Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Episodes

  • Holiness is for Everyone (with Claire Dwyer)

    March 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 59 secs
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    Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint for our times, and the ways in which we are all called to holiness

  • How to Make a Personal Prayer Space

    February 23rd, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs
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    Do you have a space in your home that is devoted to prayer?

  • Why We Need Catholic Fiction for Teens

    February 16th, 2021  |  38 mins 39 secs
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    My guests this week are Catholic fiction authors Carolyn Astfalk and Leslea Wahl who can’t wait to share about some fantastic literature options for Catholic teens. We discuss why it’s important to have a genre of fiction devoted to Catholic teens, what that means, and what some of the best resources are for teens and young adults who love to read.

  • Ready, Set, Lent!

    February 9th, 2021  |  45 mins 58 secs
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    Are you ready for Lent? This week, I thought it might be helpful to look at the 3 aspects of Lent, read some Scripture on each of them, and ask ourselves how God might be calling us to grow closer to him through them this Lenten season.

  • The Rich Beauty of Liturgical Living (with Genie Shaw)

    February 2nd, 2021  |  44 mins
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    My guest this week is Genie Shaw, a wife, mom,and liturgical loving coach who shares the inspiring story of her life and work. Genie offers encouragement and support to moms who are juggling many responsibilities but also looking for ways to encourage and enrich their children’s faith lives.

  • Motherhood Redeemed (with Kimberly Cook)

    January 26th, 2021  |  50 mins 38 secs
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    Kimberly Cook and I chat about her personal experience of feminism as well as some of the history of the feminist movement in the United States.

  • 10 In-House Date Night Ideas

    January 19th, 2021  |  51 mins 18 secs
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    This week we are focused on ways to enjoy romantic time together as a couple -- without having to leave your home or spend a lot of money.

  • Using Your Gifts (with Samantha Stephenson)

    January 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    My guest this week is Samantha Stephenson, host of the Brave New Us podcast all about faith and bioethics. At the end of today’s show, I answer a question from Listener Kate who wonders about getting started as a freelance writer while she is a busy mom.

  • Hearing God’s Voice (with Teresa Tomeo)

    January 5th, 2021  |  39 mins 35 secs
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    My guest this week is author and radio show host Teresa Tomeo. We talk about some of the stories from her new book and ways we can all pay more attention to the ways God intervenes in our lives and communicates his will for us.

  • Throwback Tuesday: Making Family Prayer Time Happen

    December 29th, 2020  |  42 mins 50 secs
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    Do you struggle to make family prayer time happen in your home? This week, I answer a question from listener Amy who is struggling to make family time happen, especially with a change in schedules as the kids have gone back to school.

  • Throwback Tuesday: Don't Hide Your Light

    December 22nd, 2020  |  48 mins 36 secs
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    It’s easy to think we’re being humble when we’re really just being down on ourselves. Don’t hide your light! Let’s talk about some of our struggles in embracing the talents God has given us and allowing him to work through us to inspire and bless others.

  • 6 Last-Minute Low-Budget Gift Ideas

    December 15th, 2020  |  34 mins 25 secs
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    Can we give meaningful gifts that won’t cost too much? This week I’m sharing 6 ideas for doing just that.

  • Finding Joy in a Covid Advent

    December 8th, 2020  |  41 mins 16 secs
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    How does your Advent look different this year? Many of us are dealing with being flexible in the face of an Advent season that is limited in many ways. Here are some ideas I want to share to help you find more joy this season.

  • Biblical Wisdom for Your Motherhood (with Kimberly Hahn)

    December 1st, 2020  |  47 mins 37 secs
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    Kimberly is a Catholic convert married to Catholic theologian and apologist Scott Hahn. In today’s show, she shares about her series of Biblical Wisdom books that are being re-published, her new podcast Beloved and Blessed, and her upcoming radio show on EWTN that will be launching in January 2021.

  • Building Your Domestic Church (with Nancy Bandzuch)

    November 24th, 2020  |  47 mins 57 secs
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    My guest this week is Nancy Bandzuch, host of the Catholic Sprouts podcast for kids. She and her husband have been hard at work creating a brand new resource for Catholic families -- the Domestic Church Project. Nancy shares about the need for a program like this one, especially in the age of Covid when many religious education programs are no longer meeting in person.

  • Real Talk About Self Care

    November 17th, 2020  |  48 mins 2 secs
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    I recently realized that I had been neglecting to care for myself in some pretty basic ways. The end result was that I was suffering chronic headaches and neck and back pain. This is unusual for me, and so I thought a bit about what might be causing it. That was when I realized that I have been avoiding working out and not getting enough rest. This is easy to do when life gets stressful, but sometimes we all need a nudge to do better for ourselves. Sometimes, self care looks more like everyday discipline in caring for ourselves so that we are well enough to care for others.