Podcast Episodes

(Newest Episode) Season 2 Episode 15: Birds, Bees, and NFP (PG-13 Rating)

***NOT FOR THE KIDS***

This week we hit the ground running by talking about Natural Family Planning. We talk about the beauties, the struggles, and everything in between. Oh, and wait until the end – there is a great surprise!

Here are some resources for Natural Family Planning
Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love by Dr. Edward Sri
^^ Practical and very digestible, easy to read

The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning Book by Simcha Fisher
^^ hilarious, practical, doesn’t beat around the bush

Link for an NFP Instructor:
www.facebook.com/FeminineGeniusNFP/

Humanae Vitae – by Pope Paul VI
Love and Responsibility – Pope John Paul II
Theology of the Body – Pope John Paul II

Season 2 Episode 14: Casual Chat with Mother Natalia

We have a special guest on this week!! Byzantine nun, Mother Natalia, joins us this week in sharing about her vocation story, Eastern Catholocism, and just the spiritual journey. Emma and Father Kevin also channel their inner Eastern Catholic.

Check out Mother Natalia’s podcast – What God is Not

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Season 2 Episode 13: Easter Joy – The Lord is Risen, Alleluia!

We are BACK! This week we share about the joys of Holy Week and Easter. Father Kevin poses a good question to reflect on as we continue to journey through this Easter Season.
Holy Spirit activate!

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Season 2 Episode 12: The Sacred Paschal Triduum: Holy Saturday

Welcome to the weight of waiting! We have reached Holy Saturday in our discussion. What does it mean to wait in hopeful expectation, and to be with Jesus even in the waiting. You don’t want to miss it!

The Triduum is all about walking with Jesus, and we are here for it!!

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Season 2 Episode 11: The Sacred Paschal Triduum: Good Friday

This week we dive into Good Friday! What makes it good, and what did Mary feel? listen to find out!

The Triduum is all about walking with Jesus, and we are here for it!!

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Season 2 Episode 10: The Sacred Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday

This week we dive into communion, solidarity, and servanthood as Emma, Father Kevin, and Mary Kate talk about the beauty of Holy Thursday.

The Triduum is all about walking with Jesus, and we are here for it!!

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Season 2 Episode 9: Healing through Sacramental Reconciliation

Tis the season of confessions! This week Father Kevin and Mary Kate unpack the sacrament of reconciliation. Lent is the perfect time to clean our souls from all the gunk that builds up through sin. After talking about deadly sins last week, this week we discuss what to do about it!

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Season 2 Episode 8: Overcoming Deadly Sins

This week Father Kevin and Emma discuss the seven deadly sins! WOOO! We all struggle with at least one of them, so why not talk about them during the penitential season of Lent?! Don’t worry, we also give hope in talking about the virtue that can help overcome each of them.

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Season 2 Episode 7: Ash Wednesday with Seminarian Jacob Hugo

This week we talk about Ash Wednesday with one of our seminarian friends, Jacob Hugo!

Know of our prayers for you during this holy season!

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Season 2 Episode 6: Let’s Talk Prayer

This week, the hosts dive into prayer. What does the Church teach on prayer and the different levels of prayer. Just in time for the holy season of Lent!

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Season 2 Episode 5: Marriage as Gift with Father Andy

What brings us together…? Marriage…marriage. 

This week Emma and Mary Kate are joined by Father Andy LaFramboise to talk about the gift of marriage. We need holy vocations of marriage. The nuptial covenant between man and woman also is present in the Most Holy Eucharist. Listen to find out!

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Season 2 Episode 4: Eucharistic Revival

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.'” (CCC 1324).

This week we are joined by a very special guest, Bishop Robert Gruss! We ask him about his journey and love for the Eucharist. Bishop Gruss also shares his hopes for the Diocese with the Eucharistic revival that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are unfolding.

You DON’T want to miss this!

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Season 2 Episode 3: The PPK

Have you heard about the art of the WojoDojo? How about the PPK? It’s pretty awesome if we do say so.
Join us this week as Father Kevin and Emma talk about Baptism and the mission we are called to!

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Season 2 Episode 2: Sacramental Grace in Anointing

This week Father Kevin and Mary Kate dive into the sacrament of anointing of the sick. They discuss what the sacrament is, who can receive it, when you can receive it, etc. Mary Kate shares her personal experience of the healing grace of the sacrament just a few months ago!

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Season 2 Episode 1: You Crown the Year with Your Goodness

WELCOME BACK! We kick off Season 2 sharing how God has been at work in our lives over the Christmas season. We also share about what the goal for season 2 is.

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Season 1 Episode 13: Advent Series Week 4 – Love Poured Out

Happy last week of Advent! Our Lord is near!! This week Father Kevin and Mary Kate are joined by our good friend, Hunter Swogger, as they dive into living out love. Not only in vocation but with our Triune God as well. God is love, and we are called to share that love wherever we go.

Season 1 Episode 12: Advent Series Week 3 – Gaude, Gaude, Emmanuel!

Gaudeeeee, Gaudeeeee, Emmaaaaanuel! Rejoice! Rejoice! Emma is accompanied by Father Andy Booms to continue diving into the season of Advent by talking about Gaudete Sunday. We are celebrating our podcast feast day (!!!), and learning about why the Church gives us Gaudete Sunday. REJOICE, y’all!!

season 1 Episode 11: Advent Series Week 2 – Litany of Peace

Mercy, mercy, mercy, PEACE!! Week two of Advent is upon us and this week Emma and Mary Kate are joined by Madison Velez as they discuss living out peace.

Madison is part of an exciting initiative! “The Hopeful Future Scholarship” which is a fund started by Matthew Bartels (who is now an alumnus of Saginaw Valley State University) and Madison Velez (a current student at SVSU) and run through the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan. The purpose of the scholarship is to financially assist pregnant and/or parenting students at SVSU and Delta College in an effort to promote a culture of life. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this fund to assist young parents navigate the many challenges they face in this world by visiting the following link: ccfmm.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1495. If you have any questions, please direct them to mvvelez@svsu.edu or (989) 293-3295. Pax Christi!

Season 1 Episode 10: Advent Series Week 1 – Universal Hope

HAPPY ADVENT! This week launches our 4-part Advent series and we are SO EXCITED! Father Kevin and Emma are joined by a very special guest, Krista Willertz, as they dive into living out hope in this beautiful season.

Season 1 Episode 9: Did Someone Say NEW YEAR?!

We are in the final days before the new year. Yes, you heard that right…the new LITURGICAL YEAR!! This week we talk about the Liturgy! What is it, why it is important, and how do we live in this great gift.

Season 1 Episode 8: For the Women!

Feminine Genius

Season 1 Episode 7: For the MEN!

Masculine Genius

Season 1 Episode 6: Return of the Saints

Why does the Church encourage relationship with the Saints and their prayers?

Season 1 Episode 5: Meet the Hosts – Part 2

Who is one our new voices behind the mic?

Season 1 Episode 4: A New Hope

 How is joy one of the most vulnerable emotions we have?

Season 1 Episode 3: There Has to be More than This

How do we take this desire for more and orient them towards the One who is the fulfillment of all joy?

Season 1 Episode 2: Meet the Hosts – Part 1

Who is behind the microphone and in the background?

Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to the Journey (click on the image to access the podcast)

What’s behind the logo and the name?

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