Our Catholic Way Episode 37: Former Presbyterian and New Age Seeker Cari Donaldson

October 22, 2016

    Author and blogger Cari Donaldson is the first to tell you she didn't grasp Christianity when she was a kid. Sure she attended church each week and prayed to God, but the understanding of the Holy Spirit evaded her. 

    Believing that Jesus was a created being, like a human son, she branched out into the New Age movement in hopes of discovering the answers to all of life's tough questions. The quest for knowing the Creator lead her to Christ. Hear her tell her fascinating story of discovery on this week's edition of Our Catholic Way!

Brief Show Notes:
-- Cari is the author of Pope Awesome and Other Stories. You can find it on Amazon HERE.
-- Check out Cari's website HERE.
-- Find out more about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal HERE.
-- Share an example of how the Holy Spirit has worked in your life. Call 731-4-OURWAY. Will try to share comments during the next episode!

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Episode 36: Former Methodist PK Jennifer Longworth

October 14, 2016

    Jennifer Longworth grew up as the daughter of a Methodist minister and she'll be the first to tell you that she was not the stereotypical bad preacher's kid (PK). She loved her faith and family and was overjoyed when she first heard about the Reformation in school. But her views of the Reformation's offspring, i.e., Protestantism, began to unravel when she discovered Catholic radio. Enjoy!

Brief Show Notes:
1) Some resources on the Reformation and the early Christian Church include:
-- The Apostasy that Wasn't by Rod Bennett. Find it on Amazon HERE.
-- Fathers Know Best by Jimmy Aikin. Find it on Amazon HERE.
-- New Advent article HERE.

2) Kim mentioned a cookbook that guides you with recipes through the liturgical year. It's called A Continual Feast by Evelyn Birge Vitz and you can find it HERE.

3) Learn more about the Assumption of Mary HERE.

4) Hear about Mary's Queenship HERE.

5) Find Jennifer at JoysofMercy on Instagram, Periscope, Twitter, and Snapchat.

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Episode 35: Former Southern Baptist Fr. Charles Merrill

October 11, 2016

    Long before I met Father Charles Merrill and he donned a collar and cassock, he was a fairly content Southern Baptist. Raised in the Bible belt he learned to love Jesus both at church and at home. But over time he became less enchanted with the teachings of "The Holy Book" and more enthralled with discoveries from history books and other intellectual pursuits. It would take a friend full of zeal for the Reformation to ignite his curiosity of Christian history. Once he began studying, the rest as they say is...well...history. 

Brief Show Notes:
-- You can find Fr. Charles Merrill's book on the true origins of Christopher Columbus HERE.

-- Read my blog posts about Fr. Merrill HERE.

-- Find Our Catholic Way on FB HERE.

-- Find Our Catholic Way on Breadbox Media HERE.

-- Have a comment or question? Call 731-4OU-RWAY

-- Become a Friend of the Show HERE.

-- Next week we'll visit with former Methodist and pastor's kid Jennifer Longworth.

 

 

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Episode 34: Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

October 2, 2016

    Catholicism expert Scott Richert, author at Catholicism.about.com, digs deep into history to help listeners discover for themselves if Halloween should be avoided or embraced.
    Is Halloween a pagan holiday? Where does the idea of trick-or-treating come from? How should you and your family celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day? Scott will answer these questions and many more during this episode.

 

Brief Show Notes:
-- Find Scott Richert at www.about.catholicism.com
-- Click HERE for the Soul Cakes recipe I found
-- Find an article Scott Richert wrote on Halloween HERE
-- Find OCW on FB HERE
-- Consider becoming an OCW Friend of the Show HERE
-- Call with comments or questions: 731-4OU-RWAY

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Episode 34: Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Read

October 2, 2016

Catholicism expert Scott Richert, author at Catholicism.about.com, digs deep into history to help listeners discover for themselves if Halloween should be avoided or embraced.
    Is Halloween a pagan holiday? Where does the idea of trick-or-treating come from? How should you and your family celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day? Scott will answer these questions and many more during this episode.

