November 26th, 2019 | 18 mins 37 secs
advent, busy, catholic spirituality, focus, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality
When Thanksgiving is over, it’s all too easy to jump into the chaos of December, and Advent takes a backseat to the busyness of the season. How do we avoid that frantic pace and actually make room for Jesus in our hearts this year? Dr. Edward Sri explains how this Advent, the Lord has special graces for each of us, if only we make space for him in our lives.
November 19th, 2019 | 24 mins 8 secs
healing, healing prayer, intercession, miraculous healing, prayer, praying for others
Sometimes we think our intercession for others will work only if we say enough prayers or say the right ones, but the power of intercessory prayer lies in the love we put into the prayer and the love of our God who hears them.
November 12th, 2019 | 23 mins 51 secs
heaven, hell, prayer, purgatory, saints
Purgatory often gets treated like a time out—the place you go because you did something bad—but it’s much more than that. Dr. Sri uses biblical images of fire and an analogy from St. John of the Cross to illuminate the Catholic teaching of purgatory.
November 5th, 2019 | 20 mins 12 secs
bible, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, dr. edward sri, dr. sri, dr. ted sri, gospel, gospel of john, increasing trust, jesus, jesus christ, prayer, scripture, trust, trusting god
Which biblical figure showed the most trust in God? Dr. Sri makes a good case for a man from the Gospel of John whose son is dying and explains how we can use his example to trust God more.
October 29th, 2019 | 22 mins 32 secs
ascension, bible, body of christ, catholic, catholicism, heaven, holiness, intercessory prayer, prayer, saint, saints, scripture
What does the Bible say about praying to saints? Are there biblical foundations for the Catholic tradition of asking saints to intercede for us?
This episode not only will leave you with a good apologetic answer to these questions, but—more importantly—will leave you with a renewed sense of appreciation for the cloud of witnesses who inspire us, intercede for us, and draw us deeper into communion with the blessed Trinity.
October 22nd, 2019 | 20 mins 11 secs
anxiety, catholic prayer, fear, how to pray, jesus, jesus christ, john paul ii, john paul the great, overcoming anxiety, overcoming fear, prayer, saint pope john paul ii, saint pope john paul ii the great, surrender
If you’re stressed or anxious, you will find great comfort in Pope John Paul II’s famous phrase: “Be not afraid … Open wide the doors to Christ!” In this episode of All Things Catholic, Dr. Sri explains the meaning behind Pope John Paull II’s words and shares a simple way you can begin bringing your fears and anxieties to Christ in prayer. Once you surrender those fears to Christ, you might be surprised at the amazing plan that unfolds.
October 1st, 2019 | 23 mins 13 secs
bible, catholic, catholic prayer, dr. edward sri, dr. ted sri, feast day, healing, morning offering, prayer, saint, saints, scripture, st. therese, struggle, suffering, surrender, ted sri, theology
When we fall short, it’s easy to despair and berate ourselves for our failings. We’re tempted to turn our focus inward, and that’s exactly where the enemy wants us. Using the theology of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Dr. Sri explains how this is the opposite of what God wants us to do. When we fail, instead of navel-gazing, we can recognize our littleness and let the Lord into our hearts by surrendering our shortcomings to him.
September 24th, 2019 | 23 mins 6 secs
adoration, biblical insights, catholic, catholic church, catholic prayers, catholicism, dr. edward sri, dry prayer, edward sri, focus during prayer, jesus, prayer, prayer life, praying, scripture, scripture scholar, ted sri
Every faithful Catholic goes through a season where prayer is difficult. Whether you’re unable to feel God’s presence, get easily distracted, or find yourself avoiding prayer altogether, Dr. Edward Sri points out four reasons why we may struggle in prayer, and what we can do to persevere and build an ever-stronger relationship with God.