Host Doug Keck and his guests reveal the lives and works of renowned Catholic authors, unveiling the Christian themes and philosophy that inspired their writing.
Janet Morana; Everything You Need to Know About Abortion for Teens
The co-founder of Silent No More talks about the many pressures that teens are subjected to, to have an abortion when life gets complicated. The risks of contraception and of the abortion procedure are also downplayed, as is the lifelong sorrow.
2022-06-26 - How the Angels Got Their Wings
Children will love Anthony Destefano’s introduction to angels. His new book, with music and sound effects, explains their creation by God, the rebellion of Satan, and the role of the Archangels and Guardian Angels.
2022-09-18 - This Thing of Darkness
K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria discuss their fascinating work of alternative fiction about Bela Lugosi. A gripping story of fantasy, chilling realities, and a clash between Hollywood horror and the horror of the world.
Mike Aquilina Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized
The practice of friendship was vital to the spreading of Christianity in the Church's early years. Until the 313 A.D. Edict of Milan, it was the only means of evangelization. Friendship is equally vital today in introducing others to the Lord Jesus.
2022-06-19 - Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist
Mystery of the Altar has daily meditations, concise but inspiring excerpts from the first through the 21st century. “A devotional for the laity, a homiletic resource for priests, and a catalog of Eucharistic texts for contemplation,” Howell sums up.
2022-06-05 - The Memoirs of St. Peter: a New Translation of the Gospel According to
Michael Pakaluk shares insight on his new book designed to help Catholics become more careful readers of the New Testament. It features eyewitness testimony from Mark, a scribe for the teachings of St. Peter.
KARLO BROUSSARD: PURGATORY IS FOR REAL
Purgatory, Karlo Broussard claims, should not be a source of confusion or dismay, but a true doctrine, supported by Biblical references. As the subtitle of the book says, Purgatory is good news about the Afterlife for those who aren’t perfect yet.
STEVEN A. CHRISTIE, M.D. J.D.: SPEAKING FOR THE UNBORN
Pro-life advocates need to persuasively and cogently explain their pro-life stance at a moment's notice, with clarity and power. This book presents the best rebuttals to the pro-choice arguments, equipping you to speak for those who have no voice.
SR. BRIEGE MCKENNA: MIRACLES DO HAPPEN
Having experienced firsthand a powerful healing encounter with Jesus, Sr. Briege has been sharing her testimony ever since with those all over the world. In prayer, we learn to grow closer to Jesus and trust in His power to do the impossible.
DEACON HAROLD BURKE-SIVERS: OUR LIFE OF SERVICE
A handbook with both spiritual and day-to-day time-tested advice to both new and experienced Catholic deacons, in which brother deacons share their stories and testimonies about the gift of the diaconate. Also a great resource for discerning a call.
ROD BENNETT THESE TWELVE: THE GOSPELS THROUGH THE APOSTLE'S EYES
What extra-Biblical sources say about the Apostles’ backgrounds is extensive. Many were quite familiar with Old Testament prophecies of Our Lord's return. The twelve were trained intensively for three years; they themselves were the message.
Romek & Wanda: the Greatest Political, Faith & Love Story of the 20Th C
Romek & Wanda is the true story of the highest ranking Communist official who ever defected to the West. Before his defection during Ronald Reagan's presidency, Romuald Spasowski fed vital information to both Reagan and John Paul II on the actions o
2022-04-09 - Mercy: a Sacred Story by Fr. Bill Watson, S.j. and Ritchie Roman
Mercy: A Sacred Story is the account of a four-year correspondence between Fr. Bill Watson, S.J., and a federal prison inmate. The story is a valuable one to us all because it reveals that president or prisoner, millionaire or starving artist, we ar
Deal Hudson and [co-author Matt Schlapp, not on set].The Desecrators: Defeating the Cancel Culture Mob and Reclaiming One Nation Under God
Hudson and Schlapp have a plan to end the desecration of the U.S., which will embolden all people of good faith to make their voices heard in the public square and political realm. The authors propose that reason, faith, and hope will prevail.
Bill Donohue: The Truth About Clergy Sexual Abuse
The Catholic League president, a master sociologist, clarifies the facts about clergy sexual scandals and the disinformation which has abounded for decades. Bill Donohue unpacks the history and the roots of clergy sex abuse here.
