SOCIAL DISTANCING: A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE- OUR GUEST BILL SCHMITT, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR FOR HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, IN SOUTH BEND, TALKS WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO HOSTS, BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR FAITH. SCHMITT BLOGS AT WWW.ONWORD.NET
“As I began to address them the Holy Spirit came upon them.” —Acts 11:15
Gentiles, that is, non-Jews, were excluded from the company of Jews. However, the Holy Spirit made it crystal-clear to Peter that he was to enter Cornelius’ house (Acts 11:5ff; 11:12).
The Spirit hadn’t yet instructed Peter what to say to the assembled Gentiles. So Peter “proceeded to address them” with a standard witness to the risen Lord (Acts 10:34ff). Then Peter brought up the subject of sin (Acts 10:43). Based on his previous preaching in Acts, it’s quite possible that Peter’s next words would have involved accountability for sin and the need for deep repentance. Theologically this makes good sense, but the Holy Spirit had a different subject in mind, for the Spirit took over from Peter. “Peter had not finished these words” about forgiveness of sins “when the Holy Spirit descended upon all who were listening to Peter’s message” (Acts 10:44). Although Peter’s Jewish Christian companions were surprised at this turn of events (Acts 10:45), Peter followed “the Spirit’s lead” perfectly (Gal 5:25). Rather than trying to take the floor back from the Holy Spirit and finish his sermon, Peter “gave orders that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ” (Acts 10:48).
Let us hear the voice of Jesus (Jn 10:16) and thereby learn the voice of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit knows exactly what is the right word at the right time (see e.g. 1 Cor 2:10ff). Like Peter, let us “live by the Spirit” and “follow the Spirit’s lead” (Gal 5:25).
Freedom. Sometimes you hear or watch something that is just fantastic. Here is one of those instances when I want to pass along a very good teaching about exploring the types of prison people put themselves in, and how to get out. Would you like a get out of jail free card?
Below is a podcast from Presentation Ministries, by Father Al Lauer, who offers great insights into getting free!!
OUR GUESTS ARE CATHOLIC DADS STEVEN FARMER, PARISHIONER AT ST. MARIA GORETTI IN WESTFIELD, AND MICHAEL O’ROURKE, PARISHIONER AT HOLY ROSARY IN INDIANAPOLIS JOIN CATHOLIC RADIO INDY FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO FIND SANITY & SURVIVE THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE, WORK AT HOME AND E-LEARNING. STEVE FARMER IS A REALTOR WITH WWW.REALESTATEFORLIFE.ORG AND MICHAEL O’ROURKE LEADS A MINISTRY CALLED WWW.STRONGCATHOLICDAD.COM
SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC-BISHOP TIMOTHY DOHERTY – OUR GUEST MOST REVEREND BISHOP TIMOTHY DOHERTY, BISHOP FOR THE DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE-IN-INDIANA. JOINS US FOR A SPECIAL EDITION ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND OFFERS SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE TO US DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. TO CONNECT WITH DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE THE WEBPAGE IS WWW. DOL-IN.ORG
Messy Family Project-Supporting Marriage & Family Life – Michael and Alicia Hernon join Catholic Radio Indy’s Faith In Action co-hosts, Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer to talk about their ministry called The Messy Family Project, and tips on how you can improve your marriage and family life. This is a fantastic resource! Topics include help with disciplining children, connecting with teens, and building your marriage and family culture. Free downloadable resources are also available. Details about how they support marriage the webpage is www.messyfamilyproject.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
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