Ortrud and Dr. Germain BianchiÂ have an extraordinary story of being joined together by the famous Italian stigmatist priest, Saint Padre Pio! OrtrudÂ joins me onÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to tell how she came to find her Catholic faith, befriend the saint who would change her life forever, and ultimately how that saint would lead her to her future husband.
Sr. Mary Madeline ToddÂ serves on the Board of Directors for the GIVEN Institute. SheÂ joins me onÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to talk about the need for Catholic Women Leaders in our culture and how young women are being formed through continuing mentorship at GIVEN.
Marjorie Dannenfelser leads the Susan B. Anthony list and works tirelessly to secure pro-life votes at all levels, to ensure that "Life is Winning" in the United States of America. SheÂ jMoins me onÂ The Dignity of WomenÂ to discuss pro-life politics and her unexpected conversion to the Donald Trump ticket, after many initial hesitations, and what led her to strongly pledge her support.
Dr. Scott Hahn joins me on The Dignity of Women to discuss the holy family and their everlasting impact on family life, as well as his own marriage and family life, and the dignity bestowed on women by Jesus Christ!
Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics to read Scripture from the heart of the Church. Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly for forty years, and together they have six children and eighteen grandchildren. Two of their sons are currently in priestly formation with the Diocese of Steubenville. He is the author or editor of over forty popular and academic books, including best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lambâs Supper, and Hail Holy Queen. A former Presbyterian minister, Dr. Hahn entered the Catholic Church in 1986. Over the last three decades, Dr. Hahn has delivered thousands of popular talks and academic lectures, nationally and internationally, on a wide range of topics related to Scripture, Theology, and the Catholic faith.
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.
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.
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 tellerâs gift â a Southern belle with a warriorâs heart and a poetâs 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 âlove and lift all youâve been given.â 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.
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.
The Dignity of Women - Episode 022 - Dawn Eden Goldstein (Jewish Rock and Roll Journalist to Catholic Convert)
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.
Fr. Donald Calloway,Â a Catholic priest, often known as the âsurfer priestâ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ugandaâs 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.