Archive for 30/03/2011
Hi Guys, for those of you who downloaded Just A Catholic Dad 34 when it first came out, I have an apology. It would appear that the last few minutes of the podcast was brutally chopped off and I was prematurely cut off in my prime (well, maybe not prime, that is stretching a definition somewhat!). Anyway, thanks to Tom Brodell’s swift intervention, I’ve been able to repair the file and upload a corrected, full version to Libsyn and it should now be available. If you’ve already downloaded it via your podcapture software, just delete the old file and redownload and all should be well.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
In this episode, we talk air traffic! Flight Plans – to file or not to file? We talk more about the quandaries of charity giving, carrying Caitie and is The Holy Spirit trying to tell me something?
This week’s 60 Second Saint is Saint Gontran
If you want to know more about the Church’s attitude to homosexuality, visit Kevin Cox’s blog at http://navigatinggodspath.wordpress.com/
You can find Point of Grace’s ‘King of The World’ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG_9V8iCjX4
End Music, ‘A Better Way’ by Ethan Authement, available through Music Alley.
Sorry guys, but at times I speak a little quickly in this podcast – must have been the ale! I’ll try to slow down again next time…. In Just A Catholic Dad 33 – I’m in charge, Facebook Philosophy; the story of Doris The Deer and I get to watch the Rugby.
This week’s 60 Second Saint is St Benedict of Nursia.
Thank you to the Catholic News Agency for the Catholic News www.catholicnewsagency.com
For more information on the church’s approach to reproduction, visit http://www.catholiclab.net/TheCatholicLaboratory/Podcast/Podcast.html
End Music, ‘Shadow of Glory’ by Dan Ryker, available from Music Alley.com and you can find him at www.danryker.com
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In this episode of Just A Catholic Dad, a few finger errors as I try to get my head around my new digital cart player, the story of an Alaskan hero, a touche of Déjà vu, the Ordinariate on the back doorstep, the challenges of teaching people to control airplanes, more on Caitie-carrying and ‘The Conversation’.
The Story of Balto – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto
Chicago O’Hare Controller Incidents – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-ohare-controller-errors-0302-20110301,0,2382235.story
Dan Smrokowski’s podcast – www.specialchronicles.com
This week’s 60 Second Saint is Saint Maud. More information from http://www.catholic-saints.info/roman-catholic-saints-m-r/saint-maud.htm
Suzanne Gonsalves’ website ’6 Degrees of John Paul II’ can be found at http://6degreesofjp2.blogspot.com’
Billy Newton’s great blog can be found at http://theblogofthecourtier.blogspot.com/
End music ‘River To An Ocean’ by Cassandra Kubinski, available from Music Alley.
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Have a great week,
What a great idea! To celebrate the diversity and colour of the wealth of Catholic Media we have laid on for us – free, gratis and, as they say, for nothing.
Four years ago, I knew nothing about Catholic Media. Unlike our friends in the States, there are no Catholic radio or TV stations in the UK; even EWTN, the sole source of Catholic TV and radio programming is buried deep in BSkyB’s channel list. I bought the Catholic Herald every week and took it home to read (a great orthodox Catholic newspaper, by the way), but apart from that, I didn’t even think of searching for a regular Catholic media fix! It was only when I read something in the Herald about Father Z, that I took a breath and dived into the world of Catholic Media.
We are so blessed in the year 2011 to have an unprecedented bounty of Catholic Media. Like any bounty, there will be the occasional rotting fruit sitting buried deep down the pile, but overwhelmingly if you are a Catholic and you are looking for resources to help you understand, defend and explain your faith, then the answers are there waiting for you.
