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“Road from Emmaus” Ep028 – True Presence

Andrew and Jason are back with another episode on the Eucharist! They talk about how Jesus is present in the Eucharist, and how the bread and wine is truly His body and blood. They go through something called Lewis's Trilemma as well as some instances of Eucharistic miracles. Then they go into the discussion of receiving the Eucharist on our tongue instead of on our hands, and why the traditional way is the way to go.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 11


 
Fr John McCarthy: Finding God in the Tiniest Creature

In terms of the scope of work, a scientist is completely different from a priest. Yet when a person is both a priest and a scientist, what kind of experiences would his dual-identity bring about? Fr. John McCarthy, SJ is a Catholic priest who is also a scientist that has a great love in lichen, a symbiotic species. He would take us to the forest and his laboratory to get to know lichens, as well as to share with us reflections on his faith that he got from scientific research.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 2


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep027 – What Happened at Western, and the Responsibility of Being Made Man

About a month ago, news came out that there had been sexual assaults and gender-based violence at Western University, the alma mater of Jason and Andrew. It was terrible to hear about and difficult to digest, and in this episode, Andrew and Jason try to get to the heart of the issue--the responsibility of being made man, and the gifts that God has written into the very bodies of men that they must be careful and loving stewards of. Also: they don't get into the graphic details of the news, but sharing a warning just in case. Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigeneous: https://www.cccb.ca/letter/statement-of-apology-by-the-catholic-bishops-of-canada-to-the-indigenous-peoples-of-this-land/ Canadian Bishops Announce $30M Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives: https://www.cccb.ca/media-release/canadian-bishops-announce-30m-national-financial-pledge-to-support-healing-and-reconciliation-initiatives/ The Catholic Vision of Morality: Participation in Our Interior Creation in the Image of God. Talk by Fr. Kevin Belgrave given at GT20 https://youtu.be/mRMp1rhxMU8 Living and Growing in the Virtue of Chastity. Talk by Fr. Kevin Belgrave given at GT20 https://youtu.be/LCr6kVLfTGI
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 6


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep026 – On Gender and Pronouns

It's been a growing trend over the last couple years that we've been seeing pronouns being put up next to people's names--at work, at school, wherever. As discussion around gender becomes more and more prevalent within society, we as Catholics need to learn how to approach those conversations. And it's okay if you don't know. It's okay to wonder how you should handle these situations, or how immoral you are or aren't being in your pursuit to love your neighbour. On today's episode, Andrew and Jason try to unpack these questions, and they offer their opinions on how they would approach these conversations. Resource for Canadian federal election voting from a Catholic perspective: https://catholicconscience.org/ Also, Bran is a mini poodle, not a mini doodle. Sorry Bran.
Publish date: 2021 - 9 - 18


 
St. Maximilian Kolbe – Love and Hope in Auschwitz

During the Second World War, St. Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the German Gestapo and imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp. He volunteered to die for a fellow inmate. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how St. Maximilian Kolbe brought love and hope to those around him in the darkest place on earth.
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 28


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep025 – Virtue Signalling, Humblebragging, Pride, and Humility

Virtue signalling and humblebragging: the grey area between pride and humility. When we spell it out like that, it might seem black and white. But in our journey towards practicing the virtue of humility, it can be the littlest thing that's said or done the wrong way that could maybe misconstrue our initial intent of being humble, and leave us in a position where the spotlight is left on ourselves instead of on Christ. Andrew and Jason dive into this today in what will probably be their most ironic episode ever, as we try to separate true and false humility.
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 30


 
St. Maximilian Kolbe: Knight of the Immaculate

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan priest. He had gone through different trials throughout his life, yet his love for God had never been shaken. Through consecration to Jesus through Mary, he strove to bring as many people to God as possible. Fountain of Grace takes you to Marytown - the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe for an in-depth look at his life.
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 21


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep024 – Drafting Saints: Team Andrew vs Team Jason

It's the first time Andrew and Jason have done an episode in person in a while, so they're celebrating with a bit more of a fun one this time! THey draft their own teams of saints--saints they relate to, saints they rely on, or just saints that they like. They share what they know about the stories of these saints, as well as what sainthood is about in general. Hope you have fun with this one, and they recommend heading over to YouTube to watch along instead of listening, if you can!
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 24


 
Ep023 – I’m New to the Faith—What Do I Do?

