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  • Reconstructing Faith Part Two – Raised Catholic episode 90

    Reconstructing Faith Part Two – Raised Catholic episode 90

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 90: Reconstructing Faith, Part Two Hi friends. Our series on faith reconstruction begins with a short review on deconstruction, though if you’re looking for a deeper dive on that topic, I would recommend heading…


  • Reconstructing Faith, Part One – Raised Catholic episode 89

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 89: Reconstructing Faith, Part One Hi friends. If you’ve listened to Raised Catholic from the very beginning (and actually, this is how I recommend you listen because the episodes are sort of designed to…


  • 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…


  • Shepherd Me, O God

    Shepherd Me, O God

    Like many of you, I’ve lately felt somewhat depleted in my spiritual life. The world is on fire, and there continues to be trouble in so many places, but in this time, I find I’ve been having trouble gathering in the graces and goodness as well.  And there is such goodness to celebrate, truly, but in…


  • Contemplative Summer Week Five – Centering Prayer – Raised Catholic episode 83

    Contemplative Summer Week Five – Centering Prayer – Raised Catholic episode 83

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 83: Contemplative Summer Week Five – Centering 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…


  • Contemplative Summer Week Three – Contemplating Nature – Raised Catholic episode 81

    Contemplative Summer Week Three – Contemplating Nature – Raised Catholic episode 81

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 81: Contemplative Summer Week Three – Contemplating Nature 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…


  • Contemplative Summer Week Two – Contemplating Story – Raised Catholic episode 80

    Contemplative Summer Week Two – Contemplating Story – Raised Catholic episode 80

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 80: Contemplative Summer Week Two – Contemplating Story 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…


  • Musings from an Exhausted American Catholic

    Musings from an Exhausted American Catholic

    I’m Catholic, I’m sad, and I’m tired. Anyone else? Is anyone else looking around at the state of things and just finding themselves at a loss for words and energy at the stark dichotomy between the way of Jesus and the way of many public and powerful voices in his church?  Catholic clerics who abused…


  • Pentecost Takeaways – Raised Catholic episode 77

    Pentecost Takeaways – Raised Catholic episode 77

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 77: Pentecost Takeaways Hi friends.  If you went to mass this past weekend, you know that it was Pentecost, that great feast that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit onto a ragtag group of…


  • Repost: Holy Communion – Raised Catholic episode 75

    Repost: Holy Communion – Raised Catholic episode 75

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Hi friends. As you may remember, last year the US Conference of Catholic Bishops were working to draft a policy that would bar the distribution of the Eucharist to public officials who supported access to abortion. It…