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Off the Shelf - Episode 209 with Steve Hemler

Off the Shelf - Episode 209 with Steve Hemler

April 17, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf Steve Hemler returns to discuss the third book in his apologetics trilogy, Catholic Stories of Faith and Hope: How God Brings Good Out of Suffering. If there has ever been a time when we needed to understand this concept those times are now. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 208 with Fr. Kirby

Off the Shelf - Episode 208 with Fr. Kirby

April 9, 2021

We live in a pretty messed up world and the only thing that will fix is to refocus on God. But how do we know if we are doing religion right? Father Kirby returns this week to discuss his book Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth. Get your copy here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 207 with Father Kirby

Off the Shelf - Episode 207 with Father Kirby

March 19, 2021
One of the hardest things we can endure is when a loved one leaves the Catholic faith. Our minds are often filled with questions, blame, and doubt in ourselves. Father Jeffrey Kirby has written a wonderful devotional to help bring those loved ones back home. Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith is a fantastic way to pray your loved ones back to the Church and....surprise....it's not just for Lent! Get your copy here.

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 206 with Gary Zimak

Off the Shelf - Episode 206 with Gary Zimak

March 12, 2021

It's pretty obvious to most of us that we have gone through twelve months like no other in our lives. Hopefully the end of the tunnel is near! Many of us have struggled emotionally and physically through this pandemic. Many of us have dealt with a large dose of worry. Gary Zimak joins me this week to discuss worry, how we can overcome it, and what good may have come from the pandemic. Get a copy of his latest book Give Up Worry for Good!: 8 Weeks to Hopeful Living and Lasting Peace here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 205 with Fr. Ubald

Off the Shelf - Episode 205 with Fr. Ubald

February 26, 2021

In April 2019 I had the privilege to connect with Father Ubald Rugirangoga to discuss his recently released book  Forgiveness Makes You Free. It was a wide ranging interview  that covered a lot of ground and really pulled the layers back on how simple forgiveness can be. I shelved that episode for quite some time as the audio wasn't the best. Father's connection was via cellphone and with his accent some of what he said was a bit hard to hear. 

 
Earlier this year on  the evening of January 7,  Father Ubald passed away of complications from Covid-19. On that day we lost a great priest. Many whom I know who had the great blessing of knowing Father and interacting with him lost a dear friend.  I cannot keep this audio shelved any longer. Here is the raw audio for you to hear the words of Father Ubald one more time. May it serve as a testament to the great love Father had for Jesus Christ.
Off the Shelf - Episode 204 with Susan Tassone

Off the Shelf - Episode 204 with Susan Tassone

February 5, 2021

This week Susan Tassone returns to the show. We discuss her fantastic new book for Lent, Praying with Jesus and Faustina during Lent and in Times of Suffering. As the title suggests this book is not just a Lent book. It's a devotional you will return to often when suffering strikes. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 203 with Dr. Scott Hahn

Off the Shelf - Episode 203 with Dr. Scott Hahn

January 29, 2021

This week I welcome back my dear friend Dr. Scott Hahn to the show. We tackle the hot topic of the day.......politics and what we need to concern ourselves with as Catholics. How do we get involved and what is our role in our cities, states and country as a whole? We answer these questions and more so tune in. Get your copy of Scott's latest book It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion from the St. Paul Center here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 202 with Karlo Broussard

Off the Shelf - Episode 202 with Karlo Broussard

January 16, 2021
After a much needed break over the holidays I am BACK. This week I welcome my friend Karlo Broussard. We take a deep dive look at the often confusing topic of Purgatory. Yes folks, Purgatory is real and Karlo's fantastic book Purgatory Is For Real : Good News About the Afterlife for Those Who Aren't Perfect Yet lays out all the truths. Get your copy here.

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 201 with Kimberly Cook

Off the Shelf - Episode 201 with Kimberly Cook

December 12, 2020

This week on Off the Shelf we take a deep dive look at the history of feminism. My friend Kimberly Cook joins me to discuss how the feminism movement impacted her and our country at large. Grab a copy of her book Motherhood Redeemed: How Radical Feminism Betrayed Maternal Love here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 200 with Bishop Joseph Strickland

Off the Shelf - Episode 200 with Bishop Joseph Strickland

November 28, 2020

I'm celebrating episode 200 in a BIG way with a very special guest this week. Bishop Joseph Strickland and I take a look at the state of our nation and the church and how each of us can contribute to fixing both. You don't want to miss this episode. Get your copy of Bishop Strickland's book  Light and Leaven: The Challenge of the Laity in the Twenty-First Century here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 199 with Gary Zimak

Off the Shelf - Episode 199 with Gary Zimak

November 13, 2020

If there's one thing for certain in 2020...many of us have dealt with or are dealing with anger and stress. Enter my friend Gary Zimak! Join us this week as we discuss a battle plan for defeating anger and stress by utilizing the best soldier of all....the Holy Spirit. Get your copy of Gary's book  Let Go of Anger and Stress!: Be Transformed by the Fruits of the Spirit here.

