Dr. Ryan J Brady is a founding member of the Sacra Doctrina Project (https://www.sacradoctrinaproject.org) and joins us to talk about their Online Certificate Program in Thomistic Ethics and Spirituality. It's an amazing opportunity to grow in your faith. The registration deadline is September 12th, so don't delay.

When we find ourselves in a spiritually dry place, in an emotional wasteland, in a deserted place, we often pray and bargain and beg for God to rescue us from the Desert. In Sonja Corbitt's new book, (Just Rest: Receiving God's Renewing Presence in the Deserts of Your Life), she suggests that the desert isn't a place to be rescued from, but rather the mechanism of God's action in our lives, a vehicle to teach us reliance on God's providence, the classroom where we learn the necessity of Rest.

Get the book today at https://www.avemariapress.com/products/just-rest

Deacon Kevin Tulipana, D.O. shares with us the nuances of Medical Ethics, including the principle of double effect, and the factors that go into the passive remote material cooperation with evil. As a deacon and a doctor, he shares his perspective on the question of the COVID Vaccine through the lens of Catholic Medical Ethics. For more information visit the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBCenter.org)

Bo Bonner joins me to talk about the Just War Theory, it's development, and the need to promote the dignity of the human person in the midst of conflict.

My darling bride joined me on air to talk about the power and importance of making a definitive choice. This is true in marriage, and resolutions, and in holiness. 

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Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP, Editor-in-Chief of Aleteia and co-author of the new OSV book St. Dominic's Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God, joins us to discuss the life of St. Dominic, and what we can learn from it.

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Allison Ciraulo, mother of 3, wrote a beautiful reflection on Motherhood for the Church Life Journal. She joins us to talk about Motherhood as a path to sainthood.

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Ken Hallenius, from the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, joins us to talk about the link between Ethics and Culture. 

 

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Sam Rocha joins us today to talk about phenomenology, and more broadly philosophy, as an important tool to understand the world around us. He promotes a "folk phenomenology," an idea about which he has written a book, and produced a podcast.  

After the episode we talked for an additional 20 minutes. That segment is available to our Patreon support community. Learn more and listen at https://www.patreon.com/posts/53797805

Lately, I've taken to encouraging my children to "Make other people's lives easier" in an effort to help them think through how their actions affect others, and to help them identify and root out selfishness in their lives. As I've meditated on it more and more, I see the usefulness and necessity of this idea in the mature spiritual life, and in effective evangelism in an increasingly non-religious society.

Tony Vasinda (https://catholicbalm.co) joins me to explore the idea.

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Sherry Weddell, co-founder and executive director of the Catherine of Siena Institute (siena.org), joins us on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle to talk about the difference made by a personal encounter with the risen Christ.

 

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Haley Stewart, a Fellow at the Word on Fire Institute, joins us to talk about the Institute, and how the pandemic pause left room for reflection and the re-prioritization of life.

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I just learned about the GIVEN Institute (giveninstitute.com) and I had the pleasure of talking with their Executive Director, Rachel Ullman. We talk about the work of the Institute! Listen and Share.

Sr. Helena Burns, FSP (www.hellburns.com) joins us to talk about her Online Summer Theology of the Body Certificate Course hosted by Sacred Heart College in Ontario. 

Derek Rotty joined me to talk about the centrality of the Eucharist in his own conversion, and in the life of the Church as we explore the mystery and celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

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My Social feed has been flooded with anniversary pictures - wedding anniversaries, and ordination anniversaries. But there has also been quite a hubbub around the priestly promise of obedience to their bishop. While there is a specific cause of the talk this time around out of the Diocese of LaCrosse, it is by no means an isolated issue. Every few years this pops into the public consciousness, and it is worth taking the time to talk about it.

Fr. Colin Parrish joins us to help us understand it.

We just celebrated a Confirmation in this house, and Deacon Charles Beard was the sponsor. We took the opportunity to record face to face and to explore the connection between Confirmation and Pentecost. 

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Andrew Casad, the Steward of Christian Initiation and Matrimony at St. Michael Parish in Olympia Washington, talks about Pope Francis' new motu proprio, "Antiquum Ministerium" and the institution of the Ministry of Catechist.

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Dr. Leonard J. Delorenzo, from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, joins us to talk about his new book on prayer, "Into the Heart of the Father: Learning From and Giving Yourself Through Christ in Prayer." In both the book and the conversation, he suggests simple perspective shifts that have profound implications in our practice and experience of prayer.

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Fr. Casey Cole, OFM produces videos for the popular Youtube Channels Breaking in the Habit and Upon Friar Review. He joins us today to talk about living a life of evangelization. 

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