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Show Notes for Wednesday, 9/23/2020

Happy feast of St. Padre Pio! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this incredible Capuchin friar from the 20th century whose reputation was known around the world during his lifetime. Guests include Joe Heschmeyer on what it means to understand the Church as a “city on a hill,” Dr. John Bergsma on what the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about the history of the Old Testament, Gary Zimak on how love of God and love of neighbor are key if we want to reduce stress and anger in our lives, and Dr. Matthew Bunson with the latest numbers on how Catholics intend to vote in the upcoming November elections. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.

Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ewtnnews.com.

Dr. John Bergsma is online at franciscan.edu.

Joe Heschmeyer is online at shamelesspopery.com.

Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life

Steve Ray is online at catholicconvert.com.

Derek Rotty is online at derekrotty.com.

Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.

Sarah Swafford is online at emotionalvirtue.com.

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.

Fr. Daniel Moloney, author of Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know

Prayer for God’s Mercy by Padre Pio

O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church. Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory. May we receive You with great faith and love in Holy Communion, and allow You to act in us as You desire for your greater glory. O Jesus, most adorable Heart and eternal fountain of Divine Love, may our prayer find favor before the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father. Amen.