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.
Bill Donohue, War on Virtue: How the Ruling Class Is Killing the American Dream
Catholic League president Bill Donohue shares how woke programs of America’s public officials have been systematically undermining Western civilization over the past 50 years, dealing death blows to our traditional family structure.
2023-05-28 - Catechism of the Spiritual Life
Robert Cardinal Sarah shares his thoughts about instructing the hearts and minds of everyone whose goal is to a live fruitful, happy life, culminating in the contemplation of the Heavenly Father in the next.
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P., the Sacred Quest
“This book is about prayer, about connecting with God and deepening your relationship with Him,” Fr. Cedric Pisegna says. “If God doesn’t seem to listen, or if you think your prayers aren’t working, don’t despair: you can become a person of prayer."
Dr. Ray Guarendi, Simple Steps to a Stronger Marriage
Don’t alter your lifestyle or attend seminars on how to better communicate with your spouse, to make your marriage almost immediately better and stronger, Dr. Ray Guarendi maintains. Just follow some easy guidelines, and observe them every day.
Donald J. Johnson, Twisted Unto Destruction: How ‘Bible Alone’ Theology Made the World a Worse Place
‘Bible Alone’ theology (sola scriptura) began when Luther posted Ninety-five Theses on All Saints' Church door in 1517. Protestantism’s favor of individual interpretation of Scripture has fallen into modern errors which are destroying our culture.
Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O. Praem. 3 books: Heart of the Gospel; Always a Catholic; Secrets of Heaven
Fr. Walshe’s work and ministry shine through three books discussed: the Beatitudes reveal God’s plan for happiness, we hear how to keep family members in the Church, and we learn about mining Jesus’ parables and teachings for heavenly secrets.
Michael R. Heinlein, Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I.
“Every action Cardinal Francis George took and every suffering he endured was about serving others and pointing them to Jesus Christ,” biographer Michael Heinlein comments. The pages of Glorifying Christ reveal precisely this.
Mary Eberstadt, Adam and Eve After the Pill: Revisited
A look at the sexual revolution’s consequences on society, politics, and the Church reveals that the sexual revolution brought untold misery in terms of broken homes, abortion, depression, and suicide. A return to foundational teachings is needed.
EWTN Bookmark -Fr. Carter Griffin, Forming Fathers: Seminary Wisdom for Every Priest
What makes a good priest – such as the willingness to sacrifice for others - also makes a good husband, and thus this material is for the wider culture as well as for seminarians. Also addressed is slowing one’s pace to foster the interior life.
Fr. John Riccardo: 1. Learning to Trust From Mary 2. Rescued
Two important books from Fr. Riccardo: the first on Mary’s guidance in trusting the Lord, by meditating on the Rosary; and the second, on believing and being transformed by the Gospel. Both are aids in surrendering with confidence to God.
2023-04-30 - Twelve Great Books, and Poems Every Child Should Know
Important books of Western civilization, from Augustine’s Confessions and Shakespeare’s plays to books of Evelyn Waugh, Shelley, and G.K. Chesterton, are discussed, as is Poems Every Child Should Know, by Joseph Pearce.
Most Rev. Peter J. Elliott, The Sexual Revolution: History – Ideology - Power
“We think we know all about the sexual revolution,” says the retired Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia, “but we need to understand the history and future of the sexual revolution, which is the most serious part of all.”
Prof. Edward Feser, All One in Christ: A Catholic Critique of Racism and Critical Race Theory
A superb presentation of Catholicism's traditional teaching on racism and its relevance to the critical race theory controversy, the glaring incompatibility of critical race theory’s themes with Catholic social teaching is clearly shown.
Paul Kengor, Ph.D., The Devil and Bella Dodd: One Woman’s Struggle Against Communism and Her Redemption
NY schools were instrumental in transforming young Catholic Italian immigrant Bella Dodd into one of the Communist party’s highest ranking female members in the 1920s and 1930s. Dodd eventually converted through Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s ministry.
Fr. Michael Giesler How Christ Saves Souls – with Us – The Mystery of Co-Redemption
The everyday Catholic can actually participate with Our Lord in His redemptive grace. "Instead of suffering the pressure and problems of our society," Fr. Giesler says, “we ask that Jesus Christ act in us, and through us, to help others."
