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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Paul Fahey, a Co-founder of WherePeterIs.com, joins us to talk about our responsibility to preserve unity with the Church, and we discuss the importance of Humility and Docility when wrestling with confusion or misunderstanding with our priests, bishops, and the pope.

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On March 27th 2020, the eyes of the world were fixed on St. Peter's Square. There in the darkness, Pope Francis stood before an empty square and offered the whole world the hope of Christ. Whatever storms we find ourselves living through, the words, prayers, and events of that night can provide direction, encouragement, and hope. 

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe has compiled a beautiful book to explain the significance of the evening, and provide a tool for walking through these prayers again and again.

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Fr. Edward Looney joins us to talk about his new book "Meditations After Holy Communion," available on Sophia Institute Press.

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Hen Hensley joins us to talk about the work of the Coming Home Network (chnetwork.org), and we discuss how to support converts once RCIA and the Easter Vigil are over.

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Rocio Hermes (graceandmercyblog.com) joins us to talk about her favorite topic — the Love of God! We talk about how the Love of God should underpin our own Lenten Observance, and how it is exemplified in the Paschal Mystery.

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Anna Carter, President and Co-founder of Eden Invitation (www.edeninvitation.com), joins us to unpack the response to "the Responsum" from the CDF about the Church's inability to bless Same-sex unions. 

We look at the difference in communication style between Catechesis and Evangelization, and take the time to explore the various interior responses to the CDF document.

Dr. Timothy P. O'Malley, from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame (https://mcgrath.nd.edu/), joins us to talk about his new book "Real Presence: What Does It Mean, and Why Does It Matter?" (Available on Ave Maria Press).

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Louis Damani Jones joins us to talk about what we are owed, and what we owe to each other. Separate from Almsgiving, Justice is accepting the responsibility to meet someone else's rights due to their being made in the Image and Likeness of God.

We explore the distinction and dig into the difference.

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Joe Heschmeyer (www.shamelesspopery.com) joins to talk about the role of the Wilderness/Desert/Desolation in the Spiritual life of a disciple.

Win a copy of "When Christ Suffered: A Doctor's Journey Through the Passion" by Thomas W. McGovern, MD by sharing a recent story on our Facebook or Twitter of how God subverted your expectations and what it taught you about God and about yourself. 

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Karianna Frey (kariannafrey.com), author of Serviam Non Serviam: A Daily Examination of Conscience Journal, joins us to talk about the hard work of discerning our hidden faults.

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Dr. Maria C. Morrow joins us to talk about her new book "A Meaningful Parent's Guide for a Meaningful Lent.

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The OSV Innovation Challenge is back! I talk with Dr. Matt Smith, the Director of Strategic Alliances at the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation about the place of Innovation in the life of a missionary disciple, about Saints who are known for innovation, and the work OSV is doing to foster innovation today.

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Jennifer Fitz (www.jenniferfitz.com) joins us to talk about the importance of fostering positive discourse, and how to avoid misunderstandings as we seek to share the Gospel.

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Dr. Mark Giszczak, from the Augustine Institute, joins us to talk about the importance of Sacred Scripture in our lives and talks to us about the new ESV-CE translation of the Bible distributed by the Augustine Institute.

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Verbum has a big sale on Bibles this week (including the ESV-CE), visit https://verbum.com/sunday-of-the-word-of-god. 

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