The Pursuit of an Apostolic Life through Service, Piety, Fellowship, Study, and Prayer
Category: Dan Lickel
Dan Lickel is a bookend Catholic. He started strong with 12 years of Catholic education, with the last 4 years in a marianist high school, and has revived his relationship with the Church and the Lord over the past several years. But between those bookends, there’s a lot of empty space. Dan has been blessed the last 25 years with a wife he feels he doesn’t deserve as well as 2 beautiful daughters. He also happens to be the YBiCKC site administrator.
The third week of Advent, we are calling it The Living Joy. This week is a time of rejoice, a time of joy. But this time of year it’s easy to confuse happy with joy. We dive into this topic during this podcast, we hope you enjoy.
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Justin and Dan
As the Holy Family is making their journey to Bethlehem, we reflect on our own journey. Are we standing still, stuck in the sand doing the same things over and over all the while bearing no fruit? What does our journey look like, what should it look like and (most importantly), what will it look like?
Having a hard time coming up with Christmas gift ideas for that Catholic man in your life? Of if you’re a list family, are you having a hard time coming up with a list of gifts for people to get you this year? Problem solved! Here’s a list of 12 gift ideas for the Catholic man that can help with their/your faith life.
It’s sad to say, but depending on your age, names like; Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, or John Wayne Gacy are household names. If those don’t ring a bell, how about The Zodiac Killer, The Son of Sam, BTK, or Jack the Ripper. The media has given murderers far too much attention and like moths to a flame, we are drawn to their stories with a misguided sense of curiosity.
One of the most famous of these killers passed away this past Sunday. Charles Manson died on November 19th, 2017 in a hospital in California. Learning over the years what he’s done, why he did it, the control over people and what he’s convinced them to do (for decades), along with the photo’s of him in the press, it’s easy to think this guy is the epitome of evil.
So the topic we cover in this podcast is, on the heels of the death of Charles Manson have you ever considered praying for the conversion of such a soul? Give it a listen and let us know what you think by email or in the comments section below.
What’s the difference between a Talent and a Spiritual Gift?
That’s an easy one right? A talent is something you’re good at; like sports, music, art, accounting, or (in my case) walking and chewing gum at the same time. In most cases, hopefully, your talent is something you built your profession around (TJ wrote a great article about this “What Should I Have Been?”) And what about a spiritual gift, that’s easy. It’s a Christmas present from God….no wait, it’s a blessing….no, it has to do with suffering, or fruits I think…isn’t there a parable about this? I asked a dozen people this week what they thought a spiritual gift is and I heard about a half dozen different responses. Continue reading “Talented or Gifted?”