Kresta in the Afternoon
Well-known Catholic speaker and author Al Kresta speaks with people from all walks of life on various topics of the day, and about their walk with the Lord.
The Four Dimensions of Eucharistic Culture
Paul Kengor tells the history of the Church’s resistance against slavery. Dr. Timothy O’Malley joins us to explain the four elements that lay the foundation of a Eucharistic culture.
Pope Francis and Synodality
Al reviews what Pope Francis has said about his vision of a Synodal Church, and Andre Villeneuve discusses what the Jewish High Holidays say about the coming of Messiah. Matthew Bunson reviews a wide variety of Church news and Mike O'Dea shares the work being done at the Heart of Christ Clinic.
The Laborers in the Vineyard
Why does Matthew begin his Gospel with a detailed geneaology? Al discusses. Also, Mark Movsesian updates us on the crisis in Armenia and Peggy Stanton previews this Sunday’s Gospel, the parable of the Laborers in the Field. Dr. Edward Sri discusses St. Matthew’s use of the Old Testament and Rob Muise reports on a victory for religious liberty and tomorrow’s Congressional hearings on anti-Catholic bias in the DOJ.
Faith and Reason
Ave Maria University’s Michael Dauphinais looks at the 25th anniversary of JPII’s Fides et Ratio and Lea Wojciechowski-Ross discusses the Joy of Evangelization and the St. Paul Street Evangelization gala. What did Pius XII know about the Holocaust, when did he know it, and how did he respond? Ron Rychlak joins us.
Hope after Suicide
Fr. George Elliott has tips for discerning your vocation and Fr. Chris Alar offers hope to those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. What are some heterodox positions that are challenging the historic teaching on the nature of Christ’s Resurrection body? We explore it with Dr. Jim Ware.
Rediscovering the Eucharist
Guest Host Gary Michuta and John Martignoni discuss a “blue-collar” response to Protestant challenges of Church teachings. Fr. Dwight Longenecker examines whether St. Joseph of Cupertino really flew, and Deacon Dennis Lambert shares how the Eucharist led him back to the Church.
Building Catholic Men as Catholic Leaders
Robert Tunmire discusses how we can build men as authentic Catholic leaders. We discuss the Seven Sorrows of Mary and her other unknown sorrows with Steve Ray.
The Eucharistic Christology of Pope Benedict
Andrew Petiprin joins us to discuss the legacy of Blaise Pascal and Mark Regnerus explains the surge in people who identify as LGBTQ. Al and Marcus Peters explore the Eucharistic Christology of Pope Benedict.
The Quest for Faith
Guest host Gary Michuta talks with Bryan Topham, a recent convert to Catholicism, to share his story, Chris Vitale about how the Eucharist helped him form a personal relationship with Christ, William Albrecht discusses what Simeon meant when he said a sword would pierce Mary’s heart. Also, Dan Gonzalez dives into the deep meanings of the Mass.
The Centrality of Sacrifice to the Eucharist
Why can’t the Church bless same-sex unions? Al discusses and talks with Tyler Graham about the centrality of sacrifice to the Eucharist. Why do fewer Americans have a high regard for American Values than in the past? We talk with Mark Movsesian. Also, Terence Sweeney discusses what St. Augustine would say about being pastoral.
Preaching a Gospel that is not Watered Down
Guest Host Pete Burak talks with Rachel Herbeck about not “watering-down” the Gospel and Brett Salkeld discusses how to incorporate Catholic education in all areas of life. Jake and Heather Khym talk about finding deeper healing in Jesus. Terry Poplava joins us with some steps to take stewardship.
Religious Dialogue is not Hostile to the Gospel
Matthew Bunson joins us with the latest on Fulton Sheen, the Synod and a wide variety of other Church news. When Fr. Burke Masters was a kid, he dreamed of playing professional baseball. Now he’s hit a grand slam for God. He shares the story.
