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CL78 - The Overcoming Power of Grace

2011-11-14 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

An incredible journey of God's grace in the life of a young man who has overcome huge obstacles physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ryan shares the trials of his youth, including over 20 surgeries for his disability, and how he turned from anger and resentment towards God, to encountering His love in a remarkable way 2 years ago. Ryan shares how his spiritual search led him to being received into the Catholic Church Easter 2011.

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CL 77 - Campaigning for Christ: A Catholic Runs for State Senate

2011-08-04 :: ChristLife
Length: 16s

Faith and politics: two old friends who have never seemed to get along. Until now. Mr. Rick Martel brings both faith and politics to the table as a Catholic lawyer who has run for the Maryland State Senate... twice!  With the support of his friends, his family, and of course, the Lord, Mr. Martel has brought faith back to politics and has become a voice of truth in a world of corruption and immorality. Known for his authenticy and "just being himself", Mr. Martel is a true example of a Catholic who has allowed his faith to integrate all aspects of his life.

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CL 76 - Scott Hahn: Opening the Scriptures for Evangelists

2011-07-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

In our latest podcast, listen to Dr. Scott Hahn, a Biblical scholar, as he speaks about the relationship between the Scriptures and evangelization. He helps us see how important it is for evangelists to be familiar with the Gospel message, speaks to us of the connection between the sacraments and Scriptures, and shares a little about his role model: St. Paul.Through his mission to make the Scriptures more accessible to Christians, Dr. Hahn has led hundreds to a deeper conversion.  Today, along with being a husband, father, and grandfather, Dr. Hahn travels the country speaking about the Scriptures, writes books, and teaches at Franciscan University.

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CL 75 - On Mission to Belize

2011-06-21 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

How did Maryland native and Franciscan University graduate, David Brokke, find himself in Belize?  Listen to David tell his story about how he first felt called to long term mission work, his two years serving and teaching in Belize, and the joys and struggles of being a missionary. It's Christ's call and cockroaches all in one! Interested in mission work yourself? Learn more about David's experience at on his blog.

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CL 74 - School of the Supernatural

2011-05-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

James welcomes a special guest, his cousin and lifelong friend, Justin Lohrmann. He shares about his year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. He also shares about his powerful conversion from being a luke-warm Christian to seeing the Lord work miracles through him in the Philippines! For those who long to see the Lord work through Christians in miracles and mighty deeds, this podcast is for you! 

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CL 73 - Passionate evangelist Pat McDonnell share his story

2011-04-28 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

Pat McDonnell shares his incredible story of conversion and serving the Lord as an evangelist. From preaching the Gospel as a hitchhiker to living as a missionary in Honduras, his passion for the Lord and for sharing the Gospel will surely inspire you! Don't miss this podcast!

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CL 72 - Meet international evangelist: Fr. Tom Forrest

2011-03-17 :: ChristLife
Length: 26s

James and Pete travel to Holy Redeemer College to meet with Fr. Tom Forrest. Fr. Tom has preached the Gospel in 110 different countries. He has also had personal relationships with Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa. Fr. Tom shares from his personal journey of saying "yes" to God's will and living in the Holy Spirit. Hearing his conviction and humility was personally very moving for James and Pete. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and instructed by this incredible man.

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CL 71 - Apologetics: Why it's important to you!

2011-03-03 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

James interviews Apologetics teacher and ChristLife young adult Brian Gray. He shares what Apologetics is, and why it is relevant to your every day Catholic life. Theresa and Pete host the show and share all he latest ChristLife updates. If you want to know how to "Always be read to give an explanation to anyone who asks for a reason for your hope..." (1 Peter 3:15), then this podcast is for you!

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CL 70 - Agnostic to Catholic Priest

2011-02-01 :: ChristLife
Length: 25s

James and Pete host ChristLife's 70th podcast! In an interview with James, former agnostic Fr. Donald Calloway shares his incredible, faith-building story of conversion.  James and Pete also discuss the Pope's address on Christian Unity. This podcast is sure to inspire you! 

