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Raising Saints - Season 3: Episode 0013 - Where is Heaven? & Why Can’t We See Jesus?

Raising Saints - Season 3: Episode 0013 - Where is Heaven? & Why Can’t We See Jesus?

June 10, 2021

Today we are fielding two questions from Peter. He asks: Where is heaven? and Why can't we see Jesus?

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Raising Saints - Season 3: 0012 Lectio Divina - Road to Emmaus Pt. 1

Raising Saints - Season 3: 0012 Lectio Divina - Road to Emmaus Pt. 1

March 17, 2021

We are leading listeners through Lectio Divina, a prayerful reading and reflection, of the Road to Emmaus story in Luke's Gospel. Listen as we read the Gospel story and then take some time imagining the scene, prompting thoughts, questions and conversation with God through the story. This is part 1, to be continued in our next episode.

Raising Saints - Season 3: 0011 Why Didn’t St. Thomas Believe Jesus Had Risen?

Raising Saints - Season 3: 0011 Why Didn’t St. Thomas Believe Jesus Had Risen?

March 4, 2021

A question from Alexandra's son, John, age 8. He is curious about St. Thomas the Apostle. Why didn't he believe it when the other Apostles told him that Jesus had risen from the dead? This question led us to a discussion about the gift of faith.

Also, we introduced the idea of leading Lectio Divina for our listeners for the whole family to listen to together. Coming in our next episode, so stay tuned.

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Raising Saints - Season 3: 0010 Fasting for Lent with special guests, The Sullivan kids

Raising Saints - Season 3: 0010 Fasting for Lent with special guests, The Sullivan kids

February 19, 2021

The Sullivan kids join us today to discuss fasting for Lent. We bounce around some ideas and brainstorm with the kids. And we discuss keeping it simple and specific. Also, there's a non-sequitur in the middle in which Matthew, age 5, tells us all about what he ate for the day!

Raising Saints - Season 3: 009¬†Why Isn’t God Featured in the Stained Glass at Church?

Raising Saints - Season 3: 009¬†Why Isn’t God Featured in the Stained Glass at Church?

February 4, 2021

Today we answer a question from 5 year old, Nate, who asks: "Why is there not a picture of God, if He is the main character at St. Columba (Fr. Connolly's parish), in the pictures in the stained glass?"

So we discuss how we don't know what God the Father, the first person of the Holy Trinity, looks like, but that we do see Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity, represented in the stained glass and other artwork. And we talk about how we see Jesus present in the Eucharist also.

Raising Saints - Season 3: 008 Interview with Kimberly Cook, author of Motherhood Redeemed

Raising Saints - Season 3: 008 Interview with Kimberly Cook, author of Motherhood Redeemed

January 20, 2021

"Why do only men become priests?" is an often asked question of boys and girls alike. Fr. Connolly regularly gets asked for an explanation. To help us address this question, we are joined by guest Kimberly Cook.

Kimberly is a writer, podcaster, wife, mother and Catholic apologist, and joins us today to discuss her new book, Motherhood Redeemed, How Radical Feminism Betrayed Maternal Love. She gives us a good explanation of feminism, her own experience with feminism, a bit of her conversion story back to Catholicism. And we discuss the ideas of true femininity and masculinity as understood in Catholic teaching, which was a good launching point for us to discuss the roles of men and women within the church.

If you'd like to find out more about Kimberly, visit her website. You can find her book on Amazon or through TAN books.

Raising Saints - Season 3 007 How can parents help their children develop their own prayer life?

Raising Saints - Season 3 007 How can parents help their children develop their own prayer life?

January 7, 2021

We are joined today by a special guest, Patrick Sullivan (no relation to Alexandra), who runs a couple Catholic ministries, Evango and Me & My House. As a parent of 9, we thought he'd be a great help in answering today's question.

How do we help our kids develop their own prayer life, rather than prayer being another thing that parents put on their "to do" list?

Find out more about Patrick's ministries here:

Evango - resources for evangelization

Me & My House - geared toward Catholic parenting

Raising Saints - Season 3 006 How do we prepare for Christmas?

Raising Saints - Season 3 006 How do we prepare for Christmas?

December 15, 2020

Today we are brainstorming and sharing some ideas and suggestions for entering into Advent.

Raising Saints - Season 3: 005 Thanksgiving Special

Raising Saints - Season 3: 005 Thanksgiving Special

November 25, 2020

Today we are sharing some positivity - we discuss what are we thankful for during the time of Covid

Raising Saints - Season 3: 004 How Do We Explain to Our Young People the Importance of Staying in the Church?

