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Crazy Catholic Convert

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Crazy Catholic Convert explores the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Catholic faith. It lets the truth speak for itself through RCIA talks and interviews with Catholic converts and reverts. Crazy Catholic Convert evangelizes through the raw, honest, personal stories of ordinary Catholics living out their faith.

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Crazy Catholic Convert explores the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Catholic faith. It lets the truth speak for itself through RCIA talks and interviews with Catholic converts and reverts. Crazy Catholic Convert evangelizes through the raw, honest, personal stories of ordinary Catholics living out their faith.

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Ep: 26 - The EG Life: Part 2- GRACE and Encore Conversations

7/1/2024
In this episode Maggie Eckburg shares the strategies she used to grow closer to God through the acronym GRACE. She then continues telling her story of healing. I kept pulling my equipment back out as Maggie would tell more of her story and discuss more ways to pursue healing and live an EG life. https://maggieeckburg.com/eglife http://maggieeckburg.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/everythingisgrace_photography/ (https://www.instagram.com/everythingisgrace_photography/) Email to reach Maggie: maggie@everythingisgracephotography.com Sign up for Maggie’s email list to stay connected and updated with all the ways Maggie is helping people live an “EG” Life: https://everythingisgracephotography.com/life

Duration:00:26:13

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Ep: 25 - The EG Life: Part 1–A Remarkable Life

6/1/2024
In this episode, Maggie Eckburg shares how a traumatic event that happened in her early childhood shaped the next 30 years of her life. Maggie describes how she struggled and questioned her faith. Despite great times of darkness, Maggie perseveres and seeks healing. Maggie explains how she became inspired to live a remarkable life. She comes to realize this means seeing how everything that happens in life is grace. Website: https://maggieeckburg.com/eglife http://maggieeckburg.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/everythingisgrace_photography/ (https://www.instagram.com/everythingisgrace_photography/) Email to reach Maggie: maggie@everythingisgracephotography.com Sign up for Maggie’s email list to stay connected and updated with all the ways Maggie is helping people live an “EG” Life: https://everythingisgracephotography.com/life

Duration:00:24:35

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Throwback Thursday: Ep 7 - A Modern Visitation

5/2/2024
Throwback Thursday to my very first interview. I was learning how to record interviews and decided to bring my tech savvy, engineer cousin, Amy, along. I am grateful to Amy for so many reasons. Thank you Amy!

Duration:00:29:22

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Ep: 24 - My New Darcy: Part 3: Don't Settle

5/1/2024
In this last episode with Darcy I ask her about her 11 children and how she homeschools them. Her 8th child, Elizabeth, joins us briefly to share her perspective on being homeschooled and growing up in a large Catholic family. Darcy gives encouragement to parents and practical ways to raise great kids. Catholic Resources The Golden Children’s Bible Catholic Sprouts Podcast A Saint a Day Podcast Other Resources from Darcy Easy Peasy All in One Homeschooling—good one for older kids to do on their own when you need to teach younger kids Typing.Com Seterra Geography games

Duration:00:34:56

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Ep: 22 - My New Darcy: Part 1- Darcy Darcy

4/1/2024
In this episode I interview my neighbor, Darcy. Darcy is a fellow Catholic homeschooling mom and mother to 11 children. This first episode shares Darcy's gradual journey of faith—attending University of Steubenville, family life and other fun stories. Resources Darcy singing the Divine Mercy Chaplet https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9Whcj_gWc&feature=youtu.be Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux St Therese was a Prima Ballerina https://spiritualdirection.com/2018/12/15/st-therese-was-a-prima-ballerina Theme and Variations https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8QMdrw2osTY Swan Lake https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ_6DNNce-Y The Nutcracker https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDgSjL-Zos Dr Peter Kreeft on the Existence of God https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LW7t0fsO8Gk

Duration:00:24:40

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Ep: 23 - My New Darcy: Part 2 - Smithville

4/1/2024
In this episode I continue my episode with Darcy. I first discuss the music used for introductions and conclusions and why Darcy is "My New Darcy." Then I ask Darcy questions regarding having and raising a big family. https://www.fivestarpainting.com/findlay-perrysburg/?cid=LSTL_FSP-US000189&utm_source=gmb&utm_campaign=local&utm_medium=organic

Duration:00:23:14

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Ep:21- An Unexpected Journey

