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Exploring the Foundations and Implications of Faith

June 24, 2017

#137: Bp. Michael Sheridan — Evangelism


Bishop Michael Sheridan, of the diocese of Colorado Springs, talks with us about the role of families in evangelism, and pragmatic steps to encountering God in the Sacraments. 

A reading from St. Augustine on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

June 17, 2017

#136: Joe Heschmeyer — Love Precedes Evangelism


An encounter with Love always precedes evangelism. Our Rome correspondent, Joe Heschmeyer, joins us to discuss the role of encounter and shares the story of his initial and ongoing encounter with the love of God.

A reading from Evangelii Gaudium

June 10, 2017

#135: Tim Glemkowski — Evangelism and Detroit’s New Pastoral Letter


Tim Glemkowski, president of the L’Alto Catholic Institute, talks about evangelization and the Archdiocese of Detroit’s new pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. www.unleashthegospel.com

A reading from Evangelii Nuntiandi

June 3, 2017

#134: Sr. Mary Karolyn — The Person and Role of the Holy Spirit


Sr. Mary Karolyn, of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, discusses the person and role of the Holy Spirit, and how her relationship with the Holy Spirit helped clarify her vocation.

A reading from St. Irenaeus on the Sending of the Holy Spirit and the Pentecost Sequence

May 27, 2017

#133: Dr. Pia de Solenni — When Women Pray


Dr. Pia de Solenni (www.moraltheologian.com) discusses the ways in which authentic femininity manifests in prayer, and the new book to which she contributed “When Women Pray” available on Sophia Institute Press.

An Invocation of the Holy Spirit by St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi.

May 20, 2017

#132: Kristin Putnam — Anniversary Reflection on Marriage


It's a different sort of show this week. Kristin Putnam (my Darling Bride) joins the show for an intimate reflection on our first 11 years of marriage. Join us as we share our thoughts with one another.

May 13, 2017

#131: Bp. Daniel Mueggenborg – The Universal Call to Holiness


Bishop-Elect Daniel Mueggenborg talks about his encounter with the first American-born martyr, Fr. Stanley Rother, and with St. Teresa of Calcutta. 

We discuss the place of service in the Christian Life, and the Universal Call to Holiness.

A Reading from St. Peter Chrysologus

May 6, 2017

#130: Dr. Ray Guarendi — Parenting - Advice Worth Ignoring


Dr. Ray Guarendi, Clinical psychologist, father of 10, New York Times best-selling author, discusses his new book "Advice worth Ignoring" which contains proven strategies for effective and loving discipline, and gives solid reasons for why listening to the experts is not always your best option.

April 29, 2017

#129: Chuck Neff — Spiritual Direction, Marriage Enrichment


Chuck Neff, Host of The Inner Life on Relevant Radio, discusses Spiritual Direction, and Personal & Marital Growth. 

Our reading from Church History is from the Dialogue on Divine Providence by St. Catherine of Siena.

April 22, 2017

#128: Jeremy Priest — The Octave and Feast of Easter


Jeremy Priest, the Director of Family Life and Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Tulsa, discusses the origin and practice of the Octave of Easter.

We hear a homily on the Octave of Easter by Saint Augustine.