Thinking Faith!

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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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Eric and Brett conclude their series on teaching the Eucharist to parents and children with a look at Remembrance and Anticipation. They'll discuss practical ways to engage families in these very human, almost daily activities of recalling, re-living, and looking forward to current and future life events and how the mass itself invites us to actively participate in these kinds of activities on a practical and a spiritual level. We know you've been eagerly awaiting this conclusion as much as we have this week on Thinking Faith!

 

They've talked about the theology and deep, spiritual insights surrounding meals and sacrifice in the Eucharist. Now Eric and Brett discuss how to actually teach these things to parents and kids in your sacrament's or religion class. They'll discuss the importance of family meals and how to draw those intimate connections between meals and sacrifices in our daily lives to the sacrament itself. Hope you're hungry this week on Thinking Faith!

 

Brett and Eric pick up their Sacraments series for parents and Catechists right where they left off looking now at how we might practically teach the key features of this central sacrament of our faith 'on the ground'. This week they discuss practical approaches to transformation and presence - teaching parents and kids about the Real Presence of Christ and the kind of transformations we are talking about in the Eucharist.

We're extremely excited by the visit of the relic of St. Francis Xavier (known as the 'Madman' Evangelist) coming to the city of Regina, Saskatchewan on January 19 and 20, 2018. As this New Year kicks off, we've asked our good friends Pierre and Laura O'Reilly, who are heading up the local relic event organizing team to stop by and talk a bit about St. Francis Xavier, the relic event itself, and how the weirdness, the intrigue of our Catholic Faith, and the model given by St. Francis can be a source of evangelization for our Church today! It's all Madmen, mummies, and evangelization on this week's Thinking Faith!

 

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CCO's St. Francis Xavier Relic Page

 

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Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2017

From Archbishop Donald Bolen, Eric, Brett and all of the Archdiocese of Regina staff and our families we'd like to wish all of our faithful listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

TF66: I'm Spiritual But Not Religious Part 2

Last updated on December 19, 2017

Eric and Brett continue the Christmas table-talk around the topic of being "spiritual but not religious".  Part one looked at the spiritual part of that statement and asking what is really meant by the term 'spiritual'. This week they take it to the next level, looking at whether it is possible to live as a spiritual person without being in any way religious.  Who says you can't talk about religion over Christmas dinner? That's what we're doing this week on Thinking Faith!

 

So you're sitting around the table at your up-coming Christmas Family Feast and right after grace, in between "pass the turkey" and "where's the cranberries?" your cousin Rene comments on how spiritual you are closing with "I'm spiritual, but not religious".  How do you respond? Don't let fear and trepidation seal your lips. On this part 1 of 2 episodes of Thinking Faith, Eric and Brett will begin discussing what those words mean, and what they don't. We'll see just how much common ground you share with your beloved cousin (or uncle, or sibling), and the opportunity for some interesting conversation around the plum pudding!

Mailbag episodes are one of our favorites to do. There's something really engaging and relational about engaging topics that an active listener has sent in. This week Eric and Brett take a look at a few of the emails they've received, answer a couple of quick ones, plan for future shows and then jump into one listener's questions about the last days and what the heck is up with Final Judgement?

 

There's something unique and mysterious that happens whenever we remember anything. Our brains and our bodies have been gifted with this remarkable ability to radically return to the past and make it present to us right here and now.  This week Eric and Brett conclude their three-part look at the theology of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents by discussing this very phenomenon and how God uses it as the centerpiece of this ultimate encounter with Jesus Christ. Everything old is new again on this week's Thinking Faith!

TF62: The Eucharist Part Two - Meal and Sacrifice

Last updated on November 21, 2017

This week Eric and Brett continue the discussion of the theology behind the sacrament of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents. They'll look that the Eucharist as a meal and as a sacrifice and talk about why it's important not to emphasize one over the other and how, each can actually help us understand the Eucharist in new ways. Hope you're hungry because we've got a feast for you on this week's Thinking Faith!

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