An Engaging Faith: 2/22-2/26

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Breaking into your ordinary
with the extraordinary …

We start off our week with Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter with Laura Alary , then Jonathan Montaldo joins us to discuss Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton, Lent & Holy Week  published by Ave Maria Press, Susan Vogt with Blessed By Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly.

…an Encore of Monsignor John Enzler with the classic Lenten devotional Way of the Cross.


Laura AlaryMonday:
 Laura Alary
 is a writer, storyteller, and religious educator. She has a B.A. from Dalhousie, an M.Div. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from University of St. Michael’s College. Laura has three creative and curious children. She leads workshops, teaches university courses, and works with children at a local congregation. Laura lives in Toronto, Canada.She joinsus today to discuss Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter.

 

Tuesday: Jonathan Montaldo has served as the associate director of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living, the director of the Thomas Merton Center, and as president of the International Thomas Merton Society. He edited or coedited many volumes of Merton’s writing, including The Intimate Merton, Dialogues with Silence, and A Year with Thomas Merton. He presents retreats Lent and Holy Weekinternationally based on Merton’s witness to contemplative living. Montaldo will join us to discuss one of the ten-volume series for small group dialogue, Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton, Lent & Holy Week  published by Ave Maria Press.

Wednesday: Susan Vogt is a speaker, author of five books, and former editor of the Journal of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers. For over 30 years, Susan has worked in familyBlessed By Less  ministry for the Catholic Church. Susan and her husband have worked with ecumenical and social justice organizations including Parenting for Peace and Justice. Susan is married, has four children, and lives in Covington, Kentucky. She joins us to discuss Blessed By Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly.

 

Thursday: Fr. John Julian OJN, has practiced contemplative prayer daily since 1985 as a semi-enclosed monk. He is an Episcopal priest and the author of thirteen books. He has been an actor, a professor, a Letters to Jacob: Mostly about Contemplative Prayerparish priest, a TV commentator, a camp director, a bookseller, the dean of an experimental seminary, the director of social worker training, and has read and studied the work of Julian of Norwich daily for over a quarter century. We will be discussing his book Letters to Jacob: Mostly About Contemplative Prayer.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic! 

Margaret Felice has been praised for her dynamic stage presence, artistic versatility, and “drop-dead gorgeous voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Her repertoire ranges from classical opera to modern musical theater, from early music to the Great American Songbook, but all of her performances have one thing in common: a commitment to entertaining her audience with musical integrity and creative presentation. MargaretFelice.com

 

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An Engaging Faith: 12/21-12/25

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Final week of Advent there’s still time to get prepared! 

Sarah Reinhard with Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary , Brooke Taylor of Good Things RadioJoseph Johns with 2535 Apparel  

and  Encores of Terry Hershey with Sanctuary  and Greg Wolfe with God With Us .

Monday: Sarah Reinhard is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance writer. She contributes regularly to the National Catholic RegisterCatholicMom.comIntegrated Catholic Life, Catholic Exchange, andSpiritualDirection.com.

Reinhard is the author of a number of books and writes a monthly column in the Diocese of Columbus’s The Catholic Times. She earned a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University and has worked for many years for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children.

bioTuesday: For nearly a decade, Brooke Taylor  was the co-host of the “Family Friendly Morning Show” on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland, Ohio. Brooke is the founder of “The Mom Squad,” a ministry of women from all walks of life, blogging, hosting retreats and workshops, building a sisterhood of believers for Christ. She is also involved in the ministry Food for the Poor and has traveled to Guatemala and Haiti to raise awareness and funds for the poorest of the poor. in 2014, Brooke led a pilgrimage to Italy for the canonization of St. Pope John Paul II and St. John XXII.Brooke and her Army Veteran husband Jim have five children: four sons and a daughter they adopted from Poland. Brooke frequently speaks to groups on the topics of motherhood and family life, the gift of the Catholic faith, adoption, special needs, and her own re-conversion story. Brooke also maintains a blog shares stories of her day-to-day adventures at The Sacred Sink and podcast at Good Things Radio.

http://2535apparel.com/pages/about-us: Wednesday: Joseph Johns of 2535 Apparel a small group of multi-lingual caregivers, full-time volunteers & creative artists. Funded by volunteers with various foundations, abbeys, parishes, they seek to aid groups around the globe. Traveling to remote and impoverished areas where there is often armed conflict, they teach in orphanages, help prisoners with social reinsertion and personal development, keep company with abandoned elderly and support the poor in a number of ways.Their mission statement is simple, Matthew 25:35.Jesus says. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’…  The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’” 

All the proceeds (100%) from sales of 2535 Apparel go to the purchasing and bringing of food, clothing, blankets, socks, shoes, shirts, winter hats, toys, soap, tools, and other necessities to those in need. 

