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⁣Andrew Rawicki is back and showed up in style. His t-shirt features all 10 of his grandchildren, which is a sight to behold.

After his recent retirement, Andrew has continued to pour his time and energy into his family and his work with Regnum Christi, where he currently serves as the local director for North Texas. He shares with us his journey to find Regnum Christi and his fun experiences with various communities throughout the US. He also talks about a recent moment of prayer when he accidentally referred to the Beatitudes as the BeatiDudes. We love this man.

Andrew finishes the show by sharing a really cool story about a book he created called “Our Lady of the Highlands School.”

The TBD question of the day is, “When was a recent time that you tried something for the first time?”

The BeatiDudes
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⁣This episode is dedicated to Jerzy Rawicki, holocaust survivor and father of our guest, Andrew Rawicki.

Andrew and his wife JoAnna have created a legacy of faith and love for their six children and ten grandchildren. After recounting his journey to the Church and his courtship with his wife, Andrew shares the harrowing tale of his father’s escape from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII and the struggles, losses, and victory that ensued.

After experiencing this episode, we encourage you to watch the online documentary Behind the Wall about Jerzy’s escape.

Andrew is a convert to the Catholic faith, entering the church in 1991. He then followed his wife, JoAnna, into Regnum Christi in 2001 after attending Encounters with Christ and Spiritual Exercises on the Northshore of New Orleans. Andrew and JoAnna retired to Dallas, Texas, in 2019, where they now live near four of their six children and eight of their ten grandchildren.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣On this bonus episode of The BeatiDudes, Evan Woolsoncroft shares the details of his personal life and the intentional formation he and his wife bring into their home. After meeting each other as FOCUS missionaries, Evan and his wife found themselves quickly dating and married not long after. Together they are raising their four kids while honoring the two children they lost in the womb, Seaton and Jude. Their family celebrates every stage of the liturgical calendar to reinforce the most important parts of life and Evan reads classic literature each evening before bedtime. This episode is full of parenting wisdom nuggets for all to enjoy.

As a managing consultant at AmPhil, Evan helps nonprofit clients reach their goals and fulfill their mission. Evan brings more than a decade of active fundraising experience and expertise in strategic planning, major gifts, capital campaigns, direct mail, training, and other areas.

Before joining AmPhil in 2024, Evan served as the Vice President of Philanthropy at Heroic Media and as a Major Gifts Officer at Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University and his MBA with a concentration in Catholic Philanthropy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

Evan lives in Keller, TX with his wife and four children. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, woodworking, and learning new games.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣This episode of The BeatiDudes is truly one of a kind. On the suggestion of today’s guest, Evan Woolsoncroft, the entire Monday episode is reversed. That’s right – instead of closing the show with something unique during the Reverse Simpsons segment, the entire show is one big Reverse Simpsons. If you have never experienced the BeatiDudes before, this one might be a confusing place to start.

As a managing consultant at AmPhil, Evan helps nonprofit clients reach their goals and fulfill their mission. Evan brings more than a decade of active fundraising experience and expertise in strategic planning, major gifts, capital campaigns, direct mail, training, and other areas.

Before joining AmPhil in 2024, Evan served as the Vice President of Philanthropy at Heroic Media and as a Major Gifts Officer at Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University and his MBA with a concentration in Catholic Philanthropy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

Evan lives in Keller, TX with his wife and four children. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, woodworking, and learning new games.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Chris Cottrell shares his faith journey during this bonus episode and this story has a bit of everything - deep family wounds, intellectual investigations, spiritual mentorship, an instant moment of understanding, and a host of beautiful witnesses along the way.

After entering the Church in 2022, nine of Chris’ first ten masses were in the Holy Land just before his deployment. Chris shares that the next mass he attended was in Bagdad and how, even in a foreign language, he still fully connected with the mass and experienced the grace and beauty of the Eucharist.

Chris is a Founding Partner at Verde Peak Partners, where he works closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners to exit their businesses while preserving their legacy and team. Chris is also a cofounder of Shepherd's, a made-to-measure men's suiting company. He holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business where he was awarded one of two full scholarships and won the international Venture Capital Investment Competition, and a BS in Political Science at Arizona State University. Chris also serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and deployed with U.S. Special Operations Command, earning a Bronze Star.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Chris Cottrell shares the fascinating story of his journey from his time as a former intelligence officer in the United States Army to becoming the co-founder of the upscale menswear brand Shepherds.

