#52: Email Replies and Song of Solomon

Only Dan could turn a “minicast” into an hour and a half episode! He replies to a couple emails received about his episode on the head versus the heart. He also discusses the Song of Solomon.

 

Resources mentioned on this episode

Book review of St. Thomas Aquinas For Everyone by Dave Palmer
Purchase St. Thomas Aquinas For Everyone by Dave Palmer on Amazon
Interview on Relevant Radio about A Walk Through the Catholic Bible
Purchase A Walk Through the Catholic Bible on Amazon
Summa I, Q. 82, A. 3 (Whether the will is a higher power than the intellect?)

 

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#49: The Heart Versus The Head & Other Random Musings

Dan is going alone on this podcast while Kevin is out on paternity leave :).

Here are the links to items mentioned during the show:
The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology by Paul K. Moser
A Little Manual for Knowing by Esther Lightcap Meek
11 Traditional Catholic Diagrams of the Faith from a Bygone Era by ChurchPOP
The True History of Women Deacons by First Things
Lift Up Your Hearts: 10 Tips for Newcomers to the Latin Mass by Sam Guzman (Catholic Exchange)

Check out the Faith & Family Radio Podcast by Steve Wood on PodBean

Saint Quote of the Week

“If we followed the same rules for health that we do about religion, we would all be bedridden. It is not enough to talk about the necessity of health; we must do something practical about it – for example, eat, exercise and rest. So it is with religion. We must nourish ourselves with the truths of God, exercise our spiritual muscles in prayer, mortify ourselves of those things which are harmful to the soul, and be just as scrupulous in avoiding moral evil as we are in avoiding physical evil.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

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#21: The Salvation Crisis and Other Controversies

Dan is about to get real on this podcast. I discuss an email from a listener named John, the crisis in the Church, the population of Hell, as well as my love for the Traditional Latin Mass and communion on the tongue while kneeling. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart. Listen to this episode if you dare……

Capture

 

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#7: Reading the Bible

On today’s show, we discuss that big book on the coffee table, the bible.

Looking for a good translation of the bible or commentaries?  Check these out:

Interested in trying out Lectio Divina? Follow the daily meditations of the Order of Carmelites by clicking HERE.

Do you like praying the Psalms? Perhaps the Divine Office is for you. Go to DivineOffice.org for the Liturgy of the Hours, or check out DivinumOfficium.com for a historical look at older versions of the Divine Office. (NOTE: The “Rubrics 1960” option is considered the Extraordinary Form of the Divine Office and is only considered the “prayer of the church” when prayed in Latin. The English translations may be prayed for devotional/private use.)

Do you want hard copies of the Divine Office and are willing to shell out some serious cash? Go HERE for the current Liturgy of the Hours, and HERE for the Extraordinary Form of the Divine Office for you hardcore Latin fans.

Saint quote of the week
“Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.” – St. Jerome

Recommended reading or listening
Kevin: The Bible! (or at least the Acts of the Apostles during Easter)

Dan: Three recommendations this week

  • FREE Online Bible Study Courses at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This is a steal that these courses are being offered for free. Perhaps the only greater steal in the history of mankind was the good thief St. Dismas stealing heaven on the cross. If you like the online bible study courses above, you can find several other great resources on the bible from that website by clicking HERE.
  • Three old-school papal encyclicals on the scriptures:
    • Providentissimus Deus, Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter On the Study of Sacred Scripture, 1893
    • Spiritus Paraclitus, Pope Benedict XV, Encyclical Letter Commemorating the Fifteenth Centenary of the Death of St. Jerome, 1920
    • Divino Afflante Spiritu, Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Letter Promoting Biblical Studies, 1943
  • Treasure and Tradition, The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass by Lisa Bergman. Although this book follows the outline of the Traditional Latin Mass, it is jam packed with great information that is valuable for all Mass attenders. Please consider getting a copy even if you do not attend the Latin Mass, as I guarantee you will learn a ton of interesting facts about the Catholic Mass in general.

Challenge of the week
Read the whole bible in a year. Click HERE for a printable PDF file that will show you how to accomplish this.

 

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#3: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

On today’s show, we discuss the holy sacrifice of the Mass, what to do with little kids at Mass, and how we can restore a sense of the sacred at Mass.

A big thank you to Fr. Connor Danstrom at Three Dogs North, Greg and Jennifer Willits at The Catholics Next Door, and Taylor Marshall for promoting us on their podcasts!

St. Thomas Aquinas Prayers Before and After Mass
Before Mass
Almighty and everlasting God, behold I come to the Sacrament of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: I come as one infirm to the physician of life, as one unclean to the fountain of mercy, as one blind to the light of everlasting brightness, as one poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Therefore I implore the abundance of Thy measureless bounty that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to heal my infirmity, wash my uncleanness, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty and clothe my nakedness, that I may receive the Bread of Angels, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, with such reverence and humility, with such sorrow and devotion, with such purity and faith, with such purpose and intention as may be profitable to my soul’s salvation. Grant unto me, I pray, the grace of receiving not only the Sacrament of our Lord’s Body and Blood, but also the grace and power of the Sacrament. O most gracious God, grant me so to receive the Body of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, which He took from the Virgin Mary, as to merit to be incorporated into His mystical Body, and to be numbered amongst His members. O most loving Father, give me grace to behold forever Thy beloved Son with His face at last unveiled, whom I now purpose to receive under the sacramental veil here below. Amen.

After Mass
I give thanks to Thee, O Lord, most holy, Father almighty, eternal God, that Thou hast vouchsafed, for no merit of mine own, but out of Thy pure mercy, to appease the hunger of my soul with the precious body and blood of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Humbly I implore Thee, let not this holy communion be to me an increase of guilt unto my punishment, but an availing plea unto pardon and salvation. Let it be to me the armour of faith and the shield of good will. May it root out from my heart all vice; may it utterly subdue my evil passions and all my unruly desires. May it perfect me in charity and patience; in humility and obedience; and in all other virtues. May it be my sure defence against the snares laid for me by my enemies, visible and invisible. May it restrain and quiet all my evil impulses, and make me ever cleave to Thee Who art the one true God. May I owe to it a happy ending of my life. And do Thou, O heavenly Father, vouchsafe one day to call me, a sinner, to that ineffable banquet, where Thou, together with Thy Son and the Holy Ghost, art to Thy saints true and unfailing light, fullness of content, joy for evermore, gladness without alloy, consummate and everlasting happiness. Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Check out this YouTube meditation on the Mass

Listen to the Sunday, Sunday, Sunday Podcast with Mark Hart by Life Teen

Need a Mass book for young kids?  Try the Latin Mass For Little Ones or Things We Say At Mass.

Check out this great prayer book for young kids called Jesus, Make Me Worthy.

Saint quote of the week
“A man who fails to love the Mass fails to love Christ” – St. Josemaria Escriva
Honorable mention to Dr. Taylor Marshall’s 10 quotes that will change the way you attend holy mass.

Recommended reading or listening
Kevin: Lamb’s Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn
Dan: Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger 

Challenge of the week
When you wake up in the morning, pray this prayer:  “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will. Show me the one kind act you want me to do today and open my eyes and ears to be ready for it. Amen.” Then do one kind act that is out of the ordinary that day. Try this for a week.

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