Power and Witness
Aquinas and Our Lady (Guest: Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P)
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. is a Dominican friar (Order of Friars Preachers) of the Province of Saint Joseph, which is located in the Northeastern portion of the United States. He s an instructor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. Fr. Gregory is also a regular contributor to the popular podcasts Pints with Aquinas, Godsplaining, and The Thomistic Institute and has traveled widely to preach and teach the Catholic Faith.
Feminism has Abolished Women (Guest: Carrie Gress)
In her latest book, “The End of Women: How Smashing the Patriarchy Destroyed Us,” Carrie Gress discuses how feminism has abolished women. Only a rediscovery of true womanhood—and motherhood—can pull our society back from the brink. And happiness is possible only if women are open to making peace with men, with children, with God, and—no less difficult—with themselves.
Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person (Guest: Dr. Joshua Miller)
Joshua is devoted to building a culture in which each one can flourish in his/her personal vocation for building up the Body of Christ and sanctifying the world.
Classical Liberal Arts Education in the Catholic Tradition (Guest: Ali Ghaffari)
Ali Ghaffari is the founder and president of the Divine Mercy Academy located in the Severna Park-Pasadena, Maryland area. A recently retired naval officer whose career spanned 20 years, Ghaffari flew F/A-18 jets and also taught leadership classes at the United States Naval Academy. The Divine Mercy Academy offers a Classical Liberal Arts Education in the Catholic Tradition to children in Kindergarten through Eighth grade.
The Writings of Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (Guest: Fr. John Maria Devaney, OP)
Fr. John Maria Devaney, OP is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph currently serving in Hanover, NH at St. Dennis Parish and Aquinas House Catholic Ministry at Dartmouth College. He talks to Fr. Mark about the recent retreat that he gave to a group of Dominican Nuns based on the writings of Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, OP, a French Dominican friar, philosopher and theologian.
St. Faustina's Incredible Journey (Guest: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle)
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a well-known Catholic author of more than thirty books, international speaker, EWTN television host, and retreat leader. She is passionate about sharing the Faith and has taught it for almost thirty years. In her most recent book, “Diary of a Future Saint,” Donna-Marie presents the life of St. Faustina in a page-turning novel for all ages.
The Relationship Between Faith and Literature (Guest: Dr. Christine Schintgen)
Dr. Christine Schintgen is the president of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College where she also teaches literature. Her current interests include Dickens, Dante, and the relationship between faith and literature. She also writes poetry. Christine and her husband Michael live in Barry's Bay with their three children.
Joy, Silence, and Truth (Guest: Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB)
Fr. Augustine Wetta is the author of Pray. Think. Act. , The Eighth Arrow and Humility Rules. He is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he teaches high school and coaches rugby. He has degrees from Oxford University, Rice University, and Middlebury College. Father Augustine grew up on a tropical island, where he learned to surf and was nearly eaten by a shark. He has also worked as a professional juggler, beach patrol lifeguard and archaeologist. During his spare time, he raises carnivorous plants, carpenter ants, and makes armor.
Mary and the Saints (Guest: Ruthie Dellasega)
After a life changing encounter with Jesus after an ordinary daily mass 10 years ago, Ruthie has continually sought ways to grow deeper in her relationship with Him. The best way she’s found is through relationship with His mother, Mary.
The Art of Crafting Uplifting Music (Guest: Corrinne May)
Corrinne May is one of Singapore’s most celebrated singer-songwriters. Her best-selling album, 2007’s ‘Beautiful Seed’ was certified platinum in Singapore and her newest album, 2012’s ‘Crooked Lines’ topped the charts in Singapore and attained gold certification within its first month of release. Corrinne has built her career on writing “uplifting songs of hope”. She travels the world for her music, frequently jetting between her two homes of Singapore and Los Angeles, with her musician husband Kavin and 7-year old daughter, Claire.
Evangelizing the Online Gaming Community (Guest: Jonathan Blevins)
Jonathan Blevins is a popular online gamer who incorporates the Gospel into his Twitch channel BeardedBlevins, a new media endeavor that seeks to find the good in gaming.
EWTN Ireland (Guest: Aidan Gallagher)
Aidan Gallagher, director of EWTN Ireland, discusses Irish Catholic spirituality and how the network unites and inspires countless souls through engaging programming and a dedicated team.
Reflections on Edith Stein (Guest: Dr. Donald Wallenfang, OCDS)
Dr. Donald Wallenfang, OCDS, is a Secular Discalced Carmelite, author, and Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He specializes in phenomenology, hermeneutics, metaphysics and philosophical theology. His research concentrates on the work of Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, and Carmelite Spirituality.
Why Be Catholic? (Guest: Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM)
Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM, lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Catholic Church for many years. Focused on money, fitness, and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him. Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denominational Christianity, and ultimately back to the Catholic Church. Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012.
God Has a Plan for Your Life (Guest: Mother Clare, CFR)
Mother Clare, CFR is the General Servant (Superior) of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Father Mark and Mother engage in a conversation about her personal vocation story.