070: Enriching Your Child’s Catholic Faith Through Kid’s Liturgy at Home with Heidi Witte

Heidi Witte and her husband make it easy to inspire your kids to learn about and love the Holy Mass with their kid’s liturgy shows.

Heidi Witte is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and also holds an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. She is a former Catholic school teacher, cantor, and volunteer Children’s Liturgy catechist. For the past 15 months, Heidi and her husband Mark have been producing free, 30 minute Children’s Liturgy of the Word episodes, which air 4 times a week on The Catholic TV Network and on the free Kids’ Liturgy YouTube Channel.  Heidi, Mark, and their 2 young children live in South Bend, Indiana.

Email: kidsliturgy2020@gmail.com

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069: How God Reveals Himself in the Ordinary Circumstances of Life with Harley Packer

If you love listening to Christ-centered and inspiring music, then this episode is a real treat! Faithful and talented musician, Harley Packer, will sing “live” and share his conversion story. You don’t want to miss this!

Harley is a Catholic speaker, singer, and songwriter who grew up in Estevan Saskatchewan Canada. Over the past twenty five years he has been involved in various volunteer and paid ministries and has spoken at many parishes and high schools in Canada and the USA. His goal as a Catholic speaker is to help people overcome fear, anxiety and hopelessness with FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.

Most importantly, Harley is a happy, healthy, grateful man who lives with his wife and enjoys spending time with family, especially his four grandchildren.  

Website: http://www.prayerfortheprodigal.com/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2Y0AR6lXHTUFxzAysAy4Q

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068: Diary of an American Exorcist with Msgr. Stephen Rossetti

In this episode, we have our special guest Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, who will talk about his book Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the Modern-Day Battle against Ancient Evil.

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., is the President of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal and a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A licensed psychologist and the author of several books, Msgr. Rossetti has participated in hundreds of exorcisms. During his journey to priesthood, he experienced a spiritual episode in which, “in two seconds I learned 80 percent of what an exorcist needs to know.”

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067: What You Should Know About St. Michael with Bobby Contreras

In this episode, Bobby Contreras discusses what all Catholics should know about the relics of St. Micheal and how to consecrate oneself to this protective Archangel warrior.

Bobby Contreras has been self-employed most of his adult life. Bobby is married to his amazing wife Elizabeth for 12 years, raising 4 beautiful children.

They are very active with their faith and share their time with 2 different ministries. Bobby was a former Catechist teacher, former altar server, & former extraordinary minister.

The first ministry that Bobby & Elizabeth volunteer with is the Divine Mercy Corporation.

Check out www.divinemercycorp.com for details.  They are lay apostles and work very closely with Padre Martin Scott, who is their family’s Spiritual Father. They support his ministry in many various ways through the 12 years they have worked with him.  The second ministry Bobby & Elizabeth volunteer with is the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel (C.S.M.A.) otherwise known as the Michaelite Fathers where they have been assisting the ministry for 2 years. 

Check out www.stmichaelthearchangel.info. They work to spread the devotion of St Michael and the Archangels(St Gabriel, St Raphael) plus they want to help you grow closer to your own Guardian Angel.

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066: Unique Marketing Strategies for Catholics in Business, Ministries, or Apostolates with Emily Ricci

In this episode, Emily Ricci shares unique marketing strategies for Catholics in business, ministries, or apostolates. She is the president and founder of Gloriam Marketing, a Catholic marketing and creative agency that serves churches and Catholic organizations as a partner in evangelization. She holds a master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and is also an adjunct professor of Religious Studies. As a research and literary enthusiast, she is passionate about God, Jane Austen, and the Oxford comma (in that order). Emily lives in New York (the state, not the city) with her husband and their five-month-old daughter.

How to reach Emily:

Website: https://www.gloriammarketing.com/

Emily on Instagram

Emily on Facebook

Contact: info@gloriammarketing.com

 

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065: How to Talk to Evangelicals about Catholicism

Today we have our special guest Thomas Fortunato, and today we’ll be discussing how to talk to evangelicals about our Catholic faith and share about a new project he’s developing in Ghana.

Thomas is an experienced English language instructor who has taught all ages for 20 years and most recently lead 4 instructors to trained Foreign Air force Pilots and maintainers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan and Iraq. Early next year he plans on opening a pilot program for an English language immersion community. He is studying for a degree in educational Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and aims bring people together through hospitality, humility, and friendship. Thomas has done many notable things but most importantly, he is a husband and father to 4 children ranging in ages from 13-30.

You can reach Thomas on LinkedIn.

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064: The Passion Suffered by the Heart of Jesus with Laura Durant

Laura wrote a beautiful book, The Passion Suffered by the Heart of Jesus: Prayerful Reflections on the Stations of the Cross, and I couldn’t put it down! Yes, I binge-read this heart-touching book because it really spoke to my brokenness. This book reminds me of how much I am loved by Jesus, and that, there is no amount of brokenness that God’s love cannot transcend with the gift of Jesus on the Cross.

Laura Marie Durant grew up in Central Texas and is a cradle Catholic. She writes prayers and reflections on her blog, HealingHeartofJesus.com, specifically for those with anxiety, depression and emotional wounds. 

From an early age Laura experienced anxiety and depression, and as with many people who experience anxiety and depression, she also experienced her share of emotional wounds.

God, in His great mercy, led her to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through silent prayer, Adoration and resting in the Heart of Jesus, Laura has found inner healing and peace. Through meditating on the life and Passion of Christ, Laura has found the path to emotional healing – living within and loving with the Heart of Jesus.

