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Follow to Lead is a monthly podcast produced by the Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative (diaschools.org) primarily for leaders and professionals in Catholic Education. Our goal is to help our audience listen for and follow God’s call in order that, both personally and professionally, we may lead others to God. Each month co-hosts Fr. Randy Sly and Kyle Pietrantonio will showcase stories of inspiration, observations and insights from Catholic leaders, well-known speakers, school administrators and others active in the educational mission of the Church. Follow to Lead can help each of us know better how God is calling us, and the role passionate Catholic education plays in spreading His message of faith, hope and love. New podcast weblog

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Follow to Lead is a monthly podcast produced by the Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative (diaschools.org) primarily for leaders and professionals in Catholic Education. Our goal is to help our audience listen for and follow God’s call in order that, both personally and professionally, we may lead others to God. Each month co-hosts Fr. Randy Sly and Kyle Pietrantonio will showcase stories of inspiration, observations and insights from Catholic leaders, well-known speakers, school administrators and others active in the educational mission of the Church. Follow to Lead can help each of us know better how God is calling us, and the role passionate Catholic education plays in spreading His message of faith, hope and love. New podcast weblog

    #81: “Catholic Powerhouses Unite to Provide Wholesome New Book Fairs,” with Fr. Joseph Fessio, Ignatius Press

    #81: “Catholic Powerhouses Unite to Provide Wholesome New Book Fairs,” with Fr. Joseph Fessio, Ignatius Press

    Ave Maria University and Ignatius Press have teamed up to offer Ignatius Book Fairs, a Catholic-focused book fair for parents and schools who want to offer their children an alternative to the Scholastic Book Fairs, which have recently become a haven for inappropriate content for children. Today, on “Follow to Lead” we’re talking with Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, about the current state of book fair content and this new Catholic-based approach.
    National alternatives to such inappropriate and harmful content have not existed until now, leaving Catholic schools in a difficult position when they want to provide great books to their students. Ignatius Book Fairs has been launched to fill this void, with the ability to ship a high-quality, beautiful and fun book fair anywhere in the United States.

    • 40 min
    #80: “A New Cutting Edge Masters in Evangelization,” with Dr. Tom Harmon, University of St. Thomas

    #80: “A New Cutting Edge Masters in Evangelization,” with Dr. Tom Harmon, University of St. Thomas

    It is no secret that the Church has been hemorrhaging members in recent years. Troubled by polarization, skepticism, narcissism, our culture aches for the peace and joy of life in Jesus Christ. But how can they hear the truth of the Gospel anew? To take on this challenge, Word on Fire Institute and UST-Houston created a new accredited Master’s of Arts program offering academically rigorous engagement with the thinkers, ideas, and practical methods necessary to proclaim the Gospel to a secularized and tech-saturated world.
    This episode of “Follow to Lead” features a conversation with Dr. Tom Harmon, Professor and Scanlan Foundation Chair of Theology as well as the Associate Director of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. He is the director of this new academic initiative.

    • 35 min
    #79: “Building a Culture of Discipleship for Catholic School Students,” with Pat Reidy of JSerra High School

    #79: “Building a Culture of Discipleship for Catholic School Students,” with Pat Reidy of JSerra High School

    Today we will be talking with Pat Reidy, Vice-President of Mission and Faith at JSerra High School in Orange County, CA about discipleship in the lives of our Catholic School Students. In Luke 6:40, Jesus talks about discipleship, saying, “A disciple who is fully taught will be like his teacher.” So, forming disciples is about communicating likeness - being like Jesus, which can happen to students in class, community life, small groups and through extra-curricular activities. Pat will also share their experiences with RCIA in a school setting.

    • 48 min
    #78: “Accompanying Students To College & Career Fulfillment,” with Michael Schell and Sarah Hogan

    #78: “Accompanying Students To College & Career Fulfillment,” with Michael Schell and Sarah Hogan

    Today we will be talking with Michael Schell, Headmaster at Sparhawk Academy, an independent day school for boys grades 3-8 in Millis, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, and Sarah Hogan, Director of College Counseling and Alumni Engagement at Providence Academy, in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.
    Michael and Sarah are looking to bring strength and community for those who work in the area of school counseling by hosting a special fellowship this summer at Sparhawk Academy. The fellowship is provided in cooperation with DIA Schools Collaborative, recognizing the need to accompany students toward the future with a strong faith focus. We will explore the world of the school counselor and the opportunities available for the summer fellowship.

    • 45 min
    #77: The Clean Water Challenge with Michele Sagarino, President of Cross Catholic Outreach

    #77: The Clean Water Challenge with Michele Sagarino, President of Cross Catholic Outreach

    Catholic Schools are always looking for ways to make a difference through prayer, fasting and almsgiving? Cross Catholic Outreach, a Vatican-endorsed Catholic global relief and development ministry, is inviting U.S. Catholics to join a large-scale “clean water challenge” to bring safe, abundant drinking water to distant corners of the world — including villages in Zambia facing the country’s worst cholera outbreak in decades. Today, we will be talking with CCO President Michele Sagarino about this this effort, carried out with Catholic ministry partners in nine developing countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.

    • 40 min
    #76: “True Confessions: Voices of Faith from a Life in the Church” with Francis X. Maier, a Senior Fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC

    #76: “True Confessions: Voices of Faith from a Life in the Church” with Francis X. Maier, a Senior Fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC

    There has been a lot of criticism of the Catholic Church in the United States, but few critics of the Church have taken the time to really talk with her people. The book “True Confessions: Voices of Faith from a Life in the Church” by Francis X. Maier, fills that vacuum, as he talked with 103 bishops, priests, deacons and lay people from every walk of life. 
    In this episode of "Follow to Lead," we’ll be talking about this book with Mr. Maier and what we can learn about the church as well as today’s Catholic educational experience.
    As a Senior Fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, Mr. Maier’s work focuses on the intersection of Christian faith, culture, and public life, with special attention to lay formation and action.

    • 49 min

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Mission focused

If we are to build up Catholic education as a mission-driven apostolate, then we must constantly talk about and think about our mission. If we don’t regularly pay attention to mission, we drift. Fortunately, this podcast comes at just the right time, providing us all with nourishing, inspiring, and challenging conversations about realizing this mission, especially through the witness and sacrifice of those whom the Lord calls to lead others into the fullness of Catholic life.

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Very Uplifting

Great job on the first episode...I’m excited to see what’s in store for the future. The content is very edifying, valuable for my personal and professional life.

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Fantastic Program!

Excellent content - looking forward to future episodes!

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