All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri

About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • 141: Love Like Christ in Your Marriage: From Eros to Agape

    June 30th, 2020  |  20 mins 14 secs
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    Falling in love is easy, but persevering in marriage can be challenging. In this episode, Dr. Sri explains the difference between eros and agape love, and reminds us that marriage must go beyond our own personal feelings and emotions. He offers couples four ways to move from eros to agape love in order love like Christ in marriage.

  • 140: How to Encounter God More in the Liturgy of the Word

    June 23rd, 2020  |  18 mins 11 secs
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    Distracted during Mass? Focusing on the liturgy of the word during Mass can be difficult, especially when you have pressing issues on your mind. To help focus on God’s voice in the scriptures, Dr. Sri shares three practical ways we can prepare our hearts for the liturgy of the word.

  • 139: Corpus Christi: The Beauty of the Eucharist

    June 16th, 2020  |  47 mins 40 secs
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    This week’s episode is from a LIVE Facebook event that was done on Corpus Christi last week. Dr. Sri covers the beauty of the Eucharist, and answers questions from listeners.

  • 138: Marriage: Unity with Imperfections

    June 9th, 2020  |  25 mins 4 secs
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    In this week’s episode, Dr. Sri is joined by his wife, Beth Sri, as they talk about the Holy Trinity and its relationship with marriage and family life. They talk about things like how love plays its part in the Trinity, fighting perfectionism in marriage, and practical ways to build unity in your marriage and family.

  • 137: Should Health Be the #1 Priority for Catholics?

    June 2nd, 2020  |  27 mins
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    In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and so many other life-altering events taking place in our world, Dr. Sri poses a question that is very important for Catholics to consider: Should physical health be our first priority? Drawing from the Saints and from Church doctrine, this episode reminds us that while physical death is inevitable for all of us, what comes after death is determined by how we prioritize here on earth.

  • 136: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

    May 26th, 2020  |  26 mins 12 secs
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    As we approach the feast of Pentecost, Dr. Sri explains the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit: what they are, where they come from, and how they are important to our faith.

  • 135: The Ascension of Our Lord

    May 19th, 2020  |  21 mins 5 secs
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    This week, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord! In honor of this solemnity, Dr. Sri spends time reflecting on the days surrounding the Ascension, and what they could mean for our faith.

    Dr. Sri will be speaking on “Men, Women & the Mystery of Love” at the Free virtual LoveLife Conference.

  • 134: How Does God Heal Us Emotionally?

    May 12th, 2020  |  25 mins 43 secs
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    Even in Catholic circles, it’s not uncommon to hear, “Emotions are neither right nor wrong.” But would St. Thomas Aquinas fully agree? In this week's episode, Dr. Sri encourages us to seek emotional healing from God and gives us a tool from St. Thomas Aquinas to help us evaluate whether our desires and emotional reactions are firmly rooted in Christian virtue.

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  • 133: The Choice Mary Faced at the Wedding Feast at Cana

    May 4th, 2020  |  14 mins 29 secs
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    It’s officially May, and you know what that means: It’s Mary’s month! In today’s special episode, recorded on location at the Wedding Church in Cana, Dr. Sri explains the unprecedented moment during the wedding feast wherein Jesus calls his mother, “Woman." Dr. Sri then points out the often overlooked choice that Mary faced in response to Jesus’ strange words.

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  • 132: The Dark Night of the Soul

    April 28th, 2020  |  24 mins 17 secs
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    You may have heard of St. John of the Cross’ “Dark Night of the Soul,” but do you know how to endure it? Using the writings of St. John of the Cross, Dr. Edward Sri explains how to turn to God when you don’t feel his presence.

  • 131: Why You and I Need the Resurrection

    April 21st, 2020  |  23 mins 55 secs
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    Without the Resurrection, the story of Salvation is only half complete! In today’s episode, Dr. Sri explains how the Resurrection confirms Christ’s divinity and enables us to join God in heaven as his children. Dr. Sri also reflects on how the Resurrection fulfills the Old Testament, pointing out how Jonah and the Whale foreshadows Christ’s resurrection and our call to spread the Gospel to all we meet.

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  • 130: When Jesus Appears to the Disciples: A Lesson on Peace and Shame

    April 14th, 2020  |  18 mins 40 secs

    In today’s episode, we focus on Luke 24: 36-43 and discover that Jesus’ appearance to the disciples in the Upper Room was about more than simply convincing them that he had risen from the dead. Jesus did then what he wants to do with us now: he broke through the walls of their hearts, calling them to face their weakness and meeting that weakness with his peace.

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  • 129: Symbolism in the Good Friday Narrative, Down to the Last Detail

    April 7th, 2020  |  22 mins 41 secs
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    Every single detail in the Good Friday story shows us God’s love and the fulfillment of his amazing plan for salvation. In today’s episode we look at seven symbolic details of the Crucifixion—the climax of Salvation history. Through these details, we gain immense insight into who Christ is, how he fulfills the Old Testament, and the nature of his relationship to the Church.

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  • 128: It's Time to Focus on Jesus

    March 31st, 2020  |  25 mins 31 secs
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    As Holy Week draws near, let’s turn our focus away from the events of our world and instead focus on Jesus. The best way to do this is to dive into the Scriptures and meditate on certain moments leading up to and through Jesus’ Passion. Dr. Sri suggests four scripture passages for reflection, walking through Jesus’ Agony in the Garden to demonstrate a method of meditation that will enable you to grow closer to Jesus this Holy Week.

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  • 127: Jesus in the Midst of Suffering with Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    March 24th, 2020  |  28 mins 9 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic church, catholic prayer, catholicism, christian, dr. italy, dr. sri, god, jesus, prayer, scripture, suffering, suffering in the bible, trails, uncertainty

    Turning to Scripture can help dispel our worries and fears. Dr. Sri sits down with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, author of Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, to talk about the ways that God shows up in Scripture during the sufferings of his people, and what we can learn from these examples in this period of uncertainty. See the full shownotes at ascensionpress.com/allthingscatholic or subscribe by texting “allthingscatholic” to 33-777

  • 126: Challenges Catholics Face during COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

    March 17th, 2020  |  33 mins 13 secs
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    On today’s special edition podcast, My wife Beth joins me to address unique challenges Catholics are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We respond to listener questions about financial fears, the dangers of working outside the home when one has vulnerable family members, discernment without time before the Blessed Sacrament, and diocesan recommendations to receive Communion on the hand. We then give you tips to help you respond with openness to the graces the Lord wants to bring to you during this time.

    Jesus wants to meet us in our uncertainty, our fears, and our disappointments. He wants to do something in our souls. In all of this, he’s inviting us to rely more on him and not on ourselves. On today’s special edition podcast, my wife Beth joins me to address unique challenges Catholics are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We respond to listener questions about financial fears, the dangers of working outside the home when one has vulnerable family members, discernment without time before the Blessed Sacrament, and diocesan recommendations to receive Communion on the hand. We then give you tips to help you respond with openness to the graces the Lord wants to bring to you during this time.

    For full episode shownotes, visit AscensionPress.com or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777.