CM Hangout #22: Parenting Teens & Keeping them Catholic


CM Featured Image 720x340 CMHangout #22 Lisa Lisa Ellen Marc Parenting Teens This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Lisa HendeyLisa Henley Jones Hang Out with returning host, Ellen Mongan and a special guest, Marc Cardaronella. The Lisas and Ellen and Marc talk all about the joys and challenges of raising teens and encouraging them in the Catholic Faith.

We’d love to hear YOUR advice or questions about Parenting Teens in the Comments!

Watch the video Hangout here | Listen to the Audio Podcast Here


Marc Cardaronella is one of the few, but proud, Catholic dads on He writes on spirituality, evangelization, and raising faith-filled kids at He also serves as Director of The Bishop Helmsing Institute for Faith Formation in the Diocese of Kansas City, MO.  Connect with Marc on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

First, a great big THANK YOU to Ave Maria Press for their generous support of and our CM Hangout Podcast. Today, Ave Maria sponsors our show in name of our own contributor, Marc Cardaronella’s new book, Keep Your Kids Catholic: Sharing Your Faith and Making It Stick.

Marc Cardaronella, a professional catechist, popular blogger, and father of two, has a passionate plea for Catholic parents: be your child’s primary educator in the faith by what you do and say. This practical guide gives parents what they need to be a bigger partner in handing on the faith to their children by creating a faith-nurturing environment at home.

Find Marc’s book at Ave Maria PressAmazon or a Catholic book store near you. Sign up to get book launch updates and bonuses at: Connect with Ave Maria Press on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Secondly, we’d like to shower thanks upon Sarah Reinhard for her continued support of our CM Hangout Podcast by sponsoring this episode for her book, Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary.Word by Word is now available also from Ave Maria Press (and from your local Catholic bookstore or online at your favorite book retailer). In it, Sarah Reinhard has gathered 40 different voices to take a look at why every word — from the “Hail” right down to every single “The” — is a critical part of this prayer. So often, we all tend to whip through the Hail Mary and rattle it off without really considering what we’re praying and saying. This book is sure to make you reconsider the prayer and, hopefully, draw you closer to the Blessed Mother and, through her, to Jesus. Be sure to check the show notes and order your copy today!

You can read more about Sarah and her book here and check out what others are saying about it! Thank you again, Sarah, for your support for and the CM Hangout.

Sponsorship Open!

We have just a few more sponsorship dates open for the rest of the year! Thank you to all who have supported our CM Hangout project. If you’d like to help this project continue, the price is ripe now so send us an email to Lisa or Erika.

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