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Off the Shelf - Episode 235 with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

Off the Shelf - Episode 235 with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

January 14, 2022

Oftentimes we look at the saints and think, 'I could never be like them...I'm simply not that good'. I know I do, and if you admit it, you do too. However, that line of thought is so far from the truth. Meg Hunter-Kilmer joins me this week to discuss extraordinarily ordinary saints and how their struggles can help us deal with our own. Get her book Pray for Us: 75 Saints Who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled on Their Way to Holiness here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 234 with Fr. Blake Britton

Off the Shelf - Episode 234 with Fr. Blake Britton

January 7, 2022

Ever wonder what's up with Vatican II? Don't worry you are not alone However, what you may have been told is a gross misinterpretation of the beauty and truth of the Council. Father Blake Britton joins me this week to share some insight on what Vatican II was meant to be and how it was in a sense hijacked. Get your copy of Father Blake's book Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 233 with Dr. Stella Immanuel

Off the Shelf - Episode 233 with Dr. Stella Immanuel

December 17, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf we're tackling the hot button topic of our day, the pandemic, and how to handle it. Join Dr. Stella Immanuel and I as we discuss our path forward and the backlash she endured for speaking the truth. Learn more in her book Let America Live here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 232 with Dr. Christopher Malloy

Off the Shelf - Episode 232 with Dr. Christopher Malloy

December 3, 2021

Has the Catholic Faith changed? Has the Church changed her teachings? These are two questions you may be tasked with from non-Catholics challenging your faith.  The answer is a resounding NO. Dr. Christopher Malloy joins me this week to take a look at the new modernism that plagues our age. We'll discuss a few of the heresies he covers in his latest book False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth. The resounding message....don't lose hope! Get your copy here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 231 with John Martignoni

Off the Shelf - Episode 231 with John Martignoni

November 26, 2021

Have you ever gotten into one of those conversations discussing the faith with a non-Catholic and felt beaten down with a relentless onslaught of Scripture quotes? Has this left you disheartened and afraid to share the joy of your Catholic Faith? John Martignoni has the book for you! Join John and I this week as we discuss a number of topics on the faith and how to approach sharing them with non-Catholics.  Grab your copy of Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 230 with Raymond Arroyo

Off the Shelf - Episode 230 with Raymond Arroyo

November 19, 2021

As we head into Advent we will soon see the signs of the current war on Christmas raising it's ugly head once again. What can we do? Raymond Arroyo joins me this week to give some helpful advice. We also take a look at his book for the young and the young at heart, The Spider Who Saved Christmas. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 229 with Gary Michuta

Off the Shelf - Episode 229 with Gary Michuta

November 12, 2021

We live in an age where one's opinion and fantasies are readily accepted as truth. This is leading to an evident decline in culture. This week Gary Michuta joins me to discuss five "revolts" through history and seven "battlegrounds" they were fought on. Bottom line - as bad as things might look now the key is...we WIN! Get your copy of Gary's latest Revolt Against Reality: Fighting the Foes of Sanity and Truth- from the Serpent to the State here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 228 with Steve Weidenkopf

Off the Shelf - Episode 228 with Steve Weidenkopf

November 5, 2021

You think we have it bad ....you ain't seen nothing yet! This week on Off the Shelf we take a look at times in Church history where the Church faced seemingly insurmountable odds and came out stronger than imagined. Steve Weidenkopf joins me to discuss his book Light From Darkness:Nine Times the Catholic Church Was in Turmoil and Came Out Stronger Than Before.  What you quickly learn is that there is always hope. Grab your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 227 with Mike Aquilina

Off the Shelf - Episode 227 with Mike Aquilina

October 23, 2021

This week I'm joined by my good friend Mike Aquilina to talk about...friendship. Mike has an excellent book out that addresses our twenty-first century crisis of lack of friendship with the third-century example of the Church Fathers. Listen in as we discuss his latest Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized. Grab  your copy at CatholicBooksDirect.com here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 226 with Terry Modica

Off the Shelf - Episode 226 with Terry Modica

October 15, 2021

This week I am joined by fellow podcaster Terry Modica. She has a fantastic new 5-part study guide on the Church Document Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist). The book, My Soul Shall be Healed, is great for group or individual study and leads readers into a deeper love and understanding of the Eucharist. Get your copy here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 225 with Adam Blai

