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Around the Halo: Ep 8 (live)

We're doing it live! Episode 8 of Around the Halo is live in MAX Studios in Houston, TX! The Stream Team packed up their gear and traveled to Houston to do a live show with a very special guest. Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

This episode is a little different than others. Producing the show (off camera) is Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure. Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, was on deck for hosting this one. Guests Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, and Matthew Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media, were are regulars giving their takes. The team was joined by special guest (came in from Dallas, but originally from Houston) Joseph Bionat, Coordinator for the Word on Fire Institute. Let's go!

Topics
3:20 Introductions
9:59 NBA Playoffs
13:32 Star Gets Injured: Underdog Wins
19:18 Divine Mercy Sunday
27:43 Catholic Celebrities
37:42 Elon Musk Buys Twitter
48:37 Melissa Lucio
57:57 Ketchup or Ranch
1:03:13 Would you rather: 100 years future or past?
1:06:45 A Winner is Named - Sort Of

Around the Halo: Ep 6

Episode 6 of Around the Halo is a fun one! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Matthew Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media; and Elizabeth Santorum Marcolini, wife of Matthew Marcolini, Elizabeth is a mother, entrepreneur, CEO, New York Times Best-Selling Author, works for Labouré Society and is a Beautycounter Executive Director.

Topics
1:18 Introductions
6:17 Rock vs. Smith: A Slap Too Far
15:44 "Epic" Ukraine Donor: Fortnite Leads
30:28 U.S. Politics "House of Cards"?
42:57 Best/Favorite Film Portrayal of Priests
52:53 Extend Universal School Lunches
1:10:22 The Space Race: The New Land Rush
1:20:05 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 5

It's time for Episode 5 of Around the Halo. Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Matthew Marcolini, Co-founder of Little Flower Media; and Jackie Francois Angel, Pope St. Paul VI Fellow of Marriage and Family Life at the Word on Fire Institute, a speaker, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four.

Topics
1:50 Introductions
4:30 Your March Madness Picks
9:04 St. Patty's Day Cultural Appropriation
7:10 Do Movies Need Theatres?
28:52 How to Make RCIA Improvements
40:46 Dolly Parton - No Rock N' Roll HOF
48:03 Fav Shakespearean Character Pick
53:57 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 4

Episode 4 of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Matthew Marcolini of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Fr. Blake Britton, priest in the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, author, and host of the Word On Fire show "God and Gaming."

Topics
1:46 Introductions
4:56 Russia/Ukraine: Observer's Responsibility
14:40 Black History Month: Favorite Advocates
26:23 Ash Wednesday Social Media Posts
33:19 Jurassic Park: CGI Ruins Movies
45:07 Favorite Regional Accents
51:27 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 2

Ep 2 of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Topics for this episode are below!

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Jackie Francois Angel, Pope St. Paul VI Fellow of Marriage and Family Life at the Word on Fire Institute, a speaker, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four.

Topics
1:20 Introductions
4:53 Super Bowl Predictions
9:01 Adam Schefter and Tom Brady
13:50 Women's Only Workout Area
21:23 WWIII? Russia/Ukraine
31:55 Cancel Spotify
42:11 Favorite Adult Beverage
54:30 Which State has the Weirdest Weather
1:02:00 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Ep 1

Welcome to the first episode of Around the Halo! Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this first episode features fantastic guests: Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Bridget Richardson, Producer with MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Fr. Blake Britton, priest in the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, author, and host of the Word On Fire show "God and Gaming."

Topics
0:00 Introductions
6:41 Pope Francis Visit Record Store
11:41 Transformation Church Spit Take
17:34 Parish Life - What Would You Change?
24:19 Cowboys - Trash Fans?
32:00 Tennis Exodus - Covid Down Under
41:21 Best State IMO and Why?
46:18 Britney Spears Family Unconditional Love?
55:06 A Winner is Named

Pro-Life Series: 4US

This is our third and final episode of our pro-life series. You can check out previous episodes linked below. In the first episode talked about Catholic Mobilizing Network and in the second episode, we highlighted Obria Medical Clinics.

In this final episode, we talked with the founders of 4US – which stands for For Ultra Sound. Kim and Diego Wendt are trying to equip pregnancy centers with the tools, technology and talent to save more lives. Their vision is make abortions rare by choice and their mission is to Illuminate hope for pregnant women in crisis through the power of ultrasound. Learn more about them and this initiative.

Helpful Links:
Pro-Life Series: Restorative Justice

Pro-Life Series: Obria Medical Clinics

4US.org

World's Largest Squirt Gun Fight Raises Money for Ultrasounds at Crisis Pregnancy Center - Catholic Mom

Pro-Life Series: Obria Medical Clinics

We’re finally on to our second episode of our pro-life series. You can check out episode one where we highlighted Catholic Mobilizing Network who works for restorative justice practices.

In this episode, we caught up with Obria Medical Clinics. They provide women and families with compassionate, comprehensive health care from professional medical consultations on tons of things like: well woman care, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, pre-abortion screenings, abortion education, abortion pill reversal, prenatal care, health education and sexual health.

Dawn Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Obria Medical Clinics, and Keyasha Kuykindall, V.P. of Mission Advancement, Brand Marketing & Technologies at Obria, talk about how Obria seeks to give wholistic care to women and families, and why it's important to care for people mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Helpful Links:

Obria Medical Clinics

Obria Locations

Episode 10: Challenging Friendships

Question three in this edition of Agape & Eros live. The first one was warning signs, the second on boundaries with parents, and now it's on the question 3.

In this episode, the experts discuss challenging friendships and how you support someone who you know is making bad choices - that may affect you.

Thanks to our experts: Larry Freeney with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, Avanti Bande with the UST Office of Counseling and Wellness Services, and David Hao with UST Student Affairs.

Links:

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

Episode 9: Boundaries with Parents

For the next few episodes of Agape & Eros, we're going live. We hosted a live event with our University of St. Thomas students led by counselors and campus leader. We let the students ask the questions. The first one was warning signs, and now it's on the question 2.

Question 2: How would you address boundaries with parents without being disrespectful when they think you are making the wrong decision?

Thanks to our experts: Larry Freeney with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, Avanti Bande with the UST Office of Counseling and Wellness Services, and David Hao with UST Student Affairs.

Links:
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It By Chris Voss

UST Counseling Services

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

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