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Who doesn’t need a little more hope in their life? Through engaging interviews with well-informed guests, Dr. Mario Sacasa draws on his years of counseling experience and knowledge of the Catholic Christian faith to help us find the good in life, relationships, and culture. Always Hope is a production of Willwoods Faith and Marriage. For more information, visit faithandmarriage.com

Latest Episodes

The Elements of Joy with Sr. Tracey Dugas

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Sr. Tracey, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, to discuss the process of finding and maintaining joy in life, how to discern with joy and desire, looking at art as an expression of one’s interior, and how to promote joy on social media. They end with a brief conversation about Dr. Jordan Peterson and the cultural impact of his message. Websites Mentioned in the show: Sr. Tracey’s Instagram Daughters of St. Paul Christmas Concerts Information

76 MIN1 w ago
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The Elements of Joy with Sr. Tracey Dugas

Ask Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario fields questions from listeners in this bonus episode of the podcast! How to establish chastity in a relationship following a conversion? Is it permissible to remarry after a divorce when the previous spouse has already moved onto a new marriage? How to parent boys and their competitiveness? And a follow-up question that Dr. Mario asked John DeJak about Fr. Walter Ciszek. If you would like to have a question answered on the podcast, please click here: https://faithandmarriage.org/ask-dr-mario/ Please know, that this link is not for counseling. These questions are solely for the educational purposes of the podcast.

39 MIN2 w ago
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Ask Dr. Mario

Who is Fr. Walter Ciszek? with John M. DeJak

I welcome to the show John M. DeJak, co-editor of the book “With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit,” to talk about Fr. Walter Ciszek’s life and spiritual teachings. Fr. Ciszek spent over 20 years in a Soviet prison and the Gulags of Northern Siberia after a false accusation of being a Vatican Spy operating in the USSR. His books have inspired thousands of readers to see God’s providence operating through the joys and trials of everyday life. Websites mentioned in the show: Fr. Walter Ciszek Prayer League “With God in America” Book

70 MIN3 w ago
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Who is Fr. Walter Ciszek? with John M. DeJak

Demons, Deliverance, and Exorcism with Dr. Mike Driscoll

Halloween has become our nation’s yearly fascination with the occult, horror, and all things creepy. (This is unfortunate, because trick-or-treating is awesome!) Since, it is just around the corner, now is a good time to talk about how the Catholic faith understands demons, their power, and offers methods of prayer against the powers of evil. Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined this week with Fr. Mike Driscoll, author of the book, “Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment,” to discuss the various ways demons influence us, a proper role of deliverance prayers, and understanding the difference between a psychiatric issue vs a preternatural one. Websites mentioned in the show: “Demons, Deliverance and Discernment” Amazon link:

82 MINOCT 29
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Demons, Deliverance, and Exorcism with Dr. Mike Driscoll

What is Prayer? With Dr. Tom Neal

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes back Dr. Tom Neal to the show to discuss the metaphysics of prayer. What is prayer? What does it actually do? What’s the point? Why should Christians pray? Those questions are tackled as they work through the various types of prayers: petitionary, thanksgiving, the Lord’s Prayer, meditation and contemplation. Websites mentioned in the show: Always Hope Survey link Nealobstat.wordpress.com

56 MINOCT 16
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What is Prayer? With Dr. Tom Neal

Hurt by the Church with Fr. Thomas Berg

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Fr. Thomas Berg, Vice Rector of St Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY, to the podcast to discuss his book “Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics,” which articulates a process of healing when you have been hurt by the Church. Fr. Berg shares his story of leaving a religious community, the particulars of his hurt, and how he has been able to work through his pain and confusion with God and the Church for allowing that to happen. This episode is for anyone looking to reconcile their experiences of being hurt by the Church and how to continue growing in their faith and love of God. Websites mentioned in the show: “Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics” Always Hope Survey

59 MINOCT 1
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Hurt by the Church with Fr. Thomas Berg

Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Chris Baglow, Director the Science and Religion Initiative at the Mcgrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, to discuss various ways faith and science connect and disagree with one another. They discuss the dangers of a scientism that opposes religious thought and the problems when people of faith are too shallow in their understanding of science. Towards the end of the episode, they tackle specific faith/science situations: Galileo and the Catholic Church, Darwin’s faith, intelligent aliens and the Incarnation, and how Catholics should approach climate change. Websites & Media mentioned in the show: Mcgrath.nd.edu/science “Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge” Textbook

