Richaél Lucero2019-08-16T07:27:09-05:00

After returning to the Faith while studying business at University of San Diego, Richaél Lucero earned a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She strives to manifest the Lord’s command in Matthew 28:19 to “go and make disciples of all nations,” as part of the Catholic Answers marketing department and as the host of the Catholic Answers podcast Clumsy Theosis. She has also enjoyed speaking at parish events and being a part-time theology instructor at the San Diego Diocesan Institute. Richaél and her husband appreciate the expression of the mysteries of the Eastern Catholic churches and participate in the Byzantine Rite liturgy, where she sings in the choir and he is an alter server.

Clumsy Theosis – The Deposit of Faith and Obtaining the Glory of God

The *deposit of faith.* Your heritage as a Catholic! Sounds important, right? Do you know what it is? It’s purpose? Or how it affects your interior life? Listen for the answers as Richaél Lucero draws your attention to the origin of this body of saving truths and core beliefs. Learn how it preserves the Faith through the Church started by Jesus. And how the one deposit connects you to centuries of faithful who lived before you and God himself.

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—Episodes referenced:
-Mass: The Summit and Font clumsytheosis.net/2018/09/04/mass-…summit-and-font/

—Scriptures referenced:
-“…Stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.”2 Thessalonians 2:15
-“But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”John 21:25
-“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

—Quotes referenced:
-Scripture is the “speech of God put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.” Dei Verbum 9

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By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – The Letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch: Link Between the Apostles and the Church Fathers

“Ad fontes” is Latin for “back to the sources.” Returning to the sources of the Catholic Church is the best way to learn about the Faith. After the scriptures, St. Ignatius of Antioch is the perfect place to start. He wrote seven letters while escorted to Rome from Antioch to be martyred. They paint a vivid picture of the Catholic Church after the time of the Apostles. Listen as Richaél Lucero points out some of her favorite parts in these need-to-read Catholic letters.

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—Letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch (abridged with mixed translation and audio): wp.me/p7RT88-Eg

—Quotes Referenced:
-“his epistles are compact and to the point, pastoral in manner, doctrinal in content, encouraging in tone.” -Mike Aquialina

-“Allow me to become food for the wild beasts which are the means of making my way to God.
I am the wheat of God, and let me be ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of Christ.” -Letter of St. Ignatius to the Romans

-“…worthy of God, worthy of honour, worthy of the highest happiness, worthy of praise, worthy of obtaining her every desire, worthy of being deemed holy, and which presides over love.
… you who are filled inseparably with the grace of God, and you who are purified from every foreign stain, I wish abundance of happiness in Jesus Christ our God.” -Letter of St. Ignatius to the Romans

-”I exhort you to do all things with a divine harmony, the bishop is to preside in the place of God, while the presbyters are to function as the council of the Apostles, and the deacons are entrusted with the ministry of Jesus Christ.” Letter of St. Ignatius to the Magnesians

-”So, then, be on your guard against such people! And this you will do if you are not puffed up and also if you cling inseparably to Jesus Christ our God, to the bishop, and to the precepts of the Apostles.” Letter of St. Ignatius to the Trallians

-”Take care, then, to have but one Eucharist, for there is one Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup to unite us with His Blood; one altar; as there is one bishop, along with the presbytery and deacons, my fellow-servants.” Letter of St. Ignatius to the Philadelphians

-”The celebration of the Eucharist is valid only if it is administered by the bishop or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Where the bishop is, there let the people also be; just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” Letter of St. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

-”Give heed to the bishop, that God also may give heed to you. Labour together; strive together; run together; suffer together; rest together and rise together. You are stewards in God’s house, members of His household and His servants.
Please Him under whom you fight, from Whom you receive your wages. Let none of you be found a deserter. Let your baptism be your armour; your faith be your helmet; your love be your spear; your patience as a complete panoply. …
To sum up: be long-suffering towards one another and gentle, as God is with you.” -Letter of St. Ignatius to St. Polycarp

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Your Conscience: More Than a Well-Dressed Talking Cricket

Be honest. I say the word “conscience” and you think of what? A well-dressed talking cricket? Or an angel and devil hovering over each of your shoulders? These are amusing caricatures. But they deceive us into thinking the formation of conscience is only for children. In this episode, Richaél Lucero reveals how the conscience is a place of intimate connection with God. Listen and you’ll learn how to continue the life-long task of forming your conscience.

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—Episodes referenced:
-Examination of Conscience for Confession-clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/31/exami…-the-beatitudes/

—Quotes referenced:
-“Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.” CCC 1776
-“Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act…” CCC 1778
-“The education of the conscience is a lifelong task.” CCC 1784
-“In the formation of conscience the Word of God is the light for our path, we must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice.” CCC 1785
-“When you listen to your conscience, the prudent man can hear God speaking.” CCC 1777

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By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – How to Carry Your Cross

“Take up your cross.” Christians use this phrase often when faced with difficulty. Yet, it’s more than a soothing phrase. St. Pope JohnPaul II says “to carry your cross is the greatest proof of love.” Do you want to learn the purpose of your crosses, the forms they can take, and how to take them up as disciples of Jesus? Listen to this episode with Richaél Lucero.

Show notes:
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—Episode referenced:
-“Are You an Intentional Disciple?-clumsytheosis.net/2020/07/04/are-y…tional-disciple/

—Scriptures referenced:
-“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16:24-25

—Quotes referenced:
-“When the cross is embraced it becomes a sign of love and of total self-giving. To carry it behind Christ means to be united with him in offering the greatest proof of love.” St. JPII, World Youth Day address 2001
-”We cannot speak about the cross without considering God’s love for us…”St. JPII
-“Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is ‘How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?’”Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer
-“The first two gestures (of the Sign of the Cross) form the letter “I” and the next two cross it out. That’s what the cross of Jesus meant and means. The path of discipleship is the path of self-sacrificing love…” Ronald Knox

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By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – The Blueprint to Teaching the Faith: The Ecclesial Method

Is there a difference between teaching the Faith to kids and explaining it to adults? Yes. But you can use the same blueprint to teach and explain Catholicism no matter your audience or topic. Listen as Richaél Lucero explains the five steps of the Ecclesial Method and how to use them. You’ll be able to apply it to every situation—from formal lesson plans to casual conversations.

Show notes:
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—Scriptures referenced:
-God has chosen you to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28

—Quotes referenced:
-”The content of catechesis cannot be indifferently subjected to any method.”-The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC)
-“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”-St. Pope Paul VI

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By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments