St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast
209. Ask a Priest -1 - Clothes, seafood, routines, being vs. doing, concerts, etc.

209. Ask a Priest -1 - Clothes, seafood, routines, being vs. doing, concerts, etc.

August 2, 2021

Fr. Ryan answers questions about priest clothes, daily prayer routines, food, concerts, and the difference between being and doing.  

204. Welcome Interview - Fr. Matt Jordan

204. Welcome Interview - Fr. Matt Jordan

June 10, 2021

Fr. Matt's views on priesthood, sports, UFO's, God's love, and the zombie apocalypse.

201. Why come to Mass?  Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

201. Why come to Mass? Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

May 21, 2021

We explore both head and heart reasons for coming to Mass.  

Other episodes mentioned:

Why does the Church "have so many rules"?

 

Top 15 Mass Tips w/ Fr. Michael Denk

 

 

189. Culture Project Interview - Deep Identity

189. Culture Project Interview - Deep Identity

April 22, 2021

Deep insights into male & female as two members of the Culture Project share their mission of showing people their identity, dignity, and purpose.  

174. Lent - Inspirational Explainer Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

174. Lent - Inspirational Explainer Interview w/ Fr. Ryan Mann

February 17, 2021

Lent's whats & whys made practical, meaningful, and enjoyable.

172.  Radical Community - Interview w/ Jocelyn Trout

172. Radical Community - Interview w/ Jocelyn Trout

February 5, 2021

Quick interview with high school senior and member of Life Teen Jocelyn Trout.

167. Radical Community - Interview w/ Mark & Charlene Niederhelman

167. Radical Community - Interview w/ Mark & Charlene Niederhelman

January 21, 2021

Meet Mark & Charlene Niederhelman - Longtime parishioners and involved in just about everything over the years.

164. Radical Community - Interview w/ Rob Blackburn

164. Radical Community - Interview w/ Rob Blackburn

January 12, 2021

Meet parishioner Rob Blackburn: Disciple, Husband, Father of 4, and in formation to be a Deacon.

155. Interview w/ Fr. Ryan - Advent: Are You a Match or a Candle?

155. Interview w/ Fr. Ryan - Advent: Are You a Match or a Candle?

December 2, 2020

Fr. Ryan and Tommy discuss Advent's meaning, goal, and practical tips.

131. Meet Erin Hogan - Our New Youth Minister interview

131. Meet Erin Hogan - Our New Youth Minister interview

August 15, 2020

Erin Hogan, our new Youth Minister, introduces herself, shares her biggest ministry flop, and role-plays to give us an inside look at how youth ministry is done.

129. Get to Know Fr. Ryan Mann - welcome interview

129. Get to Know Fr. Ryan Mann - welcome interview

August 8, 2020

We go places in this interview where homilies don't dare venture. Hear the background, the conversion, and the funny personal quirks. 

113. Parish Reachout 1 w/ Fr. John - Connection Tips & Prayertime

113. Parish Reachout 1 w/ Fr. John - Connection Tips & Prayertime

March 16, 2020

Personal update and Coronavirus thoughts from Fr. John. Tips on staying connected with people and God. We end with a time of prayer.

110. Top 5 Books for Lent (and tips to read more) - Interview w/ Michael Merimee

110. Top 5 Books for Lent (and tips to read more) - Interview w/ Michael Merimee

February 28, 2020

Top 5 Books for Lent and tips to read more often in this interview with Michael Merimee of Catholic book publisher Scepter Publishers.

Books mentioned:

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Praying from the Depths of the Psalms by Fr. John Henry Hanson

Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe

Call Him Father: How to Experience the Fatherhood of God by Fr. Edward G. Maristany

Saints for Sinners by Archbishop Alban Goodier

Saints Behaving Badly by Thomas Craughwell

The Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle by Victoria Schneider

Way of the Cross by St. Josemaria Escriva

Because God is Real by Peter Kreeft

Michael's Favorite Authors: Homer, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fr. Jacques Philippe, Ronald Knox, Francis Thompson

106. Walking 500 miles to Travel 14 Inches - Interview w/ Steve Perry

106. Walking 500 miles to Travel 14 Inches - Interview w/ Steve Perry

February 19, 2020

St. Basil Life Teen alum Steve Perry, now campus minister at CWRU, shares some of his spiritual "journey" through conversion, career, and the Camino.

64. I know I should pray but…….interview w/ Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J.

64. I know I should pray but…….interview w/ Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J.

August 14, 2019

When?  Where?  How?  Common-sense advice on the ins and outs of prayer with Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J.  

50. Top 15 Mass Tips - interview w/ Fr. Michael Denk of theprodigalfather.org

50. Top 15 Mass Tips - interview w/ Fr. Michael Denk of theprodigalfather.org

June 10, 2019

Top 15 Mass Tips - How do I get the most out of Mass (and why is that a bad question)? w/ Fr. Michael Denk of www.theprodigalfather.org.  Bonus: Recommendations on the best Catholic apps and best videos, talks, and books on the Mass.

49. How to Stay Catholic in College - interview w/ Dana Dosen

49. How to Stay Catholic in College - interview w/ Dana Dosen

June 7, 2019

College student Dana Dosen shares the pillars needed to keep the Catholic Faith while away at college.  

39. How to Watch Movies like a Catholic - Interview w/ Taylor Gosiaco

39. How to Watch Movies like a Catholic - Interview w/ Taylor Gosiaco

May 9, 2019

How do I decide what to watch? What media will nourish my soul? How do I turn the time I spend on media into a tool for learning how to relate to and evangelize others? And 5 practical tips to watch like a Catholic.

36. Fr. Doug Brown interview - Catholic Devotional Life

36. Fr. Doug Brown interview - Catholic Devotional Life

April 24, 2019

Fr. Doug Brown, formerly assigned at St. Basil the Great, shares recommendations on a few devotional practices that help round out our spiritual lives to pull down maximum graces from Heaven and get us in deeper relationship with the Holy Trinity.  Hear him share about a mystical experience he once had in Eucharistic Adoration.  

33. Fr. Kevin Shemuga Interview - Heavenly Friends - devotion to the saints

33. Fr. Kevin Shemuga Interview - Heavenly Friends - devotion to the saints

April 11, 2019

Fr. Kevin shares the saints who have impacted his life and Scriptural foundations for devotion to the saints are mentioned.  Rev. 8:3-4, Rev. 5:8, 1 Tim 2:1, John 2:5, 1 Corinthians 3:9, Exodus 32, Genesis 18, John 15:5. 

16. Evangelizing Young Kids with Mary Meler

16. Evangelizing Young Kids with Mary Meler

February 14, 2019

3rd Grade Catholic School Teacher and Parish Catechetical Leader Mary Meler shares her insights on how to bring young children into our faith.

15. Educating High School Catholics with Gregg Stovicek

15. Educating High School Catholics with Gregg Stovicek

February 7, 2019

Catholic High School Theology teacher Gregg Stovicek answers questions about passing on the faith to teenagers.

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