A 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 the director of youth ministry for the diocese of Orlando. Find her on Instagram at chenele_k.



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Episode 99: Host Chenele Shares Her Story of Reversion to the Faith

July 25, 2022 | 34 min.

In the final episode of the Ave Spotlight summer conversion story series, host Chenele Shaw shares her own inspiring story of hope—from getting kicked out of high school to managing a Philly cheesesteak restaurant to becoming director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Orlando.

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Introducing Ave Spotlight with Katie Prejean McGrady

Dealing with Anxiety with Gary Zimak

Helping Teens Transition to the New School Year with Roy Petitfils

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

Raising Your Consciousness about Ethical Fashion with Veronica Marrinan

Navigating Tough Conversations with Samantha Povlock

How Can You Help? Hurricane Response with Adam Fuselier

Healing for Adult Children of Divorce with Dan and Bethany Meoloa

All Saints Day with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

All Souls' Day with Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP

Lessons of Purpose from Marvel's Shang-Chi with Adrienne Garalde

Can Catholics Party? with Mari Pablo

Dating Q&A with Regina Boyd

A Journey to Sisterhood: Becoming a Nun in 2021 with Sr. Dolores Carmel Benitez

Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman with Karianna Frey

Drawing Near to Jesus this Advent with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

The Christmas SEASON with Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ

Walking with Loved Ones who Experience Gender Dysphoria with Julia Sadusky

Learning to Love Your Body with Shelby Hirschman

Welcoming People of ALL Abilities with Christy Wilkens

Gay and Christian with Eve Tushnet

Consistently Pro-Life with Sam Povlock

Gaming and the Gospel with Jonathan Blevins

Celebrating Black Catholics with Marcia Lane-McGee

Catholics United for Black Lives with Shannon Wimp Schmidt

Celebrating Black Saints with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

 Journey to the Diaconate with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

A Devotion Turned Calling with Steve Kerekes

Radical Evangelization with Santonio Hill

Take it Easy this Lent with Regina Boyd

Hope in the Face of Evil with Tom Corcoran

A Source of Renewal—Preparing for Holy Week and easter with Fr. Michael White

Faith, Hope, and Love for the Ukrainian Catholic Church with The Very Rev. Mark Morozowich

Beginning Well with Joel Stepanek

Evangelization, Beatitudes, and Baseball with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM

Integrating Work and Faith with John Cannon of SENT Ventures

Female Doctors of the Church and Spiritual Direction with Vinita Hampton Wright

The Best of Ave Spotlight: Saints who Struggled with Mental Issues with Tommy Tighe

Her Conversion to the Catholic Faith with Gloria Purvis

Her Conversion from Atheism to Catholicism with Leah Libresco Sargeant

How the Truth and Beauty of Catholicism Led to Her Conversion with Eve Tushnet

The Power of Personal Development with Leah Darrow

Her Reversion to the Faith with Chenele Shaw