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Trad Reviews, Episode 2: Introduction to the Devout Life, Ben-Hur, Monopoly

On this month's episode of Trad Reviews, we will be discussing St. Francis de Sales' 1609 masterpiece Introduction to the Devout Life. We will follow up with William Wyler's 1959 blockbuster Ben-Hur, and how we view this movie. No doubt that this is a classic, and we will reflect on some of the finer points that makes this movie what it is. To finish up the show, we will discuss the board game giant Monopoly, and what lessons we as Catholics can take home from this game. Most people would...


Trad Reviews, Episode 1: The Legion of Decency & Index of Forbidden Books

Introducing a new show for Season 3: Trad Reviews, the show dedicated reviewing and critiquing books, films, and board games. Books, films, and games have been with us for quite some time. The modern Catholic, as the Medieval Catholic, has to strive to be "in the world, not of it." What TradReviews was as a website before it was ever a radio show was an attempt to do exactly that. With the Legion of Decency gone and the Index of Forbidden Books unknown to most Catholics, what kind of guide...


S3, Flagship Show, Ep39: The Foreign Missions of Asia

While wandering a little past the chapel that houses the body of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, both churches within the Rue de Bac neighborhood of Paris, Stephen Heiner recently discovered the church and museum of the Mission Etrangers: the Foreign Missions. While the Missions' work today is perhaps quite different from its purpose as conceived to propagate the Faith, it has a truly glorious history. Listen as guest Charles Coulombe explains the original...


S3, Flagship Show, Special Edition: Scottish Independence

On a historic day for Scotland as well as the UK as a whole, the Scottish people go to the polls to vote up or down on the referendum which would grant it independence from the British Crown, we will have a discussion about this large and historic topic. Stephen finds himself in Scotland and is going to talk with our good friend Charles Coulombe on not only the history of Scotland, but also the many factors which have led up to this day, which is quite unique in history insofar as if the...


S3 Flagship Show, Ep37: Restoration Radio Moving Forward

Welcome to our new home! On this episode of the Flagship Show, we will present all of our changes during our month-and-a-half off the air. We talk about the endless hours, the necessary changes, and what this means for our listeners for the 2nd half of Season 3 and beyond. We hope, after listening, that you will understand that these changes were absolutely necessary and will provide us the ability to grow this network into something far beyond what we have achieved thus far. The plans for...


S3, Flagship Show, Ep36: Confessions of a Novus Ordo Seminarian

**PARENTAL WARNING: Mature Audiences Only** On this episode of the the Flagship Show, join us for one of the most lengthy and in-depth programs we have ever done on the Restoration Radio Network. This show will introduce a gentleman who tried a vocation in multiple modernist seminaries of the Novus Ordo sect in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada in the 1980s, only to find out the evil and unspeakable reality behind them. Mr. John Thomson will explain in great detail the places, events,...


S3, Flagship Show, Ep34: Health and Fitness

In this month's episode of the True Restoration Flagship show, we dive into the topics of health and fitness. In what seems to be an all-too-often avoided subject, should Catholics care about taking care of their health and trying to attain a respectable level of fitness, or is this flirting with worldliness? Do we really care or know anything about what we are putting into our bodies or from where it comes? How many of us think about such things as the quality of our drinking water? We...


S3, Flagship Show, Ep33: 100th Show & A Gift to Our Listeners

While technically not the 100th Episode, our recently passed milestone gave us a moment to pause and reflect on what 100 episodes of the Restoration Radio Network means, and what our thoughts are on it. In this episode, we will talk a little about where we have been, where we are, and where we intend, by the grace of God, to go. While not all the hosts of the Restoration Radio Network were able to be present on air, we are confident that our conversation reflects their feelings as well....


S3, Flagship Show, Ep32: Relocation

In the current situation brought on by the modernist heresy, you may not find yourself near a Mass that you can attend on every Sunday. This begs the question: should Catholics relocate in order to find the Mass and Sacraments? What kind of planning is involved and what sort of pitfalls should you avoid? How do you go about transferring or finding employment in a new region where you have access to the Mass and Sacraments? What fundamental principles are involved in such a move? In a day...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 8: Passiontide, St. Patrick, And Valid Matter

Before the great crescendo of Lent in the Holy Triduum — Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday — the Church acts out the Gospel for Passion Sunday on that same day: "They took up stones, therefore, to cast at him. But Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the Temple." (John 8:59). This season within a season, Passiontide, commemorates the events of our Lord's sacred Passion, but does so with our Lord hidden. The crucifixes, veiled in violet, along with images of our Lady and the...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 7: Septuagesima, Saints Perpetua and Felicity

