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A Catholic Take with Joe McClane is a nationally syndicated live talk-radio program, covering the headlines from a courageous Catholic perspective. Featuring compelling guest interviews, news headlines, a saint of the day, the Gospel of the day, commentaries, audience interaction, and much more! LIVE Monday-Friday at 7am Eastern, across The Station of the Cross Radio Network, iCatholicRadio, and multiple social media and video platforms.

 

Joe McClane is the Director of Content and Production at The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network. Joe is also a powerful and dynamic Catholic speaker, radio host, documentary filmmaker, and author – working full-time in Catholic evangelization since 2008, traveling across the USA and overseas lighting a fire in the hearts of thousands for Christ and His Church. Joe came into the Catholic Church from Protestantism in 1999, was married in 2000, and he, his wife, six kids, and three grandkids live in Houston, Texas.

 

Jakob Martin Kraft, more commonly referred to as Producer Jake, is a Production Associate at The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network. Besides engineering A Catholic TakeJake also produces the Saints & Seasons project, among other tasks. Jake graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in his native Buffalo, NY, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Hamilton College. Before joining the network, Jake worked a variety of jobs in the construction and manufacturing fields. When his time is not occupied by the curse of Adam, Jake directs Gregorian chant for the Traditional Latin Mass at his parish, collects briar pipes, and pontificates to anyone who’ll listen on the subjects of Catholic liturgy, Catholic monarchy, history, film, tobacco, and the 1980s.

 

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Show Notes

An Open Letter to Complicit Clergy – Please Stop!

Guests:

  1. Michael Hichborn Lepanto Institute

  2. Fr. Gene GomulkaWebsite

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi Virgin (d. 1607) – Italian Carmelite mystic

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 10:32-45

The disciples were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him. “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise.”

Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?” They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the chalice that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” They said to him, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “The chalice that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John. Jesus summoned them and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Pope Francis ROCKS the Italian Bishops with… the obvious!

Guests:

  1. Dr. Janet Smith JanetSmith.org

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Augustine of Canterbury Bishop & Confessor (d. ca. 604) – Benedictine monk, then Bishop of Canterbury – Apostle to the English –

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 10:28-31

Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil!

Guests:

  1. ‘Pius’ Chinese Catholic – founder of Friends of Cardinal Zen

  2. Fr. John Gallagher – Cancelled Priest

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • Ss. Donatian & Rogatian Martyrs (d. ca. 290) – brothers – used family estate for the first Christian church in Nantes

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 10:1-12

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it  lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.” But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a  man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she  divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Women’s ordination? What would Saint Padre Pio say?

Guests:

  1. Mary O’Regan Blog

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. William of Perth Martyr (d. ca. 1201) – murdered while on pilgrimage – patron of adopted children

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 9:41-50

Jesus said to his disciples: “Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. “Whoever causes one of these little ones  who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to  enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. “Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and  you will have peace with one another.”

Pope Francis on Deaconesses, & Harrison Butker on feminism…what could go wrong?

Guests:

  1. Katherine Bennett Catholic Unscripted

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Rita Widow (d. 1457) – widow, Augustinian sister – patroness of marital problems and lost causes – “Saint of the Impossible”

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 9:38-40

John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.”

What would Pope Francis say? With Kennedy Hall!

Guests:

  1. Kennedy Hall WebsiteSubstackThe Kennedy Report

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Godric Confessor (d. 1170) – hermit – former sailor and possible pirate

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. For they had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”

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