When a Brother Sins Against You
Richard White shares how Jimmy Buffett’s music helped him grow in his own faith and Monica Miller and Eric Scheidler invite you to join in the National Day of Remembrance for aborted children. We examine the origins of gender ideology with Abigail Favale.
Christ’s Plan for Priests
Eduardo Echeverria examines the state of Catholic-Protestant dialogue and Samuel James reviews the kinds of Christian stereotypes that appear in film. We talk about Christ’s plan for priests with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
The Love that Made Mother Teresa
David Scott honors the feast of Teresa of Calcutta and Mark David Hall discusses the Christian foundations of religious liberty. Michael Heinlein honors the life of Francis Cardinal George.
The Five Pillars of Principled Entrepreneurship
Happy Labor Day! Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle has advice for reclaiming Sunday as a day of rest and Dan Weingartz discusses incorporating faith and business. Donna David Bahnsen discusses economic truths such as “There’s No Free Lunch” and Andreas Widmer presents Five Pillars of Principled Entrepreneurship.
We explore the meaning of beauty with Jimmy Mitchell and Msgr. Stephen Rossetti discusses how priests are reacting to these challenging times. Keaton Douglas shares how Catholic spirituality can help with our crisis of addiction.
The Treasure of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Guest Host Marcus Peter discusses the history of the Catholic intellectual tradition with Robert Royal, Peggy Stanton discusses this week’s Gospel "Get behind me, Satan!" and Fr. Brian Carpenter on René Girard and the Eucharist as the Eschatological Sacrifice.
Understanding John’s Gospel
We examine the opening verses of the Gospel of John with Anthony Esolen. Chuck Gaidica shares the story of his return to the Church.
The Confessions of Augustine
Dr. Harvey Klehr, an expert on the history of Soviet espionage, tells us how Soviet spies helped the USSR develop the atomic bomb. Dr. John Love details the live and writings of St. Augustine and Sean Forrest updates us on the work he is doing to help the poorest of the poor in Haiti, which has been ravaged by violence.
The Authority of Mary
We enjoy an extensive look at the Authority of Mary with Dr. Monica Miller. Our society’s fear of death makes it hard to appreciate the anointing of the sick. Roger Nutt from Ave Maria University gives us a re-introduction to the sacrament.
Our Church is Built on the Rock
Ed Clancy updates us on escalating persecution of Christians in Pakistan and Al takes a deep dive into this Sunday’s Gospel and Jesus’ declaration that Peter is The Rock. Matthew Bunson joins us with a recap of several Church news stories, including the death of a disgraced bishop, and Al examines a claim that the Synod on Synodality is a Pandora’s Box.
Peter is the Rock
How can we reclaim family time in a noisy, busy world? Tim and Sue Muldoon join us, and Peggy Stanton looks ahead to this week’s Gospel when Jesus declares Peter as the Rock. Sue Ellen Browder tells the story of how she helped hijack the Women’s Movement.
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love (and Wrath) of God
Peter Herbeck joins us on a quest for the meaning of Freedom and Truth. Jess Keating celebrates the feast of St Rose of Lima.
What Did Hitler believe about God, religion, and faith?
What did Hitler believe about God, religion and faith? Richard Weikart joins us. Plus, Do you feel uncertain about how to share your Catholic faith with others, especially as society increasingly rejects religion? Why not follow examples from the scriptures and saints to guide you? We talk with Kevin Cotter, who has tips for becoming a daily disciple in a hostile world.
Forming Authentic Catholic Leaders
Why is the family on the decline in Mexico? Matthew Hoffman joins us, and Daniel Guernsey shares a new initiative for forming authentic Catholic leaders. Mark Movsesian updates us on the persecution of Armenian Christians and Dr. Steve Doran breaks down the bioethical concerns of animal organ transplants and brain death.
Overcoming Crisis with the Beatitudes
We examine JRR Tolkien’s modern thought with Ralph Wood and overcome crisis using the Beatitudes with Jonathan Dodson. Adam Tate tells stories of Catholics in pre-Civil War America.
