Good morning, and welcome to the month of April, which is dedicated to the Holy Spirit! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Paul Scalia to reflect on St. Charles Borromeo’s pastoral leadership during a time of plague in Italy. Other guests include Teresa Tomeo of Catholic Connection on staying spiritually strong in quarantine, Gary Zimak on what St. Paul meant by making up what was “lacking” in the sufferings of Christ, and Fr. Jack Wall of Catholic Extension with suggestions of how to help parishes in struggling U.S. dioceses be able to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus news, weather and more… join us!
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Fr. Jack Wall is online at catholicextension.org.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Fr. Paul Scalia, author of Sermons in Times of Crisis
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Patti Armstrong writes at ncregister.com.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Bear Woznick is online at deepadventure.com.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Meg Wittman is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
A Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.