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 – 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

Clumsy Theosis – How to Navigate the Psalms (with the Davidic Kings)

 The Psalms are more than a collection of prayers. They tell the story of the Davidic Kingdom. In fact, they are the underpinning of the story—the inner thoughts, emotions, and movements of the heart of kings David and Solomon. Richaél Lucero reveals their story in the Psalms—all 150 of them. Here you’ll find a wealth of human experiences put in words through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Listen and you’ll also learn how to navigate the Psalms and use their words, in your conversations with God.

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

Clumsy Theosis – What Icons Can Tell You About Yourself

 Icons beautifully adorn our churches and homes. But make no mistake about it, their purpose is spiritual. Icons can be both windows into heaven—means of a spiritual encounter and dialogue. At the same time, they can be mirrors reflecting holy characteristics present in you. Listen to Richaél Lucero identify common features in iconography. You’ll learn what icons can tell you about yourself.

Show notes:
—DONATE! Become a patron. You’ll received exclusive merchandise and resources: www.patreon.com/clumsytheosis

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—Episodes referenced:
-Learn about the Holy Spirit with these three episodes.
-What Is Baptism of the Holy Spirit-clumsytheosis.net/2020/06/05/what-…m-of-the-spirit/
-7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven part 1-clumsytheosis.net/2018/06/16/7-gif…ven-part-1-of-2/
-7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven part 2-clumsytheosis.net/2018/06/25/7-gif…ven-part-2-of-2/

-Listen to the Beatitude Series here.
-Intro-clumsytheosis.net/2020/02/28/beati…es-introduction/
-Part 1-clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/14/beati…mitating-christ/
-Part 2-clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/21/beati…ist-part-2-of-3/
-Part 3-clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/31/beati…ist-part-3-of-3/

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