June 15, 2020
The podcast you're about to hear delves into the current social unrest due to the race issues in our country. It examines racism, injustice, the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, and the Christian response to injustice. My interview guest, Justin McClain, a black Catholic author, will be hosting a book reading and discussion group on my FB group page, The Dignity of Women. Ail interested are encouraged to join us as we read and discuss Forgiveness Makes You Free by Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga. Let's look together to reconciliation as opposed to perpetuating an eye for an eye mentality. Here's how to join our discussion:
Here's how to join us:
1.) Go to: Forgiveness Makes You Free by Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga at Ave Maria Press
2.) Use code: DIGNITYÂ at checkout for 20% off AND free shipping!
3.) Join The Dignity of Women FB page, where the discussion will be held
4.) Join us every Monday on The Dignity of Women FB page to discuss a chapter of the book, and to ask Justin questions about the book, his podcast, and the proper Christian response to race issues.
May 22, 2020
Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, and woman of God who has given keynotes at conferences across the country. Mary's book, Be Brave In the Scared rocked audiences with its candid look at overcoming pornography and food addiction in marriage as well as life with a disabled child, and the eventual loss of that child. Mary Lenaburg joins me onÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to share how her raw and honest testimony has drawn many to a greater healing of their own suffering. Mary and her husband, Jerry, live in Fairfax, Virginia, with their son, Jonathan. Their daughter, Courtney, passed away in 2014.
February 3, 2020
Sonja Corbitt, The Bible Study Evangelista and creator of the LOVE the Word Bible study method and journal is a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story tellerâ€™s gift â€“ a Southern belle with a warriorâ€™s heart and a poetâ€™s pen. A best-selling author, her weekly CatholicTV and radio show and other Bible study resources are bites of spinach that taste like cake - to help you â€ślove and lift all youâ€™ve been given.â€ť Sonja's work resonates deeply with the female heart and she joins me onÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to unpack everything from letting God heal the "father wound" to resolving anxiety and fear in the Word of God.
December 13, 2019
Carrie Gress; Author of The Marian Option, The Anti-Mary Exposed and Theology of Home joins me to boldly discuss toxic femininity in our culture - the effects it's had and how to rescue ourselves, our family, and our society.
October 24, 2019
Doug Johnson, husband of pro-life activist Abby Johnson and stay-at-home dad to their 8 children joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share his side of the Unplanned story.
September 17, 2019
Dawn Eden Goldstein is a Jewish convert and Rock and Roll historian. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Goldstein is an outspoken advocate for healing through proper counsel and God's mercy. Dawn joins me on this episode ofÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to share the unconventional road that brought her to the Catholic faith.
August 14, 2019
Fr. Donald Calloway,Â a Catholic priest, often known as the â€śsurfer priestâ€ť with a radical conversation throughÂ Our LadyÂ joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to explain how a high school dropout and juvenile delinquent becomes the prolific defender of Mary and her spouse Joseph.
July 9, 2019
Catholic lay evangelist, Patrick Sullivan was raised by a single mother in rough neighborhoods of Canada and grew up with poor examples of father figures throughout his childhood and teens. It wasn't until a miraculous experience that Patrick turned to God and the Catholic Church and found the example of fatherhood he had longed for in the Catholic priesthood. Patrick Sullivan of Evango joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share how he learned to fully live his fatherhood through the scriptures, and how he works with others to create a household rooted in peace.
June 4, 2019
How does a young man from a devout Catholic family, with a Catholic school education, and a strong desire to help others, become a medical doctor who preforms abortions, sterilizations, and creates embryos for In Vitro Fertilization? Dr. John Bruchalski of Tepeac Family Center joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to explain how he was carried down this "slippery slope," and how an encounter with the Blessed Mother brought him back to the truth - where he has been fighting the pro-life cause ever since.
May 8, 2019
Feminism is largely associated with women's rights. It has remained a fluid term throughout its several waves, currently promoting reproductive rights and the abolition of gender. It seems almost impossible to imagine how feminism and Catholicism could possibly share any ideologies at all, much less considering Jesus, Mary, and many saints to be feminists. Claire Swinarski of The Catholic Feminist joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to explain how Catholicism and Feminism are compatible and intertwined.
April 30, 2019
It always seems to surprise people in modern society that the Church is still receiving vocations, and that God is still calling young men and women to give their lives to Him as priest or religious sister. Beyond that surprise however, lies a much greater awe â€“ the embrace of some men and women to the life of a cloistered monk or nun. Sr. Mary Veronica joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share what life in like from inside the cloister, and how a well educated and intelligent young woman with everything going for her chose such a life for Christ.