 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 198 with Mike Aquilina

Off the Shelf - Episode 198 with Mike Aquilina

October 31, 2020
This week I welcome back my good friend Mike Aquilina. We discuss his latest book History's Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age. Listen in as we discuss how Mary has impacted the world throughout the centuries and how she does the same today. Get you a copy of History's Queen here. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 197 with Jesse Romero

Off the Shelf - Episode 197 with Jesse Romero

October 23, 2020

This week we take  a look at the current Presidential election. Jesse Romero joins me to discuss why President Donald J. Trump deserves a second term and why Mary has this under control. Get  a copy of Jesse's latest A Catholic Vote for Trump: The Only Choice in 2020 for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents Alike here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 196 with Kathleen Beckman

Off the Shelf - Episode 196 with Kathleen Beckman

October 16, 2020

Many have come to the realization that we are in the midst of a spiritual battle. This battle has stretched across all aspects of our lives from society, to political, to the Church itself. Kathleen Beckman joins me this week to discuss how we can arm ourselves for the battle. Grab a copy of her phenomenal book A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 195 with Fr. Bill Byrne

Off the Shelf - Episode 195 with Fr. Bill Byrne

October 9, 2020

This week on Off the Shelf we are taking a look at something a little lighter during these unique and stressful  times. Father Bill Byrne has written a fantastic book filled with wit and humor that is sure to lift your soul. Listen in as Father Bill and I discuss a few of the 50 chapters in his book 5 Things with Father Bill: Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul. Get your own copy here. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 194 with Joe Knopp and Daryl Lefever

Off the Shelf - Episode 194 with Joe Knopp and Daryl Lefever

September 29, 2020
If you follow me on social media, and many of you do, I have made no secret since about July /August where my allegiances lie in this election and I have clearly stated MULTIPLE times why. This election is not Right vs Left. It's good vs evil. THAT’s why the new film The Trump I Know is so very important because the Left controls our airwaves and have spent over 3 years portraying Donald Trump to be something other than what he really is. Filmmakers Joe Knopp and Daryl Lefever join me this week to give their thoughts on this election, what it means to the future of this country, and what their experiences were interviewing the strong women who know Donald Trump best. The real Donald Trump, and not the media portrayal of him. Learn more about the film at www.thetrumpiknow.com

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 193 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

Off the Shelf - Episode 193 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

September 18, 2020

This week Father Jeffrey Kirby and I discuss the oldest prayer of our Catholic faith, the Our Father. We say it every week during Mass and multiple times during the rosary but have you ever stopped to consider what it means? We cover this and Father's latest book Thy Kingdom Come: Living the Lord's Prayer in Everyday Life. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 192 with James Day

Off the Shelf - Episode 192 with James Day

September 11, 2020

A spiritual battle rages all around us, and in case you haven't noticed it appears to have spilled over onto the earthly realm. There is one saint we can turn to during these tumultuous times and the same one people have turned to for many, many years. Join James Day and I as we discuss the warrior saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. Check out James' book on Saint Michael here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 191 with Joe Heschmeyer

Off the Shelf - Episode 191 with Joe Heschmeyer

September 4, 2020

This week Joe Heschmeyer returns to discuss his book  Pope Peter - Defending the Church's Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis. We take a deep dive look at the papacy and how we can defend it and church hierarchy as the truth. Get Joe's book here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 190 with Karen Salstrom

Off the Shelf - Episode 190 with Karen Salstrom

August 28, 2020

More and more families are making the tough decision to abandon the public school system and instead choosing to homeschool their children. These can lead to some very stressful times for first-time homeschoolers. What curriculum should they use? How will each school day look? Will they fail or succeed? Was this the right decision. Join Karen Salstrom and I as we discuss the trials and tribulations of being homeschoolers. Check out her book Confessions of a Catholic Homeschool Mom here. 

 
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