October 17, 2018

New Age thought and the New Age Movement is  a very dangerous playground to dabble in. The entire focus of New Agers is to bring the attention towards oneself making YOU the God of your life. Moira Noonan understands this because she was heavily involved in the New Age Movement for years until the Blessed Mother rescued her. Listen in as Moira and I discuss her journey which she details in her book Ransomed From Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith… Read more

October 10, 2018

In our ever media driven world one thing we terribly lack as a society is humility. Every one of us wants to be right. With a few keystrokes and a press of the “enter” button we can create an atmosphere of superiority above those we are responding too. Frankly we need a dose of humility more than we ever have before. Father Augustine Wetta provides the tools to lead readers to a life of greater humility.  To do this he… Read more

October 5, 2018

In the current climate of the Church today many may be feeling a mix of emotions. Hurt, confusion, sorrow, and maybe even anger. In his recently re-released book The Angry Christian: A Bible-based Strategy to Care for and Discipline a Valuable Emotion, Bert Ghezzi offers some solid advice on how to rein in this emotion and make it useful. Join us as Bert and I discuss anger and how we can effectively apply it to the current crisis in the Church… Read more

September 28, 2018

Papa’s got a brand new bag….or Bible in this case. Over the years I have had the opportunity to check out and review many Bibles. Recently I got the chance to get my hands on the new The Great Adventure Bible from Ascension Press. What I am about to say I don’t say lightly. This has become my Bible of choice. Why? Listen in as Jeff Cavins and I discuss what makes this Bible so unique. Listen to Off the… Read more

September 25, 2018

This week Father Augustine Wetta and I take a look at the often neglected virtue of humility. In his book Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem Father Wetta breaks down Saint Benedict’s method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone’s life. In today’s society humility is a rarity. Join us and learn how to make it a part of your virtue toolbox. Listen to Off the Shelf… Read more

September 9, 2018

In an engaging and timely interview I spend time this week with Father Thomas Berg author of Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. As we all come to grips with the crisis unfolding in the Church today I encourage everyone to listen to this episode as we discuss a path forward. Listen to Off the Shelf Episode 089 exclusively on Breadbox Media below. Bio Father Thomas Berg is professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St… Read more

September 5, 2018

Can our business lives and our Catholic faith mix? It may seem at times that they would be opposing one another, and that is true, if you approach business in the manner the secular world expects you to. In his book Invest Yourself: Daring to be Catholic In Today’s Business World, John Abbate tells readers just how they can successfully bring their Catholic faith into their business lives. It’s a game changer. John is the perfect person to write this… Read more

September 1, 2018

Conversion and reversion stories are fascinating to listen to and watch develop. Hearing what people have stumbled upon that has brought them back to the faith can be very fortifying in our own faith journeys. Kendra Von Esh, author of Am I Catholic?: A Struggle with Faith, Humility, and Surrendering to God, walked away from a very successful life in the corporate world to give her all to Christ and His church. On this episode Kendra speaks about where she has… Read more

August 28, 2018

Have you ever felt stuck on your faith? You seem to go through the motions but find Mass “boring” or that you simply don’t get anything out of it? Don’t worry you are not alone. We all encounter these dark nights of the soul. Teresa Tomeo has and she tackles the topic in her latest book Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic. Listen in as Teresa gives us some helpful tips on how to become an engaged Catholic not just… Read more

August 20, 2018

Review by Julie Abell Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love by Dr. Edward Sri was written to “help us understand the classical view of morality and equip us to engage relativism, appealing to both the head and the heart.” Moral relativism wounds people and although it is confused with love, it is most definitely not love. So, Dr. Sri, a professor of theology at the Augustine Institute set out to explain how there is… Read more

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