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  • Everyday Mysticism – Raised Catholic episode 60

    Everyday Mysticism – Raised Catholic episode 60

    The following is a transcript from a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 60: Everyday Mysticism Hi friends.  Today we’ll wrap up our short series on mysticism.  If you’d like to take a listen to the earlier parts of this series, there’s episode 57: Into the Mystic, episode 58:…


  • The Good Fruit of Encountering God – Raised Catholic episode 59

    The Good Fruit of Encountering God – Raised Catholic episode 59

    The following is a transcript from a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 59: The Good Fruit of Encountering God Well hello friends.  Today is the third of four episodes in a short series on mysticism.  If you’d like to check out the earlier conversations, there’s episode 57: Into…


  • Messengers of God – Raised Catholic episode 45

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 45: Messengers of God Well, hi, friends.  This week found me in some early celebrations of my upcoming fiftieth birthday.  I’ve been connecting with little groups of friends in the lead-up to the big day in a…


  • Holy Water – Raised Catholic episode 38

    Holy Water – Raised Catholic episode 38

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 38: Holy Water Well, hi, friends.  As I write these words on my front porch today, it has just started to rain, and I hear those fat raindrops plopping on the porch roof and on the…


  • Be Not Afraid – Raised Catholic episode 31

    Be Not Afraid – Raised Catholic episode 31

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 31: Be Not Afraid Well, hi friends, if you were born and raised Catholic, you may have inherited a kind of wariness or even outright fear about some practices which, though there is no teaching…


  • Meeting Jesus – Raised Catholic episode 9

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 9: Meeting Jesus Well, hello friends. If you were born and raised Catholic, you may have heard the phrase ‘personal relationship with Jesus’ and maybe had a few thoughts about it:  1. Um, that’s a…


  • Revive

    Revive

    I was listening to a podcast which addressed the huge drop in church attendance in America this year.  There was a pastor on who explained some of the statistics and the reasons why people aren’t returning to church: fear of getting sick during a pandemic, a break in spiritual habits and patterns, anger at the losses…


  • Real

    Real

    I remember one morning from a few years ago.  It was very early, before the sun was even up, and I was driving my high school daughter to a waiting bus for her Washington DC class trip. I hugged her and watched the bus pull away, and on the way home, saw the sun was…


  • Cradle

    Cradle

    I’m a Catholic music minister, and I’m wearing gray as I stand at the front of the church and sing the opening notes of the entrance song.  A gentleman from the funeral home leads pallbearers with the casket down the aisle, and following them are a group of tearful mourners, wearing black and clinging to…