112: Developing a Powerful Theology of Home

https://youtu.be/owI4bVsCg1U At first I didn’t get it. But after taking a closer look, I now do…totally. I’m talking about a theology of home. So much of what happens in our lives and how we even approach life begins within the four walls of home. It’s thoroughly Catholic and way deeper than it first appears. I’m […]

111: Church Crisis, Hope, & the Path Forward with Ralph Martin

https://youtu.be/mxXO2XFkeb8 It’s a legitimate question. Is there a crisis in the Catholic faith? And if so, what exactly is it and where did it come from? Of course, there are a lot of facets to that question, some of them easier to see than others. So I brought in Dr. Ralph Martin, a man with […]

110: The Wildly Beautiful Conversion of John Edwards


There are conversion stories and then there are conversion stories. This is one you really want to hear. It’s the story of how a guy named John Edwards, co-founder of Virtual Catholic Conference, hit absolute rock-bottom…and I mean falling intot he cracks at the rock bottom…even while everyone else thought he was living the dream. […]

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 […]

Do Whatever He Tells You

Last Sunday (Jan 7th) we had one of my favorite Gospel stories – the Wedding Feast at Cana. It’s a great passage to reflect upon. And though I’ve never had a guest post, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to introduce to you JP Nunez, a young man with whom I used to work at […]

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 […]