Catholic Vitamins: Nourish Your Faith From A to Z
Hi. Greetings from Arizona — the Grand Canyon state. Glad to have you with us. We are faith-filled and faithful Catholics who enjoy sharing the Good News. In fact, many of the things that are helpful to our Catholic Faith are like vitamins. They supplement the faith that was an unmerited gift starting at our Baptism.
What is Catholic Vitamins about? Each week, we bring on a guest to help us explore a faith topic (a ‘vitamin’). Bishops, priests, nuns, deacons, professors, authors, singers, musicians – we’ve been blessed to have many of these as our guests And we have regular correspondents who add their own perspective on faith matters. Please listen to a couple of our podcast shows… and maybe read a little from our blog postings. Let us know what Catholic vitamins are working for you.
Deacon Tom and Dee Fox
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Catholic Vitamin ‘Correspondents’
Meet Catholic Musician and Speaker JUSTIN STROH
Justin Stroh is our New Evangelization correspondent for Catholic Vitamins. For 20 plus years, Justin has been a musician, a singer and an evangelist and speaker. He calls his segments on our show TNEP: This New Evangelization Podcast (reflection). He often ends his challenging and thought provoking segments with the voice of Blessed John Paul II: Proclaim Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God!
In recent years, Justin has been a Lay Youth Minister/Director of Religious Education, and currently, he is the chief steward for Holy Communion at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault, MN. Justin is married and is the father of eight children. He has performed at World Youth Days in Denver, Cologne and in Sydney. One of his popular songs, appealing to all ages is the rollicking I LIKE BEING A CATHOLIC. You can find out more and gain music from Justin’s website: http://justin-stroh.blogspot.com Justin is also found at http://justinstroh.webs.com
In August of 2011, we became friends with a (then) third year candidate for the diaconate. His name is Fergal O’Neill and he’s from Naas in County Kildare, Ireland. We traveled to Ireland in the early spring of 2013, and we are so pleased to let you know that Deacon Fergal was ordained in October of that same year..
Early on, Deacon Fergal developed a quick handle on Catholic Vitamins and what we’re trying to do in our evangelization. Fergal is married (Mary) about 15 years and they have six children. He says they have a busy, happy household and that Mary deserves most of the credit. Listen to Catholic Vitamins podcasts for the delightful Irish brogue of Fergal — more important listen to his reflections You can reach Fergal by sending email to: email@example.com . Deacon Fergal is very (VERY) busy with deacon duties in Ireland and so we hear a bit less of him in 2015, but we appreciate each recorded reflection that he can share on Catholic Vitamins.
Marianna Bartholomew has been with Catholic Vitamins since the fall of 2011. She’s winner of seven national Catholic Press Association Journalism Awards and Chicago’s 1993 Cardinal’s Communications Award for Professional Excellence. Her articles have appeared in EXTENSION Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Digest and in Chicago’s Catholic New World and other diocesan newspapers across the nation. Former Managing Editor of the Catholic home mission EXTENSION Magazine, Bartholomew has traveled to and reported on conditions in the poorest, most isolated pockets of our nation, from Louisiana’s Cajun communities and Appalachia’s hollows to Montana’s remote Indian missions. Blessed to be a wife and homeschooling mother of three, she now teaches in a homeschool cooperative, freelance writes from her Chicago area home, and is completing her first novel for young adults.We are fortunate to have Marianna’s sharings about any topic — but the one that we’ve specifically suggested for her concentration is MISSIONARY MOMENTS — her stories, insights and memories of visiting the ‘mission territories’ of the United States.
BTW: We haven’t asked for nor raised any money/donationsl on Catholic Vitamins — so Marianna and the others are volunteers who serve because of their good hearts. Marianna is sharing Missionary Moments almost every week as her busy schedule allows. Thank you Marianna. Pure gift. Marianna blogs at finerfields.blogspot.com and at catholicnewsagency.com. She can be found on Twitter under “finerfields” and reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also pleased to have reached an agreement with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio to provide our listeners with selected segments of the popular and powerful speakers who regularly come to Franciscan, especially for their Summer Conferences. Among these speakers are Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. Francis Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, S. G. L., Sr. Briege McKenna, O. S. C. and many others.
Keep listening to Catholic Vitamins for special talk segments from the Summer Conferences at Franciscan University. And you can find these talks and many recent years conference speakers by going to the Franciscan University library to order CD’s and DVD’s. bookstore.franciscan.edu
One final note: About a year ago, we invited a guest to come on the show, her name is Sonja Corbitt. She is an awesome Scripture Evangelist. We had so much comment about her that in 2014, Deacon Tom made outreach and asked if we could have Sonja join us fairly regularly as her speaking and travel schedules allow. Sonja gave us an enthusiastic green light, and so we will have Sonja’s Scripture Supplements on our Catholic Vitamins Podcasts. Let us know how you like these. You can find Sonja and her schedule and products at her website: www.pursuingthesummit.com/