076: Psalm Basics for Catholics

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> It’s the book quoted by God the Father. It’s the book quoted by Christ on the Cross. It’s the one book we read at almost every Mass. It’s the Psalms. While many view the Psalms as merely a collection of beautiful poetry (which it is), there’s a whole more going […]

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 […]

054: Understanding Extreme Violence in the Bible

It’s not a pretty topic. But it has to be addressed. The extreme violence in Sacred Scripture (particularly the Old Testament) understandably causes a lot of people problems. After all, how are we supposed to reconcile this kind of bloodshed with a loving, merciful God? Why did He command it? How could He command it? Didn’t Jesus say to […]

040: Conclusion of “7 Core Beliefs of Catholicism…in Hebrews?”

If you’ve ever scratched your head after hearing or reading Hebrews (or even if you just scratch your head), this episode is for you. Unless you’re Catholic, it’s pretty difficult to make heads or tails of the book of Hebrews. And even if you are Catholic it can seem a bit odd at times. But once […]

037: The Fulfillment of All Desire with Ralph Martin

Hands down one of my favorite books of all time. Dr. Ralph Martin’s The Fulfillment of All Desire played a huge role in my desire to learn about, and grow in, the spiritual life. It’s a classic. (I’ve got hand-written notes all over the margins in my copy.) 2016 is the tenth anniversary of it’s publication […]

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 […]