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Here are four programs from Catholic Community Radio about Theology of the Body. Enjoy!

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Thanks to Phil Porvaznik, here are the Pacwa v. Martin debates.

Fr. Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 and then continued his studies, receiving a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University in 1984. He has taught at the High School, University and Seminary levels. He has lectured at conferences and churches around the world and has appeared and hosted hundreds of international radio and television programs. His fluency in twelve languages and his extensive travels throughout the Middle East have afforded him a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. In the year 2000, he established Ignatius Productions in order to further promote the Gospel through multi-media teaching presentations.

Yeah -- you read that right. Fluent in
twelve languages with proficiency in a couple of others (including Latin, Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, German, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew, Arabic, French (reading only), Italian, and English)! You can also catch his program on EWTN on Wednesdays at 8pm or catch a podcast of the show here. Without further ado...


Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Peter and Papacy MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Justification by Faith MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Marian Doctrines MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Confession and Penance MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Purgatory MP3

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As I've said before, Rosalind Moss has a quality about her that you just don't find in other apologists. Please give this talk a listen, and if you like it you should click on the tag "SPEAKER: Rosalind Moss" and listen to the rest. Enjoy!

Rosalind Moss is a staff apologist with Catholic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Catholic faith through all forms of media. She was born and raised in a Jewish home, and in her adult years embraced Jesus as the Messiah of the Jewish people. Her initial conversion took her from a 15-year business career as a successful executive with corporations in New York and California to full-time Evangelical ministry, earning a master's degree in Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary. A series of events in the Summer of 1990 set her on a compelling course to find out if the Catholic Church is in fact the Church Christ established 2,000 years ago. After 18 years of Evangelical Protestantism, she entered the Catholic Church at Easter 1995.

Rosalind now travels the world speaking and teaching through parishes, conferences, women’s and family retreats, books and publications, TV and radio. She is the editor of Home at Last, 11 Who found their Way to the Catholic Church, which includes her own journey to the Church. In addition to her semi-monthly radio program, “From the Heart” on "Catholic Answers Live," Rosalind, together with Kristine Franklin, co-hosts EWTN's "Household of Faith" and "Now That We're Catholic!"

Rosalind Moss — From Judaism to the Fullness of Christ
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Here are some misc. talks that I'm looking forward to listening to:

"Why do Catholics believe in the Pope?"
Canon Halloran explains the Petrine Office, Papal infallibility and takes questions from the audience. 26/10/05
Download [62.9Mb]

"Did God abandon the Jews? The Old and New Israel."
Father Seward discusses the old and new convenant, whether the old convenant remains and the journey the early church took from Judaism to Christianity. He also explores Judeo-Christian relations, commenting on events like the Holocaust and how Pope Pius XII helped save many Jews during the Second World War. 16/11/2005
Download [51.4Mb]

"Catholic Mysticism"
Fra Freddie discusses the ancient and more recent mystics of the Church such as Saints John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux. He also explores how we can improve our relationship and communication with God. 23/11/2005
Download [52.1Mb]

"Saint Benedict and his Rule"
Mr Peter, former Medieval History Lecture at St Andrews discusses the origins of Monasticism in Egypt, how it shaped and influenced Western Monasticism particularly Saint Benedict. He provides a brief history of the Saint and explores the relevance of certain elements of his Rule. 30/11/2005
Download [51.1Mb]

"Abortion: Everybody's Problem"
Sister Roseann Reddy, foundress of the Sister's of the Gospel of Life, who run the Cardinal Winning Pro-life Initiative; discusses her work with crisis pregnancies in Glasgow, the issues surrounding abortion and how we are responsible in countering the culture of death. 08/02/2006
Download [92.1Mb]

"The Historical uses of the Latin Mass"
Professor Peter Maxwell-Stuart, Medieval Historian at the University of St Andrews talks about worship during the medieval period and a short discussion about the occult and the Black Mass. 15/02/2006
Download [45.2Mb]

"Celtic Christianity"
Dr Bradley of St Mary's College, gives a talk on his area of expertise, Celtic Christianity. 08/03/2006 -- UPDATE: This speaker is Protestant, so be forewarned that there's no guarantee of orthodoxy.
Download [51Mb]

"The Philosophical Legacy of Pope John Paul II"
Professor John Haldane of the University's Philosophy Department and Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, gives a talk about the Philosophy of the late Pontiff and his contribution to philosophical thinking. 26/04/2006
Download [71.6Mb]

"The Church in Africa"
Fr. Maurice Lwanga a priest from Kenya is currently on sabbatical in the Diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh working for a PhD. 04/05/2006
Download [22.9Mb]
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I don't typically host videos, but if there's one that particularly stands out I'm more than willing to do so. This video, "Fishers of Men", is one of those kinds. It was commissioned by the USCCB (surprise!) and was developed by I first learned about Grass Roots Films a year or two ago with their video "Everybody Got 2 Suffer" with Fr. Stan Fortuna. If you go to the site, you can view the trailer online by clicking on "Projects" and then clicking on the "Everybody Got 2 Suffer" icon. While it's good, too, I would recommend the following video first.

