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Conversation, Conversion, and the Eternal Truth

  Have you ever enjoyed a good conversation? Not just small talk or a vague and ephemeral discussion of trivialities, but a real, substantive conversation about the most important questions of human life. If so, you'll know that such conversations can last for hours which feel only like minutes. You'll know that the intellectual pleasure such dialogues bring is hardly...

St. John Paul II’s Message to America is More Timely Than Ever

I share the following homily of John Paul II from October 8, 1995 at Camden Yards, Baltimore, slightly edited for clarity. It is short and to the point, and in these divided times, it reminds our nation of eternal truths that are more relevant and timely than ever.  "Oh, that today you would hear his voice: harden not your hearts" (Ps....

Podcast Ep. 9: Why We Need the Traditional Latin Mass with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

In the heady days of liturgical revolution in the 1960s and 70s, the Traditional Latin Mass was considered dead and buried. But then, something unexpected and miraculous happened: It came back from the seeming dead and it is now spreading like wildfire, especially among the younger generations. Some within the Church hate this fact, while others celebrate it. In this...

International Buy a Priest a Beer Day is Almost Here

Did you know that this Sunday, September 20, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day? We are now in our 7th year of this glorious festal day. On this auspicious occaision, faithful Catholics all over the world take their priests out for a beer and get to know them better. It’s a beautiful Catholic tradition that goes back to...

Podcast Ep. 8: How the Virgin Mary Helps us Be Better Men

How can the Blessed Virgin Mary help us be better men? We are prone to look for masculine models to imitate, and yet the constant chorus of the saints through the ages has been that the Blessed Mother is indispensable to a man's spiritual life. Dr. Mark Miravalle will help illuminate how the Virgin Mary can help us grow in...

Don’t Waste Your Life: The Importance of Bold, Faith-Filled Action

I don't have much use for success gurus, but one idea from Tony Robbins that I heard years ago stuck with me. When asked the secret of change, he talks about taking "massive action." We often don't achieve our dreams, he claims, because we're too half-hearted and timid about pursuing them. We think about what we'd like to do endlessly, but never...

Podcast Ep. 7: Leaving Boyhood Behind with Jason Craig

What does it mean to be a man? How does a boy become a man? These questions are relevant to every man today. In this episode, I'm joined by Jason Craig, a farmer, author, men's leader, and convert to Catholicism who writes frequently about the transition from boyhood to manhood. Jason is the author of "Leaving Boyhood Behind, " and...

Podcast Ep. 6: The Power of the Holy Rosary with Fr. Lawrence Lew

In this episode, I speak with Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP, promoter general of the Holy Rosary for the Dominican Order. Fr. Lew is a convert to the Catholic faith, and one time he was skeptical of all things Marian. Now, he travels the world preaching and teaching others to love the Blessed Mother and to pray the Holy Rosary. In...

INTERVIEW: A Bishop Speaks on Coronavirus and Church Closures

Many Catholics are deeply anxious about the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in. Some are frustrated and even angry about parish closures in a time when we long for access to the sacraments. And it is looking increasingly as if we may have an historic Easter without public celebration of the Triduum. In light of these developments, I wanted some...

Podcast Ep. 5: Fatherhood, the Eucharist, and the Bible with Dr. Scott Hahn

In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing the best selling author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Scott Hahn. For decades, Dr. Hahn has been one of the foremost teachers of the Catholic faith to those both inside and outside the church. A convert to the Catholic faith, Dr. Hahn has shared his conversion story with hundreds of thousands around...

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