Tuesday, July 16, 2024

A Conversation While Driving to the National Eucharistic Congress (Guest: Fr. Joseph Mary, MFVA)

We're heading to Indianapolis for the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years! Join Fr. Joseph and Fr. Mark for a conversation about this week’s event, Eucharistic revival, Mother Angelica, and much more!

Monday, July 8, 2024

From Papua New Guinea to the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers (Guest: Fr. Joseph Tucson, OFM Cap.)

Fr. Joseph Tuscon was born in Columbus, OH, in 1967 and was raised in Canton, OH. He earned his Bachelor's degree in 1989 from Borromeo College Seminary. In 1990, he professed his first vows as a Capuchin Franciscan friar. Making his Perpetual vows in 1993, he went on to earn his Master's degree in theology in 1995 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.

His first assignment after ordination was in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific where he served for four years. Returning to the US in 2001, he has ministered in various capacities as a parochial vicar and pastor, as well as a military and hospital chaplain; he also served in our Province's Custody of Puerto Rico.

He currently serves as the national director of the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers and in full-time preaching ministry for the Capuchin Province of St. Augustine, offering retreats and reflection days for parishes, Religious and Priests.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Sexual Identity (Guest: Dr. John Finley)

Dr. John Finley is a professor at Thomas Aquinas College.  He has authored several publications on philosophical anthropology, metaphysics, phenomenology, and Ancient and Medieval philosophy. Dr. Finley received his masters and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas and his Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. In 2016 he was awarded a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to pursue collaborative research on the human person from the standpoints of science, medicine, philosophy, and theology.

Dr. Finley is the co-author and editor of Sexual Identity: The Harmony of Philosophy, Science, and Revelation

Monday, June 17, 2024

Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends (Guest: Mary Claire Kendall)

Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington-based writer, producer, TV and radio personality, and public speaker. In her book, “Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends” she highlights stories of recovery and conversion in the lives of Hollywood legends we know so well.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Sacramental Marriage, NFP, and more (Guest: Megan Murphy)

Megan Murphy carries the message of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to dioceses through marriage preparation and natural family planning classes, and numerous youth and young adult programs and retreats. Megan resides with her husband of 20 years, Neal, in Dunmore PA where she homeschools their four beautiful daughters.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Teaching Children about Jesus in the Holy Eucharist (Guest: Jean Prather)

Jean Prather talks to Fr. Mark about Catholic Kids 101. See how it started and how it helps educate children on important matters of the faith in a fun and engaging way, especially a guided Eucharistic Holy Hour for children.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Places of Grace (Guest: Fr. Edward Looney)

Catholic travel, or what we call pilgrimage, has been important in the life of Fr. Edward Looney. His first pilgrimage was with his parish on a local bus trip to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Champion when he was in eighth grade. Since then, he has boarded planes, rented cars, and traveled the world to see sites of Marian apparition, shrines of saints, and other spiritual sites and places along the way. Some of the places he visits are popular and attract many visitors. Others are hidden sites, off the beaten path. In Places of Grace, Fr. Looney recounts his experiences at shrines, chapels, monasteries, and graves, naming a grace he received from the Lord at each site. That grace will be different for each person.