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Life’s a journey full of challenges. When we walk with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit to the destination that God the Father designed for us, the results are better than we could ask for or imagine.

Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay was founded in 1995 by Terry and Ralph Modica in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Our staff and volunteer team serve from across the US and around the world. The Executive Director Terry Modica is an international speaker and author.

Terry Modica is executive director of Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay (http://gnm.org), which she founded with her husband Ralph in 1995 to help people grow closer to Christ, enter the embrace of the Father, and become evangelizers empowered by the Holy Spirit. Since 1999, Terry has been producing Good News Reflections on the daily readings of Catholic Mass. Her ministry has spread throughout the world.

She credits the Holy Spirit for bringing her into the Catholic faith in 1977. He gave her instant faith in the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist when a friend explained the miracle to her. This rescued her from the occult.

Terry, who has been involved in a wide variety of parish and diocesan ministries, has a theology degree and pastoral certifications. A versatile speaker, she gives retreats and conference talks on the Holy Spirit, Difficult Relationships, the Rosary as Mystical Union with Christ In Daily Life, Healing the Wounds that Affect Our Intimacy with Abba, How to Use Virtual Reality in Ministry and other topics.

Author of Overcoming the Power of the Occult and Daily Prayers with the Saints, look for her newest release in 2019, Tears for Abba: 30 Days to the Father’s Heart.

Footsteps to Heaven – Heroic Priesthood in Today’s World

Episode #57: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah have co-authored a new book entitled, “From the Depths of Our Hearts”. Ignatius Press editor Father Joseph Fessio in a press release said that book is about, “as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI describes it in his first paragraph: ‘the lasting crisis that the priesthood has been going through for many years.’ But it is about more than that; it is about the nature of the Church and of Christian discipleship. This is a book that all should read. It is powerful and personal – from the depths of their hearts.”

Terry Modica shares snippets from this book and puts it into the context of what a Good Shepherd is. She helps listeners understand why Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah insist that celibacy is essential in the life and ministry of priests. This type of priesthood – the heroic priesthood – is necessary in today’s world, and anything less than that is an abomination of Holy Orders because it harms people’s salvation.

The article quoted in this podcast is found at https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/i-cannot-keep-silent-benedict-xvi-and-cdl-sarah-defend-priestly-celibacy-in-new-book.

The book “From the Depths of Our Hearts” immediately stirred opposition, which includes fake news. For the truth, see https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-benedicts-publisher-stands-by-listing-him-as-co-author-on-new-book-defending-priestly-celibacy.

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By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Prayers for Your Lost Loved Ones

Episode #56: Who’s causing you to suffer because they have turned away from Christ and perhaps even from you and your family? Their rejection hurts and you feel the pain of knowing that their eternal soul is in danger. In Matthew 18:12-14, Jesus says that your Father in heaven is not willing that any of your lost loved ones should perish. Your prayers will be answered! In this episode, Terry Modica provides hope and reassurance that your prayers for them do make a difference. Pray with her as she shares some very powerful prayers that conquer the demons who have pulled your loved ones away from Christ.

These prayers can be downloaded from https://gnm-media.org/prayers-for-your-lost-loved-ones/.

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By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with Consecration to Christ

Episode #55:  Remember to take time during the remaining days of Advent to slow down and spend a little extra time with Jesus. Personal renewal awaits you in prayer and meditation. This episode gives it to you. We’ve recorded a Good News Rosary of the Joyful Mysteries. It is, of course, different than all other rosaries. It includes meditations written by Terry Modica to make the Joyful Mysteries very personal for you, and it begins with a Prayer of Consecration to Christ.

We’ve had an interactive “cyber-rosary” on our website for 20 years. The blue rosary beads turn gold as you pray on each bead. You’ll find all four sets of mysteries at gnm.org/prayers/pray-the-rosary/start/. A downloadable PDF of the rosary in this podcast is available on the first page of the Joyful Mysteries.

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By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – An Advent Novena

Episode #54: In this special episode, Terry Modica interviews Bill Snyder, author of a book of Advent meditations, called A Contemplative Las Posadas, based on the novenario that’s celebrated in Hispanic cultures. Las Posadas is Spanish for lodging, which in this case refers to the inn in the story of the nativity of Jesus. Traditionally, people go from house to house asking for lodging, re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. They begin on December 16th at dusk, dressed up as angels and shepherds. Two are dressed as Mary and Joseph. Finally, on December 24th, they are welcomed into the house and everyone celebrates. Bill has turned this into a novena of reflections on the nine themes of Las Posadas. His book can be used in private meditation or it can be used by groups who take it from house to house or on a pilgrimage within the church, like the Stations of the Cross.

To get your copy of the book, go to patchworkheart.ecwid.com/A-Contemplative-Las-Posadas-p143956207 or order it from Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/Contemplative-Las-Posadas-Bill-Snyder-ebook/dp/B07VP76M9Z/.

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By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – 3 Weapons for Ousting the Devil from the Church

Episode #53: A new report has come out exposing more clergy corruption. It reveals that Church review boards have a long history of protecting clergy instead of their victims. Should we feel discouraged? No! Jesus is exposing more and more in his holy light because he is calling us to stand strong against the Enemy. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that our struggle is not truly against abusive clergy and the bishops who fail to protect their flocks but against the Devil. In this episode, Terry Modica explains three weapons that God is calling us to use for defeating the demonic strategies that have been trying to destroy the Church from within.

The article quoted in this episode, published by The Epoch Times, can be read on their website.

The Rosary Walkathon (episodes #49 and #50) that is mentioned can be found at https://gnm-media.org/apostolate-of-the-laity-part-4/ and https://gnm-media.org/apostolate-of-the-laity-part-5/.

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By |November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments