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Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 1)

Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 1)

April 19, 2022

Br Joshua Nash and Br Justin Uzabeaga reflect with Heather Cetrangolo on their attempts to balance their intellectual, personal, spiritual and pastoral development in preparing for ordained ministry. They share why theological studies are a privilege and how to be responsible for their own vocational formation.

Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 2)

Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 2)

April 19, 2022

Br Joshua Nash and Br Justin Uzabeaga reflect with Heather Cetrangolo on learning “the dance” of participating in community life, balancing the needs of their brothers with their own needs and desires. This podcast is a mini-sight-see of how living a vow of obedience looks and feels in practice.

Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 3)

Br Joshua Nash OMI and Br Justin Uzabeaga MGL: The Road to the Priesthood (Part 3)

April 19, 2022

Br Joshua Nash and Br Justin Uzabeaga reflect with Heather Cetrangolo on the importance of being ‘normal’, being a ‘man first’ and being themselves as brothers and Church leaders.

Nicky Gumbel: Racial Justice, The Vatican and Why Alpha Never Gets Boring (Part 2)

Nicky Gumbel: Racial Justice, The Vatican and Why Alpha Never Gets Boring (Part 2)

February 3, 2022

Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton and Developer of the Alpha Course, shares how he met Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa and how God’s will in heaven is for diversity, as it is on earth.

Nicky Gumbel: Racial Justice, The Vatican and Why Alpha Never Gets Boring

Nicky Gumbel: Racial Justice, The Vatican and Why Alpha Never Gets Boring

February 3, 2022

Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton and Developer of the Alpha Course, shares his heart to reverse elitism, intellectualism and racism in the Church of England, and why the issue is personal to him.

Special Episode: International Women’s Day with Initiatives of Change

Special Episode: International Women’s Day with Initiatives of Change

March 15, 2021

Heather Cetrangolo talks with representatives of Initiatives of Change from around the world: Florina Xavier, Academic Director of IofC Asia Plateaux (India); Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research (Kettering Foundation, USA); Sonali Samarsinghe, award-winning Journalist, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist (Sri Lanka); and Cleo Mohlaodi, IofC Trustbuilding Team (South Africa). This podcast presents a sample of the reflections that members of the panel shared about finding appropriate expressions of faith, emotion and love in women’s leadership.

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 3)

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 3)

March 7, 2021

Fr Brian Traynor, Passionist Priest and Provincial Formation Coordinator, and newly ordained Br Luke Bulley, talk with Heather Cetrangolo about finding the right balance of intimacy in friendships, and a growing need to promote “the fourth vocation” in Christian living, to single life.

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 2)

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 2)

February 14, 2021

Fr Brian Traynor, Passionist Priest and Provincial Formation Coordinator, and newly ordained Br Luke Bulley, talk with Heather Cetrangolo about keeping intimacy alive, working through conflict and the importance of ongoing supervision in ministry.

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 1)

Fr Brian Traynor CP and Br Luke Bulley CP: Love, Intimacy and Celibacy (Part 1)

February 7, 2021

Fr Brian Traynor, Passionist Priest and Provincial Formation Coordinator, and newly ordained Br Luke Bulley, talk with Heather Cetrangolo about the challenges and joys of religious life today, and what it means to be “practitioners of community.”

David Anderson Hooker: Peacebuilding and the Sacraments (Part 3)

David Anderson Hooker: Peacebuilding and the Sacraments (Part 3)

February 4, 2021

David Anderson Hooker, Peacebuilding Professor, Mediator and Pastor in the United Church of Christ makes a passionate argument that salvation is primarily social, not personal. He asks the question, “Has everybody been served?”

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