Good morning! On this Inauguration Day, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome canon lawyer Fr. Philip Michael Tangorra to discuss what kind of canonical jurisdiction the Church has over a Catholic head of state, and Richard Ghazal of In Defense of Christians with his hopes regarding the Biden administration and international religious freedom questions. Other guests include Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of “The Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Lost the Faith,”” Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers on whether the rosary is a form of “vain repetition,” and Elizabeth Scalia on why she believes St. Joseph is the perfect patron saint for 2021. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Dr. John Bergsma is online at Franciscan.edu.
Richard Ghazal is online at indefenseofchristians.org.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Elizabeth Scalia is online at TheAnchoress.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Tommy Tighe, author of #BlessedMother
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of The Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Lost the Faith
Karlo Broussard is online at Catholic.com.
Meg Deblase is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Msgr Charles Pope is online at blog.adw.org.
from Arcbishop Carroll’s prayer for government
We pray you, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to your people, over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of your divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.
We recommend likewise, to your unbounded mercy, all our fellow citizens throughout the United States, that we may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of your most holy law; that we may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal. Amen.