Happy feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome literary biographer Joseph Pearce and English Reformation historian Stephanie Mann to talk more about these two towering figures in Church history who met their martyrdom for defending the Church. Other guests include legal analyst Ken Craycraft on St. Thomas More’s understanding of conscience, and Shane Kapler on the question of faith and works in the Epistle of St. James. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
Joseph Pearce is online at jpearce.co.
Ken Craycraft is online at catholicherald.co.uk.
Shane Kapler, author of James: Jewish Roots, Catholic Fruits
Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.org”>fatherboniface.org.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Sarah Bassil is online at indefenseofchristians.org.
St. Thomas More’s Prayer for Good Humor
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke, to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others. Amen.