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Video Games as a Vehicle for Community

Host Darnell Miller sits down with Jonathan Blevins and Joseph Bionat to talk about video games and how they affect the culture, and the Christian calling for authenticity in digital spaces.

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New Media, Technology & Young Adults – Interviews w/ Texas Bishops

In September 2022, UST hosted the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops for their annual General Assembly. We took the opportunity to ask a few Texas bishops and a couple of others a few questions.

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Leah Jacobson

Reclaiming Authentic Femininity w/ Leah Jacobson | Napa Institute Conference Series

Leah Jacobson, Founder and CEO of The Guiding Star Project, leads a nonprofit re-defining the idea of wholistic women’s healthcare. Jacobson sits down with Bridget Richardson, to discuss that and the overturning of Roe v Wade.

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Fr. Eric Cadin

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

Fr. Eric Cadin, in the Archdiocese of Boston, sat down with Darnell for a conversation about his vocation story and why it is so special to connect Christians for the mission of Jesus Christ.

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Cheri Ballinger

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.

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Deacon Charlie Echeverry

What we should all know about the Growing Catholic Majority

Darnell speaks to Deacon Charlie Echeverry, a deacon of the Diocese of Los Angeles. They discuss the Latino Community in the Church and how we can invite young Latinos to take on leadership roles within the Church.

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You Can Have It All!

Darnell sits down with Lisa Canning, The Possibility Mom, to talk about her story navigating pursuing a career while balancing family life. Lisa is an author, speaker, mindset coach, and mother of nine who has worked with HGTV’s “The Property Brothers.”

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Pro-Life: 4US

Pro-Life Series: 4US

In our third and final episode of our pro-life series, we talked with Kim and Diego Wendt, founders of 4US. They are trying to equip pregnancy centers with the tools, technology and talent to save more lives.

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Pro-Life Series: Obria Medical Clinics

In this episode, we get to know Obria Medical Clinics. They talk about how Obria seeks to give wholistic care to women and families, and why it’s important to care for people mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Pro-Life Series: Restorative Justice

Bridget talks with two advocates for restorative justice who work with Catholic Mobilizing Network. They talk about punitive versus restorative practices and how we can advocate for restoration for those who have committed crimes.

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