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


March 21, 2023 47 min
Again and again, we get stuck in our own weaknesses, failures, and the failures of others. It is time to lift your head, look to the cross and start marching forward. Yes, you are broken, but there will be a resurrection. You cannot stay in your tomb. Cry for help and move forward. In this episode, you will hear John and Victor say: “Jesus came down here and broke his body” “It’s time to admit that you're broken and not let that...
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We are officially in the thick of Lent! There is no doubt that the initial zeal of our commitments may be dwindling. Our temptations to break our promises are not random, and we may actually be able to rejoice in the suffering of these temptations. In this episode, you will hear John and Victor talk about: - The REASON your lent is getting difficult - Being grounded in a “yes”. - Suffering is the key to our salvation! - Practica...
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As John and Victor discussed a few weeks ago, “freedom comes at a price and freedom is difficult”. In this episode they are diving into what that actually means: obedience. Contrary to a common mentality, obedience is not slavery, but actually, it is the MOST freeing thing! In this episode, you will hear John and Victor talk about: - Walking the extra mile giving you the power - Jesus’s obedience in his agony in the garden - The...
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February 28, 2023 90 min
Bill Donaghy (from the Theology of the Body Institute) joined John in the studio for a riveting conversation about performance mentality, the fruitfulness of wasting time with another, our longing for supernatural powers, and more. Give this incredible episode a listen or a watch, and be inspired to rest well and live on a deeper level. In this episode with John and Bill, you will hear about: - “The Western Activist Principal” -...
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February 21, 2023 31 min
Episode 191: Lent: Just Let Go Lent starts tomorrow! So it’s about time we take a look at the things we are attached to, the things that are keeping us from Him, and choose to detach. It is time to be led into the desert. In this episode with John and Victor, you will hear about: - Detachment from our idols - Avoiding Hell vs. aiming for Heaven - What did Jesus do when the devil showed up? - The pain of healing! #CatholicPod...
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February 14, 2023 40 min
Episode 190: The Man in the Mirror Have you ever just rubbed someone the wrong way? Or they just irk you a little bit? Maybe it is NOT an unsolvable mystery. Sometimes our reactions that seem over-the-top are actually steaming from wounded places deep-down in our hearts. Maybe it is time we REALLY look at ourselves in the mirror. In this episode with John and Victor, you will hear about: - Keeping up the facade of “I’m fine” -...
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February 7, 2023 33 min
John just returned from a healing retreat! And he has a lot to say from it… starting with: GOD’S CRUCIAL COMMAND FOR US TO REST. We often push ourselves until we are exhausted… we rest in order to work when it should actually be the opposite. The world makes us think that if we aren't busy we are wasting our time; but true rest is its own act of obedience. In this episode you will hear John and Victor say: - The relentless desi...
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February 1, 2023 38 min
Episode 188: More than a Feeling Do you ever have a day when you just want to veg out? Sometimes we just have bad days and cracking open a cold beer sounds a lot more appealing than cracking open the Bible. But if we want to be saints, we need to form holy habits, regardless of our feelings. The martyrs have shown us the strength that comes from prioritizing Faith over feelings. In this episode you will hear John and Victor say:...
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January 24, 2023 36 min
Our “but”s keep us from becoming who we are made to be. After a raw, inspiring phone call with a college student, Victor and John discuss the impeding lie that “we are not worthy enough”. Because if you believe in Christ and the things that he told us, and that you are called, you need to rest in that. In this amazing episode, you will hear about: - Voids, filling them or aching because of them - Matthew 10:19 - Being a viable ...
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January 17, 2023 35 min
Episode 186: What Does It Mean to Be Holy? The end goal of our lives is to be saints. (To be a saint means to get to Heaven). But what does it ACTUALLY mean to be holy in this day and age? In this episode, Victor and John dive into what it takes to be a Holy man this year starting NOW. In this episode, you will hear about: - New Year's good intentions! Not just physical goals - Compartmentalizing our life - The true definition...
