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074 – Jason Jensen on using modern marketing strategies to promote the gospel

074 – Jason Jensen on using modern marketing strategies to promote the gospel

We often hear how technology and social media are ruining our society. While that is probably true, what if we could use the good from those platforms to improve evangelization and communication within the Church? What can modern marketing tools teach us about effectively promoting the gospel? That’s the focus of today’s episode and joining …

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074 – Jason Jensen on using modern marketing strategies to promote the gospel

We often hear how technology and social media are ruining our society. While that is probably true, what if we could use the good from those platforms to improve evangelization and communication within the Church? What can modern marketing tools teach us about effectively promoting the gospel? That’s the focus of today’s episode and joining me on the show is

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073 – Are you healthy enough to discern a vocation? with Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Joining me on the podcast today is Sr. Josephine Garrett, religious sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth and a practicing counselor in Texas, to talk about emotional health and discernment. Sister Josephine shares her vocation story, we discuss some of the errors we’ve heard in young people’s discernment questioning, define basic principles of what is healthy enough, discuss qualities

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072 – with Dr. Jennifer Morel and Dr. Damon Cudihy answering your questions on sexual intimacy difficulties in marriage.

Here we go! After asking our listeners to submit their questions about difficulties with sexual intimacy in marriage, this is the episode that gives the answers you are looking for in a way that is faithful to Church teaching, honest, and not vulgar. Together with Dr. Jennifer Morel (moral theologian) and Dr. Damon Cudihy (a contraception- free OB/GYN) we covered many

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071 – Jason Angelette on the Death of his Wife and Life as a Widower

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes his friend Jason Angelette to talk about what life has been like as a widower. On August 16, 2020, Elise Angelette lost her earthly battle to cancer after a six-year fight. It’s been eight months since her passing, and this episode gives Jason space to share some reflections on what this new season in his life

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070 – Michael Heinlein on Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood

In the light of civil unrest over racial injustice, there is a great need for models of holiness that can show us a way forward. Yet, what does choosing holiness over racism look like? Who are the six Black Catholics on the road to sainthood and why do their stories matter for the Church Universal? Joining me on the show

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069 – Visio Divina: Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” with Bill Donaghy

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes back Bill Donaghy from the Theology of the Body Institute to do a visio divina with the movie “Soul” from Disney/Pixar, which is learning how to see, pray, and understand the deeper truths of a film. In episode, they begin the discussion with a spoiler-free review before jumping into full deep dive into the movie. Then,

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Past Event: “Hope Leads the Way” Seminar at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, Florida

Talk 1: Hope as a Psychological Trait

Talk 3: The Power of Hope

Talk 2: Hope as a Theological Virtue

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DR. MARIO'S BLOG POSTS:

The Art of Good Decision-Making

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Every day we are faced with a thousand little choices of what to do and where to be. Do I hit the snooze button? Do I check my email before getting out of bed? What type of

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review

“Symbols are nothing without the men and women that give them meaning,” says Sam Wilson in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That thought is very close to being true, but he should have said, “Symbols

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WandaVision Review

WandaVision unapologetically asks a lot of its viewers. A quirky tv show about superheroes set within the look and feel of classic sitcoms? That doesn’t make any sense. Something about it feels disjointed and odd. Which, as you realize by

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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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