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Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 121

On Monday, January 8, 2024, we celebrate an incredibly important feast, the Baptism of Jesus, as described in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Along with the Crucifixion, the Baptism is the event most accepted by scholars as indisputable historical fact. Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains what this means for us today. Then hear the story of Fr. Dustin Feddon of Joseph House, who works with prisoners when they're released to get a new start in society.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 120

Like Moses, Jesus ascended on a mountain to bring a rule for living to the people. He showed them how to find permanent bliss that nothing can take away: not sickness, not poverty, nor persecution. These are the Beatitudes, and Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, explains their meaning and application in our daily lives. Then pay a visit to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Wisconsin, a special place where Mary appeared and the Beatitudes came alive.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 119

At Christmas time, we often think of gifts, both giving and receiving, but what we need to do is keep our minds focused and hearts focused on the most important gifts: the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he reveals these gifts and also explains the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and what they are. Then enjoy a visit with actor Kevin Sorbo. You may know him as Hercules, but now he uses his God-given talents to act in and produce faith-based films, giving the gift of Christ to the world.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 118

We proclaim the Nicene Creed at every Sunday Mass, starting with “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty.” Our God became one of us, which makes us different than any other religion in the world. Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he explains the different parts of what we call our Profession of Faith. Then hear the story of Fr. James Bors, a priest who through incredible tragedy was reminded that God is always with us.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 113 - The Bible: A Catholic Book?

Our non-Catholic brethren often claim that our Catholic faith is not based on the Bible, and is even contrary to it. Not true, as Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, explains, sharing how the Catholic Church used her authority from Jesus Himself to put together the Bible as we know it today. Then hear the inspiring story of Ginny Schrappen and her prison pen pal, and how following the Bible transformed both of their lives.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 112

Having a laugh by reading a horoscope or a fortune cookie is not a mortal sin. However, taking such a horoscope seriously, or paying an astrologer to tell you your future, is sinful. Father Chris Alar, MIC, reveals the danger of using New Age practices like tarot cards, black magic, and witchcraft to discover the future. Then hear the amazing story of Lisa Fixler, who was tired of seeing all the demonic and occult images on children’s skateboards and decided to do something positive about it.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 111

Demonic possessions are not simply the stuff of scary Hollywood movies. The devil is real, Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, reminds us, and the Rite of Exorcism is a specific and important ministry of the Catholic Church. Then join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, for a conversation with a well-known exorcist, Fr. Vincent Lampert, who explains how God and the Blessed Mother are central to overcoming any demonic influence.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 110

What does it mean to be a Marian Father of the Immaculate Conception? Father Chris Alar, MIC, and four of his brother priests share stories of their vocations. All have different ministries, but are all effective in their own way in spreading God's Divine Mercy. Then learn about the Hillybilly Thomists, a group of Dominican Friars who, in a ministry that is both entertaining and educational, inspire us to our Faith through music.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 109

In the New Testament, St. Paul writes, “We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God” (Heb 4:14). So, if Jesus is the Great High Priest once and for all, who, then, are Catholic priests? Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains how Christ established the priesthood, delegating His authority to forgive sins on earth to the Apostles and their successors (bishops and priests) down to the present day, known as Apostolic Succession. Then hear the story of Br. Gabriel, a Franciscan Friar who puts his faith and ministry on wheels – literally!

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 108 - Saint Francis

He’s one of the most popular saints, especially for animal and bird lovers. Yet St. Francis of Assisi did not start out that way. He had an easy life, enjoyed the party scene, and even admitted, “I lived in great sin.” Father Chris Alar, MIC, reveals Francis’ remarkable journey to sainthood. Then hear the story of Jennifer Hubbard. Her daughter died tragically in the Sandy Hook shooting, and Jennifer started a foundation in her memory because she adored animals, just like St. Francis.

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