Diocesan Podcasts with Catholic Charities

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington produces three podcasts with the goal to inform, educate and inspire the faithful and all who may have an interest in the Catholic faith. The episodes below are highlights featuring Catholic Charities staff, programs, events, and initiatives. To begin listening, access the episodes for each of the Diocesan podcasts below. The podcasts are also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher.

Searching for More Episodes

‘Searching for More’ features interviews and discussions on a range of topics affecting Catholics in today’s world. Guests include clergy, local Catholics, doctors, technology experts, Catholic news anchors, and even Hollywood actors starring in epic biblical dramas. In addition to interviews, some podcasts will emanate from inspiring talks, speeches, homilies, and lectures given throughout the Diocese.

How Catholic Charities Helps - One Minute with Bishop Burbidge

February 18, 2019

In this one-minute reflection Bishop Burbidge shares how Catholic Charities helps people throughout Virginia who are grappling with food, housing and healthcare expenses as well as other issues.


Episode 29 - How this Ministry takes our Unwanted Cars to Help Families

January 21, 2019

Many of us don’t need a car to get us to where we’re going, but if you’re a parent with more than two kids, having a car is a necessity! Hear how one car ministry is giving away cars to families... and how you can donate your own car – even if it doesn’t work – to benefit families in need.

Episode 28 - How One Counselor Helps Ex-Offenders Start the New Year with New Life

January 7, 2019

If you believe people deserve a chance at redemption, then you’ll want to hear what one counselor is doing to help ex-offenders find their way back into society. For starters, they don’t go home right after jail. Instead, they move into a home for recovering addicts, then dive head first into a rigorous program.

Episode 25 - This One Ministry is Feeding More Than a Million People in Northern Virginia

November 13, 2018

It's a fact there is no shortage of food in the United States, and yet there are millions of people one pay check away from hunger. Hear how one ministry is feeding more than a million people right here in Northern Virginia in this interview with Vince Cannava, Director of the St. Lucy Project of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.


Episode 24 - This free Catholic Charities medical clinic attracts 180+ volunteers who provide a variety of medical services - and it plans to expand!

November 1, 2018

In 2017, Catholic Charities opened a free medical clinic with just a handful of volunteer doctors. A year later, it has more than 180! Hear about the variety of medical services this clinic offers, and how it plans to expand in the near future.


Episode 23 - How basic needs are met in some of the most remote areas of our Diocese

Oct 25, 2018

After a natural disaster, mobile response units deliver basic necessities to victims. But when that same mobile response unit arrives in a rural Virginia town during the week, the need seems just as great. "We don’t start distributing the items until 11, and we already have a line of people waiting for us at 10 o’clock," says Cathy Hassinger, Director of Community Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington. "And I’m astonished that anyone would wait that long to walk away with nothing more than some dish soap, and a paper towel. They need these items." Learn how Catholic Charities utilizes a disaster response vehicle to help the poor.


Episode 21 - Here's How to Teach a Man to Fish: Dr. Horne Helps Us Help Others Help Themselves

Sep 17, 2018

Have you ever tried to help someone, but end up carrying the load for them? Psychologist Dr. Michael Horne shows us how to help someone help themselves.


Episode 20 - Evicted and Jobless? How Catholic Charities Helps those who are Homeless and Unemployed

Sep 10, 2018

Imagine losing your job and getting an eviction notice – all in the same week. It’s a story Sherri Longhill hears far too often. She runs the emergency assistance program for Catholic Charities. Coming up, Sherri talks about how the organization provides assistance to folks facing a crisis – and it’s more than just paying their rent.


Episode 16 - An Interview with Gregory McKinney on how Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is resettling refugees

Aug 13, 2018

They risk persecution in their own country because they help our military overseas. Now, these refugees are here in the states. Find out what Catholic Charities is doing to resettle them.


Episode 14 - An Interview with Dr. Frank Moncher on the Gender Identity Crisis

Jul 30, 2018

Gender identity…it’s the ideological perspective that gender is fluid and not biologically linked. Find out why this is not true – and find out what parents can do when they're faced with a child experiencing gender confusion.


Episode 5 - An Interview with Dr. Michael Horne

May 28, 2018

Did you know the average American will spend 5 years of his or her life using social media? Sure, it's fun, but also dangerous. Tonight: the top three don'ts of technology – and how one of them can increase aggression in your kids.

Walk Humbly Episodes

Episode 19 - St. Francis, opioid addiction, lay leadership, helping students with special needs, Respect Life Month and more

Oct 4, 2018

This week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast includes:

Recently passed opioid addiction legislation is headed to the president’s desk. Meanwhile, the Diocese wrapped up its first opioid conference a few days ago. Bishop Burbidge explains why this legislation is significant.


Episode 18 - Hurricane Florence, Pope Francis meets with bishops, diocesan response to the opioid crisis, priest changes and more

Sep 17, 2018

This week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast includes:

On September 29, the Diocese will hold its first-ever conference to discuss ways in which we can combat opioid drug abuse and its negative effects.


Episode 13 - How priests can serve in marriage prep, Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Catholic Charities in our Diocese and more

Jul 10, 2018

Bishop Burbidge also answers these questions from the faithful - Can you tell me more about the relationship the Diocese has with Catholic Charities?