Father Patrick O’Doherty from Queen of Peace Parish in Ocala hosts an exciting and spiritual podcast called Burning Hearts. This series is a bible study for atheists, agnostics, unbelievers, for people of all faiths and people of no faith and also for people who want to take a closer look at the bible. Father O’Doherty touches on topics from the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, the gospels, purgatory, to in-depth discussions on significant people from the bible. Each episode is also filled with engaging day to day topics that will take listeners on a journey of self-awareness. Listen Mondays at 1 p.m.
- Burning Hearts: Baptism of Blood, Fire and Water E17
Fr. Patrick tells us how St. John the Baptist warned the Pharisees to repent, be baptized and to produce good fruit as evidence of a true repentance.
- Burning Hearts: Destroyer of Death E16
In dying Jesus destroyed death, in rising he restored our lives. Fr. Patrick shares the Good News of Jesus’ life and how he can save us whether we know of him or not.
- Burning Hearts: Matthew Chapter 1 E15
In this episode, Fr. Patrick has a “bible study” podcast where we can learn some of the different parts and symbols that make up the bible. The bible is a library of books: poetry, historic writings, wisdom literature, proverbs, songs. The bible also describes Matthew as the symbol “the man” since Matthew traces the human origins of Jesus Christ.
Mark: the lion. Jesus is the new Moses, the teacher of the faith, a leader like a lion.
Luke: Ox. Luke describes Jesus as the one who carries the burden of the people, a compassionate human being.
John: Eagle. Of all the birds in the air, the eagle looks into the brightness of the sun as John looked into the brightness of Jesus’ heart.
- Burning Hearts: James Chapter 4 & 5 E14
Fr. Patrick shares different stories from the bible where the enemy is hidden among the faithful.
“Adulterers! Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4
- Burning Hearts: James Chapter 3 & 4 E13
The power of speech can either condemn or glorify people. Fr. Patrick shares how we can use our tongues for the kingdom of heaven instead of degrading the worth of a person.
- Burning Hearts: James Chapter 2 Part 2 E12
Father Patrick shares different stories from the bible where God chooses the most unlikely people to be leaders and kings of the faith. “Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?” -James 2:5
- Burning Hearts: James Chapter 2 E11
Fr. Patrick talks about the role of temptation and how a person’s wrong desire is what leads him or her to sin. Temptation isn’t sent from God to test our strengths, weaknesses or commitment. “No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one.” -James 1:13
- Burning Hearts: James Chapter 1 E10
In this podcast, Fr. Patrick shares how trials are meant to teach us spiritual lessons. Also, how the letters of St. James in the bible have impacted his life.
- Burning Hearts: A New Covenant E9
Father O’Doherty shares stories from the Old Testaments on the beauty of what a Covenant brings in relationships and the circumstances of our every day lives.
- Burning Hearts: A Marriage Covenant E8
Fr. Patrick shares different bible stories that symbolizes how a marriage covenant is dependent on obedience and a love for God.