Chenele Shaw is the host of Ave Spotlight. She is a former youth director trying to live her life for Christ and work toward her master's degree in marriage and family counseling. You can find her on Instagram at chenele_k.
April 25th, 2022 | 27 mins 8 secs
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What do a priest, baseball, and the beatitudes have in common?
Join Chenele Shaw this week as she talks with popular YouTuber Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, about social media, the priesthood, and this summer's Bleacher Brothers tour. He will visit all thirty MLB parks in eleven weeks with his friend Fr. Roberto "Tito" Serrano, OFM, to share the good news.
April 18th, 2022 | 23 mins 42 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, beginning well, chasing humility, chenele shaw, joel stepanek, life teen, new beginnings
We only have a few firsts in life, but we have many new beginnings. Do you embrace a fresh start as an exciting opportunity or do you mourn what you left behind?
In this week's episode, Chenele Shaw and Joel Stepanek discuss how to meet new beginnings with grace and as moments to encounter Jesus Christ. Stepanek—vice president of parish services at Life Teen—also offers practical strategies for beginning well that will help you joyfully grow as a Christian.
Episode 89: Faith, Hope, and Love for the Ukrainian Catholic Church with The Very Reverend Mark Morozowich
April 11th, 2022 | 54 mins 6 secs
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The Very Reverend Mark Morozowich joins Katie Prejean McGrady and Chenele Shaw, in a special crossover episode of Ave Explores and Ave Spotlight, to discuss the war in Ukraine and provide historical and spiritual context to the conflict, tell the stories of resilient and holy Ukrainian Catholics, and offer insights into how to pray and fast for peace.
April 4th, 2022 | 21 mins 38 secs
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In this episode, Fr. Michael White of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, talks with Chenele about how fully engaging in Holy Week services, the Triduum, and the Easter season can be a powerful source of renewal.
March 28th, 2022 | 22 mins 23 secs
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How can God allow horrible things to happen? In this episode, Chenele talks with Tom Corcoran, coauthor of Seriously God?, about evil and navigating the challenges of life. Corcoran says that difficulties are actually opportunities to rely on the Lord, learn more about him, and deepen our relationship with him.
March 21st, 2022 | 22 mins 47 secs
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Therapist Regina Boyd joins Chenele this week to talk about Lenten promises, scrupulosity, and not being too hard on yourself.
March 14th, 2022 | 28 mins 47 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, discipleship, evangelization, santonio hill, vagabond missions
This week Chenele talks with Santonio Hill about how Vagabond Missions evangelizes to communities on the peripheries. Also, find out how you can answer the call to serve with your unique gifts.
March 7th, 2022 | 22 mins 12 secs
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Have you ever wondered what a scapular is and why Catholics wear one? Chenele talks with Steve Kerekes, founder of scapulars.com, about how he came to love the devotion of wearing scapulars and how it has changed his life.
February 28th, 2022 | 23 mins 19 secs
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Join us on our last episode for Black History Month where we visit with author and speaker Deacon Harold-Sivers. We talk about his journey to becoming a deacon, serving his community, and his new book Our Life of Service.
February 21st, 2022 | 28 mins 18 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, black history month, black saints, chenele shaw, meg hunter-kilmer, pray for us, saints
Chenele and Meg Hunter-Kilmer talk about the blessing and importance of befriending saints whose life experience is much different from our own. Meg also introduces lesser-known Black saints and shares her personal story of becoming friends with saints who are different from her.
Do you ever think of the saints as your friends? What if you befriended a saint who is different from you?
February 14th, 2022 | 17 mins 28 secs
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Chenele talks with Shannon Wimp Schmidt, founding member and media director of Catholics United for Black Lives about responding to racism, educating the Church, and faithfully supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while staying true to Church teaching.
February 7th, 2022 | 20 mins 10 secs
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Happy Black History Month! Join Chenele and Marcia Lane-McGee in this special episode to talk about the uniqueness of Black Catholic culture, Marcia's new book "Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s", and her work as cohost of the Plaid Skirts and Basic Black podcast.
January 31st, 2022 | 23 mins 7 secs
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How can we use social media to evangelize? In this episode, Chenele talks with Jon Blevins—AKA "Bearded Blevins"—founder of Little Flower Media, about building a community for Christ through gaming.
January 24th, 2022 | 21 mins 6 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, consistent life ethic, femcatholic, from womb to tomb, pro-life, samantha povlock
What does it mean to be consistently pro-life?
This week Samantha Povlock, founder and CEO of FemCatholic, chats with Chenele Shaw about the pro-life movement and what being pro-life means. They also discuss how best to support women while maintaining ethical consistency.
If you have ever wondered what the Church has to say about these issues, and how to go about living this out in your everyday life, this episode is for you.
January 17th, 2022 | 18 mins 53 secs
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What would happen if gay Christians began to believe the truth about God—that he loves all people unconditionally?
Join Chenele this week as she talks with Eve Tushnet about navigating rejection and embracing God's love as a gay Christian. She'll discuss her new book Tenderness and what drew her to the Catholic Church.
January 10th, 2022 | 28 mins 37 secs
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How can parish communities best love and support those with visible disabilities, as well as those with disabilities we cannot see? Join Chenele and author Christy Wilkens as they talk about Christy's experience with family members who have disabilities. They also discuss how members of a parish can create a more welcoming community for those with disabilities.