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

  • 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.

  • 4 Ways Mary Found God in the Everyday

    June 29th, 2021  |  37 mins 45 secs
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    When we want to know God and love him better, we should follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary loves God with perfection! In today’s episode, we talk about four ways Mary connected with God in the everyday and consider how we can do the same.

  • Life Transformations with Liv Harrison

    June 22nd, 2021  |  51 mins 55 secs
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    My guest this week is Liv Harrison, a wife, mom, motivational speaker and inspiration. Liv shares with us her story of dramatic weight loss and life transformation. You will be encouraged and inspired by all that she has to share!

  • 7 Things to Love About Getting Older

    June 15th, 2021  |  45 mins 39 secs
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    Getting older gets a bad rap. We worry about extra wounds, graying hair, wrinkles, and sagging skin. But I am turning 49 today, and so I decided now would be a good time to reflect on some of the very real blessings of growing older.

  • Diving Deep Into the Feminine Genius (with Chloe Langr)

    June 8th, 2021  |  36 mins 28 secs
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    This week’s guest is podcaster and author Chlow Langr who joins us to share about her new book, Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life. Chloe loves to highlight all the varied ways women live out their vocations as wives and mothers in the Church.