In this special video episode of Protagonists of Change, Darnell Miller, a producer at MAX Studios, had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Shanks, President of the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation, to talk about the Catholic Church's history of innovation. They discuss the legacy of Our Sunday Visitor, which has been published for more than 100 years and they discuss the OSV challenge, an innovation challenge and accelerator that challenges today's faithful to meet the needs of an ever-changing church.
Climate Change and Global Warming are among the most important fights of our generation, and how we answer that call will affect generations to come. With that in mind we explore our role in nature.
In Part 1, Max Linnville reflects on the growing up in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, and how those mountains have followed him throughout his life and impacted his faith life.
In Part 2, Darnell sits down with Fr. Paul English, Chaplain at the University of St. Thomas - Houston, to talk about the Basilian order and how they are pivoting to better answer the call to stewardship of the environment. With members in Europe, Canada, Central and South America, along with the US, they experience a wide range of climate effects and are learning to work across borders to bring about change.
In Part 3, Nicole teaches us about St. Basil the Great, the patron, but not the founder, of the Congregation of St. Basil. We learn about his early life, his contribution to monastic life and why he is a Doctor of the Church.
In this special World Water Day episode of Protagonists of Change, Max Linnville shares a cause close to his heart: water accessibility! Max sits down with Josh Elliot, the Chief Operating Officer from Wine To Water, an organization focused on fighting the world’s water crisis, based in Boone, N.C. (Max's hometown!) The two share their introductions to the organization and talk about the life-changing experiences they had while serving those who face water insecurities.
World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on March 22 that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Nicole Labadie sits down with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, writer, YouTuber and Franciscan Friar, to talk about faith, social media and evangelization. Fr. Casey shares his story, discerning the priesthood, blogging and eventually starting a YouTube Channel as an effort to evangelize. They discuss how our faith calls us to action, empathy and love and discuss how technology allows us to encounter each other and Christ in new ways.
In this episode of Protagonists of Change we journey down to the Mexican/American Border in the Rio Grande Valley to talk to Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley and one of Time Magazines 100 most influential people of 2020 to learn about her service to immigrants. Sr. Norma shares her first heartbreaking experience visiting children in detention facilities and shares the challenges and joys she encounters everyday in her work.
We also learn that a shoelace isn't just a shoelace, it can be so much more.
Understanding how we are called to live out our faith as individuals can be challenging. Luckily, the Church has given us Catholic Social Teachings as a model for us to serve the Church and the community around us Today we talk to Doris Barrow III, Campus Minister at Texas Southern University about the impact CST has had on his ministry and life.
Hosts Nicole Labadie, Max Linnville, and Darnell Miller dive into a discussion on CST.
#Socialdistancing is going to be a time of habit building, but what habits will you build? They could be positive habits, like establishing a regular prayer life and exercise regimen. Or they could be negative habits like stress-eating and mindless internet surfing.
Hosts Nicole Labadie, Max Linnville, and Darnell Miller share how they are attempting to build good habits in their respective homes during the coronavirus quarantine and share some of their success and challenges in doing so.
It is Holy Week, which is exciting, but this year it feels different. For most of us, attending Mass to celebrate the Resurrection with our friend and family is not a possibility. So how do we cultivate the joy that Easter promises.
Discernment is not just trying to figure out if you should be a priest or a nun, it is about identifying how God is calling you to be a Saint.
In part one, we hear from Nicole Labadie and her discernment story.
In part two, Darnell Miller talks with Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, about his discernment story.
In part three, the team shares about the lives of different saints.