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The mission of Faith Full Podcast is to bring compelling audio storytelling about the Catholic faith, spirituality, religion, and life.
The independent, award-winning project is hosted and produced by Tony Ganzer, a journalist and writer by trade, and a Catholic by choice and upbringing. He reported on many things over 15 years, from Swiss Parliament to the plight of refugees, but religion and faith have always had a place. Some examples: the experience of a short-term friar in Switzerland; about the first stand-along temple for Hindus in Switzerland; about a ‘prayer amplifier‘ in Arizona.
Some say religion is a third-rail for journalists because one wrong move can bring strong reaction. But talking to each other in a measured way, about topics or times that affect us all to our deepest levels, can only be a good thing. Our program tries to do this through narrative, sound-rich storytelling.
A story from our first episode about a chance, late-night encounter in a Denny’s might help set the table for you.
‘The best antidotes to falsehoods are not strategies, but people: people who are not greedy but ready to listen, people who make the effort to engage in sincere dialogue so that the truth can emerge; people who are attracted by goodness and take responsibility for how they use language..’
In times of struggle for the institution of the Catholic Church, some look for inspiration and intercession from the Saints. St. Jean Vianney is said to have faced regular attacks by Satan, yet his ministry in the face of those has positioned him as the Patron Saint of Parish Priests, having walked the Earth during …
We live in a moment when our faith traditions can lead some people to stereotypes right away. If you identify yourself as anything, a whole host of political or social positions may be thrown at you, or attributed to you, without nuance. This isn’t just a modern trend, of course, and today we’ll hear an …
If a loved one dies, it’s natural to want to hang on to something to remind you of them—maybe a ring, maybe a favorite book or picture. That’s the same idea, in a very basic way, behind the relics of the saints held in high esteem by many faith traditions. And in Pittsburgh, oddly enough, …
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