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The podcast for Catholic Exchange, your daily source for spiritual encouragement and information. Our goal is to help make saints in our time. Join Michael J. Lichens and several CE authors discussing articles and the latest topics.

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The podcast for Catholic Exchange, your daily source for spiritual encouragement and information. Our goal is to help make saints in our time. Join Michael J. Lichens and several CE authors discussing articles and the latest topics.

    What Good is Prudence? (theologian & host Fr. Gregory Pine, OP)

    What Good is Prudence? (theologian & host Fr. Gregory Pine, OP)

    This is a fun one. You might not give much thought to the virtue of prudence. However, prudence is the virtue that allows you to take control of your life and choose the other virtues.

    Today we welcome Fr. Gregory Pine, a Dominican and doctoral student as well as author of the new book Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly. We tackle the big, small, and scary questions about prudence and how you can grow in this overlooked virtue.

    Check out Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly to learn more. Also check out Fr. Pine's previous book, Marian Consecration With Aquinas.

    You can listen to more of Fr. Pine's insights on the podcasts Godsplaining and Pints With Aquinas.
     
    Also check out Fr. Romano Guardini's monumental book, Learning the Virtue's That Lead You to God. Finally, we also recommend Fulton J. Sheen's Victory Over Vice. 

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    • 29 min
    How We Can Walk With Mary in Lent | feat. Fr. Edward Looney

    How We Can Walk With Mary in Lent | feat. Fr. Edward Looney

    You can find our show notes and resources at https://catholicexchange.com/how-we-can-walk-with-mary-in-lent-feat-fr-edward-looney (http://bit.ly/2GQBEEX).

    It's hard to believe, but the beginning of Lent is quickly approaching. In hopes that we can make this Lent bear great spiritual fruits, long-time CE author Fr. Edward Looney joins Michael to discuss how Mary can help us through our Lenten journey. 
    By examining the life of Mary and the words she has given us at her apparitions, Fr. Looney shares how we can walk with Mary and have intercede for us in Lent and beyond. You'll also discover that Mary truly seeks to heal us and bring us to her Son, our Lord. 
    You can stream this episode below or find us wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts. 
    Among some other subjects that we touch on:
    The prayers Mary requested us to make at seven apparitions.How Mary's prayers can convert sinners (check out Fr. Looney's article on this subject here on Catholic Exchange)Mary's help in overcoming entrenched sins.Why we ask Mary to pray for us now.Why we should pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary during Lent.How Jesus heals Mary's broken heart (and how He can do the same for you).How to pray to hear God's voice.How St. Faustina and Mother Mary can guide us in putting more of our trust in God.The apparition of Mary in Champion, Wisconsin.Why Lent is a special time to ask Mary to help you pray for your departed loved ones.Some resources we mentioned:
    "An Unexpected Miracle at Lourdes" by Sheila Beirne."Lessons I Learned From Scripture After My Mom Passed Away" by Fr. Edward Looney.The Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain in Colorado.Find Fr. Looney's Previous interviews in our archives, "Seeking a Marian Heart" and "Learning to Love the Rosary."You can also read Fr. Looney's previous articles on Catholic Exchange.You can also find Fr. Looney on Facebook, Twitter, and his website, EdwardLooney.com.Fr. Looney's latest book, A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary, is available through Sophia Institute Press.Support the show (https://catholicexchange.com/donate)

    • 34 min
    Fulton J. Sheen on Love & the Greatest Commandment (Allan Smith, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada)

    Fulton J. Sheen on Love & the Greatest Commandment (Allan Smith, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada)

    An interview with Al Smith, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada.
    In today's episode, we discuss Fulton J. Sheen and his approach to love, the greatest commandment. While love gets confused in our culture, Ven Sheen offers a comprehensive view of love and how we can love more deeply.

    You can purchase The Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love at your local Catholic bookstore or online through Sophia Institute Press. You can also find the previous anthologies, The Cries of the Jesus from the Cross: A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2018) and  Lord, Teach Us To Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2020).
    You can check out these previous articles and interviews from Al Smith, available here on Catholic Exchange:
    “Fulton J. Sheen’s Lessons on Love & the Greatest Commandment”“Every Catholic Home Needs a Good Book on the Sacraments”“Fulton J. Sheen: My Guide As I Learn to Pray”“What Fulton J. Sheen Can Teach Us About Prayer”“Ven. Fulton J. Sheen as a Lenten Guide”Support the show (https://catholicexchange.com/donate)

    • 34 min
    A Catholic Prayer App to Boost Your Spiritual Life (Eddie Trask, Augustine Institute)

    A Catholic Prayer App to Boost Your Spiritual Life (Eddie Trask, Augustine Institute)

    While our technology gives us access to tools and information beyond our imagination, it often feels like our phones are a distraction. More than helpful, our phones can be a source of angst and confusion. As Catholic Christians, though, we often have found a way to use new technology to deepen our faith. 
    The Amen app is one such tool from the Augustine Institute. Bringing together prayer, meditations, scriptures, and scholarship, Amen is possibly the most comprehensive Catholic app available. Today's guest, Eddie Trask of the Augustine Institute, talks about the ways that your phone can be a reminder of God's grace and not just a source of distraction and anxiety. 
    Find the Amen app in your app store or at AmenApp.orgCheck out the Augustine Institute at augustineinstitute.org Photo by Grant Whitty on Unsplash
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    • 27 min
    Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands | Casey J. Chalk

    Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands | Casey J. Chalk

    Throughout the world, over 200 million Christians face extreme persecution and violence. Even if they can escape the religious persecution in their home nation, they face further trials throughout their refugee and relocation, if they even get such an opportunity. 
    Longtime CE contributor Casey Chalk joins us to discuss the plight of the brave Christians who face such trials in Muslim nations and the places they flee to. As detailed in his new book, The Persecuted, Mr. Chalk has had a chance to hear first-hand accounts from Christian families he met while working in Bangkok. His book tells the stories of Christians in peril and even of modern martyrs — and then lays out a strategic plan for rescuing as many as possible from their plight.

    You can pick up Casey Chalk's book at SophiaInstitute.com
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    • 23 min
    The Holy Spirit Draws Us Close | Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P.

    The Holy Spirit Draws Us Close | Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P.

    How blessed our life becomes when we draw close to the Holy Spirit, responding with all of our love to the Divine Person whose very name is Love.— Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Drawing Close to the Holy Spirit: Keys to a Transformed Life and Joyful Heart.
    In the Trinitarian life of the Church, we often hear about the Holy Spirit and know him as our guest, protector, and beloved gift. However, in our daily lives, we often forget about the love and work of the Holy Spirit. 
    In today's episode, professor and author Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P. shares how you can begin to form a relationship with the Holy Spirit and how He works in our spiritual lives. Drawing from the Church Fathers and beloved hymns, Sr. Mary Ann's insights show us ways we can pray with the Holy Spirit and open ourselves up to His will. 
    Sr. Mary Ann, O.P., holds a doctorate in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America and taught theology for more than 30 years at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. You can find her books, Drawing Close to the Holy Spirit and Heaven’s Splendor, at Sophia Institute Press.
    We also reccomend the following articles by Sr. Mary Ann, published on Catholic Exchange:
    Devotion to the Holy Spirit: Loving the Person of LoveGrowing to Know & Love the Holy SpiritThe Divine Persons Dwell in Us through Grace✠
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    • 37 min

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