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Hello and welcome to NOLA Catholic Parenting podcasts. NOLA Catholic Parenting podcasts are a natural progression of our weekly column in the Clarion Herald and our three-times-a week blog written by Catholic moms and dads who are raising their children in our faith. The podcasts will share our thoughts, experiences and challenges as Catholic parents every other week at and Thanks for listening. If you have a topic you would like covered, please email

Nov 26, 2019

Episode #5

Christine Bordelon and columnists and bloggers Sarah McDonald and Gaby Smith focus on Thanksgiving traditions

:25 - Over the past year, our columnists and bloggers have given great suggestions about being thankful. One of our bloggers Dawn wrote a beautiful blog about a giving tree and I took...

Nov 12, 2019

Episode #4

Host Christine Bordelon speaks with NOLA Catholic Parenting columnists/bloggers Ana Borden and Gaby Smith, and she’s joined by Friar Sergio Serrano, director of the Hispanic Apostolate for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. We discuss the rich traditions in each of the Hispanic cultures – Ana’s ancestry is...

Oct 29, 2019

Episode 3:
In this episode Christine Bordelon talks to NOLA Catholic Parenting columnists and bloggers Sarah McDonald, Kim Roberts and Gaby Smith about the ways in which their families celebrate Halloween with more of a Catholic faith focus on the “saints” and All Saints Day as opposed to the gore and secular version...

Oct 15, 2019

Episode 2:
This podcast deals with pro-life activities including the current 40 Days for Life in New Orleans through Nov. 3, and also the March for Life event in Washington, D.C., in January 2020.

Host Christine Bordelon speaks with Sarah Zagorski, special projects director for Louisiana Right to Life, and NOLA...

Sep 30, 2019

Episode 1:
We introduce the inaugural NOLA Catholic Parenting blog that will discuss topics from a Catholic parenting perspective. Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion Herald, is host. For this inaugural podcast, she is talking with regular columnists and bloggers Sarah McDonald and Ana Borden.