In the world of social media, the word “friend” has taken on a nebulous meaning. St. Philip shows the power of a true friend. Jesus calls Philip to follow Him (Jn 1:43). The first thing Philip does is seek out his good friend Nathanael (also called Bartholomew) (Jn 1:45). Philip tells Nathanael about Jesus, ignores his friend’s sarcastic response, and invites Nathanael to come and see for himself (Jn 1:45-46). Then Philip gets out of the way and allows Jesus to take over (see Jn 3:30). Nathanael’s friendship with Philip overcame any of his prejudices, and so Nathanael had a profound, life-changing encounter with Jesus. Nathanael became one of the twelve apostles and a cornerstone of the Church (Eph 2:20; Rv 21:14).
“College Life, Mental Health & Spirituality” – Grant Freeman—Asst. Campus Minister at St. Thomas Aquinas West Lafayette-Purdue University Campus talks with Jim and Brigid about College Life, Mental Health & Spirituality and offers some tips to head off anxiety in stressful situation at college, work or in life in general.
“Technology & Catholic Mindfulness” – Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer talk with Dr. Gregory Bottaro, author of The Mindful Catholic, and founder of The Catholic Psych Institute about ways to unplug and achieve Catholic mindfulness. Details can be found at www.catholicpsych.com. Dr. Bottaro will be in the Indy Metro area Friday, Aug. 23 @ 7pm @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in Carmel to talk on the topic of Smartphones, Kids & Anxiety: Should we Panic? And offer a Saturday, Aug. 24 Workshop, from 10am-3pm on Trustful Surrender, a seminar on Catholic mindfulness at St. Elizabeth Seton in Carmel. To register for the workshop, go to www.mercifulhelpcenter.org and click the Dr. Greg Bottaro header.
Faith In Action is a production of Catholic Radio Indy. www.catholicradioindy.org
“ANSWERING TOUGH MORAL QUESTIONS FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE” with Trent Horn. – Trent Horn, Staff Apologist at Catholic Answers, talks with Kent Blandford and Brigid Ayer about how to go about answering touch moral questions. Trent will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Friday July 26 @ 7pm in the Church, all are welcome. And at the Frassati Fun Fest same parish from July 26-28. Catholic Answers webpage is www.catholic.com. You can also catch Trent on his podcast at www.trenthornpodcast.com
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 >>
“In fact, all the world came to Joseph to obtain rations of grain, for famine had gripped the whole world.” —Genesis 41:57
In Joseph’s time, there was a worldwide physical famine. Amos prophesied a spiritual famine: “Yes, days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send famine upon the land: not a famine of bread, or thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the Lord” (Am 8:11). Today we have worse famines. While hundreds of millions starve to death physically, Chinese Communists and Muslim-dominated countries deny well over two billion people free access to the spiritual food of Christian community, the Bible, and the Sacraments. Even worse than this, hundreds of millions of Christians have a third famine and are spiritually anorexic. They have imposed spiritual starvation on themselves. This makes large sectors of the Church so weak that it becomes a doormat for the devil and lets him “get away with murder” as he destroys people through the other kinds of starvation (see Jn 8:44).
Courage Apostolate: A ministry accompanying those with same-sex attraction.” – Deacon Steve Hodges, Chaplain of the Courage Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis talks with Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer about the ministry to accompany those with same-sex attraction and those who love them. The national courage ministry conference is July 18-21 in the Chicago area. For details about the local Courage apostolate email email@example.com and information about the national conference can be found at the national website www.couragerc.org
Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley, co-hosts of Faith In Action on Catholic Radio Indy talk with Michael O’Rourke, founder and president of Strong Catholic Dad an outreach and online resource to equip Catholic Dads for their mission as fathers passing on the faith. For details go to www.strongcatholicdad.com
Catholic Radio Indy co-hosts Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley talk with Father Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life International about building a culture of life in modern times. You won’t want to miss this interview. For details about Priests For Life see www.priestforlife.org or to join the pro-life movement check out www.prolifevote.com
Father Frank Pavone has a free book available “Pro-Life Reflections for Everyday” a one minute devotional for everyday nourishment of your commitment to the pro-life movement www.prolifereflectionsforeveryday.com