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 07_O Emmanuel, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:03

The vowels necessary to pronounce the sacred Name of God, revealed to Moses in the burning bush, are found again in the Hebrew name of Jesus, Emmanuel, with the addition of the consonants from the verb “to save.” "In this way, while the Name of God is so holy, mysterious, and pure that it cannot be pronounced by a human mouth, the addition of Christ’s divine will to save mankind “translates,” that is, transfers, the sanctity of God to our level as creatures and at last makes it possible for us, too, to pronounce God’s true Name, which cannot be any other than Jesus, and thus be saved. All else that we subsequently come to know about God rests on this primary revelation: He is the One who saves us in Jesus” (Vol. 1 of Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word).   Thank you to my Friends of the Show for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)   O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) God is with us to save us in Jesus, and in the Church through: the altar (cross), laver (baptism), menorah (magisterium), table of presence bread (Eucharist), incense (prayer), veil (flesh), and the ark (Mary). You are a tabernacle of God too. Do you avail yourself of all the elements of the revealed Tabernacle in order to draw as close to Him as possible? Is there an area you could do more to make the tabernacle of your body a holy place for Him? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel/ and ransom captive Israel,/ that mourns in lonely exile here,/ until the Son of God appear. Amen + O Emmanuel, by the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars in Oxford singing the Latin plainchant:  These are the traditional “O Antiphons” associated with each night to which they are assigned.  Each one addresses Christ by a different title, based upon the Messianic prophesies in the Book of Isaiah.  Most people are familiar with these titles from the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, which is based upon the O Antiphons: Dec 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom), Dec 18:  O Adonai (O Lord), Dec 19:  O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), Dec 20:  O Clavis David (O Key of David), Dec 21:  O Oriens (O Rising Sun), Dec 22:  O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), and Dec 23:  O Emmanuel (O God with Us). The first letter of each Messianic title, read from Dec. 23 backwards, spells “ero cras,” or “Tomorrow, I come,” which is fitting, since the next night is the Christmas Vigil. Resources The artwork for this series is available at The Homely Hours, here. Young Messiah (listen here) Show Notes Topics Discussed: Creation, the Old Testament tabernacle, the Messianic Temple prophecies, Jesus, the Church, and the individual soul as types of the Heavenly Temple seen in Revelation.  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Creation as tabernacle, or "dwelling place", for God Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Emmanuel and Isaiah 7:13-14, "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – "Emmanuel" as bridge between Old and New Covenants, Protestant split foreshadowed in Kingdom split and Messianic Temple (NT Church) in Ezekiel 44

 06_ O King of Nations, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"In a word, the kingdom of God is the manifestation and the realization of God’s plan of salvation in all its fullness. The kingdom of God is not a concept, a doctrine, or a program subject to free interpretation, but is before all else a person with the face and name of Jesus of Nazareth, the image of the invisible God" (Redemptoris Missio, 15, 23). The kingdom you live for is the kingdom you're building. The kingdom you're building is the kingdom you experience. If you're not experiencing peace in an area of your life (domain), you are being influenced by the enemy and are unconsciously allowing him to steal your rightful domain. "For the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy" (Rom 14:17).    Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Robert J; Julie N; and Ellie T, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)   O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Enthronement of Christ as King in every area (domain) of our lives is the task of every Christian, and the reason we are here on earth at all. We cannot spread Christ's Kingdom to others if we have not enthroned Him ourselves. By default, if Jesus is not king in any domain of my life, the enemy is. In and through Christ, I have authority over my body, mind, soul, and spirit, and all that is under my earthly authority. Where have I allowed the enemy to steal my domain? Where am I functioning from fear rather than love? Where does unforgiveness lurk in my mind and heart? How do negative thoughts and emotions torment me?  V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. OR: V - Visualize (Pray in pictures) Do the visualization technique outlined in segment #4 of the show. If you need or want more detail, use the short ebook that contains the science behind the technique and step-by-step instructions. This technique is used in cancer treatment all over the world; I modified it to be distinctly Christian so we can clearly invite the Holy Spirit into our visualizations and healing.  E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O King of Nations, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen + O Rex Gentium, by the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars in Oxford singing the Latin plainchant:   These are the traditional “O Antiphons” associated with each night to which they are assigned.  Each one addresses Christ by a different title, based upon the Messianic prophesies in the Book of Isaiah.  Most people are familiar with these titles from the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, which is based upon the O Antiphons: Dec 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom), Dec 18:  O Adonai (O Lord), Dec 19:  O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), Dec 20:  O Clavis David (O Key of David), Dec 21:  O Oriens (O Rising Sun), Dec 22:  O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), and Dec 23:  O Emmanuel (O God with Us). The first letter of each Messianic title, read from Dec. 23 backwards, spells “ero cras,” or “Tomorrow, I come,” which is fitting, since the next night is the Christmas Vigil. Resources An ebook containing the science behind the visualization technique shared in the show, and a written "How To" for practicing it, is here.

