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Defending Your Faith Sharing In Joy Do you find it hard to defend your faith? Are you shy about telling folks you are a Catholic...and why you are? Can you answer all the inevitable questions that will arise? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they share another of their world-famous top ten lists - this one is the top ten ways to defend your faith. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 20,2017
Perseverance Victory Over Adversity What's the hardest thing you've ever done in your life...physically, emotionally and spiritually? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the deacon's recent trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico and the tremendous challenges he faced...and ultimately (with the Lord's help) overcame. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 13,2017
A Friar’s Pilgrimage Seeing Jesus In The Suffering What does a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal do when he's in Lourdes? Let's ask him! Join Deacon Jeff for our final pilgrimage episode in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Fr. Anthony Baetzold, CFR to discuss the beautiful Lourdes experience from a friar's perspective. Fr. Anthony Marie Baetzold, CFR August 06,2017
Malteser International Who are those special people who arrive first on the scene of terrible national disasters? Most likely, you'll notice that the Order of Malta's Malteser International is on the case! Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Tom Wessels, Kmob, the president of Malteser International to talk about what they do...and why they do it. Tom Wessels KMob July 30,2017
Young Volunteers Life Love And Vitality Young volunteers in Lourdes, France tell how they bring life, love and vitality to the lives of the sick who visit Lourdes, France. Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Claire, Olivia and Katie. Claire Hutton, Katie Micklos, Olivia Stankewicz July 23,2017
A Family Of Faith Bad things do happen to good people, and your faith might just make the difference in whether or not you see blessings in disguise. Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes the Bell family to talk about their beautiful daughter, a random gene disorder, and their faith journey. Stephen Emily and Madeleine Bell July 16,2017
Canon Law A Law Of Love Did you know the Catholic Church has it's very own legal system? Where did it come from and what is it's purpose? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Fr. Luke Millette, Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to discuss all the ins and outs of Canon Law. Fr. Luke Millette JCL July 09,2017
Vocations Through Mary Our Mother Calls 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. Bishop Martin Holley July 02,2017
Miracles Are Real God's Healing power Do you believe in miracles? Actual amazing, body-healing, life-saving miracles? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Katie Page, a Dame of Malta who tells her story of miraculous healing in Lourdes, France. Katie Page DM June 25,2017
Good Preaching Relevant Preaching 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. Fr. Jim Greenfield OSFS June 18,2017
Holy Family Hospital Peace Through Medicine We've all prayed for peace in the Middle East, but, have you ever heard of the concept of "peace through medicine"? Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as we welcome Michelle Bowe, DM, President of the Holy Family Hospital Bethlehem Foundation, to discuss how a very special hospital in Bethlehem is making great strides towards peace in an area of the world torn by political, national and religious differences for centuries. Michelle Bowe, Dame of Malta June 11,2017
Pilgrim Church On Earth Life As A Pilgrimage When the priest refers to the "pilgrim Church on earth" in the Eucharistic Prayers we here at Mass, what does he mean? While on pilgrimage in Lourdes, France, we invited His Excellency The Most Reverend Paul Loverde, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Arlington, to join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe to explain what it means to be a Church on pilgrimage and how we can each live our own life as a pilgrimage as well. Bishop Paul Loverde June 04,2017
Ordinariate Of The Chair Of St Peter From Anglican To Catholic So, what happens when an Anglican priest and his entire Anglican parish feel called to come into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church? To get the answer, we invited His Excellency The Most Reverend Steven Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, to join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe to explain what the Ordinariate is, and one way Anglicans can join the Catholic Church as a group. Bishop Steven Lopes May 28,2017
Going On A Pilgrimage A Holy Process Have you always wanted to go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes? Well, now you can! Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe, as Deacon Jeff, Robert Hutton and Fra Tom Mulligan launch our annual pilgrimage shows broadcast from Lourdes, France. The topic of today's show focusses on the concept of pilgrimage and why the pilgrimage has always played such an important role in the life of the Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Fra Tom Mulligan, Robert Hutton May 21,2017
Get Confirmed We Can All Use The Gifts Have you been Confirmed? Did you ever wonder what you are missing if you haven't been Confirmed? And, if you have been Confirmed, are you actually using the gifts you have received? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the importance of Confirmation and the resulting Gifts of the Holy Spirit that are received and intended to be used every day of our lives. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian May 14,2017
Live Life As A Vigil Anticipating The Resurrection Have you ever wondered why our Saturday evening Masses count for Sundays? Or why we can go to the Easter Vigil and not have to go again on Easter Sunday morning? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss their recent Easter Vigil experience, the ancient meaning of the vigil Mass and how we can learn a lot about how holy Mother Church calls us to live our everyday lives as lives of anticipation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian May 02,2017
The Breaking Of The Bread Knowing Jesus Most of us have heard the biblical story of the two disciples who meet Jesus along the road to Emmaus. Perhaps we've heard the story so many times that we fail to pay attention to all the details. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they move line through line through the story, and offer some insights about truly knowing Jesus through the breaking of the Bread. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 30,2017
Baptism By Mud Camp Wojtyla Looking for a great spiritual experience this Summer for your kids? What about a great outdoor experience? What if you could have BOTH? Camp Wojtyla is a Catholic adventure program located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and has been revealing God's majesty and love to kids from all walks of life for several years now, Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Keenan Fitzpatrick, a camp counselor and missionary for Camp Wojtyla, to discuss this wonderful outdoor adventure program and the greater need for spiritual development in our young folks. Kennan Fitzpatrick April 23,2017
Humility Being Down To Earth We all remember the song, "O Lord, it's hard to be humble...when you're perfect in every way!" It's funny to sing about, but humility is, unfortunately, a little too rare these days. Living a true life of humility is challenging. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the challenges to humility, and offer their top ten suggestions for helping you work on your own personal humility. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 09,2017
The Protoevangelium The First Gospel Do you know where the Gospels are found in the Bible? If you said the New Testament you'd be right...mostly. Did you know that the very FIRST Gospel was delivered to us well before the New Testament was ever written? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they harken all the way back to the Garden of Eden and reflect upon the First Gospel, the Protoevangelium. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 02,2017
The Virtue Of Listening Listening is Loving Do you want to solve all the world's problems? (Well, at least the BIG ones?) Perhaps we should start by "listening" to all the various points of view out there. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the virtuous gift of listening and how it could literally change the world as we know it. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 26,2017
So Many Deacons The Plan Of Mother Church Have you ever wondered about deacons in the Catholic Church? What is their role? Where did they come from? Why are there so many? Most folks haven't stopped to think about the true function, purpose and theological significance of the Permanent Deacon. Could God have an incredibly important plan for the deacons of His Church? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they take on the topic of why there are so many deacons...and why there are many more coming! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 19,2017
Church Rules The Church Is Our Mother Many non-Catholics (as well as many Catholics) ask the question, "Why does the Church have sooooo many rules?" Don't do this! You can't have that! Refrain from the other thing! There do seem to be a lot of rules. Didn't Jesus come to liberate and free us from bondage and oppression? Why so many rules! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner booth as they tackle the tough topic of rules, laws, prohibitions and mandates in the life of the Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 12,2017
Life Is A Miracle Life Is A Journey Where am I going? How did I get here? We ask ourselves these questions so often. Usually, in hindsight, we can see that we've been on a journey and that God has been actively involved in guiding, protecting and caring for us as we amble our way toward him. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Renee Hendrix, a NICU nurse and a former Baptist, to discuss her amazing journey with God. Renee Hendrix March 05,2017
Into The Desert Making Your Lent Matter Is Lent just a liturgical season of the Church that you just "endure?" Has it lost it's meaning for you? Do you want to change that? Do you want to make Lent really matter? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss how we can discover how to get more out of Lent by looking closer at how Jesus prepared for his ow temptation in the desert by the devil. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 26,2017
Faith And Star Wars Finding God In Movies Have you seen the latest Star Wars movie? If you did see it, did you find yourself thinking spiritual thoughts? Believe it or not, even though the creators of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may or may not have intended it, many viewers of these types of action-adventure and fantasy films can sometimes see eternal Truths communicated through the storyline. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Joe Thordarson (resident geek) as they sift throught the fact and the fiction of the messages we may find in Star Wars movies. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Joe Thordarson, Tom Dorian February 19,2017
Comics And Superheroes The Many Ways God Speaks Did you grow up with comics and super heroes and Star Wars? Do your kids spend a lot of time watching, reading and talking about these things? Maybe...just maybe, God is speaking to them. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Joe Thordarson, host of Geek Tank Radio and self-described Super Hero nerd, to the LuxuriousCorner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they discuss the potential for positive messaging in the realm of fantasy and comics and super heroes. Joe Thordarson February 12,2017
Salt Of The Earth What Exactly Does That Mean? Have you ever heard the compliment said of a man that he is "salt of the earth?" Did you ever wonder what that could mean? When Jesus gives us his Sermon on the Mount, he calls us "the salt of the earth and the light of the world." Most of us understand the meaning behind being the light of the world...but salt? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they discuss Jesus' declaration that his disciples are the salt of the earth. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 05,2017
Me And Jesus And Church Does It Really Matter If I Go To Church? Have your kids told you they no longer want to attend Mass because they're "spiritual but not religious?" We all know this thought process is becoming very popular among our young folks. Even life-long Catholics sometimes have troubles answering the questions "Does Jesus really car if I go to church?". Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in thew Luxurious Corner Booth as they focus their conversation on me and Jesus...and the Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 29,2017
Calling Me Jesus Calls Everyone So many times in life, we wait for someone else to do whatever needs to be done: someone more qualified, smarter, more prepared, more holy, more...whatever. But, when Jesus "launched" his worldwide mission of salvation, he immediately enlisted the critical help of common, ordinary men who were busy going about their daily business. That was God's plan. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss Jesus' call of the Twelve, and our parallel call to be his disciples and play a critical part in his ongoing plan of salvation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 22,2017
Getting Focused FOCUS College Campus Missionaries When I was in college, I wish I had FOCUS missionaries on campus. Who knows where I would be now, if I had realized my relationship with Jesus and the truth of Catholicism those many years ago?! Join me, Deacon Jeff, and Tom as we welcome Zoe Myers, a Fellowship Of Catholic University Students missionary, into the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the state of "religion" on campus and her reasons for answering the call to join FOCUS. Zoe Myers January 15,2017
Having An Epiphany Revealed To The World When is the last time you had an epiphany? Have you ever had one of those "Eureka!" moments where all of a sudden, everything made sense? Having a crystal clear path is somewhat of rare occurrence these days. That's why the Church's celebration of Epiphany is such a beautiful and timely feast. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the Feast of the Epiphany and it's relevance in our day to day lives. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 08,2017
Mary Pondered Mary The Mother Of God 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. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 01,2017
Merry Christmas Keeping It Catholic Merry Christmas from The Catholic Cafe! Did you ever stop and think about the origins of many of our common Christmas traditions? Even the "non-religious" signs and symbols of our holiday celebrations? Did you know that most all of them find their true origin in our Catholic Faith? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Deacon Jeff's daughter, Mary, to discuss all things Christmas! Mary Drzycimski December 25,2016
The Catholic Guy Evangelizing Ordinary Folks Who are the "unchurched"? Who are the "nones"? Who are we evangelizing? We can all agree that we are called to evangelize in the Great Commission, but WHO are we evangelizing and exactly what does that population look like? They actually look a lot like you and me! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome their guest, Bruce Downes, known throughout Australia and over 90 other countries as "The Catholic Guy, as together, they discuss evangelizing the ordinary folk of the world. Bruce Downes December 18,2016
Ten Ways To Prepare During Advent Making Advent Count Are you a little frazzled this holiday season? Did you just now realize that Advent is almost over and Christmas is right around the corner...and you're NOT ready? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they rattle of 10 easy ways to recapture the spirit of Advent so that you reach the Christmas season feeling blessed and fully prepared. It's not too late! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 11,2016
The Advent Of A New Year Happy New Liturgical Year Have you made your New Year's Resolution yet? Did you even know that Advent starts the new "liturgical" year for the Catholic Church? In fact many Catholics can be a tad confused as to WHY we even have a Liturgical Year in the Church to begin with. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss Advent and the meaning and purpose of the Church's Liturgical year. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 04,2016
Navy Seals Of The New Evangelization Evangelizing The Culture Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they welcome as their guest, Father Nathan Cromly. Father Nathan is a priest of the Congregation of St. John and the President and Founder of Saint John Institute in Denver, Colorado. Together they discuss how the organizations Eagle Eye Ministries and Saint John Institute are helping young folks today live out the New Evangelization and evangelize the Culture. Fr. Nathan Cromly November 27,2016
Preparing For The Holidays Jesus Is The Reason For The Season Are you ready for the holidays? Well, ready or not, here they come! Every year we seem to get a little (or a lot) more stressed as we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they try and offer a little perspective in finding the right balance of secular fun and spiritual holiness as we pass through Thanksgiving, prepare through Advent and, ultimately, arrive at Christmas ready to welcome our Savior with great joy. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 20,2016
