchen she relates the history and her recipe for cannoli from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini- Imerese, Sicilia.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Damian Stayne, founder of Cor et Lumen Christi Community, based in London, England about the power of God’s Word operating through his ministry of preaching, physical healing, deliverance, prophecy and evangelization which has taken him to all five continents, leading training schools in various aspects of the Christian life and his upcoming Conference “Word Power,” a two day conference empowering Christians to step into their prophetic anointing by experiencing and ministering the prophetic living Word of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and Word of God Prayer Ministry at St. Leon, IN August 7, 8, 2010. A graduate of Surrey University in England, Damian led the 2009 Catholic Charismatic Conference “Charisms in the Life & Mission of the Church, at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH www.healingthroughthepowerofjesuschrist.org