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Are women’s lives and aspirations over when they have children? Of course not. Our culture seems to claim two options: kids or career. But there are plenty of women who challenge this narrative (and plenty of people on both sides who are threatened when it’s challenged)! In this episode Dr. Jennifer Frey shares about an amazing woman who inspires h…
 
It’s been the worst of both worlds lately. We are all carrying extra grief due to the loss of loved ones, friends, and our pre-pandemic way of life. Whether people or dreams that we’ve lost, we’re mourning. And yet, all our normal mourning rituals have been disrupted due the the nature of this crisis. We need to grieve, and yet, we’re struggling to…
 
Why is New Age spirituality so appealing to millennials (and other generations!)? What is it about human beings that makes us wired for spirituality and a desire to know that we are significant in the universe–even when we reject religious faith? We’re chatting about everything from looking to the stars for meaning to looking to personality types f…
 
What makes Gilbert Blythe the ultimate literary husband and father? How can we treat our vocations with more intentionality and commitment? Why are there so many resources for Catholic moms and not Catholic dads? All this AND the world’s cutest love story coming your way in today’s episode of the podcast! We are so pleased to welcome back Tyler Bla…
 
As we prepare for Holy Week, we thought it was just the right time to be inspired by a conversion story. And since we’ve been itching to have our friend Meg Tietz on the show for ages, we asked if she could share her family’s beautiful story of conversion for you this week! Meg is the creator and host of Sorta Awesome, a weekly lifestyle podcast fo…
 
We are thrilled to be joined by the lovely Rachel Bulman to talk about the weird trend of the 90s that we were all influenced by: purity culture. Rachel wrote a wonderful piece for the Word on Fire blog recently about purity culture’s failings and the importance of understanding a richer view of the human person, our bodies, and our sexuality in th…
 
In our six years of podcasting we have never had a religious sister as a guest! So this episode with Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble is long overdue. She has an incredible conversion story from atheism and then she was surprised to discern a call to religious life and was led to the Daughters of St. Paul. It’s a beautiful and moving story and we can’t w…
 
Is it possible to think about personal style through a theological lens? Lillian Fallon thinks so. We love following Lillian’s Instagram account and writing on style and theology (and her outfits are fabulous, too). So we asked her to join us for a conversation about clothes, self-expression, and honoring the bodies God gave us. Lillian Fallon is a…
 
For a couple of years, we’ve been fascinated by the story of Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota holy man and Catholic convert and catechist. We’ve wanted to learn more about this intriguing figure and we’re thrilled to have the chance to talk to Dr. Damian Costello about his incredible life and legacy. Dr. Damian Costello received his PhD …
 
We are kicking off the 2021 season of the podcast with our friend and yours, Hallie Lord! Hallie is a speaker, co-founder of The Edel Gathering, a devoted Sephora fan, author of upcoming book Falling Home: Creating a Life That Catches You When You Fall, beloved radio show host, and mom of 8. She’s also the co-host of The Beatbox Gospel podcast. In …
 
We’re chatting with Gina Dalfonzo today about the friendship between two of our favorite literary figures, Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis. Because Sayers wasn’t officially part of the Inklings–the literary group of friends that included Lewis, Tolkien, and Charles Williams–her friendship with Lewis isn’t as celebrated as it should be. But their m…
 
A blessed Advent to you and yours! We are talking about a very Advent-y subject: Our Lady’s Magnificat in this episode. We’re joined by the wonderful Sonja Corbitt to discuss her new book, Exalted. Sonja is the Bible Study Evangelista and creator of “the best modernization of lectio,” the LOVE the Word® Bible study method … Continue reading FoC 146…
 
How do we order our lives? How do we find order when living in tumultuous times? Is that even possible? Today we’re chatting with the lovely Tsh Oxenreider about what it means to live intentionally in 2020. Tsh lives with her husband Kyle and three kids in central Texas. Her blog and her first podcast … Continue reading FoC 145: Intentional Living …
 
A few months ago we saw a powerful video about the legacy of faith of Black Catholics in New Orleans featuring Dr. Ansel Augustine. Ever since we’ve wanted a chance to interview Dr. Augustine and dive a little deeper in the rich history of Black Catholic faith and culture. This year has highlighted the injustice … Continue reading FoC 144: Why Blac…
 
Well, friends, we’ve been delighted by conversations with the lovely Sarah Clarkson and the lovely Sally Clarkson and today, at long last, we’re chatting with the youngest Clarkson gal, Joy Clarkson! Joy is a PhD candidate in theology at St. Andrews University and we’re so glad that she finished writing her dissertation and is back … Continue readi…
 
If you’ve been listening to the podcast for awhile, you know how much we love to talk about literature and the Catholic imagination. However, we find that we’re often coming back to the same handful of Catholic novelists and we wanted to talk to our friend Sergio Bermudez about expanding the Catholic literary canon and … Continue reading FoC 142: E…
 
The Church has a wonderful gift to offer in her Catholic Social Teaching. We’re talking a little bit about how much we miss when we ignore CST and why we should care about it with the fabulous Karianna Frey in this episode. Karianna is a mom, a classical educator, a speaker, and the author of Serviam … Continue reading FoC 140: Diving Into Catholic…
 
The Church has a wonderful gift to offer in her Catholic Social Teaching. We’re talking a little bit about how much we miss when we ignore CST and why we should care about it with the fabulous Karianna Frey in this episode. Karianna is a mom, a classical educator, a speaker, and the author of … Continue reading FoC 139: Diving Into Catholic Social …
 
We’re back from our summer break and excited to kick off the new season of the podcast with none other than the fabulous Sally Clarkson! If you don’t already know and love Sally, you will after you listen to this episode. Sally is the author of many bestselling books on parenting, Christian living, and education. … Continue reading FoC 138: Encoura…
 
We’ve kept you waiting for our deep dive attention to Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women, but we think this episode is worth the wait! Mary Rose Somarriba, writer, speaker, editor of Natural Womanhood, and associate editor of Verily Magazine, is with us today talking about the beauty of seeing a classic through fresh … Continue reading F…
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking with Dr. Scott Hahn, renowned speaker, professor, and best selling author of many wonderful books including Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb’s Supper. Dr. Hahn is also the founder and director of the St. Paul Center and he has a new book out, co-authored by our friend and yours, Emily … Continue reading FoC 136: What D…
 
How are we, as Christians, called to participate in politics? How does our faith inform our vote? How do we find a way forward when the two-party American system leaves us without options that line up with the Gospel? These are the questions a lot of us are wrestling with–now more than ever. In today’s … Continue reading FoC 135: A Political Way Fo…
 
We’re so excited to share this wonderful conversation with our friend and yours, Rachel Balducci, about overcommitment, vocation, and balance in your life! But before we introduce Rachel and share the details of what we talked about in this episode, we wanted to let you know that this isn’t the episode we planned to release … Continue reading FoC 1…
 
We are really excited to share this conversation with the fabulous Gracy Olmstead today! This has been such a challenging couple of months and sometimes it helps process this season by framing things in a different light. While we do not want to be Pollyanna-ish over a global crisis (nobody needs that!) we wanted to … Continue reading FoC 133: Look…
 
Today on the podcast we’re chatting with one of our favorite folks: Brandon Vogt. After hearing over and over again about how many Catholics feel uncomfortable in conversations where they might have to explain Church teaching (especially to someone outside the faith), Brandon wrote a book called What to Say and How to Say It. … Continue reading FoC…
 
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