Made for Love
Ep 50: Praying as a Family

Ep 50: Praying as a Family

November 19, 2019

No one really teaches families how to pray together. They know they should, but they don’t necessarily know how. Today we’ll hear from some past guests about how they go about praying with their spouse and children. Features Bishop Milan Lach, SJ, Lindsay Schlegal, Dan Meola, David and Kate Dawson, Andy and Sara Sefranek, and Steve and Jacinta Splonkowski.

Ep 49: Losing Everything

Ep 49: Losing Everything

November 5, 2019

God does not promise us that we will be successful in our worldly endeavors. In fact, many of the saints look like total failures from the outside. Today’s episode focuses on one story. This is Frank Fullin, who went through brain surgery while losing his company, savings, and house all at the same time. He and his wife, Jennifer, describe it as “the most spiritually rewarding time of my life.”

Minisode: #CapforStrat

Minisode: #CapforStrat

November 1, 2019

What do you do when your Marvel-comic-loving father has 5 weeks to live? Make sure he can see Captain America, of course! Here's Sophie Caldecott sharing how she did just that, getting the attention of Marvel on social media. This is just a five-minute special for All Saints day!

Ep 48: When a Loved One is in Prison, Part Two

Ep 48: When a Loved One is in Prison, Part Two

October 16, 2019

When someone comes out of prison, what does the Church do to help them pick up their lives again? Today we’ll talk with Bishop Wack from the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and Fr. Dustin Feddon, of Joseph House, Angela Burrin, who ministers at a Maryland women’s prison, and Lindsay Myers.  

Ep 47: When a Loved One is in Prison, Part One

Ep 47: When a Loved One is in Prison, Part One

October 1, 2019

Catholic families suffer separation when one of their members is in prison. What is Catholic prison ministry all about? Today we’ll talk with Bishop Wack from the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Bishop Cary of the Diocese of Baker, Fr. Dustin Feddon, of Joseph House, Fr. Michael Carson, who ministered in San Quentin, and Angela Burrin, who ministers at a Maryland women’s prison.

Ep 46: Parents, the Primary Educators

Ep 46: Parents, the Primary Educators

September 13, 2019

What does the Church mean when it insists that parents are the first educators of their children? Today we’ll talk about some of the different ways that Catholic families engage in education, from homeschooling to co-ops to Catholic schools to public schools. This episode features Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director for the Secretariat of Education at the USCCB, Tom Burnford, President and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, Jay Boren of St. Benedict in MA, Sara and Andy Sefranek, and Lindsay Schlegal, author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God.

Ep 45: Hospitality

Ep 45: Hospitality

September 3, 2019

Catholic families are called to be missionary disciples, reaching out to others with the love of Jesus. How can spouses cultivate hospitality? This episode features Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei of the Sisters of Life, Soren and Ever Johnson of Trinity House, and Anna Hitchings (an Australian!).

Ep 44: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Multiples

Ep 44: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Multiples

August 23, 2019

Surprise! You aren’t expecting one child; you’re expecting two… three… four…! How do Catholic families adjust to taking care of multiples? This episode features Paul Gondreau of Providence College, Stefan and Valeri Syski and Matt and Jill Kerr (triplets!).

Ep 43: The Catholic Family on Vacation

Ep 43: The Catholic Family on Vacation

August 1, 2019

Catholic families are found all around the world getting some rest from the “workaday” world. Listen to a few stories from families on vacation. This episode features the Hadley family, Shemaiah Gonzalez, and David Spesia, Executive Director for Evangelization and Catechesis at the USCCB.

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.