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EPISODE #262
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: A FAMILY GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE (PT. 2) WITH KATHLEEN BECKMAN

Welcome to the second of Deacon Steve Greco’s conversation with our very special guest, author and speaker Kathleen Beckman.

Her new book is titled “A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare.”

Part 1 was titled: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing.

Part 2 (this episode) is titled: The Foundational Tripod for Victory.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/22/20

EPISODE #255
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BE NOT AFRAID ONLINE CONFERENCE

Today’s program will certainly have its own unique “flavor.” Get ready for an amazing blessing and incredible teaching from Fr. Augustine Puchner. He is a Norbertine priest, and pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, CA.

What is so unique about today’s podcast is the intimacy of the setting. This audio was taken directly from an online conference recently put together by Deacon Steve Greco and the Spirit-Filled Hearts Ministry (based in Irvine, CA).

Fr. Augustine is speaking on behalf of Deacon Steve’s powerful new book, “Be Not Afraid;” as drills down deep on the topic of ‘examination of conscience..’

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/23/20

EPISODE #120
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE

People are fleeing California, and not because of the Coronavirus.  What can we learn about living more simply, staying within our means, and keeping family first?

Fr. Tim Grumbach joins Trending with Timmerie to discuss his experience as a priest unable to give the sacraments to the people, the good things we’ve seen come from the Covid-19 quarantine, and the things it may challenge us to do moving forward; and the ultimate sacrifice our priests are called to make.

 

Listen to more episodes at https://www.radiotrending.com/

Host Timmerie to run a workshop in your area https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/29/20

EPISODE #119
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: THRIVING IN CRISIS AND KEEPING THE FAITH

A welcome surprise for long time listeners of Trending with Timmerie: Chris Mueller is back discussing how to thrive with the downtime, quality time, and close quarters we all face in-light of the Coronavirus.  He will share about keeping the faith in the midst of the unfathomable as his son Ben battles cancer.  Timmerie will discuss how we can be more courageous and faithful as access to the Mass and Communion decreases and fear increases.  She’ll discuss the importance of living in a state of grace and not taking God for granted.

 

Listen to more episodes at https://www.radiotrending.com/

Host Timmerie to run a workshop in your area https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/22/20

EPISODE #115
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: NON-MONOGAMY EXPLAINED & LENTEN PRACTICES

Don’t fall off your chair!  Michael Gasparro (Associate Marriage and Family Therapist) joins Trending with Timmerie to make sense of the “consensual non-monogamy” fad.  Have you heard of serial monogamy?  The’ll also discuss attraction and birth control as covered in the new Netflix series “Sex Explained”.  Don’t let Netflix be the sex educator of the culture.  Also, hear a therapist’s perspective on preparing for Lent and how you can intentionally prepare.

Where is the common ground on abortion? How can we use this to make others more pro-life?

 

Listen to more episodes at https://www.radiotrending.com/

Host Timmerie to run a workshop in your area https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/16/20

EPISODE #113
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE

Do you want to live a purpose driven life?  Fr. Tim Grumbach joins us this week on Trending with Timmerie. They’re talking about:  how to live a purpose driven life, prayer, distraction, and the sacraments.  They’ll cover challenges to fertility/ infertility and how France is handling IVF for single persons, gender ideology, and the LGBTQ debate.  You’ll hear the best way to prevent STDs and the incredible story of Sister Clare Crockett who may be a modern day saint.

 

Links mentioned:

The book _Indistractable:_  https://www.amazon.com/Indistractable-Control-Your-Attention-Choose/dp/1526610205/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Sr. Clare Crockett: _All or Nothing_ documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0LKZm2BqZo&feature=emb_logo

 

Listen to more episodes at www.RadioTrending.com

Host Timmerie to run a workshop in your area https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/2/20

EPISODE #111
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, HELL (THE FOUR LAST THINGS)

The four last things.  Do you ever think about your death?  Are you afraid of the coming judgment?  Do you ponder heaven and fear hell?

Fr. Tim Grumbach joins Trending with Timmerie to discuss the four last things.  They’ll pull from the works of St. Alphonsus Liguori & the Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraph 1005-1041).

