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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

Private Revelation and Disinformation!

Guests:

  1. Brent Haynes Attorney, Political Analyst, Catholic Freedom Fighter

  2. Steve BrousI Miss Christendom

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The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Philip the Evangelist Confessor (d. first century) – second of the seven deacons ordained in Acts – baptized the Ethiopian eunuch

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 12:28-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Pope Francis Endorsed Fr. James Martin’s LGBT book?

Guests:

  1. Dr. Anthony Stine Return to Tradition

  2. Chris AltieriCatholic World Report

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The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Boniface Bishop & Martyr (d. 754) – Apostle of Germany – English Benedictine – Archbishop of Mainz

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 12:18-27

Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. So the second brother married her and died, leaving no descendants, and the third likewise. And the seven left no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven. As for the dead being raised, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.”

Pride & the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

Guests:

  1. Ross McKnight Backwater Foie Gras

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The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Francis Caracciolo Confessor (d. 1608) – founder of the Order of Clerics Regular Minor – patron of Naples and Italian cooks

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 12:13-17

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion. You do not regard a person’s status but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?” Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, “Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius to look at.” They brought one to him and he said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They replied to him, “Caesar’s.” So Jesus said to them, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” They were utterly amazed at him.

Trump conviction: ‘Dark day for America’?

Guests:

  1. Mike K. Former U.S. Coast Guard
  2. Michael IppolitoAmerican Post-Liberal
  3. Nicholas Swanson – Doctoral Student of Economics

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The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Clotilde Queen & Widow (d. mid-sixth century) – wife of Clovis I, first King of the Franks – converted her husband and thus what would become France

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 12:1-12

Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant  farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they  killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and  the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this Scripture passage: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?”  They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.

The Breached Dam: The END game is coming!

Guests:

  1. Michael Haynes Senior Vatican Correspondent, LifeSiteNews

  2. Julio LoredoTradition, Family & Property

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Feast of Our Lady (est. 1954) – Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady, established by Pope Venerable Pius XII in the encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam

Gospel of the Day:

Luke 1:39-56

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.”

Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.

Should Catholics demand Pope Francis resign?

Guests:

  1. Brent Haynes Attorney, Political Analyst, Catholic Freedom Fighter

  2. Eric Sammons – Editor-in-Chief, Crisis MagazineTwitter/X

Other Links:

The News:

Saint of the Day:

  • St. Ferdinand III of Castile King & Confessor (d. 1252) – Known as “King Ferdinand the Saint” – reconquered much of Spain from the Muslims

Gospel of the Day:

Mark 10:46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.

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