Thinking Faith!


This is a podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

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Bert Pitzel has been coordinating things for the Office of Social Justice in the Archdiocese of Regina for more than 20 years. With the 17th Annual Archbishop's Appeal campaign drawing to a close, Eric and Brett thought it would be great to sit down with Bert and discuss what brought him to the Office of Social Justice and some of the key initiatives his office and your support of the Annual Appeal are making happen in our Archdiocese.

Let the smack-down begin! This week Eric and Brett place pastoral care and Orthodoxy in a head-to-head fight to the finish cage match as they examine how Catholics are to hold together these two seemingly opposite responses to faith. Do we really have to choose between staying true to the faith and being compassionate?

This week on Thinking Faith! Eric and Brett discuss the particular challenges we encounter as parents when taking our children to Mass and share some tips and tricks to help make it a positive, faith-filled experience for everyone. Is this even possible or is this meant to be mom and dad's experience of purgatory in the here and now?

This week Eric and Brett respond to a question asked through Brett's 'Sask-a-Theologian' blog ( Tara writes to ask how best to respond to people who say that Christ’s presence in the Eucharist isn’t real, it’s just symbolic. As a response, we share the famous Hebrew phrase Ba-lo-ney! Ok, that's not exactly Hebrew, nor is it a helpful response with friends and family. You'll have to tune in to find out what we really said about Real Presence!

Brett was nowhere to be found so Eric dragged his boss, Bob Kowalchuck into the studio to discuss the Office of Pastoral Services. With the Archdiocese of Regina's 17th Annual Bishop's Appeal underway, this is a great time to find out the amazing ministries, services and evangelization efforts your support makes possible!

TF07: Purgatory - Is That Still A Thing?

Last updated on November 1, 2016

Just in time for the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, Eric Gurash and Dr. Brett Salkeld discuss the concept of Purgatory. Is it still a thing? Why would we need teaching on such a thing? Why do Catholics think praying for the dead is so important? If the question about what happens when we die has ever entered your brain, you won't want to miss this!

TF06: Permanent Deacons In The Catholic Church

Last updated on October 25, 2016

Brett coordinates the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Archdiocese of Regina and Eric is currently in formation for the Permanent Diaconate. This topic was a 'no brainer' for both of us! We'll look at the history of the Permanent Diaconate and the role of Permanent Deacons in the Church and in the world. We'll also hear about Eric's experiences in discerning his own call to the Permanent Diaconate and what the formation process has been like so far. Next time your friend asks what a Deacon is, you'll know just what to say!

Episode 05: Catholic Voting

Last updated on October 24, 2016

US elections are in full swing dominating the media throughout North America. Locally, we've got a civic election just weeks away. What better time to talk do a mash-up between two topics one should never bring up at dinner parties - Religion and Politics! This week Brett and Eric discuss what voting with one's conscience means and what Catholics can do when no candidate seems ideal.

This week Brett and Eric introduce you to Michelle Braden and Braden Kuntz (we know...the names confuse us too!) who coordinate the Youth Office for the Archdiocese of Regina. Over the summer, thanks in large part to funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, they had the opportunity to lead several young adults from our Archdiocese on a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow Poland, and they've graciously agreed to tell us al about it!

Episode 03: Why Theology?

Last updated on October 24, 2016

We have the Bible, as Catholics, we also have the Catechism and the teaching office of the Church, why do we even need theology at all? If you've ever asked or been asked, "Shouldn't our faith be enough?" You'll love this episode!



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