At Home with Jim and Joy – 2019-10-28 – Jim and Joy Call-in Show

At Home with Jim and Joy – 2019-10-28 – Jim and Joy Call-in Show


[MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME! YOU ARE AT HOME WITH JIM AND JOY AND YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR EWTN FAMILY. AND WE’RE SO DELIGHTED THAT YOU HAVE WELCOMED US INTO YOUR HOME. YOU CAN SEND US AN EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTION OR COMMENT TO JIM AND JOY AT ewtn.com OR REACH US ON TWITTER AT [email protected] DON’T FORGET, CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK. AND YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN THE NEWS THAT ABORTION AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE HAVE BEEN LEGALIZED IN NORTHERN IRELAND. SO, JOINING US TODAY IS TRACY HARKIN OF EWTN IRELAND TO GIVE US MORE IN DEPTH VIEW OF WHAT ACTUALLY IS GOING ON AND TRACY, WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO AT HOME. WHY DON’T YOU TELL OUR FAMILY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PRO LIFE CRISIS THAT IS GOING ON IN NORTHERN IRELAND.>>THANK YOU, SO LOVELY TO BE HERE WITH YOU. YES, WELL, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON, AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BEFORE. AND ABORTION WAS LEGALIZED IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND IN THE REFERENDUM ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO NOW. BUT THE NORTH OF IRELAND IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE U.K. AND FOLLOWING THE PEACE PROCESS THERE AND FORTUNATELY, PARAMETER HAS LEFT DYING AND LEFT A VACUUM. LAWS LIKE ABORTION, MARRIAGE, BUDGET ALL OF THOSE LOCAL ISSUES ARE PART OF THE ASSEMBLY BUT YOU UNFORTUNATELY, THAT VACUUM LEFT IT WIDE OPEN FOR VERY STAUNCH PRO ABORTION LOBBYIST INS THERE TO FORCE IT UPON THE PEOPLE. AND SO THEY HAVE DONE IT. AND IN A VERY UNDEMOCRATIC AND UNPRECEDENTED WAY, HAPPENING IN JULY THIS PAST SUMMER, AN AMENDMENT TACKED ON TO A BILL AND ON THAT END, THEY SAID, IF YOU DON’T GET YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING BY THE 21ST OF OCTOBER, ABORTION AND SAMSAME-SEX MARRIAGE WILL BE LEGALIZED AND ABORTION WILL BE DECRIMINALIZED.>>SO WHAT’S THE PROPOSAL, THE FIAT LEGISLATION, REGARDING ABORTION AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?>>WELL, UP UNTIL THE 2 2-7BD OF OCTOBER, ABORTION IN IRELAND WAS VERY RESTRICTED WHETHER THE MOTHER’S LIFE OR HEALTH WAS AT EXAMPLE, MAYBE 13 ABORTIONS A YEAR AND ONLY UNDER VERY LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES. THAT’S NOW CHANGED DRAMATICALLY. AND ALMOST, THE INTERNATIONAL KEY LOBBYING GROUP HAVE BEEN LOBBYING FOR ABORTION TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CODE AND THAT MEANS THAT THE UNBORN CHILD HAS NO LEGAL PROTECTION AT ALL. IT’S A NON PERSON IN LAW. AND WHAT THAT MEANS, IN PRACTICE, THIS LEGISLATION ALOWE’S ABORTION UP UNTIL 28 WEEKS. AND NO EXPLICIT PROTECTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, DISABILITY, SEX SELECTION ABORTION, NO EXPLICIT PROTECTION FORCE THAT. AND WHAT WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT IS A FIVE MONTH VACUUM UNTIL THE LAW ACTUALLY COMES INTO FORCE. NOW BECAUSE IT’S ACTIVE IN PARAMETER IT WAS THE QUEEN’S DISSENT, OUR GOVERNMENT DIDN’T DO WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO TO GET THE GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING. IT’S COMING. AND THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW. SO WE’RE NOW REALLY GOING TO BE LOOKING AT TRYING TO TIGHTEN THE REGULATIONS. BUT IT’S THE MOST LIBERAL ABORTION REGIME IN THE WHOLE OF EUROPE. TO GO FROM A SITUATION WHERE BOTH LIVES MATTER IN LAW AND IN PRACTICE, BOTH THE MOTHER AND THE BABY TO A SITUATION WHERE THE CHILD IS NOT EVEN A PERSON IN LAW.