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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Deepen your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action. Subscribe today!
 
Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. Join us for a good mix of lesser known cases as well as our take on what we call the "Big Timers". We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
 
Homegrown Power is a podcast hosted by two queer, immigrant women of color; Jasmine Leiva and Pacita Rudder, working in the field of cultural strategy. This podcast series centers the stories of organizers in California who are integrating art and culture into their work on the ground. We'll be here every few weeks with more firsthand accounts of real organizers using cultural strategy on the ground in California. http://www.powercalifornia.org Music by Pacita Rudder. Production by Pacita Ru ...
 
Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries. In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.
 
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Fr. Simeon Leiva-Merikakis, author of the four-volume "Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word" commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew, joins Crisis Point to discuss Lectio Divina. He explains the ancient discipline and gives practical tips on how Catholic can practice it. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word Set Support the show (https://www.crisismagazine.…
 
President Biden has mandated that private companies with 100+ employees must require vaccination (or constant testing). This impacts millions of Americans, and countless Catholics who refuse to get the vaccine for either religious or medical reasons. How should Catholics respond to this threat? Support the show (https://www.crisismagazine.com/suppo…
 
Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins was a serial killer from Florence, South Carolina. If his confessions are true, he murdered 80-100 people throughout his lifetime. Reports vary about his childhood but, according to Gaskins, it was a pretty rough one. He started his life of crime at the age of 11 and went on to kidnap, rape, torture, and murder. Join Mike a…
 
James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman were a toxic couple who went on a murder spree in California in 1986. They both had rough childhoods and they met after Cynthia's boyfriend was housed at Folsom prison with James. They had no regard for their victims and murdered at least five as a way to finance their lifestyle. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss …
 
Most faithful Catholics instinctively know that modern Biblical scholarship is destructive to faith. But why? What are the roots of this crisis? Dr. Scott Hahn joins Crisis Point to explain how modern scholarship was led astray...and how we can get it back on track. Also, he gives practical advice and tools for the average Catholic to read the Bibl…
 
A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness…
 
On August 5th, 1999 Alan Eugene Miller stormed into Ferguson Enterprises, his place of employment, and gunned down two of his coworkers in a rage-induced killing. He sped off and went to Post Airgas, a company he was fired from that year and murdered another man. He was arrested less than an hour later. The police were confused as to his real motiv…
 
Exorcist Msgr. Stephen Rossetti joins Crisis Point to discuss his deliverance ministry. He explains the differences between demonic influence, oppression, and possession, and how to know when to call an exorcist. He also talks about his experiences as an exorcist, such as demons texting, and Judas possessing people. Links: • The St. Michael Center …
 
Birna Brjansdottir disappeared on January 14, 2017, after a night out with friends in Iceland. The 20-year-old sales assistant lived with her mother and routinely walked home after a night at the bars. This was a common practice in Iceland because their crime rate, and especially their homicide rate, was so low. But, Birna met a complete stranger n…
 
On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba –– our Conferences and Convenings Manager, is joined by youth leader Gianna Ramirez from Generation Justice to talk about everything #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future, Race Forward’s first intergenerational event of its kind taking place on Saturday, September 25th. Gianna and Hiba talk about the host committ…
 
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. …
 
Cassie Jo Stoddart was a 16-year-old girl from Pocatello, Idaho who was murdered by two friends in 2006 while housesitting for her aunt and uncle. The crime scene was a horrific sight, and the perpetrators turned out to be unlikely suspects- two of Cassie’s high school friends. Cassie’s murder case is often called “The Scream Murder” because Torey …
 
Marian apparition expert Donal Anthony Foley joins Crisis Point to discuss the Medjugorje phenomenon. Has the Blessed Virgin Mary been appearing for the past forty years in this small Eastern European town? If not, then how do you explain what is happening, and the impact it has had on the Church? Links: Donal Anthony Foley's website Medjugorje Com…
 
Peter Dupas was born into what many would call a normal family in Australia. There were no documented signs of abuse or trauma. But, for some reason, Peter developed a hatred for women and he began committing crimes at an early age. His crimes escalated over the years from sexual violence to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Peter Dupas, …
 
Cameron O'Hearn, director and producer of the Mass of the Ages documentary trilogy, joins Crisis Point to discuss the project. He addresses the purpose behind the documentary, why it was split into a trilogy, his favorite interviews, what he thinks the pope would think about the movies, and much more! The Mass of the Ages Documentary Support the sh…
 
Edward Adams was drawn to a life of crime from a young age. He became an American spree killer and a classic representation of a gangster in the 1920s. He killed seven people, including three police officers who were trying to end his criminal ways. Adams terrorized several different states and especially the people of Wichita. Join Mike and Gibby …
 
Patrick Reilly, president and founder of The Cardinal Newman Society, joins Crisis Point to discuss the problems with Critical Race Theory and how it is impacting Catholic education. He also sets forth a path that Catholic educators can follow when it comes to teaching about race. Links: • The Cardinal Newman Society • Background on Critical Race T…
 
Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze a…
 
On March 13th, 1964, Winston Moseley attacked Kitty Genovese, a young woman heading back to her apartment in the early morning hours. He stabbed her and left her there to die. Winston then returned to rape her and deliver the fatal wounds that would kill Kitty. Kitty Genovese is one of New York City’s most well-known murder victims. Psychologists h…
 
Convert from Islam, Atheism, and Protestantism Dr. Derya Little tells the fascinating story of her religious wanderings that led to the Catholic Church. Links: • Derya Little's website • From Islam to Christ (Ignatius Press) • A Beginner's Guide to the Traditional Latin Mass (Angelico Press) • At His Feet (Our Sunday Visitor) Support the show (http…
 
