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EPISODE #251
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ALL ABOUT EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES

On today’s broadcast, we’re going to learn a thing or two about Eucharistic miracles. Deacon Steve interviews a young man (Ray Grijalba) who is causing quite a good stir with his popular channel on Youtube.

Tune in and hear what he has to say!

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Originally broadcast on 7/26/2020

EPISODE #248
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE ‘BREAD OF LIFE DISCOURSE’ FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Fr. Tim Peters to the studio. Fr. Tim is a biblical theologian who, among his many duties, is a professor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA.

Our focus today is on the Eucharist and the “Bread of Life Discourse,” from the Gospel of John.

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Originally broadcast on 7/5/2020

EPISODE #121
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: 100 WAYS JP II CHANGED THE WORLD

Why is abortion a big debate during the Coronavirus?  Timmerie discusses this and her love for Saint John Paul II.  Timmerie is joined by guest Patrick Novocosky, author of the new book “100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World”  They’ll discuss not only how this saint changed the world but also their lives and things such as religious liberty, the value of suffering, death, human dignity, athletes, theology of the body, sexuality, and more.

 

* Update, since recording this, the ebook is available.  The hard copy publication date has been pushed out to October 2020.

 

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 4/4/20

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 #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

SURVEY ON CATHOLIC BELIEF IN THE EUCHARIST PROMPTS CALLS FOR BETTER CATECHESIS

Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2019 / 03:32 pm (CNA) – After a recent survey found that two-thirds of Catholics do not believe Church teaching about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, Catholic commenters are stressing the importance of better faith formation.

“We should never assume that ‘everyone here knows the basics.’ We have to constantly reiterate the basics and take every advantage that we have to catechize,” said John Bergsma, a professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

A recent Pew Research study found that just 31% of U.S. Catholics they surveyed believe that the bread and wine used in the Eucharist, through a process called transubstantiation, become the body and blood of Jesus— a fundamental teaching central to the Catholic faith, known as the Real Presence.

Sixty-nine percent of Catholics that Pew surveyed reported their belief that the bread and wine used during the Eucharist “are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.” This mindset made up a majority in every age group surveyed.

“Most Catholics who believe that the bread and wine are symbolic do not know that the church holds that transubstantiation occurs,” Pew reported Aug. 5.

“Overall, 43% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine are symbolic and also that this reflects the position of the church. Still, one-in-five Catholics (22%) reject the idea of transubstantiation, even though they know about the church’s teaching.”

Interestingly, a small percentage of those surveyed— 3%— claimed to believe in the Real Presence despite not knowing that this is what the Church teaches.

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said the study made him angry because it showed poor formation for generations in the Church.

“This should be a wake-up call to all of us in the Church—priests, bishops, religious, laypeople, catechists, parents, everyone—that we need to pick up our game when it comes to communicating even the most basic doctrines of the Church,” Barron wrote on his blog Aug. 6.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church in paragraph 1374 states: “In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained’…it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.”

Bergsma told CNA that he found the results of the Pew survey unsurprising, as similar polls in the past two decades have turned up similar results.

He said many of the “self-identified” Catholics surveyed probably don’t show up at Mass very often, if at all.

“Really what this poll shows, once again, is that there are large numbers of persons in the United States who consider themselves ‘Catholic’ almost as an ethnic or cultural category, because they received one or more sacraments when they were children, or their family is traditionally Catholic,” Bergsma said.

“However, although these persons consider themselves ‘Catholic’ as a demographic category, they haven’t and don’t practice the Catholic faith, and they haven’t made much effort to learn what the Catholic Church teaches.”

He called for better catechesis, especially in parish and school settings, to counter the lack of belief shown in the survey.

For Bergsma, a former Protestant pastor who once preached vehemently against the Catholic Church, a big factor in his conversion was encountering the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist.

“Jesus said, ‘This is my body … this is my blood.’ Every Christian who claims to follow Christ should take him at his word and believe in the Real Presence,” he said.

“The early Christians surely did, and reading the earliest Christian writings on the Eucharist is what converted me on this issue…For those who don’t know or reject the Church’s teaching, I would encourage them to give it a chance. Read, for example, what the Catechism says about the Eucharist, and ponder it with an open mind.”

Father Bradley Zamora, director of liturgy at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois, told CNA that the Eucharist— and what the Church teaches about it— is the “very core” of the Catholic faith, and the fact that it seems to be so misunderstood is disheartening.

“As a person of faith, as someone who has chosen to follow Christ as a disciple, you have to be willing to enter into the narrative of what we believe,” he said.

“You have to be willing to give your heart completely to Christ, you have to put on eyes of faith, you have to open your ears to the very voice of Christ. This is the disposition, as difficult as it may be, that our faith begs of us. When we gather for the Eucharist we see and hear things happening in front of us, but beneath what we see and what we hear is the very Paschal Mystery coming to life before our eyes.”

Zamora, like Bergsma, emphasized the need for better catechesis and teaching about the basic tenets of the Catholic faith. He also said that Catholics do themselves a “disservice” as a Church when they don’t speak about the mysteries of the faith as often as they can. As a seminary professor, he said he tries to bring his seminarians back to the reality of the Real Presence constantly as he teaches them how to celebrate Mass.

“When we pronounce the words of the institution narrative, ‘This is my body,’ and ‘This is my blood,’ it is Christ Himself who prays those words again in our time and space just as He did at the Last Supper,” Zamora explained.

“What we do when we gather for prayer is not some stage play, but rather we re-present the very mystery Christ instituted.”