7 episodes

Weekly around-the-table-style conversations with Catholic leaders, lay and ordained, connecting the Diocese of Des Moines.

Friends, Romans, Iowans Justin White

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Weekly around-the-table-style conversations with Catholic leaders, lay and ordained, connecting the Diocese of Des Moines.

    Episode 6--Bishop Joensen and Adam Storey on COVID-19

    Episode 6--Bishop Joensen and Adam Storey on COVID-19

    Alex and Maddie sit with Bishop William Joensen and Adam Storey for a behind-the-scenes conversation on the questions and decisions faced over the last 7 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 5--Katie Patrizio: The Holy Land (also In-N-Out)

    Episode 5--Katie Patrizio: The Holy Land (also In-N-Out)

    Katie Patrizio (the smartest person Maddie knows) joins Alex & Maddie for a fascinating discussion of her time in the Holy Land, connecting it to various episodes of the Gospels, as well as connections to the Hebrew Scriptures. Check out Katie's podcast at https://sundaydive.com/.

    • 55 min
    Episode 4--Fr Kyle Digmann: Fasting, College Ministry, and the Importance of Liturgy

    Episode 4--Fr Kyle Digmann: Fasting, College Ministry, and the Importance of Liturgy

    Fr. Kyle Digmann of St. Thomas Aquinas in Ames, Iowa, joins Alex and Maddie to discuss his vocation story, the reasons we fast, the challenges and triumphs of college ministry, and the importance of good liturgy.

    • 44 min
    Episode 3--Fr. PJ McManus: Netflix and the Primal Quality of Water

    Episode 3--Fr. PJ McManus: Netflix and the Primal Quality of Water

    Fr. PJ McManus, pastor of Christ the King parish in Des Moines and FRIpod's designated culture critic, joins Alex & Maddie to dive into Zac Efron's Netflix series "Down to Earth", in particular the primary and vital role played by water, not only in our faith, but for humanity as a whole

    • 37 min
    Episode 2--Adam Storey: Vocation, Discernment, and Rash Vows

    Episode 2--Adam Storey: Vocation, Discernment, and Rash Vows

    Adam Storey, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Des Moines, chats with Alex and Maddie about all things discernment, referencing the wisdom of GK Chesterton and Pope Francis to help us find a deeper trust in the Lord's call to freedom and commitment.

    • 38 min
    Episode 1--God is in Control: Bishop Joensen reflects on the past year

    Episode 1--God is in Control: Bishop Joensen reflects on the past year

    Bishop Joensen joins Alex & Maddie on the first full episode of Friends, Romans, Iowans. As his first anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines approaches on 9/27, he reflects on receiving the call to become our Bishop, the decision to close public Masses in March, his thoughts on the current state of civil unrest, and our reasons for hope moving forward.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BenjaminDCohen ,

Definitely Subscribe

What a great idea! Excellent speakers every episode!

JBassist17 ,

Catholic and local—awesome

This is a really entertaining show, and the guests so far have been really interesting to listen to

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