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February 10, 2021  

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, 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."

February 3, 2021  

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, 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."

 

 

January 27, 2021  

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

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.

 

January 20, 2021  

Update on the 21 Day Financial Fast

Today's guiding principle is from Romans 12:2 (GNT). "Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God-what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect." 

In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana discuss their experiences going through the 21 day financial fast. Did you go through the financial fast with Caitlyn and Diana? Would you like to tell your fasting story? Email us at podcast@compasscatholic.org! We would love to hear about your 21 day financial fasting experience! 

To learn more about Compass Catholic, visit our website!

 

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January 13, 2021  

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

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.

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

 

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January 6, 2021  

Saint Spotlight: St. Anthony-The Patron Saint of Debtors

St. Anthony is well known for so many reasons. But did you know that he is also the Patron Saint of Debtors? In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana discuss St. Anthony's interest in usury and helping the poor. The lessons St. Anthony taught in the 1200's are still applicable to this day.

Do you have experience with excessive interest rates and would like to tell your Money Story? Email Caitlyn and Diana at podcast@CompassCatholic.org.

If you are struggling with a debt load and want to learn how to gain control of your financial situation, visit Compass Catholic's Website. Better yet, sign up to participate in a Faith & Money Matters Bible study. It's not about the money; it's about the change!

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December 31, 2020  

7 Ways to Make Financial Resolutions You’ll Keep

Here we are at the end of the year and many of us may be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions are: stay fit; get healthy; lose weight; and get your finances in order.

And if getting your finances in order is your resolution, we are here to help. In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana present 7 ways to make those financial resolutions stick. This episode is based on a blog available on the Compass Catholic Website.

If you are trying to get out of debt, meditate on Proverbs 22:7.

If you are paying off a specific loan, read Sirach 20:11.

If your resolution is to save money, picture Proverbs 21:20.

To stop overspending, reflect on 1 Timothy 6:10.

What are your financial resolutions? Or will you be joining Caitlyn and Diana in the Financial Fast? We'd love to hear about your experiences and lessons learned. Let us know by emailing us Podcast@CompassCatholic.org! Happy New Year and God bless!

 

 

 

December 23, 2020  

Financial Fasting

At the end of December, we all tend to feel a bit “spent”. In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana talk about a financial fast. Fasting is most commonly associated with abstention from food, although it can also take the form of giving up other comforts. Starting on January 1st, Caitlyn and Diana encourage our listeners to participate in a fast to both help the holiday spending exhaustion and grow in prayer.

The steps to this fast include 1. Identify your needs. 2. Keep track of all your spending. 3. Focus on contentment. 4. Grow in prayer.

Will you be joining Caitlyn and Diana on this fast? Email us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org or follow the Compass Catholic Facebook page. We’d love to hear your personal financial fasting story!

 

Episode Guiding Principle:

 

Ezra 8:21

Then I proclaimed a fast, there by the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our possessions.

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted, seeking this from our God, and it was granted.

 

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December 16, 2020  

Financial Tips for Young Adults

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

Sign up for a Faith & Money Matters Bible study online! Go to https://compasscatholic.org/product-category/online-courses/

 

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December 9, 2020  

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

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. 

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

Learn more about Amanda Zurface at www.AmandaZurface.com

 

 

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