We’ve all suffered through too many embarrassments to count. That’s just part of being human. Sometimes we do things to embarrass ourselves. Sometimes we do or say something that causes other people to do or say something that embarrasses us.
Another sort of embarrassment is one I call an embarrassment of charity. That’s when you find yourself embarrassed for other people. The reason for your embarrassment isn’t because you think the other people are stupid, but rather because you realize they don’t realize they should be embarrassed for themselves.
The last time I can recall experiencing this embarrassment of charity was about four or four and a half years ago. Tune in to find out what that is!
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Among these books and CDs, I can recommend them because I’ve either read them, hears them, or I know the author and thus know what he teaches. These are all very good.
A Daily Defense: Apologetics Lessons for Every Day Paperback – by Jimmy Akin I’ve known Jimmy for years. He’s another old Ozark Mountain boy!
Catholic Apologetics Today: Answers to Modern Critics Paperback – by William G. Most Fr. Most (RIP) was my friend and one of the finest theologians I’ve ever known.
I’ve known Tim for about seven years. He’s a great apologist!
The Gospel Truth About Mary: Mary, Mother of God & the Immaculate Conception 6 Disc Audio CD Set Audio-CD
The Gospel Truth About Mary Volume II: Mary’s Perpetual Virginity and Assumption 6 Disc Audio CD Set
Call No Woman Father Audio CD
New Eve, Mediatrix, and Mother Audio CD
Last Call Audio CD
Karl has been a friend of mine for more than 25 years. I recommend everything he does.
Dr. Scott Hahn
I’ve only known Scott for about six years, but I’ve been reading and listening to his work since I became a Catholic. Scott is a professor of biblical theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Dr. Peter Kreeft
I’ve known Dr. Kreeft and read his work for over 25 years. He is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and a convert.
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“The greatest tragedy in the Catholic Church is the ignorance of the laity.”—Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
What We Believe… Why We Believe It—the weekly bulletin insert to educate your parishioners!
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What We Believe… Why We Believe It works because…
- It’s intrusive (70% of Catholics get 100% of their information from the weekly bulletin)
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- Far from boring catechism, each issue is highly informative of orthodoxy without being “highbrow”
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Catholic News Notes
This episode features a story about an entire parish that died.