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Show Notes for Monday, 1/24/2022

Happy feast of St. Francis de Sales! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk about why St. Francis is a Doctor of the Church, and Bill Schmitt from OnWord to talk about why his feast is the annual occasion for the pope’s World Communications Day message. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, and Fr. John Gavin on the Church Fathers and the Creed. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast

Fr. Patrick Briscoe is online at aleteia.org.

Fr. John Gavin, author of Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer

Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at doctorsofthechurch.com.

Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.

Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.

Bill Schmitt is online at onword.net.

Fr. Thomas Dailey, author of Live Today Well

Kyle Warmouth and Wayne Topp are online at theincarnationclassic.com.

Dr. Regis Martin is online at ncregister.com.

Tommy Tighe, author of St. Dymphna’s Playbook


Blessing of St. Francis de Sales

Be at peace.
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them.
He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.