Ave Maria University has a number of talks online from past years -- 2004 and on, to be exact. There aren't a ton, but the ones that are there are what you would expect from Ave Maria. Here are some early ones:

Father Mitch Pacwa The Relationship Between Islam and Christianity March 11, 2005
Streaming Windows Media (22.1MB) Download mp3 (22MB)

Rosalind Moss Mary, Our Jewish Mother September 7, 2005
Streaming Windows Media (43.1MB) Download mp3 (42.9MB)

Francis Cardinal Arinze The Centrality of the Holy Eucharist in the Christian Life February 7, 2005
Streaming Windows Media (47.8MB) Download mp3 (35.5MB)

Joseph Pearce C.S. Lewis and Catholicism February 27, 2004
Streaming Windows Media (24.2MB) Download mp3 (24.1MB) Part 1
Streaming Windows Media (23.2MB) Download mp3 (23.1MB) Part 2

Rosalind Moss is simply fantastic, I'm putting the C.S. Lewis one in my queue and Fr. Mitch Pacwa's Islam is gonna' get played real soon. You should give 'em a go as well.
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I mean...really -- how anyone could be an atheist with the solid natural theology that's out there is just baffling to me.

In case you're not familiar with any of it, here are a few talks brought to you by AlabamaCatholicResources.com:

Where is the Evidence of God by Dr. Don Bierle
Does God Exist? by Dr. Peter Kreeft
The Religion of Secular Humanism (Atheism) by Dr. William Marra
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Unbeknownst to me, the folks over at Chesterton.org have a podcast! (Sidenote: IMHO, Chesterton would be horrified at the isolationism that the Earbud Culture breeds, but, redeemingly, would likely enjoy Podcasts as smalltalk writ large.)

The Podcast is called Uncommon Sense (libsyn here) and starts with a few of the usual suspects: Dale Ahlquist, Mark Shea, etc. They have over 40 episodes now -- check 'em out.

Here are a few just to whet your appetite:
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....please don't be upset if I haven't posted your submission / comment / etc. I've got four kids age 5 and under and a job that can be rather time-intensive. I try to put up the audio that folks send in but sometimes things slip through. If I dropped something of yours, it's nothing personal -- if it's really good, don't feel bad sending it to me twice. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
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...yeah, you know the one. Eph 5.

Long time Friend of the Show and frequent submissions contributor, Dave S., writes in with the following:

Here is a link to an excellent commentary on Ephesians 5:21-33 by Fr. John Riccardo as part of his Theology Of The Body series. With Valentine's day coming up, it seems like a perfect opportunity to look at what scripture is telling us about Christian marriage.

Just in case you don't know "that passage" from Ephesians, here it is:

21Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.
23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
24As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands.
25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
27that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
28Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church,
30because we are members of his body.
31"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
32This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church;
33however, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
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Thanks to Fr. Z for the following:

In the past I have asked for prayers for, Philip Johnson, a seminarian with an inoperable brain tumor.

A reader alerted me to a video of a talk that he gave at Catholic High School called St. Thomas More Academy, in Raleigh, NC.

He covers four major points:

1. His conversion story. Not being a great Catholic in High School. Looked forward to fraternities and parties in college. Ultimately went to the Naval Academy. It was there that he went to Mass again and began feeling called to the priesthood. He explains this call and talks about time he spent in France, especially at Lourdes.
2. His vocation story which is ultimately intertwined with his cancer diagnosis and being released from the Navy.
3. Being diagnosed with a terminal and inoperable brain tumor and reacting to this news.
4. Embracing this cross and talking about the value of redemptive suffering.

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Carson Weber, the guy who did The Bible Study I Can't Recommend Strongly Enough, wrote in with the following e-mail:

You may be interested in posting my pastor's homilies on Sonitus Sanctus. He's a dynamic, young priest who pulls no punches in his preaching and is on fire!

Here's the link.

God bless,

If it's got Carson's recommendation, I'd buy stock in it. Thanks, Carson!
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A Combox Anon-a-mouse had the following to say:

To Blog Master: I don't know how to email you, so I thought I'd leave a comment suggesting another link -- David Burke from Duluth, GA has written a beautiful, meditative setting to the Hail Mary. The link provides a downloadable mp3 and sheet music. Thank you for sharing such wonderful resources. Peace be with you!

Thanks, Anon!

If anyone else wants to e-mail me, click the button at the top right of the blog or shoot me an e-mail at catholicaudio (a t) gmail.com
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Got an e-mail from Pilar y Michael (wife and husband) about a post I did a while back. They liked it. They also wanted to say this:

Did you see these pages related with our organ recordings:




Candle Light Christmas Concert at our Cathedral:


Do your ears a favor and give 'em a click. For your convenience, here's a translated version of what was at the first link. Enjoy!

Audio snippets of the 12 works that contains the CD
5 Years "Music in the Cathedral "
12 works that please the public more than 18 concerts
concluded between 2006 and 2010 in the Metropolitan SICatedral Valladolid :













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