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Episode 98: Ben Clapper on What’s Next for the Pro-Life Movement in a Post-Roe America?

Episode 98: Ben Clapper on What’s Next for the Pro-Life Movement in a Post-Roe America?

Following the leak of the draft decision from Supreme Court, the question on everyone’s minds is, “Now what?” If the final decision is left intact and Roe v Wade gets overturned, what does that mean for abortion access in the US? How will states respond? How will the federal government respond? What are the next …

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Episode 98: Ben Clapper on What’s Next for the Pro-Life Movement in a Post-Roe America?

Following the leak of the draft decision from Supreme Court, the question on everyone’s minds is, “Now what?” If the final decision is left intact and Roe v Wade gets overturned, what does that mean for abortion access in the US? How will states respond? How will the federal government respond? What are the next steps for the pro-life movement

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Episode 97: Dr. Michael Horne on How Technology Impacts our Psychology

Let’s be honest and state that we are all on our devices and social media a lot these days. Scrolling. Watching. Commenting. Playing. But what impact do these devices have on our mental and spiritual health? How do they help or hurt us? Joining me on the show today to talk about that is Dr. Michael Horne, Licensed Psychologist at

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096 – Dr. Tony Marco on Finding Holiness in the Secular World

Have you ever wondered if doing your taxes and changing diapers can make you a saint? Have you ever looked at the circumstances of your life and said, “God how does this make me a better person”? If so, how do we find holiness in the mundane tasks of ordinary life?  Joining me on the show to have a rich

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095 – Dr. Brant Pitre on The Introduction to the Spiritual Life

How do you know if you are growing in the spiritual life? How do you know if your prayers are doing anything? What are the markers of spiritual growth? Joining me on the show today is Dr. Brant Pitre, Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute, Graduate School of Theology, to talk about his new book “The Introduction to

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094 – Dr. Matthew Breuninger and Larry Freeney on Defining a Catholic Psychotherapy

What is a Catholic Psychotherapy? How does it influence practice and research? Joining me on the show today to answer those questions are Dr. Matthew Breuninger, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Teaching Excellence at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Mr. Larry Freeney, Lead Parish Counselor and Associate Director of Education and Assessments at Rejoice Counseling Apostolate in Houston,

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093 – Br. Sam Gunn on Breaking Bad Habits

Just in time for Lent, let’s talk about how to break those bad habits in life! Joining me on the show is Br Sam Gunn, BH, who was my campus minister when I was in college, to talk about his new book “Clean Break.” We start the show by talking about how we came to know Jesus, the mission of

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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:

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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