If you pay attention to the Liturgical Calendar at Advent and Christmas, you will notice an amazing array of saints and events that we can sometimes overlook as we celebrate the holidays. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom and they step through the calendar for a closer, holier look.
Do you ever wonder where vocations come from? If people are being called to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life…then WHO is doing the calling? You certainly know that God calls, but did you also know that Mary does as well? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee to share with us his amazing vocational journey and his continuing devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Mary “kept all these things in her heart” as Scripture tells us regarding Jesus’ birth on Christmas morning. Scripture also tells us that she “pondered” or reflected upon them. How often do we ponder? Do we ever really slow down to think about just how much God loves us and what He calls each of us to do? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God and what our Mother calls us to do as her sons and daughters, and the adopted brothers and sisters of Jesus.
We’ve all heard of (and maybe have had first-hand experience with) gangs and those men and women who live and die in that difficult and tragic lifestyle. How are we to understand them and so minister to them? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome the Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, Fr. Greg Boyle, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss how his unique ministry brings hope and healing to a truly lost and forgotten subset of humanity.
Did you know that there was an approved Marian apparition site in the United States? Many people are unaware that The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a young girl named Adele in Champion, Wisconsin, only a year after Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in Lourdes. Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom as they welcome the Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, to the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help – and how it came to be.
Is Mary leading YOU to Jesus? Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as Deacon Jeff welcomes his guest, His Most Eminent Highness Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta. The Grand Master shares his thoughts on a number of topics including the Catholic teaching on the Blessed Mother, his personal devotion to her and the Rosary, and the Order of Malta’s uniques devotion to Mary under her title of Our Lady of Philermo.
Have you ever wondered what Sacred Scripture means by “the brothers and sisters” of Jesus? Why, as Catholics, is it a problem to believe that Mary had other children after the virgin birth of our Lord? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they explore the important dogmatic teaching of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary and why it is so important to believe this in our day.
Do you know where Fatima is? Do you know what happened there? If you were ever curious about Marian apparitions and their role in the Church, this is the show for you. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Fr Andrew Apostoli, CFR, a respected expert on Our Lady of Fatima, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to speak about this important faith event and its meaning for today’s world.
Most Catholics know the Four Dogmas of Mary: Her Immaculate Conception, Mary Mother of God, Mary Ever-Virgin and Her Glorious Assumption. But, sometimes we might forget that there is another popular doctrine that the Church teaches about the Blessed Virgin: not only is she the Mother of Jesus, but she is our mother, too. Join Deacon Jeff and his sidekick, Tom, as they delve into the subject of Momma Mary.
Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the “luxurious corner booth” of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss the basics of the Catholic Church”s teaching about the Communion of Saints, and its relevance to our daily lives. Also covered are some common objections to this teaching and how to overcome those objections.