 

Brief Show Notes:
-- Find Scott Richert at www.about.catholicism.com
-- Click HERE for the Soul Cakes recipe I found
-- Find an article Scott Richert wrote on Halloween HERE
-- Find OCW on FB HERE
-- Consider becoming an OCW Friend of the Show HERE
-- Call with comments or questions: 731-4OU-RWAY


Read more at http://ourcatholicway.libsyn.com/#joAivoX7qXsmMMuq.99

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Episode 33: Catholic Revert Shalimar Masters

September 26, 2016

    Shalimar Masters is a beautiful mom to ten children this side of Heaven. She is a devout Catholic who grew up in a similarly devout Catholic home. But there was a season of life when addiction and darkness crept in and lay hold of her, making it next to impossible for her to even step foot inside of a church. It was while there, in the bottom of this spiritual pit, that God clearly revealed to her that her sin had become all-consuming and she needed to make drastic changes or else face eternal damnation. His voice was a wake-up call and an answer to her prayer to "Save me!"

 

Brief Show Notes:
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New phone number to call OCW with a comment or question: 731-468-7929 or 731-4OU-RWAY

-- Kim shared Heberews 12:5-7 "And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you. For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises everyone He receives as a son.” Endure suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father."

-- Visit Shalimar Masters' blog at Life Victorious

-- Please like the OCW Facebook page and leave a review on iTunes

-- Find other podcasts with Catholic hosts at Breadbox Media

-- Next week I intend to explore the history of Halloween, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day with Catholic expert Scott Reichert. Should faithful Catholics participate in Halloween? We'll find out!

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Episode 32: Sheri Muenstermann, former Pastor’s Wife

September 18, 2016

    Sheri Muenstermann was a devoted pastor's wife for a quarter of a century. But when she read the works of Mother Teresa (now Saint Teresa) she discovered a richness that she hadn't known before. Over time, the misconceptions she had believed from childhood about the Catholic Church were erased and replaced with truth. Gradually, she and her husband both realized they couldn't stay away from the Catholic Church any longer.

 

Brief Show Notes:
-- Sheri mentioned reading books by Saint Teresa. Some of her works include:

No Greater Love
Simple Path
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

-- Sheri's husband, Ken, founded The St. Francis DeSales Forum to help others go deeper into Scripture. You can discover more by clicking: DeSalesForum.

-- You can find more podcast episodes on the Our Catholic Way and Breadbox Media websites.

-- Please email me with any questions, comments or prayer requests at ourcatholicway@gmail.com.

God bless you!

Our Catholic Way: Deacon Patrick Lappert and Courage International

September 12, 2016
    This week I decided to veer from the norm to bring you an episode on the Courage Apostolate, a true gift to those struggling with same-sex attraction yet desiring holiness. Courage shows men and women how those competing desires can co-exist through living chaste lives of fellowship, truth and love.

    Deacon Patrick Lappert, a convert to Catholicism and previous OCW guest, serves as a volunteer with Courage International and returns to the show to tell us about this life-affirming ministry.
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Brief Show Notes:
-- Visit the website for Courage International by clicking HERE.
-- Former pastor's wife, Sheri Muenstermann, is expected to be next week's guest
-- Please visit iTunes to write a review
-- Find OCW on Facebook
-- Find OCW online at Our Catholic Way
-- Find OCW on Breadbox Media

(Correction: I mistakenly say the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was Tuesday, September 8th, however it was Thursday.)

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Our Catholic Way

September 3, 2016

Kim Tisor invites you to join her each week on Our Catholic Way as she meets new friends who’ve traveled similar journeys in search of spiritual truth. Journeys that involve questions, struggle, faith, doubt, surprises and the supernatural. Long, short, straight and winding journeys that have ultimately lead many fellow seekers into the Catholic Church. This former Protestant also shares her life as a wife and mom plus lessons learned in her pursuit of becoming a more passionate and compassionate Christian. She believes there’s great joy to be discovered in the journey and is eager to share it with you.