St. Ambrose tells us that the death and resurrection of  Christ actually changed human nature, making us capable of  sharing the grace of  a new creation. We don’t have to wait until we die: through Christ, we can live like angels on earth. This is why his grace and goodness have been formed upon us in Christ Jesus: so that, though we were dead according to works, we could be redeemed through faith and saved by grace, and receive the gift… Read more

If you missed this past Saturday’s show you missed out on a great discussion about Mary. But never fear, the archive is here! Tim Staples and I discussed Marian dogma and his book Behold Your Mother – A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines.We take a look why some find Mary to be such a challenge during their conversion process and an overview of a number of the Church approved dogmas on Mary. You can listen to the show below or… Read more

What if you found an enormous diamond—but  you threw it away because you thought it was a doorknob? Wouldn’t that be a huge loss to you? In the same way, says St. John Chrysostom,  you’re missing an enormous treasure if  you don’t realize what your human nature is capable of. The devil was incorporeal, but he became a lion—look, it says, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). But we were… Read more

UPDATE 4.16.17: As I write this update Easter Sunday is winding down. I must share this with you. Our youngest girls Annie and Maggie asked to attend every Mass and service during the Triduum. Holy Thursday, Good Friday AND the longer Easter Vigil Mass. Why is this something to write about? Well Laura and I directly attribute this to the Mass Box. The crafts and interactive questions discussed below made them interested in the week’s activities. In fact they both… Read more

Human nature is no barrier to living an angelic life, says St. John Chrysostom. The evil angels were expelled  from Heaven, but virtuous humans  have been taken into Heaven. But why do I stop at angel? A human being can become God, and a child of God—for we have read, “I say, ‘You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you’” (Ps. 82:6). And what’s more, the power to become both God and angel and child of God is put… Read more

St. John Chrysostom says that love makes an angel out of the one who loves. Real love delivers us from all the evil thoughts that keep us from the serenity we should be enjoying. Look at love—see how it spreads everywhere and manages everything (1 Cor. 13:5-6). But do not be weary until you have got to know this golden chain completely. For having said that “love does not insist on its own way,” he goes on to tell us the… Read more

God won’t hear your prayer if you ask him to curse someone you hate, says St. Cyril of Alexandria. You should be asking for the spiritual gifts that will make you part of the company of the angels. When you ask for anyone to die or be exposed to inevitable tortures, be- cause they have annoyed or molested you in any way, God will not grant it. For he wills us to be long-suffering in mind, and not to pay anyone back… Read more

In the Our Father, we ask that God’s will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. What does that mean? We’re asking, St. Cyril of Alexandria explains, for the power to live lives like the angels in Heaven, who always do God’s will. “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Let us examine this part of the prayer, for it will be very profitable for the salvation of our souls. Why did he command the… Read more

This week one lucky winner will receive a complete set of 20 Answers booklets from Catholic Answers (you can read my review of the booklet Miracles here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Thursday 4/13 with a winner chosen later that day, enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more

Do you know your own nature? St. John Chrysostom wonders whether you do. If you did, he says, you’d know that you could be an angel—or a beast. Who, you will say, is ignorant of his own nature? Many are—perhaps all but a few. If you like, I will show you the proof of it. Tell me, what is man? If you were asked, could you answer these questions right away: In what part is he different from the animals? In… Read more

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