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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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Catholic Mobilizing Network

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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Dude Perfect

The Joy-Filled World of Dude Perfect

Hosts Bridget and Darnell talk about Dude Perfect, a group of guys who have spent years mastering trick shots, their contagious joy, and how seeking joy while serving God can lead to unexpected results!

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Dr. Carl Vartian

The Miraculous Vaccine

Host Bridget Richardson talks with Dr. Carl Vartian about the vaccine and gives a nod to the PSA from Pope Francis and other Catholic leaders. She also shares how UST is encouraging vaccines.

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Dr. Yeh and Professor Sindelar

Afghanistan: Then, Now & Next

Host Bridget Richardson talks with Dr. Yao-Yuan Yeh and Dr. Richard Sindelar, to better understand the situation in Afghanistan. The guests encourage us to welcome the refugees with openness and love.

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Haley Stewart

Inspired Influence w/ Haley Stewart

Host Bridget Richardson talked with Haley Stewart, @haleycarrots. Haley is considered a part of the new wave of Catholic influencers and they discuss how an authentic Catholic life can evangelize others on social media.

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