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Spirit Catholic Radio works to bring you quality Catholic programming. We feature a number of local programs, produced right here in the heartland, as well as top-rated national Catholic radio programs from trusted sources such as EWTN, the Ave Maria Radio Network and others. We hope that what you hear on the network will have a positive impact on your life and we simply ask that you share Spirit Catholic Radio with others. For programming questions, please call us toll-free at 855-571-0200 or email us.


A-Z Program Descriptions & Information
A description of each program heard on Spirit Catholic Radio along with helpful links to podcasts, information and more.  
Programs are listed in alphabetical order beginning with the first letter of the show's title.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was a master communicator with an unforgettable voice and ability to communicate the message of Christianity to all peoples. Listen to his timeless words.

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Archbishop George J. Lucas

Archbishop George J. Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha speaks on the "U.S. Catechism for Adults."

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Blessed 2 Play

Sports radio with heart & soul! Ron Meyer and his guests uncover the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals. Guests include Mike D'Andrea, Philip Rivers, Mike Shula, Rich Gannon, Lou Holtz and many others!

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Call Me Catholic LIVE

Broadcasting from high atop the Tower of Hope on the beautiful Christ Cathedral Campus, in Orange County, California, “Call Me Catholic” hosted by Peggy Normandin is a light and lively conversation about the blessings and challenges of embracing a Catholic identity in the modern world. 

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Called to Communion

What’s stopping you from becoming Catholic? Catholic catechist, writer and speaker, Dr. David Anders answers that question and more when he takes calls from non-Catholics.

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Catholic Answers LIVE

Catholic Answers Live is a daily LIVE call-in program designed to offer Catholics and non-Catholics alike an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today. Hosted by Patrick Coffin.

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Catholics Come Home

If you are longing for a place to call home, we invite you to come home to our Catholic family, founded by Jesus Christ. Here you will find the peace and comfort, healing and mercy, and the hope and love that come from God and His Catholic Church.


Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections is the first show ever made in the UK or Ireland – with a Catholic view on issues and events from across the water. Broadcasting weekly from Cork Ireland, host Kathy Sinnott talks to the experts and Catholic commentators on the most important stories happening right now in the UK, Ireland – and across Europe.

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Christ is the Answer with Fr. John Riccardo

Fr. John Riccardo’sprogram, Christ is the Answer, focuses on catechetical teachings.  He is an expert on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  The program features instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life’s greatest questions.

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Christopher Closeup

Christopher Closeup encourages people of all ages and from all walks of life to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. The weekly half-hour series regularly introduces listeners to individuals - some famous, some not so famous - who are using their gifts, talents, and abilities to create a better world.

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Crossing the Goal

Former NFL wide receiver Danny Abramowicz and team present a hard-hitting look at Catholic spirituality for men, calling them to get up off the couch and live their lives for God!

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Dcn. James Keating

Director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation. Resting in the Heart of Christ—programs focused o prayer and spirituality.

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Discerning Hearts with Kris McGregor

Catholic radio programming and Catholic podcasts dedicated to Catholic Spiritual Direction and authentic Catholic spirituality and prayer.

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Dr. Anthony Lilles

Beginning to Pray: Programming focused on prayer and spirituality.

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Dr. Matthew Bunson

Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom. Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church.

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Dr. Scott Hahn

Inspiring talks on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith.


Dynamic Catholic

Hear inspiration from Dynamic Catholic’s Matthew Kelly & Dr. Allen Hunt that will help you live with passion and purpose.

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Join one of EWTN’s longtime favorite hosts, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, as he interviews a variety of guests seeking to teach and prepare us for evangelism. Says Fr. Pacwa, “…to understand our faith and live our faith better…” Enjoy the diversity.

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EWTN News Nightly with Brian Patrick

EWTN's daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC.

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Family Theater Classics

EWTN Radio is proud to present this series from the Golden Age of Radio! These award-winning programs from Family Theater Productions feature well-known movie and radio stars, a full orchestra and sound effects, and family-oriented stories.

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Fathers Know Best Fr. John Riccardo, Fr. Larry Richards and Fr. Benedict Groeschel

Drawing from the rich EWTN library, we bring you great retreat teachings, lectures and exclusive  programs hosted by priests you know and trust. You’ll hear Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. John Riccardo, Fr. Benedict Groeschel and more!


Food for the Journey

Sr. Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God’s word and its application to our personal/daily lives. Sr. Ann is able to reach listeners hrough teaching, stories and inspirational challenges.

