086: Exploring the Art of Forming Young Disciples with Everett Fritz

In this powerful and insightful interview, author Everett Fritz shared about the art of forming young disciples and his ministry, St. Andrew Missionaries.

Everett Fritz is the Founder and Executive Director of St. Andrew Missionaries and the author of two books – Freedom and The Art of Forming Young Disciples. He is the co-author of the Augustine Institute’s popular YDisciple youth ministry resource and has been working in parish youth ministry for over a decade.

Everett holds an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Everett married Katrina, his high-school sweetheart and they reside in Denver with their three children.

How to reach Everett:

Websites: https://standrewmissionaries.org/


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085: How to Live as a Christian Disciple and Say YES to Holiness with Christina Semmens

In this inspiring episode, Christina Semmens shares amazing insights on how to live as a Christian disciple and say YES to holiness. 

Christina is an author, speaker, coach, and spiritual mentor. She is a graduate of Marquette University, receiving both a Bachelor’s in both History and Theology and a minor in Military Science before entering active duty as a United States Army officer. Through the Say Yes to Holiness Apostolate, Christina offers Individual and Small Group Coaching for people who desire to be inspired, encouraged, and accompanied as they strive to integrate their faith into their daily life while going deepening their understanding, receive customized instruction, and have access to consistent accountability in the pursuit of becoming the living, breathing and wonder-working saints who God created them to be and live lives of purpose, peace, and abundance.

How to reach Christina:

Websites: www.christinasemmens.com and http://www.sayyestoholiness.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness

Twitter: semcsem

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084: Unpacking the Relationship Between Evangelization & Catechesis with Justin Aquila

In this exciting episode, Justin Aquila explains the relationship between evangelization and catechesis. 

Justin currently serves as a theology teacher at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and as an adjunct instructor of Theology at the University of Saint Francis.  After working in politics in Washington D.C, Justin has spent the last 10 years working in ministry. He has a particular calling to serve underprivileged communities. Justin has a passion for evangelization, catechesis, and discipleship. He is a graduate of the University of Saint Francis where he studied Theology. He also has a Master’s degree in Theology from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas. Justin is a husband and father and enjoys working in ministry with his wife. 

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083: Discovering Peace & Joy Within the Present Moment with Carlos Briceño

In this inspiring episode, Carlos Briceño shared his faith journey filled with tragedy, supernatural joy, and the Lord’s peace. He accomplished this with what he refers to as the “Sacrament of the Present Moment.” 

Carlos is a Catholic journalist whose wife and daughter have terminal illnesses, a rare disease called Huntington’s. As a result of the suffering, they will be going through because of their illness, Carlos has surrendered to God. He seeks his Divine Providence and Will in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Because the Lord has blessed him with the gifts of deep empathy, communication, and evangelizing, Carlos is open to whatever God wants him to do to go and make disciples.

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https://gobeautypodcast.wordpress.com/

https://sharingaboutcaringpodcast.wordpress.com/

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082: Hope and Healing for Catholics Who Struggle with Infertility with Cassandra Taylor

In this touching episode, Cassandra Taylor shares her personal faith journey and insights that offer hope and healing to Catholics who struggle with infertility. 

Cassandra Taylor is a cradle Catholic who grew up in Central NJ. She married her husband Michael in 2016 after meeting him on CatholicMatch.com. Two years later Cassandra was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer, a diagnosis that took them completely by surprise and which necessitated the removal of her uterus and ovaries. Since then, the Taylors have been walking the path of infertility and trying to discern God’s will for their lives. When she’s not working, Cassandra can be found volunteering with Springs in the Desert, a Catholic community for those struggling with infertility and loss. She also loves to knit, spin flags, and spend time with her niece and nephew.

How to reach Cassandra Taylor:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cassandra__taylor/ 

Springs in the Desert Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/springsinthedesert_/

Springs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringsintheDesert

Springs website: www.springsinthedesert.org 

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081: The Catholic View on the Importance of FAMILY with Adamo Manfra

In this fascinating episode, Adamo Manfra passionately speaks about the Catholic view on the importance of FAMILY.

