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060 – Person of Hope: Fr Jim Schmitmeyer

060 – Person of Hope: Fr Jim Schmitmeyer

I’ve dedicated this show to help you grow in your spiritual and emotional health. And while most of my shows have a specific theme or topic focused on growth areas, I’m trying something different today. For a while, I’ve wanted to not just do shows on themes but about people; I’ve wanted to interview “Persons …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

060 – Person of Hope: Fr Jim Schmitmeyer

I’ve dedicated this show to help you grow in your spiritual and emotional health. And while most of my shows have a specific theme or topic focused on growth areas, I’m trying something different today. For a while, I’ve wanted to not just do shows on themes but about people; I’ve wanted to interview “Persons of Hope”, people who are

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059 – What Happened with Humanae Vitae? with Dr. Theresa Notare

Humanae Vitae was the landmark encyclical by Pope Paul VI reaffirming the Catholic Church’s teachings against contraception. What was going in 1968, why did Paul VI see the need to write this encyclical, and why was there such a pushback against it? Joining me on the show is Dr. Theresa Notare, the assistant director of the Natural Family Planning Program,

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058 – Adult Children of Divorce with Dr. Dan Meola

We know that divorce is a wide spread phenomenon, but what are the lasting effects of divorce on children? More specifically, how does a child’s experience of divorce linger into adulthood? What impact does divorce have on a child’s emotional and spiritual make-up? How can we respond better to children of divorce as a Church? Joining Dr. Mario Sacasa on

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057 – John Paul II, Sex, and Gender with Dr. John Grabowski

Joining Dr. Mario Sacasa on the podcast is Dr. John Grabowski, Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics, School of Theology & Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America to talk about the importance of St. John Paul II’s teachings on the body, sex, and gender. In today’s episode, they dissect the purpose of the body and sexual difference, why we

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056 – Come. Follow Me. With Bishop Bill Wack, CSC

Joining Dr. Mario Sacasa on the show today is Bishop Bill Wack, bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in FL to talk about the joys and challenges of following Jesus. In today’s episode, they discuss the meaning of obedience in discernment, why we call the cross of Jesus “Holy,” and the importance of adequately portraying the gospel message when evangelizing.

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055 – Surviving Infertility with Ann Koshute

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Ann Koshute, co-founder of Springs in the Desert, a ministry dedicated to the emotional and spiritual support of couples suffering infertility. Ann beautifully shares her journey with infertility and the process that led her to start this outreach. In this episode, they discuss best practices when supporting women and men with infertility, ways that couples should

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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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