Talks: Personal Growth / Inspirational

  • The God-Sized Hole by Connor Flanagan


    Connor Flanagan is a musician and youth minister who has been actively involved in ministry for the last five years. He has spent the last several years traveling the country leading retreats and speaking at both youth conferences and parish events. In this presentation, Connor uses his own perso...

  • Building Your Life on Rock: Standing Firm in the Storm by Ralph Martin

  • Defeating Satan's Deadly Weapon Against Men by Jeff Cavins

    Pornography has become pervasive in our culture—a true plague, infecting nearly every corner of our society. Its disastrous effects are seen in sexual addiction, ruined marriages, and shattered lives. Jeff Cavins notes that many men struggle with pornography. With great insight, he shows how we c...

  • Counting Your Blessings by Dr. Scott Hahn

    Dr. Scott Hahn explains the theology and practice of Catholic family life, as based on the image of the Blessed Trinity, is in God's Word. He demonstrates that the source of the love in family life is within the Word of God.

  • Desires of the Heart: Receiving the Gifts of the Father by Sr. Bethany Madonna

    Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. She makes it clear that "receiving is the gift that we give" to the Lord and that he want...

  • Detox by Jason Evert

    Within every heart is a battlefield between love and lust. In this presentation, Jason Evert discusses the strategies necessary to win the war and uproot the vice of pornography once and for all. Jason is an internationally known Catholic author and speaker. He has spoken to more than one million...

  • How to Talk about Same-Sex Marriage by Trent Horn


    Catholic Apologist Trent Horn carefully considers same-sex marriage and provides an in-depth discussion that addresses the misconceptions held by many in our society today. This examination of what marriage really is, and what it is not, provides a truly gracious and persuasive response to the de...

  • Emotional Virtue by Sarah Swafford

    Today's dating scene is more complicated than ever, especially with social media, texting, and the endless pressure of the world's expectations. Learn how to navigate through the confusion and discover the freedom that comes from living virtuously. Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtu...

  • Understanding the Crusades by Dr. Thomas Madden


    Dr. Thomas Madden is a professor of History at St. Louis University and has appeared in such venues as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The History Channel. In this eye-opening presentation, Dr. Madden debunks popular myths surrounding the Crusades and shows us how th...

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


  • The Logic of Being Catholic by Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Dr. Ray Guarendi shares his story of how logic led him home to the Catholic Church. He found out that, contrary to his Protestant misunderstandings, the Church is coherent and never contradicts herself. Dr. Ray explains how the answers to his objections to Catholicism were both Biblical and belie...

  • The Big Question: God Are You There? by Matt Fradd


    Matt Fradd is a highly sought-after Catholic speaker and apologist who speaks to over fifty thousand teens and young adults a year. Matt is a gifted evangelist whose talks are the perfect balance between intellectual depth presented in an understandable fashion and an entertaining style that keep...

  • What's so Great about Being Catholic? by Jason Evert


    There's ultimately only one reason to be Catholic: because it's true. In this outstanding presentation, Jason Evert shows us the beauty and the treasures of the Faith, as revealed through the Saints and Sacraments.

    Jason has spoken about the Catholic Faith to more than one million people around...

  • Faith & Culture Podcast with Joseph Pearce

    2 seasons

    Why "faith and culture"? Do they go together? Can they be separated? Can one exist without the other? The Augustine Institute's Faith & Culture initiative explores these questions and more through its journal and weekly podcast.

  • Pints with Aquinas Podcast

    2 seasons

    If you could sit down with Saint Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas addresses a question Saint Thomas answers in the Summa Theologiae, as well as other works of his. So get your geek on, pull up a bar stool,, and ...

  • The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell by Fr. Mike Schmitz


    Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading Catholic speakers in the Church today. Fr. Mike tackles four very difficult topics in this exceptional presentation: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell. Listen to this talk and begin to answer the question: "What happens when I die?"

  • God Made Man by Fr. Shannon Collins


    In this Christmas-themed presentation, Fr. Shannon Collins sheds new light on the Biblical narratives of the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as the beautiful Christmas traditions of the Church. Fr. Collins serves as a preacher of parish missions and retreat master. He has appeared on EWTN and has ...

  • The History of Salvation: God's Plan for His People by Msgr. Dan Deutsch


    This enlightening talk traces the high adventure of God's divine love story revealed through the seven covenants that span from Eden to Calvary, beginning with Adam and culminating with Jesus. This presentation is the fruit of Monsignor Deutsch's studies during his sabbatical at Franciscan Univer...

  • The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity by Fr. Shannon Collins


    In this captivating presentation Fr. Shannon Collins discusses the essential character of the Holy Spirit and the role the forgotten Person of the Blessed Trinity has played since the creation of the world. Drawing upon Scripture and tradition, Fr. Collins explains the seven gifts of the Holy Spi...

  • Jesus Is... by Fr. Mike Schmitz


    Fr. Mike Schmitz, a renowned and beloved speaker and spiritual guide to the youth and young adults, discusses the all-important topic of God's existence. Armed with his usual repertoire of lively humor and sound philosophy, Fr. Mike reveals the incredible implications of the question that Christ ...

  • The Reformation and the Grace of Conversion

    1 season

    As the world observes the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his “95 Theses” to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, the Augustine Institute reflects on the history and theology of this major event in the life of the world with a lecture series featuring several scholars in Church histo...

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church: A Sure Guide for the Modern World by Francis Cardinal Arinze


    Francis Cardinal Arinze energetically draws from his experience to help us see the practical value of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) today, given as a guide for living in accordance with Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition, which has been passed down to the Church through the Apostles...

  • Lessons from the Early Church Fathers by Mike Aquilina


    Our individual identities are shaped by and linked to our parents and the stories of our families. As a Church, our identity is linked to and shaped by our fathers and mothers in the faith, the earliest Christians. What do those early Christians have to say that is of relevance to the contemporar...