Why “Mother of God” is Mary’s Most Crucial Title

It’s no coincidence that we begin every year with the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Along with her Immaculate Conception, Our Lady’s Divine Maternity is one of the two fundamental truths about Mary. Everything else we believe about her revolves around these two teachings. But interestingly, the consensus of most theologians is that Mary’s identity as Mother of […]

049: The 7 Deadly Sins & How To Crush Them

They are the most infamous of sins. Why? Because they will knock you down, beat you up, and kick you to the curb. To put it bluntly, they can send you to hell. Thankfully, there are remedies for fighting these 7 Deadly Sins (aka the 7 Capital sins…perhaps due to their abundance in Washington D.C.) And […]

044: Why You Should Thank A Dominican Right Now

Ever met someone who can trace their lineage back to some famous people? My dad’s family had an ancestor on the Mayflower. My in-laws brag they’re related to Stonewall Jackson. I recently discovered one of my relatives actually translated the spiritual masterpiece The Imitation of Christ a few hundred years ago. Family lines are very important and interesting. While […]

031: Part 2 of Soul Surfing with a Man Named “Bear”

What does the spiritual life of a ninja blackbelt surfer look like? The answer might surprise you. (The dude quotes Aquinas, for crying out loud.) Join me for the conclusion of my conversation with adventurer and EWTN radio host Bear Woznick. We’re getting deeper into the practicalities of meditative prayer and the overall trajectory of the […]

024: Part 2 – How To Explain the Immaculate Conception from the Bible

The more you understand it, the more you realize the Immaculate Conception is a fundamental part of the Gospel message. And, yes, it’s in the Bible…big time. This is part 2 of what I started in Episode 23. This episode is going to focus on the Angel Gabriel’s encounter with Mary in the Annunciation scene […]