Loving the Sacrament of Confession
Guest Host Tom Nash and Kevin Wells discuss rebuilding the Church, Peggy Stanton looks ahead to this Sunday’s Gospel, Bobby Angel discusses the power of Confession, and Matthew Bunson has the latest on the fires in Hawaii.
Bad Ideas have Bad Consequences
Guest Host Marcus Peter discusses the history of bad ideas and bad consequences with Joseph Pearce, David Bonagura has ideas for building an evangelistic culture, Rick Spinello discusses the tragedy of shamelessness, and Pat Flynn joins us with a response to the philosophy of naturalism.
The Quest for the Historical Mary
We look at the history of Marian devotion and the quest for the historical Mary with Rachel Fulton Brown. We look at the appearances of Mary in the Gospel of John with Michael Pakaluk.
The Existence of God - Evidence from History's Greatest Thinkers
Ed Feser helps us look for proofs of the existence of God in the writings of history’s greatest thinkers. David Sanborn shares how studying John Chapter 6 led him to the Church.
The Truth is Still Beautiful
Was a blind girl miraculously healed at World Youth Day? Matthew Bunson has the story, and Peggy Stanton looks to this Sunday’s Gospel when Peter walks on water. It’s been 30 years since John Paul II’s publication of Veritatis Splendor. We talk about it with Ave Maria University’s Dr. Steven Long.
Gerard Verschuuren, Matthew D'antuono, Dr David Anders and more!
Gerard Verschuuren helps us answer the moral questions of the age and Matthew D'antuono discusses the problem created by the false dichotomy set up by testing that something is either true or neither right nor wrong. In the second hour, Dr. David Anders shares how discovering the Church saved his marriage.
Lessons from Saint Dominic
Fr. Patrick Briscoe gives an insight into the life of St. Dominic, and we discuss Fulton Sheen’s analysis of the atomic bombings with Dr. Chris Shannon. Why did Jesus seem to be reluctant to heal the girl possessed by demons? Al discusses, then we talk with Donald Wallenfang about the life and thought of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
The Eucharist is Really Jesus
Marcus Peter talks with Joe Heschmeyer on why The Eucharist is Really Jesus and then Clem Harrold joins us to discuss his article in First Things entitled “Why Conservatives Keep Bending the Knee to Gay Rights.” Fr. Mitch Pacwa joins Marcus Peter to discuss his book “Wheat and Tares.”
The Transfiguration and the Trauma of the Holy
Al shares a commentary about the Transfiguration and on August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, annihilating both cities and finally brining and end to the war. Fr. Bill Miscamble and Al discuss was the atom bomb morally justified? Rod Bennett joins Al to talk about the biggest lie about the early Church.
Catholic Identity in a Secular Culture
Justin McClain talks about Catholic identity in a secular culture and Casey Chalk joins us to talk about his book “The Obscurity of Scripture.” We talk with Jared Staudt about this in his latest book, “How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization.”
Conscience Before Conformity
Alexis Love shares what it’s been like to take her family of 10 to World Youth Day and Paul Shrimpton tells the story of the White Rose resistance against the Nazis. Trent Horn helps us expose the Counterfeit Christs and find Jesus among the imposters.
Atomic Bombs and Just War Theory
What do Catholic Just War principles say about the dropping of the atomic bombs? We talk with Dr. Steven Long from Ave Maria University. Also, Peter Range has an update on the pro-life fight in Ohio. Is Social Justice “just?” Dr. Robert Whaples weighs in, and Matthew Bunson reports live from World Youth Day in Portugal.
Who was St. Alphonsus Liguori?
We celebrate the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori. Also, Phil Campbell looks at the rise of practical atheism and Al asks is the Bible supports slavery. John Burger shares the story of Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk’s ongoing faith in Ukraine.
(Extra) Ordinary God Moments
Has California’s Math curriculum gone “woke?” Dr. Bill Evers joins us, and Rich Ferniocla unveils the surprising Catholic story behind America’s first recorded shark attack. Paul Kengor tells the history of the Church’s resistance against slavery.
We discuss indulgences with Mary Moorman, Peggy Stanton on this weekend's Gospel reading, and we discuss Alexis de Tocqueville.
The Four Dimensions of Eucharistic Culture
Matthew Bunson previews next week’s World Youth Day and Kody Cooper looks at issues of Reason, Faith and Morality in the story of Oppenheimer. Dr Timothy O’Malley joins us to explain the four elements that lay the foundation of a Eucharistic culture.
Essential Encounters with God
We look at the phenomenon of Christian conversion with Fr. Donald Haggerty, Bob Schuchts explores the healing power of Jesus and the sacraments, and John Bergsma discusses the Jewish roots of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Prophetic Power of Humane Vitae
We discuss the anniversary of Humane Vitae with Mary Eberstadt and Ali Ghaffari shares how he went from atheism to founding a Catholic school. Steve Ray takes us on a deep dive into the Book of Genesis.
Why Humane Vitae was Right
Who was the real Oppenheimer? Al discusses the man behind the hit new film. Also, Chad Bauman gives us a look at Christian persecution in India and Teresa Tomeo invites you to draw nearer to the Eucharist in Italy. A group of doctors has spoken out against transgender treatments for kids. Wes Smith has the details, and we celebrate the anniversary of Humane Vitae with John Grabowski.
The Saints Who Saw Hell
Paul Thigpen tells us about the saints who had visions of Hell – and what they saw. What religion can save society? Dr. Scott Hahn joins us.
Unity in the Eucharist
Guest host Marcus Peters discusses Unity in the Eucharist with Owen Vyner, Peggy Stanton looks to the separation of the Wheat and Tares, and Matthew Bunson discusses the legacy of Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, and the Synod on Synodality.
God and the Space Program
This week is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Kendrick tells the story of the US space program and the religious lives of some of the astronauts. Fr. Sean Davidson discusses the life of St. Mary Magdalene, the Prophetess of Eucharistic Love, and Richard Watts asks if life’s best things can be bought.
The 700th Anniversary of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Canonization
We celebrate the 700th anniversary of Aquinas’ canonization with Randall Smith. Also, Al discusses more on the Synod on Synodality and Edmund Miller shares what he has learned talking with women in crisis pregnancies.
Scenes from the Persecution in Iraq and Nigeria
The National Eucharistic Congress is exactly a year away! Al talks with Tim Glemkowski, and Steve Rasche tells stories of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. What would St. Augustine have to say about being Pastoral? We talk with Terence Sweeney, and Stephanie Mann tells us the story of Carmelite Nuns who were martyred on this day during the French Revolution.
What is a Synodal Church?
Paul Kengor shares how he found the incorrupt among the corruption in Paris, and Jerry Salyer looks at the legacy of the classic “Genius of Christianity.” Also, Al discusses the meaning of a Synodal Church. We discuss the meaning and purpose of conversion with Peter Herbeck.
Pope Francis Names 21 New Cardinals
The FDA has approved an over-the-counter birth control pill. Michael New explains why. Peggy Stanton gives us a closer look at the upcoming Sunday Gospel, the Parable of the Sower. John Burger shares stories from Ukranian Prelate Sviatoslav Shevchuk on the resilience of the Church in Ukraine, and Matthew Bunson introduces us to the Church’s newest batch of Cardinals-to-be.
Religion Benefits Us All
Mark Regnerus looks at the rise in LGBT identification among the younger generations, Chris Martin shares what happened when he asked God to do big things, Kevin Wells tells us about the incredible work the Sisters of Mary are doing to combat human trafficking, and Chuck Gaidica looks at how religion is beneficial for health.
Church Councils: 100 Questions and Answers
Guest Host Marcus Peter and David Sherwood discuss how Aristotle can help us understand the Eucharist. Can Physics Explain Consciousness? We talk about it with Dr. Stephen Barr, and we look at the Ecumenical Councils with Paul Senz.
