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EDIFY means to enlighten, encourage and uplift individuals intellectually, morally or spiritually. That's exactly what EDIFY Speakers do as they discuss ideas about how to best live out one's faith in public.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 135 Ratings

EDIFY means to enlighten, encourage and uplift individuals intellectually, morally or spiritually. That's exactly what EDIFY Speakers do as they discuss ideas about how to best live out one's faith in public.

    Take a Stand: Cultural Christianity is Over

    Take a Stand: Cultural Christianity is Over

    EP079: Fr. Joseph Krupp


    Anti-Catholicism is on the rise. American Catholics are constantly faced with attacks ranging from ideological to legislative to physical.


    It seems like Christianity will soon no longer be the societal default — or will it?


    Fr. Joseph Krupp joins Mary on the EDIFY Podcast to examine the possible end of cultural Catholicism and where people of faith should turn their attention. 


    Fr. Joe’s own Michigan parish was vandalized twice in anti-Catholic attacks. He shares why Catholics need to be ready to face cultural rejection and some practical tips for staying strong in the fight. 


    WATCH: Fr. Krupp’s animated EDIFY video



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    • 18 min
    Undercover and Alone: Pregnant at a DC Abortion Clinic

    Undercover and Alone: Pregnant at a DC Abortion Clinic

    EP078: Monica Snyder


    Monica Snyder walked into an abortion clinic at 28 weeks pregnant on an undercover mission – to expose the terrible reality of late-term abortion.


    On this episode, Monica joins Mary to share her undercover experience and her work now as Executive Director of Secular Pro-Life.


    As a pro-life atheist, Monica explains how her organization defends life from a non-religious standpoint. She also gives her analysis on the deceptive pro-abortion narrative crafted around the infamous Turnaway Study. 


    WATCH: Live Action’s video of Monica’s experience in the clinic



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    Why I Won't Stand for an Open Border

    Why I Won't Stand for an Open Border

    EP077: Mark Morgan


    Does concern for national security conflict with the humanitarian response to immigrants crossing our border? 


    On this episode, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan shares why the media has intentionally conflated these two separate issues to push a dangerous agenda of open borders. 


    Mark and Mary discuss the solutions needed to protect both Americans and immigrants and get to the bottom of the problems with cartels, sanctuary cities, and family restrictions.    


    BONUS:
    Watch Mark’s animated EDIFY video here
    Listen to Rebecca Kiessling’s EDIFY podcast episode here



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    • 56 min
    Ashes, Cold Showers, and 100,000 Men

    Ashes, Cold Showers, and 100,000 Men

    EP076: Jamie Baxter


    Why are so many non-practicing Catholics drawn to Ash Wednesday Mass? And does a cold shower have anything to do with your spiritual life? 


    With Lent just around the corner, Exodus 90 founder Jamie Baxter joins Mary to discuss the Church’s ancient practices of prayer, penitence, and fraternity, and what that means for men today.  


    Exodus 90’s ascetic practices generally get the most attention, but Jamie shares the deeper framework behind this popular Catholic program and how it’s already inspired over 100,000 men to grow in virtue and freedom.  


    Watch: Dr. Ray Guarendi - Every Catholic Dad Needs to Hear This


    Read: Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love 



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    • 50 min
    Practical Steps to *Actually* Reduce Gun Violence

    Practical Steps to *Actually* Reduce Gun Violence

    EP075: Leah Sargeant


    Gun control – it’s one of the most divisive issues today, but are any of the proposed solutions even practical? 


    In this episode, writer and author Leah Sargeant joins Mary to discuss the underlying issues behind the horrors caused by gun violence and what can actually be done to reduce it. 

    Leah also shares the problem with gender-neutral family policies, how “wedding culture” has spun out of control, and how her book “Building the Benedict Option” is a handy guide to finding Christian community wherever you are.

    WATCH: Leah's animated EDIFY video here



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    • 48 min
    Why I'm Still a Democrat - with Kristen Day

    Why I'm Still a Democrat - with Kristen Day

    EP074: Kristen Day


    Can you still be pro-life and a Democrat? And for those who identify this way – are life issues really a priority? 


    In this episode, executive director of Democrats for Life of America Kristen Day shares why supporting the most vulnerable is still consistent with the party’s original values.


    Kristen and Mary also discuss the invaluable support pregnancy resource centers offer, and how Kristen’s organization strategically turns “woke” language on its side to support women and children. 


    BONUS: Kristen gives her hopes and predictions for the 2024 election!


    LINK: CatholicVote PRC violence tracker



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    • 46 min

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135 Ratings

135 Ratings

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Thank you for speaking the truth!

This podcast is full of faithful information. I learn a little nugget of truth to share with others each time I listen.

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The Truth Behind Transgenderism

This podcast is the best description of this phenomenon that I have heard. It is clear, concise, factual and not hyper partisan. A great tool to share with anyone with questions about how this insanity started, it’s ideology and what it’s really doing to our culture and especially our children. Thank you Edify and Catholic Vote!

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