The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith

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The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke is a 30-minute show delving into the teachings of the Catholic faith. Cale looks at the Scriptures, the Catechism, and Sacred Tradition to present you with an in-depth look at what the Catholic Church believes. In listening to this show, you will not only gain a deeper understanding of the faith, but will be inspired and equipped to share it with others – family, friends, and those you encounter in your everyday life.

Excommunication Communication
Yesterday at 5:56 PM

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 5:1-8. Sexual sin is present in the Corinthian church. Is St. Paul being too harsh when he excommunicates the man who is involved in this sin? What does St. Paul mean when he says that the man in question is to be handed over to Satan? What is true repentance?

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Imitating Paul: Who is Your Role Model?
Last Thursday at 6:39 PM

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 and covers three things that a father does.

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How to Examine Your Conscience with Christ
Last Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 4:1-13 and gives three questions you can ask yourself to examine your conscience. Are we to judge others or not? Who was the philosopher Seneca and why does he matter?

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Is St. Paul Referring to Purgatory?
Last Tuesday at 6:01 PM

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. Is this text a reference to Purgatory? What is the Church built upon? Where does God want to be worshiped?

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Paul & the 3 Little Pigs: Building a Spiritual Home
06/04/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 3:1 – 3:17. What does it really mean to have the mind of Christ? Did you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? What is your foundation?

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How to Think Like Jesus
06/03/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 2:10 – 3:3. What does it mean to have the mind of Christ? What is true spirituality?

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Isn’t it Ironic?
06/02/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 2:6 – 3:4. What is Gnosticism? What is true wisdom? Is St Paul referencing heaven when he cites an Old Testament text, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,” ( 1 Cor. 2:9)? Or […]

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Christ Crucified & The Grace of God
06/01/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5. All is grace. St. Paul references the prophet Jeremiah in this section of the letter. Why? How important is reading the Old Testament for understanding the New Testament? Cale gives three applicataions of this text for your life today.

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The Cross of Christ and the Wisdom of God
05/28/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. St. Paul cites Old Testament texts and shows how the wisdom of God is unlike human wisdom. What kind of signs were the Jews looking for in Jesus’ day to see who was the Messiah?

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Division in the Church
05/27/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.  St. Paul hears that there are factions and personality cults growing in the Christian community in Corinth. What was his response? Is the Church a barrier to a personal relationship with Jesus? Cale looks at this and more on this episode in the series “Saints in Sin City” a […]

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Apocalyptic Instruction Sheet
05/26/2021

Cale looks at 1 Corinthians 1:1-9. The opening lines contain some deep insights that set the tone for the rest of the letter. Cale looks at the themes of grace,  apocalypse, fellowship that emerge in the “thanksgiving” section of the letter.

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Called to Be Saints
05/25/2021

Who made up the Christian community in Corinth? Cale looks at the major themes that appear in the letter, including marriage, the human body, social behavior, love, and leadership. Cale also looks at 1 Corinthians 1:1-3.

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What Was the City of Corinth Like?
05/24/2021

Cale looks at the history of the city of Corinth. What are the Isthmian games? What was the social scene? Why did St. Paul write this letter? What was the Christian community like in Corinth?

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Who is St. Paul? (Part 2)
05/21/2021

Cale continues to look at the life of St. Paul, giving a survey of his evangelistic endeavors and the conflicts that came up in the early Church.

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Who is St. Paul?
05/20/2021

Cale gives a biographical sketch of Saul of Tarsus, who would go on to become Paul. Where is he from? When were his missionary journeys? When did he die? How can we be bridge builders like St. Paul?

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A Bird’s Eye View of Genesis
05/19/2021

Cale gives a summary of the Book of Genesis to conclude the Genesis Series. Why is the book named “Genesis”? Why is there 50 chapters? Cale also looks at the difference covenants God makes with His people. What is typology? The story of Genesis is our story, too.

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Make No Bones About It
05/18/2021

Cale looks at the final verses of the Book of Genesis. How can we properly mourn? What was Joseph remembered for in the New Testament?

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Fear & Forgiveness
05/14/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 50. Joseph’s brothers are afraid that he will take vengeance on them now that their father Jacob has died. Joseph’s response is perhaps surprising. Cale looks at what this text means for us today.

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At The Hour of Our Death
05/13/2021

Cale looks at the final verses of Genesis 49 in which is recorded the death and burial of Jacob. What can this text teach us about our own meeting with God and eternity?

