Episodes

Aging with Grace

Our society does anything but value aging. “Anti-aging” is more than a facial cream or a hair product; it’s a widespread attitude. What does our faith say about aging, besides our need to respect the elderly? What is our calling as we age?

Did you know that senior citizens are the subject of many of Pope Francis’ messages?

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to discover a message of hope & joy!

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Tues., February 6 @ 11 AM

Encore – Weds., February 7 @ 8 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

Encore – Fri., February 9 @ 8 PM

  • Catholic Television of San Antonio (Spectrum channel 15)
  • … Watch the archived video on our website, ASAP!

Visit CatholicismLive.com for more information.

Finding Hope

We all struggle to live and survive in a culture that focuses entirely on the wrong things: wrong values, wrong direction, wrong understanding of reality, and that can lead to chaos and total hopelessness. The rat race seems unending and often leads only to disillusionment, discouragement, depression and even despair. In the midst of all this, however, God is present with His love and wisdom and healing, and this brings us great hope.

Join Father Ed Hauf, OMI, and his guest Jason Nunez (host of John 3:30 Podcast) to discover how you can find hope in your life, no matter what you’re going through.

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Encore – Tues., February 13 @ 11 AM

Encore – Weds., February 14 @ 8 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

Encore – Fri., February 16 @ 8 PM

  • Catholic Television of San Antonio (Spectrum channel 15)
  • … Watch the archived video on our website, ASAP!

Visit CatholicismLive.com for more information.

Original live air date: January 30, 2018

Staying Close to God

Do you need a ‘refresher’ on prayer? Why did Jesus pray? Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox as they discuss how we can stay close to God in this busy and efficiency-minded world.

More details at CatholicismLive.com

This Week’s Announcements

An extraordinary way to deepen your faith is a prayerful pilgrimage journey! Pilgrim Center of Hope has announced 4 pilgrimages in 2018 from San Antonio, including the Holy Land, Marian Shrines, and in the Footsteps of the Apostles and Saints in Italy.

Another way to stay close to God is having a relationship with Jesus’ Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Come learn about her role in God’s plan for our salvation – including our daily life and families – at an Evening with Mary! Pilgrim Center of Hope organizes these free, mini-conferences about Mary in local parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Learn more at pilgrimcenterofhope.org/mary and contact us if you’re interested in scheduling an Evening with Mary at your parish for 2018!

Growing In Love

Who is Jesus? How does he change lives? How can we become more loving toward ourselves and others when we encounter Jesus? Join Mary Jane Fox this week, to learn more!

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Tues., January 9 @ 11 AM

Encore – Weds., January 10 @ 8 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

Encore – Fri., January 12 @ 8 PM

  • Catholic Television of San Antonio (Spectrum channel 15)
  • … Watch the archived video on our website, ASAP!

Visit CatholicismLive.com for more information.

Learning to Forgive: Story of 2 Sons

We have all heard that forgiveness is the “right thing to do,” but reality teaches us how difficult forgiveness can be.

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, as they discuss an iconic story of two sons with real-life lessons for us all.

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Tues., January 2 @ 11 AM

Encore – Weds., January 3 @ 8 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

Encore – Fri., January 5 @ 8 PM

  • Catholic Television of San Antonio (Spectrum channel 15)
  • … Watch the archived video on this website, ASAP!

 

The Real Bethlehem

As we prepare for Advent and Christmas, our nativity scenes are coming out of storage and into our everyday lives. We turn our hearts and minds to that ‘little town’ where Christ was born. What is the REAL Bethlehem like? Today, we will share this beautiful city and its people with you!

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Tues., December 19 @ 11 AM

Encore – Weds., December 20 @ 8PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

Encore – Fri., December 22 @ 8 PM

  • Catholic Television of San Antonio (Time Warner / Spectrum channel 15)
  • … Watch the archived video on this website, ASAP!