Adamo Manfra is the Director of Stewardship and Engagement at Catholic Leadership Institute. He is responsible for supporting their various leadership and advisory boards and volunteer leadership as well as thanking and stewarding their generous community of supporters. 

 After earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in mathematics from the University of Texas, Adamo spent 6 ½ years as an active-duty U.S. Marine Corps officer, which included a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. It was in Afghanistan that he discerned the call to leave active service to pursue full-time graduate theological studies, which took him to Washington, D.C. 

 With a background in military leadership, a vigorous education in Catholic theology, and a love for Christ and the Church, Adamo has a passion for serving the Church and a particular interest in Christ-like leadership, the importance of the family, and the value of a proper understanding of and appreciation for the common good both in the Church and society.

His vocation, and great blessing, is being a husband and father. He and his wife, Mary, live in southeast PA with their young daughter.

How to reach Adamo Manfra:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamo-manfra/

Company profiles: https://www.catholicleaders.org/people/adamo-manfra

Fb: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7953196

IG: https://www.instagram.com/adaminomanfra/?hl=en

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamo-manfra/

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080: Creative Ways to Bring Catholicism to Life When Teaching Religion at Home or School with Greg Aitchison

In this beautiful episode, Greg Aitchison shares his amazing conversion story plus how the Holy Spirit has driven him to help Catholic religion teachers through CatholicReligionTeacher.com with original and engaging resources

Greg is a husband, father, and teacher of the Catholic faith. After experiencing a strong reversion to Catholicism and spending time discerning the priesthood, he followed God’s will to the classroom where he taught middle school religion for 14 years. Frustrated with so many of the boring, irrelevant, and dumb-downed resources available to him, Greg began creating his own religion curriculum from scratch. Following his students’ encouragement to share these lessons with other religion teachers, Greg built CatholicReligionTeacher.com which would eventually lead to over a million views and emails of thanks from teachers all over the world.

 With this ministry (and his family) growing, Greg took a step back from the classroom to help raise his children and launch Catholic Religion Teacher to new heights. Striving to serve and support fellow teachers of the Catholic faith, Greg has continued to create lessons for the classroom as well as inspiring faith-themed posters and opportunities for teachers to come together for prayer and fellowship.

Greg believes the Holy Spirit is just getting started with Catholic Religion Teacher, and is excited to continue the mission of helping teachers and students be the saints they are called to be!

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Website: CatholicReligionTeacher.com

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079: How the Church Lost Its Mission and How We Can Reclaim It with Eric Sammons

In this thought-provoking episode, Eric Sammons touches on the historical and theological journey that explains the indifference that plagues our Church. This discussion is based on his book Deadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Its Mission and How We Can Reclaim It published by Sophia Institute Press.

Eric Sammons is a husband, father (of seven), author and the Editor of Crisis Magazine. He believes in life, liberty, and the pursuit of holiness. Eric has written several books, including a book on Catholic evangelization and a book on the digital currency Bitcoin. He has contributed over 150 articles to numerous websites, including OnePeterFiveCatholic AnswersCrisis MagazineThe FederalistCatholicVote, and Bitcoin.com.

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How to reach Eric Sammons:

Website: EricSammons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaInstitutePress/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SophiaPress

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078: How a Loving God Uses Suffering to Perfect Us with Paul Chaloux

In this inspiring episode, Dr. Paul Chaloux shares his personal testimony and his amazing book Why People Suffer: How a Loving God Uses Suffering to Perfect Us.

Paul earned a PhD in moral theology and currently teaches theology as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and serves as a catechist at St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, Virginia. He has been married for over thirty years to his wife Sue and they have 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

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How to reach Dr. Chaloux:

Website: PaulChaloux.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.chaloux.7/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-chaloux-a7bb8a35/

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077: Exploring Why Jesus is the Master Psychologist with Dr. Ray Guarendi

In this episode, EWTN’s Dr. Ray details the fundamentals of Christian psychology in his incomparable down-to-earth style, directing us first to the root of all healthy counseling: the words of the Redeemer.

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and his TV show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” can be seen on EWTN.

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How to reach Dr. Ray:

Website: DrRay.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaInstitutePress/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SophiaPress

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