064: Holy Week Special – Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Holy Week is upon us. Hasn’t Lent flown by? It seems like Ash Wednesday was just a couple weeks ago. And oftentimes we get to this point thinking we could have done a lot more…So let’s do something about it. In this episode of the Art of Catholic, we’re not going to just talk about theology. We’re […]

062: The Hidden Power of Kindness

Make no mistake, this episode is going to challenge you. But it can also dramatically transform your relationships with other people…and God. It’s full of deep and practical wisdom that you can start to practice immediately. Our topic is kindness – real kindness – the kindness identified by St. Paul in Galatians. In other words, this is way beyond the “be […]

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 […]

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 calls the “soul of theology” […]

059: Unleashing the Rosary with Fr. Don Calloway

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re at war. We need a weapon. A powerful one. One feared by the Devil. Most of us already have one. <SCROLL DOWN FOR AUDIO PLAYER> It’s called the rosary. And if wielded properly it cuts through the darkness like a light saber (especially if it’s glow-in-the-dark:). In this special […]

057: The Primacy of Mary’s Divine Maternity & Why It Matters

Why do Catholics exalt Mary? I don’t mean in general. I mean specifically.  The answer may surprise you.  Is it because she’s perfect? Kind of. But there’s a deeper reason. So in this “brief” episode, I’ll dig in a little to the underlying, foundational reason we venerate Our Lady. In this episode we’ll discuss: Why […]