June 28th, 2021 | 23 mins 47 secs
anxiety, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholicism, counseling, depression, mental health, regina boyd, therapy
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.
November 23rd, 2020 | 18 mins 59 secs
catholic, catholicism, cover, priest, priesthood
Fr. Edward Looney, a pastor of two parishes in the diocese of Green Bay and author of A Heart Like Mary’s, discusses his daily life as a priest and shares how he makes time for prayer, connecting with family, and writing.
November 2nd, 2020 | 16 mins 23 secs
ave spotlight, catholicism, saints
Meg Hunter-Kilmer, a Catholic blogger and speaker who is known as the "Hobo for Christ," discusses how learning the stories of the saints, especially those who are lesser-known, is an opportunity to grow in personal holiness.
October 19th, 2020 | 24 mins 34 secs
ave maria press, catholicism, church, women
Jessica McMillan explores the role of women in ministry and authority in the Church. She also discusses women’s understanding of themselves, what they have to offer, and their unique wisdom and insight.
October 12th, 2020 | 22 mins 32 secs
ave explores, ave spotlight, catholicism, covid-19, faith, pontifex, pope francis, rome, urbi et orbi, vatican
Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, an acquisitions editor at Ave Maria Press, reflects on the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing from Pope Francis on March 27th, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explains that the new book Christ in the Storm is a school of prayer for those who find themselves navigating challenging times.
September 21st, 2020 | 23 mins 27 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, black lives matter, blm, catholicism, faith, racism
Chenele Shaw talks about her experiences of racism and how it’s affected her relationship with God and explains how recognizing and resting in the sacredness of Black lives is more important than merely acknowledging that Black lives matter.
September 14th, 2020 | 24 mins 17 secs
ave maria press, catechism, catholic, catholicism, faith, faith sharing, jared dees, religion, religion teacher
Catholic author and speaker Jared Dees talks about how sharing faith with kids is not only an essential part of the mission of a family, but a great way for parents to engage more with the faith themselves.
September 7th, 2020 | 58 mins 7 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, covid-19, faith, family, gaffigan, pandemic
Ave Spotlight features a special rebroadcast of the episode from Ave Explores: Catholic Family Life with actress, writer, and producer Jeannie Gaffigan, who shares the challenges and joys of being quarantined with her husband comedian Jim Gaffigan and their five children during the pandemic.
August 31st, 2020 | 23 mins 11 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic, catholicism, fast, racism, social media
Catholic speaker and author Chika Anyanwu shares about her recent decision to take a break from social media, not only to use her time better, but also to focus on the voice of Jesus in her life and to return to deeper prayer.
August 17th, 2020 | 21 mins 28 secs
anxiety, ave maria press, catholicism, covid-19, faith, pandemic, university of notre dame
Gary Zimak, author of Give Up Worry for Lent! And the forthcoming Let Go of Anger and Stress!, joins the show to discuss how to deal with anxiety and fear of the unknown, especially during the pandemic. He also chats about rules for schools opening and share their hopes for the week.