Where do Human Rights Come From?
The Scopes Monkey Trial began on this day in 1925. Stephen Meyer gives us a look at the case. What makes Benedict of Nursia the Father of Western Monasticism? Bill Cook is our guest.
The Catechist as Healer
How can Dante help us explain Hell? Guest Host Marcus Peter talks with Louis Markos. The Gender Ideology revolution is linked to another disturbing idea – the rise of the notion that parents are defined by function rather than biology. Guest Host Marcus Peter talks with Carl Trueman.
Guests: Matthew Bunson, Peggy Stanton, John Czarnetzky, Alicia Hartle
With the appointment of a new head of the #DDF, has #Pope Francis found his Ratzinger? Matthew Bunson joins us, and Peggy Stanton looks to Jesus’s promise that his yoke is easy and burden, light. John Czarnetzky returns with a further look at last week’s Supreme Court decisions and Alicia Hartle discusses the work of the Catholic #Charistmatic movement
Guests: Chris Shannon, Terry Mattingly & Steve Ray
What can a country’s National Anthem reveal about that nation’s citizens? Al looks at some examples, and Chris Shannon connects Independence Day and Catholic Social Teaching. In the second hour Terry Mattingly analyses the media reaction to the Supreme Court’s 303 Creative decision, and Steve Ray shares how becoming Catholic gave him a deeper appreciation of the Precious Blood of Jesus.
Independence Day and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
What can a country’s National Anthem reveal about that nation’s citizens? Al looks at some examples, and Chris Shannon connects Independence Day and Catholic Social Teaching.
We Hold These Truths
Thomas Kidd details the complicated faith life of Ben Franklin. What did Jefferson mean when he wrote “We hold these truths?” Al discusses and Ron White takes us through Lincoln’s private debates on slavery.
A Pilgrimage through American History
We take a Catholic pilgrimage through US history with Kevin Schmiesing. Mark Noll gives us an in-depth look at the role of the Bible in American history.
Common Sense, From 1776 to 2023
Dean Czarnetzky of the Ave Maria School of Law joins us with his analysis of a busy two days at the Supreme Court. Richard Vedder reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Student Loan forgiveness and Phillip Munoz discusses what the Declaration of Independence means today.
The Search for St. Peter’s Bones
Peggy Stanton looks to Jesus’ radical call to discipleship in this Sunday’s Gospel and Daniel Williams explores the origins of the pro-life movement. We celebrate the Feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul with the story of how St. Peter’s bones were lost and found – and then lost and found again.
We talk with Andrew Petiprin about the legacy of Blaise Pascal, and Al explains how he responds to claims that Pope Francis is “undermining” the Church. Gretchen Crowe joins us with the story of how Rachel Muha came to forgive the men who murdered her son.
Unpacking the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris
We take a closer look at the Synod on Synodality’s working document with Stephen White, and Samuel James breaks down the 5 “types” of Christians we typically see in pop culture. Al examines what the missing sub story tells us about the news media and we talk with Helen Alvare about religious liberty after the Sexual Revolution.
The Intersection of Faith and Science
Guest Host Marcus Peter and David Bereit look back at the year since the Dobbs ruling, and John Martignoni has tips on where to start with apologetics. The claim that Faith and Science are incompatible just won’t go away. We counter this claim with Dr. Matthew Ramage.
We wrap up our broadcast from Acton University talking with Charlie Self about spirit-empowered Churches and Marvin Olasky about compassionate conservatism. Also, Michael Kenney previews this weekend’s Celebrate Life day. We talk the meaning of Race with Ismael Hernandez, and Kevin Vallier discusses Catholic integralism.
Theology of Work
In Today’s broadcast from Acton University, David Bahnsen explains the national debt and Scott Rae takes a deep dive into the Theology of Work. We continue with Fr Roger Landry, who continues our discussion of the National Eucharistic Revival, and Andreas Widmer presents 5 pillars of principled entrepreneurship.
