Live the Faith! The Sanctity of Fatherhood

August 25, 2020

“For you are our father. Were Abraham not to know us, nor Israel to acknowledge us, You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are
named from of old.”
– Isaiah 63:16

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

We Christians are the only world religion that sees God as our father. What a beautiful thing to be able to call the creator of the universe ‘father’. Even more, we as Catholic men are invited to participate in the very fatherhood of our God.

Take some time in prayer this week to thank God for the invitation to participate in his fatherhood and ask Him for the grace to be as loving and generous to our children as He is to us.


Dr. John Bergsma is a is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! If I Succeed as a Scholar but Fail as a Father

August 11, 2020

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.”
– Psalms 103:13

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

No matter what your job is, if you have a family, your main vocation and  obligation is to them. As men we tend to focus on supporting the material needs of our families, but often our spiritual obligation to them can go overlooked.

Take some time in prayer this week to contemplate the reality that you are called to participate in the very fatherhood of God. Ask God to give you the grace to not only provide for your family’s material needs, but to guide and lead them spiritually as well.


Dr. John Bergsma is a is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! A Conversation with a Dead Sea Scroll Scholar

July 28, 2020

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.”
– Matthew 5:17

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

What do you know about the Dead Sea Scrolls? You’ve probably heard heard of them before, but do you know what they are? What they have to tell us about Christ or our Christian heritage and its Jewish roots?

Take a moment to listen to Dr. John Bergsma, a professor of Catholic Theology and Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar, and consider purchasing a copy of his book or audio series’ on the Dead Sea Scrolls to learn more.


Dr. John Bergsma is a is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! The Relentless Pursuit of Truth

July 14, 2020

“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord.”
– Ephesians 2: 19-21

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Do you know why we believe what we believe? Is the Catholic Church really different from other Christian denominations? What does it mean to have the ‘fullness of faith’?

Take some time to think about these questions and honestly ask yourself if you could give a thorough defense of your faith. Then, seek out the answers to from authors like Dr. Bergsma. Spiritual reading is a vital part of the spiritual life and will better prepare you to defend the truth of our Catholic faith when called upon.


Dr. John Bergsma is a is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! Prayers for the Pope

June 30, 2020

“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind
on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.”
– Matthew 16:18-19

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Christ set Peter as the head of His Church. The Vicar of Christ, Bishop of Rome, and head of the Holy See. Those who succeed him in that see succeed him also in the supreme headship. As Catholics, we are called to be faithful to Christ’s Vicar on Earth and, in doing so, are faithful to Christ himself.

It is also essential that we pray for the Holy Father. On this feast of Saints Peter and Paul, let us offer a special prayer for Pope Francis and for the Universal Church.


Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! Evangelization in a Secular Environment

June 16, 2020

“You will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you
will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Do your coworkers and friends know that you’re Catholic? Do you take the opportunities the Holy Spirit gives you to share the glory and love of Christ?

Take some time to read and meditate on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 and ask God how you can be a better example of Christian joy and love to those around you. Ask Him to open the hearts of your friends, family, and coworkers, and create opportunities for you to share the truth of the Gospel.


John Sablan is a long time TMIY Core Team Leader and a featured speaker in  The Fight of Faith, the second multi-speaker year of TMIY. Available now.


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Live the Faith! Mariology For Everyone

June 2, 2020

“When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.”
– John 19: 26-27

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

How well do you know your mother? Do you ask her for her intercession and guidance? Are you familiar with the Marian Dogmas of the Church? Or why we even have Dogmas?

Heed the words of Christ and take some time to learn about His mother and yours, and in doing so, Set Your Mind on the Things Above by going to Dr. Miravalle’s website, www.motherofallpeoples.com. There you’ll uncover the fascinating and beautiful story of the Mother of God and Bride of the Church. And be sure to share it with your friends and family!


Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.


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Live the Faith! Superabundant Grace Abounds

May 19, 2020

Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Romans 5:20-21

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

The temptation toward despair and loneliness can sometimes get the best of us, especially when we find ourselves giving in to habitual sin or neglecting prayer. We must always remember in these times that we are not alone and that where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.

When you feel tempted toward despair and loneliness, do not give in. Instead, look to the many friends and patrons you have within the Church. Don’t hesitate to invoke Mary, St. Joseph, the angels, the rest of the communion of Saints, and of course our Lord to secure for you the grace necessary to overcome that temptation.

Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.

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Live the Faith! The Day Dedicated to St. Joseph

May 5, 2020

Ite Ad Joseph – “Go to Joseph”

“When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to
Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians,
“Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.”

– Genesis 41:55

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.” Little did Pharaoh know at the time, but God was speaking through him a profound wisdom and command to Israel and the Church.

Heed the words of the Lord spoken through Pharaoh and prayerfully consider taking up a devotion to St. Joseph on Wednesdays and especially the first Wednesday of each month by praying the Litany of St. Joseph and the Prayer for the Protection of St. Joseph.

Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.

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Live the Faith! Go to St. Joseph

April 21, 2020

“I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to the glorious St. Joseph, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God. I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant.
– St. Teresa of Avila

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Just as Jesus and Mary looked to St. Joseph for spiritual guidance and intercession, so should we. He was the foster father of Jesus, the most Chaste Spouse of Mother Mary, and he is our greatest intercessor after his Wife and Son. Let us heed the saintly advice of one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila, and ask St. Joseph for something spiritually significant as we approach the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1st.

If you haven’t yet joined our 30 day Novena to St. Joseph, it’s not too late! You can start praying it today and enroll for reminder emails here.

Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.

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