Read the Cat
By Kyle Heimann, Dan Harms, and Cory Heimann
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Read the Cat is a project in which three guys try to read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church, cover to cover, in one year. The Cat has 2865 paragraphs, each week we'll read about 55 of those paragraphs and synthesize the highlights and main themes into a short blog post and podcast.
||CleanRead The Cat 1596-1650||Marriage. Marriage is what brings us together today. Today we wrap up the Holy Orders summary and jump into the sacrament of marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman, and, like the Trinitarian love of God,||9/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1541-1595||This week we are talking about the Priesthood!!! - Take away: The sacraments of Holy Orders were instituted by Christ and these orders are gifted to men who serve the Church in a profound way. - Script:||9/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1486-1540||The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured. -- St. Colette These paragraphs of the Catechism speak extensively on suffering and how .||9/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1431-1485||Get your confession on! - This is all about Penance and the Sacrament of Confession. - Interior penance is all about fasting, prayer and almsgiving . . . and not shaving . . . OK, you can shave if you have to. - Reading sacred scripture,||8/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1376-1420||Eucharist, Tabernacles, Faith and Sacraments of Healing... now on Read The Cat!||8/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 1321-1375||Heaven on Earth In this episode we talk about the gift of the Holy Eucharist. John 6 and the Last Supper... yeah, it's pretty much a party of Jesus' sacrifice and our opportunity to receive it. - CHALLENGE: Next time you go to mass try to really take||8/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1266-1320||Confirmation Confirmation is often misunderstood, but as one of the three sacraments of initiation it plays a key role in our spiritual lives. Listen to this week's episode to learn all about it. (special section for catechists and those who teach C.||8/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1211-1265||Baptise!!!! This week's all about Baptism!||7/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 1156-1210||Liturgy and diversity. - Continued from last week, we talk about the how, when, and where of liturgy. - How: Singing and Music - A treasure of inestimable value Combination of sacred music and words "Singing is praying twice" - St.||7/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 1101-1155||Light and darkness, wind and fire, water and earth, the tree and its fruit speak of God and symbolize both his greatness and his nearness. (CCC 1147) We continue to talk about the Holy Spirit, who gives spiritual understanding to the Word of God.||7/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 1046-1100||New York, the cosmos and the conclusion of the Profession of Faith. Liturgy: Paschal Mystery and the Trinity. Giddy up! The world will be renewed at the Final Judgement, the whole world, Cosmos included.||7/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0991-1045||When I have the opportunity to talk to teenagers the theme I most often unpack is that of "eternal life." You see we have two options: 1. We can live our lives for our 72 years (if we're lucky) and try to squeeze out every bit that the world has to of..||6/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0936-0990||Favorite quote: “Faith is a treasure of life which is enriched by being shared.” -CCC 949 - Or maybe this one: "There is no offense, however serious, that the Church cannot forgive." -CCC - We need to share our faith and our stuffs too!||6/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0881-0935||Elevator Pitch: The Pope, following in the succession of Peter, is the head of the Church instituted by Christ. The bishops are given authority and lead their flocks under the guidance of the Pope. Lay people are awesome,||6/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 0826-0880||Cool quote of the week: "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church" -Tertullian Elevator Pitch: The Church is Catholic, in other words, universal. The Church is apostolic, in it's mission, questing to follow the same mission of the apostles.||6/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat – 0771-0825||Holy Spirit, One, Ho... - Cool quote of the week: Mary is the bride without spot or wrinkle. "This is why the Marian dimension of the Church precedes the Petrine." CCC 773 - The Church is both human and divine. The People of God are of God,||5/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0716-0770||Shorty McShort Stuff: - The Spirit - John the Baptist, Mary, and Jesus all had it. The Spirit is dynamic and integral to our faith and the Church wouldn't be the Church without the Spirit. - Longest Rundown of Your Life (on multiple pages): -||5/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0661-0715||We continue to work through the Creed. This is really forcing us to think about what we say when we are saying/praying the Creed. Here is a video Likable Art did about the Creed. - In this episode, special guest Pete Campagna joins me as we prepar...||5/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0606-0660||The Pascal Mystery is quite mysterious! - Elevator Pitch: Christ died by his own free will, descended into hell to free the just and rose. - The whole shabang: Christ's whole life is an offering to the Father.||5/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0551-0605||Elevator Pitch: Jesus equipped Peter and the other disciples with all that the would need to spread the Gospel, in this hand-over James, John, and Peter join Jesus on top of a mountain where things turn bright white,||5/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0496-0550||Elevator Pitch: God works intentionally. Mary was chosen by God and set aside to be different than everyone else. Christ's Kingdom is here and now, booyeah! The whole ball of yarn: We talk about three things in this episode: Mary and her attributes||4/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0441-0495||Join us with special guest, Nick Padley, as the bells from the elevator outside our hotel room ding (yes, now you will be distracted by the dings in the podcast). Elevator Pitch: Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary. True God and true man.||4/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0386-0420||Elevator Pitch:Original sin, sin, and Satan are real, thus the importance of Christ who redeems us. - The Rundown: This week we are talking about Sin AKA “humanity’s rejection of God and opposition to him” p.||4/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0331-0385||Special Good Friday Episode. We were purrrrchased fur a great price. Elevator Pitch: God created the heavens and the earth and it was good. Then he created man and it was very good. A blessed and solemn Good Friday to you all.||4/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0276-0330||God made everything out of nothing. Using some of that stuff, I made a podcast. Elevator Pitch/Takeaway: The Creed begins with the belief in God and then, quickly talks about Creation. "Creation is the foundation of 'all God's saving plans,||3/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0221-0275||I hate mice, yarn and the devil (I want to punch them all). - Elevator Pitch/Takeaway: - The backbone of our Faith, The Trinity, three persons in one God. It's a mystery so we can't really know what that means, right?||3/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0166-0220||Meow, meow, meow, meow, bacon. - Elevator Pitch/Takeaway: We share a faith in God that is both personal and at the same time corporal as our faith is united with the rest of the Church. When we profess that faith we profess what we believe and what t...||3/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat 0056-0110||Hey meow, it's time for new episode. - Paragraphs: 0056-0110 - Elevator Pitch/Take away: God has revealed Himself, not only so we can know that He exists, but so we can know Him intimately through His divine Son. He gave us the Sacred Scriptures,||3/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRead The Cat Paragraphs: 0001-0055||First Friday in Lent and First 55 chapters of the CCC. - Paragraphs: 0001-0055 - Elevator Pitch/Take away: The Catechism is a statement of what we believe as Catholics. God created us purely out of love and while he reveals himself to us in various ...||2/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
This is Genius
Read the whole Catechism in one year. This is going to be great!
Consistently Funny, Consistently Relevant, Consistently Catholic
Dan, Kyle, and Cory are three (relatively young) Catholic men in love with their faith. They understand that many tools for learning about the faith are boring, and they work to correct that. I trust these guys to be loyal to the Church and I look forward to embarking on a journey of reading the Catechism with them. Fantastic idea!
Want to Read the Catechism? Here's How!
Along with reading the Bible, a great exercise for any Catholic is reading the Catechism. It's a big, hairy and audacious goal. Additionally, it's important to have a commentary to help you work through the thicker theological meanings.
Using the ReadTheCat podcast, you can accomplish this amazing feat and enjoy a laugh at the same time. ReadTheCat will have you learning about your faith and enjoying it at the same time. It's a definite must for your podcast rotation.