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True Wealth, with hosts Dave Basconi and Maria Smith, is a spiritual show about real life living.

Latest Episodes

Episode 30: Can you speak horse? (October 14, 2019)

Horse owners and lovers have their own jargon, their own language. Catholics also have a way of conversing and discussing that is incomprehensible to outsiders. Can you speak Catholic? (October 14, 2019)

34 MIN2 days ago
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Episode 30: Can you speak horse? (October 14, 2019)

Episode 29: Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith talk about prayer as us talking to God; intuition is God talking to us. (October 7, 2019)

35 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 29: Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2019)

Episode 28: Spiritual Combat - Can't Sit on the Sidelines! (September 30, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith discuss the question of which Shepherd do you follow? Who is your General? Christ or the culture?A Catholic "military" classic: The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Combat-Dom-Lorenzo-Scupoli/dp/1783792744/

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 28: Spiritual Combat - Can't Sit on the Sidelines! (September 30, 2019)

Episode 27: Dare to live THE TRUTH (September 23, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith discuss what is meant by "Truth is true for everyone or else it's true for no one." (September 23, 2019)

33 MIN3 weeks ago
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Episode 27: Dare to live THE TRUTH (September 23, 2019)

Episode 26: Why does God allow evil? (September 16, 2019)

Why does God allow evil or, as is often said, "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?" This question is a "false question" in that you are presuming that you are "good" whereas we are all sinners. God's Will consists of His "Ordaining Will" and His "Permissive Will."God's ordaining will only wants the good always.God "permits" evil because He gave His human creatures the gift of free will and He permits us to use this gift. (September 16, 2019)

37 MINSEP 17
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Episode 26: Why does God allow evil? (September 16, 2019)

Episode 25: Is Purgatory Necessary? (September 9, 2019)

From the book "Preparation For Death" by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church: "To accept death in order that the will of God may be fulfilled, merits for us a reward similar to that of the martyrs, because they accepted death to please God. He who dies in union with the will of God makes a holy death; and the more closely he is united to it, the more holy death he dies. The Venerable Blosius declares that an act of perfect conformity to the will of God at the hour of death not only delivers us from Hell but also from Purgatory."https://www.olrl.org/pray/resignation.shtmlSaint Therese said that we would offend God if we didn't trust enough that we would get to heaven right after dying.Saint Therese to her novices: "Oh! How you grieve me! You do a great injury to God in believing you're going to Purgatory. When we love, we can't go there....It is true that God will judge us at one point, but He is always and first our Father Who... suffers when He has to pu...

32 MINSEP 10
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Episode 25: Is Purgatory Necessary? (September 9, 2019)

Episode 24: Sixteen Reasons Why (August 26, 2019)

Dave asked what's new with me... and this simple question led us off our scheduled topic and into a totally different topic, one of urgent importance for our children and society.One thing that's new with me is I will be starting a Teen Workshop this fall, using Peter Kreeft's "Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer." https://www.amazon.com/Because-God-Real-Sixteen-Questions/dp/158617200X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1566832548&sr=8-1The Workshop title is: "Sixteen Reasons Why," a play on words, using part of Dr. Kreeft's subtitle and correlating it to the title of a dangerous and deadly recent Netflix series aimed at adolescents: "13 Reasons Why"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_Reasons_WhyThis series, based on a book by the same title, gives 13 reasons for committing suicide. Dr. Kreeft's book gives young people sixteen powerful reasons for living.

33 MINAUG 27
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Episode 24: Sixteen Reasons Why (August 26, 2019)

Episode 23: Hell: Crowded or Empty? (August 19, 2019)

Hell1. What is it?2. How do you get there?3. Is it crowded or empty?4. Is it eternal?BIBLE PASSAGES:MT 7:21-23 “Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.’Mt 7:13“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.Mt ch 25 The wise and foolish virgins (Note: all were virgins)Mt Ch 25,the Parable of the Talents:For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the...

35 MINAUG 20
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Episode 23: Hell: Crowded or Empty? (August 19, 2019)

Episode 22: Jesus, You take over! (August 5, 2019)

he Act of Abandonment / Surrender Novena is a powerful prayer of total trust and confidence in Our Lord. Many people say that it has become their "go-to prayer" when facing a difficult situation, be it large or small.We also spoke about the wise words of Dave's parish priest: "Only what you do for Christ will last." Make that your criteria for all your decisions, actions, and relationships.Blow are links to Don Dolindo Ruotolo and the Act of AbandonmentJesus, You take over - written form on a pdf filehttp://www.dolindo.org/english/JESUS%20YOU%20TAKE%20OVER%20.pdfAll of Father Dolindo's works that have been translated into English: http://www.dolindo.org/english/prayers.htmlJesus, You take over - audio/video on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlGMJw4htG8&t=272sArticle on Aleteia:"A thousand prayers do not equal one act of abandonment."https://aleteia.org/2017/10/28/jesus-said-there-is-no-better-novena-than-this-one-and-it-has-only-11-words/(August 5, 2019)

31 MINAUG 5
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Episode 22: Jesus, You take over! (August 5, 2019)

Episode 21: Worms, Fish, Fisherman, Jesus (July 29, 2019)

Everything is connected, the natural and the supernatural. We all share each other's atoms, the fish eats the worm, the fisherman eats the fish, the Catholic, in receiving the Eucharist, receives Jesus, and becomes One with Him. Many people see religion as just a set of rules that infringe on one's freedom. Yet it is truly the exact opposite. The rules are there, not to give freedom, but to enable freedom. "The truth shall set you free." (July 29, 2019)

31 MINJUL 30
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Episode 21: Worms, Fish, Fisherman, Jesus (July 29, 2019)

