109: Deep Prayer & the Power of Redemptive Suffering

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Don’t leave it on the table. Don’t walk away from the transforming power of two of the most important things in the spiritual life…deep prayer and the almost “too good to be true” opportunity of redemptive suffering. They will change your life. So if you’re anxious or uneasy, wondering what in the world has happened […]

102: Finding Hope and Divine Mercy Amidst Terrible Tragedy

Finding Hope and Divine Mercy Amidst Terrible Tragedy

The Lord wanted me to record this episode. I don’t say that lightly. He arranged it very deliberately…and now I know why. In this episode of the Art of Catholic, Fr. Chris Alar of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception joins me to share a tragically beautiful story of suicide, suffering, and Divine Mercy […]

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.” […]

The Reality of Suffering & the Hope of Salvation

Every now and then I come across young people who are on fire for the faith. They inspire me. They give me hope. About a year ago I was speaking in Chicago and met an “about to graduate” law school student named Daniel Box. After the talk, I went out with him, his wife, and […]

052: Catholic Q&A – Mary/Contraception/Suffering

We’ve all got questions. None more important then those dealing with our faith. Not long ago, I invited listeners to send me questions or issues with which they’re dealing. I got some great responses from all over the world. So in this special episode of The Art of Catholic, we’re going to deal with a […]