Talks: Personal Growth / Inspirational

  • Discerning God's Will by Fr. Larry Richards

    "How do I know what God wants?" Knowing the will of God can be an intimidating topic for people of all ages. In this talk, Fr. Larry Richards, the founder of "The Reason for Our Hope" foundation, delves into the process of discernment. With personal stories, practical steps, and sound advice, Fr....

  • Anger and Forgiveness by Dr. Bob McDonald

    Catholic psychotherapist Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald provides a spiritual and psychological prescription for overcoming the sinful anger that poisons the mind of Christ within, causing alienation and division. His practical wisdom shows that only by learning how to forgive can we hope to promote heal...

  • Facing Your Fears by Mark Hart

  • Who am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love by Edward Sri

    Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture strongly promoting the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 "keys" to enable Christians to oppose with logic an...

  • Walk the Walk: Following Christ as His Disciple by Tim Gray

    Being a disciple of Jesus has always been synonymous with being a Christian. From the Scriptures and from his own experience, biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray explains how Christian discipleship calls us to follow in the footsteps of Christ as engaged participants in God's plan, ordering our lives t...

  • The Four Levels of Happiness by Fr. Robert Spitzer

    Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, a highly a renowned philosopher and the founder of the Magis Center, provides a truly enlightening and practical discussion on how to achieve deep and enduring happiness. Referencing the wisdom of the ages, including that of Aristotle and Plato, this talk provides the keys...

  • 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,...

  • The Truth by Fr. Larry Richards

    What is the meaning of life? Fr. Larry Richards tackles life's biggest question with straightforward, timeless, and often jolting answers. In this one-of-a-kind, life-affirming reality check, he unlocks the mysteries of our existence and opens our hearts and souls to the meaning of life. The Trut...

  • Calming the Emotional Storms by Dr. Gregory Popcak

    In this practical but spiritual presentation, Dr. Gregory Popcak discusses four keys to develop self-awareness and self-mastery. He reveals that emotions are a gift from God and that they can help you grow in virtue. Learn how to master your feelings and calm your emotional storms so that you can...

  • Religionless Spirituality by Dr. Tim Gray

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    Renowned Scripture scholar and author, Dr. Tim Gray, provides a fascinating explanation of the importance of the visible Church and the centrality of God on earth. He offers incredible insights that make clear the role of the Church as an essential part of God's plan for salvation, which are sure...

  • Relativism: Do You Know How It Is Affecting You? by Chris Stefanick

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    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI considered moral relativism to be the most dangerous dictatorship existing in the world today. In this presentation, Chris Stefanick debunks the powerful and epidemic myth of relativism with honesty, relevance, humor, and logical validity, offering a much-needed perspec...

  • An Invitation to Consider the Catholic Faith by Fr. Francis Peffley

    Why should a person who is not Catholic consider entering into the Church? Father Francis Peffley gives five compelling reasons, followed by a simple outline of the steps one would take to begin the process of becoming Catholic. Fr. Peffley is active with parish young adult ministry, retreat work...

  • 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...

  • The Incredible Mind of G.K. Chesterton by Dale Ahlquist

  • Can You Trust God?

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    Since the fall of our first parents, humanity has been tempted to mistrust God the Father's love for us. Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey that addresses the pervasive misconceptions that God is quick to anger, that the God of the Old and New Testaments are different, and that ...

  • From Love, By Love, For Love: A Deeper Understanding of Sex, Same-Sex Attraction, & Authentic Love by Fr. Mike Schmitz

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    Father Michael Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult topics in the Church today. With compassion, clarity, and humor, he shows that the Church's teachings on contraception and same-sex attraction are rooted in the yearnings for authentic love that is shared by all, for everyone is made in th...

  • Living the Gospel with the Heart of Pope Francis by Dr. Edward Sri

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    Dr. Edward Sri is a renowned theologian, author, and professor at the Augustine Institute. In this presentation, Dr. Sri invites all Christians to embrace the call of Pope Francis to be missionary disciples in today's world. With contagious enthusiasm and insightfulness, Dr. Sri makes the Holy Fa...

  • Winning the Culture War by Dr. Peter Kreeft

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    To win any war, there are three things that you must know: that you are at war, who your enemy is, and what weapons or strategies can defeat him. Acknowledging that our culture is clearly in crisis, Dr. Peter Kreeft shows us that the only weapon strong enough to defeat the demons of this age is s...

  • Holy Week by Dr. Brant Pitre

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    Dr. Brant Pitre takes listeners on a Scriptural walk from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. Learn about Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, why he cursed a fig tree, the importance of the “blood and water” that flowed out from Christ’s side, and more.

  • Encountering the Poor: Biblical Roots for Catholic Social Teaching by Tim Gray

    Dr. Timothy Gray is the president of the Augustine Institute and is a well-known Scripture scholar and Catholic speaker. With his eloquent style and polished delivery, Dr. Gray expounds upon the teachings of the Catholic Church surrounding social justice in light of Sacred Scripture. Discover how...

  • Put Not Your Trust in Princes by Christopher Check

    Speaking from his perspective as a historian, Christopher Check reminds us that the crisis of our age is cultural and, in the end, spiritual. He explains that a flourishing society is not achieved through legislation or at the ballot box, but instead radiates from the family out. Using examples f...

  • Fan or Follower? Your Relationship with Jesus by Jeff Cavins

  • Feminine Genius by Colleen Carroll Campbell

    Building upon Pope St. John Paul II's writings about "the feminine genius," Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the nature and vocation of women, both gifts from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith a...

  • Feminism Misunderstood: One Woman's Journey to Peace by Jane Brennan

    Jane Brennan, a former member of NOW and former Planned Parenthood volunteer, shares her heart-wrenching story of abortion and subsequent years of depression, resulting in her eventual conversion to the Catholic Church.