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The Rock of Israel
05/12/2021

Cale continues to look at Jacob’s final blessing over his sons in Genesis 49. The blessing given to Joseph is especially interesting. Cale looks at four different aspects of this blessing and what it meant then and what it means now.

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Being a Christ-Bearer
05/11/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 49. What does the name Issachar mean?  What can donkeys teach us about our relationship with Christ? “The Donkey” by G.K. Chesterton: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47918/the-donkey

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This Little Light of Mine
05/10/2021

Cale continues Genesis 49 and  discusses how the name “Jews” comes from Judah.  He also talks about St. Justin Martyr’s views on Judah and comparing Judah and Jesus.  Cale also discusses the writings of St. Ambrose and how it compares to Judah and Jesus.  Cale explains who Zebulun is.

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The Lion of Judah
05/06/2021

Is Genesis 49:10 a messianic prophecy? Cale looks at the words Jacob speaks over his sons.

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Jacob’s Famous Last Words
05/05/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 49 and the last words of Jacob before he dies. Did you know that the Letter to the Hebrews mentions Jacob’s blessing of Joseph’s sons? Why this event of all the ones recorded? Jacob’s words to all the sons of Joseph are prophetic. Cale also shares a lighthearted poem on heaven.

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The Old (Testament) Switcharoo
05/04/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 48 and considers the spiritual gifts God gives us. Does Jacob know what he’s doing when he place his right hand over Ephraim? Cale also shares a story of St. Josemaria Escriva and the fatherhood of God.

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An Everlasting Possession
05/03/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 48. How often do you think about heaven? Jacob adopts Manasseh and Ephraim as his sons. Why? Plus, two terms that appear for the first time in Scripture that are signigicant for the spititual life of believers.

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Jacob’s Final Days & God’s Faithfulness
04/30/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 47. Jacob is near death but he’s got some tricks up his sleeve. God is faithful. He has a plan for you just as He did the patriarchs.

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Jesus as the New Joseph
04/29/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 47. The story of Joseph sheds light on the mystery of our redemption in Jesus Christ.

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Fahter and Son Reunited
04/28/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 46, 47. After decades apart, Israel gets to see his beloved son Joseph. Israel is introduced to Pharaoh. What happens might surprise you. Where is the land of Goshen?

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God Speaks to Jacob – and You
04/27/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 46. Jacob brings the family to Egypt. What fears do you have in following God 100 percent?

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The Power of Forgiveness
04/26/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 45 where Joseph discloses his identity to his brothers. It’s a dramatic scene of tears, forgiveness, and more. Cale also shares a story of forgiveness from the life of St. Pope John Paul II.

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A Silver Cup and Judah’s Epic Speech
04/23/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 44. Joseph has one final test for his brothers. Judah has a transformation. What is true repentance? If you have a question for Cale, you can email faith@relevantradio.com

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An Unexpected Dinner
04/22/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 43. Joseph meets his brothers a second time and tests them.  Why did the Egyptians look down on Hebrews?

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Joseph Encounters His Brothers
04/21/2021

Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt to buy grain, but little do they know that the brother they sold into slavery long ago is now second in command over all Egypt. Cale looks at Genesis 42.

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Facing Spiritual Famine
04/20/2021

Have you ever experienced spiritual dryness? Cale looks at Genesis 41, 42. Joseph is now Pharaoh’s right hand man. What does the name Zaphenath-paneah mean? Who is Joseph’s wife? Who are his sons?

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Ite Ad Joseph!
04/19/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 41. Pharaoh has dreams that no magicians can interpret. Then he is introduced to Joseph. What ensues is beyond anything he could have imagined.  

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Two Very Different Dreams
04/16/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 40. God has given Joseph the ability to interpret dreams. He puts it to use when in prison he meets two prisoners who have troubling dreams about their role in the court of Pharaoh.

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Joseph & The Real Housewife of Egypt
04/15/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 39 in which we see Joseph put in charge of an Egyptian official’s house. But Potiphar’s wife make an advance at Joseph. What is his response? Joseph faces slavery, is tempted with infidelity, and also faces imprisonment. Yet he never lost hope that God had a plan for him.

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Judah and Tamar
04/14/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 38 and the story of Judah and Tamar. What’s going on in this sordid tale?

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Contraception in Genesis?
04/13/2021

What is “Onanism”? Cale looks at Genesis 38 where we see the sordid tale of Judah and Tamar. Why is contraception wrong? A Test of Life and Death for Your Marriage: https://relevantradio.com/2020/10/a-test-of-life-and-death-for-your-marriage/ The Medical Problems of Contraception: https://relevantradio.com/2020/10/the-medical-problems-of-contraception/

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