Bryan Romero Leiva is a man that not many people outside of Peru have heard of before. Bryan was angry and humiliated after his ex-girlfriend Thalia participated in a game show, revealing personal and embarrassing secrets for a cash prize. Thalia never gave him his cut of the money, and the social humiliation of the secrets she exposed was too much…
 
Fr. John Lovell, co-founder of Coalition for Canceled Priests, joins Crisis Point to discuss his own cancellation by his bishop, and what priests (and laity) can do to keep bishops from abusing their authority and unjustly removing priests they don't like. Coalition for Canceled Priests Canceling Faithful Priests (related article) Support the show …
 
Jimmy Robertson had it all. He was born into a loving family who had considerable wealth. He went to the best schools and had all of the opportunities to succeed. But, He flamed out of college and began using drugs and alcohol heavily. He also began committing petty crimes. He was mad at his family because they stopped supporting him financially. H…
 
Eric Sammons and Dr. Ralph Martin discuss the issue of salvation: How is one saved? How many will be saved? They also focus on the confusing message given by many Church leaders, which suggests that almost everyone will be saved, no matter what. Links: • Will Many Be Saved by Ralph Martin • Renewal Ministries • Deadly Indifference by Eric Sammons S…
 
If you suddenly came into a large sum of money, would you tell anyone? If you did tell someone, who would you trust with that secret? Sarah Stern believed she could trust her best friend Liam McAtasney, but she was wrong. Liam thought that money was more valuable than the life of his friend and murdered Sarah when she least expected it. Join Mike a…
 
Eric Sammons and author Kevin Wells discuss the urgent need for heroic priests, and a perfect model for that heroic vocation: Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, an American priest on the path to sainthood. Links: • Priest and Beggar: https://www.ignatius.com/Priest-and-Beggar-P3830.aspx • World Villages: https://www.worldvillages.org • Kevin's site: http…
 
On the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Eric Sammons takes a look at the role of the papacy in the Church, and evaluate how the current occupant is living out that role in light of tradition. Particularly, we will look at how recovering the legacy of St. Paul in the papacy can lead to a more fruitful pontificate for Pope Francis. Support the show (htt…
 
In August 2000, Pam Shelley, along with her two children, moved to Cuero, Texas with a man she had met named Ronnie Hendrick. Hendrick was both physically and verbally abusive to not only Pam but to her young daughter Kayla as well. On January 6th, 2001, Pam Shelley was shot in the head inside the home she shared with Ronnie. Ronnie and his family …
 
Dr. Jay Richards has been on the forefront examining the response to COVID-19. In this episode of Crisis Point, Dr. Richards analyzes the Catholic Church's response, and what we can learn for future events. Links: • The Price of Panic: https://www.regnery.com/9781684511419/the-price-of-panic/ • Dr. Jay Richards on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJay…
 
Eric Sammons breaks down last week's USCCB meeting, and in particular the debate over "Eucharistic coherence" - i.e., whether pro-abortion politicians should be allowed to receive the Eucharist. Link to related article: https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/ecclesiastical-incoherence Support the show (https://www.crisismagazine.com/support)…
 
Benjamin Atkins was a serial killer and rapist who operated in the Detroit area in 1991 and 1992. He is considered by the FBI to be America's fastest serial killer because he murdered 11 women in such a short span of time. Atkins preyed on women along Detroit's Woodward Avenue and his M.O. remained consistent. He targeted sex workers because his mo…
 
Eric Sammons talks with Jason Jones, a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker. They discuss the plight of many of the vulnerable around the world, particularly in China, and why the Vatican is silent about these abuses. And Eric also asks Jason why a photo of Jason being arrested made the front page of Drudge last year. Links: • M…
 
On June 22nd, 1991, 40-year-old Charles Holden left work and stopped by a Hardee's restaurant. A stranger came up to his window asking for a ride and Charles agreed to give him one. But, just a few miles down the road Charles changed his mind and a fight ensued. He was able to get away in his truck. But, when he got home he found this man lurking a…
 
On September 24, 2019, an undercover FBI agent contacted Constable Wallace's drug tip line. The agent left an anonymous tip describing a vehicle, its location, and the unsubstantiated claims that the driver was a possible drug trafficker. Will Constable Michael Wallace and Gary Baldock arrest the undercover FBI agent? Learn more about your ad choic…
 
It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part …
 
In 1995, 15-year-old Elyse Pahler left her home in Arroyo Grande, California to hang out with some kids her age and never returned. What Elyse didn't know is that three boys, Joseph Fiorella, Jacob Delashmutt, and Royce Casey had been planning to kill her for some time. The murder was shocking, but, the reasons behind the murder caused a media fren…
 
Fr. Dwight Longenecker discusses some of the current controversial issues in the Church, including the response to COVID, pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians, and Fr. James Altman. He then gives advice for how Catholics can navigate through today's crises and engage in spiritual combat. Father's website: https://dwightlongenecker.com Immortal Comba…
 
Richard Lyon was a man who had it all. He had money, a loving wife, and two little girls. But, when he met another woman, he began scheming on how to get out of his marriage. He wanted this new woman, but, he did not want to give up his social status, his money, or his children. He developed a plan to poison his wife, Nancy, and he almost got away …
 
Eric Sammons sits down with Professor of Sociology David Ayers, Ph.D. to discuss the state of religion in America today. Specifically, they attempt to answer the following: Why is religion collapsing in America since 2000? What impact on religion will COVID have going forward? Why do even those who remain Catholic or Evangelical Protestant reject t…
 
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