ECHo- Embracing Catholics Back into the Church – OUR GUESTS FATHER JOHN MCCASLIN, PASTOR AND DCN. BOB BEYKE OF ST. MONICA CATHOLIC PARISH ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS TALK WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY, ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM CALLED “ECHo”- A MINISTRY AIMED AT WELCOMING CATHOLICS BACK HOME TO THE FAITH. FOR DETAILS THE WEBPAGE IS WWW.STMONICAINDY.ORG
PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION: A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE – OUR GUEST JONATHAN CHAMBLEE, A COUNSELOR WITH CENTRAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES IN INDIANAPOLIS TALK WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO HOSTS, BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION, THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM, PREVENTION AND RECOVERY. THE CENTRAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WEBPAGE IS WWW.CENTRALPSYCHSERVICES.COM/
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Here is a free book to help you navigate these trials and put them into perspective.
The Libreria Editrice Vaticana and the Dicastery for Communication have published a free 192-page digital book entitled Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Support in Time of Trial. It is a collection of Pope Francis’ homilies, prayers, and messages. You can access the book from the Vatican News web site.
OUR GUEST FATHER DONALD CALLOWAY, NATIONAL SPEAKER TALKS WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY, ABOUT HIS CONVERSION AND HIS NEW BOOK CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH AND HOW HE CAN HELP US AT THIS TIME. FOR DETAILS ON THE CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH THE WEBPAGE IS www.consecrationtostjoseph.org/ AND FATHER CALLOWAY’S WEBPAGE IS www.fathercalloway.com/
TO HEAR FATHER CALLOWAY’S CONVERSION STORY, THE LINK IS HERE.
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Center of Hope: Domestic Violence Recovery – Caroline Fisher RN, of the Center of Hope, Franciscan Alliance talks with Faith In Action Co-Hosts, Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about the center and how they help people recovery from sexual assault and domestic violence.
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Uniting in Heart: 2030 Pastoral Plan Deacon Mike Mescall, Director of Technology, Communications and Planning of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana talks with Faith In Action Co-Hosts, Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about the new pastoral plan called Uniting in Heart: 2030 Pastoral Plan. Dcn. Mescall shares how it’s designed to assist discipleship efforts, laity, clergy and the general Catholic community for the next decade. For details of the plan the webpage is https://dol-in.org/uniting-in-heart
Do you ever thing about the costs of being a follower of Jesus? I don’t think about it very often that is until persecution comes my way. Being put down, bullied, ostracized, shut out, looked at with those eye rolls or side glances, it’s no fun. Has it ever happened to you? It has to me on many occasion. One holy priest told me, if you are getting persecuted you must be doing something right. I’ve found that to be a good encouragement when persecution comes my way. The converse of that for a Christian might be, if I’m not facing any persecution, am I really speaking truth or living out my Christian faith? Good question. Continue reading →
“A people living in darkness has seen a great light.” —Matthew 4:16
When I was a kid, on the Feast of Epiphany, I had the esteemed job of moving the three king figures from our family manger scene into the barn to bring their gifts to Jesus. Funny thing was one of glass kings had a foot problem. Not sure if he had a broken foot or the figure was just flawed in some way, but he always tipped forward. A 30-second task turned into many minutes of frustration trying to finagle that king into a position to keep him standing up, rather than falling down flat on his face in front of Jesus.
The field is the world. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son” to give up all that He owned, purchase that field, and die in agony on His cross so the field and its inhabitants might not perish, but have everlasting life (Jn 3:16; Mt 13:44).
The field is full of people. Jesus loves all people, for they are made in His image and likeness (Gn 1:27). To Jesus, this field of humanity is a treasure. He gave all He had to purchase this field (Mt 13:44). Jesus treasures us, and where His treasure lies, there His heart is (Lk 6:45).