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Dating God Podcast

Summary: The weekly podcast of the blog featuring reflections, interviews and commentary on spirituality, culture and faith!

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  • Artist: Daniel P. Horan, OFM
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 Dating God Podcast #23 — Pope Francis, David Golemboski, & Latin America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:00

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we are joined by David Golemboski, a doctoral student in the Government School at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, who specializes in political theory and Catholic Social Teaching. David published an article in a January issue of America magazine titled: "Still 'Presente'? U.S Catholics Should Reconnect with Latin America." David joined Fr. Dan on the podcast to discuss the recent election of Pope Francis and what having a Roman Pontiff from South America might mean for Catholics in the United States and those in other parts of the Americas.

 Dating God Podcast #22 — Mary DeTurris Poust and ‘Cravings’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:20

Happy New Year! This episode of the Dating God Podcast, the first of the year 2013, includes an interview with author and journalist Mary DeTurris Poust about her new book, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Good, Self-Image, and God (Ave Maria Press, 2012). She is the author of several books including another book released in 2012, Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality (Alpha Books, 2012). In addition to writing several popular books about faith and prayer, Mary blogs at and is a co-host of the television program, Guided By Grace, which is produced by Telecare and is available for streaming online if you don't live in the broadcast area.

 Dating God Podcast #21 — Fran Rossi Szpylczyn Returns to Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:15

This episode of the Dating God Podcast is the last of the Calendar Year 2012. Just a few days before Christmas, Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, who had previously been a guest on the podcast back in 2011, returns to talk about her social media ministry and her contributions to a new book titled, Hungry, And You Fed Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle C. You can find more information about the book and how to order it by visiting: Be sure to visit Fran's Albany Times-Union blog: as well as her parish ministries at and

 Dating God Podcast #20 — Advent Edition of the Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:46

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we are joined by Julianne Wallace, a campus minister at St. Bonaventure University and someone who is an advocate for the need to focus our attention on Advent during the liturgical season in a renewed way. She is the author of the article, "A Contemporary Spirituality of Advent and Evening Prayer," in Pastoral Liturgy. She speaks a little bit about what that article is about and suggests different ways people might celebrate the season of Advent amid the bustle of commercialized holiday blitz. For more on Advent this season and ways to celebrate the liturgical period, check out the article, "Advent Resolutions for a New Church Year," in The Huffington Post.

 Dating God Podcast #19 — Author Chris Haw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:00

This episode of the Dating God Podcast features author Chris Haw, who talks about his new book From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling my Love for Catholicism (Ave Maria Press, 2012). Chris, who identifies himself as a husband, father, carpenter, potter, and theologian, is also the founder of Camden House, an intentional community in Camden, NJ. From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart is both an engaging popular book that traces the milestones of Chris's own experience of "returning" to the Catholic Church through his experiences of social justice, solidarity, prayer, and liturgy. Co-author with Shane Claiborne of the best-selling book Jesus for President, Chris has an excellent writing style that is sure to keep each reader engaged, while at the same time presenting some rather substantial theologically grounded insights and considerations.

 Dating God Podcast #18 — Young Adults and ‘Hungering and Thirsting for Justice’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:00

In this episode of the podcast we are joined by Lacey Louwagie and Kate Ward who discuss their new book Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: Real-Life Stories by Young Adult Catholics (ACTA Publications, 2012). Kate, a PhD student at Boston College in theological ethics joined Dan in the department, while Lacey participated in the discussion by telephone. They share a bit about their own backgrounds, their commitments to the Church, social justice, and writing. Additionally, we get to hear about the book itself, its origin, and a little about what readers can find inside. You can visit their blog at

 Dating God Podcast #17 — Stephen Martin: Vocation & ‘Messy Quest’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we welcome author Stephen Martin who talks about his book The Messy Quest for Meaning: Five Catholic Practices for Finding your Vocation (Sorin Books, 2012). The book, which has it's own Franciscan connection as you'll hear, focuses on the place of vocation in the lives of all Christians and Martin draws on what he calls 5 practices, largely inspired by the Catholic monastic tradition, to help guide today's Christians on their own "messy quest" to discover their vocations. Additionally, there are two news items including the release of Dan Horan's latest book, Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith (Tau Publishing, 2012), and a public lecture this week at Hilbert College in Buffalo, NY, titled, "How to 'Prophet' from the Franciscan Tradition: Solidarity and Christian Living in the 21st Century."