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Thursday: Terry Hersheyauthor, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, self admitted golf addict, and gardener. Terry lives on Vashon Island, near Seattle, WA.  His work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, PBS, and NPR and he is the author of The Power of Pause (Loyola Press) which encourages us to slow down,Soul Gardening and his latest book Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life .  He “divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing”and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more”.

 : Friday: Greg Wolfe , is editor of Image, one of America’s leading quarterly journals. He serves as Writer in Residence and Director of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University. His literary imprint, Slant Books, is published by Wipf & Stock. Wolfe’s books include Beauty Will Save the WorldIntruding upon the Timeless, and The Operation of Grace. He has served as a judge for the National Book Awards. He is here with us today to discuss God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, a book he is co-editor of along with Greg Pennoyer

An Engaging Faith:12/14-12/18

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 Gifts of the Visitation by Denise Bossert (Ave Maria Press), & Time to Get Ready by Fr. Mark Villano (Paraclete Press)

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3rd Week of Advent Anticipation!

Denise Bossert joins us to discuss Gifts of the Visitation,  An Encore with Ginny Moyer and Random Moments of GraceFr. Mark Villano with Time to Get Ready

And  repeat co-hosts Tony Agnesi  and  Margaret Felice

 

Monday: Denise Bossert , The daughter and former wife of Protestant ministers, Bossert converted to the Catholic Church in 2005 after being inspired by the books of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.  Denise writes a syndicated column called Catholic by Grace for diocesan newspapers across the United States. She has also written for Gifts of the VisitationCanticle Magazine (now called Women of Grace), Women for Faith and Family, and Catholic Exchange.Bossert is a member of the Legion of Mary, Catholic Writers Guild, and ACTS Retreat Community. She gives talks at parishes and to women’s groups on conversion, women of salvation history, and spiritual mentoring. 

Tuesday: Ginny Kubitz Moyer, an award-winning writer with a focus on motherhood and spirituality. Her book Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood celebrates the spiritual adventure of parenting, showing how grace can be found even amid the laundry and the Legos. Her first book “Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God” (winner of a 2009 Catholic Press Award) shares modern women’s thoughts on the world’s most famous mother. Ginny lives with her husband and two small boys in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she trips over toys, teaches high school English, and does her best to approach it all with mindfulness and humor.

 

Wednesday: Tony Agnesi who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Thursday: Fr. Mark Villano, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, studied theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received his Master of Divinity degree. He has ministered at parishes and campus ministry centers across the country, including at the University of Texas, UCLA, Ohio State University, and Yale. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and served as Director of Creative Development at Paulist Productions. Currently, he is Director of Mission and Ministry at Marymount California University, south of Los Angeles. Besides teaching in both the Religion/ Philosophy and Arts/Media departments, he pursues his interest in the connections between faith and popular culture.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic!

An Engaging Faith: 12/7-12/11

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Enter To Win a Copy of
Momnipotent by Danielle Bean (Ascension Press), Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Hints of the Holy by Sr. Bridget Haase

 

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So many books to get you spiritually ready this 2nd Week of Advent!

Timothy Clayton of Exploring Advent with Luke, Danielle Bean with MomnipotentTom McGrath with Raising Faith Filled Kids, Sr. Bridget Haase, with Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Hints of the Holy and  Chris Stepien with Three Days:The Search For the Boy Messiah


Monday:
 Rev. Timothy Clayton
is the rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church on the Boston North Shore. He grew up in the Charlotte area and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent time teaching English in Budapest, Hungary, and later graduated with high honors from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Clayton has founded a Christian community in Portland, Maine, and a church in Charlotte,
North Carolina, and has led missions and spiritual pilgrimages to more than a dozen countries on five continents. So far his favorite places on earth are Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral in England, and the Masai Mara in Kenya. Clayton resides near his church with his wife and three children.

