Father Simon Says



Father Simon Says is your daily bible study hosted by Father Richard Simon, who jokingly refers to himself as Reverend Know-it-All.


  • Our Lady of Sorrows - September 15, 2023

    15/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study & Our Lady of Sorrows: (1:47) Heb 5:7-9 What does it mean that Jesus learned?  1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14 Who was St. Timothy?  Letters (21:24) - Were you there during the time of the Bible?  (24:43) - Can you change rites to get married and become a priest? (26:22) - What's the difference between pride and accomplishments? (28:43) - Prosperity and greed Word of the Day: Kenotic (35:46) Callers: (39:46) - Why would God the Father be happy that Jesus died on the cross? (44:54) - Telophase - the process of DNA finishing it's transition to another cell. (46:21) - Liturgy in conjunction with Vatican 2

  • Saraphs! - September 14, 2023

    14/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Feast of the Day: (1:57) Feast of the Day: 5:00    Nm 21:4b-9 Why would the Saraph be the thing that helps people to live?  Letters (26:00) - Jesus saying, "I am"  Word of the Day: Saraph (33:22) Callers  (34:03) - I'm not Catholic and don't go to church regularly but do pray every day. Can a Catholic Priest still hear my confession? (37:50) - What are your views on Kenotic Christology? (40:06) - What's the story behind the finding of the Cross and where and how it was found? (43:44) - How do I interpret daily bread?  (46:53) - What readings were read at early Christian liturgies? 

  • Is Sunday Brunch a Sin? - September 13, 2023

    13/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (2:36) Col 3:1-11 What does it mean to be renewed by knowledge  Lk 6:20-26 What does Jesus mean when he says, "woe to you who are rich?" St. John Chrysostom (17:31) Letters:  (25:42) - Sunday brunch a sin?  (30:00) - Moses and the donkey Word of the Day: Chrysostom (33:57)      Callers:  (35:20) - If Mark was the first Gospel, why is Matthew listed first in the Bible? (39:17) - How central to the Jews was the coming of the Messiah and how central is it today? (45:20) - Learned how to do rosary and it occurred to me that Christ is honoring Mary by giving us the Rosary.

  • Celibacy, Prophets, & the Wisdom of Christ - September 12, 2023

    12/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:57) Col 2:6-15 Father explains the importance of sticking to the wisdom of Christ  Letters (25:56) - My little pony and glory to God  (29:20) - Prophets vs preacher  (30:35) - Priests who get married after ordination  Word of the Day: Walk (34:40) Callers  (38:26) - I went to an Episcopal church, could I take the Eucharist there at Episcopal? (41:12) - Did St. Paul ever meet Mary? (43:11) - 1 Timothy 3 & celibacy  (49:42) - How many times in a day we could receive Holy Communion? (50:23) - Were/are Catholic Churches built facing East? 

  • Did Jesus Know When the End Was Coming? - September 11, 2023

    11/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:49) Col1:24–2:3 Father explains the beauty of today's reading from Paul  Lk 6:6-11 Father explains how Jesus restores the man's dignity  Letters (19:54) - Are we all required to correct the sin of my neighbor?  (27:31) - Question about the Rapture and the Last Days  Word of the Day: Enraged (33:56) Callers (37:20) - Two non-Catholic people were doing healings on my brother as he has cancer. Is that okay? (42:14) - In Bible Study, someone said that Mary admitted to being sinful, could you explain? (46:37) - Nobody knows when the end is coming, did Jesus know?