The discussion weaves together the importance of faith, family, and community in men's lives, and how intentional dressing can convey professionalism and self-respect. Chris discusses the impact of attire on behavior and mindset, and the connection between personal expression, faith, and identity. This episode is a great place to gain leadership insights, learn about evangelism, and discover the power of genuine connections.

Chris is a Founding Partner at Verde Peak Partners, where he works closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners to exit their businesses while preserving their legacy and team. Chris is also a cofounder of Shepherd's, a made-to-measure men's suiting company. He holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business where he was awarded one of two full scholarships and won the international Venture Capital Investment Competition, and a BS in Political Science at Arizona State University. Chris also serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and deployed with U.S. Special Operations Command, earning a Bronze Star.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, Chris joins the Dudes as they take on the persona of a new parent to address the prompt, “Seminarians talk about _____ after class.”

The TBD question of the day - What are examples of times when you or others have been able to successfully evangelize in everyday life?

The show ends in a unique fashion – Chris and Paul pick a song to sing while Jeff and Nick engage in a winner-take-all arm-wrestling match.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣After his business partner’s appearance on the Monday episode, Davis Scott joins the BeatiDudes for a special full-length Friday show.

Davis shares his journey from Protestantism to Catholicism, driven by the influence of a friend, a beautiful young woman, and the eye-opening book 'Rome Sweet Home.' The Dudes then delve into Davis's background, his thriving residential real estate business with Austin Wyble, and the story of meeting and dating his now-wife Jenna. Today, the Scott family is busy raising seven young children and finding ways to give back to others along the way.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, the Dudes must take on the persona of a pageant winner to address the prompt, “The newest hit hymn to hit the church is called _________.”

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Austin Wyble takes us on a fascinating journey from his Catholic upbringing to his path through college and his shift from advertising to youth ministry. The conversation also delves into Austin's career in real estate, the struggles he and his wife experienced with infertility, and the incredible story of adopting twins and later discovering his wife's pregnancy. With heartfelt reflections on faith, relationships, and the power of community, this episode is a testament to personal growth and the unexpected joys of life.

Austin was born and raised in Southeast Texas near the Gulf Coast. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated with a Marketing degree in 2015. After working for a marketing firm, Austin made the incredibly natural transition to a full-time missionary working at a Catholic church camp in East Texas called The Pines. One year later he moved back to Dallas to get engaged to his wife, Kimee. Austin teamed up with his buddy Davis to help grow Nail & Key, a residential real estate firm, into what it is today.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, the Dudes must take on the persona of a crazy cat lover to address the prompt, “Mea culpa, Father, I couldn’t make it to mass because of _______.”

The BeatiDudes
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⁣1 Corinthians 12 describes the spiritual gifts, including the gift of healing. Andrew Laubacher, aka A-LOB, realized early in his journey that God was using his prayers over others to bring about physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to build up the Kingdom.

On this episode of the podcast, Jeff Schiefelbein, Paul Kolker, Nick Bezner, and guest Andrew Laubacher explore the incredible power of healing prayer and share personal stories of witnessing miraculous healings. They emphasize the importance of faith and divine intervention in experiencing these miracles, discussing instances of praying for healing in public places and seeing medical conditions healed miraculously. Andrew connects physical healing to spiritual repentance and conversion, highlighting the transformative nature of prayer. Andrew and the BeatiDudes also delve into the mystery of suffering, the impact of faith on individuals' lives, and the value of engaging with marginalized communities.

A-LOB sums it up perfectly by stating, “People don’t need to be in ministry to be ministers.”

The show concludes with a powerful prayer for the healing of Jeff’s three-year-old son, Benedict Pro, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

ALOB is now the Executive Director for Humanality, a nonprofit that aims to reclaim the adventure of human connection by helping people get off their phones and into reality.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Andrew Laubacher, aka ALOB, was raised in Ventura, California, where he attended Mass, played many sports, hung out at the beach, and was always into music. He attended Catholic school before switching to a public school because he was “tired of the Catholic rules.” In high school, he fell away from his faith and lived the party lifestyle. After a serious wake-up call, he attended a Steubenville Youth Conference, where he found God. That changed his life. ALOB received degrees in theology and philosophy from Franciscan University.

ALOB is now the Executive Director for Humanality, a nonprofit that aims to reclaim the adventure of human connection by helping people get off of their phones and into reality.

