Guests for Tuesday, 1/5/2020

Happy feast of St. John Neumann! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this first U.S. Bishop to become a canonized saint. Guests include Dr. John Bergsma on the difference between blessing and covenant, Mike Aquilina on his new book “St. Joseph and His World, Amy Alznauer on Flannery O’Connor and the incarnation, Jason Craig on the difference between feasting and mere partying, and Tommy Tighe on how Mary can teach us humility when it comes to social media. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Dr. John Bergsma is online at franciscan.edu.

Marlon de la Torre is online at knowingisdoing.org.

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Secrets from Heaven

Amy Alznauer, author of The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor

Ryan Hanning, co-author of Willpower Advantage

Jason Craig is online at theswordandspade.com.

Tommy Tighe, author of #BlessedMother

Kevin Schmiesing is online at fvinstitute.org.

Amy Welborn is online at amywelborn.com.

Sara Salama is online at indefenseofchristians.org.

Danielle Bean is online at catholicmom.com.

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A Prayer with St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann,
You were once a layman:
help those in the priesthood of the laity
to respond gladly to God’s call to holiness.
You were once a seminarian:
help our young men and women
to answer God’s call for service in the Church.
You were once a catechist:
help those in the teaching ministry
to burn with the divine Word that they proclaim.
You were once a diocesan priest:
help all of our priests
To serve in vowed commitment to the Lord.
You were once a member of a religious order:
help all of our religious
to walk faithfully in the footsteps of their founders.
You were once a bishop:
help the leaders of our Church
to shepherd us in building God’s kingdom today.
St. John Neumann, help us all. Amen.

Prayer from stjohnneumann.org.