Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell look ahead to the Sunday Mass readings for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord with Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo of the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan of the Diocese of Charleston. Other guests include Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio on what pilgrimage travel restrictions look like moving into 2020, Jen Frost to discuss her new book on living the liturgical year, Bobby Schindler with a roundup of the euthanasia battle around the world in 2020, and Deacon Kevin Stephenson of the Diocese of Tulsa to reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Sheila Starr discussed the late Kevin Starr’s book Continental Achievement: Roman Catholics in the United States – Revolution and the Early Republic
More info on Deacon Kevin Stephenson’s project on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots can be found on his YouTube channel.
Ken Craycraft is online at athenaeum.edu.
Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Jen Frost, author of Make Every Day Blessed: Living the Liturgical Year
Bobby Schindler is online at lifeandhope.com.
Fr. Jonathan Duncan’s conversion story can be found at chnetwork.org.
Joseph Pearce is online at jpearce.co.
Dr. Ryan Hanning, co-author of The Willpower Advantage.
Patti Armstrong, author of Holy Hacks
A Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.
Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.
Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it.
When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world. Amen.