31 episodes

Conversations with Catholics of color and those from communities of non-European origin, where we can get to know about each other’s faith experiences, stories, spirituality, and culture.

Voices From the Pews Lorna DesRoses

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

Conversations with Catholics of color and those from communities of non-European origin, where we can get to know about each other’s faith experiences, stories, spirituality, and culture.

    Reflection

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Sharing the Vision of Black Catholic Congress
    In this episode, I share impressions and highlights of the 13th National Black Catholic Congress which brought almost 3000 black Catholics from around the United States together in Maryland this past July.  
     
    To read today’s transcript go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wSTojDUvmGdgYLDpYOD1JN2riu0e0tfV/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107774066431502474908&rtpof=true&sd=true
     
    What is the National Black Catholic Congress? Go to www.nbccongress.org
    See some photos from the closing Mass at Congress XIII, https://nbccongress.org/photo-gallery-closing-mass-at-national-black-catholic-congress-xiii/
    Cardinal Gregory speaking at Congress XIII, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSN-zGqV7hA
    Black Catholics from Boston attend Congress XIII, http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.php?ID=195285
     
     
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    • 7 min
    Fr. Paul Zirimenya

    Fr. Paul Zirimenya

    Fr. Paul Zirimenya
    Be A Light for Others
    Today, we are joined by Fr. Paul Zirimenya, a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco who currently serves as the chaplain for the Deaf community and administrator of St. Benedict's Parish. Fr. Paul shares about discerning his vocation to the priesthood, his journey from Uganda to the United States and his ministry to deaf and hearing, different cultural backgrounds and all walks of life.
    Transcript of today’s episode:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U05xC_do8BiuSMw_aXHCCDYmqUWfKitF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107774066431502474908&rtpof=true&sd=true
    To learn about St. Benedict parish for the Deaf in San Francisco
    sfdeafcatholics.org
    Deaf people have their own language with distinctive cultural and linguistic features and consider their communicative abilities to be fully thriving. Read about Deaf Culture, https://ncpd.org/disability-ministry/deafness-hearing-loss
    the ministries and programs of The national Catholic Office for the Deaf
    https://www.ncod.org
    and the International Catholic Deaf Association
    https://www.icda-us.org/
    the history of American Sign language (ASL)
    www.startasl.com/history-of-american-sign-language/
    Pray the Our Father in ASL, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkvQps_QBE
    Ugandan Sign Language
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugandan_Sign_Language
    Brief lesson in Ugandan Sign Language (USL)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAfLZ-BgK60
    During this episode, I mention that I will be attending Congress XIII and will be presenting during one of the break out sessions. To learn more about the National Black Catholic Congress
    www.nbccongresss.org

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    • 57 min
    Kimberly Pérez

    Kimberly Pérez

    Kimberly Pérez 
    Counseling Through the Eyes of Mercy
     
    Kimberly Perez, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Founder of the Divine Mercy Healing and Counseling Center joins us today for a conversation about her journey of faith, the way in which her faith in Christ shapes how she sees her role as a therapist, the importance of mental wellness and the stigma surrounding mental health in communities of color
    NOTE: if you or someone you know is in need of support, please reach out to a licensed professional. You can also call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number .
     
    To learn more about Kimberly's practice, go too:
    https://divinemercyhealingcounseling.com
     

     Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers:
    https://catholicmhm.org 

     national Catholic Partnership on Disability Council on Mental Illness and Wellness
    https://ncpd.org/councilonmentalillness
     
     
     
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    • 34 min
    Paul Albert (Encore)

    Paul Albert (Encore)

    Paul Albert (Encore)
    Answering the Call to Mission
    This is a rerelease episode of a conversation with Paul Albert, husband, father, and Director of Missions for Life Teen as well as cofounder of Missionary Impulse. Paul shares his transformative faith journey and the impact that answering the call to mission has had on him and his wife Anna.
     
    invite Paul to speak at your next event,
    www.catholicspeakersofcolor.com 
     
    www.missionaryimpulse.com 
    Watch Paul talk about (in Haitian Creole) the St. John Paul II Center in Madian, Haiti,
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A95AtfStnQ
    Read about Paul and Anna as they were preparing for their wedding and to become missionaries.
    www.enterprisenews.com/story/news/2011/08/20/stoughton-couple-prepares-for-mission/40074764007/
     
    learn more about Life Teen,
    //lifeteen.com
     learn about Life Teen’s mission in Haiti.
    //lifeteen.com/missions/haiti-missions/
    Read St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, Redemptoris Missio, that Paul briefly references during our conversation,
    www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_07121990_redemptoris-missio.html

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    • 32 min
    Richard Lane

    Richard Lane

     Richard Lane
    Go Make Disciples.
     
    Richard Lane, Catholic lay evangelist, Director of Evangelization at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish in Toledo,  Ohio, and friend of the podcast joins us today to reflect on the importance of evangelization and why we need to always be ready to share our witness of how Christ has made a difference in our lives. Richard will be featured on a future episode where you will hear his inspiring faith journey.
     
     
    You can find Richard Lane at
    richardlaneministries.com
     
    Read about what the Church teaches about evangelization. This is only a small sample
    Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World, Pope Francis, 2013 www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html
    U.S. Bishops document, Go Make Disciples, www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/go-and-make-disciples/introduction_go_and_make_disciples
    Inviting All to Follow Jesus: Pastoral Letter on Evangelization, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap_., 2011_
    www.bostoncatholic.org/sites/g/files/zjfyce871/files/2020-01/PastoralLetterRGB_4_EnglishLetter.pdf

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    • 6 min
    Ashley Piche

    Ashley Piche

    Ashley Piche
    A Heart for Truth, Beauty, and Creation
     
     Today’s guest, Ashley Piche, wife, mother, educator, and Executive Director of Creatio, shares about her journey of faith and how her search for meaning in suffering led her to find solace in the Catholic Church. We also learn about the ministry of Creatio.
     
    To find out more about Creatio’s mission trips and pilgrimages, go to, https://creatio.org
    And about the Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage, Italy, go to https://creatio.org/causes/frassati-info/.
    Read about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/pier-giorgio-frassati-736
    https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=6994
    Seven keys to finding God in nature, https://denvercatholic.org/seven-keys-to-finding-god-in-nature/
    Read LAUDATO SI on the Care of Our Common Home, Encyclical by Pope Francis, May 2015
    https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
    Learn about St. Patrick, https://www.galwaycathedral.ie/news/saint-month-st-patrick
    And pray the Lorica of St. Patrick, https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

    Ashley is an avid reader. Here are a few selections she has read along her journey of faith:
    No man is an island by Thomas Merton, https://www.amazon.com/No-Man-Island-Thomas-Merton/dp/0156027739
    Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, https://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926
     Anthology of short stories by Flannery O’Connor, https://www.amazon.com/Flannery-OConnor-Collected-Everything-Converge/dp/0940450372/ref=asc_df_0940450372/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312014159271&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1016789132087341544&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=90
     
     
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Emily Strand ,

A Much Needed Podcast, and a Good Listen

Voices from the Pews is an unexpected and yet much needed window into Catholic beliefs and culture. I love hearing the stories of the diverse guests and how they put their Catholic faith into action. Lorna is a great host and interviewer, and she chooses interesting guests who help us recognize that “catholic” means “universal”. Listeners will enjoy meeting these folks as well. Listen and subscribe to this insightful show!

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