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SJ9 – A Brief Reflection on Prudence – St. Joseph and His World with Mike Aquilina – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Episode  9 – A Brief Reflection on Prudence In this final episode, Mike Aquilina and Kris McGregor discuss St. Joseph and the virtue of prudence An excerpt from St. Joseph and His World: The prudent way—the way of St. Joseph—begins with self-knowledge. People cannot see reality clearly as long as they have those planks in their eyes. They cannot have radical openness to reality if they harbor fears of the truth. In his discussion of prudence, Pieper warns of something called falsification of memory. He sees this as the great destroyer of the sense of reality. People tend to mythologize their days. They make themselves out to be heroes. They make their adversaries and rivals out to be villains, just because they want the same things. It is hard not to see life in this way. But there is no doubt that it is a falsification of memory—and it is corrosive to our sense of reality. The Christian tradition offers remedies for this. A good spiritual director will not permit his charges to hold on to this kind of thought. He will humanize the rivals they demonize. Anyone can cultivate that attitude, too, by means of a daily examination of conscience and regular confession. Reality is something that must be faced squarely, deliberately, consciously, with the means God has provided—first, the inner reality of one’s self and then the reality of the world. Joseph can be misunderstood, as prudence is misunderstood. His silence can be mistaken for passivity, but it is not. Joseph is the prudent man whose thoughts correspond to reality, and whose actions flow from those thoughts. He is the image of God and yet a model for every Christian. He is the one who keeps the constant company of Jesus Christ. Aqualina, Mike. St. Joseph and His World (pp. 75-76). Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition. For more episodes in this series visit – St. Joseph and His World with Mike Aquilina page You can find the book on which this series is based here. Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics, the study of the early Church Fathers.[1] He is the executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a Roman Catholic research center based in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church (2006); The Mass of the Early Christians (2007); Living the Mysteries (2003); and What Catholics Believe(1999). He has hosted eleven television series on the Eternal Word Television Network and is a frequent guest commentator on Catholic radio. Mike Aquilina’s website is found at fathersofthechurch.com Other Mike Aquilina series’ found on Discerning Hearts: Roots the Faith The Resilient Church Villains of the Early Church

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22 Mar 2021

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SJ8 – Handing on the Passover – St. Joseph and His World with Mike Aquilina – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Episode  8 – Handing on the Passover In this episode, Mike Aquilina and Kris McGregor discuss St. Joseph and the role he had in Jesus’ religious formation.  Also, Mike offers a deeper insight on the scene popularly known as “the finding in the Temple.” An excerpt from St. Joseph and His World: A father has no idea what his son will make of the lessons of boyhood—the small and large skills passed from one generation to the next. It was Joseph who taught Jesus how to conduct the Passover seder. It was Joseph who showed him how to bless the bread and break it—how to bless the cup and share it. It was Joseph who taught him to make thanksgiving by means of the Haggadah, the ancient story of salvation. It was Joseph who read the poem that predicted the night of the messiah. It was Joseph who gave Jesus the fundamental form that would later come to be filled by the Eucharist. Aqualina, Mike. St. Joseph and His World (p. 70). Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition. For more episodes in this series visit – St. Joseph and His World with Mike Aquilina page You can find the book on which this series is based here. Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics, the study of the early Church Fathers.[1] He is the executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a Roman Catholic research center based in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church (2006); The Mass of the Early Christians (2007); Living the Mysteries (2003); and What Catholics Believe(1999). He has hosted eleven television series on the Eternal Word Television Network and is a frequent guest commentator on Catholic radio. Mike Aquilina’s website is found at fathersofthechurch.com Other Mike Aquilina series’ found on Discerning Hearts: Roots the Faith The Resilient Church Villains of the Early Church

30mins

15 Mar 2021

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Enter Parousia ( Mike Aquilina)

The Catholic Current

Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President and Trustee of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology joins us to discuss the new program he's released with Dr. Scott Hahn entitled Parousia. Parousia: The Bible and the Mass Patristic Citations on Revelation

52mins

15 Feb 2021

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#9967 Do You Really Know the Mass? - Mike Aquilina

Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered:11:46 – What are the essential elements of the Mass?13:43 – How did the different rites of the liturgies develop?19:32 – Why don’t we use the Gloria during Lent when it has a penitential segment in it?23:14 – Is the whole Mass condensed into the high priestly prayer in John 17 (“Glorify your Son, that your Son might glorify you,” etc)?24:20 – If we attend an Eastern rite Mass, does that count for our Sunday obligation?33:00 – When we refer to “the Lamb’s supper” is that referring to the eucharistic liturgy or the whole thing?34:50 – Where do we get incense and what is the purpose behind it?36:06 – Why did the Mass translations from a few years back need to happen?43:10 – How much liberty can the priest take in changing the words of the Mass?47:50 – Back in the ‘50s I remember the idea being tossed around of translating the Latin Mass into the vernacular. Why didn’t that happen?…

9 Feb 2021

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The Feminine Genius in the Early Church: A Conversation with Mike Aquilina

