Shannon K. Evans has a new book available for preorder on Our Sunday Visitor (osv.com) called Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World. You can read the first chapter at her website www.shannonkevans.com

 

To hear more of my conversation with Shannon, visit www.patreon.com/outsidethewalls.

Constance T. Hull, who blogs at www.swimmingthedepths.com, joins us to talk about a new piece on Catholic Exchange called "Becoming a Saint is the Most Radical Call of All."

Tony Vasinda (of www.projectym.com, www.catholicbalm.co, the new BrandStanding game, and more) joins us to talk about living out Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in our lives.

Bo Bonner joins us again, this time to talk about his piece on Ethika Politica which asks the question, are we bad at prayer? 

Join our community of supporters and get extra segments, live-streams, and more. Visit www.patreon.com/outsidethewalls

We speak with Dr. Tim Muldoon, Director of Mission Education at Catholic Extension, about the Notre Dame fire, and what it teaches us about sacred space, and the importance of building the Church.

Father Augustine Wetta, OSB of the St. Louis Abbey, joins us to talk about Humility as the aim of Lent. How our fasts, and penance, and almsgiving, and prayers lead us to proper humility so we can more fully celebrate the resurrected Christ.

Find his book "Humility Rules" on Ignatius Press (www.Ignatius.com).

Fr. Colin Parrish, a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, joins us to talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation from both sides of the screen. He shares a couple of experiences receiving the sacrament and gives insight about administering it.

An extra segment where we talk about the unexpected connection between Scrupulosity and Laxity is available to show supporters at https://www.patreon.com/outsidethewalls

April 1, 2019

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to all who have found the radio show through my interview with Marcus Grodi on EWTN's The Journey Home.

Here are a few episodes that might interest you.

#079: Marcus Grodi — The Power of Our Story: Witness

#108: Matt Swaim — Waiting for Christmas: The Purpose of Advent

#114: JonMarc Grodi — Catholics and Scripture

#120: Matt Swaim — Lenten Disciplines

#143: Matt Swaim — Counter-Cultural or Creators of Culture?

#224: JonMarc Grodi - On Accompanying Converts, and the Continual Call to Conversion

I hope you enjoy these conversations as much as I did, and I look forward to inviting you into many more conversations in the future.

Katie Prejean McGrady joins us to talk about her new Lenten Devotional for Teens* (Full disclosure, this book will work for pre-teen through young-ish adult), available through Ave Maria Press.

In our Patreon segment, we tackle the important questions - what is the best kind of ice cream?! Find it at outsidethewalls.com/p/support-the-show-patreon/ 

We're accustomed to talking about the Lenten Fast, but the Church pulls a fast one on us during this season of penitence by giving us certain solemn celebrations. We talk about the Lenten solemnities in general and the Solemnity of the Annunciation in specific on this week's episode.

Father Sebastian Walshe, O. Praem. joins us to talk about digging deeper into scripture by exploring the four senses of scripture.

Dr. John Bergsma joins us to talk about "A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament", a new book he co-authored with Dr. Brant Pitre, available on Ignatius Press. We talk about how to read the Old Testament with the mind of the Church.

Andrew Casad joins us to talk about our journey, which mirrors the catechumen's journey, through Lent.

I had the great pleasure of sitting down face-to-face with JonMarc Grodi at the Zaneville, OH offices and studio of the Coming Home Network (chnetwork.org), where we talked about their new social media network (chnetwork.mn.co) for converts. We talk about the ongoing and developing work of the Coming Home Network, and talk about the continual call to conversion that goes out to all who follow Christ.

Tim Glemkowsi, founder of L'Alto Catholic Insititute (www.laltocatholic.com), talks with us about the importance and primacy of prayer in spiritual renewal, whether parish or personal.

Our world makes it easy to react and respond without thinking. Joe and Anna Heschmeyer talk to us about the importance of letting prayer shape us, and inform our reactions. 

Fr. Michael White of Church of the Nativity (of the book "Rebuilt" fame) wrote a blog post about why his parish doesn't encourage small children to attend mass, opting instead to have them attend an age-specific program coinciding with mass. This set off a social media firestorm, with bloggers, tweeters, youtubers, philosophers, canon lawyers, and much more to weigh in with their disputations. I am joined by Kate Wicker to discuss the matter on-air.

Kendra Tierney, author of "The Catholic All Year Compendium" available on Ignatius Press, joins us to talk about incorporating the Liturgical Year into your family's lifestyle. Visit her blog www.catholicallyear.com for more resources.

Dr. Douglas Beaumont (douglasbeaumont.com), like catechetical leaders around the country, has been spending a lot of time in thought about how to stem the tide of young people who are leaving the Church. We talk about the concept of Family Catechesis and explore how it might provide success where other methods have not.

Bo Bonner, host of the Uncommon Good on Iowa Catholic Radio and director of the Zita Institute, joins us to talk about his article in the Church Life Journal on the topic of Baptism

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