Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Thriving as a Family with Tommy Tighe

    April 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 16 secs
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    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.

  • Addiction and Recovery with Scott Weeman

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 21 secs
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    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
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    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.

  • Helping Teens through Quarantine with Roy Petitfils

    April 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  16 mins 56 secs
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    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.

  • 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.

  • Our Mental Health Reboot

    March 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 6 secs
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    Ave Maria Press wants to help with a new Ave Explores podcast mini-series that focuses on mental health. Host Katie Prejean McGrady revisits some of our panel of stress, anxiety, and mental health experts to help you cope. Leah Darrow, Roy Petitfils, Tommy Tighe, Scott Weeman, and Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T., will help you end up mentally and spiritually stronger on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Power of Healing with Sister Miriam James Heidland & Fr. John Burns

    February 4th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 45 secs
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    Catholic authors and speakers Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T., and Fr. John Burns talk about the basic need everyone has to seek healing. Whether it’s from wounds, slights, or deep and long-lasting trauma, the need for healing is directly tied to living a mentally healthy life. Our conversation explores ways to rest in the healing power of God’s mercy, forgiveness, and love.

  • Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss with Tommy Tighe

    January 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 9 secs
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    Tommy Tighe is a counselor, author, and podcast and TV host, but he would tell you his most important title is husband and father. In this episode, Tighe shares about the struggle of losing a child and how he, his wife, and their four other sons have lived with their grief, maintained their faith. and remained mentally healthy.

  • Helping Teens be Mentally Healthy with Roy Petitfils

    January 21st, 2020  |  Season 2  |  50 mins 27 secs
    anxiety, ave maria press, catholicism, depression, faith, healing, hope, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, roy petitfils, stress, teens

    Roy Petitfils counsels teenagers struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and stress. In this episode, he gives an overview of what teens are facing, how screens and social media are influencing teenagers and their mental health today, and how all of us can have open and fruitful conversations about mental health challenges.

  • Give Up Worry with Gary Zimak

    January 14th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 32 secs
    anxiety, ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, gary zimak, katie prejean mcgrady, stress, worry

    Catholic speaker, author, and "worry expert” Gary Zimak discusses what it’s like to live with anxiety, and helps explain ways chronic worriers can find peace, comfort, and relinquish control to Jesus.

  • Made for More with Leah Darrow

    January 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 59 secs
    anxiety, ave explores, ave maria press, depression, faith, guilt, katie prejean, leah darrow, mental health, prayer, stress

    Leah Darrow, a speaker, author, Season 2 contestant on America’s Next Top Model, and founder of Lux U, shares about her struggles with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, “mom guilt,” balance, and explores ways one can find peace & strength through spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation, regularly attending daily Mass, and “recalibrating” one’s routine.

  • Introducing Season 2 of Ave Explores

    December 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  8 mins 43 secs
    anxiety, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, friendship, healing, hope, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, stress

    Katie Prejean McGrady is back to give a snapshot of the upcoming season of Ave Explores, as we take a look at stress, anxiety, and mental health.