1P5 Podcast Ep. 66 – Meg Greenfield on Converting From Atheism

“A bratwurst and C.S. Lewis are the reasons that I’m Catholic.”

Meg Greenfield is a writer for 1P5 and a convert from lifelong atheism. She grew up in a home where religion wasn’t practiced. She pursued worldly success rather than virtue. And then, just when she least expected it, God used C.S. Lewis and Bratwurst (among other things) to bring her home, and almost at the exact same time, she discovered the Traditional Latin Mass.

Today we discuss a fascinating story of conversion against all odds that carries with it the reminder that God uses the most unusual of “coincidences” to draw us in.

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Hebda: Catholics ‘depend on the Eucharist,’ and Masses will resume

Denver Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 05:36 pm (CNA).- The day after announcing that parishes in Minnesota can ignore a statewide order on religious gatherings, the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis explained the pastoral motive for his decision.

Catholics “really depend on the Eucharist to get through the challenges of their lives,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda told reporters May 21.

“The reception of the Eucharist is extremely important,” the archbishop added. “We can’t have the opportunity for communion by livestreaming.”

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Five years on, we’re still trying to answer Pope Francis’ call for a new relationship with creation

It is not wrong to say that Laudato Si’ is an encyclical about ecology or climate change. But nobody gets full marks for that answer.

“People don’t read encyclicals,” points out Regina archdiocesan theologian Brett Salkeld. “They read about encyclicals. That means they are very subject to really superficial readings of them.”

But there’s nothing superficial about Pope Francis’ reading of the Gospel, his relationship with Christ or his insistence on the reality of God. About three-quarters of the way through 40,000 passionate words, Pope Francis gets down to what he’s really talking about in Laudato Si’.

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Mexican priest who survived COVID: God acts in the midst of suffering

Mexico City, Mexico, May 21, 2020 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- When Fr. Antonio Pérez Hernández was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, he said he was able to witness firsthand how God is present in the midst of suffering.

The priest shared his experience in a recent video posted by the archdiocese of Tlanepantla, Mexico, where he serves.

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