5 Ways Catholic Radio Brings Peace To Souls

Written by on February 14, 2024

There is much division and contention in the world today. We see it in families, communities, institutions, states, and countries. Although events happen among humanity, we need to examine current events through a spiritual lens for true perspective – and Catholic radio can help with this. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us:


For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,

but against the rulers, against the authorities,

against the cosmic powers over this present darkness,

against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.


We do need to be aware of what is happening around us, but we also must remember we are engaged in a spiritual battle. And Jesus wins! In times like these, Catholic radio is both a blessed and practical tool. Here are five ways Catholic radio brings peace to souls.



1. Catholic Radio Programs Teach About Sacred Scripture


There are many tools with which to study the Bible in today’s society. However, not all are Catholic. That means you may be deprived of the totality of Sacred Scripture.


[If you are not familiar with the differences between Catholic and Protestant Bibles, this resource explains them. For an in-depth historical perspective, check out this article.]


Whether you are currently reading the Bible right now or not, Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz is one program you will find helpful. Also, try Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders. A convert from Protestantism, Dr. Anders is a Scripture scholar. He is skillful in teaching what passages mean to defend the faith, but also how Sacred Scripture points to the Truth of the Catholic church.


When you listen to the Word of God, it remains with you. Staying rooted in Sacred Scripture on a daily basis, even if it is just one verse, brushes away stress and replaces it with increasing peace.



2. The Truth Of the Catholic Faith Is Proclaimed On Catholic Radio


A beautiful and important aspect of the Catholic faith is that it embraces the Sacred Tradition that has existed since the time of Christ. It even predates the Bible, which took about three centuries to assemble through discernment and councils.


The tenets of our faith encompassing both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition are contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You can learn more about what the catechism teaches by listening to Catholic Answers Live.


If you want to systematically go through the catechism yourself but don’t know where to start, Fr. Mike Schmitz also hosts Catechism in a Year.



3. The Mass and Prayers From Catholic Radio Permeate the Atmosphere


If we are in a spiritual battle that is set in heavenly places, then an effective way to fight is through the airwaves. Catholic radio helps combat the evil forces mentioned in Ephesians above. Every day, in addition to programs about Scripture and those that quote the Truth in the catechism, there are opportunities for prayer.


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is broadcast daily at multiple times across Catholic Radio Network’s five livestreams. In the Mass we recall that Jesus died and rose to be in relationship with us. This can fortify the soul, especially if we make an act of spiritual communion.


In addition, every day the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary call to mind the life and love of Christ who became a man to save us. Not only can that bring peace, but hope for troubled times.



4. Sermons and Retreat Talks On Catholic Radio Help Deepen Our Relationship With Christ


Similar to point 1 above, sermons and retreat talks incorporate Sacred Scripture. However, these types of programs are helpful because the priests teach with authority from their sacrament of Holy Orders. They also make connections to the listener’s daily life to inspire the church militant on earth to persevere in faith.


Daily Bread, with Fr. Al Lauer, and Christ is the Answer, with Fr. John Riccardo are only two of several programs.


Also, don’t forget Mother Angelica Classics. Catholic radio in the United States is due in large part to her prayer, feisty spirit, and hard work.



5. Catholic Radio’s Call-In Talk Shows and Current Event Programs Provide Perspective and Hope


Today, the media tends to sensationalize issues and problems. Further, they exploit people who are prone to anxiety. When you tune in to Catholic radio, you will gain perspective.


With a variety of call-in and current event programs offered, hosts address challenges, personal struggles, and public issues through a Catholic lens.


Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie is a daily program where it feels like you are meeting with friends. They offer hope, encouragement, and prayer. More 2 Life with Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak, and The Doctor Is In, with Dr. Ray Guarendi, offer more clinical advice for personal and relationship issues.


For headlines, Teresa Tomeo, a news reporter by trade, hosts The Catholic Connection. On The Catholic Current, Fr. Robert McTeigue hosts guests from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Both of these programs explain what is happening in our culture, what to consider, and how to direct our prayers.



Listening To the Radio Doesn’t Need To Cause Stress


Catholic Radio replaces the devil who prowls about like a lion (1 Peter 5:8) with Jesus, THE Lion of Judah (Rev 5:5). In troubling times, fix your eyes on Jesus and listen to Catholic programming to bring peace to your soul. Throughout Sacred Scripture we are reminded: Do not be afraid!


We invite you to listen online to one of our five livestreams, find your local station, or download our free app for Apple and Android.

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