7 episodes

The Faith Full Podcast brings compelling storytelling about faith, spirituality, religion, and life, to people curious about the ways faith influences our world. The project is hosted and produced by Tony Ganzer, a journalist by trade and a Catholic by choice and upbringing. Some say religion is a third-rail for journalists because one wrong move can bring strong reaction. But talking to each other in a measured way, about topics or times that affect us all to our deepest levels, can only be a good thing.

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The Faith Full Podcast brings compelling storytelling about faith, spirituality, religion, and life, to people curious about the ways faith influences our world. The project is hosted and produced by Tony Ganzer, a journalist by trade and a Catholic by choice and upbringing. Some say religion is a third-rail for journalists because one wrong move can bring strong reaction. But talking to each other in a measured way, about topics or times that affect us all to our deepest levels, can only be a good thing.

    6: Penance, Prayers, and an Incorrupt Heart

    6: Penance, Prayers, and an Incorrupt Heart

    In times of struggle for the institution of the Catholic Church, some look for inspiration and intercession from the Saints. St. Jean Vianney is Patron Saint of Parish Priests, living through great difficulty for the Catholic Church in France. The incorrupt heart of St. Jean Vianney is touring the U.S. during another time of trial in the Church.

    We meet Evan Holguin, traveling with the relic for the Knights of Columbus.

    Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes, O.P. of St. Patrick Priory in Columbus, Ohio.

    • 22 min
    5: Zealot's Axe

    5: Zealot's Axe

    Hundreds of years ago a man dressed as a bear murdered a Catholic freedom fighter in Switzerland. The details of the crime are somewhat important, but more so are the details of a Protestant pastor who converted to Catholicism on account of his idea of authority and power.

    The crime stemmed from a time fraught with religious division during which moderation seemed extinct.

    It's a sharp contrast to today. But maybe we can tease out some concepts by thinking about this time.

    • 16 min
    4: Of Relics, Saints, and Solace

    4: Of Relics, Saints, and Solace

    If a loved one dies, it’s natural to want to hang on to something to remind you of them—maybe a ring, maybe a favorite book or picture. That’s the same idea, in a very basic way, behind the relics of the saints held in high esteem by many faith traditions. And in Pittsburgh, oddly enough, there is said to be the largest Catholic collection of relics outside of Rome.  Join us for a visit to Saint Anthony’s Chapel.

    Find the full story at http://www.faithfullpod.com/4-of-relics-saints-and-solace/

    • 26 min
    3.5: A Grandfather's Faith

    3.5: A Grandfather's Faith

    Even if our grief and heartache have sapped our strength, as Sirach said, the Catholic faith teaches that God provides love and support and grace, that we desperately need.  Faith Full host Tony Ganzer shares a message of faith from his grandfather, relayed before his death.

    Visit the episode page at http://www.faithfullpod.com/3-5-a-grandfathers-faith/

    • 8 min
    3: Facing Terror, Finding Hope

    3: Facing Terror, Finding Hope

    The story of Fr. Cirilo Nacorda is one layered with nuance, spirituality,  and humanity. The Catholic priest has lived through hostage situations; armed himself, and helped organize Christian militias uniting against Jihadist militants; and faced what he saw as deep corruption in the Philippines. The trials led Fr. Nacorda to a deeper layer to his faith, but not before seriously challenging it. 

    And even still he's challenged, just as a chaplain in an Ohio hospital...ministering to the sick.

    • 53 min
    2: Sisters Against Slavery

    2: Sisters Against Slavery

    "How many slaves work for you?"

    It was the provocative, uncomfortable start to Sister Anne's Victory's TEDx talk a few years ago.  If you were to judge her by her looks, you might think she was a grandmother or retiree.  But Sister Anne is at the forefront of a major effort to shine light on the practice of human trafficking. 

    She talks about how faith influences her work, even if it's not obvious.

    Episode page: http://www.faithfullpod.com/2-sisters-against-slavery/

    • 25 min

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