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For every person who comes into the Catholic church there are six leave. This show strives to equip catholics to understand and defend their faith, and encourage them to fulfill the Great Commission commanded by Christ.

Know the faith. Defend the faith‪.‬ William Hemsworth

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

For every person who comes into the Catholic church there are six leave. This show strives to equip catholics to understand and defend their faith, and encourage them to fulfill the Great Commission commanded by Christ.

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    Using Fiction To Share The Faith with Thomas Salerno

    Using Fiction To Share The Faith with Thomas Salerno

    Author Thomas Salerno joins me to discuss his work as an author of #catholicfiction. We discuss how he began writing, how fiction can share the #faith, and how he has grown in his faith through writing. He is a talented and inspirational writer that you should follow. #catholicism


    Check out his website at www.thomasjsalernowrites.com


    About Thomas (from his website):


    My name is Thomas Salerno and I am a freelance writer. In my nonfiction work, I enjoy exploring the intersection between Christianity and nerd/geek culture. I’m also a short story writer and aspiring novelist working in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. In addition, I enjoy writing articles that help communicate science (particularly the fields of paleontology and anthropology) to the general public. I hold a BA in Anthropology from Stony Brook University and between 2013 and 2020 I worked (first as a volunteer and later as a paid employee) at the American Museum of Natural History. I have been writing professionally since 2020 and have composed multiple articles for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word On Fire Catholic Ministries as well as Philip Kosloski’s Voyage Comics & Publishing.

    • 27 min
    Answering The Claims Of The Prosperity Gospel (HOA 11-11-21)

    Answering The Claims Of The Prosperity Gospel (HOA 11-11-21)

    Today's video is from my appearance on Hands on Apologetics on Virgin Most Powerful Radio. The show is hosted by Catholic speaker and apologist Gary Michuta and airs Monday-Friday at 1pm EST. We discuss what the #prosperitygospel teaches and how to answer their claims with #scripture. I show that it is a man centered #theology that needs to be confronted as it is spreading throughout the world.

    • 51 min
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    Revolt Against Reality with Gary Michuta

    Revolt Against Reality with Gary Michuta

    How did we get where we are as a society? #Catholic speaker, radio host, and apologist #GaryMichuta joins me to discuss how humanity is lost its way. In his #book "Revolt Against Reality" Gary takes a deep dive into these issue that span centuries. He exposes the enemies of faith and reason and shows us how to fight back.


    Check out the book at https://shop.catholic.com/revolt-against-reality-fighting-the-foes-of-sanity-and-truth-from-the-serpent-to-the-state/


    Check out Gary's website at www.handsonapologetics.com

    • 30 min
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    Discussing The Father‘s Son with Jim Sano

    Discussing The Father‘s Son with Jim Sano

    #catholic author Jim Sano joins me to talk about #faith and his great book titled "The Father's Son". It is book one of as trilogy in the #catholicfiction genre that is filled with great apologetics and evangelization content. Jim discusses how the book came about, his research, how the story developed, and the amazing feedback that he has received.


    Learn more about Jim by visiting his website at www.jimsano.com.


    Check out the book at https://www.amazon.com/Fathers-Son-Jim-Sano/dp/1987970128/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=the%20father%27%20s%20son&qid=1607534338&sr=8-4


    About Jim: Jim Sano grew up in an Irish/Italian family in Massachusetts. Jim is a husband, father, life-long Catholic and has worked as a teacher, consultant, and businessman. He has degrees from Boston College and Bentley University and is currently attending Franciscan University for a Master’s degree in Catechetics and Evangelization. He has also attended certificate programs at The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary and the Apologetics Academy. Jim is a member of the Catholic Writer’s Guild and has enjoyed growing in his faith and now sharing it through writing novels. The Father’s Son (released August 15, 2019) is Jim’s first novel and is the recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild’s Seal of Approval Award for editorial integrity and faithfulness to Catholic teaching. Gus Busbi is Jim’s second novel and was released on December 8, 2020 and Stolen Blessing will be his third novel was released on March 25, 2021. Jim resides in Medfield, Massachusetts with his wife, Joanne, and has two daughters, Emily and Megan.

