Among Women 209: Women Leaving the Abortion Industry


May 10, 2016

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Gianna Beretta Molla

“Among Women” Guest: Abby Johnson

This episode is poignant and powerful. My guest, Abby Johnson, works in a ministry “And Then There Were None”, dedicated to help women come out of the abortion industry. Her new book is riveting: The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories. Together we talk about how our committed friendship and love can help more women say no to abortion and re-start lives outside of the industry.

In our “Blessed are They” segment, I read an excerpt from Melanie Rigney’s Blessed Are You that profiles the life of St Gianna Beretta Molla. Plus I share about Holy Doors and the Year of Mercy.

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Links for this episode:

Holy Doors Plenary Indulgence

Theology of the Holy Door

Year of Mercy resources

Melanie Rigney’s book: Blessed Are You

Abby Johnson’s book: The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories

Abby Johnson’s ministry: And Then There Were None, aka Watch a video about this mission.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 75: Healing from the Hurt of Abortion with Dr Theresa Burke

AW 140: Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds with Dawn Eden

AW 191: Jenny’s IVF Story

AW 11: The life of St Gianna Molla

AW 161: Also on St Gianna, Catholic Pediatricians Make a Difference


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Among Women 193: A special edition AKA the MINI recap of the #PopeInPhilly


October 1, 2015

“Among Women” Guests:  Lisa Hendey, and Pat Gohn, inside Pat’s ’14 Mini Cooper on the drive home.

In this episode:

This is an extended special edition podcast with a recap of what we found most meaningful during our week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Mass with Pope Francis.

This rambling conversation took place IN a MINI, but folks, it ain’t a mini conversation. It clocks in at 90 minutes.We are two friends in real life who love to travel together and gab!

Buckle up as we take the drive home and record this podcast examining World Meeting talks, homilies, the city of Philadelphia, music by Matt Maher and Andrea Bocelli, praying with saints, the people we met, and the fun we had with the global convention known as the World Meeting of Families that sparked the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the US.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. (Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn. All rights reserved. Used with permission.) (Click for larger view.)

Links for this episode:

World Meeting of Families Website

Fr Robert Barron’s series “Priest, Prophet, and King”

Independence Hall, National Park Service, in Philadelphia

Lisa Hendey’s Chime Travelers book series for children

Lisa Hendey’s Aleteia article on Francis in DC

Lisa Hendey’s website

My book at Ave Maria Press

Lisa’s books at Ave Maria Press

Humanum’s short films

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Full texts for Pope Francis’ homilies and speeches

Diana von Glahn’s The Faithful Traveler


Other shows of related interest:

AW Espresso Shot #2: Reactions from the World Meeting of Families

AW Espresso Shot #3: What would you ask Pope Francis?


Among Women 161: Catholic Pediatricians Make a Difference


May 23, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Gianna Molla

“Among Women” Guest: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD

This week we review the life of St Gianna Molla, a 20th century saint who was a wife, mother, and pediatrician who died following complications related to the birth of her fourth child.

In our Among Women conversation segment, we meet Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a St Louis wife, mother, and pediatrician and founder of Dr Berchelman, not only shares why families benefit from having Catholic pediatricians, but she also tackles the tough moral questions on medical issues for pre-teen and teen girls. Specially, our conversation covers the Gardisil vaccine, oral contraception for teens with problematic menstrual cycles, and other concerns regarding their development.

Links for this episode:

A few recent interviews with Pat Gohn about her book Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious:

Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor 

EWTN’s “At Home with Jim and Joy” – look for the show dated May 20, 2013.

Register Radio – from the news and articles on National Catholic Register

Catholic Weekend on SQPN

Audio Book Blog Tour for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious – Ten 10-minute podcasts with book excerpts read by Pat Gohn

St Gianna Molla Society – comprehensive information about this fascinating saint

Kathleen Berchelmann MD’s articles on

Catholic Pediatrics on Facebook, administered by Kathleen Berchelmann, MD

Catholic Pediatrics website, founded by Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, where you’ll also find a directory of Catholic pediatricians

Text4RealSex – Theology of the Body phone app designed for teens and others that offers a weekly theology of the body message.

Other shows of related interest:

Aw 11: An earlier podcast with a biography of St Gianna Molla


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