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Stranger Pilgrims: A Special Catholic Foodie Halloween Edition

I must confess that Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. That might sound strange to you, since I’m the Catholic Foodie. But Halloween is a Catholic feast day and celebration. Not only is All Hallow’s Eve the vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints, it also kicks off a month dedicated by the Church to remembering and praying for the dead. Perfect time of the year for it… Fall… as we prepare to enter the death of winter. For me Halloween carries with it so many memories from my...


Finding Peace through Catholic Mindfulness

Dr. Gregory Bottaro of the Catholic Psych Institute joins me today to talk about Catholic Mindfulness and a new introduction course that he has available at The full course title is Introduction to Catholic Mindfulness: Learn how to get control of your mind by trusting God, letting go, and tuning in. I'm taking the course right now, and I am finding it immensely helpful! Do you find yourself frequently frazzled, anxious, worried? Do you try to trust in God but feel...


Sick Pilgrim: Out on a Limb

Jessica Griffith and Jonathan Ryan are pilgrims. Sick pilgrims, to be exact. And they are on a mission to remind us all that we are pilgrims here on earth. A major part of their mission is to equip and rally together what they call servant artists, artists who draw back the veil of the Mystery through their work, which they perform in the service of the world. Jessica and Jonathan join me around the table today to talk about Sick Pilgrim, Catholic Weird, Mystery and sacrament, October and...


Louisiana Cookin' Magazine's Chefs to Watch 2016

Exciting show today on location at Cavan restaurant on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Joining me around the table are two lovely ladies: Caitlin Watzke from Louisiana Cookin' Magazine and Chef Ruby Bloch from Cavan, Meauxbar, and Sylvain in New Orleans. Chef Ruby is one of the six Chefs to Watch this year. In 2002, Louisiana Cookin' introduced Chefs to Watch as a way of recognizing talented up-and-coming chefs from restaurants throughout the state who show passion for traditions while...


Fall Festivals, the Olive Mass, and Fr. Leo Patalinghug

On The Catholic Foodie Show today we talk fall festivals in and around New Orleans (including the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival!) and the first-ever Olive Mass to celebrate food and bless the hands that make it. Fr. Leo Patalinghug (of Grace Before Meals) drops in to talk about the Olive Mass and the work of The Table Foundation. Full show notes available at


#TacoTuesday, St. Martha and the Spice of Life

On today's The Catholic Foodie Show... it's #TacoTuesday! We talk tacos and I give you recipe for fish tacos (and I tell you about the first time that I ever tried a fish taco!). I also share with you a reflection on St. Martha who was a dear, dear friend of Jesus. Her feast day was last Friday, but she is going to encourage us today in our own friendship with Jesus and in our efforts to our best in our daily lives without losing our minds. All this and more right here on The Catholic Foodie...


Wash Day Wonders and Red Beans and Rice

In this episode of The Catholic Foodie Show I announce the new daily show themes, and I explain what exactly I mean by Wash Day Wonders. I share my recipe for the New Orleans classic dish of Red Beans and Rice, give a shout out to my newly-minted Eagle Scout son Christopher, and reflect briefly on the amazing love that Jesus has for St. Martha. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show! Full Show notes available at


Beach Food and Summer Vacations

On the show today: Beach food and summer vacations... including the need daily to carve out time for rest and relaxation. Trust in God, a "sound-seeing" trip to Joe Patti's Seafood, and beach recipes for Jalapeno Poppers and Boiled Shrimp also on the show. A Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there! Full show notes available at


Heather King – Loaded: Money and the Spirituality of Enough

Heather King – author of Parched, Redeemed, Stripped, Stumble, Shirt of Flame, and Poor Baby – joins me on The Catholic Foodie Show today to talk about her latest book Loaded: Money and the Spirituality of Enough. Whether rich or poor, most of walk through our days wounded in the area of money and finances. We fear money. We fear not having enough money. We fear what would happen if we had too much money. We fear what people would think of us if they knew how much money we make and what we...


