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GTR Episode #201: Our Daily Bread {with Special Guest Fr. Leo Patalinghug}


On this episode: Preparing for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Accomplished chef and priest, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, talks about the "liturgy of the meal," and how the gift of cooking can teach us valuable lessons, especially during this time of crisis. 


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GTR #200- St. Joseph: Father, Hero, Saint with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC


On the show: Celebrating our 200th episode! Thank you, GTR listeners, producer Mark Coming, and our Podbean Patrons. It is a blessing to reach this milestone!

Special guest, Fr. Donald Calloway joins Brooke on this special episode to talk about Saint Joseph. Fr. Calloway has an extraordinary conversion story. Part of his journey includes a devotion to St. Joseph.

Fr. Calloway is the author of the new book: Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. Click here to learn more.

GTR #199: St. Patrick, Pandemic, and the Divine Presence of God (with Br. Richard Hendrick, OFM Cap)


On this episode: Irish priest, Brother Richard Hendrick, OFM Cap, joins Brooke for a powerful conversation about the Cornovirus pandemic. Father offers ways to maintain peace through traumatic times, what to do if Holy Mass is suspended and more. Plus, a tribute to St. Patrick and a special Gaelic blessing!

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For another show on maintaining peace, click here for the episode with Fr. Jaques Philippe. 

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GTR# 198: Make Your Land a Holy Land

Posted by goodthingsradio in DefaultTag, Church, Faith, Lent, Pilgrimage, Holy Land


On this episode: Conversations from Jerusalem. Take a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Lenten reflections from our Spiritual Director, Fr. John Michael Paul, CSJ and our group. Plus, special guest George Stefan talks about why Catholics need to be challenged more and what fuels his love for Sacred Scripture. 

*Special thanks to Select International Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage experience. 

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GTR #192: Ed Clancy-Aid to the Church in Need


Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), recently released its report on Christian persecution. More Persecuted Than Ever,” focuses on the 20 worst countries for Christians. Edward Clancy, Director of Outreach for ACN-USA joins Brooke to discuss the eye-opening report.

Plus, preparing for Advent. The benefits of “fasting” from the snooze button, and much more!

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Click here for the Dec. 6 Day of Fasting article from the National Catholic Register 

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GTR Episode #189: Conferences and Charisms

Posted by goodthingsradio in , motherhood, Catholic Mom, Catholic, Faith, Church Participation


On this episode: Recapping an epic weekend! The first annual Cleveland Catholic Women's Conference. Our roving reporter, Christina captures audio from a few attendees talking about the event. 

Tickets to Arise are officially on sale! Click here for more information. 

Click here to pray the rosary in Latin with Saint John Paul the Great. 

Father Patrick Shultz shares his vocation story, plus much more!


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GTR Episode #188: Life Lessons in Divine Mercy with Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet


On this week's episode: Exploring how our ordinary days can be richer and deeper through devotion to Divine Mercy. Special guests Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet talk about their new book Our Friend Faustina: Life Lessons in Divine Mercy. 

Breaking out the "Favorite Things" feature, the latest news on Arise tickets, and much more! 

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GTR Episode #185: The Heart of Perfection with Colleen Carroll Cambpell

Posted by goodthingsradio in , Prayer, Hope, Faith, Depression, Depression in Moms, Mothers, Books

On this episode: Award-winning author, journalist and former presidential speechwriter Colleen Carroll Campbell talks about her new book The Heart of Perfection.

Colleen shares beautiful insights on how the saints taught her to trade her dream of perfect for God's. If you have ever struggled with anxiety, guilt or a feeling that you will never measure up, this book is the perfect antidote.

Plus, listener feedback from Michelle, and much more.


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GTR Episode #183: Education and Evangelization


On this episode: Lots of exciting updates coming down the pike. An inside look at "Brooke's House." 

Plus, a special panel of "experts." Moms weigh in on everything from the push to implement gender theory ideology in schools, to defending the faith and raising children to withstand the challenges of the culture. 


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GTR Episode #177: Bases and Summits


On this episode: Reflections from a long journey. A race recap from the Cleveland Marathon. Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ is back with a Padre in Your Pocket. Father shares ways of overcoming negative self-talk and embracing the promise of Christ to make "all things new."

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, and much more!


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