Learn more about my latest book – All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. Available now!
Among Women 225: An American Beatification – Fr. Stanley Rother

Among Women 225: An American Beatification – Fr. Stanley Rother

You gotta hear the latest Among Women podcast — What a joy to think that soon we will have another American-born Catholic saint in Fr. Stanley Rother! The beatification will take place this September in Oklahoma City, OK.  I discuss this at length with an expert on the biography of Fr. Rother, author and blogger María Ruiz Scaperlanda. Join us for this latest episode and you’ll also learn from the 13th Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 2.57.47 PMcentury writings of St. Marguerite d’Oingt of France.

Listen or download Among Women here. Or find Among Women on iTunes.

 

Among Women 224: Mary’s Touch

Among Women 224: Mary’s Touch

In this latest episode of Among Women, we look at Alexis Walkenstein’s newest project as host of Mary’s Touch, a syndicated radio show that has great interviews and real life stories of Mary’s love.
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In the course of our conversation on Among Women, Alexis and I also cover what it takes to prayerfully discern what and where God is calling you to, plus the invitation God gives us to pray intentionally for one another as a work of spiritual motherhood. Plus, you’ll get the basics behind the one of the Pope’s favorite devotions to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.

Listen today!

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A previous post about Mary’s Touch.

In honor of Pentecost — a drawing for my book ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Church Matters

In honor of Pentecost — a drawing for my book ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Church Matters

Happy Birthday Church!

June 4th is Pentecost — when we celebrate of the birth of the Catholic Church!

In honor of the Church, I’m giving away, in a random drawing 5 copies of ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters.

Please leave a comment below to enter the random drawing that will take place at the end of Pentecost week on June 10th.

This is a random drawing limited to US residents only (for mailing purposes.) (The comments box will also capture your email address, so I can contact future winners.)

If you are one of the five winners, I’ll contact you by email, to ask for your mailing address, and if you want your book inscribed and signed by me.

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If you’d like to read excerpts of the book, go here, here, and here.

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To listen to my narration of portions of the book on my podcast, go here, here, and here.

 

UPDATE 6/15/2017: Thank you to all who entered the drawing. The winners have all been notified. -Pat

2 Among Women podcasts in 24 hours! #Fatima100! Mary’s Way! Plus Another Espresso Shot!

2 Among Women podcasts in 24 hours! #Fatima100! Mary’s Way! Plus Another Espresso Shot!

So here’s something rare: Two podcasts from me in the same 24-hour period. I would have written, “the same day” but it seems the second one posted just after midnight. Oh, the life of podcasting … is never predictable.

First up : here’s the third and final installment to my read-aloud narrations for ALL IN: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I hope you’ll enjoy it. On Among Women Espresso Shot #16 I’m talking about the very subject that seems to have been the springboard for the book… how so many of us suffer from a curious diagnosis: the mud-splashed bride syndrome. (Have no fear, I also share the cure!)

Next up: In this latest episode of Among Women we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore themes related to the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in 1917 to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal. Second, we explore a mother’s life with the help and assistance of Mary — especially during times of great sufferings and trials. My guest is Judy Landrieu Klein, who shares her story with us, as found in her latest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God.

Be sure to check out the show notes for this episode of Among Women — lots of great resources for #Fatima100, and more!

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Did you hear this news? Among Women is so honored to be added to the podcast line-up at Discerning Hearts. Check out their great podcasts — I dare you to listen and not grow!

For Women Over 40: Future With Hope Catholic Women’s Conference (Falls Church, VA)

For Women Over 40: Future With Hope Catholic Women’s Conference (Falls Church, VA)

The Future with Hope Women’s Conference is an opportunity for Catholic women over 40 to connect with each other and the Lord.

Join us Oct 20-21 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, VA. 

I’ll be speaking, along with Mary Lenaburg.

Full details about speakers, registration, food, and lodging here. 

News! Among Women joins Discerning Hearts – the Catholic podcast network!

News! Among Women joins Discerning Hearts – the Catholic podcast network!

Last week marked the debut of Among Women on the inspirational Catholic online network known as Discerning Hearts.

