We are feeling our way through some very unprecedented¬†times. Many struggle with job loss and the loss of friends and family due to illness. The recent lockdowns have led to isolation and many are feeling "off". In her book Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach Sister¬†Kathryn Hermes¬† lays out a roadmap to recovery. Tune in as we discuss ways to overcome depression and anxiety and realize a brighter tomorrow. Get your¬† copy of her book here.¬†¬†
Evangelizing the faith can be a tricky thing. Many Catholics are simply not comfortable with spreading the faith. Thankfully we have some folks who ARE comfortable and are willing to us how. This week Brandon Vogt joins me to discuss ways we can answer the tough questions we may encounter about atheism, the gospel, same-sex marriage, transgenderism and more. Check out Brandon's latest book What to Say and How to Say it: Discuss Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence here.
If you have never heard of The Warning or are curious about it, this episode is for you. Christine Watkins joins me to discuss this message that has been given to numerous people about a time of mercy that has been said to occur in our generation. Learn more by getting Christine's book The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience here.
This week¬†Father Sebastian Walshe joins me to share some insight into how we can be successful when we sit down to study scripture. He has some GREAT insight and tools for us to use. Also we take a look at the parables of Jesus and Father's book Secrets from Heaven: Hidden Treasures of Faith in the Parables and Conversations of Jesus. Get the book here.¬†
This week we go full Raiders of the Lost Ark. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe joins me to discuss a hidden treasure, found¬†in a desk drawer in Poland, that turned into a book penned by the beloved St. Pope John Paul II. Get your copy of Teachings for an Unbelieving World here.¬†
Death is something many dread but it doesn't have to be that way. When we sit and think about our eventual heavenly reward death takes on a whole new meaning. Join Dr. Scott Hahn and I as we look at death and how it impacts us in a pandemic. Check out Scott's latest¬†Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body here.
This week Angele Reginier joins me to discuss how we can build strong Catholic families who are in the world but not of the world. Taking it one step further we get into the nuts and bolts of how to keep our kids Catholic. All of this and more on this week's Off the Shelf. Get the Renier families book Brick by Brick: build a strong family that won't lose their faith in a secular culture.¬†
There's a lot of worry in the world today. Many of us are faced with uncertainty¬†on health, finances, and the future as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. My dear friend Allison Gingras joins me this week to give us some insight¬†on how to overcome this worry and focus on the good. Get Allison's latest Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust here.
Let's talk about truth....not opinions...rather truth. Ann Gariddo joins¬†me this week to break down what truth is and we can use truth to build our society. Get Ann's latest book Let's Talk About Truth: A Guide for Preachers, Teachers and Other Catholic Leaders in a World of Doubt and Discord here.¬†
This week Julie Davis and I explore the prophets. Even though they come from a time long ago they are far from boring! Learn just how great they were and how they can influence us today. Get your copy of Julie's book Thus Sayeth the Lord: A Fresh Take on the Prophets¬†here.
This week Bryan Mercier stops by to pull the veil back on false Gods. We take a look at centering prayer, yoga, the Law¬†of Attraction and more. Learn how to discern each and why they each have pitfalls and shortcomings. For more get Bryan's book Counterfeit Spirituality: Exposing the False Gods.
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.¬†