Renew Your Faith

Renew Your Faith

The mission of RENEW International is to renew personal faith and parish life—unlocking the power of small groups by equipping laity and clergy to share their Catholic faith and live it every day.

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August 1, 2022 42 min

 RENEW's Dignity and the Death Penalty is a powerful tool to engage in meaningful dialogue around the death penalty in this country and how our Catholic faith calls us to respond to it. How then, do you start the conversation and bring Dignity and the Death Penalty to your parish? Join RENEW's Mare Ernesto, associate director of pastoral services and Jennifer Bober, manager of marketing and communications, along with Dignit...

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 This podcast is a recording of a webinar that is part of our Women in Conversation series. We sat down for a chat with Genevieve Mougey, the Director of the Office of Social Concerns for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Her work oversees the connection points between Catholic Social Teaching, charity and social justice.

Women have long played an important part in the life of the Catholic Church. The Women in Conversat...

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 Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, and Sister Helen Prejean discuss the death penalty in the United States in a webinar presented by RENEW International and The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. In addition to sharing their own views of capital punishment, Cardinal Gregory and Sister Helen talk about how Catholics can participate in civil discourse on this polarizing topic ...

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January 21, 2022 51 min

Join us as we sit down with Kerry Weber, an executive editor for America, the longest-running Jesuit publication in the United States. As an editor of such a prominent publication, she has a significant role in shaping Catholic communications in this country. We had a wonderful conversation about her faith journey—how she sees her role as a lay woman in Catholic communications, how she found her voice within the Church and how she ...

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December 13, 2021 51 min

RENEW International and Father John Gordon bring you a prayerful beginning to the holy season of Advent. Father John, a longtime friend of RENEW is the Coordinator for the Office of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Newark. Additionally Fr. John was recently name the Acting Vicar for Pastoral Life and serves as the Coordinator for the Charismatic Renewal as well as Coordinator for Multi-Cultural Affairs.

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 Join RENEW International and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, for a conversation with Sister Helen Prejean and Dr. Jeannine Marino, as they discuss the death penalty in the United States and what current Church teaching has to say about this subject. Sister Helen Prejean is an outspoken advocate for abolishing the death penalty in the United States and is best known for her book, Dead Man Walking, which was turned int...

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September 30, 2021 50 min

Dr. Gregory Popcak, Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, and RENEW's Sister Terry Rickard engage in an enlightening conversation on Creating a CatholicHŌM (Household on Mission).

The last year has forced us to focus on the Catholic family—the domestic church—and how Catholics can experience their faith on the homefront. This webinar will introduce participants to a new model of family spirituality ...

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Women’s experiences are different from men’s. Being uniquely female, as God made us to be, involves action. All women are called to live holy lives, but how do we do it? The field hospital of the Church needs women of strength and gentle leadership now more than ever.

Loretta Pehanich, author of Women in Conversation: Stand up! discusses women's spiritual hunger for more than the connections found during liturgy. This webinar is...

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This interview accompanies session seven of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyew...

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This interview accompanies session five of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewi...

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This interview accompanies session six of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewit...

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This interview accompanies session four of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewi...

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This interview accompanies session three of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyew...

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This interview accompanies session two of Dignity & the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching. This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewit...

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On this episode of Walk in Faith, Craig Syracusa interviews Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. To advance her ...

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April 26, 2021 49 min

 Our entire planet is at a crossroads. We are fast approaching a tipping point which will send us down a path of destruction. There is still time, however, to change course if we learn to care for our common home and be good stewards of creation. This Earth Day we joined in prayer for our planet as we seek a worldwide conversion of hearts and minds. Our prayer included a reflection by  Sister Arlene Flaherty on Creation at the Cros...

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Sister Terry Rickard, OP, President and Executive Director or RENEW International  moderates a discussion with three of her fellow Dominican Sisters about how their faith has shaped their response to the challenges of living through COVID 19 Panelists include: Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP; Sr. Mary Flood, OP, MD, Ph.D.; and Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, OP, Ph.D. 

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Father Rob talks to our own Sister Terry Rickard about the path to holiness and how our daily habits can guide our steps.

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RENEW President, Sister Terry Rickard, OP, recently interviewed Sister Helen Prejean, about how Catholic teaching on the death penalty has evolved. The author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen has worked tirelessly to end executions in this country, and her firsthand experience lends a unique perspective to their discussion about the morality of the death penalty.

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January 14, 2021 35 min

Originally aired as a webinar. Sr. Terry Rickard, author of Live Lent!, helps you prepare for the season of Lent as we continue to grapple with the struggles of the pandemic. Lent invites us to recognize darkness in our lives… and proceed in deep faith that God will transform the darkness into light. Sr. Terry dives into themes of Live Lent!—a small-group resource for both individuals and small groups—and invites us to embrace the ...

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