SHROUD OF TURIN: A CRITICAL SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS, DATA AND HYPOTHESES
Dr. John Jackson and his wife Rebecca share their guide to understanding the Shroud of Turin and the evidence surrounding it, "The Shroud of Turin: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data, and Hypotheses." Hosted by Doug Keck.
2022-03-12 - Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker, the Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture
Scott Hahn and Ben Wiker trace the problem of The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture all the way back to the 1300s, when the Renaissance emerged. Scripture then died quietly in the 1500s, and we learn why this happened, and how we can get it back.
Dr. Ray Guarendi Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration
A book helping parents to decipher ‘anger talk’ such as ‘he has poor impulse control.’ Living Calm makes it easy for moms and dads to be smarter in dealing with children’s tantrums and bad moods, by taking a close look at family life and discipline.
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby Manual for Suffering
Suffering is a part of life, but Our Lord’s crucifixion, death, and resurrection shows us the path of bringing good work out of suffering. This small, durable companion in the trenches is a treasure trove of Catholic theology, prayers, and novenas.
Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. Jesus I Trust in You: A 30-Day Personal Retreat with the Litany of Trust
In a broken world of imperfect love, we desire eternal love but often experience betrayal and broken promises. Sr. Faustina’s Litany of Trust shows how Jesus reaches out to us, inviting us to love Him, and then how to apply this trust in our lives.
Fr. William Casey, C.P.M. You Shall Stand Firm: Preserving the Faith in an Age of Apostasy
Fr. William Casey’s book is a clarion call to Catholics to learn the truth of Critical Race Theory and its dark objective, to sabotage America’s foundation. The horrors of Communism and the ideology engulfing the West are exposed, as is the solution.
2022-02-20 - The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today
Sam Guzman shares the Catholic Church’s teachings of what it means to be a Catholic gentleman today. Contrary to what the culture says about manhood, growing in virtue and laying your life down for others are what true gentlemanliness is all about.
THE LENTEN COOKBOOK, RECIPES BY DAVID GEISSER WITH ESSAYS BY SCOTT HAHN
Hahn and Geisser bring us Lenten meals to create, and Lenten-themed essays to reflect on. Topics include the role of fasting in Catholic devotional life, and how to use these recipes and words of wisdom to prepare for the Easter feast.
2022-01-02 - Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Jesus and the Old Testament Roots o
Dr. John Bergsma discusses his new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls. These “pen on paper” documents during the ministry of Our Lord fill in gaps in the culture and theology of the Old Testament, only implied in the Gospels.
Fr. Maurice Emelu An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word
"A Lenten day-by-day book with several goals," Fr. Maurice Emelu observes about his An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word - Lent. "To be changed in Christ, to be a believer in Christ, and above all, to gain humility, to know that we are all
2021-12-05 - Escape from Evil's Darkness: the Light of Christ in the Church, Spiritu
"Christ has victory over Satan," Fr. Spitzer says in discussing his new book, part of a trilogy on recognizing and confronting evil. He shows how to access Christ’s help to tip the balance in heaven and hell’s cosmic struggle.
Joseph Pearce, Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith; Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know
This biography of Pope Benedict XVI is, in Joseph Pearce’s own words, “the one go-to book on the life and legacy of Joseph Ratzinger, from his childhood through young manhood, to his appointment as Cardinal under John Paul II, to his accomplishments
Fr. Joseph Wolfe, presenter, In His Sandals: A Journey with Jesus
Fr. Joseph Wolfe presents In His Sandals, one of Mother Angelica’s Bible studies in book form. We learn that St. John, St. James, and St. Paul bid us surrender to God’s Providence and then enter His merciful presence, entrusting our souls to Jesus.
2021-11-07 - St. Joseph's Donkey, and the Beggar and the Bluebird
Two children’s books are on tap today. St. Joseph’s Donkey introduces kids to Joseph through his hardworking donkey. And a bluebird’s plans to fly south are derailed by a beggar’s pleas in The Beggar and the Bluebird.
They Might Be Saints: Stories of Exceptional Catholics
Host of EWTN’s "They Might Be Saints" covers the inspiring lives of 24 Venerables and Blesseds on the path to sainthood. Included is a demystification of the entire canonization process, with everything you've always wanted to know about sainthood.
2021-10-24 - Death: the Final Surrender
Fr. Cedric’s two near-death experiences in 1977 led him to turn his carpe diem lifestyle around and enter the seminary. He joins Doug to discuss his new book that details his powerful and life-changing testimony.
