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Show Notes for Thursday, 1/21/2021


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Happy feast of St. Agnes of Rome! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to discuss how St. Agnes is celebrated in Rome, and the traditions connected with her patronage. Other guests include Son Rise Morning Show legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft to unpack some of the events and statements surrounding Inauguration Day, Mike Aquilina on the Persian Church father Aphrahat, Ralph Martin on his new book, “A Church in Crisis,” and TL Putnam of Verbum to get us ready for this weekend’s observance of Sunday of the Word of God. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Ralph Martin, author of A Church in Crisis

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Ken Craycraft and Kevin Prendergast are online at athenaeum.edu.

Liz Lev, author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

TL Putnam has special deals on Verbum Bible software for Son Rise Morning Show listeners at verbum.com/sonrise.

Danielle Bean is online at catholicmom.com.

Matt Weber, author of Fearing the Stigmata

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Secrets from Heaven

Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life

Elizabeth Scalia is online at TheAnchoress.com.


A Prayer for the Help of St. Agnes

O Little St. Agnes,
so young and yet made so strong
and wise by the power of God,
protect by your prayers
all the young people of every place
whose goodness and purity are threatened by the evils
and impurities of this world.

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Give them strength in temptation
and a true repentance when they fail.
Help them to find true Christian friends
to accompany them in following the Lamb of God
and finding safe pastures in His Church
and in her holy sacraments.

May you lead us
to the wedding banquet of heaven
to rejoice with you and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ
who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.