 05_O Radiant Dawn, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

O Oriens: O Radiant Dawn. What does it mean that Jesus is the Sunrise? O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. Isaiah prophesied, "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown" (Isaiah 9:1). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Michele VW; Theresa VP; Jake T; and Elizabeth B, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)   O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) As I mentioned in the show, 2020 has been a "pop quiz" year. We seem to be living the liturgical year in a deeply experiential way. Advent, for instance, is about waiting for the light of Christ, with hope. In what circumstance do you need light and hope? Do you have a daily Scripture habit to give you a measure of light and hope every morning?  V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Radiant Dawn, our hearts await you in the cold, wintery darkness. Our hope wanes late in the year with the light of the sun. Our souls yearn and stretch toward your coming. Give us your daily light in the Word; give us the hope of our salvation; come to us and show us the strength of your arm; let the light of your face shine on us, and we shall be saved.  Amen + O Oriens, by the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars in Oxford singing the Latin plainchant:  These are the traditional “O Antiphons” associated with each night to which they are assigned.  Each one addresses Christ by a different title, based upon the Messianic prophesies in the Book of Isaiah.  Most people are familiar with these titles from the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, which is based upon the O Antiphons: Dec 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom), Dec 18:  O Adonai (O Lord), Dec 19:  O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), Dec 20:  O Clavis David (O Key of David), Dec 21:  O Oriens (O Rising Sun), Dec 22:  O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), and Dec 23:  O Emmanuel The first letter of each Messianic title, read from Dec. 23 backwards, spells “ero cras,” or “Tomorrow, I come,” which is fitting, since the next night is the Christmas Vigil. Show Notes Topics Discussed: Assyrian captivity; Messianic prophecies; Young Messiah (listen here); Narnia; darkness and light in the Scriptures; 2020 as a 'pop quiz' year  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Jesus ministry begins in Galilee according to prophecy (Matt 4)  Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Zebulun and Nephtali territories, history of Assyrian campaigns Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Prophecy, Isaiah 9 & 7 Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Dawn of light and hope for 2020 Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here.

 04_O Key of David, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Warning! This show is so hot it about burned down my office!  O Clavis David: O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of Heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom. Isaiah prophesied, "I will place the Key of the House of David on His shoulder; when he opens, no one will shut, when he shuts, no one will open" (Isaiah 22:22); and "His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David's throne, and over His kingdom, which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever" (Isaiah 9:6). Thank you to my Friends of the Show for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) In your life, where have sin, death, darkness, and hell encroached? Jesus is the Key of David, and He shares that key with us without losing it Himself. What door is He calling you to allow Him to unlock and open? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom. Amen + O Clavis David, by the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars in Oxford singing the Latin plainchant:  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Biblical keys: keys to heaven and hell; key of knowledge; key of David; keys of Peter; prophecy Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – "Keys" in the Bible, "doors" to the spiritual realms Minutes 12:01-24:00 – The key of knowledge, the key of David Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Prophecy, Isaiah 22 and Revelation, open doors Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Keys of Peter, the call to open the door Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here.

