The Catholic Mama

The Catholic Mama

Learn how to deepen and defend your faith, find comfort as we share the vocation of parenthood and marriage and learn how to raise your children confidently Catholic.

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April 4, 2021 31 min
Christine shares five (plus two bonus!) facts about Saint Pio of Pietrelcina aka Padre Pio in this episode, from his unfaltering obedience to the sometimes harsh decisions of the Church to his pleasant fragrance. She also includes some ideas on how to celebrate his feast day on September 23rd.
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Christine is joined by Catholic author Jeannie Ewing on how to handle grief, especially during these confusing and anxious times, from a Catholic perspective. You can find the show notes for this episode at: https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-144-when-youre-grieving-life-as-it-once-was-with-jeannie-ewing/
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In this episode, Christine shares an interview she did with Gary Michuta on his show, Hands On Apologetics, on Virgin Most Powerful Radio on non-intimidating ways to share the Catholic faith online.
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Is the devil real? Do demons actually work to thwart our holy attempts? What can we do to protect our children from demonic influence? In this episode of The Catholic Mama podcast, Christine speaks with Kathleen Beckman, a Catholic wife, mother, and grandmother who has an impressive resume of evangelization and work within the Catholic Church, including training and working with exorcists for the past decade and a half, about her l...
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Christine and husband Pat decide to have an informal Catechism study! They begin by explaining what the Catholic Catechism is, why people should study it, and then dive into Part One, Chapter One, Man’s Capacity for God. Topics discussed are ways of knowing God, man’s inherent religiosity, deism vs theism, the causes of unbelief, and more!
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Christine chats with Armenian Catholic Simone Rizkallah of the Endow Group on how to develop a rigorous - but non-intimidating - Catholic intellectual mindset to help you grow in faith. You can find the show notes for this episode at: https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-139-developing-your-catholic-intellectual-side-with-simone-rizkallah/
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To be boldly Catholic in our cancel culture means we risk losing our reputations, our jobs, and more. How can we be unapologetically Catholic in these uncertain times? In this episode, Christine and Pat discuss strategies on which battles to pick, how to stay strong, and ideas on how to fight against the loud anti-religious minority. (February 21, 2021)
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While many Catholics know of Marian consecration and may have done it themselves, it can be difficult to present this time of prayer to children so they can participate in a consecration as well. Christine is joined by author Carrie Gress to discuss this and her book Marian Consecration for Children in this episode.

Show Notes can be found here: https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-135-marian-consecration-for-children-with...
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What do Catholics believe and how does that affect the way we live as Catholics? In this episode, Pat and Christine discuss the final three lines of the Apostles' Creed and how to live the sacramental life. (February 7, 2021)
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Catholic Answer's Karlo Broussard joins Christine to discuss his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, which seeks to answer common objections to the Catholic Faith. From the papacy to the sacrament of reconciliation, Karlo offers biblical evidence to help Catholics stand firm behind Church teachings.

Read the show notes for this episode:

https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-133-meeting-the-protestant-challenge-with-k...
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Having received questions lately about what it means to be Catholic, Christine and Pat have a discussion on the basics of Catholic belief. If you're new to Christianity, or simply curious about some of the core commitments of the Catholic faith, this is the episode for you! (January 24, 2021)
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Part III in a mini-series on natural law theory and the Catholic Church's teachings on sexual morality, Christine and Pat discuss the natural family planning - why it isn’t another form of contraception and how to use it in line with Church teaching. (January 17, 2021)
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Part III in a mini-series on natural law theory and the Catholic Church's teachings on sexual morality, Christine and Pat discuss the natural family planning - why it isn’t another form of contraception and how to use it in line with Church teaching. (January 10, 2021)
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Alan Migliorato and Darryl Dziedzic, authors of the book Failing Forward: Leadership Lessons for Catholic Teens Today, joins Christine on this episode to talk about their book and give guidance on how parents can help foster leadership skills in their children.

Show notes for this episode can be found at: https://thecatholicmama.com/life-skills/ep-129-raising-children-to-become-strong-catholic-leaders/ (January 3, 2021)
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Christine shares an episode of her husband Pat's podcast, The Pat Flynn Show, in which he, Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers, and Polycarp Paradigm's Eric Robinson discuss Purgatory: What evidence supports this within Catholic Scripture and Tradition? What are the different models of Purgatory? And why is Purgatory really good news for believers? (January 1, 2021)
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Christine shares a recent radio interview with Gary Michuta host of Virgin Most Powerful Radio's "Hands On Apologetics" for three big obstacles that Catholics parents face when trying to raise faith-filled children and some ideas on how to combat the secular world.

Show notes for this episode can be found at:

https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-127-overcoming-obstacles-to-catholic-parenting/ (December 27, 2020)
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In Episode 126 of The Catholic Mama podcast, after being attacked by the social justice mob online this week, Christine and Pat talk through what happened, the arguments for their position, and practical strategies and tips you can use if and when you are bullied online for your Catholic faith.

Show Notes for this episode can be found at:

https://thecatholicmama.com/exploring-faith/ep-126-what-to-do-when-youre-attacked-online-for-yo...
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In this episode, Christine details how and why every Catholic should dedicate their family and home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with this timeless devotion and simple enthronement ceremony.

Show Notes for this episode can be found at:

https://thecatholicmama.com/catholicism-saints/ep-125-why-and-how-to-have-a-sacred-heart-enthronement-at-home/ (December 13, 2020)
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In this episode of The Catholic Mama, Catholic evangelist and apologist Christine Mooney-Flynn interviews Dianne Ahern, author of Today I was Baptized, Today I Made My First Communion, Today I Made My First Reconciliation, Today We Became Engaged, Today Someone I Love Passed Away, Lost in Peter's Tomb, Secrets of Siena, Break-In at the Basilica, and Curse of the Coins. (December 6, 2020)

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The Catholic Church has denounced socialism/Marxism/communism for the past 150 years...but why? What is so wrong with socialism that Popes have written encyclicals on it, bishops have spoken against it, and even today, Catholics in good standing must reject it?

In Episode 124 of The Catholic Mama podcast, Christine and Pat dive deep into socialism, why it is fundamentally flawed from the very start, and why, even now, it simply cann...
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