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January 10, 2023 34 min
Episode 185: Oaks of Righteousness “You can't realize that you are called until you first realize that you are claimed”. In this episode, John and Victor unpack what it really means to be called and what it looks like to answer that call. In the recounting of Jesus’s baptism, we know that God is speaking to each of us and teaching us what it means to be a disciple. In this episode, you will hear about: - Fruits of Just a Guy In...
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January 3, 2023 37 min
Episode 184: 2023: Time to Begin Again John and Victor recorded on New Years Eve to chat about the past year and to look forward with hope and resolve into this new year. In this episode, John and Victor share about: - Just a Guy In the Pew at SEEK’23 - The passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI - The pursuit of happiness… real happiness - The deceitfulness of sin and the fruit of righteousness #CatholicPodcast #JustaGuyintheP...
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Episode 183: The Eucharistic Revival with Father Malachy What is the best way to end the year? Turning our attention to the source and summit of our Catholic Faith! Father Malachy, a national Eucharist preacher, is on the show again this week to share in the beauty of “going into battle” through this revival. In this episode, you will learn about: - The origins of the 3-Year National Eucharistic Revival - The central mystery of ...
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December 20, 2022 39 min
This week Victor and John jump into one of the biggest realities of our Faith: The incarnation! “Sometimes we see Jesus as just our buddy in the clouds” and we forget that He made himself so small and humbled himself to partake in humanity. He is not just a little baby coming soon, he is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD! In this episode, you will hear about: - Walking in darkness vs. walking in the light. - Conversion is not a one-time ex...
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Episode 181: Becoming a Manger - Living Advent with Father Malachy Father Malachy is here for another week! And this time John and Father dive straight into the depths of Advent. From hunting to concepts of time, to shame, to Jospeh they cover all the bases and will inspire you to live this Advent with a fervent heart! In this episode, you will hear John and Father Malachy chat about: - Celebrating the past as the present. - Wha...
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On this week’s BONUS episode, John is joined by Father Malachy CFR! Father Malachy vulnerably shares his wild testimony and journey to the priesthood. From selling organic veggie burritos in a parking lot, to encountering God’s love and infinite mercy, Father Malachy's story reveals God’s fatherly pursuit. In this episode, you will hear Father Malachy share about: - The struggles of middle school & being expelled from highschool...
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November 29, 2022 30 min
Getting ready for Christmas is more than watching “Elf” or buying gifts. In this episode, John and Victor dive into what it means to LIVE into the reason for the season. In this episode, you will hear John and Victor say: - Advent calls us to a preparation of our hearts and of our minds. - Let the trumpets blast so we can turn our attention toward the Lord. - Christmas without Christ is unsatisfactory. - Stay awake. Stay Vigila...
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November 22, 2022 32 min
We have to TAKE ACTION if we want to see any change or growth in our spiritual lives. We can't just sit around all day waiting for something to change. Even when the crippled man asked Jesus to be healed, Jesus demanded an action: RISE, take up your mat and go. God’s grace co-operates with action. After all, carrying the cross was an ACTION. In this episode, you will hear John and Victor say: - “Our daily tasks sometimes consume ...
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November 15, 2022 32 min
Why do you pray? Why do you work? Why do you listen to this podcast? “If you don't have passion you are never going to do anything well”. Where does that passion come from? On this week’s episode, John and Victor chat about this answer… your “why”. THAT is what is going to make a difference in how you live your everyday life. Your WHY is the detrimental factor in living a meaningful life. In this episode, John and Victor talk ab...
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November 8, 2022 32 min
On this week's episode, Victor and John talk about what it means to take a closer look at ourselves (and not to check for tics!) Saint Paul encourages us to truly evaluate behaviors and motivations… how often do you pause to do that? Join us at the end of this episode for a real examination of conscience. In this episode you will hear about: - Giving ourselves a pass from our responsibilities - Bringing darkness into the light -...
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