Tuesday: Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is publisher and editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest. She also hosts a Catholic women’s talk show, The Gist, in production of its third season, on CatholicTV. Danielle is author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom (Pauline 2005), Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (Pauline 2007), (with Elizabeth Foss) Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray. and Act, and most recently Momnipotent, a book and a parish study that help women find peace, balance, and joy in their roles as mothers. a mother of eight, is Editorial Director of Faith & Family (FaithandFamilyLive.com).  Read her personal blog at DanielleBean.com or follow her on Twitter (twitter.com/DanielleBean). She joins us to discuss her latest book Momnipotent.

Wednesday: Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series. Currently Tom is the Vice President for Product Development at Loyola Press. He previously served as the executive editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. McGrath is an avid writer and speaker on family-life issues and spirituality. Tom and his wife, Kathleen, live in Chicago and are the parents of two grown daughters, who are still always welcome at meal time.

Thursday: Sister Bridget Haase, O.S.U. , is a member of the Ursuline Sisters, and holds an M.A. in religious studies. She has ministered in Appalachia, Mexico and Africa. She presently serves as coordinator of the spirituality program at The Boston Home, a long-term care facility for people with multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases. She gives parish missions, days of reflection, and inspirational talks throughout the United States. She has written two other books and published many articles. She sits on the Board of My Sister’s Keeper, a faith-based justice/peace organization to work for the education of women and girls in southern Sudan, and is a frequent guest on Boston, Chicago/Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh radio stations. Visit her website at www.wisdomwonder.com.

Friday: Chris Stepien  began his professional journalistic career as a television producer-director and writer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). After working eight years at WXYZ-TV, Detroit, and winning six EMMY awards, Stepien left broadcasting and co-founded Adventure, Inc., a Detroit-based video/film production company. Currently, Stepien is the writer-creative director and owner of Stepien Creative Services, Inc.  He and his wife, Ellen, are active members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and he is a spiritual advisor to a group of Vincentians in Dearborn Michigan. Stepien and Ellen have two adult sons. He is joining us to discuss his latest work of fiction, Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah

An Engaging Faith: 11/30-12/4

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Enter To Win a Copy of
Spiritually Able by David and Mercedes Rizzo (Loyola Press), River of Grace by Susan Bailey (Ave Maria Press) or God With Us by Greg Wolfe (Paraclete Press),
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David and Mercedes Rizzo of Spiritually Able , Susan Bailey with River of GraceGreg Wolfe with God With Us 

and  Margaret Felice rounds off our week with a Catholic round table of discussion with Felice Fridays!

Monday:David and Mercedes Rizzo, David is a physical therapist who works with children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. He is the author and presenter of a professional rehabilitation seminar entitled “Autism: Where neuroscience meets clinical practice.” David and his wife Mercedes have four children, one of whom, Danielle, has autism and is non-verbal. Dave and Mercedes developed picture-based materials and activities to explain the sacraments to Danielle to help prepare her for Holy Communion. This was featured on the Diocese of Trenton television program The Catholic Corner and in the Our Sunday Visitor magazine. They are here today to share their journey and to speak to their latest book Spiritually Able.

Tuesday:Susan Bailey, is a blogger, musician, and speaker who frequently contributes to CatholicMom.com and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. Her work has also appeared on Catholic.net, and Catholic Online. Bailey blogs at Be as One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion. She also writes a monthly column for The Catholic Free Press called Be as One.  A professional musician and graphic artist, Bailey released three CDs, performed on EWTN and CatholicTV and at World Youth Day in 2002. She joins us to discuss her book River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times.

Wednesday:Jacqueline O’Toole  owner of Sea el Cambio and ONE enterprises created to work in close collaboration with artisans in Nicaragua to transform lives and provide handcrafted fair trade products. Translated from Gandhi’s quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” Sea el Cambio encourages customers to “be the change.” All products are ethically sourced through long-lasting partnerships with Nicaraguan artisans. Sea el Cambio works with these artisans to design handmade jewelry, pottery, bags, and paper goods. By increasing market access, our artisans have a reliable and steady source of income to support their families. Sea el Cambio donates a portion of its profits to FNE International who is working within the artisans communities to improve their living conditions.