2023-04-02 - Mother Angelica: The remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, & a Network of Miracle, & Turnabout Tales
Two important historical books are profiled - a remarkable biography on Mother Angelica, 100 years after her birth, and Thomas Edison’s challenges as a boy and young man, before he would become a world-famous inventor.
Most Rev. Peter Elliott, Presenter. Eucharist and Covenant in John’s Last Supper, by Msgr. Anthony LaFemina
Bishop Peter Elliott of Melbourne, Australia presents La Femina’s work on the relationship between the Washing of the Feet and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, signifying how one is to plumb the deepest meaning of another.
2023-03-12 - Greenlee Is Growing
Anthony DeStefano has written a charming and insightful children’s story which follows a little girl through all the seasons of her life, with an emphasis on the timeless values of faith, joy, fortitude, and love.
Fr. Robert J. Altier, God’s Plan for Your Marriage
All in the interests of helping married couples get each other to heaven, 21st-century issues such as the real meaning of 'being subject to one another' and controversial questions regarding sexual morality, are tackled.
Marlene Watkins, Everyday Miracles Through Our Lady of Lourdes
Marlene Watkins shares twenty true stories of adults and children who traveled to Lourdes and received miraculous healings from debilitating illnesses, traumas, and sorrows. Marlene’s most unusual and beautiful healing is also discussed.
2023-02-11 - Fr. Jack Peterson, Y.a., Jesus Himself Drew Near
A high school group's ongoing impact on Fr. Jack Peterson’s life led to his entering the priesthood. In his work with young men and women, Fr. Jack now seeks "to bring the knowledge and love of Christ to this generation.”
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., 1. Struggles in the Spiritual Life: Their Nature and Their Remedies; and 2. The Discerning Priest
Spiritual and nonspiritual struggles are explained with insights from The 14 Rules of St. Ignatius, and real-life examples and their remedies. Also discussed is “the vocation saver” book, a field guide for parish priests in their lives and ministry.
2023-01-29 - 40 Gifts of Hope
Paula Umana’s story is one of a professional tennis player, quadriplegic, and mother of five, but she also brings us the stories of those suffering from disease, addiction, or abuse, and their wisdom in rising from tragedy to triumph.
Scott Hahn, Holy Is His Name: the Transforming Power of God’s Holiness
Holiness, and how it appears throughout Scripture, from the description of the Sabbath in Genesis, to Revelation's characterization of the saints in heaven, is discussed. Also mentioned, a children’s book about the mysteries of the Catholic faith.
To Sanctify the World: the Vital Legacy of Vatican II
Leading Catholic author George Weigel discusses why Vatican II was called, what it actually taught and implemented, and how the Church was to be reenergized for mission so that its members would live out their lives as evangelical Catholics.
2023-01-22 - Everything You Need to Know About Abortion for Teens
The co-founder of Silent No More talks about the pressures teens are subjected to, including to have an abortion when life gets complicated. The risks of contraception and abortion are also downplayed, as is the lifelong sorrow.
Deacon Dennis Lambert: for Real? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist
A story of one individual’s coming from unbelief to total faith in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and how through suffering, the author comes to a realization of the necessity for complete and utter dependence on the Lord.
Jim Towey, to Love and Be Loved: a Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa
A congressional staffer and lawyer has a brief meeting with Mother Teresa in the mid-1980s, and feels the emptiness of his life highlighted. This book chronicles his dozen years of working with this saint and becoming changed by her influence.
Most Rev. Robert Baker, Prayers of Desperation: a Questioner’s Prayer
If we question God in prayer, isn’t that a sign of a lack of faith? These and many other questions about praying to God are answered in this discussion on our prayers of desperation, which seek answers in our darkest moments.
2023-01-01 - Pilgrimage to the Museum
Stephen Auth’s longtime tour of the NY Metropolitan Museum has become a pilgrimage for those he guides, and for the readers of this book, who realize that the paintings they see awaken a longing in their hearts for the eternal and for God.
2022-12-18 - The Unsolvable Problem: Little Convent in the Big City
Mother Clare shows children what religious life and convent life are like through a charming storybook, as Sr. Mary Andy and her Sisters fulfill their duties in convent life, pray to Jesus, and deal with life’s problems.
2022-12-04 - The Prayer Book for Tired Parents
With wise insights, reflections on the saints, and practical steps to grow in holiness, this parents’ manual will help families prioritize God in everyday life, develop concrete habits of prayer, and experience God’s peace in their homes.
