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Saintly Witnesses

Saintly Witnesses

By Saintly Witnesses

Roaming across social media, there are countless faithful men and women that are Catholic Christians. Within this thriving community, there are many reverts, converts, and cradle Catholics that have varying careers, interests and skills. This podcast seeks to inform the many members of social media about the faith journey and passions of a familiar Catholic that is living out their faith in love.

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Conversation with Jant Blur
Conversation with Jant Blur
In this episode, Jant provides us with his faith journey and inner look into his musical production skills.
31:47
November 15, 2022
Conversation with Briana
Conversation with Briana
In this episode, Briana shares her journey to the Catholic Church and why she loves the hobby of writing/contributing at online sites. 
14:15
September 12, 2022
Interview with Eyram Klu
Interview with Eyram Klu
In this episode, Eyram highlights his conversion story and the moral/ethical implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution 
28:52
August 08, 2022
Fr. Josh Interviews Efran Menny
Fr. Josh Interviews Efran Menny
Fr. Josh puts Efran in the hot seat and asks him crucial questions about his conversion, the sacrament of matrimony, and work as a social work educator. 
52:03
July 27, 2022
Interview with Fr. Josh
Interview with Fr. Josh
In this conversation, Fr. Josh shares some an vibrant story of how he got to the priesthood. Also, he highlights some of his experiences working as a priest. Follow him @tweetmobb
34:16
March 23, 2022
Conversation with Meet Father Rivers Podcast
Conversation with Meet Father Rivers Podcast
In this episode, Emily Strand and Eric Styles discuss their experiences and relationship with Black liturgist and composer Fr. Clarence Joseph Rivers. Plus, they share amazing insights about his life and ministry. 
45:52
March 02, 2022
Conversation with Fr. Ajani Gibson
Conversation with Fr. Ajani Gibson
In this episode, Fr. Ajani Gibson shares his vocational journey and how he discerned the call to the priesthood. 
23:58
November 18, 2021
Conversation with Katie
Conversation with Katie
Katie shares her journey of seeking religious truth and invaluable lessons she's learned along the way. Follow her at @MKateFP
24:48
November 01, 2021
A Critical Conversation on Racial Justice and the Church with Matt Kappadakunnel
A Critical Conversation on Racial Justice and the Church with Matt Kappadakunnel
In this episode, Matt shares vital suggestions about how Catholics can work for racial justice.  Follow him on Twitter @matt_k007
40:28
October 11, 2021
Interview with Ogechi Akalegbere
Interview with Ogechi Akalegbere
Ogechi Akalegbere shares the importance of being a social justice warrior. Plus, she talks about her strong Catholic foundation that influences her advocacy work. Follow her @gechmeifyoucan
31:23
June 07, 2021
Interview with Prodigyl
Interview with Prodigyl
Prodigyl shares his dynamic faith journey from various traditions in the Church and gives perspectives about being a Catholic Hip-Hop artist. 
40:16
June 01, 2021
Interview with Alessandra Harris
Interview with Alessandra Harris
In this conversation, Alessandra Harris shares a piece of her Catholic faith story and her stellar career as an author.   
14:45
May 24, 2021
Interview with Dr. Mary McConner
Interview with Dr. Mary McConner
Dr. Mary McConner shares her faith journey from Protestantism to Catholicism. Also, she shares her passion for higher education and work for equity, inclusion, and diversity.  
17:42
May 17, 2021
Interview with Kyndel
Interview with Kyndel
Kyndel shares her conversion story to the Catholic Church from a Jehovah's Witness background. Also, she talks about her passion for manga and anime culture.
19:10
May 10, 2021
A Conversation With The Popish Plot
A Conversation With The Popish Plot
Mike, Nate, and Jessica talk, with a dose of humor, about their love of the Catholic Church.
26:23
April 27, 2021
Interview with Kevin J. Schilling
Interview with Kevin J. Schilling
Kevin shares his reversion story to the Catholic Church and talks about important initiatives as a city council member in Burien, WA.  
28:36
April 19, 2021
Interview with Vincent Spadoni
Interview with Vincent Spadoni
Vincent shares his Catholic faith journey and some immeasurable wisdom about working in Catholic education.
17:52
April 12, 2021
Faith Driven Evangelism with Santonio Hill
Faith Driven Evangelism with Santonio Hill
Santonio shares the importance of evangelism and how he brings the life-giving message of Jesus Christ to inner-city teens.
35:49
April 05, 2021
A Journey Into The Church Pt. 2 with Justin
A Journey Into The Church Pt. 2 with Justin
Justin shares more of his perspectives as a Black Catholic and the work with his apostolate. 
