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Join well-known theologian and author Edward Sri for weekly insights on understanding and living out the Catholic faith. Delve deeper into the Bible, prayer time, virtue, relationships, marriage and family and culture with practical reflections on all things Catholic. Don't just go through the motions. Live as an intentional Catholic, a disciple of Jesus Christ.
 
Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episo ...
 
Ask Fr. Josh is the podcast where I hear you out and do my best to help you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy “fill-in-the blank” answer. On this show, we’ll listen to one another, problem solve together, and ultimately entrust everything to our Lord. If this is your first time tuning in, here’s how the show goes: Each episode, I'll address three to four of your questions. I’ll cover everything from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relat ...
 
The Audio Bible it’s not only about faith. It’s about art and ecumenism. We do not exclude anyone. In our production, we do not ask anyone about their beliefs, worldview, or political preferences. We believe in humanism. That we simply should be good people. For themselves and for others. A new dimension of sound design. All Bible-based audio dramas created so far use stereo sound, the kind you hear while listening to your favorite music. We created an experience that is one step further. Us ...
 
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Modernism is pervasive, and one of the most notorious Modernists imposed the concept of luminosity on the Church, and from him we get the toxic notion of universalism and evolution of the faith. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support …
 
Fr. Mike describes the miracle of the waters of Meribah that God performs for his people in the wilderness. He also explains the logic behind the laws God gives his people to restore their morality as they learn to live in relationship with each other. Today we read Numbers 19-20, Deuteronomy 21, and Psalm 100. For the complete reading plan, visit …
 
Bishop Barron had some choice words for traditional Catholics again. Here's why he was out of his mind. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribest…
 
Fr. Mike breaks down God's divine judgement, and the refuge he offers to those who are faithful to him. Today's readings are Numbers 18, Deuteronomy 19-20, and Psalm 99. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for chil…
 
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Fr. Mike discusses the forbidden forms of worship explained in Numbers 17, and why it's important for us to understand how God desired to be worshipped in the Old Testament. Today's readings are Numbers 17, Deuteronomy 17-18, and Psalm 98. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please n…
 
Today is the day that Francis ascends the ziggurat to publicly reject Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Sallus RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.ne…
 
Fr. Mike dives into the recurring issue of the Israelites rebelling against God and remaining stuck in their past as we read about the revolt of Korah, Dathan and Abiram against Moses and Aaron. Today's readings are Numbers 16, Deuteronomy 15-16, and Psalm 97. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/b…
 
Just as our bodies need water, our souls need nourishment too. Today, Jeff talks about the importance of renewing our relationship with Christ through his eternal fountain. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Ave Mar…
 
Do you ever tire of the establishment figures in the Church trying to make you have a bad lent? RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.net/r…
 
Fr. Mike explains why God would give the Israelites such drastic consequences for their sin, and how it reveals his divine plan and infinite mercy. Today's readings are Numbers 15, Deuteronomy 13-14, and Psalm 96. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains ad…
 
God is an infinite, perfect, communion of persons, responsible for the intentional creation of everything around us - which begs the question, if God is perfect, why does he need us to worship him? Well, he actually doesn’t. God doesn’t need us to worship him because there is nothing he lacks. Which leads to another question: why do we worship God …
 
In this special edition of Ask Father Josh, Fr. Josh answers questions from college students. He discusses how to develop a consistent prayer life when you have a busy schedule, as well as how to cultivate cultural diversity in campus ministry. He also shares inspirational saints who were holy when they were young. Ascension is proud to partner wit…
 
Trevor has experienced some form of depression for the last 15 years. He used a plethora of techniques and modalities including healthy eating, psychedelics, meditation and exercise to help alleviate depression without medication. He found the Release technique (releasetechnique.com) which was a catalyst to unwind and unpack everything that he was …
 
Major international Catholic figures are asking the obvious question: what can we do about Francis? How are we to treat him? RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar ht…
 
In our reading of Numbers 14 today, Fr. Mike highlights how the rebellion of the Israelites which was marked by distrust and fear, will have consequences for their children. We also read today Deuteronomy 12, and Psalm 95. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible co…
 
Biblical knowledge is key when it comes to understanding morality. Today, Dave “Brave New” VanVickle and I discuss why depriving young people of Biblical stories negatively affects their moral reasoning skills as they grow up. We brainstorm ways we can revive Biblical morality in a culture that has disconnected morality from the Bible, and reduced …
 
The continuation of yesterday's topic, from the opposite perspective. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.net/return-to-tradition Physica…
 
Friends, I have often said that Lent is a bit like basic training for the military or summer workouts for a football team—it is a chance to get back to the fundamentals of the faith, namely, the Ten Commandments. In this homily, I look at each of the Ten Commandments, using them as an examination of conscience for this Lenten season.…
 
