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.
October 18th, 2021 | 19 mins 16 secs
adult children of divorce, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, dan and bethany meola, life-giving wounds
In this episode, Chenele talks with Daniel and Bethany Meola, cofounders of Life-Giving Wounds, a ministry for Catholic adult children of divorce that allows them to discuss their pain and experience Christ's healing. The Meolas also share resources they offer, including online or in-person retreats, support groups, and more.
October 11th, 2021 | 25 mins 55 secs
adam fuselier, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, dumb ox ministries, hurricane relief
Multiple natural disasters have left many of our brothers and sisters, especially those in Louisiana, in great need. Today we are joined by Adam Fuselier, managing director of Dumb Ox Ministries. He discusses ways we can support our brothers and sisters affected by tragedy.
October 4th, 2021 | 16 mins 54 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic women, chenele shaw, femcatholic, samantha povlock
Samantha Povlock, the founder of FemCatholic, discusses how to navigate tough conversations and shares resources we can use to be a part of challenging dialogues.
September 27th, 2021 | 21 mins 7 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, ethical fashion, litany nyc, sustainability, veronica marrinan
Is ethical and sustainable shopping attainable? If so, how do you do it? Join us this week as we talk about fashion and consumer responsibility with Veronica Marrinan, founder of Litany NYC fashion brand.
September 20th, 2021 | 16 mins 54 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, hannah gutierrez, purity culture, the culture project, theology of the body
Let's talk purity culture! In this episode, Hannah Gutierrez, formerly with the Culture Project, talks about sexual education and how to find balance in our hyper-sexualized world. Gutierrez hopes that people recognize their value and worth to live a life of virtue free of shame and open to God's mercy.
September 13th, 2021 | 31 mins 26 secs
In this special episode, we talk about how the Church responds to mental illness and suicide. Deacon Ed Shoener shares the story of the tragic death of his daughter Katie and the power of community after loss.
September 7th, 2021 | 34 mins 24 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, church and covid-19, fr. blake britton, word on fire
How do we live our lives as joyful Catholics after a pandemic? How do we re-enter parish life? Join us this week as Fr. Blake Britton discusses how to find joy amid anxiety.
August 30th, 2021 | 31 mins 7 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, children and mental health, jasmyn joubert, school counselor
This past year has brought its fair share of challenges, especially in regard to the mental health of children. School counselor Jasmyn Joubert discusses how to help kids navigate difficult times.
August 23rd, 2021 | 27 mins 21 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, regina boyd, stages of self-change
Listen to licensed counselor Regina Boyd discuss the challenges of self-change and how we can take action to improve our lives.
August 16th, 2021 | 26 mins 23 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, feminine genius podcast, rachel wong
This one is for the ladies! What does diversity of femininity in the Church look like? Join Chenele Shaw as she talks feminine genius with Rachel Wong, host of The Feminine Genius Podcast.
August 9th, 2021 | 24 mins 2 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic art, chenele shaw, christie peters, every sacred sunday, mass journal. catholic
Going from college roommates to business owners wasn't an easy feat for Christie Peters and Kassie Manning, cocreators of Every Sacred Sunday, a popular weekly Mass journal. Join us this week as we chat with Peters about using her creative talent to share her love of the Mass and the Gospel with others.
August 2nd, 2021 | 25 mins 20 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, big apple catholic, chenele shaw, focus, mariana pimiento, missionary
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.
July 26th, 2021 | 30 mins 15 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic, chenele shaw, contraception, contraceptives, creighton method, dr. monique ruberu, nfp, pro-life, women's health
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!
July 19th, 2021 | 28 mins 24 secs
addictions, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic in recovery, sacraments, scott weeman, sobriety, the twelve steps, the twelve steps and the sacraments
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.
July 12th, 2021 | 26 mins 36 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, dorothy day, edith stein, emotional health, saint dymphna’s playbook, saints, self-love, st. dymphna, tommy tighe
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.
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.