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).

March 17, 2015

On this special Saint Patrick’s Day broadcast, Matthew welcomes returning guest dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO to uncover many little known facts about the wonderful life, ministry, and prophetic words of “the Apostle of Ireland” and model of all Christians.

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March 03, 2015

In keeping with the Lenten spirit, Matthew discusses the “Four Last Thing” namely, Death, Judgment, Heaven & Hell and why the Church encourages Catholics to meditate on them often.  On the way, he considers the Church’s teaching on the reality and importance of Purgatory.
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February 24, 2015

In honor of the first week of Lent Matthew discusses the Sacrament of Penance.  Also – in the wake of continuing Islamic terrorism – Matthew speaks about how the Church has, once again, become a Church of martyrdom.

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February 17, 2015

On this Shrove Tuesday broadcast, Matthew welcomes recurring guest dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO.  Lent is a time for prayer and on this program Matthew and dom. Noah discuss the history, benefits, and wonders of the Church’s official prayer: the Divine Office.

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February 03, 2015

Matthew commemorates the feast day of Our Lady of Good Success (February 2, the Feast of the Presentation) with his annual broadcast promoting this little-known but fully approved, Marian devotion.  He looks at the history of this apparition as well as Mary’s powerful message of hope for the restoration of the Church.

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January 27, 2015

Special guest host dom. Noah Morebeek, CPMO is joined by Phillip Campbell of Unam Sanctam Catholicam to discuss the authority of  the Fathers of the Church, what guidance lay people should seek when reading the Fathers, and the importance of the Fathers for the New Evangelization and the laity’s pursuit of holiness.

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January 20, 2015

In the wake of a wave of news stories of terrorism and scandal, Matthew devotes a broadcast to the influence and relevance of the great medieval Doctor of the Church known as the “the Last of the Fathers” — Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

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January 06, 2015

For the inaugural broadcast of the Year of Our Lord 2015, Matthew welcomes special guest and professor of history Ed Mazza, PhD.  The discussion covers the medieval roots of religious tolerance and the work of Dante and Raymond Lull.

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