Church Teaching Q&A~Catholicism 101



Podcast: Fullness of Life in Christ - Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist - Part 1
Theologian Brendan Roberts speaks on the fullness of life in Christ found in the sacrements of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

How to Keep Your Lent Promises
Father John Bartunek offers three suggestions.

The Seven Capital Sins: #5 Covetousness
Fr. Michael explains the sin of covetousness and gives practical tips on how we can overcome it in our lives.

Lent Podcast - What Are You Doing?
Brendan Roberts on Lent. Listen up.

Penance and Mortification – What Is the Difference?
The distinction between mortification and penance is in the spiritual intention, not the physical action. Father John Bartunek explains.

The Seven Capital Sins, #4 Anger
Father Michael gives practical advice on how to overcome the sin of anger in our lives.

Practical Tips for Lent
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC gives some practical tips for how we can grow in holiness during the season of Lent

Catholicism 101 Podcast - Does the "Son of Man" reveal Jesus' Divinity?
Can we tell from the title, "Son of Man" whether Jesus was God? Listen to this podcast to find out what author and theologian Brendan Roberts has to say on the subject.

What Is Mortification Anyway?
Mortification gets us in shape for the holiest days of the year.

Fasting and Church Teaching
Days of penance are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, pilgrimages as signs of penance, self-denial, fasting, almsgiving, charitable, and missionary works. -CCC 1438

The Seven Deadly Sins, #3 Pride
Father Michael explains the dangers of the sin of Pride and gives some tips on how to overcome this sin and win inner peace.

How Can I Better Prepare for Lent this Year?
So preparing for Lent means getting ready to hear and heed what God wants to say to you during those days. The Church gives us three general directives in this regard. Father John Bartunek explains.

Catholicism 101 Podcast: Incorruptibles
Brendan Roberts also talks about Eucharistic miracles. Listen up.

The Seven Capital Sins, #2: Envy
Father Michael gives some practical tips on overcoming the sin of envy in our lives. This is the second of a seven-part series on the seven Capital Sins.

Does Christ Suffer with Me when I Suffer?
Every single human life is infinitely valued by God, valued so much that God himself accompanies each one, in good times and bad, and desires us all to dwell with him forever in heaven.

Introducing Catholicism 101 Podcasts
Brendan Roberts from New Zealand introduces himself and the Catholicism 101 Podcasts.

Out of Sync
Fr. John Bullock teaches the pitfalls of Syncretism.

Is Spiritual Direction Just a More Involved Form of Confession?
Father John Bartunek explains the difference between confession and spiritual direction.

The Seven Capital Sins: Lust (Week 1)
Fr. Michael gives advice on how to overcome the sin of lust in our lives. This is the first of a seven-part series on the Capital Sins.

Eschatology
Why would the Church recommend that we meditate on such horrible things as hell and the last judgment?

The Nature of Sin
Do you have to know you are committing a sin in order to actually commit one?

The Ten Commandments of Scrupulosity
A guide for everyone who struggles with scrupulosity.

Understanding and Overcoming Scrupulosity – Part II
How do I avoid taking sin too lightly? If I am scrupulous, how do I overcome it?

Understanding and Overcoming Scrupulosity – Part I
How do I know if I am scrupulous or just sensitive to sin?

Can I Be My Own Spiritual Director?
I have not been able to find a director, what should I do in the mean time?

Is It a Sin to Have Bad Thoughts?
Father John Bartunek teaches how to deal with bad thought and how to be sure to avoid the unforgivable sin.

How Much of Spiritual Direction Should Focus on Prayer versus Sin and Virtue?
Spiritual direction is not meant to be divorced from daily life, but actually should enable us to live each day more deeply and fully in Christ. Father John Bartunek explains how.

“Program of Life”
Why is a Program of Life important to our spiritual progress?

How to Determine if a Spiritual Director Is Faithful to the Church
Does your spiritual director push you towards holiness?

The Roots of Spiritual Direction in Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition
Why does God choose to work, both directly and also indirectly, through human instruments?


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