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The Bible in a Year in Spanish w/ Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta | Napa Institute Conference Series

The Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D. embraces both digital media and how we proclaim the faith in various cultures. Fr. Dempsey was recently featured on “The Bible in a Year” podcast in Spanish with Ascension Press and he is growing Spanish languages theology programs at University of St. Thomas-Houston significantly. In this episode, Fr. Dempsey has a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss Fr. Dempsey projects and how he is helping to shape students to minister to others in their native languages.

Fr. Dempsey is the Director of the Center Semillero, is an Associate Tenured Professor at UST, Miller Chair of Catholic Studies at UST, and is a professor in the UST Theology Department.

Links:
Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D.

La Biblia en un Año | Ascension Press

University of St. Thomas-Houston Ranks No. 1 Private Hispanic-serving Institution in the US

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Activating the Laity for God’s Mission w/ Fr. Eric Cadin | Napa Institute Conference Series

Fr. Eric Cadin, who spent a year living in a tent in Oahu to surf before joining seminary, is now activating the laity to inspire college students and vocations in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Fr. Eric is the Director of the Office of Vocations and Director of the Office of University Missions for the Archdiocese of Boston. He sat down with MAX Studios Creative Director Darnell Miller for a conversation at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley, California. With a fervor for life and ministry, Fr. Eric shares how he engages lay leaders as examples for young professionals, his vocation story and why it is so special to connect Christians for the mission of Jesus Christ.

Helpful Links:

Fr. Eric Cadin | Vocations Boston (bottom of page)

Fr. Eric Cadin | Witness to Love

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Inspiring People into the Pro-Life Movement w/ Camille Pauley | Napa Institute Conference Series

Camille Pauley is the co-founder and president of Healing the Culture, a nonprofit that evangelizes and converts people to be deeply, authentically, and permanently pro-life.

In this conversation at the Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California, Pauley and Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX, talk about the importance of not scaring people into a pro-life position, but rather inspiring them into it. They also talk about how the reversal of Roe v. Wade is yielding new opportunities for dialogue.

 

Links:
Healing the Culture

Camille Pauley, Co-founder/ President, Healing the Culture

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Normalizing Values through Film w/ Chéri Ballinger | Napa Institute Conference Series

Chéri Ballinger is a speaker, organizational ambassador and film producer whose own life experience, suffering a traumatic brain injury, inspires the amazing empathy and gratitude that influences her work. Fresh off producing the film “Roe v. Wade,” starring Jon Voight, Ballinger sits down with Bridget Richardson to share her story. They talk about her return to filmmaking, the role of film in the American culture and how it can be used to normalize values.

Links:
Chéri Ballinger
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Roe v. Wade Trailer

Catholic Ed for the Whole Life w/ Monsignor James Shea | Napa Institute Conference Series

Monsignor James Shea is a dynamic Catholic priest who is calling Catholics back to the mission to share the Gospel in innovative and meaningful ways. President of the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, Monsignor Shea has a conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, at the 12th Annual Napa Institute Conference in Napa Valley California. They discuss the mission of a Catholic university, keeping that education affordable and all the reasons why students and parents across the country are seeking of University of Mary for Catholic higher education.

 

Links:
Monsignor James Patrick Shea, President of the University of Mary

From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age | University of Mary

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Around the Halo: Ep 11 – SEASON FINALE

We're on to the season one finale of Around the Halo! Topics for this episode are below.

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Matt Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Bridget Richardson, Producer at MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston.

Topics
0:00 Countdown
10:55 Introductions
14:48 Qatar Bans During World Cup
23:00 Year Long Marriage Prep
35:20 Full Story vs. Headline
41:21 Catholic News Cycle: Good or Bad
51:44 Public Funds for Religious Ed
1:00:45 Sriracha Shortage
1:08:06 A Winner is Named

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

The Importance of Moral Leadership with Maureen and Jim Hackett

What does it take a be a good leader? For Maureen and Jim Hackett it goes beyond ethics and relies on a firm foundation in moral philosophy. It is with that mindset that the couple has succeeded in business and developed a strong sense of philanthropy that lifts up several causes close to their heart.

In this conversation with Dr. Richard Ludwick, the Hacketts share their story - how their childhoods informed their sense of giving and philanthropy, how their business experience opened them up to the discovery of moral leadership, and how a family trauma helped them understand and petition for change in mental health practices.

Living a Liturgical Lifestyle

Also listen wherever you get your podcasts.

What would our life look like if it was centered around the liturgical calendar? UST alumna, blogger and Director of Liturgical Life at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, has lived with that question and has some answers.

In this episode of BOLD, Isabel sits down with Steffani to understand the idea of living a liturgical life. They talk about her UST experience, growing in faith and how answering God's call has put her on this path.

For more on Steffani Aquila follow her on Instagram, Facebook or visit her website.

 

TAKEAWAYS

  1. Embrace and celebrate living a joyful, Christian life.
  2. Don't separate your normal life and your Catholic life. Integrate them through the gift of liturgy and liturgical seasons.
  3. Think of fun, interesting ways to live the Tradition of the Church in your home.

REFLECTIONS

  1. Do you integrate the liturgical seasons in your everyday calendar?
  2. Reflect on one feast day that you'd like to start celebrating every year.
  3. How can you more fully celebrate liturgical life with your family and friends?

What we should all know about the Growing Catholic Majority

As the demographic makeup of the country shifts, so too will that of the Catholic Church. Darnell speaks to Deacon Charlie Echeverry, a deacon of the Diocese of Los Angeles and founder of Black//Brown, a strategic advisory purpose-built program to help business leaders turn diversity into revenue. It teaches how the church can understand and respond to these shifts to maintain and grow the Church.

They discuss the challenges and opportunities within the Latino Community in the Church and talk about how we can invite and challenge young Latinos to take on leadership roles within the Church. We were able to connect with Deacon Charlie at the SENT Ventures Conference.

 

Helpful Links:

Deacon Charlie Echeverry on Instagram

Black//Brown 

Around the Halo: Ep 10

It's episode 10 of Around the Halo! Topics for this episode are below.

Hosted by Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure, this episode features Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media; Matt Marcolini, CFO of Little Flower Media; Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen International, author and speaker; and Darnell Miller, Producer at MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston.

Topics
1:05 Introductions
4:39 Interest rates increase
10:56 Cancer Cures...I Am Legend?
21:27 iMessage allows edits/unsend options
29:26 Twitter Bots: Real or Fake News?
44:58 NFL Action against Deshaun Watson
1:01:24 Amber Heard: Cancel Culture Victim?
1:12:22 A Winner is Named

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

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