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

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 …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

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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068 – How to Talk about Racism with Dr. Angel Parham

Is there a way to talk about race and social inequality that is not ideologically driven? Yes, there is! It involves putting people, community, and dialogue at the center of the conversation before jumping into politics and policy. Joining Dr. Mario Sacasa on the show today is Dr. Angel Parham, Reverend Joseph H. Fichter, S.J. Distinguished Professor of Social Science

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067 – Dating Do’s and Don’ts with Regina Boyd

You asked and we answered! After soliciting questions from listeners and followers on social media, Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Regina Boyd (a licensed marriage and family therapist from Orlando, FL) to provide answers rooted in their counseling expertise, faith, and personal experiences. If you have questions about how to date well, this is your episode! They tackle questions about the

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066 – Let’s Innovate Together with Dr. Matt Smith

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Matt Smith, Director of Strategic Alliances at OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation, to talk about the importance of encouraging innovation in the Church today and how Catholics can embrace their inner creative. They also discuss the history of Our Sunday Visitor, the recent rebranding, and their new initiatives: the OSV Innovation Challenge and OSV Talks.

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065 – Shame Shame Go Away with Dr. Peter Malinoski

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Peter Malinoski from Souls and Hearts to discuss the ins and outs of shame. In this episode, they offer the five elements of shame, seeing when shame is is helpful, and when it becomes problematic. They discuss ways to be aware of how shame manifests in your life and how to overcome it. Through the

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064 – Reflections on Anxiety with Dr. Tom Neal

Dr. Mario is back! After fighting off of Covid for the past 2 months, it’s time for new episodes of the podcast! Today, he and Dr. Tom Neal engage in a relaxed and vulnerable discussion about anxiety. This episode is filled with depth and humor as they share personal stories about anxiety, its implication to relationships, how it impacts faith,

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Speaking Events

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

  • Check back soon for upcoming events!

DR. MARIO'S BLOG POSTS:

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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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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