Every person of faith deals with doubt, but have you ever thought about leaving the Church and identifying yourself as atheist? This week we have an incredible conversation with Deacon Joe Malenfant, a cradle Catholic that became Atheist as a young adult and now is an ordained minister in the church. Listen to his incredible journey of faith and learn how to better deal with doubt in your own faith, and how very normal you are when you do have doubts!
Our final destination in the E90X series explores the topic of evangelization online, specifically with an exciting new ministry called The Vigil Project. Greg Boudreaux joins us to talk about this multimedia resource for deep prayer and authentic encounter with God produced by a community of artists, musicians, and filmmakers. This is uncharted territory for Catholic music, you're going to love it.
We are honored to sit down with Bishop Daniel Thomas, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, to discuss evangelization, life as a Bishop, prayer, and much more! We've been promoted to the Bishop's office, this week on The Catholic SIP!
The next stop on our quest to become the greatest evangelizers of all time takes us outside man- made walls into the fresh and open air. Have you ever had the desire to share the Gospel with a stranger on the street? This week we are learning all about street evangelization with the experts from St. Paul's Street Evangelization. We chat with Adam Janke, program director for St. Paul's Street Evangelization and Dino Piccinini, who decided he wanted to start his own chapter and make a difference in the local community. Did your parents tell you not to talk to strangers? Let's just ignore that rule this week.
Our Lenten series on Evangelization takes a look at how we apply our faith in the workplace. Our place of employment is where we spend the most hours of the week, but do we include God in that picture? Colleagues, Cleves Delp and Brady Fineske, join us in studio to talk about how they share their faith with their employees on a daily basis and how that has changed the work environment in their business. If you feel challenged to incorporate God into your daily work, join us for take your SIPSTER to work day!
We don't have to go very far for our E90X training this week, because we are looking right inside our own homes. We are joined by Steve and Sam Byrne, a couple who recently reverted back to the faith and had their children baptized. We also chat with Mary Rose Verret from Witness to Love, a marriage prep renewal ministry. How should our marriages (or our relationships before marriage) evangelize to one another and our eventual children? It's all in the family this week on The Catholic SIP!
While on pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy, the home-place of St. Francis, our tour guide described the importance of steeples on Francis’ journeys. The story goes, when Francis would see a steeple in the distance, he would lay facedown on the ground in the direction of the steeple and adore the precious Body of Christ, reposed in the tabernacle of that church.
Lent wasn’t as life-changing as I dreamed it would be. Aren’t the disciplines we practice for Lent supposed to change us in some way? Shouldn’t my life be different when I reach the Easter season? Even if I fulfilled what I set out to do during Lent, I am often tempted to go back to “life as usual” afterward.
These words are some of the scariest in the world to me. Perhaps because I am in business of helping people. Perhaps because I am a people-pleaser. Perhaps because I am a perfectionist. Regardless, when people are upset with me, it hurts me and stresses me out at the deepest of levels.