Show Notes for Wednesday, 10/14/2020

Happy feast of Pope St. Callistus I! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk more about this bad luck thief who spent time in prison before having a major conversion and eventually becoming pope. Other guests include Elizabeth Scalia on what the Rule of St. Benedict has to say about finding peace, Gary Zimak on the spiritual fruit of patience, and Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News with a recap of the first day of questioning for Amy Coney Barrett in her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.

Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.

Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ewtnnews.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.

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

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

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The Breastplate of St. Patrick

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation. Amen.