Friends, Romans, Iowans

Friends, Romans, Iowans

Weekly around-the-table-style conversations with Catholic leaders, lay and ordained, connecting the Diocese of Des Moines.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 62 min
Alex and Maddie sit with Bishop William Joensen and Adam Storey for a behind-the-scenes conversation on the questions and decisions faced over the last 7 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Katie Patrizio (the smartest person Maddie knows) joins Alex & Maddie for a fascinating discussion of her time in the Holy Land, connecting it to various episodes of the Gospels, as well as connections to the Hebrew Scriptures. Check out Katie's podcast at https://sundaydive.com/.
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Fr. Kyle Digmann of St. Thomas Aquinas in Ames, Iowa, joins Alex and Maddie to discuss his vocation story, the reasons we fast, the challenges and triumphs of college ministry, and the importance of good liturgy.
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Fr. PJ McManus, pastor of Christ the King parish in Des Moines and FRIpod's designated culture critic, joins Alex & Maddie to dive into Zac Efron's Netflix series "Down to Earth", in particular the primary and vital role played by water, not only in our faith, but for humanity as a whole
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Adam Storey, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Des Moines, chats with Alex and Maddie about all things discernment, referencing the wisdom of GK Chesterton and Pope Francis to help us find a deeper trust in the Lord's call to freedom and commitment.
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Bishop Joensen joins Alex & Maddie on the first full episode of Friends, Romans, Iowans. As his first anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines approaches on 9/27, he reflects on receiving the call to become our Bishop, the decision to close public Masses in March, his thoughts on the current state of civil unrest, and our reasons for hope moving forward.
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August 26, 2020 2 min
A quick preview of the show: an introduction to your hosts, the scope of the show, and how YOU can shape future episodes
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