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!
Deacon Chip Jones comes onto the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss the events of the past week in Minneapolis & throughout the country, and how we should view these events in the light of our Faith.
Bishop Strickland promulgated the Constitution on Teaching 3 years ago in May of 2017. Dr Stacy Trasancos, Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute, sits down with two other Institute staff members to discuss what makes this such a visionary teaching document for the New Evangelization.
Dan Burke, President of the Avila Institute and former President of EWTN News, is this week’s special guest on the St. Philip Institute Podcast. He shares his experience of contracting and recovering from Coronavirus and how it had a profound spiritual impact on him. Dan, Bishop Strickland, and Stacy also discuss the impact governmental responses to the virus have had on our free autonomy to worship.
Ms Debi Vinnedge, pro-life & ethical vaccine campaigner, joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos on the St. Philip Institute Podcast. In the wake of Archbishop Viganò’s public letter, “Appeal for the Church and the World”, they discuss the use of aborted fetal tissue in the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine and what Catholics can do to stand against this moral evil.
Fr. Donald Calloway joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos on the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss his latest book, Consecration to St. Joseph! They discuss why devotion to St. Joseph is so relevant for our time and how he is a worthy role model for all Catholic men.
Bishop Joseph Strickland recently promulgated a pastoral letter “On the Ethical Development of COVID-19 Vaccine.” He called for the vaccine for COVID-19 to be developed without the use of aborted children. Stacy Trasancos, Director of the St. Philip Institute, and Deacon Keith Fournier, Board Member, discuss the significance of this historic letter.
Last Sunday the Church celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday. As we move forward into this new liturgical year, we are called as Catholics to make God’s mercy a concrete reality in our lives. The Church gives us a clear road map for how to do this in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Mikki and Deanna sit down for an hour to list and unpack each of these fourteen works of mercy.
St. Peter urged the early Christians to always “be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you”. (1 Peter 3:15) And so it must be with us too! The hope which St. Peter speaks of is rooted ultimately in the fact that Jesus rose from the dead. As we begin the Easter Season, Dr. Luke Arredondo sits down to walk us through the facts surrounding the Resurrection and shows how we can defend the truth of the most significant event in human history.
On a February evening in 1931, Jesus appeared to a young nun, sister Faustina, and asked her to spread a devotion to His Divine Mercy. Mikki and Deanna sit down to discuss the Divine Mercy devotion, as well as what mercy means and the various places mercy is emphasized in the Gospels.
As we journey through a Lent like no other – unable to attend public Masses – it is more important than ever for us as Catholics to remain plugged into the Church’s liturgical year. This week we have entered Passiontide; next week we begin Holy Week; Easter is on the horizon. Fr. Braun and Dr. Luke Arredondo discuss why Holy Week is, as Pope Emeritus Benedict put it, “the most important week of the year”.