    • 25 min
    Warning Against Idolatry

    Warning Against Idolatry

    The #scriptures have several warning against the sin of #idolatry.  Today I look at the examples from two #OldTestament prophets and the warnings that they give.  Their words and advice are still something that we need to pay attention to,

    • 9 min
    The Friendship of the Church Fathers and Evangelism with Mike Aquilina

    The Friendship of the Church Fathers and Evangelism with Mike Aquilina

    #MikeAquilina joins me today to discuss the #churchfathers and the role that #friendship had in evangelizing. Mike is a leading expert on the Church Fathers and we go through many examples to show how important friendship was to the spread of the Gospel. We also discuss how we can use this method in our own time. Mike wrote a great book about this topic titled "Friendship and the Fathers: How The Early Church Evangelized".


    Check out the book at https://stpaulcenter.com/product/friendship-and-the-fathers-how-the-early-church-evangelized/


    Learn more about Mike by visiting his website at https://fathersofthechurch.com/


    About Mike Aquilina (from his website):


    Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church, The Mass of the Early Christians, and Angels of God. He has co-authored books with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, theologian Scott Hahn, and singer-songwriter John Michael Talbot, among others. His works have been translated into many languages, from Hungarian and Portuguese to German and Braille. The Grail Code has appeared in ten languages since its publication in 2006. Mike has co-hosted eleven thirteen-week series that air on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is solo host of two feature-length documentaries. He appears weekly on radio’s “Sonrise Morning Show” and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio shows. For many years he was a panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” a news-commentary program on Catholic Familyland Network. In 2011 Mike was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Leadership Institute. He wrote the USCCB’s theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011. Since 2002 he has collaborated closely with the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, which he has served as an executive and trustee. He is a contributing editor to Angelus News, and he podcasts twice monthly for CatholicCulture.org. He is past editor of New Covenant: A Magazine of Catholic Spirituality (1996-2002) and The Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper (1993-1996). He has published hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews in journals such as First Things, Touchstone, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, The Priest, Columbia, and Catholic Heritage. He contributed work on early Christianity to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. He has received honors from the Catholic Press Association, including “Best Magazine” for New Covenant during his editorship. Mike has led pilgrimages to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Holy Land and is a popular speaker on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He has keynoted events and lectured in prestigious venues, including the U.S. Capitol, Aquinas College (Nashville), Franciscan University, Little Portion Monastery, Penn State University, St. John Fisher Seminary, State University of New York, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt University, and Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo). He is also a poet whose works have appeared in U.S. literary journals (and elsewhere in translation). He shares songwriting credits with Grammy Award-winner Dion on the critically acclaimed albums Tank Full of Blues (2012) and New York Is My Home (2015). His songs with Dion have also been recorded by Paul Simon and Christy Altomare. Mike is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State University, where he finished with honors and high distinction. He received the University’s Oswald Award for Achievement in Journalism and Mass Media. He has, for years, served as a consultant and collaborator to scholars, artists, and Church leaders, helping them to produce books, speeches, and essays. He and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1985. Their six children are the subject of his book Love in the Little Things. Their growing number of grandchildren are much loved.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Keith #principleoftheday ,

Great show, excellent host!

I’ve known William for a few years and been a guest on his show. His shows are quite excellent and very informative. Check out his great works lifted unto the Lord. Blessings!

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David Gray- Critical Race Theory

I listen to all your podcasts and usually learn something. Shocked you even had this guy on. Where something came from and how it’s being implemented and who is using can be two incredibly different things. Now, Please have someone on like Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers to give a much more realistic view on how CRT is not leading us in the right direction.

Phmnhm ,

Great podcast to learn about our Catholic Faith!

William utilizes his time wisely and gives engaging and thought provoking content to help us draw deeper into our Catholic Faith!

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