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Fr. Larry Richards

Fr. Larry Richards speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and an evangelist. His preaching comes straight from the heart, and it’s aimed straight at the heart of the listener. Fr. Larry brings his zeal, humor, and insight, which is always authentic and enthusiastic.

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Fr. Robert Barron

Word on Fire. Bishop Robert Barron presents this compelling program of Catholic evangelical preaching that is an instrument of outreach and conversion. Touching upon art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology and the lives of the saints, Bishop Barron boldly proclaims Jesus Christ in outstanding sermons based on each Sunday’s upcoming gospel. For more information, please visit

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Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher and show host Kris McGregor as they discuss the Discernments of Spirits based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. They also discuss Fr. Gallagher's books which focus on the Examen Prayer, Mediation and Contemplation, and Discerning the Will of God.


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Great Adventure Bible Study with Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins presents a unique method for coming to understand the “big picture” of Salvation History; taking you through the 14 narrative books of the Bible he shows how they illuminate the whole Biblical story from its beginning in Genesis through the coming of Christ and the establishment of the Catholic Church.

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Holiness Helpers

Pro Sanctity Members from around the country present topics that are fun, faith filled and serious for the Christian Community!


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In the Heartland with Bishop Richard Pates

The show begins with Bishop Pates sharing his thoughts on current events, then interviewing a newsmaker or person of interest on the topic of the day. Bishop invites questions. Contact us at 515-237-5054 by Thursday or email questions to

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Inside the Pages

Insights from today’s most compelling authors with Kris McGregor.

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Kresta in the Afternoon with Al Kresta

Al Kresta is a broadcaster, journalist and author who is, first of all, a missionary.  He is President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio and host of “Kresta in the Afternoon.”  He draws upon his unique faith background to create what is, arguably, the most fascinating — and most spiritually constructive — talk radio program on the radio today.Kresta in the Afternoon looks at all areas of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church and takes on all comers.  Over the years, Al has engaged in vigorous discussions or debates with nationally known figures from politics, the arts, the Church, academia and business.

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Life on the Rock

Talk over the joys and challenges of being young and Christian in today’s secular world. People of all ages are encouraged by this lively and LIVE call-in show co-hosted by Fr. Mark Mary, MFVA and Doug Barry.

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Light of the East

Join hosts Fr. Michael Sopoliga and Fr. Joseph Bertha, two Ruthenian priests, as they explore the Eastern churches of the Catholic Church. Through discussion, photos and chant we will better be able to follow the Holy Father in his expressed desire that the Church breathe with "two lungs."

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Mother Angelica Classics

A chance to watch again the world famous live talk shows with Mother Angelica, the Poor Clare nun who founded the world's largest religious media network, EWTN. An hour of reflection and witty wisdom on every topic imaginable that the whole family can enjoy.

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Msgr. John Esseff

Building a Kingdom of Love--relections with Msgr. John Esseff.


Open Line

“Open Line” is a fast-paced call-in show, with a new host every day! This enables our listeners to ask questions and comment to each host’s area of expertise.

Mondays: John Martignoni (apologetics)

Tuesdays: Barbara McGuigan (chastity/pro-life issues)

Wednesdays: Fr. Mitch Pacwa (Bible and Church questions)

Thursdays: Fr. Larry Richards (Evangelization)

Fridays: Colin Donovan (theology)

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Ready to Stand

Ready To Stand is Omaha’s very own pro-life radio show. The show focuses on important cultural topics, particularly as they relate to the dignity and sanctity of human life. Host Cullen Herout seeks to help listeners develop an understanding of pro-life principles, and will discuss ways in which the Catholic Church can shed light on the most important cultural issues we face today.

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Register Radio

Register Radio shines the truth of the Gospel on the events of the day…to equip Catholics with the insight and encouragement necessary to engage the culture for Christ.

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Regnum Novum

Omar Gutierrez of the Archdiocese of Omaha presents “Regnum Novum: The New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching.

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Salt + Light Hour

Every week, host Deacon Pedro brings you the best of Salt + Light: Inspiring messages, insightful interviews, interesting commentary and music; plus news updates, a Saint of the Week and events from Canada and abroad,  as well as great segments from our contributors. Stay current with the Catholic Church in Canada and the world, and nourish your faith with the SLHour.

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Son Rise Morning Show

The Son Rise Morning Show with Anna Mitchell is fast-paced, motivating and informational – always with the Catholic perspective. You’ll hear interviews, prayer, current news items and other timely information each weekday morning!

