What to do…

As I head out for errands on this sunny Monday, I am contemplating a PODCAzT.

I am contemplating PODCAzTs in general actually.

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  1. Laurinda1230 says:

    Oooooh, so what ideas are you mulling over?

    I am currently reading Life of Christ by Bishop Sheen and am loving it. I especially enjoy the parts where Sheen explains the background behind the Pharisees’ questions trying to trick Christ. “Can a man divorce his wife?” “Should we stone her?” “Should we pay Caesar?” And I do like the concept that the Pharisees wouldn’t accept forgiveness of sins as more important for salvation as freedom from the Roman empire. I have no idea what it would truly feel like to live like that but I do understand how worldly issues and daily stress can affect a faith-filled life. I feel like I continually go through a renewal process to get “Christ-centered”. I recognize it in our liturgical calendar. We continue to remind ourselves over and over again of what we believe in and try to fill our hearts with grace and cast out sin.

    Peace be with you, Father.

  2. Magpie says:

    I do enjoy your podcazts Father. I particularly like when you address the issues of being a Catholic today, living our Catholic faith today.

  3. Robert_H says:

    I like your podcazts. Please don’t discontinue them. While I don’t get to listen as often as I’d like, we plan on homeschooling our kids and I’m already know I’ll be using them in some way.

  4. Jack Hughes says:

    Podcastz cheers me up when I contemplate collage work :)

  5. Fr: I enjoy your PODCAzTs; even more so these days as I’m sitting in front of the computer most of the day looking for work!

  6. Brian Day says:

    Fr: I appreciate the high production value of your podcasts. High production values = lots of work. I can appreciate it if you feel that you are working hard for so little “return”.

    If that is the issue, then perhaps trying out a stripped-down version with little or no music (unless that is the topic of the podcast) and limiting the podcast length to 15 minutes or so.

    I am not advocating the Sesame Street approach of short attention span segments, but at least for me sitting at home after work to listen to a podcast when so much else is competing for my time and attention is difficult.

    I did get an MP3 player this weekend and I downloaded that last dozen or so podcasts to listen to while I drive to/from work. A 15 minute podcast will work perfectly.

  7. Brian Day says:

    PS to my earlier post – I’ll listen to about 1/2 of the podcasts I downloaded this Friday when I have my monthly “long” chemo treatment.

  8. q7swallows says:

    I am relatively new to the PODCAzT page but I like them particularly when I am making my Sunday preparations (like ironing the family’s Sunday best), traveling in the car for long distances, and especially on Sunday afternoons (since I am trying to reserve a little more contemplative time then–extending the glow from the morning Mass).

    I just find it difficult with my large family to carve out that much uninterrupted “me listening” time.  (That, and I’m trying to pack my house this week for a move that keeps getting delayed so I haven’t been tuning in recently!). 

    And although it preserves my ignorance, I admit that I FF thru the Latin parts to save time.   

    The PODCAzTs are a way of fulfilling one of Bishop Nickless’ To-Do items; they are one way of building up and reinforcing our own (adult) catechesis so that we have something to strive for, take hold of, and share with the younger set.  There’s no better contact point than the Fathers of the church and the saints.

    I like hearing your voice and your commentary with all the audio nuances that voice lends to meaning.  It is a more personal dimension than the blog and only one step away from being in a classroom/congregation with you.   

    I vote for keeping the PODCAzTs.  

    However, if you decide against making any new ones, would you at least consider leaving the ones already there so that we dedicated snails can get through them?

  9. Frank H says:

    Please keep them coming. I listen to every one and often listen second and third times while on road trips.

  10. Vetdoctor says:

    Out of selfishness i’ll ask for one on why Gegorian Chant is important…better than even other good music. Pehaps some exlaining of the different kinds of chant. of course this goes against the “keep it simple” suggestion….on the keep it simple end if you simply cut n paste Don Cammilo into several long podcasts that would be lovely too. God bless and thank you.

  11. jennywren says:

    Thank you for keeping me company on my road trip today with your podcasts. They are so well done…with the music, ancient guests and and relevant information for our day and age in the Church. There’s so much packed into each one and they really demonstrate your varied interests. Thank you! Your great voice is a bonus. Have you thought about doing audio book readings professionally? I mean, in all your spare time, of course :)

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