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Made for Love Ep 57: Racism and the Family, Part Two

Posted Mar. 13, 2020 by DOM No comments yet

The primary place for education on human dignity is the family. Racism has no place in Catholic families. Today’s episode features Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Danielle Brown, Associate Director of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism at the USCCB, and Louis Damani Jones, intern with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

More resources for parishes, children, and adults can be found at www.usccb.org/racism. Additionally, the bishops have collaborated to bring you this children’s book, called “Everyone Belongs” to help teach children, K-5th grade, to value reconciliation and the human dignity of every person.

The USCCB pastoral letter against racism is “Open Wide Our Hearts”

Here is some addition information about CCHD.

  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Thanks to the support of generous Catholics across the country, CCHD supports initiatives that help poor and vulnerable people defend their lives and dignity, make changes that solve local problems and improve their neighborhoods and communities.
  • For nearly 50 years, CCHD has supported low-income led anti-poverty projects across the country. These initiatives include projects that empower new mothers, immigrants, the elderly, families, and individuals to be active participants in their lives and work with their community to transform our society into one which supports the flourishing of all our brothers and sisters.
  • Louis is one of about 30 CCHD Interns serving across the country. These interns are a group of emerging leaders in the church committed to sharing the Good News of the Gospel through solidarity building, Catholic Social Teaching and developing relationships with community leaders.

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Made for Love Ep 56: Racism and the Family

Posted Mar. 6, 2020 by DOM No comments yet

The primary place for education on human dignity is the family. Racism has no place in Catholic families. Today’s episode features Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Danielle Brown, Associate Director of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism at the USCCB, and Louis Damani Jones, intern with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

More resources for parishes, children, and adults can be found at www.usccb.org/racism. Additionally, the bishops have collaborated to bring you this children’s book, called “Everyone Belongs” to help teach children, K-5th grade, to value reconciliation and the human dignity of every person.

The USCCB pastoral letter against racism is “Open Wide Our Hearts”

Here is some addition information about CCHD.

  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Thanks to the support of generous Catholics across the country, CCHD supports initiatives that help poor and vulnerable people defend their lives and dignity, make changes that solve local problems and improve their neighborhoods and communities.
  • For nearly 50 years, CCHD has supported low-income led anti-poverty projects across the country. These initiatives include projects that empower new mothers, immigrants, the elderly, families, and individuals to be active participants in their lives and work with their community to transform our society into one which supports the flourishing of all our brothers and sisters.
  • Louis is one of about 30 CCHD Interns serving across the country. These interns are a group of emerging leaders in the church committed to sharing the Good News of the Gospel through solidarity building, Catholic Social Teaching and developing relationships with community leaders.

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Made for Love Ep 55: Remarriage after Death

Posted Feb. 13, 2020 by DOM 1 comment

When Catholics marry, they promise to be together “as long as we both shall live.” Death brings about the end of a marriage, and the other partner is free to marry again. Today we’ll hear the stories of men and women who have married after losing their first spouse to death. The episode features Randy and Lucy Hines and Andy and Beth Huseman.

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Made for Love Ep 53: Healing After Abortion, Part One

Posted Jan. 8, 2020 by DOM No comments yet

Andie was eighteen years old, pregnant, and scared. She did what many others have done. Andie shares her story, and others supplement it; including her sister Maria, and the Asst. Director for Project Rachel Ministry Development at the USCCB, Mary McClusky.

If you or anyone you know is looking for confidential help after abortion, visit Project Rachel Ministry’s Hope After Abortion and click on “Find Help” for a map that will direct you to the ministry closest to you.

I found Andie for the interview in part through this lovely article by Zoey Maraist at the Arlington Catholic Herald: “Leesburg mother hopes painting helps others find healing after abortion.” The painting and other details will be on the second episode!

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Made for Love Ep 51: Engagement: Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

Posted Dec. 10, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

Engagement is an exciting time for a man and a woman who have decided to marry; but how do they spend those months before the wedding? Planning for their marriage, or planning the party? This episode features Bishop Warfel from the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Bishop Cary from the Diocese of Baker, Sophie Caldecott, and Cadence McManimon (who missed her own wedding!).

Here’s Sophie’s website including the letter that is referenced in the podcast; and here’s Cadence’s website!

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Made for Love Ep 50: Praying as a Family

Posted Nov. 19, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

No one really teaches families how to pray together. They know they should, but they don’t necessarily know how. Today we’ll hear from some past guests about how they go about praying with their spouse and children. Features Bishop Milan Lach, SJ, Lindsay Schlegal, Dan Meola, David and Kate Dawson, Andy and Sara Sefranek, and Steve and Jacinta Splonkowski.

