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Renovo Podcast

In Latin Renovo means to renew, restore or revive…this is the show where we explore the miraculous nature of the mundane as we look at one part of the Catholic tradition to help you engage more fully in the practice of faith.
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Dec 5, 2016
I absolutely believe in Santa Claus...duh.  You won't believe how amazing St. Nick was, is and will ever be until you hear this show.  Oh, and, we talk about nativity scenes as well.  Soooooooo goood!
Nov 21, 2016
Why do we sit around candles and put a freaking tree in our living room every year. Better listen.  You might be surprised where our holiday traditions come from!
Nov 17, 2016
Were there Catholics at the original Thanksgiving celebration in the United States? Yup and you won't believe what else we dug up on sharing casseroles in the New Testament.  Check this out!
Nov 7, 2016
This might be the most controversial sacrament in the church today. Why?  Why did we used to get slapped and why is it considered a "sacrament of graduation." Tune in.
Nov 1, 2016
You can see Thomas finger and St. Catherine of Sienna's head...on display...today.  Really?  The history of relics in the church is exhaustive.  We are gonna unpack some of the myth and a whole lot of incredible truth. Give this a listen.
Oct 23, 2016
We can thank a lot of bad rock bands in the 80's for scary devil art....but...the devil is real and hell is a thing.  Did you know that?  Give this a listen.
Oct 17, 2016
There are over 10,000 saints.  Where did they come from and how do you become one?  Tune in and find out.
Oct 10, 2016
This is the first in a series on the Holy Trinity.  Join this discussion on why we even think about God and what does it mean to call him "Father." Featuring special guest, Dr. Eric Hall author of The Home-brewed Christianity Guide to God: All you ever wanted to know about the Almighty. Check out the book: Click HERE
Oct 3, 2016
Yup. They are real. Aaaaaaaaaand you ought to know more about em.  Give this a listen!
Sep 28, 2016
From the Jewish mishkan or "residence" to the Christian tabernacle we are talking about a physical dwelling place for God on earth.  Um, AWESOME! Where do they come from and why are they in our churches?  Check this out.
Sep 19, 2016
Thats right, we are going to cover the entire Bible in a 20 minute podcast.  Sorta.  Where did this collection of books come from and more importantly...how should it absolutely own our spiritual lives.  Tune in.
Sep 5, 2016
Yeah Pope Francis is extremely popular and well loved.  Have you ever thought of who was the most powerful Pope in history?  Tune in.  Find out.  Pope Innocent III ruled nations! This show will blow your mind!
Aug 22, 2016
Yes we did a show on the series of events that have caused Catholics and non Catholics to stir in their seats for centuries.  What happened?  Why?  Listen and find out!
Aug 8, 2016
Why are their faces always squished to together?  Did you ever wonder about the motivation behind the art of religious icons?  Wonder no more.  This show digs into the development of iconography and all the controversy that has followed it.
Jul 23, 2016
Why on earth do Catholics love the organ to so much?  Well, this is a tough one to answer but I assure you we will do just that!  This show explores the role the organ has played in worship over the years and the reason it is a staple instrument in so many of our churches.
Jul 10, 2016

When did putting colorful windows in churches become a thing?  The delightful lenses of light and their inviting images have been a part of worship for longer than you think!  This show delves into the origins of stained glass in our churches and their call to reverence.

Jun 27, 2016
Thank God...literally...for the Irish! Why do we have designated space to confess our sins in our Catholic Churches? A conversation about the origin of the confessional and the incredible influence of Irish monks is at the heart of this show. Reconciliation has never sounded so good.
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