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A bird flies over the beach

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
A lone person walks on the beach as the sun rises on the horizon

God Wants His World Back

Fr. John Riccardo reflects on his life and priesthood and speaks about his ministry - ACTS XXIX - which exists for one simple reason: "God wants his world back."

Rev. John Riccardo
Msgr. James P. Shea
Nov 11, 2021
The Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise

Receiving the Promise

Jesus has come for you, the same Jesus who healed anyone who approached Him in faith. He sees you. He loves you. Open your heart and receive the promise.

Sr. Bethany Madonna, SV
Sep 16, 2021
Our Lady of Charity

La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

The Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre has played a central role in the spirit of Cuba, and her image is to be found everywhere, in churches, homes, and even on taxis.

Prime Matters
Jul 29, 2021
Sr. Miriam James Heidland

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
Jul 22, 2021
Dr. Scott Hahn reflecting on the life of Father Michael Scanlan

Memories of Father Michael Scanlan with Scott Hahn and Monsignor Shea

Dr. Scott Hahn and Msgr. James Shea discussed the life, legacy, and impactful tenure of the late Fr. Michael Scanlan at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Scott Hahn
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jun 10, 2021
Hans Memling's "Saint Veronica"

The Veil of Veronica

The Veil of Veronica, on which the image of Christ's face was miraculously preserved, has played an important role in Holy Week traditions, responding to our desire to see the face of God.

Prime Matters
Apr 1, 2021
Bishop James D. Conley

There Will Be Light

Most Rev. James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, joined Dr. James Link to discuss Catholic spirituality and psychology, reflecting on his own struggles with mental illness.

Most Rev. James D. Conley
Dr. James Link
Mar 4, 2021
Horse Statue and the Colosseum

The Lion of Pessimism

The lion of pessimism – of fatigue and disenchantment – is to be opposed by the extravagant hope of Christianity.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Feb 25, 2021
An Archway at Saint Peter's Basilica

Tribute to Don Briel

The funeral homily of the founder of the Catholic Studies program serves as a tribute to a man who awakened countless souls to the profundity of the truth of Christ.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Feb 17, 2021