An every developing journey to God

We are all on a journey to Christ. Each of us gets there in our own fashion and on our own time schedule. For some, there is the hurdle of realizing we need that relationship to begin with. For others, it’s just figuring out how to get there. In his latest book Our Journey to God: An African Priest Explores the Power of faith from Abraham to You, Father Maurice Emelu explores how the faith of various biblical figures evolved… Read more

Off the Shelf 033 with Philip Kosloski

Philip Kosloski graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Catholic Studies and completed his Master of Arts degree in Theology with the Augustine Institute. He is a writer and author of In the Footsteps of a Saint: John Paul II’s Visit to Wisconsin. He blogs at and writes to help all Catholics master the art of prayer by conquering the practical obstacles that prevent a fruitful relationship with Christ. On this week’s show we… Read more

Off the Shelf 032 with Father Hugh Vincent Dyer

Fr. Hugh Vincent Dyer O.P. is a member of the Order of Preachers, Province of St. Joseph. Originally from Albany, New York, Father graduated St. Anselm College and the Dominican House of Studies and was ordained in 2008. He serves as chaplain to the Catholic students at Johns Hopkins University while also helping at the Dominican parish of SS. Philip & James where among other tasks he serves as facilitator of the Tea & Short Reads Book Group and Chaplain… Read more

A prayer resource for the upcoming school year

Review by Laura Socks As the summer is slowly winding down it is time to look ahead to the coming school year.  Learning to read, multiply, and add are all important things to think about in preparing for the next year of learning, but teaching children to pray is possibly the most important.  Heads Bowed: Prayers for Catholic School Days by Lisa Mladinich is an important resource that will help any teacher or parent to bring prayer into their classroom…. Read more

Off the Shelf 031 with Father Maurice Emelu

Father Maurice Emelu is the founder of Gratia Vobis Ministries. A renowned Catholic Speaker and Retreat Preacher, Fr. Maurice is the host of two television teaching series on the Global Catholic Television (EWTN) namely, The Faith With Father Maurice and Word For A Wounded World. These series are well received in over 140 countries. He also provides daily reflections for Immaculate Heart Radio; & daily online blogs (reflections) that attract over 70,000 weekly views. We take a deep dive look at faith journeys… Read more

The Marian Option May Be the Best Option

All the buzz these days seems to be about the Benedict Option. There are others, and one, in particular, focuses on Our Lady. Carrie Gress presents this option and its benefits in her book The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis. What is the Marian Option and what are its benefits? Read on. So, what in the world is an option anyway? This was one on my questions when I first encountered this book. Why do we… Read more

Off the Shelf 030 with Carrie Gress

Carrie Gress and is the author of The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis from TAN Books. Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and is a faculty member at Pontifex University. Dr. Gress is a regular blogger at The National Catholic Register and has written for Aleteia, Catholic Vote, Catholic World Report, The Stream, and Zenit. She is a frequent guest on Ave Maria Radio, EWTN Radio, and Relevant Radio,… Read more

Another look at the 100th year anniversary of Fatima

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing to three shepherd children in the small town of Fatima Portugal. As such a number of books are being released to mark the occasion. A few of them I will review here. Today we will take a look at the recent release Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World by Jean Heimann. Before we get to what the book is about it must be mention that this is one gorgeous… Read more

Witness to angels; Angels: Day 365

We know that Christ and the angels have been really present with us, says St. John Chrysostom. What will happen when we’re called to judgment and have to report that all we ever cared about was money? There really are many people who seem to think they’re never going to die. They set about building and planning in extreme old age—but when will they take death into consideration? It will be no small punishment that we were called to bear witness,… Read more

The praise of the angels; Angels: Day 364

In this long hymn of praise from an ancient liturgy (attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite), we join our praise with the praises of all the beings in Heaven. The voiceless, by their silence, the vocal, by their voices, words and hymns, perpetually bless you, because you are essentially good and beyond all praise, existing in your essence incomprehensibly. I, your visible and sensible crea- ture, praise you, and also the intellectual creature, placed above sensible percep- tion. Heaven and earth glorify… Read more