Off the Shelf - Episode 225 with Adam Blai

October 8, 2021

After a brief hiatus for high school tennis I am back! This week Adam Blai joins me again this time to discuss The World of Marian Apparitions: Mary's Appearances and Messages from Fatima to Today by Polish author Wincenty Laszewski. Adam and I take a look at the importance of some of the nearly 500 apparitions included in this gorgeous hardcover volume. We discuss how to discern apparitions and how to follow them in a positive manner. Get your copy here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 224 with David Wooton

Off the Shelf - Episode 224 with David Wooton

September 10, 2021
This week on Off the Shelf we hear a fantastic story from an ordinary guy just like you and me. David Wooton's chance encounter with a homeless man led him on an unexpected journey in faith. It's a story you won't want to miss. You can find David's book Meeting Homeless Jesus: A Journey From Believing to Knowing here. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 223 with Rhonda Gruenewald

Off the Shelf - Episode 223 with Rhonda Gruenewald

August 27, 2021

This week on  Off the Shelf Rhonda Gruenewald returns and we discuss her apostolate Vocation Ministry. We particularly focus on how to nurture vocations in youth through the education system. Check out her new book The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 222 with Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczy

Off the Shelf - Episode 222 with Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczy

August 13, 2021

August 6th we observed the 800th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic so it seemed appropriate to have as my guest this week Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczy. We discuss the life of Saint Dominic and how he can serve as an example for us during these challenging times. Check out Fr. Jacob's book Saint Dominic's Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 221 with Kendra Tierney

Off the Shelf - Episode 221 with Kendra Tierney

July 23, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf we're talking about the liturgical year. Kendra Tierney is back to discuss her follow up to The Catholic All Year Compendium. This time around she has compiled an AWESOME resource for prayer that includes monthly prayer suggestions including simple prayers, novenas, litanies, and everything in between. This will quickly become your go to prayer companion. Find out how Kendra has integrated prayer into her own family life and how you can too! Grab your copy of The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion: The Liturgical Year in Practice here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 220 with Christine Wohar

Off the Shelf - Episode 220 with Christine Wohar

July 9, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf Christine Wohar, founder of FrassatiUSA, shares some insight with us on her favorite soon to be saint (hopefully) Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Join us as we discuss why this virtuous man who died way too young at 24 is a stellar example of how we should live. Check out Christine's new book Finding Frassati and Following His Path to Holiness here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 219 with Noelle Mering

Off the Shelf - Episode 219 with Noelle Mering

July 2, 2021
This week on Off the Shelf we peel back the layers of wokeness. Our country and our world are  in serious trouble. The woke ideology has placed God on the backburner, ignited rage among individuals, and coerced people to blindly follow the crowd. Noelle Mering joins me this week to break down how wokeness has latched onto society and what we need  to do to fix it. Check Noelle's latest book Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology here. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 218 with Msgr. Stephen Rosetti

Off the Shelf - Episode 218 with Msgr. Stephen Rosetti

June 25, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf we take a unique look into the very real world of the demonic. My guest Msgr. Stephen Rosetti is quite familiar with this subject as he himself is an exorcist. Join us as we discuss his book Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the modern-day Battle Against Evil. Get your copy here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 217 with Fr. Sebastian Walshe

Off the Shelf - Episode 217 with Fr. Sebastian Walshe

June 18, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf Father Sebastain Walshe joins me to discuss the rising issue of young adults leaving the Catholic faith. Listen in as we cover some of the reasons why this is happening and what parents can do to bring their kids back. Hint...don't smother them to start! Check out Father's book Always a Catholic - How to Keep Your Kids in the Faith for Life- and Bring Them Back If They Have Strayed here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 216 with Fr. Thomas Dailey

Off the Shelf - Episode 216 with Fr. Thomas Dailey

June 11, 2021

Just in time for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Father Thomas Dailey joins me to discuss this great feast. Learn about the history of the Sacred Heart and why it's such an important devotion. We also cover his fantastic book Behold This Heart. In all my years as a book reviewer his book is the BEST resource on the Sacred Heart. Get your copy here. 

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