Happy feast of St. Francis Xavier! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the impact of one of the greatest missionaries in the history of the Church. Guests include Kathryn Lopez on preparing for the possibility of an end to Roe v. Wade, Ken Craycraft on exile as a theme of Advent, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to unpack the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
Ken Craycraft writes at catholicherald.co.uk.
Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at instituteofcatholicculture.com.
Fr. Jonathan Duncan is online at twitter.com/frjduncan.
Bobby Schindler is online at lifeandhope.com.
Kathryn Lopez is online at nationalreview.com.
Joseph Pearce is online at jpearce.co.
Marlon De La Torre is online at knowingisdoing.org.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Dr. Tara Sander Lee is online at lozierinstitute.org.
St. Francis Xavier’s Prayer for Unbelievers
Eternal God, Creator of all things, remember that You alone have created the souls of unbelievers, which You have made according to Your Image and Likeness. Behold, O Lord, how to Your dishonour many of them are falling into Hell. Remember, O Lord, Your Son Jesus Christ, Who so generously shed His Blood and suffered for them. Do not permit that Your Son, Our Lord, remain unknown by unbelievers, but, with the help of Your Saints and the Church, the Bride of Your Son, remember Your mercy, forget their idolatry and infidelity, and make them know Him, Who You have sent, Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who is our salvation, our life, and our resurrection, through Whom we have been saved and redeemed, and to Whom is due glory forever. Amen.