When the Lord preached the beatitudes he was teaching about the meaning of ultimate happiness and how to attain it. Unfortunately, many Catholics today find the beatitudes confessing. Listen as Richaél Lucero provides an overview of this important message of the gospel.
How the liturgical readings of the Lenten season and our practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving remind us of the true call of Lent—conversion. Listen in for the details.
What should your Lent look like? Have you been selling yourself short during this season that is full of great growth potential? Richaél Lucero calls on Old and New Testament examples to teach you how to get the most out of Lent.
Did you know that St. John wrote a document about the seven sacraments? In his gospel, St. John calls the miracles of Jesus’ ministry “signs”—signs that point to the sacraments of the Church. Want to know which passages reveal the sacraments? Listen in as Richaél Lucero highlights them.
Any first-century Jew would have recognized that the opening of John’s Gospel is filled with images of Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Covenant. Indeed, we are called into the desert in a new Exodus—but not the wandering-in-the-wilderness-for-forty-years kind. Listen to the ways John weaved this call into his finely crafted Gospel and how we are to live it out today.
“It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found difficult and left untried.” —G.K. Chesterton
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—the staples of the Lenten season. These practices are not intended to be our focus but to serve us in something bigger. Want to know what that is and how you can incorporate all three spiritual aids to have a transformative Lent? Come, listen to Richaél Lucero.
“In the beginning”—it’s the opening phrase of both the book of Genesis and the Gospel of John. Was this intentional on John’s part? You bet. In fact, the opening verses of his Gospel parallel each day of the creation account. Listen as I identify them, explain their significance, and uncover John’s purpose.