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Blogcast: Did St. Francis Really Say That?

Blogcast: Did St. Francis Really Say That?

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As Catholics, we have a number of phrases and sayings we use with one another on a consistent basis. One of the most common sayings is “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” This quote is popularly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.  But, did St. Francis of Assisi really say […]

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Blogcast: The Road to Canonization: How Someone Becomes a Saint

Blogcast: The Road to Canonization: How Someone Becomes a Saint

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  Today host Kevin Cotter will be reading one of his most popular blog posts ever on how someone goes through the official process of becoming a saint. Have you ever heard words like Venerable or Servant of God and wondered what they actually meant? Have you ever wondered what it takes to go from […]

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S2 Ep20: How-to Social Media

S2 Ep20: How-to Social Media

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  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… whether you love it or hate it, social media is something we all have to deal with. It influences our relationships, our communities, our national and international conversations, and even our faith. What’s the best way to use it? What questions should we be asking ourselves as we engage it? On […]

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S2 Ep19: How-to Death

S2 Ep19: How-to Death

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  Death. We really don’t like thinking about it, but the way we think about death says a lot about our Catholic faith. How do we react to death and remember those who have gone before us? How do we think about our own death? On the podcast today, Kevin and Lisa discuss five truths […]

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S2 Ep18: How-to Scripture

S2 Ep18: How-to Scripture

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  St. Jerome once said, “Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ”. If we want to be followers of Jesus, we can’t ignore this vital part of our faith. On the podcast today, Kevin and Lisa discuss 4 keys to helping you read Scripture like a Catholic. You’ll learn why Scripture is so unique, how […]

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S2 Ep17: How-to Alpha

S2 Ep17: How-to Alpha

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  Does your parish have a place where people can ask questions about Jesus and His Church without feeling awkward? On the podcast, Kevin interviews his friend Sarah Kaczmarek about how we can create a space in our churches for people who are searching as we look at 5 steps for running The Alpha Course. […]

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S2 Ep15: How-to Confession

S2 Ep15: How-to Confession

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  Confession. It’s one of the sacraments of healing, but so often the priest is like a doctor that we don’t want to see. We fear confession. We ignore it. We forget about it. But, what if we learned how to be healed through it? To help you get the most from confession, hosts Kevin […]

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S2 Ep14 How-to Schedule: Part 2

S2 Ep14 How-to Schedule: Part 2

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  Summer is winding down and the possibility of hitting the reset button on your schedule is likely on your mind, but how you are going to go about doing it might not be clear. To help you get the fall started on the right foot, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter are spending the next […]

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S2 Ep13: How-to Schedule: Part 1

S2 Ep13: How-to Schedule: Part 1

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  Summer is winding down and the possibility of hitting the reset button on your schedule is likely on your mind, but how you are going to go about doing it might not be clear. To help you get the fall started on the right foot, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter are spending the next […]

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S2 Ep12 How-to Religious: Supporting Friends Who Are Joining Religious Life with Jeff Stephens

S2 Ep12 How-to Religious: Supporting Friends Who Are Joining Religious Life with Jeff Stephens

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  Do you have friends or family members who are considering the religious life? On the podcast today, Kevin interviews his good friend, Jeff Stephens on how to help those in discernment. After serving for two years with FOCUS, Jeff has spent time in discernment with a religious community and in an archdiocesan seminary.   […]

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