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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

Dec 24, 2019

Episode #7

Host Christine Bordelon talks with the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Catholic Counseling Service director Joey Pistorius and bloggers and columnists Sarah McDonald and Gaby Smith about how they have peaceful holidays with family.

Christine Bordelon finds holidays can be fun but also stressful. Professor Dr....

Dec 10, 2019

Episode #6

Host Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion Herald Catholic newspaper, talks to NOLA Catholic Parenting bloggers and columnists Sarah McDonald and Gaby Smith about Catholic traditions during Advent leading up to Christmas.

:15 – Sarah: Everyone is happier December!

:35 – Gaby’s love...

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...