118 minutes | Feb 26th 2018

Suffering and Sacrifice - How to Speak Catholic, Episode 0021

Suffering and Sacrifice - Join us for Episode 21 of "How to Speak Catholic," as we dive into the Church's Scriptural basis for its teachings on suffering and sacrifice in light of our Lenten journey.  We don't typically think of Abraham as having suffered, and we often think we know his story well, but do we really?  Have you ever asked yourself what Abraham saw when God asked him to count the stars in the sky?  How old was Isaac when he was placed on the altar?  What does any of this have to do with giving up chocolate for Lent?  Join us as we explore these questions, and more, and as we discover how to make our Lenten journey more fruitful. Please also find here the passages that we covered, for your future reference, as well as other information we covered (including Father Capodanno's Medal of Honor citation): Our Father who art in. . . - Matthew 6:9 You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in. . . - Deuteronomy 5:11 Hail Mary full of . . . - Luke 1:28 Honor your father and your. . . - Exodus 20:12 Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of your. . . - Luke 1:42 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of. . . . - Is 6:3 Glory to God in the. . . - Luke 2:14 Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the. . . - John 1:29 In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the. . . - Matthew 28:19   When listening / reading scripture, always ask “Why?” Genesis 12, 15, 17, 22 2 Chronicles 3:1 - Mt. Moriah and Temple Mount the same Hebrews 11:19 - raise from the dead 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Galatians  3:14 Matthew 1:1   Matthew 6:16-18 - WHEN you fast Matthew 7:13-14 - narrow gate Matthew 10:16-24 - no disciple is above his teacher Matthew 24:9-13 - they will hand you over for persecution Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22 - Eloi, Eloi. . .   Luke 2:34-35 - you will be pierced by a sword Luke 5:22-25 - that you may know that the son of man has authority to forgive sins Luke 6:47-48 - foundation on rock - when the flood came Luke 8:22-25 - boat in the storm Luke 9:23-24 - deny himself, take up cross - see Deuteronomy 21:23 Luke 9:37-43 - BOY who was possessed Luke 22:43-44 - angel to strengthen him, drops of blood John 11:35 - Jesus wept   Hebrews 12 1 Corinthians 10:13 John 15:18 - the world hated me first John 16:21-22 - woman in labor Acts 7:51-60 - martyrdom of Stephen Acts 16:19-24 - beating of St Paul Ephesians 5:25   Deaths of the Apostles St. Peter - Crucified upside down in 67 AD St. Matthew - stabbed with a sword St. James the Greater - Stabbed with a sword in 44 AD St. James the Lesser - Stoned to death in 65 AD St. Jude - filled with arrows St. Philip - crucified by soldiers St. Thomas - thrust with a spear St. Simon - crucified St. Bartholomew - flayed and beheaded St. Andrew - Crucified on an x-shaped cross   St. Matthias - crucified in Judea St. Paul - beheaded in Rome in 67 AD     Father Capodanno's Medal of Honor citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Chaplain of the 3d Battalion, in connection with operations against enemy forces. In response to reports that the 2d Platoon of M Company was in danger of being overrun by a massed enemy assaulting force, Lt. Capodanno left the relative safety of the company command post and ran through an open area raked with fire, directly to the beleaguered platoon. Disregarding the intense enemy small-arms, automatic-weapons, and mortar fire, he moved about the battlefield administering last rites to the dying and giving medical aid to the wounded. When an exploding mortar round inflicted painful multiple wounds to his arms and legs, and severed a portion of his right hand, he steadfastly refused all medical aid. Instead, he directed the corpsmen to help their wounded comrades and, with calm vigor, continued to move about the battlefield as he provided encouragement by voice and example to the valiant marines. Upon encountering a wounded corpsman in the direct line of fire of an enemy machine gunner positioned approximately 15 yards away, Lt. Capodanno rushed a daring attempt to aid and assist the mortally wounded corpsman. At that instant, only inches from his goal, he was struck down by a burst of machine gun fire. By his heroic conduct on the battlefield, and his inspiring example, Lt. Capodanno upheld the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.   Also, thank you to all of your for your support of our ministry - as of today, we have 8,076 downloads of our podcast, "How to Speak Catholic" from 48 states in the US, as well as the District of Columbia, and 832 international downloads from 29 other countries on 5 continents, including the Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, the UK, Ukraine, and Vietnam - AWESOME! 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