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CL 69 - Jeff Cavins Interview

2011-01-14 :: ChristLife
Length: 27s

James and Theresa usher in the new year with another awesome podcast! Theresa gives the latest ChristLife news, and then James interviews Jeff Cavins, founder of the Great Adventure Bible Study. Jeff shares about evangelization and  the importance of Sacred Scripture. You don't want to miss this podcast!

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CL68 - Merry Christmas!

2010-12-22 :: ChristLife
Length: 20s

This episode includes live interviews from ChristLife's young adult Christmas caroling trip down at St. Benedict's in the inner city of Baltimore and a great conversation with Phil Rosensteel on the video production of Following Christ and using media to evangelize. Have a Merry Christmas!

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CL67 - Happy Thanksgiving!

2010-11-24 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

This thanksgiving podcast is hosted by James and Theresa. It includes several interesting clips. First, a conversation with Joe White about the Shrine of St. Anthony and their vision to reach out to the community. Second, a live interview on the street in front of the Hillcrest abortion clinic with ChristLife guys and Fr. Michael DeAscanis.

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CL 66 - Interview with Canadian Evangelist Mark Mallett

2010-11-05 :: ChristLife
Length: 26s

James and Pete team up as they discuss the Following Christ video production and the Catholic Iraqi martyrs. James then does an exciting interview with the passionate Canadian Evangelist and Musician Mark Mallett. Mark Mallett shares about his calling to participate in the Pope's mission to evangelize North America. Mark also shares about the transforming power of the Eucharist. This is one podcast you do not want to miss!

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CL 65 - Unbound: Freedom in Christ

2010-10-15 :: ChristLife
Length: 28s

James and Theresa do an update of the latest ChristLife news, including the upcoming Following Christ video production. James also does an interview with Neal Lozano, author of "Unbound" and founder of Heart of the Father Ministries. Neal shares about unlocking the freedom that Christ has won for us and about his upcoming Unbound Conference in Baltimore on Nov. 5th and 6th. A must-hear!

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CL64 - A New Season at ChristLife

2010-09-16 :: ChristLife
Length: 13s

ChristLife is back on the podcasting scene! Pete introduces two new members of the ChristLife team. James and Theresa share about their new roles here at ChristLife and how God called them to serve. Also, hear updates about the Slovakia trip and more.

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podcasting update

2010-04-01

Hey friends of ChristLife! I hope you're well :) Sorry for slacking on podcasting as of recent. We've got a lot of awesome things going on as of recent... Just haven't had the time to podcast. 

We're considering starting them up again... Should we? Let me know at pete@christlife.org.

thanks!

Pete

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CL63 - Called and Gifted for Mission

2009-10-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

Fr. Michael Fones of the Catherine of Siena Institute joins Pete and Brittany by Skype (an internet phone service) for a conversation about the relationship between the charisms and the new evangelization. Pete and Brittany also discuss the Following Christ course and the upcoming Discovering Christ Conference. Don't miss this podcast!

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CL62 - Grace Before Meals

2009-09-29 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

Fr. Leo, from the hit web cooking show, "Grace Before Meals," joins Brittany to discuss family meals, the role of a priest and his recent success on the Food Network show, "Throwdown with Bobby Flay."

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CL61 - The Life Changer and Fr. Francis

2009-09-15 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

Pete and Brittany discuss what's new at ChristLife and sit down with Fr. Francis Martin, well-known Scripture scholar and author, to talk about having a relationship with the Holy Spirit. As the author of the book, The Life Changer, Fr. Francis's wisdom can inspire you and help you grow in your prayer life.

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CL60 - A Faith Renewed: 3 Discovering Christ Participants Speak

2009-08-13 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

For the 60th podcast, Maria and Brittany interview three Discovering Christ participants about their experience with the program. Also, Pete makes an appearance with a familiar voice from the past. This is a podcast you won't want to miss.

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CL59 - Engage the Culture

2009-07-15 :: ChristLife
Length: 34s

Brittany and Maria talk about the recent Discovering Christ retreat. The podcast features excerpts from "Generation Why: Understanding Today's Culture," a seminar given by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, at Franciscan University of Steubenville. This is a must-listen for every person involved in the new evangelization.

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CL58 - Evangelizing the Wedding Assembly

2009-07-06 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

ChristLife's two new interns, Maria and Brittany, discuss what's new at ChristLife. Lauri Przybysz, coordinator of Marriage and Family Enrichment in the Division of Evangelization and Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, talks with our intern, Brittany, about ways in which parishes and couples can see weddings as evangelizing opportunities. She also shares a great wedding resource, foryourmarriage.org.

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CL57 - Drugs 2 Disciples

2009-06-17 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

After a month's break, Maria, ChristLife's newest intern, joins Pete in the studio to share the latest at ChristLife, including how the Discovering Christ course is going.  This is followed by a great interview with three young men whose lives have been changed through Teen Challenge, a Christian drug recovery program.  Their personal stories are very inspiring, and it's incredible to hear how far they've come, all through the grace of God.

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CL56 - Fr. Barron & the Catholicism Project

2009-04-08 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

Pete interviews well-known speaker, theologian, & evangelist, Fr. Robert Barron for a great discussion on the Catholicism Project, an ambitious ten-part series on the story of Christianity and the Catholic faith.  Fr. Barron, also well-known on YouTube,  chats about evangelization and engaging the culture with the message of Jesus Christ.  Pete wraps up the podcast with exciting updates on ChristLife!

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CL55 - Lent is Here!

2009-02-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 12s

Happy Lent! In this 12 minute podcast, ChristLife Director, Dave Nodar, joins Pete Ascosi in the studio to share some exciting updates, including our meeting with Archbishop O'Brien.  We also talk about Following Christ at UMBC and Pete shares encouragement to evangelize through a story of hanging with a friend at a bar.

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CL54 - Mission trip to Mexico

2009-01-23 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

We are back in the New Year! Pete brings Theresa Fernandes from OLPH into the studio for a great interview on her recent short-term mission trip to Mexico with Family Missions Company.  Theresa talks about how God changed her life, led her to quit her job, and sent her on a mission trip that transformed her life!  Listen in for her incredible experience!

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CL53 - Christmas!!

2008-12-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Yes, especially in knowing and loving our Lord and God, Jesus!  This podcast includes Discovering Christ testimonies from UMBC students, last minute gift ideas, and a hearty discussion with Pete and his wife Ally on evangelizing during the Christmas season! Includes a discussion of great resources, like Advent Conspiracy.  Check it out!

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CL52 - Pete Interviews Archbishop O'Brien!

2008-10-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

Pete, with his new bride, Ally introduce this latest podcast!  Pete had the incredible priviledge of sitting down with Baltimore's Archbishop for a 1/2 hour to talk about his priorities as Pastor of this Archdiocese and about the call and challenge of evangelization for the Catholic Church, especially to the young adult generation!  A superb and inspiring listen!

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CL51 - Jewish Convert Tells Her Story

2008-10-01 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

We're back! After almost two months of taking a break, Pete returns to the studio to interview Kathy who shares an amazing story about her leaving the Christian faith many years ago, her journey in and out of Judaism and her finding Jesus and the Catholic faith through two funny and poignant events in her life. Very moving and encouraging!

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CL50 - Podcast Milestone!

2008-08-07 :: ChristLife
Length: 27s

Wahoo! 50 Podcasts! Listen in to this exciting podcast with congratulations from many of our supporters including Archbishop O'Brien, and news about the awesome things going on in our ministry! Also, Chip shares with us his personal experiences of living out the call for a New Evangelization by JPII! Don't miss this one!

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CL49 - World Youth Day!