 

Advent is a season of waiting, a season filled with hope. Here are a few tips that will help you and your family:

Use an Advent calendar and/or a wreath to mark this time of preparation. Display the Wreath and/or calendar on your dining table or a prominent place as a reminder to pray with the family.

Spend time in prayer: make an appointment with God – a commitment to spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration or a commitment to pray the Rosary with Mary. John Paul II said “Praying the Rosary is contemplating the face of Jesus with Mary.”

Light a candle before an image of the Blessed Virgin, during meals or while praying the Rosary.

Take up a book during Advent – find a book on spirituality, on Mary, or other topic that can be read before Christmas.

Place a Nativity set in a prominent place in your home, but only put out the empty manger, some of the animals. Place some statues from your Nativity nearby, such as the Shepherd, Mary and Joseph, sheep and other animals. Each week, you can move the statues a little closer.

Participate in your parish’s Advent/Christmas Giving projects such as “adopt a family”, “give gifts to the needy” or make home visits to the elderly and homebound in your parish.

Suggest children, grandchildren or nieces/nephews to write a letter to Jesus instead of Santa.

Give children a piece of straw to place in the manger for each good deed they do during Advent as a gift to the baby Jesus.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Catholics

Trying to live our Catholic faith on a daily basis is a challenge in the best of circumstances: to be truly holy, unselfish, loving and forgiving… everything that our culture is not. So, how do we succeed?

Join Father Ed Hauf, OMI, and special guest Dan Duet, lay evangelist and music minister – who will share from experience traveling around the country about the habits of highly effective Catholics. Don’t miss this very practical episode!

More details at CatholicismLive.com

Miraculous Medal: Gift from Heaven

Did you know that, during the 19th century, the Blessed Virgin Mary gave us a gift from heaven?

Join hosts Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they take you into this amazing story – of an obscure girl who received an extraordinary mission from Our Lady, and an image that has played a role in the conversion of thousands of people. Learn about the meaning of this gift, and why it is called “miraculous.”

Body & Blood of Christ

It is one of Christ’s most controversial teachings: “Eat my flesh and drink my blood.” Why does the Catholic Church take this literally, while others do not?

Discover the awesome gift that Jesus wants to give you in his very self! Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they discuss this powerful element of our faith.

Demonic Influence In Our Lives

During this time of the year, we hear more about – and even see celebrated – witchcraft, the occult, and other dark practices.

Join host Father Ed Hauf, OMI, and his guest, Sandra Rodriguez, a prayer group member who together with Father Ed, have experience praying for persons to be healed from demonic influence. Tune in to hear their discussion of these issues, and the importance of freedom in Christ.

 

Prayers from Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI

Spiritual Warfare Prayer 

Heavenly Father, I bow in worship and prayer before You. I worship You, and I give You praise. I recognize that You are worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise. I cover myself with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as our protection during this time of prayer. I surrender myself completely and unreservedly in every area of my life to You. I take my stand against all the workings of Satan that would hinder me in this time of prayer.

Father, because of the victory won for us on the cross, I declare that all principalities and powers and all evil spirits are subject to me in the powerful name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I command all demonic forces to leave my presence. I am thankful for the armor You have provided, and I choose to put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the sandals of peace, and the helmet of salvation. I lift up the shield of faith against all the fiery darts of the Enemy and take in my hand the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and use Your Word against all the forces of evil in my life. I reject out of my life all the insinuations, the accusations, and the temptations of Satan. I put on this armor and live in complete dependence upon You. Heavenly Father, I choose to live in obedience to You and in fellowship with You. Open my eyes and show me the areas of my life that don’t please You. Give me the courage to deal with those areas. Work in my life that there be no ground to give Satan a foothold against me. Show me any area of weakness. By faith and in dependence upon You, I choose to resist my old nature and to submit to my new nature. I stand today in all the victory of the resurrection and the provision You have made for me to live above sin. I resist the old nature with its selfishness, and I submit to the new nature with its love. I resist the old nature with its fear, and I submit to the new nature with its courage. I resist the old nature with its weakness, and I submit to the new nature with its strength. I resist the old nature with its deceitful lusts, and submit to the new nature with its righteousness and purity.

