In our pursuit toward heaven we must have the virtue of hope, and the virtue is different from hope as an emotion. In this episode we’ll explain this difference and uncover the necessity of this virtue in our Christian lives.
In this episode we talk about some of the many heresies have arisen in the history of the Church; an understanding of which can help us to correctly understand our faith today.
There is only one way to be baptized, right? Well, kind of yes and kind of no! In this episode we talk about the three different ways we speak of “baptism”: by water, blood, and desire.
St. Alphonsus is more than just a parish down the street. This founder of the Redemptorists had a great influence on many souls in Italy that has spread throughout the world.
Humility is a complicated thing. How do you really be humble when you are as good looking, intelligent, funny, and perfect as you are?!
If you’ve ever heard of St. John Fisher, you might think of him only as the other saint who was beheaded by English King Henry VIII around the same time as St. Thomas More. But who was he? Why is he so important for us today? Find out in this episode.
How do the sacraments work? In this episode, we learn what the phrase ex opere operato means, and how it relates to the validity of the sacraments.
- Online Video: Brief lecture on how the sacraments works “ex opere operato”
- Online: Passage in the Catechism of the Catholic Church which discusses “ex opere operato”
- Online: Good article by Joe Heschmeyer explaining why even bad priests can still consecrate the Eucharist because of ex opere operato
Three goods come with the sacrament of marriage. Listen in to find out how they benefit the couple, the family, and society.
Who is the master behind the Pietà, the David, and so many other world-renowned works of art?
- Online Video: Extensive, well-presented talk by Dr. David Clayton on beauty and sacred art.
- Online Video: Very well-done video tribute to Pope St. John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”, by students at John Paul the Great Catholic University
- Online: Important and motivational “Letter to Artists” from Pope St. John Paul II, written in 1999.
- Online: 15 Facts about Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Even though we are worlds apart, St. Louis IX is an example of living for God exactly where He has placed us.
- Online: Example of music from the time of King St. Louis IX (these pieces came out of the University of Paris during Louis’ lifetime)
- Online: Pictures of Saint Chapelle, the Paris chapel built by King St. Louis IX to house relics of Christ’s passion
- Book: Biography of King St. Louis IX by one of his contemporaries, John de Joinville.
- Book: Memoirs of the crusades, written by John de Joinville and Geffroy de Villehardouin