2008-07-21 :: ChristLife
Length: 26s

The theme of World Youth day was "Receive the Power!" In light of WYD, this podcast contains a clip from Pope Benedict XVI's opening homily, and an interview directly from Australia with Mike Williams, a friend who participated in the WYD events! Also, ChristLife's director, Dave Nodar shares about the power of the Holy Spirit! Listen in!

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CL48 - Hunger & Healing

2008-07-03 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

Pete and ChristLife's director, Dave, discuss the awesome healing works of the Lord. Dave shares stories from Lakeland, Florida and the healing revival going on there. Also, Laura shares her testimony of her hunger for the Lord and His healing power in her life! Listen in!

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CL47 - Come Holy Spirit!

2008-06-16 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

Dave Nodar, the director of ChristLife joins Christy in the "studio" to discuss the Holy Spirit as the source of all we do! To go along with this discussion we included a clip from Bill Johnson on the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and an update on our Sharing Christ course at UMBC for young adults on how to evangelize! 

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CL46 - Fr. Stan Fortuna

2008-05-28 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

Fr. Stan describes his prophetic mission in the Church, which is fueled by his passionate love for the Lord and the inspiration of John Paul the Great. Chad also joins Pete in the studio to share about his first year in the seminary and the excursion Pete took to the inner harbor to spread the love of God!

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CL45 - Pope Benedict in America

2008-05-08 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

Pete and Christy share their experience of the papal Mass in New York and play an incredible clip from the Pope's homily there! The pope calls us to share what Christ has done for us so this podcast also includes testimonies of what the Lord has done in young adults' lives through the Following Christ course and other ChristLife news. Finally, there is a powerful song by Matt Maher called "As it is in Heaven."

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CL44 - Ralph Martin & Jen Testimony

2008-04-17 :: ChristLife
Length: 27s

Happy Spring! Ralph Martin joins us in this action packed podcast with some words of encouragement and a teaching on our call to mission! Also, Jen, a friend of ChristLife, shares the incredible things that God has done in her life! There is also great news about Ben Stein's new documentary called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

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CL43 - Matt Maher & the New Evangelization

2008-04-03 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

Matt Maher is back for round two in this exciting podcast about the new evangelization! Matt shares his thoughts on our Pope's call to evangelize with "new ardor, methods, and expression" through the example of our Blessed Mother. Also included is a song from Matt Maher's new album Empty and Beautiful and some updates from the seminary from ChristLife's previous intern Chad Zik!

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CL42 - Interview with Matt Maher

2008-03-20 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

Singer/songwriter/worship leader, Matt Maher joins this exciting podcast to share his conversion story, how he fell in love with Jesus, a song from his new album Empty and Beautiful, and some great wisdom on being a worship leader.  Also, ChristLife's podcast foundress, Julie, joins Pete in the studio for news on her life and Pete shares the latest on Discovering Christ and much more!

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CL41 - Reaching Young People for Jesus

2008-03-04 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

This podcast is loaded with great content about young adults and the healing power of Jesus Christ! To start off, Danielle shares with us how the Lord impacted her brother's life through her prayers and laying on of hands. Then, we have an awesome interview with Mark Berchem, the director of NET Ministries. To top it all of, there's news about Christlife's meeting with Archbishop O'Brien, and a true story about a man who was raised from the dead!

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CL40 - Muslim Convert part 2

2008-02-14 :: ChristLife
Length: 25s

Daniel Ali is back for a second podcast in which he shares his love for Scripture and practical ways that Catholics can evangelize Muslims and others. In this action-packed podcast there is also news about UMBC's Following Christ course and other updates, Catholic news, and jokes by Pete and Christy.

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CL39 - March 4 Life + Muslim Convert

2008-01-31 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

Listen in to this radical podcast featuring Daniel Ali - a Catholic convert from Islam who shares his passion for evangelization. In addition, Pete gives a recount of his experience at the March for Life in DC, and Christy speaks about the "Following Christ" course that ChristLife and UMBC's Newman club are co-sponsoring.

