Thinking Faith: Catholic Podcast

Thinking Faith: Catholic Podcast

A Catholic podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and serve him more deeply in our daily lives.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 23 min

Continuing our conversation with Catholic writer and blogger Brendan Hodge on his new book "If you Can Get It" from Ignatius Press and what it means to be a 'Catholic' writer.

Show Snippet: "I mean I think we find ourselves at a time right now where a lot of people are struggling with their daily routines being upended...and I think it does cause people to pause and ask really why is it we do the things that we ...

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We begin a three-part series with Catholic writer and blogger Brendan Hodge author of the new book "If you Can Get It" through Ignatius Press. We'll be discussing the book itself, what it's like publishing his first novel, and what it means to be a 'Catholic' writer.

Show Snippet: "The title is "If you can get it" it's based on the title of a George and Ira Gershwin song "Nice work if you...

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As we wrap up our four-part series on conspiracy theory thinking we discuss a pastoral approach that places emphasis upon spiritual discernment and guidance as an essential first step.

Show Snippet: "So if conspiracy theories are troubling you or troubling someone you know, the first question is "How's your prayer life?" If your prayer life has taken a hit because of a certain level of anxiety around this, then that...

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In this part three of four, we take a look at some of the psychological and sociological foundations within conspiracy theory thinking that allow false narratives and misleading information to take root in others and in ourselves.

Show Snippet: "When there are things that are hard for us, we want to be able to make sense out of that...this is such a core aspect of our humanity that we will latch on to things even when the effec...

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Continuing our four-part series on conspiracy theory type thinking we deep dive into what this kind of thinking is, and how to identify content that may be engaged in this style of thought.

Show Snippet: "So conspiracy theories will often give you the illusion of leaving you to your own conclusions so you feel like you've done the research, you're doing the thinking, but it's actually a bit of a set-up..."

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This week Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett Salkeld begin a four-part series to discuss conspiracy theory thinking. In this part one, we'll ask what conspiracy theory thinking is and is not, and discuss the difference between this kind of thinking and healthy skepticism.

Show Snippet: "This is not just like a social problem, but it's also a Pastoral problem because it's happening in the Church, it's happening to Church ...

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Join Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett as they interview Dr. Stephen Little, Acquisitions Editor of Notre Dame Press, at the University of Notre Dame as we discuss his shift in world view from Catholic Creationism to Theistic Evolution.

Show Snippet - "When I was in high school I had to write a research paper and I basically had to synthesize all of the evidence, from a scientific perspective, that I felt presented an obstacle or a cha...

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As Christian Churches around the world prepare for the "Season of Creation" which begins on September first, we present our Thinking Faith family with a sneak peek at a special YouTube series on Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudate Si hosted by our own Tashia Toupin.

Show Snippet: "The rate of consumption that our human society is operating at...it very clearly and very evidently it outpaces rhythms...Pope Francis call...

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In this part two of two, guest Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson joins the show to discuss truth, goodness, and beauty in literature and examines Flannery O'Connor's approach as found in her "Mystery and Manners" collection of essays and talks.

Show Snippet: "This is a modern problem where I have students come in, and you look at a college student's calendar, and it's as though their identity is wrapped up in th...

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This week we are pleased to have Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas, share her insights on a Catholic approach to literature.

Show Snippet: "I can't quote C.S. Lewis enough, "In reading great literature I become a thousand people and yet remain myself..." when we delve into these perspectives in literature we actually take on other people's vision but you get...

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For the last four years, we have been blessed to be able to offer a new forum for conversation, dialogue, and sharing the Good News of our Catholic Faith to the Archdiocese of Regina and beyond. Join Deacon Eric, Dr. Brett, and very special guest, Archbishop Donald Bolen as we celebrate our 200th Episode and discuss our shared dreams for the future of our Church and culture.

Show Snippet: "You know, in society as a whole and in...

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This past June saw the premiere of the very first episode of a new Youtube series produced by the Archdiocese called "The Diocese Tonight" featuring stories, voices, and prayers from all over the Archdiocese of Regina. With a new episode set to release on YouTube on August second, here's just a taste of our premier's keynote talk on Unity by Gabe Dipple.

Show Snippet: "We need the breadth of experiences and voic...

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In an exciting podcast crossover event, Thinking Faith happily premiers popular guest, Fr. Parker Love's new podcast "Cold Drinks, Questions, and Christ" as he examines Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain.

Show Snipette: "I could see how, for other people, it might be interesting to hear about things that they might not necessarily think about; its relationship with faith and..to look at all this ...

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Weeks before his ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, Deacon Eric Gurash had a chance to talk with Seminarian Chris Lindenbach about his life, his vocation, and this thing we call 'discernment'...

Show Snippet: "They talk about any time you make any sort of commitment you make this big 'yes' and then that's sustained by all these little yeses. And so the big yes for me was to go to the seminary and say ...

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June 16, 2020 38 min

Plagues, Murder Hornets, Rivers running blood-red in Russia. Do you get the feeling that 2020 is trying to tell us something? Could this be the end of it all?

Show Snippet: "You have these two groups that are contrasted and you see that going on throughout Revelation. It's asking which group are you? Are you the ones despairing because life isn't going the way that you thought it would go? Or are you the ones praising C...

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Wrapping up our multi-part series on Creationism and our Catholic faith we apply faith and reason, those invaluable gifts from God, to what the scriptures actually say about death, original sin, and human destiny.

Show Snippet: "Original sin...at the heart of it is, you need grace. No amount of do-gooding and good works is going to save you. Yes you have to act, but ultimately when Paul teaches this...connecting Jesus as the ne...

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Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett continue their multi-part series on Creationism with special guest, Dr. Matthew Ramage of Benedictine College, Kansas, and author of "The Experiment of Faith: Pope Benedict XVI on Living the Theological Virtues in a Secular Age".

Show Snippet: "Eden is a temple so you understand that it's not giving the scientific account, it's about Israel and therefore about all of us and it's abo...

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This week Deacon Eric, Dr. Brett, and special guest, Fr. Parker Love sit down to answer your questions for another Facebook Live event.

Show Snippet: "That's what we're called to do, to do our best, to be the best version of ourself which is the most good version of ourself...the most virtuous person we are called to be, and the most just person we can be, and the most loving, and kind, and happy, and joyful person we c...

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TF192 - Creationism and the Catholic Church - Part 3 with Dr. Matthew Ramage

Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett continue their multi-part series on Creationism with special guest, Dr. Matthew Ramage author of "Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and St. Thomas Aquinas".

Show Snippet: "I've seen so many young people confused and struggling with their faith for no reason and part of it is because t...

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Talking the speed of light, what the first amoeba ate, and the conspiracy of Creationism in this part two of a multi-part series on Creationism and the Catholic Church.

Show Snippet: "This is a constant argument that all Creationists use about Christian scientists who believe in evolution - they are seeking the approval of the world. So John Paul and Benedict, who are willing to stand up to the world on a whole host of question...

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