Shield of Faith with Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold is an engaging Catholic speaker and author, but his primary vocation is that of husband and father of six. Each week on the live program Shield of Faith, Matthew and his guests confront the many challenges facing faithful Catholics today. Whether the topic is literature or liturgy, the papacy or pop culture, the focus of Shield of Faith is the authentic role of laypeople according to the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicum Actuositatem), the universal call to holiness, and Saint Paul’s admonition to “put on the armor of God” (Ephesians 6.10ff).

May 26, 2015

Matthew welcomes guest author Steve Weidenkopf to talk about his informative new book The Glory of the Crusades.

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May 19, 2015

Regular guest dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO returns to Shield of Faith to discuss Our Lady of Chivalry and the special relationship between the cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Knighthood.

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May 12, 2015

Matthew welcomes Senior Apologist for Catholic Answers Jimmy Akin to discuss his new book, The Drama of Salvation – How God Rescues You from Your Sins and Brings You to Eternal Life.

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May 05, 2015

Back from speaking at a medieval monastery in the village of Ettal in Bavaria, Matthew shares about his trip and one of the topics he addressed there: the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant.

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April 28, 2015

Guest host dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO conducts a fascinating interview with medievalist blogger James Griffin on the topic of lay piety in the middle ages.

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April 21, 2015

In light of the Church’s modern emphasis on love and mercy, Matthew discusses the enduring value of one of the most misunderstood of the spiritual works of mercy – to admonish the sinner.

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April 14, 2015

dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO joins Matthew on the important but seldom discussed topic of contrition and whether it’s ever okay for the Church to make people feel like sinners?

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