3/1/2024
In this episode I interview Catholic convert, Casey. Before converting to Catholicism Casey was a missionary in Cambodia. She recalls the struggle she faced when the beliefs she clung to so deeply were undermined. Casey then discusses other unexpected challenges and how she found healing in Theology of the Body and empathy from St Joseph. Resources Litany of Humility https://ascensionpress.com/pages/litany-of-humility A Thomistic Litany of Humility https://www.dominicanajournal.org/a-thomistic-litany-of-humility/ Amy’s Litany of Motherhood (prayed as one-liners throughout the day). Deliver me Jesus: -From the desire for more"me time" -from the belief that I have it harder than others -from the fear of being woken up in the night -from the desire to cook dinner with both hands -from the desire for just 5 minutes of silence -from the desire to "get my body back" -from the desire to be recognized for doing a good job -from the temptation to base my success on the behavior or happiness of my children -from the desire to be in control Jesus, give me the grace to desire it: -that I may be more patient during the next tantrum -that I may have a servant's heart as I clean up spilled milk for the 100th time -that I may respond lovingly when I am interrupted -that I may not groan as I roll out of bed at 3am -that my little sufferings will be united to yours for the redemption of souls in my family and all over the world -that my family will become holier than me as long as I become as holy as I should. Catholic Answers https://www.catholic.com/ Counsel of Trent Podcast EWTN https://www.ewtn.com/ The Journey Home Asenscion Press https://ascensionpress.com/ Bible in a Year with Fr Mike Schmitz Catechism in a Year with Fr Mike Schmitz St Paul Center for Biblical Theology https://stpaulcenter.com/ Word on Fire Institute https://institute.wordonfire.org/

Duration:00:22:52

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Ep: 20 - Sit With Sister: Part 2

2/1/2024
In this episode I continue my interview with Sr Mary Bethany. I ask her about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, her favorite saints, what she is reading now as well as practical parent questions. Resources Dominican Sisters of Mary website: www.sistersofmary.org Openlight Media website: https://openlightmedia.com/ Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by Pope Benedict Catechesis of the Good Shepherd https://www.cgsusa.org/

Duration:00:24:30

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Throwback Thursday - The Honest Answer: My Interview with Napro physician and fertility specialist, Dr Stroud

2/1/2024
Throwback Thursday to one of my most popular episodes, The Honest Answer: My Interview with Napro Physician and Fertility Specialist, Dr Stroud. In this episode I interview Napro physician and fellow Catholic convert, Dr Stroud. Dr Stroud is an OB/GYN who dramatically changed his medical practice in order to hold true to his Catholic faith. During the interview, Dr Stroud speaks on how traditional OB/GYN differs from Napro care. We discuss a wide range of topics from the causes of miscarriages, contraception, infertility treatments, and ectopic pregnancies. Dr. Stroud's answers provide hope to families who have felt the pain of infertility or pregnancy loss, and he empowers women to receive better care. Resources Dr. Stroud's Podcast All Things Women's Health Doctor Doctor: Episode #271 How Does Dobbs Really Change Abortion Laws and Medicine? https://doctordoctor.org/episode271/ Doctor Doctor: Episode #280 The Truth About Treating Pregnancy Complications After Dobbs https://doctordoctor.org/episode280/ Dr Stroud's Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiPSn5O41Kk&t=0s

Duration:00:42:30

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Ep:19 - Sit With Sister: Part 1

1/1/2024
In this episode I interview Sr Mary Bethany. I first explain how I felt called to send my son to Kindergarten so that he could be taught by Sr Mary Bethany. Sr Mary Bethany then shares her story of being called to the religious life. She also gives tips for engaging children in the mass. Resources on the Mass The Lamb’s Super by Dr Scott Hahn Fulton Sheen's Calvary and the Mass The Diocese of Toledo compiled a resource page here: https://toledodiocese.org/eucharist The Diocese of Brisbane did a video series about each part of the Mass here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8-1Dil2Zzb9GuvPXBbBAdocpTCY1k_sW The National Eucharistic Revival website also has lots of resources, as well as an email newsletter sign-up which is a great way to receive new material. https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/

Duration:00:28:35

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Ep:18 - You Are Not Alone: Thoughts and Tips for Bringing Kids to Mass

