013: The Question of Hell with Dr. Michael Healy

“Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Amen” We say that “Fatima prayer” at the end of every decade in the rosary. But what exactly are we begging deliverance from? This is probably the deepest podcast […]

Can A Rosary Be Wrong?

Can it ever be wrong to pray a rosary? Is the breviary sometimes bad? How about your list of litanies? The answer may surprise you. I already mentioned in a previous post that our life of prayer has to conform to our state in life. But there’s more. Our favorite “go-to” instruments are certainly not ever wrong in themselves […]

012: “Son of a Preacher Man” – Kevin Lowry

Question: What do you get when you take a Canadian Presbyterian pastor’s kid and send him to an orthodox American Catholic university where he has to take a Natural Family Planning class with a pretty girl? Answer: A convert with eight kids! That’s what. But unlike a lot of Catholic converts in the public eye, […]

How To Identify And Crush Your Predominant Fault!

Cue the Darth Vader theme music. It’s time to conclude our discussion of the greatest spiritual obstacle few of us want to dwell upon (or even know about). In my last post I forced us all to consider our Big Kahuna of sin, our Grand Poobah of iniquity – our Predominant Fault. It’s important because […]

011: Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic – David Currie

Paul got knocked off his high horse (maybe). Augustine heard a voice say “take and read.” David Currie got a catalog. The Lord moves us to conversion in mysterious ways. If you’re thinking “a catalog doesn’t seem like the most interesting of manners in which to convert”, you’re wrong. I love this conversion story. I mean, how many […]

The Biggest Obstacle To Spiritual Growth You’ve Never Heard Of

I’ve got one. You’ve got one. We’ve all got one, but we don’t like to talk about it…if we even know it exists. What am I talking about? Your Predominant Fault. “My what?” you exclaim. You heard me…or rather you heard one of the greatest spiritual theologians of the 20th century, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. What in […]