The Liturgy Guys
The Liturgy Guys
Benedictine College
Denis McNamara, Christopher Carstens, and Jesse Weiler sit down every week to tell you everything you wanted to know about the Catholic Liturgy and more!
Eucharistic Miracles | S7 E16
"Eucharistic miracles are these kind of odd aberrations where the ordinary looks kind of boring, but then these extraordinary miracles where the host turns into blood or flesh is actually really the ordinary thing. But we think of it as a miracle."LG Question: Should priests sing along with the congregation?
Mar 3, 2023
40 min
Cultural & Cosmic Roots of the Blessed Sacrament | S7 E15
The Liturgy Guys look at some of the roots of the eucharist in creation and in human culture. How is wine a hierophany? What is a hierophany anyway? Listen to find out!LG Question: If two Eucharistic processions converge, how do we handle having two monstrances with two hosts?
Feb 24, 2023
43 min
Jean Hani on the Eucharist | S7 E14
We revisit one of Denis McNamara's favorite philosophers, Jean Hani, and his book The Divine Liturgy: Insights Into Its Mystery. Hani is one of the foremost thinkers on the sacrifice of the mass.LG Question: When praying the Rosary, do you have to focus solely on canonized scripture?
Feb 16, 2023
47 min
Liturgy Quiz X | Baptism Edition | S7 E13
Let the quiz commence! Test your baptism knowledge against intellectual titans, Denis McNamara, Christopher Carstens, and Jesse Weiler.LG Question: Is Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation?
Feb 9, 2023
34 min
Why Do You Believe in God? | S7 E12
Christopher Carstens throws a curveball question to the group. Why do the Liturgy Guys believe in God? And why do we believe Christ our savior? This season is all about the Eucharist, but we can't begin to understand the Blessed Sacrament without asking ourselves these questions.LG Question: What are your five favorite Catholic books?To submit your Liturgy Guys Question, reach out to us on Twitter, or tuned for Christopher's guest appearance on the  Five Books for Catholics podcast.
Feb 3, 2023
41 min
Pope Benedict XVI | S7 E11
Pope Benedict XVI, through his teachings and leadership, laid the foundation for everything The Liturgy Guys are about. This week we discuss his enormous impact on the Church, and on our own lives.LG Question: Can priests arrange their altar like Pope Benedict XVI in the so-called "Benedictine Arrangement?"To submit your Liturgy Guys Question, reach out to us on Twitter, or
Jan 26, 2023
33 min
Saints and the Eucharist | S7 E10
We're talking the saints. We're concluding the USCCB document on The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church. It concludes with sanctity and holiness. And so we'll look at some of the saints who have had the Eucharist as a center of their life on their way back to God. And take that as the final word that the bishops want us to hear. Gain sanctity.LG Question: Is it possible to have two mass intentions for one mass? Or do we have to move the intention to another day? This came up when our parish had a memorial mass for Pope Benedict XVI.To submit your Liturgy Guys Question, reach out to us on Twitter, or
Jan 19, 2023
31 min
Conversion | S7 E9
The topic today is conversion. Turning away from sin. The sacrament of penance is a great way to respond to the gift of the Eucharist.Liturgy Question: Why do some confession booths have three doors when only two people are talking? Tweet us or send your Liturgy Questions to questions@liturgyguys.comThe Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church
Jan 12, 2023
24 min
The Eucharist Transforms Us | S7 E8
The Eucharist transforms us. We are alive in Christ, living more fully, and then we take that divine life out to the world. Liturgy Question: Sometimes my parish adds extra bell rings during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Are those rings needed, and what do they mean?
Jan 6, 2023
22 min
Responding to the Gift | S7 E7
How do we respond to the gift of the Eucharist? With worship and thanksgiving. That's this week on The Liturgy Guys.
Dec 29, 2022
37 min
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