12/1/2023
In this episode I ask former and upcoming guests about their thoughts and tips for bringing young children to mass. Resources for kids at mass My First Interactive Mass Book https://ascensionpress.com/products/my-first-interactive-mass-book?variant=32403136610340&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&utm_campaign=gs-2020-10-16&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gclid=CjwKCAiA6byqBhAWEiwAnGCA4BcMbVey34EoPaZlWOyj41AuIDSl7BN6_bnLmFYtiobRXsg1mAczahoCZuYQAvD_BwE A Missal for Toddlers https://www.catholiccompany.com/missal-toddlers-i122292/?sku=1065159&utm_term=&utm_campaign=**LP+-+Shop+-+pMax+-+Sacraments+%26+Occasions&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&hsa_acc=1453680900&hsa_cam=17800919973&hsa_grp=&hsa_ad=&hsa_src=x&hsa_tgt=&hsa_kw=&hsa_mt=&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ver=3&gclid=CjwKCAiA6byqBhAWEiwAnGCA4GeFpoy_bLvusWHHvMA8kuvNXVVph-MMWcCslMbVZxJViRhst6Wa3BoC9tYQAvD_BwE Mass board with sliding window covers https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m76066163559/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=17376805915&utm_content=t0&adgroup=136799598429&network=g&device=m&merchant_id=134611514&product_id=m76066163559&product_id=1975128872563&gbraid=0AAAAADR9UGeL_XSBGTRZtHVEd4iQXg8Bn&gclid=CjwKCAiA6byqBhAWEiwAnGCA4Av2xVxBEMQ2zBJyeT0yHF8_iNXuU_azb5ahRhDpWKa_oCTmoBYkwhoCSBsQAvD_BwE Books mentioned in episodes of the past year Dec— Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn Theology of His/Her Body by Jason Evert Jan— Time for God by Jacques Phillipe Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence by St Claude de la Colombiere and Fr Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure April— The 4th Cup by Dr Scott Hahn Jesus and the Bridegroom by Dr Brant Pitre 33 Days to Merciful Love by Fr Michael Gaitley May— Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves by Helen Alvare Made this Way by Trent Horn and Leila Miller Introduction to the Devout Life by St Francis de Sales September— Our Lady’s Wardrobe by Anthony Destefano Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis October— The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by the La Leche League Sweet Sleep by the La Leche League Unplanned by Abby Johnson November— The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux

Duration:00:28:00

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Ep:16 - Hope at the Cross: Kristen's Story Part 1

11/1/2023
In this episode I interview fellow Catholic mom, Kristen. Kristen shares her story as a mother of two sons with ICF. She recalls how she felt through the time leading up to their transplants, the procedures and the recovery process. Kristen also shares how her struggles influenced her relationship with God and how she views life. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/support4crosbykachur/journal/view/id/64f55b20c2b6a232d3d0a98c?fbclid=IwAR26BsbEQIgloEZNwzQAseWY_NkkiFpOb0rySK76HcqHn6SPyjclV9JNrPE_aem_AYOoK0JF9Ej-PXO-idcnBJYj3mc2mTfF85lLID-WoiokXnjGtw9u_lY0Ie84qFu6Lug Thomas Merton My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. “The Merton Prayer” from Thoughts in Solitude

Duration:00:31:10

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Ep:17 - Hope at the Cross: Kristen's Story Part 2

11/1/2023
In this episode Kristen continues to share her story having two sons with ICF. We also discuss St Therese of Lisieux including how she has helped us in our trials and why she is a favorite saint for many. I also share one of my own stories about how St Therese helped inspire me to start this podcast. Finally, I introduce our topic and guests for next month. Resources Share Your Story Foundation https://sysfoundation.org/home Hallow App Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisiuex 33 Days to Merciful Love by Fr Michael Gaitley

Duration:00:18:29

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Ep 15 - URGENT: Ohio Issue 1 - Vote No and Don't Forget God Loves You

10/26/2023
In this episode I interview my mom a.k.a Gogus. Gogus has been canvassing Ohio encouraging people to Vote NO on Issue 1. We briefly discuss what this amendment entails and her experiences and challenges in canvassing against it. I briefly discuss the abortion issue, consolidating resources for victims of abortion which are listed below. I also list and pull clips from past and future episodes that coincidentally—providentially? —have a pro-life theme. Resources for Ohio Issue 1 https://youtu.be/XX-gHsTL3uc https://youtu.be/6Rp8l7Eph98?si=_g0I0PvpMqVlNtbm Resources for Victims of Abortion Rachel’s Vineyard https://www.rachelsvineyard.org/ And Then There Were None https://abortionworker.com/our-story/ Abortion Survivors https://abortionsurvivors.org/ Other Resources Focus on the Family Why I Left the Abortion Industry Part 1 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol2DCP9cs54 Why I Left the Abortion Industry Part 2 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DGgS-j6_v-U Unplanned by Abby Johnson Miscarriage Myth https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qqPO9dmYjik Ep 3 The Honest Answer: My Interview with Napro physician and fertility specialist, Dr Stroud https://www.crazycatholicconvertpodcast.com/2073517/12070685-ep-3-the-honest-answer-my-interview-with-napro-physician-and-fertility-specialist-dr-stroud Doctor Doctor: Episode #271 How Does Dobbs Really Change Abortion Laws and Medicine? https://doctordoctor.org/episode271/ Doctor Doctor: Episode #280 The Truth About Treating Pregnancy Complications After Dobbs https://doctordoctor.org/episode280/ Hope Against Hope: Nevi’s Story Part 1 https://www.crazycatholicconvertpodcast.com/2073517/12456366-ep-9-hope-against-hope-nevi-s-story-part-1 Hope Against Hope: Nevi’s Story Part 2 https://www.crazycatholicconvertpodcast.com/2073517/12561461-ep-10-hope-against-hope-nevi-s-story-part-2 Breaking Through:Catholic Women Speak for Themselves by Helen Alvare Pro-Life Episodes on the Crazy Catholic Convert Podcast www.crazycatholicconvertpodcast.com Ep 1 I’ve Changed My Mind Ep 2 The Birth Story of My Stillborn Daughter, Gianna Marie Ep 3 The Honest Answer: My Interview with Napro Physician and Fertility Specialist, Dr Stroud Ep 4 Healing Hearts: Mothers of a Child with Down Syndrome Share Their Stories Ep 8 Dancing With Guys: A Pre-conversion Story Ep 9 Hope Against Hope: Nevi’s Story Part 1 Ep 10 Hope Against Hope: Nevi’s Story Part 2 Ep 11 Allison’s Journey as a Catholic Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Ep 13 A Catholic Perspective On Morning Sickness a.k.a the Most Miserable Months of My Life Coming in November Ep 16 Hope at the Cross: Kristen’s Story Part 1 Ep 17 Hope at the Cross: Kristen’s Story Part 2 <

