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CatholiCity Podcasts is a branch of the Mary Foundation, a Catholic charity based in Ohio. We’ve been a world-leader in delivering proven tools for evangelization to your door and superb audio content directly to you for over thirty years. Everything we offer is available free-of-charge.

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CatholiCity Podcasts is a branch of the Mary Foundation, a Catholic charity based in Ohio. We’ve been a world-leader in delivering proven tools for evangelization to your door and superb audio content directly to you for over thirty years. Everything we offer is available free-of-charge.

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English


Episodes

Young Leader Series #5: Joe Hopkins

1/17/2024
Today’s episode features Joe Hopkins, the Director of Adult Formation for Mission in the Diocese of Nottingham, England. Joe spent two years in university ministry, then eight years as a high school chaplain before taking on his current position, which includes the Christus Vivat young adult ministry among many other responsibilities. We discuss the challenge of “restarting” after pandemic lockdowns, Joe’s role doing “spade work” as he calls it—that is, the logistical leg work required to make anything happen—the four critical ingredients in the recipe for starting a new Young adult group, the importance of providing community opportunities for people after they "age out” of young adult years, and more. You can find Christus Vivat online here and on Facebook and Instagram. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:01:09:10

Young Leader Series #4: Robert Wines

12/20/2023
Today’s episode features Robert Wines, leader of The Ark young adult group at St. Ann parish in Washington, DC. He’s been running it for nearly two years while maintaining a full-time 9-5 Job. After college and a year of service with the Saint John Society, Robert and a close friend wanted to get into young adult ministry in a big way. We discuss the founding of the group, how the Ark leverages the Alpha program, the “Call, Form, Send” mantra of the Saint John Society, the benefits of a set repeating curriculum and small groups, and the importance of keeping God as the center no matter what. You can find Ark online at thearkdc.org and on Instagram. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:01:04:51

Jose Pulido: Ultra Difficult Evangelization

12/5/2023
Today’s episode features Jose Pulido, professional evangelization coach and founder of At The Service. He has coached at universities, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profits. He received an MBA from Yale University and spent over a decade practicing what he calls “ultra-difficult evangelization”. We discuss how Jose effectively invented a new niche for “coaching” evangelization, the problem of poor execution of the “traditional methods” of evangelization, the importance of practical, learnable skills, Jose’s novel approach of combining modern “behavioral economics” with the beautiful depth of scripture, and more. By the end of this episode, you’ll have an idea of what it means to Talk Like Mary, Dream Like Saint Joseph, and Make Things New Like Jesus. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:01:58:20

Young Leader Series #3: Kenn Demoll

11/20/2023
Today’s episode features Kenn Demoll, the director of the Youth and Young Adult ministry at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, Maryland. He is a convert to the faith, and was called to ministry after college while thinking about becoming a police officer. We discuss the challenge of “restarting” a young adult ministry, drawing in and retaining people, the importance of relationships, the grand vision of young adult ministry, how to help a priest get a ministry going, how to avoid the atmosphere of a desperate social/singles club, and more. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com. --- Time Stamps (00:01:15) Intro and Conversion (00:06:36) Inheriting and Restarting a YA Group (00:08:46) Drawing and Retaining People (00:20:51) Why are Relationships So Important? (00:26:46) The Grand Vision of Young Adult Ministry (00:33:53) How to Help a Priest Start a YA Ministry (00:40:01) Avoiding the Desperate Social/Singles Club (00:51:44) The Hard One-On-One Conversations (00:57:50) “Thank God I Did This” (01:00:53) “I Wish I Hadn’t Done This” (01:08:26) Be Bold

