Fr. Andrew Ricci
Fr. Andrew Ricci is the Rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Superior, Wisconsin.
In this reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Colin MacIver shares how God’s power and love gets us through the storms in life, and how that same love calls us to think and act differently.
Dr. Gerry Crete
Be With the Word is a weekly podcast from a licensed marriage and family therapist who delves into human and psychological issues that surface in the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.
Dr. Gerry hosts Be with the Word from a dorm at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio). He explores how God is transcendent and calms the seas in our own souls. Dr. Gerry shares some of the things he’s learned from Philosophy professors at Franciscan. Dr. Gerry applies the Catholic teaching that the rational soul is the form of the body to the teaching of St. Paul that we have a new identity as new creations in Christ. As a new creation we want our soul that knows and trusts in God to be in alignment with our bodies which sometimes is triggered by fear. Dr. Gerry explores how the Fall and reinforced by trauma creates a disconnect between body and soul. New therapies that are somatic (body-based) align better with Catholic philosophy.
Bishop Robert Barron
Friends, the book of Job is one of the most profound and most challenging books in the entire Bible. In today’s reading, we see that God does not hand-wave away Job’s suffering. Rather, the Lord places profound hurt and heartache in an infinitely greater context—into his loving providence. We must not narrow our focus on our pain; we must rather open ourselves to ever greater trust.