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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 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.

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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. 

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Learn more about Amanda Zurface at www.AmandaZurface.com

 

 

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December 2, 2020  

The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

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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October 28, 2020  

Financial Discipleship: A Conversation with Aaron Munoz

Aaron Munoz (DollarsandSaints.com) joins Caitlyn and Diana to discuss the term "Financial Discipleship." What does it mean? How can we make this form of discipleship actionable in our daily lives? Aaron discusses how daily habits and a systematic approach to giving, saving, and spending can grow our faith lives as well as improve our personal finances.

You can read Aaron's blog, "Dollars and Saints" at https://dollarsandsaints.com

To learn about Compass Catholic and sign up for an upcoming Bible study, please visit https://CompassCatholic.org

 

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October 14, 2020  

Picking a Charity to Support with Brice Sokolowski

Brice Sokolowski (author of Alms, Your Definitive Guide to the In’s and Out’s of Catholic Fundraising) joins Caitlyn and Diana to discuss how to determine if the charity you want to support is a worthwhile cause and will put your money to good use. No one want to see their hard earned money squandered. Brice gives some practical tips so you can make sure your money is used well.

To learn more about Brice, visit https://catholicfundraiser.net

To learn more about the LePanto Institute, visit http://www.lepantoinstitute.org

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September 16, 2020  

6 Ways to be Creatively Generous

In these crazy days, it's easy to forget about generosity. But it's so good for us, even if our budget's aren't what they used to be. Here is a list of 6 ways we can be creatively generous. Pope Francis has said, "Dear Young People, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don't be afraid to aim high." Let's aim high!

Do you know of any other ways that weren't listed in this podcast? Please comment below! We'd love to hear from you!

6 Ways to be Creatively Generous:

1. Donate Your Points or Miles

2. Consider a "Donate the Change" Credit Card

3. Look into a company match for your automatic donations

4. Donate your time

5. Be generous with gratitude

6. Review a book, podcast, or blog. You can practice this one with the Compass Catholic podcast!

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