>>YES. HOW IS NORTHERN IRELAND RESPONDING TO THIS, ESPECIALLY IF HAVE YOU A LOT OF PROTESTANTS THERE, CATHOLICS THERE, AND DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. THERE’S A LOT OF DISAGREEMENT ON MANY THINGS IN NORTHERN IRELAND. HOW ARE THEY RESPONDING.>>THE RESPONSE FROM THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN UNPRECEDENTED AND EVEN PEOPLE THAT AGREE WITH PERHAPS% ABORTION IN SOME LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE COME OUT IN FORCE. AND FOR TWO REASONS, ONE BECAUSE OF THE UNDEMOCRATIC NATION OF THIS, IT’S UNDERMINED THE GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT AND SO, THE UNDEMOCRATIC NATURE HOW WAS IT WAS DONE AND ALSO, JUST THE LEGISLATION ITSELF, YOU KNOW, TO TAKE ABORTION OUT OF THE CRIMINAL LAW MEANS FOR EXAMPLE THAT SOMEBODY CAN PUT ABORTION PILLS IN YOUR DRINK WHICH HAS HAPPENED. TWO CASES IN THE U.K. THAT IT HHAPPENED AND NO COMEBACK FOR THAT. THE PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT WITH MAJOR DEMONSTRATIONS IN BELFAST, JUST 20,000 AT EACH, WHICH IS A HUGE NUMBER. PROTESTANTS, CATHOLICS, EVANGELICALS, AND POLITICAL LEADERS AND EVERYTHING THAT DISAGREE, EVERYTHING IN NORTHERN IRELAND. THEY HAVE COME TOGETHER ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT IT AND OBVIOUSLY, THE LAW IS IN, BUT WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO REALLY PUSH IT BACK AS FAR AS WE CAN. ALSO, JUST THOSE FRONTLINE PREGNANCY SERVICES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN THERE. BUT THEY NEED TO BE INTENSE FIED. IT’S JUST GOING TO REACH THE MOST VULNERABLE WOMEN.>>TRACY THANKS SO MUCH FOR BRINGING US UP TO SPEED SO WE CAN BE UNITED TOGETHER, AND THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND AND NORTH IRELAND. AND WE REMEMBER THE WORDS OF ST. JOHN PAUL II, DON’T BE AFRAID. THE BATTLE FOR LIFE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE, AND IT IS VICTORIOUS, JESUS IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD, JESUS IS COMING AGAIN. HE IS THE LORD OF LIFE. BE BOLD, GROW, BE ONE, AND FIGHT THIS ABOMINATION. SO, WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. PLENTY MORE TO COME. DON’T GO AWAY! [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME BACK! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU SO SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS AND YOUR COMMENTS TO [email protected] REACH US ON TWITTER, twitter.com/jimandjoypinto. YOU CAN ALWAYS CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK. NOW, OUR THEME FOR TODAY’S SHOW, ACCORDING TO THE BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR OF OCTOBER, HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS, ALL SOULS. RIGHT? BEAUTIFUL AND WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT IT. WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THAT MONTH TIME? WHAT DO YOU DO FOR HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS, ALL SOULS. HOW DOES THE CULTURE CELEBRATE IT AND HOW DOES THE CHURCH CELEBRATE IT? WHAT SHOULD WE DO, WHAT’S GOOD FOR US TO DO AND NOT TO DO.