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  • The Inner Life for February 16, 2018 Fr. Jim Kubicki- Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 1:12-15)
    Fr. Jim talks about temptation, and how it relates to Lent.
    Caller Question- I converted after years of sexual sin. I am continually tempted to ...
  • The Inner Life for February 15, 2018 Fr. Boniface Hicks- Spiritual Direction
    Chuck and Fr. Boniface discuss why spiritual direction is important for advancing in the spiritual life.
    Caller Question- What do you think about spiritual direction from laypersons, ...
  • The Inner Life for February 14, 2018 Fr. Christopher Mahar- Ash Wednesday
    Fr. Christopher Mahar explains why we receive ashes at the beginning of Lent.
    Caller Story- My journey of Lent is not easy.
    Caller Question- Is abstaining from meat ...
  • The Inner Life for February 13, 2018 Fr. Richard Heilman- Worldliness
    Fr. Richard Heilman talks about the sin of worldliness, and how we can tackle it this Lent.
    Father talks about the four levels of happiness from Fr. Robert ...
  • The Inner Life for February 12, 2018 Fr. Eric Nielsen- Pride
    Guest Host: Patrick Conley
    Fr. Eric talks about the sin of pride, and how to identify it in ourselves.
    Caller Question- How can I be more humble when ...
  • The Inner Life for February 9, 2018
    Fr. Albert Haase – Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 1: 40-45)
    Jesus challenges us to reach out to those who are marginalized.
    St. Francis of Assisi’s encounter with a leper “turned what was bitter ...
  • The Inner Life for February 8, 2018
    Fr. Dave Heney – Disillusionment in Marriage
    Ask yourself, “Why do I feel this disillusionment” but realize that feelings come and go.
    Disillusionment is something that every marriage goes through. What the ...
  • The Inner Life for February 7, 2018
    Fr. Burke Masters – The Spirituality of Lent
    How can we make the most of prayer, fasting and alms giving during this season?
    Can we try to do too much for Lent? ...
  • The Inner Life for February 6, 2018
    Fr. Chris Collins – Discernment of Spirits
    We can often listen to outside voices, but we need to be open to what God has in store for our life whether its ...
  • The Inner Life for February 5, 2018
    Fr. John Burns – Forgiveness
    We cannot live our Catholic faith effectively if we are not working on forgiveness. It is at the heart of Jesus’s proclamation.
    Forgiving reshapes the way we ...

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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.