77 MINSEP 17
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Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

The Science of Hope with Dr. Matt Gallagher

Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined by psychologist and researcher Dr. Matt Gallagher of the University of Houston to discuss the scientific theory of hope, the need for goals in life, how hope helps our resiliency, and strategies of increasing hope. Books mentioned in the show: “The Oxford Handbook of Hope” by Matt Gallagher and Shane Lopez “Making Hope Happen” by Shane Lopez “The Psychology of Hope” by C.R. Snyder “How To Live With Hope” Flyer

63 MINSEP 3
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The Science of Hope with Dr. Matt Gallagher

Bonus Talk: Women, Shame, and Social Media

Dr. Mario Sacasa offers his signature blend of humor, story, research, and faith to address the distinct social pressures placed on the modern woman. What does a guy know about being a woman? Very little! That’s why this presentation is anchored on the latest research on women’s neurology, shame, and the effects with social media. Women, be encouraged and enjoy this lively presentation! Books, articles, and videos referenced in this presentation: 1. “The Female Brain” by Louann Brizendine 2. “The Male Brain” by Louann Brizendine 3. “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown 4. “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianodd and Jonathon Haidt 5. “Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?” By Alex Hern on theguardian.com 6. “Why young people are having so little sex?” By Kate Julian on theatlantic.com 7. “Science denial won’t end sexism.” By Debra Soh on quillette.com 8. “Male versus female college students react differently to helicopter parenting, study finds” on blog.smu.edu 9. “Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out” Bonus video on the movie “Inside Out”

61 MINAUG 27
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Bonus Talk: Women, Shame, and Social Media

The Role of Psychology in the Spiritual Life with Paul Ruff

Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined by Paul Ruff, Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Director of Human Formation at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss ways psychological theory can aid the Catholic-Christian journey of faith. They share how to draw on both resources when working through the sufferings of life and relationships. They ask if there is a “true self” and highlight the differences between psychological change and a true spiritual conversion. Paul Ruff: ruff0016@stthomas.edu

65 MINAUG 21
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The Role of Psychology in the Spiritual Life with Paul Ruff

Latest Episodes

The Elements of Joy with Sr. Tracey Dugas

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Sr. Tracey, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, to discuss the process of finding and maintaining joy in life, how to discern with joy and desire, looking at art as an expression of one’s interior, and how to promote joy on social media. They end with a brief conversation about Dr. Jordan Peterson and the cultural impact of his message. Websites Mentioned in the show: Sr. Tracey’s Instagram Daughters of St. Paul Christmas Concerts Information

76 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Elements of Joy with Sr. Tracey Dugas

Ask Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario fields questions from listeners in this bonus episode of the podcast! How to establish chastity in a relationship following a conversion? Is it permissible to remarry after a divorce when the previous spouse has already moved onto a new marriage? How to parent boys and their competitiveness? And a follow-up question that Dr. Mario asked John DeJak about Fr. Walter Ciszek. If you would like to have a question answered on the podcast, please click here: https://faithandmarriage.org/ask-dr-mario/ Please know, that this link is not for counseling. These questions are solely for the educational purposes of the podcast.

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ask Dr. Mario

Who is Fr. Walter Ciszek? with John M. DeJak

I welcome to the show John M. DeJak, co-editor of the book “With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit,” to talk about Fr. Walter Ciszek’s life and spiritual teachings. Fr. Ciszek spent over 20 years in a Soviet prison and the Gulags of Northern Siberia after a false accusation of being a Vatican Spy operating in the USSR. His books have inspired thousands of readers to see God’s providence operating through the joys and trials of everyday life. Websites mentioned in the show: Fr. Walter Ciszek Prayer League “With God in America” Book

70 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Who is Fr. Walter Ciszek? with John M. DeJak