  • Read the Red, Do the Black - September 8, 2023

    08/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (2:06) 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30 Should we find old letters of St. Paul?  Word of the Day: (36:00) Letters (17:55) Do you think that the priest wants to deny me communion  (23:23) Why was Jesus perturbed?  (26:05) I'm tempted to write in cursive (27:43) My idea of a fundamentalist  (37:48) Eating meat during Fridays in Lent (38:50) Freemason curse question  (43:32) Read the black, do the red (50:13) Forgiveness of Mortal sin Original Air Date: June 23, 2023

  • Why is God Jealous? - September 7, 2023

    07/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:50) 2 Cor 11:1-11 Why is God jealous?  Mt 6:7-15 What does it mean to babble like the pagans?  Word of the Day: Plundered (39:25) Letters (24:14) What is meant by Son of Man in Jn 9:35 (25:45) Are the three temptations of Christ related to three gifts of the Magi?  (28:55) Did Joseph or Mary have any temptations?  (30:13) Where's the Last Supper take place?  (30:57) Did Mary have free will to be the Theotokos?  (33:57) I disagree with Fr. Simon's opinion on marriage reception (43:06) Father corrects the record on Catholic Bible Translations  (47:19) Tiny drop of water at mass Original Air Date: June 22, 2023

  • Adoration, Capital Punishment, & Liberal Theology - September 6, 2023

    06/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:43) Col1:1-8 Father gives the history of liberal theological movements  Lk 4:38-44 What is the purpose of our life?  Letters (27:00) - Capital Punishment Question (24:48) - Adoration Chapel  (30:03) - Cartoon Bible  (32:01) - The Lord Won't Abandon Us Word of the Day: Desert (34:05) Callers  (36:34) - Not to have Eucharistic Adoration if not having two people, doesn't make sense? (40:38) - What is his thoughts on the gnostic Gospels? (45:46) - Who was before God, how did it start? (47:00) - Questions about halos in Catholic Art and what do they mean?

  • Power and Authority - September 5, 2023

    05/09/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (2:17) 1 Thes 5:1-6, 9-11 Was Paul expecting an immanent return of Christ?  Lk 4:31-37 What's the difference between authority and power?  Letters (11:36) - Defending Scott Hahn & understanding fundamentalism  (21:46) - 'Cleave' definition(s) (23:28) - Burying the word hashem?  (29:48) - Can a transitional deacon perform my wedding?  Word of the Day: Mind (32:17) Callers  (36:42) -  What are Gregorian Masses? (39:22) - Who do the Jews think that the successor of David will be? (42:28) - What if a blessed object still can be used but I don't want to keep it?  (43:51) - What is the meaning of the tree of life in the garden? (46:22) - What is the difference between David and Solomon? (48:29) - I have a lot of palms what should I do with them? (50:12) - I have more info on Gregorian masses

  • Righteousness, Church Collections, and Annulments - September 4, 2023

    04/09/2023 Duração: 50min

    Bible Study (1:49) 2 Cor 9:6-11 Father talks about why Church collections made him crazy even though they're necessary  Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Father explains what righteousness is Letters (19:41) When should we be silent?  (24:48) Triduum Liturgies (29:01) I think some people feel betrayed by the Church in annulment  (36:17) Why are there so many duplicate names in NT?  (42:37) Listener asks about a Geological phenomenon in Jerusalem (44:32) Age of Isaac when Abraham was going to sacrifice him (46:06) Five smooth stones David picked up (49:12) St Maximillian Kolbe  Original Air Date: June 21, 2023

  • Righteousness, Collections & Annulments - September 4, 2023

    04/09/2023 Duração: 50min

    Bible Study (1:49) 2 Cor 9:6-11 Father talks about why Church collections made him crazy even though they're necessary  Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Father explains what righteousness is Letters (19:41) When should we be silent?  (24:48) Triduum Liturgies (29:01) I think some people feel betrayed by the Church in annulment  (36:17) Why are there so many duplicate names in NT?  (42:37) Listener asks about a Geological phenomenon in Jerusalem (44:32) Age of Isaac when Abraham was going to sacrifice him (46:06) Five smooth stones David picked up (49:12) St Maximillian Kolbe  Original Air Date: September 4, 2023

