July 28, 2019
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Lighthouse CDs on Hot Topics
Considering the topics of my homilies last week and this weekend, I wanted to offer some additional resources on these “hot topics”.
The Catholic Church’s positions on homosexuality and contraception are extremely counter-cultural, and it can be very difficult to stand up for the truth when talking with others about these topics.
I have found the following CD’s to be extremely helpful. They teach the truth with great clarity, and have greatly helped me learn how to articulate what we believe.
How to talk about Same Sex Marriage – by Trent Horn
Catholic Apologist Trent Horn carefully considers same-sex marriage and provides an in-depth discussion that addresses the misconceptions held by many in our society today. This examination of what marriage really is, and what it is not, provides a truly gracious and persuasive response to the debate surrounding this important topic.
Called to Love – by Jason Evert
When it comes to same-sex attractions, is the Church really telling some people not to love? If you experience homosexual attractions or have a loved one who does, you might struggle to accept or explain the Church’s teachings on LGBT issues. In this presentation, you’ll discover how all people can find freedom and love within the Church.
Contraception Why Not (Cracking the Myths) – by Janet Smith
This talk is a groundbreaking exposé on the effects of the pill on modern society. Janet Smith presents a God-centered view of sexuality that can bring married couples a joy that they could have never imagined. Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health.
Green Sex – by Jason Evert
First comes loves, then comes marriage … then what? If sex is natural, why are we so eager to make it artificial? In this presentation, Jason Evert presents the case for Natural Family Planning as he unveils the beauty of God’s plan for sexuality. Jason has spoken about chastity to more than one million people around the world and is the author or more than a dozen books.
Prove it God – by Patty Schneier
As a lifelong Catholic, wife, and mother of three, Patty Schneier struggled with the Church’s teaching on contraception – as many men and women do today. Her discovery of Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” revealed to her the fullness of God’s plan for sex and marriage, and led to a dramatic renewal of her marriage and her faith. Patty now speaks around the country about the challenges she faced on her amazing journey.
I have received permission to distribute of a few of these talks, so they are available on the Church’s website under the Homilies link. For the others, you’ll have to get the CD. If you don’t have a CD player, or would like them as an MP3, talk to me.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke