St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast
285. Remind Me Again - Why does the Church have so many rules?

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

April 21, 2022

Can't I just follow my conscience, or the one Golden Rule?  We dig behind the question and address what's really going on.

273. Bible Difficulties - Is there anything true in the biblical Creation Story?

273. Bible Difficulties - Is there anything true in the biblical Creation Story?

February 28, 2022

Erin shares her insights from reading Catholic Answers' short booklet "Bible Difficulties".

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

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

February 26, 2022

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

271. Can’t I just have Faith IN Science?  w/ Fr. Ryan

271. Can’t I just have Faith IN Science? w/ Fr. Ryan

February 25, 2022

Why do I need anything more than science?

269. Are We Living in the End Times?  w/ Fr. Matt

269. Are We Living in the End Times? w/ Fr. Matt

February 21, 2022

Tommy & Fr. Matt quickly cover just one question from the 20 Answers Booklet "The End Times".

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

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

February 18, 2022

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.

266. How Could a Good & Loving God allow Suffering in the World?  - Interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan

266. How Could a Good & Loving God allow Suffering in the World? - Interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan

February 5, 2022

Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D in Philosophy provides several answers to perhaps the greatest question of all time.  

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

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

February 5, 2022

"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.  

261. Four Good Reasons to Believe in God - Interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D

261. Four Good Reasons to Believe in God - Interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D

January 21, 2022

Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D guides us through 4 philosophical reasons to believe there is a God.

260. Faith & Reason - Contradiction?  interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D in Philosophy

260. Faith & Reason - Contradiction? interview w/ Dr. Matt Jordan, Ph.D in Philosophy

January 13, 2022

What's faith's job? Science's job? What about Creation vs. Evolution and Miracles and Galileo?

251. Miracle Monday Ep.17 - Wow, Look at What the Lord has Done

251. Miracle Monday Ep.17 - Wow, Look at What the Lord has Done

December 6, 2021

Tommy recounts in rapid fashion 16 miracles!

248. Miracle Monday Ep.16 - Speaking Jesus‘ Words to His Drowned Toddler

248. Miracle Monday Ep.16 - Speaking Jesus‘ Words to His Drowned Toddler

November 29, 2021

A faithful father shares his harrowing story of darkness and miraculous light.  

245. Will There Be Browns Football in Heaven?

245. Will There Be Browns Football in Heaven?

November 27, 2021

Everything enjoyable about earth's activities will be available to the Nth degree in Heaven.  Fr. Matt & Tommy draw parallels between sports and Heaven. 

243. Miracle Monday Ep.15 - 9 Minutes w/ no Heartbeat

243. Miracle Monday Ep.15 - 9 Minutes w/ no Heartbeat

November 22, 2021

Tommy met a guy who was dead for 9 minutes and shares his story.  Hear an interview w/ Nick himself on the Fr. Kapaun podcast here.  

241. Miracle Monday Ep.14 - A 14-year Miracle That Eventually Ran Out

241. Miracle Monday Ep.14 - A 14-year Miracle That Eventually Ran Out

November 15, 2021

Parishioner Mike Ziegler's doctors were shocked when they discovered what pain he should have been experiencing for the past 14 years.

240. Miracle Monday Ep.13 - I‘m a Doctor and I Don‘t Know How to Explain This w/ Fr. Michael Denk

240. Miracle Monday Ep.13 - I‘m a Doctor and I Don‘t Know How to Explain This w/ Fr. Michael Denk

November 8, 2021

Fr. Michael Denk's life is a witness that with any gift, we must be willing to give it back to God.  See Fr. Denk's videos, books, and more at theprodigalfather.org.  And hear episode 50 - Top 15 Mass tips w/ Fr. Denk

238. Things God Never Says w/ Fr. Ryan Mann & Fr. Scott Harter

238. Things God Never Says w/ Fr. Ryan Mann & Fr. Scott Harter

November 4, 2021

Lots of laughs as Fr. Scott Harter and Fr. Ryan Mann share spiritual direction insights in this fun conversation with powerful implications.

