OSV Talks

OSV Talks

16 Episodes

OSV Talks is a series of topics from prominent Catholic leaders to spark discussion, explore new, or re-explore old approaches, and inspire creative thinking, all from the heart of the church. Over 100 years ago, Archbishop Noll founded OSV using new methods to communicate the gospel. Innovative thinking is at the core of OSV and OSV Talks is part of a larger effort to be a catalyst for Catholic innovation. In partnership with ODB Films we bring you this groundbreaking series harnessing some of the most forward-thinking minds in the Church today. Learn more at osvtalks.com.

OSV Talks
  • The Young Adult Ministry Death Cycle with Pete Burak

    Let’s be real: Catholic young adult ministry is not in a great place. The majority of Catholic young adult groups and ministers follow a three-year cycle before fizzling out. We’re seeing a mass exodus of young people from the Church—all of whom desperately want a community to belong to. What we ...

  • The Franciscan Way with Fr. Agustino Torres

    As a Franciscan in the Bronx, Fr. Agustino Torres knows how desperately we need to live like St. Francis right now. We need to work where we are and engage our neighbors with love and zeal. We need the poverty of Francis to reveal our own impoverished spirits. And we need to encounter the poor, n...

  • AI and the Future of Generosity

    How do you solve the world’s most pressing issues? According to philanthropist Nathan Chappell, it’s by an overall increase in generosity. Incredible things could happen with just a 1% increase in donations across the board. Through the power of artificial intelligence, we have discovered that th...

  • The Inefficient Innovator with Jason Shanks – OSV Institute, President

    Episode 1

    In his talk, The Inefficient Innovator, Jason Shanks, President of OSV Institute, talks about the urgent need for unscaled innovation in ministry and evangelization. Learn more at osvtalks.com

  • Bruce Lee was a Master Evangelist with Jared Zimmerer - Word on Fire

    Episode 2

    Can Kung Fu inform modern evangelization? The answer is yes and the tactics will startle you! This talk will send you on a mission exploring the practices of a martial artist in sharing the Gospel in the 21st Century. Jared’s love for Bruce Lee has taught him principles of incredible success in s...

  • Daily Bread Discernment with Sr. Josephine Garrett

    Episode 3

    From bank executive to religious Sister, conversion can truly turn your life upside down. This change is rooted in discernment. Sr. Josephine crafts a beautiful message of vocation and the need to accept the daily offering of our God for purposes and sharing the mission. This talk will challenge,...

  • The Subtle Deterioration of True Professionalism with Jason Deuterman

    Episode 4

    Ministry is not a career…or at least…it shouldn’t be. However, ministry does demand professionalism in both approach and exercise. What does this mean? This talk invites the viewer to assess their own ministry behavior and re-examine the high standards set by the history of professional ministry ...

  • Undignified Liturgical Music with Justin Dery

    From traditional documents to modern performances, liturgical music is a topic for in-depth investigation. This talk walks us through the arresting foundations of Catholic worship music and invites the viewer to re-think the contemporary understanding of song in liturgy. More at: osvtalks.com

  • Lost in Encyclical Translation with Brenda Noriega

    Episode 6

    When we speak our native language, our vocabulary insists on nuances unique to our own experiences. It is no wonder why Pope Francis wrote his encyclical Christus Vivit in Spanish. His understanding of serving the young church came from his experiences. To truly understand this, however, we must ...

  • Babel to Pentecost with Anthony D’Ambrosio

    A lack of vulnerability and the plague of arrogant self-interest destroys relationships. In ministry, like most things, honesty and openness lead to successful mission. This talk walks us through the rawness of Anthony’s life and encourages viewers to be “naked” to one another for purposes of hea...

  • Sex, Nuns & Martyrs: The Relevance of Religious Freedom with Montserrat Alvarado

    What is religious freedom, really? What is its purpose in the U.S., and how is it abused by those who don’t understand it? This OSV Talk provides a stirring and passionate defense of religious freedom for people of all faiths and how our society is called to more than tolerance: we are called to ...

  • What If They Don’t Come Back? with Dan Cellucci

    Have you noticed that there's a lot fewer people in church? Dan Cellucci takes candid look at the reality of the ever-shrinking population of churchgoing Americans and discusses – "What If They Don't Come Back?"
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  • The Power of Perseverance with Paul Kapsalis

    Motivational speaker Paul Kapsalis talks about his life of perseverance and how his understanding of that word has changed over time. Though he found great success through his persistence, it was built on a false sense of self-sufficiency. Over time, Paul has come to realize that perseverance is ...

  • Liturgical Orphans with Deacon Charlie Echeverry

    Did you know that 42% of U.S. Catholics are Latino? If you only count those aged 18 and younger, it's 63%. So how is it that our Catholic communities have become so segregated? In this eye-opening talk, Dcn. Charlie Echeverry calls attention to the “powderkeg” that is the Latino Catholic communit...

  • The Perfection of Imperfection with Doug Tooke

    Perfectionism is perilous. It holds us in place with shame, blame, and judgment. It keeps us from personal holiness and weakens the impact of our ministry. And, sadly, it’s rampant in the Church. As Catholics, we are called instead to healthy striving, to allow grace and forgiveness into the mess...

  • Healing Culture by Communicating Presence

    Sarah Yaklic is the Chief Digital Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In her beautiful OSV Talk, she explores the possibility and necessity of mercy in a digital landscape that grows increasingly hostile. She discusses how her own experiences led her to understand the incredible beauty of...