As we wait in Joyful Hope

So, Thanksgiving is over, Christmas music has been playing since October 30, it must now be the Christmas Season, right??? WRONG! We still have a four(ish) week season of preparation to participate in first! So we wait, patiently, in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus Christ during this holy season of Advent.

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Theotokos

Who is Mary and why do Catholics have a devotion to her? The Bible has many correlations between the Old Testament and Mary. Mary is the New Eve. There are many references to Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant. Mary, the Mother of God, intercedes for us. In this episode, we give a brief introduction to Mary and explain why we hold her in such high regard. We wish we had more time to talk about her in this episode, but we promise to go into more detail in future episodes.

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Happy Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is not a Catholic holiday, however, it is an opportunity to give thanks to God for all that he has given us. It is also a great time to show compassion to your neighbor. What does the Eucharist and Thanksgiving have in common? You’ll find out if you listen.

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Evangelization

Evangelization is what all Catholics are called to do. In our modern world the ability to reach people far and wide has never been easier. What can Christians do to evangelize in today’s society? In this episode, we talk about how to spread the faith through the use of podcasts, social media, virtual reality, augmented reality, websites, and much more.

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Who are you?

In this episode, we introduce ourselves and our new weekly podcast, Encounter Mercy. We are two young guys (a Catholic priest and a father of two small children) with a mission to bring Christ to the world through the utilization of 21st century means and methods. Join us as we tell you our stories and set expectations for future episodes. --- Season 1, Episode 1

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