Father Simon Says – July 04, 2024 – On What Authority? [Encore]

Enjoy this delightful encore show from June 30, 2022, on today’s gospel readings.

Mt 9:1-8


  • Is the covenant with the Jews superseded? 

Letters (21:30)

  • Father talks about the faithful having a right to good liturgy
  • I’m distressed that certain Jews support abortion rights
  • Does someone need to be in a state of grace to be a lector? 
  • Can I pray in my car? 
  • I’ve been married and divorced three times, can I get married again in the Catholic Church? 

Word of the Day: Orthodox (33:08)


  • (36:30) How could I get my son to forgive me?   
  • (43:47) Question about IVF.  Responding to what you said, ‘If we don’t believe in the teaching of the Church, you’re not Catholic’.  So if you believe in IVF, are you not considered Catholic?
  • (47:42) Caller asks Fr. Simon about a Scott Hahn book, “The Fourth Cup”
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!