The Bishops' Committee on Vocations presents a program for priests to actively invite men to consider a vocation to the priesthood. This program is entitled Priestly Life and Vocations Summit: Fishers of Men. This project is a presbyteral workshop which utilizes the appreciative inquiry method of asking priests about their most positive experiences in the priesthood.

Learn more about the program here.

View: "Fishers of Men" (.wmv)

or on YouTube (in two parts):

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More YouTube from one of my favorite apologists, Tim Staples.



Blessed to be Catholic (Tim Staples) Part 3
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Ok. Shameless plug time. I would appreciate it if you folks would take the time to jump on over to the Bloggers Choice Awards and vote for your favorite Catholic blogs. Below is the jump-link to where you can vote for me, but of course I encourage you to vote for all (yes, can vote more than once) of the Catholic blogs you frequent -- this is one more (very painless) way to evangelize, and I (and the other Catholic bloggers out there) would definitely be grateful.

Alright. That's enough self-promotion. Here's the link:

My site was nominated for Best Religion Blog!
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For those of you who enjoy conversion stories (and seriously, who doesn't?!?), here are some from the Catholic Forum podcast. The link with the URL jumps to the Catholic Forum page where you can listen online or download, and the "download" link is straight to the MP3 of the talk.

Life in the Spirit: A Catholic Story download (audio/mpeg, 19.14Mb)

Description: Mary Lange, a convert to the Ukranian Catholic Church, describes the role of Mary in her conversion and discusses her love of the Eastern Catholic Church and its Divine Liturgy.

Come Follow Me: Convert Follows Fiancee download (audio/mpeg, 19.40Mb)

Description: Recent convert Bob Green tells of the surprising welcome he experienced in the Catholic Church, as well as its astounding and vibrant diversity.

Witness to Truth download (audio/mpeg, 19.22Mb)

Description: Chuck Arena, a cradle Catholic, journeys into the Jehovah Witnesses and then returns to the Catholic faith of his youth.

The Joy of Conversion download (audio/mpeg, 19.46Mb)

Description: Presbyterian convert, Mark Groenleer, shares how Catholicism, especially the Eucharist, is the fulfillment of his lifelong Christian faith.

Where He Leadth Me download (audio/mpeg, 19.61Mb)

Description: Christine Stever, a mother with a special needs child, is led into the Catholic Church.

A Journey So Far: From Pakistan to America download (audio/mpeg, 19.48Mb)

Description: Fr. Ayub Francis Nasar, a Pakistani-native-become-American priest, describes his journey of faith and vocation and shares his love of hospital ministry.

Come Follow Me: Two Unique Vocations download (audio/mpeg, 19.41Mb)

Description: Future priest Lou Krupp and contemplitive nun Teresa Monticello relate their vocational journeys.

Surrender to God's Will download (audio/mpeg, 19.39Mb)

Description: Jerry and Sheila Evans, former Presbyterians, discover joy in letting go of control.

God's Gifts download (audio/mpeg, 19.43Mb)

Description: Paula Veneklase, a former secularist, shares her sense of God's gifts as He brings her into new life in the Catholic Church.

From Russia With Love: A Providential Journey download (audio/mpeg, 38.62Mb)

Description: Alona Schneider, a Russian immigrant, describes her journey from atheist to Catholic, in conjunction with her husband Jim's renewal of his own Catholic faith.

Coming Home to the Catholic Church download (audio/mpeg, 19.73Mb)

Description: Francis Thompson, SFO, tells how St. Francis of Assisi helped draw him into the Catholic church.

