Among Women 211: Kicking Those Little Sins


June 2, 2016

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Saints who love Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Elizabeth Scalia

In this episode, I welcome author and editor Elizabeth Scalia back to Among Women and we talk about that uncomfortable Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 1.14.10 AMsubject: sin. But hey, that’s real.  We have to confront the fact that even little sins can have a negative cumulative effect. Join us for a thorough discussion of the themes of Scalia’s new book: Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our Bad Habits before They Kick Us.

Links for this episode:

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Book, Edited by Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard

Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women, Edited by Kelly Wahlquist

The Memorare Prayer

Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our Bad Habits before They Kick Us ,  by Elizabeth Scalia

Strange Gods, by Elizabeth Scalia


Other shows of related interest:

AW 167: Taking Issue with Idols with Elizabeth Scalia


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Among Women 179: Momnipotent! With Danielle Bean


May 6, 2014

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary as Mother to us all

“Among Women” Guest: Danielle Bean

This episode is dedicated to mothers — the physical and spiritual mothers in all of us. We celebrate the coming of Mother’s Day by exploring danielle_beanthe idea of Mary as a mother to us all. Then in our conversation, I welcome author and editor of Catholic Digest, Danielle Bean, who discusses her new book and study: Momnipotent! The not-so perfect guide to Catholic Motherhood.  This great new book is for Moms who are busy raising families.

Links for this episode:

Relevant Radio, Drew Mariani Show, look for May 7, 2014 podcast

The Good Catholic Life, on WQOM radio. Look for May 9, 2014 podcast

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious by Pat Gohn

 The World’s First Love by Fulton Sheen

Prayer to Mary, attributed to St John Paul II in Christifidelis Laici

Momnipotent by Danielle Book (book)

Momnipotent Study online (online discussion)

Momnipotent Resources (group study materials – DVDs, workbooks and more)

Webinar with Danielle Bean

Other books by Danielle Bean

Catholic Digest magazine

Article by Pat Gohn in Catholic Digest describing spiritual motherhood

Other shows of related interest:

AW 71: Small Steps for Catholic Moms, with Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss

AW 5: Moms Groups: two different models for prayer and sharing Mom to Mom

AW 67: What I Love about Mary


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Among Women 178: New Life in Christ


April 29, 2014

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary and Mary Magdalene

“Among Women” Guest: “TJ”

This week we look at the joy of redemption — the gift of new life in Christ. As we pass into Eastertide we reflect on the “happy fault” that brings us such a great Redeemer. God’s plan is that all of us would know his love for us. In the Gospels we see sinners who repent readily and find new life in Christ. One such sinner is Mary Magdalene. In this episode, I read an excerpt from my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, in which I share thoughts about the two Mary’s standing side-by-side at the Cross — Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.

In our conversation segment I have an animated discussion with “TJ” a young married working mom who shares her journey of transformation. TJ tells the story of how an unplanned pregnancy became the impetus to turn her life around from selfishness to love… leading to a faith that holds fast to the goodness of every day, and the promise of everlasting life. Don’t miss this young woman’s inspiring testimony on how God never gives up on us, and offers a new start whenever we encounter Christ in the sacraments — especially in reconciliation and the Eucharist.

Links for this episode:

Read and listen to the Exsultet chanted in this video

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, by Pat Gohn


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Among Women 160: Mary’s “astonishing” Motherhood


May 1, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Marriage of Mary and Joseph

“Among Women” Guest: Katherine Robinson Coleman

This week, as we enter May, the month that honors the motherhood of Mary, and Mothers Day, we look at the obedience and faith of St Joseph as it intersects the life and faith of Mary.

Then my guest, Katherine Coleman shares a touching story or two about raising her autistic son, Matthew, now 24.

I also give a brief recap on where I’ve been these last several weeks.


Links for this episode:

Audioboo files for the audio tour through Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Ten Bodacious Basics, Ten Minutes at a Time

Redemptoris Custos

The Autism Society

Autism Speaks

SQPN announces the Catholic New Media Conferences for 2013 

Update 7.28.13: Katherine Coleman shared this link about jobs being created in South Bend, IN, for adults with autism – featuring her son, Matt. There is a video of the story at that link as well.


Among Women 158: Greeting our new Pope, plus meet “Theologian Mom”!


