Catholic Creatives

The Vocation of Business: Andreas Widmer and Luke Burgis

The Vocation of Business: Andreas Widmer and Luke Burgis

Andreas Widmer and Luke Burgis work at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of America. Andreas founded and directs the Ciocca Center; he is the author of The Pope and the CEO. Luke is the current Entrepreneur in Residence at the Ciocca Center and co-authored...

The Narthex with Nick Roach

The Narthex with Nick Roach

Nicholas Gerald Roach hails from Washington, where he began his career in entrepreneurial business and ecommerce marketing. He has worked with Filson and Lucchese Boots; recently, he began his own ecommerce and marketing consulting service — and is continuing to pursue photography and music. In the...

Authentic Diversity: Deacon Charlie Echeverry

Authentic Diversity: Deacon Charlie Echeverry

Deacon Charlie Echeverry is the founder of the Black//Brown Collective, an accelerator based in Los Angeles that aims to connect emerging technology with emerging audiences. As a former executive for media companies like mitu, Univision, and Walt Disney, and as a chairperson for Catholic Answers...

The Narthex with Ali Hoffman

The Narthex with Ali Hoffman

Welcome to The Narthex! It’s our new short-form podcast where we can be a little louder, a little less reverent, and just as inspired. We’ll be dropping new episodes from The Narthex every month.In The Narthex this week is Ali Hoffman, the curly-haired mastermind behind Oodles of Doodles. Ali is...

Home Office Romance: Paul and Jamie Duda

Home Office Romance: Paul and Jamie Duda

Jamie and Paul Duda's best creations include their creative agency Francis and Louise, the award-winning 8beats film "Almost Home," and their son Hank.Being married coworkers has its challenges and opportunities, so Jamie and Paul joined host Marcellino D’Ambrosio and his wife...

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Christmas

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Christmas

In the final episode of You're Welcome World, we go beyond St. Nicholas and learn about the many Catholics who shaped Christmas ... including a jacked axe-wielding bishop.Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the OSV Innovation Challenge and join the ranks of the...

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Tennis

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Tennis

It's the game of choice for Serena Williams and Roger Federer ... and the 12th century French monks who invented it. The latest episode of You're Welcome World uncovers the Catholic beginnings of tennis, as well as the way Christians have carried on the tradition of sport.Do you have the...

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Pretzels

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Pretzels

It's the ultimate theme park food, the mall food court go-to, the reliable stadium snack. But the pretzel had humble (Catholic) beginnings. The latest bonus podcast episode is all about the history of this twisted treat.Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the...

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Coffee

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Coffee

Coffee lovers everywhere should know the name Pope Clement VIII. Discover the way this pope brought our favorite brew into the Western world, changing mornings and increasing productivity forever.Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the OSV Innovation Challenge and...

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Beer

BONUS! You're Welcome World: Beer

Did you know that Catholics played an essential role in making beer what it is today? This bonus episode explores the history of St. Hildegard, St. Benedict, and all the Catholic innovators who helped brew this iconic beverage.Do you have the next big idea? Visit OSVChallenge.com to learn about the...

The Church Needs Innovators: Jason Shanks

The Church Needs Innovators: Jason Shanks

As the President of the OSV Institute, Jason Shanks gives grants to initiatives within the Church, which offers him a fascinating perspective on innovation (or the lack thereof) in the world of Catholic ministry. He and Anthony discuss the state of the Church, especially why we need new ideas from...

Creative Conflict and YouTube Fame: Katherine Cimorelli

Creative Conflict and YouTube Fame: Katherine Cimorelli

Katherine Cimorelli is a singer, writer, and one-sixth of the group Cimorelli, a band she and her sisters started which gained popularity on YouTube and now releases original music. She tells Anthony the lessons she’s learned...

How to Sprout Idea Seeds: Cory Heimann

How to Sprout Idea Seeds: Cory Heimann

“Beauty will save the world, but no one will die if you make something that sucks.”With his ever-important words of wisdom, Cory Heimann is back on this special live episode of the podcast, recorded during the New Renaissance Festival in March 2019. Cory is the founder and creative director of...

Surviving Scandal and Finding Healing: Ryan Boh

Surviving Scandal and Finding Healing: Ryan Boh

Ryan Boh is a product manager and analyst for a premier global marketing agency, as well as one of the pioneers of Brand$tanding, an improv-comedy-slash-startup-pitch card game (and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds). In this...

The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

Fabiola Garza is a character artist with Disney Creative Group, where she illustrates characters for Disney Theme Park merchandise. She also wrote and illustrated A Boy Who Became Pope, a book about the life of St. John Paul...

Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

Independent film director, writer, and producer Laina Barakat knew from an early age that “Christian movies” just weren’t cutting it. She shares her journey of making films that actually move hearts. Laina tells the story of...