Discerning Hearts has hundreds of podcasts designed to help listeners grow in the spiritual life, and I’m pleased to have been invited to collaborate with Kris MacGregor, the founder, who will be adding Among Women to the weekly line-up.

Discerning Hearts podcasts are distributed via live streaming and on-demand via their website and apps. They feature podcasts devoted to prayer and discernment, Scripture study, the church fathers, spiritual classics, and more! Check out their line up! I highly recommend the series by Fr. Timothy Gallagher OMV, and the spiritual classics as places to begin! Catholic book clubs and individual readers may also enjoy Inside the Pages with Kris MacGregor.

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About Discerning Hearts, from its website:

Discerning Hearts … is dedicated to evangelization and spiritual formation through new media. Discerning Hearts creates engaging multi-media, specializing in audio productions (known as podcasts and radio broadcasts) faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and it’s rich, authentic spiritual tradition. Its mission responds to the Church’s call to use the media for evangelization, catechesis, and spiritual renewal.

Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the US Bishops from Region 2 in 2010 saying, “Only through interior renewal will we be able to discern and meet the spiritual needs of our age with the ageless truth of the Gospel”…that is our goal.

Thanks to the generosity of its large online community over this past year, Discerning Hearts has grown both the sizes of its audiences and the number of shows it produces. As a ministry, Discerning Hearts makes real contributions to the use of new media in the Catholic Church. Many of our series are produced and formatted so they may be used freely on Catholic radio stations (such as the Spirit Catholic Radio Network, it’s “parent” in ministry), as well as, other new media outlets in their various forms….allowing broadcasting to occur in it’s “broadest” sense.

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Follow Discerning Hearts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo.

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This is non-profit apostolate. If you can donate to Discerning Hearts, you may do so here.

Among Women Espresso Shot #15: The Beloved, a read aloud from Chapter 1 from All In

Among Women Espresso Shot #15: The Beloved, a read aloud from Chapter 1 from All In

Welcome to Episode 15 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Chapter 1, The Beloved, from ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

This is an excerpt from my latest book, All In: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I read part of Chapter 1.

Listen here! 

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Find reviews for the book here or on Amazon.

Buy the book! 

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If you are interested in some of my recent interviews about the book, see the links below: all_in

Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo

Girlfriends podcast with Danielle Bean

A Seeking Heart podcast with Allison Gingras

“This is the Day” on Catholic TV

“Becoming Confident Catholics” – Webinar at Ave Maria Press

“Pathways to Learning” with Sr Marie Pappas, Sirius XM Radio

 

Among Women Espresso Shot #14: My Read-Aloud Introduction to ALL IN

Among Women Espresso Shot #14: My Read-Aloud Introduction to ALL IN

Welcome to Episode 14 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: An Introduction to ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Listen now! This is an excerpt from my latest book, All In: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I read part of the introduction.

Buy the book here!

Listen to the podcast here.

Good Friday: A good day to begin to pray the Divine Mercy novena

Good Friday: A good day to begin to pray the Divine Mercy novena

Let’s pray the Divine Mercy novena.

We can pray a 9-day novena anytime of the year, but I believe that these nine days, beginning today and leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday are very powerful.

All the details to pray the Divine Mercy novena are here.

“Those who sincerely say
‘Jesus, I trust in You’
will find comfort
in all their anxieties and fears.”
– St. John Paul II

Among Women 222: Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good

Among Women 222: Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good

 

 

This episode of Among Women features a conversation about an ancient martyr’s death — that of St. Blandina in 177 AD. But I also discuss the frequent “persecutions” we see online and in the media among Christians whose negativity and criticism toward each other thwarts the good they may do.

My guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of an provocative must-read article from The Pilot (the newspaper from the Archdiocese of Boston) — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. Together we discuss the harmful effects of disparaging each other and one another’s projects with a kind of litmus Catholic test. This kind of negativity is contrary to the Christian mission. This show is a call to check our own witness, and to tend to our own efforts at reaching out to others. Let’s instead support each other in extending the mission of the Gospel.

Listen here!