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 – God’s Invitation: Lean in on Me harder!

Episode #52: When your prayers are not answered, the Devil says, “God has abandoned you.” God is saying: “Keep praying, pray with persistence, and use this time to lean on Me harder.” It’s a faith-builder. God will move mountains for you, but he wants you to put him first before everything else. He wants you to spend more time with him.

The quote by Saint Nilus of Sinai used in this podcast can be downloaded from https://gnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1112.png

This Good News Reflections recommended in this podcast can be obtained from http://gogoodnews.net/good-news-reflections/.

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By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Interview with Motorcycle Evangelist Kurt Repsher

Episode #51:  Listen in on the lively discussion between podcast host Terry Modica and her brother, Kurt Repsher, who leads people to Christ at motorcycle rallies and in the motorcycle safety training classes he teaches. He’s a great example of how to make opportunities to evangelize.

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By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Apostolate of the Laity in the Church Crisis – Rosary Walkathon

Episode #50:  All forms of abuses are evil and inspired by demons. The Blessed Mother has said many, many times in apparitions around the world that we must pray the Rosary for the defeat of evil. She’s warned us again and again that if we don’t live holy lives and pray for the defeat of evil, terrible things will happen, very terrible. In this final episode in the series on the Apostolate of the Laity, Terry Modica invites you to the Apostolate of the Rosary Walkathon, which is based on her personal experience doing a Rosary Walkathon to help a parish that was suffering from an abusive priest in 2003-2004. It was very effective, which is not surprising because abusiveness is evil and the Blessed Mother has said many, many times in apparitions around the world that we must pray the Rosary for the defeat of evil. She’s warned us again and again that if we don’t live holy lives and pray for the defeat of evil, terrible things will happen, very terrible.

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By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Apostolate of the Laity in the Church Crisis – Part 4

Episode #49:  Here’s what you can do to drive evil from the Church and help restore it to the true Holy Catholic Church. God is purging the Church and he wants you to be part of his plan!

The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity says (para. 7): “The whole Church must work vigorously in order that men may become capable of rectifying the distortion of the temporal order and directing it to God through Christ.” This includes the distortions in the Church that have been undermining people’s faith.

Canon Law #212 says in paragraph 3 that we, Christ’s faithful, “have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to the Pastors and take into account both the common good and the dignity of individuals.”

Jesus says, “Enough is enough!” It is time we speak up. But what if the hierarchy doesn’t listen? Terry Modica proposes in this episode a Rosary Walkathon based on an experience from her own life.

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By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Apostolate of the Laity in the Church Crisis – Part 3

Episode #48: It was a prophetic message, given in the 1960s — more true today than when it was originally written. In Chapter 2 of “The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity” from Vatican Council II, it says, “Since in our own times new problems are arising and very serious errors are circulating which undermine the foundations of religion” (so obvious now in the Church), “the moral order” (increasing the immorality of so many priests), and human society itself…” the lay faithful have a very important apostolate of renewing the Church from within.

Many people have asked me down through the years what does Jesus want them to do about the sins they witness in priests. Part 3 in this series answers that question.

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By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments