Host Doug Keck and his guests reveal the lives and works of renowned Catholic authors, unveiling the Christian themes and philosophy that inspired their writing.
2022-01-02 - Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Jesus and the Old Testament Roots o
Dr. John Bergsma discusses his new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls. These “pen on paper” documents during the ministry of Our Lord fill in gaps in the culture and theology of the Old Testament, only implied in the Gospels.
Fr. Maurice Emelu An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word
"A Lenten day-by-day book with several goals," Fr. Maurice Emelu observes about his An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word - Lent. "To be changed in Christ, to be a believer in Christ, and above all, to gain humility, to know that we are all
Mike Aquilina Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized
Christianity, a crime punishable by death until the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., grew primarily by means of friendship. Today, friendship frees us from isolation, connects us in community, and is the best means of introducing others to the Lord Jesus.
2021-12-05 - Escape from Evil's Darkness: the Light of Christ in the Church, Spiritu
"Christ has victory over Satan," Fr. Spitzer says in discussing his new book, part of a trilogy on recognizing and confronting evil. He shows how to access Christ’s help to tip the balance in heaven and hell’s cosmic struggle.
Joseph Pearce, Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith; Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know
This biography of Pope Benedict XVI is, in Joseph Pearce’s own words, “the one go-to book on the life and legacy of Joseph Ratzinger, from his childhood through young manhood, to his appointment as Cardinal under John Paul II, to his accomplishments
Fr. Joseph Wolfe, presenter, In His Sandals: A Journey with Jesus
Fr. Joseph Wolfe presents In His Sandals, one of Mother Angelica’s Bible studies in book form. We learn that St. John, St. James, and St. Paul bid us surrender to God’s Providence and then enter His merciful presence, entrusting our souls to Jesus.
2021-11-07 - St. Joseph's Donkey, and the Beggar and the Bluebird
Two children’s books are on tap today. St. Joseph’s Donkey introduces kids to Joseph through his hardworking donkey. And a bluebird’s plans to fly south are derailed by a beggar’s pleas in The Beggar and the Bluebird.
They Might Be Saints: Stories of Exceptional Catholics
Host of EWTN’s "They Might Be Saints" covers the inspiring lives of 24 Venerables and Blesseds on the path to sainthood. Included is a demystification of the entire canonization process, with everything you've always wanted to know about sainthood.
2021-10-24 - Death: the Final Surrender
Fr. Cedric’s two near-death experiences in 1977 led him to turn his carpe diem lifestyle around and enter the seminary. He joins Doug to discuss his new book that details his powerful and life-changing testimony.
Dr. Christopher J. Malloy, False Mercy
False mercies alive and well in society today include no hell, no need to repent, and no such thing as sin. In False Mercy, Dr. Christopher Malloy stresses: we are all here on a pilgrimage, to go to heaven or hell. We are playing for high stakes.
2021-10-10 - My Battle Against Satan & the Devil Is Afraid of Me
Doug Keck reviews two of Fr. Gabriele Amorth’s books on spiritual warfare. As the world’s best-known exorcist, he writes openly about the reality of the devil and how we can assure our safety from spiritual attacks.
2021-10-03 - Neither Crystal Nor Gold: the Transformation of the Crystal Cathedral Into Christ Cathedral
A look at Rob Artigo’s new book that tells the story of Christ Cathedral. From its literal foundation to its art and architecture, this structure is an engineering marvel, alive with examples of the work of the Holy Spirit.
K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria, This Thing of Darkness
Two authors collaborate on a work of alternative fiction, a blend of fantasy and chilling realities, about Bela Lugosi, who first brought Count Dracula to film. A gripping story and a clash between Hollywood horror and the real horror of the world.
Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Editor: The Complementary of Women and Men
“God made us male and female,” Dr. Paul Vitz says, to give us a full picture of God’s image.” Complementarity (synergy) gives men and women equal dignity, complementary strengths, and creative powers, to which art, psychology, and theology attest.
Fr Joseph Wolfe, presenter, Mother Angelica’s Guide to the Spiritual Life
Fr. Joseph Wolfe shares remembrances of Mother's struggles to live a life of holiness and the wisdom she gained from those struggles. Mother passed her incomparable advice on to her family: her Sisters and also to us, her grateful t.v. audience.
Lawrence Maginot and David Carollo: The Marian Manifesto, The World’s Greatest Secret, and Night of Love
Larry Maginot discusses The Marian Manifesto, and the Immaculate Heart’s significance for world peace. David Carollo presents these books by John Haffert: The World’s Greatest Secret, and Night of Love. Haffert co-founded The Blue Army in 1947.
John Martignoni, Blue-Collar Apologetics
A manual of how to explain the faith to others, one of its all-important teaching is what John calls Ignorant Catholic Strategy: be willing to say, ‘I don’t know, but I’ll find out.' This frees us to talk about the faith in total freedom, with joy.
Chris Stefanick, Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day
Always upbeat, Chris Stefanick’s Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day emphasizes the importance of finding joy in every moment by being grateful for everything the Almighty sends us on our journey to heaven.
2021-09-19 - Finding Frassati and His Path to Holiness
Pier Giorgio Frassati loved to climb mountains, play practical jokes, and have political debates. But instead of pursuing worldly success, he aimed for holiness. Christine Wohar shares what she learned about Pier Giorgio, now a Blessed.
