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with Jerry & Debbie


Are You Single and Loving It?

On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie will welcome your contributions to a conversation about the single life. Some are single because they have chosen to live their lives that way. Others are single because they haven’t yet found the spouse they can spend their lives with. If you’re single, how do you feel about it? Are you searching for a mate? Have you made an intentional decision to remain single to devote your life to serving the Lord in whatever way He would have you do it? Do you believe the Church has an adequate outreach to you and your peers? Let’s have another lively discussion and grow closer to God in the process.

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How Is Your Small Catholic Business Doing?

Several months ago – in fact, before the coronavirus pandemic broke out – a listener named Bryan in Georgia suggested that we do a program on starting and sustaining a Catholic business. It can be very difficult and stressful even in the best of times. But throw in the lockdowns and restrictions we’ve experienced over the past several months, and it is likely even harder to keep a business going now. That’s what we’ll talk about on Tuesday. If you operate, or have operated, a Catholic business, let us know how it’s going.

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How Do You Handle the Changing Seasons?

Now that we’re well into fall, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are straight ahead, let’s talk Monday about how we deal with the changes in seasons. Some love all four of them. Others may have different preferences. For a lot of people, it can be difficult to navigate the seasonal changes due to various factors, including depression. Please join us to kick off the new week as we discuss all of this.

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How Has Catholic Radio Helped Your Life?

We round out the week with a conversation about the importance of Catholic radio in all of our lives. This topic was suggested by our producer, Michael Birchfield. With all that’s going on in the world these days – especially the hotly-contested political battles – it’s vital that we have media outlets that will cover the events of the world, and do so through a Catholic lens. Join us on Friday for a discussion about Catholic radio.

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Has COVID Forced You to Adjust Your Holiday Plans?

As we head into one of the most exciting and glorious times of the year, things may look a lot different for many of us than they have in the past. Everywhere you turn, you’re hearing voices of extreme caution, advising people to do everything from keeping your holiday celebrations limited to just family, to not even celebrating holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. How do you feel about all of this? Have you made your plans already? Did you adjust them considerably in order to follow the warnings that are being given? Let’s talk about this on Thursday’s show.

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What Are the Greatest Threats to the Church Today?

You might be tempted to wonder, “Who in the world could dislike – even hate – the Catholic Church, especially because of all the good it has done for humanity over the centuries?” Well, Holy Mother Church has had her enemies since day one. And a very quick look around today reveals that those who would love to bring her down are truly great in number and fervor. It’s not easy knowing where to begin a discussion of today’s “greatest threats” to the Church. But we’ll give it a shot – with you leading the way with your always-great insights – on Wednesday.

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Continually Remembering Our Loved Ones

We’ve all lost family members, friends and other loved ones. We go to great lengths to pray for them and keep their memories alive. Does that commitment sometimes wane a little over time? Hopefully not. In any case, on Monday, All Souls day, join Jerry and Debbie for a discussion of how we continually remember those we have lost.

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The Struggle to Become a Saint

Most of us love the saints, and try to pattern our lives after theirs. We are inspired by the fact that they have “run the race” so as to win. They share in the eternal beatitude of God, and are always there to help us with their intercession. It can be easy to place the saints on a pedestal, thinking that they were somehow given special graces to attain holiness and sainthood that we do not receive. But the truth is we – the canonized saints and us – all share a similar path to heaven, and that is through engaging in the battle of earthly life so as to overcome our inclination to sin and self-love, and love God with all of our heart, mind and strength. On Thursday, call and let’s talk about a saint who inspires you, and the struggles he or she had in order to be given the title “St.” before their name.