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The Mission: To help men and woman discover that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who loves them! The Vision: To be a voice of truth to anyone who will listen. We are called to be Saints and God wants to help us get there.

Gotta Be Saints Brendan Gotta

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The Mission: To help men and woman discover that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who loves them! The Vision: To be a voice of truth to anyone who will listen. We are called to be Saints and God wants to help us get there.

    Journeying with Mary - Part One

    Journeying with Mary - Part One

    On episode seventy-one of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Brandon Guenther about the Blessed Mother.

    Biography:
    Father Brandon Guenther is a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, ordained in 2019, and currently serving as associate pastor at Notre Dame, Holy Ghost, and St. Bridget’s in Chippewa Falls, WI. During his time abroad in Rome, Father Brandon often made pilgrimages to the different Marian shrines throughout Europe and continues to do so, especially in Wisconsin, home of the shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. When not serving the people of God, Father Brandon finds himself skiing, hunting, riding motorcycle, and praying to St. Anthony a lot. 
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    • 34 min
    Q & A Session with Fr. Matt Cannon - Part Two

    Q & A Session with Fr. Matt Cannon - Part Two

    On episode seventy of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Matt Cannon on a number of subjects.

    Biography:
    Fr. Matt Cannon was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Lancaster, PA. After embracing God calling to the priesthood, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. After finishing college seminary, he was transferred to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Father was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019 for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He is currently in his third year as the parochial vicar of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg. He is a huge Philly sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising and eating Chick Fil A.
    Episode breakdown:

    :30 Syndicate Strategies & The Catholic Company
    1:30 Overview of part one
    2:05 What have you learned through your celibacy? Has it been challenging?
    10:35 What is your favorite feast day?
    11:30 There is so much brokenness in the church. Why should people stay?
    15:55 I haven't been to confession in a while. Why should I return?
    19:15 Any religious books you recommend for someone who is struggling with discernment?
    21:10 I’ve had an abortion. How does the church view me?
    24:20 Most important lesson you learned in your time as a priest?
    25:00 Favorite part of being a priest?
    26:50 How has covid made your ministry harder? How has it been lifegiving?
    29:40 Mt. Rushmore of Saints...
    34:05 Patron saint of...
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    • 35 min
    Q & A Session with Fr. Matt Cannon

    Q & A Session with Fr. Matt Cannon

    On episode sixty-nine of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Matt Cannon on a number of subjects.

    Biography:
    Fr. Matt Cannon was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Lancaster, PA. After embracing God calling to the priesthood, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. After finishing college seminary, he was transferred to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Father was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019 for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He is currently in his third year as the parochial vicar of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg. He is a huge Philly sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising and eating Chick Fil A.
    Episode breakdown:

    :15 Syndicate Strategies & The Catholic Company
    1:20 Introducing Fr. Matt Cannon
    3:15 Advice on how to deepen your relationship with God?
    8:15 How did you discern your call to the priesthood?
    20:45 What evangelizations and ministries are you most impressed with?
     25:45 What is one bit of advice you would provide a person just entering the faith?
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    • 30 min
    How to Pursue Holiness in the College Culture - Part Two

    How to Pursue Holiness in the College Culture - Part Two

    On episode sixty-eight of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Ethan Moore about pursuing holiness in college and beyond. 

    Biography:
    Fr. Ethan Moore is the chaplain at the University of Cincinnati and Pastor of St. Monica-St. George Catholic Church. 

    Episode breakdown:

    :15 Syndicate Strategies & The Catholic Company
    1:05 Reintroducing Fr. Ethan
    2:15 College kids are impressionable. For your ministry, is that a good thing or do outside forces make it harder for you?
    9:00 Why are young people so willing to settle?
    12:05 Do you have any tips for helping men and women grow in Holiness?
    14:55 What would things look like if every kid left college with a somewhat real and steady prayer life?
    20:00 For those listeners who are out of school, what can they gain from their college experience now?
    25:30 Final thoughts
    27:10 Mt. Rushmore of Saints…
    30:15 Patron Saint of…
    31:00 Patreon Account!!
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    • 31 min
    How to Pursue Holiness in the College Culture - Part One

    How to Pursue Holiness in the College Culture - Part One

    On episode sixty-seven of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Ethan Moore about pursuing holiness in college and beyond. 

    Biography:
    Fr. Ethan Moore is the chaplain at the University of Cincinnati and Pastor of St. Monica-St. George Catholic Church. 

    Episode breakdown:

    :15 Syndicate Strategies & The Catholic Company
    1:30 Introducing Fr. Ethan Moore
    7:20 Why are we talking about Catholic formation during college?
    17:45 As someone who has been a college chaplain for a few years, what is the biggest reality you've learned but didn't expect?
    23:30 You've changed the culture at your parish in a positive way. You've made the sacraments more readily available, added daily adoration. Why have you implemented this? Has it bore results?
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    Syndicate Strategies, a full-service marketing agency owned and operated by two Catholic business partners for over 25 years. Syndicate helps connect businesses to customers using the most current technology. They can help YOU create powerful, engaging websites and eCommerce stores that bring results. Find out what Syndicate can do for you at syndstrat.com/saints.
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    • 29 min
    The Essentialness of Baptism

    The Essentialness of Baptism

    On episode sixty-six of the Gotta Be Saints Podcast, I talk with Fr. Timothy Danaher, OP, about baptism.

    Biography:
    Fr. Timothy Danaher was born and raised in Steubenville, OH. He attended Franciscan University of Steubenville and studied literature. He entered Dominicans in 2011 and ordained a priest in 2018. Currently, he works at the Chaplain at Dartmouth College.

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    Syndicate Strategies, a full-service marketing agency owned and operated by two Catholic business partners for over 25 years. Syndicate helps connect businesses to customers using the most current technology. They can help YOU create powerful, engaging websites and eCommerce stores that bring results. Find out what Syndicate can do for you at syndstrat.com/saints.
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    • 41 min

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