Christian Life | Audio
Collection of audio content centered on aspects of the Christian Life.
Know Your Story by Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
People love stories. But when we lose sight of where the story of our life is going, the “narrative” and meaning of our lives becomes confusing to us, and we can lose hope. In this dynamic talk, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, renews our sense of hope and wonder (and humor), revealing that the r...
Meeting Jesus and Following Him by Francis Cardinal Arinze
Drawn from his retreat talks given to Pope Benedict and his associates at the papal household, Cardinal Arinze offers inspiring spiritual exercises focusing on the meaning of the priestly life. “The red thread which will run through all these meditations,” writes Cardinal Arinze, “is the image of...
Light of the World by Peter Seewald and Pope Benedict XVI
Never has a Pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World. Taken from a recent week-long series of interviews with veteran journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of the greatest...
Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate) by Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict's third encyclical, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate), applies the themes of his first two encyclicals —love and hope (God Is Love, Saved in Hope) — to the world's major social issues. Drawing on moral truths open, in principle, to everyone (the natural law) as well as on the t...
Happiness, God, and Man by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn
All human beings want to be happy. The longing for happiness does not have to be learned, it is innate. And it can hardly be unlearned. For we never simply acquiesce in unhappiness. Christian faith, the Christian way of life, and the imitation of Christ are understood to be signposts pointing the...
Be a Man! by Fr. Larry Richards
In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one’s faults and to live according to th...
What to Do When Jesus Is Hungry? by Fr. Andrew Apostoli
The works of mercy provide us with the opportunity to let every person know he is a child of God and a brother in Christ. From the works of mercy will emerge a community of love and peace centered on Christ.
According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus will judge us on the basis of whether or not w...
Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed
Theology for Beginners has been acclaimed as one of the outstanding modern introductions to theology. It is a clear, precise, and inspiring compendium of the central doctrines of the Christian faith.
Ten Universal Principles by Fr. Robert Spitzer
How do we make sense of life? How should we treat others? How should we reasonably be expected to be treated by others? When human life is at stake, are there reasonable principles we can rely on to guide our actions? How should our laws be framed to protect human life? What kind of society shoul...
Tears of God by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, best-selling author and beloved spiritual teacher, writer, and psychologist, wrote this book for all those who have suffered great sorrow or catastrophe in their lives and for those close to such persons, who share their deep suffering. Sorrow comes into the life of every ...
Swimming Upstream: Going Against the Current Culture by Stephen Ray
In this empowering talk, Steve Ray shares what it means to be a Christian in today's world. By examining the lives and martyrdoms of the early Christians and understanding how they transformed the pagan Greco-Roman culture, Steve gives us a blueprint for the New Evangelization. Learn from early C...
Suffering by Fr. Damian Ference
Fr. Damian Ference, popular Catholic writer, speaker, and professor at Borromeo College Seminary in Cleveland, shares his insights into the mystery of suffering. With moving personal stories and inspiring conviction, Fr. Damian reveals the depth of divine love as shown by his willingness to embra...
Stealing Home by Mike Sweeney
This Lighthouse Talk audio is by Mike Sweeney. Mike, a devout Catholic and sought after speaker, has been involved with Catholic Athletes for Christ, has appeared on EWTN's Life on the Rock, and has spoken at numerous Catholic venues. He appeared in five All-Star Games and was the Kansas City Roy...
Shameless: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You by Jeff Cavins
As a young adult, Jeff Cavins left the Catholic Church and became a Protestant pastor for 12 years. After returning to the Catholic Church, Jeff became a nationally known speaker who has helped hundreds of thousands come to a clearer understanding of Scripture and our Faith. In this presentation,...
Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Bishop Robert Barron
Join noted professor of theology and author, Bishop Robert Barron, in this revealing presentation as he sheds light on the seven deadly sins—those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our relationship with God and others—and the antidote to them, the seven lively virtues! Bishop Barron uses Dante'...
Science, the Origin of the Universe, & God by Fr. Robert Spitzer
All too often, science is falsely pitted against Faith to disprove the tenants of Christianity. In this informative talk, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ—expert in physics, philosophy, and theology—debunks this powerful myth as he discusses the Big Bang and the origin of the universe with sound reason, cr...
Saved in Hope by Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Saved In Hope (Spe Salvi in Latin), takes its title from St. Paul, who wrote, "In hope we have been saved" (Rom 8:24). Benedict XVI continues a line of thought he began with his first encyclical, God is Love.
Love and hope are closely related in the spiritu...
The New Sexual Revolution: How to Form Pure Teens by Chris Stefanick
Studies have proven that few factors determine a teen's physical, social, educational, emotional, and even financial health as profoundly as their choice for purity or promiscuity. In this dynamic talk, 14-year youth ministry veteran Chris Stefanick shows us exactly what we're up against and how ...
Max & Benedict: A Bird's Eye View of the Pope's Daily Life by Jeanee Perego
This lovely book for children (of all ages!) is a sequel to Joseph and Chico, the international best-seller that told the story of the life of Pope Benedict XVI from his youth through his election as the Pope. With the same award-winning author and illustrator, this book is aimed at children but ...
Love—Sacrifice—Trust: He Showed Us the Way by Fr. Mike Schmitz
Fr. Mike Schmitz shares important insights on the meaning of Christ's Cross. He shows how God's rescue mission for us includes the need for each person to embrace his own cross in order to reestablish trust in the Father and the understanding that love requires sacrifice. It also includes a bonus...
Pure Fatherhood by Devin Schadt
Fathers are the link between heaven and earth and are intended to be an image of our Heavenly Father. Drawing on the examples of St. Joseph, Devin Schadt shows us how to become a father on earth like our Father in heaven. Devin is a husband, a father of five, and the co-founder of the Fathers of ...
Real Womanhood by Lisa Cotter
In this talk given to a group of women at the FOCUS national conference, Lisa Cotter debunks the myths of modern day stereotypical womanhood. Using insights from the late Pope St. John Paul II and the heroic example of modern-day saints, Lisa gets to the truth about what it means to be an authent...
A Pastor's Wife's Journey Home by Kimberly Hahn
The daughter of a Protestant minister and wife of Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn candidly shares her difficult journey into the Catholic Faith. She explains how close examination of the Church's teachings on family life and artificial contraception led her to embrace the fullness of the Faith, and...
God is Love (Deus Caritas Est) by Pope Benedict XVI
Everyone needs love. Everyone desires love. But not everyone understands love. In fact, love is probably the most misunderstood subject in history.
In his first encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI helps to clarify the meaning of love. He examines the nature of various kinds of love. Human love and div...