2021-09-12 - Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, in a Pandemic
Philip Lawler reflects on the past year of our life with Covid, and sets forth how we're to live our lives as Catholics, going forward with faith, not fear, and with consistently full access to the sacraments and freedoms as Americans.
2021-08-29 - Grace Explained: How to Receive and Retain God's Most Potent Gift
In his new book, Father Brian Mullady provides a very powerful explanation of Grace. As he tells host Doug Keck, we prepare for heaven by means of sanctifying grace, and thus enter into a loving relationship with God."
Austin Ruse, No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic
“God has placed us in remarkable but desperate times and given us a remarkable task, to defend His Church,” Austin Ruse of Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic says to Doug Keck. Ruse lays out simple steps we can take against tyranny.
Bishop Donald Hying, Love Never Fails: Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Lives
Love Never Fails is the Episcopal motto and a way of life for Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, as well as the title of his first book. He feels that his reflections on different aspects of the Catholic faith will be helpful to all of us.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, The House Was Filled with the Fragrance of the Perfume: A Spirituality of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Cardinal Fernando Filoni discusses the spirituality of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, observing that its mission is “… to nourish zeal toward the Land of Christ for the support of the Catholic Church and the Christian presence there.”
2021-08-15 - The Rosary, and Our Lady's Picture Book
Tom Nash has geared his new book toward those who have questions about various aspects of the rosary. He joins Doug Keck to explain how this powerful tool for prayer and meditation is really an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, Presenter - Living the Scriptures, by Mother Angelica
Fr. Joseph Wolfe was an MFVA Brother in 1988, and worked on Mother’s series, Living the Scriptures, as an engineer. Those on-air presentations became this book, Fr. Joseph says, and when we read Scripture, Jesus is speaking directly to us.
Custos: Total Consecration to Saint Joseph, and God's Plan to Support His Church
Custos by Devin Schadt is a handbook for fathers who want to follow St. Joseph as their guide. God’s Plan to Support His Church by Msgr. Martin Muller on the history of tithing, rewards and benefits of tithing, is for every pastor and parishioner.
Dan LeRoy Liberty’s Lions: The Catholic Revolutionaries Who Established America
Dan LeRoy’s goal in writing Liberty’s Lions: The Catholic Revolutionaries Who Established America, was “to gather together, in one place and for the first time, the significant contributions of Catholics to the American Revolution.”
Jesus, the Master Psychologist: Listen to Him
Dr. Ray Guarendi joins Doug Keck to discuss his new book, Jesus, the Master Psychologist, which explores Our Lord’s wisdom and the hidden truths of his teaching in the context of modern psychology and human behavior.
Prison Journal: Vol.2, The State Court Rejects the Appeal
Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal, records Cardinal Pell's reception of the news that his first appeal has been rejected, and how, undaunted, he continued his quest for justice.
Dr. Anne Hendershott: The Politics of Envy
Dr. Anne Hendershott explains why envy is the worst of the Seven Deadly Sins, a sin against which the Bible specifically warns us.
2021-05-23 - Catholic and Curious: Your Questions Answered
With society growing more secular, young adults without a Christian support system can find the answers they seek in Msgr. Charles Pope’s new compilation of the top questions Catholics have about their faith.
Fr. Chris Alar, MIC: Understanding Divine Mercy
Fr. Chris explains what Divine Mercy is, what Our Lord’s appearances to a little Polish nun in the 1930s were all about, and what the extraordinary promise that Jesus offers us on every Divine Mercy Sunday means.
Charbel Raish: How Islam Led Me Back to Christ
The son of devout Catholics, Charbel was on the point of giving his life to Allah and Muhamed when he was ordered by his mother to go to church and ask God if His wish were that he become Muslim.
James Day: Saint Michael the Archangel
Day has been interested in and fascinated by Saint Michael since childhood, having been baptized and confirmed in Saint Michael Church in Independence, Ohio.
Chuck Neff: The Deal
Chuck lays out the reasons he wrote The Deal, the part that God plays in every marriage, whether the couple recognizes Him or not, and the great fulfillment that the sacrament of marriage has for every man and woman who says, “I do.”
2021-04-12 - Web of Faith: a Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions
In their easy-to-understand guide, Fr. John Trigilio and Fr. Ken Brighenti answer theological questions on topics ranging from Catechetics to same-sex marriage. They discuss their latest book with host, Doug Keck.
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby: Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth
2021-04-04 - A Holy Hour with Mother Angelica; Also, My Life with Mother Angelica
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe joins Doug for a memorable EWTN Bookmark interview. They share recollections of Mother Angelica, and her Scripture passages, prayers & meditations that form the basis of an exciting new book.
2021-03-28 - Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living
In his new book, Philadelphia Archbishop Emeritus Charles J. Chaput has a lot to say about what truly matters in life. He joins Doug Keck to discuss society’s obsessions, and our longing to have lives with meaning.
2021-03-21 - The Thief Who Stole Heaven
EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo discusses his latest picture book for children with host Doug Keck. It’s a heartwarming tale of mercy and hope about one of the thieves who were crucified with Our Lord on Good Friday.