Thursday: Greg Wolfeis editor of Image, one of America’s leading quarterly journals. He serves as Writer in Residence and Director of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University. His literary imprint, Slant Books, is published by Wipf & Stock. Wolfe’s books include Beauty Will Save the WorldIntruding upon the Timeless, and The Operation of Grace. He has served as a judge for the National Book Awards. He is here with us today to discuss God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, a book he is co-editor of along with Greg Pennoyer

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholi

An Engaging Faith: 10/26-10/30

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Enter To Win a Copy of Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood by Ginny Kubit Moyer(Loyola Press), or True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life by Lisa Mladinich. (Franciscan Media)
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Need Grace? Why.. Yes!

(Encore) Teresa Tomeo of Intimate Graces , Ginny Kubitz Moyer with Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood, Dr. Mark J. Zia with The Enduring and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen, Lisa Mladinich with True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.

And Margaret Felice for Felice Fridays, our Catholic round table discussion.

Monday:Teresa Tomeo: Bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. In 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and is also carried on Sirius Satellite Radio. She and her husband, Dominick Pastore, are the authors of the soon-to-be released Intimate Graces, by Ave Maria, Press, which encourages couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

Tuesday:Ginny Kubitz Moyeran award-winning writer with a focus on motherhood and spirituality. Her book Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood celebrates the spiritual adventure of parenting, showing how grace can be found even amid the laundry and the Legos. Her first book “Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God” (winner of a 2009 Catholic Press Award) shares modern women’s thoughts on the world’s most famous mother. Ginny lives with her husband and two small boys in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she trips over toys, teaches high school English, and does her best to approach it all with mindfulness and humor.

Wednesday: Dr. Mark J. Zia Author, Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College, shares his wisdom on the teachings of Archbishop Fulton Sheen in his latest book, The Enduring and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen. Zia has a doctorate in dogmatic theology
from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and an undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Married and the father of seven children, he still finds time to travel around the country instructing candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate.

Thursday: Lisa Mladinich, Author and speaker, Lisa Mladinich, creates dynamic presentations for catechists and inspiring talks on women’s issues and Marian spirituality. Lisa was raised in a military family and eventually landed in New York City, where she was as an actress for many years. She is a wife and homeschooling mom and teaches writing classes online for Homeschool Connections. She is the founder of Catholic Writers of Long Island,www.BeAnAmazingCatechist.com andwww.AmazingCatechists.com, Lisa is joining us today to share her latest book, True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic!

An Engaging Faith: 10/19-10/23

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Enter To Win a Copy of When Francis Saved the Church by Jon Sweeney(Ave Maria Press) , Advent with Pope Francis by Sr. Marianne Trouvé (Pauline Books & Media), or Sanctuary by Terry Hershey (Loyola Press).
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Carving out time for sacred space, conversation and silence amidst our daily lives-

William Barry, SJ joins us with A Friendship Like No Other, also Jon Sweeney of When Francis Saved the Church, Sr. Marianne Trouvé’s Advent with Francis, and Terry Hershey with Sanctuary 

And Tony Agnesi with Finding God’s Grace in the Everyday

Monday: William Barry, SJ., is a veteran spiritual director and author who is currently serving as tertian director for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus at the Campion Center in Weston, MA. A native of Worcester, MA, Fr. Barry entered the Society in 1950 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1962. After earning a  Ph.D. in clinical psychology, he taught at the University of Michigan, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Boston College.  Fr. Barry served the New England Province in a variety of leadership roles including provincial.  Fr. Barry is the author and co-author 15 books. He currently resides at Campion Center where he continues to write and direct retreats. His many works include Letting God Come Close, A Friendship Like No Other, Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand, Seek My Face, and God’s Passionate Desire (Loyola Press), and God and You.

