Made for Love
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.

Ep 32: The Love Languages

Ep 32: The Love Languages

February 8, 2019

Described in a popular book by Gary Chapman, the five love languages are five ways that we give and receive love; and some of them speak to us better than others. Today we’re talking about the love languages in marriage with Francis and Julia Dezelski, Bryan and Liz Smalley, Craig and Stephanie Rapp.

Ep 31: The Joy of Pets

Ep 31: The Joy of Pets

February 1, 2019

Pets can make a huge positive difference in the life of a family. They can bring out different sides of family members, provide an opportunity to learn responsibility, and provide surprises and entertainment. On this episode, we’ll hear from Bishop Vann (Orange), who is a dog-lover, Sarah Coffey, who grew up with horses and other pets, Fr. Brian Mahoney, who writes about his cats in his parish bulletin, and a few kids with pets!

Ep 30: The Dating Podcast: Stories

Ep 30: The Dating Podcast: Stories

January 9, 2019

This episode is full of stories from Catholics dating. Some are dating fails, some are successes.

Ep 29 The Dating Podcast: Healthy Habits

Ep 29 The Dating Podcast: Healthy Habits

January 3, 2019

How can Catholics approach dating in a healthy way? Who should do the initiating? How do you break up with someone nicely? This episode includes Dr. Kerry Cronin, the professor from Boston College who is featured in the film, The Dating Project, Dr. Paul Gondreau from Providence College, and USCCB staff members.

Ep 28 The Dating Podcast: Young Adults

Ep 28 The Dating Podcast: Young Adults

December 28, 2018

Happy 2019! There’s a lot of secular evidence that there isn’t a great dating culture in America right now. What about dating as a Catholic? Today we’re talking with Dr. Kerry Cronin, the professor from Boston College who is featured in the film, The Dating Project, Dr. Paul Gondreau from Providence College, and LMFLY interns Kelly Walsh and Elizabeth Plaza.

Ep 27: Holidays: Family Festivities

Ep 27: Holidays: Family Festivities

December 13, 2018

The first time Alice went to Christmas with Jeff’s family, things were a little different. How do you navigate the holiday season and juggle all the family traditions with grace? Hear a few stories that will get you ready for Christmas. Also features Bishop Ricken (Green Bay) and Aaron and Lindsay Weldon.