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 […]

038: The Crucial Role of Catholic Fiction with Fr. Richard Infante

Every so often I get the point where I just can’t take it anymore. The Art of Catholic community knows I’m totally into spiritual theology. But every now and then I hit the wall. I just can’t read another book on prayer, the 3 stages of the spiritual life, or the virtues. I need something a […]

036: The Amazing Life and Power of Angels with Mike Aquilina

“For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). Since the last show was, shall we say, a bit dark, I decided we needed a burst of light. How much more light can you get than angels? And to shed light on an already bright and […]

028: Part 2 – The (Very) Ancient Origins of Marian Devotion

I told you it was good. Part one of my interview with Mike Aquilina about his book Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady Through the Ages was awesome. The conclusion is even better. You’ve got to hear Mike because he really gets fired up showing how even heretics and atheists understood early Christian devotion to the Mother of God, […]

027: Part 1 – The (Very) Ancient Origins of Marian Devotion

I sure wish I’d known this 18 years ago. I’d probably have become Catholic a lot faster. In this episode of The Art of Catholic, I’ve got one of my favorite people, Mike Aquilina, ready to lay down some serious Early Church knowledge. But we’re not just interested in history. We’re going to dig into […]

017: The Bible and the Church Fathers

We all want to know where we come from. What are our biological roots? Who are we related to? People spend a lot of money every year tracing their family tree (hoping it forks!). As Christians, we should desire to know our family tree, too. Like in our natural families, we should want to know […]