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July 17, 2014 – Sheila Liaugminas and Patti Maguire Armstrong

Ken talks with Sheila Liaugminas author of Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Human Culture (Ignatius Press) and Patti Maguire Armstrong author of “Dear God” series (Liguori) Sheila’s book goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. It demonstrates what the Church has to say about the most important issues of our time and why. It anticipates the questions readers will ask and provides the answers they will need in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity.
Sheila’s book is available at: www.ignatius.com Visit Sheila’s blog at www.inforumblog.com In the Dear God series Patti Armstrong, addresses questions that young children face when prayers aren’t answered in a time of adversity – and more importantly, the timeless question of: “Is He even listening?” – Patti’s books are available at: www.liguori.org Visit Patti’s website at: www.pattimaguirearmstrong.com

July 4, 2014 – Spiritual Tepidity

Joe discussed the dangers of spiritual tepidity, that halfhearted service to God which brings about spiritual death. The germs of laziness and worldliness will kill our soul. We must be mindful of the great sacrifice our loving Lord made for us in His Passion and Death. Our response ought to be one of enthusiastic loyalty and service to our Lord and His most holy will. At the end of the day, it is our eternal salvation that is at stake and nothing is more important or worth a greater sacrifice. Remember, that greatness’s holiness lies in not simply avoiding evil, but in doing good!

January 27, 2014 – Dr. Brian Kelly, Thomas Aquinas College Dean

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Brian Kelly regarding his vantage point of educating Catholic university students; the difference they are making in transforming the culture by exemplifying Catholic values in the public square. Dr. Kelly also shares his personal journey that led to his involvement with one of the foremost, growing Catholic colleges in America. They discuss the great life and influence of the college’s patron, Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church, whose feast day the Church celebrates January 28.

April 16, 2013 – Professor J Budziszewski

Professor J Budziszewski will be enlightening us on “natural law” and why he believes there is a reawakening of interest and respect for NL even among secular thinkers. He has taught Government (ethics, political philosophy, and various other subjects) at the University of Texas in Austin since receiving his PhD form Yale in 1981.

He is celebrating nine years of being Catholic. He is a prolific writer on tolerance, self-deception, virtue ethics, sex and marriage–all topics that impact our current culture. I’m confidant that you will find him a most interesting Guest on the Quest.

April 1, 2013

In this particular program Mark and Frances discuss the simply yet remarkable life of a Secular Carmelite from Spain named Josefa Naval Girbes who lived from 1820 – 1893. Blessed Josefa lived a perfectly simple life, opening her home as a school for embroidery. She used the quiet hours of labor to instruct her young female students about the Catholic faith. She was well known for instructing her girls that their primary mission in life should be to “sanctify yourself and sanctify others.” Despite her remarkable simplicity, she had a very disciplined approach to her pursuit of holiness, and is also remembered for her rather direct counsel to “Reach holiness, no matter what the Cost.” This simple woman, who chose to live in the world, perfectly fulfilled God’s will by living a life of holiness, but also by bearing remarkable fruit in helping so many others to pursue a life in Union with God.

July 21, 2012 – The Person of Concupiscence

In this program, Dr. Howard speaks about Concupiscence as the lens of ability to se and find God directly via the soul.

May 17, 2012 – Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae

Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard, STL, Doctoral Candidate in Moral Theology & Bioethics, Catholic University

Points to Make: Why and on what authority the Church proclaims that each marital act must be open to the possibility of new life

May 3, 2012 – The Natural Moral Law in Bioethics

The Natural Moral Law in Bioethics
Guest: Dr. Robert Fastiggi
Points to Make: How God has endowed all humans with universal reason to be employed as a source of His Will in how we live our moral lives.

January 2, 2012 – Rev. Robert Thomas McDermott

In this program, Kathie speaks to Rev. Robert Thomas McDermott of Misouri. He is the Postulator for Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon. He discusses Fr. Hardon’s heroic work to preach the truth and catechize through the modern media and tireless work for the church.

