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.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., 1. Struggles in the Spiritual Life: Their Nature and Their Remedies; and 2. The Discerning Priest: Ignatian Wisdom for Daily Life in Priesthood
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.
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.
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 f
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 (Updat
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.
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.
2022-06-18 - Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Church and Society
In his new book, popular canon lawyer, commentator and pastor, Fr. Gerald E. Murray, provides his insights on the challenges our society faces today, and how to apply our faith in God to His never-failing providence.
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.