Made for Love
Ep 42: The Power of Music

Ep 42: The Power of Music

July 12, 2019

Do you have a favorite hymn? Do your kids settle down at Mass when they hear the music? On this episode, Bishop Berg of Pueblo, CO and Archbishop Sample of Portland, OR talk about the power of music to raise the soul to contemplate God.

Ep 41: The Four Temperaments

Ep 41: The Four Temperaments

July 1, 2019

Do you know the four temperaments? Which one are you? Today we focus on the temperaments and marriage. Some temperament matches are going to be “easier” than others, but no matter what temperaments you and your spouse have, you can still help each other get to heaven! This episode features Art and Laraine Bennett, the authors of The Temperament God Gave You (and others), Nick and Lucy van Schaijik, and Brady and Sarah Wilson.

Ep 40: Miscarriage

Ep 40: Miscarriage

June 10, 2019

Every child is a gift, and the loss of even the smallest life is mourned by Catholic parents. Today we’re talking about one of the heaviest crosses that is borne in Catholic family life: miscarriage and infant loss. This episode includes Leah Libresco, Laura Fanucci, author, with her husband Franco, of Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage, and Msgr. Donald Sakano from the Archdiocese of New York.

Ep 39: Digital Technology and Family Life

Ep 39: Digital Technology and Family Life

May 31, 2019

Pope Francis has spoken on numerous occasions, such as the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018, about the impact of technology on family life, and the importance of a family’s “unplugging” in order to be together. Today we’ll talk about how families balance technology, especially social media, and their time together. This episode features Bishop Konderla of the Diocese of Tulsa, Dr. Timothy O’Malley of the University of Notre Dame, Mary Warren of CUA, and Tommy Tighe.

Ep 38: Adult Children of Divorce: Part Two

Ep 38: Adult Children of Divorce: Part Two

May 10, 2019

When your parents get divorced, it’s not a one-time event. It remains with you for life. Today we continue the conversation with three adult children of divorced parents about the road to healing and how they seek to build up their own families. This episode features Dan Meola, Beth Sri, and LeeAnne Abel.

Ep 37: Adult Children of Divorce: Part One

Ep 37: Adult Children of Divorce: Part One

May 1, 2019

The divorce of your mother and father affects you as a child, but not only as a child... Today we introduce you two three adult children of divorce who share their stories and experiences. This episode features Dan Meola, Beth Sri, and LeeAnne Abel. Some of their stories appear in the book Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak by Leila Miller.

Ep 36: A Friend is Another Self

Ep 36: A Friend is Another Self

April 5, 2019

There are quotes galore on the joys of friends, and what they bring to our lives. They are “the family we choose for ourselves,” for example. How can a Catholic better learn and live the virtues required to be a good friend? How can married couples cultivate friendships, both as individuals and as a couple? This episode features Bishop Caggiano of Bridgeport, Fr. Paul Scalia, James and Danielle Dill, Dr. John Cuddeback, and Mary Warren.

Ep 35: When It’s All Too Much: Suicide and the Family

Ep 35: When It’s All Too Much: Suicide and the Family

March 28, 2019

Catholic families are not immune from tragedy. Today Made for Love addresses the heartbreaking reality of suicide. The episode features Chris Miller, Tommy Tighe, and Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 1-800-273-8255

Ep 34: Addiction and the Family

Ep 34: Addiction and the Family

March 8, 2019

How do Catholic families navigate the waters of addiction to drugs or alcohol? How can the Church better support recovery efforts? On this episode, hear from two men in recovery, Dan Buckley and Brian Peck, who were interviewed by Zoey Maraist at the Arlington Catholic Herald, and Bishop Burbidge in the Diocese of Arlington who has many ideas for the Church’s ministry to families dealing with addiction. We also talk with Nina Marie Corona, who experienced the heartache of watching her daughter struggle with addiction and who is certified in alcohol and drug recovery and began the programs “We Thirst” and “Afire.”

Ep 33: Memento Mori: Dying Well

Ep 33: Memento Mori: Dying Well

February 28, 2019

Every one of us faces death; it is a door we think that we walk through alone. But Catholics know that there is Someone who is with us even in death: Jesus Christ. Today we’re talking about dying well. This episode features Sister Theresa Aletheia of the Daughters of St. Paul and Fr. Paul Dressler, O.F.M. Cap.