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Show Notes for Monday, 6/28/2021


Happy feast of St. Irenaeus of Lyons! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina and Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio to talk more about this great Father of the Church who could one day be recognized as a Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Sarah Bassil from In Defense of Christians with an update on religious liberty issues in Iraq, and Fr. Jeffrey Kirby with more thoughts from his book “Real Religion.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

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

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.

Sarah Bassil is online at indefenseofchristians.org.

Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of Real Religion

Fr. John Cuddeback is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Ryan Lopez is online at aocstewardship.org.

Kendra Tierney, author of the Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.


St. Irenaeus of Lyons Collect

O God, who called the Bishop Saint Irenaeus
to confirm true doctrine and the peace of the Church,
grant, we pray, through his intercession,
that, being renewed in faith and charity,
we may always be intent on fostering unity and concord.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.