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CL38 - To Know Jesus, int w Fr. Francis

2008-01-16 :: ChristLife
Length: 27s

Listen in to this lively podcast! The main content is an interview with Fr. Francis Martin of the Mother of God Community. He speaks with great wisdom on the basic truth of knowing Jesus Christ as Lord! Also, this podcast includes some exciting news about a FOCUS conference for college students in Texas, happenings at UMBC, and a free giveaway for filling out our podcast survey!

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CL37 - Youth Arise!

2008-01-04 :: ChristLife
Length: 27s

Happy New Year! In this podcast, Ryan O'Hara, executive director of Youth Arise, shares what's happening in the world of Catholic young adult outreach and gives some awesome insight into living an authentically apostolic life! Also, there's some great news about ChristLife's upcoming events, and Pete and Christy's answer, "off the cuff," to a question sent to us about the faith.

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CL36 - The Reason for the Season

2007-12-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

In light of this hope-filled Advent season, Jean shares about her conversion to the Lord Jesus and how her life has completely changed because of Him! Pete and Christy also share some great news about a Christian movement called Advent Conspiracy, whose mission is to take the consumerism out of Christmas and enter into the true meaning of the season - Jesus Christ!

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CL35 - Young Adults Speak up on Faith

2007-12-05 :: ChristLife
Length: 26s

Happy Advent! This episode is jam-packed with all sorts of good stuff.  The main focus are the interviews Christy, Pete, and Alex did with random university students on the relevance of God and the person Jesus.  We also hear from UMBC students who went through Discovering Christ - how God changed their lives!  Lastly, we have excellent news on evangelization and ChristLife and our first free giveway opportunity - so listen up!

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CL34 - Archbishop at Theology on Tap

2007-11-21 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

Pete and Christy visited Baltimore's Theology on Tap session earlier this month and met Baltimore's newest "shepherd," Archbishop O'Brien, who spoke to the young adults gathered. This podcast includes a great clip from the Archbishop's address, and some Q&A with the young adults present. In addition, there is an update on ChristLife's Discovering Christ course and future podcasts. You don't want to miss this one!

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CL33 - Called to Share Christ

2007-11-07 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

This podcast focuses on the driving passion behind ChristLife's ministry! Our Director Dave Nodar shares Church teaching and Scripture on our call to share Christ. Very inspiring!  Also, Pete and Christy share some exciting updates on the Discovering Christ course for young adults.

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CL32 - Bert Ghezzi and the Call to Sainthood

2007-10-25 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

Bert Ghezzi, an author and board member at ChristLife, joins Pete and Christy for an interview on the call to be a saint. Throughout the discussion Bert relays that everyone can and should live the life of a saint and gives some illuminating examples from his new book The Heart of a Saint. Also, there is some exciting news about the conversion of the lead guitarist of the band Korn and some updates on ChristLife's Discovering Christ course at UMBC.

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CL31 - Interview with Bishop Sam

2007-10-11 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

In this inspiring podcast, Pete and Julie interview Bishop Sam Jacobs during an incredible Youth Arise rally for World Youth Day held in Washington DC! The bishop shares about the vision of Youth Arise, what it means to be Christian, and how to proclaim the Gospel. Also, there is some great news about a heroic woman and a radical group doing street ministry! 

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CL30 - Who do you say I am?

2007-09-26 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

Join us for an exciting new podcast that dives right into the heart of our faith!  Fr. Robert Barron gives an animated and brief description of the person of Jesus Christ, followed by Ruth's testimony of her personal decision to follow the Lord. In addition, Pete and Christy give an update on ChristLife's upcoming programs and some encouraging news for pro-lifers across the nation!

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CL29 - Meditating on Scripture

2007-09-11 :: ChristLife
Length: 20s

ChristLife's newest intern, Christy, joins Pete in the "studio" for a lively podcast, complete with some good news and an talk by Archbishop Collins on "Lectio Divina". In his talk the Archbishop brings a new perspective to Sacred Scripture that is deeply moving.

