The Power of Family Meals: Personal Stories of Impact from a Catholic Priest and Theology Professor

The Chris Spangle Show

Aug 18 2023 • 29 mins

Not having regular family meals can lead to increased substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, depression, obesity, and lower academic standards. Reverend Leo Patalinghug, a Catholic priest who founded the Plating Grace Mission and the Table Foundation, and Dr. Michael Foley, a professor of theology at Baylor University and author of over 14 books, including "Dining With the Saints" join me to discuss the importance of family meals and building community around food. Both guests stress the importance of formal and familiar family meals and share personal experiences of how it has impacted their families.  In their new book, "Dining with the Saints," they blend theology and food as a way to spark important conversations.  https://youtu.be/MnJPiAymbPs Dining with the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Righteous Feast - https://amzn.to/402oprg Drinking with the Saints Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dwsaints/ Father Leo - https://platinggrace.com/ Transcript - https://share.descript.com/view/Jdzf5hXO4CL Join our Patreon now for commercial-free shows, bonus content and our complete archives - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians ---- Thanks to our sponsor, Lions of Liberty. Unlock the power of freedom with Lions of Liberty - the premier libertarian/anarchist podcast network. Join John Odermatt on Mondays for a dose of inspiration, health, and faith with 'Finding Freedom.' Get a good laugh with Brian McWilliams on Wednesdays as he takes on the broken world with 'Mean Age Daydream.' And don't miss out on the infamous 'Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor' episodes and 'Meme Wars' and 'Hatewatch' on Fridays. Take the first step towards true freedom and listen to the Lions of Liberty Network on all major podcast platforms today. Learn more at https://www.lionsofliberty.com. --- Q Sleep Spray assists in achieving a more restful sleep so you can wake up refreshed. Q SLEEP contains incredible ingredients, including melatonin, 5-HTP, and L-theanine, as well as a proprietary herbal extract, which synergistically promotes restful sleep and helps your mind and body rejuvenate. Buy Now - https://wearelibertarians.com/sleepspray/ --- Chris Spangle and Leaders and Legends, LLC edited and produced this podcast. If you're interested in starting a podcast or taking yours to the next level, please contact us at LeadersAndLegends.net. ---- Looking to start a podcast? Download my podcast Podcasting and Platforms now, and check out my recommendations for buying the right equipment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices