The Role of the Saints in the Renewal of the Church

Adam and Dave discuss the role of the saints

David Williams, the creator of SaintCards, joins us today to talk about the role of saints in the renewal of the Church

This episode is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

Join us on Patreon. There are a lot of great shows to support out there. Please know 100% of your support to TCMS goes directly back into the show. We would love to continue having guests in studio, but in order to do that, we need your support. Consider donating $10/mo and join other men striving to live the virtuous life.


About our drink:

HERCULES DOUBLE IPA is not for the faint of heart. HERCULES delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile.

ABV: 10%


2007 Australian International Beer Awards, Gold Medal, Imperial IPA

2008 Australian International Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Imperial IPA

2009 Australian International Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Imperial IPA

2010 BeerAdvocate “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth,” #48

BeerAdvocate score of 99


Beef short ribs, cassoulet, garlicky braised greens, Roomano (aged Gouda), apple tart.

About the gear:

Play one of the most popular games in a wholly holy way by playing Heaven Hold’em with SaintCards! Add a custom rubber backed game mat, 132 treasures, and a new satin bag to any starter set and you’re ready to play. We dare to say Heaven Hold’em is more fun than the Texas version.

Add Heaven Hold’em to your SaintCards collection today and enjoy hours of added fun to the growing game of SaintCards!

Special offer for Catholic Man Show listeners – use promo code “CATHOLICMANSHOW” and get the Heaven Hold ‘Em expansion pack HALF OFF!

Product Includes:

  • 1 Heaven Hold’em Customer Rubber-backed Game Mat (14″x24″)
  • 132 Treasures
  • 1 Satin Bag
  • 1 All-new Jesus Card
  • 1 Rulebook

About our topic:

CCC 828:

By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and sustains the hope of believers by proposing the saints to them as models and intercessors. “The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” Indeed, “holiness is the hidden source and infallible measure of her apostolic activity and missionary zeal.”

And CCC 829 brings it home:

 “But while in the most Blessed Virgin the Church has already reached that perfection whereby she exists without spot or wrinkle, the faithful still strive to conquer sin and increase in holiness. And so they turn their eyes to Mary”:306 in her, the Church is already the “all-holy.”

About our guest:

David Williams is a father of 6 and the creator of the popular Catholic card game SaintCards.

Drinking: Hercules Double IPA

Gear: Heaven Hold ‘Em

Discussing the Role of the Saints in the Renewal of the Church

FREE coloring saints page from David Williams

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things almost every episode:


1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

If you haven’t listened to The Catholic Man Show before, check out our previous episodes here.

Subscribe to our  YouTube channel to watch past episodes.

Want to help The Catholic Man Show?

By giving us a rating on iTunes, it helps others find the show.

Want to say up with The Catholic Man Show? Sign up for our mailing list: Click Here

Looking for a prayer to pray with your wife? Check this blog out.

Are you getting our emails? Sign up for our (almost) monthly newsletter where we give you all bacon content – never spam. 


About the author, Adam

Adam is the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio, Co-host of TCMS, Author from Ascension Press, Husband and Father of 5 children.

Leave a Comment