Showing posts from March, 2021

S3 E11 Theresa Kiser

Today we welcome Catholic children’s book author Theresa Kiser. Theresa is the author of the upcoming Our Sunday Visitor picture book, Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server Serves His First Mass (A Book about Serving God); as well as the board book A Little Catholic's Book of Liturgical Colors , which received the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval for authentically Catholic content, and the pre-teen fantasy series, The Manakor Chronicles , which received the 2016 IPPY Award for Best Juvenile Fiction and is ripe with subtle Catholic symbolism and themes. Theresa is also a speaker, book coach, and the host of a Catholic-themed writing contest at her website, . Her quote comes from C.S. Lewis: “Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” Connect with Theresa—and her books!—at , and find her on Twitter ( @AuthorTKKiser ) and Facebook ( tkkiser ). If you en

S3 E10 Rachel Bulman

Rachel Bulman is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She frequently contributes to the Word on Fire blog and Her first book will be published with Our Sunday Visitor next fall, and she has contributed to two books with Ave Maria Press and Ignatius Press which will be available this year. Her husband is in formation for the permanent diaconate and they have four children, one in heaven, and a set of twins due this summer. It seems most likely that Rachel’s quote comes from St. Ambrose of Milan: “Know, then, oh beautiful soul, that you are the image of God.” When we accept that our souls are beautiful—that we are the image of God—then beautiful and life-giving gifts unfold. Listen in for more. Find Rachel at her website, ; and on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook as @rachelbulman. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend. Until next time, God bless you!

S3 E9 Justin McClain

Justin McClain is husband to Bernadette; dad to five wonderful children nine and under; Lay Dominican in the Order of Saint Dominic; veteran theology and Spanish educator at Bishop McNamara High School; author and consultant for Ave Maria Press; wildlife enthusiast who likes to educate people on God's gift of nature; and vocal advocate for the value and dignity of human life in all its stages, from conception to natural death. Justin helps us dig even deeper into the writings of Pope Saint John Paul II this season, with these words on the universal call to holiness : “The world needs more than just social reformers. It needs saints. Holiness is not the privilege of a few; it is a gift offered to all.” Find Justin on Twitter , @JustinMcClainOP. And get your copies of Justin’s books at Ave Maria Press . If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend. Until next time, God bless you!  

S3 E8 Katie Bogner

We’re thrilled to welcome Katie Bogner, Catholic school teacher and parish Director of Religious Education (DRE). Katie produces beautiful resources for the home and classroom (I’ve used so many of them!), and is very generous with the fruits of her creativity. I’m so grateful for the ways she shares her faith and makes it easier for me to do the same. This season is JPII-heavy, and I am all about it. Katie brings us words from the saint during the World Youth Day Vigil of Prayer , August 19, 2000: "It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do somethi

S3 E7 Chloe Langr

Our first ever return guest is Chloe Langr, a Catholic wife, mom, and author living in the heart of the Midwest. Chloe hosts Letters to Women , a podcast that explores what it means to live out the feminine genius in the everyday. A Catholic Book Award winner, Chloe is the author of several books, including Created for Love: Reflections for the Catholic Bride-to-Be and the forthcoming Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life . When she isn’t behind the podcast microphone, you can find her drinking espresso with her husband, Joseph, and reading board books with her two young daughters. As in Season Two, Chloe invites us to spend time with words from Pope St. John Paul II : “Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic." Find the full letter here . Visit Chloe at her website ,

S3 E6 Carolyn Astfalk

Another writer joins us today! Carolyn Astfalk is a wife, mother, and author of contemporary Catholic fiction. This is not the first time Lindsay and Carolyn have spent time together: Carolyn interviewed Lindsay for the Book Club when Don’t Forget to Say Thank You was published in 2018. Read the interview here . Today we’re talking family, with words derived from Pope St. John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio : "Become who you are." Connect with Carolyn and her books at and find her on Instagram . To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast , or contact Lindsay at her website, . If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend. Until next time, God bless you!