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Catholic Moments #139 - Susie Lloyd

Our guest this week, Susie Lloyd, is a frequent contributor to various Catholic magazines and the winner of three Catholic Press Association awards.  The long awaited sequel to her first humor book, Please Don't Drink the Holy Water! is finally here! It is called Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids. Susie is now avidly pursuing speaking opportunities and joins us to discuss her writing, her faith and her family.

In this Year for Priests -- Deacon Tom shares a tribute about one priest, Fr. Cyril Levy. Truth be told, our Catholic Church is filled with such wonderful priests, for which we give thanks.

Avery discusses Lent and gives some ideas for reflecting on the season.  Lisa Mladnich shares some amazing ideas for making teaching the faith a fun experience. 

Inspired by the mention of St. Gemma Galgani on episode 45 of the Among Women podcast, Sarah Reinhard shares a quote by that saint and a reflection on suffering.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Catholic Moments #138 - Beating the Blues and Tax Tips

On this week's podcast, we welcome two wonderful guests.  Therese Borchard is the author of the hit daily blog Beyond Blue and the book Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes.

Lesley Johnson of Johnson Financial Services is a professional accountant who is dedicated to providing guidance in planning, developing and maintaining a healthy financial status.

The Hebrews didn't have a unique word to express thanks. Instead -- the Jews expressed a BLESSING. Guess who almost always uses the word BLESSINGS? Join Deacon Tom today and find out.

Lisa Mladnich encourages us to be filled with "pentecostal fire" when we teach or share the gospel message.

Avery shares a reflection from the Catholic Youth Bible (http://www.smp.org/CatholicYouthBible.cfm) on Matthew 25:31-46, and talks about ways to respond to Christ’s call of service.

This week as Lent begins, Sarah Reinhard finds herself at foot of the cross during her Mary Moment.

We close with the music of Catholic musician Gerard Faucheux and ask you to pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Catholic Moments #137 - Sister Rose Pacatte, Media Mindfulness

This week we welcome Sister Rose Pacatte.  Sister Rose is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles.  She is an noted national and international media literacy specialist, an award winning author and a noted film and television analyst.  Sister Rose joins us today to discuss her latest book, Our Media World, co-authored with Sister Gretchen Hailer. 

In this Deacon Moment, Tom Fox shares two stories of surrender by Catholic Moms. Tom proposes consideration of a Lenten goal of surrender for parents and spouses.

Avery (www.livewtl.com) talks about evangelizing as a teen by following St. Francis of Assisi's advice to be Christian examples in the world.

Lisa Mladnich shares a few "amazing" lesson planning tips.

Inspired by a comment by Sherri Antonetti, Sarah Reinhard reflects on Mary’s effort and obedience in this week’s Mary Moment.

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