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Evangelization in Action: Bishop Barron on The Rubin Report

February 22, 2017 • By

This is a fantastic interview between Bishop Barron and Dave Rubin. Bishop Barron is so adept at explaining the complex nature of philosophy and faith in terms that are easy to grasp. The first four minutes alone contain one of the best explanations of Causality I’ve heard.

Understandably, I feel that many people misinterpret the Catholic faith as a superficial routine based around arbitrary rules. (Mass, CCD, bingo nights, go home back to your normal routine, etc.) I think alot of people get turned off, rightfully, because there doesn’t seem to be any meat on those bones. Where’s the transcendence in Bingo Night? But the true meat of the faith is in it’s deep, philosophical understanding of the nature of truth and our desire for wonder, joy, and beauty. Unfortunately, there are not many people out there that understand this level of the faith and can accurately communicate that in an interview. Bishop Barron doing just that! Amazing.

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[Cartoon] Can Science Disprove God?

October 3, 2016 • By

Some atheists like to claim that “Science has disproved God”. This is false. Don’t be fooled. Science can not make this claim at all!

Science is an amazing tool to study and understand the physical world around us, but it is limited to only the physical. Science, by its very processes and nature, is incapable of telling us anything about the non-physical parts of life; from art, to beauty, to the soul, to our emotions, to why we do things at all. Don’t let people claim we are all just highly sophisticated meat-computers. What a joke! As Chesterton stated, those people can’t even say “Thank you” when someone passes them the mustard.

And don’t let those same people try to disprove God because he can’t fit in their box. Their box is too small, and God is too big!

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Sean Forrest is a Catholic singer-songwriter, youth minister, speaker, and runs an orphanage in Haiti. He’s the man. Learn more about him here:

Sean Forrest

This clip is from a talk Sean gave at a Steubenville Conference in 2014. See the rest here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK8nOs3dNvEa

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Fr. Mike’s Independence Day Special

July 1, 2016 • By

An excellent reflection on freedom and independence from Fr. Mike Schmitz. In it he asks “are we as a people wise and virtuous?” It’s a great lesson. Please watch and think about it this weekend between those rounds of burgers and corn-hole!

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WISDOM FROM THE RED BARN

June 13, 2016 • By

The guys over here at Prime-Cuts.org run a biannual men’s faith night called Meat and Greet. We made this video for our most recent event. In it we discuss what it means to be a man of Christ. Each member of the team share’s their opinions on how the world has failed them as men, and how being a follower of Christ has lead them to a greater version of themselves. As Pope Benedict said “This world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort you were made for GREATNESS.”

You will also a see a small snap-shot of what our “Catholic Men’s Nights” are all about. Hint: These aren’t your grandma’s bible studies.

For more information on Meat and Greet and getting some of this program into your church, contact Sam Todzia at redbarnministries.org

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Fr. Mike Reviews Batman v Superman

April 8, 2016 • By

From the description:

Fr. Mike critiques Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He contends that the two heroes in the movie show off their great abilities, but they don’t show any nobility. The movie depicts Superman as a slacker and Batman as a bully. Fr. Mike asks if this is the kind of heroism we want to offer the youth? Or should we express how truth, justice and goodness are worth fighting for? Fr. Mike then proposes a backstory for the movie he would have found much more compelling.

Fr. Mike also points to the crisis of masculinity in our culture where young men are growing up and growing strong but do not know how to use their strength. Without a direct, a clearly defined purpose, and healthy father figures to show them the way, young men end up using their strengths for bad ends. Batman v Superman wastes a glorious opportunity to show how strength can be used for good. Heroes are people who know what the good is and choose it – who know what to do with their strengths.

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[Read Now] A Call to Battle for Catholic Men from Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix

October 3, 2015 • By

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Release on September 29, the Feast of the Archangels , ‘Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men’ is a call to action to all Catholic men to re-commit themselves to their faith in order to lead their families and their church through the many battles, lies, and confusion afflicting our society. It is a call to love just as much as it is a call to battle – for love is the weapon that destroys death, heals wounds, and brings us all to the truth of Christ.

“So many men today are confused about who they are and what they are called to do. They don’t even realize that they have a mission to fulfill. So it seemed to me it was important to help our men think seriously about who they are and what they are called to do – what they are called to be.” – Bishop Olmsted

The bishop breaks down his exhortation into 3 parts:  What does it mean to be a Catholic man? How does a Catholic man love? and Why is fatherhood, fully understood, so crucial for every man?

They even made a small video commercial for it! Check it out:

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese’s 1.1 million Catholics.

Click here to read ‘Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men’

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[Video] What Does God Want Me to Do?

September 3, 2015 • By

Have you ever been confused about what you should be doing in life? Have you ever wondered if the job you are at is where God wanted you to be? Where exactly is God in these moments of doubt? Fr. Mike Schmitz reminds us that God has spoken to us in very clear ways and we should remember that and trust in the Lord.

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[Video] When Does Human Life Begin?

August 14, 2015 • By

Check out this excellent video produced by Catholic Answers and featuring Trent Horn. Trent demonstrates that we can (and do) know when human life begins without the use of religious beliefs. Science proved when life begins long ago, and this video illustrates that fact with quotes from many scientific and pro-choice leaders all confirming that human life begins at conception.

A great animation, and well worth the 6 minutes to watch.

For more information on how to discuss the issue of abortion, check out our recent post ‘How to Defend Life with Charity and Respect’, which also features Trent Horn. Go Trent!