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.
AM I NOT YOUR MOTHER
During a time of great suffering for the Mexican people, the homilies and reflections of Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez gave them comfort and solace. The wisdom and spiritual guidance in this collection can be ours today.
CATECHISM OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Robert Cardinal Sarah shares his thoughts about instructing the hearts and minds of everyone whose goal is to a live fruitful, happy life, culminating in the contemplation of the Heavenly Father in the next.
THE DEVIL AND BELLA DODD: ONE WOMAN'S STRUGGLE AGAINST COMMUNISM AND HER REDEMPTION
NY schools were instrumental in transforming young Catholic Italian immigrant Bella Dodd into one of the Communist party’s highest ranking female members in the 1920s and 30s. She eventually converted through Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s ministry.
SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; GLORY UNTO GLORY; UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE; A JOURNEY TO MOUNT CARMEL
Fr. Jeff Kirby’s latest teachings include such varied issues as critical race theory, immigration, abortion, spiritual vs. ascetical theology, a way to read and understand the Bible, and preparing for investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady.
LEARNING TO TRUST FROM MARY: MEDITATIONS OF THE ROSARY, AND RESCUED: THE UNEXPECTED AND EXTRAORDINARY NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
Two important books from Fr. John Riccardo help us surrender with love and trust to God: the first on Mary’s guidance in trusting the Lord, by meditating on the Rosary; and the second, on believing and being transformed by the Gospel.
TWELVE GREAT BOOKS, AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW
Important books of Western civilization, from Augustine’s Confessions and Shakespeare’s plays to books of Evelyn Waugh, Shelley, and G.K. Chesterton, are discussed, as is Poems Every Child Should Know, by Joseph Pearce.
TO LOVE AND BE LOVED: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT OF MOTHER TERESA
After a meeting with Mother Teresa in the 1980s, a congressional staffer and lawyer realizes the emptiness of his life. His book chronicles a dozen years of working with this saint and becoming changed by her influence.
EVERYDAY MIRACLES THROUGH OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Twenty true stories of adults and children who traveled to Lourdes and received miraculous healings from debilitating illnesses, traumas, and sorrows. Plus, the most unusual and beautiful Lourdes healings are discussed.
FOR REAL? CHRIST'S PRESENCE IN THE EUCHARIST
A story of one individual’s journey from unbelief to total faith in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and how through suffering, the author realizes the necessity for complete and utter dependence on the Lord.
MOTHER ANGELICA: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A NUN, HER NERVE, AND A NETWORK OF MIRACLE, AND TURNABOUT TALES
Two important historical books are profiled - a remarkable biography on Mother Angelica, 100 years after her birth, and Thomas Edison’s challenges as a boy and young man, before he would become a world-famous inventor.
EUCHARIST AND COVENANT IN JOHN'S LAST SUPPER ACCOUNT
In his book, Bishop Peter Elliott explores the relationship between the Washing of the Feet and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, signifying how one is to plumb the deepest meaning of another.
HOLY IS HIS NAME : THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD'S HOLINESS IN SCRIPTURE
The meaning of holiness, as Scripture defines it, and how it appears in every book of the Bible, from the description of the Sabbath in Genesis, to Revelation's characterization of the saints in heaven, is discussed.
GREENLEE IS GROWING, AND THE DONKEY THAT NO ONE COULD RIDE
Anthony DeStefano has written a charming and insightful children’s story which follows a little girl through all the seasons of her life, with an emphasis on the timeless values of faith, joy, fortitude, and love.
TO SANCTIFY THE WORLD: THE VITAL LEGACY OF VATICAN II
Leading Catholic author George Weigel discusses why Vatican II was called, what it actually taught and implemented, and how the Church was to be reenergized for mission so that its members would live out their lives as evangelical Catholics.
PRAYERS OF DESPERATION
If we question God in prayer, isn’t that a sign of a lack of faith? These and many other questions about praying to God are answered in this discussion on our prayers of desperation, which seek answers in our darkest moments.