March 5th, 2021 | Season 9 | 43 mins 54 secs
Percival Holt, former president of the Youth Council of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, discusses the vibrant Church in India, especially within youth and young adult ministry. Having traveled throughout India advancing the youth worker movement, Holt also explains the diversity within Indian Catholicism, where liturgical worship is an expression of local regions and communities.
March 3rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 34 mins 37 secs
Joe Moeno-Kolio, a climate change advocate in Samoa, discusses how the Catholic faith is thriving in the South Pacific, especially in small village communities that are grounded in family life. Moeno-Kolio also explains how working to fight climate change, and care for God's creation is critical work for every Christian.
February 26th, 2021 | Season 9 | 38 mins 54 secs
Brenda Noriega reverted to Catholicism when she moved to the United States from Mexico. She discusses how to end division and create unity and build community within our local parishes and throughout the world.
February 24th, 2021 | Season 9 | 45 mins 47 secs
J.D. Flynn, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Pillar Catholic, discusses how the Church in America is responding to divisions caused by the sex abuse crisis, opposition to Pope Francis, politics, and online forums.
February 19th, 2021 | Season 9 | 38 mins 21 secs
Malcolm Hart, director of the Center for Evangelization for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, discusses how the Church in Australia is addressing increased secularization and rejection of the faith.
February 17th, 2021 | Season 9 | 55 mins 12 secs
Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier, O.F.M., archbishop of Durban in South Africa, discusses the Church's global diversity, which is rooted in love of Jesus Christ. Napier, who went to seminary in Ireland, also talks about the early days of his priesthood during apartheid in South Africa and eventually voting in the conclaves that elected Popes Benedict XVI and Francis.
December 30th, 2020 | Season 8 | 22 mins 45 secs
Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran, authors of bestselling Messages series for Advent and Lent and the award-winning [ital] Rebuilt, discuss how to celebrate the entire Christmas season and stay connected as a parish community.
December 23rd, 2020 | Season 8 | 25 mins 21 secs
advent, catholicism, charity
Heidemarie Petersen, owner of Reliquary Supply, says that charity means little if it isn't rooted in your heart. She practices charity personally and through her Catholic small business, giving to other organizations and hiring people from marginalized and oppressed communities.
December 16th, 2020 | Season 8 | 24 mins 6 secs
Kelly Wahlquist, founder of WINE: Women in the New Evangelization, says that joy is ultimately rooted in peace. She offers encouragement on ways to maintain joy during Advent in the time of coronavirus.
December 9th, 2020 | Season 8 | 25 mins 55 secs
advent, christmas, hope, peace
Most Rev. William Wack, bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, reflects on spending the Advent season anticipating the birth of Jesus with a joyful, hopeful, and generous heart.
December 2nd, 2020 | Season 8 | 30 mins 29 secs
advent, ave maria press, first week of advent, hope, multiples, quadruplets
Justina Kopp explains how she grew in faithfulness and hope while pregnant with her now-four-year-old quadruplets. Kopp says that although hope may feel different in light of the pandemic and the social unrest in the country this year, it is still valuable to look for the light that only Christ brings.
November 13th, 2020 | Season 7 | 32 mins 13 secs
catholicism, faith, holiness, kids, saints
Author Lisa M. Hendey discusses writing children’s books about the lives of the saints and shares advice on how to talk with kids about becoming holy in their everyday lives.
November 11th, 2020 | Season 7 | 55 mins 37 secs
Fr. David Marcham, the vice postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C, tells the story of the Irish immigrant priest who was on a mission to encourage families to pray the Rosary and grow closer to Jesus through Mary. Marcham also explains how the canonization process works and why the Vatican is so thorough in its investigations.
November 6th, 2020 | Season 7 | 59 mins 32 secs
Fr. Robert P. Boxie III, discusses the life, legacy, and Cause for Canonization of Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who lived and worked in the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. Her cause was opened in November 2018. Boxie also shares his vocation story.
November 4th, 2020 | Season 7 | 43 mins 34 secs
catholicism, communion of saints, diversity, saints
Gloria Purvis explains that learning the stories of black, indigenous, and other diverse saints helps to expand the understanding of holiness in the world. She also shares about the lives of several diverse men and women with open causes for canonization.
October 30th, 2020 | Season 7 | 53 mins 6 secs
family, liturgical living, patron saints, prayer
Karianna Frey, author of A Brief Overview of Diversity, discusses how patron saints can bring spiritual depth, personal healing, and comfort to a family. Frey shares which saints have been particularly inspiring to her own family and how she has chosen to entrust each of her four children to a saint.