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018 "But I'm Not Hurting Anyone!"

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Release Date: 01/09/2018

103 The Cross Explained show art 103 The Cross Explained

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

What gives the cross its redemptive value is not the amount of suffering or bloodshed, but the amount of love that was put into Christ’s sacrifice. The cross is less about taking on punishment and more about the total gift of love Jesus offered to the Father on our behalf.

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102 The Word—Friend or Enemy of the Soul? show art 102 The Word—Friend or Enemy of the Soul?

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

We’re not called to be like the Amish, separating ourselves completely from the world.  But we must be careful how much of the world’s influences we allow into our homes and into our hearts. How do we strike the right balance?

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 101 Fallen Away—How to Bring Back Those We Love show art 101 Fallen Away—How to Bring Back Those We Love

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Do you have family or friends away from the Catholic Faith?  St. Monica’s example offers six practical things we can do to help bring our loved ones back to Christ and the Church. 

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100 Is Mary's Queenship Biblical? show art 100 Is Mary's Queenship Biblical?

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Where is Mary’s Queenship in the Bible? Is this just Catholics exaggerating Mary’s role, trying to put Mary on par with Jesus the King, so they make her a Queen?

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099 Did Mary Die Before Her Assumption? show art 099 Did Mary Die Before Her Assumption?

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

099 Did Mary Die Before Her Assumption?

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098 A Bishop Speaks on the Abuse Crisis show art 098 A Bishop Speaks on the Abuse Crisis

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

“How can we stay with a Church that has so many problems?” Dr. Sri unpacks key insights from Bishop Barron’s recent book “A Letter to a Suffering Church” - a book that takes a hard look at the clergy abuse scandal and offers hope and practical ways forward.

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097 Fit for a Queen: Mary's Greatest Basilica show art 097 Fit for a Queen: Mary's Greatest Basilica

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Why would Catholics build a whole basilica dedicated the Blessed Virgin Mary? Isn’t this distracting from Jesus? Shouldn’t we be building churches in honor of Jesus, not Mary?

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096 A Week in Poland - Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Pilgrimage show art 096 A Week in Poland - Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Pilgrimage

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Our marriage began with JP2 blessing it in Rome. So for our 20th wedding anniversary last week, we wanted to do a special marriage pilgrimage to Krakow and walk in the footsteps of this great saint.

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095 Messianic Prophecies, Fulfillment in Christ - Reading Matthew (Part 2) show art 095 Messianic Prophecies, Fulfillment in Christ - Reading Matthew (Part 2)

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Every detail of the Gospels is there for a reason: to show Jesus fulfilling all the ancient prophecies from the Old Testament. 

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094 The Secret to Matthew's Gospel - Reading Matthew (Part 1) show art 094 The Secret to Matthew's Gospel - Reading Matthew (Part 1)

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Why does the Catholic Church hold up Matthew’s Gospel as so crucial for passing on the Faith--whether as a parent, teacher, catechist or friend?

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Many say, "What I do in my private life doesn't matter - as long as I'm not hurting anyone." But there are many ways we hurt people simply by failing to be the best we can be. In this week's episode, Edward Sri helps us respond to this objection and talk about moral truth, underscoring how what we do in our 'private lives' greatly impacts other people - for better or for worse.  

Episode Notes:

  • The Objection: "What Could be Wrong With This? I'm Not Hurting Anyone!"
  • First Response: C.S. Lewis Fleet of Ships Analogy
    • Don't Collide (Social Laws - Don't Hurt Others)
    • Each Individual Ship is Seaworthy (Individual Moral Character)
    • Why Both Are Necessary
  • Second Response: Two Ways to Fail In Life
    • "In What I Have Done"
    • "And In What I Have Failed to Do"
  • The Myth of "Private" Life
  • How What We Do In Our Personal Lives Impacts Others
  • Three Examples
    • Studies
    • Prayer
    • Fatherhood

References:

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Edward Sri, Who Am I to Judge?