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Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 76 - Ash Wednesday, Fasting & Lent

Why do we receive ashes? Is Ash Wednesday a holy day of obligation? What are the Church's rules on fasting and abstinence? Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, gives us answers to these and other questions about the holy season of Lent that we are entering into. This episode features a story about St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, New York, and one of its founders, Amy Betros. This is a shining example of living Divine Mercy through utilizing time, talents, and treasures to do the work of God here on earth.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 75 - 7 Deadly Sins (Part 7: Sloth)

What sloth really is and why is it a sin? We often think of sloth as being the guy lying on the sofa all weekend, not lifting a finger except to open another cold beer. But that’s only one part of it. Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he explains how sloth can affect us spiritually as well as physically and why we fall into it and how to avoid it. You’ll also hear the amazing story of a day in the life of the Carmelite monks of Wyoming who show extraordinary zeal for spreading devotion to Our Blessed Mother.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 74 - 7 Deadly Sins (Part 6: Greed)

Is a greedy person attaches such value to wealth and possessions that the accumulation and retention of them take priority over everyone and everything else, or is it something more? In this episode, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, defines greed and talks about its various forms, and how we can use generosity to overcome this deadly sin. He also shares the moving story of Dr. John Bruchalski, who through Divine Mercy transitioned from performing abortions to providing free health care and crisis pregnancy support to women in need.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 73 - 7 Deadly Sins (Part 5: Anger)

How do we explain the fact that in the Bible, Jesus seems to first condemn anger, but then he appears to get angry himself? Is anger ever justified? Is it ever wrong to NOT get angry? Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he explains the answers to these questions. Then hear the amazing story of the mother of a special needs child who shares how God’s Divine Mercy brought her through the anger she felt at her circumstances.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 72 - 7 Deadly Sins (Part 4: Lust)

Lust is the most pervasive sin in all of western culture, but how does the Church define "lust?" Why is it considered a Deadly Sin? Hear Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, discuss what the Catechism calls “disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure.” He will also talk with Maria Vargo, the actress who portrayed St. Faustina in the play titled “Faustina: Messenger of Mercy.” They will discuss how Divine Mercy helped Maria turn her life over to God.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 71 - 7 Deadly Sins (Part 3: Gluttony)

We often associate the sin of gluttony with overuse of food and drink, but it often applies to other activities as well. In this episode, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, discusses the many ways in which the sin can manifest in our lives and how we can combat it. In addition, the Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, joins Fr. Chris to discuss the Pro-Life movement and the need to recapture an appreciation of all that is sacred.

Living Divine Mercy TV Show Episode 70 - 7 Deadly Sins (part 2: Envy)

Why is the sin of envy so dangerous and why is it one of the 7 Deadly Sins? How can we truly practice the gratitude that will help us overcome the sin of envy? Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he explains how envy arises in our lives and how we can conquer it and see the amazing story of a professional soccer player who gave up fame and fortune to serve God as a priest.

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