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Show Notes for Thursday, 12/16/2021


Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to talk about focusing on presence instead of presents this Christmas. Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld on the tradition of Victorian manger herbs, Gary Michuta on what happens to your theology when you deny the divinity of Jesus, and Dr. John Bergsma on why priests are called “father.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

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

Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. John Bergsma are online at Franciscan.edu

Dr. Edward Sri, author of The Art of Living.

Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Gary Michuta is online at handsonapologetics.com.

Joe Heschmeyer is online at catholic.com.

Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Always a Catholic

Jessica Rinaudo is online at thecatholictelegraph.com.

Eddie Trask is online at hallow.com.


Prayer of Abandonment

Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father. Amen.