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.
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.
Larry Payne speaks with Lacy Wolf '81, president of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, about the work that unions do, how his Catholic faith influences his work, and his experience in the Labor Movement. Wolf ties his work back to Catholic Social Teaching - The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers - and explains why treating all workers with dignity is something to continue striving toward.