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Ishpeming Catholic Podcast

Nov 14, 2019

In order to understand the Gospels, we have to know what came before.  With seven weeks left until Christmas, we'll look at seven key people and storylines that prefigure Jesus and help us understand who Jesus is, and God's plan for us.  The Gospel about marriage in heaven is a great place to start, because it brings us...


Nov 4, 2019

It's sometimes hard to understand why the dead need our prayers.  In this episode, Fr. Ryan explains why we should pray for the dead using the Gospel of Zacchaeus from Luke 19.  Sin and salvation are not private things.  Salvation is a communal reality - debts must be paid, wrongs must be set right, justice must be...


Nov 1, 2019

In this episode on All Saints Day 2019, Fr. Ryan reflects on two of his favorite saints, one from 400 years ago and the other from just 29 years ago.  The lessons learned from these saints inspire us still today to love Jesus as much as we can and to take the first step in reaching out to people with the love and truth...


Oct 28, 2019

Jesus' parable of the two men who come to the Temple to pray (Luke 18) illustrates the beautiful prayer of contrition, which is the foundation for coming into right relationship with God.  The Pharisee of the parable judges other people to be wicked, turns to himself, and proclaims his own goodness.  The tax...


Oct 21, 2019

Jesus exhorts us to 'pray always without becoming weary.'  As Jesus moved closer to his ultimate confrontation with evil, injustice, lies, and the full power of Satan against him in his Passion and Crucifixion, he taught more and more about the important of prayer.  Prayer obtains for us the strength and help we need...