About4 Podcast

Monday, August 08, 2022
Reasons to Stay in Seminary
The three priests have spoken often of their difficulties in seminary, which led one listener to ask, ‘Why did you stay in?’  As the new school year begins to start,… Read More
Monday, August 01, 2022
The Abuse Scandal and Discernment
A more somber episode.  The reality of the abuse scandal cannot, nor should it be ignored when discussing the possibility of discerning the priesthood. In this week’s edition, the three… Read More
Monday, July 25, 2022
Finding Enthusiasm
What are you enthusiastic about?  Not just what do you want to do, but what gives you life, animates your interior, and causes your heart to surge?  Being able to… Read More
Monday, July 18, 2022
Priests with Different Gifts
A listener writes: “Diocesan priests all live so differently from one another!  They seem to all have very different spiritualities, different gifts, and different talents which seem to shape the… Read More
Monday, July 11, 2022
Service as Way of Discernment
A call to the priesthood or religious life is a call to serve others.  One of the ways we can tune ourselves to that discernment is getting out of our… Read More
Monday, July 04, 2022
Sanctifying the Mundane
Summer is here.  Time for ice cream, saints, and sanctifying the ordinary parts of life.  The time for growing in holiness is not in the past or in the future,… Read More
Monday, June 27, 2022
Fr. Chad Arnolds Vocation Story
The final installment in our hosts sharing their vocation stories.  This one includes bad hair, bad poetry, bad life decisions, and a rickshaw. God’s grace overcomes it all. This is… Read More
Monday, June 20, 2022
Bootleg Edition: Hearing Confessions
What is it like to operate as an alter Christus, another Christ, in the confessional?  This was another episode recorded early on as a practice episode, simply the priests talking… Read More
Monday, June 13, 2022
Dating and Discernment
Looking for juicy stories of the priests dating lives before seminary?  If so…you’re going to be disappointed.  This week Fr. Garett, Fr. Drew, and Fr. Chad discuss the connections between… Read More
Monday, June 06, 2022
Fr. Stu Review
The three priests watch Mark Wahlberg’s latest movie Fr. Stu and offer what they liked and disliked about the movie and specifically how it approached discernment.  Spoiler alert, there are… Read More
Monday, May 30, 2022
Spiritual Desolation
  Last week the three priests discussed the joys of spiritual consolation.  This week, they take a look at the other side of the coin, the difficulties and the importance… Read More
Monday, May 23, 2022
Spiritual Consolation
Not all prayer leads to a surging of the heart.  But what do we do when it does?  Where do we go from there?  This week the three priests discuss… Read More