Tuesday: Jon M. Sweeneyauthor and editorial director at Franciscan Media, whose 11 books have sold more than 150,000 copies. The Pope Who Quit, sold more than 35,000 copies in the trade edition, was a selection of History Book Club, received a starred review in Booklist, and was excerpted by Reader’s Digest for its iPad subscribers. His books have become History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Crossings Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club selections. Sweeney has been interviewed on CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, CBS-TV Chicago, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and on the popular nightly program Chicago Tonight. He is married, the father of three, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today we will be talking about his book, by Ave Maria Press, entitled When Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages.

Wednesday: Since 1976, Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP, has been a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious. She has an M.A. in theology from the University of Dayton. Since 1994 she has served on the editorial staff of Pauline Books & Media publishing house in Boston, Massachusetts. Author/editor of Mary: Help For Hard Times, St. Clare of Assisi, Angels, The Rosary with Pope Francis and Advent with Pope Francis. In addition to her numerous books Sr. Marianne blogs over at Thomas For Today.

Thursday: Terry Hershey, author, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, self admitted golf addict, and gardener. Terry lives on Vashon Island, near Seattle, WA.  His work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, PBS, and NPR and he is the author of The Power of Pause (Loyola Press) which encourages us to slow down, Soul Gardening and his latest book Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life .  He “divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing”and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more”.

Friday: Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.

An Engaging Faith: 10/12-10/16

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Enter To Win a Copy of Adoption: Room for One More? by Jaymie Stuart  Wolfe(Pauline Media) or Just Married:The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage by Greg and Lisa Popcak (Ave Maria Press)
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Catholic Marriage and Family Essentials-

(Encore) Sue and Tim Muldoon of Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home , Jaymie Stuart Wolfe with Adoption: Room for One More?, Greg & Lisa Popcak joins us to discuss the World Meeting of Families and their book Just Married..

With Catholic educator Barb Gilman on Tuesday and  MargaretFelice for Felice Fridays to talk about the latest Catholic news, events, tweets and posts.

Monday:Sue and Tim Muldoon: Join us to discuss their latest book Six Sacred Rules for Families  and their experience at the World Meeting of Families, where Sue spoke on healing damaged relationships.

 

 

Tuesday: Barb Begley Gilman  a 2014 NCEA Distinguished Catholic school teacher, co-organizer of #CatholicEdChat Saturday 8am CT ,Co-founder of EdCampArchOmaha joins us to discuss dynamic Catholic education in action. Utilizing all social media tools available in and outside the classroom, Barb seeks to reach her students where they are while providing the opportunity to grow even further. You can find many of these ideas through her blog at  Barb In Nebraska.com.


Wednesday: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
A Catholic convert, wife, and mother of eight, strives to both answer and echo God’s universal call to holiness.A graduate of Harvard University, Jaymie also holds a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from St. John’s Seminary in Boston. and works as a full-time Editor of books for children and teens at Pauline Books & Media.Under Loaves and Fishes Ministry, she serves the mission of Christ as an author, columnist, speaker, and musician. Jaymie is also a co-founder of Live Jesus, a group embracing the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales and focused on the Works of Mercy in daily life. She joins us today to share her latest book Adoption: Room For One More?

Thursday:Gregory and Lisa PopcakGreg is executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen popular books integrating Catholic theology and counseling psychology .Popcak is a regular contributor to Catholic Digest, Family Foundations, and others. Lisa Popcak is the vice president of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, a family life coach, lactation consultant, and professional educator. Lisa is a sought-after speaker on marriage, parenting, and women’s spirituality, she has addressed audiences across North America as well as in Australia and Hong Kong. Their books include For Better . . . Forever!, Holy Sex!, and Parenting with Grace. Together they have also hosted two television series for EWTN: For Better . . . FOREVER and God Help Me!

Felice Fridays!: Margaret FeliceBoston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic.

An Engaging Faith: 9/21-9/25

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Enter To Win a Copy of Love Will Steer Me True  by
Jane and Ellen Knuth (Courtesy Of Loyola Press) , and Conversations with a Guardian Angel by Bob Wicks (Franciscan Media) 
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This week invites us to delve into our own spiritual journeys-

With Jane and Ellen Knuth of Love will Steer Me True,  Robert J. Wicks of Conversations with a Guardian Angel, an Encore of Colette Lafia’s Seeking Surrender, an engaging discussion of theologian Karl Rahner with Paula Kowalkowski

And good friend Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life.


