Happy feast of the Korean Martyrs! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the heroic witness of these men and women from different eras of persecution who gave witness to the faith in Korea. Guests include Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on forgiveness in light of this weekend’s Gospel readings, and Fr. Rob Jack on what the Church means by sin. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
St. John Fisher’s prayer for bishops
Lord, according to Thy promise that the Gospel should be preached throughout the whole world, raise up men fit for such work. The Apostles were but soft and yielding clay till they were baked hard by the fire of the Holy Ghost. So, good Lord, do now in like manner with Thy Church militant, change and make the soft and slippery earth into hard stones. Set in Thy Church strong and mighty pillars that may suffer and endure great labors–watching, poverty, thirst, hunger, cold and heat–which also shall not fear the threatenings of princes, persecution, neither death, but always persuade and think with themselves to suffer with a good will, slanders, shame, and all kinds of torments, for the glory and laud of Thy Holy Name. By this manner, good Lord, the truth of Thy Gospel shall be preached throughout the world. Therefore, merciful Lord, exercise Thy mercy, show it indeed upon Thy Church. Amen.
Andrew Swafford, contributor to A Catholic Guide to the Old Testament
Info on Cincinnati Right to Life can be found at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
Gia Chacon is online at forthemartyrs.com.
Msgr. Charles Pope is online at blog.adw.org.
Dr. Edward Sri, author of When You Pray