Latest Episodes

Episode 30: Can you speak horse? (October 14, 2019)

Horse owners and lovers have their own jargon, their own language. Catholics also have a way of conversing and discussing that is incomprehensible to outsiders. Can you speak Catholic? (October 14, 2019)

34 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Episode 30: Can you speak horse? (October 14, 2019)

Episode 29: Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith talk about prayer as us talking to God; intuition is God talking to us. (October 7, 2019)

35 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 29: Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2019)

Episode 28: Spiritual Combat - Can't Sit on the Sidelines! (September 30, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith discuss the question of which Shepherd do you follow? Who is your General? Christ or the culture?A Catholic "military" classic: The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Combat-Dom-Lorenzo-Scupoli/dp/1783792744/

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 28: Spiritual Combat - Can't Sit on the Sidelines! (September 30, 2019)

Episode 27: Dare to live THE TRUTH (September 23, 2019)

In this episode of True Wealth, Catholic evangelists Dave Basconi and Maria Smith discuss what is meant by "Truth is true for everyone or else it's true for no one." (September 23, 2019)

33 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 27: Dare to live THE TRUTH (September 23, 2019)

Episode 26: Why does God allow evil? (September 16, 2019)

Why does God allow evil or, as is often said, "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?" This question is a "false question" in that you are presuming that you are "good" whereas we are all sinners. God's Will consists of His "Ordaining Will" and His "Permissive Will."God's ordaining will only wants the good always.God "permits" evil because He gave His human creatures the gift of free will and He permits us to use this gift. (September 16, 2019)

37 MINSEP 17
Comments
Episode 26: Why does God allow evil? (September 16, 2019)

Episode 25: Is Purgatory Necessary? (September 9, 2019)

From the book "Preparation For Death" by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church: "To accept death in order that the will of God may be fulfilled, merits for us a reward similar to that of the martyrs, because they accepted death to please God. He who dies in union with the will of God makes a holy death; and the more closely he is united to it, the more holy death he dies. The Venerable Blosius declares that an act of perfect conformity to the will of God at the hour of death not only delivers us from Hell but also from Purgatory."https://www.olrl.org/pray/resignation.shtmlSaint Therese said that we would offend God if we didn't trust enough that we would get to heaven right after dying.Saint Therese to her novices: "Oh! How you grieve me! You do a great injury to God in believing you're going to Purgatory. When we love, we can't go there....It is true that God will judge us at one point, but He is always and first our Father Who... suffers when He has to pu...

32 MINSEP 10
Comments
Episode 25: Is Purgatory Necessary? (September 9, 2019)

Episode 24: Sixteen Reasons Why (August 26, 2019)

Dave asked what's new with me... and this simple question led us off our scheduled topic and into a totally different topic, one of urgent importance for our children and society.One thing that's new with me is I will be starting a Teen Workshop this fall, using Peter Kreeft's "Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer." https://www.amazon.com/Because-God-Real-Sixteen-Questions/dp/158617200X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1566832548&sr=8-1The Workshop title is: "Sixteen Reasons Why," a play on words, using part of Dr. Kreeft's subtitle and correlating it to the title of a dangerous and deadly recent Netflix series aimed at adolescents: "13 Reasons Why"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_Reasons_WhyThis series, based on a book by the same title, gives 13 reasons for committing suicide. Dr. Kreeft's book gives young people sixteen powerful reasons for living.

33 MINAUG 27
Comments
Episode 24: Sixteen Reasons Why (August 26, 2019)

Episode 23: Hell: Crowded or Empty? (August 19, 2019)

Hell1. What is it?2. How do you get there?3. Is it crowded or empty?4. Is it eternal?BIBLE PASSAGES:MT 7:21-23 “Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.’Mt 7:13“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.Mt ch 25 The wise and foolish virgins (Note: all were virgins)Mt Ch 25,the Parable of the Talents:For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the...

35 MINAUG 20
Comments
Episode 23: Hell: Crowded or Empty? (August 19, 2019)

Episode 22: Jesus, You take over! (August 5, 2019)

he Act of Abandonment / Surrender Novena is a powerful prayer of total trust and confidence in Our Lord. Many people say that it has become their "go-to prayer" when facing a difficult situation, be it large or small.We also spoke about the wise words of Dave's parish priest: "Only what you do for Christ will last." Make that your criteria for all your decisions, actions, and relationships.Blow are links to Don Dolindo Ruotolo and the Act of AbandonmentJesus, You take over - written form on a pdf filehttp://www.dolindo.org/english/JESUS%20YOU%20TAKE%20OVER%20.pdfAll of Father Dolindo's works that have been translated into English: http://www.dolindo.org/english/prayers.htmlJesus, You take over - audio/video on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlGMJw4htG8&t=272sArticle on Aleteia:"A thousand prayers do not equal one act of abandonment."https://aleteia.org/2017/10/28/jesus-said-there-is-no-better-novena-than-this-one-and-it-has-only-11-words/(August 5, 2019)

31 MINAUG 5
Comments
Episode 22: Jesus, You take over! (August 5, 2019)

Episode 21: Worms, Fish, Fisherman, Jesus (July 29, 2019)

Everything is connected, the natural and the supernatural. We all share each other's atoms, the fish eats the worm, the fisherman eats the fish, the Catholic, in receiving the Eucharist, receives Jesus, and becomes One with Him. Many people see religion as just a set of rules that infringe on one's freedom. Yet it is truly the exact opposite. The rules are there, not to give freedom, but to enable freedom. "The truth shall set you free." (July 29, 2019)

31 MINJUL 30
Comments
Episode 21: Worms, Fish, Fisherman, Jesus (July 29, 2019)