Program #0452 for Friday, January 18, 2013: The YouCat on Prayer

January 18, 2013

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The YouCat on Prayer

The YouCat on Prayer

Summary of today’s show: The YouCat was a new catechism specifically formulated for young people from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and first produced for World Youth Day Madrid in 2011, but it’s such an accessible and contemporary expression of the faith that all ages can use and appreciate it. Scot Landry, Fr. Mark O’Connell and Dom Bettinelli dip into the YouCat’s questions and answers on prayer to approach some basic understandings of how and why we pray and what the various phrases of a prayer like the Our Father really mean.

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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry and Fr. Mark O’Connell

Today’s guest(s): Domenico Bettinelli

Today’s topics:The YouCat on Prayer


Our usual transcriptionist, Dom Bettinelli, was a guest on today’s show and thus we don’t have our usual show notes. Please find below a link to the purchase the YouCat through our affiliate store, which provides a small percentage back to support the ministry of The Good Catholic Life. We also have the text of this Sunday’s Mass readings, which were discussed today as well.*

  • First Reading for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 20, 2013 (Isaiah 62:1-5)

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,

for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,

until her vindication shines forth like the dawn

and her victory like a burning torch.

Nations shall behold your vindication,

and all the kings your glory;

you shall be called by a new name

pronounced by the mouth of the LORD.

You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,

a royal diadem held by your God.

No more shall people call you “Forsaken, “

or your land “Desolate, “

but you shall be called “My Delight, “

and your land “Espoused.”

For the LORD delights in you

and makes your land his spouse.

As a young man marries a virgin,

your Builder shall marry you;

and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride

so shall your God rejoice in you.

  • Second Reading for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 20, 2013 (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

Brothers and sisters:

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;

there are different forms of service but the same Lord;

there are different workings but the same God

who produces all of them in everyone.

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit

is given for some benefit.

To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom;

to another, the expression of knowledge according to the

same Spirit;

to another, faith by the same Spirit;

to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit;

to another, mighty deeds;

to another, prophecy;

to another, discernment of spirits;

to another, varieties of tongues;

to another, interpretation of tongues.

But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,

distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.

  • Gospel for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 20, 2013 (John 2:1-11)

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,

and the mother of Jesus was there.

Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.

When the wine ran short,

the mother of Jesus said to him,

“They have no wine.”

And Jesus said to her,

“Woman, how does your concern affect me?

My hour has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servers,

“Do whatever he tells you.”

Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,

each holding twenty to thirty gallons.

Jesus told the them,

“Fill the jars with water.”

So they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them,

“Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.”

So they took it.

And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,

without knowing where it came from

— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,

the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,

“Everyone serves good wine first,

and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;

but you have kept the good wine until now.”

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee

and so revealed his glory,

and his disciples began to believe in him.

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