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Among Women 227: The Life of Prayer and Good Works

Among Women 227: The Life of Prayer and Good Works

This latest episode of Among Women delves into the every day life of a believer… that it must be grounded in both the  interior life — the life of prayer — and the call to do good works. In our saint segment, I explain the faith story of St. Tabitha of Joppa found in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9. Tabitha was a disciple described by her good works — specifically supporting widows. Plus in our conversation segment, I have a lively discussion with author Julie Davis about praying every day and growing in friendship with Jesus. Together we explore themes from her new book, Seeking Jesus in Every Day Life. (Not gonna lie, I loved reading aloud an excerpt with her.)

Listen to podcast here.

Oh, and if you missed the latest AW Espresso Shot, check it out here. I’m talking about how you can bloom where you are planted, offering suggestions of great programs you can bring to your parish, family, or friends. The Espresso Shot is a shorter podcast.

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Among Women Podcast 226: What Divorced Catholics Ought to Know

Among Women Podcast 226: What Divorced Catholics Ought to Know

 

In this episode of Among Women, we continue sharing some of writings of Christian mystic, Marguerite d’Oingt, a Carthusian nun from the 13th century. (See AW 225 for her biography.)

In our conversation today we discuss separation, divorce, annulments, and remarriage with Mary Lou Rosien as she shares her experiences as a divorced and remarried Catholic, and tips for understanding the Church’s teaching from her latest book, The Three Things Divorce Catholics Need to Know.

Download and listen to Among Women 226. 

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.

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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.

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A previous post about Mary’s Touch.

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!

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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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.

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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 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.

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Among Women 221: Bragging on Jesus – with Danielle Bean

Among Women 221: Bragging on Jesus – with Danielle Bean

Join us for this latest episode of Among Women for an  important and fundamental conversation about Jesus who loves us — and what it means to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the bedrock — the reason for our faith as Catholics.

Jesus once asked his apostles: “Who do you say that I am?” It’s a question we all must answer. In this episode we meet two women who are in love with Jesus — St. Matilda of Hackeborn from Germany, and Danielle Bean from New Hampshire.

I’m happy to welcome 41ZSMFtxWhL-1._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_author and speaker and Catholic Digest magazine publisher, Danielle Bean, back to the program. Together we discuss her latest book: You’re Worth It! (Change the way you feel about yourself by learning how Jesus feels about you.) 

Don’t miss this episode of Among Women!

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Image credit: Pat Gohn. 2014.

Among Women 220: St Joseph, the archangels, and Kate Wicker

Among Women 220: St Joseph, the archangels, and Kate Wicker

“Blessed are They”: The Archangels

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In this latest episode of Among Women, we depart from our usual path in discussing the stories of women who’ve been saints before us… and we talk51gQuLXDxSL._AC_US218_ about St Joseph — since today is his feast day — plus we discuss the role of the archangels in our “Blessed Are They” segment.

I’m also delighted to be talking with Kate Wicker in a lively discussion centered on her new book: Getting Past Perfect: How to find joy and grace in the messiness of motherhood. This is pure encouragement for moms!

Listen here, or find episode 220 via iTunes!