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Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
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How should people in ministry spend their summers? Dave and Mike share ideas on how to structure your summer to best benefit your ministry and your well-being. Snippet from the Show Investing time in your spiritual development is one of the greatest ways to benefit your ministry. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with yo…
 
Who can receive Anointing of the Sick? What does Anointing of the Sick do? Dave and Mike are joined by Dr. Roger Nutt to discuss the purpose and effects of this important sacrament. Dr. Nutt also shares about his new book on this very topic. Snippet from the Show The sacramental life of the Church is meant to prepare us to receive Christ for all Et…
 
In this episode, Mike and Dave answer your questions! Some of the questions involve searching for good apologetics resources, looking for clarification on Mary's reaction to the Resurrection, understanding how to evangelize the socially uninformed, and more. Snippet from the Show Human formation really excellerates the adoption of spiritual practic…
 
How do we pursue unity with people of every nation, race, and tongue? Mike and Dave are joined by Fr. Josh Johnson to talk about how we are called to pursue unity with all people through discipleship and what we can do to accomplish this. Snippet from the Show We are called to pursue unity with all nations through discipleship. We want to hear from…
 
How do you define prudence? Better yet, how does prudence work in your life? Mike is joined by Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss the virtue of prudence and its importance in the moral life. Snippet from the Show By the grace of God, prudence is the virtue that allows you to be the protagonist of your own life. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@a…
 
What is the state of young people and religion today? A big step in reaching youth today is to understand where they are at. Dr. Josh Packard joins Mike and Dave to share the research around this very question. Snippet from the Show Trust is rebuilt through relationship. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questi…
 
What is the Catholic moral life? In this episode, Mike continues the conversation with guest Dr. Matthew Minerd on all things Catholic morality. Snippet from the Show Humility is seeing your absolute dependence on God without whom you can do nothing. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't fo…
 
How do you explain Catholic morality? In this episode, Dave and Mike welcome guest Dr. Matthew Minerd to discuss Dr. Minerd’s new book Made by God, Made for God: Catholic Morality Explained. Snippet from the Show The truths of the faith are truths we live. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Do…
 
What is practical universalism? Dave and Mike explain what practical universalism is and its negative effects on Christianity and the world. With personal experiences and practical steps, they give instruction on how to combat it. Snippet from the Show Practical universalism can only be overcome when we take sin and salvation seriously. We want to …
 
What are men seeking in their faith? Mike and Dave discuss different ways to approach men's ministry and what men need in ministry. Offering practical advice and some of their own experience, Mike and Dave leave you with some clear steps forward for men's ministry. Snippet from the Show "We are all one act of repentance away from being restored ful…
 
How did our youth culture become what it is today? In this episode, Mike "Gomer" Gormley walks through the many prevalent points in history that have affected youth, culture and the family to make it what it is today. Snippet from the Show If we want to evangelize our youth today, we have to understand who they are. We want to hear from you! Email …
 
What is the feminine genius? Why is it important for women to be active in their parishes? Dave and Mike with guest Lisa Cotter discuss the questions and much more on today’s show. Lisa also shares about her new book Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius. Snippet from the Show "The world doesn't need what women have, it needs what women are."…
 
Giving testimony is one of the most important parts of the Christian life, but putting your conversion story into words can be a daunting task. We should always be prepared to give testimony to what God has done in our lives. In this throwback episode, Mike and Dave talk about why Christian testimony is important, and practical tips on how to actua…
 
Are you ready for Lent? How do you explain the importance of correct form in Baptism? How do you make allowances for economic situations in regards to liturgy? Dave and Mike discuss these questions and more in today’s episode. Snippet from the Show Because the Gospel is anti-sin, it is always counter cultural. We want to hear from you! Email us at …
 
Are our churches still sacred places? Dave and Mike discuss the idea of restoring the sacred, helping our churches be places where the presence of God is encountered and known. They also give some ideas on how to communicate this message to your parish. Snippet from the Show The sacred is meant to make God’s presence known. We want to hear from you…
 
Do you ever pause to evaluate your spiritual life? As evangelists, it is easy to get caught up in all the urgent matters that we fail to take time for our own spiritual recollection. In this episode, Mike Gormley discusses the importance of taking stock of our spiritual lives and maintaining the goal of eternity with God. Snippet from the Show We s…
 
Dave VanVickle answers listeners' emails regarding how to evangelize and make disciples of parish staff as well as how to collaborate with co-workers in the mission of evangelization. Listen to the entire episode for practical tips for your mission in evangelization. Snippet from the Show We are called to faithfulness, not success. We want to hear …
 
Dave “the Soul of the New Media” VanVickle and Mike Gormley complete their discussion of the church document “The Reciprocity Between Faith and Sacraments.” This discussion is primarily concerned with the nature of faith. What is faith? What are the different aspects of faith? Snippet from the Show “When we talk about the dogmas, we are revealing t…
 
Dave "The Ariana Grande of Sacramental Evangelization" VanVickle and I continue with the fifth part of our series on the relationship between faith and the sacraments by discussing the role of the Church in God's plan of salvation. We explain why the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation, and why it is called to always be on mission. Snipp…
 
Dave "Not the KFC one" VanVickle and I answer your questions about our series on faith and the sacraments. Snippet from the Show As Catholics we are called to both uphold the dignity of the sacraments and evangelize all souls who to come us. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to t…
 
Our modern world sees symbols with skepticism because it only values what can be empirically demonstrated. However, symbols are a key part of any culture, including Catholicism, because they communicate truth. Today, I summarize the significance of the document we’ve been reading in our series on faith and the sacraments. I explain how the sacramen…
 
Why did God create? Today we continue with the third part of our series on the relationship between faith and the sacraments by unpacking the sacramentality of creation. We discuss why creation is sacramental, what makes human beings particularly unique within creation, and why the humanity of Jesus is the reason we have a sacramental Church. Snipp…
 
Dave "The Dialogical Nature of the Sacramental Economy" VanVickle and I continue our discussion about the relationship between faith and the sacraments, diving into how the Trinity reveals itself to us sacramentally and how that embodied revelation requires a tangible response from us. Snippet from the Show "The angels don't use the senses in order…
 
Dave "The Turkey" VanVickle and I share a brief Thanksgiving message and express our gratitude for all of our listeners! We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress…
 
Personal faith cannot be separated from the sacramental life of the faith. Today, Dave "The Baptizer" VanVickle and I begin our series on the relationship between faith and sacraments. We break down the first few sections of the Vatican document, The Reciprocity between Faith and Sacraments, and explain how salvation is given through the inter-rela…
 
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