St. Philip Institute Podcast

A podcast on how to teach the Catholic faith

The St. Philip Institute Podcast is filmed on site in our studio and features members of the institute and Bishop Joseph Strickland himself discussing how to teach the Catholic faith to our families and friends. Each episode focuses on a teaching of the Catholic Church and how it relates to real life. Three teams of hosts cover all seasons of life: Mikki Sciba and Deanna Johnston talk about raising young families, Doug Barry and Fr. Justin Braun discuss issues of importance to men who are living the life of faith, and Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Joseph Strickland talk about connecting theology to the journey of faith as we mature and seek wisdom. Watch for new episodes every Wednesday!

Teachings for an Unbelieving World

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe comes onto the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss the an exciting new publication from Ave Maria Press: a never before published work of Pope St. John Paul II. Along with Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Dr. Luke Arrendondo, she breaks down the significance of this new book and it’s place in the life and work of John Paul II. The book is titled “Teachings for an Unbelieving World”.

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Teachings for an Unbelieving World

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Personhood and Social Issues

Dr. Janet Smith comes on the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss her latest article written for the National Catholic Register, “Black Lives Matter: What’s a Parent to Do?” They discuss how parents can engage in dialogue with their teens on difficult social issues.

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Parents as Teachers

Join Fr. Braun and Deanna Johnston as they discuss how parents can pass on the Faith to their families! They also discuss the brand new Faith Formation Online Program being launched by the St. Philip Institute and how it can help parents in this mission as the first and primary teachers of their children. 

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Catechesis in 2020

In the wake of the release of the new General Directory for Catechesis, Dr. Petroc Willey joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos to discuss how the Church wants us to hand on the Faith. Dr. Willey is a world renowned expert on the subject of catechesis; in 2012 he was appointed as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization by Pope Benedict XVI. He is currently the Director of the Catechetical Institute based out of Steubenville, Ohio and a Professor of Catechetics at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Cultural Iconoclasm

Bishop Strickland recently coined the term, “cultural iconoclasm” to describe the phenomenon of tearing down statues that is taking place across the United States. In this fascinating discussion, Bishop Strickland and artist-in-residence Robert Puschautz are joined by sculptor Anthony Visco to discuss this subject in detail and what it reveals about us as a culture.

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The Secret of Fatima & the ‘O my Jesus’ Prayer

July 13th is the day Our Lady of Fatima revealed the ‘O My Jesus’ prayer. As we approach this anniversary, Dr. Luke Arredondo delves into the meaning and significance of this prayer as well as the much discussed Secret of Fatima. This is one of Dr. Arredondo’s favorite topics; he co-authored a book on the ‘O My Jesus’ prayer which is available for purchase on the St. Philip Institute website!

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The Secret of Fatima & the 'O my Jesus' Prayer

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Your Blue Flame

Jennifer Fulwiler is a mom of 6 as well as an author, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. She is also a convert to the Catholic Faith, a journey she chronicles in her award-winning book, “Something Other Than God”. This week she joins Bishop Strickland and Institute staff members to discuss her latest book, “Your Blue Flame”, and the importance of pursuing the things that make you joyful.

Teen Girls and Anxiety

For teenage girls, peer pressure has gone from local to global. Bishop Strickland and Dr. Stacy sit down to talk with Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Simone Key, from Stella Maris Christian counseling about how to begin to deal with overwhelming anxiety in our teen girls. This is a much needed conversation we plan to continue.

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Hope to Die

Dr. Scott Hahn is a Professor of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio and a convert to the Catholic Faith who is widely known for his great love for the Sacred Scriptures. This week he joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos on the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss his latest book – Hope to Die – an analysis of the uniquely Christian belief in the Resurrection of the Body.

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One Wrong Righted

Ms. Debi Vinnedge returns to the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss some good news for the pro-life cause! Join Debi, Bishop Strickland, and Stacy as they discuss the significance of the latest news from Sanofi Pasteur – a pharmaceutical giant which has just discontinued the development of a vaccine made from aborted fetal tissue.

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