Being Human Podcast - Episode 32: The Endless Mystery of the Human Person w/ Fr. Louis Merosne and Lumen Vitae

podcast Jul 27, 2021

Welcome to Episode 32: The Endless Mystery of the Human Person w/ Fr. Louis Merosne and Lumen Vitae

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The mystery of the human person; 
  • The respect and reverence due to all persons; 
  • The impact of mercy on our relationships with other persons and ourselves; 
  • How to integrate objective truth with subjective, individual, unique experience;

 

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God Created Us to Need Each Other

You probably already know by now that I have a weekly podcast called Being Human. In one of the recent episodes, I begin to venture into what some would consider dangerous territory these days. (The fact that this subject has become such a controversial issue is baffling.)

"What am I discussing that’s such a contentious topic?" you ask.

Strangely enough, it’s the fact that we are created as males and females, and that both a masculine and feminine presence are ideal...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 31: What Everyone Gets Wrong about St. Joseph

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 31: What Everyone Gets Wrong about St. Joseph

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What we forget to talk about when it comes to St. Joseph; 
  • The qualities of St. Joseph; 
  • The importance of understanding the Incarnation for understanding St. Joseph; 
  • The true Fatherhood of St. Joseph;  
  • How Jesus developed in his humanity under the guidance of St. Joseph; 
  • The true marriage of Joseph and Mary; 
  • Our human need for a father and a mother; 
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 30: Coffee Talk: What If I’m Afraid to Dream?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 30: Coffee Talk: What If I’m Afraid to Dream?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Learning how to dream; 
  • Why dreaming can be so difficult; 
  • How to practice dreaming when you’ve forgotten how; 
  • Why it’s important to dream; 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Imagination as a gift from God;  
  • How imagination enables us to encounter what’s beyond space and time;  
  • Imagination allowing us to pray; 
  • The power of the imagination in healing wounds of the past; 
  • How the imagination reveals our unconscious to ourselves; 

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • The Acting Person by Pope St. John Paul II
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, & Disney Characters

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, and Disney Characters

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our desire to know ourselves
  • Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and Temperaments
  • The two defining characteristics of personhood that are unchangeable
  • Understanding the personality of Jesus as our model

 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The real definition of guilt
  • How happiness can come from understanding our identity
  • The problem of “earning” God’s love
  • Whether or not we should experience guilt and shame
  • Divinization
  • Guilt and shame as course correction

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. - Genesis 2:25
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Being a psychologically healthy Catholic
  • How self-knowledge contributes to holiness
  • What it means to be created in the image of God
  • The distinction between being our identity as good, and our behaviors
  • Looking at the motivations behind our actions

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • “Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You” - St. Augustine
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Meeting Amy Grace!
  • Questions around the need for a diagnosis
  • The distinction between sins and symptoms
  • The temptation to compare yourself to others
  • What’s the point of a diagnosis?
  • Accepting imperfection and striving for holiness
  • Living in a fallen world and the universal need for a savior

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Jesus Christ as the model of humanity
  • Considering Christ’s emotions
  • Letting Jesus’ example teach us how navigate our emotions

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