This episode ends with a dramatic scene written by ChatGPT as performed by the BeatiDudes and ALOB.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣James W. Keyes (Jim) is known internationally as a business and social change agent. His career has included serving as CEO of two Fortune 500 companies (Blockbuster Inc. and 7-Eleven) and creating a strategic consumer product collaboration with Walmart. Additionally, Jim is a patron of the arts and is currently working on ways to share more of the Vatican Museum’s sacred art with the rest of the world.

Passionate about aerospace and aviation, Jim has been a pilot for 40 years. He is a skilled sculptor, painter, musician, and composer. He also enjoys playing various sports, including baseball, golf, polo, tennis, and skiing.

Growing up in a 3-room house full of kids with no running water or electricity, Jim learned the value of hard work and how to find blessings in any situation, including the harsh winters of Massachusetts. In this episode, Jim takes the BeatiDudes through the arc of his life story and shares the amazing lessons he learned along the way.

Jim recently released a book spotlighting how he was able to climb out of poverty through education called “Education is Freedom.”

The BeatiDudes
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⁣The BeatiDudes present a final montage of guests from the Dallas Catholic Youth Conference, including Author Greg Hendry and The Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Dallas, Joshua Salinas.

It’s fun, formative, and always fresh – The BeatiDudes.

There’s humor, holiness, and a host of awesome hosts – The BeatiDudes.

You’ll laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh – The BeatiDudes

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Steve Pokorny, founder of Freedom Coaching, takes the BeatiDudes on an exploration of raising kids with virtue and understanding of their God-given dignity.

Steve holds an MA in theology and a specialization in catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as an MTS from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Washington D.C. Steve is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. Author of "Redeemed Vision: Setting the Blind Freed from the Pornified Culture," Steve is also an internationally known speaker. He is married and lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

The BeatiDudes
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⁣Aaron Fowler is back for a bonus episode about the culture of life and the need to recognize how God’s grace works with us through a free and abundant gift that provides an opportunity to unite us with God’s divine providence.

Aaron is the Executive Director for Bloom Pregnancy Help Center, previously Birth Choice, in Dallas, Texas. Bloom actively promotes the culture of life and accompanying families as they seek to do the same.

Aaron speaks with great passion about empowering women and helping them to become the heroes of their own stories.

The BeatiDudes
7 Views · 10 days ago

⁣From being originally christened into the occult as a baby to being fully baptized into the Catholic church as a child, Aaron Fowler shares the surprising journey of his life.

Aaron is the Executive Director for Bloom Pregnancy Help Center, previously Birth Choice, in Dallas, Texas. Bloom actively promotes the culture of life and accompanies families as they seek to do the same. As he says, “I am just a dad and a farmer, running a pregnancy center.”

Aaron’s pathway to nonprofit leadership was anything but typical. In high school, Aaron’s family moved to the country, where he learned to play guitar. When he returned to the city, he used those skills to play in a few bands in Dallas.

Through his parents’ prayers and the conversion of his grandmother during her last year of life, Aaron was inspired to seek to understand his own faith. Aaron had an incredible moment when he picked up a theology manual from Ludwig Ott, and somehow everything clicked.

Aaron then joined the Franciscans of the Immaculate in Italy during his discernment of the priesthood. During this time, he was also fighting through his initial contraction of Lime disease. His health conditions ultimately helped to complete his discernment as Aaron left religious life.

Aaron and his wife have four boys and are pregnant with their 5th child.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, the Dudes must take on the persona of Crazy Cat Lover to address the prompt, “The next council will be in response to ________.”

The TBD Question of the Day: What is a trait you got from your mother?

The BeatiDudes
7 Views · 27 days ago

⁣Fr. Kevin Kolker, the youngest of four siblings, including The BeatiDude's very own Paul Kolker, shares a reflection on his first year of priesthood. He describes the first year as drinking from the firehose of the Living Water.

As the Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Catholic Church in the Diocese of Dallas, Fr. Kevin has loved the opportunity to serve his flock in the sacraments. His description of daily life as a diocesan priest is full of joy and gratitude, especially when describing the opportunities to visit the sick, hear confessions, and pray over the dying.

#Parishpriest #CatholicPriest #FrKevin

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The BeatiDudes
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⁣Fr. Kevin Kolker, the youngest of four siblings, including The BeatiDude's very own Paul Kolker, serves as the Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. This episode covers the arch of Fr. Kevin’s life journey to the priesthood.