April 4, 2019
Janet E. Smith is the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She taught at the University of Notre Dame for 9 years and the University of Dallas for 12. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later andÂ The Right to Privacy, and Self-Gift: Humanae Vitae and the Thought of John Paul IIÂ . She edited Why Humanae Vitae is Right: A Reader, Life Issues, Medical Choices (with Christopher Kaczor) Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attractions (with R. Paul Check) and Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right.
March 19, 2019
The "feminine genius" is a term that was advanced by St. John Paul II during his papacy, and has challenged and encouraged both women and men in the Church since then. But what exactly "is" the feminine genius and how do women fully live this out, in order to find that happiness that brings her communion with God through her unique created nature.Â Â Irene AlexanderÂ joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to unpack the teachings and richness of the theology of the feminine genius.
February 26, 2019
Alice von Hildebrand was close to her PhD in philosophy when she began applying to Catholic colleges - all of which turned her down, despite her strong curriculum vitae, because they refused to hire a women to teach philosophy. Alice had only been in the country for 7 years, speaking French most of her life previously, and at this point desperately needed a job. Hunter College (for women) desperately needed a substitute philosophy professor, so Dr. Von Hildebrand began immediately what would become a very challenging career, finally accepting an early retirement with the lowest possible pension. For 14 years she was paid hourly, with no medical coverage, no tenure, and a teaching schedule that kept her until 10PM, precisely because she was a woman. Dr. Von Hildebrand won an award for excellence in teaching - competing against 600 professors.Â Alice von HildebrandÂ joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share her great wisdom on femininity, feminism, and the greatness of faith that distinguishes the two.
February 6, 2019
Rannah Evetts followed a call to teach sign language in Africa shortly after her senior year of High School, in which she was baptized into the Catholic faith. Rannah worked for 7 months in an established deaf school in Ugandaâ€™s capital city before discerning with the local priest and Bishop that she should start her own Catholic school for deaf children. In 2016 Rannah was given permission by the Bishop as well as a catechesis building to begin what becameÂ St. Francis de Sales School for the DeafÂ in a remote village in the NW corner of Uganda, right next to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Rannah was 21 years old when Bishop Wanok granted her the building.
January 15, 2019
Perhaps you avoided the hookup culture altogether when you were dating your spouse, and therefore honestly can't understand it at all. Or maybe you encountered your fair share of it when you were navigating the messy waters of love. Some of you, I'm sure are even wading through it now! One of the primary and most frustrating elements of today's dating world is the fear of commitment. ProfessorÂ Tim O'MalleyÂ gives his students extra credit for going on a date and analyzing that date according to the art of dating (there are actual skills to be learned)! Tim joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to unpack the popularized utilitarian concept of "hooking up," which has sought to replace dating and therefore threaten the healthy process of communication leading into the entrance of marriage. Tim looks at God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World.
December 19, 2018
Veteran moms have so much wisdom to pass on the future generations, and we don't hear their voices nearly as much as we would like to. Kimberly HahnÂ joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share her experience homeschooling six children, her conversion to the Catholic faith alongside husband and scripture scholar, Scott Hahn, and her recent segue into local politics.
November 30, 2018
When Haley Stewart married her bee-keeping sweetheart, Daniel, they dreamed of a life centered on home and family. But as the children arrived and Daniel was forced to work longer hours at a job he liked less and less, they dared to break free from the unending cycle of getting more yet feeling unfulfilled. They sold their Florida home and retreated to Texas to live on a farm with a compost toilet and 650 square feet of space for a family of five. Surprisingly, they found that they had never been happier.
November 19, 2018
Guest - Sterling Jaquith
Kimberly and Sterling discuss their recently released 40-Day Devotional for Catholic Single Women, tell stories of how they met their husbands...and share some funny ones of before they were married!
November 9, 2018
Kevin and Mary Oâ€™Neill. The Oâ€™Neillâ€™s are a Catholic homeschool family with seven children.Â Mary is a stay at home mom with a degree in elementary education. Kevin runs the family landscaping company, which has given him ample time to listen to Catholic audio and to read on the off-season. As a result Kevin now considers himself a product of the New Evangelization.
Their idea for the Lego Catechism was born when their kids brought a popular childrenâ€™s Bible to their attention and upon realizing it was blasphemous, Kevin and Mary knew that they were being called to create a catechism on the seven sacraments, utilizing theology of covenant and typology to teach the truth of the Catholic faith.Â Â
The Oâ€™Neillâ€™s â€śCatechism of the Seven Sacraments" is the first book in a series. It uses typology to explain the necessity of the Sacraments in our relationship with Christ and His one, holy catholic and apostolic Church. The books are published through Storytel Press - a private non-profit foundation on a mission to inspire people to restore the sacred. Kevin and Mary are new to the world of publishing and the Catechism of the Seven sacraments is their first book.