December 26, 2011 – Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

In this episode of Sacred Treasures, Kathie talks to Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Deacon is a public speaker who shares the truths of the faith to bring souls closer to Christ in their daily lives.

December 19, 2011 – Elizabeth of the Trinity IV

“This conversation will address Elizabeth of the Trinity’s Last Retreat, offered not long before her death.  The conversation focuses on Elizabeth’s sublime theology of how we must learn to rise above everything in our life that is not God, and how all that happens to us can truly be used to help us to enter into the center of our soul.  Finally, we address the last stages of Elizabeth’s earthly journey and her passage to eternity.” cinnamon

October 26, 2011 – Halloween

 FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. focuses on Halloween… All Hallows Eve; All Saints Day, All Souls Day and the climate that sets the tone for the FEAST of ALL SAINTS and All Souls Day  and how parents and grandparents can make a difference in the spiritual lives of their young through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church. So what’s a purgatory cake? Tune in and find out and share your stories and tried and true ideas.

October 18, 2011 – Bonnie Borel-Donahue

Steve Koob talks with Bonnie Borel-Donahue, president of the Traditional Values Club at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, about the Traditional Values Club, the often disparaged virtue chastity and how it applies to everyone, and marriage and God’s Plan for it.

September 29, 2011 – Marcus Grodi

September 29, 2011 Marcus Grodi How Firm a Foundation

Ken talks with author Marcus Grodi, well known host of The Journey Home TV program, about his novel How Firm a Foundation (published by CHResources) This compelling story follows Pastor Stephen as he discovers the truth in the Catholic Church.  Marcus also discusses the long awaited sequel, Pillar and Bulwark, which will be available in December.  His book can be purchased at https://chresources.com/proddetail.php?prod=2582

September 27, 2011 – Dr. John Brehany

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Brehany, Ph.D, Executive Director and ethicist for the Catholic Medical Association, about the state of Catholic hospitals today, and the Catholic Medical Association, its work, structure, and what it does for its members.  Dr. John Brehany also discusses the ethics of difficult pregnancies and what can be done about them within the realm of Catholic teaching.

August 25, 2011 – Brain Gail Trilogy: Fatherless, Motherless and Childless

Ken talks with author Brian Gail about his two best-selling Catholic novels:  Fatherless, Motherless, and the soon to be published Childless. (Emmaus Road Publishing) This trilogy follows the decades long journey of Father John Sweeny and his parishioners as they struggle with ethical and moral dilemmas common in American culture.  His books can be purchased at www.emmausroad.org

June 14, 2011 – Dr. Dominic Pedulla

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominic Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about human sexuality and the Church’s teaching. They also talk about the many attacks in the medical industry against sexuality, including contraception and sterilization.

April 11, 2011 – St. Therese of Lisieux

This program focuses on St Therese of Lisieux.  We explore the major events of her childhood, the events that led to her entry into Carmel and the significant contribution she made in her short life.  We focus primarily on her most famous work, The Story of a Soul.  From this work we will explore the teaching of Spiritual Childhood.  We seek to understand our relationship to the Father through the eyes of this beloved French Carmelite.  We also explore her teaching on prayer and suffering.  Finally, we explore Therese’s mission to the rest of the Church and see how the life of Carmel can be so beneficial to those who are looking for spiritual assistance in their journey to the Lord.

March 1, 2011 – Marie Hilliard

Steve Koob talks with Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and ethicist for  the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Sr. Renee Mirkes, Director for the Center of NaPro Ethics for the Pope Paul VI Institute, about the rights of conscience in American healthcare and ethics in reproductive medicine.

The Word of God – March 8, 2011

 Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.   “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday  down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite  Italian  recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.

August 3, 2010 – Dr. John Bruchalski

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of the Tepeyac Family Center, about the Tepeyac Family Center and its history, challenges for Catholics in the medical industry, and God’s plan in our lives.  Among the challenges faced in the medical industry that Dr. John Bruchalski discusses are conscience rights and Obamacare.