How do we imitate Jesus and immerse ourselves in the reality of life? We discuss seeking a more just and fraternal society as Protagonists of Change to fight apathy and to offer a Christian response to the social and political trouble emerging in our world.
How To Love Your Neighbor w/ Sr. Norma Pimentel
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.
Sister Norma Pimentel, Missionary Sister of Jesus Christ and Rio Grande Catholic Charities Director - One of Time Magazine’s Top 100 most-influential people of 2020
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Catholic Charities - Sister Norma Pimentel
Living Out Catholic Social Teaching
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.
Becoming one of the "Hounds of Christ"
In this episode of Protagonists of Change, Nicole Labadie talks about how motherhood led her to a deeper understanding, appreciation and love for the Virgin Mary.
Darnell Miller speaks to Adrian Fonseca, a 2020 graduate of the University of St. Thomas - Houston about discerning the priesthood and becoming one of the "Hounds of Christ - a Dominican. He shares insights from his childhood, growing up in strong Catholic family, and developing his love for the Virgin Mary.
Understanding the Basics of Catholic Social Teaching
In this weeks episode of Protagonists of Change, the team run through a beginners guide to Catholic Social Teaching. They explain the 7 tenets of CST and answer some common questions surrounding history and the practice of Catholic Social Teaching. Finally, They look at the life of St. Martin de Porres, a Dominican who, because of his work and charity, was named the patron saint of social justice.
A Catholic Response to Racism
As we look out into our country, we are reckoning with the sin of racism and a lack of justice. Now, this isn't an easy subject to talk about and we don't expect this podcast is going to change people on the spot, but we do hope that it will lead to thought, dialogue and consideration that will lead everybody closer to the truth.
In Part 1, Darnell talks about growing up Black and Mexican in America.
In Part 2, Max talks to Dr. Krista Stevens, professor of Diversity and Christian Social Ethics at John Carroll University about Racism in American Culture.
Whose that Saint? It is Venerable Pierre Toussaint!
A Hunger for More
Today we explore the theme of hunger in its various forms. From those who are literally hungry, to those who hunger for love, justice and truth and finally to those who hunger for Christ.
In part one Darnell recounts a humanizing moment while feeding the homeless in college.
In part two Max explores the complex topic of reading scripture with a hermeneutic of hunger. With the help of his former professor, Dr. Sheile McGinn, he unpacks what that means and how anybody can learn to read scripture through that lens.
Finally, in part three Nicole reflects on the life of St. Andre Bessette, the Miracle Man of Montreal, whose humility and hunger for Christ led to the healing of thousands.