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Purpose-Driven Catholic

A weekly Religion and Spirituality podcast featuring Deacon John L. Davis and Dan Ashe
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After a longer break than we expected, the podcast returns with a brief, but important update. We explain the new frequency and talk a little bit about the lived-out experiences of our Catholic faith. On Facebook:  @purposedrivencatholic
The third season of Purpose-Driven Catholic was planned for this week - but there are many Springtime tasks still getting completed in the Davis and Ashe households.  Stand by for our first episode next week.
In this last episode of Season Two, Dan and Deacon John look back on the past 50 episodes and "make room for Grace" Season Three begins in three weeks.  Look for updates at www.purposedrivencatholic.com  
Sometimes it pays to just stop and take a look around.  Dan and Deacon John do that in this episode by considering the working of the Holy Spirit in the 49 episodes recorded thus far - and then... the fire alarm goes off.
Our guest helps unpack how our physical fitness and the journey to achieve that, is so closely linked to our spiritual journey.  Plus, there is some conversation about chickens!
Lent is a time of embracing silence.  God sort of put that in our path this week.   (Note that our Facebook Page @purposedrivencatholic is not being monitored much during Lent (the silence thing again) but please do leave us a 5-star rating if
Have you ever considered what it means to suffer?  Have you ever allowed suffering when it was not necessary, or have you endured it longer than necessary?  That's what Dan and Deacon John (and Dan's son Noah) talk about in this episode. Visit
This week, the title of the podcast should maybe be "Spirit-Driven Catholic" instead of Purpose-Driven.  The episode basically wrote itself from an experience - the fruit of the lyrics of a song. Dan and Deacon John discuss what is truly import
Don't be surprised if God uses your children to gain your attention (it may already have happened).  In this episode, we explore new and growing families combined with growing faith. Don't forget to email your prayer requests to purposedrivenca
Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?  Dan and John answer that for themselves and share their insights - but then dive deeper into how that relationship empowers us out in the world to share in relationship with others.
Have you given much consideration yet to your retirement years?  Dan and Deacon John stumble into that conversation in this episode. Then, somehow the conversation turns to prayer. Contact Deacon John with your prayer requests at Purposedrivenc
Deacon John begins this episode talking about taking a walk after dinner - and the journey takes us to a prayerful stepping through the Anima Christi Visit www.purposedrivencatholic.com or send your feedback to [email protected]
There is no way to make sense of the terrible events in the United States during the first week of January 2021 without considering the problem of evil.  That's what Dan and Deacon John discuss in this episode.
Dan and Deacon John talk about their search for a deeper relationship with the Lord in the first few days of 2021 and there is a funny story about an incident in front of the milk case at the store.   Visit our Facebook page and like us! Search
"Animated" is the only way to describe author and podcaster, Jerry Jacobs, Jr.  Deacon John and Jerry talk about the lived-out experience of being a Catholic (and a man) and a child of God. Follow us @CatholicDriven for all future episodes, and
Listen to the story of faith sustained as a child and in a journey through the RCIA and then into adult life.  It's a journey through loss and being a little lost, and then being found again. More important, listen to what her faith is providin
Without much of an outline for where the conversation would go, the guys move quickly into a serious conversation about Advent and the way the church separates this season from our common understanding, and sometimes the sentimental notion of p
What is the secret to staying persistent in our faith?  Deacon John and Dan talk with a young Catholic woman who has been able to maintain and even grow in her faith through high school, college, and now, into post-graduate work.   The answers
Dan and Deacon John share their tales of the Thanksgiving holiday and how the Holy Spirit was a welcome guest at each of their family gatherings. 
"When we are in the presence of the beautiful, we are put in touch with the Christ..." - Michael DeSanctis In this episode, we discuss how the virus pandemic has impacted our understanding and experience of church - and how we have adapted as a
If you have enjoyed our "story" episodes, this one may become your new favorite.  Leon is a great friend of both Dan and Deacon John and has touched the lives of countless families throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  The story of God's w
Dan and Deacon John first examine the idea of a "Wisdom Point" and how John's experience with his father brought him to a sudden understanding of pride as a factor in his family life.  Dan shares from his experiences in Outward Bound as a tie-i
When was the last time you thought about Hell and what it may be like? Did you ever think about why it may exist at all?  That is the discussion today - so get ready.
When was the last time you thought about Hell and what it may be like? Did you ever think about why it may exist at all?  That is the discussion today - so get ready.
Dan and Deacon John have often used the example of "C-words" in our language as a teaching tool for retreats and parish missions. The technique creeps into the conversation in this episode as they collaborate with the Holy Spirit's help.
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