As we enter the Lenten season, no doubt the subject of fasting will come up among family, friends and coworkers. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss rediscovering the lost art of the fast.
Is there anything wrong with memorized prayers? Would God prefer you pray only spontaneously? Perhaps there are actually some previously unrealized benefits of memorized prayers.
What is wrong with the world and what will make it right? Sounds like a long conversation. But perhaps the Angel of Peace who appeared to the three children at Fatima can help with the answer.
Have you heard many good homilies? Sadly, fewer and fewer Catholics are answering “yes” to that question. So, what makes a good homily? What makes preaching good, effective, instructive and engaging? Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome Fr. Jim Greenfield, OSFS, the Provincial of the Eastern Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, who will speak with us on the topic of the ever-elusive skill of good preaching.
We’ve all heard it said that the youth are the future of the Church. But, how can the youth or the Church have a future if the culture of the world continues to act against God’s plan? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Jimmy Mitchell, a young singer/songwriter, speaker, evangelist and “serial Catholic entrepreneur”, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss how through God’s grace and the gift of the Holy Spirit, young people are evangelizing the culture around them and sharing the Good News of Jesus with everyone they meet.
Why are Catholics always using candles in the Church, in the Liturgy, in our homes? What do they mean? Are they simply a source of light when the power goes out? Join Deacon Jeff in the The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Father Richard Mullins to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the beauty, the meaning and the symbolism of the cadle in our Catholic faith.
We have all heard that prayer can be powerful, but, how is this accomplished? What are the ways in which we can significantly enhance our prayer life? Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe in Lourdes, France as they welcome their guest, His Most Eminent Highness Fra Matthew Festing, the Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta. Together, they discuss the many types of prayer available to us, as well as how to get the most out of our prayer.
Is your prayer life a little stale? Or is it non-existent? This happens more than you might think…even to those you perceive to be the holiest of people. So what’s a soul to do when they feel God is not present to them in prayer? Should you just give up? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they share ten of their favorite, sure-fire, highly recommended ways to improve your prayer life!
Have you ever considered yourself an “expert” at art appreciation? Most of us do not. In fact, we usually feel unqualified to even comment on art. But, did you ever think that artists create art specifically for ordinary folks like me and you? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Scott Peck, the Director and Curator of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, TX, and discuss at length the ins and outs of appreciating the beauty, significance and meaning of Biblical Art.
Have you ever been accused of not “truly” praying because you were simply repeating a memorized or written prayer? Have you ever found yourself “rattling off” a prayer without giving any sense of meaning to the words? Is repetitious prayer the culprit? Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug as they discuss why Catholics should not worry about whether or not a prayer is repetitious, but whether or not it is heartfelt.