Skip to main content
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.

Music: Purple Planet "Low Down Dirty"
Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Interview with Sam Rocha

Saintly Witnesses

1x
Interview with James McGuffee, Ph.D.
James McGuffee explains what computing for the social good is and his faith journey to the Catholic Church.
27:37
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.
23:31
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. 
19:18
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: https://catholicstand.com/author/richard-g-evans/
33:18
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
26:47
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
31:08
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
40:21
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?
38:26
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. 
24:29
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. 
40:57
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
29:27
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. 
33:30
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
26:02
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/natemup
17:06
August 4, 2020
Interview with Kathleen Jones
In this episode, Kathleen shares her journey of searching for religious truth in her youth. Ultimately, in Catholicism she discovered a profound and transcendent encounter with Jesus Christ through the sacraments of the Church. Professionally, Kathleen is a tv and theater writer. She has earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to showcase her talents. Follow her @HelloKathleenJ. Her website: https://www.hellokathleenjones.com/. Instagram: hellokathleenj.  Wholly Broken: https://www.whollybroken.com/
34:04
July 30, 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: https://www.avemariapress.com/author/697/Justin-McClain/
33:16
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
18:15
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
24:06
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.
22:29
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.
27:01
July 3, 2020