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053 – The Importance of Story and Imagination with Jordan Haddad

053 – The Importance of Story and Imagination with Jordan Haddad

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Jordan Haddad, Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA, to talk about the importance of surrounding ourselves with good story, how to cultivate a uniquely Catholic imagination, and how to safeguard ourselves against narratives that move us away from God. They end the show by …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

053 – The Importance of Story and Imagination with Jordan Haddad

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Jordan Haddad, Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA, to talk about the importance of surrounding ourselves with good story, how to cultivate a uniquely Catholic imagination, and how to safeguard ourselves against narratives that move us away from God. They end the show by reflecting on classic and modern

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052 – Overcoming Perfectionism with Dr. Peter Martin

Joining me on the show today is Dr. Peter Martin, licensed psychologist and Internship Director of Integrated Training and Formation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center in Lincoln, NE. In today’s episode, we define perfectionism and discuss why perfectionism is on the rise among young people. We tackle cultural images that unintentionally perpetuate it, what Jesus meant when he

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051 – Dating in Your 30’s with Dr. Roy Salgado

Dating in your 30’s can be tough. Finding someone who matches your values, that you find attractive, and that is still single is a challenge. What should you be looking for? Where should you be looking? How do you find the balance between pursing career goals and dating?  Joining Dr. Mario on the show today is Dr. Roy Salgado, counseling

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050 – The Way Forward for Men with Joe Barnard

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes to the show Joe Barnard, director of Cross Training Ministries in Covington, LA, and the author of the book “The Way Forward.” In today’s episode they talk about the power of men being open about their relationship with God and look at a few male celebrities who have recently gone public about their conversions. They examine

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049 – God’s Plan with Fr Timothy Gallagher

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes back Fr Timothy Gallagher, popular author and sought-after lecturer on the discerning God’s will. In today’s show, they discuss whether or not God has a specific plan for our lives, what freedom do we have to forge our own direction, reframing discernment as a skill that needs to be developed, dealing with perceived failed discernments, and

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048 – Same-Sex Attracted and Faithfully Catholic with Avera Maria Santo

Is it possible to be attracted to the same-sex, faithful to the Church’s teachings on sexual morality, and happy at all the same time? The answer is yes, even if that surprises you. I am joined today by Avera Maria Santo, a speaker who openly shares about her journey as a faithful Catholic who is attracted to other women. In

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Mario Runs a Marathon: All Becomes Clear

I’ve never been one to want to skydive, bungee cord jumping into a ravine, or tightrope over a volcano. But after running a marathon, I have a better appreciation for the appeal of those extreme sports. There is something to

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I am a Catholic Christian husband and father, that’s my primary vocation and passion. I am happily married to my wife of 16 years, Kristin, and together we share the joy of parenting our four sons. At Willwoods, I am blessed to serve as the Associate Director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate. In this position, I work closely with my friend Jason Angelette (Director) as we try to serve married couples and individuals on their journey of faith. I offer retreats and lectures, write for the blog, and host a bi-weekly podcast, Always Hope.

Through our ministry, you can certainly expect some great content specifically targeted for married couples. I am proud of the work we do for couples and hope that these resources bless you. Yet, renewing our culture to be pro-marriage means more than just supporting married couples. The undergirding themes of love and faith transcend all states of life. So, if you are single or dating and happened to come across this page or listened to my podcast, know that you are in the right place, too.

As a marriage counselor, I strongly believe that good theology and good counseling theory can work together. You will see this mash-up throughout my writings, lectures, and podcasts.

I am happy you are here with us and hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

 

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