Footsteps to Heaven2019-05-23T15:12:56-05:00

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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 – Jesus vs. Demons in the Vatican

Episode #47: Jesus is shedding his holy light on the demonic activities in the Church to expose it, because he’s saying, “Enough is enough! I’m about to do something that is going to change the Church from within because the Devil has been trying ruin the Church from within.”

A Brazilian bishop, Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona Hermoso, said in an Oct. 20 homily that Pope Francis’ Oct. 4 ceremony in the Vatican gardens prior to the opening of the Amazon Synod, where people prostrated themselves before pagan idols, was a “scandalous, demonic sacrilege.” He pointed out that a genuine illumination from the Holy Spirit is required: “We should distinguish between what comes from Satan or from the human mind, or from what is of the Holy Spirit. This discernment is fundamental in order to belong to the Church and even more so to evangelize.”

In this episode, Terry Modica reveals some surprising conclusions from his homily.

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By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Apostolate of the Laity in the Church Crisis – Part 2

Episode #46: “In the Church there is a diversity of ministry but a oneness of mission…. The laity share in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ and therefore have their own share in the mission” — which today includes purifying the Church from the evil infiltration of sin.

We are digging into Chapter 1 of The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity from Vatican Council II to reveal God’s plans for the lay faithful in today’s world, especially in the problems that today’s Catholics have with Pope Francis and corrupt bishops. We have a shared mission that depends on us for success!

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By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Apostolate of the Laity in the Church Crisis – Part 1

Episode #45: I hear a lot of doubt about Pope Francis. But we need to remember that the Holy Spirit was involved in his election. God has given us the pope that we need right now. This pope’s lack of clarity, which makes many wonder if he is compromising the truth, is being used by God to get our attention.

God wants us to rely on him for guidance, not on our priests, not even on our pope. We are in the Age of the Holy Spirit, which began when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit makes very clear what the truth is – through Scripture and through the Church documents that have accumulated since the first Apostles. But we have not been learning the Church documents. So now we need to do some catching up. God is using the papacy of Pope Francis to get us all fired up so that he can set us loose upon the world — a world that the devil has infected so thoroughly that our mission has become extremely important.

This is Part 1 of a series on what the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, from Vatican Council II, reveals about God’s plans to work through the lay faithful in the purification and healing of our Church.

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By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – What is God doing in the Church Crisis?

Episode #44: When the sex abuse scandals first came to light two decades ago and the bishops met and made some policies to protect minors, I predicted that God was not finished purging the Church of abusive clergy. The bishops did too little. There are other kinds of abuses and all are terribly sinful. In this episode, I share how I’ve dealt with abusive priests. While this exposes more about the crisis of sin, it also shows the power of prayer for stopping abuses. By asking, “What is God doing in the Church Crisis?” we find the divine purpose that each of us are called to embrace.

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By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – When all seems bleak

Episode #43: When a crisis happens and there seems to be no solution, or when a problem brings darkness and there seems no way out, God has a plan. Jesus as our Redeemer always wants to redeem bad things that happen, turning them into blessings. To find God’s help, we need to trust him. Proverbs 3:5 instructs us to trust him instead of leaning on our own understanding of the situation. Terry Modica explains how to do it by sharing her own recent experience as an example.

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By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments