Faith and Good Counsel is all about promoting the living of a virtuous life. Sometimes I am asked, though, "What exactly is a 'virtue', and what does living virtuously look like?" What better way to start off the new season than a conversation about just that! Today, my guest Olivia Gulino (yes, … [Read more...] about FGC #57: Olivia Gulino & Erin Franco: Living Out the Virtue of Charity
What a story....what a testimony....from my wonderful colleague, friend and learned Catholic apologist Johnny Hebert, host of the daily Wake Up! Morning Show on Catholic Community Radio. Ever the intriguing storyteller with a servant heart, Johnny tells of his upbringing shrouded in faith and … [Read more...] about FGC # 27: Johnny Hebert , Host of Wake Up!
Peace and Good Author: Jacob Gulino [an imitation of Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Easter Communion"] Tattered grey habits together thread by iron-on patches Each pre-dawn, stomachs taxed by fasting, the slim pages flip Branching croak-throat hymns to the Vine Whose graces drip Myrrh-laced incense … [Read more...] about Poetry to ponder….
Father Donald Calloway returned as my guest on Faith and Good Counsel on May 5, 2014, talking about his newest book, Marian Gems. What a treasure this book is! Purse-sized (or "hand-sized" for gentlemen), Marian Gems is a perfect addition to your prayer and reflection time, offering 365 quotes … [Read more...] about FGC #25 & 26: Father Donald Calloway – Marian Gems, Pt. 1 & 2
Have you ever been warned to avoid asking the Lord for humility - because He will certainly provide the opportunities for you to be humbled? I certainly have! And yet, I still ask Him because I desire with all my heart to unite myself to Him to the extent humanly possible - and this … [Read more...] about Little Moments of Crucifixion
What a powerful Faith and Good Counsel episode with Gary Zimak talking about his lifelong journey with debilitating anxiety. I have been very happy to receive quite a bit of feedback from listeners on how Gary's honesty and courage have helped so many of you. That's what Faith and Good Counsel is … [Read more...] about FGC #11: Gary Zimak Discusses Anxiety
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24) Who among us isn't looking for joy, hope, and peace - you know, the kind that lasts?? Everybody, of course! … [Read more...] about Joy, Hope, Peace…and Transfiguration!
"And there followed Him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented Him. But Jesus turning to them said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are coming when they will say 'Blessed are the barren, and … [Read more...] about Daughters of Jerusalem