Demons, Deliverance, and Exorcism with Dr. Mike Driscoll

Halloween has become our nation’s yearly fascination with the occult, horror, and all things creepy. (This is unfortunate, because trick-or-treating is awesome!) Since, it is just around the corner, now is a good time to talk about how the Catholic faith understands demons, their power, and offers methods of prayer against the powers of evil. Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined this week with Fr. Mike Driscoll, author of the book, “Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment,” to discuss the various ways demons influence us, a proper role of deliverance prayers, and understanding the difference between a psychiatric issue vs a preternatural one. Websites mentioned in the show: “Demons, Deliverance and Discernment” Amazon link:

82 MINOCT 29
Comments
Demons, Deliverance, and Exorcism with Dr. Mike Driscoll

What is Prayer? With Dr. Tom Neal

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes back Dr. Tom Neal to the show to discuss the metaphysics of prayer. What is prayer? What does it actually do? What’s the point? Why should Christians pray? Those questions are tackled as they work through the various types of prayers: petitionary, thanksgiving, the Lord’s Prayer, meditation and contemplation. Websites mentioned in the show: Always Hope Survey link Nealobstat.wordpress.com

56 MINOCT 16
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What is Prayer? With Dr. Tom Neal

Hurt by the Church with Fr. Thomas Berg

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Fr. Thomas Berg, Vice Rector of St Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY, to the podcast to discuss his book “Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics,” which articulates a process of healing when you have been hurt by the Church. Fr. Berg shares his story of leaving a religious community, the particulars of his hurt, and how he has been able to work through his pain and confusion with God and the Church for allowing that to happen. This episode is for anyone looking to reconcile their experiences of being hurt by the Church and how to continue growing in their faith and love of God. Websites mentioned in the show: “Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics” Always Hope Survey

59 MINOCT 1
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Hurt by the Church with Fr. Thomas Berg

Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Chris Baglow, Director the Science and Religion Initiative at the Mcgrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, to discuss various ways faith and science connect and disagree with one another. They discuss the dangers of a scientism that opposes religious thought and the problems when people of faith are too shallow in their understanding of science. Towards the end of the episode, they tackle specific faith/science situations: Galileo and the Catholic Church, Darwin’s faith, intelligent aliens and the Incarnation, and how Catholics should approach climate change. Websites & Media mentioned in the show: Mcgrath.nd.edu/science “Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge” Textbook

77 MINSEP 17
Comments
Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

The Science of Hope with Dr. Matt Gallagher

Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined by psychologist and researcher Dr. Matt Gallagher of the University of Houston to discuss the scientific theory of hope, the need for goals in life, how hope helps our resiliency, and strategies of increasing hope. Books mentioned in the show: “The Oxford Handbook of Hope” by Matt Gallagher and Shane Lopez “Making Hope Happen” by Shane Lopez “The Psychology of Hope” by C.R. Snyder “How To Live With Hope” Flyer

63 MINSEP 3
Comments
The Science of Hope with Dr. Matt Gallagher

Bonus Talk: Women, Shame, and Social Media

Dr. Mario Sacasa offers his signature blend of humor, story, research, and faith to address the distinct social pressures placed on the modern woman. What does a guy know about being a woman? Very little! That’s why this presentation is anchored on the latest research on women’s neurology, shame, and the effects with social media. Women, be encouraged and enjoy this lively presentation! Books, articles, and videos referenced in this presentation: 1. “The Female Brain” by Louann Brizendine 2. “The Male Brain” by Louann Brizendine 3. “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown 4. “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianodd and Jonathon Haidt 5. “Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?” By Alex Hern on theguardian.com 6. “Why young people are having so little sex?” By Kate Julian on theatlantic.com 7. “Science denial won’t end sexism.” By Debra Soh on quillette.com 8. “Male versus female college students react differently to helicopter parenting, study finds” on blog.smu.edu 9. “Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out” Bonus video on the movie “Inside Out”

61 MINAUG 27
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Bonus Talk: Women, Shame, and Social Media

The Role of Psychology in the Spiritual Life with Paul Ruff

Dr. Mario Sacasa is joined by Paul Ruff, Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Director of Human Formation at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss ways psychological theory can aid the Catholic-Christian journey of faith. They share how to draw on both resources when working through the sufferings of life and relationships. They ask if there is a “true self” and highlight the differences between psychological change and a true spiritual conversion. Paul Ruff: ruff0016@stthomas.edu

65 MINAUG 21
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The Role of Psychology in the Spiritual Life with Paul Ruff
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