Laura is also the author of The Passion Suffered by the Heart of Jesus: Prayer Reflections on the Stations of the Cross. Laura lives in Leander, Texas with her husband, John, and bulldog, Winston.

Buy Laura’s book: The Passion Suffered by the Heart of Jesus

Buy Laura’s Prayer Cards: Set of 14

How to reach Laura…

Website: HealingHeartofJesus.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/healingheartofjesus

www.facebook.com/lauramariedurant

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lauramariedurant

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeofoRsgEcWh1ASHE9S1FsQ

Twitter: www.twitter.com/heartoflove_7

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063: Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits with Dan Burke

Dan Burke blessed our little podcast by sharing some valuable insights about the interior life. We talked about his book, Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits, and Dan generously answered the questions:

How can I find more joy in my life?

Is it possible to be totally and completed free from a history of abuse and trauma?

How can I adjust my thinking while in desolation in order to better overcome it?

Dan Burke is the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate and personal enrichment studies in spiritual theology to priests, deacons, religious, and laity in 72 countries and prepares men for seminary in 14 dioceses.

Dan is the author and editor of more than 15 books on authentic Catholic spirituality and hosts the Divine Intimacy Radio show with his wife, Stephanie, which is broadcast weekly on EWTN Radio. Past episodes can be found, along with thousands of articles on the interior life, at SpiritualDirection.com.

In his deep commitment to the advancement of faithful Catholic spirituality, he is also the founder of Apostoli Viae, a world-wide, private association of the faithful dedicated to living and advancing the authentic spiritual patrimony of the Church.

Most importantly, Dan is a blessed husband, father of four, grandfather of one—and grateful to be Catholic.

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Buy Dan’s book, Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits, here.

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062: How to Raise Children with Hearts on Fire for Christ with Kim Cameron-Smith

I found a treasure with nuggets of wisdom related to raising strong Catholic children and I can’t wait to share it with you! My conversation with Kim Cameron-Smith about her book, Discipleship Parenting: Planting the Seeds of Faith, was an eye-opener for me. When I read the book, it brought to light many of the things I didn’t have growing up and how it affected my relationship with God. 

Kim said that, as parents, two of our primary duties are to evangelize our children and “relationship formation so that catechesis takes hold and faith is “sticky.” It’s that sticky faith that forms part of their identity and the way they perceive themselves in the future.” She also talks about what to do when we feel poorly prepared to evangelize our children and what to do when we’re feeling overwhelmed.

Kim Cameron-Smith is the founder of the Intentional Catholic Parenting online ministry and the host of the Gentle Catholic Parenting Podcast, where she explores the intersection between Catholicism and the science of parenting. Her understanding of what it means to live joyfully and intentionally with her children continually grows and evolves as she learns more about them, herself, and how God has created us to find him in all things, especially relationships. Kim is a licensed attorney and a member of the California State Bar. She received a B.A. in English from Wellesley College, an M.Phil. in Medieval Literature from Oxford University, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in Northern California with her husband Philip and their 4 children. 

You can buy Kim’s book at this link, Discipleship Parenting: Planting the Seeds of Faith

Website: kimcameronsmith.com

Twitter: @KimCameronSmith

Facebook: GentleCatholicParenting

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061: Catholic Parenting During Times of Crisis and Uncertainty with Patrick Sullivan

The state of the world as it is today has been challenging on so many levels – particularly in the area of Catholic parenting. With the prospect of living a “normal” life appearing to be far off in the horizon, I ask Patrick pointed questions on how to better navigate parenting so that our family units stay intact. Of course, Patrick is generous in his practical and simple solutions, which make them easy to grasp and implement.  We also talked about his other specialty, Catholic evangelization, where Patrick gave us a sneak-peek into a ground-breaking book he has coming up soon. I’m so grateful for Patrick and the entire Evango team.

Patrick Sullivan is an author, speaker, educator, and founder of Evango, a Catholic media organization that inspires the baptized to go out into the world and evangelize. Patrick holds degrees in Literature, Education, and has a Masters of Divinity. He has authored multiple books, including the very popular title, Dare to Be an Evangelist, and his newest, War Against the Woman: The Mary Thread in Sacred Scripture. Patrick travels internationally, speaking at Catholic events, parenting conferences, and leads parish renewal missions. He has spoken at events hosted by Serviam Ministries, Campaign Life Coalition, and at the New Evangelization Summit. He has also appeared on numerous media platforms, including EWTN, Shalom World Tv, and Salt + Light Television. Patrick is the proud husband to Kyla, and a father of nine.

Patrick, his family, and the Evango team serve as missionaries for Christ and evangelists to all with whom they come in contact.  In this episode, Patrick shares his story and some of the many hardships from his childhood.  As a teenager, God presented to him a fundamental question that ultimately changed his life.  This was the spring board to a life in service to God, family, and humanity.  Patrick generously answers questions like “how does one become an efficacious evangelist,” “how is it possible to make Catholic parenting easier,” and “what does it mean to have a family culture.”  

How to reach Patrick: 

Contact: media@evango.net

Website: https://evango.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evango.net/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyWaa_WWWKvXspnWfEGPS_Q

Instagram:  https://sopo.site/user/_evango

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/search?q=Evango_Sullivan

Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/join/evango

Resources: 

“Me & My House” Catholic Parenting Program https://evango.net/house/

Dare to be an Evangelist Book  https://evango.net/dare-to-be-an-evangelist/

War Against the Woman: The Mary Thread in Sacred Scripture https://www.evango.net/product-war-against-the-woman

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