“Those who listened to his words were stung to the heart.” —Acts 7:54
At the first Christian Pentecost, many who heard St. Peter preach were cut to the heart by his words and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:37). Three thousand of them repented, were baptized, and received the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:38, 41).
After St. Stephen preached, the people hearing him were cut to the heart (see Acts 7:54). Nevertheless, they did not repent. Rather, “they ground their teeth in anger at” Stephen (Acts 7:54). “The onlookers were shouting aloud, holding their hands over their ears as they did so. Then they rushed at him as one man, dragged him out of the city, and began to stone him” (Acts 7:57-58).
Lunchtime Podcast Sampler On Catholic Radio Indy – Our guest, Kent Blandford, program manager at Catholic Radio Indy, talks with Faith In Action host, Brigid Ayer about a new show on Catholic Radio Indy hosted by Kent called “Lunchtime Podcast Sampler”. Kent and Brigid preview the show and what listeners can expect. The show is slotted to begin airing in March 2021. To listen to any of Catholic Radio Indy’s locally produced shows, they may be found under “podcast” on the home page of the Catholic Radio Indy website which is www.catholicradioindy.org
Shroud of Turin – Our guest Martha May, a Shroud of Turin enthusiast, talks with Catholic Radio Indy’s Faith In Action, co-hosts Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer about the research and facts around the Shroud and how it relates to our faith. For more information or to get resources, the website is www.shroud.com or to contact Martha May her email address is ShroudDiscovery@comcast.net A traveling exhibit of a replica of the Shroud will be available for public viewing at St. John the Evangelist parish in downtown Indianapolis March 21-27.
Our guest, Mary Ann McAtee, a nurse, cancer survivor and contributor to The Catholic Moment, talks with Faith In Action co-hosts, Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer about suffering and offering it up to God amidst pain. To read her reflection on suffering in The Catholic Moment, the web link is here https://www.thecatholicmoment.org/digital/12242020/index.html#issue/13
What Do I Do When Facing Adversity? – Our guest, Joe Condit, founder of the Catholic Speakers Organization, talks with Faith In Action co-host, Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about the Cincinnati Men’s Conference March 13. The conference theme is “What Do I Do when Facing Adversity?” The in-person event is sold out, but the virtual event is FREE and open to BOTH men & women. Headliners include Fr. Mike Schmitz, the #1 podcast host on Apple Podcasts, popular EWTN & television host, Dr. Ray Guarendi and local businessman Tony Maas. Details about the event can be found at the website www.cinncinatimensconference.com
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONTH – HOPE AND HEALING – IN THIS SEGMENT OF FAITH IN ACTION, OUR GUEST SIMONA REISING, WHO SERVES ON THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASKFORCE, OFFICE OF SOCIAL CONCERNS- CATHOLIC CHARITIES IN INDIANAPOLIS, TALKS WITH CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND KENT BLANDFORD, ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HOW THE LOCAL CHURCH IS ADDRESSING THIS SOCIAL PROBLEM. FOR DETAILS THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES CARE MINISTRY WEBSITE IS HTTPS://WWW.ARCHINDY.ORG/CARE/INDEX.HTM
Today is the feast day of the conversion of St. Paul. You may remember the famous story of his encounter with Jesus. Well, God knocked him off his horse and struck him blind. Paul heard a voice saying “Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me?” Paul, who was formerly called Saul, was a Roman who hunted down Christians and killed them for the Roman government. He was a legend in his own time, and feared by Christians. At the same time, a Christian named Ananias heard the voice of God tell him to minister to Saul to get his eyesight back. You can read up on the story here or you can go to the book of Acts in the Bible and read the account at Acts. 22:3-16, or Acts. 9:1-22.
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