This episode is the first in a 2-part series on the Works of Mercy. Join host Mike Creavey for an awesome interview with Sr. Geralyn Schmidt, SCC of the Diocese of Harrisburg and you'll hear all about the following (plus more!): what the "corporal" works of mercy are, why they're important, and why they must be performed in conjunction with the spiritual works of mercy we'll look at in Ep. 96.
Host Al Gnoza from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference speaks with Reps. Keith Greiner and Dave Zimmerman from Lancaster County about several issues, including pro-life measures to be discussed during the Fall. He also catches up with Rep. Patty Kim from Dauphin Co. about criminal justice issues that the PCC is working on with her.
So what’s the x-factor that brings out your A-game: standing ovations, likes, views, applause, pleasing judges, getting to the next round, or the longing for your best friend, the one who died to save you? Wouldn’t today be a great day to stop, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up with Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy as they wonder what it will be like one day to hear our Blessed Mother say to us on the other side of the veil, “You did My Son proud.”
The show hosts share information from the recent District Deputy meeting in State College, Pa.
Host Al Gnoza from the PA Catholic Conference hears from Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Rep. Jordan Harris and Sen. Camera Bartolotta about the “Clean Slate” project which helps people overcome old criminal convictions to get jobs. We also learn about a new prayer app offered on your handheld device, created in part by a Harrisburg native.
This one is a non-negotiable! Jesus commands his followers to forgive others. In fact, he ties our eternal salvation to it. Host Mike Creavey takes a closer look in this episode with special guest Stacey Sumereau of staceysumereau.com.
Mike interviews the wives of the state officers at the recent District Deputy Seminar at State College.
Sometimes light can hurt your eyes and sometimes life can break your heart; just ask our Blessed Mother, whose own heart was pierced to save her children. This week, take a moment with Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy as they ponder how after sufferings from labor pains to failed pregnancies, we learn light can still be beautiful.
Most of this week's episode covers what the PA Catholic Conference did this past session at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Host Al Gnoza hears from Rep. Jesse Topper on his marriage bill and Sen. Camera Bartolotta on what she thinks about the budget.
It's ironic. Our supposedly "tolerant" and "non-judgmental" culture is oftentimes rabidly critical and judgmental itself. From social media platforms to the classroom, those of us who believe in moral absolutes are routinely met with mockery, ridicule, and even abuse. Maybe it's a good time to take a closer look at what Catholics really believe about judgment, and why it's actually something Jesus commands us to do!