090: Salvation – What Every Catholic Needs to Understand

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<Scroll to bottom for podcast player.> The infection has gone deep. Case in point…Several years ago I was at a very orthodox Catholic conference on the West Coast. Great talks. Great people. Great event. Then the wheels came off. During the homily at Mass, the priest gave a completely anti-Catholic homily. He didn’t do it […]

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 in the middle. We’ve always […]

The Dangers of War

The Lord dropped a spiritual bomb on me the other morning in adoration. And now I want to drop it on you. Like a lot of you, I continue to struggle with anger in the midst of all the garbage going on in the Church. Daily revelations of new coverups, not to mention the confusing […]

080: On the Current Crisis in the Catholic Church

<scroll to bottom for podcast player> These are not easy times for Catholics. I’ve received a lot of emails from people, and had a lot of conversations over the last several weeks with Catholics on the brink of despair. How could this happen? What is going on? What are we going to do? I share […]

061: Music Wars with Mike Aquilina

It sounds like a wild exaggeration. But according to best-selling author Mike Aquilina (a generally trustworthy source), it was music that saved the ancient world from its descent into despair. My first thought was “Seriously?” Yep. He’s not kidding.  It’s all in his book “How the Choir Converted the Word: Through Hymns, With Hymns, And […]

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 […]