Let Your Voice Ring Out: Ike Ndolo

Let Your Voice Ring Out: Ike Ndolo

Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Ike Ndolo released his third album, “Shine,” in 2018. He and Marcellino discuss what makes this album different — both in sound and in story. Ike shares how he’s rewritten his self-image to better reflect God’s view of him, sharing stories of his father’s love...

JPII Fought Nazis with Theater: Cole Matson

JPII Fought Nazis with Theater: Cole Matson

Cole Matson, PhD, is the programming associate for the Sheen Center in NYC, and serves New York Catholic artists through retreats and community initiatives. He and Marcellino discuss his story: captivated by narratives, Cole...

Resurrection Happens Everywhere: Santonio Hill

Resurrection Happens Everywhere: Santonio Hill

Santonio Hill coordinates urban outreach for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and on this episode, he shares his big dreams for creating spaces where everyone belongs. Santonio tells Marcellino his wild journey — including the...

The Purpose of Profit: Chris Pesigan

The Purpose of Profit: Chris Pesigan

Christopher Pesigan didn’t initially consider himself a “creative,” but as the Chief Operating Officer of Player’s Health, a sports risk management platform, he has learned that creative ideas need accounting and operations as...

A Rebel Heart's Wrecked Plans: Jill Simons

A Rebel Heart's Wrecked Plans: Jill Simons

Jill Simons is the founder and creative director of Pink Salt Riot, a Catholic women’s lifestyle brand that definitely wasn’t part of “the plan.” On this episode, she and Marcellino discuss the plans God wrecked to make way for...

Write the Unspoken: Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase

Write the Unspoken: Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase

Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase, CSC, co-authored When God Wrecks Your Romance, the unlikely story of two people who fall in love but are (spoiler alert) ultimately called to different vocations. Their conversation with Anthony...

The Why of Our Lives: Wesley Bancroft

The Why of Our Lives: Wesley Bancroft

Wesley Bancroft believes that everyone deserves to know what they believe. On a mission to help companies discover their beliefs and operate more authentically, he shares the philosophy behind his work: knowing our “why” halts...

Lessons from a Megachurch: Jake Brown

Lessons from a Megachurch: Jake Brown

Freelance filmmaker Jake Brown joins Anthony on the podcast to explain how college party marketing and megachurch video production led him to where he is today. As he tells his story, Jake shares the lessons he learned from...

Love, the Master Communicator: David Calavitta

Love, the Master Communicator: David Calavitta

This week, David Calavitta shares his thoughts on creativity and communication. As Life Teen’s Director of Design and Marketing, he has learned how to take every opportunity to communicate a message and make it extraordinary....

Bringing Humanity Back to Marketing: Dave Plisky

Bringing Humanity Back to Marketing: Dave Plisky

This week we chat with Dave Plisky, the Director of Marketing and Digital at DeSales Media Group who thought marketing was kind of bogus back in college. Along with stories of his forays into Quidditch and flute playing, he...

A Beautiful Rebellion: Dr. Johannes Hartl

A Beautiful Rebellion: Dr. Johannes Hartl

Dr. Johannes Hartl, founder of the 24/7 prayer house Gebetshaus, breaks all the stereotypes: he grew up as a hippie/punk who admired the Church’s beauty; he’s a Catholic creating prayer experiences in ecumenical spaces; and he...

Catholic Indiana Jones: Ryan Thomas

Catholic Indiana Jones: Ryan Thomas

Meet the guy who recorded a ten-minute voice memo describing his work for his mom. And, despite his best efforts, she’s still a little confused. Ryan Thomas describes the basketball camp conversion that set him on his life’s...

Living Undivided: Jeff Schiefelbein

Living Undivided: Jeff Schiefelbein

Jeff Schiefelbein and Marcellino talk about Jeff’s life of business building, risk taking, and culture shaping. His life is story-worthy: not only is he currently the Chief Culture Officer of 5, an energy advisory firm, but...

Live in the Light: Anna Carter

Live in the Light: Anna Carter

Anna Carter, co-founder of the Eden Invitation, talks with Marcellino about the sense of adventure and community that defined her childhood—through books, family life, and her home parish—and has accompanied her throughout her...

Business as Ministry: Tony Vasinda

Business as Ministry: Tony Vasinda

In this episode, Tony Vasinda of Project YM tells Anthony the origin stories of Catholic Beard Balm and his up-and-coming card game Brandstanding. Tony explores the common threads uniting all of his projects and work: doing...

Unleash the Edmundo: Edmundo Reyes

Unleash the Edmundo: Edmundo Reyes

This week, Anthony sits down with Edmundo Reyes, the Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and (with some fancy microphones) they chat about Edmundo’s missionary enthusiasm. They talk about the retreat...

