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  • My Triduum – Raised Catholic episode 97

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 97: My Triduum Hi friends. If you were born and raised Catholic, you know all about the Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. Recently I heard someone on a podcast refer […]


  • Faith on a Threshold – Raised Catholic episode 93

    Faith on a Threshold – Raised Catholic episode 93

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 93: Faith on a Threshold Hi friends. This week I have been anticipating, teetering, and crossing over a pretty significant threshold; the kind that, when you do step over, it changes everything. And, friend, […]


  • Contemplating in Church – Contemplative Summer Week Nine – Raised Catholic episode 87

    Contemplating in Church – Contemplative Summer Week Nine – Raised Catholic episode 87

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 87: the Ninth and Final Week of Contemplative Summer – Contemplating in Church Hi friends, as I explained in detail before a break way back in episode 78, I took this summer to focus […]


  • Contemplating Art – Contemplative Summer Week Eight – Raised Catholic episode 86

    Contemplating Art – Contemplative Summer Week Eight – Raised Catholic episode 86

    The following is a transcript of the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 86: Contemplative Summer Week Eight – Contemplating Art Hi friends, as I explained in detail before a break way back in episode 78, I’m taking this summer to focus on contemplation with a variety of […]


  • Contemplative Summer Week Six – Tactile Prayer – Raised Catholic episode 84

    Contemplative Summer Week Six – Tactile Prayer – Raised Catholic episode 84

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 84: Contemplative Summer Week Six – Tactile Prayer Hi friends, as I explained in detail before a break way back in episode 78, I’m taking this summer to focus on contemplation with a variety […]


  • The Spiritual Practice of Mothering – Raised Catholic episode 72

    The Spiritual Practice of Mothering – Raised Catholic episode 72

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 72: The Spiritual Practice of Mothering Hello friends. As we approach Mother’s Day this year, I’m reflecting on my own experience as a mother, and on my own mother who art in Heaven, and […]


  • What If – Raised Catholic episode 70

    What If – Raised Catholic episode 70

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 70: What If? Hello friends. By the time you’re hearing this episode we will be fully into the Easter season, so happy Easter!  I hope the day was a wonderful one for you and yours, […]


  • Be Reconciled – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 68

    Be Reconciled – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 68

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 68: Be Reconciled Well, hello friends.  As we take this turn into the last bit of Lent toward Holy Week, many of us are thinking about the practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or what […]


  • Relay

    Relay

    As I have for some time now, I’ve been prayerfully considering my word for the year ahead.  Last year, the word came to me in a flash: mantle. In all its forms, it just kind of fit and the word has really held up throughout this past year.  The year before, it was ‘walk’, when all I […]


  • Advent: Behold Your God – Raised Catholic episode 49

    Advent: Behold Your God – Raised Catholic episode 49

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 49: Advent: Behold Your God Well, hello friends.  You can feel it in the air, it is that time of the year again. To be honest, the last several years have not found me very […]