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Actively Receiving, Actively Rejecting

Turning to God involves rejecting that which holds us back from him. Actively receiving and actively rejecting are two sides of the same act of faith.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
May 5, 2022
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Spiritual Bachelorhood

Faith acknowledges the needs of the heart and relates them to Jesus. However, due to original sin, we often sit in self-made aloneness, failing to bring our needs to him.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Apr 28, 2022
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Christian, Not Pagan

As Christians, we need to make sure that we’re getting God right; however, many of us have a pagan vision of prayer.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Apr 21, 2022
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Mission and Marriage with Curtis and Michaelann Martin

The life of grace is an adventure with friends. Curtis and Michaelann Martin reflect on their marriage, work with FOCUS, and pursuit of the Gospel.

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Michaelann Martin
Msgr. James P. Shea
Apr 7, 2022
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Dating and Courtship with Sarah Swafford

Singleness isn’t a puzzle to be solved. Dating isn’t our source of dignity and worth. A coffee date isn’t a marriage proposal. So what do Christian dating and courtship look like?

Sarah Swafford
Mar 31, 2022
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A Conversation on Catholic Mindfulness

Drs. Gregory Bottaro and James Link, both Catholic clinical psychologists, discuss Dr. Bottaro's work as founder of the CatholicPsych Institute and his work in the area of Catholic mindfulness.

Dr. Gregory Bottaro
Dr. James Link
Mar 24, 2022
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Restoration from the Heart

Sr. Miriam James Heidland and Fr. Craig Vasek ​discuss prayer, healing, and the restoration Christ offers.

Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Rev. Craig Vasek
Jan 27, 2022
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The Mendicant Vocation of Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput joins Msgr. James Shea to discuss his vocation as a Franciscan friar, bishop, and archbishop, and to offer his insights on the current state of the Church in the United States.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jan 13, 2022
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Fraternity and Christian Freedom

What is true Christian fraternity? How can men form friendships that offer both encouragement and accountability?

James Baxter
Jan 6, 2022
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Living the Lord's Joy

Chris Stefanick joins Msgr. James Shea to discuss the spiritual disposition of joy and the clarion call offered to all Christians: "The joy of the Lord must be your strength."

Chris Stefanick
Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 2, 2021