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September 26, 2013 – Fr. W. Paul Jones

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Ken talks with his guest Fr. W. Paul Jones author of A Different Kind of Cell – The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing). Clayton Fountain was thought by most to be beyond all hope of redemption. Serving several life sentences for five violent murders (four of them committed while behind bars), he was condemned to live out his days in solitary confinement, entombed in a cell of concrete and steel built specifically for him in Marion, Illinois. Yet even this ruthless murderer was not beyond the limits of divine mercy. Although he never again emerged from his cell, Fountain undertook a profound spiritual journey that led to a genuine religious conversion and his decision to become a hermit and a brother in the Trappist Order. Father Jones, who served as Fountain’s spiritual advisor for six years until Fountain’s sudden death in 2004, tells this amazing story with candor and compassion. You can purchase his book at: www.eerdmans.com To learn more about Fr. W. Paul Jones and the Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center in southern Missouri visit www.hermitageretreats.org

September 19, 2013 – Dr. Edward Sri

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Ken talks with his guest Dr. Edward Sri author of Walking With Mary – A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross (Image, an imprint of Random House). In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother’s faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her. You can purchase his book at: www.imagecatholicbooks.com To learn more about Dr Sri and the Augustine Institute visit www.augustineinstitute.org

September 12, 2013 – Ambassador Michael Novak

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Ken talks with his guest Ambassador Michael Novak author of Writing from Left to Right – My Journey from Liberal to Conservative (Image, an imprint of Random House). Coming from a Catholic, working class, Democratic family in Pennsylvania, he was an ardent liberal who worked for the campaigns of Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Sargent Shriver, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and George McGovern. In time, however, he saw ill tendencies in liberalism, and he saw the Democratic party increasingly influenced by academic and Hollywood elites. President Ronald Reagan named to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1981 and 1982. In his book you will also learn about his relationships with people as varied as British Prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Steve Forbes, Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. In the 1990s, he became friends with Blessed Pope John Paul II and influenced the pope’s on social and economic thinking. You can purchase his book at: www.imagecatholicbooks.com

September 5, 2013 – Fr Ray Ryland

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Ken talks with Fr Ray Ryland, author of Drawn from Shadows into Truth – A Memoir (Emmaus Road Publishing) Fr Ryland is well known to many listeners because of his work with Marcus Grodi and the Coming Home Network and his work with Catholics United for the Faith. Fr Ryland was an Episcopal minister for 17 years before he and his wife and their five children joined the Church in 1963. Fr Ryland was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983, and at the age of 92 is still actively serving the Church. His book can be purchased at: www.emmausroad.org