Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., to talk about why Advent is a particularly good time to prioritize the sacrament of Confession. Other guests include Brendan Hodge with data on what factors make people who are raised Catholic stay in church, Fr. John Gavin on the role of forgiveness in the Our Father, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe’s article on Advent and Confession is up at aleteia.org.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Tommy Tighe, author of St. Dymphna’s Playbook
Fr. John Gavin, author of Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Dr. John Cuddeback is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.
Liz Lev, author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith
Amy Welborn is online at amywelborn.com.
Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.
Sr. Danielle Victoria and the Daughters of St. Paul Memento Mori Advent journal are online at paulinestore.com.
An Advent Prayer
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in God’s own work for justice.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father’s joy. I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent I hail. Amen.