A blessed Ash Wednesday to you all! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss the origins of Lent in the early Church. Other guests include Gary Zimak to kick off our series on giving up worry for Lent, Sarah Christmyer on the witness of Miriam in the Old Testament, and Fr. Dwight Longenecker on how we if we’re not careful, we can lose our faith without realizing it. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Sarah Christmyer, author of Becoming Women of the Word
Fr. Dwight Longenecker is online at dwightlongenecker.com.
Fr Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Patti Armstrong, author of Holy Hacks
Gail Finke is online at sacredheartradio.com.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Marlon de la Torre, author of Screwtape Teaches the Faith
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ncregister.com.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.
For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
“Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight.”
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.