 03_O Root of Jesse, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

O Radix Jesse: O Flower of Jesse's stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid. Isaiah had prophesied, But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. (Isaiah 11:1), and A On that day, the root of Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, the Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10). Remember also that Jesse was the father of King David, and Micah had prophesied that the Messiah would be of the house and lineage of David and be born in David's city, Bethlehem (Micah 5:1). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Ron T and Sharla M, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) Lo, How a Rose Er'e Blooming, by the Atlanta Chorus  O Radix Jesse, by the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars in Oxford singing the Latin plainchant:  O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Advent is a time of penance in preparation for the coming of Christ. What do the Tower of the Flock in Bethlehem and Psalm 22 add to your Advent understanding, and how does it help you prepare for Christmas?  One special Advent practice, said to have been a favorite of Thérèse of Lisieux's, is to set up the nativity set without the Baby Jesus present, and to add a stick of straw to his manger for each act of sacrifice you offer Him through the day. By the end of Advent the newborn King has a soft place to lay His head made from the sacrifices of the whole family.   V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned! Hail, by Angels mistress owned! Root of Jesse! Gate of morn! When the world's true Light was born. Glorious Virgin, joy to thee, Loveliest whom in heaven they see; Fairest thou where all are fair! Plead with Christ our sins to spare. Amen + Show Notes Topics Discussed: Messianic prophecies fulfilled in The Tower of the Flock, Shepherd's Field, tola worm Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – The ancestor and descendant of David, Bethlehem Ephrath, Migdal Eder, Jacob and Rachael, Ruth and Boaz    Minutes 12:01-24:00 – The Shepherd's Field, swaddling cloths, Tower of the Flock, daily temple sacrificial lambs Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Psalm 22, a psalm of David, Messianic prophecies Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Tola worm, red tent tradition, Rahab's string, tabernacle veil and priest's vestments Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here. 

 02_O Adonai, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

O Adonai: O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy Law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. Isaiah prophesied, "But He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the lands afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips" (Isaiah 11:4-5). And "Indeed the Lord will be there with us, majestic; yes the Lord our judge, the Lord our lawgiver, the Lord our king, he it is who will save us" (Isaiah 33:22). BIG thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Holly R; Nicole B; and Elaine L for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Is Jesus your supreme authority, supreme control, supreme power? *Is He the Lord of your eyes? What you watch. *Is He the Lord of your ears? What you listen to. *Is He the Lord of your hands? What you do with your hands, work, play, diversions, disciplines? *Is He the Lord of your mouth? What you say and eat and drink? *Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your debit and credit cards? *Is He the Lord of your time? *Is He the Lord of your talents & abilities? *Is he Lord of your marriage where YOU are concerned? *Is he Lord of your parenting? *Is he Lord of your home?  *Is He the Lord of your love, worship, thoughts, energy? Do you give the best of yourself and all you own and have to him? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Psalm 51: "Adonai, open up my lips that my mouth may declare Your praise." Amen + Show Notes Topics Discussed: The sacred Tetragrammaton in Hebrew, Adonai in the Old and New Testaments, what it means that Jesus is LORD Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Adonai as the sacred Name of God, Adonai in the Old Testament    Minutes 12:01-24:00 – New Testament use of "LORD" Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and don’t do what I say?" Minutes 36:01-48:00 – What kind of Lord is Jesus? Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here.

 01_O Wisdom, The O Antiphons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Wisdom is the first and highest gift of the Holy Spirit. It makes the soul responsive to God in the contemplation of divine things. Where faith is a simple knowledge of the articles of Christian belief, wisdom goes on to a certain divine penetration of the truths themselves. Built into wisdom is the element of love, which inspires contemplative reflection on these divine mysteries, rejoices dwelling on them, and directs the mind to judge all things according to their principles (Catholic Dictionary). Simply put, wisdom is seeing things from God's perspective.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Ed P; Cindy K; Regina L; Jo K; Maribel M; Mary R; Julie F, and Roger D for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) What event or circumstance in your life do you need God's perspective on? What does God's promise of wisdom in James 1:5 tell you about that? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O God, Who instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, Grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen + Show Notes Topics Discussed: Plato and Thomas Aquinas, biblical "wisdom", St. Athanasius on wisdom Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – History of the O Antiphons, wisdom defined, Plato and Thomas Aquinas, cardinal virtues    Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Old Testament and New Testament uses of "wisdom", biblical personification of wisdom Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Three types of wisdom: the art of living, thinking deeply, and wisdom from God Minutes 36:01-48:00 – St. Athanasius on wisdom; wisdom as seeing things from God's perspective Resources The art for the series is by The Homely Hours, available here.  Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here.

 Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Join me, Christopher West, Scott Hahn, Edward Sri, Fr. Calloway, Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. Patalinghug, Fr. Pacwa, Jason Evert, Fr. Spitzer, Ralph Martin, Sisters of the Immaculata, Christine Wood, and a slew of other top-notch Catholic speakers for the The Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage, FREE ONLINE event starting this week of the Feast of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary and finishing on the 7th of October, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! Join over 50000 pilgrims ready to celebrate the Blessed Virgin & the Life of Christ! Daily rosary video meditations by the speakers come to you via email when you Sign up here! New series will begin in October.  Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Cindy T; Petra T, and Jamie O, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)     O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)   V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)   Show Notes Topics Discussed:   Overview:   Additional Resources:   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show, here.

 09_Justice & Society, A CSJ Series Summary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the "virtue of religion." [Worship.] Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor (CCC 1807). "Justice is a habit whereby a man renders to each one his due by a constant and perpetual will" (St. Thomas Aquinas). "For the rich man in the Gospel who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day, is not said to have stolen what belonged to others, but to have used what was his own unfruitfully; and hell received him after this life, not because he did anything unlawful but because by immoderate indulgence he gave up his whole self to what was lawful" (St. Augustine).  Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Ban A; Ella C; Bonnie C; Lynn T; Gerry C; Rowena A; Nancy B; and Paul S, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)      O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Do I vote and live each day with human dignity, marriage and family, the poor, and the other principles of Catholic Social Justice in mind? Do I search for purpose, the interior life, for God in those I meet in my daily interactions? Do I hold myself and others responsible for the rights we are gifted with? Do I consider the rights of workers over the rights of those who will not work? Do I serve the poor with a consideration that justice demands what I offer them? Do I meditate on my own oneness and connectedness with my neighbor and God? Have I taken measures to simplify my consumption? Have I stopped littering? Do I recycle as much as I can? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace, Let the design of your great love lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows. Give peace to your Church, peace among nations, peace in our dwellings, and peace in our hearts, through your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Summary of the seven Catholic social justice principles Justice as a biblical concept Justice in society Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - Recap of series, CSJ principles 1-5    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - CSJ priciples 6-7, justice and righteousness in the Bible Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Human justice and God's justice Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Some Church Fathers and Doctors on justice, justice as redemption and forgiveness Additional Resources: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us.

 08_Care for Creation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“On this earth there is room for everyone: here the entire human family must find the resources to live with dignity, through the help of nature itself—God’s gift to his children—and through hard work and creativity. At the same time we must recognize our grave duty to hand the earth on to future generations in such a condition that they too can worthily inhabit it and continue to cultivate it.” —Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate), no. 50 Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Mary McJ; Gina G; Amanda B; Richard T; and Allyson M, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)      O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read about all the ways you can volunteer with The National Park Service in caring for our federally protected spaces. From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching Do I live out my responsibility to care for God’s creation? Do I see my care for creation as connected to my concern for poor persons, who are most at risk from environmental problems? Do I litter? Live wastefully?  Use energy too freely? Are there ways I could reduce consumption in my life? Are there ways I could change my daily practices and those of my family, school, workplace, or community to better conserve the earth’s resources for future generations? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Father of all, Creator and ruler of the universe, You entrusted your world to us as a gift. Help us to care for it and all people, that we may live in right relationship--with You, with ourselves, with one another, and with creation. Christ our Lord, both divine and human, You lived among us and died for our sins. Help us to imitate your love for the human family by recognizing that we are all connected—to our brothers and sisters around the world, to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation, and to future generations. Holy Spirit, giver of wisdom and love, You breathe life in us and guide us. Help us to live according to your vision, stirring to action the hearts of all—individuals and families, communities of faith, and civil and political leaders. LORD God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home. Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #8, Care for Creation Creation as home-building, covenant making, and Sabbath keeping Church documents on caring for creation Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - Solidarity with creation and the poor    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - Creation as home-building, covenant making, and Sabbath keeping Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Transgressing the land's Sabbaths causes slavery Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Church documents on care for the earth: Laudato Si, On the Hundreth Year, Caritas in Veritate Additional Resources: More on Care of Creation from the Bible and Church documents  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

