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Mary Anne Urlakis

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Episode 36: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Annabelle Moseley concerning her book Our House of the Sacred Heart (May 29, 2021)

Vows, Vocations, & Promises

Catholic author and poet, Annabelle Moseley, joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis on Episode 36 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love” to discuss her latest book: Our House of the Sacred Heart: A Litany of Stories with Art, Prayers, Poetry, and Reflections Toward Consecration to the Sacred Heart. Annabelle is an award-winning American poet, the inventor of a novel poetic form, the “mirror sonnet.” She is the Professor of Theology and the author of 11 books including Sacred Braille: The Rosary as Masterpiece, through Art, Poetry, and Reflections which was a finalist in the 2020 Catholic Publishers Awards in the Category of Prayer. Her book, “Sacred Braille” has been transcribed into Braille through the Xavier Society for the Blind and made available to the visually impaired. Annabelle is the host of Catholic Podcasts on Sacramental living, including “Then Sings My Soul,” and “Destination Sainthood” on WCAT Radio. She has also been a recurrent guest on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air and has appeared on the Catholic Faith Network. Annabelle was one of five featured artists profiled in the 2019 documentary film, “Masterpieces” which explored the vocational call of the arts.In this interview, Annabelle shares her inspirational perspective and discusses the unique path to Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus presented in Our House of the Sacred Heart. This text weaves together several genre including poetry, prose, sacred art, prayer, and memoir to yield a one-of-a kind companion book on the journey toward a personal encounter with Sacred Heart of Jesus. Additionally, through her website: https://tourguideofwonder.com, Annabelle invites listeners to join her in praying along with her podcast during a 33-day novena beginning on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 11, 2021 and culminating with a Consecration to the Sacred Heart. Her website [https://tourguideofwonder.com] offers users an opportunity to sign-up for daily emails during the novena and provides links to purchase her books. (May 29, 2021)

1hr 1min

30 May 2021

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Episode 35: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Rev. Mr. Lucas LaRoche, seminarian for the Diocese of Worcester, MA (May 18, 2021)

Vows, Vocations, & Promises

Rev. Mr. Lucas LaRoche is Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis’ guest on Episode 35 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Deacon Lucas LaRoche is a seminarian, for the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts and is currently in his first year in the Licentiate in Sacred Theology in Patristic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University while simultaneously completing his final year at the Pontifical North American College. Deacon Lucas wrote the thesis for his Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology on the Zairian Use of the Mass, which was a fruit of his long interest in liturgy, after working with the parishes in his Diocese, as well as local Melkite and Extraordinary Form communities.In this interview, in addition to discussing his vocational journey, Deacon Lucas details his fascinating research which was recently published in Ex Latere Christi, the Journal of the Pontifical North American College, in a paper entitled: “Inculturation in the Roman Rite (2021_Winter_Digital.indd (netdna-ssl.com).” The subject of liturgical inculturation within the Church is significant and timely, and Deacon LaRoche’s extensive research spans continents and cultures, as well as reviews the salient magisterial documents. In his paper, Deacon Lucas defines “Inculturation” as: “. . . . when the Gospel takes on some cultural elements which are neither native nor vital to the kerygma to better articulate the truth of its proclamation to a group of people (p. 84-85).” In this interview, Deacon Lucas explains the ways in which various traditions and cultures have authentic liturgical expression in the Roman Rite, while delineating the methods requisite to safeguarding the integrity of the Liturgy.

58mins

21 May 2021

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Episode 34: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Belinda Terro Mooney on the Process of Developing Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (May 5, 2021)

Vows, Vocations, & Promises

Author, Belinda Terro Mooney, joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 34 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss her newest publication: My Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Workbook. Ms. Belinda Terro Mooney, LMSW, LDCD, is a licensed social worker and chemical dependency counselor. Belinda is a member of the National Association of Addiction Counselors. She is experienced in clinical and program management and has worked both in the inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency settings. Belinda is an entrepreneur who has owned her own business dedicated to training other professionals. Belinda is currently an Adjunct Professor of Human Services at Lone Star College in Montgomery, and has written several non-fiction texts, including this most recent workbook.In this interview, Ms. Belinda Terro Mooney discusses the vital process of developing Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLCs). She shares her personal vocation story and insights from decades of work as a chemical dependency counselor and teacher. Belinda describes meaningful strategies to reduce life-stressors and develop positive, goal-oriented approaches to tackling problem behavior pitfalls. She describes her book as a “comprehensive plan for developing a calm and ordered life.” More information regarding Ms. Belinda Terro Mooney, LMSW, LDCD, and her new book entitled, My Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Workbook, is available at the website: Home - TLC Wellness Institute. https://tlcwellnessinstitute.com/