Make A Commitment Don't Be Lukewarm When Jesus told us to repent and believe in the Gospel, he called us to truly undergo change...metanoia in the Greek. But what does this really mean? How do we know if we are really undergoing change in our life? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss what true metanoia in your life looks like. And, through taking a brief look at a haunting selection from Dante's Inferno, they discuss what price we pay if we do nothing. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 13,2016
Go Climb A Tree What The Story Of Zacchaeus Is Telling Us Do you remember the story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector who climbed a tree to see Jesus? Most of us vaguely remember the story, but might have missed the significance of his climbing the sycamore tree and, ultimately, the challenge it poses for us in our modern world. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they show us ways in which we can climb trees for Jesus as well...and why we should do it! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 06,2016
No Pain No Gain Conversion Can Be Hard Sometimes when we do the things we feel are right, especially when we feel we are following God's plan for our lives, we experience pain, affliction, friction and sadness. The Church calls this redemptive suffering. But, it's still hard. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they answer an email from "Amy" who is going through RCIA and is experiencing great difficulty in reconciling her parents' lack of support with her need to honor them and respect them (while still discerning God's call that she be on this journey). Sometimes (in fact, usually) conversion is painful. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 30,2016
Habemus Episcopum We Have A Bishop Have you ever attended an Episcopal Installation? It is truly a sight to behold. Join Deacon Jeff, his wife Bess and their youngest, Mary Regina, as they recount their recent participation in the Episcopal Installation of The Most Reverend Martin D. Holley as the Fifth Bishop of Memphis! Bess Drzycimski, Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Mary Drzycimski October 23,2016
Stir It Up The Movement Of The Spirit Have you ever noticed that some of the most blessed moments in our lives tend to be the ones we didn't plan and orchestrate? That's the way the Holy Spirit works in our lives, and as the crew at The Catholic Cafe point out, how He has always worked in the world. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Deacon's wife Bess as they discuss the movement of the Spirit in their lives as God interrupts our day to day concerns in order to bless us and those we encounter. Bess Drzycimski, Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 16,2016
Fully Integrated Catholicism Angels & Demons, Good & Evil Have you ever thought about how we tend to "segment" our lives? We like to separate our work life from our Church life from our family life. What would it look like if we connected all those areas of our life so that our faith interacted and affected each environment we entered? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Alanna Boudreau, a talented young singer/songwriter in the secular world who also happens to a good Catholic girl, to the Luxurious Corner Booth. Alanna Boudreau October 09,2016
Evangelizing The Culture Prayer, Devotions, Sacramentals, Images & Statues 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. October 02,2016
Go To RCIA Catholic Moral Teaching Are you a Catholic looking to deepen your faith and learn more about your Church? Where do you go? What can you do? Have you thought about going to RCIA? "But, I'm already Catholic!" you say. Well, join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the benefits that many good and faithful Catholics receive when they attend RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) classes at their local parish. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 25,2016
The Laboure Society Conversion Do you pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious? You may not realize that there are as many as 10,000 young men and women who have said yes to God, but have student loans that are preventing them for following through. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Bill Lemire from the Laboure Society to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss how this group helps these future priests, sisters and brothers become the vocation miracle God has called them to be. Bill Lemire September 18,2016
Praying Purposefully Deacons Have you ever told someone you'd pray for them...and then life happened (job, kids, distractions) and you forgot to do it? It happens to a lot of other folks as well. Even Deacon Jeff has had trouble following through with promised prayers - until he made some changes in the way he prayed. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss some quick and easy ways to make your prayers more purposeful and follow through with your promise to pray. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 07,2016
Top Ten Ways Of Keeping Your Family Catholic Evangelization & Apologetics Have you ever wondered if there was a list of simple things that pretty much any Catholic family could do that would help them stay rooted in their faith on their journey through life? Not hard, complex and multi-faceted things...but simple and easy-to-accomplish things. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they present one of their famous "top ten lists": ten simple things you can do which will help to ensure that your kids grow up - and stay - Catholic! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 04,2016
Catholics At College Liturgy So are you a Catholic parent or student getting ready for the college experience? Are you wondering who, what, when, where and why as it relates to ensuring a robust Catholic faith on a college campus? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Fr. Mike Schmitz, well-known podcaster and chaplain of the Catholic campus Newman Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss Catholic life on college campuses today. Fr. Mike Schmitz August 21,2016
Diabolical Activity In The Church Catholic Moral Teaching Do you believe the Devil is at work in the world? Many people don't. And, those that do can easily mistake just HOW the Devil might be involved and what that looks like. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they welcome Deacon Dominic Cerrato, PhD, a Permanent Deacon from Steubenville, Ohio and Director of Diaconal Ministries, to discuss diabolical activity in the Church and what we can do about it. Deacon Dominic Cerrato August 14,2016
Homeboy Industries Mary & the Saints 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. Fr. Gregory Boyle August 07,2016
The Story Of Our Lives More Catholic Stuff Did you ever wonder if all the various people, places, situations and events you've experienced in your lifetime (good and bad) might actually be drawn together to reveal some great "master plan" God has for you? Has God been preparing you for some great and divinely inspired task? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they ponder the plans and preparations God leads us through as we endeavor to seek His eternal and divine will in our lives. We all have a story...what's yours? Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 07,2016
The Jesus Prayer The Sacraments Have you ever wanted to grow your prayer life, but thought it was going to be complicated and challenging? Are you already living a complicated and challenging life and you don't know how you can carve any more time out of your life to devote to prayer? The Jesus Prayer may be just what you need! Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom as they welcome Fr Michael to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe to discuss this ancient, powerful but simple prayer. Fr. Michael July 31,2016
Ministry In The Holy Land Signature Dishes: Hall of Fame How do we best minister to the people in the Holy Land who are caught up in a land torn apart by religious conflict, land disputes and governmental instability? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the French Catholic Cafe as he welcomes his guest, Stefania Gudrunerdottir, a volunteer for the Order of Malta's Representative Office for the Holy Land, to discuss a unique and effective way to lift the spirits, the financial well-being and the dignity of the people in the Holy Land. Stefania Gudrunerdottir July 24,2016
Devotion To Mary Liturgy Are you confused at all about the Catholic teaching about Mary? Where in the Scriptures and in Church history do we find this teaching? What about all the different devotions? Well, you've tuned in to the right show! Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the French Catholic Cafe as he welcomes his guest, Fr. Andrew Fisher, a priest of the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia, to discuss Marian theology, history and devotion in the Catholic Church. Fr. Andrew Fisher July 17,2016
Hospitals And Hospitality Thanks To The Order Of Malta Did you ever wonder when and where the concept of the"hospital" was developed? You may be surprised to learn that our modern healthcare system owes a great debt of gratitude to the Knights of Malta who made it their charism to care for the sick who were making pilgrimage nearly a thousand years ago. Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom as they welcome Dane Munro, a Knight of Malta from the Island of Malta, and a visiting history professor from the University of Malta, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the history of hospitals and the Order's charism of hospitality. Dane Munro, KM July 10,2016
Our Lady Of Good Help A Marian Shrine In America 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. Bishop David Ricken July 03,2016
The Meaning Of Suffering Finding Meaning In Suffering Suffering is never fun. In fact, by definition, suffering is awful. And, the only thing that makes it worse, is when the suffering we experience seems meaningless. But, is suffering supposed to be meaningless? Can there ever be a good purpose to suffering? Jesus seemed to think so. Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as they welcome their guest, Fr Pat Brennan, a Passionist priest, to discuss a very meaningful homily he gave to the many suffering souls gathered for a time of healing while on pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. Fr. Pat Brennan, CP June 26,2016
Candles The Light Of Christ 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. Fr. Richard Mullins June 19,2016
Corporal Works Of Mercy Hands On Works Of The Order Of Malta So, what does the Order of Malta actually DO to alleviate the suffering of the poor and disenfranchised? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe in Lourdes, France as he welcomes his guest, Barbara Laughlin, a Dame of the Order of Malta. Together, they discuss the many corporal works that the Order does to assist the ministries and agencies that bring hope to those in physical need. June 12,2016
The Power Of Prayer Enhancing Your Prayer Life 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. June 05,2016
Hope For Prisoners When I Was In Prison You Visited Me It's sometimes so easy to forget about those who are incarcerated...especially those who are serving life sentences or sitting on Death Row. We say, "Justice has been served" or "They got what they asked for" or "TWe can't help them anymore." But, what did Jesus say? It is quite challenging and very counter-cultural. Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe in Lourdes, France as they welcome their guests, Collins Whitfield and Mike McGarry, Knights of Malta who are involved with prison ministry, to the show. Collins Whitfield, Mike McGarry May 29,2016
Medical Miracles Reason Informing Faith The world is full of skeptics and it's hard to believe in miracles sometimes. But, do "unexplainable medical outcomes" really exist? And are these really a journey into the miraculous? Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the French Catholic Cafe as they welcome their guest, Dr. Bob Springer, a radiologist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bob describes not only his time as a malade (sick person) on pilgrimage last year to Lourdes, but his time as a doctor on pilgrimage this year and his personal testimony of studying the x-rays of many of the scientifically unexplainable cures that have been attributed to Lourdes. Dr. Bob Springer May 22,2016
Pilgrimages Journeys For Body And Soul Have you ever been on pilgrimage? Did you know why a pilgrimage differs from a tour or vacation? Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom Mulligan, a religious brother in the Order of Malta, as they open up their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France by discussing the meaning and significance of spiritual pilgrimages. They welcome as their guest Abbot Placid Solari, Abbot of Belmont Abbey and Chancellor of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. Abbot Placid Solari May 15,2016
Catholic Parenting 101 A Little Help From Your Friends Parenting is definitely tough these days, especially if you want your kids to grow up Catholic. There are so many challenges to raising kids in a traditional, holy family. So, Deacon Jeff and Tom, themselves having 14 kids between their 2 families, offer their thoughts on the matter, and send some advice your way on the methods of modern Catholic parenting that have worked in their families. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian May 08,2016
Contrition Praying In Sorrow Have you ever started praying a traditional Catholic prayer, but found that you were just rattling off words from memory without really paying attention to their meaning? When we do this (and we all do this at times), sometimes it's good to slow down and study the words of the prayer. Take, for example, the Act of Contrition, a beautiful prayer of penance we pray in the confessional. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they delve into the Act of Contrition phrase by phrase. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian May 01,2016
Back To Confession Maybe It's Been Way To Long A lot of folks have had painful and difficult encounters with cancer. It's a horrible, insidious disease. But, many people don't realize that EVERYONE has to deal with the cancer of sin in their lives. Just like cancer, if we don't deal with our sin, it can overtake our life...and eventually take our life. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the timely and important topic of staying away from the confessional for far too long. Dr. Marianne Mount April 24,2016
10 Ways To Invite The Spirit Living In The Spirit Are you wondering how to get that "fire" back into your day to day existence? So many Catholics struggle to live a life of vibrancy and joy. Perhaps you need a dose of the Holy Spirit! Do you want to increase the Holy Spirit's presence in your life, but you don't know how? Then, you've come to the right place! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they walk you through ten EASY ways to increase the effectiveness and impact of the Holy Spirit in anyone's life. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 17,2016
The Spirit Of Confirmation Does Something Really Happen In The Sacrament? Many folks feel like maybe the Holy Spirit went "dormant" after their Confirmation...as if He suddenly took a long nap and was nowhere to be found. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they talk about the recent Confirmation liturgy of Deacon Jeff's son, and how it caused him to ponder the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and to further explore how we can invite the Holy Spirit to be more active in our everyday experiences. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 10,2016
Why We Go To Mass Substance Over Entertainment In a conversation with a couple discerning whether or not they were being called into full communion with the Catholic Church, the question of "emotion" and "feelings" almost lead them to change their mind and find a church more suited to their "worship style." Find out what Deacon Jeff shared with the couple...and how this topic might even be affecting many of today's Catholics as he and Tom tackle the thorny topic of 'Why We Go To Mass' in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the Catholic Cafe. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 03,2016
Jesus Without The Resurrection Would We Still Go To Church? What if they announced the discovery of Jesus' burial remains? What if we found out that Jesus was a real person, but the Resurrection was just a made-up story? Would it change his message? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they ponder the importance and effect of believing in the Resurrection of Jesus. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 27,2016
Good St. Joseph Role Model For Men Growing up, we all had heroes. Unfortunately, we stop looking to heroes more and more as we get older. Now, more than ever, men need a good role model to improve their lives as husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as they discuss what Scripture tells us about St. Joseph, and why he makes an excellent hero to model for today's challenges. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 20,2016
Joseph’s Dream Salvation Born Of The Family Why did God send an angel to Joseph in a dream as he was planning on leaving Mary behind? Did you ever wonder about that? Could it be that God had plans for Jesus, Mary and Joseph as a family? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they delve into Joseph's dream and reveal why God sent Joseph back to Mary. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 13,2016
Save The Family Be A Better Husband And Father Life is tough these days...and it's really toughest on the family. It seems that nothing is under attack more than the traditional family unit which has always been the basis for a stable...and holy...society. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss how men can regain a sense of spiritual direction in their families. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 06,2016
