3 Ways Catholic Radio Can Draw You Closer to the Holy Spirit
Written by catholicradio on May 8, 2023
There are many music and talk radio programs to choose from today. In a culture that increasingly challenges the teachings of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Catholic radio is the best option because its goal is to help you get to heaven.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit Share a Mission
Jesus came to us, fully human and fully God. He taught His disciples about the Father Who sent Him. Jesus also proclaimed that the Holy Spirit would come after Him.
“From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God sends
His Son he always sends his Spirit: their mission is conjoined
Catholic Radio Can Draw You Closer to the Holy Spirit
Not just for entertainment, Catholic radio can be transformational for your spiritual life. You may find programs to be interesting or inspiring, but there is more to it. Catholic radio seeks to fulfill the great commission of Jesus to evangelize all people.
The Programing Schedule at catholicradionetwork.com lists a variety of programs to choose from: prayer, homilies and retreat talks, call-in programs, and commentary on everyday topics.
Here are three ways that tuning in can draw you closer to the Holy Spirit:
Praying with Catholic Radio Leads to Deeper Prayer with the Holy Spirit
When we are young in our faith, we usually begin with memorized prayers. It is good and important to hide these rote prayers in our hearts.
On Catholic radio you can pray along with the Mass, Rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet which are scheduled every day. These help us reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary, the life of Jesus, and God’s love and mercy for us.
In addition, as we mature, we can and should add prayers of petition to ask God for what we need, intercession for others, thanksgiving for what God has done and given us, and praise to honor God.
But what do we do if we are overcome with stress and the anxieties of life? What if we do not know how to talk to God?
“…the Spirit helps us in our weakness: for we do not know how
to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with
sighs too deep for words.”
Take advantage of opportunities to pray with Catholic radio. Not only will you be
connected in communion with others around the world who are praying, but the Holy
Spirit will light a flame that encourages you to pray more often and with greater fervor.
Catholic Radio Sermons and Talks Point To the Holy Spirit
Our bishops and priests are charged with shepherding the faithful and evangelizing those with whom they come into contact.
On Catholic Radio Network in the dropdown box under “PODCASTS” you will find solid Catholic teaching and rich inspiration from Archbishop Naumann and Fr. Kevin Drew.
The Programming Schedule also lists options to listen to at your convenience such as:
- John Riccardo on Christ is the Answer
- Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. John Riccardo, and Fr. Benedict Groechel on Fathers Know Best
- Kevin Drew homilies on Daily Bread
By the nature of their office or position in the Church, the Holy Spirit has been conferred upon bishops and priests in a unique way in the sacrament of Holy Orders. Listening to and reflecting upon homilies and talks can transform your mind and heart because the Holy Spirit accompanies their words and connects with your soul.
As you listen, the Holy Spirit can draw you deeper into the Mystery of Christ and His mission. You will come to understand what it looks like when the Holy Spirit is present in one’s life and circumstances. This leads to peace and hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in
believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you
may abound in hope.
Call-In Programs on Catholic Radio Can Invite the Holy Spirit to Change Your Heart
It is not uncommon for listeners to tune in to call-in programs because they are interesting or because the host is engaging and humorous. However the Holy Spirit is present in these programs as well.
All the program hosts are rooted in the Catholic faith, and their comments and advice are in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic church. If you haven’t tuned in yet, the following are a good place to start:
- Ray Guarendi on The Doctor Is In
- Gregory and Lisa Popcak on More 2 Life
- Cy Kellett on Catholic Answers Live
- David Anders on Called to Communion
When you listen to call-in programs through a Catholic lens, you allow the Holy Spirit to do a work in your heart and perhaps change your perspective on a similar situation in your own life. Or maybe you will learn a gentle way to address a particular situation or person in your daily activities.
Catholic Radio Can Lead to Transformation in the Holy Spirit
When you listen to and engage in the opportunities offered by Catholic radio, it can change your prayer life, instruct you in the faith, and impact your perspective, understanding, and decisions.
We invite you to ask the Holy Spirit to direct you in your daily activities and especially when listening to our programs. You listen online, find your local station, or download our free app for Apple and Android.