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The Catholic podcast where we take three to five minutes to see and embrace the opportunities embedded in our busy, messy lives that are meant to help us move towards heaven. Together, we walk the tension between living this life fully while being on our way to the next.

The Tightrope: Reflections for Busy Catholics Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

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    • 4.8, 103 Ratings

The Catholic podcast where we take three to five minutes to see and embrace the opportunities embedded in our busy, messy lives that are meant to help us move towards heaven. Together, we walk the tension between living this life fully while being on our way to the next.

    5 Things I've Learned in 2020

    5 Things I've Learned in 2020

    2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos of this year, there are still good lessons we can learn from our experience. Today, I reflect on 5 things that I have learned this year.


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    “If we don't confront evil with the power of the Gospel, then we're in big trouble."

    • 9 min
    Commenting with Charity and Clarity

    Commenting with Charity and Clarity

    Engaging on social media with charity and clarity in 2020 is not easy. Inspired by St.Thomas Aquinas, I offer a few principles to help us respond to issues and conflict on social media in a productive and charitable manner. If we remember the humanity of those we disagree with behind the screen, we will learn to truly love our enemies as Christ calls us to do.


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    “ It's not just about winning arguments, it’s about winning hearts and building relationships.”

    • 13 min
    Fall 2020: Planning for Uncertain Times

    Fall 2020: Planning for Uncertain Times

    What’s going to happen in the fall? Will kids be in school? What will religious education and sacramental prep look like? In this episode, I discuss the importance of remembering our goal of reaching heaven as we plan for uncertain times in the fall.


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    Our ultimate goal is to become who God has created us to be and to go to heaven, and this goal cannot be thwarted by a pandemic.

    • 14 min
    Pursuing Real Freedom

    Pursuing Real Freedom

    Freedom is tied in the very identity of God and who we as his children made in his image and likeness. Understanding the real meaning of freedom revealed to us by Christ, will help us respond to the evils of our world and build a more just and virtuous society. As Catholics, our liberty must ultimately point to the participation in the Divine life.


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    “Real liberty is the ability to make a gift of oneself.”

    • 11 min
    It's the Little Things That Matter

    It's the Little Things That Matter

    In our pursuit of holiness, we tend to overlook the little things in life. It’s the small moments in life that can either push us upwards towards heaven or pull us down towards evil.


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    “Little things have a great power to move us.”

    • 16 min
    The Saints, Social Media and Cancel Culture (with Aimee MacIver)

    The Saints, Social Media and Cancel Culture (with Aimee MacIver)

    Navigating social media with love is a challenge we all face today. Looking at the lives of the saints and Jesus himself, Colin and Aimee MacIver discuss why cancel culture is incompatible with the Gospel and how to use social media in pursuit of holiness.


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    “Our goal is not just to share truth but ultimately to love each other”

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Javadavy ,

Colin and Aimee

I am the anomaly for many podcasts at 70 years old. I love the things I learn and Colin has always been a podcaster I have enjoyed . The addition of Aimee this week was a wonderful blessing. Her calmness, sincerity and clarity came through and was absolutely a bonus.

Cindyk8086 ,

Saints

It was great to hear Aimee. Make both of your voices audible when you interact!

achilton137 ,

I like Amy!!

Amy please join your husband on the Tightrope podcast!! 😁🥰

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