St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast
192. Holy Spirit Chaplet - prayed in full

192. Holy Spirit Chaplet - prayed in full

April 30, 2021

The Holy Spirit Chaplet is introduced and prayed in full in only 10 minutes.

190. Fill These Hearts - Book Insight

190. Fill These Hearts - Book Insight

April 28, 2021

Tommy Dome shares from the book Fill These Hearts by Christopher West, available on Amazon.

179. Why is God so particular?

179. Why is God so particular?

February 26, 2021

In the Old Testament and New Testament, God the Father and Jesus give very specific instructions for things. What's the big deal?  What can we learn from this?

152. How many DOORS do you think our church has?

152. How many DOORS do you think our church has?

November 20, 2020

There are many ways in....but try this one.

150. Podcast available on Amazon Alexa devices!

150. Podcast available on Amazon Alexa devices!

November 10, 2020

"Alexa, play the St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast."  The St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast is now available on any Alexa-enabled devices.  EEAASSYY

146. You Do Not Need More Spiritual Stuff in Your Life

146. You Do Not Need More Spiritual Stuff in Your Life

October 30, 2020

Two perspectives on how we view the stuff of life.

144. What is the Perfect Prayer?

144. What is the Perfect Prayer?

October 21, 2020

3 possible answers offered.....

140. 2 of My Fave Religious Poems

140. 2 of My Fave Religious Poems

October 8, 2020

Parish Staff Member Tommy Dome shares 2 of his favorite religious poems.

107. I Heard this Great Analogy - Does Science disprove Religion?

107. I Heard this Great Analogy - Does Science disprove Religion?

February 21, 2020

Do faith and science contradict?  Can a scientist still be a believer?  Can Metal Detector Guy save the day at the beach?  Tune in to hear about great Catholic scientists from last millennium, last century, and last year.  

104. I Heard this Great Analogy - If God created everything, who created God?

104. I Heard this Great Analogy - If God created everything, who created God?

February 13, 2020

If God created everything, who created God?  To shine a light on the answer, consider your local railroad.

99. Audio Bible - 3 John

99. Audio Bible - 3 John

January 20, 2020

Uh oh.  Disagreement between Church leaders!  3 John is a very short (15 verses) letter from the New Testament.

98. Audio Bible - 2 John

98. Audio Bible - 2 John

January 14, 2020

2 John is incredibly short (13 verses) and reminds us that love = following Jesus' commandments. Also included are two recommendations to read the whole Bible in a year.

97. Audio Bible - 1 John

97. Audio Bible - 1 John

January 9, 2020

Light vs. darkness. Lies vs. truth.  The World vs. the Father.  Lawlessness vs. righteousness.  Hatred vs. love.  Words vs. deeds.  Mortal sin vs. venial sin.  1 John has it all and is a beautiful letter that encourages and challenges.

88. Your Sorrowful Companion

88. Your Sorrowful Companion

December 13, 2019

The depth of our God's compassion - ability to suffer with - is revealed through a look at the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross.  And some bonus thoughts on "Why would a good God allow evil?"

82. What Kind of Paper will you be this Sunday?

82. What Kind of Paper will you be this Sunday?

November 15, 2019

A reflection on where wax paper, notebook paper, paper towels, and YOU fall on the absorbency spectrum. 

80. Reflections on the Guy Who Threatened My Life 3x Last Week

80. Reflections on the Guy Who Threatened My Life 3x Last Week

November 8, 2019

Parking Lot Rage is real! Director of Evangelization Tommy Dome shares spiritual lessons after reflecting on a peculiar parking lot incident that happened to him.

74. Feel Like You’re Losing Your Faith? Here’s how that could be a good thing

74. Feel Like You’re Losing Your Faith? Here’s how that could be a good thing

September 26, 2019

There are different causes for feeling distant from God - some of them good and some of them bad.

