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Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
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Eric Sammons talks with Jason Jones, a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker. They discuss the plight of many of the vulnerable around the world, particularly in China, and why the Vatican is silent about these abuses. And Eric also asks Jason why a photo of Jason being arrested made the front page of Drudge last year. Links: • M…
 
Parishes need employees ready for mission and eager to change the world. Today, Dave “The HR-Man” VanVickle shares his expertise and tips hiring successful and reliable parish employees that will transform your parish. Snippet from the Show Working for the Church is not just a job, it’s calling to a mission rooted in prayer and discipleship. We wan…
 
Do you feel like you are getting comfortable in your faith? There is no plateau in the Christian life, for it is an ongoing pilgrimage of constant learning and conversion. Today, Dave "The Saint" VanVickle and I guide you through the five pillars of metanoia or lifelong conversion, to help you keep running towards Christ. Snippet from the Show The …
 
Fr. Dwight Longenecker discusses some of the current controversial issues in the Church, including the response to COVID, pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians, and Fr. James Altman. He then gives advice for how Catholics can navigate through today's crises and engage in spiritual combat. Father's website: https://dwightlongenecker.com Immortal Comba…
 
How do we evangelize our young children? Dave “The Ransom Is Paid” VanVickle and I share our experience raising young kids in the faith and give you practical ways to share Christ with them so they grow up with a strong faith. Snippet from the Show “Don’t isolate your children from the world out of fear. Teach them to be the salt and light of the w…
 
I wonder if anyone here has ever felt under-appreciated, overlooked, or even forgotten. If so, then this homily is for you. Today we’re going to sing the praises of one of the most under-appreciated and over-looked parts of the Mass. Everyone always talks about how the scripture readings spoke to them, or how great the music is, or even sometimes h…
 
My Social feed has been flooded with anniversary pictures - wedding anniversaries, and ordination anniversaries. But there has also been quite a hubbub around the priestly promise of obedience to their bishop. While there is a specific cause of the talk this time around out of the Diocese of LaCrosse, it is by no means an isolated issue. Every few …
 
Eric Sammons sits down with Professor of Sociology David Ayers, Ph.D. to discuss the state of religion in America today. Specifically, they attempt to answer the following: Why is religion collapsing in America since 2000? What impact on religion will COVID have going forward? Why do even those who remain Catholic or Evangelical Protestant reject t…
 
How do we properly understand Jesus’ death and sacrifice on the Cross? Today I am joined by Dr. Edward Sri to continue our discussion of Catholic atonement theology. Dr. Edward Sri explains why Jesus’ sacrifice was ultimately a gift of love offered to the Father, and how that gift is made present to us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Snippet fro…
 
We just celebrated a Confirmation in this house, and Deacon Charles Beard was the sponsor. We took the opportunity to record face to face and to explore the connection between Confirmation and Pentecost. Patrons get nearly 15 minutes of extra conversation. Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/posts/51565584…
 
Crisis Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eric Sammons interviews Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco about his recent pastoral letter "Before I Formed You in the Womb, I Knew You." They discuss: • Why His Excellency wrote the letter. • The grave evil of abortion. • Understanding the various levels of cooperation in evil. • The principles involv…
 
Your child or grandchild has fallen away from the faith, what should you do? Today, Dave "The Man" VanVickle and I are joined by Brandon Vogt from Word on Fire to discuss his approach rescuing fallen away family members. He discusses the cultural roadblocks in evangelization we face today, and gives us practical ways to engage in conversations with…
 
Andrew Casad, the Steward of Christian Initiation and Matrimony at St. Michael Parish in Olympia Washington, talks about Pope Francis' new motu proprio, "Antiquum Ministerium" and the institution of the Ministry of Catechist. Show Supporters get an extra 14 minutes of conversation about the Catechuminate and the RCIA. Learn more and listen at https…
 
This week Pope Francis issued the Motu Proprio Antiquum Ministerium which institutes the new "ministry of catechist." Crisis Magazine editor Eric Sammons breaks down its troubling aspects and what it means for the Church. The document: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/motu_proprio/documents/papa-francesco-motu-proprio-20210510_antiquum-mi…
 
Are we searching for eternal things in a temporary world? Today, Dave “The Original Man” VanVickle and I continue our discussion on atonement, specifically talking about the hold death has on us, and our longing for the eternal. We also talk briefly about obstacles to our sanctity, and how to respond to them. Snippet from the Show “The only real im…
 
Dr. Leonard J. Delorenzo, from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, joins us to talk about his new book on prayer, "Into the Heart of the Father: Learning From and Giving Yourself Through Christ in Prayer." In both the book and the conversation, he suggests simple perspective shifts that have profound implications …
 
