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Show Notes for Thursday, 2/18/2021

Happy feast of Blessed Fra Angelico! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to talk more about this artist and saint from 15th century Italy. Other guests include Fr. Frank Donio on the Holy Father’s message for Lent, pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on the spiritual and psychological benefits of self-denial during Lent, Jarom Sidwell, developer of a new virtual reality game based on the story of David and Goliath, and Rita Heikenfeld from About Eating to share Lenten customs from around the world and a recipe for fried fish with pretzel crust. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Liz Lev, author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

Jarom Sidwell, developer of DvG: Conquering Giants (a David vs Goliath VR Game) is online at dvgthegame.com.

Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.

Dr. John Bergsma is online at Franciscan.edu.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Dr. Kevin Vost is online at drvost.com.

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

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Secrets from Heaven

Jason Evert is online at e6catholicmensconference.com.

Elizabeth Scalia is online at TheAnchoress.com.


Prayer to St. Joseph for the Unemployed

Silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your hands you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family. Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow, so that through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they all may use their strength and talents to make visible God’s new creation, to offer a concrete service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts. With confidence and trust we make this prayer thru Jesus. Amen.


Rita Heikenfeld’s Fried Fish with Pretzel Crust

12-16 oz. filets, thawed and patted dry if frozen – I used cod filets.
Mix together and place in shallow plate:
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon seasoning salt or regular salt – I used Lawry’s seasoning salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste – I used several grinds

In separate bowl, beat lightly:
2 eggs
In another bowl put:
1/2 generous cup crushed pretzels – I used pretzel sticks but your favorite will work (I’m thinking next time I might try the spicy flavored pretzels)
Neutral oil, like Canola or Corn oil, for frying heated to 350 degrees ***- I used a 10″ saute pan and filled it with 1/2″ oil

Dry fish with paper towels. Then dredge all over in flour, then dip all over in egg and then place in crushed pretzels, coating very well all over.

Fry until golden brown on both sides – in my skillet it took about 5 minutes total, but my fish was not real cold. You’ll know it’s done when it flakes with a fork.
Serve with tartar sauce.