Show Notes for Tuesday, 12/21/2021

Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Michael Barber to talk about his new book, “The True Meaning of Christmas.” Other guests include Steve Ray on Salt and Spice in the Bible, Kris McGregor on what Venerable Bede had to say about the Magnificat, and Tommy Tighe with a Catholic perspective on dealing with depression. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...

Bobby Schindler is online at

Marlon De La Torre is online at

Tommy Tighe, author of St. Dymphna's Playbook.

Joseph Pearce is online at

Fr. Frank Donio is online at

Dr. Michael Barber, author of The True Meaning of Christmas

Steve Ray is online at

Kris McGregor is online at

Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast

Brendan Hodge is online at

Aylan Erdemir is online at

Danielle Bean is online at


An Advent Prayer

Come, long-expected Jesus.
Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your
Father and ours.
Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord
who enlists me in God's own work for justice.

Come, long-expected Jesus.
Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world,
peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus.
Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father's joy.
I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and
Come, long-expected Jesus.
Excite in me the joy and love and peace
it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord.
Raise in me, too,
sober reverence for the God who acted there,
hearty gratitude for the life begun there,
and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ,
whose advent I hail.