Who Was The Man Crucified Next To Jesus?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss Saint Dismas The Good Thief, the mysterious and little-known man crucified next to Jesus, and the first canonized saint.

Episode 130:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Who was Saint Dismas?
• What do we know about his life?
• Why was Saint Dismas executed?
• What was the name of 3rd person crucified?
• Did Dismas meet Jesus before?
• Is Saint Dismas the first canonized saint?
• and much more

Show Notes:

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6 comments on Who Was The Man Crucified Next To Jesus?

  1. Judi says:

    This is a fantastic talk in time for Good Friday, thanks and God bless you guys.

    I think the Baptism theory holds up, because the reason Jesus died so fast (even Pilot was surprised Jesus had died that quick when they asked for his body), was because he had already been tortured so much and lost a lot of blood before the actual crucifixion.

    The other two crucified next to him most likely lived for hours after Jesus, as the crucifixion was supposed to be a long drawn out horrible death. So it’s likely Dysmas could have received Baptism by Jesus’s blood and water gushing from his side, as he most likely was still alive when that moment occurred.

  2. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Happy Easter!

    Dismas being the first saint was something I never really knew. I knew he was going to Heaven but didn’t know sainthood was bestowed on him until you mentioned him once before during an earlier podcast. I had always wondered why he was being crucified. We were taught he had been a thief but as you mentioned he could have been an insurrectionist too. Interesting apocrypha that he may have encountered Mary and the Holy Family before.

    If I had been Dismas maybe I would have asked to die quickly because of my enormous suffering. The horror of a crucifixion and the pain and torture involved is totally cruel and barbaric, and to think there were people who watched all this for entertainment. I agree Ryan Dellacrosse that Disma’s salvation represents our salvation. Good point.

    Conversion is something that is ongoing as we persevere up to our last breath. This was an excellent show to have during Holy Week. It illustrates how at the very last moment of death we can get God’s mercy. Our repentance brings us to God even while dying. St. Dismas being the patron saint of dying makes perfect sense. I will check out the movie Fr. Pagano mentioned – The Penitent Thief.

    St. Helena found 3 crosses and how she determined the true cross was very clever as well as miraculous! More miracles attributed to Jesus. Her discovery of the tomb was incredible. I don’t remember ever seeing a movie made of her life.

    Ryan Dellacrosse good inquisition question and Fr. Pagano nailed the answer. As far as a room in Heaven I will take a broom closet as long as I am there.

    Ryan Dellacrosse and Fr. Pagano – I am not Italian but wish you both Buona Pasqua and I hope you get to enjoy all those wonderful Italian Easter treats and pastries that happen at this time of the year. I would always make a trip to Boston’s North End or Italian neighborhood for goodies to bring to the family Easter dinner. One of my sisters would make Pizza Gana and it was so delicious you would swear she was Italian!

    Take care everyone,

  3. Rose vullo says:

    Great show today I enjoyed it very much God Bless Ryan an Ryan .an Fr.Richard sending prayers & love 💕🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹

  4. Fiona says:

    An inspiring conversation about St. Dismas. I would recommend you watch on youtube the testimony of former convict Jim Jennings speaking at a 1991 Medjugorje conference. His dramatic conversion is extraordinary. I heard about him through Marytv. A couple if years ago I was watching the host Denis and Cathy Nolan lead the rosary online. They shared that Jim Jennings, a man they knew well, had died that day. The Nolans have a tradition of picking blind a saint’s name from a basket after saying the rosary. The piece of paper Cathy pulled out at random was St Dismas and she immediately said ‘That is for Jim’. The testimony of his widow Kathryn Jennings is also remarkable.

  5. Donna Beedy says:

    Happy Easter to all of you. Love this show and definitely love you all.

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