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Made for Love Ep 49: Losing Everything

Posted Nov. 5, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

God does not promise us that we will be successful in our worldly endeavors. In fact, many of the saints look like total failures from the outside. Today’s episode focuses on one story, similar to episode two. This is Frank Fullin, who went through brain surgery while losing his company, savings, and house all at the same time. He and his wife, Jennifer, describe it as “the most spiritually rewarding time of my life.”

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Made for Love MINISODE: #CapforStrat

Posted Nov. 1, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

What do you do when your Marvel-comic-loving father has 5 weeks to live? Make sure he can see Captain America, of course! Here’s Sophie Caldecott sharing how she did just that, getting the attention of Marvel on social media. This is just a five-minute special for All Saints day!

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Five Weeks Left to Live: #CapForStrat

 

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Made for Love Ep 46: Parents, the Primary Educators

Posted Sep. 13, 2019 by DOM 2 comments

What does the Church mean when it insists that parents are the primary educators of their children? Today we’ll talk about some of the different ways that Catholic families engage in education, from homeschooling to co-ops to Catholic schools to public schools. This episode features Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director for the Secretariat of Education at the USCCB, Tom Burnford, President and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, Jay Boren of St. Benedict in MA, Sara and Andy Sefranek, and Lindsay Schlegal, author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God.

Here’s Lindsay Schlegal’s website with more of her writing!

And this is a link to St. Benedict Classical Academy, the school that Jay Boren runs in MA.

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Made for Love Ep 45: Hospitality

Posted Sep. 3, 2019 by DOM 1 comment

Catholic families are called to be missionary disciples, reaching out to others with the love of Jesus. How can spouses cultivate hospitality? This episode features Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei of the Sisters of Life, Soren and Ever Johnson of Trinity House, and Anna Hitchings (an Australian!).

Soren and Ever Johnson are the co-founders of the non-profit Trinity House Community and its Trinity House Café in Leesburg, VA, which will celebrate five years of serving the community this October. This fall, the Johnsons are launching a new phase of the ministry “to renew faith and culture by inspiring families to make their homes into a little taste of heaven.” Learn more about how to host “Heaven in Your Home: A Workshop on How to Build a Flourishing Christian Household” at your parish or school.

Anna Hitchings’ blog is Agony and Hope and the original article that brought her into the spotlight (as discussed on the podcast) is: For want of a lot of good men

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Made for Love Ep. 43: Family Vacations

Posted Aug. 1, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

Catholic families are found all around the world getting some rest from the “workaday” world. Listen to a few stories from families on vacation. This episode features the Hadley family, Shemaiah Gonzalez, and David Spesia, Executive Director for the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the USCCB.

Shemaiah’s piece on Busted Halo, mentioned in the podcast, is this one: “How I Learned to Let Go of My Worries on Vacation“. She also has her own website.

 

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Made for Love Ep 41: The Four Temperaments

Posted Jul. 1, 2019 by DOM 1 comment

Do you know the four temperaments? Which one are you? Today we focus on the temperaments and marriage. Some temperament matches are going to be “easier” than others, but no matter what temperaments you and your spouse have, you can still help each other get to heaven! This episode features Art and Laraine Bennett, the authors of The Temperament God Gave You (and others), Nick and Lucy van Schaijik, and Brady and Sarah Wilson.

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Made for Love Ep 40: Miscarriage

Posted Jun. 10, 2019 by DOM 2 comments

Every child is a gift, and the loss of even the smallest life is mourned by Catholic parents. Today we’re talking about one of the heaviest crosses that is borne in Catholic family life: miscarriage and infant loss. This episode includes Leah Libresco Sargeant, Laura Fanucci, author, with her husband Franco, of Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage, and Msgr. Donald Sakano from the Archdiocese of New York.

Leah is the author of Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer and Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name

Here’s the Shrine to the Unborn at Holy Innocent Parish in NYC, as mentioned in the podcast.

There is also a ministry called Elizabeth Ministry International that seeks to help families in these situations.

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Made for Love Ep 39: Digital Technology and Family Life

Posted May. 31, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

Pope Francis has spoken on numerous occasions, such as the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018, about the impact of technology on family life, and the importance of a family’s “unplugging” in order to be together. Today we’ll talk about how families balance technology, especially social media, and their time together. This episode features Bishop Konderla of the Diocese of Tulsa, Dr. Timothy O’Malley of the University of Notre Dame, Mary Warren of CUA, and Tommy Tighe.

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