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If your neighbors have enough kids to start their own basketball team, then you might already know Greg and Jennifer Willits — The Catholics Next Door! With a unique mix of real life and the Catholic faith, The Catholics Next Door is about marriage and kids, pop culture and the other funny stuff of everyday living. It’s about the fun side of life, with a generous dose of Catholicism thrown in for good measure. You’ve seen them at Church and around the block, now get to know The Catholics Next Door with Greg and Jennifer Willits!

If your neighbors have enough kids to start their own basketball team, then you might already know Greg and Jennifer Willits — The Catholics Next Door! With a unique mix of real life and the Catholic faith, The Catholics Next Door is about marriage and kids, pop culture and the other funny stuff of everyday living. It’s about the fun side of life, with a generous dose of Catholicism thrown in for good measure. You’ve seen them at Church and around the block, now get to know The Catholics Next Door with Greg and Jennifer Willits!
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If your neighbors have enough kids to start their own basketball team, then you might already know Greg and Jennifer Willits — The Catholics Next Door! With a unique mix of real life and the Catholic faith, The Catholics Next Door is about marriage and kids, pop culture and the other funny stuff of everyday living. It’s about the fun side of life, with a generous dose of Catholicism thrown in for good measure. You’ve seen them at Church and around the block, now get to know The Catholics Next Door with Greg and Jennifer Willits!

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Episodes

ADV #253: Self Care Bear

11/20/2018
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Self care, Jennifer visits a shrink, Greg joins a Writer's Group, and an encouraging update to the Rosary Army/New Evangelizers Giving Campaign!

Duration:00:55:14

ADV #252: Stay The Course

11/13/2018
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Celebrating our son Sam's 21st birthday (Happy Birthday, Sammy!), Walter's unexpected encounter with community, an update on selling our house, and we bare our souls (again) with how difficult it can be to discern the will of God and follow it, even if it means not doing anything at all.

Duration:00:55:43

ADV #251: Greg’s New Blankie

11/7/2018
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We're convinced there are more leaves this year, and a battle of the trees has commenced. As the weather changes, we share some of the tools that are helping Greg fight the grey weather "blahs" and we're so incredibly appreciative of the almost 50 people who have already signed up to help during our first giving campaign in over FIVE YEARS. Make a tax deductible donation right now by clicking this link!

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #250: 15 Years of Rosary Army

10/30/2018
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Theme songs and other such stuff, the importance of a good podcast blurb, Steven Spielberg’s The Post and the Value of Truth, and 15 Years of Rosary Army and the importance of this apostolate for the future.

Duration:01:03:54

ADV #249: Swamp Boy

10/23/2018
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Walter calls in to share details of his adventure with Greg's brother deep in the heart of South Carolina, and we've gotten additional diagnoses for Jennifer's mom that have brought up additional questions about how to best take care of her while still taking care of our family.

Duration:00:54:53

ADV #248: Mid-Life Opportunity

10/17/2018
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How to develop patience in light of the Spiritual Works of Mercy, and how having a purpose for patience makes patience more possible. Plus, we dive more deeply into the troublesome nature of 2018 and explore the potential opportunities of midlife, and finding greater purpose for the second half of life.

Duration:00:54:52

ADV #247: Cat Not Included

10/9/2018
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We talk about why we're trying to move, the flurry of recent activity around our Rosary Army non-profit, and how three days of silence, combined with finishing the book, "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks, is leading Greg down a new pathway of discovery into his zone of genius.

Duration:00:54:53

ADV #246: Spatula City!

10/1/2018
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We give an update on Walter's whereabouts and doings. We finally had a chance for a romantic date night and Jennifer literally tried to take the shirt off the waiter's back. Next, we talk about the delicate balance of work and life, and knowing when to take a break. Which leads to Jennifer kicking Greg out of the house for a few days, and a pointless game all about October.

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #245: Adios, Walter

9/25/2018
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In this week's episode: Mac Barron wrote a new book called, "Clueless in Galilee.” After recent discussions on the show about fasting and almsgiving being the two wings of prayer, we discuss why parishes should do away with the annual stewardship clarion call of Time, Talent, and Treasure and replace it with something more useful, practical, and real. And lastly, Walter joins us one last time to play a 1980’s Movie Theme Song Game before he moves out of the house and back to Georgia.

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #244: A Weird Place

9/18/2018
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We start off talking about the significance of 244 episodes and how the last time we met this milestone, it was the end of an important era for us. We then discuss the weirdness of being sandwiched between raising our own children, and having to care for an elderly parent. And lastly, in celebration of our 23rd Wedding Anniversary, and in light of our recent revelations about needing more fun in our lives, Greg surprises Jennifer with a game to test her own knowledge of trivia about things...

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #243: Better Than Donuts

9/11/2018
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We discuss the mysterious way that grace builds upon grace, allowing us to more actively participate in deeper spiritual activities such as fasting, daily Mass, and praying the Rosary. And after several weeks on a new supplement regimen, Greg shares not only the state of his health after this year's battles, but also more insight to the benefit of confronting those who have directly hurt us, and the need to constantly strive to forgive. And lastly, we talk about the latest updates with our...

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #242: There And Back Again

9/5/2018
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We discuss what to do when your prayers don't seem to be leading where you expect, and how to give extra THRUST to your prayers. And...we're moving again.

Duration:00:54:54

ADV #241: Viganò vs. The Vatican

8/28/2018
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We discuss the earthquake-like testimony made public over the weekend by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò with implications that have rattled the Catholic Church right up to Pope Francis.

Duration:00:54:53

Podcast Extra: The Viganò Testimony Complete & Unabridged

8/28/2018
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This is a complete and unabridged audio recording of the Testimony written by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, Apostolic Nuncio.

Duration:00:53:12

ADV #240: We Need More Hate

8/21/2018
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A co-producer first, Lily the Comedian, Sharing Our Recent Failures, and Bishop Morlino's call for more hate in the Church, but in a way you may not expect.

Duration:00:54:53

ADV #239: The Patron of Podcasts

8/14/2018
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Goodbye to Jody, St. Maximilian Kolbe and Catholic New Media, Walt's Teaching Future, and The Assumption and Anniversary of Hector's Passing.

Duration:00:54:52

ADV #238: Rocky Mountain High

8/8/2018
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How we've indoctrinated our children to appreciate classic movies, our son Walter's awesome movie quote he chose for his senior yearbook quote, Greg's New Amino Acid Protocol, and Jennifer's Whirlwind Colorado Trip. And don't forget to sign up for our brand new FREE video course, Happiness on Demand! Just enter your name and email below to get INSTANT ACCESS!

Duration:00:54:54

Desperately Seeking Truth

7/31/2018
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We discuss the aftermath of Cardinal McCarrick's resignation, the launch of our free Happiness on Demand course, saying goodbye to voicemail, and the Books that changed our lives.

Duration:00:54:53

Pulling Weeds in the Church

7/24/2018
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We revisit the controversial topic of Cardinal McCarrick and candidly share an insider's view of some of the ugliness in Church leadership. In doing so, we wrestle with when it's prudent and helpful to challenge Church leadership and when is it spiteful and hurtful.

Duration:01:27:51

Addressing Cultural Appropriation

7/17/2018
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A discussion about Dr. Brant Pitre's book, The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, swerves into the more sensitive topic of the melting pot of cultural appropriation and the modern-day difficulty of appreciating other cultures without accidentally offending those to whom the culture belongs.

Duration:00:55:57