From Costco to The Convo: Ian Cabrera

From Costco to The Convo: Ian Cabrera

In this episode, Ian Cabrera shares how he went from A/V club dweeb to communications freelancer and host of The Convo podcast...so, like, still kind of an A/V club dweeb. Ian and Marcellino talk about the great and terrifying...

The Ecosystems We Thrive In: Angela Schnieders

The Ecosystems We Thrive In: Angela Schnieders

This week, we talk with Angela Schnieders, a senior partner with Mission Advancement Partners, the director of mission advancement with ENDOW, a former FOCUS missionary and staff member, and all-around breath of fresh air....

Inventions Begin with Ridicule: Dominic Ismert

Inventions Begin with Ridicule: Dominic Ismert

This week’s podcast is a conversation with Dominic Ismert, a father of six children, an inventor and patent-holder for multiple products, and the founder of four companies (yeah, you read that right). Dominic delves into how he...

Put Down the Sword and Love: Joe Klinker

Put Down the Sword and Love: Joe Klinker

Today, we talk with Joe Klinker, a father of three, the creator of Tiny Saints, and a seminary dropout turned Coast Guard communications director. Joe and Marcellino dive right in, talking about the move away from perfectionism...

Entrepreneurship Meets Evangelization: Scott Williams

Entrepreneurship Meets Evangelization: Scott Williams

This week we speak with Scott Williams, co-founder of Sock Religious and the Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Marcellino and Scott chat about the ridiculous ways people come to know Jesus...

Creating Home Through Music: Mike Mangione

Creating Home Through Music: Mike Mangione

This week we speak with Mike Mangione, father of three, professional musician, and co-founder of The Cor Project. In this podcast, Anthony and Mike discuss the relationship between vulnerability and music. Mike shares about his...

The Island of the Misfit Activist: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

The Island of the Misfit Activist: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

This week we speak with Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, national speaker, hardcore pro-life activist, and founder of New Wave Feminists. In this podcast, Anthony and Destiny discuss how rejection, suffering, and doubt have played a...

Made for Eden: Michelle Benzinger

Made for Eden: Michelle Benzinger

This week we speak with Michelle Benzinger, mother of six, speaker, entrepreneur, and Creative Director of Meaningful Market. In this podcast, Marcellino and Michelle talk about how we are called as creatives to champion each...

Ridding the World of Button Pushers: Cory Heimann

Ridding the World of Button Pushers: Cory Heimann

As the 2018 Summit gets even closer, we wanted to share with you another talk from last year’s summit. This breakout session was given by Cory Heimann, founder and Creative Director of Likable Art, father of 3, and all around awesome creative. In this talk, Cory discusses how we as Catholic...

Don’t Change Culture, Change Yourself: TJ Berden

Don’t Change Culture, Change Yourself: TJ Berden

This week we speak with TJ Berden, filmmaker and producer of Paul, Apostle of Christ and Full of Grace. In this podcast, Anthony and TJ talk about TJ’s journey living in LA and working on bigger budget productions. TJ talks...

The New Renaissance: Matt Meeks

The New Renaissance: Matt Meeks

This week we’re doing something a little different. With the 2018 Catholic Creatives Summit only one month away, we decided to bring back the keynote talk from last year’s summit. We really want everyone to hear this talk because the New Renaissance is what we’re about. The Catholic Creatives’ Why...

Trusting in Generosity: John Ruhlin

Trusting in Generosity: John Ruhlin

This week we speak with gift giving expert, speaker, and author John Ruhlin. In this podcast, Anthony and John discuss the power and the value of radical generosity in professional and personal relationships. They discuss how...

Creating out of Permission and Pain: Chuck Kinnane

Creating out of Permission and Pain: Chuck Kinnane

This week we speak with Chuck Kinnane, film director and co-founder of Grassroots Films and Kinnane Films. In this podcast, Anthony and Chuck discuss creating art that deeply resonates with the soul. Chuck shares about his experiences of permission and tragedy, the deep impact 9/11 had on him as a...

The Gift of Belonging: Roberta Ahmanson

The Gift of Belonging: Roberta Ahmanson

This week, we speak with Roberta Ahmanson, lover of beauty and a leading philanthropist in Christian art. In this podcast, Marcellino and Roberta discuss the role beauty and art have played in her life’s journey. They talk about suffering, belonging, and embracing your uniqueness as an artist....

Conviction, Identity, and Belonging: Kate Bryan

Conviction, Identity, and Belonging: Kate Bryan

This week, we speak with Kate Bryan, pro-life feminist, communications strategist, speaker, and writer. In this podcast, Marcellino and Kate talk about the call we have as creatives to challenge the culture and stand up for our...

Creative Collaboration: Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe

Creative Collaboration: Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe

This week we speak with Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe, the Creative Director and Creative Manager of Blessed is She - a Catholic women’s ministry that uses art and scripture in its mission to create a Christ focused community of mothers, sisters, and daughters. In this podcast, Anthony, Jenna, and...

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