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 […]

Mary’s New Name

Every time we pray a “Hail Mary,” we’re repeating the words of the Angel Gabriel. Kind of… The Angel Gabriel never says, “Hail, Mary.” Instead, he says, “Hail, full of grace” (Lk 1:28). In other words, he calls her by a new name. Just like other figures in salvation history whose name change denotes something […]

075: The Secret to Astonishing Faith: Surviving Your Sea of Galilee

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> Ever felt yourself sinking? St. Peter certainly did when after he briefly walked toward our Lord on the surging waves of the Sea of Galilee. And you have to hand it to Peter. He jumped out of the boat during a raging storm. All because Christ said, “Come.” That’s exactly […]

Did You Have a R-ASH Wednesday?

“I’m giving up all tv (except for March Madness), Facebook, and coffee is a thing of the past. In fact, nothing edible will grace my gullet for forty days. And I’m going to read the entire Bible front to back in Hebrew and Greek while wearing a hair shirt that would bring Bigfoot to tears.” […]

073: Part 2 Rediscovering the Power of JPII’s Theology of the Body

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> There are several questions every Christian needs to ask themselves on a regular basis. The problem is that the world has warped most of our minds to the point that even if we answer them, we’re not answering correctly. And there are consequences. (More on the questions themselves later…) In […]

072: Rediscovering the Power of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> Tick…tick…tick… Famous Catholic author, George Weigel, said Pope St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body is  a “theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences sometime in the third millennium of the Church.” That time has come. In fact, we’re practically past time. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the […]