Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

189 episodes of Ave Explores since the first episode, which aired on September 28th, 2019.

  • Introducing Ave Explores: Catholic Family Life

    August 7th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  2 mins 1 sec

    Katie Prejean McGrady's parents, Marie & Garland Prejean, introduce the upcoming Ave Explores series on Catholic Family Life

  • Restoring Justice with F. DeKarlos Blackmon

    July 3rd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  44 mins 17 secs
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    F. DeKarlos Blackmon, director of the Secretariat for Life, Justice, and Charity in the Diocese of Austin, Texas, explains why people of faith should be concerned with advocating for justice, especially in prison systems and in the ongoing fight against racial inequality.

  • A Personal Mission Field with Fr. Michael Thomas, C.S.C.

    July 1st, 2020  |  Season 5  |  47 mins 19 secs
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    Fr. Michael Thomas, C.S.C., a teacher and campus minister at St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile—a K-12 school apostolate of the U.S. Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross— explains what led him to mission work in Chile. Thomas says that much of our mission work will occur within our own families, workplaces, and parishes.

  • Using Our Gifts to Help Those in Need with Steve Camilleri

    June 26th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  39 mins 49 secs
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    Steve Camilleri, executive director of the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, Indiana, explains how each of us are called to use our gifts to help those who need food, shelter, clothing, and financial assistance, not only tangibly, but also by loving and engaging them.

  • Defending Life with Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei, S.V.

    June 24th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  43 mins 20 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, life, pro-life, sisters of life

    Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei., S.V., joined the Sisters of Life thirteen years ago, choosing the order because of its charism to protect and defend life. She shares how advocating life is not so much being “against” something, but being “for” the goodness of life.

  • Bringing Hope to At-Risk Youth with Kris Frank

    June 17th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  45 mins 53 secs
    at-risk youth, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, faith in action, hope, inner-city ministry, vagabond missions

    Kris Frank, vice president of Vagabond Missions, shares how the Steubenville, Ohio, ministry expanded across the country by focusing on sharing the Gospel with at-risk, inner-city youth, helping them break the cycle of abandonment and hopelessness.

  • Ending Racism in America with Fr. Joshua Johnson and Sr. Josephine Garrett, C.S.F.N.

    June 12th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, change, faith in action, inequality, injustice, justice, racism, social justice, work

    Fr. Joshua Johnson and Sr. Josephine Garrett, C.S.F.N., share their experiences as black Catholics, discuss why racism is sinful, and explore how Catholics are called to advocate for change.

  • Advocating for the Common Good with Fr. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C.

    June 10th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  45 mins 29 secs
    ave maria press, catholic social teaching, center for social concerns, common good, faith in action, notre dame, social justice

    Fr. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C, former executive director of and current professor of Theology at the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, shares how advocating for the common good helps to end social isolation and oppression.

  • Hope, the Resurrection, and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy with Scott Hahn

    June 1st, 2020  |  Season 5  |  42 mins 59 secs
    action, ave explores, ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, corporal works of mercy, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, scott hahn, social justice, spiritual works of mercy, theology

    Scott Hahn, a theologian and founder of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, explains how the virtue of hope can help us understand the glory of Christ’s Resurrection, and encourage us to love the poor, serve the marginalized, and preach the Gospel. In Hahn’s new book, Hope to Die, he explores how pain and suffering unite us with the Cross of Christ and help us to live out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

  • The New Renaissance with Anthony D'Ambrosio

    May 6th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 32 secs
    anthony d'ambrosio, architecture, art, ave maria press, catholic, catholic creatives, catholicism, design, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, sherwood fellows

    Art and creativity are the driving forces behind Anthony D’Ambrosio’s writing and his consulting business. The poet and designer is the cofounder of Catholic Creatives, an international community of artists who want to bring about a new renaissance of beauty within the Church. D’Ambrosio believes even if they don’t realize it, all people are creative and pursue creative work.

  • Faith in the Magic Kingdom with Fabiola Garza

    April 29th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  22 mins 23 secs
    animation, architecture, art, ave maria press, catholic, disney, fabiola garza, katie prejean mcgrady, magic kingdom

    Fabiola Garza, author of The Boy Who Would be Pope and an artist for Disney, shares how her Catholic faith influences her work. Garza shares how her identity as a Catholic gives life to all she does, both professionally and personally.

  • The Soul of the Artist with Christine Valters Paintner

    April 24th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 42 secs
    architecture, art, artists, artists way, ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, christine paintner, katie prejean mcgrady

    Christine Valters Paintner is a Catholic author and online abbess at the Abbey for the Arts, a virtual monastery offering classes and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She explains how we are called to see ourselves as artists in the world, not because we have marketable talents, but because the Lord is inviting us to create. Paintner explores how God surprises us with art in every form.

  • Art Draws Us In with Liz Lev

    April 22nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  29 mins 53 secs
    architecture, art, art history, ave maria press, catholicism, katie prejean mcgrady, liz lev, rome

    Elizabeth Lev, an art historian, author, tour guide, and college professor living in Rome, shares how art—especially the art of the Church—is the ultimate path to understanding what we believe and helps us see the continuity of the faith throughout history. Lev explains how art ultimately invites us to be drawn into its beauty and to contemplation of the divine.

  • Thriving as a Family with Tommy Tighe

    April 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 16 secs
    ave maria press, catholic, coronavirus, covid-10, family, katie prejean mcgrady, quarantine, shelter in place, the catholic hipster, tommy tighe

    Catholic counselor Tommy Tighe shares ways we can help our children cope with the current crisis and how couples and families can continue to thrive with routine, prayer, and facing their feelings of uncertainty together.

  • The Stuff of our Faith with Mike Aquilina

    April 15th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 20 secs
    architecture, art, ave maria press, catholicism, history, katie prejean mcgrady, mike aquilina

    Mike Aquilina, bestselling and award-winning author of A History of the Church in 100 Objects, relates how Catholics are a sacramental people, and objects such as the chains of St. Peter and the dome of the basilica named for him are significant to our understanding of faith. Aquilina also shares how ancient locations central to Christianity’s early development have helped him grow his love for the Lord.

  • Addiction and Recovery with Scott Weeman

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 21 secs
    addiction, ave maria press, catholic, catholic in recovery, coronavirus, katie prejean mcgrady, pandemic, recovery, scott weeman

    Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about how to help those who struggle with addictions when they are unable to attend support-group meetings in person and are tempted to fall back into old habits as their routine and structure shift.