Father Simon Says – September 20, 2021

Ezr 1:1-6

  • Father Simon discusses the Decree of Cyrus the Great.

Lk 8:16-18

Mass Hysteria: Prayers that should have been kept in the Novus Ordo Mass.


  • Gail – Let’s pray more for priests, especially the ones who are deceased.
  • James – I understand any priest can trace their line of succession back to the apostles. How do they do this?
  • Dan – Why do we get angry about what we believe?

Word of the day: Modion – The Greek word for a bushel basket. Nobody lights a candle and hides it under a bushel basket


  • Gary – Was there anti-Semitism around in the year 1900 in the Catholic Church? How do I dispute there wasn’t anti-Semitism in the Church around in the year 1900.
  • Tim – When Jesus was performing miracles, why did he say to them ‘Don’t tell anybody about this?’
  • Tom – Why is it that with the music in the Mass, they make up words with the same tune and why is their clapping?
Father Richard Simon, who jokingly refers to himself as Reverend Know-it-All is the host of Fr. Simon Says on Relevant Radio. Father Simon delves into the daily Scripture readings, shares a Word of the Day to help you sharpen you vocabulary, and opens the phones to your questions about the Faith. After just a few minutes with Father Simon, you might be convinced that he truly does know it all!