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Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce, hosted by Kris McGregor,This series examines, from the Judeo-Christian perspective, the life, the times, and influence of authors of great works in literature. This program offers Catholic Cultural Apologetic for those on the discerning journey.
 
Studying hard to take life much less seriously. Welcome to the podcast field mesearch for The HumAnnie! The HumAnnie is an interactive stand-up-comedy-philosophy-show-with-a-song, about how no one ever fully "figures out" how to human, how there’s 10 “C” themes to the human experience, and how openly discussing these themes is part of maximizing resource equity and minimizing human suffering. The HumAnnie 10 C’s, connected by the "C" theme of connection, are: consciousness, choice, change, c ...
 
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Conference 1 – Discerning the Will of God with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher as he offers the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola on Discerning the Will of God. Conference 1 offers an introduction to the life of St. Ignatius and establishes the challenges involved in everyday Christian decision making. You can find various…
 
Msgr. Esseff asks, “Are you a faithful servant?” Gospel LK 12:35-40 Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, …
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Peter Chrysologus Born: 406 AD, Imola, Italy Died: July 31, 450 AD For more on St. Peter Chrysologus and his teachings From Wikipedia: Peter was born in Imola, where Cornelius, bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Imola, baptized him, educated him, and ordained him a deacon. He was ma…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the need to be aware of Christ’s “presence” through our prayer and actions. Gospel LK 10:38-42 Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do …
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Leo the Great Born: Tuscany, Italy Died: November 10, 461 AD, Rome, Italy For more on St. Leo the Great and his teachings Leo the Great, Pope (c. 395-461) – Sermons – Letters From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI General Audience 2008 Aware of the histor…
 
Msgr. Esseff shares stories of his time in Lebanon and his experience surrounding the great St. Charbel Makhlouf. He reflects on the importance of depending on God. You can pray the Chaplet of St. Charbel by visiting here: The Chaplet of St. Charbel -Discerning Hearts podcast The post St. Charbel Makhlouf and the Importance of Becoming a Saint with…
 
Episode 13 – Sent to the World – A Biblical Way of Praying the Mass with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. We continue our conversation with Fr. Gallagher discussing the encouragements given by Venerable Bruno Lanteri in regards to a biblical way of praying the Mass. In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the Sending. Take a moment and pray: Go fort…
 
Msgr. Esseff gives us a teaching on the 3 levels of the heart and its effect on our prayer life and relationship with God. Level 1 – Surface: Psychological thoughts, feelings, and desires Level 2 – Pleasure and Pain driven- deeper psychological thoughts, feelings, and desires Level 3 – Indwelling of the Trinity – Spiritual thoughts, feelings and de…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Cyril of Alexandria Born: 378 AD, Alexandria, Egypt Died: June 27, 444 AD, Alexandria, Egypt For more on St. Cyril of Alexandria and his teachings Clement of Alexandria – Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? – Exhortation to the Heathen – The Instructor – The Stromata, or Miscell…
 
BTP30 St. Benedict, Listening and Discernment – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints. In this episode, Dr. Lilles offers a general introduction to this series, the mystical key to discernment, and teaching of St. Benedict. Dr. Lilles offers 4 key points we should keep in mind as we move forward in this series 1. The Search for God 2. Li…
 
Msgr John Esseff offers the following prayers. EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE FORGIVENESS PRAYER The following prayer covers most of the significant areas of forgiveness. Often, such a prayer will bring to mind other areas that need forgiveness. Let the Holy Spirit move freely and guide your mind to persons or groups that you need to forgive. This is es…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Jerome Born: 347 AD, Štrigova, Croatia Died: September 30, 420 AD, Bethlehem For more on St. Jerome and his teachings Jerome – Letters – The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary – To Pammachius Against John of Jerusalem – The Dialogue Against the Luciferians – The Life of Malchus, the…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the teaching of Jesus found in Luke Chapter 10 and our call to be missionaries in the world. What does that look like? How will we know what our calling truly is? Luke Chapter 10: 1-12, 17-20: At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. …
 
What a delight to talk again with Fr. Christopher Collins S.J., this time about his book Habits of Freedom: 5 Ignatian Tools for Clearing Your Mind and Resting Daily in the Lord You can find the book here, a w…
 
Special Episode: Vatican II – Archbishop Lucas’ Statment on the Supreme Court Ruling – Why it Matters: An Exploration of Faith with Archbishop George Lucas In this special episode, Archbishop George Lucas and Kris McGregor discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and what we as Catholics must do next to support both expectant mo…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Augustine of Hippo (part 2) Born: 13 November 354 Died: 28 August 430 For more on St. Augustine of Hippo and his teachings Augustine of Hippo – Confessions – Letters – City of God – Christian Doctrine – On the Holy Trinity – The Enchiridion – On the Catechising of the Uninstructed – …
 
In 2011, Paray le Monial, France, I had the chance to speak with Msgr. John Esseff at the First Sacred Heart World Congress. Msgr. Esseff is one of the founders of the Sacred Heart Apostolate, sponsor of this event which brought laity, religious, and priests from around the world. Talks were given by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Bishop Robert Herman, Ch…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Augustine of Hippo (part 1) Born: 13 November 354 Died: 28 August 430 For more on St. Augustine of Hippo and his teachings Augustine of Hippo [ – Confessions – Letters – City of God – Christian Doctrine – On the Holy Trinity – The Enchiridion – On the Catechising of the Uninstructed …
 
Episode 28 Vatican II – Gaudium et Spes pt. 5 – Why it Matters: An Exploration of Faith with Archbishop George Lucas In this episode with Archbishop Lucas, we continue our conversation on the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et spes (Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈɡau̯di.um et ˈspes], “Joy and Hope”), the Pastoral Constituti…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the teaching of Jesus found in John Chapter 6 for the great feast of Corpus Christi. He discusses the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The tragedy becomes when we look upon the Blessed Sacrament as a “something” instead of a “Someone”. From the NAB John Chapter 6 The Bread of Life Discourse.22* The next day, the cro…
 
St. Ambrose (part 2): “To Us, Christ is All!” Born: 340 AD Died: January 1, 397 AD For more on St. Ambrose of Milan and his teachings Ambrose – On the Christian Faith (De fide) – On the Holy Spirit – On the Mysteries – On Repentance – On the Duties of the Clergy – Concerning Virgins – Concerning Widows – On the Death of Satyrus – Memorial of Symmac…
 
Msgr. Esseff asks the question, “Is your prayer centered in the Holy Trinity?” He challenges us to take a good look at our prayer lives and do we pray as Jesus taught us…to the Father. Reading 2 Rom 8:14-17 Brothers and sisters: For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into…
 
St. Ambrose (part 1): The catechumen who became a bishop Born: 340 AD Died: January 1, 397 AD For more on St. Ambrose of Milan and his teachings Ambrose – On the Christian Faith (De fide) – On the Holy Spirit – On the Mysteries – On Repentance – On the Duties of the Clergy – Concerning Virgins – Concerning Widows – On the Death of Satyrus – Memoria…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the first Pentecost and its meaning for us today. The continuing call to conversion in our lives and the nature of true repentance are topics he explores in this discussion. Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. Msgr. Esseff served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Ca…
 
Born: 329 AD Died: January 1, 390 AD For more on St. Gregory of Nazianzus and his teachings Gregory Nazianzen – Orations – Letters For more from Dr. Matthew Bunson check out his Discerning Hearts page Dr. Matthew E. Bunson is a Register senior editor and senior contributor to EWTN News. For the past 20 years, he has been active in the area of Catho…
 
Matthew 28:16-20 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make di…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Basil the Great Born: 330 AD, Kayseri, Turkey Died: January 1, 379 AD, Kayseri, Turkey Siblings: Gregory of Nyssa, Macrina the Younger, Theosebia St. Basil the Great For more from Dr. Matthew Bunson check out his Discerning Hearts page Dr. Matthew E. Bunson is a Register senior edito…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the gift of counsel and its role in relation to prudence and discernment. According to St. Thomas Aquinas: Counsel allows a man to be directed by God in matters necessary for his salvation (II/II.52.1). Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. Msgr. Esseff served as a retreat director and …
 
Check out Akshi on “Unpacking The Eerie” on all the podcasting platforms! And @unpackingtheeerie on Instagram and Twitter, and unpackingtheeerie.com ! Also referenced: “Polysecure” by Jessica Fern, “All About Love” by Bell Hooks, “Polyvagal Theory” by Stephen Porges, and Julie Menanno--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to mak…
 
Born: 313 AD, Caesarea Maritima, Israel Died: March 18, 386 AD, Jerusalem, Israel For more on St. Cyril and his teachings Cyril of Jerusalem – Catechetical Lectures From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI General Audience 2007: Taken as a whole, Cyril’s homilies form a systematic catechesis on the Christian’s rebirth thr…
 
