• Fuel for the Fire

    The Strong Catholic Dad Podcast

    Michael O'Rourke has been married for 30 years, has 10 kids, 3 grandkids, and a passion for sharing what he's learned about the Catholic Faith, marriage, and fatherhood. His oldest son John-Andrew is not married, does not have kids, is too young for grandkids, but is a passionately Catholic filmmaker with a knack for uncovering engaging stories. Together they make up The Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, published every Tuesday.

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  • Fuel for the Fire

    Are You Wrestling With the Darkness Today?

    “Michael, write this down. Tell my children who will come upon your words. Tell them I am coming for them. Tell them that even in their darkness, I am working within them greater things than they can imagine."

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  • Fuel for the Fire

    4 Incredible Saint Stories You've Never Heard

    Walking on water. Raising people from the dead. Flying – literally. An invisible man. If I had heard these stories as a kid, I would have been far more interested in my Catholic Faith.

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  • See for Yourself

    Build Fulfilling Relationships.
    Pass on the Faith.

    If you're looking for an easy way to have fun with your family, build fulfilling relationships with them, and pass on the Catholic Faith all at the same time, then the See for Yourself approach is for you.

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    Strong Catholic Dad?

    Everything changes with the birth of your first child. Amazingly, God has given you a share in His own Fatherhood. You begin to sense the responsibility, the eternal consequence of your role in the life of your child. You feel your own inadequacy. It can be overwhelming.

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A clock and a father

3 Ways I Failed as a Catholic Father

I didn’t sign up to screw up my kids. Fatherhood was going to be GREAT – adventures, hugs, and giving […]

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Ep. 11: If You Think It's Too Late

In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael and John-Andrew discuss mending damaged relationships with your kids.

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Ep. 10: If You Think It's Too Early

In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael and John-Andrew discuss the importance of starting early on building […]

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Ep. 9: If Christmas Isn't Memorable

In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael and John-Andrew discuss the importance of Christmas traditions.

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Ep. 8: If You Feel Undermined By Your Kids

In this episode of The Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael and John-Andrew continue last week’s discussion, this time covering how […]

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Ep. 7: If You Feel Undermined By Your Wife

In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael and John-Andrew discuss Michael and Maria’s experiences with marital counseling.

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Who We Are

Strong Catholic Dad exists to help fathers lead their families to heaven. Founded by Michael O’Rourke, father of 12 (two in heaven), we equip dads to grow in their own relationship with the Lord, build fulfilling relationships with their wife and kids, and pass on the Catholic Faith to their children.

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See for Yourself

The See for Yourself approach is a fun and effective way to build fulfilling relationships with your kids while passing on the Catholic Faith. The approach is simple: dad uses viral YouTube videos as icebreakers to capture the attention and imagination of the whole family, and then turns that captivation into lively discussion about life and the Faith. It’s really cool.

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