Interfaith Dating, Catholic Postures at Mass, and the Litany of Humility

Fr. Josh answers questions about interfaith dating, the meaning behind all the different kinds of postures during Mass, and the purpose behind praying a challenging prayer like the litany of humility. “As Catholics, we kneel because it is a Biblical posture of respect and adoration before our Lord, the King of Kings.” Ascension is proud … Continued

Pray with Us: Litany of St. Joseph

Fr. Mark-Mary and Brother Raphael invite you to pray the Litany of St. Joseph with them. On Tuesday, Pope Francis declared that Dec. 8th, 2020, to Dec. 8th, 2021 would be celebrated as the year of St. Joseph in the Catholic Church. In honor of this celebration, Fr. Mark-Mary and Br. Raphael are inviting you … Continued

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fr. Mark-Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and Mother Clare of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with them. It goes like this: Lord, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. God the Father of Heaven,God the … Continued

The Names for Mary in the Litany of Loreto

May is a fickle month, at least here in Wisconsin where the wind can shift and the temperature can drop twenty degrees in five minutes. It’s a month I both love and hate. Sitting on my floor next to me are tuberous begonias, zinnias, and lantana plants that are waiting to be potted and placed … Continued

Accompanying the Dying, How to Pray a Holy Hour, and Defining Vanity

Fr. Josh answers questions about how to accompany the dying in prayer, how to pray a fruitful holy hour, and how to define vanity when it comes to caring about our appearance. Snippet from the Show “A happy death is not a death without pain or suffering, a happy death is a holy death united … Continued

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is approaching quickly, and so is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Traditionally, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our Church celebrates it specifically on June 11th this year. And while we may have recognized May as the month of Mary, are we giving that same attention … Continued

What Should We Talk to God About? Everything.

Should we really talk to God about everything? There are a lot of different kinds of prayers (liturgical, litanies, the rosary, the chaplet of divine mercy, etc.), but today Father hones in on mental prayer. Mental prayer—including lectio divina and Ignatian prayer—is about having a conversation with God and inviting him into your mind and … Continued

Simple Ways to Make Daily Prayer a Habit (with Anna Mitchell)

Happy Easter! He is risen! Anna Mitchell, host of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, joins me to talk about daily prayer. Anna shares an innovative idea for making a habit of daily prayer — an audio recording of simple prayers she created with her co-host Matt Swaim. You can get the … Continued

Ready, Set, Lent!

Are you ready for Lent? This week, I thought it might be helpful to look at the 3 aspects of Lent, read some Scripture on each of them, and ask ourselves how God might be calling us to grow closer to him through them this Lenten season. “Our time doesn’t belong to us, it belongs … Continued

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

There is a well-known passage from the second chapter in John’s Gospel in which Jesus drives the money-changers out of the Temple. It is perhaps familiar to people because it is one of the few places where we see Jesus’ anger in action.  Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to … Continued

Engaging the Saints and Angels

The intercession of the saints and angels is life-changing in our work of evangelization. This time it’s just me, Dave VanVickle, and today I share how to engage these incredible groups of persons in your apostolate! The angels and the saints want to be involved in our work of evangelization, they are experts in loving … Continued

What’s in a Name? Quite a Bit, Actually

A dear friend of mine and her husband recently welcomed their first child into the world. While we were chatting and she was sharing some details, I learned of the darling angel’s name: Celeste.  Known as a punster, I could not help but joke the proud parents must feel like they’re in heaven, given their … Continued