All Things Catholic by Edward Sri
By Edward Sri
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Join well-known theologian and author Edward Sri for weekly insights on understanding and living out the Catholic faith. Delve deeper into the Bible, prayer time, virtue, relationships, marriage and family and culture with practical reflections on all things Catholic. Don't just go through the motions. Live as an intentional Catholic, a disciple of Jesus Christ.
||Clean036 Mary, Mother of the Church: Why the New Feast Day?||We're in Rome today for the very first celebration of "Mary Mother of the Church" - the new feast instituted by Pope Francis this year. But why do Catholics call Mary "Mother of the Church"? Is there any Biblical basis for this? And...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035 Pentecost: Climax of Easter||"Heaven is not a place in the universe, but a person: Jesus Christ. And the closer we draw near to Jesus, the more we bring heaven on earth." - from this week's podcast. As we reach the climax of the Easter Season, Edward Sri takes us through the last..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034 Q&A with Dr. Sri - The Ascension||Dr. Edward Sri answers listeners' questions about topics such as Mary, marriage and this week's feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033 Marriage Reality Check||Edward Sri discusses the real challenges every married couple faces but not many people talk about. And he unpacks three practical ways to experience the beautiful transformation God wants to work in our hearts - not in spite of, but precisely through..||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032 My Shot: Grow in Virtue||Let’s unpack the Church’s top 3 ways to grow in virtue. Episode Notes: Edward Sri recommended the following books in this episode: - Donald DeMarco, The Heart of Virtue - Stephen Jensen, Living the Good Life...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031 Should the Church be More Tolerant?||The real question is not “Do I tolerate others?” but “Do I have the ability to love people?” We tolerate cold weather or a traffic jam. But Jesus calls us to love the people in our lives, not just tolerate them. And that requires virtue....||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030 "I'm Free to Do Whatever I Want!"||"Don't impose your views on me! I'm free to do whatever I want with my life!" There are two views of freedom competing for our attention. Knowing the difference can make or break a marriage. It can start a dating relationship on the right foot...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 Mary & The Lost Ark||There’s great spiritual power for us in the title “Mary, Ark of the Covenant”—much more than anything Harrison Ford and the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark may have imagined. But what does the ancient Ark of the Covenant have to do with the...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 Simon & The Unexpected Cross||Why is Simon of Cyrene a model of compassion? He didn’t lovingly volunteer to carry Jesus’ Cross. He was forced to do so! The Gospels, however, give us one small detail that indicates Simon was personally transformed through his encounter with the..||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 The Palm Sunday Prophecy||Do you know the Palm Sunday Prophecy? Discover the Biblical background to Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Edward Sri unpacks the prophecies fulfilled in this scene and the personal application for our lives today. Finish Lent...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 Giving it All: Gethsemane||"Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass." What did Jesus mean by this prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Was he trying to back out of the cross at the last minute? This prayer actually offers a window into Jesus' soul, revealing how he...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 The Cry from the Cross||What did Jesus mean when he cried out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Did Jesus really think he was abandoned by the Father? Far from a cry of despair, Jesus' words are a prayer of great hope in the midst of great darkness. Jesus quotes...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 Surprised by Silence - with Beth Sri||Finding silence in a house with 8 kids and a busy apostolic life is not easy. But Beth and I both felt drawn this Lent to turn off the noise, be more unplugged and more tuned in to God in silent stillness. In the silence, we encounter our true selves...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 The Battle for Your Mind||Right now there's a battle going on for your mind - for how you look at reality. What is love? What brings happiness? What is a successful life? The secular world is doing everything it can to get you to look at these fundamental questions a certain...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 The Romance of Lent: 3 Ways to Start Lent Well||The words "Lent" and "Romance" typically don't go together. Lent brings to mind drudgery, sacrifice and slogging through the dreary days of February without your favorite treats. What's romantic about that? At its essence, however, Lent is all about...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 When You Hit the Wall: Struggles in the Spiritual Life||A crucial moment in the spiritual life comes when we hit the wall: when we experience our weaknesses and sins and fear that we'll never get better - we'll never change. In those low moments, we might be tempted to give up trying and settle for...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 More Than Groundhog's Day: The Presentation of Our Lord & Prophecy Fulfilled||The Feast of the Presentation (Feb 2) commemorates a significant turning point in the history of the world: God's glory returning to the temple. Edward Sri unpacks the prophecies fulfilled in this scene to help prepare our hearts for this great feast...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 The Battle for Prayer||We like to pray when we feel we're getting something out of it. But what do we do when the feelings fade, when we're "too busy" or prayer is dry? Will we still show up? Faithfulness to Jesus in prayer is more important than the feelings we might...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 What We Wish We Knew Before Marriage - with Beth Sri||Nothing can fully prepare you for the real challenges of married life. Edward Sri hosts his first guest, his wife Beth, as they share three things they wish they did before they were married...and they continue to work on today.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 "But I'm Not Hurting Anyone!"