Footsteps to Heaven2021-04-13T20:23:37-04:00

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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 other publications at Catholic Digital Resources (https://catholicdr.com).

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.

Latest Episodes

Be Bold and Courageous (Footsteps to Heaven)

Episode #87: Be bold and courageous! Ralph and Terry Modica share personal stories based on the message of Joshua 1:6-9, to empower you in whatever positions of authority and responsibility you have. Ralph describes the time he risked his job by speaking up in the corporate world, successfully influencing upper management to relinquish their control to Ralph. And he ties it in with Jesus’ message of servanthood in Matthew 20:20-28.

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When you feel foolish, God hugs you (Footsteps to Heaven)

Episode #85: When you do something foolish, do you feel embarrassed or do you feel Father God hugging you and comforting you? Do you feel stupid when you make a mistake or can you hear Father God reassure you that, “You’re awesome”, reassuring you that everything’s going to be okay. Maybe you have a hard time forgiving yourself when you sin, even after going to Confession. Instead of beating yourself up, learn how to turn to God for self-confidence.

The book mentioned in this episode is “30 Days to the Father’s Heart” @ https://30daystothefathersheart.com

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Footsteps to Heaven – Don’t worry, God is with you now

Episode #84: What are you worried about regarding the future? What about the past is still haunting you? In this episode of Footsteps to Heaven, I want to share with you the secret to having faith that transforms the future, transforms the past, and — more than that — transcends it.  It’s the secret to having such a profound relationship with God in order to have the joy that he wants for you right now. No matter what’s going on in the world, and not matter what’s going on in your life, you can have joy.

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Footsteps to Heaven – Keep Christ in the Center for a Joyful Life

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Episode #82: Joy is a gift Jesus wants to give us as the antidote for the craziness of life. No matter how stressful or difficult life gets, and even in the best of times, putting Christ into the center of it always makes it much better. We can rejoice when we learn how to conquer the distractions of worry, fear, weariness, pain, and heartbreak by seeing Jesus smiling at you in the middle of it all. You too can have a joyful life no matter what’s going on around you or in politics or in the world!

Remember, the key to having a joyful life is to see that Jesus is in the middle of everything. And if we can’t see him or if we know he’s there but we still feel anxious or fearful or depressed, we need to humble ourselves before him, repent and go to Confession for everything that distracts us from Jesus. And we need to spend more time praising him and worshiping him, which is most effective when done in person in front of the Tabernacle at church, during Mass, and in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Footsteps to Heaven – Why I believe that THE WARNING is true

Episode #81: Do you know how to read the signs of the times? In this episode, Terry Modica shares how God has worked in her life to convince her that Jesus is coming soon with a “Warning” for non-believers and a Second Pentecost for the true followers of Christ. Her story begins in 2001 when the scandal of priests sexually molesting children first became public. At that time, Terry felt very strongly that God wants to purge the Church from all sorts of abuses. Since then, the world has become much darker and we are called by God to read the signs of the times as watchmen who have the responsibility of warning others, as commanded in Ezekiel 33:1-9. 

Bill Snyder joins this episode because he wants the audiences of his podcast show, Young Catholics Respond, to listen to the previous episode of Footsteps to Heaven, which goes in-depth about “The Warning” (https://gnm.org/paracletia/the-warning-and-other-prophecies/).

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Footsteps to Heaven – “The Warning” and Other Prophecies

 Episode #80: Is Jesus coming soon with a warning and a great illumination, as the Blessed Mother foretold in many apparitions? Do today’s upheavals and rampant evil indicate that the prophecies about this are coming true? If so, how can we best prepare for it?

In seeking answers, this podcast starts with the prophetic warning of Saint Pope John Paul II. Next I share with you the prophecies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Blessed Mother in Garabandal (Spain), Fr. Michel Rodrigue, and St. Alphonsus de Liguori. And I summarize for you what I think the prophetic evidence is telling us, in the context of why faithful followers of Christ need not be frightened of the Warning.

The texts quoted in this podcast are available for reading and printing at https://gnm.org/paracletia/the-warning-and-other-prophecies/.

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