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085: Discerning God’s Will with St. Ignatius of Loyola

<scroll to bottom for podcast> Decisions, decisions… Life holds a lot of options and it’s often hard to know which way to go, especially when it comes to serious, life-changing matters. Thankfully, we’ve got help. St. Ignatius of Loyola penned his famous Spiritual Exercises to enable people to discern the […]

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Why “Mother of God” is Mary’s Most Crucial Title

It’s no coincidence that we begin every year with the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Along with her Immaculate Conception, Our Lady’s Divine Maternity is one of the two fundamental truths about Mary. Everything else we believe about her revolves around these two teachings. But interestingly, the consensus of most […]

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084: Heresy or Holy? The Question of Marian Consecration

<scroll to bottom for podcast player> “‘Slaves of Mary?’ Are you kidding me?” That was my first (second, third…tenth) reaction to the words of St. Louis de Montfort in True Devotion to Mary, the classic text on our topic.  The whole idea of consecrating yourself to anyone other than Jesus Christ […]

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How To Achieve Constant Prayer

Did you know that every part of our life is meant to be powered by prayer…everything! Is that even possible? Since “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26) , the answer is a resounding “Yes!” How? Well it starts with what we call “finite prayer.” A finite prayer is one […]

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081: Kings, Prophets, & Popes

<Scroll to bottom for podcast player> What should we do? That’s the question that keeps coming up in my conversations and email exchanges. What is the appropriate response of faithful Catholics to this ongoing crisis? While some are leaving and others are all-out attacking, most of us are caught somewhere […]

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