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050 – The Way Forward for Men with Joe Barnard

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 …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

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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047 – The Life and Suffering of Mother Teresa with Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC

Much has been stated about Mother Teresa’s dark night and extended period of spiritual suffering. Why would God allow such an experience in her life and how does it appropriately apply to our personal suffering? To tackle those questions, Dr. Mario welcomes Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC, superior of the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville, LA. Fr. Champagne is

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046 – Praying Through a Pandemic with Dr. Tom Neal and Fr. Ephrem Arcement

It is an understatement to say that we are in a moment of crisis. Many of us are struggling with the COVID-19 sickness, have family members who infected, and all of us of having to find a new normal under stay-at-home mandates. So, how can we find hope in the midst of this global pandemic? How are we trust in

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045 – Running with Hope with Patrick Sullivan

Joining me on the show is Patrick Sullivan, founder of the Frassati Running Club in Baltimore, MD. Patrick is a four-time marathoner and theology teacher at Gonzaga High School in Washington, DC. In today’s episode, we discuss the profound connection between physical fitness and the spiritual life, how training for a marathon is an analogy for life, the importance of

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Jesus is King Album Reflection

A year after my conversion, which happened on a retreat during my freshman year of college, I had to come to terms with the media I was consuming and the effects it was having on my thoughts and imagination. Growing

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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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