Prayer, Fasting And Almsgiving It's Not Too Late When's the last time you fasted? No...REALLY fasted? It's not something we do a lot anymore and it tends to be very counter-cultural. And, even though we pray and give alms, perhaps we've gotten a little lax in those areas as well. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as tackle the (sometimes uncomfortable) topic of the power of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in living out our Catholic faith life. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 28,2016
10 Ways To Ramp Up Your Lent It's Not Too Late Is your Lenten experience a little stale? Are you tired of just giving up chocolate or colas and calling it Lent? Maybe you need to ramp things up a bit, but you feel like you have to wait until next year since Lent is already underway. Well, it's not too late. You can still make this the best Lent ever! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious corner Booth as they compile and discuss a list of ten simple things that you can do right now to ramp up your Lenten experience. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 21,2016
Knowing Jesus Through Alpha The First Step To Knowing Jesus Do you really KNOW Jesus? Lots of folks say they do, but who is Jesus referring to when he says many will call out to him saying "Lord Lord!" and tells them he never knew them? We hope and pray that is not us. So how do we come to truly know him? Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as Fr. John Riccardo tells us how he and his parish have used a program called Alpha to truly encounter the Risen Lord. Fr. John Riccardo February 14,2016
Ten Reasons Why You SHOULD Go To A Funeral Catholics And Funerals Today, many folks find it difficult to make time in their busy schedules to attend funerals. Do you have a problem with attending a funeral? Do you create excuses...or find you just don't have time? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they run down their top ten list of why they think you should make attending a funeral - any funeral - a priority in your life. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 07,2016
Ten Ways To Improve Your Prayer Life How To Get From Empty To Full 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! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 31,2016
Saul’s Conversion Our Conversion Many times when we read the stories and events presented to us by Sacred Scripture, we fail to realize they aren't just stories and events that happened in a vacuum of time. We should try and picture ourselves in these events and see how we would have responded and what we would have learned. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss Saul's encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus, and see if you can't discover for yourself an eternal truth or two that might apply to your life! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 24,2016
The Holy Family Shining Example For Us All Is your family holy? Many of us would prefer not to answer that. With all of the challenges the world has to offer, most would agree that it's hard to keep our families together...let alone keep them holy. That's why the example of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is so important in this day and age! But...can we EVER be that holy? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the LuxuriousCorner booth as they discuss how the example of the Holy Family might be more attainable that we might think! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 17,2016
Faith And The Family The Stats Tell The Story There's so much bad information out there when it comes to faith and the family in general, and living a fully Catholic life in specific. That's why we invited Helen Alvare to join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth. Helen is a noted Catholic speaker, author, evangelist and lawyer...and she is a professor of law at George Mason University in Washington, DC specializing in family and religion. If you're looking for good information about faith and the family, you'll get it here! Helen Alvare January 10,2016
Catholic Distance University The Importance Of Learning The Faith Do you wish you knew more about your Catholic faith? Do you think you're too far past your "college days"? Are you just too busy to do it? Many faithful Catholics feel exactly the same way! That's why we've invited Dr. Marianne Mount, President of Catholic Distance University, to join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth. We discuss not only why it's important to learn more about your faith, but how you can do it online and fit it neatly into your own personal schedule! Dr. Marianne Mount December 17,2015
Catholic Almanac Why History Matters Why dig up the past? If it's history...shouldn't we forget about it and just move on? Actually, remembering and studying our past...especially when it comes to the Church...is the best way NOT to repeat our failures! Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as we welcome our guest, Matthew Bunson, the Faculty Chair of Catholic Distance University. Matthew, a teacher, speaker, apologist, correspondent, author and evangelist, helps us to see the importance of keeping one eye on the past and one eye on the future when it comes to our faith. Matthew Bunson December 13,2015
Why We Need Two Testaments The Old And The New Did you ever wonder why there are two Testaments in the Holy Bible? Why do we need both? Shouldn't the New Testament have totally replaced the Old Testament? How can the Old Testament still be relevant to us today? So many questions...but we have the answers! Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as we welcome our guest, Dr. Pete Brown, Academic Dean of Catholic Distance University. Dr. Brown, a Scripture Scholar and expert in Biblical Languages walks us through the importance of reading the entirety of the Bible. Dr. Pete Brown December 06,2015
Following The Ancient Paths An Unexpected Journey To Catholicism Sometimes the best path to something new is one that was blazed first by ancient journeymen. That's what happened to Durant Fleming, MDiv, DMin, a Presbyterian minister for 25 years who made his way into full communion with the Catholic Church. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Durant in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss his journey home and his accompanying memoir, Following The Ancient Paths (available on Amazon). Durant Fleming, MDiv, DMin November 22,2015
Improve Your Mass Experience 10 Things You Can Do Has Mass gotten a little stale for you? Are you "not getting anything out of Mass"? Do you wish you could do something about it? Well, you're in luck! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they offer 10 easy things that you can do to make the most out of your Mass experience. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 08,2015
Welcome The Stranger Who Are We Greeting At Mass? Do we just assume that anyone who shows up at Mass already knows what it means to be Catholic? Do we really ever reach outside our property line to evangelize or do we wait for them to come to us? Does our parish have an easy "on-ramp" or introductory way to find out more about our faith? These are all good questions we should be asking ourselves as Christians. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they take on the topic of welcoming the stranger. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 01,2015
Armour Up Fighting Spiritual Battles Today Are you ready for a battle? You can assured that Satan is ready...so we must be as well. And, there's a lot at stake in this battle, because it is spiritual warfare. Our eternal salvation hangs in the balance! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they answer an email from Audra, a 26 year-old listener who wants some help and direction in discerning her way through life. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 20,2015
Spiritual Direction Asking For Directions Do you have trouble asking for directions? Many of us do...especially when it comes to our spiritual life! In actuality, we really don't mind asking a doctor, lawyer, banker or architect for advice and direction when it comes to decisions about our day to day life. But, when it comes to our eternal life...most of us don't get much in the way of direction. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss the concept of spiritual direction and how a little direction can keep us from getting lost on our faith journey. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 18,2015
Evangelizing The Issues What Do We Focus On? We all agree that we need to evangelize. In fact, in the Great Commission, Jesus commands us to do so. The problem is that when we encounter those with whom we are attempting to share the Good News, we inevitably get bogged down in the hot-button issues of the day. So what do we focus on? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss what (in their humble opinion) evangelization truly boils down to. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 11,2015
The Holy Ghost Our Partner In Evangelization Do you ever pray to the Holy Spirit? We certainly have no problem asking God the Father or God the Son for divine assistance...but, God the Holy Spirit? Most people can use the reassurance of the accompaniment of the Holy Ghost in their attempts to carry out the New Evangelization. Join Deacon Jeff and "sit-in sidekick" Bobby John as they discuss the Person of the Holy Spirit, his attributes and how they enhance and empower evangelization. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 04,2015
Brick Walls Of Evangelization Our Excuses For Not Sharing The Gospel When you wake up in the morning to start your day, do you see a day filled with the opportunity to share the Gospel, or do you see nothing but a great big wall? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the many obstacles of evangelizing and the way around (or through) them. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 27,2015
My Kids Are Leaving The Church They No Longer WantTo Be Catholic What do you do when your child, who you have raised to be a good Catholic kid, comes up to you and announces, "Mom, Dad...I'm leaving the Catholic Church." More and more Catholic parents are hearing this as the number of "nones" (those with no particular religious affiliation) grows in our modern culture. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they share their thoughts on the Do's and Don'ts of addressing your children's decision to leave the Catholic faith. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 20,2015
The Sunday Obligation Why We Go To Mass "Awwww...do we HAVE to go?" As a parent, we hear this from time to time (or maybe all the time) from our kids on Sunday mornings as we head to church. Or, maybe we hear ourselves asking it. Either way, what is the answer? Why do we go HAVE to go to Mass? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Msgr. John McArthur, pastor of a local parish, to help us answer the common questions about the obligation of Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days. Msgr. John McArthur September 06,2015
Porn Is A Problem The Cancer Is Growing Many people (thankfully) agree that porn is bad...but, in reality, not enough people realize just how bad it is. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as Deacon Jeff and Tom welcome our friend,Tiffany Leaper, founder of Girls Against Porn and Human Trafficking to discuss what parents, grandparents, teachers and others charged with the care of children need to understand about the destructive nature of pornography. Tiffany Leeper August 30,2015
Who Is Jesus? God Or Man? Sometimes we run into folks who have trouble relating to Jesus in his divinity, and sometimes we run into folks who have trouble relating to Jesus in his humanity. The true and right relationship with the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity requires us to relate to both Jesus' humanity and divinity, because they cannot be separated. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as Deacon Jeff and Tom tackle the great mystery of the Christ as fully God and fully man. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 20,2015
Supernatural Food Elijah And The Eucharist Have you ever wanted to just give up? "Lord...take me now!" How is it that we are able to carry on? If you read the story of Elijah in the Book of Kings, you see that even he, a prophet, was ready to give up. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as Deacon Jeff and Tom discuss how our journeys in many ways resemble that of Elijah and how the supernatural food of the Euchartist empowers up to go on. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 16,2015
Ite Missa Est After The Pilgrimage We all know a little about why we go on pilgrimage, or retreat or any occasion of blessing. But, do we know what to do next? What do we take with us? How do we apply the grace we have received to the remainder of our lives? Join Deacon Jeff and Robert in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as they wrap up this year's pilgrimage to Lourdes, France and what happens next in "life after pilgrimage." Robert Hutton August 02,2015
When Disaster Strikes The Order Of Malta Responds Major disasters - natural and otherwise - take place all over the world and no one knows when they will strike. But, it's good to know that the Order of Malta is on the case. Join us in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome Dominic de la Rouchefocauld-Montbel, the Grand Hospitaler for the Order of Malta, as he discusses how the Order brings hope and healing to the people who need it most in the lands far and near that are laid low by disaster. Dominic de la Rouchefocauld-Montbel July 26,2015
A Catholic Walk Walking For Atonement And Gratitude Our pilgrimage to Lourdes, France continues and we welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth an old friend to the Cafe, Frank Ryan, a Knight of Malta. Frank tells us about his incredible journey walking across America and helps us to see that the Church is really doing very well! Frank Ryan July 19,2015
The Miracle Of Coming Home Another Kind Of Healing Not long ago, we had a man named Paul Hennesy, a landscape artist suffering from cancer, on our program. He spoke of his journey of faith and his finding God in beauty and art. He passed away recently, but not before he experienced the miracle of coming back home to his Catholic faith. Join us in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome Fr. Andrew Fisher, a Pastor, and Laura Meade, a parish Director of Religious Education, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss miracles that are not necessarily physical in nature, but profoundly spiritual. Fr. Andrew Fisher, Laura Meade July 12,2015
Ignatian Spirituality For Dummies Discernment In A Modern World Have you ever wondered what Ignatian Spirituality was about but you were afraid to ask? Does it sound too deep, too "theological" or just plain over your head? Well, now is your chance to get a brief, entry-level introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius from an expert in Ignatian Spirituality. Join us as we welcome a Knight of Justice of the Order of Malta, Fra Richard Wulff, to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe. Fra Richard Wulff, KJ July 05,2015
From Malade To Volunteer Healed For Service What would you do if you received what you considered a miraculous healing of a life-limiting ailment? Would you go back to your regular state of life? Or, would you feel the need to offer yourself in Christian service to others? Well, the latter is exactly what a young woman named Megan Bean did. Hear her incredible journey of healing and service as Deacon Jeff welcomes her to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe in a place known for spiritual and physical healing, Lourdes, France. Megan Bean June 28,2015
The Siege Of Malta One Of The World's Epic Battles Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome once again Knight of Malta and Professor of History, Dane Munro of Malta. Dane joins us to enlighten us about the great Siege of Malta, one of the all-time greatest military victories of Christianity. Dane Munro, KM June 21,2015
A Lourdes Miracle A New Lease On Life Lourdes, France is known for the miracles associated with Our Lady's appearance to St. Bernadette many years ago. Many of us have heard of them. But, not many of us have MET them. Join us in the The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome Dr. William McGarry, a Knight of Malta and a noted oncologist, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss his fight with cancer and his unlikely - perhaps even miraculous - prognosis. Dr. William McGarry, KM June 14,2015
Vocation Of A Knight A Call To Serve The Order of Malta is a religious order that is over 900 years old. The members of this order are knights and dames who have devoted themselves to caring for the sick and the poor and defending Christ's Holy Church. Because it is a religious order, some of these knights have taken solemn vows. So how were they called? And do you think you might be called to this vowed religious life? Join us in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome His Most Eminent Highness Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta to discuss his personal call to religious life. Fra Matthew Festing June 07,2015
Middle East Reality Hope And Peace For years and years there has been unrest in the Middle East. Actually, it has been going on for centuries and centuries. But, what is really going on? And, what are the possibilities that hope and peace can ever come to that part of the world? Join us in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as we welcome Ambassador Justin Simpson, the Order of Malta's diplomatic representative in Ramallah, to help shed some light on what's really going on in the Middle East and what can be done to help the situation. Ambassador Justin Simpson, KM May 31,2015
