Does Santa Subtly Subvert the Sacred Story?!?!? Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame joins us to discuss his article from OSV Newsweekly.

Constance T. Hull (who blogs at swimmingthedepths.com) joins us to talk about making the most of what's left of Advent by making time to encounter God in silence, and letting that silence and stillness confront and heal our brokenness.

Mary Jo Gerd of www.lateforchurch.blog shares her Advent Life Hacks to Help your Family Grow in Holiness. 

Joe Heschmeyer joins us to talk about the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We talked about how fitting it is that Mary would be saved from even the stain of original sin for the sake of Christ. And we reflect on how we can gain a deeper understanding of both Advent and the Immaculate Conception by taking them both together.

 Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci join us to talk about their new book "Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey Through Miscarriage." This is a must-hear interview. Whether you know it or not, your life has been touched by miscarriage. This book is deeply touching and profoundly helpful. If you've experienced miscarriage this book will be a consolation. If you have not experienced miscarriage, this book will help you be a consolation to those who have.