Andrew and Cherry are officially married now, but the podcast doesn't stop! On today's episode, Andrew and Jason spend some time answering the question of what one should do if they're new to the Catholic faith. What should I do? What should my approach be? What resources can I look at? They answer all these questions and more; hope you have a good listen! -- Formed: https://formed.org/ > "Sign Up As A Parishioner" Bible in A Year Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Pppt42NPK2XzKwNIoW7BR?si=ee67747acff04428 Names mentioned: Chris Stefanick, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Bishop Robert Barron, Jason Evert, Christopher West, Scott Hahn, Brandon Vogt GT21 Retreat: www.eccclc.ca
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 14


 
A Call to Serve: The Permanent Diaconate

The office of deacon traces all the way back to the early church and had disappeared for a long time. At the Worldwide Chinese Permanent Deacon Conference which took place at Toronto on May 2018, Fountain of Grace talked to a number of permanent deacons to explore the role they place in the Church and the society.
Publish date: 2021 - 7 - 24


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep022 – Andrew and Cherry Are Getting Married (but not with Cheryl and Gabby)

One more week. In just a few more days, Andrew and Cherry will be saying "yes" in front of God to spending the rest of their lives together. Is Andrew ready? They invited Gabby Song and Cheryl Chan, two longtime friends of theirs going back to their days at university together, to find out. They ask Andrew to share about his relationship with Cherry, what their discernment process has been like, and otherwise grill him just to make sure he knows what he's doing. They're joined by a special guest halfway through, so make sure you listen to the whole thing ;)
Publish date: 2021 - 7 - 11


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep021 – When Priests Aren’t Interesting

Sometimes when we go to Mass, we might come away underwhelmed by the homily. Or maybe we'll go to Confession and the counselling that we receive isn't exactly the greatest. What should we do when this happens? Is it wrong for us to feel this way? Sometimes, our faith becomes a little too priest-centric, and today, Andrew and Jason talk about what that looks like and how we can remind ourselves what things like Mass and Confession are really about. May we always find ourselves pointed towards Christ.
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 30


 
Jesus and His Rock

An honest but impetuous fisherman, Peter gave up everything to follow Jesus when he was called. But he was weak and even denied Jesus three times. Yet our Lord not only forgave him, but also made Peter the head of his Church on earth. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land to relive the story of how St. Peter became the Rock on which Christ built his Church.
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 26


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep020 – 215

215. That's the number of Indigenous children whose remains were found on May 29, 2021. They were found buried on the site of what used to be Kamloops Indian Residential School. Andrew and Jason take today's episode to lay out what happened, what the residential school system was and its traumatic effects on the Indigenous peoples, and how the Catholic Church was involved in this dark past. They share their thoughts and talk about how the lay Catholic should receive this news. Let's continue to keep our Indigenous brothers and sisters in our prayers. St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us!

Additional Resources
- Aboriginal Peoples Fact Sheet for Canada, Nov 2015: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/89-656-x/89-656-x2015001-eng.htm
- Native-Land.ca - Apology from Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, May 30: https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.250/30a.492.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Media-Release-KIRS-1.pdf
- Joint statement from Chief Littlechild (former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations) and Archbishop Richard Smith, Archdiocese of Edmonton, June 4: https://caedm.ca/PastoralScene/entryid/876/video-chief-littlechild-and-archbishop-smiths-statement-on-kamloops-and-reconciliation
- Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops Statement, June 10: https://www.cccb.ca/announcement/cccb-statement-delegation-to-the-holy-see/
- Archdiocese of Toronto statement from June 3: https://www.archtoronto.org/en/outreach/news/archdiocesan/statement-from-cardinal-thomas-collins-archbishop-of-toronto--re-discovery-of-childrens-remains-at-former-kamloops-residential-school/
- Archdiocese of Vancouver responses and statements: https://rcav.org/first-nations
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 16


