Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

301 episodes of Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women) since the first episode, which aired on May 5th, 2017.

  • How to Handle Your Husband

    October 19th, 2021  |  38 mins 21 secs
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    Do you cringe when Ephesians 5 gets read at Mass? Many people are uncomfortable with this Scripture passage which can seem politically incorrect in today’s world. Men are the head of their wives? Wives should submit to their husbands? What on earth can this mean?

  • Standing at the Foot of the Cross (with Laura Phelps)

    October 12th, 2021  |  54 mins 34 secs
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    My guest this week is author and mother Laura Phelps. Laura shares her horrific experience of being a mom of kids present during the school shootings in Newtown, CT and her growth in trusting in God in the years since. She offers practical help for those who struggle to understand suffering and encourages all of us to look to the Blessed Mother as an example of embracing the suffering God allows us to experience.

  • What’s Holding You Back From Trusting God?

    October 5th, 2021  |  44 mins 7 secs
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    Do you struggle to trust in God? Join the club! I heard from so many people after our recent episode about the Surrender Novena that I thought this would be a good topic for us to discuss right now. Today, I share some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God.

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul (with Leann Thieman)

    September 28th, 2021  |  33 mins 20 secs
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    Today’s guest is Leann Thieman, a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse. Her devotion to nursing for more than 30 years made her the ideal co-author of the New York Times best-seller, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: Second Dose, then the third edition, Inspiration for Nurses.

  • A Saint Joseph Summit for All of Us

    September 21st, 2021  |  36 mins 51 secs
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    Today’s guest is Christin Jezak who is part of the team working on the upcoming Saint Joseph Summit, a virtual event, featuring dozens of talented speakers, focused on St. Joseph for this, the Year of St. Joseph. Christin shares the idea behind the summit, who some of the speakers are, and how you can access this inspiring and prayerful content for free.

  • Raising Catholic Kids (with Rachel Schluenderfritz)

    September 14th, 2021  |  32 mins 52 secs
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    Our special guest this week is Rachel Schluenderfritz who joins us to discuss her family’s new apostolate 5 Sparrows. Rachel shares about how the website got started as well as describing many of the resources available there. We discuss her hopes for the future, the growing of a community online, and the kinds of resources that really nurture kids in their personal prayer lives.

  • Learn to Love Your Body

    September 7th, 2021  |  41 mins 37 secs
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    Do you have a complicated relationship with your body? Join the club! Every woman struggles with this from time to time, and some of us seem to struggle all of the time. But God wants better for you. He made you good, and your body is a gift, right now in whatever size or shape you find yourself in. Let’s talk about ways to improve your relationship with your own body and nurture a healthy, balanced body image.

  • A Saint for Our Times (with Christine Wohar)

    August 31st, 2021  |  41 mins 42 secs
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    This week’s guest is Christine Wohar, author of Finding Frassati and following His Path to Holiness, all about the young saint Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Do you know his life story? Christine Wohar shares insights from her life and her book about ways that Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is indeed a “saint for our times.”

  • 3 Ways to Get Through a Big Change

    August 24th, 2021  |  28 mins 6 secs
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    Are you going through a big change in your life right now? Many families experience transition this time of year -- as kids go back to school or move out and start jobs or go to college. If that is you and you are struggling with the change -- I feel you!

  • Saints Around the World (with Meg Hunter-Kilmer)

    August 17th, 2021  |  47 mins 33 secs
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    This week’s guest is Meg Hunter-Kilmer, a self-professed “Hobo for Christ,” and author of the beautiful new children’s book Saints Around the World. Meg shares what she means by “Hobo for Christ,” and how she came to live this unusual lifestyle, living out of her car and sharing the Gospel all over the world.

  • 4 Ways the Surrender Novena Can Change Your Life

    August 10th, 2021  |  39 mins 4 secs
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    Are you familiar with the Surrender Novena? This novena is based on private revelations from Servant of God Don Dolindo Ruotolo. It is a very simple prayer with a short text, the words of Jesus as told to Fr. Dolindo, and then the repetition of the phrase “Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.”

  • Conversation with an Exorcist (with Monsignor Stephen Rossetti)

    August 3rd, 2021  |  38 mins 52 secs
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    Our guest this week is Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, author of Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the Modern-Day Battle Against Ancient Evil. Monsignor Rossetti explains what an exorcism is, what his work is like, and things we need to know about the presence and dangers of evil forces in the world. He encourages us all to have confidence in the goodness and power of God.

  • Exodus 90 and Authentic Masculinity (with Nathaniel Binversie)

    July 27th, 2021  |  44 mins 13 secs
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    Our guest this week is Nathaniel Binversie, Exodus 90 director of content host of the Exodus 90 podcast. Nathaniel joins me to discuss masculinity -- what it is, what it isn’t, and how our culture gets much of it wrong. He discusses Exodus 90, a popular and challenging program of commitment for Catholic men.

  • The Philosophy of Motherhood (with Dr. Janice Breidenbach)

    July 20th, 2021  |  52 mins 4 secs
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    Our guest this week is Dr. Janice Chik Breidenbach, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University. Dr. Breidenbach joins us to share about her new course, Philosophy of Motherhood. She shares about the motivation to create this course and the important conversations it is sparking on campus in the culture.

  • Throwback Tuesday: 3 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time (and how to stop)

    July 13th, 2021  |  51 mins 37 secs
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    It's time for a throwback! I'm on vacation this week but I would like to share with you again one of my most popular episodes from last year.

    This week we are talking about some ways we waste our time — and it’s not Netflix! Here are some things you might be doing that are robbing you of joy, along with ways to break these bad habits.

  • How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online (with Sean Clifford)

    July 6th, 2021  |  52 mins 32 secs
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    Do you worry about your kids’ use of smartphones? Today we are diving into one of the most important parenting challenges of our times -- how to keep our kids safe online. Worrying about access to pornography and evil content on social media leaves many parents feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of a powerful force. Today’s guest, Sean Clifford, is here to offer us a message of hope.