||Many say, "What I do in my private life doesn't matter - as long as I'm not hurting anyone." But there are many ways we hurt people simply by failing to be the best we can be. In this week's episode, Edward Sri helps us respond to this objection...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 Who Do You Want to Become?||Our choices matter. They lead us either to becoming the kind of person we most deeply desire to be or to falling short of the greatness to which God calls us. In this episode, Edward Sri helps us engage the culture of moral relativism with a Catholic...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 What Was Mary Thinking?||What was Mary thinking and going through on that first Christmas night? Recorded on location in Bethlehem, Edward Sri helps us enter into Mary's experience: The joy of giving birth to her son, the messiah, and the bewilderment and sorrow over watching..||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 "Do You Hear What I Hear?"||What if we had never heard the Christmas story before? What if we were first-century Jews encountering the story of Jesus' birth for the very first time? In this week's podcast, Edward Sri takes us back into the world of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 Rejoice...Always?||Christians are called to rejoice, especially in the Advent season. But can we experience joy even in the midst of difficulties and trials? Edward Sri unpacks what true joy is and how we can radiate it more, even in the face of life's daily challenges.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 This Advent, No Regrets: 3 Ways to a Deeper Advent||Don't miss out on Advent this year. Edward Sri helps us stay focused on the special graces that await us in this liturgical season - if we understand its meaning and key practices. Episode Notes Staying Focused in December: Preparing...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 In This Sign Conquer||The Sign of the Cross is not just the way Catholics begin their prayers. It is itself a powerful prayer—one that’s rooted in Scripture and one that the earliest Christians often turned to for strength in spiritual battle and protection from all...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 What Happens After We Die?||If you’re at Thanksgiving dinner and the topic of life after death comes up, how confident would you be in articulating the Catholic position? Is there really a hell? If God is so merciful, would he really send people to hell? And what’s purgatory..||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 “Who is My Mother?”||Why does Jesus sometimes seem to push Mary away? For example: When people inform Jesus that his mother has arrived in Capernaum to see him, he says, “Who is my mother?” (My. 12:48). What does he mean by that? Far from disrespecting his mother,...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 A Day on Pilgrimage||Imagine waking up along the Sea of Galilee, walking out your door and seeing the place where Jesus calmed the storm, walked on water and called his first disciples. You pinch yourself and ask, “Am I really here?” By seeing the very places...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Honor the Saints?||“Why do you Catholics give so much attention to the saints? Shouldn’t we just focus on God?” Indeed, Catholic devotion to the saints is quite puzzling to some Christians. The whole idea of kneeling before a statue of Mary, doing a nine-day...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformed—Into ‘Agape’ Love||Along the Sea of Galilee some 2,000 years ago, Peter was stunned when the Risen Jesus asked him, “Do you love me?” It was the word for “love” that got to him. Jesus didn’t speak of ordinary human affection. Another Greek word, phileo,...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Really Pro-Life?||Before you say you’re pro-life, you might want to consider themes from JP2’s hard-hitting encyclical “The Gospel of Life.” It’s like an examination of conscience. It not only challenges us to take a deeper look at what’s really happening...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Fatima-5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Rosary||Are you too busy to pray the rosary? Get distracted? Get bored? Prefer shorter prayers? For many, the rosary is the marathon of all Catholic devotions. “I prefer shorter prayers like the Divine Mercy chaplet.” Who has time for 50...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplaining the Trinity—Does it Matter?||Imagine a non-Christian friend asking you to explain the Trinity: “How does 3=1? Do you believe in three Gods? Or is it just like three different names for the same one God?” How would you respond? And does it really matter? Does it really...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Loving More Than the Body||Ed Sheeran’s recent popular song repeatedly boasts, “I’m in love with your body.” But will that kind of love satisfy the depths of the human heart? We long to be loved for who we are, not just for our bodies. But in our over-sexualized world,...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 Living The Call: Lessons from St. Matthew||Your past doesn’t have to define you. This week’s feast of St. Matthew inspires us to consider how the God who transformed this sinner-tax collector into the great apostle can transform us in our own walk with Him today. Edward Sri takes us on a...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 “Follow Me”—The Art of Being a Disciple of Jesus||How do you know if you’re truly growing in your relationship with God or just going through the motions with your faith? One key to answering this question is the theme of discipleship. Being a true follower of Jesus involves more than just going to..||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 Rediscovering the Hail Mary||In this opening episode, Edward Sri launches his ‘All Things Catholic’ podcast with a topic to help us get ready for the feast of Mary’s Birthday this week: The Hail Mary. Perhaps you’ve prayed this prayer countless times. But what does it...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I've listened to every podcast on this channel, and it is something great to listen to! I am a big fan of Dr. Sri and his work. He delivers deep insight into the Catholic faith and provides practical tips for evangelization and daily life. If you are Catholic, Christian or just curious about Christianity, definitely listen to this channel!
Great to have weekly Dr. Sri!
Already a big fan of Dr. Sri, having done a number of studies of his in my parish, it's terrific to have his solid theology and rich inspiration expressed in his characteristically accessible and joyful manner coming to myiPhone every week!
Digging the podcast
Really enjoyed this podcast, to the point and concise. I like how it makes me think. I want to walk the walk. Give it a go.