Want to hear more about life from a Catholic perspective? Listen to hosts Chenele Shaw and Katie Prejean McGrady as they talk with special guests about culture, current events, and all things Catholic. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your faith and how to live it in the world today.
Celebrating St. Joseph
Fr. Trey Ange and his large Sicilian family traditionally host a St. Joseph's Altar on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19. Ange, a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, explains how devotion to St. Joseph has fostered a deep faith within his entire family. He has three priests and a religious sister who are his cousins.
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Praying with Music
Recording artist Sarah Kroger discusses her process of writing worship music and offers advice on how to pray with music during Lent.
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Ashes to Ashes
Most Rev. Bill Wack, C.S.C., bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, discusses the true purpose of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer during Lent. He also explains that the ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday help us ponder the new life found in Christ.
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Catholic Family Life
Mark Hart, executive vice president of Life Teen International, is the coauthor of Our Not-Quite-Holy Family with his wife, Melanie. He shares his own family's successes and failures and discusses how family life can be fruitful, joyful, and faithful. He will help you see how every member of your family can strive for holiness in 2021.
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Praying with Art for Lent
Catholic artist Jen Norton, author of Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross, says praying with sacred art can be an easy, effective, and beautiful way to grow deeper in faith, especially during Lent. Norton also discusses her creative process.
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Gearing Up for Lent
Gary Zimak, bestselling author of Give Up Worry for Lent, discusses focusing on making the liturgical season fruitful, healing, and hope-filled by allowing the Holy Spirit to direct our Lenten practice.
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Katie Prejean delivers!
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Fresh & interesting
Great show! Nice and light, not like diet food, like a crisp apple with a slice of gouda! Fresh and interesting! I enjoyed the convo and look forward to gathering a "measure of hope & joy" on my Monday mornings! Also appreciate their vision for bringing in "silent experts"! Amen & alleluia for that! Liked & subscribed ;-)