 

Listen to more episodes at www.RadioTrending.com

Booking Timmerie to speak in 2020 https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/4/20

EPISODE #110
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: THE VIRTUE OF LOVE

Advent week four begins Sunday December 22nd with the theme of love! The virtue and one of the greatest longings we have.  Love, caritas, agape, eros, and philia are just some of the words for love.  What is love?  How can you live by this virtue?  Dr. Phillip Chavez of the Men’s Academy joins Trending with Timmerie. Together they discuss how materialism relativism, modernism, and hedonism destroy love.  They discuss how the Christian concept of love is modeled by Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary whose examples are more relatable than you realize.  Ponder the great sacrifice of Christ’s love as a child at Christmas and on the Cross at the Crucifixion.

 

Listen to more episodes at www.RadioTrending.com

Booking Timmerie to speak in 2020 https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/21/19

EPISODE #108
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: THE VIRTUE OF PEACE

We’re starting off the second week of advent with the theme of peace.  World peace, meditation, yoga, mental health. Who isn’t trying to find peace within the world or themselves?

Fr. Robert Spitzer, president of the The Magis Center and co-founder of The Napa Institute, joins Trending with Timmerie to discuss the theme of peace that goes with the advent candle.

As people face ongoing interior dissatisfaction and the feel that they no longer belong, you will learn what the virtue of peace is and how you can develop your faith and character.

 

Listen to more episodes at www.RadioTrending.com

Booking Timmerie to speak in 2020 https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/7/19

CONFESSION IS ‘HIGHLIGHT’ OF NCYC AS HUNDREDS OF PRIESTS SHARE GOD’S MERCY

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The National Catholic Youth Conference drew 20,000 youths from across the country to Indianapolis to be inspired by a wide variety of speakers, energized by lively, faith-filled music and to share in fun fellowship with Catholic peers.

 

 

All of this often happened in the conference’s large and loud general sessions in Lucas Oil Stadium where all conference participants gathered several times Nov. 21-23. But some of the NCYC’s most moving moments were more intimate — moments shared among youths, priests and God in the sacrament of penance.

A large room in the Indiana Convention Center was dedicated to the sacrament with chairs where youths could sit facing a priest or have a screen separating them. For 15 hours during the conference, hundreds of priests were able to share God’s mercy with a steady stream of NCYC participants who stood in line for the sacrament.

This also happened during the Nov. 22 evening general session where priests heard confessions in the arena’s concourses and on its floor and youths stood in long lines for the sacrament.

Father Timothy Wyciskalla, administrator of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis, said the sacrament of penance “is one of the greatest things they offer at NCYC.”

“This is one of the highlights of the whole thing,” he told The Criterion, newspaper of the Indianapolis Archdiocese. “You normally don’t see this. Thousands of kids and hundreds of priests all doing that together.

“It’s quiet and they experience the sacrament of confession, some of them for the first time in a very long time. It’s an intimate, private moment with them and God,” he added.

For Allie Hale, a 17-year-old from Westphalia, Missouri, the experience was moving.

“It had been a while,” she said as she walked out of the confession room, her voice filled with emotion. “It always makes me so happy. It’s a feeling I don’t get anywhere else. It’s so powerful. Every time I’ve gone, even when I was little, I just remember that feeling — and I wanted that back.”

Celebrating the sacrament was also moving for the priests who sat for hours in the confession room.

“It’s one of the main reasons I come,” said Father Jeremy Thies, a priest of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, who has attended the biennial conference three times.

“It fills me with joy in my priesthood,” he said. “I’ve seen so many kids come that maybe haven’t gone to confession in a while, or just really want to unload some powerful and painful woundedness and sinfulness.

“It fills me with hope, because these are young people who have personal encounters with Christ. That’s what it’s all about — a personal encounter with Christ.”

Several volunteers, including many archdiocesan seminarians, assisted in the room, directing young people to available priests.

“I can’t imagine how the Lord feels to have so many people coming so much closer to him in this sacrament,” said Benjamin Popson, a senior at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis.

“I would imagine that it would be overwhelming for a priest in a good way, hearing so many confessions in a day. Confession is one of the more tender aspects of the priesthood.”

Popson also appreciated seeing the sheer numbers of priests in the confession room.

“There were so many different priests, from across the country, from across cultures, wearing anything from jeans to a cassock and surplice,” he said. “But each priest is a tender model of Christ.”