Interview: The Galileo Saga — Was the Church against Science?
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1y ago
The Catholic Church has often been accused of being anti-science, and the saga involving Galileo Galilei is commonly used to illustrate this point. In this interview, Mr Nick Chui shares with us insights into what actually happened in the Church’s interaction with Galileo, as well as some interesting facts about the Inquisition. Finally, we discuss whether faith is indeed opposed to science. Mr Nick Chui holds a Masters in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, and is a history educator by profession. Resources: "How the Catholic Church Built Western ..read more
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Episode 53: Sexual Desire — Good or Bad?
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
Sexual desire is powerful. And throughout human history, it seems to have gotten many people into trouble.  Why do we have sexual desire? What is it for? What should we do with it? Suppress it? Indulge in it? Or is there another way?  We discuss God's plan for sexual desire, and how we can direct it in a way that helps us find true love and happiness. Resources: "Chastity — Same as Celibacy?" by Catholic Parents Online https://youtu.be/9kcxlxSb4WE "What to Do with Your 'Sexual Needs' as a Christian" by Dr Christopher West https://youtu.be/vx_iMIqQPL4 "Sexual Desire and Lust: Wha ..read more
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Interview: When My Child Says He's Gay
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
What if our child tells us that he or she is "gay" or "lesbian"? How should we respond? Amidst the turmoil of emotions many of us might feel, Mr Nicholas Gabriel Lim shares with us some useful tips to help us respond in a way that will not only preserve the precious parent-child relationship, but also enable us to embark on the journey with them in a Christ-like way. Resources: 1. "Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and Holiness" https://youtu.be/bLrRfwpvERU 2. “Ministering to the Catholic LGBTQ Community: Fr Adrian Danker, SJ” https://youtu.be/2Gkz8eHBIYk 3. Courage Singapore https://courage.org.sg ..read more
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Episode 52: Same-Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
When it comes to the topic of same-sex attraction, the Church has, unfortunately, often been seen as unforgiving, even harsh, in its teachings and attitude towards persons with this condition. On the contrary, the Catechism tells us: "They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” (CCC 2358) Let us consider how we, as Catholic parents, can share with our children what the Church actually teaches on this topic, and very importantly too, how we are called to respond to these persons as brothers and sisters ..read more
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Interview: Choosing a Spouse - Pitfalls to Avoid
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
As Catholic parents, one of the biggest hopes we have is for our children to become a priest/religious, or if God calls otherwise, to find the right spouse in life. Yet, at the same time, we also know how factors such as emotions and misplaced compassion may lead our children to make the wrong choice. In this interview, Dr Christopher Cheok shares with us insights into what these common pitfalls are. With this, we will be better equipped to share with our children tips to help them in making the right choice when choosing a life partner. Resources: 1. "Is He/She the One?" Jason Evert: https ..read more
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Interview: Affair-Proofing Our Marriages
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
More marriages are breaking down, and many of these have been attributed to extra-marital affairs. Why do some people cheat on their spouses? What can spouses do to prevent this from happening in their own marriages? Drawing from his experience in his work as a psychiatrist, Dr Christopher Cheok shares with us insights into this issue. Learn more about Catholic Parents Online at catholicparents.online #catholicparents #catholicparenting #catholicparentsonline #marriage #whatismarriage ..read more
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51: Wives, Submit to Your Husbands?
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
What is God’s plan for marriage between a man and a woman? Did St Paul really justify male domination by saying, “Wives, submit to your husbands?” (Ephesians 5:22) If not, what did he really mean in Ephesians chapter 5? This episode discusses God’s plan, from the very beginning, for the institution of marriage between a man and a woman. Resources: Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2331 to 2336 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm "Making a Total Gift of Self in Marriage” https://youtu.be/ShHTvbZou-Y "The Powerful Sacrament of Matrimony” https://youtu.be/7G7-0p43U5c “Why Gender Difference ..read more
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50: Why Should Marriage be Between a Man and a Woman?
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
One of the biggest questions from our children nowadays, and perhaps one of the most challenging, is this: "Why should marriage be only between man and woman?" With all the influence from social media and contemporary culture, it is not difficult to see why many can be so befuddled by this question. We will look at this issue from the perspective of reason. It will help us understand what marriage is in essence, and the important role it plays for the good of spouses, children and society. Resource: "What Is Marriage?" by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T Anderson & Robert P George, Harvard Journal of ..read more
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Interview: Becoming Better Fathers
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
Fathering has never been easy since time immemorial. More so in modern times with higher expectations for fathers to perform both at home and in the workplace. How can Catholic fathers exercise our role in bringing up our children well? How can they deal with the need to balance pressures at work and at home? How can wives support their husbands in this vocation? Dr Christopher Cheok shares with us some tips on how fathers can handle these challenges and become even better fathers in the process. Resources: 1. Fathers for Good - http://www.fathersforgood.org/ 2. Catechesis on Saint Joseph: 8 ..read more
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Interview: Managing Rebellious Teens
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by Catholic Parents Online
1y ago
Managing rebellious teens has never been an easy task for many of us parents. What causes them to be rebellious? What can we do when they are? How should we respond? Mr Nicholas Gabriel Lim, a psychologist/counsellor who has worked with many youths, shares with us some insights into this issue. Resources: https://nicholasgabriellim.com/ "Parenting Your Teens and Tweens with Grace", Gregory and Lisa Popcak, 2021. "Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids", Gregory and Lisa Popcak, 2021. Learn more about Catholic Parents Online at catholicparents.online #c ..read more
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