FoC 109: The Busy Gal’s Guide to Walking Through Holy Week

It’s Holy Week and we’re here to talk about how we do it. Now that we’ve all survived Palm Sunday Mass (AKA “stop poking your sibling with that palm during the LONG reading of the Passion, the palm is NOT a sword”) it’s time to really dive into this week that prepares us for Easter.

We recorded this episode before the Notre Dame fire and, to be honest, we’re both still reeling from that loss. If you’re grieving over it, too, we hope you find some joy in this episode and inspiration for walking with Our Lord in this holy time.

In this episode we talk about what Holy Week looks like at our houses. With 9 kids between us our homes are hardly filled with monastic silence, but the week does feel set apart. We share all about what Masses we try to attend, how to set a tone of somber reflection even with lots of kids, how we do Good Friday fasting for kids, whether we brave the Easter Vigil, special Easter traditions and more! So grab a cup of something penitential and listen in!

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FoC 108: Made for Communion, Not Hookups with Tim O’Malley

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We live in a hookup culture that fears authentic intimacy above all else. What kind of problems does that cause in marriage? And how can sacramental marriage heal those wounds? That’s what we’re talking about in this episode with Dr. Timothy O’Malley, author of Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating and Marriage in a Hookup World, the book we wish would be used EVERYWHERE for marriage prep.

Tim is a husband, father of two, and the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life as well as academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He and his family live in South Bend, Indiana.

In this episode we discuss how married sex can be overemphasized as the center of married life, how the true nature of marriage is communion and deep friendship, and how raising children fits into everything. We also chat about misconceptions about marriage we have personally suffered from and how a Catholic view of marriage as two people helping each other to Heaven differs from the cultural concept of marriage as achieving personal fulfillment. It’s a great conversation so grab a cup of coffee and listen in!

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Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating and Marriage in a Hookup WorldT

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