235. Miracle Monday Ep.12 - From Stage 4 to Stage Nothing

235. Miracle Monday Ep.12 - From Stage 4 to Stage Nothing

November 1, 2021

Deacon Dave reminds us that through faith, prayer, and the Sacraments, we too can heal.

234. Saints: Interview w/ Fr. Matt Jordan

234. Saints: Interview w/ Fr. Matt Jordan

October 30, 2021

Fr. Matt introduces us to 3 lesser known saints.

231. Miracle Monday Ep.11 - Set Your Watch to this Recurring Miracle

231. Miracle Monday Ep.11 - Set Your Watch to this Recurring Miracle

October 25, 2021

Fr. Matt Jordan witnessed this miracle in person in Italy at the birthplace of pizza.

228. Miracle Monday - Ep.10 - That‘s not Significant Enough to be Healed

228. Miracle Monday - Ep.10 - That‘s not Significant Enough to be Healed

October 18, 2021

Fr. Jacob Bearer contrasts 2 miraculous healings, big and small, and what Jesus is trying to tell us.

226. Miracle Monday - Ep.9 - Wait God, Here?  In the Restaurant??

226. Miracle Monday - Ep.9 - Wait God, Here? In the Restaurant??

October 11, 2021

Fr. Patrick Schultz returns to share a miraculous healing that took place between the appetizers and entrees.

224. Miracle Monday - Ep.8 - All I Have to Show for it is This Little Scratch

224. Miracle Monday - Ep.8 - All I Have to Show for it is This Little Scratch

October 4, 2021

Protected?  Preserved?  By Whom?  Why?  Check out pictures of this car crash and the young lady who literally walked away from it.

 

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222. Miracle Monday Ep.7 - He Could Play with His Sons for the First Time in 10 Years

222. Miracle Monday Ep.7 - He Could Play with His Sons for the First Time in 10 Years

September 27, 2021

Fr. Jacob Bearer shares a miracle story and tips for how to pray for healing.

220. Miracle Monday - Ep.6 - The Least You Could do is Show Up.

220. Miracle Monday - Ep.6 - The Least You Could do is Show Up.

September 20, 2021

Deacon Dave shares a story that closely parallels one in the Bible.

219. Miracle Monday - Ep.5 - Tomorrow They Pull the Plug

219. Miracle Monday - Ep.5 - Tomorrow They Pull the Plug

September 13, 2021

A simple Kansas priest who died in the Korean War saves a young man's life 70 years later.

217. Miracle Monday - Ep. 4 - It Was Gone, Wasn‘t it?

217. Miracle Monday - Ep. 4 - It Was Gone, Wasn‘t it?

September 6, 2021

Dcn. Dave witnessed God's healing power that baffled the doctors.

215. Miracle Mondays - Ep. 3 - Jumping Up & Down

215. Miracle Mondays - Ep. 3 - Jumping Up & Down

August 30, 2021

Fr. Patrick Schultz stops by to glorify God with a dramatic story that left a boot in the dumpster.

211. Miracle Mondays - Ep.1 - Color-changing skin

211. Miracle Mondays - Ep.1 - Color-changing skin

August 16, 2021

6yrs of treatment w/o results.  Then we pilgrimaged to WI and prayed.

210. Miracle Mondays - Intro to this new series

210. Miracle Mondays - Intro to this new series

August 9, 2021

Real-life miracle stories from people you know.  Intro gives us a little context for the relationship between miracles and faith and miracles and science.

204. Welcome Interview - Fr. Matt Jordan

204. Welcome Interview - Fr. Matt Jordan

June 10, 2021

Fr. Matt's views on priesthood, sports, UFO's, God's love, and the zombie apocalypse.

201. Why come to Mass?  Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

201. Why come to Mass? Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

May 21, 2021

We explore both head and heart reasons for coming to Mass.  

Other episodes mentioned:

Why does the Church "have so many rules"?

 

Top 15 Mass Tips w/ Fr. Michael Denk

 

 

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.

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