Fr. Sebastian White, O.P. Am I Not Your Mother?
During a time of great suffering for the Mexican people, the homilies and reflections of Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez gave them comfort and solace. The wisdom and spiritual guidance in this collection can be ours today, also.
Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC, God Loves the Autistic Mind: Prayer Guide
This prayer guide is intended first for the autistic Christian Catholic, then for autistic individuals who may be thinking about Christianity, and lastly for families, schools, and parishes interested learning about autism in the Christian setting.
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P., Real Life, Real Issues, Real Solutions
Real life issues that we face throughout life include loneliness, finding peace, making life decisions, and going forward from grief or depression. Solutions offered are Bible-based, assuring us that we are more than conquerors through Our Lord.
2022-11-27 - The Moral Wisdom of the Catholic Church
Fr. Spitzer shares the basics of Catholic morality found in the Catechism. Society’s decline is traceable to the disregard of Christian doctrines. Only turning from sin and a return to righteous living can restore it.
2022-11-20 - The Wise Men Who Found Christmas
An adventure story for Christmas about three seekers after a brilliant star, who risked life and limb in their determination to follow the truth. Raymond Arroyo has written this story to be a treasured family keepsake.
2023-03-05 - Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.D., Several Books
Fr. Jeff Kirby’s latest teachings include such varied issues as critical race theory, immigration, abortion, spiritual vs. ascetical theology, a way to read and understand the Bible, and preparing for investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady.
2023-01-08 - Fr. Robert Nixon, O.S.B. the Tan Resurrection Book Series
Fr. Robert Nixon, O.S.B., has translated six small books from Latin manuscripts by famous medieval saints and authors, heretofore unavailable to the general public. The writings are inspiring and meant to be meditated deeply upon.
2022-11-13 - Walking the Way of the Cross for Caregivers
Michelle Johnson’s caregiving journey with her cancer-stricken husband has invaluable advice for those helping a loved one carry the cross. Along the way they grew in love for each other and for God, who accompanied them every step of the way.
2022-11-06 - Taught by 10! a Psychologist Father Is Taught by His 10 Children
Dr. Ray Guarendi shares what his ten children taught him: laugh more, don’t take yourself too seriously, don’t overreact, love your children with all your might, and discipline them. There is great advice for grandparents here, too.
2022-10-30 - The Mystery of Divine Love
In his latest book, Fr. Wojciech Giertych teaches how to cultivate theological and moral virtues in our daily lives, how to demonstrate authentic love in marriage, and how to regard sexuality as an expression of charity.
2022-10-23 - John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Hea
In his new book, Judge Robert J. Conrad reveals the holiness and integrity displayed by John Fisher and Thomas More, two 16th-century English saints, that enabled them to defy King Henry VIII's divorce and remarriage.
2022-10-16 - After the Natural Law: How the Classical Worldview Supports Our Modern
In his new book, John Lawrence Hill explains the evolution of natural law, from Plato and Aristotle to St. Thomas Aquinas, and how we can know objective moral truth through our inborn nature, drawing us to perfection.
Crystalina Evert Women Made New: Reflections of Adversity, Transformati
This book has chapters on a variety of sensitive topics, written by well-known EWTN women who have all experienced similar wounds and struggles. Two chapters are devoted to Mother Angelica’s wisdom, our role model par excellence.
2022-09-11 - Catholic Essentials: a Guide to Understanding Key Church Teachings
Perfect answers to questions on Catholicism’s basics are presented by Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM. The variety of issues includes modern dilemmas in moral theology, the definition of marriage and the vocation of parents, the afterlife, and the Antichrist.
2022-07-17 - These Liberties We Hold Sacred
Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson discusses his essays on faith and citizenship that explore how Christian witness and religious liberty intersect. He notes the Constitution’s framers put Freedom of Religion first in the Bill of Rights.
St. Thomas Aquinas Rescues Modern Psychology
St. Thomas Aquinas truly does rescue modern psychology. Fr. Brian Mullady explains the great Dominican’s writings on healthy psychology, and how this fits into Catholic moral teaching concerning areas such as Freudian sexuality.
2022-07-10 - Listening for God: Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us
Teresa Tomeo believes God is reaching out to us all the time. We’re just too busy to listen. She talks about her new book detailing a baker’s dozen of experiences people have had with God when they simply listened.