Taylor Marshall discusses growing up in a nominally Christian home, becoming an Anglican priest, and finally converting to Catholicism. He then addresses the current crisis in the Church, including the problems coming out of Rome, interpreting Vatican II, and dealing with the McCarrick scandal. Finally, he gives advice on how Catholics can live the…
 
How did Jesus actually accomplish our salvation? Dave "The Mercy Seat" VanVickle and I talk about atonement theology, a fundamental topic that is often overlooked in evangelization. We dive into the complexity of atonement theology, and look at how Christ's life as a whole is salvific. Snippet from the Show The entire life of Christ communicates th…
 
Human diversity is of great importance for evangelization and catechesis. In Baptism, we become equal in dignity as necessary members of the Body of Christ and all persons, however limited, are capable of growth in holiness. Persons with disabilities, and their families, seek to be included in the full life of the Church. God’s vision of love calls…
 
Crisis Editor-in-Chief Eric Sammons answers questions about Catholicism and the crisis in the Church today. Topics include: • The line between proper obedience and following unjust/unfaithful directives. • The Catholic teaching on the death penalty. • How to invest in a way that aligns with the Catholic faith. • How to approach Vatican II. • Opus D…
 
We live in a society that defines the goodness of life by the experience of pleasure and the absence of pain. However, we all know it’s impossible to avoid suffering, pain, and tragedy on this side of heaven. So how do we suffer well? Today, Dave “The Mystery of Redemption” VanVickle and I discuss the mystery of suffering from a Christian perspecti…
 
In this webinar, Katie Diltz, Associate Director of Echo in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, proposes a program of formation for catechists and catechetical leaders. Based on the dimensions of formation named in the Directory and on her work forming catechetical leaders in the McGrath Institute’s Echo program, …
 
Paul Fahey, a Co-founder of WherePeterIs.com, joins us to talk about our responsibility to preserve unity with the Church, and we discuss the importance of Humility and Docility when wrestling with confusion or misunderstanding with our priests, bishops, and the pope. Patreon supporters get an extra 24 minutes of conversation exploring how the Chur…
 
Eric Sammons speaks with author Kennedy Hall about what it's like to attend a SSPX chapel, as well as his thoughts about Archbishop Lefebvre, the 1988 episcopal consecrations, and the current "irregular" status of the Society. (Note: there were some technical difficulties when recording, and so a few times Kennedy's audio was skipped briefly. Our a…
 
Life has been pretty crazy for Dave and I, but I'm here to share a quick update, and remind you about the evangelization boot camp coming up! We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes …
 
On March 27th 2020, the eyes of the world were fixed on St. Peter's Square. There in the darkness, Pope Francis stood before an empty square and offered the whole world the hope of Christ. Whatever storms we find ourselves living through, the words, prayers, and events of that night can provide direction, encouragement, and hope. Jaymie Stuart Wolf…
 
Leila Lawler joins Eric Sammons to discuss her recent article for Crisis Magazine about the role of men in the Church, then talks about the impact of feminism on the Church, and that there is no such thing as "Catholic feminism." Leila's blog: http://likemotherlikedaughter.org Leila's article for Crisis: https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/catholic…
 
This webinar, produced in collaboration with Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN), explores the role of long-term and short-term service in evangelization and catechesis, as well as how these service opportunities can inspire Catholic parishes and schools to carry out the formation of Catholics in new and refreshing ways. Center Assistant Director of A…
 
A quick announcement on behalf of Mike and Dave--we'll be back with a regular episode in two weeks! We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBo…
 
Eric Sammons, Editor-in-Chief of Crisis Magazine, discusses the debate within the Catholic world regarding the morality of abortion-tainted vaccines. Related links: Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Foetuses (Pontifical Academy for Life, 2005) Dignitas Personae (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, …
 
How do we come back to our parishes after a year of so much chaos and change? Today, I share a recent talk I gave to young adults about returning to a new normal, where the laity is no longer passive, but rather on fire with the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel and transform society. Snippet from the Show It's time to stop walking towards our salva…
 
Part of being an evangelist is learning from your mistakes. Today, Dave “Carry Your Cross After Me” VanVickle and I share our top 5 mistakes we have made over years in evangelization. These mistakes remind us that we are limited and God is ultimately in control. Snippet from the Show Dont' take the place of God in a person's life, there is only one…
 
With special focus on chapter 8, section 4 of the new Directory for Catechesis, this webinar explores stages of adulthood and the "gateway moments" that provide avenues for forming faithful adults in parishes and faith communities. We also discussed the lived experience of adult faith formation during a pandemic, and what threads of cultural shifts…
 
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