 07_Solidarity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

This highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula combines data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum. The picture includes data from five different telescopes: the Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) in yellow; the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (radio) in red; Hubble Space Telescope (visible) in green; XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) in blue; and Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) in purple. Notice that the green color is all we can (could) see with our own eyes. The rest is invisible to natural human sight. Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: George S; Valerie K; Erin K; Stacy C; and Dori S, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read this article to learn how college students are living out the call to solidarity as CRS Student Ambassadors. How can you work to educate others about issues that impact our brothers and sisters at home and around the world? or Explore quantum mechanics here.  From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching Do you believe that “we are all really responsible for all”? If so, how does this challenge you? How can you join with others to take concrete steps—big or small—to help build a society of solidarity? Does the way I spend my time reflect a genuine concern for others? Is solidarity incorporated into my prayer and spirituality? Do I lift up vulnerable people throughout the world in my prayer, or is it reserved for only my personal concerns? Am I attentive only to my local neighbors or also those across the globe? Do I see all members of the human family as my brothers and sisters? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, Creator, and Father of all people, sensitize me to the suffering of others so that I can overcome indifference and build up a civilization of love and solidarity. Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #6, solidarity and connectedness Quantum mechanics and God Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate) St. Catherine of Sienna's Dialogue  St. Thomas Aqunias' Summa on being (existence), evil, and angels Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - Solidarity as oneness, the science behind oneness    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - Quantum mechanics and God  Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Love as the connecting energy, Matthew 18:21-34 and the parable of the unforgiving servant Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Gratitude and forgiveness as ways to act in solidarity with all Additional Resources: More on Solidarity from the Bible and Church documents  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking about solidarity over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript You can download a complete,

 06_Dignity of Work & the Rights of Workers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

For us as believers the dignity of work comes out of the whole theology of creation. Work is part of human dignity and written in natural law. As the parables of the talents and vineyard illustrate, every human being is created and gifted with special privileges - physical privileges, spiritual privileges, mental privileges, economic privileges, social privileges - precisely in order to use and work in them as God's hands and feet on behalf of others, to make the world a more just and loving place.  The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in Gods creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative. Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: LeDeana O'N; Donna H; Marc P; Ellen G; Jamie R; and Mary E, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read about one school’s efforts to educate others about how purchasing fair trade products can help vulnerable persons around the world. How can you act in solidarity with workers in your community, or around the world, whose rights are violated? From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching As a worker, do I give my employer a fair day’s work for my wages? As an owner, do I treat workers fairly? Do I treat all workers with whom I interact with respect, no matter their position or class? Do I support the rights of all workers to adequate wages, health insurance, vacation and sick leave? Do I affirm their right to form or join unions or worker associations? Do my purchasing choices take into account the hands involved in the production of what I buy? When possible, do I buy products produced by workers whose rights and dignity were respected? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, help me use my power as a consumer and voter to ensure that the dignity of workers is respected. May we urge business owners and policymakers to place the dignity of the human person at the center of economic decisions.   Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #5, the dignity of work and the rights of workers  Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate) Equity vs. equality Privilege  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - The dignity of work and theology of creation, the parable of the talents    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - Equality vs. equity, privilege  Minutes 24:01-36:00 - The parable of the vineyard Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Ways to protect and defend the dignity of work and the rights of workers Additional Resources: More on the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers from the Bible and Church documents  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