Monday
: Jane and Ellen Knuth,
will be joining us to discuss Love will Steer Me True. Jane has been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the last 15 years. She is also an eighth-grade math teacher. Jane and her husband, Dean, live in Portage, Michigan. Ellen recently returned to the USA after 5 years in Japan. Having already been an English teacher, a singer in a rock band, a dairy princess, a MC, and a newspaper columnist, Ellen now works as a university relations manager for a study and intern abroad company. Settled (for now) in Clinton Twp, MI, she travels extensively, writes occasionally, and sings constantly.

 

Tuesday: Robert J. Wicks has published more than 50 books for professionals and the general public, including Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm and the novel Conversations with a Guardian Angel which we will be discussing on the show. Bob has his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is on the faculty of Loyola University, Maryland. He has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics, and Values and in 2006 was recipient of the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University.

 

Wednesday: Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.

 Thursday: Loyola classmate, Paula Kowalkowski joins us again to help answer the questions , Who was Karl Rahner (1904-1984)and what does his life’s work mean for us today? Considered one of the most important theologians of the 20th century, Karl Rahner was greatly influential in the workings of the Vatican II Council. Appointed by Pope John XXIII as an advisor to the Council he worked with then Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Koenig on topics of scripture, tradition, and a number of pastoral concerns facing the church in the modern world.

Friday: Colette Lafia, is a San Francisco–based blogger, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and part-time school librarian. She is an adjunct faculty member at Mercy Center Burlingame, where she also earned two certificates in spiritual direction. Lafia has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English from San Francisco State University and a master of library information science from San Jose State University. She is the author of Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others and Seeking Surrender.

An Engaging Faith-9/14-9/18

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce by
Lisa Duffy (Courtesy Of Ave Maria Publishing), Good News about Sex and Marriage by Christopher West (Ascension Press)or An Ignatian Adventure by Fr Kevin O’Brian  (Loyola Press)
Drawing runs 8/29-9/6 Click to enter..

We are in the home stretch before the World Meeting of Families in Philly ! 

With Lisa Duffy of Catholic Match Institute,  Christopher West of Good News about Sex and Marriage, and Fr Kevin O’Brian with An Ignatian Adventure

And repeat guests Lisa Henley Jones and Shelly Henley Kelly at Sound Mind and Spirit and  Margaret Felice for Felice Fridays, our Catholic round table discussion.

Monday: Lisa Duffy is a Catholic author, speaker and blogger for the CatholicMatch Institute. A  Southern California native, she overcame a painful divorce and annulment, remarried in the Church, and turned to helping other divorced Catholics find hope and healing. She has more than twenty years of experience ministering to those who have been wounded by divorce. She also directed and produced the powerful Voices of Hope DVD. Duffy has contributed to several books appeared on Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, EWTN TV and radio, Salt and Light TV, and various podcasts. Her latest book The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce is available through Ave Maria Press.

Tuesday: Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” accessible to a wide audience. As Founder of the Cor Project, he leads a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through a dynamic and fresh proclamation of the Gospel. The graduate courses he teaches at the Theology of the Body Institute attract students from around the world. His extensive lecturing, numerous books, articles, video programs, and media appearances – millions have seen him on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, EWTN, TBN, Sirius XM and CBN – have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the Theology of the Body across denominational lines.

 Wednesday: Lisa Henley Jones and Shelly Henley Kelly, sisters and co-bloggers at Sound Mind and Spirit. Lisa is a mom of three, catechist, Catholic speaker and contributor at Loyola Press. Shelly is a full-time working mom of three herself involved in IT and telecommunications. Both have been contributors over at CatholicMom.com.

Thursday: Kevin O’Brien, SJ, is a former lawyer who became a Jesuit nearly 15 years ago. He regularly conducts spiritual retreats for the young and old alike. An experienced high school and college teacher, he currently serves as the Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University. As a Jesuit he has worked and lived in India, Mexico, and Bolivia, and served as a chaplain in an immigration detention center on the Arizona-Mexico border. He joins us sharing his work An Ignatian Adventure. For an online version of the retreat..

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic