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Saintly Witnesses

Saintly Witnesses

By Assembly of Saints
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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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.
April 5, 2021
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. 
March 29, 2021
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.
March 25, 2021
Interview with Christina
Christina shares her Catholic faith journey and her passion for liturgical music 
March 22, 2021
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. 
March 15, 2021
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
March 8, 2021
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.
March 1, 2021
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. 
February 22, 2021
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.
February 18, 2021
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
February 16, 2021
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. 
February 8, 2021
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
February 1, 2021
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. 
January 25, 2021
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 
January 18, 2021
Exploring Catholicism in Comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy with Thomas Salerno
In this episode, Thomas explores the intersection between Christianity and nerd/geek culture. 
January 14, 2021
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.
January 11, 2021
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. 
January 4, 2021
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
December 28, 2020
Christmas Message
A short Christmas message that will help you remember God's promises. 
December 24, 2020
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!
December 21, 2020
Classics of the Decade
Here are six songs that I love. A mix for everyone's pleasure. 
December 18, 2020
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. 
December 14, 2020
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
December 7, 2020
What is Apologetics with William Hemsworth
In this episode, William shares the nature of Christian apologetics and offers practical advice for dialogue. 
December 4, 2020
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.
November 30, 2020
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
November 23, 2020
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
November 16, 2020
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. 
November 9, 2020
Interview with Gunnar Gundersen
Gunnar Gundersen shares his Catholic upbringing and the virtues that influence him as a lawyer. Follow him @GBGundersen
November 4, 2020
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
October 26, 2020
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
October 19, 2020
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
October 16, 2020
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:
October 5, 2020
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
September 22, 2020
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
September 14, 2020
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
September 7, 2020
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?
September 7, 2020
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. 
September 1, 2020
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. 
August 29, 2020
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
August 24, 2020
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. 
August 17, 2020
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
August 11, 2020
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:
August 4, 2020
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:
July 27, 2020
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
July 21, 2020
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
July 13, 2020
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.
July 8, 2020
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.
July 3, 2020