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A monthly podcast release on the first of each month, covering varying topics that fall under the category of respecting human life. Some of these topics will include: abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment, immigration and persons with disabilities. Each episode features an interview with someone personally affected by the issue and a call to action on how to get involved.

A monthly podcast release on the first of each month, covering varying topics that fall under the category of respecting human life. Some of these topics will include: abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment, immigration and persons with disabilities. Each episode features an interview with someone personally affected by the issue and a call to action on how to get involved.
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A monthly podcast release on the first of each month, covering varying topics that fall under the category of respecting human life. Some of these topics will include: abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment, immigration and persons with disabilities. Each episode features an interview with someone personally affected by the issue and a call to action on how to get involved.

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English

Contact:

513-421-3131


Episodes

Being Pro Life: Palliative Care Part 2: Katalin Vogt

12/10/2019
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Bob talks with Katalin Vogt, a palliative care social worker from Wisconsin about Palliative Care. They discuss how holistic and interdisciplinary it is, that it is care for the whole person's needs, and their families. They also discuss its Catholic roots and how anyone can get involved in promoting better awareness. Support the show

Duration:00:20:46

Being Pro Life: Palliative Care Part 1: Denise Hess

12/3/2019
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Bob talks with Denise Hess, Executive Director of the Supportive Care Coalition, about Palliative Care. They discuss how it is so much more than just end-of-life care, or pain management. It is care for the whole person's needs, and their families, for anyone of any age with a serious illness. They also discuss its deeply Catholic roots, how it is not in any way associated with assisted suicide, and how anyone can learn more. Support the show

Duration:00:22:34

Being Pro Life: Foster Care Part 4: Chad and Elizabeth

11/26/2019
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Bob talks with Chad and Elizabeth about their experience fostering two children, one older and one younger than their biological son. While encouraging more people to consider fostering, it ends with sharing ways anyone can get involved, even if they cannot be foster parents. Support the show

Duration:00:24:20

Being Pro Life: Foster Care Part 3: Andy and Emily

11/19/2019
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Bob talks with Andy and Emily, about their experience adopting two boys through the foster care system, close in age to their biological daughter. They also talk about fostering children who return to their parents. While encouraging more people to consider fostering, it ends with sharing ways anyone can get involved, even if they cannot be foster parents. Support the show

Duration:00:23:55

Being Pro Life: Foster Care Part 2: Jaymin

11/12/2019
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Bob talks with Jaymin, a 16 year old boy who spent most of his life living house to house neglected by family members who were constantly on drugs. He and his brother were put into foster care a few years ago, but Jaymin alone is still looking for a permanent home. Support the show

Duration:00:22:22

Being Pro Life: Foster Care Part 1: Warren County Children's Services

11/5/2019
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Bob talks with Dana Gerstner and Susan Walthers of Warren County Children's Services about the state of foster care in Ohio, and the great need for more foster families. They also discuss other ways anyone can help, even if you are unable to become a foster family right now. Support the show

Duration:00:19:44

Being Pro Life: Domestic Violence Part 5: Joanie

10/29/2019
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This is the fifth week of a five-episode series on Domestic Violence. This week Bob talks with Joanie, who shares her story of emotional abuse at the hands of her husband. Joanie helps us to understand how the exertion of control and emotional manipulation can be just as damaging as physical violence, and why that is just as unacceptable in a marriage. Support the show

Duration:00:19:09

Being Pro Life: Domestic Violence Part 4: Karen McQueary

10/22/2019
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This is the fourth week of a five-episode series on Domestic Violence. This week Bob talks with Karen McQueary, Clinical Director of the Artemis Center, a resource center for victims of Domestic Violence in Dayton, Ohio. Karen shares her story as a victim of domestic violence, and why it can be so difficult to just leave. Karen also discusses how the Artemis Center in Dayton can help victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives. Support the show

Duration:00:15:08

Being Pro Life: Domestic Violence Part 3: Carol Owens

10/15/2019
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This is the third week of a five-episode series on Domestic Violence. This week Bob talks with Carol Owens, Director of the Office of Life and Family Ministry for the Diocese of Providence. She and her children have both been victims of domestic violence as well. Carol shares her story, giving further insight on why it can be difficult for victims to leave their abusers. They also close on how parishes can get more involved in making their fellow members more aware of the reality of domestic...

Duration:00:21:48

Being Pro Life: Domestic Violence Part 2: Gloria Sheppard

10/8/2019
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This is the second week of a five-episode series on Domestic Violence. This week Bob talks with Gloria Sheppard. She was a victim of domestic violence as a young child, and continued to be abused in her adult relationships as well. Carol shares her story, giving further insight on why it is that people abused as children are more likely to continue to choose abusive relationships as adults. She also talks a little about her foundations, Unplanned Parenthood, to help mothers in unplanned...

