Young men bet everything on marriage and family life. How can they help each other make good on their commitments? Guest Tony Minopoli is the Chief and Chief Investment Officer of the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors manages the risks for the Knights of Columbus - who in turn help families manage their own. Tony shares his expectations for the 2021 economy and how he advises his own family to prepare for it.
Honoring your father and mother can take many forms. Dcn. Fred Everett of St. Matthew’s Cathedral talks about his family’s heartwarming and challenging experience of having his mother move in with him for the final years of her life.
This show is a must if you are taking care of elderly and disabled loved ones. Becky Zaseck, President and CEO, April Pierce, Director of Care Management and Options Counseling for the Area Agency on Aging, and Angel Baginske, Director of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana share with us the many services available to the elderly and disabled, as well as opportunities for volunteering one’s time, talent and treasure in our community.
If we do not create our own plan for disability, someone else’s plan will be used instead. As much as that may be disagreeable for us, it will be worse for those around us. Learn how to control the things you can control, so others don’t have to do it for you. Also learn how our legal system works to provide missing pieces in a person’s life.
What do we do - when everything that needs to get done – is done? Celebrate the season by being more playful with your loved ones! There are few things more important in life. Play can be an effective way to bring the generations closer together.
When our money changes, our life changes too – for better or worse. John and David Niswonger, a father and son financial advisory team at Council Oak Raymond James in South Bend provide helpful advice for giving and receiving inheritances in the most beneficial way.
Historian Fr. Bill share insights into telling histories accurately and winsomely. We discuss two of his recent books “American Priest – Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.” and “Telling Stories that Matter – Memoirs and Essays of Fr. Marvin O’Connell”. We also discuss the role of family stories in the development of our identity, as well tips on how to tell them! We also discuss the importance of telling the truth in a community.
Michael Shade, Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Community Foundation of Northeast Indiana, discusses the many opportunities for contributing to the Divine Economy within the diocese through the Catholic Community Foundation. We also discuss the role institutions play in the lives of Catholic families.
Our veterans may be eligible for any number of different benefits. Chris Johnson is a retired Marine Corps major and estate planning attorney specializing in getting his clients the benefits due them for their military service. This episode covers much of the foundational information needed to begin the process yourself. He is a partner of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Firm (http://www.tn-elderlaw.com/services) near Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, (https://www.lcplfa.org).
There is a joke that Hell is being stuck in a room with a life insurance agent. But what if the agent is working for a saint? The Knights of Columbus has the unique privilege of being founded by Fr. Michael McGivney to care for Catholic families during times of dire need. Preparing for financial transitions through life insurance can be a daunting task but our guest Andrew Weiss, a Field Agent of the Knights of Columbus and Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable gives us solid foundation upon which to begin this process.
Like the Good Samaritan who brought his needy neighbor to an Innkeeper for further assistance, we too often bring our loved ones to others for help. Our guest Dr. Joseph Cerbin is a Family Practice Physician with the South Bend Clinic Granger Family Medicine Office, https://www.southbendclinic.com/location/granger-campus-family-medicine (https://www.southbendclinic.com/location/granger-campus-family-medicine). He is also a member of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta https://orderofmaltaamerican.org (https://orderofmaltaamerican.org). The Order of Malta built the best hospital in the world during its time treating each patient as the Lord Jesus himself. Every new patient admission began with a visit to a priest for the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion and then to a lawyer for a Last Will and Testament before beginning treatment with the doctors. Their code of honor required the best of them, and therefore their full attention to detail of the patient’s well-being. Our discussion includes the modern practice of using Advance Directives to provide authority and instructions for health care. For guidance in preparing these instructions, we turn to the recent document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith entitled: “Samaritanus Bonus – on the care of persons in the critical and terminal phases of life”. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20200714_samaritanus-bonus_en.html (http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20200714_samaritanus-bonus_en.html)
The family is the strongest team on earth. Meg Meeker M.D. pediatrician, author and national media contributor shares her wisdom on protecting children and forming strong characters within them. Plenty of tips on meeting today’s challenges for mothers, father, and grandparents. She is also a podcaster and her work can be found at www.meekerparenting.com (http://www.meekerparenting.com/). She and Chris Godfrey created a DVD for parents and young teens entitled “Know Yourself”. To learn more go to: https://www.lifeathletes.org/product-page/know-yourself-a-trip-with-life-athletes-video (https://www.lifeathletes.org/product-page/know-yourself-a-trip-with-life-athletes-video)
Moving is always difficult, but it can be even more stressful when choosing a place for our loved ones. Our guest Frank Macknick, Jr. has spent over 50 years serving as a consultant to the retirement living and nursing home industry around the country. He knows what to look for and shares his valuable experience with us.
When we keep our hearts free of lesser things, we are better able to meet life’s challenges with joy. Cathy is the mother of eight and grandmother to thirty-two children. In this podcast she shares her concerns about growing older, and how prayer is helping her as she waits for what our Lord and his Mother have promised to all of God’s friends. She and her husband Dennis host the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet on www.Marytv.tv (http://www.marytv.tv/).