Monday, June 24, 2019

Insights into Evangelization, Friendship, and the Challenges of Ministry (Guest: Chris Padgett)

Chris Padgett has been doing ministry for over 20 years. He is an author, musician, teacher, and motivational speaker. Padgett has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 25 years and has nine children. He has also appeared on television and radio and has been a regular speaker and entertainer at Steubenville youth conferences. For the last several years, Chris was an adjunct professor of theology at Franciscan University and currently teaches at Catholic Distance University.  Chris spoke to us about how to evangelize, friendships, the challenges of being married and in ministry, cooperating with the Holy Spirit, ministry to men, and Mary as co-redemptrix.  I love his insights.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Sacraments: Discovering the Treasures of Divine Life (Guest: Fr. Matthew Kauth)

Fr. Matthew Kauth is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. Having completed his STB at Catholic University, Fr. Kauth was ordained in the Jubilee of our Lord 2000. He served as a parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for a total of six years before being sent to Rome for a license and doctorate in Moral Theology. He obtained the doctorate in 2012 and was appointed chaplain of a high school while teaching at Belmont Abbey College. In 2014, he spearheaded a commission to study the possibility of starting a college seminary in the Charlotte Diocese in cooperation with the College. In 2016, St. Joseph College Seminary was established and Fr. Kauth became its first Rector, a position in which he continues to serve today.