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32 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Invisible Losses from the Pandemic: Processing and Healing
Today we sit down with Dr. Michael Horne, Director of Clinical Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, as he talks about invisible losses from the pandemic. Hear Dr. Horne talk about the importance of processing these losses if we want to move forward and heal. Today’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer at the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Let’s jump right in!
39 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Transgender and Gender Identity: Risks and Truth
Today we’re talking about transgenderism and gender identity with Mary Hasson, Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Hear Mary explain the risks and truth related to gender identity with host Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Let’s jump right in!
25 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Navigating Personal Style as Women of Faith: Where is the Balance, and What’s the Point?
Today we sit down with Nicole Caruso, stylist and author, as she candidly addresses the questions Catholic women ask as they attempt to find a healthy, balanced approach to personal style. Hear Nicole talk about how you present yourself to the world as a tool of your vocation with today’s host Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Let’s jump right in!
31 minutes | May 26, 2021
Conversion and Discovery: God’s Will for Our Lives
Today we’re talking about conversion and discovering God’s will for our lives with Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations for the Diocese of Arlington.
39 minutes | May 12, 2021
A Franciscan Friar Builds a Multi-Million Dollar Skyscraper in NYC, Helps Cancer Patients and the Poor
On this episode, Father John O’Connor, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, Va., talks about what it means to be Franciscan and his experience working with some of New York’s real estate elite to build a 63 story skyscraper in Manhattan. Hear Father O’Connor talk about perseverance and hope through high-stakes ups and downs. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
25 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
During National Volunteer Month, Hear the Incredible Impact of Catholic Charities’ 2,500 Active Volunteers During the Pandemic
You’re listening to "Searching for More,” a podcast of the Diocese of Arlington. On this episode, during National Volunteer Month, hear Debra Beard, Director of Volunteers for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, highlight the incredible work of Catholic Charities’ more than 2,500 active volunteers during the past year amidst the pandemic. Hear Debra talk about what motivates Catholic Charities and its volunteers to selflessly serve as she offers inspiring stories from the last year.
21 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
The Beauty of the Church and Draw Towards the Faith, in the Words of a Recent Convert
On this episode, Patrick Thompson, a parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., talks about his draw to the Catholic faith and his experience leading up to being received into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass four years ago. Hear Patrick talk about his daughter preparing for First Holy Communion and the impact it had in drawing him to the Faith, as well as his deepening involvement in the Church over the past few years.
27 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Our Burial Will Be Canceled: The Message of Easter
On this episode, Father Keith O’Hare, Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, talks about his experience in the Dominican Republic and its message to us about Easter. Hear Father O’Hare talk about the meaning of Easter for each of us and invite everyone to experience the beauty of the Mass at this special time of year. This episodes’ host is Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
24 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Learning from Our Lord’s Foster Father, St. Joseph’s Message to Us All
On this episode, Father Donald Fest, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va, shares his devotion to St. Joseph and offers us lessons on humbly trusting God. During this Year of St. Joseph, hear Father Fest lay out practical things we can learn from St. Joseph and ways to invoke his character as we go through our day.
38 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Habits and Holiness: Women Serving in Religious Life in the Modern Media Era
On this episode of Searching For More, Sister Emily Marsh and Sister Carly Paula Arcella of the Daughters of St. Paul discuss women religious life in the modern era and how to incorporate and utilize media in a positive way. Hear the Sisters talk about the role of women in the Church and their work with women around the world!
36 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Understanding Lent and Experiencing God’s Love and Mercy
On this episode, Father Bjorn Lundberg, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester, Va. talks about the meaning of Lent and how we turn back to Our Lord, particularly through the Sacrament of Confession. Hear Father Lundberg talk about God’s overwhelming love and mercy as he helps us plan for a fruitful, healing Lent. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
28 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Truth, Sex and Gender: Understanding Gender Identity in Light of Church Teaching
On this episode of Searching for More, Father Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, Pastor of St. James Catholic Church and member and former Chairman of the Board of Courage International discusses issues of sexuality and gender identity in light of the truth revealed in Church teaching. Hear Father Scalia point to Church teaching on the human person and the dignity of the human body and offer insight into how this guides our understanding of gender identity. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington. For more information visit the USCCB's website at https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/upload/Gender-Ideology-Select-Teaching-Resources.pdf Courage International: https://couragerc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Papal-and-Curial-Docs-on-Gender-Theory-updated-Apr2015.pdf
23 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Faith, food, and fun recipes with Fr. Hathaway
On this episode a diocesan priest shares his side hobby with us…By day Father Hathaway is the Pastor at the Basilica of Saint Mary but by night he hosts a cooking series on YouTube! Father shares his passion for cooking and some of his favorite recipes to make during Christmastime. But beyond just the meal, he talks about the nourishment to the soul that sharing a meal with others can bring. Hear how this multi-talented priest connects food with faith! This episode’s host is Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
24 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Stay Active: The Connection Between Physical Activity and Cognitive Function
On this episode, Cindy Walls, a coach at Bishop O’Connell High School, discusses the connection between physical activity and cognitive function, particularly as we spend more time inside through the winter months. Cindy holds a Masters’ Degree in counseling and has years of experience working on mental health issues. Hear her discuss the importance of physical activity in our holistic health and offer immediate steps we can take to improve our outlook. This episode’s host is Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
34 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
A Spirit of Thanksgiving in Times of Trial
On this episode, Father Kevin Dansereau, Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington, offers some practical advice on how to truly enter into a spirit of thanksgiving in times of trial. Hear Fr. Dansereau talk about the redemptive value of suffering and ways in which we can experience the hope and joy for which we long at this special time of year. This episode’s host is Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
39 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Racism in America: How We Respond as Catholics
On this episode, Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony and Melissa Rihl, members of Bishop Burbidge’s Advisory Council on Racism, discuss racism in America and how we should respond as Catholics. Hear Deacon Anthony and Melissa share their personal experiences and how we can bring about real change in our communities as we seek to live in peace together as children of God. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
26 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Hope and Forgiveness After Abortion
On this episode of Searching for More, Andie Pearson, a post-abortive woman who is now married with two living children, talks about her personal story of finding hope and forgiveness after abortion. Hear Andie talk about her compelling journey -- from growing up in a Catholic home, to multiple abortions, and ultimately alcohol and drug abuse, back to God's transformational mercy. This episode's host is Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
52 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Dr. Cuddeback on the Role of a Man in the Household
On this episode, Dr. John Cuddeback, Professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, discusses the role of a man in the household in an age of “toxic masculinity.” Hear Dr. Cuddeback offer greater insight into how a man and woman can best thrive and serve in family life in the household. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
47 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Reconciliation and Forgiveness as the Path to Peace: Fr. Ubald on the Rwandan Genocide
On this episode of Searching for More, Father Ubald, a Roman Catholic priest in the Cyangugu Diocese of southeastern Rwanda for 25 years, talks about reconciliation and forgiveness as the path to peace. Hear Fr. Ubald talk about his extensive loss of family and parishioners during the genocide and the lessons his experience and true forgiveness offer each of us. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
31 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
The Local Church’s Role Serving Those in Need During COVID-19
You’re listening to "Searching for More,” a podcast of the Diocese of Arlington. On this episode, Art Bennett, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, discusses the Church’s role in responding to and helping communities navigate emergencies, particularly during the response to COVID-19. Hear Art Bennett shed light on the many ways the local Church helps those in need during these uncertain times. This episode’s host is Billy Atwell, Chief Communications Officer, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
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