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056: The Scariest Verse in Scripture…and How To Survive It

A lot of passages in Scripture make me uncomfortable. But this one scares the dickens out of me. In Matthew 12:36, Jesus declares “I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter.” Uhhh…”every careless word”? (Insert teeth chattering.) Now I don’t know […]

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049: The 7 Deadly Sins & How To Crush Them

They are the most infamous of sins. Why? Because they will knock you down, beat you up, and kick you to the curb. To put it bluntly, they can send you to hell. Thankfully, there are remedies for fighting these 7 Deadly Sins (aka the 7 Capital sins…perhaps due to […]

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026: 5 Keys to Breaking Bad Habits

Admit it. Just like everybody else, your 2016 New Year’s resolutions are already in the toidy. (That’s a technical term.) And for most of us,  those resolutions dealt with habits we’ve acquired and want to get rid of like smoking, drinking, or Jazzercise. Then there are those virtuous habits we want to acquire. […]

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003: 30 Days With Teresa of Avila

Can you think of anyone better? I don’t think so. Teresa of Avila is one of greatest spiritual theologians in the history of the Church. In fact, this 16th century Spanish mystic is the “Doctor of Prayer”. Join me in discussion with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the spiritual legacy of this dynamite […]

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9 Steps to Deep Devotion (Part 1)

Are you devoted to God? I mean, really devoted? Not long ago I interviewed Dan Burke, author and president of the Avila Institute on my radio show. (Look for it on iTunes soon – “The Art of Catholic.”) We were talking about a book he edited by St. Peter Alcantara, titled […]

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Did You Have A “Rash Wednesday”?

“I’m giving up all tv, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter…Nothing edible will enter my body for forty days. And I’m going to read all 150 Psalms daily while wearing a hair shirt that would bring Bigfoot to tears.” Sound familiar? We’re all big talkers at the beginning of Lent, aren’t we? […]

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