OTG #012: Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Our lives have knots that can seem impossible to untie: Marriage troubles, money problems, unemployment, illness, loneliness, fears, and worries of all kinds.

When we find ourselves facing challenges and seem to have no solutions, there is a devotion we can turn to that unties the knots for us so that we might, in the words of Pope Francis, “better unite with God and serve him always.”

On this edition of OSV On the Go, we share that devotion of Mary, Undoer of Knots.

OTG #011: 12 Days of Christmas

As last year’s magical Christmas Day came to a close, did you lament that is was all over so quickly? Did you wish for the joy and goodwill of Christmas to survive a little longer?

It can – and according to Catholic tradition, it should.  And in this edition of OSV On The Go, we share with you 12 easy ways to celebrate 12 joyful Days of Christmas.

OTG #010: How to Celebrate Christmas as a Catholic

“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  – Luke 2:11

Our modern observance of Christmas seems to begin in the fall, as stores are filled with holiday displays, and end on December 26, when Christmas trees start peeking out from the trash.

So in this episode of OSV On the Go, we discuss simple ways for you and your family to truly celebrate Christmas…like a Catholic!

On the Go #009: How to Celebrate Advent

Advent is the season in which we prepare for the great celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.  In this edition of OSV On the Go we share multiple ways to help you go deeper into waiting, converting, and hoping during this special time of the year.

On the Go #008: Defending the Faith without Raising Your Voice

Some of the most contentious issues in politics, media, the Church, and even our families can also be some of the most intimate and painful involving wounds and misunderstandings, confusion, justice and evil.

So in this episode of OSV On the Go we share 10 Principles of Civil Communication: Defending the Faith without Raising Your Voice – and Losing Friends!  Have a listen, and share with others!

On the Go #007: Making Scripture Come Alive

As followers of Jesus, we want to know how to read Scripture in a way that makes a tangible difference in our lives. We want to know how the inspired texts can be personal, helpful, challenging, comforting, and life-changing. In this episode of OSV On the Go we dive into understanding what St. Luke meant when he wrote, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the Scriptures to us?”

Take a listen to learn how to make the Scriptures come alive for you!

On the Go #006: Welcome to the Church

Maybe you’re visiting a Church for a joyous occasion – a baptism, first Communion, confirmation, or wedding. Or maybe you’re here for something more somber like a funeral or healing Mass. Whatever your reason, you’re always welcome in the Catholic Church. Let this episode be a special invitation for you!

On the Go #005: Frequently Asked Questions About the Mass

Sometimes we get so accustomed to doing something – like going to Mass – that we never get around to asking the questions we have about it.  Chances are you have a few unanswered questions about the Mass, or you may know someone who has questions.  In this edition of OSV On the Go we take a closer look at some of the things many people ask about the Mass.

On the Go #004: The Hail Mary

The Hail Mary is more than just a game-winning football pass.  It’s a centuries-old prayer rooted in Scripture.  But is that enough to explain why Catholics pay so much attention to Mary?  In less than 10 minutes, we break down The Hail Mary on the premiere episode of OSV On the Go.

On the Go #003: Love One Another – Finding Peace in a Divided Nation

It’s not always easy to do, but we are called to love one another.  In a sometimes divided nation and divided world, this can make for an even more difficult challenge.  But this episode puts a more positive spin on the mission.