The Economy of Pope Francis
We continue from Acton University. Tim Carney previews America’s coming Baby Bust – and what we can do about it – and Fr. Raymond de Souza helps us understand the Economy of Pope Francis. John Pinheiro discusses liberalism and the American founding, and Brandon Vaidyanathan explains what is meant by an organizational culture.
Natural Law, Natural Theology and the Protestant Critique
We’re broadcasting from Acton University! Fr. Robert Sirico tells us more about this unique conference and Frank Beckwith compares Protestant and Catholic views of Natural Law and Natural Theology. Jay Richards confronts anti-human ideologies and Matthew Bunson takes a look at the working document for the Synod on Synodality.
The Blind Spots of Secularism
We talk with Christian Smith about what Atheism can’t deliver. Thomas More is well-known as a lawyer and champion of the faith – but few are aware of the vastness of his writings. We talk about them with Gerry Wegemer.
The Adventure of Living in Christ
Leo DeLorenzo joins us with a look at how St Joseph is a model for fathers and for all of us. Mike Shaughnessy discusses the special role grandparents play in a family’s life.
Evolution and the Bible
Guest Host Marcus Peter talks with Dr. Monica Miller and Michael Kenney about updates on the pro-life front and with Dr. Matthew Ramage about evolution and the Bible.
Heart of the Redeemer
We discuss devotion to the Sacred Heart with Dr. Timothy O’Donnell. Eduardo Echeverria looks at JPII’s teachings for an unbelieving world.
From the White House to the White Cross
Peggy Stanton shares her journey from the White House to the White Cross.
Viewing the Eucharist through an Old Testament
Guest Host Marcus Peter takes an Old Testament view of the Eucharist with Andre Villeneueve and Fr. Roger Chikri updates us on the plight of Christians in Lebanon. We discuss the founding fathers with Justin McClain and Tom Nash takes us back to the Biblical roots of the Mass.
Peggy Stanton, Peter Kreeft, Peter Herbeck and much more
The feast of Corpus Christi is upon us! Peggy Stanton joins us to dive into the Gospel, and Peter Kreeft imagines a conversation on the Eucharist between CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and Billy Graham. Then in Hour 2, are you “woke” or “awake?” Peter Herbeck joins us as we launch a new video discussion with Noelle Mering. Then Peter and his wife Debbie share lessons from their 35 years in the “school of love.”
Connections Between the Koran and the Bible.
We remember Pat Robertson, the noted minister and political activist who died today, and Peter Flies shares why getting a DUI was the “Best Day of his Life.” Gabriel Reynolds examines the connections between the Koran and the Bible.
A Catholic Look at the Old Testament
We take a detailed walk through the Old Testament with Brant Pitre, and we continue our discussion of the Old Testament with Dr. John Bergsma.
Where to Begin with the Reformation?
Gary Scott Smith tells the story of FDR’s D-Day prayer, offered on this day in 1944, and the Guadalupe Workers Edmund Miller and Alicia Wong share stories from their years of Sidewalk Counseling. We take a deep dive into what happened in the Christian Reformations with Carlos Eire.
June is for the Sacred Heart
Al talks with Stephen White about why this is the month of the Sacred Heart, and Steven Greydanus looks at Disney’s support of Pride Month and recent positive fatherhood roles in films. How has the Church approached the Doctrine of the Trinity? We take a deep dive with Dr. John Love.
Guest host Matthew Bunson talks with Catherine Hadro, who just visited the monastery where thousands of pilgrims are flocking to see Sister Wilhhelmina’s apparently incorrupt remains. We also talk about the lost meaning of sacrifice with Tyler Graham. Andrea Picciotti Bayer examines religious liberty at the Supreme Court, and we look ahead to the Sunday Gospel with Peggy Stanton.