72. Audio Bible - 2 Peter

72. Audio Bible - 2 Peter

September 20, 2019

BEWARE FALSE TEACHERS.  That's a main lesson of the Biblical book of 2 Peter, among a few others.  After 2 mins of background facts, the New Testament Letter of 2 Peter is read in full in just 10 mins.

71. A Dead Guy Told Me to Get Rid of My Smartphone

71. A Dead Guy Told Me to Get Rid of My Smartphone

September 16, 2019

Tommy Dome shares the story of when a heavenly voice urged him to make a very specific change in his life.

70. Audio Bible - The Letter of 1 Peter

70. Audio Bible - The Letter of 1 Peter

September 13, 2019

Practical advice and encouragement for undergoing suffering and persecution. After a minute of background facts about this book of the Bible, the New Testament Letter of 1 Peter is read in full.

67. Audio Bible - The Letter of James

67. Audio Bible - The Letter of James

August 30, 2019

After a minute of background facts about this book of the Bible, the New Testament Letter of James is read in full. Timeless wisdom and practical advice calls us out to live as better Christians.

62. Remind Me Again - Why does the Church have so many rules?

62. Remind Me Again - Why does the Church have so many rules?

August 2, 2019

Why does the Church have "so many rules"? Can't I just follow my conscience, or the one Golden Rule?  We dig behind the question and address what's really going on.

59. Remind Me Again…If Atheists Can be Good, Why be Religious?

59. Remind Me Again…If Atheists Can be Good, Why be Religious?

July 20, 2019

Why should I bother being religious if unbelievers can be decent, honest people too? 

The 5min video mentioned in this episode on the Moral Argument for God's existence can be viewed at http://bit.ly/MoralArgument

C.S. Lewis' short essay Man or Rabbit? mentioned in this episode can be read here

57. Remind Me Again…..Why Do Gospel Details Differ?

57. Remind Me Again…..Why Do Gospel Details Differ?

July 11, 2019

Some of the Gospels differ in minor details.  Does this mean they are invalidated?  Can we rely on the Bible at all?

53. Carpenter’s tool or Carpenter’s son?  w/ Tommy Dome

53. Carpenter’s tool or Carpenter’s son? w/ Tommy Dome

June 27, 2019

A small adjustment of direction can change the whole trajectory of a life.  Tommy Dome spoke at the Gifts of the Spirit Women's Ministry, sharing stories of a few inflection points in his life that revealed more of who God is and who he is.  

51. Remind Me Again….Why do we say Jesus descended into Hell?

51. Remind Me Again….Why do we say Jesus descended into Hell?

June 14, 2019

Every Sunday at Mass we say that Jesus descended into Hell.  Sounds strange or wrong, doesn't it?  Why would Jesus go to hell?  The knots get untwisted using Scripture and the CCC in just 7 minutes.

48. Remind me again…..Why do we call priests “Father” when Jesus said not to?

48. Remind me again…..Why do we call priests “Father” when Jesus said not to?

June 4, 2019

Why do Catholics call their priests "Father", especially when Jesus Himself says in Matthew 23:9, "Call no one on earth your father..."?

43. Remind me again….Why Confess to a Priest? Can’t I go straight to God?

43. Remind me again….Why Confess to a Priest? Can’t I go straight to God?

May 21, 2019

"Remind Me Again..." is a new series briefly covering common topics and questions that you have asked yourself at some point.  Share this episode so more people hear the answer.  "Why confess my sins to a priest?  Can't I just go straight to God?"

30. Meaning of the Mass - Why is Mass called Mass?

30. Meaning of the Mass - Why is Mass called Mass?

March 26, 2019

Our word Mass comes from the Latin word missa, which is at the root of the dismissal that gives us our mission. The final blessing gives us that last dose of supernatural grace we need to fulfill our mission to bring souls to Jesus' Sacred Heart.

28. Meaning of the Mass - The Bible and the Body

28. Meaning of the Mass - The Bible and the Body

March 20, 2019

Why do we sit, why do we stand, and why do we fold our hands?

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