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Rediscovering Catholic Innovation

''Protagonists of Change''

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.

Learn more about the OSV challenge here.

UST Named Educational Partner in Our Sunday Visitor Institute’s 2021 Catholic Innovation Challenge

Our Sunday Visitor

Jason Shanks

OSV Institute

What does the Year of St. Joseph Mean?

''Protagonists of Change''

Pope Francis named the current Liturgical year the Year of St. Joseph! But what does that mean? Darnell sits down with Fr. Victor Perez, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, to talk about St Joseph, the Year of St. Joseph and how he and his community have began to learn more about the life of St. Joseph and grow in their devotion to him. Ite Ad Joseph! Go to St. Joseph!
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YouTube and Evangelization

''Protagonists of Change''

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.

Fr. Casey Cole: Breaking in the Habit (Website)

Fr. Casey Cole: Breaking in the Habit (YouTube)

Podcast: If St. Francis had a YouTube channel, it might look like this. - America Magazine

Building Healthy Habits and Spiritual Practices in Quarantine

''Protagonists of Change''

#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.

How to Celebrate Easter When It Still Feels like Lent

''Protagonists of Change''

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 in Life

''Protagonists of Change''

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.

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