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Ishpeming Catholic Podcast

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...

Oct 14, 2019

It's easy to take the many things we have for granted.  Prayers of thanksgiving are expressions of faith that keep us alive to God's active presence and love in every moment.  In this episode, Fr. Ryan discusses how to grow in relationship with Jesus through prayers of thanksgiving.

Oct 6, 2019

It may surprise us to learn how many prayers in the Bible are filled with complaints and protest, cries of despair and doubt, questioning and even anger toward God.  Some of us might read these prayers and wonder if it's OK to pray like that.  In this episode, Fr. Ryan explains the prayer of lament, using the prophet...