Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Philip Michael Tangorra to talk about the theology behind the Advent hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Other guests include Sr. Danielle Victoria from the Daughters of St. Paul to talk about their new Advent journal, Karlo Broussard from Catholic Answers on what suffering is like in Purgatory, and Sarah Bassil from In Defense of Christians about Nigeria being removed as a country of particular concern by the State Department. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Sarah Bassil is online at indefenseofchristians.org.
Find out more about the Memento Mori Advent journal at pauline.org.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Danielle Bean is online at catholicmom.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life.
Joseph Pearce is online at jpearce.co.
Catherine Fishlock is online at stgertrude.org.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Laura Strietmann is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Augusta D’Ambrosio is online at beaheart.com.
From a Prayer by St. Aelred of Rievaulx
Lord, may Thy good, sweet Spirit
descend into my heart,
and fashion there a dwelling for Himself,
cleansing it from all defilement both of flesh and spirit,
impouring into it the increment of faith, and hope, and love,
disposing it to penitence, and love, and gentleness.
May He quench with the dew of His blessing
the heat of my desires,
and with His power put to death
my carnal impulses and fleshly lusts.
In labours, and in watchings, and in fastings,
may He afford my fervor and discretion,
to love and praise Thee, to pray and think of Thee;
and may He give me power and devotion
to order every act and thought according to Thy will,
and also perseverance in these virtues
unto my life’s end. Amen.