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Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Speaking of vocations

What is God calling you to do? Editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss discerning, or listening, to God's call to ordained ministry, religious life, single life or marriage. 

Seeing God for who he really is

Our image of God will determine our relationship with him. Reflecting on the Scriptures, Father Matt Guckin shows that the Lord is not a divine police officer or an exacting accountant, but a Good Shepherd who always seeks to protect, guide and nurture us.

Pornography, Puritanism and Easter power

Extreme views of the human body belie the Christian view of the body as important and good. Father Matt Guckin shows how the resurrection of Jesus can liberate us from fear and even death.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: On sports and spirituality

Editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss the value of sports and the virtue of recreation, and how they point to a horizon in Jesus that is higher than winning or losing.

We need to doubt to believe

The Easter season offers the time to understand Jesus' resurrection and the apostles' actions, especially Thomas, explains Father Matt Guckin. We need to probe Jesus' teaching and our own lives to grow in faith.

Choosing the empty tomb over the empty show

In his latest podcast, Father Matt Guckin looks at the Easter Sunday liturgy in which we reject Satan's seductive appearances over the substance of authentic Christian life, and the promise of eternity.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: March for Our Lives

Editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss March for Our Lives, a youth movement calling international attention to the issue of gun violence in U.S. schools.

The two meanings of ‘Hosanna’

Father Matt Guckin reviews the themes of the two Gospel readings for Palm Sunday. He traces how "hosanna" evolved from a plea for God to "save me" to a shout of praise for God and a reminder that salvation is already here.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Spiritual direction

Editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss what a spiritual director does, and the value of working with one -- something that one archdiocesan parish is now enabling all of its members to do.

How to bring young people back to faith in Christ

While young people are abandoning the Catholic faith in droves, we need not despair, says Father Matt Guckin. By listening to and living out the Gospel message, we can lead youth to a relationship with Christ.