August 10, 2020
Fr. Sebastian Walshe spends some time with me this week to discuss strengthening and defending marriage. He is part of Saint Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California. Learn more about the Abbey and the amazing Abbot's circle at https://www.theabbotscircle.com/
This exclusive Abbot's Circle video series is led by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., who is also the author of the recent book, "Understanding Marriage & Family: A Catholic Perspective". The understanding of marriage and family in western culture has changed significantly in the past 30 years. What used to be taken for granted is now challenged and even rejected. The first series in this course of videos will consider the meanings of the terms ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúfamily‚ÄĚ and will answer modern objections to the traditional definitions of marriage and family. Among other things, the course will consider the foundations of marriage and family in human experience and human nature. In a second series, the course will cover marriage as a sacrament, that is, insofar as God has revealed truths in sacred Scripture about marriage and family. Finally, in a third series, the course will give practical advice to Christian couples about how to live a flourishing family life. During a time when U.S. marriage rates have plummeted to the lowest in recorded history, and marriage and the family is under attack -- it's important for Catholics to be educated, enlightened, and knowledgeable on issues of faith, marriage and the family, and this series seeks to be a catalyst during this time in our world.
July 29, 2020
My guest this week is friend of the show John (JM) Kraemer.¬† He is the founder of The Lego Church Project.¬† We discuss how the pandemic has hampered his project, the state of the faith, how the world needs hope, why we must keep evangelizing, and so much more!¬† It is always fun to have him on.¬† Learn for about John and his amazing ministry at https://prayingbricks.blogspot.com/
July 23, 2020
This week bestselling author, international speaker, and Catholic Apologist Steve Ray joins me to discuss the Papacy.¬† We discuss the biblical and early church evidence for the papacy, the primacy of Peter, and some common Protestant objections.¬† It was a very enlightening interview.
Check out Steve's books about the papacy¬† "Upon this Rock: Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church‚ÄĚ¬† AND¬† ¬†"The Papacy: What the Pope Does and Why it Matters" AND he has a great documentary and Study Guide titled ‚ÄúMary, Mother of God‚ÄĚ
July 16, 2020
Nancy Ward Joins me this week.¬† She is the author of a great book titled "Sharing Your Catholic Faith Story".¬† In this great book she gives her story on her journey into the church and it includes the stories of others as well.¬† We talk about how the Holy Spirit helps us, developing our relationship with the Holy Spirit, and our call to evangelization.¬† Learn more about Nancy and her great work at www.nancyhcward.com and www.joyalive.net.
July 15, 2020
Apologist and author Ken Litchfield joins me on the program this week.¬† We discuss his book and some common objections to Catholicism.¬† He answers the question of what church did Christ establish and where we got the Bible.¬† It os very informative.
¬†About Ken's book:
This book is an introductory guide to the Catholic Faith. It is great guide for new Catholics, fallen away Catholics and cradle Catholics. It would be very useful supplement for a confirmation class or an RCIA class.This book explains what the Catholic Church teaches in plain language for the regular pew sitter. It explains the Old Testament Jewish roots of Catholic teachings and the New Testament references for Catholic teachings. As a bonus I provide quotes from early Christian teachers that give the a Catholic interpretation of the Old and New Testaments before 500AD. The book is laid out to take a person from pagan to Catholic in 100 pages or an individual chapter can be read on its own. This book is a first step into the field of Catholic Apologetics with plenty of references for further study.
¬†Check out the book here:¬†¬†https://www.amazon.com/How-Old-Your-Church-Introductory-ebook/dp/B07JDD4RGH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ken+litchfield&qid=1593990106&sr=8-1
July 6, 2020
This week popular blogger and podcaster Efran Menny of Menny Thoughts and the Priestly Passion joins me. We discuss, and barely touch the surface, of African American influence on Catholicism. Included is a great introduction to the great Saint Peter Claver, Bishop James Healy, Daniel Rudd, and Henriette Delille. So much great information. For more information check out the website of the National Black Catholic Congress at https://www.nbccongress.org/. Also check out the Menny Thoughts blog at mennythoughts.wordpress.com.