Stepping into politics for a moment, had it not been for New Advent, ‘The World Over’ on EWTN or the Catholic News Agency, I would never have heard about the shocking behaviour of Notre Dame and its invitation and honouring of Obama, nor of his roughshod trampling over the rights of Christians in the medical profession opposed to abortion, nor of his attitude to marriage – I would still have the UK media’s rosy-glowed, sepia tinted view of Obama. Had it not been for SQPN and its amazing band of podcasters and behind-the-scenes volunteers and staff, I would never have dreamed of starting my own podcast and would never have found such a wonderful community of friends and people sharing in the same challenges I face as a ‘single Catholic’ parent. Were it not for New Media, how could the pro life voice even be heard in a world which does the equivalent of sticking its fingers in its ears and singing ‘lalalala’? Yet it is, and the voice is getting louder day by day.
But the internet gives us so much more than consumable Catholic Media. It gives us a community, a community which stretches across time zones and continents, through social classes and abilities, all bound by their love of God, of the Church and in a way, of each other. We can participate as little or as much as we want or have the time to, but there is always a welcome and a desire from those old-timers in the podosphere or blogosphere to hold out the hand of friendship to we newcomers.
There is a limit to what our pastors can tell us in their 15 minute homily each Sunday. There is a limit in what we can teach and learn from each other in our parish environments as we lead busy and demanding family and work lives. There is no real limit, however, on how much we can get from, and give to, each other for Christ through the world of Catholic Media.
So when I sat down and tried to pick my top Catholic podcasts, blogs and other wonderful resources, I couldn’t limit it to three of each only: To do so would do a disservice to those who I would have to leave out. So, as New Media broke all the rules, so will I! I give you:
Catholic In A Small Town (God Bless You Mac and Katherine, you really inspired me).
Catholic Pilot (Thank you Jeff for being a friend and giving Just A Catholic Dad the boost it needed, and for giving me the confidence to stand up and be counted.
Catholic Weekend – for its wonderful presenters and its ability to make me think and brighten my day.
The Break – For Father Roderick, a truly inspirational leader. The Rodfather!
The Busted Halo Cast – for making me laugh out loud with Fr Dave!
The Catholic Laboratory – for Ian’s ability to let us see how science and faith can live side by side, and for giving us all an amazingly powerful weapon in the fight against ignorance of the Church’s relationship with science.
The Blog of The Courtier – for Billy’s erudite and entertaining insights.
The Hermeneutic of Continuity Blog – a great British Catholic blog.
What Does The Prayer Really Say – a blog written by a giant of Catholic Orthodoxy and defender of the Holy Father.
The Catholic Herald – a great Catholic Newspaper; New Advent.org and CNS marvellous Catholic news resources.
To Sean McGaughey of the Catholic Roundup, Lisa Hendey of Catholic Mom, Sarah Reinhardt of the Snoring Scholar, Dan Smrokowsi and Daniele Rossi - To all of you, and to those whom I have forgotten to include at the end of a long working day – thank you.
There was an item about the Ordinariate this morning (Mar 13 2011) on BBC Radio 4′s ‘Sunday’ show. It covers the experience of an Anglican parish priest and a part of his congregation as they move to their local Catholic Church and begin their new lives as part of the Ordinariate. It also features the views of those parishioners left behind. A very unusual, and good, article from the BBC in that it doesn’t seem to suffer from the endemic bias with which Auntie Beeb is suffused. You can probably listen to the programme by going to the iPlayer at the BBC’s website.
On another note – I’m hoping to record another episode of ‘Just A Catholic Dad’ tomorrow night, for escape later this week. God Bless.
On the Eunice and Owen Johns Case, further information is available here: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2011/03/02/the-eu-has-made-its-secularism-clear-is-that-now-what-the-judges-have-done-for-the-uk/
For Billy Newton’s Blog entry on feedback, see ‘Apples and Oranges’ at: http://theblogofthecourtier.blogspot.com/
Today’s Sixty Second Saints are St Romanus and St Lupicinus. If you’d like to send a 60 Second Saint, I’d love to get it – either in about 230 words or via an MP3 file (love the former, adore the latter!), just email it to the feedback address.
End Music ‘It Happens on a Saturday’ by Greg Bratton.
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There’ll be no Just A CAtholic Dad next week due to work commitments (pesky pilots!)