"Family, become what you are." (St. John Paul II) The Lampstand illuminates the vocation of the family and equips families to answer God's call to holiness. Produced by Family Rosary, the ministry founded in 1942 by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Pope Francis declared Father Peyton "Venerable"—a step on the road to being declared a saint—in 2017.
Building the Culture of Life with Students for Life
Students for Life staff members Camille Cisneros and Kate Maloney join Alex Dee to discuss the pro-life movement, the dignity of women, and the effects of the anti-life culture on the family. They also share some of the newest initiatives from Students for Life—perfectly timed for this pivotal moment in history.
St. Jeanne Jugan & the Sanctity of Life with Sr. Constance, l.s.p.
What does the spirituality of St. Jeanne Jugan teach us about the sanctity of life? How does it offer a counter-narrative to the dominant cultural perspectives? Join us as we sit down with Sr. Constance of the Little Sisters of the Poor, as she shares her order's beautiful and simple wisdom of how to build a culture of life.
A Priest's Perspective: Family Prayer with Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
President of Holy Cross Family Ministries Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. describes his calling to the priesthood, his 50 years of service to the Church, and his passion for continuing the mission of Venerable Patrick Peyton. Father Willy and Alex discuss the relevance of Father Peyton's conviction, "The family that prays together stays together," and the enduring importance of prayer in contemporary family life.
Living as a Liturgical Family with Dr. Timothy O'Malley
Alex Dee sits down with Dr. Timothy O’Malley, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. They discuss what “liturgy” means, what it is, and why it matters to families. They also speak candidly about relationships on college campuses and the importance of inspiring today’s younger generations to understand the gift of the dreaded “r” word…responsibility.
Fatherhood After the Heavenly Father's Heart │Dr. Greg Popcak
What is spiritual leadership in family life? How can men become fathers after the Heavenly Father’s heart? Dr. Gregory Popcak and Alex Dee discuss the vocation of fatherhood, the example of St. Joseph, and practical ways that contemporary fathers and mothers can work together to raise holy, happy families. Dr. Popcak is the director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, co-director of the Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life, and author of the BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad.
The Domestic Church: What is It? (Part 2) │Dr. Joseph Atkinson
Dr. Joseph Atkinson and Alex Dee continue their conversation on the meaning of the term "domestic church." What are the forces preventing contemporary families from fulfilling God's call to holiness? How should families, the Church, and society respond? Dr. Atkinson is Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C. and the author of Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family: The Domestic Church.
Alex Dee and Dr. Popcak were entertaining and inspiring. Dr. Popcak's description of meekness as a well trained war horse reframed the word for me entirely. An incredible visual of this virtue. I pray all men have an opportunity to listen to this podcast.