"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
Here’s another way to fortify yourself with knowledge about
the faith, and receive some encouragement and inspiration to share and defend
that faith: Vericast Network and Vericast
Podcast. I’ll let them introduce themselves; this is from the “About Us”
page of their website:
Vericast is the hardest-hitting
Catholic podcast on the ‘net. The backbone of the show is Truth (Veritas
in Latin), and it’s mission is to inform and empower those who desire to ”Know
the truth, Live the truth, and Be the truth”.
Vericast brings you the
unadulterated Truth given to us by the Holy Catholic Church; the one
authoritative interpreter of sacred scripture, and the boldest, clearest, most
correct moral voice in the world.
Vericast is all about boldly,
bravely, and proudly communicating the truth. That includes the hard truth, the
inelegant, as well as the beautiful truth. It’s the full truth! The truth comes
from God. We also come from God. And so the truth is as central to our
existence as the air we breathe. But the truth is hard to find these days;
marred and masked by a culture lost and confused in moral relativism, and
ethical objectivity. The Church, being God’s beacon of truth on earth, stands
in defiance of the lies and confusion that plague our culture. Vericast gives
voice to the truths of Catholicism. Without compromise.
Shows are broadcast on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. You
can find a list of recordings of past shows here; click on one to watch or
There is also a list of instructional videos here. The first one on the list is
about “anti-Catholic myths”. Take a look
– this guy is good.
And just who is “this guy”? Actually, it’s a couple of guys,
and they run the whole operation out of their own pockets; donations are always
appreciated, of course!
The protagonists are Tim Haines and Wilson Orihuela. See the
bio page of the website.
Tim Haines, on his Google profile, says about himself:
"I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and studied Philosophy
(since High School if you consider personal reading). Studied Theology also,
but more personal study than formal study. My professional background is in
media development and production.”
Wilson Orihuela writes
love Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary with all my
heart, soul and might. They are the very meaning of my existence and I'm loyal
to Christ's Catholic Church till the death of me. St. Michael defend us in
battle! God Bless you all."
There’s also a certain Cal Kane, an atheist who joins in for
debate and such, I guess. I haven’t watched the show enough to be exposed to
him. His Google profile says that his “work” is “Promoting positive atheism and working towards a world
where theists and atheists can unite as one in a stand against the evil in this
world”. Hmmm. Well, good luck with that last part. I mean, atheism is a source
of evil in this world, so I’m not sure how it could be “united” with belief in
God to overcome evil…
So…there you have it. An
interesting couple of fellows working hard to defend the One True Faith! It’s
nice to know Michael Voris has some company out there in the world of on-line
radio/TV type of stuff.