Katie Sciba: Finding God among the Pots and Pans... and Anxiety

Katie Sciba from joins me today to talk about how Jesus is right here with us in the midst of the pot, pans, and anxiety. Jesus does not shun the grime and grit of our lives, of our hearts. Listen as Katie shares her story of finding God – of being found by God – in the midst of the ups and downs of family life. Full show notes can be found at


Amoris Laetitia and the Recipe for Joy

Pope Francis’ letter Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), love and hospitality in the family, and Robin Davis’ book Recipe for Joy… all this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show! Full show notes available at


French Quarter Festival 2016

The French Quarter Festival, known as the “largest free festival in the South,” is this weekend in New Orleans. Leading tourism officials call it the “kickoff to the festival season in New Orleans,” and it is referred to by many as the “World’s largest Jazz Brunch.” WHAT IS THE FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL? The French Quarter Festival is four days of live performances by local musicians that draws people from all over the world. On twenty-one of its twenty-two stages, only Louisiana musicians...


Dr. Paul Thigpen and The Saints Who Battled Satan

Have you ever noticed that sometimes it seems like everything in life conspires against us when we desire to draw closer to God? Dr. Paul Thigpen joins us today to share some hope and encouragement from the saints. Author of Saints Who Battled Satan, Dr. Paul Thigpen understands that just as the New Testament states, in our Christian journey we daily encounter three obstacles: the world, the flesh and the devil. With love and gentleness, Dr. Paul engages us with stories from the lives of...


Catching Up with The Catholic Foodie

Lent, the Jennifer Fulwiler Show, talking food and faith at Mater Dei High School, and visiting with friends old and new at the L.A. Religious Education Congress in Anaheim.Full show notes available at


Thoth Sunday and Lundi Gras in New Orleans

On the show… join me in New Orleans for the Thoth parade for an on-the-street experience of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We talk Lundi Gras (Fat Monday) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). Peek behind the scenes of how the Mardi Gras floats are made, and find out what you absolutely need to know to parade like a New Orleanian at Mardi Gras! It’s a family event. Listen in to find out more. Full show notes at


Tami Kiser and the Catholic Conference for Moms

Tami Kiser, organizer of the Catholic Conference for Moms, joins me on The Catholic Foodie Show today with a message of hope and encouragement for moms this Lent. Not only does she make this conference available for a steal, but she also makes it imminently accessible. You can access it any time of the day or night, and you can even download MP3 versions of the presentations so you can listen on the go. Listen to hear more about this exciting conference... And don’t forget to use your coupon...


Dr. Brant Pitre and The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ

Dr. Brant Pitre joins me today on The Catholic Foodie Show to discuss his new book (to be released February 2, 2016) entitled The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ. In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of questions about the origins and validity of the Gospels as well as one big question: Did Jesus of...


Pizza Dough, Instagram, and Murder Mysteries

On the show today… Nero Wolfe and food, a recipe for a 72 hour pizza dough from my friends at, and a new self-help group called the Husbands of Instagram. You won’t want to miss this one… it’s full of laughs, fun, and culinary inspiration. It’s The Catholic Foodie Show… where food meets faith! Full show notes available at


Around the Table with Miss Kay Robertson

On the show today… reality TV, a gumbo-cooking priest, and we talk food and faith with Miss Kay Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show… where food meets faith! Full show notes available at


Why We Love to Read about Food

On the show today… still no King Cake in the Young household. Well… I haven’t made a King Cake, but I have eaten 3 slices from 3 different King Cakes so far. And, no, I did not get the baby. We are talking about why we love to read about food today as I share with you a wonderful article by Christie Purifoy at Listener feedback, married couples who are chefs and restaurant owners, Nero Wolfe, and more on The Catholic Foodie Show… where food meets faith! Full show notes...