  • Pigs - September 01, 2023

    01/09/2023 Duração: 50min

    Bible Study: (2:31) 1 Thes 4:1-8:  Father discusses the difference in how marriage was viewed back in biblical times in comparison to how it is viewed now. Mt 25:1-13: Father analyzes the story of the foolish virgins and the lamps. Letters: (18:51) Father answers emails from callers. Get your Questions answered by emailing Father Simon at: [email protected] Word of the Day: (32:09) Pig Phones: (35:48) Michael - Any arrangements of Gregorian chant in four-part harmony Margaret - Question on Genesis 6:4 could you explain Drew - Question about the original Hebrew, 'Oracle of the Lords' Susan - One of the composers from middle ages, responding to previous caller Myra - The lady that just cited Genesis 6,  I don't agree w/Fr. Simon. William - How is it that Lucifer came around to gain pride?

  • Faithful and Prudent Servant - August 31, 2023

    31/08/2023 Duração: 50min

    Bible Study: (1:51) 1 Thes 3:7-13 Father discusses ancient religious practices  Mt 24:42-51 Who is the faithful and prudent servant?  Letters (19:33) - Saying happy birthday while praying the rosary (23:28) - Does God communicate in the sacraments?  (27:28) - BVM's tomb (30:11) - Linking Succoth to the Transfiguration Word of the Day: Prudent (34:53) Callers: (36:41) - Question about the first covenant  (39:54) - Is there a problem with the epiclesis?  (42:45) - Is it okay to use mediums and tarot cards? (47:03) - Question about St. John the Baptist, is he conceived miraculously? (48:45) - Okay to skip prayers of faithful during daily mass (49:39) - Why is Rest in Peace always mentioned?

  • Biblical Kvetch - August 30, 2023

    30/08/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:49) 1 Thes 2:9-13 Father Explains St. Paul's great Kvetch!  Mt 23:27-32 What are whitewashed tombs?  Letters (21:20) - Do Eucharistic miracles tend to revolve around desecrations?  (22:54) - John 14:1 - How does it say that Jesus is God?  (24:19) - Easter in Middle East?  (28:40) - Our priest discussed Jesus and the Canaanite woman (30:22) - Best edition of the Roman Missal?  (31:05) - I am my own apostle at the hour of death?  Word of the day: Drudgery (33:22) Callers  (35:08) - How is it that God was there in the beginning? (38:52) - It says dogs, does it mean puppies in Matthew, after beatitudes? (41:36) - I heard there was a tomb the BVM, but I thought she was assumed? (44:53) - Question on abortion, could it ever be resolved through political parties, or will it come down through a chastisement or apparition from Mary? (49:25) - Asking the intercession for old testament saints, is that possible?

  • Teutonic Tirade - August 29, 2023

    29/08/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (2:03) 1 Thes 2:1-8  St. Paul teaches us about trust Mk 6:17-29 Father describes the fearlessness of St. John the Baptist  Teutonic Tirade: Father addresses some controversy regarding Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman.  Letters (26:44) - Psalm 5 translation  (29:53) - Little crown of the Bl. Virgin chaplet  ( 31:01) - Synoptic Gospels and Last Supper Word of the Day: Passion of John the Baptist (36:19) Callers  (38:50) - Since Protestants don't believe in purgatory, when they die, do some of them still go to purgatory? (40:18) - Mother is considering hospice as she has cancer, but she's on a GPN, providing nutrients.  She wouldn't have GPN, if no hospice.   Could you help out? (42:45) - When Jesus, said I give Peter the keys, why plural of 'keys'? (45:57) - I'm going to a cruise, and will be on a ship on All Saints Day.  What to do for mass? (48:07) - How to have a civil dialogue w/those who disagree. (49:08) - Honor him for all the years he's been on air  and prayer request for my health