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CL28 - Evangelization & Renewal

2007-08-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 20s

Chad joins Pete in the "studio" for one last podcast before he heads off to St. Mary's Seminary.  After some updates and news, Pete joins Catholic writer and blogger, Oswald Sobrino, for a lively interview on the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelization and renewal in the Catholic Church.

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CL27 - Transformed by the Holy Spirit

2007-08-10 :: ChristLife
Length: 20s

From throwing sticks at cars to being transformed by the Holy Spirit, Peter shares his testimony of God's mercy in his own life.  In addition to Pete's testimony are Julie's random comments and some interesting news out of China. So listen up!

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CL26 - Discovering Christ

2007-07-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 19s

It's all about Discovering Christ this podcast.  We have a short clip from Fr. Arnold's talk on the Holy Spirit Retreat Day and two short testimonies from participants of the Young Adult Discovering Christ Course.  And of course, in addition to everything, we have Pete and Julie's running commentary.  Enjoy!

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CL25 - Nature Calls

2007-07-13 :: ChristLife
Length: 15s

After his 42-mile hike in one day, Peter is alive and live with Julie and Dave Nodar, Director of ChristLife, with reports on his hike and further testimonies on sharing Christ while enjoying nature.

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CL24 - Servant Evangelism II

2007-06-29 :: ChristLife
Length: 19s

Julie and Pete are back with updates on the Discovering Christ course, rumors of a 42 mile hike, and ChristLife news. The second part of the podcast features two live "man on the street" interviews concerning the meaning of life and God and further reflections on cleaning toilets for Christ.

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CL23 - Servant Evangelism

2007-06-14 :: ChristLife
Length: 14s

Julie's back as the summer intern with Pete, both full of exciting news including the young adult program Discovering Christ.  In the second part Pete, Chad, and a group of young adults head to UMBC to do some servant evangelism by cleaning toilets and getting to know a few students and their ideas about God and life.

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CL22 - Evangelization, Conversion, and Crisis of Faith

2007-05-30 :: ChristLife
Length: 25s

In this podcast episode, Chad and Pete are joined by Julie, who is returning to replace Chad's position at Christlife as a summer intern.  The episode addresses a few news items covering unique ways for college students to evangelize and focuses heavily on an interview with Russell Shaw, a prolific Catholic writer who recently wrote the book Good News Bad News: Evangelization, Conversion, and the Crisis of Faith, which uses the experience of many converts to the Catholic faith to illustrate effective methods of evangelization.  Also of note is young adult Discovering Christ to be held at St. Agnes Church in Catonsville.  Come check it out if you're interested!

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CL21 - Franciscans Go Underground

2007-05-11 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

In this podcast episode, Chad and Pete give some news updates on ChristLife and the Catholic Church at large - including the unveiling of ChristLife's new blog Everyday Apostles. Also included is an interview Pete conducts with Brother Christopher, CFR, while at a youth retreat in Nanticoke, PA.  Pete and Br. Christopher discuss the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and their involvement in a new movement called Catholic Underground, which strives to evangelize by directly engaging contemporary American culture.

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CL20 - Challenging Men to Follow Christ

2007-04-27 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

In this podcast episode, Chad and Pete interview Fr. Phillip Chavez, SOLT, a priest in York, PA who specializes in masculine spirituality.  This podcast interview focuses largely on how the call of Christ draws men to a deeper knowledge of themselves and their role in society.  Christ calls men to find the fulfillment of their masculinity in the Church and how the Church needs men to serve as leaders to spread the Kingdom. Also included in this podcast are some news updates on ChristLife's ministry.

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CL19 - Street Interviews and Evangelization

2007-04-13 :: ChristLife
Length: 15s

In this podcast episode, Pete and Chad take to the streets of Baltimore to ask people what they think about God.  They received some very interesting responses about what most Americans believe about the meaning of life and the relevance  of God.  Overall, the interviews provide valuable insight into how average people on the street understand God and what the Church can do to meet their needs.  Also, do not forget that Discovering Christ begins this Tuesday, April 17 at the Church of the Crucifixion in Glen Burnie.  Additionally, on Sunday, April 29, we are having a young adult event with Slovakian missionaries from 4-6:00 here at the friary.