The Crusades Fact And Fiction We've heard a lot about the Crusades over the years. Unfortunately, most of what we've heard...and what many of us have come to believe...has been marred by half-truths, politics and even a re-writing history. So what were the Crusades REALLY about? What really happened and why? Join us in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as Deacon Jeff and Robert welcome Knight of Malta and Professor of History Dane Munro from the Republic of Malta to shed some light on the Crusades. Dane Munro, KM May 24,2015
JPII Pope And Saint Welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe! Yes, we're back in Lourdes, France once again on pilgrimage with the Order of Malta...and we've brought our studio with us so we can bring more great shows your way. In this first of twelve episodes, we welcome Margaret Melady, a Dame of Malta and President of the Federal Association of the Order of Malta, who discusses her personal relationship with Pope St. John Paul II and her book, The Rhetoric of Pope John Paul II. Margaret Melady, DM May 17,2015
Vocation For Life Sisters Of Life For Life Sister Mary Karen of the Sisters Of Life, an order of sisters devoted to protecting and defending the dignity of all human beings, especially the most vulnerable, joins Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth to tell the wonderful story of her discovery of God's calling her to the consecrated life. Sister Mary Karen May 10,2015
From Banker To Deacon Answering God's Call Is God calling you? He most assuredly is. In fact, He's calling all of us...it's just that sometimes we're just too busy to hear Him. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as we welcome Deacon Michael Stankiewicz, a Permanent Deacon from the Diocese of Wilmington in Delaware, as he speaks of God calling him to make the remarkable journey from a life of big banking to a life of diaconal service. Deacon Michael Stankiewicz May 03,2015
Men Of St Joseph Being A Man Of God In many ways, St. Joseph is a wonderful model of true manhood. It is for this reason that a group of men who were seeking to become the best Christian men that they could be called their gathering the "Men of St. Joseph." Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Dr. Kevin Ryan, Executive Director of the Men of St. Joseph, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the meaning and purpose of this now-worldwide organization and also his own conversion story. Dr. Kevin Ryan April 26,2015
Come Holy Spirit The Promises In Scripture How much do we really know about living a Sprit-filled life? Let's start by checking with Sacred Scripture! There are many wonderful insights into life's blessings when filled with the third Divine Person of the Blessed Trinity found in the Bible. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug as they discuss just seven of the many "promises" that we can expect to receive when we invoke and welcome the Holy Spirit into our lives. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian April 19,2015
Porn Cancer To The Family Pornography is typically underrated in it's devastating effect on the human family. It is usually laughed off as "something all boys do." Unfortunately, the statistics are alarming and there is a great need to awaken the awareness of fathers, sons and brothers as well as mothers, daughters and sisters to the destructive potential...and indeed, reality...of porn. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Tiffany Leeper, president and founder of Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking, to the show. Tiffany Leeper April 12,2015
Resurrection The Glory Of Easter Alleluia! Come and celebrate Easter with us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss the concept of the Resurrection and also lead us into a discussion of our own bodily resurrection on Judgment Day! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 05,2015
The Devil Is Real Christ Is Our Strength Have you ever been asked if the Devil is real? Have you ever wondered this yourself? Is there really some evil dude with a pitchfork trying to get you to sin? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome back Peter Herbeck, Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries to discuss the devil, sin and the remedy...Jesus Christ! Peter Herbeck March 29,2015
Living The Trinity One God, Three Persons Are you a Trinitarian? Do you "live the Trinity?" Many people have a good relationship to one of the divine Persons of the Most Holy Trinity, but sometimes we find it hard to live life in a relationship with all Three. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth as Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug speak of inviting fully into our lives the Triune God...Father Son and Holy Spirit. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian March 19,2015
The Number 40 Testing, Preparation, Anticipation Have you ever wondered why so many important events in the Bible lasted 40 days and nights or 40 years? That number 40 is actually significant and can tell us a lot about what the event is leading to. Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth as he, Tom and Doug discuss the number 40 and it's biblical significance. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian March 15,2015
Give It Up For Lent A Time In The Desert So...what did you give up for Lent? We have always loved asking and answering this question every Ash Wednesday. The problem is that, for many people, the idea of "giving something up" has lost it's meaning and has even fallen by the wayside as a childish or obsolete custom. Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth as he, Tom and Doug discuss the meaning, purpose and extreme value of our Lenten practices as we prepare for the glories of Easter. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian March 01,2015
Living The Mystery 12 Steps To A Fuller Life Many people - Catholics and non-Catholics alike - are asking themselves, "Is this all there is?" Life can be tough, filled with many challenges, and many of us are wondering how to live a joy-filled life. Join Deacon Jeff and Doug as they welcome their guest, Fr. Emerich Vogt, OP, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the keys to not only recognize potential issues in themselves and their families and friends, but how to mend and heal relationships through the love of Christ, the Church and the Eucharist. Fr. Emerich Vogt, OP February 15,2015
Authority Today Do You Recognize The Authority Of Jesus In Your Life? Many people struggle with authority in their lives...political, workplace, familial and even religious authority. In a culture that promotes the total empowerment of self, it's getting harder and harder to recognize the authority of the Church as a natural extension of Christ's authority. Join Deacon Jeff and Doug Grokulsky as they discuss the challenging and timely topic of authority today. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky February 08,2015
Mass And A Busy Life Do I Have To Go? What happens when you work so long and so hard that you find it difficult to get to Mass? And, when you do go, you get nothing out of it because you're so tired. This is a dilemma many people in our current economy are facing. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they try and assist a listener in her process of navigating this tough situation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 01,2015
You Can Learn Your Faith Be A Happy Warrior Once again, Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug open up the mail bag in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe! Join them as they help a listener who wants to know what the Catholic Church can offer those who are only nominal Catholics, but have an intense desire to know more about what the Church teaches...and thereby grow in their faith. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian January 25,2015
Testimony About Confession Back To The Sacrament After 40 Years Has it been a while since your last sacramental Confession? How about 40 years? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they read and discuss a listener's email to The Catholic Cafe recounting their personal journey and (a 40-year experience) back to the confessional! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 22,2014
Being Child-like Not Childish What did Jesus REALLY mean when he told us that unless we turn and become like children we could not enter the kingdom of heaven? Didn't St. Paul tell us to "put away childish things?" Even the world would have our children grow up sooner and sooner. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug as they ponder the words of Jesus and explore ways in which we can all re-capture our child-like qualities. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian December 21,2014
Advent Be Prepared Sometimes, I wonder if the season of Advent is one of the best kept secrets of the Church's liturgical year. Our commercial culture has taught us to skip right from Halloween (All Hallows Eve) to Christmas. And yet, the Church asks us to pause and spend a significant time (in fact, a season) to reflect on the coming - the advent - of the Lord. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug as they ponder the meaning of this very important opportunity to "prepare the way." Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian December 14,2014
Adventus Contemplating The Incarnation What are we "celebrating" in the season of Advent? Many people, even Catholics, tend to gloss over Advent and skip right to Christmas. But, is that right? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss taking time during the season of Advent to anticipate the coming of the Christ...especially by contemplating the reasons for the Incarnation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 08,2014
Lone Catholic Being Catholic In A Secular Environment Meet Annemarie from the Netherlands. She is 24 years old and a "lone" Catholic in her family, amongst her friends and even in her parish. Annemarie is not the only one who feels this way. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss her email from Holland and try and offer some advice, guidance and comfort in her situation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 07,2014
Thanksgiving Giving Thanks Do you know the true origins and development of the American holiday of Thanksgiving? Is it just an onramp to the Christmas season? Does it have a truly religious origin? Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss how we can "take back" the holiday and live more fully its originally spiritual intent. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian November 30,2014
Sister Servants Called To Consecrated Life Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome their guest, Sister Mary Philomena of the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, to the Luxurious Corner Booth. Sister shares her insights into both the charism of her order in Birmingham, Alabama and her own vocation to consecrated life as a Sister Servant. Sister Mary Philomena November 23,2014
Biblical Art Art, Beauty, and God 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. Scott Peck November 16,2014
Priest Prophet King Who Is Jesus? Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? Is he your Brother, Friend or your Savior? Is it enough just to know Him? As Catholics, we can learn some things from our Protestant friends about having a friend in Jesus...but we can also add so much more to the conversation! Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Father Robert Barron to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the fullness of the Catholic understanding of Jesus Christ as Priest, Prophet and King. Fr. Robert Barron November 09,2014
Parental Example What You Do...Not What You Say How do I get my kids to love Church? How do I get them to follow her teachings? Why don't they go to Mass anymore? More and more frequently, these are the questions many, many parents are asking themselves. Interestingly, the answer can be quite simple...but you really need to start when they're young. Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug in the Luxurious Corner Booth to find out what you can do as a parent to strengthen and lengthen your childrens' faith lives. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian November 02,2014
Coming Back Home Reverting To The Catholic Faith We all know someone who has left the Church. Maybe our child, or another family member. Maybe our close friend or a dear co-worker. Maybe even you have drifted away from the sacraments. Did you ever stop and think about why, or what caused the "drift" and what we can do about it? Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug as they explore the story of a recent family of "reverts" and try and shed a little light on the topic of coming back home to the Catholic Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian October 26,2014
Losing Grace Can We Lose Grace? Did you ever wonder if we were able - once we had accepted it - to lose God's grace? Or, to lose salvation? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the ins and outs of grace, free will and the permanence of salvation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 19,2014
The Baptism Of Jesus Was It Necessary? Did you ever ask yourself why Jesus was baptized by John? Jesus was certainly without sin, and yet, he insisted on being baptized by the Baptizer in the River Jordan. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the several beautiful reasons for Jesus' baptism. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 12,2014
Repetitious Prayer Pray With Meaning 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. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian October 05,2014
Suffering With Christ What Is Lacking In Christ's Afflictions When St Paul tells the Colossians that in his flesh, he is "completing what is lacking in Christ's afflictions," we might wonder what he could have meant. Didn't Christ do it all? What could possibly be lacking in Christ's salvific act on the Cross? Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the important role Christ asks each of us to play in the Father's plan of Salvation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian September 28,2014
Everyday Evangelization Sharing The Hope Of Salvation When it comes to your faith, are you a "professional student"...someone who continually stocks up on knowledge, but may be too afraid to put it to use evangelizing? Join Deacon Jeff, Tom and Doug in the Luxurious Corner Booth for an interesting discussion of ways that average, everyday Catholics can share the gospel message of hope to all those they encounter day-to-day. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian September 21,2014
Scrupulosity How Often Should I Go To Confession? How often should you go to the sacrament of Confession? When is it "too much"? Do you know what scrupulosity is? Many people suffer from this distorted understanding of self-examination. Listen in as Deacon Jeff and Tom discuss how to get the most out of your Reconciliation experience and how to avoid the pitfalls of scrupulous behavior. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 14,2014
Spiritual To-Do Lists Working Your Way Into Heaven? Have you ever wondered if the spiritual goals you may have set for yourself can be problematic? Are you concerned with how many Rosaries you've prayed, or how many hours of Adoration you've accomplished, or how many Masses you attend weekly? Sometimes we can get caught up in the numbers game and lose sight of the real "big" picture...growing in holiness. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome a new member of the team, Doug Grokulsky, to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the potential problems of spiritual to-do lists. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Doug Grokulsky, Tom Dorian September 07,2014
Catholic Relief Abroad Being Church To A World In Need Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome their guest, Caroline Brennan of CRS, as she shares first-hand experiences and offers some great insights into the emergency needs of people around the world who suffer from persecution, poor living conditions and natural disasters. Caroline Brennan August 24,2014
Intercession Praying For Others Why is the concept of "intercession" so important to the Catholic Church? What does it mean for us? How do we do it? Where did it come from? Who did it first? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as we answer these and many other questions about the significance of praying for others and interceding on their behalf. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 17,2014
20s And 30s Ministry Catholic Young Adults Increasingly, the Church is seeing the importance of ministering to young adults in their 20's and 30's. With ever-growing concerns and focus on new careers, first mortgages and young children, this vital part of God's Church finds itself transitioning from living under the supervision of parents to managing their own households. And the Church can sometimes seem less relevant to their day-to-day lives. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Pete Burak, Director of id916, a young adult ministry of Renewal Ministries, as they discuss how to engage young adults in the life of the Church. Pete Burak August 10,2014
The New Pentecost Growing And Going In The Spirit You've certainly heard of Pentecost, that all important time in the beginning of the Church's life when the Holy Spirit descended upon the people of God and gave them His very life, to empower them to live out their baptismal call to grow in holiness and to go forth to evangelize. But, have you heard of the call for a "New Pentecost"? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome EWTN show host and Vice President of Renewal Ministries Peter Herbeck to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss this renewed appreciation and utilization of the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter Herbeck August 03,2014
