All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

354 episodes of All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri since the first episode, which aired on September 4th, 2017.

  • How to Respond When the Church Lets You Down (Part 1)

    May 28th, 2024  |  26 mins 43 secs
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    What do you do in the face of concerns over the state of the Church? There are problems in the Church on the parish level all the way to the Vatican. So, how do we understand these problems and what role do each of us play in truly reforming the Church? Dr. Edward Sri weighs in on this topic and offers his advice on how to respond to it.

  • What Does It Mean to Be "Open to Life"? (with Beth Sri)

    May 21st, 2024  |  22 mins 11 secs
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    Should we be open to having another child? This is a question that many married couples face throughout their marriage. Having children requires a lot of sacrifice. However, the Church and experience teaches us about the “supreme goodness” of having children. Dr. Edward Sri is joined by his wife Beth Sri to discuss the discernment process of having children and some practical tips to aid you in the process.

  • Learning Salvation History at the Basilica of St. John Lateran

    May 14th, 2024  |  20 mins 14 secs
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    Join Dr. Edward Sri on this special edition episode from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Italy. Dr. Sri guides listeners through the center aisle of the basilica and explains the magnificent artwork found there. He reveals the significance of the Biblical scenes depicted and emphasizes the importance of understanding both the Old and New Testaments.

  • Are You Ruled by Your Emotions?

    May 7th, 2024  |  26 mins 31 secs
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    Are you able to maintain a sense of peace in your soul? Or do you struggle with constant disruptions and feel weighed down by your emotions? Emotions are not a bad thing, but at times, a person can become ruled by their emotions. So, what is the proper role of emotions? Dr. Edward Sri delves into this question and also explains the roles of the intellect and the will.

  • Turning Work into Prayer

    April 30th, 2024  |  25 mins 7 secs
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    Does it ever feel like work is keeping you from your relationship with God? Work can be stressful, exhausting, and overwhelming. So, how can we bring God into our work instead of allowing it to separate us from God? In preparation for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Dr. Edward Sri shares some contemplation on the work of St. Joseph. He also shares ways in which we can turn our work into a prayer.

  • Darkness in Prayer: A Lover’s Game?

    April 23rd, 2024  |  25 mins 48 secs
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    Do you ever feel like God is not listening? Is prayer just merely a game to God? So many of the saints have gone through seasons of dryness and darkness in prayer. In today’s episode, Dr. Edward Sri looks to the wisdom of St. Catherine of Siena, a Doctor of the Church, who shows us how to faithfully respond and cooperate with God amid those most difficult seasons. 

    Snippet from the Show
    "Prayer is the meeting of two desires: our desire for God and God's desire for us." 
    St. Catherine of Siena

  • Catholic Parenting: Connection, not Perfection (with Beth Sri)

    April 16th, 2024  |  26 mins 32 secs
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    How do we navigate the anxieties and pressures that come with parenting? Beth Sri joins Dr. Sri for an honest conversation about the challenges of parenting, particularly when you're trying to raise your kids in the Catholic Faith. Together, they share valuable insights and advice to help you parent from the Lord's peace rather than from a place of fear.

  • What It Means to Rejoice

    April 9th, 2024  |  25 mins 1 sec
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    What does it mean to rejoice? How do you continue to rejoice even in the midst of struggle? According to Dr. Edward Sri, Mary offers an extraordinary example of what it means to rejoice. Dr. Sri explores some of the key moments of Mary’s life and reveals how she rejoiced in each one. He offers practical advice on how we too can rejoice throughout our lives.

  • Why We Need the Resurrection

    April 2nd, 2024  |  23 mins 33 secs
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    Jesus’ death on the Cross is not enough; we need the Resurrection. Dr. Sri explains the significance of celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection and why this event is essential in his work of salvation. We also discover how Easter resolutions can help us build upon our Lenten spiritual growth as we move into the Easter season and beyond.

  • What Christ Really Meant by “It Is Finished”

    March 26th, 2024  |  21 mins 33 secs
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    Do you know what Jesus’ last words were before he died on the cross? More importantly, do you know what his last words meant? This Holy Week, Dr. Edward Sri reflects on the final moments and words of Christ. He explains their deeper meaning so that each of us can better understand Jesus’ passion and death on the cross.

  • Mark’s Passion Narrative: What You Need to Know for This Palm Sunday

    March 19th, 2024  |  21 mins 55 secs
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    Are you prepared for the most important week, the holiest week of the entire year? This Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins Holy Week. Dr. Edward Sri helps you prepare for these sacred days by digging into the Gospel for Palm Sunday which is Mark’s passion narrative. Dr. Sri explains some of the unique aspects of Mark’s narrative and what they mean for our understanding of Jesus’ passion and death.

  • How Martha Found Freedom from Anxiety

    March 12th, 2024  |  31 mins 7 secs
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    How do you handle the stress and anxieties of life? Does it frequently overwhelm you and rob you of your peace? Martha is a character from Scripture that many can relate to. She struggled with anxiety and became overwhelmed. Dr. Edward Sri examines the stories of Martha from the Bible and reveals what we can learn from her about overcoming anxiety and finding interior peace.

  • Praying with the Psalms

    March 5th, 2024  |  25 mins 30 secs
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    No other collection of poetry has influenced the world more than the Book of Psalms. In this episode, Dr. Sri explains the different types of Psalms and how they are a powerful vehicle for prayer.

  • God’s Commandments: Loving or Limiting?

    February 27th, 2024  |  22 mins 51 secs
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    How do we see the ten commandments? Are they just hoops to jump through? For many, rules and laws can feel controlling and cold. It can be difficult to understand how we can be in a loving relationship with God when he imposes rules and laws upon us. To answer these questions, Dr. Edward Sri looks into the story of the Israelites and the ten commandments. He explains the goodness of God’s commands.

  • Hold Nothing Back from the Father

    February 20th, 2024  |  22 mins 18 secs
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    What are you holding back? As a person pursues holiness, they sometimes find that they are still holding certain things back from God. Dr. Edward Sri addresses this challenge by walking through the story of Abraham and Isaac. He shows how both were ready to give everything to God. Dr. Sri explains the result of such incredible trust in God.

  • Letting Jesus Touch Your Wounds

    February 13th, 2024  |  19 mins 55 secs
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    Is there a part of your life that you are afraid to share with God? Perhaps, there are things you would like to keep hidden from everyone. Dr. Edward Sri dives into the Gospel passage from last Sunday about Jesus and the leper. He explains how Jesus responds to the leper and what that reveals about how Jesus responds to each of our wounds.