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CL18 - Are You Afraid to Evangelize?

2007-03-30 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

If evangelization is one of the words that makes your hair stand up in fright, than this episode is for you.   Listen to Chad and Pete as they continue their interview with Becky Pippert, an international speaker and author on evangelization. Drawing from her own experiences, Becky gives practical advice on how to share the Gospel with friends without fear of offending them.  Furthermore, she offers profound insight into how campus Christian organizations can dynamically engage the secular environment with the challenge of the Gospel! Also hear updates on ChristLife's latest evangelization course, Discovering Christ. This episode is part 2 of 2.

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CL17 - Jesus Is Irresistable

2007-03-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

In this podcast episode, Chad and Pete interview Becky Pippert, an international evangelist and author with twenty-five years of experience.  She is the author of Out of the Saltshaker and into the World, a book designed to help us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith.  In this first of two podcast episodes, she gives testimony as to how she came to the Christian faith and provides valuable insight into how Jesus can fulfill the needs of postmodern man.

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CL16 - Missionaries in Slovakia

2007-03-02 :: ChristLife
Length: 25s

In this podcast episode, Pete recalls his recent two-week trip to Slovakia, including interviews with two Slovak missionaries.  The first, Fr. Rast'o, shares his experiences in bringing others to know and love Christ in his country following the fall of communism.  His zeal and dedication to the Gospel provides a courageous and inspiring example of what it means to be a missionary.  The second interview centers upon Hanna, a lay missionary whose love for the Lord has brought her as far as Turkmenistan to share the Gospel with people who are predominately poor and Muslim.  Both of these missionaries provide the listener with insight into the very heart and mission of evangelization.

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CL15 - To Be a Witness We Must Know Him

2007-02-16 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

Here is the second half of Chad and Pete's interview with Fr. Francis Martin.  Though a few days late due to travels in Slovakia and lots of ice on the East Coast... this podcast is worth the wait!  Fr. Francis shares his heart one more time in this interview with lots of wisdom and the fire of the Holy Spirit.  You will leave this podcast wanting to dive into prayer to know Jesus that much more so that his beauty can be communicated to this world! Part 2 of 2.

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CL14 - The Witness of Holiness

2007-01-31 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

In this episode, ChristLife interviews Fr. Francis Martin of the Mother of God community in Gaithersburg, MD.  As a priest and brilliant professor with years of experience in the charismatic renewal, he is known globally for his expertise on the topic of the role of the Holy Spirit in witnessing to Christ.  During this interview, he shares the essential characteristics of an effective evangelist.  His wealth of experience resulting from 15 years as a Trappist monk and 50 years as a priest provides for incredible insight into proclaiming the beauty of the truth of Jesus.  Part 1 of 2.

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CL13 - The King's Men

2007-01-17 :: ChristLife
Length: 25s

Get inspired in standing up for your faith and witnessing to the great news of what God has accomplished in Christ Jesus!  Two men from a Catholic apostolate, the King's Men, join hosts Pete and Chad as they discuss evangelization and masculine spirituality.  What is this?  Well listen in and find out how a small men's apostolate is standing up for purity and truth on the streets of Philadelphia.

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CL12 - ChristLife Interviews a Seminarian

2007-01-03 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

On this first episode of the New Year- Pete, Chad, and Dave give some updates on what's happening at ChristLife. In addition, guest seminarian Chris Rush joins Pete on the phone to discuss Catholic evangelization at one of America's top party schools, Florida State.

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CL11 - The Prodigal Son

2006-12-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 24s

The latest and greatest ChristLife podcast featuring our host, Pete Ascosi, who is joined by college intern, Chad Zik, and Director, Dave Nodar.  The focus of this podcast is the Father's heart for the lost - and how we can respond as the Church to those who are lost among us.  The substance of this podcast is an excerpt from a talk ChristLife's program director, Dianne Martin, delivered recently.  A very inspirational call to action!