Fr. Kevin grew up in Coppell, Texas, and attended St. Ann Catholic Parish. He went to school at St. Luke in Irving before entering high school at Jesuit Dallas, where he learned about being a man for others and doing all things for the great glory of God. He attended Texas A&M University, where he received degrees in both Mathematics and Philosophy before a short stint in corporate America.

Despite his efforts to run from the Lord’s call, Fr. Kevin came to understand that God wanted him to be a diocesan priest. He then completed his philosophy studies at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas before going to Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans to study theology from 2018-2023. Fr. Kevin was ordained a priest on May 20th, 2023, alongside 7 other men in the Diocese of Dallas.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, the Dudes must take on the persona of a Vindictive Ex to address the prompt, “The youth minister has a tattoo of _____.”

The TBD Question of the day is “Take us back to a song that made you love sick as you were growing up.”

#FrKevin #FrKolker #ChristTheKingParish #CatholicPriest #vocation

The BeatiDudes
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⁣After interviewing others on Catholic radio for decades, Dave Palmer, General Manager for the Guadalupe Radio Network in North Texas, joins The BeatiDudes as a special guest for one of the funniest episodes across all three seasons.

Early in his career, Dave was inspired by late-night host David Letterman's path and decided to be a weatherman, hoping to break into comedy. Yes, you read that correctly. Throughout his career, Dave has also served as a theology teacher, a morning DJ on a local hit radio station, and an online expert on St Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica.

This show covers a little bit of everything, including trust in the Lord, marriage, humor, and the call to holiness in workplace vocations.

On Blessed are the Joke Makers, the Dudes must take on the persona of someone from the past or from the future to address the prompt, “What should I give up for Lent?”

The TBD question of the day: complete this sentence… State your name, and then say what you hate.

On Reverse Simpsons, we hand the show over to Dave Palmer to serve as the host.

#guadaluperadio #grn #DavePalmer #CatholicRadio #KATH910am

The BeatiDudes
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⁣The BeatiDudes welcome back Fr. Peter Pomposello, a Roman Catholic Priest with the Archdiocese for the Military Services who is currently operating as a Priest Recruiter. Known online as Fr. Uncle Sam, Fr. Peter is on a mission to bring more priests and seminarians to serve in the United States Army and United States Army Reserves as Catholic Priest Chaplains.

As a priest in the Army, Fr. Pomposello jumped out of airplanes in Alaska, deployed to the Middle East to minister to Soldiers in harm's way, and had the joy of celebrating many masses, weddings, and baptisms for the Soldiers and Families of the US Army.

Fr. Peter shares his calling to the Priesthood with the BeatiDudes, weaving together the stories of God’s message in his life through various people and events.

#ArmyPriest #FrUncleSam #PriestRecruiter #Archdioceseforthemilitaryservices

The BeatiDudes
8 Views · 3 months ago

⁣Andreas Widmer is an entrepreneur, professor, business coach, popular speaker, and author with 30 years of business experience in international business strategy, economic development, and entrepreneurship. He has worked extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America and has launched more than 100 technology products.

Andreas is the founder and director of the Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The Ciocca Center is dedicated to promoting a new kind of entrepreneur: one who can integrate personal virtue, the latest entrepreneurial tools, and long-term perspective for enterprises that harness human creativity in the service of individuals and communities.

Prior to his work at Catholic University, he founded and was Co-Director of The SEVEN Fund (devoted to finding enterprise-based solutions to poverty) and a member of the board of The Carpenter’s Fund (which provides loans for building infrastructure in developing countries). He was Executive in Residence at Highland Capital Partners; CEO of tech company VRA Inc.; President & CEO of OTF Group (a leading business strategy and software firm that was formerly part of The Monitor Group). He was VP of International Sales for Eprise (which provides strategic content management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies); VP of Dragon Systems (which pioneered the speech-recognition industry); and VP for FTP Software Worldwide (an internet pioneer that was one of the first and largest technology IPOs).

His book The Pope & the CEO: John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, which explores leadership lessons Andreas learned when, at age 19, he served as a Pontifical Swiss Guard protecting Pope John Paul II—lessons he later applied during his own business career.

Andreas has an advanced business degree and a B.S. degree in business administration in sales management from two Swiss schools and a B.S. degree in international business from Merrimack College (in North Andover, MA). He has an M.S. from St. John’s Seminary (in Boston) and was awarded an honorary doctorate by St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (in Philadelphia) in 2018. He speaks 5 languages: English, German, French, Italian, and some Spanish.

#SwissGuard #JPII #StJohnPaulII #AndreasWidmer

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