1hr 2mins

6 May 2021

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Episode 45: Mary Anne Urlakis discusses the Sacred Dignity of Embryonic Human Life with Laura Elm (April 25, 2021)

Inter Vitam et Mortem

Episode 45 of WCAT Radio’s “Inter Vitam et Mortem: Between Life and Death: Interviews and Discussion with a Catholic Bioethicist” is broadcast in conjunction with the Institute for the Theological Encounter Between Science and Technology (ITEST) and an upcoming webinar entitled “The Moral Arguments in the Embryo Adoption Debate.”Show host and Co-Founder of the Dignitas Personae Institute for Nascent Human Life, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis, discusses the sacred dignity of embryonic human life with Laura Elm, the Founder and President of Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter. Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter is a charitable organization, guided by a profound respect for the dignity of every human person from the first moment of existence and founded with the mission of providing corporal and spiritual care for the youngest and smallest members of the human family. To this end, Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter facilitates a dignified, prayerful, Catholic burial for embryos who die in Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratories. In this episode, Mary Anne and Laura discuss the fragility of embryonic human life and the necessity of treating each and every human person with the sacred dignity requisite to being created in the Image and Likeness of God.Additional information and registration for the May 8, 2021 ITEST Webinar, entitled “The Moral Arguments in the Embryo Adoption Debate” can be found on the Institute for the Theological Encounter Between Science and Technology page at: Embryo Adoption - Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (faithscience.org).

44mins

26 Apr 2021

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Episode 44: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Stacy Trasancos presents on COVID19 vaccinations (March 23, 2021)

Inter Vitam et Mortem

Dr. Stacy Trasancos joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 44 of WCAT Radio’s “Inter Vitam et Mortem: Between Life and Death: Interviews and Discussion with a Catholic Bioethicist” to discuss the current COVID vaccinations. Dr. Trasancos is a scientist, theologian, and mother; she holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from Penn State University and a Master’s in Dogmatic Theology (summa cum laude) from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Dr. Trasancos is the Executive Director of Bishop Joseph Strickland’s St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization in Tyler, Texas, and the Chief Research Officer of Children of God for Life. She is a Fellow of the Word on Fire Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University Catholic Studies program. Her work focuses on the integration of faith and science. In this episode Stacy Trasancos and Mary Anne Urlakis discuss the ethical implications of the current COVID vaccines, as well as those vaccines currently in development. Their ethical inquiry centers on three significant bioethical issues: (1) the liceity of using abortion-derived cell-lines for vaccine production, (2) the necessity of authentically informed consent, and (3) the sanctity of the human conscience and the issue of paternalism and coercion.Dr. Trasancos is a frequent guest on Catholic media, including Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, EWTN, Catholic Answers Live, and The Journey Home. She has written numerous articles for Catholic publications and is the author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki and Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science (Ave Maria Press), which has also been published as a textbook for Catholic high schools and colleges.Additionally, she has published a Catholic Answers booklet 20 Answers: Bioethics, and she writes the Science column for the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. In her most recent book, she examines the scientific evidence for Eucharistic miracles, co-authored with Fr. George Elliott entitled Behold, It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (TAN Books). More information is available on the Children of God for Life website: https://cogforlife.org. Additionally, Dr. Stacy Trasancos’ position statement regarding the use of tissue derived from abortion in the development and production of COVID vaccines can be found at National Catholic Register and Catholic Answers. Her recent webinar presentation for ITEST, the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, entitled: “Is it Moral to Take the COVID Vaccine?” is available at: COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics - Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (faithscience.org).