The Endow Podcast

Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.  On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Mike Aquilina on the difference Christ made for women in the early Church, in the Roman Empire, and in the world.  Mike Aquilina is the award-winning author of more than fifty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. His works have been translated into many languages. He has hosted eleven television series and several documentary films and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio.www.fathersofthechurch.comWhat’s on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!Facebook at www.facebook.com/endowgroupsInstagram at www.instagram.com/endowgroupsWant to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!Support the show (http://www.endowgroups.org)

34mins

24 Nov 2020

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Episode 58: The Maternal Presence of Mary Throughout History with Mike Aquilina

How They Love Mary

Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about the role of Mary throughout history and her influence in our lives. Book: History's Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age- https://www.avemariapress.com/products/historys-queen Website: https://fathersofthechurch.com/

51mins

19 Nov 2020

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Miracle Hunter - 11/07/2020 - Interviews: Mark Miravalle and Mike Aquilina

Miracle Hunter

Interviews with Dr. Mark Miravalle (professor of Mariology, Franciscan University) and Mike Aquilina (author, History's Queen)

30mins

7 Nov 2020

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Off the Shelf - Episode 198 with Mike Aquilina

Off The Shelf

 This week I welcome back my good friend Mike Aquilina. We discuss his latest book History's Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age. Listen in as we discuss how Mary has impacted the world throughout the centuries and how she does the same today. Get you a copy of History's Queen here. 

31 Oct 2020

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89 - Mary and the Blues – Mike Aquilina

The Catholic Culture Podcast

In addition to being the host of Catholic Culture’s Way of the Fathers podcast and the author of dozens of books on the early Church, Mike Aquilina is a poet who has written songs performed by the likes of Dion, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen. Mike joins the show to discuss his collaboration with legendary singer Dion, early Christian beliefs about Mary, and other topics in early Church history. You’ll hear songs from Dion’s new album Blues with Friends, and readings from Mike’s new poetry collection The Invention of Zero. All songs and music videos used with permission from Dion. Contents [3:31] Mike’s prolific 2020 in books, poetry and music [5:49] Working with Dion on his album Blues with Friends [9:28] “Song for Sam Cooke (Here in America)” by Dion [17:40] Dion's influence on the greats of rock’n’roll [20:12] “Told You Once in August” by Dion [29:55] Early Jewish and pagan attacks on Mary [34:16] What we can learn from apocryphal texts [38:52] Evidence for early belief in Mary’s Assumption [45:31] “New York is My Home” by Dion and Paul Simon [53:16] What was the agape meal and why did it disappear after the early years of Christianity? [58:51] Mike reads poems from The Invention of Zero [1:04:06] Making the Way of the Fathers podcast [1:08:36] “Hymn to Him” by Dion [1:14:31] Dion's return to Catholicism via St. Augustine Links Mike’s recent projects: Dion, Blues With Friends https://www.amazon.com/Blues-Friends-Dion/dp/B086XCX576 Dion, New York Is My Home https://www.amazon.com/New-York-My-Home-Dion/dp/B017WK8NX6 History's Queen https://www.avemariapress.com/products/historys-queen The Invention of Zero https://catholicbooksdirect.com/product/the-invention-of-zero-an-accumulation-of-poems/ Work Play Love https://paracletepress.com/products/work-play-love The Holy Mass (Sayings of the Fathers of the Church) https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/the-holy-mass-aquilina-weinandy/ Way of the Fathers podcast https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/category/way-fathers/ Dion https://diondimucci.com/music/ Mike Aquilina https://fathersofthechurch.com/ Podcasts mentioned: Patrick Coffin interview with Dion https://www.patrickcoffin.media/music-legend-hits-well-timed-homer/ Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast https://sacredmusicpodcast.com/ Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church https://catholicproject.catholic.edu/podcast/ Books on the Assumption mentioned by Mike: Stephen Shoemaker, The Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Traditions-Dormition-Assumption-Christian/dp/0199210748 Richard Bauckham, The Fate of the Dead: Studies on the Jewish and Christian Apocalypses https://www.amazon.com/Fate-Dead-Apocalypses-Supplements-Testamentum/dp/1589832884 This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio

1hr 19mins

22 Oct 2020

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THE BEAR WOZNICK ADVENTURE

You and I are living in an epic season of the history of God.When you know how to read the signs, you can easily see that there’s a tidal wave of God’s power and glory approaching the shore.Are you ready to go out and meet that wave?In this episode of the Bear Woznick Adventure, I’m joined by Mike Aquilina — Early Church expert and one of our most popular guests on the show.Together we’re going to discuss:How the Early Church faced pandemics, persecutions, and wars, and how their example can help us overcome similar adversitiesHow you and I ought to be preparing for the coming tidal wave of God’s power and glory (HINT: It’s not complicated.)How the Early Church met a similar wave of God’s glory, and what they did to prepare for itWhy Mike’s favorite document from the Early Church is a novel (you read that right!)And much more…

50mins

3 Oct 2020

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