048: How Almsgiving Can Save Your Life…Now and Later

Fasting? Powerful. Prayer? Absolutely necessary. Almsgiving? Can save you from death! In our last episode, we discovered the revolution that occurred in the Old Testament with regard to handling the consequences of sin. We saw how it evolved from something we had to wait and endure, to something akin to a debt we could “pay […]

047: The Secret Back Door Out of Purgatory Nobody Talks About

If I was to ask you the quickest way out of purgatory, or even perhaps the quickest way into heaven, what would you say? “Be a saint.” Good. But what should we do when we fall short? What about when we sin? “Get to confession,” you reply. Excellent. But then what? Is there a way to […]

046: St. John Paul II Through the Eyes of a Swiss Guard

Pope St. John Paul II is one of the most beloved popes of all time. He touched the lives of millions. But his impact is far from over. JPII was a world-class philosopher. He taught us truths about ourselves, and humanity in general, in a way that made sense. He understood our deepest longings and turmoil. He […]

045: Fire From Above: Christian Contemplation & Mystical Wisdom

God didn’t just create you…He thirsts for you! His heart is bursting with love for you! Yes, you! That is the underlying message of the mystics. It’s also the underlying message of one of the best spiritual theologians in the United States. Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean at St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles can illuminate […]

044: Why You Should Thank A Dominican Right Now

Ever met someone who can trace their lineage back to some famous people? My dad’s family had an ancestor on the Mayflower. My in-laws brag they’re related to Stonewall Jackson. I recently discovered one of my relatives actually translated the spiritual masterpiece The Imitation of Christ a few hundred years ago. Family lines are very important and interesting. While […]