Happy feast of Mary, Mother of the Church! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Marcus Peter from the St. Peter Institute to talk about what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had to say about the role of Our Lady in the life of the Church. Other guests include Mike Aquilina on the spread of the Church after Pentecost, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby on the Biblical marks of religion, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kevin Schmiesing, co-founder of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Brad Hahn is online at solidarityhealthshare.org.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Marcus Peter’s article on the Biblical Mariology of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI can be found at Homiletic and Pastoral Review.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Patrick Giroux is online at prayforourpriests.com.
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of Real Religion
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Denise Bossert, author of Hear My Story: Walking with Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Fr. Mark Mary Ames, author of Habits for Holiness
Laura Curran is online at supportpce.com.
Prayer of Pope Francis to Mary, Mother of the Church
Mother, help our faith!
Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognize his voice and call.
Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his promise.
Help us to be touched by his love, that we may touch him in faith.
Help us to entrust ourselves fully to him and to believe in his love, especially at times of trial, beneath the shadow of the cross, when our faith is called to mature.
Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One.
Remind us that those who believe are never alone.
Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus, that he may be light for our path. And may this light of faith always increase in us, until the dawn of that undying day which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord! Amen.