What is the devotion to the Sacred Heart? When did it begin and why? What does the devotion to The Sacred Heart have to do with the devotion to The Divine Mercy? Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, to find the answers to these questions and more, about one of the most powerful devotions we have in the Church.

Join our special guest host, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, the author of Consecration to St. Joseph, as he discusses Saint Joseph as an example of a father in earthly terms, and as a prototype of 'Abba' - God, the Father to the Christ Jesus here on earth.

As the central mystery of our faith, the Most Holy Trinity is the mystery of God in himself, one God in three distinct persons. In this episode Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, provides some insight on how we can come to understand this mystery which will never be fully understood by man.

As the most misunderstood and underappreciated person of the Trinity, we often fail to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. So we need to better understand Pentecost, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc. Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC to learn more as he discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity. Also, Mel Gibson sheds light on the making of the movie "Fr. Stu" with Mark Wahlberg.

Is there a connection between the discipline required to excel at sports and the discipline required to excel in our faith? What does the Catholic Church teach about sports? In addition to discussing these topics, Fr. Chris Alar also sits down to talk with Coach Lou Holtz, a former coach of the University of Notre Dame football team and a life-long faithful Catholic.

What makes the Catholic Church different from all other religions of the world is the Sacraments. Baptism impresses the Christian character in the soul, allowing the other sacraments. Baptism is necessary for salvation for all those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed. Fr. Chris Alar explains why this is so, mainly because it confers the first sanctifying grace and the supernatural virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Also, he explains why baptizing infants is actually in the Bible and is something that was done by Christians since the very beginning of the Church.

See one of the most heart-warming stories we have ever featured on this show about an amazing place in Pittsburgh that will deeply affect you. Also, what are the Theological Virtues and do you know why the Church places such importance on them? Fr. Chris Alar, MIC answers these questions and many more on this episode of Living Divine Mercy.

What does it mean to say that Mary is our spiritual mother? And why do we give this name to the Blessed Virgin Mary? Learn from Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, why we should take Mary into our home and our hearts as a mother like the Apostle John did.

Even going back to the Old Testament, the people of God have always had priests to mediate between them and God; to offer sacrifices in expiation for the sin of the people. Did the role of the priest change in the New Testament? And if so, how? Hear Fr. Chris discuss the priesthood and interview Mark Wahlberg about his new movie, Father Stu.

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New on EWTN: "Living Divine Mercy" Weekly!

Beginning Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. (EST), Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, will host "Living Divine Mercy," a brand new 30-minute program on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).