>>HALLOWEEN, THE SPIRITUAL THING THERE, ALL HALLOW’S EVE AND SECULAR KIND OF THING, HOW WE SORT ALL OF THAT OUT AND OF COURSE, ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS, INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC, CELEBRATING ALL SOULS. WE WANT TO HEAR THE POSITIVES, NEGATIVES AND ALSO WHAT ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS MEANS TO YOU AND WHAT YOU DO. I’M JUST SO GLAD THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO, WE HAVE THE NAG FIFFE CAT PERIOD — MAGNIFICAT PERIODICAL THAT WE DO EVERYDAY AND HAS SAINTS THAT MAYBE YOU NEVER HEARD OF, SAINTS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF AND SO ON. IT’S VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL TO KEEP YOU UP TO SPEED ON THEM. AND JUST SO INSPIRING AND ST. JOHN PAUL II WHO MADE MORE SAINTS THAN ANYBODY UP TO THAT TIME. AND WE NEED PEOPLE TO LOOK UP TO. IF THESE PEOPLE WERE SAINTS, THEN THEY ARE ALIVE AND YOU CAN PRAY TO THEM, WITH ATTRIBUTES AND VIRTUES, CALLING UPON THEM AND ASK FOR YOURSELF. IT’S WONDERFUL. AND THEN, OF COURSE, WONDERFUL, ALL SOULS. THESE ARE SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND WHOEVER WE BELIEVE, LED A GOOD LIFE AND DANGEROUS LIFE AND WE’RE PRAYING FOR THEIR SOULS PERHAPS DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. AND MANY COMMON PEOPLE THAT ARE SAINTS YOU JUST DON’T KNOW THEY ARE SAINTS. AND WE HAVE A GREAT REASON TO HOPE IN THEIR LIVES. SO, WE PRAY, IF THEY ARE BEING PURGED, CLEANSED, THAT THEY WOULD TAKE PLACE, MOVE ON AND COME INTO THE FULLNESS OF THE FAITH AND OF THE BEATIFIC VISION OF SEEING THE LORD.>>Joy: I THINK WHEN WE WERE RAISING OUR CHILDREN, THE CULTURE REALLY BECOMES EVIL AND DEMONIC. DEATH GETS, ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE HAVING SKELETONS ON THEIR LAWNS AND WITCHES, FOR HALLOWEEN, AS THE WORLD WOULD CELEBRATE IT. TOTALLY VOID OF THE CHURCH AND SPIRITUAL CONNECTION. AND SO, CHURCHES HAVE RESPONDED BACK. SO MAYBE CHURCHES HAVE WHAT’S CALLED AN ALL SAINTS PARTY. CHILDREN DRESS UP, THEY SAY, LET’S CURTAIL THIS BACK AND LET’S BRING TRUTH BACK TO THE CELEBRATION, THIS MEMORIAL OF LIFE AND DEATH AS WE DO IN THE CHURCH. AND SAY, LET’S HAVE OUR CHILDREN, INSTEAD OF DRESSING UP AS BATMAN OR WITCHES AND ALL THIS STUFF, LET’S HAVE THEM PARTICIPATE IN DRESSING UP AS SAINTS AND LEARNING ABOUT THE SAINTS THAT THEY PARTICIPATE IN. AND OTHER CHURCHES HAVE DONE WHAT ARE CALLED TRUNK OR TREATS. THEY OPEN UP THE PARKING LOTS, HAVE TREATS COMING OUT OF THE TRUNKS OF THE CAR AND CHILDREN GO AROUND. BECAUSE THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. IT WAS NOT, LIKE, WHEN YOU AND I WERE GROWING UP AND YOU WENT TRICK OR TREATING AND YOU KNOW THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WERE GOING INTO. IT’S A DIFFERENT CULTURE.>>AND SOME PEOPLE ORCHESTRATE IT THAT WAY, DO MORE OF A SECULAR HALLOWEEN, THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING OR WHO THEY ARE GOING WITH, AND THEY DRESS UP. AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS. AND JUST THE UGLINESS OF THE SECULARISM OF HALLOWEEN, YOU KNOW, THE SKELETONS. SO, IF YOU ARE SCARED ABOUT THAT, LET US TELL YOU ABOUT THE LIFE. MAYBE PUT AN IMAGE OF A SAINT OR A LITTLE EXPLANATION OF FAITH INTO THE BAGS. AND YOU HAVE TO USE IT AND TURN IT INTO A GOOD. SCOTT P. RICHARD IS HERE, PUBLISHER OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR, COUNTER MARCH.ORG. JUST A WONDERFUL WEB SITE. SCOTT, BLESS YOU, YOU ARE SOMEBODY THAT WE APPRECIATE YOU AND WHERE YOU ARE FROM. THIS WHOLE AREA OF HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS, ALL SOULS, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THIS, THE POSITIVES, NEGA TIFS AND THEN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS. WELCOME TO THE SHOW, SCOTT.