- POA3 - "Temptation" - Put On The Armor - A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.
- Kris McGregorDr. Thigpen offers insights on the Manual for Spiritual Warfare Chapter 2: he ordinary activity of demons is subtle and occurs within our thought life. They plant ideas within our minds seeking to influence our reason, memory, and imagination — an…Read More
- USCCA8 - The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ - U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Archbishop George Lucas
- Kris McGregorEpisode 8- The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 8: Because Christ's suffering and death was the instruments of salvation, from what did he save us? We ne…Read More
- BA2 - The Value of Spiritual Reading - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher
- Kris McGregorIn this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the influence of Fr. Nikolaus Joseph Albert von Diesbach on the young Bruno Lanteri. An encounter with a good spiritual book facilitates the conversion of Fr. Diesbach at a critical time in his life.…Read More
- RN-6 – Value # 4 – Truth, Freedom, Justice, and Love part 3 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez
- Kris McGregorThese are the four values of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church as they’re enumerated in the Compendium and as they were laid out by, again, Blessed Pope John XXIII in Mater et magistra and Pacem in terris. Without these values, the work of s…Read More
- POA2 - "Why does God allow evil?" - Put On The Armor - A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.
- Kris McGregorDr. Thigpen offers insights on the Manual for Spiritual Warfare Chapter 1: God is infinitely more powerful than the Devil and his hosts. So why doesn’t God prevent them from their evildoing on planet earth? We could ask a similar question abou…Read More
- USCCA7 - The Good News: God Has Sent His Son - U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Archbishop George Lucas
- Kris McGregorArchbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 7: We ponder Christ's person and his earthly words and deeds in terms of mystery. His earthly life reveals his hidden divine Sonship and plan for our salvation.…Read More
- Faith Check 33 - What is Truth?
- Greg YouellIn our culture religion is often considered a mere matter of personal taste. Just as some prefer vanilla and others chocolate, you have your religion and I have mine. But Jesus Christ did not just claim to be another prophet or spiritual teacher; H…Read More
- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, Sunday, Sunday with Mark Hart
- Kris McGregorSunday Readings from the USCCB Reading 1 1 SM 3:3B-10, 19 Responsorial Psalm PS 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 Reading 2 1 COR 6:13C-15A, 17-20 GospelJN 1:35-42 John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, h…Read More
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Liturgy of the Hours
For centuries Catholic priests, monks and nuns sanctified their days by praying the Psalms. This practice was inherited from the Jews, who prayed at set times in the temple. The Western Church was largely influenced by the Benedictine monks, who immersed themselves in the Psalms seven times each day, in addition to Mass and private prayer.
The Church today encourages the laity to pray a shorter form of this called the “Liturgy of the Hours.” The two major parts of this are called morning prayer and evening prayer, and there are also readings for each day corresponding to the seasons of the Church’s liturgical calendar.
Praying the Liturgy of the Hours can be a powerful tool. It helps us acquire the discipline of regular prayer and fills our hearts and minds with Scripture as we go about our days. I once heard a priest say every single one of the priests he knew who had left the priesthood had stopped praying their daily office of prayer.
For more info talk to your priest or Catholic bookstore, and cover your household in spiritual protection each day with Mass, rosary, and the Liturgy of the Hours