27:06
March 29, 2021
The Importance of Where Peter Is with Mike Lewis
The Importance of Where Peter Is with Mike Lewis
In this episode, Mike shares his faith story and why Where Peter Is a much-needed voice against the dissenters of Pope Francis.
51:54
March 25, 2021
Interview with Christina
Interview with Christina
Christina shares her Catholic faith journey and her passion for liturgical music 
17:31
March 22, 2021
Liberation Theology and the Catholic Faith with Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg
Liberation Theology and the Catholic Faith with Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg
In this episode, Vanesa provides a helpful understanding of why liberation theology is a necessary framework and how it can aid the Church. Also, she shares her influential Latino Catholic faith journey. 
36:19
March 15, 2021
Vocation Inspiration with Br. Vince Mary, O.F.M.Cap.
Vocation Inspiration with Br. Vince Mary, O.F.M.Cap.
In this episode, Br. Vince Mary, O.F.M. shares his discernment and vocation story for the Capuchin Franciscans. Follow him @BrVinMary
23:38
March 08, 2021
Moving Towards a Just Economy with Daniel Amiri
Moving Towards a Just Economy with Daniel Amiri
Daniel shares some papal wisdom on economics and how the Catholic Church advocates for an economy based on the common good.
19:31
March 01, 2021
Interview with Dr. Timone Davis
Interview with Dr. Timone Davis
In this conversation, Dr. Timone Davis shares her work at PEACE centered WHOLENESS, Loyola University Chicago, and at the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. 
32:05
February 22, 2021
Building a Just Society with Ian
Building a Just Society with Ian
In this episode, Ian shares his conversion process to the Catholic Church and his beliefs for an inclusive society built on shared prosperity.
36:47
February 18, 2021
Interview with Jack Bingham
Interview with Jack Bingham
In this episode, Jack talks about his Catholic faith and how he found healing from mental illness and addiction. Follow him at @HopeCatholic
14:03
February 16, 2021
A Journey Into The Church Pt. 1 with Justin
A Journey Into The Church Pt. 1 with Justin
In this episode, Justin takes us into his experiences and thoughts as he joined the Catholic faith. Moreover, he shares his discernment process to the priesthood and what inspired him to launch the BLACKCATHOLIC apostolate. 
36:56
February 08, 2021
Called to Political Action with Angela
Called to Political Action with Angela
In this episode, Angela shares why it was essential for her to join the political process and make her voice heard. Follow her @AngelaM_SLP
19:46
February 01, 2021
Hip-Hop With A Purpose ft. Kody Free
Hip-Hop With A Purpose ft. Kody Free
In this episode, Kody Free shares his perspective on hip-hop/rap and offers some deep Catholic perspectives. 
30:11
January 25, 2021
Embracing Discipleship with Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Embracing Discipleship with Meg Hunter-Kilmer
In this episode, Meg shares her powerful testimony of what influenced her to embrace radical discipleship. Follow her @MegHunterKilmer 
21:47
January 18, 2021
Exploring Catholicism in Comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy with Thomas Salerno
Exploring Catholicism in Comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy with Thomas Salerno
In this episode, Thomas explores the intersection between Christianity and nerd/geek culture. 
24:22
January 14, 2021
Highlighting the Indigenous Catholic Experience with Duma
Highlighting the Indigenous Catholic Experience with Duma
In this episode, Duma shares how he has found healing through the Byzantine rite. Also, he provides a vital glimpse into the Indigenous Catholic experience. Follow him at @duma_lupe.
15:22
January 11, 2021
Breaking the Chains of Addiction and Attachments with Scott Weeman
Breaking the Chains of Addiction and Attachments with Scott Weeman
In this episode, Scott Weeman shares his powerful testimony of recovery and fully embracing his Catholic faith. Also, Scott shares the inspiration and transformative work his nonprofit does with Catholic in Recovery, a ministry dedicated to breaking chains of addictions and unhealthy attachments. 
28:31
January 04, 2021
Evangelism Through the Power of Lego with John Kraemer
Evangelism Through the Power of Lego with John Kraemer
In this episode, John Kraemer gives us the details about the Lego Church Project, a ministry he created that showcases Catholic beauty through Lego. Follow him @Kc8wzm
17:30
December 28, 2020
Christmas Message
Christmas Message
A short Christmas message that will help you remember God's promises. 
01:34
December 24, 2020
Being a Catholic Speaker with Marcia Lane-McGee
Being a Catholic Speaker with Marcia Lane-McGee
In this episode, Marcia shares her conversion to the Catholic Church and her experiences as a Catholic speaker!
