Handing on the Faith in an Age of Unbelief (The Cale Clarke Show)

It’s a question you may ask:

How do we pass the torch of Catholic faith to the next generation?

Cale doesn’t shy away from the gritty reality: it’s been a rough ride from the get-go. He dusts off the New Testament, zeroing in on Paul’s letter to Timothy, showcasing the spiritual lineage from Timothy’s grandma Lois to his mom Eunice, and finally, to Timothy himself. It’s a call to action, a spiritual baton pass in a world often cold to the warmth of faith.

Cale shares a story of an antique cabinet and a hockey legend, Nels Stewart, drawing a parallel to the Catholic tradition—rich, profound, yet often passed down without the awe it deserves. Cale laments the tepid transfer of faith to new generations, urging a revival of its intrinsic value and historical weight.

Enter Bridget from California, with a heart-touching tale of faith resilience. Despite the hardships of single motherhood and poverty, Bridget’s mom ensured the flames of faith burned bright in their hearts, never missing Mass, emphasizing confession, and embedding a life of devout Catholicism. Her story proves that the seeds of belief thrive not just in words but in the very actions of the faithful.

Cale ties it back to the essence of Paul’s message to Timothy: faith’s journey through generations, its challenges, and the imperative to ignite the spiritual fire in the hearts of the young. This call to spiritual mentorship and faithfulness resonates more than ever in today’s digital, fast-paced world, where the essence of belief can easily get lost in the noise.

🙌 The Takeaway? It’s a clarion call for parents, guardians, and the faith community: to live, breathe, and showcase the faith with the vibrancy it deserves. Because, in the end, it’s not just about passing down beliefs; it’s about kindling a fire that lights the way for generations to come.

💬 Let’s keep the faith alive, one action, one Mass, one prayer at a time.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.