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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: […]

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060: Advent-Christmas Typology Minicast

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way…especially when it comes to prayer and Scripture. In fact, you don’t need to have any hardcore theological training or lots of letters after your name to get a lot out of prayer. That said, actually studying the Bible – what Pope Benedict XVI […]

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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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“Blinded By The Light” Of The Dark Night

It sounds like something Darth Vader should be introducing…(cue the mechanical heaving breathing)…”The Dark Night of the Soul!” Perfect for Halloween. Many of us have heard something or other about this strange phenomenon made famous by St. John of the Cross. It’s the feeling of total abandonment by God experienced by […]

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