Show Notes for Monday, 6/22/2020

Happy feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome literary biographer Joseph Pearce to talk more about these courageous English Martryrs who were their king’s good servants, but God’s first. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Kris McGregor with more on Houselander’s “Passion of the Infant Christ,” and Dr. Kevin Vost on how St. Thomas Aquinas can teach us to have more fruitful and charitable dialogue in an increasingly polarized age. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more... Joseph Pearce is online ar jpearce.co.

Kevin Schmiesing is online at athenaeum.edu.

Kris McGregor is online at discerninghearts.com.

Dr. Kevin Vost is online at drvost.com.

Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.

Danielle Bean is online at catholicmom.com.

Joanna Bogle is online at joannabogle.blogspot.com.

Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.

Benj Klare is online at viacatholic.org.

Anthony Ryan is online at ignatius.com.

Steven Howard is online at indefenseofchristians.org.

Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.

St. Thomas More's Prayer for Good Humor

Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others.