Raising Saints - Season 3: 004 How Do We Explain to Our Young People the Importance of Staying in the Church?

November 19, 2020

Today is a heavier episode, and we are discussing a very important topic - how to help our young people and children so that they don't become a part of the growing group of "former Catholics." Specifically, we discuss the following questions:

How do we communicate to our children why they should stay in the church?

And if they do stay, how do they sustain their faith in the midst of a culture that is so hostile to religion?

Raising Saints - Season 3: 003 Free Will, Our Choices and God’s Omniscience

Raising Saints - Season 3: 003 Free Will, Our Choices and God’s Omniscience

November 4, 2020

Today we answer two questions from 8 year old Patrick:

If God knows everything and knows what we are going to do, do we really have free will?

If God wants you to be a priest, do you have to do it?

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Raising Saints - Season 3: 002 Where is Heaven? & Why Can’t We See Jesus?

Raising Saints - Season 3: 002 Where is Heaven? & Why Can’t We See Jesus?

October 21, 2020

Today we are fielding two questions from Peter. He asks: Where is heaven? and Why can't we see Jesus?

 

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Raising Saints - Season 3 Premiere: The Domestic Church, Sibling Rivalry and More!

Raising Saints - Season 3 Premiere: The Domestic Church, Sibling Rivalry and More!

October 8, 2020

Welcome back!!! We are so excited to be back with you for season 3!!!

In this episode we are talking about the domestic church, what that is and means. We briefly discuss the experience of practicing the faith during the pandemic. Also, all this togetherness can sometimes bring strife within the family, so we are sharing our thoughts on how to handle sibling rivalry situations. And this leads nicely into a discussion about how to raise siblings to be lifelong friends and support each other. Throw in some good old Fr. Connolly and Alexandra tangents, and we have the season 3 premiere!

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0015 Random Questions About the Hosts

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0015 Random Questions About the Hosts

June 23, 2020

Today we are wrapping up the season before the summer with some random questions about the hosts.

Can Fr. C wear shorts and sneakers when it's hot?

What are some of our favorite Bible stories?

How did the Sullivans introduce their children to prayer?

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0014 What is Divine Mercy?

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0014 What is Divine Mercy?

April 21, 2020

Happy Easter! Today we are talking about Divine Mercy. What is mercy? What is the celebration of Divine Mercy? What is the Divine Mercy chaplet? Well, we pray it at the beginning of the episode. Join us! And we share #HowIHeardGod this week!

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0013 All About Holy Week

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0013 All About Holy Week

April 7, 2020

You can tell we are stuck at home as we talked for nearly an hour during this episode! Fr. Connolly tells us about all things Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday.  (Side note: Fr. C mentions that his church would be giving out palms, but as things change almost daily, this did NOT happen.) Learn  about the Chrism Mass, Tenebrae, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0012 Questions about quarantine, Coronavirus and cancellation of Masses

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0012 Questions about quarantine, Coronavirus and cancellation of Masses

March 24, 2020

In today's episode, Fr. Connolly speaks with the Sullivan children, Samantha, John and Matthew and their very good friends Kaitlyn, Nathan and Madeleine. Each child has a question about the quarantine, Coronavirus and the cancellation of Masses and sacraments.

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0011 Part 2 - Interview with Mom of a Religious Sister

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0011 Part 2 - Interview with Mom of a Religious Sister

March 10, 2020

Today we finish our conversation with Cynthia O'Connor about her daughter who is a religious sister. We talk about the joy of finding your vocation, Fr. Connolly sings a boy band song, and Cynthia tells us about a panini press that had to be returned because of her daughter's vow of poverty!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Raising Saints - Ash Wednesday!

Raising Saints - Ash Wednesday!

March 3, 2020

Why do we flock to our churches to have dirt put on our faces and what’s the significance of the sign of the Cross?

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0010 Interview with a Mom of a Religious Sister

Raising Saints - Season 2: 0010 Interview with a Mom of a Religious Sister

February 25, 2020

Today we speak with Cynthia O'Connor, mom, grandma and school nurse extraordinaire! Cynthia's daughter, Sister Clare (Anna) is a Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. We speak with Cynthia on how the family helped their daughter discern her call, what family prayer life was like, and her thoughts about having a child enter religious life, and many more topics. Learn more about Sister Clare's order here on their website. Sister Clare is featured in the video on the homepage.

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