Happy feast of St. Ambrose of Milan! On today’s show, Dr. Matthew Bunson talks more about this great Doctor of the Church who was a mentor to St. Augustine. Other guests include Bill Schmitt from OnWord about “Gaslighting” as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, and Dr. John Bergsma with more insights into Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
St. John Fisher’s prayer for bishops
Lord, according to Thy promise that the Gospel should be preached throughout the whole world, raise up men fit for such work. The Apostles were but soft and yielding clay till they were baked hard by the fire of the Holy Ghost. So, good Lord, do now in like manner with Thy Church militant, change and make the soft and slippery earth into hard stones. Set in Thy Church strong and mighty pillars that may suffer and endure great labors–watching, poverty, thirst, hunger, cold and heat–which also shall not fear the threatenings of princes, persecution, neither death, but always persuade and think with themselves to suffer with a good will, slanders, shame, and all kinds of torments, for the glory and laud of Thy Holy Name. By this manner, good Lord, the truth of Thy Gospel shall be preached throughout the world. Therefore, merciful Lord, exercise Thy mercy, show it indeed upon Thy Church. Amen.
Bill Schmitt is online at onword.net.