EP21 - Virtue Challenge - Moderation w/ Oliver Pappas and The Basic Catholic

by Leo Gallegos September 14, 2020

EP21 - Virtue Challenge - Moderation w/ Oliver Pappas and The Basic Catholic

Stephen J. CarusoOliver Pappas and myself recently launched, hosted and completed a 13 Day Virtue Challenge hosted on Instagram Live.  Daily conversations exploring Ben Franklin’s 13 human virtues as a framework to elevate our clarity, up our performance and to inspire us to strive for excellence in life and in Faith.  We are resharing all episodes on the Alto podcast!

In this conversation, Oliver hosts Austin Quick a.k.a The Basic Catholic to explore and unpack the virtue of Moderation,"Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve."


Austin is an international speaker, consultant, a Senior Advisor for Live Action, an Influencer for Turning Point USA, a U.S. Navy veteran who has had many years of experience on various levels of politics as well as being a former seminarian who holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy.

Key Episode Takeaways:
  • The forces of evil exist and we are in a war against them.
  • We have to resist these forces with prayer, love and a life of virtue.
  • Ultimately, it's the "light" of the Holy Spirit that is going to shine through and foster authentic conversion.

Learn more about Austin at:

Instagram: @thebasiccatholic

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Leo Gallegos
Leo Gallegos

Leo Gallegos is the founder of Libertas, a Christian apparel brand and content resource for men. After almost a decade in financial services and a short time in higher education at The Catholic University of America, Leo felt God was inviting him to share his love for the beauty and richness of the Faith though Libertas. Leo and his wonderful wife Liz have two young boys and another on the way! They are a military family and currently reside in the Virginia Beach area. Leo is an endurance enthusiast, recently completing two ultra-marathons and is training for his first 100 miler in November. Leo looks forward to sharing more on culture and faith, and how being outdoors, running and hiking, can be great avenues to growth both personally and spiritually. You can read more about Leo, view Libertas' content and shop at libertasalive.com. Follow Libertas and Leo on Instagram @libertas_alive and @catholic.running.guy.

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