Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell recap the Pope’s trip to Iraq over the weekend with Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN News and Bob Destro of Catholic University of America. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Stephanie Mann with more of St. Thomas More’s thoughts on Lent, Sarah Christmyer to continue our Lenten series on the penitential Psalms by looking at Psalm 38, and Bob Hamma, author of “Bless Us Oh Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Joseph Pearce, author of Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at Create in Me a Clean Heart: Ten Minutes a Day with the Penitential Psalms
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Robert Destro is online at cua.edu.
Bob Hamma, author of Bless Us, O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com
David Kissell and Ryan Lopez are online at aocstewardship.org.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Dr. James Pauley, author of An Evangelizing Catechesis
Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.
From a Prayer by St. Aelred of Rievaulx
Lord, may Thy good, sweet Spirit
descend into my heart,
and fashion there a dwelling for Himself,
cleansing it from all defilement both of flesh and spirit,
impouring into it the increment of faith, and hope, and love,
disposing it to penitence, and love, and gentleness.
May He quench with the dew of His blessing
the heat of my desires,
and with His power put to death
my carnal impulses and fleshly lusts.
In labours, and in watchings, and in fastings,
may He afford my fervor and discretion,
to love and praise Thee, to pray and think of Thee;
and may He give me power and devotion
to order every act and thought according to Thy will,
and also perseverance in these virtues
unto my life’s end.