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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

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

Advice from a Debt Free Family: An Interview with Sam Fatzinger

Advice from a Debt Free Family: An Interview with Sam Fatzinger

March 17, 2021

Sam and her husband Rob are parent to 14 kids! They recently wrote the book: A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More. In their book, they discuss how their frugal lifestyle enabled them to work towards financial independence. 

To pre-order a copy, please visit Ave Maria Press

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

 

 

Being Catholic while Pursuing Financial Independence

Being Catholic while Pursuing Financial Independence

March 10, 2021

In this week's episode, Caitlyn interviews Andrew LaFlamme. Andrew is the author of the blog, AFireofFaith.com

Andrew and Caitlyn discuss how to keep God as your master when working towards the goal of financial independence. They discuss topics such as how to keep God first, how to balance generosity, and pursuing FI with a young family.

To learn more about Andrew and his FI story, visit AFireofFaith.com

To read Andrew's blog on tithing and generosity, click here.

 

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

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

 

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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.

 

Update on the 21 Day Financial Fast

Update on the 21 Day Financial Fast

January 20, 2021

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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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.

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

 

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

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

January 6, 2021

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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