Just A Guy In The Pew Podcast

Just A Guy In The Pew Podcast

Welcome to the pew. The place where everyday catholic guys, talk about everyday catholic things, in front of the one person that can do something about it. Jesus Christ

Episodes

April 16, 2024 42 mins
This episode brings you an in-depth exploration of men's ministry and personal development, filmed against the backdrop of our recent leadership summit in Columbus, Ohio. Join John and Victor as they unpack the transformative experiences of the summit, where men gathered to deepen their faith and leadership skills. The duo shares stories of reconnection and inspiration, reflecting on the powerful moments of community building and ...
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In this week's episode, John and Victor take a look at the journey and life of Peter in the 40 Days after the Resurrection. As they reflect on the Scripture readings from the first Friday of the Easter season, John and Victor draw parallels between the biblical stories of Peter's denial and his subsequent redemption, exploring themes of vulnerability, forgiveness, and the endless capacity for personal growth and healing in the lig...
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This week John is joined by one of his favorite brothers in Christ, fellow evangelist Hector Molina. John and Hector have been friends for many years now and are finally getting a chance to meet in studio to talk about their mutual love of the Scriptures. Hector is a brilliant evangelist with a story, just like the rest of us, that led him to a relationship with Christ and a deep love of Scripture. Listen in this week as Hector sh...
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A Blessed Holy Week to you. Join John and Victor as we conclude the Lenten journey with the 7th Deadly Sin: Pride, the root of all sin. "In that sin man preferred himself to God...He chose himself over and against God, against the requirements of his creaturely status and therefore against his own good" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 398). How do we return to God? Humility. "Humility is truth or the recognition of gif...
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The journey continues as John and Victor dive deeper into the 7 Deadly Sins. This week's focus is Lust, the "disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure" (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], paragraph 2351). According to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the key word is inordinate. God Himself associated pleasure with the flesh. Pleasure becomes sinful when we use it as a means instead of an end. Lust distorts the g...
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Join John and Victor as the Lenten journey continues on the 7 Deadly Sins. This week's focus is Gluttony, or overindulgence of food and drink. How we live and the way we treat ourselves matters. "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Script...
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"Where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." Matthew 6:21 Join John and Victor in the Lenten journey on the 7 Deadly Sins this week as they discuss the sin of Greed. Our possessions, time, and talents are gifts from the Lord and how often we allow our attachments to these things to control us and rob us of our joy and living a life of freedom with the Lord. Hoard not the things of the world, but virtue, prayer, time wi...
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“Run as to Win” - 1 Corinthians 9:24 John and Vic continue their Lenten Series on the 7 Deadly Sins this week by focusing on Sloth. All of us struggle with sloth both physically and spiritually at times in our lives. If we aren’t careful though, giving into comfort and putting down our crosses can lead us far away from the Lord. It doesn’t take long either. Listen in this week as John and Vic discuss the dangers of becoming slothf...
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“In your anger do not sin” - Ephesians 4:26 This week John and Victor continue their Lenten Series on the seven deadly sins and how they impede us from being able to "return to God with our whole hearts" ( Joel 2:12). The sin of the week is Anger. Many of us struggle almost daily with anger. Sometimes our anger is just and sometimes it is unjust. So how do you know the difference and if your anger is actually a sin? If your anger ...
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February 12, 2024 39 mins
"Envy is the assassination of brotherly love." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen A blessed Lent to you all! This week kicks off a new Lenten Series on the 7 deadly sins from John and Victor. In this week's episode we begin our Lenten journey as John and Victor discuss envy, one of the seven deadly sins that goes unnoticed but can undermine our spiritual health. The guys share their own personal battles with envy, revealing how it has man...
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February 6, 2024 39 mins
"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." - Pope Benedict XVI You don't have to look around long to see that the world needs Catholics that are willing to boldly live their faith. Unfortunately, many of us can often find ourselves retreating back into the comfort and safety of those like us. While there is nothing wrong with surrounding ourselves with like minded people, we mus...
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January 30, 2024 38 mins
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about" We all have had confrontations with strangers, co-workers, and even family and friends that haven't always gone the way we would like. Oftentimes, these interactions can leave us upset and we can move quickly to anger, premature judgments, and resentment towards the other person. As Christians, we are called to be better than that. We are called to love others, to for...
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January 16, 2024 56 mins
Join us for a special episode this week as John welcomes his friend Hani for an interview about living as a Christian in the Holy Land. Experiencing the kindness of a pilgrim as a young child, he now devotes his life to leading pilgrims to encounter the person of Jesus Christ and the land in which he lived and ministered. With a passion for connecting the New and Old Testaments, Hani invites us into life in the Holy Land and the g...
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January 9, 2024 39 mins
All is gift! Join John and Victor this week as they discuss the power of receiving everything-trials and sufferings included- as a gift from the Lord. As St. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). The Lord desires to use every moment of our lives to draw us back into union with Him. Nothing is wasted! May this y...
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January 2, 2024 42 mins
Happy New Year! At least that's what we all want it to be. Many of us, though, fail in our resolutions and quit before we even get started. Ever wonder why? We listen to the wrong voice, that's why. The one that shows up to convict you of your mistakes and throws your past failures in your face. That voice is the voice of the Evil One. So how do we move past it and start moving forward? By "forgetting what lies behind and straining...
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December 19, 2023 33 mins
See what love (1 John 3:1) "The one who holds the world in being was lying in a manger...The heavens cannot contain him, but a woman carried him in her bosom...May he make us into children of God, since for our sake he was willing to be made a child of man" (St. Augustine). This is our God. This is the God who reveals His power through humility, love, and mercy. Join John and Victor as they share the hope and freedom Jesus' birth...
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December 12, 2023 35 mins
Remembrance is at the heart of the Christian life. When we forget who we are and Whose we are, we often fail to see the great gift of our lives and the abundant blessings we have received. Join John and Victor as they challenge us to focus not simply on the material gifts of Christmas, but on The Gift of Christ and his saving power in our lives. Found in this episode: -the necessity and simplicity of gratitude -the joy of giving...
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December 5, 2023 35 mins
The great mystery of Christmas is commemorating the historical event of the birth of the Messiah and simultaneously the preparation of the second coming of Christ. As St. John Paul II said, "Our whole life should be an 'advent', in vigilant expectation of Christ's final coming." Preparation and expectation. How we live our everyday lives matters. Join John and Victor as they address the temptation to get caught up in the busyness o...
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November 28, 2023 41 mins
Where are your eyes? In the midst of the storms of life, we are often focused on the winds, the waves, and the darkness, tempted to cling to someone or something other than the Lord. Join John and his dear friend, Fr. Malachy, CFR, as they follow the example of St. Francis in focusing not on the confusion and disunity of the world, but on Jesus alone. Because Francis allowed himself to be changed by Jesus, he changed the world ar...
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In this special episode, John welcomes back to the pew his close friend Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR. In recent weeks, both Fr Malachy and John have struggled with the same issue: believing that they have to do it all themselves. Listen in this week to hear how on two separate journeys, both men were brought back to the truth of who God is and what he wants for us. God delights in us and desires for us to slow down, rest in Him...
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