Father and Joe E124 – Discernment Part 1

We all have important decisions that we need to make in life. In this episode we specifically focus on the process of making those decisions. Discernment is of vital importance within our lives. Father discusses what his process was like and gives us all a blueprint we can implement in our daily lives.     […]

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Spiritual Direction Online Courses Coming Soon!

Following a great start with the Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment course that took place June 24-28 and various courses and workshops that Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., have offered in locations across the country, Saint Vincent Seminary’s Institute for Ministry Formation will offer its first online spiritual formation courses in the upcoming fall […]

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Father and Joe E123 – The Preference of Male Altar Servers

Church has written out a preference for male altar servers. Today Father discusses this topic in tremendous depth. One the baseline teachings required to understand the topic is why the Church only ordains men into the priesthood.  Following those teachings, Father also discusses the importance of women in the church. A central teaching that develops […]

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Father and Joe E122 – Receiving Vs. Expecting

God will not force his gifts upon us. We need to freely accept them. Father teaches what God has offered us, the deepest and most valuable gift is a relationship with Him. The conversation also dives into the difference in the value of thing and the value of relationships.      The podcast Father and […]

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MFP 115 : Mom – More Than Meets the Eye

   The most important person on earth is a mother…She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral—a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. — Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty Our society not only devalues mothers, … Continue reading The post MFP 115 : Mom – More Than Meets the Eye […]

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Father and Joe E121 – Running Towards God

What we started out doing out of fear of judgment and hell we end up doing out of the unspeakable sweetness of love – what was arduous is now sweet and good. Father gives great teachings and examples of why running toward God is much better – and rewarding – than running away from fear […]

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Father and Joe E120 – Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is the apostle of the apostles. In this episode we discuss the life Saint Mary Magdalene, the role of women in the church, and Pope Francis designation of July 22nd as the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Father provides very comprehensive knowledge on the rule of women in the times of Christ and […]

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Father and Joe E119 – Reverence

In many different ways the word reverence is used. Today we discuss what reverence for God is and why is it important. Father gives us practical answers to how to become more reverent in general. Then we dive into specifics when we discuss reverence for the sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist.   The podcast […]

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