Everyone is familiar with the story in the book of Genesis about Noah, the ark, and the great flood that destroyed the world. But is the story true, and if so, how did it happen? Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains, revealing the underlying message of repentance and acceptance of God’s mercy. Then hear Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, tell how he is steering the “ark” that is the Catholic Church in the United States.

July 6 is the feast day of one of the most inspirational – and youngest – saints in the history of the Catholic Church: St. Maria Goretti, only 11 years old when she was killed. Father Chris Alar, MIC says her example of forgiveness to her attacker has had  –  and still has –  a profound impact. Then hear the powerful story of Frank Ramirez who also lost a daughter at a young age but believes the way in which she died is the workmanship of an all-good and all-loving God.

Saints Peter and Paul, whose feast day is June 29, are two heavyweights in the history of the Catholic Church. In fact, they were the original “Odd Couple”: one denied Christ after being chosen by Him, and the other was chosen by Christ after having denied Him. Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains how the future saints had something powerful in common: both were transformed by encountering Christ, the Living God. Then hear the story of Emmaus Health Partners, a Catholic-centered medical practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan which puts human dignity at the center of their care.

Some people say the Rosary is not based on the Bible. Nothing could be further from the truth, starting with the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke! Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he reveals the mysteries of the Rosary found throughout the New Testament. Then hear the story of Fr. Eric Bergman and St. Thomas More Parish near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and how an entire town was transformed through the power of prayer. 

Saint Anthony of Padua is one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church. Father Chris Alar, MIC, shares his story and some of the many incredible miracles worked by this holy man. Then hear the story about the Good Samaritan Network, which, in the spirit of St. Anthony, is known for serving and feeding the poor. 

We are all called by God to a vocation, whether to consecrated life and serving Him; to the single life; or to marriage – we are all called to holiness. Father Donald Calloway, MIC, explains what a vocation is, and how to hear God telling you what your vocation might be. Then hear the story of Burke Masters, who thought his vocation was to be a Major League baseball player, but then God threw him a curveball.

There may be no medieval figure whose life is better documented than that of St. Joan of Arc, whose feast day we celebrate on May 30. Father Chris Alar, MIC, reveals how God worked through a mere teenager, a real battlefield commander, to change the tide of history – and how she courageously accepted martyrdom rather than compromise her faith. Then hear the inspiring story of Project CURE, working tirelessly in Ukraine to bring vital supplies and medical assistance to those in need.

One of the questions people ask, and many are confused about, is, “Do I need the Catholic Church for salvation?” The answer is both simple and complex. b reminds us that there is one way to salvation, and Jesus is that way; He keeps us on that narrow path that leads to Heaven through the one true Church. Then hear the inspiring story of Luke Kornet of the Boston Celtics, who after an injury realized it was time to make God and his Catholic faith a priority in his life.

Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the meaning of Pentecost? How does it prove marriage is between a man and a woman? Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he sheds light on the third person of the Holy Trinity to prepare us to celebrate Pentecost. We’ll also hear the great story of Divine Mercy Academy and its founder who has definitely been inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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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).