Freshly Brewed, Episode 52: Friendsgiving


Friends! Happy Thanksgiving! Or should we say, Happy Friendsgiving! While at NCYC Lindsay got to sit down with Sarah, a local youth minister, and Paige, a former Camp Gray staffer! The three discuss what they’ve been most thankful for this year and how the disposition of gratitude helps us encounter the Lord in our daily lives! Listen here for some Thanksgiving trivia, joy, and inspiration!



Camp Gray Alumni photo at NCYC!
Camp Gray Alumni photo at NCYC!

Archbishop Oscar Romero Prayer: A Step Along the Way

Prayers of Saint Catherine of Sienna

Madison Catholic Instagram

Freshly Brewed, Episode 51: MANPOD

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Happy Thursday y’all! We are SO pumped to preview the first ever MANPOD on Freshly Brewed. In this episode Chris and Bill talk about, well, you guessed it…all things MANLY! Tune in for lots of laughs, some mustache-growing-insight, manly prayer, manly saints, famous last words of manly men, and much more! Listen here for some manful inspiration!

p.s. It’s highly suggested that you listen to this pod while chopping wood, wearing flannel, eating steak, and/or watching your mustache grow.


Who’s mustache is better?? Vote below!











Growing a Manly Beard


St. Lawrence




St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, 
and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, 
and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world 
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Freshly Brewed, Episode 50: The Cucipice

Hey hey! What a day! We are so pumped to release our fiftieth episode of Freshly Brewed! This week Chris, Bill, Lindsay and Sara talk about the fruits of practicing faith, hope and charity in daily routines and how to find beauty in the monotony of every day life! Check out this week’s podcast here for an epic trivia challenge, a new segment of Positive Spinz, and as always, a little inspiration!

Hosts 1 (3)“Because God is full of life, I imagine each morning Almighty God says to the sun, “Do it again”; and every evening to the moon and the stars, “Do it again”; and every springtime to the daisies, “Do it again”; and every time a child is born into the world asking for a curtain call, that the heart of the God might once more ring out in the heart of the babe. Life is worth living when we live each day to become closer to God. When you have said your prayers, offered your actions in union with God, continue to enjoy the thrill of monotony, and do it again.” – Fulton Sheen 


Absurd Trivia  – take the quiz and see if you can beat the hosts!

Verily Magazine article about screen time 

Life is Worth Living – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Persevere in the exact fulfilment of the obligations of the moment. That work — humble, monotonous, small — is prayer expressed in action that prepares you to receive the grace of the other work — great and wide and deep — of which you dream. – St. Josemaria Escriva

Episode 49: The Real MLB

Friends! This week we are so blessed to share with you a conversation Chris had with a deeply loved priest in our Diocese, Monsignor Larry Bakke. Monsignor Bakke recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood! Throughout his 40 years of service within the Diocese of Madison, Monsignor has impacted many hearts and helped build some of the strongest apostolates in our Diocese. Listen here to learn more about his time serving as the Director of Camp Gray, his current service as the Director of the Apostolate to the Handicapped, and everything in between! He gives some incredible insight to the fruits of trusting in the Lord’s plan, you don’t want to miss it!

Topher and Bakke


The Power of Possibility – Topher’s blog about Monsignor’s impact on Camp Gray

Learn more about the Apostolate to the Handicapped!

“The Privilege of Service” – Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Fr. Larry Bakke’s Ordination