 
Revelation from a Memory Loss

Anthony is an electrical engineer from Vancouver. He has always been dedicated to his work, family and God. A few years ago, he suddenly lost his memory. What triggered his memory loss? How did he cope with this setback?
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 5


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep019 – Children’s Formation (by two guys who don’t have children)

Andrew and Jason have gotten to the age where they're starting to think about the next stage of their lives--specifically, married life, family life, and bringing up children. In some ways, it's a funny conversation to have because neither of them are even married (yet), but it's also an important conversation. How can we do our best to be examples of holiness, so that our children can become saints? You can hear what they have to say on that on today's episode.
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 2


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep018 – When Priests Get Reassigned

When priests get assigned to a new parish, go on study or personal leave, or retire, it can be jarring, for the parishioners and for the priest. On this episode, Andrew and Jason talk about what it must be like when priests have to leave their parish, and why it's important for us as laypeople to be able to let go. They touch on the virtue of obedience, too. Remember to keep your priests, deacons, and religious sisters in your prayers!
Publish date: 2021 - 5 - 26


 
Guardians of Canada: Our Lady of the Cape and Blessed Frédéric Janssoone

Trois-Rivières, a French-speaking city in Quebec, is the home of treasures of the Catholic Church in Canada. Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, a Franciscan friar who devoted all of his energy in spreading the Good News of Christ, might become Canada's next saint. A little-known stone chapel ultimately became a Marian shrine which attracts thousands of pilgrims yearly. Fountain of Grace uncovers these treasures for you.
Publish date: 2021 - 5 - 15


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep017 – Revelation According to Andrew Chau

On Holy Saturday, Andrew was praying with an ancient homily, and he had a revelation of sorts. Andrew and Jason dive into one particular quote within the homily, which was said by Jesus as he brought Adam out of hell. The quote: "Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly Paradise. I will not restore you to that Paradise, but will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you." They talk about the nuts and bolts of how, exactly, Jesus came to defeat and erase the effects of sin. Then they go into what we can do now that Jesus has done the heavy lifting, and how we can participate in salvation by purging our own vices and seeking virtue as we walk through this valley of tears.
Publish date: 2021 - 5 - 17


 
Mother of New France: St. Mary of the Incarnation

In 1639, St. Mary of the Incarnation left France for Canada, a newly founded settlement, so that girls may receive an education. What did she give up in order to fulfill this God-given mission? Fountain of Grace takes a look at how St. Mary of the Incarnation gives her life for Canada.
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 24


 
Pope Francis at Philadelphia

Pope Francis visited the United States for the first time since he became pope in 2013. Philadelphia was the last stop in his journey. Fountain of Grace takes you to Philadelphia to share the excitement of the Papal Visit.
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 17


 
Jesus and the Resurrection

Jesus Christ by his resurrection reversed the effects of the Fall and completes God's salvation plan. Moreover, resurrection is the core of Christian faith, reassuring us that death is not the end. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land to visit the sites where this glorious mystery took place over two thousand years ago.
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 3


 
“Road from Emmaus” Ep016 – The Source and the Summit

"The Source and the Summit". You've probably heard these words before to describe the core of our Catholic faith, but what does it actually mean? Today, Andrew shares about his revelation on how the Eucharist can be mapped as a parallel to the journey that is our interior life. Andrew and Jason dive into what it truly means to receive Jesus's Body and Blood through the Eucharist. There are some important things to hold in our hearts whenever we find ourselves in front of the Eucharist; may we keep these things prayerfully in our hearts! The video Andrew references by "Breaking In The Habit", on "Do I Have to Confess My Sins to a Priest?": https://youtu.be/PtaGqN2Wm4o
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 4


 
Via Dolorosa

Two thousand years ago, how did Jesus walk his last steps before his crucifixion? Fountain of Grace takes you to Jerusalem to experience the Way of the Cross.
Publish date: 2021 - 3 - 27