56mins

24 Mar 2021

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Episode 27: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Msgr. John Cihak on Reflections on the Priest as the Friend of the Bridegroom (November 25, 2020)

Vows, Vocations, & Promises

Monsignor John Cihak joins WCAT Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 27 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his contribution in the recently published in the comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Monsignor Cihak relates his personal vocational call to the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ and discusses the second of his contributions to the book, Chapter 3, entitled: “More than Just Friends: Reflections on the Priest as the Friend of the Bridegroom.”Monsignor John Cihak is the Pastor of Christ the King Parish and School and the Director of Continuing Education for Clergy in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. Monsignor earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Notre Dame University, as well as a Licentiate in Fundamental Theology and a Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He has served as a Director of Human Formation and Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon and taught Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. For several years, Monsignor Cihak served as an Official in the Congregation for Bishops and as a Papal Master of Ceremonies for Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Monsignor Cihak is the author of Balthasar and Anxiety, the co-author of The Catholic Guide to Depression, and the editor of Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies, and Other Writings, as well as numerous articles on theology and priestly formation.In this interview, Monsignor Cihak presents the second of his two chapters, and examines the capacity of the priest as the friend of Christ the Bridegroom. While contemporary society often undervalues the vital role of friendship, Monsignor demonstrates the essential beauty and strength of this privileged position. Utilizing imagery and the method of Ignatian reflection, Monsignor Cihak explores the three exemplar relationships with Christ, that of: St. John the Forerunner, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist, and details the powerful lessons and intercession these saints can provide for the priest who seeks to accept the challenge to be an authentic friend of Christ.Monsignor Cihak’s chapter, entitled “More than Just Friends” is published in Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, published by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s En Route Books and Media, which is available at: https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/spiritualhusbands/.

58mins

26 Nov 2020

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Episode 43: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Sr. Marysia Weber, RSM, on Achieving Hope, Healing & Chastity after Pornography (November 18, 2020)

Inter Vitam et Mortem

Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., M.A., D.O., joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 43 of “Inter Vitam et Mortem: Between Life and Death: Interviews and Discussion with a Catholic Bioethicist,” to discuss the challenging topic of achieving hope, healing, and chastity after pornography addiction or compulsion.Sr. Marysia is a board-certified physician, specializing in psychiatry with a fellowship in consulting-liaison psychiatry; she completed her residency and training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sister earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Notre Dame. Sr. Marysia Weber practiced psychiatry at her religious institute’s multidisciplinary clinic- Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, in Alma, MI from 1988-2014. In 2014, Sr. Marysia accepted the role of Director of the Office of Consecrated Life for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where she is also a facilitator for Project Rachel, the Chair of the Board of Directors for MyCatholic Doctor, and an executive board member of the St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, and an executive board member for the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology. Sister also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Dept of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis. Additionally, Sr. Marysia has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored several books -- most recently penning two chapters in the new text on priestly formation: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, published by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s Enroute Books and Media. Sr. Marysia is a highly sought-after speaker and expert, and has presented to the Roman Curia, at the Vatican in 2002 regarding the Sexual Abuse by Clergy in North American.In this interview, Sr. Marysia and Dr. Urlakis address the issue of pornography use, compulsion, and addiction. Sr. Marysia shares her expertise, not only discussing the scope of the problem and the neuroscience behind internet pornography addiction, but also revealing effective and authentically Catholic strategies for hope and healing.

1hr 2mins

19 Nov 2020

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Episode 26: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Msgr. John Cihak on The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Role in His Vocation (November 10, 2020)

