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Challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. We want to challenge you to do the same.

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Challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. We want to challenge you to do the same.

    Episode 15: Life in the Holy Spirit with Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

    Episode 15: Life in the Holy Spirit with Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

    “It is impossible for us to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit”


    Dan Driver speaks with Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, NET Alum and the new President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on how to live a life in the Holy Spirit.


    In This Episode:
    -Introduction
    -What does it mean to be baptized in the Spirit?
    -Realize the freedom on needing God’s grace to grow
    -Fr. Dave’s prayer to God to learn about what living in the Spirit means
    -How it changed his life
    -Call the Lord directly related to the call to be holy
    -What it means to get close to the heart of God
    -Always say yes to the nudgings of God
    -We are too busy to recognize the Holy Spirit
    -Identify & act on the promptings of the Holy Spirit
    -Lack of knowledge of how the Holy Spirit works
    -Letting the Holy Spirit into every part of their life
    -Things to know
    -Be aware of Spirits presence and power
    -Discerning what God is calling you to. Wrestling with what God wants us to do
    -Role of Sacraments in spiritual life
    -Learning to recognize God’s working in good and bad
    -Recommendations
    -Dan’s: Do something different
    -Matt’s: follow https://www.instagram.com/roadtonow103/


    Mentioned in the show:
    (19:00) Charisms: (prophecy, words of knowledge, tongues,...)
    (19:24) http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2068.htm
    (20:05) “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.” Romans 7:15-20
    (22:34) “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
    (26:51) Hedonism
    (35:07) “Even if I am untrained in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. Did I make a mistake when I humbled myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? I plundered other churches by accepting from them in order to minister to you. And when I was with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way “ 2 Corinthians 11:6-9
    (58:40) Fr. Dave’s talk
    (1:01:52) Wild Goose Ministry
    (1:03:46) 4PM Media
    (1:04:07) “and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us” Romans 5:5
    Special Guest: Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 14: Catholic Life Coaching with Nick Redd & Rick Erisman

    Episode 14: Catholic Life Coaching with Nick Redd & Rick Erisman

    “The will of God isn’t a what, it’s more of a way”


    In this episode, Dan interviews life coaches Nick Redd and Rick Erisman on how to intentionally seek and live God’s purpose for your life through reflection, accountability, and your own desires.


    In This Episode:
    Introduction
    Damian Stayne Healing & Empowerment Conference
    What is life coaching?
    -Differences from spiritual direction
    -Catholic life coaching
    -Differences from counseling
    Awakening greatness
    -“Excavating” our desires
    -The power of one
    -Discerning God’s voice vs. our voice
    Advice from Nick & Rick
    -Get a vision - Where might you want to be in 3 years?
    -Have someone running with you
    -Ask friends what gifts they see in you
    -“False humility is going to get you nowhere”


    Mentioned in the show:
    (12:30) Damian Stayne - Founder of Cor et Lumen Christi
    (41:24) Podcast with Anna Carter
    (50:20) Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Rick’s Contact Info: www.redivivecoaching.com, rickerisman@redivivecoaching.com
    Nick’s Contact Info: www.nickreddcoaching.com, nick@nickreddcoaching.com


    Recommendations:
    Dan’s Recommendation: Nick Redd Coaching & Redivive Coaching (See above links)
    Matt’s Recommendation: NET Ministries Apply Week


    Contact us at podcast@netusa.org


    Pull Quotes
    “To be a Christian means being willing to take that risk”
    “We have to trust our desires if we’re following the Lord”
    “Are we living all in?”
    “I want to believe that my life matters”
    Special Guests: Nick Redd and Rick Erisman.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 13: Wapo Session with Fr. Fred

    Episode 13: Wapo Session with Fr. Fred

    “If we don’t teach them how to follow a call to holiness, they won’t have any direction.”


    Dan talks with Fr. Fred Gaglia about how he first found NET, his experience with inviting youth into the Church, and the universal call to sainthood.


    In This Episode
    Introduction
    How Fr. Fred Found NET
    Evangelization to Youth
    Invitation
    Identity
    Experience with Pastoral Guidance
    Advice on Darkness
    Call to Sainthood


    Mentioned in the show:
    Camp Wapo


    Contact us at podcast@netusa.org


    Pull Quotes
    “The great joy is to see young people so free when they come to worship.”
    “God is a God of order, not of chaos.”
    “You can see burdens being lifted from their shoulders.”
    “There are models of saints for every age group.”
    “He takes you for who you are because He created you uniquely.”
    “Be a living, active disciple… And just watch the conversions that will come.”
    Special Guest: Fr. Fred Gaglia.

    • 40 min
    Episode 12: Wapo Session with Sr. Karolyn

    Episode 12: Wapo Session with Sr. Karolyn

    “If you keep your eyes on the Lord and keep taking the next right step, you will find yourself gradually walking your way into your vocation.”


