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Made for Love Ep. 64: Priorities in Love

Posted May. 6, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

The second part of our interview with Mike and Alicia Hernon of the Messy Family Project continues our conversation about balancing priorities in a marriage. Totally by coincidence, our discussion ofMen, Women, and the Mystery of Love later in the episode happens to intersect.

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Related episodes:

23- Divorce

26- Big Catholic Families

C.S. Lewis: “When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving toward the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.”

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Made for Love Ep. 62: Overcoming Resentment in Marriage

Posted Apr. 9, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are back for part 2 of our interview on overcoming resentment, this time in marriage. Later, Kara returns to talk about chapters 3-4 of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love.

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Check out Greg and Lisa’s radio show More2Life, along with their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year runs from 3/19/21 until the 10th World Meeting of Families on 6/26/22.

Related episodes:

Episode 6: Reality of Marriage vs. the Ideal

Episode 50: Praying as a Family

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Made for Love Ep. 61: Dating, Breakups, and Pixar’s Soul

Posted Mar. 23, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are here to offer ways to help with resentment in dating and breakups. Kara joins us to cover Pixar’s most recent film Soul, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, because how could we not? Jazz and metaphysics never went so well together.

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Soul (2020) directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers

“What is Immateriality?” by Prof. Therese Scarpelli Cory

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Disney+ and Family Traditions

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Made for Love Ep. 60: Accompaniment and Same-Sex Attraction

Posted Mar. 5, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Fr. Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of Courage International, about accompaniment and same-sex attraction. Then Kara joins us to start our journey through Dr. Edward Sri’s Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love, with detours through Sex and the City and the Supreme Court. You know, like you’d expect.

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Faces of Courage

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Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love by Dr. Edward Sri

“Dating columnist reveals how ‘Sex and the City’ ruined her life”

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Made for Love Ep. 59: Sacraments and the Body

Posted Feb. 2, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Made for Love returns to talk about the impact of the sacraments on life as an embodied person, plus Andrew and Kara chat about the Studio Ghibli classic movie My Neighbor Totoro.

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Thanks to Sara Perla for everything she did to get this show off the ground and pilot it for the first two years. Without her efforts, we would not be able to continue on. She has moved on to work at the Catholic Project on their podcast “Crisis”.

G.E.M. Anscombe bio

Fr. Conrad Murphy on “Catholic Bytes”

My Neighbor Totoro

National Marriage Week at For Your Marriage

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Made for Love Ep 58: Love in the Time of COVID

Posted Apr. 17, 2020 by DOM 1 comment

In this pandemic, it is more important than ever to love one another! Today’s episode features Amy Stout (and family), Sarah Engel, Fr. Dan Leary of the Archdiocese of Washington, and Jason Kidd, Marriage and Family Life Director in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. This is also the last episode of Made for Love for now, as Sara Perla is leaving for another adventure! Thanks for listening!

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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 1 comment

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