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Your Money Questions Answered!

Your Money Questions Answered!

April 7, 2021

In this week's episode, Caitlyn Kano, AFC FFC, answers questions submitted to us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org. Do you have money questions? Please email us! 

The questions Caitlyn addresses this week include:

1. Should we rent our furniture and appliances?

2. Should I borrow from my retirement savings to pay off credit card debt?

3. How much do I HAVE to donate to my parish?

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Bringing our Faith to Work: An Interview with Kevin Lowry

Bringing our Faith to Work: An Interview with Kevin Lowry

March 24, 2021

"Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men...you are serving the Lord Christ." (Colossians 3:23-24)

This week’s episode is a conversation with Kevin Lowry. Kevin Lowry is a convert to Catholicism and the son of a former Presbyterian minister. Kevin and His wife, Kathi have eight children and live in the Columbus, Ohio area. His first book, entitled Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck was published by Our Sunday Visitor. Kevin’s newest book, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church is also published by OSV, and is now available. To learn more about Kevin, please visit GratefulConvert.com

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Building a Portfolio of Holiness with Leah Darrow

Building a Portfolio of Holiness with Leah Darrow

March 3, 2021

We're kicking off this new podcast season with a bang! In this week's episode, we are airing Caitlyn's conversation with Leah Darrow on "Building a Portfolio of Holiness." Leah is an international Catholic speaker who dares audience members to live life according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs regarding the topics of faith and culture. In this episode, Leah speaks to how we can live with our money in a way that grows our spiritual lives. To learn more about Leah, please visit:

LeahDarrrow.com

and

TheLuxUniversity.com

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In Honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life: Part 2  of an Interview with Anne Folan, Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations

In Honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life: Part 2 of an Interview with Anne Folan, Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations

February 10, 2021

In honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life, we are replaying the second part of an interview with Anne Folan. Anne discusses the toll student loan debt is taking on vocations, as well as possible solutions to this crisis. Anne Folan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, a nonprofit Catholic organization that makes grants for student loan debt relief for young men and women with vocations to religious life. 

45 million Americans owe student loan debt, collectively owing more than $1.5 trillion dollars. Two out of every three college graduates will graduate with a student debt load averaging over $30,000. For individuals discerning a call to religious life, student loan debt can create a tremendous obstacle they didn't consider when pursuing their college degrees because religious communities usually don't allow a person with unresolved debts to enter formation. 

Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations:  https://fundforvocations.org

Compass Catholic Ministries: www.CompassCatholic.org

Matthew 6:24-“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

In Honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life: An Interview with Anne Folan with the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations

In Honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life: An Interview with Anne Folan with the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations

February 3, 2021

In honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life, we are replaying an interview with Anne Folan. Anne discusses the toll student loan debt is taking on vocations. Anne Folan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, a nonprofit Catholic organization that makes grants for student loan debt relief for young men and women with vocations to religious life. 

45 million Americans owe student loan debt, collectively owing more than $1.5 trillion dollars. Two out of every three college graduates will graduate with a student debt load averaging over $30,000. For individuals discerning a call to religious life, student loan debt can create a tremendous obstacle they didn't consider when pursuing their college degrees because religious communities usually don't allow a person with unresolved debts to enter formation. 

Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations:  https://fundforvocations.org

Compass Catholic Ministries: www.CompassCatholic.org

Matthew 6:24-“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

 

 

Getting Ready for the Upcoming Tax Season with Matt Marcoux, CFP

Getting Ready for the Upcoming Tax Season with Matt Marcoux, CFP

January 27, 2021

Taxes can be a daunting topic. In this week's episode, Matt  Marcoux, CFP, breaks down what to expect in the upcoming tax season. You know someone is good at what they do when they can take a complicated topic and make it simple. A big thank you to Matt for doing just that!

Today's guiding principle is from Romans 13: 6-7. "This is why you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Pay to all their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, toll to whom toll is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due."

To learn more about Compass Catholic Ministries, please visit https://CompassCatholic.org.

Matt Marcoux, CPA, is the co-founder of Candor Path Financial.

 

Compass Catholic Ministries does not endorse or recommend any financial goods, products, or services.

 

From the Compass Catholic Vault: Raising a Large Family with Danielle Bean

From the Compass Catholic Vault: Raising a Large Family with Danielle Bean

January 13, 2021

This episode originally aired on April 3, 2020. Danielle Bean is a wife, mom of 8, author, speaker, and Brand Manager of CatholicMom.com. She is also the host of Girlfriends (a Podcast for Catholic Women). In this episode, Danielle shares how she and her husband financially navigate having a large family while teaching their children about financial discipleship. To learn more about Danielle Bean, visit DanielleBean.com.

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Financial Tips for Young Adults

Financial Tips for Young Adults

December 16, 2020

Compass Catholic Ministries recently partnered with Young Catholic Professionals to offer discounts on Compass Catholic Bible studies to new YCP members. In this Compass Catholic Podcast episode, Caitlyn and Diana provide financial tips to young adults. Do you have a tip to share? Email us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org. Do you want to find out where you are on the Money Map? Visit Compass Catholic's website and find out! 

To find out more about Young Catholic Professionals, visit https://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org

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Student Loan Debt and Lay Ministers: An Interview with Amanda Zurface

Student Loan Debt and Lay Ministers: An Interview with Amanda Zurface

December 9, 2020

A few months back we did a series of podcasts on how student loan debt is affecting vocations. In this episode, we speak to Amanda Zurface (www.AmandaZurface.com) about how student loan debt is affecting lay ministers as well. Amanda is a Catholic spiritual director, writer, speaker, and Canon Lawyer. She is also one of the millions of young adults dealing with student loan debt. Amanda speaks to us about her debt load is affecting her life and her calling to lay ministry. Despite her debt load, Amanda still donates 10% of her annual profit to help others who have accrued student loans debt to either directly or indirectly serve the Catholic Church. 

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Learn more about Amanda Zurface at www.AmandaZurface.com

 

 

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The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

December 2, 2020

The Advent season is a time of preparation for the anniversary of the Lord's birth on Christmas. This episode of the Compass Catholic podcast provides 5 helpful tips to keep your holiday spending in line so you can enjoy the Advent season without stressing about your credit card bill.

What do you do to keep your holiday spending in line? Share them  with us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org!

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