The Unchanging Promise: Never Revoked by God download (audio/mpeg, 19.29Mb)

Description: Author and convert Jacob Michael reflects on the role of the Jewish people in salvation history and the Catholic Church.
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Errors in Biblical Exegesis
'It would be a miracle if one found a professor of scripture who believes what he teaches'.
Dr.Wm.A.Marra Errors in Biblical Exegesis - Part 1 talk_WMErrors1.mp3
Dr.Wm.A.Marra Errors in Biblical Exegesis - Part 2 talk_WMErrors2.mp3
Dr.Wm.A.Marra Errors in Biblical Exegesis - Part 3 talk_WMErrors3.mp3
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Remembering Terri
Date: Tuesday, 11 Apr 2006

On April 6, 2006, just over a year after Terri Schiavo died in Florida from court-ordered removal of her feeding tube, Terri's brother Bobby Schindler came to Franciscan University of Steubenville and shared about his family's experience. Joining him is Bryan Kemper, head of the pro-life organization Stand True Ministries.

The family of Terri Schindler Schiavo has founded a non-profit group dedicated to protecting disabled and vulnerable citizens agains euthanasia. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation is online at

Stand True Minstries' website is

Reported by Linda Mastej. (10:16, 4.11 mb)

Attached Media: MP3 (4 313 ko)

Fr. Frank Pavone's Homily at Terri's Memorial Mass (April 5, 2005, Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Gulfport, FL) Listen or Download (MP3 Format)

Radio interview with Fr. Frank Pavone and Janet Morana about the Pope and Terri Schiavo -- April 1, 2005 -- Listen or Download (MP3 Format)
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Deus Caritas Est: Discovering the God of Love in Scripture - Mark Hart
Date: Saturday, 05 Aug 2006

From the 2006 Young Adults Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville, this is Mark Hart's Saturday afternoon workshop. Recorded June 3, 2006. (58 minutes; 26.5 MB)
Attached Media: MP3 (27 846 ko)
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I have no idea whether it's actually there or not, but I have it on good authority that there's an MP3 version of the Rosary in Vietnamese on the site I link....HERE. I apologize for not linking the files, but...well...I have no idea what I'm looking at. If anyone can figure it out and tell me which files to link, I'd be happy to do so -- just drop a note in the comment box.
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Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC A Filipino MSC priest, who blogs & podcasts about his faith and ministry, about the use of new technologies for evangelization, as well as his advocacy for linux and the opensource, made the following post:

I have not podcasted for quite a while, so I said yes when Jun Asis of asked me to help him make a Rosary podcast. The Rosary podcast we’ve recorded is in the Tagalog language. Since October is the month of the Holy Rosary, we thought it would be timely to make it available now.

Why pray the rosary? The main reason why we need to pray the Rosary is to remember in prayer the important events or mysteries in the history of our salvation. Each mystery of the Rosary is a meditation on a particular moment in the life and work of Christ.

Feel free to download or listen to the Tagalog version of the Holy Rosary by clicking the following:

Mga Misteryo Ng Tuwa (Joyful Mysteries)

Download: MP3 64Kbps (13.9 MB), Ogg Vorbis (18.9 MB), MP3 VBR (27.7 MB)

Mga Misteryo ng Luwalhati (Glorious Mysteries)

Download: MP3 64Kbps (13.9 MB), Ogg Vorbis (18.9 MB), MP3 VBR (27.8 MB)

Mga Misteryo ng Liwanag (Luminous Mysteries)

Download: MP3 64Kbps (13.9 MB), Ogg Vorbis (19 MB), MP3 VBR (27.8 MB)

Mga Misteryo ng Hapis (Sorrowful Mysteries)

Download: MP3 64Kbps (13.9 MB), Ogg Vorbis (18.9 MB), MP3 VBR (27.7 MB)

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Tom Woods, a Catholic Libertarian and a member of the Mises Institute, author of "The Church and the Market" and "How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization", gave a 40 minute lecture on the topic of Libertarianism. I take no position on the topic (here, at least), but the subject sounds interesting you go:

For a fuller (and rather interesting) bio, click here.
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Fr. Larry Richards
Parish Mission - Seeds of Faith

Originally recorded: March 11-14, 2007

Fr. Larry Richards

These are rough cuts for now.
Final editing still needs to be performed.


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Dr. Tim Lau's Men's Breakfast Presentation.
Given: June 9th at St. Augustine Parish

“Only live fish can swim against the current”

“....remember, you are not have a ship guaranteed not only by the ship maker, but by the ocean maker as well, to carry you home.”

Dr. Lau is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, a Psychiatrist, husband and father of 4. For the past four yours, he and his wife Amy have been responsible for the Adult Faith Program at Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Ottawa. In addition, they had leadership roles in other Parish activities. Dr Lau is also the vice-chair of the Ottawa Catholic Physicians Guild.

