In our latest podcast episode, Michael Sheedy, FCCB executive director, talks with Father Clay Ludwig of the Diocese of Saint Augustine about synodality. On October 10, 2021, Pope Francis launched the Synod on Synodality, beginning a two-year process of journeying together to share our lived experience and become a synodal church. Under the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,” the Hoy Father is calling the church to listen to — and hear — one another in all facets of church life. Dioceses worldwide will participate by holding listening sessions and consulting with local Catholics and others. The process will culminate in October 2023 with the Synod of Bishops and the adoption of an expected final document that will guide the continuing development of a synodal church going into the future.
In part 3 of this interview, we reflect on the myths surrounding the death penalty and how the death penalty is not what many think it is. Dale shares first-hand stories of innocent men being sentenced to death and executions gone wrong. To close out the interview, Dale discusses restorative justice and how fighting against the death penalty is a life issue, and not a criminal justice issue.
In part 2 of this interview, we discuss what is experienced by people incarcerated on death row when their warrant is signed. Dale also shares his thoughts as he tries to minister to these individuals.
In this episode we discuss what is is like to be the Catholic correctional chaplain on Florida's death row. How Dale came to be in this role and a bit more on his personal journey that brought him to this position.
In this interview, Emily Schumacher-Novak (Assistant Director of Education and Outreach in the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) joins us to discuss the "A Better Kind of Politics: Civilize it" campaign done by the USCCB. For more information on this campaign, visit their website: https://www.usccb.org/civilizeit
Welcome to season 2 of our podcast! In this episode we talked with Greg Schleppenbach, Associate Director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. We discussed the Hyde Amendment, the Mississippi SCOTUS case, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, Walking with Moms in Need, and how Greg ended up in this position
In this episode, we talk to Monica Farias, Program Director Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. She goes into detail about the mission of this program, who exactly they are helping, and how you can help out these children in need.
In this episode, we talk with Shevaun Harris and Erik Dellenback about foster care in the state of Florida. They discuss the need for foster parents in Florida, how to become a foster parent, and what you can expect as a foster parent.
In this episode, we discuss what happened in the 2021 legislative session in Florida. Executive Director Michael Sheedy talks with our three associates: Ingrid Delgado: Assoc. Director for Social Concerns/Respect Life, Ken Kniepmann: Associate for Health, and Mike Barrett: Associate for Education. In these interviews, the associates briefly discuss the topics and bills they monitored this session in their respective areas of work.
In part 2 of this episode, executive director, Michael Sheedy talks with Father Tim Cusick, Academic Dean St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, from the Diocese of St. Augustine about gender ideology. Father Cusick talks about some of the impact this has had on the church, the family, and society.
In part 1 of this episode, executive director, Michael Sheedy talks with Father Tim Cusick, Academic Dean St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, from the Diocese of St. Augustine about gender ideology. Father Cusick talks about some of the impact this has had on the church, the family, and society.
In this episode, we discuss what we are keeping our eyes on in the 2021 legislative session in Florida. Executive Director Michael Sheedy talks with our three associates: Ingrid Delgado: Assoc. Director for Social Concerns/Respect Life, Ken Kniepmann: Associate for Health, and Mike Barrett: Associate for Education. In these interviews, the associates briefly discuss the topics and bills they are monitoring in their respective areas of work. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the work we do throughout this year's session!
In this interview, we sat down with Rita Gagliano, the executive director of the Florida Pregnancy Care Network. Rita shared the mission of these clinics and all of the services they provide to women across the state. She talked about how they have handled the pandemic and what they have done during these times to help their patients. Rita also shared with us some beautiful stories that have taken place at these clinics.
In this episode, we discussed the COVID-19 vaccines. We discussed how the vaccine is safe to take, how there should not be any moral objections to taking it, and how vaccines work.
In this episode, we had on Representative Erin Grall of the Florida House of Representatives, District 54. She shared her experience as a Catholic legislator in the state of Florida and her journey in politics. Rep Grall said that the fight for life is what keeps her going and it makes it all worth it at the end of the day.
In this episode, we had on USCCB's Danielle M. Brown, Esq., Associate Director, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Danielle gave us an inside look at what her role at USCCB is like and how we can work together to fight against racism and racial injustice. She tied together the fight for equality being Catholic in its core beliefs and explained what the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism is striving to accomplish.
In our latest episode, we had on Tim Perrier, the chaplain of the Florida House of Representatives. Tim gave us an inside look at what his role is and how faith is alive and present in the capitol among our legislators. He shared stories of his fruitful work and how he came into this role. Tim shared his hope in the future of this state as he has come to know the people who work to make our state a better place.
In this episode, Michael and Michele sit down to discuss everything that happened on election day and the days following. They cover the presidential election as well as the local elections that happened around the state of Florida.
In this episode, Michael Sheedy and Michele Taylor discuss the "Candidate Questionnaire Project" that the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops takes on every election year to help inform voters where candidates stand on key issues.
Associate Director for Communications Michele Taylor joins Executive Director Michael Sheedy to discuss USCCB's "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" amid the upcoming election.
In this episode, we sat down with the brilliant Dr. Lee Ann J. Clements to discuss the environment and our planet. Dr. Clements gives her insight on how she found interest in science and the environment and how her faith has played such a huge role in her professional work. In this interview, we also discuss Pope Francis' encyclical: Laudato Si (https://bit.ly/2VO7UiV). We are currently in the Season of Creation (Sept. 1-Oct. 4) and to learn more about this visit https://bit.ly/31T3YS7. If you want to learn more after this interview you can visit http://ecology.dosafl.com/ for more information on this topic.
In the second part of our interview, we sit down and finish our discussion with Clemente Aguirre, a Florida death row exoneree. Clemente tells the in-depth story about how he was wrongfully incarcerated and put on death row. Listen to his story and how he turned to God and leaned on his faith to get him through such a hard and difficult time.
In this episode, we sit down with Clemente Aguirre, a Florida death row exoneree. Clemente tells the in-depth story about how he was wrongfully incarcerated and put on death row. Listen to his story and how he turned to God and leaned on his faith to get him through such a hard and difficult time.
Executive Director Michael Sheedy sits down with Ashley Feasley: Director of Policy for USCCB/Migration and Refugee Services to discuss immigration in our country and how we as Catholics are called to love with open arms.
Executive Director Michael Sheedy sits down with Most Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, the Bishop of Saint Augustine to discuss the death penalty and why we as Christians should fight for the end of this law. In these discussions, you will hear from Bishop Estevez on how this relates to the Catholic faith.