Happy feast of St. Katherine Drexel! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this American saint from a philanthropic family who started schools and orphanages across the United States. Other guests include Toufic Baaklini from In Defense of Christians with an update on the ongoing unrest in Lebanon, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to look at Pope Emeritus Benedict’s recent comments about his resignation from the papacy, Maryann Love on how Christians in Iraq are preparing for the visit of Pope Francis to their country, and Gary Zimak with more thoughts on how to give up worry for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Dr. John Bergsma is online at A Catholic Introduction to the Bible
Toufic Baaklini îs online at indefenseofchristians.org.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Dr. Matthew Bunson, author of The Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
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.
St. Katharine Drexel prayer
Father, Your divine grace led Saint Katharine Drexel
to give herself completely over to your service in the Church
in imitation of the poor Savior, attending to the least,
as a virgin foundress and a laborer for the justice of the Gospel.
Her strength, virtue and fortitude came from her unwavering devotion to the Mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament.
Grant through her intercession that we may see Christ in all we encounter, especially those who feel cast out by society. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.