June 17, 2020
In this week's episode Catholic apologist Gary Michuta comes on to discuss his book Hostile Witnesses.¬† We discuss a few historical figures and events that had the opposite effect than intended.¬† We discuss Pontius Pilate, Gamaliel, the Quran, and Martin Luther and how they proved the Catholic faith.¬† Check out Gary's book at¬†https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683570014/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_YOa6EbEVABPZ7
June 9, 2020
This week Brice Sokolowski of catholicfundraiser.net comes on the program.¬† In this pandemic many ministries have seen donations tank.¬† Brice gives some insight into the does and don'ts of fundraising.
June 2, 2020
Catholic author, speaker, and evangelist Orlando Javien Jr. Comes back on the program. We discuss the motivation of his book titled "God Moments" and his podcast by the same name. He gives us great advice on how to find God in the everyday circumstances of life.
May 29, 2020
Witness to Love is a virtues-based, Catechumenate model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and the virtues to help couples facilitate an authentic dialogue about their relationship.
Mary-¬≠Rose and Ryan Verret are the founders of Witness to Love and the authors of Witness to Love: How to Help the Next Generation Build Marriages that Survive and Thrive. Together Ryan and Mary-Rose speak on issues regarding evangelization, marriage, NFP, miscarriage and medical ethics. They are frequent guests on Catholic radio and they reside in the heart of Cajun Country with their five children. Their passion is teaching couples to share their marriage with others! Visit their website at witnesstolove.org for more info and to sign up for the date night series.
May 27, 2020
With public Masses slowly starting it is important to understand what is happening. Maybe we took it for granted. Author Charles Johnston joins me on the program today to discuss the importance of the Eucharistic prayer. Check out his book titles "The Beauty of the Mass" on Amazon.
May 21, 2020
I am blessed to once again have JM Kraemer of The Lego Church Project as a guest.¬† We discuss disability awareness going forward in a post COVID world and how this is the time that we need to be evangelizing.
Check out The Lego Church Project on Facebook or visit https://prayingbricks.blogspot.
May 15, 2020
About a week ago my friend Kendra Von Esh called me out on her Facebook page.¬† By the way check out her channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UComOLNKo70zgeWxOJEJChlQ
As a convert what is Mary's role and some objections I had?¬† Her role is to lead us to her son Jesus.¬† In this brief episode I touch on her Perpetual virginity, her as Mother of God, and the Assumption.
May 6, 2020
Are you struggling with faith during quarantine?¬† Kendra Von Esh gives us some great tips and insights to still grow in faith during this pandemic.¬† The devil is working overtime to keep us away from God, but we can't let him win.¬† To check out the resources that Kendra shows us check out the following links:
Am I Catholic https://kendravonesh.com/am-i-catholic-book/
Need a Miracle https://kendravonesh.com/need-a-miracle-now/
To learn more about akendra and to check out her amazing daily podcast and youtube channel visit www.kendravonesh.com
April 28, 2020
This week I am blessed to have Bill Snyder as my guest.¬† He is the host of "Young Catholics Respond" here on Breadbox Media and the Sewing Hope Podcast.¬† He runs a great ministry called Patchwork Heart ministry and his website is patchworkheart.org.¬† He discussed his story, the current pandemic, and finding hope in hard times. ¬†
April 22, 2020
We are living in interesting times to say the least.¬† In this week's episode I give three ways that we can teach our children the faith while we are at home.¬† By no means is this an all-inclusive list, but teaching our children the faith is the primary responsibility of the parents.
April 16, 2020
This week's episode is from an old program I used to have, but it is still relevant.¬† We just celebrated Easter Sunday and the resurrection of our Lord.¬† The resurrection is the key to Christianity.¬† In this week's episode I briefly discuss three proofs of it.
April 1, 2020
This week's episode is my appearance on Gary Michuta's Hands on Apologetics program on 3-26-20.¬† We discuss what Freemasonry is, the teaching of Freemasonry, and why it is not compatible with church teaching.¬†¬†
March 25, 2020
By now you have heard of the Coronavirus.¬† In this week's episode I ask for people to do the Christlike thing and not gauge those in need for profit.
March 17, 2020
Brian Caley of the behold project joins me for today's show.¬† We discuss his journey of faith, mental health, and how we can assist those suffering from Mental health issues.¬† Visit his website at thebeholdproject.com.