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Failing at New Year's Resolutions

Failing at New Year’s Resolutions

After failing to begin New Year’s Resolutions, Darnell decided to get some help from St. Augustine – and so begins a trip deep down the rabbit hole of our experience of time.

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The Rundown_Katie Villarreal

Social Media and Authentic Connection

Katie Villarreal joins host Bridget Richardson to discuss social media as a tool for evangelization, authentic digital discipleship and how one’s social presence can help, and hurt, the Christian mission.

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Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB

Waiting in Joyful Hope

Host Bridget Richardson talks with Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, about Advent 2020. Is it possible to wait in joyful hope in 2020? They discuss this and finding peace in Christ. 

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Mural of St. Thomas Aquinas Painted by GONZO247

Art and the Common Good

Host Darnell Miller talks with Houston native GONZO 247, a graffiti artist and muralist. They discuss the importance of art, community and the intersection of the two.

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BeverlyBarrett

Houston as a Global City

Guest Dr. Beverly Barrett discuss Texas as a leader in exports, commerce as opportunity and how companies can be innovative through renewable energy for the common good.

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HomelessnessRundown

Reducing Houston Homelessness

Bridget Richardson talks with Sharon Zachary and Thao Costis to discuss the CNN story about evictions in Houston, and homelessness prevention and services.

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EmmaTacke

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Guest Emma Tacke discusses how federal executions have resumed in the U.S., the importance of understanding what the Church teaches about the death penalty and restorative justice.

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TheRundownPerezThumb

Money Use in the US

Guest Dr. Daniel Perez-Liston discusses the economic impact of the nationwide coin shortage and how finance, religion and ethics are connected.

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DrChristopherWolfe

Prudence in Politics

Host Bridget Richardson and guest Dr. Christopher Wolfe discuss how where you get your news matters, the Catholic worldview and prudence in politics.

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ProtestIsPrayer - AsItWas

Protest is Prayer

The cry for justice in nationwide protests are echoes of the Psalms. Darnell Miller discusses the parallels so, as a Church, we work for the dignity of all people.

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