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Today is episode 137: Raised Catholic Community
Hi friends. Last week we concluded a huge summer series all taken from inspiration from just one week I spent in Rome. If you need to catch up on those, each of the ten episodes in the series along with 120 or so more are all available for free wherever you get your podcasts, or you can find them easily over at kerrycampbell.org.
Today, I wanted to make you aware of a shift in where the podcast is heading, and to ask your help. If you have subscribed over at my website, first of all, thanks, and also you might have noticed an email or two coming to you from my new Substack site called My Little Epiphanies. I am making that shift because Substack is a great place for writers and podcasters to gather their intentional readers and listeners together in a way that is truly interactive without the pitfalls of social media sites. I’ve covered lots of faith-related topics on the Raised Catholic podcast so far, but there hasn’t really been a way for listeners to engage with me and each other on those topics until now. Engaging prayerfully with others is the posture of the upcoming Synod on Synodality, and I would like to echo that posture for us in the Raised Catholic community. I feel certain that the Holy Spirit is moving in and through each one of us, and I know that we will hear God better if we are woven together in community. My goal is to make my Substack site and newsletter a place that reflects all of us: seekers who are growing in knowledge in a curious, kind and judgment-free place. If you haven’t subscribed yet over there or gotten a welcome email from me, please head over to https://kerrycampbellwrites.substack.com to sign up today. All it takes is entering in your email address, and then you’ll get all the updates from me in your inbox, and you can always check out the full site online as well. From the bottom of my heart, friend, thank you for taking a minute to subscribe today.
If you have friends who might be interested in engaging on these topics in the future, would you do me a favor please share that Substack link with them? This is very easy to do – there is a button just for that purpose in every post you’ll receive from me and on the site, too, and I would really appreciate that. Growing community is a deeply held priority for me as we enter this next chapter for the Raised Catholic podcast, and honestly, this is something I just can’t do without you.
One thing you might notice on my Substack is that there is an option to subscribe at the paid level which is $5/month. To be perfectly candid, at this point there will be no difference between the content at the paid level and the free level, though there might be perks down the road once I get more familiar with how Substack works. For now, I will say that if this podcast means something to you, I want you to know that it is a labor of love for me, but it is still labor. A 15-or-so minute podcast takes me about six hours each week to write, record, and produce, along with curating the resources in each podcast’s show notes for you. If you would like to support that work, I would welcome you as a paid subscriber, but also, all are welcome and always will be. Subscribing to and sharing My Little Epiphanies at Substack is such a huge help too, so thanks for all of it.
As we move into the fall, I have a few different series I’m considering – some deep dives on authors and faith-related books that I’ve loved, for sure I’ll be covering the goings-on at the Global Synod on Synodality, maybe we’ll dig into some of the symbolism found in the mass, maybe an ‘everyday mysticism’ series on how is God moving in our regular lives, plus a few other ideas I’m pondering. If you have topics that you’d like for me to talk about and get a conversation going on, would you please email me with those at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be so happy to lead a kind group discussion into the faith subjects that are most meaningful for you. When it comes to this next chapter, we really are all in this together, friends.
Thanks for listening, and truly, thank you so much for all your help. I’ve included every single link that you’ll need to subscribe to and share the Substack in both the show notes and in the transcript of this episode, so you’ll find everything you need in both places. I am really excited about this shift in making Raised Catholic the true online community I always hoped it would be, and I am so very glad you’re a part of it. Truthfully, we just wouldn’t be the same without you! Before we go, let’s pray together.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
God, please bless the work of our hands. Connect and weave together your people in this place and other places too, so that we can know you, love you, and serve you and each other in the way that Jesus taught us.
And may the blessings of Almighty God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit descend on you and remain with you and your dear ones, forever. Amen.
Thanks again, friend. Be sure and say hello over at My Little Epiphanies on Substack, and I’ll see you next time.
This week I’ll walk you through a shift in the next chapter of the podcast, and it is all about YOU!
If you’d like to connect with me, find me on Instagram, at my website, or on Substack. If you’d like to help support this podcast financially, there’s now a way to do just that, and thank you – visit me on my page at buymeacoffee.com! Thanks as always for sharing, subscribing, rating, and reviewing, as this helps our community to grow!
Thanks as always to my friend, Peter Vaughan-Vail, for providing the beautiful harp music you hear in this and every episode.
Here are some resources I hope will help you to engage with this week’s topic in a deeper way for yourself:
2. Subscribe to My Little Epiphanies on Substack
3. Share My Little Epiphanies on Substack with a friend (or a few!)
4. Got faith topics you’d like me to cover as we grow into our community model? Email them to me at email@example.com!