>>THANK YOU, JIM. IT’S WONDERFUL TO BE BACK. NOW, I HAVE TO SAY THESE THREE DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS, AND ALL SOULS HAVE, FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE, HAVE BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES OF THE YEAR. FAVORITE TIMES OF THE CHURCH YEAR. AND I HEARD A LITTLE BIT OF THE CONVERSATION BEFORE HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. AND I WOULD MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT THE WORLD HAS CHANGED IN PART BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT WE AS CHRISTIANS AND CATHOLICS HAVE ALLOWED IT TO CHANGE WITH REGARD TO HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN WEST MICHIGAN, HALLOWEEN WAS A WONDERFUL TIME AND A WONDERFUL TIME FOR ALL OF THE CATHOLIC KIDS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT WE ALL WENT OUT, WE HAD A GREAT TIME. AND THERE WAS COMMUNITY, ALL OF THE PORCH LIGHTS WERE ON EVERY ONE KNEW EVERY ONE AND EVERYBODY KNEW THE COMMUNITY. AND ALL OF US AS CATHOLICS WERE IN CHURCH THE NEXT DAY TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS. THERE’S A LOT OF REASON WHY THINGS HAVE CHANGED BUT PART OF IT WAS, THERE WAS A CONCERTED ATTACK LIKE, JACK CHICK, THE FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHER USING IT AS A WAY TO ATTACK TIDE AND HE UNDERSTOOD IT WAS TIED TO ALL SAINTS. BUT HE TRIED TO ATTACK THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS BY GETTING AT THE CHILDREN AND THE FUN AND PLEASANTNESS OF HALLOWEEN AND TRICK-OR-TREATING. AND CERTAINLY TRUE BECAUSE OF THAT, HALLOWEEN HAS BECOME MORE OF AN ADULT HOLIDAY THESE DAYS BECAUSE CHRISTIANS, ESPECIALLY CATHOLICS, KIND OF STEP BACK OF HALLOWEEN FROM THEIR KIDS. THEY LET THE ADULTS END UP, SORT OF MONOPOLIZING THE HOLIDAY.>>Jim: WELL SAID. SCOTT, SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT, WHAT’S THE ORIGINS OF ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS. IT’S THE REALITY BUT WE KNOW ITS BEEN THERE, WHAT’S THE CELEBRATION AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR IN PARTICULAR?>>ALL SAINTS IS A VERY ANCIENT FEAST THAT GOES BACK IN MANY WAYS TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURY, ON THE ROMAN CALENDAR ABOUT THE FIFTH OR SIXTH CENTURY AND DESIGNED AS A FEAST IN WHICH WE RECALL EVERY SAINT WHO DIDN’T HAVE A FEAST OF HIS OWN.>>Jim: RIGHT.>>SO, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL RECOGNITION THAT AMONG ALL OF THOSE SAINTS WHO ARE OUT THERE, THERE ARE MANY SAINTS WHOSE NAMES WE DON’T KNOW. WHO MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE SAINTS BUT WE DON’T RECOGNIZE THEM AS SAINTS IN THE CANON OF THE CHURCH. AND IN THAT SENSE, IT GIVES US INSPIRATION, IT GIVES US HOPE. IT GIVES US SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR IN OUR OWN LIVES, RECOGNIZING THAT WE TOO ARE MEANT TO BE SAINTS. ALL SOULS IS, COMES ALONG A LITTLE LATER AS THE CATHOLIC UNDERSTANDING OF PURGATORY DEVELOPS MORE FULLY. PURGATORY IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING OF CHRISTIANITY. BUT IT TAKES ABOUT A THOUSAND YEARS FOR US TO FULLY GET TO THE POINT OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT PURGATORY MEANS. AND SO, ALL SOULS IS DESIGNED AS A WAY TO KEEP IN OUR MINDS THE FACT THAT OUR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE DIED AND GONE BEFORE US DIDN’T NECESSARILY GO DIRECTLY TO HEAVEN AS OUR PROTESTANT BROTHERS AND SISTERS WOULD INSIST. BUT THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE EFFECTS OF SIN THAT NEED TO BE CLEANSED FROM THEIR SOULS BEFORE THEY CAN ENTER INTO THE PERFECTION OF GOD, BEFORE THEY CAN ENTER INTO HIS PRESENCE. SO BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH PURGATORY AND SO, ALL SOULS DAY IS DESIGNED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND AND REMIND US THAT WE SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR THE DEAD, THAT WE SHOULD BE HELPING THEM AS THEY HELP US ONCE THEY GET TO HEAVEN AND CAN INTERCEDE ON OUR BEHALF.