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Have you ever wondered why the Catholic Church is so different from any other Christian church out there? Why do we pray to saints? Why do we put so much emphasis on Mary? Are you a Catholic that gets frustrated with the Church for not keeping up with the times? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Encounter Mercy Podcast is for you.

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  • Evangelii Nuntiandi: Follow Me

    Evangelii Nuntiandi: Follow Me

    In Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Exhortation, the faithful are called to continual growth in the Gospel message, to proclaim the message to the ends of the earth. As we continue to search for The Lord and find Him in our daily lives, it can be difficult to follow through with this command of Christ, yet we must strive to follow after Him. Join Vince, Father Andy, and Deacon AJ as they discuss these issues in our world and our lives today.

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  • Our Holy Father, Saint Benedict

    Our Holy Father, Saint Benedict

    In this week’s episode, we journey through the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Saint Benedict, better known as the Father of Western Monasticism, is the spiritual father to many religious communities throughout the world. The Encounter Mercy Podcast is lucky to have our own Benedictine monk at our disposal! Join Father Andy and Brother Barnabas as Bro. Barnabas tells stories and opens up the Rule of Saint Benedict for daily life.

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  • Transitions

    Transitions

    After a month hiatus, the gang is back! Between Father Andy moving and starting in a new parish assignment, Deacon AJ starting his summer assignment, Brother Deacon Barnabas settling in for summer at the Monastery, and the changes of life for Mr. Vince Dragone as a father and spouse, we come back together to discuss these transitions in life.

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  • Catholic Motherhood

    Catholic Motherhood

    A few weeks back, we had an episode on Fatherhood and raising Catholic Children. This week, we have a close friend of the Encounter Mercy Podcast, as well as a high school friend of Father Andy, Jillian Zaczyk, to speak on the topic of Catholic Motherhood and how she sees herself as a Catholic Mother, Wife, and faith leader. Join Father Andy, Jesse Spanogle, and Jillian Zaczyk as they discuss the faith in today’s episode.

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  • He Leadeth Me

    He Leadeth Me

    Deacon AJ and Br. Barnabas talk about a favorite book of theirs, He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., who was an American missionary to Russia during the onset of the 2nd World War.  Ministering in Eastern Poland during the rise of the Soviet Union, Ciszek is captured and is accused of being a Vatican spy.  Over the next 25 years, he spends time in prison and labor camps, and endures incredible amounts of suffering.  Through his trials, he is able to accept God’s will and learns the meaning of His Providence.  In this episode, Deacon AJ and Br. Barnabas share how this book continues to inspire them.

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