Most Recent Episodes
University of Mary Vocations Jamboree: Special Afternoon Broadcast (Hour 1)
During the first hour of this special broadcast from the University of Mary's Vocations Jamboree, host Fr. Craig Vasek and RPR Executive Director Steve Splonskowski sat down with two sisters from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation to talk about their order and what drew each of them to the religious life. Following this, our hosts were joined by the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus from New Ulm, MN to share more about the Handmaids and their joy for being called by God to the religious life. Finally, Jerome Richter, Vice President for Public Affairs, and Marianne Hofer, University Ministry Event Coordinator, sat down with Fr. Vasek and Steve to talk about the beauty of having an event like this on campus and how U-Mary works to support vocations and vocational discernment.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz:Behind Enemy Lines: Isolated and Disoriented
For many of us, our default assumption about life is: it’s fine. Even when things are obviously broken, we can pretend that they will “fix themselves.” But Lent reminds us that we are in a battle that won’t be won unless we are ready to engage the enemy who will attack us like our Lord was attacked in the wilderness…behind enemy lines.
Word on Fire: Can Doctrine Really Develop? (Part 1 of 2)
John Henry Newman’s classic book An Essay on the Development of Doctrine shows how doctrine isn’t stagnant but in fact develops over time, much like an acorn grows into a sprouting oak tree. In today’s episode, we share the first half of a talk Bishop Barron gave on the book and its influence.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz:Talking and Trials
Homily from the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
We often are a mystery…even to ourselves. But Christians must come to a place of self-knowledge so we can present our true self to the true God.
Word on Fire: The Metaphysics of Prayer
What’s actually happening when we pray? In this episode, Bishop Barron answers the deepest questions about prayer—not necessarily how to pray but what is prayer? A listener asks about the Rosary prayer and how it operates.