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The mission of Faith Full Podcast is to bring compelling audio storytelling about faith, spirituality, religion, and life.
The independent project is hosted and produced by Tony Ganzer, a journalist by trade and a Catholic by choice and upbringing. Some say religion is a third-rail for journalists because one wrong move can bring strong reaction.
But talking to each other in a measured way, about topics or times that affect us all to our deepest levels, can only be a good thing.
A story from our first episode about a chance, late-night encounter in a Denny’s might help set the table for you.
‘Among human beings, who knows what pertains to a person except the spirit of the person that is within? Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.’
If a loved one dies, it’s natural to want to hang on to something to remind you of them—maybe a ring, maybe a favorite book or picture. That’s the same idea, in a very basic way, behind the relics of the saints held in high esteem by many faith traditions. And in Pittsburgh, oddly enough, …
“Grief can bring on death, and heartache can sap one’s strength. When a person is carried away…sorrow is over.” The Book of Sirach contains a lot of wisdom but these lines above on death seem too callous to me. It’s true, if we let grief consume us it can interrupt the lives we’re still blessed …
How do we know our faith is really faith? It can be easy for us to say we believe something, but if there’s nothing depending on it, is it a deep-seated truth? C.S. Lewis wrote once that it’s easy to believe a rope is strong if you’re just tying a box. But if your life …
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