Cat’s got your tongue? Well, not Father Ryan’s! This episode on Everyday Catholics, Padre and Alyssa talk about none other but cats! Cats- they are everywhere, so why not devote an entire radio show to them? Of course, the two relate the life of a cat to our lives living as faithful Catholics!
On this episode of Everyday Catholics, Fr. Ryan and Alyssa shed light on Human Trafficking. Although one might not think that her or she has a personal encounter or association with human trafficking, it is actually extremely common for you to know someone who is directly enslaved. Padre and Alyssa know this is an issue that isn’t spoken about too often. The two go through and de-bunk some myths about human trafficking. Don’t miss out on this podcast that will educate you on the topic as well as influence the way you pray about/for the souls that are stuck in slavery.
What do you want to ask a Rabbi? Well, don’t worry, Fr. Ryan and Alyssa have already thought of just about every question you could ask. On this episode, we have a special guest, Rabbi Matt Rosenberg. They spend some time speaking about how both the Catholic and Jewish Faith are interconnected. Rabbi offers great insight into the Jewish tradition.
Test taking has been apart of life for the majority of us. Most likely, we can pinpoint a memorable moment while taking an exam. Fr. Ryan and Alyssa shed light into the history of tests and how they have evolved. Then they walk through and debunk some of the test taking sayings. (11:00). Towards the end of the podcast, they share some valuable study tips(19:30). You want an A on your exam?? Don’t miss out on this podcast!
Fr. Ryan and Alyssa dive into one of their favorite topics outside of Jesus – Coffee. Learn about the history coffee’s discovery, how it spread throughout the world, how christian’s first reacted to it, its eventual connections with the faith, and how Alyssa and Fr. Ryan think it can be connect in today’s world to today’s faith.
Below you’ll find the our Coffee After Show as promised. But to listen you’ll need to tell someone about Everyday Catholics!
Below is another link to episode on Coffee itself.
Fr. Ryan and Alyssa further discuss addiction and mental illness. How does the Catholic Church and Jesus view addiction? Is it a sin? Addiction is often referred to as whenever you take refuge in a substance, rather than God. The two use Biblical references, scientific research, and other sources to speak of the severity of addiction. Through this, they sympathize with ones who struggle with addiction as well as take a closer look at the causes and solutions to this crippling issue. Don’t miss out on this podcast that speaks of the steps that are crucial for Catholics to take when trying to overcome or help someone overcome addiction!
What really is anxiety? Is anxiety a side effect of depression? You don’t want to miss out on Fr. Ryan and Alyssa Trutter sifting through the common struggles of these mental illnesses. While sifting through the side effects and triggers, they speak about how to live as an everyday Catholic, even when you are battling anxiety and depression or know someone who does.
One in five people in our day to day lives battle a mental illness. This statistic is enough to motivate us to shed light on the situation. Padre and Alyssa present statistics regarding mental illnesses, remedies and assistance that can be given, encouragement, and ways that one can relate it to the faith. A great deal of people within society write off mental illness as a drama, laziness, and invalid. We recognize that mental illnesses are real and can be crippling, which leads Fr. Ryan and Alyssa to offer perspective and empathy. Do you struggle with mental illness, know somebody who might, or want to become more educated on the topic? If so, you do not want to miss the podcast!
Padre and Alyssa speak on addictive technology. Oh, I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t need to hear another lecture on why I should put my phone down”. Well, good news friends, this podcast does not fit into that category! The two look objectively at the facts that have processed around this subject in order for you to reflect on your own life and your attachments.
Alyssa and Fr. Ryan wrestle with the issue that we live in a culture that disposes things based on ease and convince over what is probably best. What do you do when your TV goes out? What about when that new blouse/collard shirt looses a button? How about when your shoes begin to wear down? Padre and Alyssa discuss how the disposal of items like these might effect my laziness and convenience. Get ready… your eyes will widen after the two provide facts regarding society’s wasteful approach to disposal!