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AS225 Ask Sister - Cats in purgatory, baptized twice, discernment in reverse

Podcast Recorded: December 11, 2019

Topics: Cats in purgatory, baptized twice, discernment in reverse. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.

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Show Notes

(1:38)  Listener question: If cats can go to heaven, can they also go to hell and purgatory?

(3:00) Moral choices that cats make (or not)

(4:45)  Saint Francis of Assisi, on creation

(6:00)  Humans and moral choices

(8:30)  When pets act human-like

(12:00) What Popes say about pets and eternity

(13:30) Pepper the Clever Collie

(17:00) Listener question: Can I baptize my grandchild without her parents knowing?

(18.30) Limbo, its origins and its demise

(26:00) A baptism story

(31:30) Listener question: Can discernment result in a choice that’s wrong?

(35:00) Discernment checklist vs. discernment as a way of life

(38:00) Helpful discernment questions

(39:00) Choices, regrets, and moving on

(40:30) A discernment story

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Intro/outro music by Wild Carrot

About our Guest

Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, PhD, is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society.  She is the author of the books Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague  and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation. Sister Shannon is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society.  She is a contributor to The Saint Mary’s College Study Bible, 2007. Sister Shannon is the 2012 recipient of the Franciscan Federation Award. She has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.

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