Duration:01:12:05

Marc Lozano: The Christian Case Against the Stock Market

11/6/2023
Today’s episode features Marc Lozano, who is currently working on a book tentatively entitled, “The Christian Case Against the Stock Market.” A convert from evangelistic atheism, Marc runs the website Christ Centered Capital dot com, and has spent years giving investment advice based on Biblical Principles, and he believes with strong moral conviction that investment in the stock market constitutes a clear moral evil. We discuss Marc’s conversion, how he arrived at this controversial position, and why he thinks the stock market is a moral evil… along with his ideas for Christian alternatives to the stock market. DISCLAIMER: The Mary Foundation and its representatives are not financial advisors and nothing in the episode is to be construed as financial advice. Please consult a trusted financial and spiritual advisor before making any financial decisions. We strongly emphasize that we are not experts in this area. The Catholic Church has not condemned investment in the stock market, and Catholic teaching generally permits investment, interest, loans, and other such financial interactions. The views expressed in this episode do not represent those of the Mary Foundation—it is rather a conversation exploring a fascinating idea with an interesting person. Due to the constraints of the medium, there are many critical facets of this topic that could not be explored. We leave it to the listener to proceed in prudence according to their own judgement. And lastly, I hope you find this conversation interesting. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com. --- Time Stamps (00:00:42) Disclaimer (00:02:09) How Did You Get Here? (00:08:32) Evangelistic Atheism (00:15:42) Conversion via Relationship (00:23:28) Beginning of Moral Conviction (00:31:21) “Biblically Responsible Investing” (00:41:23) Is the Stock Market Evil? (01:13:38) Real Estate (01:30:02) Stock Market Alternatives (01:37:27) Christian Family (01:43:20) Christian Community (01:48:32) Christian Business (01:49:59) Gold, Crypto, and Land (01:52:51) Next Steps

Duration:02:09:16

Young Leader Series #2: Chris Mueller

9/29/2023
Today’s episode features Chris Mueller, the second episode in our series with Young Adult Leaders from around the country. Chris is the Coordinator of Adult Discipleship at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida, a thriving parish with a strong young adult presence that is, frankly, astounding to hear about in our era. We discuss the ins and outs of the ministry including how Chris developed the ministry, some failures he encountered early on, his approach to leading teams, and his powerful vision for what young adult life can look like in a parish. We also talk about Discipleship Communities, where small, committed groups join together to share the rhythms of Catholic life. Our hope is that this conversation can help anyone, but especially young adult leaders or pastors who want to better serve the young adults in their area with meaning, truth, and a future worth striving for. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:01:12:24

Young Leader Series #1: Joe Vicario

8/17/2023
Today’s episode features Joe Vicario, and is the first of our new series speaking with Young Adult Leaders. In addition to his day job designing hearing aid batteries, Joe is the co-founder of Cleveland’s largest young adult group, called Catching Fire, which meets weekly for discussions and draws anywhere from fifty to ninety people. We discuss the founding of Catching Fire, the challenges of growth and mission, some practicals of managing such a large group, and the danger of pride. Our hope is that this conversation can help anyone, but especially young adult leaders or pastors who want to better serve the young adults in their area with meaningful community and friendships built on Christ. --- Make sure to check out the Daily Rosary Meditations podcast with Dr. Mike Scherschligt, where you learn how to meditate and establish a daily habit of prayer while discovering the truths of the Catholic Faith. Join in every day for Scripture, Meditation, and a Rosary, all in under 20 minutes. The meditations are perfect for your daily commute or morning coffee. You can find them in your favorite podcast app by searching Daily Rosary Meditations or on the web at DailyRosaryMeditations.com. Sign up for their email newsletter here. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:01:32:51

Ed Jozsa: The Mystic Next Door - A Miraculous Story

8/2/2023
Today’s episode features Ed Jozsa. A few years ago, he was in a head-on collision that should have killed him. During and after the accident, Ed experienced profound mystical visions of a place he can only describe as “forever,” along with a pit of vile creatures and a timeless experience with the Holy Spirit. He spent nearly a year trying everything he could to prove his visions weren’t real, but nothing of this world could explain what happened. Get ready for an amazing journey into life, death, suffering, and the awesome power of God. You can order Ed's book to read the full story at PresenceofGodEncounters.com. Ed enjoys the approval of his pastor, who assures to the best of his knowledge that Ed's story does not contradict any Catholic moral and dogmatic teaching. --- Make sure to check out the Daily Rosary Meditations podcast with Dr. Mike Scherschligt, where you learn how to meditate and establish a daily habit of prayer while discovering the truths of the Catholic Faith. Join in every day for Scripture, Meditation, and a Rosary, all in under 20 minutes. The meditations are perfect for your daily commute or morning coffee. You can find them in your favorite podcast app by searching Daily Rosary Meditations or on the web at DailyRosaryMeditations.com. --- To order powerful tools for evangelization for your family, friends, and parish, head to the Mary Foundation website at CatholiCity.com.

Duration:02:07:14

Daily Prayers to Save America - Saturday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:21:32

Daily Prayers to Save America - Friday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:22:52

Daily Prayers to Save America - Thursday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:22:32

Daily Prayers to Save America - Wednesday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:22:11

Daily Prayers to Save America - Tuesday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:21:26

Daily Prayers to Save America - Monday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:21:24

Daily Prayers to Save America - Sunday

11/7/2022
Help God Save America Millions of Christians share a profound certainty that something has gone terribly wrong with our nation. An immense war in the spiritual realm is being waged to determine the future of America. You can now do something about it every day by offering the three prayers featured in this book: - The Auxilium Christianorum Prayers (from Father Chad Ripperger, Exorcist) - The Divine Mercy Chaplet (by request of America's Guardian Angel) - The all-new Mantle of Mary Prayer Order the official Prayer Book at Catholicity.com

Duration:00:22:48

Operation True Cross with Randall Terry

10/28/2022
Today's episode features pro-life giant Randall Terry, who joined up with us for Operation True Cross, our pilgrimage of reparation across America. He joined the pilgrimage for about a week and shares his experience on the road, including the day-to-day blessings and challenges of being on the walk, as well as the spiritual fruits that came from the walk itself and praying the Daily Prayers to Save America. We also talk about how to listen for what God wants you to do, the little moments God puts in our lives that end up having a big impact, and the necessity to act. Lastly, we went into his future plans for ministry, which includes making award-winning films with Catholic characters and themes. To order the Daily Prayers to Save America go to Catholicity.com.

Duration:00:56:18

Operation True Cross with Steve Thomas

10/28/2022
Today’s episode features Steve Thomas, a long-time Mary Foundation benefactor and the original inspiration behind Operation True Cross, our pilgrimage of reparation across America. He joined Operation True Cross, walking on the team with our founder, Bud Macfarlane, and sleeping in our modified cargo van, as they went from Washington DC, to Pittsburgh on this second leg of our pilgrimage to carry a relic of the true cross to trace a cruciform over America, ending at the Lourdes Grotto at Notre Dame, Indiana. We’re also joined by Anthony Mencini, our Operations Manager here at the Mary Foundation, who was on the team for the walk from the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in northern Wisconsin to the Lourdes Grotto at Notre Dame. To get the Daily Prayers to Save America, the official prayer book of Operation True Cross, you can order online at our website CatholiCity.com

Duration:00:41:53

The Truth by Father Larry Richards

5/6/2022
Today’s episode features the well known evangelist and priest, Fr. Larry Richards. He shares the Truth: that the most important thing in life is to strive for Heaven where we will live in eternity with God… to know, love and serve Jesus. How exactly do we do that? Fr. Larry explains. Interested in more? See all our offerings here at CatholiCity.com

Duration:00:59:22

Joe Scheidler: The Most Important Work

4/4/2022
Today’s episode is pulled from the archives, and features Joe Scheidler, Founder of the Pro Life Action League in 1980. He is considered by many the “Godfather” of pro-life activism. Joe is a recognized expert on abortion culture, sidewalk counseling, the spiritual dimension of pro life activism, media relations, and the moral responsibility to fight abortion. While he passed away last year at the age of 93, his legacy lives on through his wife Ann and son Eric, who still run the Pro Life Action League today. Originally recorded in 1994, this talk is full of timeless wisdom, and serves as a fantastic look back to see how far we’ve come in the pro-life mission, especially as Roe V. Wade hangs in the balance. If you want to get more involved in Pro Life work, make sure to check out the Pro Life Action League’s website, as well as 40 Days for Life. Interested in more? See all our offerings here at CatholiCity.com

Duration:01:01:55

Fr. John Anthony Boughton: The Healing Power of Forgiveness

1/20/2022
Today’s episode features Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, and Anthony Mencini, our Operations Manager at the Mary Foundation. Father John Anthony shares insights, stories, and practical tips from his ministry about the freedom and healing power of forgiveness, and we talk about some of the gateways the enemy can use to enter our life.

Duration:01:12:41