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.
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!
We hit the road this week and are joined by our first-ever LIVE audience! Our second week of E90X, Bootcamp for the New Evangelization, takes us to the topic of teens in our church. We are joined by a group of youth ministers that discuss the joys, challenges and crazy moments of working with the young church on a daily basis. We take a look at what is needed from parents to support youth ministry programs, and what youth ministers can do to create the best ministry possible in their own parish.
We are celebrating our FIFTIETH show! Fr. Jeff Walker returns to the show this week as we kick-off a special series for Lent called E90X: Bootcamp for the New Evangelization. We discuss what exactly the New Evangelization is (and what it isn't). We also listen to a video from famous illusionist (and atheist) Penn Jillette as he poses the question, if we really believe in eternal life, how much do we have to hate someone to not tell them about it?
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This week we chat with Fr. Kevin McGoldrick, a priest serving in Nashville, TN, and tremendous musician. Think Jason Mraz, mixed with John Mayer, but wearing a roman collar and some bluesy influences. We discuss music, ministry, prayer and learn the story behind the song "Coffee" which we debuted to The Catholic SIP audience as a recent song of the week!
On the second half of the show, Catholic SIP blogger Peter Range stops by the studio to discuss his most recent post on The Catholic SIP blog and the amazing story of how God worked through a thirty hour standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike after the March for Life due to Blizzard conditions.
We debut a new segment this week that we are calling "Priests with Hidden Talent." We sit down with Fr. Mark Davis who has been performing magic longer than he has been ordained a priest. He shares how he got into magic, how it has influenced his ministry as a priest, and he even performs a few tricks for us. Our interview with Fr. Mark sparks a conversation in segment two that reflects on St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians and we discuss how we should all use our gifts to build God's kingdom as members of the Body of Christ.