>>SCOTT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US! YOU CAN GO TO THE WEB SITE, COUNTERMARCH.COM AND I THINK I HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT SO GOD BLESS YOU.>>GOD BLESS YOU.>>HE’S SO INFORMATIVE AND YOU CAN UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT HE’S SAYING. AND BEAUTIFUL THING, IN THE TRADITION, WHAT THEY DO, THEY GO INTO THE CEMETERY. THEY PRAY FOR THEIR LOVED ONES AT THE CEMETERY. AND THERE’S A PRIEST, A CATHOLIC CEMETERY AND PEOPLE GO AND PRAY AND SAY I’M PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESS.>>WE ATTEND HERE IN BIRMINGHAM, FATHER JAMES E. COYLE WHO WAS ASSASSINATED IN 1921, THIS GODLY, HOLY PRIEST, WONDERFUL MAN. AND OUR PRIEST, FATHER SOLDIER BIBBING SAYS I’M GOING TO HIS GRAVE AND HE GOES ON ALL SOUL’S DAY. AND FATHER COYLE, HE HAS AN UNOFFICIAL SAYING AND HE SAYS, EVEN THE BISHOP AT THE TIME, WHEN FATHER COYLE WAS ASSASSINATED, HE WAS SINGING HIS PRAISES BECAUSE HE SAYS, ONLY GOD ALONE KNOWS. SO, AT THIS MASS, LET US PRAY FOR HIS SOUL. SO THINK WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, SO POWERFUL THAT WE GO TO THE CEMETERY ON ALL SOULS AND PRAY. OF COURSE, OUR PRIESTS SAY, YOU CAN HAVE SPECIAL PRAYERS ON ALL SOULS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES. BUT YOU SUBMIT THE NAMES AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE REMEMBERED IN PRAYER. THAT’S THE GREATEST BLESSING THAT WE CAN GIVE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THE ONES WE LOVE.>>AND IN PARISHES, THEY PASS OUT AN ENVELOPE, YOU CAN WRITE DOWN THE NAMES OF THE LOVED ONES AND PRAY FOR THEM. WHAT A GREAT GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE ALL THOSE THAT H HAVE GONE BEFORE YOU. AND LIKE ON ALL SAINTS, THERE’S SO MANY SAINTS THAT MAYBE DIDN’T MAKE THE LITANY. AND THEY ARE SAINTS AND YOU WANT TO SAY, PRAY FOR ME THAT I TOO WOULD RUN MY RACE, RIGHT? THAT I WOULD HAVE STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND FORTITUDE AND BOLDNESS AND LIGHT AND THAT I WOULD BE LIGHT AND SOUL AND DOING WELL. PRAY FOR ME, THIS SIZE OF HEAVEN.>>AND I THINK THE OTHER THING, ALL SAINTS, JAMES, JOSEPH, FRANCIS, PINTO, JUNIOR. SO, JAMES JOSEPH FRANCIS. I MEDITATE AND I THINK ON THOSE SAINTS. JAMES THE APOSTLE OF THE LORD. THAT INNER CIRCLE, THE FIRST TO BE MARTYRED. JAMES I’M SO GLAD I HAVE. JAMES, ST. JAMES AND JAMES OF JERUSALEM. THEY CALLED HIM CAMEL KNEES BECAUSE HE WAS ON HIS KNEES SO MUCH. AND JOSEPH, THE FOSTER FATHER OF OUR LORD. AND JOSEPH, COLOR COAT OF ALL COLORS. AND I’M SO GLAD. AND FRANCIS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE FRANCIS XAVIER AND THINK MY FAMILY WAS THINKING OF FRANCIS OF ASSISI. SO IT’S IMPORTANT WHAT YOU NAME YOUR CHILDREN. GET A SAINT’S NAME IN THERE SO THEY CAN ASK FOR A PRAYER FROM THAT SAINT AND LIVE IN THAT WAY.>>AND YOU HAVE THE PRAYER PARTNER IN HEAVEN ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE!>>YEAH. AND THANKS FOR JOINING US, AND WE HOPE YOU BENEFITTED FROM THE CONVERSATION OF HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS. PRAY FOR US! