This Week on The Catholic Current: The Truth about Christmas, the Synod, Prayer for Beginners and More!

Hello Friends,

I’m Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., host and producer of The Catholic Current.

As we draw nearer to Christmas Day, we need to continue to inform and better ourselves. Our guests this week can help us do that. Let’s learn more about what to expect this week.

On Monday, we will revisit an early iteration of The Catholic Current with Fr. Augustine Wetta on his re-imagined book on Dante’s Inferno, “How to Escape Hell.”

On Tuesday, we’ll meet two highly regarded authors who have each recently published Christmas books for children. Thomas D. Williams will share his book, The First Christmas, and Anthony DeStefano will tell us about Little Star as we learn to “Teach Our Children the Truth About Christmas.”

On Wednesday, we will have a triple header when Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago tells the story of Fr. Augustus Tolton, whose cause for sainthood is ongoing. Then Chris Foley details his upcoming film, “Across,” which will follow the life of Fr. Tolton and returning guest, Fr. Paul McDonald, refutes an ill-conceived notion about “Saint Joseph and the Blessed Mother.”

Thursday’s guest, Dr. Peter Kreeft of Boston College, is a favorite here on The Catholic Current. This being his first appearance in months, he will be taking us back to basics in an episode entitled, “Prayer for Beginners.”

On Friday, we will welcome acclaimed journalist and author, Richard Fernandez. We will talk about the importance of “Telling the Truth and Facing the Consequences.

Our rallying cry here at The Catholic Current is “Bringing Christ to the World, and the World to Christ!” It is the mission given by Christ to the Apostles on the day of his Ascension, passed on through generations, and now left in the hands of you and me, the faithful. What shall we do with it?

Learn more about this week’s shows here:

Monday: Reclaiming the Catholic Imagination,” with Anthony Esolen

Tuesday: Teach Our Children the Truth About Christmas,” with Thomas D. William and Anthony DeStefano

Wednesday: Across the Movie/The Depth of Saint Joseph’s Faith,” with Bishop Joseph Perry, Chris Foley, and Fr. Paul McDonald

Thursday: Prayer for Beginners,” with Dr. Peter Kreeft

Friday: Telling the Truth and Facing the Consequences,” with Richard Fernandez