Holy Mother Church, in Her maternal care for Her children, not only gives us time to prepare for Her feasts by periods of penance, but applies gentle spurs to us to prepare even for our preparations. Never is there liturgical whiplash: the liturgical year slows down before it turns. On Easter Sunday, the peal of organs and the resounding cry of the Gloria will return after a long absence. To ready ourselves for the joy of the Man-God's conquest of death in His Resurrection, we who are...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 6: St. Therese of Lisieux and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

On this month’s episode of The Liturgical Year, we reacquaint ourselves with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the "Little Flower," whose feast day we celebrate this month. We are warned, however, that St. Thérèse is no sugary, sentimental saint: devotion to her is not mere flowers and an enigmatic smile. Devotion to her is a powerful — and even manly — way to sanctify even the most everyday tasks. October is favored with the feast day of that most quintessential of Marian devotions, the Most Holy...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 5: Trinity Sunday

On this month's episode of The Liturgical Year, we will be discussing the importance of Trinity Sunday. We will then move into the topics of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and finish up with understanding an often confusing topic of Liturgical rankings of days on the Liturgical calendar. Join Father Charles McGuire and guest host Nicholas Wansbutter for another episode of The Liturgical Year, as we explore our rich Liturgical Heritage. Original Air Date: June 13, 2014 Show Run Time: 1...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 4: The Feast of the Ascension

On this month's episode of The Liturgical Year, we will examine the Feast of Ascension Thursday, which is so important that it is still to this day a public holiday in formerly Catholic France. We will also be discussing the chalice, burse, corporal, and other important elements of the Altar of Sacrifice. While it may seem of outlying importance for laymen to know such elements, by knowing them and understanding the meaning behind each one will further enrich your Catholic faith as you...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 3: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, & St. Catherine of Sienna

On this month's episode of the Liturgical Year we will dive into two very important days in the Church's calendar. First we will discuss Palm Sunday: its history, traditions, and the unfortunate changes which can be observed in the 1962 Rite and beyond. We will then move on to Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, and we will examine the ceremony itself, the blessing of holy oils, and the importance of this feast. Join us as host Stephen Heiner is joined by show guest Father...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 2: Ember Days & Ash Wednesday

On this episode of The Liturgical Year, we get ready for Lent next month, and Father will tackle two penitential feasts: the Ember Days and the start of Quadragesima itself: Ash Wednesday. Learn about this history of these feasts and what we should be meditating on in order to get the most out of these upcoming celebrations. We will also be discussing the vesting process of the priest - the prayers he says and the clothing he dons as he says those prayers. Join us as our guest Fr. Charles...


The Liturgical Year, Episode 1: Candlemas & St. Blaise

Yet another new show for Season 3 of Restoration Radio, we introduce The Liturgical Year. We think the Liturgy - the public prayer of the Church - is experienced best when we, as laypeople, bring more understanding and appreciation of specific feasts to each Mass. This month's episode will focus on two important February feasts: Candlemas and St. Blase. Join host Stephen Heiner and show guest Fr. Charles McGuire as Father walks us through both of these feasts, why they are important, and...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep16: College and Careers

Clerical Conversations finishes Season 3 by discussing college and careers: what are young people to do in their high school years as they prepare for life on their own. Bishop Daniel Dolan and Father Anthony Cekada share their many decades of pastoral experience and discuss the importance (or non-importance) of college, the folly of making money your primary object in choosing a career, the importance of being close to your parish and contributing, and perhaps most importantly, the fact...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep15: Militarism, The Military Culture, and Catholicism

This month on Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we continue in a similar fashion with commentary which springboards off of last month's show to have a discussion about the military, what today's military culture is, and the Catholic response to it. How do our puppet masters use the military as the action arm to advance their agenda through endless war and why does it appeal to the young -- even traditional Catholics -- so much? Is it real patriotism or is it something else? We frame the...


S3, Clerical Conversations, Ep14: The Militarized Police State, Empire Building & Civil Unrest

This month on Clerical Conversations on the Crisis, we return to the air after our summer break with a tour de force of solid Catholic commentary on many news stories which have arisen over the Summer of 2014 A.D. across the globe and also in the United States. We begin by dispelling the naturalist concept that has been force-fed down the throats of both Clergy and laity alike that the Clergy have no business commenting on politics, political affairs, or current events that do not touch...