Is It Mortal Or Venial? What's The Difference? How many times have you heard someone tell you, "That's a Mortal Sin!" ? Did you ever wonder if the were right? What makes a Mortal Sin mortal? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they take on the basic yet all important topic of Mortal and Venial Sins. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian July 27,2014
Summer Mass Attendance Sacramental Vacation? Have you ever noticed that Mass attendance during the summer seems to drop off...sometimes rather significantly? Are people taking summer-long vacations that cause them to be gone from your parish ALL summer long? Well, some folks may just be taking "sacramental vacations." Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss balancing the beauty of the vacation alongside the continuing obligation (and opportunity) to attend Holy Mass...wherever you are! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian July 20,2014
The Paraclete LIke A Good Pair Of Cleats Do you remember your first pair of cleats when you were a kid? How they helped you in your ability to play the game? Well, interestingly, there are a lot of connections to be made between a good pair of cleats, and the Paraclete that Jesus promised to send us...the Holy Spirit. Intrigued? Want to hear more? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth to find out why the game of life is played much more effectively with the Good Paraclete! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian July 13,2014
St. Philip Neri’s Oratory Prayer, Preaching, Scripture and Music So...do you know what an Oratory is? Do you know why St. Philip Neri started them way back in the 1500's? Well, if you want to know (and believe me...it's quite fascinating!) you need to tune into the final pilgrimage episode of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe. Join Deacon Jeff and Fra Tom Mulligan as they welcome their guest, Fr. Richard Mullins, Oratorian in Formation for the Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri in Washington, DC. Fr. Mullins tells us all about Oratories, and their fun-loving founder and saint, Philip Neri. Fr. Richard Mullins June 29,2014
The Stations Of The Cross In Lourdes Walking With Jesus Have you ever wondered why Catholics love the Crucifix? What does suffering have to do with Salvation? Welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe! Join host Deacon Jeff Drzycimski as he and co-host Fra Tom Mulligan welcome their guest, Fr. Dave Caron, OP, President of the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis Missouri. Together, they discuss the beautiful devotional practice of "walking in the footsteps of Christ" by participating in the Stations of the Cross. Listen in and hear the Christian connection between a life of suffering and a life of joy! Fr. Dave Caron, OP June 22,2014
Malta In America The Order Of Malta In The USA Welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe! Join host Deacon Jeff Drzycimski as he and co-host Fra Tom Mulligan welcome their guest, Geoff Gamble, KMob, a Knight of Malta in Obedience. Together, they discuss the developments that led to the appearance of the Order of Malta in North America. You may be surprised at some interesting connections between the founding of America and the Order of Malta! Geoff Gamble, KMob June 15,2014
Finding God In Beauty Finding God In Art Welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe! Join host Deacon Jeff Drzycimski as he and drop-in co-host Father Andrew Fisher welcome artist Paul Hennesy, an accomplished landscape painter. Together, they discuss how we can sense the divine in creation and actually come to experience...and know...God through the beauty of His creation. Paul Hennesy June 08,2014
Called By Mary Notre Dame de Lourdes 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. Fra Matthew Festing June 01,2014
A Priest For Holland Transitional Deacon To Priest Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as Deacon Jeff and sidekick Fra Tom Mulligan welcome their guest, Deacon Johannes Van Voorst, a transitional deacon from Holland who is preparing for his ordination to the priesthood. Deacon Johannes presents his thoughts on vocations in his country and around the world, and also he shares why he answered the call to Holy Orders. You never know who is going to drop into The Catholic Cafe! Deacon Johannes Van Voorst May 25,2014
Healing Of Body And Soul Medicine And Faith Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as Deacon Jeff welcomes his guest, Dr. Richard Feely, DO, a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Deacon Jeff and the good doctor, also a Knight of Malta, discuss amazing advances and positive results in partnering with the Lebanese Association of the Order of Malta in working with children with Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Richard Feely, DO May 18,2014
Archdiocese For The Military Services Serving Our Men And Women In Uniform Have you ever wondered if men and women in the active duty military have the same obligation for attending Mass as ordinary Catholics do? Did you know that the military has their own archdiocese? Join Deacon Jeff in the Luxurious Corner Booth as he welcomes The Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to the FRENCH Catholic Cafe. The Cafe is open once again in Lourdes, France as the Order of Malta is on pilgrimage. You never know who might drop in! Archbishop Timothy Broglio May 08,2014
Sisters Of Life Discerning A Vocation To The Religious Life Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they welcome Sister Virginia Joy of the Sisters of Life. Sister Virginia Joy shares the story of the founding of her order by John Cardinal O'Connor, where her order is busy at work, as well as her own personal discernment to the religious life. She also offers some insight for young women who might be discerning a call to religious life. Sister Virginia Joy May 04,2014
The Church Visible A Shining Lamp On A Hill Is the Church an "invisible kingdom" here on earth? Can we actually see the Church? Or, is it merely a loose association of generally like-minded believers gathered in the Spirit? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the visible nature of the Church - its structure, organization and hierarchy - as referenced in Sacred Scripture as well as by the Early Church Fathers. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 27,2014
Which Church? Does It Really Matter? Does God really care which Church you attend? Does it really matter which "flavor" of spirituality you practice? Isn't it all just about journeying toward God? These are tough questions to answer sometimes...especially when friends, co-workers and even family stray from the faith tradition they (and you) were raised. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss whether or not Jesus founded one Church, whether or not that Church still exists, and, most importantly, whether or not God wants you in it. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 06,2014
The Lenten Experience Prayer, Fasting And Almsgiving "So...what did you give up for Lent?" How many times have we heard this asked of us? Or, how many times have we asked others this same question? It's not necessarily a bad thing. But, sometimes, we forget about the purpose and meaning behind the fasting and abstinence, as well as their constant Lenten companions, prayer and almsgiving. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss how to harness the spiritual joy of Lent through the disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 30,2014
Trusting In God Waiting For Eli Do you trust God? Even in the face of what seems to be your worst fear? That's the question one high-school teacher had to ask himself when he found out that his wife was to give birth to a child with a defect called spina bifida. For him it was a life-transforming and even miraculous event. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome Chad Judice, author of Waiting For Eli: A Father's Journey From Fear To Faith to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss his journey of faith, and the important revelations about God's love and grace that he experienced. Chad Judice March 23,2014
From Baptist To Catholic Coming Home To Rome Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome to the Luxurious Corner Booth Michael Cumbie, a former Southern Baptist minister (and we DO mean Southern) who found his way home to the Church of Rome. Listen in and find out what made this good Christian man, steeped in Southern Gospel tradition, do what many Southern Baptists find very difficult to comprehend...joining the Catholic Church! Michael Cumbie March 16,2014
The Joy Of The New Evangelization The Joy Of The Gospel Are you an evangelist? Do you even know what it really means to be an evangelist? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome internationally known speaker, teacher...and evangelist Kelly Wahlquist to the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the New Evangelization and the importance of sharing the Joy of the Gospel while living and expressing a life of joy. Kelly Wahlquist March 09,2014
Mary Ever-Virgin Mary's Perpetual Virginity 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. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 02,2014
True Love Total Self Gift Undoubtedly, many if not all "lovers" will hasten out to buy their loved ones tokens of their love in honor of St Valentine's Day every February 14th. It is sometimes a beautiful gesture, but does this really show how much we love someone? It does call into question just what we mean by "true love." Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth to discover how we can see how our acts of love might (or might not) measure up to the greatest act of love history has ever known...Jesus on the Cross. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 16,2014
Biblical Intimacy How close are you to your bible? Would you say you are intimate? Or, just acquainted? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the need to become and the process of becoming intimately involved in God by becoming more intimately involved in Sacred Scripture. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 09,2014
Catholic Discipleship Discipling Matters Are you a disciple of Christ? Do you really know what that means? Is it the same for Catholics and non-Catholics alike? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the meaning, purpose and importance of answering Jesus' call to "Go and make disciples of all the nations." Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 02,2014
Many Churches? Or One Church? We've all had the experience of driving down Main Street in Anytown, USA and seeing church after church of many different types and denominations. Are they ultimately all about the same? Were they all founded or started about the same time? Are they all just different "flavors" of spiritual ice cream as it were? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the Catholic Church's approach and reasoned response to the historic splintering of Christianity. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 26,2014
Happy New You New Year's Resolutions That Matter We all make New Year's resolutions. But, do they really change us? Usually not. We end up making some of those same resolutions year after year. So...how do we really and substantially make truly transformative changes in our lives? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they discuss the power and promise - and transformation - Jesus and His Church offer us through the Sacraments. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 19,2014
Death Row Conversions Life After Sentencing Many in today's world tend to "write off" those who are in prison...especially those who are on death row...and forget about them as lost cases. Our guest in the Luxurious Corner Booth is Robert Hutton, noted Death Row Attorney, who tells the conversion stories of many of the inmates he has met and worked with on death row and shines the light of hope on the seemingly very dark place of prison. Robert Hutton January 05,2014
Being Santa The Christmas Joy Of Being Santa's Helper Meet Santa's Helper, also known as Brian Elms, who volunteers as a well-dressed Santa at children's hospitals and pancake breakfasts. Deacon Jeff and Tom welcome Brian into the Luxurious Corner Booth to discuss the reason he helps Santa, and the many wonderful stories that come with the beard and red suit. Brian Elms December 29,2013
Fatima For Today The Urgent Marian Message Of Hope 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. Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR December 15,2013
Bless Me Father It's Been A Long Time Since My Last Confession Unfortunately, there are many Catholics who have refrained from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a long, long time. There can be many reasons - some better than others - that the People of God might consider not wanting to avail themselves of so generous a gift of grace as Confession. Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they ponder the oft-avoided, difficult topic of going back to the confessional after a long absence. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 01,2013
Numbers In The Bible Inspiration Or Divination? When we read the Bible, we realize we're reading the inspired Word of God. But, what about all the numbers we read about: One, two, three, six, seven, twelve, forty and all the others? Are they inspired? Should we read them literally? Is there some secret knowledge we can gain from understanding the numbers we find in Sacred Scripture? Join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the Luxurious Corner Booth as they pour through the use of numbers in the Bible and the proper Catholic understanding about their significance. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 24,2013
A Bishop’s Conversion Most people probably assume that every Catholic bishop was born and raised a Catholic. But, believe it or not, there are a few American Catholic bishops who converted to the Catholic faith. Most Reverend James Conley, Bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, is one such bishop. Join us in the Luxurious Corner Booth of The Catholic Cafe as Deacon Jeff and Tom speak with Bishop Conley about his coming into full communion with Mother Church, and his call to Orders. Bishop James Conley, STL November 17,2013
True Friendship Where Virtue Becomes Happiness If you were asked if you had any friends, it's almost a given that you'd reply, "Of course. I have many friends." But, do you really know what makes a friend a TRUE friend? And how is this different from a "regular" friend? Well, join Deacon Jeff and Tom in the luxurious corner booth as they welcome Dr. John Cuddeback, Professor of Philosophy at Christendom College. Dr. Cuddeback shares what it means to be a true friend, and what obstacles can keep us from that true friendship. Dr. John Cuddeback PhD November 10,2013
Momma Mary Our Mother 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. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 03,2013
Listing The Apostles Who's On First? We spend a lot of time making lists and ranking things so we can always know who the best and worst performers are, or what our best and worst choices are. This goes for colleges, businesses, doctors, pro athletes and even movies. You name it, we list it. Did you realize that the Bible does the same? Join Deacon Jeff and his sidekick Tom as they closely examine a passage from the Luke's Gospel where the 12 Apostles are named. You may be surprised what you find out! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 27,2013
Purposeful Parenting What Kids Need Today When you look at the world today, it's easy to see how much bad "stuff" is out there. Did you ever stop and think why so much, and why now? It all is connected to God's purpose and plan for the family. Join Deacon Jeff and sidekick Tom Dorian as they discuss the important topic of Purposeful Parenting and how our children desperately need parents of great moral character who are filled with faith. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 20,2013
Which Church? What The Fathers Tell Us About The Church Join Deacon Jeff in the "luxurious corner booth" as he and sidekick Tom Dorian cover the ways in which one might discern which of all the churches in the world is the one, true Church founded by Jesus. They focus their discussion on the what the 2nd, 3rd and 4th century Church Fathers had to say about this very subject in their many writings. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 13,2013
Catholicism: The New Evangelization Father Barron And Word On Fire Join Deacon Jeff in the "luxurious corner booth" as he and his trust sidekick Tom Dorian share some fresh-sooked french fries with Father Robert Barron from his ministry Word On Fire. The discussion starts with Father Barron's phenomenal video series"Catholicism" and moves into his exciting follow-up project "Catholicism: The New Evangelization." Fr. Robert Barron October 06,2013
Catholic Identity Living A Catholic Life Join Deacon Jeff in the "luxurious corner booth" as he and wingman Tom Dorian talk with Bishop Ronald Gainer, Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky, about the importance of "wearing your Catholicism on your sleeve" for all to see. Find out how living with a distinct and visible Catholic identity is the key to inner transformation and outer evangelization. Bishop Ronald Gainer September 26,2013
Consuming The Word Jesus Is The New Testament Join Deacon Jeff in the "luxurious corner booth" as he and wingman Tom Dorian share a cup of coffee with well-known author, professor, lecturer and former Presbyterian minister Dr. Scott Hahn about his exciting new book "Consuming The Word." Scott describes this book as a sequel to his best-selling "The Lamb's Supper," and invites the reader to delve into the Church's teaching that not only is the Church's Liturgy Scriptural, but that Scripture is Liturgical! Dr. Scott Hahn September 22,2013
