This week Trent Horn joins me to clear the burning question......can a Catholic be socialist? Not to spoil it for you but the answer is no. Tune in and find out why in this week's episode. Grab your copy of Can a Catholic be a Socialist here.¬†
This week I appeared on The Catholic Current hosted by¬†Fr. Robert McTeigue. We discussed the COVID-19 outbreak and how it is impacting families who now face the very real challenge¬†of educating their¬†children at home. We spend our time looking¬†at how CatholicBrain, an online faith formation platform¬†where I serve as Director of Content and Marketing can help. Sign up for free access¬†through Divine Mercy Sunday at www.catholicbrain.com
One critical area of help all parishes need is in the arena of leadership. Father Dave Heney joins me this week to take a look at the ultimate guide to leadership we have, Luke 10. Listen in as we discuss the four steps to leadership Jesus himself gave is and how we can effectively implement them on our parishes. Get Father Dave's book¬†Luke 10 Leadership: How to Succeed at Parish Ministry¬†here.¬†
Raising kids in the current society we live in is TOUGH. We know what values we hold and how we want our kids to be when¬†they grow up by society attempts¬†to derail our good intentions and make the next generation something¬†we would rather they not be. Dr. Ray Guarendi joins em this week to break down the crisis and give sound advice on how to steer a clear path forward. We discuss his book Raising Upright Kids in and Upside Down¬†World here.¬†
This week on Off the Shelf Dan Burke joins me to discuss a powerful and much needed topic......the discernment¬†of spirits. Learn how to¬†fortify yourself spiritually and how to tell when the enemy is the root cause of your problem. Want to live in victory over the enemy? Join us as we discuss Dan's book Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits. Get your copy here.
This week we spend some time focusing on the messages given to us at Fatima by our¬†Mother Mary. Some may wonder why over 100 years later her apparition to 3 shepherd¬†children and the resulting messages she gave are still relevant. They are VERY relevant. Join author Joseph Pronechen and I as we discuss his book Fruits of Fatima: A Century of Signs and Wonders. Get your copy here.
This week Father Edward Looney joins me to discuss his fantastic Lenten devotional A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary. Father Looney has a strong Marian devotion and this book is a perfect companion for Lent. Listen in as we look at how Mary can help us have a more meaningful Lent this year. Get your copy of the book¬†here.
This week Jim Papandrea returns to discuss his book¬†What Really Happens after We Die: How We Know There Will Be Hugs in Heaven! This is a great book that looks at the teachings of the Church, the Church Fathers, and saints to give us a glimpse into what heaven will be like. Join Jim and I as we pull back some of the layers of this great mystery and discuss why heaven will be so wonderful and why we shouldn't fear death. Get your copy here.¬†
Feel like you have hit a brick wall in your spiritual life? Does despair gnaw at you because¬†you think you just aren't good enough? Dwell on past sins and can't move forward with your life? Join Father Tim Gallagher and I as we discuss how to overcome this despair and lead a happy joy-filled spiritual life. Check our his book Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri.
This week I am joined¬†by Jim Papandrea to discuss his book¬†The Early Church: St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs. This is the second installment in the new Reclaiming Catholic History series. Listen in as we explore some of the trials and triumphs¬†of the infant Church. Get your copy of the book here.
f there is one key area we can focus on in our spiritual lives that will ultimately¬†help us grow spiritually,¬†it's the virtues. "Learning" the virtues will take a lifetime but the time spent will be invaluable in helping us prepare for being the saints¬†we are all¬†called¬†to be. Join Sara Estabrooks and I as we discuss her book¬†Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time: A Guide to Living the Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Get your copy here.
All one needs to do is look on social media or turn on the news and you will quickly realize that things are in a bit of turmoil in our country, world, and Church. Now more than ever we need a spiritual¬†father. We need the terror¬†of demons, St. Joseph. Father Donald Calloway joins me this week to discuss¬†his exceptional new book that is taking the Catholic world¬†by storm, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.
Fresh off the Solemnity of Mary, Sonja Corbitt and I sit down to discuss her latest book Exalted: How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us. This book is AWESOME. In it, Sonja takes a line by line deep dive into the Magnificat. Once you read the book your love of Mary will be multiplied. Get your copy here.
We wrap up 2019 with my good friend Mike Aquilina. Join us as we take a look at the importance of the Eucharist to the early Church and in turn to us today. Make it a point in 2020 to increase your love of the Eucharist. Check out Mike's book¬† The Eucharist Foretold: The Lost Prophecy of Malachi.
At some point every one of us has heard¬†things like: "How can you believe that? Don't you know the Bible says..." As Catholics we are challenged for what we believe and we must be prepared to meet that challenge. Karlo Broussard joins ,e this¬†week to offer some advice on how to meet those challenges head on but in a charitable way. Grab his book¬†Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs here.
The season of Advent is in full swing and this week I wanted to share a special novena with you. Join Bill Snyder and I as we discuss his novena devotional¬†A Contemplative Las Posadas. This novena is based upon a traditional devotional done annually in Mexico. Get your copy here.¬†
Money is one of the toughest topics to deal with or discuss¬†as a parish and for good reason. People don;t want to be "preached" to about money. But how do we get around this so that parishes get what they need to function properly. Father Michael White joins me this week to discuss creative ways to broach this subject. We discuss his latest book written with co-author Tom Corcoran ChurchMoney: Rebuilding The¬†Way We Fund Our Mission.Get your copy here.
Every one of us should take the time to escape and find a way to push aside the demands of the world and focus on our faith and relationship with God. In his book¬†Abide in the Heart of Christ, Father Joe Laramie walks readers through a 10-day retreat with St. Ignatius of Loyola as a companion. Join us as we discuss how to encounter Christ in your daily life, and live more fully in his love each day. FInd his book here.¬†
This week I welcome back my friend Paul Thigpen. We discuss a book that quite frankly scared the hell out of me and it should you too! Join us as we dive into his book¬†Saints Who Saw Hell: And Other Catholic Witnesses to the Fate of the Damned. Get your copy here.¬†