Duration:00:28:58

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Ep:13 - A Catholic Perspective on Morning Sickness a.k.a The Most Miserable Months of My Life

10/11/2023
In this episode I discuss my early pregnancy struggles from a Catholic perspective. I explain how I leaned into my Catholic faith and community for support throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Resources The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by the LaLecheLeague Sweet Sleep by the LaLecheLeague

Duration:00:14:37

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Ep:14 - Tribute to Our Lady of La Leche

10/11/2023
In this episode Stephanie and I discuss all things early motherhood from a Catholic perspective. We share stories, tips and resources related to natural childbirth, breastfeeding, baby-wearing and sleeping. Resources Link to Homily on Suffering https://www.buzzsprout.com/58799/12052517 The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by the LaLecheLeague Sweet Sleep by the LaLechLeague

Duration:00:37:33

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Ep:12 - Conversation of Two St Gianna Marie Mamas

10/1/2023
In this episode I interview my friend, Stephanie. Stephanie is a cradle Catholic who also lost a baby girl named Gianna Marie. She also very much enjoyed the book Rome Sweet Home by Dr Scott and Kimberly Hahn. Stephanie shares her faith story as well as Catholic discussion, including other favorite Catholic reads and why she loves St Gianna Beretta Molla. Stay tuned for Our Lady of LaLeche's feastday, Oct 11, when we will discuss all things early motherhood from a Catholic perspective. Resources Our Lady of La Leche https://www.madeforthisbirth.net/post/mary-the-eucharist-and-breastfeeding-in-the-church?postId=250039c1-4a54-48cc-acb9-79ee6563bc35&utm_campaign=a7101380-8bd5-435d-9103-4404967300ea&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=eb6aa7ce-bad6-45fc-b3da-1161a85ccbdf&cid=7f96746f-257a-4a45-9f28-d9b67b788784 The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Rome Sweet Home by Dr Scott and Kimberly Hahn The Messy Family Podcast How to Win the Culture War—One of my favorite talks by Dr Peter Kreeft https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tm08x8YiuXk

Duration:00:20:39

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Ep:11 - Allison's Journey as a Catholic Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

9/1/2023
In this episode I interview my cousin, Allison. Allison is a Catholic pelvic floor physical therapist. We discuss what a typical pelvic floor evaluation and intervention entails as well as her reversion story. Resources Heartbeat International https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/ Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis Our Lady’s Wardrobe by Anthony Destefano

Duration:00:21:07

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Ep:10 - Hope Against Hope: Nevi's Story Part 2

8/1/2023
In this episode Nevi continues telling her story. We learn what happened after she became pregnant through rape. We also discuss all things Catholic including favorite saints and books of the bible. Resources Who is Saint Maria Goretti? https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=78 Who is Saint Therese of Lisiuex? https://www.littleflower.org/st-therese/

Duration:00:24:21

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Ep:9 - Hope Against Hope: Nevi's Story Part 1

7/1/2023
In this episode Genevieve (Nevi) tells her story of being sexually assaulted and then discovering that she is pregnant. Nevi recalls how she felt in those moments and how she found help and healing in her faith and community. Resources Who is Saint Maria Goretti? https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=78 https://www.ccfwsb.org/ https://www.womenscarecenter.org/ https://sites.google.com/amhfw.org/inside/home https://ymoafw.org/

Duration:00:26:08