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 167: Taking Issue with Idols

September 23, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Blessed Anna Schaeffer

“Among Women” Guest: Elizabeth Scalia

This week Pat shares a few themes from Lumen Fidei— Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter — as well as the life of Anna Schaeffer who found the keys to hope and faith despite a life of physical suffering.  Also, we look at the latest book release from author-blogger Elizabeth Scalia, Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life. Scalia, well known in the blogging world as The Anchoress, is the managing editor at the Catholic Channel at Patheos. In this interview we talk about rooting out hidden forms of idolatry in our own lives in order to deepen our faith in Christ.

Links for this episode:

Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei

Pat’s series on Lumen Fidei at “A Word in Season” at Patheos : Introduction, Chapter One. Look for other chapters 2, 3, and 4 to appear here in coming weeks.

Elizabeth Scalia’s blog, The Anchoress

Elizabeth Scalia’s column at First Things

Elizabeth Scalia’s book Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

Pat’s review of Strange Gods

Other shows of related interest:

AW 85: Get to know more about Elizabeth Scalia in this interview that discusses the ministry of The Anchoress blog and what it means to stand up for the faith.

AW 124: Elizabeth Scalia joins NRO Editor-at-large Kathryn Lopez and talks about the issue of religious freedom as sparked by the controversy of the HHS Mandate.


Now through Oct. 7, 2013, add your name for the free drawing for a signed copy of Elizabeth Scalia’s new book Strange Gods. Add you name to the drawing by sending your comments to Pat Gohn at, or at the Among Women podcast facebook page.


Among Women 153: Joy!

December 14, 2012

This week’s episode:

This is a special edition of Among Women, where we depart from our normal format and take time to consider a subject more in depth, with input from our listening audience. In this episode I spend some time sharing on the subject of joy, and how J.O.Y. is an acronym for a Christian life that puts Jesus first, others second, and yourself last. I also share from Psalm 37 and spend a little bit of time unpacking what that psalm means to me.

I’m grateful that several listeners and former guests of Among Women phoned in and wrote to me about the subject of joy, and its a pleasure to add their voices to the podcast.

This is the last podcast for 2012, and I plan to return the week of January 7, 2013 with a new show.

A blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas to you!

Links for this episode:

Other shows of related interest:

Our three most popular episodes in 2012:

1. AW 151 : “The Midlife Madres” with Elizabeth Foss

2. AW 147: A Special Edition, “Welcome to the Year of Faith” with Pat Gohn

3. AW 140: “Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds” with Dawn Eden

My recent pilgrimage podcasts:

AW 137: “Back From Wherever I’ve Been” on my pilgrimage to Lourdes, France

AW 138: “The Two Hearts” on the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France

AW 148: “Coming Home” while on Pilgrimage with Joanne McPortland

 Psalm 37: 3-9

[3] Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
[4] Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
[5] Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
[6] He will bring forth your vindication as the light,
and your right as the noonday.
[7] Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!
[8] Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
[9] For the wicked shall be cut off;
but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.

 The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis


We have a free drawing this week for free books: Wrapped Up, by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow, and for Elizabeth, a novel by Cheryl Dickow. Send your name to enter our drawings to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. The drawing will be held at 12 noon EST on Dec, 21, 2012.