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Monsignor John Cihak joins WCAT Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 25 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to present the first of two of his chapters recently published in the comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Monsignor Cihak relates his personal vocational call to the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ and discusses the first of his contributions to the book, Chapter 2, entitled “The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Role in the Celibate Priest’s Spousal and Paternal Love.” Monsignor will return to the show in two weeks to expound on his subsequent chapter: “More than Just Friends: Reflections on the Priest as the Friend of the Bridegroom.”Monsignor John Cihak is the Pastor of Christ the King Parish and School and the Director of Continuing Education for Clergy in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. Monsignor earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Notre Dame University, as well as a Licentiate in Fundamental Theology and a Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He has served as a Director of Human Formation and Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon and taught Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. For several years, Monsignor Cihak served as an Official in the Congregation for Bishops and as a Papal Master of Ceremonies for Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Monsignor Cihak is the author of Balthasar and Anxiety, the co-author of The Catholic Guide to Depression, and the editor of Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies, and Other Writings, as well as numerous articles on theology and priestly formation.In this interview, Monsignor Cihak details his honest and spiritually profound reflection on the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the fulfillment of the celibate priest’s spousal and paternal love. Monsignor Cihak shares that in penning this beautiful addition to the book, he spent more time and effort “on his knees than in his desk.” This chapter is the result of fruitful prayer and research. In this interview, Monsignor shares with Dr. Urlakis his understanding of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in drawing out of the priest a celibate agape, assisting him to flourish as a husband to the Church and a strong spiritual father- even amid his own weakness. Monsignor describes that Our Lady achieves this mysterious and yet fundamental role at the Cross by drawing the priest out of his own pain to offer pure masculine love in the midst of her pure feminine love. Reflecting on Pope Benedict’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, Monsignor Cihak offers valuable insight to those who hope to provide meaningful formation for future priests.Monsignor Cihak’s chapter, entitled “The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Role in the Celibate Priest’s Spousal and Paternal Love” is published in Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, published by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s En Route Books and Media, which is available at: https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/spiritualhusbands/.

1hr 4mins

12 Nov 2020

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Episode 24: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Tim Fortin on Exigent Relations in Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers (October 19, 2020)

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Dr. Timothy Fortin, Ph.D., joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 23 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his chapter, entitled “Exigent Relations: Philosophical Reflections: on the Centrality of Fatherhood and Sonship,” in the new book: Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century.Dr. Fortin is an Assistant Professor in Philosophical Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey where he has engaged in the intellectual formation of seminarians since 2009. Dr. Fortin was a awarded a fellowship at Notre Dame University, in South Bend, Indiana and has spent the past nine months there engaged in research and writing while on sabbatical. Dr. Fortin earned Ph.D. from the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome in 2008, his doctoral dissertation is entitled: “Fatherhood and the Perfection of the Masculine Identity: A Thomistic Account in Light of Contemporary Science.” Dr. Timothy Fortin also holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Psychological Sciences and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America.In this interview, Dr. Fortin shares his fascinating research and expertise with Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis, discussing both the natural and supernatural role of fatherhood to which each man is called. Dr. Fortin explores man’s natural inclination toward fatherhood, as well as the salience of the Thomistic teaching regarding Natural Law and Eternal Law with respect to the role of fatherhood. Dr. Fortin elucidates the generative power of the Cross, as well as the relational validity of espousal and sonship to fatherhood. Dr. Timothy Fortin and Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis consider how the call to the priesthood is ultimately reconciled with the natural and supernatural call to fatherhood which is planted deeply within each man’s heart. In closing, Dr. Fortin offers relevant conclusions for both the formator and seminarian.Dr. Timothy Fortin’s chapter, “Exigent Relations: Philosophical Reflections: on the Centrality of Fatherhood and Sonship,” is published in Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, published by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s En Route Books and Media, which is available at: https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/spiritualhusbands/. (October 19, 2020)

1hr 12mins

20 Oct 2020

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Episode 42: Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Laura Elm, the Founder and Executive Director of Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter (Sept 28, 2020)

Inter Vitam et Mortem

In Episode 42 of Inter Vitam et Mortem: Between Life & Death: Interviews and Discussion with a Catholic Bioethicist, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis interviews Laura Elm, the Founder and Executive Director of Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter. Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter is a charitable organization guided by a profound respect for the dignity of every human person from the first moment of existence and founded with the mission of providing corporal and spiritual care for the tiniest and most vulnerable members of the human family. To this end, Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter facilitates a dignified, prayerful, Catholic burial for human embryos who die in Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratories. In this interview, Laura Elm and Dr. Urlakis discuss the scope of the mission of Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter and the unintended consequences of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which have prompted this unique and necessary mission. More information regarding Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter can be found on their website at: https://sacredheartguardians.org/services/burial/. (September 28, 2020)

57mins

28 Sep 2020

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