Wednesday, March 31, 2021

How to Avoid False Faith(Guest: Fr. Jeff Kirby)

Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is a Senior Contributor to the Crux news site. He is an author with Our Sunday Visitor, Ave Maria Press, Catholic Answers Press, and Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books. He is a Papal Missionary of Mercy and is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina.

Father Kirby holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College.

In 2016, Father Kirby was recognized by Governor Nikki Haley and granted the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor, for his service to local communities and young adults throughout the state. In 2020, Kirby served as a Guest Chaplain of the US House of Representatives and led the House in their daily invocation.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Saints of Failure (Guest: Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB)

Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB speaks to us about saints who were considered failures in life. It is liberating to hear how the saints did not live by the standards of this world. Very moving!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Daily Examen (Guest: Fr. William Blazek, SJ)

Father William Blazek, a Jesuit Priest, is the Regional Coordinator for Canada and USA as well as National Director/USA of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, which shares the Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions and shares devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He talks to us about the Daily Examen, a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us, as described by St. Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Discernment - Do’s and Don'ts (Guest: Fr. George Elliott)

Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA interviews Fr. George Elliott, a priest from the Diocese of Tyler in Texas and Co-founder and Director of Catholic CAST Media. They discuss Fr. Elliott’s new book— Discernment - Do’s and Don'ts.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Walking Through Holy Week (Guest: Karen May)

Karn May is a Catholic writer, spiritual director, and inspirational speaker. She is the founder of Amayzing Graces, an inspirational online community. Karen talks to us about her book, “Walking through Holy Week,” an in-depth guide to the stories and events that open up a deeply meaningful experience of Easter.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Helping those in Crisis Pregnancy (Guest: Debbie Capen)

Debbie Capen is the Executive Director of MiraVia, a pregnancy care center on the campus of Belmont Abbey College. MiraVia, which began as Room At The Inn in 1994, helps abortion-vulnerable women choose life and build independent, healthy lives for themselves and their children. MiraVia offers life skills classes, material assistance and moral support to the women who come to them for help – free of charge. Since its founding, MiraVia has helped nearly 7,000 women and their children at its outreach facility in Charlotte.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Only Approved Marian Apparition in the USA (Guest: Fr. Edward Looney)

Fr. Edward Looney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay June 6, 2015, and currently serves as Pastor of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels and St. Peter/St. Hubert Parish, Lincoln/Rosiere.

At a young age, Fr. Looney fostered a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Marian pilgrimage has been central to Fr. Looney’s life.  During the summer of 2005 Fr. Looney, as a high school sophomore, made a Marian pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (Champion, WI). This pilgrimage opened the door of his heart to discern more seriously a priestly vocation.  He has visited Marian shrines all across the world, including Lourdes, Fatima, Knock, Beauraing, Banneux, Pontmain, and Rue du Bac.

Fr. Looney’s writings have been featured in numerous Catholic publications. Further, he has traveled across the country delivering various Marian presentations at conferences and parishes. A member of the Mariological Society of America, Fr. Looney has published in theological journals on topics related to Mariology.

He talks to us about the only approved Marian apparition in the United States.