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  • The Inner Life for November 19, 2018 Fr. Daniel Schuster- Spiritual Friendships and Boundaries Fr. Schuster and Chuck talk about friendships in the spiritual life, the importance of boundaries in our spiritual friendships, and the spiritual friendships that ...
  • The Inner Life for November 16, 2018 Fr. Jim Kubicki- Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 13:24-32) Chuck and Fr. Jim talk about the following Sunday’s Gospel, accepting death, and how our faith shapes how we view the end of the ...
  • The Inner Life for November 15, 2018 Fr. Mike McGovern- Loneliness Fr. Mike and Chuck talk about loneliness, how it can be especially hurtful around the holidays that are coming up, and how we should deal with it ...
  • The Inner Life for November 14, 2018 Fr. Paul Gawlowski- Franciscan Spirituality Chuck and Fr. Paul discuss St. Francis and the richness of Franciscan Spirituality. Caller Story- I have learned so much through Franciscan spirituality, especially detachment from material ...
  • The Inner Life for November 13, 2018 Fr. Douglas McKay- God as Father Fr. Doug and Chuck talk about the importance of seeing God as Our Father, and how our relationships with our earthly fathers can influence how ...
  • The Inner Life for November 12, 2018 Fr. Peter Armenio- Contemplation and Meditation Chuck and Fr. Peter talk about what contemplation and meditation are, and why they are essential for our faith lives. They also talk about how ...
  • The Inner Life for November 8, 2018 Fr. Sam Martin- The Priesthood Fr. Martin and Chuck talk about the priesthood, Fr. Martin’s favorite moments of his priesthood, and important priests in their lives. Caller Story- We had a great ...
  • The Inner Life for November 7, 2018 Fr. Joseph Illo – Tithing Chuck and Fr. Joseph discuss Tithing and giving back what is given to you Caller Comment – He has been tithing for years. Whatever you give, God ...
  • The Inner Life for November 6, 2018 Fr. Gary Caster – Peace Chuck and Fr. Gary discuss finding peace in a world that seems to be anything but peaceful Caller Story – Her mother suffered from cancer, yet always ...
  • The Inner Life for November 5, 2018 Fr. Eric Nielsen- Holy Purity Chuck and Fr. Eric talk about the need for holy purity, and how we can better strive for that virtue. Caller Story- I struggled with pornography for ...

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The Inner Life® with Chuck Neff is one-on-one Spiritual Direction on the radio. Every day, a Catholic priest joins listeners to offer spiritual advice and guidance designed to assist you along your faith journey, speaking about a variety of topics to help you overcome sin, grow in virtue, and strengthen your faith.

About Chuck Neff

Chuck Neff, the host of The Inner Life®, is a veteran broadcast journalist. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he has worked as a TV news reporter in Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis.  Chuck has also traveled the world producing documentaries in the Holy Land, as well as South America and Eastern Europe. In 1999, Chuck coordinated the worldwide television pool coverage for the Pastoral Visit of Pope John Paul II to the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Chuck and his wife, Judy, live in St. Louis.  They have four children and nine grandchildren.