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The Tightrope: Reflections for Busy Catholics

By Ascension

The Catholic podcast where we take three to five minutes to see and embrace the opportunities embedded in our busy, messy lives that are meant to help us move towards heaven. Together, we walk the tension between living this life fully while being on our way to the next.

  1. 1.
    Crying out “Abba! Father!” 08/31/2020
    7:57
  2. 2.
    Offer It All Up08/24/2020
    7:13
  3. 3.
    Finding Joy in a Pandemic 08/17/2020
    7:18
  4. 4.
    School, Saints, and Little Sacrifices with Leo MacIver08/10/2020
    14:41
  5. 5.
    Talking to Your Family About Faith 08/03/2020
    5:51
  6. 6.
    5 Things I've Learned in 202007/27/2020
    9:35
  7. 7.
    Commenting with Charity and Clarity 07/20/2020
    13:45
  8. 8.
    Fall 2020: Planning for Uncertain Times07/13/2020
    14:22
  1. 9.
    Pursuing Real Freedom07/06/2020
    11:18
  2. 10.
    It's the Little Things That Matter06/29/2020
    16:39
  3. 11.
    The Saints, Social Media and Cancel Culture (with Aimee MacIver)06/22/2020
    15:32
  4. 12.
    Solidarity and Subsidiarity 06/15/2020
    11:04
  5. 13.
    Seen Everything but Christ06/08/2020
    8:39
  6. 14.
    The Center Did Not Hold06/01/2020
    6:19
  7. 15.
    Offer Good News and Ask Good Questions05/25/2020
    5:24
  8. 16.
    Identity, Purpose, and Desire: Living as Children of God05/18/2020
    11:56
  9. 17.
    What Will Happen as Parishes Reopen?05/11/2020
    7:09
  10. 18.
    This Is Not the New Normal05/04/2020
    9:51
  11. 19.
    How Can We Rejoice in Our Sufferings? - Colossians 1:2404/27/2020
    7:51
  12. 20.
    Pandemic Life and Screens: The Battle Intensifies04/20/2020
    13:57
  13. 21.
    Resurrection and Mission04/13/2020
    5:56
  14. 22.
    Holy Week - We Can’t Save Ourselves04/06/2020
    7:38
  15. 23.
    Urbi et Orbi: At the Threshold of the World03/30/2020
    6:38
  16. 24.
    A Rule for Your Domestic Monastery03/23/2020
    12:58
  17. 25.
    Love and the Little Prince in the Age of Social Distancing03/16/2020
    6:17
  18. 26.
    The Holy Spirit as the Origin of Lent03/09/2020
    7:22
  19. 27.
    Prefer Nothing to Christ: St. Benedict’s Rule as a Help for Lent03/02/2020
    6:34
  20. 28.
    The Holy Face at the Edge of Lent02/24/2020
    5:54
  21. 29.
    Preparing for Lent02/17/2020
    7:15
  22. 30.
    Do More, Love More02/10/2020
    8:15
  23. 31.
    Pettifogging: When You Lose Sight of the Big Picture02/03/2020
    6:31
  24. 32.
    Not Getting Through? 3 Things to Consider01/27/2020
    7:17
  25. 33.
    Communicating Love Is Core to Parenthood01/20/2020
    5:13
  26. 34.
    The Three Epiphanies01/13/2020
    5:17
  27. 35.
    Spiritual Resolutions from a 9-Year-Old01/06/2020
    6:55
  28. 36.
    Developing a Vision for 202012/30/2019
    3:29
  29. 37.
    Have a Holly, Jolly, and Scriptural Christmas12/23/2019
    7:49
  30. 38.
    Dealing with Christmas Stress12/16/2019
    6:29
  31. 39.
    3 Lessons from Our Lady12/09/2019
    7:30
  32. 40.
    An Unlikely Advent Meditation12/02/2019
    7:18
  33. 41.
    3 Ways to Practice Gratitude11/25/2019
    7:46
  34. 42.
    Jesus is King with St. José Luis Sánchez del Río and Blessed Miguel Pro11/18/2019
    5:46
  35. 43.
    Tech, Parenthood, and TikTok11/11/2019
    5:40
  36. 44.
    Principles to Make “The Talk” Less Awkward11/04/2019
    12:26
  37. 45.
    All Saints and All Souls Day: Our Reminder to Keep Striving10/28/2019
    6:07
  38. 46.
    Christ the Redeemer: Center of Your Universe?10/21/2019
    7:19
  39. 47.
    Our Prophetic Calling: Afflicting the Comforted10/14/2019
    7:47
  40. 48.
    To What Shall I Compare the Kingdom of God?10/07/2019
    6:02
  41. 49.
    St. Thérèse: A Little Way to Wellness09/30/2019
    8:17
  42. 50.
    Stigmata, Messy Kitchens, and St. Padre Pio09/23/2019
    8:01
  43. 51.
    St. Ignatius Prayer for Generosity09/16/2019
    4:41
  44. 52.
    3 Steps to Be Less Franxious (Frantic and Anxious)09/09/2019
    6:08
  45. 53.
    Imitate Mary's Fiat with This Short Prayer09/02/2019
    4:51
  46. 54.
    There is No Conflict between Faith and Science08/26/2019
    7:53
  47. 55.
    Celebrating the Catholic Calendar08/19/2019
    4:59
  48. 56.
    Go to Adoration … Even If You Don’t Feel Like It08/12/2019
    4:56
  49. 57.
    You Aren’t in Control of Your Life08/05/2019
    4:54
  50. 58.
    3 Books You Will Want to Read Over and Over07/29/2019
    6:30
  51. 59.
    Music and Movement in Prayer07/22/2019
