St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew Spencer, September 14, 2018

On today’s show:

  • Father discusses today as the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and tomorrow as the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. Father discusses Trappist monks (The Monks of Tibhirine) living in Algeria, caught in the crossfire in a civil war. Father recommends the movie of these men, “Of Gods and Men.” Father discusses how the movie portrays their struggles and their martyrdom. Why did God allow these monks to be killed when they were living their lives to honor Him?
  • Father reflects on Mother Teresa’s quote, “I still think the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one…” Father discusses the sufferings of St. Padre Pio. One of the biggest things that upset Padre Pio, was not the pain of the stigmata, but the attention that it brought. Father discusses the accusations of wrongdoing of Bishop Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana. Father gives you the facts.
  • Father describes a specific aspect of the movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” Father remembers hearing gasps during this scene in the movie. This scene is from the writing of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. Father lays out different theories of the “body of St. Joseph.” Was St. Joseph assumed into heaven? Is it somewhere on earth, incorrupt, waiting to be found?
  • Father Matthew welcomes Executive Director of Relevant Radio, Father Rocky. Father Rocky recounts a personal story of suffering, and a boy at camp. The priests contemplate the nature of suffering.