    Dan talks with Sr. Mary Karolyn, FGSM, about identity, discernment, and her own vocation story.


    In This Episode
    Introduction
    The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
    The Importance of Names
    Sr. Mary Karolyn’s Name
    Identities of the Heart
    Daughter/Son - Receiving k
    Sister/Brother - Giving
    Bride/Groom - Mutual giving/receiving
    Mother/Father - Giving/educating
    Sr. Karolyn’s Discernment
    Advice from Sr. Karolyn


    Mentioned in the show:
    Camp Wapo
    (00:15) Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
    (4:09) Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    (17:40) Praying Like a Pirate - Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond
    (18:20) Examen of St. Ignatius
    (38:17) Jean-Francois Millet, The First Steps


    Contact us at podcast@netusa.org


    Pull Quotes
    “What does it mean to slay the dragons in our own hearts, with the help of grace?”
    “When a wound is healed, it becomes a place of mission.”
    “That’s what Jesus wants. He wants the mess.”
    “Every woman is called to be both virgin and mother.” -St. John Paul II
    “Look for the patterns. How has God led you at different points in your life?”
    “The greatest pain in the world is unanswered love.”
    Special Guest: Sr. M. Karolyn.

    • 41 min
    Episode 11: Wapo Session with Fr. Frankie Mulgrew

    Episode 11: Wapo Session with Fr. Frankie Mulgrew

    “It’s about what God can do in us as long as we surrender.”


    Dan Driver talks with Fr. Frankie Mulgrew about his background as a comedian, his decision to enter seminary, the power of the sacraments, and the beauty of Marian Consecration in this special edition of the NET Ministries podcast.


    In This Episode
    Introduction
    Fr. Frankie in the Midwest & his introduction to NET
    Fr. Frankie’s background
    Show business
    OCD & Depression
    The power of the sacraments
    Call to priesthood & Our Lady’s role
    Marian Consecration
    Scripture course in the Holy Land


    Mentioned in the show:
    (00:20) Camp Wapo
    (25:38) St. Louis de Montfort Marian Consecration
    (25:50)33 Day Consecration by John Pridmore
    (26:39) John Pridmore on Youtube
    (26:42) From Gangland to Promised Land by John Pridmore
    (27:27) 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley
    (31:10) Wedding Feast at Cana, John 2:1-12


    Contact us at podcast@netusa.org


    Pull Quotes
    “As a loving Mother, she will always be there for us.”
    “All she ever wants to do is just take us to Jesus.”
    “In every given situation, we need God.”
    “Through your weakness, through your brokenness, you can bring glory to God’s household.”
    Special Guest: Fr. Frankie Mulgrew.

    • 40 min
    Episode 10: Living in Love with Brad & Libby DuPont

    Episode 10: Living in Love with Brad & Libby DuPont

    “There’s hidden power in the sacrament of matrimony. It’s so ordinary.”


    Dan Driver talks with Brad and Libby DuPont, a NET alumni couple who work in the Office of Marriage and Family Life in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Brad and Libby talk about their marriage, their work in marriage and family ministry, and the Married Couples Retreat they’ll be putting on for NET Alumni in January.


    In This Episode:
    Introduction
    Dan tries to identify LaCroix flavors
    Brad & Libby give their 3-minute testimonies
    Brad & Libby’s life together
    NET Staff
    Youth ministry
    Moving to marriage ministry
    Leaning into vocation - Husband & wife first
    Alumni retreat preview
    Smart Loving - Love smarter, not harder
    The Passionate Couple - Going deeper in prayer
    Talking with Purpose - Effective communication
    Vulnerability
    Forgiveness
    Living the Dream - Decision making, moving forward
    Advice to married couples


    Mentioned in the show:
    (11:08) Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS Office of Marriage and Family Life
    (20:15) “Challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church”
    (30:01) NET Ministries Discipleship Weeks
    (38:20) Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center - Living in Love
    (39:23) John Paul II’s [Theology of the Body](Amazon)
    (45:59) “May her husband entrust his heart to her.” Nuptial Blessing
    (1:03:13) The Joyful Marriage Project
    (1:03:26) Amoris Laetitia
    (1:03:40) Living in Love Facebook Page
    (1:05:00) Every Day in Love DVDs


    Recommendations:
    NET Alumni Married Couples Retreat, January 11-13, 2019 in West St. Paul MN
    Living in Love Retreats (See link above)


    Contact Brad at bdupont@archkck.org
    Contact Libby at ldupont@archkck.org
    Contact us at podcast@netusa.org


    Pull Quotes
    “My greatest contribution to the Universal Church will be my building up of my own domestic Church.”
    “You’ve gotta show us marriages worth waiting for.”
    “My sacrament is going to be my pathway to holiness.”
    “We owe this to the Church to go deeper together.”
    Special Guests: Brad DuPont and Libby DuPont.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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