Show Notes for Wednesday, 1/13/2020

Happy feast of St. Hilary of Poitiers! On today/s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome patristics expert Mike Aquilina to talk more about this Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on the Pope’s recent Motu Proprio regarding women lectors, Heidi Hess Saxton on the recent passing of a priest who survived the Rwandan genocide, Dale Ahlquist on the 100th anniversary of G.K. Chesterton’s visit to the United States, and Matthew D’Antuono to discuss his recent article for the National Catholic Register on what it means to say that Jesus is the “Word” of God. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Secrets from Heaven

Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.

Heidi Hess Saxton is online at heidihesssaxton.blog.

Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life

Matt D'Antuono's article about Jesus as the Word is online at ncregister.com.

Dale Ahlquist is online at chesterton.org.

Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.

Meg Deblase is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

Msgr. Charles Pope is online at blog.adw.org.

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Prayer of St. Hilary of Poitiers

I am well aware, almighty God and Father, that in my life I owe you a most particular duty. It is to make my every thought and word speak of you.

In fact, you have conferred on me this gift of speech, and it can yield no greater return than to be at your service. It is for making you known as Father, the Father of the only-begotten God, and preaching this to the world that knows you not and to the heretics who refuse to believe in you.

In this matter the declaration of my intention is only of limited value. For the rest, I need to pray for the gift of your help and your mercy. As we spread our sails of trusting faith and public avowal before you, fill them with the breath of your Spirit, to drive us on as we begin this course of proclaiming your truth. We have been promised, and he who made the promise is trustworthy: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Amen.