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Christiana N. Peterson: Getting Real about Death, Dying and Grief

Sister Julia Walsh and author Christiana N. Peterson contemplate death, our cultural fear and avoidance of it, and what it looks like to be in a healthy relationship with death. They also discuss grief, mysticism and the saints, the importance of death rituals, and whether rituals are for the dead or those in mourning
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Sister Chioma Ahanihu: Lending Your Voice

Sister Chioma Ahanihu shares how the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd's death helped her find her voice in the midst of the mess, when she was part of a protest for the first time.
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Jon Sweeney: Finding Comfort and Confidence in the Mess

Sister Julia Walsh talks with author Jon Sweeney about his journey from Evangelical Christianity and Moody Bible Institute to writing about saints, becoming Catholic and marrying a rabbi. They also explore his thoughts on what Christians need to know and respect about Judaism. And they discuss Jon Sweeney's new book about Nicholas Black Elk.
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Shane Claiborne: Faith as Fuel for World Change

What does it mean to be a peacemaker in a heavily-armed country? And is church a country club for saints, or is there room for the rest of us? Best selling author Shane Claiborne discusses these issues and more in this episode of Messy Jesus Business. Check it out!
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Father James Martin: Prayer and Polarities

In this episode, we talk about the challenges of prayer and polarities in the Church, as well as vocation discernment. As an author, Priest and editor at large for America Media, Father James Martin discusses facing these challenges while remaining true the Gospel.
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Seeing Jesus in the poor and the bread

In the pilot episode, Sister Julia introduces the podcast and offers a contemplative moment related to Adoration. She also speaks with guest Sister Sarah Hennessy about vocation, the mystery of the Eucharist and the charism of their community--Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.