Allison Ciraulo, mother of 3, wrote a beautiful reflection on Motherhood for the Church Life Journal. She joins us to talk about Motherhood as a path to sainthood.

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Ken Hallenius, from the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, joins us to talk about the link between Ethics and Culture. 

 

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Sam Rocha joins us today to talk about phenomenology, and more broadly philosophy, as an important tool to understand the world around us. He promotes a "folk phenomenology," an idea about which he has written a book, and produced a podcast.  

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Lately, I've taken to encouraging my children to "Make other people's lives easier" in an effort to help them think through how their actions affect others, and to help them identify and root out selfishness in their lives. As I've meditated on it more and more, I see the usefulness and necessity of this idea in the mature spiritual life, and in effective evangelism in an increasingly non-religious society.

Tony Vasinda (https://catholicbalm.co) joins me to explore the idea.

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Sherry Weddell, co-founder and executive director of the Catherine of Siena Institute (siena.org), joins us on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle to talk about the difference made by a personal encounter with the risen Christ.

 

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Haley Stewart, a Fellow at the Word on Fire Institute, joins us to talk about the Institute, and how the pandemic pause left room for reflection and the re-prioritization of life.

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I just learned about the GIVEN Institute (giveninstitute.com) and I had the pleasure of talking with their Executive Director, Rachel Ullman. We talk about the work of the Institute! Listen and Share.

Sr. Helena Burns, FSP (www.hellburns.com) joins us to talk about her Online Summer Theology of the Body Certificate Course hosted by Sacred Heart College in Ontario. 

Derek Rotty joined me to talk about the centrality of the Eucharist in his own conversion, and in the life of the Church as we explore the mystery and celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

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My Social feed has been flooded with anniversary pictures - wedding anniversaries, and ordination anniversaries. But there has also been quite a hubbub around the priestly promise of obedience to their bishop. While there is a specific cause of the talk this time around out of the Diocese of LaCrosse, it is by no means an isolated issue. Every few years this pops into the public consciousness, and it is worth taking the time to talk about it.

Fr. Colin Parrish joins us to help us understand it.

We just celebrated a Confirmation in this house, and Deacon Charles Beard was the sponsor. We took the opportunity to record face to face and to explore the connection between Confirmation and Pentecost. 

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Andrew Casad, the Steward of Christian Initiation and Matrimony at St. Michael Parish in Olympia Washington, talks about Pope Francis' new motu proprio, "Antiquum Ministerium" and the institution of the Ministry of Catechist.

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Dr. Leonard J. Delorenzo, from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, joins us to talk about his new book on prayer, "Into the Heart of the Father: Learning From and Giving Yourself Through Christ in Prayer." In both the book and the conversation, he suggests simple perspective shifts that have profound implications in our practice and experience of prayer.

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Fr. Casey Cole, OFM produces videos for the popular Youtube Channels Breaking in the Habit and Upon Friar Review. He joins us today to talk about living a life of evangelization. 

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Paul Fahey, a Co-founder of WherePeterIs.com, joins us to talk about our responsibility to preserve unity with the Church, and we discuss the importance of Humility and Docility when wrestling with confusion or misunderstanding with our priests, bishops, and the pope.

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On March 27th 2020, the eyes of the world were fixed on St. Peter's Square. There in the darkness, Pope Francis stood before an empty square and offered the whole world the hope of Christ. Whatever storms we find ourselves living through, the words, prayers, and events of that night can provide direction, encouragement, and hope. 

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe has compiled a beautiful book to explain the significance of the evening, and provide a tool for walking through these prayers again and again.

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Fr. Edward Looney joins us to talk about his new book "Meditations After Holy Communion," available on Sophia Institute Press.

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Hen Hensley joins us to talk about the work of the Coming Home Network (chnetwork.org), and we discuss how to support converts once RCIA and the Easter Vigil are over.

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Rocio Hermes (graceandmercyblog.com) joins us to talk about her favorite topic — the Love of God! We talk about how the Love of God should underpin our own Lenten Observance, and how it is exemplified in the Paschal Mystery.

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Anna Carter, President and Co-founder of Eden Invitation (www.edeninvitation.com), joins us to unpack the response to "the Responsum" from the CDF about the Church's inability to bless Same-sex unions. 

We look at the difference in communication style between Catechesis and Evangelization, and take the time to explore the various interior responses to the CDF document.

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