Catholic Church


  • 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…


  • Consistent Life Ethic – Raised Catholic podcast 76

    Consistent Life Ethic – Raised Catholic podcast 76

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 76: Consistent Life Ethic Hello friends. If you took a poll about the political priorities of the American Catholic Church, most people would readily respond that we are a “pro-life” church. The goal of…


  • What’s the Plan? – Raised Catholic episode 74

    What’s the Plan? – Raised Catholic episode 74

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 74: What’s the Plan? Hi friends. Well, this is the time of year when a lot of young people are considering their next steps.  If you are or have a high school or college graduate,…


  • 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,…


  • Enough – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 69

    Enough – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 69

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 69: Enough Hi friends. Well, since I teach music with preschoolers, it was bound to happen sooner or later, but this week I experienced my first cold in literally years.  As the days wore on,…


  • Thank God – Raised Catholic episode 66

    Thank God – Raised Catholic episode 66

    The following is a transcript from a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 66: Thank God Hello friends.  Today’s episode is all about gratitude, and because this is a faith podcast, we’re speaking here specifically about gratitude to God.  If you were born and raised Catholic, you likely grew…


  • Slow Lent

    Slow Lent

    The following is a transcript from a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 65: Slow Lent Well, hi friends.  This week I was teaching my early childhood music program with a preschool group and introducing the concept of ‘tempo’ with a fun St. Patrick’s Day song.  We stood up,…