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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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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…
 
Ep. 79 - NY Mets pitching prospect Dave Griffin, Celtics advance to ECF The boys including Steele, Nazz & Showtime Craig were joined by recurring guest, Hanover, MA native and NY Mets pitching prospect Dave Griffin. (02:24 - 26:45) We talked about Griffin’s call up to Double-A Binghamton, the journey from D3 baseball to playing MLB prospects and ev…
 
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…
 
Ep. 78 - Mr. Martini boys, Celtics/Bucks recap, UFC 274 preview The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by the Mr. Martini boys, as they review the best & worst in what New England restaurants have to offer in terms of Espresso Martini’s. (02:45 - 50:09) Afterwards, we shared our takes on the Celtics/Bucks series (T…
 
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…
 
The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by Mix 104.1 personality, 2022 Boston Marathon runner & Quincy, MA native Annie Dow. (Time Lapse) We talked about the day it was for Dow on Marathon Monday, what went into it & her radio career on Mix 104.1’s “Karson & Kennedy.” Afterwards, Ultimate Dye League champion Riley L…
 
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…
 
Ep. 76 - Celtics defend the Garden, Bruins quest for playoffs The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike broke down the first two games of the Celtics/Nets series and gave props to Marcus Smart on winning “Defensive Player of the Year.” We touched upon the route the Boston Bruins need to take to cause some damage in the postseason, how the Red So…
 
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…
 
The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike were joined by current North Quincy HS basketball stars Daithi Quinn & Orlagh Gormley to talk about the great season it was with the program & everything in between. (Time Lapse) Afterwards, we preview the Boston Celtics road in the 2022 NBA playoffs, Red Sox/Yankees recap & UFC 273 recap. (Time Lapse) P…
 
Ep. 74 - MMA fighter Nick Fiore, MLB Season Preview The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by MMA fighter & New England Cartel member Nick Fiore to discuss his journey in the sport & everything in between. (5:00- 37:38) Afterwards, we gave our hot takes on the upcoming 2022 MLB season, where we want the Boston Celt…
 
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 …
 
Ep. 73 - Steve “Dakota From Braintree” Happas, Layin’ Down The Law with Patrick J. Foley The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by the CEO of “Swing Juice” & Boston sports radio yakker Steve “Dakota From Braintree” Happas. (02:52 - 01:12:30) We talked about Dakota’s poker career, start in sports talk radio, his bra…
 
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…
 
Ep. 72 - Celtics title to lose?, Trevor Story to Red Sox, Shlomo Bowe & Jimmy Askins The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike talked about the hottest team in Boston, the Celtics playing the best basketball in the NBA. Trevor Story signs with the Red Sox & Bruins acquire some help at the trade deadline. (02:40 - 38:40) Afterwards, Quincy legend…
 
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."…
 
Ep. 71 - Towson basketball star Nick Timberlake, Brady is Back, March Madness The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by Towson University basketball star & Braintree, MA native Nick Timberlake. (04:22 - 23:56) We talked about Timberlake’s career year in Baltimore, a trip to the NIT tournament on the line & everythi…
 
Ep. 70 - NFL Draft Prospect QB EJ Perry, Tatum for MVP?, NFL Free Agency, Baseball is Back The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by former Brown University QB (Andover, MA native) & NFL Draft prospect EJ Perry. (03:05 - 36:38) We talked about Perry’s NFL combine experience, tossing 3 TD passes in the East-West Shr…
 
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 …
 
Ep. 69 - Is Baseball Cancelled?, Antan vs. Magic Pornstar Battle, Bruins and Celtics second half preview The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Antan let it loose with thoughts on the baseball lockout, our live show taking place at Craic Irish Pub next Friday night and in recognition of episode 69, Antan & Magic took part in our inaugural Po…
 
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…
 
Ep. 68 - Boxing Manager Ryan Roach, Super Bowl Recap, can the Celtics make a run? The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike were joined by high profile boxing manager Ryan Roach to discuss his journey in the professional boxing market. (04:28 - 39:33) Along with his family ties to boxing, Manny Pacquiao stories and a great cause in “Punch for Pa…
 
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…
 
The boys including Steele, Nazz, Magic Mike & Antan sat down to discuss the Super Bowl this Sunday between the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams. We made our game picks & had a lot of prop bet advice as well. (01:03 - 31:30) Afterwards, we took a bunch of local callers to get their opinion on the big game. (32:21 - rest of show) Presented by …
 
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 …
 
Ep. 66 - Tom Brady Retires, Conference Championship Recap, Celtics are Buzzin’ The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike took a seat to remember the greatest moments of legend Tom Brady. We recapped a great NFL Conference Championship Sunday “WHO DEY” and touched upon Bill Belichick’s texting mishap. (02:20 - 28:50) Afterwards, we talked about t…
 
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…
 
Ep. 65 - NFL Divisional Recap, Championship Sunday Picks, Papi makes the Hall, Ozark Season 4 Recap The boys including Steele, Nazz & Magic Mike sat down to recap an amazing NFL Divisional Playoff Round Weekend. We make our picks for this weekends Conference Championship Sunday between Bengals/Chiefs & 49ers/Rams. (00:32 - 41:45) We also welcome Da…
 
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…
 
Ep. 64 - feat. Barstool Sports Frank “The Tank” Fleming, NFL Divisional Picks The boys including Nazz, Magic Mike & Showtime Craig were joined by Barstool Sports Blogger Frank “The Tank” Fleming. We talked about favorite fast food joints, Frank’s stardom at Barstool, Michael Flores out with the Dolphins and a whole lot more. (02:17 - 32:58) Afterwa…
 
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