Dr. Christopher J. Malloy, False Mercy
False mercies alive and well in society today include no hell, no need to repent, and no such thing as sin. In False Mercy, Dr. Christopher Malloy stresses: we are all here on a pilgrimage, to go to heaven or hell. We are playing for high stakes.
2021-10-10 - My Battle Against Satan & the Devil Is Afraid of Me
Doug Keck reviews two of Fr. Gabriele Amorth’s books on spiritual warfare. As the world’s best-known exorcist, he writes openly about the reality of the devil and how we can assure our safety from spiritual attacks.
2021-10-03 - Neither Crystal Nor Gold: the Transformation of the Crystal Cathedral Into Christ Cathedral
A look at Rob Artigo’s new book that tells the story of Christ Cathedral. From its literal foundation to its art and architecture, this structure is an engineering marvel, alive with examples of the work of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Editor: The Complementary of Women and Men
“God made us male and female,” Dr. Paul Vitz says, to give us a full picture of God’s image.” Complementarity (synergy) gives men and women equal dignity, complementary strengths, and creative powers, to which art, psychology, and theology attest.
Fr Joseph Wolfe, presenter, Mother Angelica’s Guide to the Spiritual Life
Fr. Joseph Wolfe shares remembrances of Mother's struggles to live a life of holiness and the wisdom she gained from those struggles. Mother passed her incomparable advice on to her family: her Sisters and also to us, her grateful t.v. audience.
Lawrence Maginot and David Carollo: The Marian Manifesto, The World’s Greatest Secret, and Night of Love
Larry Maginot discusses The Marian Manifesto, and the Immaculate Heart’s significance for world peace. David Carollo presents these books by John Haffert: The World’s Greatest Secret, and Night of Love. Haffert co-founded The Blue Army in 1947.
John Martignoni, Blue-Collar Apologetics
A manual of how to explain the faith to others, one of its all-important teaching is what John calls Ignorant Catholic Strategy: be willing to say, ‘I don’t know, but I’ll find out.' This frees us to talk about the faith in total freedom, with joy.
Chris Stefanick, Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day
Always upbeat, Chris Stefanick’s Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day emphasizes the importance of finding joy in every moment by being grateful for everything the Almighty sends us on our journey to heaven.
2021-09-12 - Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, in a Pandemic
Philip Lawler reflects on the past year of our life with Covid, and sets forth how we're to live our lives as Catholics, going forward with faith, not fear, and with consistently full access to the sacraments and freedoms as Americans.
2021-09-19 - Finding Frassati and His Path to Holiness
Pier Giorgio Frassati loved to climb mountains, play practical jokes, and have political debates. But instead of pursuing worldly success, he aimed for holiness. Christine Wohar shares what she learned about Pier Giorgio, now a Blessed.
2021-08-29 - Grace Explained: How to Receive and Retain God's Most Potent Gift
In his new book, Father Brian Mullady provides a very powerful explanation of Grace. As he tells host Doug Keck, we prepare for heaven by means of sanctifying grace, and thus enter into a loving relationship with God."
Austin Ruse, No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic
“God has placed us in remarkable but desperate times and given us a remarkable task, to defend His Church,” Austin Ruse of Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic says to Doug Keck. Ruse lays out simple steps we can take against tyranny.
Bishop Donald Hying, Love Never Fails: Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Lives
Love Never Fails is the Episcopal motto and a way of life for Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, as well as the title of his first book. He feels that his reflections on different aspects of the Catholic faith will be helpful to all of us.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, The House Was Filled with the Fragrance of the Perfume: A Spirituality of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Cardinal Fernando Filoni discusses the spirituality of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, observing that its mission is “… to nourish zeal toward the Land of Christ for the support of the Catholic Church and the Christian presence there.”
2021-08-15 - The Rosary, and Our Lady's Picture Book
Tom Nash has geared his new book toward those who have questions about various aspects of the rosary. He joins Doug Keck to explain how this powerful tool for prayer and meditation is really an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, Presenter - Living the Scriptures, by Mother Angelica
Fr. Joseph Wolfe was an MFVA Brother in 1988, and worked on Mother’s series, Living the Scriptures, as an engineer. Those on-air presentations became this book, Fr. Joseph says, and when we read Scripture, Jesus is speaking directly to us.