Confirmation Be Sealed Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss what our Church teaches about the Sacrament of Confirmation and why is it so important NOT to miss out on the graces that come to us through this particular sacrament. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 06,2013
RCIA Getting Initiated Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss the who, what, when, where and why of the Church's process of coming into full communion...RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 30,2013
The Communion Of Saints Heaven Help Us 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. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 22,2013
The Assumption Of Mary Body And Soul In Heaven Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss the Catholic Church's teaching about The Glorious Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 16,2013
Catholic Common Sense The Teachings Just Make Sense Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss how all of the teachings of the Catholic Church, much to the disagreement of many naysayers, actually are basically easy to understand and make perfect sense. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 09,2013
Also Scriptura Sacred Scripture AND Sacred Tradition Have you ever heard of the Catholic idea of "Also" Scriptura? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss why the Protestant notion of Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) fails three key tests for determining the validity and soundness of doctrine. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian August 02,2013
A Disciple On Purpose What Does It Mean To Follow Jesus? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian July 26,2013
A Wounded Warrior In Lourdes Mother Knows Best Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes as his guest SFC Chris Montera, a wounded serviceman from San Diego, California, and his brother Sgt. Kyle Montera. Together they discuss why Chris came to Lourdes and the profound effect it has had on both of their lives. Chris Montera, Sgt. Kyle Montera July 12,2013
What Happened In Lourdes? The Story Of Bernadette Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes as his guest Jeff Gamble, KMOb, a Knight of Malta in Obedience and the President of the Federal Association of the Order of Malta in the U.S. They discuss the events that happened in this tiny little town in France many years ago, and the profound effect those special events had on the world. Jeff Gamble, KMOb July 12,2013
900 Years Of The Order Today And Tomorrow Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to His Most Eminent Highness Fra Matthew Festing, the Prince and Grandmaster of the Order Malta, about the 900 year history of the Order, its significant achievements, its impact today and its bright future. Fra Matthew Festing June 28,2013
Why I Do Good Works Corporal Works Of Mercy Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Michelle Miller, DM, a Dame of Malta, about her life of volunteerism, service to those in need and good works through the Order of Malta...and why she does it. Michelle Miller, DM, a Dame of Malta June 28,2013
Angels All Around Us Our Guardians Against Evil Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Fr. Joseph Doyle, a Josephite priest and member of the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, about the Catholic Church's teaching on angels and their very active role in our world today Fr. Joseph Doyle June 20,2013
Prison Ministry I Was In Prison And You Visited Me Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Fr. Richard Mullins about his love and focus on prison ministry. Fr. Richard Mullins June 10,2013
Holy Baseball Sports and Catholicism Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Fr. Andrew Fisher, chaplain to a professional baseball team and a former player himself, about the connections between the sport of baseball and spirituality. Fr. Andrew Fisher June 07,2013
Ask The Abbot An Inside Look At The Monastic Life Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Abbot Placid Solari of Belmont Abbey near Charlotte, NC about what the monastic life entails. The abbot answers many questions like ... What is an abbot? ... When did monastic life begin? ... What is Gregorian chant? ... and ... Does an abbot have a boss? ... Tune in to find the answers. Abbot Placid Solari May 31,2013
The Fight For Religious Liberty Catholics Under Fire Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Abbot Placid Solari of Belmont Abbey near Charlotte, NC about their struggle to preserve their religious freedom in the face of attempts by the government to force their college to betray the Church's teachings and comply with government healthcare mandates. You'll also hear how this struggle is not limited to their school, but applies to the religious liberty of all of us. Abbot Placid Solari May 24,2013
The Average Catholic Living The Faith Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Leo McCormick, an average Catholic dad who has come to Lourdes on pilgrimage with his son Greg, about what his Catholic Faith has meant to him in times of joy and suffering. Leo McCormick May 17,2013
Suffering And Lourdes The Mystery Of Suffering Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he welcomes as his guest Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago. The French Catholic Cafe is open in Lourdes, France while on pilgrimage with the Order of Malta. Deacon Jeff and His Eminence discuss the nature, purpose, value and mystery of suffering in this world, and the healing presence of Mary in our lives...especially in the context of the Lourdes Pilgrimage. Francis Cardinal George May 10,2013
Our Father The Perfect Prayer Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian examine each and every line of the Our Father prayer so that we can take a fresh spiritual approach to praying the prayer that Jesus Himself taught us. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian May 01,2013
Catholic Parenting Keeping It Catholic Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and his wife, Bess Drzycimski share many insights, thoughts and tips focused on parenting in this day and age. Bess Drzycimski April 26,2013
Our Fathers’ Mass Holy Mass in 150AD Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss St. Justin Martyr and his 2nd century document detailing what Mass looked like around 150AD...and discover how similar it is to what we experience at Mass today. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 19,2013
Brother Roch Star A Friar Who Has Been Renewed Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian visit with Brother Roch Mary, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about his extraordinary journey...from football and fighting to faith and the Friars. Brother Roch Mary, CFR April 11,2013
A Passion For The Resurrection Life Springing From Death Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss the Catholic theology of the Resurrection and it's intrinsic connection to the Passion...the suffering and death of Jesus...and how this applies to our own lives. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 28,2013
Living The Resurrection Making A Resurrection Resolution Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian further discuss the Catholic teaching on the Resurrection and how we are not merely spectator's of Christ's Resurrection, but we are to be participants in it as well. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 28,2013
Original Sin Just How Original Is Our Sinfulness? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian discuss the Catholic teaching on Original Sin, along with the sometimes confusing topics of allegory, concupiscence, polygenism and monogenism. Wow, lots of 3-dollar words! Confused? Just listen! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 19,2013
Popes, Conclaves And The Youth Is The Church Relevant To Today's Young People? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wingman Tom Dorian welcome Sam Mauck, the Director of Catholic Campus and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Memphis, to talk about the the Papal Conclave that elected Pope Francis and how Catholic young adults experienced and felt about the event. Sam Mauck March 15,2013
The Touch Of Jesus Can He Touch Us Today? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and his wingman Tom Dorian in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as they talk about the healing touch of Jesus and how He is truly present in our world today...most especially in the Eucharist. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 08,2013
Women In The Priesthood Ordination For Males Only? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and his wingman Tom Dorian in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as they cover the sometimes controversial topic of why the Catholic Church only ordains men. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 26,2013
Think Fast Realizing the Power of the Fast Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and his wingman Tom Dorian in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as they cover the topic of why Catholics undergo the bodily discipline of the fast...Lenten or otherwise. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 22,2013
Going Through The Motions Becoming A Better Catholic Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and "Wingman" Tom Dorian in the "luxurious corner boot" of The Catholic Cafe as they answer an email from a listener in Iowa, a convert to the Catholic Faith, about how to become a better Catholic. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 15,2013
Dei Verbum The Word Of God Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he talks with Greg Hoerter about the benefit and purpose of spending time in the word of God, that we may better know the Word of God. Mr. Hoerter presents the awesome new Catholic Scripture study software called Verbum, powered by LOGOS. Greg Hoerter January 23,2013
Catholic Apologetics No Apology Needed Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian talk about the meaning behind, and need for, Catholic Apologetics (defending the teachings of the Catholic Faith). Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 03,2013
Mary, Mother of God Our Mother Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian talk about the Catholic dogma of Mary, Mother of God, and why is is reasonable, and important, to belive. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian January 03,2013
A Catholic Christmas Secular Or Spiritual Or Both? Deacon Jeff talks with Tom Dorian about the many signs and symbols of Christmas and their true spiritual meanings. They are joined by two of the Deacon's sons, Noah Drzycimski and Eli Drzycimski, for a "younger" perspective on keeping Christ in Christmas. Elijah Drzycimski, Noah Drzycimski December 22,2012
The Gift That Keeps On Giving Christmas And The Crucifixion Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian talk about the true meaning of "gift" and relate Christmas to the greatest of all gifts...the Crucifixion. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 14,2012
Dressed For Success Preparing For Holy Mass Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian talk about why it's important to "dress up" for Mass. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 21,2012
Examination Of Conscience Know Thyself Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian talk about the who, what, when, where, why and how of making a good examination of conscience before Confession. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 15,2012
The Precepts Of The Church Why So Many Rules? Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and wing man Tom Dorian speak of the 5 precepts of the Church and why we need to follow them. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 09,2012
What’s In A Catholic Church? What You Will See, Hear, Feel, Taste And Smell Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and sidekick Tom Dorian "de-mystify the mysterious" and describe all the parts and pieces, adornments and ornaments, and fixtures and furnishings of the typical Catholic Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 05,2012
Choose Life That You And Your Descendants Might Live Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and sidekick Tom Dorian talk about the Church's teaching on the Gospel of Life and our responsibility as Christians to stand up for those least able to stand up for themselves...the unborn. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 05,2012
The Four Marks Of The Church One, Holy, Catholic And Apostolic Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and sidekick Tom Dorian talk about how to know you've found the one, true Church that Jesus founded. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 28,2012
Creation Made In His Image And Likeness Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the luxurious corner booth of The Catholic Cafe as he and sidekick Tom Dorian talk about God and His creation. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 14,2012
Who Is God? The Attributes Of God Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he and sidekick Tom Dorian tackle the big question, "Who Is God?"" Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 07,2012
Canon Law The Law of the Church Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he welcomes Fr. Adam Rust, a Canon Lawyer, back to the Cafe. Fr. Rust and Deacon Jeff talk about the role of Canon Law in the ecclesial life, and cover some difficult Canon Law subjects like $quot;automatic excommunication." Fr. Adam Rust August 31,2012
One Man One Woman Holy Matrimony Join Deacon Jeff Drzycimski in the "luxurious corner booth" of The Catholic Cafe as he welcomes the Head Chef at the Cafe, Fr. Ben Bradshaw. Fr. Ben and Deacon Jeff talk about why the Catholic Church teaches that Holy Matrimony is between one man and one woman. Fr. Ben Bradshaw August 24,2012
Evangelizing Your Environments Catholics On Broadway From the luxurious corner booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Broadway Producer Karen Goodwin, who worked on such hit musicals as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Siagon, about being a Catholic on Broadway and how she evangelizes her environment. Karen Goodwin August 17,2012
Why The Order Of Malta? Is The Order Still Relevant? From the luxurious corner booth of the FRENCH Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, about what makes the Order of Malta relevant to...and so desperately needed in...the world today. Fra Matthew Festing August 13,2012
The Forgotten People The Poor, The Marginalized, The Forgotten Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Lisa Simpson, a Dame of Malta, about her work with the Global Fund for the Forgotten People and its impact on the poor, the marginalized and the forgotten around the world. Lisa Simpson, a Dame of Malta August 03,2012
Malteser International Caring For The World Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to representatives of the organization Malteser International about their global efforts to care for those in times of tragedy and great need. Malteser International July 27,2012
A Brother In The World Solemn Vows And A Mortgage Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Fra Tom Mulligan about his life as a Knight and Brother taking Solemn Vows in the Order of Malta. Fra Tom Mulligan July 13,2012
Keeping Your Kids Catholic Keeping Jesus In Their Lives Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Michelle Bowe, Dame of Malta and Hospitaler for the Order of Malta Federal Association...and a mother, about how she keeps the Catholic Faith alive and well in her home. Michelle Bowe, Dame of Malta June 29,2012
Holy Family Hospital Bringing Life And Peace To Bethlehem Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Kathryn Abell, Dame of Malta, about her work with the Holy Family Hospital situated on Bethlehem. Kathryn Abell, Dame of Malta June 19,2012
Large Catholic Families The Bigger The Better Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Dr. Tim and Lisa Fallon about the beauty, wonder and fun and blessing of having a large Catholic family. Dr. Tim and Lisa Fallon June 16,2012
The St John’s Bible What Is Old Is New Again Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Fr Eric Hollas, OP, a Benedictine Priest from St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, about their creation of the world renowned St. John's Bible, the first complete Bible to be hand-illuminated in over 500 years. Fr. Eric Hollas, OP June 11,2012
The Mystery Of Suffering The Ministry Of Suffering Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he talks to Jim Gonsalves, a Malade and Pilgrim to Lourdes, France about his journey of suffering and faith. Jim Gonsalves June 08,2012
The Desire For God African And Western Worship Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he to Father Leonard Chuwa, and Apostles of Jesus Father from Tanzania about the differences and similarities between Catholic worship in Africa and in the West. Fr. Leonard Chuwa June 01,2012
Born Again Catholic A Soldier's Story Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he speaks with US Army retired Sgt Robert Bartlett about his life-changing, faith-enhancing war experience, and how he is answering God's call today. Sgt. Robert Bartlett May 25,2012
Why The New Evangelization? Reproposing The Gospel Message Join Deacon Jeff in the FRENCH Catholic Cafe as he speaks with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, newly named the Relator General of the 2012 World Synod of Bishops, about why the Holy Father has proposed a New Evangelization. Donald Cardinal Wuerl May 18,2012
Why Am I Catholic? – Dr. Peter Kreeft A Philosopher's Journey Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with renowned philosopher, theologian, author and Christian apologist Dr. Peter Kreeft about the reasons why he became a Catholic after growing up a Calvinist. Dr. Peter Kreeft April 27,2012