  • Catholic & Pacifist? - August 28, 2023

    28/08/2023 Duração: 50min

    Bible Study: (2:15) 1 Jn 4:7-16 How does Father translate love?  1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10 What does this letter say about the coming of the Lord?  Mt 23:13-22 How is Jesus correcting the Pharisees  Letters (21:12) - Can a Catholic be a pacifist?  (23:44) - Listener liked the 'My little Pony' segment  (26:07) - Is there a difference between laicized priests and 'de-frocked'?  (27:21) - Father discusses life in places without priests  (31:53) - I love how you knit the Old and New Testaments  Word of the Day: Hypocrites  Callers (38:08) - I think that the 10 commandments have do's which correlate with the don't (39:51) - When we put bad music into the liturgy I think more people leave the Church (42:55) - Matt 17: 21 - Why is it missing?  (47:41) - What is the definition of Christ in the New testament?

  • Greatest Privilege of Life - August 25, 2023

    25/08/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:53) Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Father discusses the majority of the book of Ruth Mt 22:34-40 Father discusses marriage as the great privilege of this life.  Letters (19:41) - How does one become a full saint?  (27:40) - Last shall be first and the first shall be last; what does it mean? (32:19) - Can someone receive the Sacrament of Confirmation twice?  (34:02) - Father discusses the state of the diocesan priesthood Word of the Day: Mother-in-Law (43:07) Callers  (45:00) - Why did they change the words in the consecration from 'will be shed for all' to 'will be shed for many' (46:23) - What was the place you mentioned that Saint Joseph may have worked on? (47:37) - Why is the Ascension of Jesus not a holy day of obligation anymore? (hello) (49:21) - What should I do about a priest who is arrogant?

  • No Duplicity in Him - August 24, 2023

    24/08/2023 Duração: 48min

    Bible Study: (1:49) Rv 21:9b-14 Why is this chapter the high point of Revelation?  Jn 1:45-51 Father discuss the two names of Bartholomew Mass Hysteria: Father discusses the beauty of Old Roman Chant Letters (27:52) - Father comment on wine jars at Cana (30:33) - What's going on with the parish priesthood since the 1970s Word of the Day: Duplicity (34:56) Callers  (36:15) - Friend won't go to confession, as he says it's not in the Bible (37:37) - I think Latin mass is more reverent (42:56) - Yesterday's OT readings, here his understanding on the allegory of what Jotham has experienced when referred to the trees and the olives (46:11) - Question on the rosary, do you know about a rosary w/five beads instead of ten? The Veil Removed Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOLZDaTgIaM&t=11s

  • How God Reshapes - August 23, 2023

    23/08/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (1:52) Jgs 9:6-15 Father explains an inviolable law of the Kingdom of God Mt 20:1-16 How God reshapes and converts people Letters (22:31) - Dogs, puppies & and Canaanite Woman (29:35) - My Jewish friend's comment on the 2nd Commandment  Word of the Day: Mount Gerizim (34:00)  Callers  (37:01) - Can God uncreate a soul? (41:48) - Is Mary omniscient?  (44:37) - During confession, are we bound by the seal?  (48:47) - What where the Jews chosen to do?

  • The Queenship of Mary - August 22, 2023

    22/08/2023 Duração: 51min

    Bible Study: (2:03) Jgs 6:11-24a Father, as promised, discusses what a terebinth is.  Mt 19:23-30 When do we come to Gd?  Letters (19:31) - The devil's fall and the Garden of Eden (24:03) - Can a teen become Catholic w/out his parents permission?  (28:33) - Priest purifying his hands Word of the Day: Queen Mother (31:09) Callers  (34:16) - my conversion story!  (36:59) - When are we judged?  (39:22) - What exactly becomes the Body/Blood of Christ?  Is it everything on the altar or only in the chalice? (43:02)- If people who lived saintly lives, are awarded a crown in heaven? (44:22) - Transfiguration and why Father feels Jesus met w/Moses/Elijah, as opposed to Abraham/David? (46:43) - Question about the idea of dying to one self and if Jesus being fully God and fully man, was he not subject to that? (50:08) - Liturgy and keeping the faith 

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