Casting the Net

Casting the Net

Casting the Net is a candid discussion between two fathers, one a priest and the other a married man with four kids, on what it means to be a father, and always in search of “catching the faith”.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 22 mins

Welcome to our first of two episodes on Lent!  What a great episode this week as we kickoff our series.  A few highlights:

  • We need to be emboldened to the opportunities before us
  • The power and benefits of the liturgical calendar
  • Who is it that God wants us to become?
  • How to curb our temperament in difficult situations
    • It's all about choices!
  • Why we don't have to be so rigid during Lent
  • Slip ups don't make Lent ...
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Welcome to our last episode in the "Finding God in Ordinary Living" series.  It's a great way to end the series, so we hope you enjoy. 

See you next week!

Have any questions or comments about the show?
Email us at: info@applosolutions.com!

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February 7, 2024 26 mins

Welcome to a very unique episode of Casting the Net!  

Today our producer, Brad Augustyniak, owner of the Applo Multimedia Group here in Toledo has a candid interview with Father Dave.  

Ever wondered what he likes most about his role as Catholic priest? What he really does in his (limited) spare time?  Listen here to find out.  

Enjoy!

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January 31, 2024 23 mins

Welcome!  Today's episode is about God coming to us Incarnate.  Father Dave and Rick go into detail on the topic, while also discussing Matthew 25 and how poverty impacts us and what we can do to help.  

It's another great episode so we hope you enjoy.  See you next week.

Have any questions or comments about the show?
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Welcome back to Part II in our series on finding God in daily living.  As usual we have some great highlights:

  • Knowing that God is counting on us to cooperate in encountering Him in the ordinary experience
  • Reminding us that "God's will is always that which is best for me" - Fr. Dave
  • The natural vs supernatural response in encountering God

Enjoy!

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January 17, 2024 21 mins

Welcome to Episode 85!  Today the guys talk about finding God in daily living, which is an important topic.  Below are some highlights...

  • From Rick:  "You won't find God in the ordinary if you're not looking for him.  And you're not going to look for him if you don't think it's possible that he's there."
  • Finding God during very dark times
  • It's not God's fault that evil exists
  • The im...
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Welcome to Casting the Net!  Today's episode is all about finding God in ordinary experience.  A few key highlights...

  • Nothing is beyond God's reach
  • Teenagers and Christianity 
  • Creation is NOW
  • Thomas Aquinas and his justification for the existence of God

Enjoy!

Have any questions or comments about the show?
Email us at: info@applosolutions.com!

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January 3, 2024 11 mins

Welcome to a new season of Casting the Net!  We have a very exciting year in store for you!  Below is a description of what's coming in this first series.  Enjoy!

It’s easy to see God in the major milestones of life.  But if we stop there, we may develop a distorted image of God and his relationship to the world, and end up settling for a counterfeit that is far less than what Christ offers us. So this series we’ll st...

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December 27, 2023 4 mins

Welcome to our last show of 2023!  Today Father Dave and Rick offer a quick Christmas and end of year greeting, thanking YOU for listening to the show.  

See you next year!

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December 20, 2023 18 mins

Welcome to Advent week #4!  Today is a continuation from last week with a lot of wonderful content, but one of our favorites is their discussion on "the importance of asking God to arrive".  

Enjoy!

Have any questions or comments about the show?
Email us at: info@applosolutions.com!

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December 13, 2023 19 mins

Welcome to Episode 80, a continuation on Advent.  Lots of great takeaways from today, including:

  • A nice analogy from Rick on the great Michael Jordan
  • Another memorable quote:  "Only spiritual remedies can solve spiritual heartache"

Enjoy!

Have any questions or comments about the show?
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December 6, 2023 23 mins

Welcome to the second episode in our series on Advent.  Today is a continuation from last week, and one quote from today could sum up the episode:

"The brutal fact is that we need a Savior!"

See you next week.

Have any questions or comments about the show?
Email us at: info@applosolutions.com!

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November 29, 2023 21 mins

Welcome to episode 78!  Today is the first episode in our series on Advent.  As usual there is a lot of great information here, and some of our favorites are below:

  • During Advent the Church seeks to invite us into a time of intentional consideration of what God is doing
  • It's very easy to lose sight of what's important 
  • Christmas is not a nostalgic musing


See you next week!

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November 22, 2023 23 mins

Welcome back to part 2 of this important discussion on keeping our adult children in the faith.  A few key points from today's episode:

  • Understanding what our mission really is
  • How to engage with their well-being at heart
  • The importance of praying to God and leaning to Christ in asking for help in engaging adult children who may have left the faith
  • Don't taking it personally if your adult children leave the faith

Enjo...

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November 15, 2023 22 mins

Welcome back! Today is a slight continuation from the last couple episodes in discussing the importance of engaging "kids" in the faith.  This week focuses on our adult children who decide to leave the faith.  A few key points from this important episode:

  • Understanding the fear of parents whose adult children leave the faith
  • How a parish is a unique community, and can be very personal
  • Details on what we can do if our adu...
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Welcome to Episode 75, a continuation from the last couple weeks about the importance of keeping kids in the faith.  The discussion continues with a few key point on the following:

  • Spiritual parenting
  • Authenticity
  • Trust

Enjoy!

Have any questions or comments about the show?
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November 1, 2023 21 mins

Welcome to another very important episode of Casting the Net.  Today is a continuation from last week on the importance of keeping kids in the faith.  A few key highlights from today's episode...

  • The data is very interesting on why kids stray from the faith
  • Parents are key
  • We need to set boundaries and standards not only for kids, but for us parents as well
  • Kids respond best when they know they are loved and are very in tune t...
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October 25, 2023 25 mins

Welcome to a very important episode for Casting the Net.  It's about keeping kids in the faith and what parents can do to setup our kids for success into adulthood.  A few key highlights:

  • Parents must live the faith throughout the week
  • Kids will learn and pickup on what you do
  • Establish clear boundaries and expectations, but do this with warmth and understanding
  • Don't let kids fall into the traps of social media a peer in...
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Welcome to a very special episode of Casting the Net!  This week Father Dave gives us a detailed recap of his Pilgrimage to Santiago and the tomb of St. James. 

Did you know that as part of this pilgrimage he walked for 7 days?  That's amazing and his recollections of what he learned along the way are even more so. 

If you'd like to learn more about his trip, click the links below.

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October 11, 2023 24 mins

Today we continue the discussion on Holy Orders with the following key takeaways...

  • Explaining the grace of the sacraments
  • A really great Father Dave quote: "I'm at my best when I'm acutely aware of my weakness and I turn to Christ in that moment"
  • Several references by notable authors
  • Lessons on leadership
  • What the title of "Father" means to Father Dave

Enjoy!

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