006: Our Longing for the Eternal

Perhaps you follow me on social media or on my blog and know that I occasionally ask for prayer requests whenever I go on a pilgrimage. I’ve been fortunate enough to go on multiple pilgrimages over the past several years, and I have one person to thank for introducing me to the notion of pilgrimaging.

My guest in this podcast is Jason. He led both World Youth Day pilgrimages and several of the March for Life pilgrimages that I have been a part of. We talk about what pilgrimages are, and we share various experiences from those pilgrimages to further talk about the sorts of lessons we can learn from them.


  • Catch up, no coffee, and I’m not two best friend white guys who do Catholic podcasting
  • What is a pilgrimage?
  • Beware of what pilgrimage company you use
  • God desires us to be saints
  • What is the March for Life pilgrimage?
  • Crazy story from a priest ordination pilgrimage in NYC
  • Crazy story from visiting famous staircase in New Mexico
  • What was the World Youth Day 2016 pilgrimage? and highlights?
  • Bishop stayed and a papal drive by happened
  • Holy doors
  • My recent Nagasaki pilgrimage
  • What can we learn from pilgrimages?

Jason and his wife, Becky, run the Three to Get Married podcast, which I also mentioned in Episode 001! Check ’em out!

Jason also chats it up with other youth ministers in the Catholic Youth Ministry podcast. Also check it out!

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Thanks for listening!


005: Small Talk with a Hairstylist

Episode 5?! Wow!

Allie and I have known each other for a while now so it’s not surprising that inside jokes and references abound. During these past several years of youth ministry, I’ve seen her change her line of work several times. She went to hair school to be a registered cosmologist. I’ve actually had my hair cut by her multiple times, but what’s great about having good friends cut your hair is that it eliminates that super awkward small talk between yourself and the hairstylist.

So that’s why I ask Allie about that and how she can move beyond small talk.

Hope you enjoy!

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004: Part 2 – Trophy Husbanding with Chocolate Milk and Bacon with Riggs

Continuing on with my conversation with Riggs, this is the episode where we talk about what it's like for him to be a stay-at-home dad with his daughter who has cystic fibrosis. We talk about what he does to level up his dad skills as well as how this experience of being a stay-at-home dad has spiritual implications.

Again, thank you for listening, and please help me share this episode! If you know a fellow stay-at-home dad or maybe even a new dad, or perhaps a family with a child who has cystic fibrosis, please share this episode with them!

You can follow Riggs on Instagram here: @timbroderickjr


003: Part 1 – Origin Story and the Underwhelming Ow with Riggs

This is Part 1 of a chitchat with my buddy Riggs. He moved away last year, and it's been awhile since I've talked with him. In this episode, we talk about what it's like living in Colorado, seeking spiritual direction, why he moved to Colorado, and how we know each other from youth ministry. And that turns into story time about woodworking and brewing beers.

Thanks for listening, and I hope you like this episode! Part 2 will be released very soon as we continue the discussion about what it's like to be a stay-at-home dad.


Shout out again to my bro, Brad, for the music!

002: Catholic Art and Japan with John Andrew

In this episode, I chat with John Andrew on:

  • Art is a trap
  • Why he's in Japan
  • Evangelization through art
  • Stories from John Andrew's painting pilgrimage

Sounds like we've initiated a missionary effort. Please pray for us as we continue to marinate this idea of evangelization through art for Japan, and if you have some ideas–please let us know!

You can follow John Andrew and see more of his adventures in Japan at his Facebook page, Real Catholic Art.