Ishpeming Catholic Podcast

Ishpeming Catholic Podcast


Latest Episodes

Easter 2021 Week 6
May 14, 2021

Jesus commands us to love because love is not a feeling, but a choice.  Love is in the will.  We choose to love.  In this Mother's Day episode, Father Ryan looks at St. Catherine of Sienna's life as an example of love poured out for the...

Easter 2021 Week 5
May 02, 2021

"Are you saved?"  This should be a burning question for all of us, and this weekend's readings give us signs by which we can know whether we're walking on the path of salvation.  Jesus is clear that we need to remain in him as our source of...

Easter 2021 - Week 1
April 06, 2021

Jesus' resurrection is the fulfillment of the Scriptures, and the affirmation of his unbreakable union with us forever.  In this episode, Father Ryan breaks upon the Scriptures of Jesus as the new Adam and father of the new human race.  In...

The Meaning of Suffering Week 4
March 18, 2021

The Gospel of God's love for the world sheds light on the meaning of suffering, for Christ so loved the world, he entered into our suffering and death, to fill it with his greater love and life in victorious resurrection.  In this episode, Father...

3.17.21 St. Patrick
March 17, 2021

To celebrate St. Patrick, let's not only drink copious amounts of green beer.  Let's learn from his inspiring example and imitate his generosity in God's service!  In this episode, Father Ryan speaks of four lessons we can learn and apply to...

3.8.21 - John of God
March 08, 2021

Today's saint is John of God, a Portuguese soldier who abandoned that life to care for the sick.  The Scripture reading for today is the washing of Naaman the Syrian, which foreshadows Christ's spiritual work in the Sacraments of Baptism and...

The Meaning of Suffering Week 3
March 08, 2021

Jesus not only suffered for us - he also opens his suffering to us so we can participate in it, and join him in his work of restoration through reconciling love.  In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we can be sharers in the sufferings of...

The Meaning of Suffering Week 2
March 03, 2021

Jesus reveals the definitive meaning of suffering in his divine and crucified love.  As the innocent lamb who offered his life as an act of love to the Father and to us, he filled the gap between us and God with perfect goodness.  Jesus...

The Meaning of Suffering Week 1
February 22, 2021

Pope St. John Paul II's 1984 letter on the Christian meaning of human suffering is still a relevant message, especially after this year of suffering.  In this episode, Father Ryan begins to look at the redemptive purposes of suffering, and the...

Preaching the Gospel
February 11, 2021

Jesus and St. Paul prioritize the healing of souls and casting out demons by preaching the Good News of the Father's love.  The Gospel gives meaning and purpose and hope in a dark and hopeless world.  In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on...