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25 minutes | May 7, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 242 with Marcie Stokman
Some of us think books make the world turn round. And in actuality they do. Reading can open entire new worlds, experiences, and opportunities to broaden our skills. Join me this week as I discuss book clubs with Marcie Stokman and how they can change your life. Get your copy of Marcie's book The Well-Read Mom. Read More. Read Well here.
29 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 241 with John Grabowski
The woke media doesn't want you to know about this book but I do. Join John Grabowski and I as we unravel the truth about gender identity and how the schools, society, and mass media are dangerously misleading our youth. Be sure 'to grab a copy of his book Unraveling Gender: The Battle Over Sexual Difference here.
25 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 240 with Mike Aquilina
Understanding Scripture can be a challenge but it doesn't have to be. All we have to do is take a look at how the Early Church read the Bible and we can learn a LOT! Join Mike Aquilina and I as we discuss his latest book How the Fathers Read the Bible: Scripture, Liturgy, and the Early Church.
35 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 239 with Leila Marie Lawler
This week we take a look at the role of women in society and even more so in the family. We know society tells women what is best for them but what is reality? Leila Marie Lawler joins me to discuss her impressive 3 volume set The Summa Domestica: Order and Wonder in Family Life. Get your copy here.
23 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 238 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
Suffering....it's something nearly all of us have faced at some point in our earthly journeys. bWhether that suffering comes from natural disasters or more physical suffering has many have dealt with during this pandemic. Father Jeffrey Kirby joins me this week to discuss suffering and how we can overcome it and move past it. Check out Father's great new book Manual for Suffering here.
30 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 237 with Kennedy Hall
If you're fed up with effeminate males and society's attempt to diminish the role of males in general then this episode is for you! Kennedy Hall joins me this week to discuss how men can reclaim their role in today's world by breaking the shackles that bind us. Check out Kennedy's book Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity here.
29 minutes | Jan 29, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 236 with Joe Heschmeyer
This week Joe Heschmeyer joins me to discuss one of my favorite topics, the early church. Listen in as we peel back the layers of time and take a look at the significance of what the Early Church had to say about the faith. Grab a copy of Joe's book The Early Church was the Cathiolic Church here.
27 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 235 with Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Oftentimes we look at the saints and think, 'I could never be like them...I'm simply not that good'. I know I do, and if you admit it, you do too. However, that line of thought is so far from the truth. Meg Hunter-Kilmer joins me this week to discuss extraordinarily ordinary saints and how their struggles can help us deal with our own. Get her book Pray for Us: 75 Saints Who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled on Their Way to Holiness here.
31 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
Off the Shelf - Episode 234 with Fr. Blake Britton
Ever wonder what's up with Vatican II? Don't worry you are not alone However, what you may have been told is a gross misinterpretation of the beauty and truth of the Council. Father Blake Britton joins me this week to share some insight on what Vatican II was meant to be and how it was in a sense hijacked. Get your copy of Father Blake's book Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church here.
41 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 233 with Dr. Stella Immanuel
This week on Off the Shelf we're tackling the hot button topic of our day, the pandemic, and how to handle it. Join Dr. Stella Immanuel and I as we discuss our path forward and the backlash she endured for speaking the truth. Learn more in her book Let America Live here.
34 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 232 with Dr. Christopher Malloy
Has the Catholic Faith changed? Has the Church changed her teachings? These are two questions you may be tasked with from non-Catholics challenging your faith. The answer is a resounding NO. Dr. Christopher Malloy joins me this week to take a look at the new modernism that plagues our age. We'll discuss a few of the heresies he covers in his latest book False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth. The resounding message....don't lose hope! Get your copy here.
29 minutes | Nov 27, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 231 with John Martignoni
Have you ever gotten into one of those conversations discussing the faith with a non-Catholic and felt beaten down with a relentless onslaught of Scripture quotes? Has this left you disheartened and afraid to share the joy of your Catholic Faith? John Martignoni has the book for you! Join John and I this week as we discuss a number of topics on the faith and how to approach sharing them with non-Catholics. Grab your copy of Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible here.
18 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 230 with Raymond Arroyo
As we head into Advent we will soon see the signs of the current war on Christmas raising it's ugly head once again. What can we do? Raymond Arroyo joins me this week to give some helpful advice. We also take a look at his book for the young and the young at heart, The Spider Who Saved Christmas. Get your copy here.
26 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 229 with Gary Michuta
We live in an age where one's opinion and fantasies are readily accepted as truth. This is leading to an evident decline in culture. This week Gary Michuta joins me to discuss five "revolts" through history and seven "battlegrounds" they were fought on. Bottom line - as bad as things might look now the key is...we WIN! Get your copy of Gary's latest Revolt Against Reality: Fighting the Foes of Sanity and Truth- from the Serpent to the State here.
31 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 228 with Steve Weidenkopf
You think we have it bad ....you ain't seen nothing yet! This week on Off the Shelf we take a look at times in Church history where the Church faced seemingly insurmountable odds and came out stronger than imagined. Steve Weidenkopf joins me to discuss his book Light From Darkness:Nine Times the Catholic Church Was in Turmoil and Came Out Stronger Than Before. What you quickly learn is that there is always hope. Grab your copy here.
26 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 227 with Mike Aquilina
This week I'm joined by my good friend Mike Aquilina to talk about...friendship. Mike has an excellent book out that addresses our twenty-first century crisis of lack of friendship with the third-century example of the Church Fathers. Listen in as we discuss his latest Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized. Grab your copy at CatholicBooksDirect.com here.
32 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 226 with Terry Modica
This week I am joined by fellow podcaster Terry Modica. She has a fantastic new 5-part study guide on the Church Document Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist). The book, My Soul Shall be Healed, is great for group or individual study and leads readers into a deeper love and understanding of the Eucharist. Get your copy here.
29 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 225 with Adam Blai
After a brief hiatus for high school tennis I am back! This week Adam Blai joins me again this time to discuss The World of Marian Apparitions: Mary's Appearances and Messages from Fatima to Today by Polish author Wincenty Laszewski. Adam and I take a look at the importance of some of the nearly 500 apparitions included in this gorgeous hardcover volume. We discuss how to discern apparitions and how to follow them in a positive manner. Get your copy here.
25 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 224 with David Wootan
This week on Off the Shelf we hear a fantastic story from an ordinary guy just like you and me. David Wooton's chance encounter with a homeless man led him on an unexpected journey in faith. It's a story you won't want to miss. You can find David's book Meeting Homeless Jesus: A Journey From Believing to Knowing here.
32 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Off the Shelf - Episode 223 with Rhonda Gruenewald
This week on Off the Shelf Rhonda Gruenewald returns and we discuss her apostolate Vocation Ministry. We particularly focus on how to nurture vocations in youth through the education system. Check out her new book The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education here.
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