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November 1, 2019
The final episode of our series on the Mass covers The Our Father, Communion, and The Sign of Peace. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains when Mass shifts from Eucharistic Prayer to The Our Father and how we share these signs of unity together. Learn much more in this episode of “Why Do Catholics…”
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In this special episode for October’s Respect Life Month, we go on the road for a live talk from Becky Biter. This podcast is from Becky's live talk titled Rescued by Love, Restored For Life in this week’s episode of Why Do Catholics.
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In this special episode for October’s Respect Life Month, we invite a special guest on the program to talk about respect life issues. In this week’s episode we welcome Father Dwight Schlaline from Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Shippensburg, PA. Learn more about the work that Fr. Schlaline is doing in this week’s episode of Why Do Catholics.
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In this special episode for October’s Respect Life Month, we invite a special guest on the program to talk about respect life issues. In this week’s episode we welcome Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Executive Director Mr. Eric A. Failing. Learn more about the work that Mr. Failing and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference are doing in this week’s episode of Why Do Catholics.
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Part five of our series on the Mass covers The Eucharistic Prayer. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains the worship offered to the Father by Christ as it was at the moment of his passion, death and resurrection. Learn much more in this episode of “Why Do Catholics…”

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Part four of our series on the Mass covers the Preparation Rite. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains how we prepare for the Eucharist. From setting the altar to reflecting on what we as Catholics are bringing to the altar, learn more about this important part of the Mass in this episode of “Why Do Catholics…”
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Did you know there is an order and reason for the readings at Sunday Mass? In our continuation on the Mass, Fr. Cavender breaks down the Liturgy of the Word and its purpose in this week’s “Why Do Catholics…
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Part two of our series on the Mass covers the introductory rights. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains how this portion of the Mass helps us prepare for and better enter into a relationship with God. You won’t want to miss this edition of “Why Do Catholics…”
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Fr. Josh Cavender kicks off a new series of "Why Do Catholics..." on the Mass. In this intro episode, Father reviews the purpose of the Mass and why it's important for Catholics to attend.
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In our final episode on the Sacraments, Fr. Cavender explains Anointing of the Sick and its purpose. Healing of the soul and, potentially, the body can be found in this Sacrament for those who are close to death. You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…
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Holy Orders is a great mystery in scripture where Christ called 12 men to follow him in a special way. Join Fr. Cavender as he explains the beginning of this Sacrament and its three orders in this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…
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Marriage is hard, but also beautiful. This Sacrament of total self-giving and partnership is also a reflection of Christ’s relationship with the Church. You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…”
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The Sacrament of Confirmation is a powerful sacrament deepening and strengthening the grace received at Baptism, which is the presence of God in the soul. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains moving from an internal relationship with God, which we have at Baptism, to an external relationship with God and the world in this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…”
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The Eucharist is Jesus and is a unique Sacrament in the Catholic Church. Join Fr. Josh Cavender as he explains how this Sacrament truly is the bread of life in this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…”
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The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a very powerful sacrament of salvation. Fr. Josh Cavender explains this great sacrament and how to know for certain that you are absolved in this week’s episode of “Why Do Catholics…"
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Have you ever wondered what really happens during the Sacrament of Baptism? Fr. Josh Cavender breaks down this first Sacrament, explaining how we become children of God.
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Join the Diocese of Harrisburg and Fr. Joshua Cavender, campus minister at Millersville University and Franklin & Marshall College, for the inaugural episode of “Why Do Catholics…” In this first episode, Fr. Cavender begins the multi-episode discussion of the purpose and meaning of the Sacraments in the Catholic Church.
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