All posts tagged: podcast

The Discernment of Spirits: Setting the Captives Free with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V. was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community which specializes in spiritual formation and retreats based on the exercises and writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fr. Gallagher received his doctorate from Gregorian University in 1983, and in addition to having taught for a number of years, and written a number of books on the Ingatian Way, he is also a frequent guest on EWTN. Some of Fr. Gallagher’s books include the following: Quite by accident, a few months ago I stumbled onto Fr. Tim’s podcast, “The Discerning of Spirits with Father Timothy Gallagher”, a sixteen episode podcast available on Youtube in which Fr. Gallagher discusses the fourteen rules of discernment (by St. Ignatius of Loyola) in a dialogue format. Introductory video of the podcast series: But first, who is St. Ignatius of Loyola and what are his rules of discernment? St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order). His spiritual exercises reflect timeless principles of …

Talking About Tennyson on His Birthday (Blogcast)

Airing this week is a blogcast I participated in recently for Write Pack Radio on “Simplifying and Lord Tennyson” in celebration of his birthday. (Blogcast Link) His actual birthday, for those who might not know, is August 6th, 1809. There, now I’ve saved you the trouble of Googling! From the website: “In this episode, the Write Pack explores the writing of poet Albert Lord Tennyson and simplifying our writing. • How has Tennyson’s writing affect the stories of today? • How can we use the simplification process work? • How does “show don’t tell?” change based on the media you are writing? • How has prose writing and description changed from the time of Tennyson differ from today? And more…” (Write Pack Radio) I don’t generally talk on the radio, especially not about 19th century British poets, but when I was invited to participate, I couldn’t help myself.  For those of you who don’t listen to podcasts, essentially when I have the courage to chime in, I’m gushing over him, more sentiment than substance, occasionally apologetic, but …