Hear about St. Peter Julian Eymard and St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Pope Francis’ message for how we should focus on deepening our relationship with God, and some saint friends you might want to ask for special intercession as their feast days come in August.
In Bishop Barron’s Sermon (airing 7:06-7:24am ET), hear about how we hunger for something that transcends this world, and Christ is the only good that can satisfy us.
In Catholicism with My Kid (airing 7:27-7:37am ET), Frank and Kyle talk about birds, flowers, worry, and frogs?
In the readings for today (airing 7:42-7:46am ET), hear from Numbers 11, Psalm 81, and Matthew 14.
In The Paul George Show (airing 7:52-8:49am ET), Paul talks about the Olympics, thunderstorms, wrath and mercy, and the importance of rest.
In The Pilgrim Soul Podcast (airing 8:52-9:31am ET), Miriam Huettner joins Sofia on the podcast to share her experience as a poet. How can poetry help us explore the depths of reality? What is the relationship between poetry and the transcendent? Are there practical steps we can take if we are intimidated by poetry? What criteria can help us see and judge good art?
In Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 9:37-10:24am ET), Jimmy and Cy Kellett answer more weird questions from listeners, including would I need to be re-baptized after going through a transporter; what happens to guardian angels of frozen embryos; what about human-animal hybrids; and more.
In Being Human (airing 10:27-11:27am ET), Dr. Greg Bottaro talks about the mystery of the Human person with Fr. Louis Merosne.
In Good and Decent (airing 11:32-11:54am ET), Ben and Sara discuss how radical changes of heart can come all at once, or little by little.
Church Life Today (airing 11:57-12:26pm ET): “Nothing new can happen between my son and me. And while I have taught the parable of the prodigal son many times, these days I feel not just why, when the lost is found, there is great cause for celebration, but how truly the zest goes out of life with such a loss. There is no word for the pairings of emotions one feels in grief—the enormity of love mixed with the enormity of sorrow.” Those words come from Robert Cording in an essay he published in the Image journal with the title, “In the Unwalled City.” In this remarkable essay, he puts into words what cannot be contained in words: his grief for the death of his son Daniel, his desire to keep communion alive with his son, and his duty of remembrance that raises his son to life in his own life. I reached out to Professor Cording after reading his essay and he graciously agreed to join me here on our show today. If you’ve been listening to recent episodes of our show, you know that I am working on a project between my own McGrath Institute for Church Life and Ave Maria Press about our relationship with our beloved dead. This is part of a book I am writing on this topic. As part of the project, I’ve been talking with people about their memories of and their hopes for their beloved dead. I’ve asked a few of those people if they would be willing to record an episode for our show so you can listen in, too. This is the third of these episodes––on the previous two I hosted Laura Kelly Fanucci and Stephanie DePrez. My guest today––Robert Cording––is professor emeritus at College of the Holy Cross. His most recent poetry collection is Without My Asking (CavanKerry). You can find some of his other recent work in the Georgia Review, New Ohio Review, Hudson Review, and The Common.
The Sandwich Generation (airing 12:29-1:00pm ET)