In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about prayer, fasting, and what it means to give alms during the season of Lent… and making your bed!

Resource(s):
Psalm 17 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/psalms/17

Favorite charities:
Fr. O’Brien:
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater
Catholic Charities of Stillwater
Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma
Center of Family Love

Fr. Kerry:
Feeding college students
Catholic Charities of Stillwater
Building project of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
To the poor

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about Fr. O’Brien’s recent retreat to his seminarian roots – St. Meinrad’s Archabbey in southern Indiana, why we receive ashes on our foreheads on “Ash Wednesday”, or as Fr. Kerry calls it - “Free Carbon Wednesday”, and the meaning and biblical significance of the ashes.

In this week’s episode, Fr. Kerry and FOCUS missionary guest Clayton Caldwell talk about the importance of the evangelization of college students, calling all to be missionary disciples, living the beatitudes, and a few practical tips for Lent.

Resource(s):
Fr. Mike Schmitz, “The Freedom of Worship” – SEEK 2021: https://youtu.be/n0oSeTVgMzY

Dr. Jonathan Reyes, “Impact The World As A Disciple” – SEEK 2019: https://youtu.be/HfAIsf6tOf8

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about why they love house blessings, what happens, what it means, and why a house should be blessed.

 

Resource(s):

Col 3:12-17: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/colossians/3

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry are answering some questions, dropping some truth, dispelling the nonsense, and talking about one of the three Sacraments of Initiation: The Sacrament of Confirmation, its effects, how to seek and obtain it, and the Holy Spirit.

 

Resource(s):

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), paragraphs 1302 – 1306 - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P3S.HTM

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about Catholic Apologetics and the importance of why Catholics baptize infants, why everyone should, and the Catholic understanding of Original Sin.

Resource(s):
Acts 16:15 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/acts/16
Acts 18:8 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/acts/18 
1 Corinthians 1 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/1corinthians/1 

Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1213 (CCC 1213) - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P3I.HTM 
CCC 1251 – 1252 - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P3K.HTM 
Code of Canon Law (834 – 848) - https://www.vatican.va/archive/cod-iuris-canonici/eng/documents/cic_lib4-cann834-878_en.html

Catholic Answers - https://catholic.com
“Catholicism and Fundamentalism” - https://shop.catholic.com/catholicism-and-fundamentalism/

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about what people say is “unattractive about Catholicism”:

  • The “rules”
  • Holy Days of Obligation
  • The preaching and the music
  • Lack of reverence, and many more

Resource: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=1408 

In this week’s episode, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Kerry answer some important questions about co-habitation before marriage, the covenant bond of marriage, Divine Love, and being children of God.

“What is marriage?”
“What business do priests have talking about marriage?”
“Should couples live together before marriage?”
“Are the odds in your favor?”

Resource:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=1408 “Marriage Preparation with Co-habiting Couples” by Bishop David Konderla

With 2022 underway, Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry talk us through their visions for the parishes of Stillwater in the new year. Both places have exciting initiatives underway all for the glory of God and the evangelization of Payne County and the OSU campus.

Seminarian Kyle Doud stops by for a visit as Father O'Brien and Father Kerry talk about a proper celebration of Epiphany (celebrated January 2, 2022)

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