26:16
December 21, 2020
Classics of the Decade
Classics of the Decade
Here are six songs that I love. A mix for everyone's pleasure. 
37:28
December 18, 2020
Vocation Story, Society of Jesus and Missionary Work with Ian Peoples, S.J.
Vocation Story, Society of Jesus and Missionary Work with Ian Peoples, S.J.
In this episode, Ian Peoples, S.J., shares his faith journey and what influenced him to become a Jesuit. Also, he highlights his missionary work in Belize City, Belize. 
22:37
December 14, 2020
Children's Liturgy of the Word with Heidi Witte
Children's Liturgy of the Word with Heidi Witte
In this episode, Heidi shares the inspiration behind her program, Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  Follow her @KidsLiturgy
25:49
December 07, 2020
What is Apologetics with William Hemsworth
What is Apologetics with William Hemsworth
In this episode, William shares the nature of Christian apologetics and offers practical advice for dialogue. 
23:35
December 04, 2020
Seeking Femininity and Following God's Call with Maria T.
Seeking Femininity and Following God's Call with Maria T.
In this episode, Maria shares how she aspires to give life to others through service and why she embraces the power of womanhood.
22:48
November 30, 2020
ADOS Movement, Reparations and Environmental Racism
ADOS Movement, Reparations and Environmental Racism
Lionel Riley shares why ADOS, American Descendants of Slavery, demand social and economic justice in the United States.  Also, he highlights his work as an advocate against environmental injustice in Louisiana. Follow him @LionelRiley8
30:29
November 23, 2020
Exploring How Catholicism Influences Poetry
Exploring How Catholicism Influences Poetry
In this episode, Christopher Buckley shares how his Catholic faith influences his work as a poet. Follow him @Chris_Buckley
38:00
November 16, 2020
The Necessity of Proclaiming the Catholic Faith
The Necessity of Proclaiming the Catholic Faith
In this episode, Javier joins the podcast to discuss why it's important to proclaim the Catholic faith in our society where relativism is widespread. 
19:32
November 09, 2020
Interview with Gunnar Gundersen
Interview with Gunnar Gundersen
Gunnar Gundersen shares his Catholic upbringing and the virtues that influence him as a lawyer. Follow him @GBGundersen
35:26
November 04, 2020
Interview with James McGuffee, Ph.D.
Interview with James McGuffee, Ph.D.
James McGuffee explains what computing for the social good is and his faith journey to the Catholic Church. Follow him @jwmcguffee
27:38
October 26, 2020
Interview with Darrick Taylor, Ph.D.
Interview with Darrick Taylor, Ph.D.
Dr. Darrick Taylor shares how he discovered the Catholic Church and why he started Controversies in Church History, a teaching series dedicated to helping young Catholics learn more about the history of the Catholic Church. Follow his work @ControversiesH and https://churchcontroversies.com/
23:32
October 19, 2020
Interview with Davin Bernstein
Interview with Davin Bernstein
In this episode, Davin shares his upbringing as a Catholic and what it means to work in public service. Follow him @davinbern
19:19
October 16, 2020
Interview with Richard Evans
Interview with Richard Evans
In this episode, Richard shares how a deeper appreciation of Catholic moral theology helped him find his way back to the Church. Moreover, he highlights his passion for social advocacy. Follow him@rich_catholic. Read his work here: https://catholicstand.com/author/richard-g-evans/
33:18
October 05, 2020
Interview with Tamaia
Interview with Tamaia
In this episode, Tamaia shares how her pursuit for Christian truth led her to find the Catholic Church. Also, she invites us into her world of social work and what influenced her to pick a career in this field. Follow her at: @MaiaArising
26:47
September 22, 2020
Interview with Jose Rodriguez
Interview with Jose Rodriguez
In this episode, Jose shares his Catholic faith journey of openness to truth and finding God through various life experiences. Moreover, he discusses what it means to be an ambassador for Christ through his witness as an educator.  Follow him @WeirdEducator
31:09
September 14, 2020
Interview with Bret Ware
Interview with Bret Ware
In this episode, Bret Ware shares the power of worshiping as a family in the Catholic Church.  Moreover, he gives us a peak into what influenced him to become a public servant in local politics. Follow him @blkunicornbcw
40:21
September 07, 2020
Efran Menny interview with WCU Catholic Ministry
Efran Menny interview with WCU Catholic Ministry
Some things we discuss during the interview What's your background (were you raised in a particular church?) What drew you to the Catholic Church?  What was it like choosing to become part of a church with such a small African-American population? Did that enter into your thinking? Have you experienced discrimination because of your race within the Catholic Church? When white people (or white Catholics in particular) ask, "What can I do to promote justice and fight against racism?" what is your response?