 Dating God Podcast #16 — Live from Newfoundland, Canada! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode of the podcast is dedicated entirely to the diaconate ordination of Br. Frank Critch, OFM, a friar of Holy Name Province. A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Br. Frank received permission from the Order to have his ordination to the diaconate in his home town by the Archbishop of St. John's, Newfoundland in September 2012, just a few weeks after his profession of Solemn Vows as a Franciscan friar. Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, and a handful of other friars from Holy Name Province were able to make the trip up to the Great North to celebrate this important milestone in the life of a friar. Dan spoke with a number of people in Canada around the time of the event and presents this special edition of the podcast from Newfoundland. Enjoy! (visit and

 Dating God Podcast #15 — Labor Day & New Book (Special Edition) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:15

This is a special "Labor Day" edition of the Dating God Podcast that features Daniel P. Horan, OFM, discussing (1) a Franciscan approach to Labor Day and the role that work had in the Franciscan spiritual tradition, beginning with Francis of Assisi; and (2) his new book, "Franciscan Priesthood: The Possibility of Franciscan Presbyters According to the Rule and Tradition." Enjoy this episode of the podcast while enjoying this day dedicated to work and workers!

 Dating God Podcast #14 — Back To School Special, Julianne Wallace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:45

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast, we talk with Julianne Wallace, who joins us by phone, to talk about her work as a campus minister at St. Bonaventure University in New York State and a little about her journey to get to this job. It's out "back to school" special! To learn more about St. Bonaventure, visit Visit and

 Dating God Podcast #13 — We’re Back! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:43

This very short installment of the Dating God Podcast is to announce its return. Be sure to subscribe in iTunes to the Dating God Podcast!

 Dating God Podcast #12 — Fran Rossi Szpylczyn and Mark Meade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:00

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we are joined by (1) Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, a full-time Catholic-Church employee at the Church of the Immaculate Conception just outside Albany, NY. An avid promoter and networker within the Catholic social media and Internet communities, Fran shares with us some of her experience and perspectives on Catholic Ministry in the Digital Age.  We are also joined by (2) Mark Meade of Bellarmine University who talks with us about his work in helping to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky and across the nation in the wake of Troy Davis's execution in Georgia. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions at

 Dating God Podcast #11 — Patty Spear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:20

In this episode of the podcast we have (1) Guest Patty Spear, a veteran young-adult minister who shares with us her experience of life-long ministry and work with young people; (2) the Dating God Podcast "Social Justice Report" with regular contributor Br. Steve DeWitt, OFM, who speaks with us about the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As always, we invite you send you comments, questions and suggestions to and visit the website:

 Dating God Podcast #10 — Mike Hayes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:17

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast (1) We are joined by nationally known young adult minister Mike Hayes, author of the book "Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s" (Paulist Press, 2007) and campus minister at the University at Buffalo; (2) We also have our first installment of the Dating God Podcast "Social Justice Report," a regular segment on the podcast featuring contributors who share with us timely matters related to justice, peace and the environment. Br. Steve DeWitt, OFM, author of, joins us for the first "Social Justice Report" to talk with us about a pipeline proposal across the United States and Canada. Share your comments, suggestions or questions with us at

 Dating God Podcast #09 — Ann Marie Eckert, Author and Catholic Youth Minister | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:40

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we speak with Ann Marie Eckert, a nationally recognized leader in Youth Ministry and author of several books including the "Catholic Faith and Family Bible" (HarperCollins, 2010). We hear about her own story of getting involved in ministry as a teenager and has spent her life leading the way and helping others improve their youth ministry on the parish and diocesan levels. She is currently is a Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for the Center for Ministry Development. Contact us with your comments, questions and suggestions at!


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