Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • Hold Fast to Hope with Leah Darrow

    April 9th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 12 secs
    ave maria press, catholic, coronavirus, hope, katie prejean mcgrady, leah darrow, quarantine

    Leah Darrow, Catholic author, speaker, and founder of Lux U, invites you to look to the Cross for comfort, inspiration, and solace in the middle of COVID-19. She tells Katie Prejean McGrady that hope is the virtue we need most while facing this pandemic.

  • The Way of Beauty with Andrew Petiprin

    April 8th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 8 secs
    andrew petiprin, ave explores, ave maria press, katie prejean mcgrady, way of beauty, word on fire

    Andrew Petiprin, fellow of popular culture at the Word on Fire Institute, explains how beauty and Catholic art and architecture can lead us to a deeper faith and understanding of the truth. A convert to Catholicism, Petiprin shares his conversion story, highlighting how the way of beauty ultimately led him to Catholicism and a life committed to evangelization through art, music, film, and pop culture.

  • Holy Week with Fr. John Burns

    April 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ave maria press, catholicism, fr. john burns, holy week, katie prejean mcgrady, quarantine, triduum

    How can we more fully enter into the celebration of Triduum and Easter, the holiest days of the Church year? Fr. John Burns, author of Lift Up Your Heart, explains the liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday and offers ways we can experience these sacred days at home, even with public masses suspended because of COVID-19.

  • Helping Teens through Quarantine with Roy Petitfils

    April 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  16 mins 56 secs
    ave maria press, balance, catholic, coronavirus, covid-19, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, pandemic, routine, roy petitfils, stability, teens

    Catholic psychotherapist Roy Petitfils talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about how to help teens find structure and rhythm in the midst of anxiety and uncertainty. As schools shift to online learning, colleges close, and teens and young adults are at home, Petitfils will tell you how to help them process what's happening, live with their anxious feelings, and maintain a sense of normalcy.

  • Suffering goes Hand in Hand with Joy with Mary Lenaburg

    March 31st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 38 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, bravery, catholicism, coronavirus, faith, joy, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, mary lenaburg, suffering

    Mary Lenaburg, author of Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life, talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about how suffering and joy go hand-in-hand, especially during Lent. With a heart for hospitality, Lenaburg shares how her family joyfully lives life while always celebrating the memory of her daughter Courtney.

  • Being Honest and Grateful, with Sr. Miriam James Heidland

    March 26th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 24 secs
    anxiety, ave maria press, catholic, covid-19, honesty, hope, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, pandemic, prayer, quarantine, sr. miriam

    Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T., Catholic speaker and author of Loved as I Am, explains that social distancing is an opportunity for us to see that God is inviting us to slow down and be grateful for all the things he has given us. She tells Katie Prejean McGrady that when faced with times of solitude and quiet, we’re called to honestly face our feelings and past hurts.