109: Deep Prayer & the Power of Redemptive Suffering

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Don’t leave it on the table. Don’t walk away from the transforming power of two of the most important things in the spiritual life…deep prayer and the almost “too good to be true” opportunity of redemptive suffering. They will change your life. So if you’re anxious or uneasy, wondering what in the world has happened […]

100: Correcting the Christian View of Death

Correcting the Christian View of Death

Yes, He is risen! Yes, Christ has conquered death! But are we ignoring the obvious? Have Christians lost sight of the powerful natural and supernatural aspects of dealing with the end of our earthly life? In this special 100th episode of the Art of Catholic, I bring back John Henry Crosby, founder and president of […]

The Tragic Beauty of the Cross

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There is only one way to be saved….period. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” These words of Christ in John 14:6 are some of the most famous in all of Scripture. But what most people don’t realize is that Christ declares them […]

Did You Have a R-ASH Wednesday?

“I’m giving up all tv (except for March Madness), Facebook, and coffee is a thing of the past. In fact, nothing edible will grace my gullet for forty days. And I’m going to read the entire Bible front to back in Hebrew and Greek while wearing a hair shirt that would bring Bigfoot to tears.” […]

074: Taking Your Lent to the Next Level

<scroll to bottom for podcast player> How about if we do it differently this time? I don’t know about you, but it seems like every year Ash Wednesday just sneaks up on me and I’m left scrambling trying to figure out what I’m going to do for Lent. I’m guessing I’m not the only one. […]

The Reality of Suffering & the Hope of Salvation

Every now and then I come across young people who are on fire for the faith. They inspire me. They give me hope. About a year ago I was speaking in Chicago and met an “about to graduate” law school student named Daniel Box. After the talk, I went out with him, his wife, and […]