First Topic – Birthday of St. Augustine
Today we celebrate the birth of one of the greatest Saints the Church has ever knows. Augustine was born in a Roman province and educated at Carthage. As a young man he became interested in philosophy, with little interest in Christianity until a profound experience in his early thirties. By 396 he had become bishop of Hippo, and his sermons and writings gained fame, notably his Confessions and the treatise City of God. His notions of God's grace, free will, and Original Sin have had an unmatched influence on Christian theology. Augustinian philosopher Dr. Barry David joins us.
Second Topic – Pastoring the Domestic Church
Pope John Paul II wrote that the “little domestic church, like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized: hence its duty regarding permanent education in the faith.” That's a tall order for busy Catholic mothers. You might even say it's as big as a house: You wouldn't want to clean the whole thing in one fell swoop but, if you take it one room at a time, you'll get the job done. In a systematic course for mothers that's equally useful for groups and individuals, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle shows us how to remodel our homes based on the spiritual design of Holy Mother Church