Confession To A Priest Why Not Go Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss the common sensical Catholic teaching of confessing your sins to a priest, rather than simply in prayer to Jesus. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 20,2012
The Silent Retreat Silence Is Golden Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they welcome their guest Jeff McEvoy and discuss the blessings of a silent retreat. Jeff McEvoy March 28,2012
Problem Passages The Hard Sayings of Sacred Scripture Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss some of the passages of Sacred Scripture that are sometimes difficult to explain or understand unless you're looking through a Catholic lens. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 23,2012
The Sacramental Economy The Gift of Grace Join Deacon Jeff and Tom as they discuss the Catholic teaching on the Sacramental Economy and it's implications for the Mystical Body of Christ. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian March 16,2012
Roadmap Of The Spiritual Life Walking With Jesus Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Brother Simon, CFR, one of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about how to discern, read and change for the better your roadmap for the spiritual life.. Brother Simon, CFR February 22,2012
More on Permanent Deacons What is the Permanent Diaconate? Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Tom Dorian about the roll of Permanent Deacons in the Catholic Church. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian February 22,2012
More On The New Evangelization A Talk With Curtis Martin Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Curtis Martin, President and Founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), about his recent appointment by the Holy Father as Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. Curtis Martin February 22,2012
Authentic Friendship Loving God And Loving Neighbor Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Brother Innocent, CFR, one of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about what it means to have a truly authentic friend. Brother Innocent Mariae Montgomery, CFR February 16,2012
The New Evangelization Reaching The World Today Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Fr Bruce Neihli, a Paulist priest of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee, about our Holy Father's focus on the New Evangelization and reaching today's world with the Gospel of salvation. Fr. Bruce Neihli, CSP January 27,2012
Discerning The Priesthood The Calling Of A Priest Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Fr Adam Rust, a young priest of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennesse about his calling to the priesthood. Fr. Adam Rust January 13,2012
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Maria Madre De Dios Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Fr Bruce Neihli, a Paulist priest of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee, about Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Bruce Neihli, CSP January 13,2012
Good Counsel Homes Helping Mothers In Need Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Chris Bell of the organization Good Counsel Homes about their ministry to pregnant women in need. Chris Bell December 16,2011
Musical Prayer Musical Healing Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Brother Vittorio and Brother Tansi, both Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about the power of music as a prayer to God and as a source of healing. Both Brother Vittorio and Brother Tansi perform in The Catholic Cafe. Brother Tansi, CFR, Brother Vittorio December 16,2011
More On Personal Devotion To Jesus I Am With You Always Join Deacon Jeff as he continues his discussion with Father Benedict Groeschell, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about his book "I Am With You Always" from Ignatius Press. Deacon Jeff, Tom and Fr. Benedict discuss such varied and interesting topics as secularism and the Communion of Saints (both living and dead) and how all this affects your personal devotion to Christ. Fr. Benedict Groeschell, CFR December 09,2011
Personal Devotion To Jesus I Am With You Always Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Father Benedict Groeschell, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about his book "I Am With You Always" from Ignatius Press. Deacon Jeff, Tom and Fr. Benedict discuss the many aspects of developing a personal devotion to Jesus. Fr. Benedict Groeschell, CFR December 02,2011
The Stigmata The 5 Wounds Of St Francis Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Father Solanus Benfatee, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about the mystery of the Stigmata, and more specifically about the spiritual aspect of the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi. Fr. Solanus Benfatee CFR November 17,2011
Pro-Life Friars The CFR's Charism Of Life Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Brother Nicholas Joseph White, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about the pro-life charism of the friars and how that is lived out daily by the order. Brother Nicholas Joseph White, CFR November 11,2011
The Founding Friars More On The Franciscan Friars Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Father Glenn Sudano, CFR, one of the original founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about the founding of order and it's purpose, mission and charisms. Fr. Glenn Sudano, CFR November 01,2011
The Church In Africa Faith In Action Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Father Herald John Brock, CFR, a priest for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about the explosive growth of the Church on the continent of Africa. Fr. Herald John Brock CFR October 26,2011
More On The Missale Romanum A Living Liturgy Join Deacon Jeff as he talks with Deacon Bill Ditewig about the upcoming changes and their purpose and meaning in the Liturgy as promulgated in the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal. Deacon Bill Ditewig October 14,2011
The Keys To Joy The Joy That Follows Sorrow Join us as Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Jim Blount, SOLT, a priest from Belize, about the primacy of joy...a joy brought on only by a relationship with Jesus. Fr. Jim Blount October 07,2011
All In Ministry Music Ministry Join us as Deacon Jeff and Tom rock out with Catholic recording artist Noelle Garcia and her band All In Ministry about their music ministry and what it truly means to be "all in." Noelle Garcia and her band All In Ministry September 16,2011
Faith And Reason Fides Et Ratio Our final show from the luxurious corner booth of the French Catholic Cafe this year, Deacon Jeff talks with Monsignor James Watkins, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, about the Catholic understanding of the necessary relationship between faith and reason. Monsignor James Watkins September 16,2011
Christian Diplomacy The Order Of Malta Around The World From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with His Excellency Mauro Bertero, Embassador for the Order Of Malta to Bolivia, and His Excellency David Scarf, Embassador for the Order of Malta to East Timor, about what it means to be a diplomat for Christ to the world. His Excellency David Scarf, His Excellency Mauro Bertero September 09,2011
Prince And Grand Master The Order Of St John Of Jerusalem From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, about what makes the Order of Malta both unique and so desperately needed in the world today. Fra Matthew Festing September 02,2011
Erosion Of Religious Freedom Christ In The Public Square From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Dr. Marie Hilliard, Dame of Malta, from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, about issues related to the serious erosion of religious freedom in America. Dr. Marie Hilliard, Dame of Malta August 26,2011
Malta Worldwide Relief Being Christ To The World From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Geoff Gamble, Knight of Malta, and Dr. Pauline Olsen, Dame of Malta, about the Order of Malta's much-needed relief efforts throughout the world. Dr. Pauline Olsen, Dame of Malta, Geoff Gamble, KMob August 19,2011
The Catholic Pilgrimage A Journey Of Faith From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Shep Abel about the ancient spiritual tradition of the pilgrimage. Shep Abel August 12,2011
The Early Church Fathers The Fathers Know Best From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks again with Abbot Placid Solari of Belmont Abbey about the earliest writers, martyrs and doctors of the Church. Abbot Placid Solari July 28,2011
What’s A Monk? The Monastic Life From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Abbot Placid Solari, Abbot of Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, about the life of the monk and the importance of the monastic society to our modern culture. Abbot Placid Solari July 20,2011
The Lost And Forgotten Serving The Sick And The Poor From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Albrecht Baron von Boeselager, Grand Hospitaler of the Order of Malta about the Order's works with those who are marginalized in society and in dire need of assistance. Albrecht Baron von Boeselager, Grand Hospitaler of the Order of Malta July 14,2011
How Catholic Are Our Catholic Colleges? The Cardinal Newman Society From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Larie McCarty, Chairman and one of the founders of the Cardinal Newman Society on the state of our Catholic Colleges. Larie McCarty July 08,2011
Christian Charity Giving Until It Hurts From the luxurious corner booth of the newly opened French Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff talks with Frank Ryan, author, economic advisor, retired U.S. Marine Colonel and Catholic, about the concept of Christian charity. Frank Ryan July 01,2011
Be A Man Becoming The Man God Created You To Be Deacon Jeff talks with Father Larry Richards about men in general and manhood in particular. A very manly topic indeed. Fr. Larry Richards June 14,2011
The Devil In The World The Devil Made Me Do It? Deacon Jeff talks with Father Anthony Marie Baetzold, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about the existence of evil, the Devil and our real challenge and battle in life. Fr. Anthony Marie Baetzold, CFR June 13,2011
St. Francis Of Assisi The Rule Of St. Francis Deacon Jeff talks with Father James Mary Atkins, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about the model and inspiration of St. Francis of Assisi in the CFR's lives...and in our own lives. Fr. James Mary Atkins CFR June 10,2011
Suffering And Healing Miracle Of God Deacon Jeff talks with Brother Innocent Mariae Montgomery, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about his calling to be a monk and his personal journey of suffering that came to a miraculous and life-changing conclusion. Brother Innocent Mariae Montgomery, CFR May 27,2011
Types Of Prayer Conversing With God Deacon Jeff talks with Brother Philip Maria Allen, CFR, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, about the different types and purposes of Christian prayer...as well as some of the obstacles to prayer. Brother Philip Maria Allen, CFR May 27,2011
Sexual Chastity It's Meaning and Purpose Today Deacon Jeff talks with Head Chef at The Catholic Cafe, Fr Ben Bradshaw, about the gift...and challenges...of sexual chastity in the world today. Also discussed are the differences between chastity, celibacy and continence. Fr. Ben Bradshaw May 20,2011
The Catechism A Gift Of The Church Deacon Jeff talks with Head Chef at The Catholic Cafe, Fr. Ben Bradshaw, about the Catechism of the Catholic Church: it's origins, it's purpose, and its practical and prayerful use for the faithful. Fr. Ben Bradshaw May 13,2011
The Barque Of Peter Stay In The Boat Deacon Jeff talks with Monsignor John McArthur about the importance of staying "in the boat," in the Catholic Church, especially when times are rough. Monsignor John McArthur April 08,2011
Transitional Deacons On To The Priesthood Deacon Jeff talks with Deacon James Clarke, a transitional deacon and seminarian for the Diocese of Memphis about the differences between a transitional deacon and a permanent deacon, as well as his personal calling by God to serve in His Church. Deacon James Clarke March 25,2011
Missale Romanum Third Edition Deacon Jeff talks with Msgr Victor Ciarramitaro about the changes in the third edition of the Roman Missal and how they will affect Mass attendees. Monsignor Victor Ciaramitaro March 18,2011
You Are What You Eat A Healthy Spiritual Diet Deacon Jeff and Tom Dorian talk with Bob Nicholas about the importance of "eating" a healthy spiritual diet...including the Eucharist! Bob Nicholas January 17,2011
Born Again And Saved Are Catholics Either? Deacon Jeff and Tom Dorian talk about the different meanings attributed to the phrases "born again" and "saved" between Catholics and Protestants. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian December 17,2010
On Your Knees Catholic Reverence And Adoration Deacon Jeff and Tom Dorian talk about reverence in the Catholic Faith, with a special emphasis on kneeling and genuflection and its proper place in Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 19,2010
Busted Halo The Busted Halo Radio Ministry Deacon Jeff speaks with Paulist Fr. Dave Dwyer, the host of The Busted Halo show heard weeknights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. They talk about The Busted Halo ministry and answer a few of Deacon Jeff's emails. Fun stuff. Fr. Dave Dwyer November 12,2010
Pro Life Living A Culture Of Life Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of the International pro life organization Priests For Life about the Church's beautiful teaching on the sanctity and dignity of all human life, especially those most vulnerable, importance of acting to be sure that teaching is lived out. Fr. Frank Pavone October 22,2010
Formation Of Conscience Tuning In To The Inner Voice Of God Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Earl Fernandez of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the role that our conscience plays in making moral decisions, and the vital importance of having a properly formed conscience so that our judgments are not erroneous. Fr. Earl Fernandez October 15,2010
Angels and Deacons Not By Dan Brown Deacon Jeff talks with well-known authority on the Permanent Diaconate Deacon Bill Ditewig about the centuries old tradition behind the connection between angels and the deacons of the Church. Deacon Bill Ditewig August 13,2010
The Virtues Living A Saintly Life Deacon Jeff talks with Derek Rotty about living the Catholic Virtues versus living the world's values. Derek Rotty August 13,2010
The Habit Of Faith A Good Habit To Have Deacon Jeff talks with Father Anthony Brausch, a priest for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and instructor at the Mount Saint Mary's Seminary of the West, about faith in terms of being a "habit" and the requirement of developing, nurturing and caring for that faith so as to develop the means to make a positive ascent to the Teachings of the Church. Fr. Anthony Brausch August 06,2010
Digital Evangelization Go, Therefore, And Tweet Deacon Jeff talks with Deacon Greg Kandra about evangelizing in the digital age. Deacon Greg produces a DAILY Catholic TV show called "Currents" and is host and moderator of a blog on BeliefNet called "The Deacon's Bench." Deacon Greg Kandra July 30,2010
The Christian Brothers Brothers of the Christian Schools Deacon Jeff talks with Brother Joel McGraw about his experiences with the Christian Brothers, particularly about their ministry in the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee. Brother Joel McGraw July 22,2010
Lourdes The Miracle of Mary Deacon Jeff talks with Barbara Goldsmith, a woman who had the opportunity to visit Lourdes with the assistance of the Order of Malta. Her story of the intense experience from the heart of the Church is truly inspirational. Barbara Goldsmith July 15,2010
A Mexican Idol Singing For The Glory Of God Deacon Jeff talks with Mexican recording artist Azeneth Gonzales (and her friend, Fr. Agostino Torres, CFR of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal) about her wonderful story of conversion. After winning La Academia, the Mexican version of "American Idol," she canceled a lucrative CD recording contract so that she could travel the world as a missionary and sing only for the glory of God. Azeneth Gonzales, Fr. Agostino Torres, CFR May 21,2010
When Bad Things Happen To Good People Fire-Tried Gold Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Agostino Torres, CFR of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal about the problem of bad things happening to good people. Should I abandon the Church? Does God MAKE evil things happen? How can God be all good and allow bad things to happen? How can suffering be redemptive? These and many other questions are discussed. Fr. Agostino Torres, CFR May 14,2010
Priestly Celibacy Married To The Church Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Anthony Baetzold, CFR of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal about the Catholic teaching regarding Celibacy, especially for priests. Fr. Anthony Baetzold, CFR May 07,2010
Christian Frienship You, Me And Jesus Deacon Jeff talks with Anthony Maranise about the different types of friendships, the ultimate of which includes Christ. Additionally, challenges to a Christ-centered friendship are discussed. Anthony Maranise April 30,2010
Who Do You Say That I Am? Living Our Catholicism Part 2 Deacon Jeff talks with J. Terry Steib, SVD, Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee about his latest Pastoral Letter, "Who Do You Say That I Am?" Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD March 26,2010
The Permanent Deacon Serving The Family, Serving The Church Deacon Jeff talks with TV personality Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers about the ministry of the Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church and his journey to becoming a deacon. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers March 26,2010