Why the Prosperity Gospel Fails
Guest host Marcus Peter and Thomas Storck discuss the failures of the Prosperity Gospel, and Justin McClain asks if Catholic educators should swear oaths of fealty to the Church. We celebrate the Feast of Justin Martyr with Rod Bennett, looking at how Justin helped win the Scripture Wars.
Receiving the Lord's Fire
Peter Herbeck discusses receiving the Lord's Fire. The Visitation: How is Mary the Ark of the New Covenant? Steve Ray walks us through it.
The Second Coming of Christ
What does it mean to say that Christ will Come Again in Glory? Al discusses. What killed the Catholic University? Professor James Keating joins us. We explore the Problem of Pain with Phil Yancey.
Military Chaplains: Stories from the Barracks and Battlefield
On this Memorial Day, Sen. Tom Cotton gives us a soldier’s tour of Arlington and Fr Daniel Mode shares stories of military chaplains. On this Memorial Day, we look at the lives of Catholic Military wives with Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle and RJ Matava tells of the Mass on Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima.
Pentecost and the Birth of the Church
Guest Host Marcus Peter and Jared Staudt discuss what Jesus and the Eucharist can tell us about choice. Steve Ray takes a deep dive into what happened at Pentecost.
The Catechism and Pentecost
Guest Host Matthew Bunson and Clare Kosmalski look at a recent pro-life victory in South Carolina, and Peggy Stanton helps us get ready for Pentecost. Mike Aquilina discusses the early Church and the foundation of modern medicine.
Christian Heroes who Stood Against Islam
Matthew Bunson joins us with a look at the findings of an Illinois study of clerical sex abuse, along with other Church news. Raymond Ibrahim tells stories of Christian heroes who stood up against Islam.
Lessons from two Different Leaders
Al reflects on the legacies of two very different religious figures who recently died. We’ll also hear about the passage of a pro-life Nebraska bill and Jeremy McLelland tells us about the life of a Catholic comedian. Fr. Robert Sirico tells updates us on Jimmy Lai’s struggles in Hong Kong and Keaton Douglas shares how Catholic spirituality can help with our crisis of addiction.
American Catholic History
What do we miss when we talk about American Catholic History? Christopher Shannon joins us. Are Catholics “Preoccupied” with Sex? Al responds. Abigail Favale helps us understand the roots of the Gender Paradigm.
The Fruit of Conversion
Al and Peggy Stanton discuss the “Priestly Prayer” that Jesus offers in John chapter 17, and Michael Kenney lets you know about a new webinar this weekend exploring the future of the Pro-Life movement with Professor Robert George. We discuss bearing the Fruit of Conversion with Fr. Robert Spitzer.
The Necessity of the Ascension
Al and Fr. Thomas Weinandy explore how the Ascension and Pentecost are essential parts of Christ’s mission. Should we acknowledge Mary as our Co-Redemptrix? We look at the history of the debate with Dr. Robert Fastiggi.
The Beauty of Christ
Guest host Marcus Peter talks with Katy Conners about how she overcame a major heart issue during her last pregnancy, and James Matthew Wilson discusses the meaning of Truth and Beauty. We explore the theology of Middle Earth with Austin Freeman.
Modernist and Traditionalist Interpretations of Vatican II
Why do both modernist and traditionalist interpretations of Vatican II fail? We talk with Eduardo Echeverria.
Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Miracles
We celebrate Saturday’s Feast of Our Lady of Fatima with John Preiss and Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, looking at what happened that day and what has happened since. Al sits down with Lincoln Bishop Joseph Conley to discuss abortion bills, the transgender movement, and more.
Mother Amata Veritas shares her unique experience of motherhood leading the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Matthew Bunson has the details on a church that featured a “God is Trans” exhibit. We celebrate motherhood and the basis for Marian consecration with Shane Kapler, and Msgr. Stephen Rossetti gives us a look at the psychological and spiritual health of priests.
Mother Amata Veritas
Al speaks with Mother Amata Veritas of the Dominican Sisters of Mary.