Footsteps to Heaven2019-05-23T15:12:56-04:00

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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 – 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

Footsteps to Heaven – He heals the brokenhearted

Episode #42: How does God heal us when our hearts are broken? When does he heal us? What do we need to do to make ourselves more available to the healing of our hearts? Where does God do the healing? Terry Modica provides answers to these questions and shares what God has done to heal her own broken heart.

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

Footsteps to Heaven – Part 6 Rebuking the Devil

Episode #41: What are the tools for defeating demons that Jesus has placed in our hands? With the humble power of prayer, we can do much. The Sacraments give us supernatural graces that conquer the devil. Here’s how to free yourself from the ways the devil has been interfering in your life. Dare to be on the side of Christ so strongly that the devil flees from you.

Good News Ministries has resources to further help with this, including The Prayer of Authority to Conquer Demons, which is a mighty weapon against evil strategies and demonic interference: https://gnm.org/prayer-of-authority/ 

This series uses the book Rebuking the Devil by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops about Pope Francis’ teachings on defeating Satan. The book can be ordered from the USCCB at http://store.usccb.org/rebuking-the-devil-p/7-608.htm or from Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1601376081 (US residents, please choose Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay for the charity your purchase supports at AmazonSmile).

Who else should hear this episode? Please share it! To keep this ministry going by sponsoring future episodes, go to http://gnm.org/podcast-sponsorship.

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By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Part 5 Rebuking the Devil

Episode #40: What is the devil doing now in the Church? And what can we do about it? In this episode, Terry Modica talks about the heresies and divisiveness of the German bishops and the Amazon Synod. We are at a crucial turning point in the Catholic Church. We each can make a difference! All the faithful are being called by the Holy Spirit to rebuke the devil and push him out of the Church. This episode explains how to do it.

This series uses the book Rebuking the Devil by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops about Pope Francis’ teachings on defeating Satan. The book can be ordered from the USCCB at http://store.usccb.org/rebuking-the-devil-p/7-608.htm or from Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1601376081 (US residents, please choose Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay for the charity your purchase supports at AmazonSmile).

Who else should hear this episode? Please share it! To keep this ministry going by sponsoring future episodes, go to http://gnm.org/podcast-sponsorship.

For more faith-builders, visit us at http://gnm.org.

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

Footsteps to Heaven – Part 4 Rebuking the Devil

Episode #39: Pope Francis points out that “snares are one of the strategies of the devil.” What is a snare? How do good people unwittingly walk into snares and get trapped? Terry Modica shares the story of how the priest who was the first chaplain of Good News Ministries got ensnared by alcoholism and why this eventually destroyed his ministry. She then explains how snares are why the Church is suffering from bishops who have been perpetuating abuses, and why the Church in Germany is pulling away from the authority of the Vatican. Finally, she explains the most important help that God provides for escaping snares.

This series uses the book Rebuking the Devil by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops about Pope Francis’ teachings on defeating Satan. The book can be ordered from the USCCB at http://store.usccb.org/rebuking-the-devil-p/7-608.htm or from Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1601376081 (US residents, please choose Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay for the charity your purchase supports at AmazonSmile).

Who else should hear this episode? Please share it! To keep this ministry going by sponsoring future episodes, go to http://gnm.org/podcast-sponsorship.

For more faith-builders, visit us at http://gnm.org.

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments