A Weekly Catholic Podcast

Want to hear more about life from a Catholic perspective? Listen to host Chenele Shaw talk with special guests about culture, current events, and all things Catholic. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your faith and how to live it in the world today.


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Chenele Shaw is the host of Ave Spotlight. She is a former youth director trying to live her life for Christ and work toward her master's degree in marriage and family counseling. Find her on Instagram at chenele_k.



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Episode 59: The Danger of Purity Culture

Let's talk purity culture! In this episode, Hannah Gutierrez, formerly with the Culture Project, talks about sexual education and how to find balance in our hyper-sexualized world. Gutierrez hopes that people recognize their value and worth to live a life of virtue free of shame and open to God's mercy.

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Taking a Social Media Break with Chika Anyanwu

Parenting in a Pandemic with Jeannie Gaffigan

Sharing Faith with Kids with Jared Dees

Black Lives Are Sacred with Chenele Shaw

Discerning Truth and Civil Discourse with Ann M. Garrido

The Family that Prays Together ... with Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C. 

Christ in the Storm with Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The Indispensable Role of Women in the Church with Jessica McMillan

Preparing for Advent with Tommy McGrady

Learning New Saints with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

Forming and Fostering Community with Catherine Fowler Sample

Liturgical Living for Advent with Haley Stewart

A Day in the Life of a Country Priest with Fr. Edward Looney

Serving Others at the Holidays with Suzanne WiWi

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe with Geovanne Garcia

Catholic Christmas Traditions with Elissa Tiprigan

Looking Forward to 2021 with Fr. Joe Laramie, S.J.

A Year in Review with Chenele Shaw and Katie Prejean McGrady

Godly Goals for 2021 with Karen Barbieri

Finding Faith in Food with Emily Stimpson Chapman

Developing Healthy Social Media Habits with Ann M. Garrido

Gearing Up for Lent with Gary Zimak

Praying with Art for Lent with Jen Norton

Catholic Family Life with Mark Hart

Ashes to Ashes with Bishop Bill Wack, C.S.C.

Praying with Music with Sarah Kroger

Celebrating St. Joseph with Fr. Tre Ange

Teaching Others How to Pray with Carolyn Pirtle

Celebrating St. Patrick with James McLoughlin

Holy Week with Fr. John Burns

The Theology of Style with Lillian Fallon

Divine Mercy Sunday with Michele Faehnle

The Easter Season with Deacon Greg Kandra

Self-Care and the Easter Season with Steven Joubert 

Making the Bible Your Own with Sarah Christmyer

Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Madeleine Post

The Power of Pentecost with Fr. Cassidy Stinson

Praying a Christ-Centered Rosary with James L. Papandrea

Finding Sanctuary with Jennifer Hubbard

Living Mercifully with Mary Pezzulo

The Sacred Heart of Jesus with Emily Jaminet

Lessons of Fatherhood with Oluwaseun Ogunmodede

Faith and Science with Jennifer Nolan

Mental Health with Regina Boyd

Spotlight on a Saint with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

Saints Who Struggled with Mental Health Issues with Tommy Tighe

Addiction, Sobriety, and Embracing Community with Scott Weeman 

Women’s Health Q&A with Dr. Monique Ruberu

Being Called to Mission with Mariana Pimiento

Called to Create with Christie Peters

Diversity of Femininity with Rachel Wong

The 5 Stages of Self-Change with Regina Boyd

Children and the Mental Health Crisis with Jasmyn Joubert

Where Do We Go from Here? The Church and the Covid-19 Pandemic with Fr. Blake Britton

A Catholic Response to Talking About Suicide with Deacon Ed Shoener

The Danger of Purity Culture with Hannah Gutierrez