 05_Option for the Poor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. “The poor not only suffer injustice, they also struggle against it! . . . [Solidarity] means that the lives of all take priority over the appropriation of goods by a few. It also means fighting against the structural causes of poverty and inequality; of the lack of work, land and housing; and of the denial of social and labor rights. It means confronting the destructive effects of the empire of money: forced dislocation, painful emigration, human trafficking, drugs, war, violence and all those realities that many of you suffer and that we are all called upon to transform . . . Love for the poor is at the center of the Gospel.” —Pope Francis, Address to the First World Meeting of Popular Movements Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Hannah M; Lorraine C; and Mike H, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read the stories of Syrian refugees who have fled to Europe in search of a better life and learn about Catholic Relief Services’ response with the support of Catholics in the United States. How are you called to stand with those who are vulnerable? From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching Do I give special attention to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in my community and in the world? Am I disproportionately concerned for my own good at the expense of others? Do I engage in service and advocacy work that protects the dignity of poor and vulnerable persons? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Saint Teresa of Calcutta, may we never fail to recognize and encounter Jesus in what you called his “most distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor.”  Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #4, the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable  How to serve without superiority What Jesus meant by "take my 'yoke' upon you"  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - The secret to successful ministry, the preferential option for the poor    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - Who are the poor, how do I serve them? Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Serving without superiority, enabling the poor to thrive Minutes 36:01-48:00 - The primary purpose of the option for the poor: to enable them to become active participants in society. Additional Resources: Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) St. Ambrose, "You are not making a gift of what is yours to the poor man, but you are giving him back what is his. You have been appropriating things that are meant to be for the common use of everyone. The earth belongs to everyone, not to the rich." (Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI, 23) United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB  

 04_Responsibilities & Rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"In human society one man’s natural right gives rise to a corresponding duty in other men; the duty, that is, of recognizing and respecting that right. Every basic human right draws its authoritative force from the natural law, which confers it and attaches to it its respective duty. Hence, to claim one’s rights and ignore one’s duties, or only half fulfill them, is like building a house with one hand and tearing it down with the other.” —St. John XXIII, Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris), no. 30 Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Erin P; Carmen L; Stephanie S; Leda D; Cindy M; Sara Jean S; and Frank R, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read about how the Orange, CA Diocese is providing support programs to Catholic adults and juveniles incarcerated in the Orange County jail systems and the victims of their crimes through detention ministry. From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching Do I recognize and respect the economic, social, political, and cultural rights of others? Do I fulfill my responsibilities regarding my rights? Do I live in material comfort and excess while remaining insensitive to the needs of others whose rights are unfulfilled? Do I take seriously my responsibility to ensure that the rights of persons in need are realized? Do I urge those in power to implement programs and policies that give priority to the human dignity and rights of all, especially the vulnerable? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, show me how I can help build a society where all people are able to fulfill their responsibilities and exercise their human rights. Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #3, rights and responsibilities  The parable of the rich man and Lazarus US foreign aid  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - Responsibilities and rights are inseparable, the contemporary imbalance    Minutes 12:01-24:00 - The Bill of Rights, healthcare, single-parent families, smoking, abortion Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Rights begin with responsibility, Lazarus and the rich man Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Freedom is for responsibility, the responsibility of the wealthy toward the poor Additional Resources: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB Pacem in Terris, Peace on Earth, Pope John XXIII Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking about how to balance responsibilities with rights better in our culture and nation over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this show here.

 03_Call to Family, Community, & Participation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

The person is not only sacred but also social. "We have all known the long loneliness, and we have learned that the only solution is love, and that love comes with community" (Servant of God, Dorothy Day). How we organize our society -- in economics and politics, in law and policy -- directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. “The family… is the first and most important school of mercy, in which we learn to see God’s loving face and to mature and develop as human beings” (Pope Francis). We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.    Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Lynne A; Barbara D; Gloria D; Sarah F; Amy B; and Julie S, for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)    O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Read about how the Diocese of Trenton is strengthening families by providing assistance at every stage of family life through Comprehensive Parish Marriage Ministry, a peer-to-peer ministry and lay initiative that enables married couples to use their unique gifts in service to the parish community. How can you strengthen your own marriage and family? If you have never done so, take a spiritual gifts inventory to identify your spiritual gifts and where to use them to serve your parish.    V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, help us to find and join with other disciples who seek to live the Gospel in strengthening our families, parishes, and communities. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen +  Show Notes Topics Discussed: Catholic social justice principle #2, the call to family, community, and participation  Genesis 2; God's covenant with marriage and family; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: the God of family Participation in parish community and politics  Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 - Call to family, community, & participation Minutes 12:01-24:00 - Strengthening and supporting marriage and family Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Subsidiarity, and the duty to participate in the parish through spiritual gifts and works of mercy Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Moral obligation to participate in politics, and the well-formed conscience Additional Resources: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB Marriage and family resources Spiritual gifts inventory Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking about our participation in the social justice sphere this week, over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who did this transcript...

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