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Catholic Moments Episode #10 We spend a "Catholic Moment" with Kathy Lubbers, manager of the awesome Catholic rock band Last Day.  Kathy talks about going from being a parent to being a band Agent, Roadie, Promoter and more and shares some of Last Day's great music.  I'm just home from the Podcast Expo in Ontario!  I had a great time and will be podcasting about it very soon. To share your comments, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or give us a call at (206)222-2325.

Links for this episode:
Last Day Online
Last Day's Myspace
Catholic Mom Logo Store


My Odeo Channel (odeo/178f1bfb4e5a58d5)

Direct download: cm010.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:55pm UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #9 Meet Lisa Mladinich, creator of Paradox Puppets and a superstar CatholicMom.com contributor.  Lisa shares her recipe for blending faith and creativity to create great catechetical results.  I also chat with a kid who's turning 13 and announce our new Catholic Mom logo store partnership with Captain Jeff of Nielsen Design Studio.

Links for this episode:
Catholic Mom Puppet Show Ministry Featuring "Paradox Puppets" by Lisa Mladinich
Faith and Family Magazine
Catholic Writers' Guild
Catholic Mom Logo Store - new and improved!

Direct download: cm009.mp3
Category:CatholicMom.com Contributors -- posted at: 1:25am UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #8 Football and Family are my favorite things this week on the podcast.  We continue to root for the Irish despite some setbacks and I feature an interview with my own Mom.  She is a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Long Beach, Mississippi and describes her faith community's recovery from Hurricane Katrina.  To share your comments, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or give us a call at (206)222-2325.

Links for this episode:
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
The St. Thomas Story, Before and After Hurricane Katrina

Direct download: cm008.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #7 So much to learn, so little time!  Our focus this week is learning, education and catechesis.  I chat with Chris Cash, host of the great Catholic Spotlight podcast and the Catholic Company.  A two year old sneaks onto the podcast and we take a look at Catechetical Sunday. To share your comments, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or give us a call at (206)222-2325.

Links for this episode:
Catholic Mom's Catholic Company Store - A portion of your purchase is donated to CatholicMom.com
Catholic Spotlight Podcast hosted by Chris Cash
Inspirational Christian Stories and Poems Archive
USCCB Catechetical Sunday Resources
Direct download: cm007_copy_1.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #6 In this episode, we speak with two of our CatholicMom.com Book Club authors for the month of September.  Elizabeth Ficocelli is a prize winning author of both adult and children's Catholic non-fiction.  Kid Tea is Elizabeth's wonderful children's picture book.  Karina Fabian, a compelling science fiction writer, is co-editor of our September fiction pick Infinite Space, Infinite God.  We also share another of Ann Ball's great recipes (Blueberry Cheese Pie) to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  To share your comments, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or give us a call at (206)222-2325. 

Links for this episode:
Elizabeth Ficocelli's Website
Karina Fabian's Website
Ann Ball's Website
Kid Tea
Infinite Space, Infinite God

Direct download: cm006.mp3
Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 10:49pm UTC

Catholic Moments Podcast Announcement This is a special announcement for our Catholic Moments Podcast listeners. Thanks to your great support, we have outgrown our web server. To accomodate future growth of this podcast, we have moved to a new server. Some listeners may need to resubscribe to our new podcast feed. For more information or to listen to future podcast episodes, please visit www.catholicmoments.com. Episode six will be released on Thursday, September 6. If you do not receive episode 6, please visit www.catholicmoments.com and resubscribe. Feel free to email us at catholicmoments@mac.com if you have any questions. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: cmannouncement.mp3
Category:Announcements -- posted at: 1:46am UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #5 In this episode, I chat with one of my favorite authors, Mark Hart - the “Bible Geek?. Mark is the Executive Vice President of Life Teen International, author of three books, sought after speaker and a fellow Notre Dame graduate. We talk about helping our teens get this year off to a great spiritual start, learn about Mark’s books, and dish a little Notre Dame football. Mark has generously donated eight books for our latest CatholicMom.com giveaway, so be sure to enter for your chance to win. To enter, email me at lisa@catholicmom.com with “Mark Hart Giveaway? in the subject line and be sure to include your complete mailing address. To share your feedback email catholicmoments@mac.com or call (206)222-2325.

Links for this episode:
Life Teen International
Mark Hart’s Books at our Catholic Company store
Check Out the Latest News on Notre Dame Football
Lisa’s Facebook profile

Direct download: cm005.mp3
Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 9:15am UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #4 Catholic Bible Study is our focus for Episode #4 as I speak with Laurie Manhardt, PhD, co-author of the great “Come and See? Catholic Bible Study series. The Come and See series features six great studies for adults, DVD/Video guides, and three bible study volumes for children. Laurie has a great offer for our podcast listeners and readers - check our our interview or visit CatholicMom.com for information on how to receive free Bible Study materials from Come and See. To share feedback, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or call (206) 222-2325.

Links for this episode:
Lisa’s Facebook Profile
Catholic Mom Book Spotlight on Come and See Bible Series and giveaway information
Come and See Catholic Bible Study Web Site
Pearls of Grace Fine Art - Melissa Dayton

Direct download: cm004.mp3
Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 4:17am UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #3 In this special “Back to School? Episode, we interview three new Junior High Students, get advice on heading back to school from a Catholic School principal, discuss educational goal setting, and talk lunch box ideas. To share feedback, email us at catholicmoments@mac.com or call (206)222-2325.

Links for this episode:
Teaching Moments Website
Teresa Smith’s “Blooming? CD
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Clovis, California
Teaching Moments Article: Make a Date to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Direct download: cm003.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 3:56am UTC

Catholic Moments Episode #2 In this episode, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, talk about identity theft, take a walk at night and remind you about our contests.

Links for this episode:
Catholic Musician Angelina
Susan Bailey's Grapevine News Magazine and Podcast
Productivity @ Home - Walking at Night
Catholic Author Ann Ball


Direct download: cm002a.mp3
Category:Liturgical Calendar -- posted at: 2:43am UTC