38:26
September 07, 2020
Interview with Teresa
Interview with Teresa
In this episode, Teresa shares her story!  She gives us a glimpse into her upbringing as a Catholic and her motivation for pursing various branches of science.  Also, she shares her experiences in data science. A firm believer in the power of inquiry and faith,  Teresa is a powerful witness of the Catholic faith. 
24:30
September 01, 2020
Interview with Sam Rocha
Interview with Sam Rocha
For this episode, I was able to snag Sam Rocha. During our time, we talked about his upbringing in a lay missionary household and his experiences in the Catholic faith. Also, he shared what it's like to work in academia and education. 
40:58
August 29, 2020
Interview with Drew Martin
Interview with Drew Martin
In this episode, Drew Martin takes us on a dive into how faith and reason impacted his faith journey. Moreover, he gives us a glimpse into the practices and responsibilities of working in oil and gas law. Listen to how he weaves his Catholic faith in the field of law!  Follow him @IgnotasArtes
29:28
August 24, 2020
Interview with Sara Freeman
Interview with Sara Freeman
In this episode, Sarah shares her experiences growing up in a household that fostered the Catholic faith. Also, she gives the ins and outs of taking care of her husband and children. She strives to show the love of Christ in the vocation of matrimony and parenthood. 
33:31
August 17, 2020
Interview with Josh Hengemuhle
Interview with Josh Hengemuhle
In this episode, Josh Hengemuhle shares his experience growing up as a faithful and practicing cradle Catholic.  There has never been a time when Josh hasn't been nourished by the sacramental life and teachings of the Church.  Moreover, he gives his experience as an Assistant Dead of Students and why Catholic higher education matters. Follow him @hangamule
26:02
August 11, 2020
Interview with Nate Tinner-Williams
Interview with Nate Tinner-Williams
In this episode, Nate shares his journey from various denominations in Protestantism to discovering the Eastern Orthodox Church. From his studies, he examined the truth claims of Catholicism which lead him to discover Black Catholicism. Also in this episode, Nate discusses how he got into the field of singing and the experiences he's had while performing.  Follow him on Twitter :@natemup. Check his music out: https://www.youtube.com/user/natemup
15:24
August 04, 2020
Interview with Justin McClain
Interview with Justin McClain
In this episode, Justin McClain shares his upbringing of going through the motions as a cradle Catholic but eventually a powerful turning point happened that strengthened his faith. After being introduced to the field of education, he decided to take on this career as a passionate ambassador for the Catholic faith. Follow him @JustinMcClainOP. Find his books by Ave Maria Press: https://www.avemariapress.com/author/697/Justin-McClain/
33:16
July 27, 2020
Interview with Kevin Harmon
Interview with Kevin Harmon
In this episode, I speak with Kevin Harmon who is currently a seminarian at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.  After leaving the faith during his teenage years, he reverted back with a desire for stronger intellectual foundations in the Catholic faith.  After college, he felt a yearning in his heart to give his life to God and eventually found himself entering seminary. While studying for the priesthood, he picked up a strong passion for Thomism and Neo-Scholasticism. You can follow him @RomanThomism
18:15
July 21, 2020
Interview with Rebecca Christian
Interview with Rebecca Christian
In this episode, I speak with Rebecca Christian about her upbringing as a cradle Catholic and reversion to the Catholic Church. In addition, Rebecca highlights her work as a Catholic Christian doula. In this role, she provides emotional and physical support during labor and postpartum aid to help families thrive with their new infant.  Follow her @thebexbecbecca
24:06
July 13, 2020
Interview with Jermaine Bagnall
Interview with Jermaine Bagnall
In this episode, I speak with Jermaine Bagnall about this faith journey and career as a producer. Baptized as a Catholic, he then took a spiritual detour into Protestantism.  At the suggestion of his girlfriend (now fiancée) he attended a midnight Mass and eventually enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Also, he discusses his exciting journey and role in the media Industry as a producer. He currently works at Salt and Light Television as a producer. Follow him @jermainebagnall.
22:30
July 08, 2020
Interview with Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Ph.D.
Interview with Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Ph.D.
In this episode, I speak with Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Ph.D. about her upbringing in Congregationalism to her influential brother guiding her into the Catholic faith. Moreover, she highlights her story as an advocate for equitable special education services for families that have children with individual differences and learning needs. Follow her at @LydiaOcasioS.
27:01
July 03, 2020