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. PLENTY MORE TO COME. DON’T GO AWAY! [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME BACK! WELL HALLOWEEN NATURALLY LEADS TO ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS AND SO WE NEED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN HOW TO PRAY FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY. BUT BEFORE THEY DO THAT, THEY NEED TO LEARN JUST HOW TO TALK TO GOD. SO, TODAY, GREG AND LISA POPCAK HAVE SOME WONDERFUL IDEAS ON HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO TALK TO GOD! ♪>>FOR KIDS TO OWN THEIR FAITH, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO HELP THEM EXPERIENCE JESUS CHRIST IN A MEANINGFUL, PERSONAL WAY.>>THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO TEACH THEM TO TALK TO GOD JUST AS THEY WOULD TALK TO THE PERSON WHO KNOWS THEM BEST AND LOVES THEM MOST-BECAUSE HE DOES. WHILE FORMAL PRAYER HELPS GIVE KIDS A SENSE OF BELONGING TO GOD’S FAMILY, THE CHURCH, CONVERSATIONAL PRAYER HELPS KIDS REALIZE THAT GOD IS INTERESTED IN HAVING A MORE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM AS WELL.>>THE BEST WAY TO ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO EXPERIENCE GOD THIS WAY IS TO MODEL CONVERSATIONAL PRAYER FOR THEM. LET THEM HEAR YOU THANKING GOD FOR LITTLE BLESSINGS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, ASKING FOR HIS HELP, PRAYING, OUT LOUD, ABOUT YOUR BIG AND SMALL DECISIONS, AND INVITING HIM TO BE A PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.>>OF COURSE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO TEACH THEM HOW TO DO THE SAME THING. WHEN THEY TELL YOU ABOUT SOMETHING GOOD THAT HAPPENS IN THEIR DAY, TELL THEM HOW PROUD OR HAPPY YOU ARE FIRST, BUT THEN SAY, “LET’S THANK JESUS FOR THAT TOGETHER.”. THEN HELP THEM FIND THE WORDS TO THANK GOD, OUT LOUD, FOR THAT BLESSING.>>IF YOUR KIDS ARE STRUGGLING OR HURTING, PHYSICALLY OR EMOTIONALLY, BY ALL MEANS ATTEND TO THEIR BOO-BOOS OR ENCOURAGE THEM WITH WHATEVER SUPPORT YOU CAN GIVE FIRST. BUT THEN SAY, LET’S ASK GOD FOR HIS HELP WITH THIS. THEN HELP THEM TALK TO GOD ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLES THE EXACT SAME WAY THEY WOULD TALK TO ANYONE ELSE THEY NEEDED HELP FROM.>>SHOW THEM HOW TO RELATE TO GOD AS IF HE WAS RIGHT THERE NEXT TO YOU, LISTENING, JUST WAITING TO BE INVITED TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION AND TO HELP IN ANY WAY HE CAN BECAUSE OF COURSE, HE IS.>>TO EXPLORE MORE WAYS TO HELP YOUR KIDS FALL IN LOVE WITH GOD AND THEIR FAITH, CHECK OUT OUR BOOK, DISCOVERING GOD TOGETHER: THE CATHOLIC GUIDE TO RAISING FAITHFUL KIDS.>>Jim: ANOTHER WONDERFUL EPISODE OF THE POP KAKS. WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR SHOW TODAY. AND HOW LARGE IS OUR COMMUNITY! WE BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY OF THE LIFE TO COME. ALL SAINTS, ALL SOULS, SUCH AN ENCOURAGING TIME SURROUNDED BY SUCH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES. THOSE GOING THROUGH PURGATION ON THEIR JOURNEY AND THOSE HERE ON EARTH AND ALL THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN. WE CAN CALL UPON THEM, THEIR GIFTS, TALENTS, ABILITIES, VIRTUES AND SAY, PLEASE, PRAY FOR US ON THIS JOURNEY THAT WE MAY BE WHERE YOU ARE. BE ENCOURAGED NOW BE OF GOOD CHEER BECAUSE I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. AND KEEP IT RIGHT HERE ON EWTN, YOU ARE ALWAYS PART OF THIS FAMILY, A PART OF US, WITH JIM AND WITH JOY. BYE NOW. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]

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  • Elias Catholicism says:

    Hey guys. I know you don't have many views, but I just wanted to let you know the most catholics who are actual catholics are really angry and confused right now and we're not looking for a nice little show. But we are looking.

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