In his talk, Dr. Lau describes how he evolved from a strong scientific background where his thinking was governed by the typical reductionism, to pantheism (giving God the attributes on the universe) and then Christianity initially in the form of Protestantism and finally Catholicism.

Dr. Lau illustrates the limitations of the scientific/ reductionist approach, why accidents and randomness are actually an illusion. Why an all powerful and all knowing God makes sense. How Faith completes the intellect and does not contradict reason. Why Faith and Reason are both necessary to contemplate Truth and to gain more complete understanding.

Listen to "Why I Became Catholic-Swimming Against the Tide"

Introduction by Fr. Richard Siok.
Closing Statement by Chris Currie

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Mike Pacer

The Catholic Identity Crisis:
Liberal, Conservative or something else?

Originally recorded: October 1, 20

A graduate of the University of Illinois and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Mike is currently enrolled in the Masters of Theology Program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT. Mike practiced as a trial attorney in Chicago and its collar counties for 15 years, before heeding a clear call from our Lord to “Just leave.” Currently, he is an Advocate for the Rockford Diocese Tribunal and a Member of the Rockford Diocesan Review Board. Mike is also engaged in various writing and speaking endeavors. He is an active member of Holy Cross Parish, Batavia IL and a loving father and coach of his three sons.

Download the MP3.

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Fr. Dan Deutsch - The Shroud of Turin
Originally recorded: February 28, 2007

Download MP3: click here

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Rosalind Moss is one of the better apologists out there for folks who are unimpressed by cold, logical arguments and Biblical texts. While logical and Biblical, her presentations have a from-the-heart quality about them that's missing in other apologists. Give her a listen!

Rosalind Moss is a staff apologist with Catholic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Catholic faith through all forms of media. She was born and raised in a Jewish home, and in her adult years embraced Jesus as the Messiah of the Jewish people. Her initial conversion took her from a 15-year business career as a successful executive with corporations in New York and California to full-time Evangelical ministry, earning a master's degree in Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary. A series of events in the Summer of 1990 set her on a compelling course to find out if the Catholic Church is in fact the Church Christ established 2,000 years ago. After 18 years of Evangelical Protestantism, she entered the Catholic Church at Easter 1995.

Rosalind Moss
God's Will for You: How Will You Know It?

Originally recorded: February 26, 2007

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One of the few sources for Britain's history between the time the Romans left and the conversion of the Saxons. We hear all about Vortigern (or Gurthtigern) and the Saxons, and we also hear some juicy bits about Aurelius Ambrosianus. Unfortunately for historians, it comes in the form of a letter, criticizing Britons from the generation after the battle of Mount Badon for not being as virtuous as their 'greatest generation'. Still, it's very interesting -- a must-read for fans of King Arthur and folks interested in early Christianity or the late Empire.

Author: St. Gildas the Wise
Date: 2007-01-30
Source: Translation by J. A. Giles

Audio Files128Kbps MP3Ogg Vorbis64Kbps MP3
I. Preface11.8M9.1M5.9M
II. History39.2M29.9M19.6M
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As you may recall (if you can read the graphic at the top of the site), the 40 Days for Life campaign is still going on. Please pray and fast for an end to abortion, and please don't forget to pray for the souls of the abortionists -- if you don't pray for them, who will? Remember, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us and we are called to love as Christ loved. Love them. Pray for them.

Here's the update:

· In Indianapolis, Indiana, the Planned Parenthood facility has been closed on
Saturday, a day it usually offers abortions.
· In Pensacola, Florida, a local abortion facility has been closed for three weeks.
· In El Paso, Texas, 12 babies have been saved from abortion.
· In Sacramento, California, there have been 600 participants in the continuous vigil.
· In Charleston, South Carolina, 48 babies have been saved and one of the abortion
workers asked for a bible and took it into the clinic.
· In Norwich, Connecticut, the local pregnancy center has seen a significant increase
in abortion vulnerable and abortion minded clients.
· In Seattle, Washington, many who have never been involved in pro-life work before
are becoming deeply involved through this campaign.

In response, Planned Parenthood is soliciting abortion advocates around the country for financial contributions to stay afloat -- 40 Days for Life is working! Here's an example of the propaganda they're putting out regarding people praying - simply praying, mind you - outside abortion clinics:
"Right now," writes Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, "there are picketers outside clinics all across the country in an attempt to restrict women's access to health care services."
(see the Planned Parenthood letter: )

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A reader wrote in and recommended Fr. Daniel Deutsche to me. Here's his autobiography:

I was born in 1962 in St. Charles, IL. My mom and dad, Pat and Bernie Deutsch and my 5 brothers and sisters and I grew up in St. Patrick Church. Most of my family still lives in the parish with the rest not far away.

