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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. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 215 with Adam Blai

Off the Shelf - Episode 215 with Adam Blai

June 4, 2021

This week on Off the Shelf it's all about miracles. God still speaks to us today through miracles we just need to be careful we do obsess over them before they are proven legitimate. Adam Blai returns to discuss the various forms miracles present themselves in and how we should carefully discern their authenticity. Get Adams' latest book The Catholic Guide to Miracles: Separating the Authentic from the Counterfeit here. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 214 with Kenneth Howell

Off the Shelf - Episode 214 with Kenneth Howell

May 28, 2021

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Through  the centuries many have written of its importance and now a fantastic new book has come out that compiles 365 of them. Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist is a must for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the Eucharist. Join Kenneth Howell and I as we discuss why the Eucharist should be the central focus point of our faith. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 213 with Fr. Boniface Hicks

Off the Shelf - Episode 213 with Fr. Boniface Hicks

May 15, 2021

We are full swing into the year of Saint Joseph as declared by Pope Francis. This week I welcome Father Boniface Hicks to discuss his fantastic new book on Saint Joseph, Through the Heart of Saint Joseph. We take a look at various aspects of Saint Joseph and how we can apply them to our lives. Get your copy here.  

Off the Shelf - Episode 212 with Cy Kellett

Off the Shelf - Episode 212 with Cy Kellett

May 8, 2021
Many people seem to have a personal notion of who they THINK Jesus is but it's not exactly what history and scripture says Jesus was. Cy Kellett has an amazing new book that tackles this issue called A Teacher of Strange Things- Who Jesus Was, What He Taught, and Why People Still Follow Him. Join us this week as we discuss the real Jesus and where society has steered wrong in their interpretation of Him. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 211 with Kaiser Johnson

Off the Shelf - Episode 211 with Kaiser Johnson

May 1, 2021

The world tries to tell us we will never be happy unless we accumulate more stuff, that we will never be good enough so why try, and that our success is measured by the size of our bank accounts. And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the bad guidance it doles out! Following this path leads to a life of misery and frustration. We need to turn away from what the world tells us and lead a life filled with purpose. But how? Kaiser Johnson joins me this week to discuss what he has discovered in his own life and how we can change ours for the better as well. Get a copy of Kasier's latest  How to Be Miserable and Alone: (Or Discover a Life That Truly Matters) here.

 
 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 210 with Dan LeRoy

Off the Shelf - Episode 210 with Dan LeRoy

April 23, 2021

This week I am joined by Dan LeRoy, author of the fantastic new book Liberty’s Lions:
The Catholic Revolutionaries Who Established America.
We pull the veil back on time and take a look at the contributions of Catholics during the Revolutionary years. Often suppressed by history due to the general poor perception of Catholics in the colonies, there's a lot to learn here and you'll grow in greater appreciation of their many contributions. Get your copy of Liberty's Lions here. 

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.

 

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