Chris Stefanick Show

Chris Stefanick Show

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not say, “I came to make them boring.” Instead, he wants us to live life to the fullest. Dive into the heart and soul of what it means to be Catholic with Chris Stefanick and his guests LIVE every Monday at 7 p.m. (ET).

The Chris Stefanick Show is the most recent addition to the Augustine Institute’s robust and innovative programming, which aims to help Catholics understand, live, and share their faith. Tune in every Monday at 7 p.m. (ET) to The Chris Stefanick Show on FORMED.

Audience interaction is encouraged! Text in your questions to 720-650-0100 and Chris may answer them live on the show.

Chris Stefanick Show
  • Fear is normal, but does it control you? | Chris Stefanick Show

    Fear. Everyone feels it.
    Even my buddy Dom Raso, a Navy SEAL.
    But here’s the thing about fear. If you try really hard to NOT feel afraid, you’ll get even more anxious. As Dom will tell you, what you gotta do is redirect your fear with a mindset of faith, rooted in God and His truth.
    This week, Do...

  • Men, this is what you’re made for! | Chris Stefanick Show

    We’re in a “father crisis” right now.

    More kids than ever are raised without dads. And even when both parents are around, it’s Mom who takes the kids to church, not Dad. We can’t save our culture without good fathers.

    Fr. Dave Pivonka knows just how high the stakes are. From years of working w...

  • From combat zone to Catholic faith w/ Dom Raso | Chris Stefanick Show

    Ever feel like you need better habits in your life?

    My friend Dom Raso is here to talk about how the Navy SEALs can teach us all about discipline – and how you can apply those lessons directly to your own Catholic life. Dom learned a lot from his time in the battlefield, and he’s going to share ...

  • Make Friends | Chris Stefanick Show

    People can be super-annoying. Even some of the saints weren’t always the most pleasant companions!

    Fact is, we are all broken creatures. But God still calls us to live in communion with each other.

    Friendship is one of the most profound unions we can have. And it’s necessary to live a full, joy...

  • What’s the Church doing for children of divorced parents? | Chris Stefanick Show

    There’s a pretty big hole in Catholic ministry right now. If you’re a youth or adult from divorced parents or a separated family, there’s not much pastoral care focused on your needs.

    And since divorce rates have skyrocketed over the years, this means a huge cross-section of our Church isn’t get...

  • The Psychology of the Demonic w/ Fr. Chad Ripperger | Chris Stefanick Show

    As he sat in prison and anticipated a cruel and untimely death, St. Paul refused to give into negativity. He implored others to “have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”

    How could St. Paul stay positive in such a dire...

  • The 5 Levels of Spiritual Combat w/ Fr. Chad Ripperger | Chris Stefanick Show

    We’re in a spiritual battle against the Evil One. And you don’t have to be an exorcist to fight.

    Speaking of exorcists, Fr. Chad Ripperger is back this week to dive into the spiritual battles we all fight every day.

    Specifically, you’ll learn about the five levels of spiritual combat. Think of ...

  • Exorcisms: What Catholics Need to Know | Chris Stefanick Show

    Scripture says, “Be sober and alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, solid in your faith.”

    In other words, the Christian life involves spiritual combat. But a lot of Catholics aren’t really familiar with this idea.

    So to start u...

  • Ask me anything! (I mean it, anything) | Chris Stefanick Show

    One thing I love about this show is that you can text in your questions live.

    But, usually, we have a guest to chat with, and while that’s fun and all, I have to try my best to get to all your questions.

    So this week there’s no guest because it’s all about you!

    That’s right, this week’s episod...

  • Loving others with a wounded heart | Chris Stefanick Show

  • Want more joy in your job? Tap into your natural genius. | Chris Stefanick Show

    I talk about joy a lot. But I know there’s one place where it’s really hard to keep up your joy sometimes: at work.
    If you feel like you have to find your true joy outside of work, you’re not alone. People go to work every day, but their jobs stress them out and leave them exhausted.
    So this week...

  • Life lessons from a Catholic astronaut | Chris Stefanick Show

    Happy Fourth of July!

    It’s a good time to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.

    So this week, I thought we'd revisit the chat I had with my friend and astronaut General Kevin Chilton. We talked about:

    - The effect of family on your life.
    - Finding your path with the help ...

  • What “following Christ” means for Gen Z | