RomeCast 10: People Pleasing

“You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”—Ex 20:5-6

RomeCast 9: How Do Catholics Maintain Courage in the Public Forum?

How do Catholics navigate conscience and public courage in a time of doctrinal confusion?  In today’s RomeCast, we look at some high profile Catholics like Jim Gaffigan, Joseph Sciambra and Justice Thomas, as well as a pro-life priest in Colorado.   We also recall the price of telling the truth, as seen in the recently deceased Natacha Jaitt.

RomeCast 8: The Theology of the Ascension

In today’s podcast we discuss Ascension Thursday, 40 days after Easter.

“I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one
that shall not be destroyed.”—Dan 7:13-14

RomeCast 7: The Left Changes Their Vocab on Abortion

Andromeda discusses the changing language of an ABC article linked here where a woman describes her 15 abortions in 16 years.   Far from condemning her, we notice on this podcast how often the term “baby” is now employed by non pro-life Americans, a significant shift in the vocabulary of today.  In this podcast, I also suggest a book called “Forbidden Grief:  The Unspoken Pain of Abortion.”  Andromeda indicates Bernard Nathanson’s movie about a live abortion called “Eclipse of Reason” (caution:  very violent content.)  The music bumpers and above photo are both from the national Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Marytown.

Glad Trad 7: The Conversion of Oakes and Julie Spalding

Mahound’s Paradise tells me in the Loop of Chicago’s famous “Russian Tea Time” of his conversion to Catholicism.  This conversion includes St. John Cantius in Restoring the Sacred.  [Correction:  The Charlie Hebdo shooting actually occured on On 7 January 2015.]