Show Notes for Monday, 10/5/2020

Happy feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, as well as Blesseds Bartolo Longo and Francis Xavier Seelos! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about the holy men and women who share today’s date on the liturgical calendar. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in CatholIc History, Danielle Bean on cultivating new friendships in a new school year, Bear Woznick on connections between baseball and faith as the MLB playoffs continue, and Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News to discuss Fratelli Tutti, the new encyclical from Pope Francis that came out over the weekend. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

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David Kissell, Ryan Lopez and Sean Ater are online at

Brandon McGinley, author of The Prodigal Church.

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Prayer to St. Francis Xavier Seelos for an end to COVID-19

Holy Spirit,
you infused Blessed Francis Seelos with the gift of your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain all doctors, nurses and hospital staff
in their ministry of care to those afflicted with the virus.
Protect them as they answer the call to serve their sisters and brothers.

May his loving compassion for victims of sickness be ours. May we, like him,
search and find you in those who suffer during this time of crisis.
Grant that we may they learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance, hope in the midst of suffering
and joy in the practice of the kingdom,
where you Father, Son and Holy Spirit reign for ever and ever.

Find the full text of the prayer at