    4:43
  52. 60.
    3 Reasons We Go to Mass (According to a 9-Year-Old)07/15/2019
    5:39
  53. 61.
    Church Teaching on Immigration07/08/2019
    5:10
  54. 62.
    Delayed Gratification Is One of the Greatest Markers of Happiness07/01/2019
    5:13
  55. 63.
    Fasting Isn’t Just for Lent06/24/2019
    5:53
  56. 64.
    Remember Your Death06/17/2019
    5:05
  57. 65.
    Ordinary Time Resolutions06/10/2019
    6:21
  58. 66.
    The Importance of the Holy Spirit in Your Life06/03/2019
    5:37
  59. 67.
    2019 Problems Are Not Solved with 1980s Solutions05/27/2019
    5:50
  60. 68.
    Building a Culture of Life and a Civilization of Love05/20/2019
    5:50
  61. 69.
    Spoiler Alert! Why We Crave Adventure05/13/2019
    5:00
  62. 70.
    Providence and Pianos05/06/2019
    5:43
  63. 71.
    The Resurrected Wounds of Jesus04/29/2019
    4:42
  64. 72.
    Easter Is a Season of Testimony04/22/2019
    5:11
  65. 73.
    Take the Crucifix off the Wall04/15/2019
    4:46
  66. 74.
    Veronica and the Face of Jesus04/08/2019
    4:50
  67. 75.
    St. Dismas and Our Wounds04/01/2019
    4:12
  68. 76.
    What’s Holding Us Back from God? C.S. Lewis Has an Idea03/25/2019
    4:25
  69. 77.
    When You Fail at Your Lenten Fast03/18/2019
    5:35
  70. 78.
    Chaotic Morning? Try These Prayers03/11/2019
    4:41
  71. 79.
    Should You Give Up Swearing for Lent?03/04/2019
    5:50
  72. 80.
    Reconciliation and True Freedom02/25/2019
    4:18
  73. 81.
    Instagram, St. Ignatius, and Spiritual Exercises02/18/2019
    5:34
  74. 82.
    God’s Love Letter Specifically for You02/11/2019
    5:45
  75. 83.
    Be the Real Deal: Venerable Carlo Acutis02/04/2019
    4:13
  76. 84.
    Charity Begins at Home: A Cliche Because it’s True01/28/2019
    4:50
  77. 85.
    Look, Love, and Challenge01/21/2019
    3:48
  78. 86.
    Joan of Arc’s 607th Birthday Party01/14/2019
    4:45
  79. 87.
    Carnival Celebration01/07/2019
    5:36
  80. 88.
    The Key to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution12/31/2018
    3:39
  81. 89.
    Candy Corn and Gift of Self: A Christmas Special12/21/2018
    5:46
  82. 90.
    An Assault of Beauty Can Be an Encounter with Christ12/17/2018
    4:01
  83. 91.
    Can God be Found in Entertainment Culture?12/10/2018
    4:49
  84. 92.
    The Immaculate Conception and Real Freedom12/03/2018
    4:44
  85. 93.
    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like … Advent11/26/2018
    4:34
  86. 94.
    Should Sisyphus have been Grateful for his Suffering?11/19/2018
    2:58
  87. 95.
    The Feminine Genius of St. Scholastica11/12/2018
    4:52
  88. 96.
    Lay Down Your Burdens11/05/2018
    4:28
  89. 97.
    Remind Halloween of its Baptismal Promises10/29/2018
    4:03
  90. 98.
    St. John Paul II and Who You Really Are10/22/2018
    3:56
  91. 99.
    3 Life-Changing Catholic Ideas10/15/2018
    4:14
  92. 100.
    Your Guardian Angel Wants to Help You10/08/2018
    5:25
  93. 101.
    God is Good, Not Just Fine10/01/2018
    5:25
  94. 102.
    Pray With Someone09/24/2018
    5:21
  95. 103.
    How St. Thérèse Can Lead You to Heaven09/17/2018
    4:15
  96. 104.
    St. Therese - Malaise, Hurricanes, and the Little Way09/10/2018
    6:11
  97. 105.
    The 3 Basics of Christian Life09/03/2018
    4:51
  98. 106.
    You Don’t Have to Get Married to Make a Gift of Self08/27/2018
    5:08
  99. 107.
    5 Virtues of St. Joseph to Imitate08/20/2018
    5:30
  100. 108.
    Stop, Connect, and Ask God What to do Next08/13/2018
    5:12
  101. 109.
    The Dog that Doesn't Do Anything08/06/2018
    4:22
  102. 110.
    Shark Week and Fear of the Lord07/30/2018
    5:23
  103. 111.
    Moana and Finding Who You Are07/23/2018
    4:22
  104. 112.
    The Incredibles and C.S. Lewis07/16/2018
    4:53
  105. 113.
    Home with the Kids07/09/2018
    3:29
  106. 114.
    Independence Day, Freedom, and the Catholic Faith07/02/2018
    4:02
  107. 115.
    Blood Transfusion06/25/2018
    5:30
  108. 116.
    Two Hands06/18/2018
    4:29
  109. 117.
    Ricky the Dragon06/11/2018
    5:23
  110. 118.
    Tangled06/04/2018
    5:19
  111. 119.
    Princess05/29/2018
    3:04
  112. 120.
    Yanny or Laurel?05/18/2018
    3:38
  113. 121.
    Villains05/14/2018
    4:06
  114. 122.
    Intro: Balance, Tension, and the Tightrope05/14/2018
    4:56
  115. 123.
    Tacos for Breakfast05/14/2018
    5:31
  116. 124.
    Stay Tuned for The Tightrope- Coming May 14!05/02/2018
    1:10

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