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.
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
ave maria press, ave spotlight, bearded blevins, chenele shaw, evangelizing online, evangelizing through gaming, gaming for good, jonathan blevins
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
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, eve tushnet, gay and catholic, gay and christian
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
ave maria press, ave spotlight, awakening at lourdes, chenele shaw, christy wilkens, disabilities, disability catholic ministry, raising disabled children
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.
January 3rd, 2022 | 25 mins 16 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, good body nutrition, love your body, nutrition, self-care, shelby hirschman
Shelby from Good Body Nutrition joins us this week where we talk nutrition, faith, and learning to love your body.
December 27th, 2021 | 25 mins 2 secs
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How can we walk with loved ones struggling with gender dysphoria and stay true to the Catholic faith?
Psychologist Julia Sadusky discusses with Chenele what she has learned about gender identity through her research and clinical practice. Sadusky shares helpful tips on talking about gender and most importantly on how to listen well.
December 20th, 2021 | 23 mins 53 secs
apostleship of prayer, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, christmas season, fr. joe laramie, pope's worldwide prayer network, sj
Join Chenele on this special Christmas episode of Ave Spotlight with our good friend Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, as he leads us through an Ignatian meditation and talks about why Elf is the best holiday movie!
December 13th, 2021 | 16 mins 30 secs
adore, advent 2021, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, solt, sr. miriam james heidland, valerie delgado
Enjoy this special episode from Ave Explores! Katie Prejean McGrady talks with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, about drawing near to Jesus during Advent for peace and comfort in times of sorrow and distress.
December 6th, 2021 | 20 mins 15 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, free catholic podcast, karianna frey, servant of god thea bowman, usccb
Servant of God Thea Bowman--a renowned Black Catholic evangelizer, teacher, writer, and singer--continues to inspire many people more than two decades after her death. Join Chenele as she talks with Karianna Frey, editor of We Are Beloved: 30 days with Thea Bowman, about what can learn from this holy woman.
November 29th, 2021 | 24 mins 46 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, carmelite sisters of the aged and infirmed, chenele shaw, sr. dolores carmel benetiz
Discernment can be a blessing and a challenge. In this episode, Sr. Dolores Carmel Benitez shares her story of discernment and how she responded to God's call!
November 22nd, 2021 | 19 mins 29 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic dating, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, dating, regina boyd
Let's talk dating! Chenele and Regina Boyd, a Catholic licensed counselor, answer listener-submitted questions on dating, getting out there, and giving yourself a break.
November 15th, 2021 | 17 mins 35 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, can catholics party, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, faithful friends, free catholic podcast, mari pablo
Partying with friends can sometimes lead to behaviors that are unhealthy and harmful. Campus minister Mari Pablo shares tips to help fellow Catholics create a community of support, accountability, and holiness.
November 8th, 2021 | 17 mins 1 sec
adrienne garalde, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, living ardently podcast, shang-chi
The new movie Shang-Chi has been rocking the box office. Chenele visits with fellow Marvel nerd Adrienne Garalde to talk about the lessons he takes from the film by viewing it through a Catholic lens, especially how meaningful it was to see an Asian-American hero portrayed on the big screen.
November 1st, 2021 | 26 mins 51 secs
]heaven, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, death and dying, fsp, hell, memento mori, purgatory, remember your death, sr. theresa aletheia noble
Memento Mori means "remember your death". In this interview, Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP shares with us how living every day with death in mind actually helps you to live more fully.
October 25th, 2021 | 22 mins 19 secs
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It’s the best day of the year! The amazing Meg-Hunter Kilmer talks about All Saints Day and many of her heavenly friends. Check out this episode and meet a new saint friend.