I affirm that You have not given me a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I give my emotions to You. I give my will to You, and I choose to make the right decisions of faith. I give my body to You, and I rejoice in Your mercy and goodness.

Father, I pray that You would show me the way Satan is hindering and tempting and lying and counterfeiting and distorting the truth in my life. Enable me to be the kind of person that would please You and to give You Your rightful place in my life. I yield my life to You and I refuse to be discouraged. You are the God of all hope. I claim in every way Your victory over all satanic forces active in my life, and I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

“Soul-Ties”

Here are some examples of situations that could create bad soul-ties:
* Sexual sin: Sex unites people physically, emotionally and spiritually. If we have sex with people other than our spouse in a sacramental marriage, we create soul ties that cause all kinds of problems (spiritual confusion, emotional confusion, sex addiction, compulsive behaviors, habitual masturbation, pornographic addiction/obsession, etc.). This connects us with the demon of lust. Since sexual activity was created by God as the liturgy of the Sacrament of Matrimony, anyone indulging in it with someone other than his or her spouse is living a lie, and therefore is connected with the demon of deceit.
* Looking at sex images, memories, objects and fetishes: These activities can establish a soul tie with an evil spirit. An example of this is found in Hosea 4:17 when Ephraim became joined with his idols. A tie may not be established in every instance, but it is certainly possible. Example objects from sinful sexual relationships: a favorite porn depiction, a garment worn by a former lover, pictures of former lovers, a cherished sinful sexual memory.
* Sexual abuse/molestation: This can result in soul ties between the perpetrator and the victim. If you have been involved in sexual abuse, please seek healing prayer and
Christian counsel as you proceed in your journey to freedom.
* “Unhealthy” relationships: Examples include relationships characterized by manipulation, guilt, emotional abuse, co-dependency, unnatural affection, envy and/or lust, sexual relationships with someone not my spouse.

You may not have had all of these things happen to you but if you have at least had one of these items happen in your life you may need to pray this prayer.

“Father God, I thank you for saving me from destruction. I praise you for sending Jesus to die for my sins. Please forgive me for my sins against you. Specifically, I confess that I have sinned recently or in the past by (details of the sin & names of partners). I repent of that sin and renounce it now. Lord, please purify my heart from this sin, the memory of it, and any associated fantasy I have entertained in my mind regarding it. In the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of his blood shed on the cross, I cut myself free from any soul ties that may have been established with _________(name(s) of partners or specific objects). I now commit him/her/them to the care of Jesus Christ for him to do with as he wills.
Satan, I rebuke you in all your works and ways. I rebuke any evil spirits that have a foothold in me. In the name of Jesus, I command you evil spirits to leave me and go directly to Jesus Christ. Father, please heal my soul of any wounds resulting from these soul ties. Please reintegrate any part of me that may have been fragmented through this/these soul ties and restore me to wholeness. I also ask that you reintegrate all the parts of any person(s) I sinned with that have been fragmented by sinning with me, and restore them to wholeness.
I command every portion of my soul (my thoughts, my will, my emotions, my personality and mind) and heart, all of me: spirit, soul and body, that has been fragmented, torn or broken or cursed, to come back into its proper place…to be healed; every piece of my heart to be returned; my soul to be restored and every bondage and related soul-tie to be completely broken, destroyed and totally de-tached from me, in the name of Jesus! Father God, in the name of Jesus, I ask now, that You heal my heart and guard it by Your Power and Your Love, and keep my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.Make me every which way whole…in every area of my life. I desire to live in a manner that pleases You, and brings glory to Your name. Thank you, Lord, for your healing power and your perfect love for me. May I glorify you with my life from this point forward. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.