Raised and educated in a strong Catholic faith, I graduated from Northern Illinios University with a degeee in finance and economics. I worked in Chicago at the Mercantile Exchange trading Eurodollars for several years. All the while, even from my earliest days I felt a great attraction to the priesthood. Finally, I realized that God was not going to stop pursuing me so I let go of the life of a bond trader and began my journey to the priesthood.

After being accepted by the Diocese of Rockford, I attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL for my formation and was ordained a priest in 1994. Upon serving as a priest in several parishes as an associate pastor and then pastor, I was appointed to lead Holy Cross in 2001. The joy of being the pastor of such a vibrant parish grows every day.

I'm really looking forward to listening, as the reader-recommended lecturers are typically much better than what I simply stumble upon on the internet. Case in point: SPEAKER: Fr. Hudgins -- but I've raved about him enough. It's Fr. Deutsche's turn. Here's Fr. Deutsche's audio presentation The Mass Explained:
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Dr. Scott Hahn’s best selling book, Hail Holy Queen comes to audio in a stunning series devoted to the Biblical and theological foundations of Our Lady's role in salvation history. Joined by co-host Mike Aquilina, Dr. Hahn analyzes the Blessed Mother's importance to all children of God as the woman who's Fiat changed the word. Exciting, persuasive, and replete with Scripture references, this series is an indispensable tool guiding one’s devotion to the Mother of God, who is “our life, our sweetness, and our hope.” 390 minutes.

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Here is an album from contemporary Catholic musician Paul Lisney. Enjoy!

From his album entitled, "The Call of God":
1. Your World 8. Angel David
2. He's So Lonely 9. Heaven Speaks
3. Joshua 10. David and Goliath
4. Send Me a Dream 11. Judas
5. Emmanuel 12. Fill it Up
6. Shine 13. The Call of God
7. Come Follow Me 14. 5,480 (How Many Know?)
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40 Days for Life is doing some really good things in communities across the country. I encourage all of you to say a prayer that human life may be respected from conception to natural death -- and respect entails, first and foremost, not intentionally killing innocent humans.

Considering 40 Days for Life, here are some MP3s from Day for Life 2007, hosted by the Bishop's Conference of Ireland, Scotland and England & Wales. If nothing else, you should listen for the beautiful accents!

Here's the Audio:

An mp3 from Sister Andrea Fraile, or (should you desire) a transcript.

An mp3 from Bishop John Flemming, or (should you desire) a transcript.

An mp3 from Clair Rees, or (should you desire) a transcript.
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If you don't have a box of Kleenex nearby, you might not want to watch any of the following videos:

More info on Eliot Mooney here.

More info on Team Hoyt here.

More info on this video here.

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The Curt Jester posted a quote from Fr. Philip M. Powell, O.P. (friend of the show):
If you are a Preacher (of any sort!) you will benefit tremendously from Fr. Hinnebusch's meticulously researched homilies and powerful teachings on following Christ in the modern world. In my own research for homilies, I frequently run across Fr. Hinnebusch's marginalia in texts ranging from popular spirituality to the latest work by the giants of biblical scholarship. The archive includes both texts and mp3 recordings.
Naturally, I couldn't help but check it out. Fr. Hinnebusch's Archive has a lot of files, all nicely titled, but unfortunately they're lumped together in a hodge-podge mix of audio and .doc files. I went through and pulled / linked the audio only (excluding Cycle A, B, and C homilies -- of which there are probably around 100 more audio files).

Since I respect Fr. Powell greatly and I esteem Jeff, the Curt Jester, I'll take it on their authority that these are highly worth listening to. Since I'm always interested in hearing about the lives of the Saints, I'll probably start with those talks / homilies first (listed below under the very expansive section entitled Feast Days). I'll pretty much guarantee there are Saints listed with whom you're unfamiliar -- take a few minutes and get to know our Holy Friends, if nothing else. The files labeled "Teaching" are, obviously, teachings and will be a little longer than average. The files labeled with an "F" are Feast Day homilies, and will run the length of your typical homily.


On Mary:





Feast Days:
F-Bl_Junipero_Serra-Missionary of-Peace_and_Security(8m).mp3

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