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Source and Summit

With Fr. James Netusil. The Source and Summit is a weekly look at the Church's liturgical and sacramental theology, where we will explore the historical development and pastoral application of these topics, occasionally welcoming special guests for conversation.  Our life as Catholics is a journey, and ultimately we hope to attain the gift of heaven.  That gift is glimpsed in the sacraments and liturgy, most especially in the Eucharist.  It is both the Source, and the Summit, of our souls.

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Spirit Mornings LIVE

Start your day the Catholic way with Spirit Mornings on Spirit Catholic Radio. Join co-hosts Jen, Bruce and Matt and the entire Spirit Mornings team every weekday morning from 6:40 to 9:00 a.m. CST as this energetic morning show helps you kick-start your day. Spirit Mornings features something fresh and inspiring every day including local priests, guests, music and news.

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St. Joseph Radio LIVE

This live weekend program tackles various timely (and timeless) issues, drawing from the 2000 year teachings of the Catholic faith. Tune in and call in!


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Stories from the Heart

“Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program featuring uplifting Catholic inspirational stories meant to bring the heart and soul closer to God. They are enjoyed by children and adults alike and span the late 1800’s to the present day. Keep your tissues nearby when listening to these heartwarming stories!

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Sunday Night Prime

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal answer an array of submitted view questions and comments from their mailbag.

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The Doctor Is In

Call-in Phone: Sienna Toll-free line 877-573-7825

Clinical psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers practical advice and counsel on personal, family and professional life — covering relationships, marital situations, job concerns, vocational discernment, and the whole gamut of parenting issues, including children’s behavior and learning problems.

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The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan LIVE

What does it take to be a saint? In this two-hour live show, Barbara McGuigan her guests, and her listeners talk about saints…past present and future. Sainthood is not beyond reach for any of us!

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The Journey Home

Every week for over 18 years, men and women from varied Christian (and even non-Christian) backgrounds have been joining CHNetwork president and founder Marcus Grodi on EWTN's The Journey Home Program to share their faith journeys. Though their points of origin and the details of their stories differ widely, their journeys ultimately led them to embrace the fullness of the Catholic Church. Be inspired by these stories on The Journey Home that each tell of a passionate commitment to truth and of seeking a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus.

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Threshold of Hope

Bring clarity and precision to your faith with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., as he leads his audience through documents of the Church, including recent papal encyclicals. On “Threshold of Hope,” Father Pacwa explains various writings of the church, such as Blessed John Paul II’s Faith and Reason encyclical. “I’ve certainly learned a lot from doing the show,” he says. “I find it tremendous to do that as a service.

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Top of the Week

This Sunday program includes programs from EWTN's library of apologetics, music, teaching, drama and special offerings.

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Truth and Life Audio Bible

A new audio version of the New Testament dramatized by numerous celebrities is being heralded as a “significant” contribution to modern evangelizing and for sparking a renewed interest in the gripping narrative of Scripture. The audio series – which has the support of a Vatican imprimatur – features over 70 actors such as John Rhys-Davies, Neil McDonough, Julia Ormand and Kristen Bell.New York Timesbestselling author and broadcast journalist for EWTN Raymond Arroyo, who helped produce the audio Bible, explained that the actors aren’t simply “reading” the text but “sharing” the Gospel story by means of oral tradition. British actor John Rhys-Davies – perhaps known best for his role as the dwarf Gimli in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy – served as narrator of the series.

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Vatican Radio

A half-hour news and feature magazine show, utilizing the worldwide resources of Vatican Radio.


Vocation Boom Radio LIVE

Jerry Usher is joined each week by priests, seminarians, vocation directors, seminary rectors, and lay people with a passion for promoting vocations to the priesthood

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Web of Faith

The dynamic duo of EWTN favorites, Frs. Levis and Trigilio, fearlessly take to the airwaves in this installment of episodes from their popular series, Web of Faith. Catch all the vintage, “off the cuff” humor, plentiful sound doctrine, and common sense wisdom trademarked by these members of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and Confraternity of Mary. Levis and Trigilio display the practicality of the Catholic Faith as it applies to everyday living. 

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With topics chosen, researched and discussed by high school and college students from the ENTIRE listening area, "Witness: The Time for Action is Now!"  has its finger on the pulse of the issues facing today's Catholic teens and young adults. This show airs every Thursday at 8 p.m., with an encore on Saturday at 7 p.m. There are teams in Omaha/Council Bluffs and in Lincoln with teams to be formed in the Grand Island, Norfolk and Hartington areas. 

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