An evangelization program in which Michael Horn interviews someone in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and talks about the beauty and wonder of evangelization and how the individual lives evangelization in his own life and the power of his or her personal witness.
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 28: "A Conversation with Joe Del Giorno: Finding Union with God & Wisdom through Life" (October 3, 2020)
Joe Del Giorno, an 87 year-old man from Astoria in Queens, shares his experience of entering into deeper union with God through the charismatic renewal, becoming a school counselor and mental health counselor, the beauty of cherishing our families as an essential dimension of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and the lifelong journey of learning and coming to wisdom. (October 3, 2020)
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 27: "Barbara Powers-Harris on the Power of God and Our Relationship with Mary" (June 8, 2020)
In this episode of "Word of Mouth," Catholic evangelist Michael Horn interviews Barbara Powers-Harris, a mother of five and a lifelong teacher, innovator, and artist.
Sharing her story of suffering and loss, she helps us to understand the power of God and the essential nature of having a relationship with the Blessed Mother Mary. Her recent projects include the construction of a 15 ft rosary and a video that she produced with her son Neal and her daughter, Clara (Blessed Mother Mary - A New Glorious Morn is the title of the video).
Explaining the meaning of vocation and evangelization, she wisely teaches us the constant need to be open to the calling of God in the here and now as well as the command to love others and grow in unity with one another. There is plenty of catechesis within her story, and thus, no formal catechetical section, in this episode. Enjoy! I certainly enjoyed interviewing a woman so in touch with the spiritual realm. (June 8, 2020)
This is an invitation for everyone to share the video with their children, their students, their congregations - post it on parish and school websites so it is accessible as a devotional. Other families, schools and churches found this to be an easy springboard for talking about Our Blessed Mother Mary and passing on the blessings through her great faith and love.
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 26: "Beauty will Save the World" (May 27, 2020)
In this episode of "Word of Mouth," Catholic evangelist Michael Horn interviews Rocio Ortiz, a rising artist, who describes her calling to become an artist and her mission to bring hope and joy to the world. She sheds light on the many ways God communicates with us through the world and in prayer and the need to bring beauty to others. THE CATECHESIS focuses on authentic beauty, its essential characteristics, and its power in guiding us to contemplation of the supreme light, God Himself. (May 27, 2020)
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 25: "Assessing Evangelical Opportunities in Light of Our Spiritual Gifts" (September 25, 2019)
Kevin Good, a proficient artist, musician, and youth leader, discusses the value of relational ministry, fostering deep relationships, and utilizing our gifts for the glory of God. He emphasizes the need for assessing each evangelical opportunity before diving into it rashly and knowing the individuals whom we are seeking to share faith with in different moments. The catechesis is about spiritual gifts and the vital role they play in leading us to become saints and leading others to encounter Jesus Christ. (September 25, 2019)
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 24: "Courageous Faith Sharing: Seizing Every Opportunity" (July 25, 2019)
In this episode of Word of Mouth with Michael Horn, Phill Kosta, a freelancing musician, shares his thoughts on the power of music in leading others to an encounter with Christ as well as his thoughts on family life as a father of one child and one on the way. Noting the vitality of an interior life in preparation for evangelization, his central message is that we must have the bravery to share faith whenever the opportunity presents itself. (July 25, 2019)
WCAT Radio Word of Mouth - Episode 23: "The Importance of Honesty and Humility in Evangelization" (June 5, 2019)
Chris Venverloh, a quality control technician in St. Louis, discusses the importance of honesty and humility in evangelization and shares his reflections on the winding but beautiful path that led him to where he is today. The catechetical segment focuses on martyrdom and the many martyrs who have left their legacy in the history of Christianity. (June 5, 2019)