Duration:00:34:36

Being Pro Life: Domestic Violence Part 1: Dr. Sharon O'Brien

10/1/2019
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This is the first week of a five-episode series on Domestic Violence. This week Bob talks with Dr. Sharon O'Brien of Catholics for Family Peace in Washington, DC. They discuss a few statistics on domestic violence in the United States, how victims can get help, and how the average person can get involved to help as well. In coming weeks we will hear personal stories from those who have been in domestic violence situations. Support the show

Duration:00:16:28

Abortion Pill Reversal Part 4: Dr. Ann Moell of Women's Centers of Ohio

9/24/2019
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This is the fourth of a four week episode on Abortion Pill Reversal/Rescue in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. We speak with Dr. Ann Moell of the Women's Centers of Ohio, one of the doctors of the Abortion Pill Reversal network. We discuss more about the abortion pill, Abortion Pill Reversal process. The podcast ends by sharing ways anyone can help get involved or help area pregnancy centers better respond to women in crisis pregnancies. To see...

Duration:00:17:30

Abortion Pill Reversal Part 3: Rebekah's Story

9/17/2019
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This is the third of a four week episode on Abortion Pill Reversal/Rescue in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. We speak with Rebekah, a client of Abortion Pill Rescue, who shares the story of her crisis pregnancy with her second child, how she took the first abortion pill (RU486 pill), regretted it, and found Abortion Pill Reversal treatment to save her baby, Zechariah. To see the video, go to www.catholiccincinnati.org/being-pro-life. Support the...

Duration:00:27:34

Abortion Pill Reversal Part 2: Sarah's Story

9/10/2019
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This is the second of a four week episode on Abortion Pill Reversal/Rescue in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. We speak with Sarah, a client of Abortion Pill Rescue, who shares the story of her crisis pregnancy with her fourth child, how she took the first abortion pill (RU486 pill), regretted it, and found Abortion Pill Reversal treatment to save her baby, Isaiah. To see the video, go to www.catholiccincinnati.org/being-pro-life. Support the show

Duration:00:21:27

Abortion Pill Reversal Part 1: Dr. George Delgado

9/5/2019
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This is the first of a four week episode on Abortion Pill Reversal/Rescue in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. We speak with Dr. George Delgado, founder of Abortion Pill Rescue, who explains the process of how a woman who changes her mind after taking the RU486 pill, can receive treatment to save her baby. The podcast ends by sharing ways anyone can help get the word out and make the treatment available to more mothers who are looking for a second...

Duration:00:17:39

Welcoming the Blind in Our Parish Communities

8/16/2019
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This is the 13th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. The topic is Welcoming the Blind in our Parish Communities. We speak with Chris Sabine, who is blind, about his experience as an active member of a local parish, and how parishes can be more accommodating and welcoming to the blind and visually impaired at their parishes today. Support the show

Duration:00:16:42

Welcoming the Deaf in Our Parish Communities

7/30/2019
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This is the 12th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. The topic is Welcoming the Deaf in our Parish Communities. We speak with Adam Frazier, teacher and campus minister at St. Rita's School for the Deaf, and Mary Ann Barth, who is deaf, and has done a lot of ministry with the deaf community both locally and internationally. The voice you hear in place of Mary Ann, is of an interpreter. Support the show

Duration:00:19:22

Capital Punishment: Is it Just? Part 2 (revised)

7/11/2019
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This is the 11th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. This is Part two of a two part episode on Capital Punishment. Part Two features an interview with Bill Pelke, a man whose grandmother was brutally murdered by a group of teens, one of whom was sentenced to death, at only 16 years old. Bill talks about his conversion experience against the death penalty, and how the young woman's sentence was ultimately changed to life in prison. It ends...

Duration:00:26:39

Capital Punishment: Is it Just? Part 1

6/25/2019
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This is the 10th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. This is Part one of a two part episode on Capital Punishment. Part One features an interview with Joe D’Ambrosio, a man who spent 22 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. With him is Fr. Neil Kookoothe, a priest who saw the lack of evidence in his case, and worked to have his case dismissed. It ends with ways you can get involved in the work towards abolishing the death...

Duration:00:30:25

Conscience Protection and Religious Freedom

5/30/2019
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This is the ninth episode in a monthly series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. This month's episode features interviews with Hillary Byrnes, Assistant General Council for the USCCB on Religious Freedom, Cathy DeCarlo, who was forced to participate as a nurse in an abortion, Steve and Bridget Tennes, who were asked to renounce their beliefs on marriage in order to participate in the local farmer's market, and Kate Anderson from Alliance Defending Freedom. It...

Duration:00:39:03