March 16, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Mary Major

“Among Women” Guest: Angela Franks

We conclude this history-making week with a podcast that looks back on the election of our new pope, Francis, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina. Plus in our first segment I discuss the significance of the Pope’s early morning visit on day one to pray before Our Blessed Mother at her basilica in Rome, St Mary Major. I also give some of the history of Mary and that basilica as I discuss some of its interior treasures in our first segment.

Salus Populi Romani - a much venerated icon of Our Lady with the Child Jesus (found in St Mary Major)

Salus Populi Romani – a much venerated icon of Our Lady with the Child Jesus (found in St Mary Major)

In our second segment, I’m happy to introduce Angela Franks, PhD, theology professor and moral theologian — whose twitter handle is “@theologianmom”. Together we talk about some of Angela’s professional interests regarding the eugenic legacy of Margaret Sanger and its harmful longterm impact on our culture, as well as our attitudes toward our bodies, sexuality, contraception, and good health.

We also explore the Catholic Church’s position on a new feminism that speaks of the beauty of the human person, and of women in particular. We cover why the Church continues to oppose contraception and upholds NFP (methods for natural family planning), and why our personal trust in God is key to fuller Christian life.

Links for this episode:

Fr Roderick’s You Tube Video: “Habamus Papam”

SQPN giving campaign — please donate!

Pope Francis’ message to the Cardinals

Pat Gohn’s blog post: “Pope Francis Day One – Among Women-style – The gifts of Mary, womanhood, and the new evangelization.”

St Mary Major’s website — many photos and other interactive information

Catholic Mom’s Lenten initiative for bring A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy by Sarah Reinhard to pregnancy care centers around the USA.

Angela and David Frank’s blog

Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE), Archdiocese of Boston

Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Feminine Fertility by Angela Franks

Women, Sex, and the Church by Erika Bachiochi

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood  by Pat Gohn — is now available!

Other shows of related interest:

AW 98: “Women, Sex, and the Church” with Erika Bachiochi



Among Women 143: Growing in Friendship with Jesus and His Queen


August 16, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Queenship of Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

This week we look at the theology behind the Queenship of Mary, a liturgical feast day on August 22, as well as a spiritual principle in the lives of Catholic Christians. My guest this week is author/blogger/film producer Sr. Helena Burns from the Daughters of St. Paul. Sr Helena introduces her new book, He Speaks to You. Join us as we talk about growing in love with Jesus by finding ways to relate to Him each day. Also listen for information about the forthcoming documentary, James Alberione, Media Apostle.

Links for this episode:

Article: “Advocate and Queen”- Part One, Part Two,  by Dr. Edward Sri.

He Speaks to You, by Sr. Helena Burns

Hell Burns – blog

Daughters of St. Paul Vocations Information

Movie: James Alberione, Media Apostle. (Donate here.)

SQPN’s Catholic New Media Conference

Other Shows of Related Interest:

Previous Among Women episodes featuring the Daughters of St. Paul:

  • AW #96:  ~ with the Daughter of St. Paul Choir – a behind-the-scenes look at the sisters in the recording studio, and an explanation of their mission.
  • AW #64:  ~ with Sr. Anne Flanagan FSP with a superb catechesis about the Angelus Prayer.
  • AW #57:   ~ with Sr. Kathryn Hermes FSP on dealing with depression
  • AW #58:  ~ with Sr. Kathryn Hermes FSP on contemplative prayer
  • AW #114: ~ Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, a Pauline editor in children’s books
  • AW #131: ~ with Sr. Emily Marsh FSP, a newly-professed sister shares her vocation story
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Among Women 141: Assumptions, Adversity, and Grace


Thursday August 2, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Assumption of Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Woodeene Koenig – Bricker

This week I continue to recap my recent trip to France, as I attempted to discover some of my family’s roots in the little village of Lembeye. Also, as we enter the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer some perspectives on Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven, a feast day we celebrate on August 15. Joining me in conversation today is author and blogger, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker. Together we examine the themes in her latest book, Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints. 

Links for this episode:

My blog post with photos of Lembeye, France.

Books by Woodeene Koenig- Bricker:

   Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints

   365 Mary

   365 Saints

   Asking God for the Gifts He Wants to Give You

   Ten Commandments for the Environment

Woodeene’s blog

Other Shows of Related Interest:

Among Women 137: On my recent pilgrimage to Lourdes

Among Women 106: Features readings from Christian classics on Mary’s Assumption

Among Women 67: Special Edition: What I Love About Mary (featuring commentary from the AW community)

Among Women 20: On the feast of the Assumption