Ave Spotlight

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

132 episodes of Ave Spotlight since the first episode, which aired on August 10th, 2020.

  • Episode 52: Mariana Pimiento (Big Apple Catholic) on Being Called to Mission

    August 2nd, 2021  |  25 mins 20 secs
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    As a young teen, Mariana Pimiento, aka Big Apple Catholic, dreamt of moving to New York City. While in the Big Apple, she fell away from the faith until she was invited to Mass and dinner by a street missionary. Hear more from Pimiento on how God called her to missionary work with FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

  • Episode 51: Q&A on Women’s Health with Dr. Monique Ruberu

    July 26th, 2021  |  30 mins 15 secs
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    Dr. Monique Ruberu, a pro-life ObGyn, answers submitted questions on women's health, Natural Family Planning, and contraception. Ruberu shares a wealth of information to empower women and enhance the love of spouses. This is an episode you don't want to miss!

  • Episode 50: Addiction, Sobriety, and Embracing Community with Scott Weeman

    July 19th, 2021  |  28 mins 24 secs
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    Can the sacraments help on the journey to sobriety? Scott Weeman shows us that the answer is "absolutely" as he shares his amazing story of how his faith brought him from battling his addiction to being a thriving, sober father of three.

  • Episode 49: Tommy Tighe on Saints Who Struggled with Mental Health Issues

    July 12th, 2021  |  26 mins 36 secs
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    Can we be saints and struggle with mental illness? Join Chenele Shaw and mental health counselor Tommy Tighe on this special episode where they talk about saints who strived for holiness and struggled with mental illness.

  • Episode 48: Meg Hunter-Kilmer Spotlight on a Saint

    July 6th, 2021  |  19 mins 59 secs
    addiction, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcasts, chenele shaw, faithfulness, free catholic podcasts, meg hunter-kilmer, recovery, sainthood, saints, st. mark ji tianxiang

    Let's talk saints! Author and speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer discusses St. Mark Ji Tianxiang who, although he struggled with addiction throughout his life, lived with great faith.

  • Episode 47: Regina Boyd on Mental Health

    June 28th, 2021  |  23 mins 47 secs
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    Let's talk about mental health: Join Chenele Shaw and mental health counselor Regina Boyd on this special episode where they answer listener questions about everything from managing anxiety to going to therapy.

  • Episode 46: Faith and Science with Jennifer Nolan

    June 21st, 2021  |  26 mins 21 secs
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    She’s a neuroscientist, homeschool mom, and founder of Catholic Polytechnic University: Don’t miss Jennifer Nolan as she discusses her hopes for future Catholic scientists!

  • Episode 45: Lessons of Fatherhood with Oluwaseun Ogunmodede

    June 14th, 2021  |  18 mins 8 secs

    Oluwaseun Ogunmodede shares his excitement about being a new father with host Chenele Shaw. He discusses his hopes for fatherhood and the lessons he's already learned.

  • Episode 44: The Sacred Heart of Jesus with Emily Jaminet

    June 7th, 2021  |  18 mins 9 secs

    Emily Jaminet discusses how devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus influenced her life and that of her family. She also talks about her book Secrets of the Sacred Heart.

  • Episode 43: Living Mercifully with Mary Pezzulo

    June 1st, 2021  |  17 mins 50 secs

    Mary Pezzulo discusses how personal encounters in her life changed her perspective on what it truly means to live the Works of Mercy.

  • Episode 42: Finding Sanctuary with Jennifer Hubbard

    May 24th, 2021  |  22 mins 24 secs
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    Jennifer Hubbard discusses her book Finding Sanctuary, what sanctuary means to her, and the healing power of forgiveness.

  • Episode 41: Praying a Christ-Centered Rosary with Jim Papandrea

    May 17th, 2021  |  17 mins 46 secs

    James L. Papandrea discusses how his devotion to the Rosary began after his reversion to the faith and how the Rosary helps us grow closer to God.

  • Episode 40: The Power of Pentecost with Fr. Cassidy Stinson, The Happy Priest

    May 10th, 2021  |  18 mins 21 secs

    Fr. Cassidy Stinson discusses the power of Pentecost and how we can pray for the Holy Spirit to help us get a better understanding of ourselves.

  • Episode 39: Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 3rd, 2021  |  17 mins 21 secs

    This week Ave Spotlight celebrates teachers, Madeleine Post discusses what she's learned working with students in an all-girls Catholic school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during COVID and what inspired her to become a teacher.

  • Episode 38: Making the Bible Your Own with Sarah Christmyer

    April 26th, 2021  |  20 mins 36 secs

    Sarah Christmyer discusses how to make the Bible part of your daily life. She also outlines the unique features of The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible for which she is a contributor.

  • Episode 37: Self-Care and the Easter Season with Steven Joubert

    April 19th, 2021  |  24 mins 29 secs

    Musician Steven Joubert discusses self-care and wellness, the beauty of Easter, and the power of the Resurrection on our spiritual lives. Joubert said he lives with a greater sense of peace and a stronger relationship with Christ and his Church.