MEET EBETH WEIDNER (and DOUG)
Many of our friends and listeners to Catholic Vitamins thought that the ‘vitamin’ for this show as KNIGHT as in KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. Sorry — that wasn’t the thought that inspired this particular show… but we’ve posted some words on the Knights below on this blog page.
No – this show is about a special KNIGHT — his name is Doug Weidner, the husband of long-time listener to Catholic Vitamins: Ebeth Weidner. A few weeks ago, Dee and Tom got the idea to do a first-ever listener-inspired Catholic Vitamins. Who to have as a guest? And what if they suggested a faith vitamin like THE POPE or some such? Well – not to worry. Ebeth was the one that both Dee and I thought of, and so we emailed her. Within an hour or so, we had an answer. She recommended that our next sequential vitamin was K for KNIGHT. Her husband Doug would be the reason for the show — and it would feature a nice, warm interview with this dear lady. We hope you enjoy it.
Ebeth Weidner is a Master Catechist and cradle Catholic who considers herself a Catholic information junkie. She writes from her heart about the faith and the hope she finds in the Catholic Church.
Beth writes for the Catholic Mom website, and in fact her March, 2013 column also is about her relationship with her special KNIGHT. Ebeth is the author of “A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars” blog and you can also find her writing at www.CatholicLane.com, and Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She is the wife of a research scientist and mom of 3 great young people living on the coastal side of North Carolina.
ABOUT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Deacon Tom is a member of the Knights – A 4th Degree Knight. That is the highest Knight status that one can attain.
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
ABOUT NANCY KREBS
We played a closing song (WAITING FOR ME) by a Lessac Master Voice Teacher named Nancy Krebs. She has a wide variety of lovely and inspirational music up for purchase at her website: www.nancykrebs.com. In addition to music performance, Nancy operates a private voice training studio in the Baltimore-Washington area