St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, November 10, 2017

On today’s show:

  • Father Matthew discusses St Joseph’s reaction to the discovery of Mary’s pregnancy. God tells us: “Don’t be afraid.” Fear cripples us. Father compares Joseph’s calling to Mary’s calling. Mary and Joseph help us to discover the mission and vocation of the family. What is a “vocation”?
  • President Trump reportedly supports revoking the tax exempt status of the Church of Scientology. How do we define a religion? L. Ron Hubbard was an infallible despot in his religion. Father discusses the difference between him and the Pope in the Catholic Church.
  • Father discusses Louis C.K.’s scandal. He speaks about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and their responses to accusations. Ellen Page is starting to call the outing of abuses in the entertainment industry as “The Reckoning.” The solution to the crime, brokenness, and woundedness of the world is the Cross of Jesus Christ.
  • Vatican City has banned cigarette sales. Father discusses the parable of the unjust manager. Jesus points out how shrewd we are in material matters, but when it comes to things of the Faith, we are dense.