As we read Numbers 12 and 13, Deuteronomy 11, and Psalm 94, Fr. Mike reflects on the conflict between Aaron, Miriam, and Moses and explains why Miriam appears to be the only one punished. He also mentions the lack of trust the people continue to have in God, as they discover that the land of Canaan is occupied by a seemingly stronger force. For the…
 
Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. Claire writes for CatholicMom.com and is a contributor at SpiritualDirection.com. Her new book is This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint …
 
What should we do when we are tempted by the devil? Dr. Sri reminds of the reality of the devil’s temptations in our lives and walks us through Christ’s response to the devil’s attacks during his passion. Learning from Jesus’ example and words, we come away with three practical ways to resist the devil’s temptations. Snippet from the Show “When we …
 
Benedict endorsed Francis being pope again and called anyone who disagreed a fanatic. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.net/return-to-t…
 
Fr. Mike discusses how the Israelites complaining against God and believing they were better off in Egypt reflects our own inclination to be enslaved by sin. Today's readings are Numbers 11, Deuteronomy 10, and Psalm 33. For the complete reading plan visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.By Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
 
How did we get to this place? In a lot of ways it started with Teilhard de Chardin. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.net/return-to-tra…
 
Fr. Mike points out how the tribes of Israel travel with Judah (praise) leading the way, and makes note of how Moses intercedes for the people and acts as a mediator between God and men. Today's readings are Numbers 10, Deuteronomy 9, and Psalm 10. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.…
 
During Lent we face temptations, like Our Lord in the desert. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.net/return-to-tradition Physical Mail: …
 
As we read Numbers 8-9, Deuteronomy 8, and Psalm 93, Fr. Mike reflects on how the Israelites were expected to celebrate Passover in all circumstances, learned to trust that God would lead them to where they needed to go, and needed to remember God in times of abundance as well as darkness. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bib…
 
Cardinal Manning, the great 19th century theologian, writes here about the source of schism and the consequences it has on the Mystical Body of Christ. RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/An…
 
Fr. Mike breaks down the purpose of the various offerings during the dedication of the tabernacle. We are also reminded that the people of Israel are God's chosen people because they have a key mission. Today's readings are Numbers 7, Deuteronomy 7, and Psalm 92. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.co…
 
Ever find yourself not knowing what to say when evangelizing? Today, Jeff gives two phrases we can go to when being a witness of Christ. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Ave Maria University Snippet from the Show …
 
Why is Francis going to pray with non-Catholics at the site of a temple dedicated to human sacrifice? Is he trolling us? RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https:…
 
Fr. Mike explains the significance behind the Nazarite vow and the priestly blessing in Numbers 6. We also learn why the Great Command revealed in Deuteronomy 6 is the foundation of all other commandments. Today we pray Psalm 91. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The B…
 
We often receive the behavior we are willing to tolerate, but what does that mean for our daily interactions? Communication is the clearest way to let someone know how you are feeling. When meeting with someone who you feel is being rude, we may try to give outward signs of our discomfort, but we can’t guarantee they’ll understand unless we tell th…
 
Fr. Josh explains whether Catholics should practice mindfulness meditation, if Jesus had other siblings, and how to experience the joy of the Lord. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Ave Maria University. Snippet Fr…
 
We talked about how her being a liver transplant recipient and yoga were the catalysts to her spiritual awakening. She giving up her career and being the co-owner of a hair salon, to becoming a yoga instructor and energetic alignment coach after she became aware of the power of stillness in the mind through yoga. This has helped her and her family …
 
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Fr. Mike explains how God elevates the dignity of women by providing new laws around husbands accusing their wives of unfaithfulness. Today we read from Numbers 5, Deuteronomy 5, and Psalm 90. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may n…
 
In these times of pandemic, how do we prevent others from falling into a state of indifference to the sacraments? Today, Dave VanVickle and I answer a listener’s question about drifting away from the faith in these difficult times. We have a honest conversation about the urgency of returning to Church, and provide some concrete steps to overcoming …
 
The man in the best position to defend the Mass from radical changes has been dismissed. Now what? RtT's offical Sponsor: https://gloryandshine.com/ Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.ne…
 
Friends, if the intention of an author is to convince people to read and think about what he’s written, the author of Sunday's first reading has done his job well. We hear the deeply troubling story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son, Isaac. How do we reconcile God’s love with his asking Abraham to kill his own son? How should we tak…
 
Fr. Mike underscores the importance of obeying God as he reads from Numbers 4 and Deuteronomy 4. We also read Psalm 88 and learn how it foreshadows the darkness Christ endured on the cross. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not …
 
Do you have a space in your home that is devoted to prayer? A quiet spot you can retreat to daily and spend time with God? This week, I am encouraging you to make one if you don’t already have such a place. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but it can be a wonderful way to enhance your habit of daily prayer. Ascension is proud to partner with authentica…
 
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