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CL10 - Living for Christ on Campus

2006-12-04 :: ChristLife
Length: 18s

Ten podcasts! Woohoo!  This great podcast is aimed at college students and other young adults. This stimulating conversation between Pete and ChristLife's current intern, Chad, and past intern, Julie surveys their experience in living for and proclaiming Christ in their college environments. 

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CL9 - Into the Fields: ChristLife's Missionary Corps

2006-11-17 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

If you're a Catholic who wants to actually evangelize - this podcast is for you! ChristLife is beginning a new initiative in the Archdiocese of Baltimore - that of raising up a "missionary corps" of Catholics committed to being, as the Pope recently said, "apostles among our contemporaries" - nourished by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.  The podcast comprises a short intro by Pete Ascosi, a talk by Dave Nodar, and some comments from a bishop on our evangelization training program - Sharing Christ.  

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CL8 - Let the Language of Faith be on Your Lips - part 2

2006-11-02 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

Listen to the second half of ChristLife's interview with Fr. Robert Barron! He answers the question of how we proclaim Christ as head of His Church and addresses the great need for the laity to take part in their apostolate.  Finally on a personal level, his insight into how Catholics can practially "let the language of faith be on our lips" is inspiring!

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CL7 - Let the Language of Faith be on Your Lips - part 1

2006-10-19 :: ChristLife
Length: 22s

If you haven't listened to a podcast yet - make this the one! Get to know ChristLife a bit better and learn from one of the best on how to evangelize as a Catholic.  Fr. Robert Barron from Chicago shares his passion for Jesus, encourages the laity to take an active part in spreading the Gospel, and gives some practical ways to make the good news compelling to our contemporaries.  This podcast is the first of a two part series with Fr. Barron.

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CL6 - Interview with Catholic Author - Bert Ghezzi

2006-10-10 :: ChristLife
Length: 26s

In this podcast, ChristLife staff, Pete Ascosi & Chad Zik interview Catholic author Bert Ghezzi about living for Christ in the secular world.  Particularly, Bert gives testimony to his own efforts at sharing the Gospel with his contemporaries and provides insight into how all Catholics can follow the Holy Spirit and evangelize in daily life.

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CL5 - The Extraordinary Adventure

2006-09-18 :: ChristLife
Length: 23s

The theme of this podcast centers on a message Pope Benedict XVI teaches the Christian faithful, that "God calls ordinary people into the extraordinary adventure of joining his mission." The message is delivered through a talk, ChristLife's Director, Dave Nodar gave to a gathering of 170 Catholics at the One Thing Celebration in August 2006.

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CL4 - What's so "good" about the Good News?

2006-08-24 :: ChristLife
Length: 17s

Our fourth podcast comprises three excerpts from a talk our young adult project manager, Pete, gave to the Jesus Youth movement in June 2006.  First off Pete answers the question: what's so "good" about the Good News?  Second, he shares personal testimony of God's mercy in his own life.  Third he inspires the youth to be witnesses for Jesus Christ as Catholics. 

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CL3 - Young Adult Interview Part Two

2006-07-28 :: ChristLife
Length: 21s

During the second part of our Young Adult Interview, Julie, Christy, and Mark continue their discussion and testimonies on evangelization and the amazing work of the Holy Spirit.

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CL2 - Young Adult Evangelization

2006-07-06 :: ChristLife
Length: 16s

In the first of a two-part interview our Young Adult Intern, Julie, interviews two young adults about their experiences sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

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CL1 - Introduction to ChristLife and the New Evangelization

2006-07-05 :: ChristLife
Length: 17s

Welcome to ChristLife's first podcast!  We at ChristLife are excited about using podcasting to spread the love of Jesus Christ in a new way and we hope to encourage and inspire you to do the same.  This first podcast is an introduction to ChristLife's ministry and the Catholic Church's call to the new evangelization.

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