Beneath the Surface is a unique radio talk show that explores the big questions of life that many people are “too busy” or fearful to approach. It is a gathering of truthseekers whose natural curiosity and wonder are still in tact. Explore with us Beneath the Surface — where faith and reason meet.
Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail was a profound exposition on the natural moral law. It has ramifications on morality and law for us today. Fascinating discussion!
It’s fascinating how Mary in Scripture unties the knot Eve helped us get into. She is the new Eve inasmuch as she is the un-Eve that repeats the opposite of her predecessor.
How can God be both One and Three – without contradiction? Give a listen to this insightful dialogue between Paul Murano and his guest Bob Leblanc on the foundational Christian mystery – One God revealed as three Persons, consubstantial and co-eternal.
Judas had a plan, but Jesus was not cooperating. What do we do when the Church and even God Himself seems to let us down? To be “disillusioned” means to have illusions stripped away, and that’s a good thing: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
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LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on her method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.
L – Listen (Receive the Word.)
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O – Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)
F | Franciscan – If you don't already, receive the Eucharist on the tongue at your next Mass, remembering that Jesus is offering you the honored bread. (Go to Confession, first, if you have sinned mortally.)
I | Ignatian – Take a moment to read this poem; try your best to imagine yourself as Judas.
A | Augustinian – If you don't already, receive the Eucharist on the tongue at your next Mass, remembering that Jesus is offering you the honored bread. (Go to Confession, first, if you have sinned mortally.)
T | Thomistic – This one may be harder for you, Thomistic one, but take a moment to read this poem. What is Jesus telling you?
V – Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)
Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.
E – Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)
O God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee and I detest all my sins, because I fear the loss of heaven and the pangs of hell, but most of all because You are all good and worthy of all my love. I resolve, therefore, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.+
*Find out your prayer temperament with this quiz! LOVE the Word® exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.
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