The Catholic Home Authentic Catholic Identity In The Family Deacon Jeff talks with Alicia Van Hecke, noted homeschooling author, speaker and enthusiast about the ways in which all families can help keep a strong and vibrant Catholic identity in the home. Alicia Van Hecke March 26,2010
Spiritual Warfare The Fruit Of Fatherlessness Deacon Jeff talks with Father Jim Blount, SOLT about the effect of a weak earthly (familial or spiritual) father: it leads most assuredly to a lack of a relationship with the Divine and Eternal Father. More specifically, it leads one open to spiritual warfare and soul-threatening attacks from the devil and those that serve him. Fr. Jim Blount March 19,2010
Fatherhood Earthly, Spiritual And Divine Deacon Jeff talks with Father Jim Blount, SOLT about the importance, impact and relationship between earthly fatherhood, spiritual fatherhood and Divine Fatherhood. Guest co-hosts Nick Drzycimski and Jeff Drzycimski, Jr. make their radio debut and add their perspectives to the discussion. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Fr. Jim Blount, Nick Drzycimski March 12,2010
National Evangelization Team Youth Evangelizing Youth Deacon Jeff talks with members of the National Evangelization Team (NET), a group of young people who travel the country evangelizing teens, about their experiences, challenges and victories. National Evangelization Team (NET) February 19,2010
The Effects Of Baptism Catholic Baptism Is Efficacious Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Martin Maduabuchi Orjianioke, a priest from Nigeria, about the Catholic teaching on Baptism and most especially it's real effects on those who receive this Sacrament. Fr. Martin Maduabuchi Orjianioke January 29,2010
Demons The Real Angels and Demons Part 2 Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Ben Bradshaw, Head Chef at The Catholic cafe, about the Catholic Church's teaching about Demons. Fr. Dennis Schenkel January 07,2010
Marriage And Annulment The Sacrament Of Holy Matrimony Deacon Jeff talks with Memphis Diocesan Chancellor and President Elect of the Canon Law Society of America, Fr. Michael Joyce about the Catholic teaching on the sanctity and indissolubility of a Sacramental Marriage, and what happens when a union is found not to meet the criteria of Sacramentality (Annulment). Fr. Michael Joyce January 07,2010
Catholic And Baptist A Comparison of Southern Baptist and Catholic Teaching Deacon Jeff talks with former Southern Baptist preacher Andy McNutt about the vast difference between the Roman Catholic and Southern Baptist (Fundamentalist) understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism. Andy McNutt December 16,2009
Highlights Sampler Reel Of The Catholic Cafe Deacon Jeff and co-host Tom Dorian discuss the variety, breadth and depth of the many past topics and guests of The Catholic Cafe, and invite listeners to visit the web site (www.thecatholiccafe.com) to hear the full shows. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 13,2009
Relics Remains Of The Saints Deacon Jeff talks with Tom Dorian about where in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition the Catholic Church gets her teaching regarding the relics - veneration of the saints' bodily remains and the items they used while alive. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 06,2009
Anaphoneo Mary The New Ark Deacon Jeff talks with Tom Dorian about St. Luke's use of the Greek verb "anaphoneo" in his description of Elizabeth's reaction to Mary's visitation, and why this verb leads us to the obvious connection between Mary and the Ark of the Covenant. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 30,2009
Faith In The Family Evangelizing Your Loved Ones Deacon Jeff talks with Biker Bob Nicholas about what to do when there is a great difference between spouses or loved ones in where they are in their faith journeys. Who's to blame? How do you fix it? Bob Nicholas October 23,2009
Angels The Real Angels And Demons Part 1 Deacon Jeff talks with Head Chef at The Catholic Cafe, Fr. Ben Bradshaw, about the Catholic teaching about Angels. Fr. Ben Bradshaw October 13,2009
Mary Holy Mary, Mother Of God Deacon Jeff talks with Head Chef at The Catholic Cafe, Fr. Ben Bradshaw about the Catholic teaching about Mary. Fr. Ben Bradshaw October 09,2009
The Christian Fast Hungering For Jesus Deacon Jeff talks with co-host Tom Dorian about the Catholic understanding of the fast, it's Biblical roots, as well as it's cultural significance. A plea is also made for the continuation and promotion of this ancient, yet powerful tradition. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian October 02,2009
Universal Church One Church Deacon Jeff talks to Fr. Elias Kekong Bisong, a priest and instructor at a Nigerian Seminary discuss the meaning of the word "Catholic." They explore the universality of the Church and spend time discussing the Church in Africa. Fr. Elias Kekong Bisong September 25,2009
The Deacon’s Wife Until Death Do Us Part Deacon Jeff talks to his own wife, Bess Drzycimski about what it's like to be the wife of an ordained minister. Plus, they let us in on a few family secrets (OK, nothing bad...just good old-fashioned Christian parenting). Bess Drzycimski September 18,2009
Drinking Wine The Fruit Of The Vine Deacon Jeff and co-host Tom Dorian discuss the Catholic teaching about drinking in general and drinking wine in particular. Is the drinking of alcohol frowned on in the Bible? What did Jesus think of drinking wine? Tune in and find out! Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian September 11,2009
Catholic Youth Hope For The Church, Hope For The World Deacon Jeff talks with Catholic Youth Minister Derek Rotty about the current state of Youth Ministry (and youth in general) in the Church. Derek Rotty September 04,2009
Divine Mercy God's Mercy Is God's Love Deacon Jeff talks with Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, about the Catholic understanding of God's Divine Mercy, the unfathomable, bottomless, unending love of a God who truly wants of to live with Him in eternity. Justin Cardinal Rigali August 25,2009
Catholic Bioethics Embryonic Stem Cells and IVF Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, the Director of Education from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia about the moral dilemmas we all face when making decisions about science and medicine. They specifically focus on the issues of embryonic stem cell research and in-vitro fertilization. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk August 21,2009
FOCUS Missionaries Ministering On College Campuses Deacon Jeff talks with Dean Reineking, a member of the Fellowship Of Catholic University Students (F.O.C.U.S.) about the work their organization does in trying to help students keep and deepen their faith. Dean Reineking August 14,2009
Catholic Missionaries The Loving Hands Of Christ Deacon Jeff talks with Missionary and Ophthalmologist Dr. Cathy Schanzer and her husband Tom Lewis regarding their work in creating and maintaining an eye clinic in the far off country of Sierra Leone. Dr. Cathy Schanzer, Tom Lewis Schanzer August 03,2009
Redemptive Suffering In Union With The Cross Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Bryan Timby about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding the redemptive quality and purpose in our suffering of body...and mind. Fr. Bryan Timby July 31,2009
Holy Matrimony The Sacrament of Marriage Deacon Jeff talks with Bob and Sarah Nicholas about their understanding of the Church's teaching regarding marriage as a sacramental and covenantal bond. Bob Nicholas, Sarah Nicholas July 31,2009
Pope John Paul II John Paul The Great Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Ben Bradshaw, head chef at The Catholic Cafe, about the legacy impact and significance of the papacy of John Paul II. Fr. Ben Bradshaw July 17,2009
Priestly Vocations Is God Calling You? Deacon Jeff talks with Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD of the Diocese of Memphis about their continued success with priestly vocations as well as the importance (and challenge) of answering God's call in your life. Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD July 10,2009
The Problem Of Evil Theodicy and The Catholic Church Deacon Jeff talks with college student Anthony Maranise about what the Catholic Faith teaches regarding the age-old "problem" of the mere existence of evil in the world. Anthony Maranise July 06,2009
Eucharistic Adoration The Blessed Sacrament Deacon Jeff talks with Kim Sevier about what the Catholic Church believes and teaches about Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Kim Sevier June 26,2009
More Good Questions More Good Answers Deacon Jeff talks answers email and other questions about the Catholic Faith with guest Above-Average Catholic Bill Drennan. Bill Drennan June 18,2009
The Breaking Of The Bread He Took, He Blessed, He Broke, He Gave Deacon Jeff talks with Above-Average Catholic Bill Drennan about the many "coincidental" Scripture passages that link the "breaking of the bread" with the one true sacrifice of the Mass. Bill Drennan June 05,2009
Confession The Sacrament Of Reconciliation Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. Ernie DeBlasio about what the Catholic Church teaches about the Sacrament of healing known as Confession, Reconciliation or Pennance. Fr. Ernie DeBlasio May 22,2009
Franciscan Friars Of The Renewal Seeing Christ In The Poor Deacon Jeff talks with the leader of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Fr. Bernard Murphy, CFR. They discuss the mission and charism of this growing order of Franciscan monks. Fr. Bernard Murphy, CFR May 15,2009
Good Questions Stuff People Have Asked Us Deacon Jeff talks with "Biker" Bob Nicholas and answers various common questions folks have sent in via E-mail (and other means) relating to Catholic beliefs and practices. For instance, "Why does your Cross still have Jesus on it?" and "Why are non-Catholics not allowed to receive Holy Communion in the Catholic Church?" Bob Nicholas May 08,2009
The Trinity One God, Three Persons Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. John Hourican about the Catholic teaching regarding the Most Holy Trinity. Fr. John Hourican May 01,2009
Catholic Christology The Divinity Of Jesus Deacon Jeff talks with Fr. John Hourican about the Catholic teaching regarding the Divinity of Christ Jesus and the necessity of understanding that He is God Incarnate. Fr. John Hourican April 24,2009
Assurance Of Salvation? Once Saved Always Saved Deacon Jeff talks with Bob Nicholas about his journey from "non-religious" to Catholic, with a primary focus on the Protestant and Catholic views of the assurance of Salvation. Bob Nicholas April 17,2009
That Our Joy May Be Complete That Our Joy May Be Complete Deacon Jeff talks with Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee, about his new Pastoral Letter. Living Our Catholicism: That Our Joy May Be Complete helps us realize how we can achieve Christian joy in a troubled world by following your Catholic calling to serve others while living in the good graces of the Church. Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD April 10,2009
Early Church Fathers Protectors Of The Truth Deacon Jeff talks with co-host Tom Dorian about what the Catholic Church teaches about the Fathers of the Early Church, those men whose writings have been a genuine reflection of the Truths of the Catholic Faith for the first 1000 years of Christianity. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian April 03,2009
The Reformation And The Counter-Reformation Deacon Jeff talks with The Catholic Cafe's Head Chef, Fr. Ben Bradshaw, about the Catholic Church's understanding of the Reformation, as well as her success in reform as a result of the Counter-Reformation to follow. Fr. Ben Bradshaw March 27,2009
Fired Up Catholics Where Are They? Deacon Jeff talks to former Southern Baptist Pastor Andy McNutt about why we don't always see Catholics fired up about their faith...and what we can do about it. Andy McNutt March 20,2009
A New Catholic Life Conversion of a Southern Baptist Deacon Jeff and convert Bruce Summers discuss Bruce's journey to the Catholic Faith from the Southern Baptist tradition. Bruce Summers March 06,2009
Conversion of a Baptist Preacher Why the Catholic Church? Deacon Jeff talks to former Southern Baptist Pastor Andy McNutt about why he chose to convert to the Catholic Faith. Andy McNutt March 06,2009
The Rosary Praying the Bible with Mary Deacon Jeff and Fr. Jim Blount, a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity from Belize in Central America take on the topic of the Rosary and it's proper place in Catholic devotion. Fr. Jim Blount February 20,2009
Church Authority Doctrine, Dogma, Discipline and the Documents of the Church Deacon Jeff and noted lawyer Robert Hutton discuss the truth behind the authority of the Church. What must every Catholic believe if they want to call themselves Catholic? What is a Catholic OBLIGATED to accept? And where does opinion come in? And what about binding authority? And, how do you tell the difference? Stay tuned, and we'll try and clear it all up! Robert Hutton February 06,2009
The Death Penalty The Catholic Teaching on Capital Punishment Deacon Jeff and noted Death Penalty lawyer Robert Hutton discuss the truth about the Catholic Teaching on the death penalty. Robert Hutton January 29,2009
Living Before Dying Stories of Hospice Care Deacon Jeff and guest Deacon Jack Conrad discuss his new book, "Living Before Dying." In this timely discussion about dealing with the process of you or a loved one dying, the deacons relate many interesting spiritual insights which may help some turn a tragedy into a life blessing - all framed around the beauty of the hospice experience. Jack Conrad January 09,2009
Statues And Graven Images Idol Worship? Deacon Jeff and guest "Above Average Catholic," friend and layperson Bill Drennan discuss the Catholic understanding of statues, paintings, stained glass and other sacred images and their use in worship and benefit to the people of God. Bill Drennan December 29,2008
Purgatory The Final Purification Deacon Jeff and guest "Above Average Catholic", friend and layperson Bill Drennan discuss the Catholic teaching about Purgatory in Sacred Tradition, along with its Scriptural and Patristic origins. Bill Drennan December 22,2008
The Authentic Christian Life Living Your Faith Deacon Jeff and guest Mark Underwood talk about transforming your knowledge of faith into action, especially with all the obstacles and hurdles that the modern world puts before you. Mark Underwood December 19,2008
Evangelizing Your Environments The Cursillo Movement Deacon Jeff and guest Mark Underwood talk about Mark's personal discovery of God's plan for his life, and his call to be an envangelizer in all of his environments. The discussion then turns to the Cursillo Movement and what part it plays in evangelization. Mark Underwood December 12,2008
The Primacy of Peter Upon This Rock - Matthew 16:18-19 Deacon Jeff and Tom Dorian discuss why the Catholic Church teaches that St. Peter was the first pope. They start with Matthew Chapter 16 and link this directly to Isaiah Chapter 22. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski, Tom Dorian November 26,2008
The Order of Malta The Lay Apostolate in the Church Deacon Jeff and his guests Noreen Falcone and Robert Hutton of the Order of Malta discuss what the Church asks of every layperson..that they actively participate in the saving work of Christ. They discuss the Order of Malta, a Lay Apostolate of the Church, and its role in bringing hope and healing to the sick and the suffering, as well as defending the Catholic Faith. Noreen Falcone, Robert Hutton November 20,2008
666:The Number of the Beast Who is 666? Deacon Jeff and his guest Fr. William Parham discuss the "number of the beast" from a Catholic perspective. The identity of who John refers to as 666 is not only revealed, but explained. Fr. William Parham November 14,2008
The Book of Revelation The Apocalypse of John Deacon Jeff and his guest Fr. William Parham, a noted biblical scholar, discuss how the Catholic Church views the Book of Revelation and apocalyptic literature. Fr. William Parham November 07,2008
The Church and Science Faith and Reason Deacon Jeff and his guest Fr. Dennis Schenkel discuss what the Church REALLY thinks about science. Fr. Dennis Schenkel October 17,2008
Contraception The Churches Teaching on Birth Control Deacon Jeff and his guest Sr. Francine discuss the Catholic Churches teaching on contraception. Sr. Francine October 17,2008
Apostolic Succession The Bishop as Successor to the Apostles Deacon Jeff and his guest Bishop J. Terry Steib of the Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee take on the topic of Apostolic Succession and why it is so important to the Catholic Faith. Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD October 17,2008
Conversion From Episcopal to Catholic Deacon Jeff and his guests Judge John and Gigi McCarroll discuss the process of converting to the Catholic Faith from the Episcopal Church. Judge John and Gigi McCarroll October 10,2008
Faith and Works NOT Faith versus Works Deacon Jeff and guest, Fr. John McArthur, offer a general overview on the intertwing roles that Faith and Works play in our Salvation. Fr. John McArthur September 14,2008
Scripture and Tradition Sacred Tradition Deacon Jeff and guest, Fr. Victor Ciaramitaro, discuss the Catholic understanding of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Monsignor Victor Ciaramitaro September 04,2008
The Nature of the Church One, Holy, Catholic And Apostolic Deacon Jeff and guest, Fr. Bruce Nieli, discuss the very nature of church and the four "marks" associated with the Church. Fr. Bruce Nieli September 03,2008
The Real Presence and John 6 Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity Deacon Jeff and guest, Fr. Ben Bradshaw, discuss the Church's teaching on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Fr. Ben Bradshaw September 03,2008