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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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United States

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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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English

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908-769-5400


Episodes

"Making Great Decisions" with Chris Lowney

2/5/2024
We all have to make lots of decisions, and making good decisions has gotten harder in our complex, fast-changing world. Some centuries-old spiritual wisdom can turn us into better 21st century decision makers, and Chris Lowney will share some of the steps to making good choices. His input will be relevant for all the choices that come up in life, in our personal, business, and faith lives. Chris Lowney, a one-time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of JP Morgan on three continents. He now chairs the board of America's largest Catholic hospital system, CommonSpirit Health. He is author of multiple books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership; and What, Me Holy?, which is published by and widely-used by parishes in the RENEW network. He is also one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Seton Values Summit: Faith & Work, a one-day in-person workshop presented by RENEW International and Seton Hall University.

Duration:00:55:33

RENEW presents a timely conversation on the Eucharistic Revival

11/10/2023
Join host John Poitevent of Parish Catalyst as he discusses the Eucharistic Revival with special guests Julianne Stanz and Tim Glemkowski!

Duration:00:46:42

"The Death Penalty is a Pro-Life Issue" A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean

11/8/2023

Duration:00:50:53

Preparing our Hearts for Lent Webinar with Sister Donna Ciangio

1/25/2023
In this webinar, Sister Donna. L. Ciangio, OP, co-author of Open Our Hearts, helps us prepare for the upcoming Lenten season. She will share with us how reflecting on our lives, our homes, our parishes, and our world can lead us to a richer Lenten experience for us and those around us. Sister Donna Ciangio is an acknowledged thought leader on the topic of small groups and the author of multiple faith-sharing resources. She was instrumental in the early development of RENEW’s ministry and its subsequent expansion throughout the United States and beyond. She is chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark.

Duration:00:59:02

Women in Conversation: Stephanie Peddicord

10/24/2022
Join us for a conversation with Stephanie Peddicord, president of the Center for FaithJustice, an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of leaders by creating programs through which they can serve those in need and educate them as advocates for justice in the Catholic tradition. Having worked in the non-profit sector for two decades, often with Catholic organizations, Stephanie sees her work at CFJ as flowing naturally from the deeply transformative service experiences she had as a teen and young adult.

Duration:01:00:55

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Getting Started

8/1/2022
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 Dignity and the Death Penalty author Alice Hugh Brown as they discuss how you can start this vital conversation at your parish and help us move towards a more just world.

Duration:00:42:27

Women in Conversation: Genevieve Mougey

3/18/2022
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 Conversation series brings to the forefront the stories of Catholic women who have found their voice and their place in the Church, to inspire others to seek their own place and bring their unique gifts to the life of the Church.

Duration:00:53:43

Dignity and the Death Penalty: A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean & Cardinal Gregory

2/8/2022
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 and how Catholics can take part in the movement to abolish the death penalty. Cardinal Gregory has written extensively on a consistent ethic of life. His publications have included pastoral statements on the death penalty, racial justice, and euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide. Sister Helen Prejean is a leading advocate for abolishing the death penalty in the United States and is well known for her book, Dead Man Walking, which was adapted as a major motion picture.

Duration:00:58:55

Women in Conversation: Kerry Weber

1/21/2022
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 thinks other women can find theirs. To learn more about Women in Conversation: Stand Up go to www.renewintl.org/women

Duration:00:51:14

Enter into Advent

12/13/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:33

Dignity and the Death Penalty: A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean and Dr. Jeannine Marino

11/4/2021
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 into a feature film. Dr. Jeannine Marino is the Secretary for Pastoral Ministries and Social Concerns for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. She holds an MA in Theology and a doctorate in canon law. While studying in Boston served as the American Friends service Committee in their prison ministry and advocacy office. For more information about Dignity and the Death Penalty, go to www.renewintl.org/dignity

Duration:00:58:31

Creating A CatholicHOM

9/30/2021
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 and family ministry that enables families to encounter Christ more meaningfully and experience the faith as the source of the warmth in their homes. Participants will discover simply, practical ways to strengthen their families and the families they serve and encounter new resources to help renew Catholic family life.

Duration:00:50:01

Women in Conversation: Why Women Tell Their Stories

8/27/2021
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 the first in a series of conversations with Catholic women about their faith, the importance of female friendships, and our place in the contemporary church. Loretta Pehanich is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and Catholic writer focusing on prayer and feminine

Duration:00:52:54

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 7

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:10:14

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 5

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:08:20

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 6

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:07:33

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 4

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:07:57

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 3

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:06:45

Walk in Faith with Sister Helen Prejean

7/27/2021
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 work, she asked RENEW International to create a small-group resource that explores Catholic teaching on the death penalty. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:27:37

Dignity & the Death Penalty: Session 2

7/27/2021
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 Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Learn more at www.renewintl.org/dignity. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Duration:00:05:40