“The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism is Betraying Women” is a powerful book and so needed today. Author and international pro-life advocate Fiorella Nash is an incredible advocate for authentic feminism. With this work, she shines a bright penetrating light on the destructive twistings and distortions projected onto women throughout the wo…
 
Check out Toni @toninagy on IG, @toni.nagy on TikTok, and at cavelightproductions.com/sketchcomedy and tonibologna.com ! Thank you, Toni!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-annie-altman-show/support…
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times, and work of St. Ephrem of Syria Born: 306 AD, Nisibis, Turkey Died: June 9, 373 AD, Edessa, Turkey For more on St. Ephrem and his teachings St. Ephraim the Syrian (306-373) – Nisibene Hymns – Miscellaneous Hymns — On the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh, For the Feast of the Epiphany, and On the Faith (“…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings from the 4th Sunday of Easter, and in particular, Our Lord’s teachings on the role of the Good Shepherd. At the end of this episode, Msgr. Esseff offers a prayer with St. Padre Pio for healing. Prayer for Healing Beloved Padre Pio, Today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to thee every …
 
Episode 12 – A Heart in Love – A Biblical Way of Praying the Mass with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. We continue our conversation with Fr. Gallagher discussing the encouragements given by Venerable Bruno Lanteri in regards to a biblical way of praying the Mass. In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the Communion Rite. Take a moment and pray: O …
 
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and work of St. Athanasius of Alexandria Born: 296 AD, Alexandria, Egypt Died: May 2, 373 AD, Alexandria, Egypt For more on St. Athanasius of Alexandria and his teachings Athanasius – Against the Heathen – On the Incarnation of the Word – Deposition of Arius – Statement of Faith – On Luke 10:22 (Matthew …
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the danger of “anger.” How should we deal with our anger. From the RSVCE Ephesians Chapter 4 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians Chapter 6 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God,…
 
Episode 22 Beginning to Pray: St. Catherine of Siena From Dr. Anthony Lilles’ “Beginning to Pray” blog site: Catherine of Siena – passion for truth She is an important figure for those who see a rediscovery of prayer as the force of renewal in the Church. Because she put her devotion to Christ first, she found herself with a spiritual mission to he…
 
Teaching Discernment Seminar w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. May 19 – 21, 2022, Omaha, NE A Seminar to Prepare Teachers of Ignatian Discernment What to expect: Father Gallagher will share the teaching pedagogy he has developed for instructing others in the Fourteen Rules for the Discernment of Spirits and will assist participants to find their way a…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings for Divine Mercy Sunday and it’s meanings for our lives. He discusses the identity of the Christian, and in particular, what it means to be a “Catholic”. From the NAB Reading 1 ACTS 5:12-16 Many signs and wonders were done among the people at the hands of the apostles. They were all together in Solomon’s portic…
 
Make Your Home In Me: Reflections on Prayer is a gem of a book and so is the opportunity to talk with its author Fr. Eamonn Bourke. Fr. Timothy Gallagher said it best when asked to review this book – “Do you want to pray? Really to pray? To pray daily? To pray from your heart? Then read this book. Read it slowly; absorb its message, and it will tra…
 
PART 2 -What a delight to be joined by Fr. Thomas Berg to discuss Choosing Forgiveness: Unleash the Power of God’s Grace. Hands down, this is one of the very best books I’ve read on the subject of forgiveness. Practical, compelling, and needed today more than ever, Choosing Forgiveness is a must for every home and vital to every heart. Don’t miss t…
 
What a delight to be joined by Fr. Thomas Berg to discuss Choosing Forgiveness: Unleash the Power of God’s Grace. Hands down, this is one of the very best books I’ve read on the subject of forgiveness. Practic…
 
Episode 11 – The Lamb and Mercy – A Biblical Way of Praying the Mass with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. We continue our conversation with Fr. Gallagher discussing the encouragements given by Venerable Bruno Lanteri in regards to a biblical way of praying the Mass. In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the Lamb of God. Take a moment and pray: Ha…
 
Gospel JN 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter…
 
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the meaning of Good Friday for the life of every Christian. We are closely united to Jesus in his Passion. Who are the people who have caused you to suffer? What are wounds that have been inflicted during your lifetime? What are the wounds you have inflicted on others? How can those wounds be healed? He also proclaims how t…
 
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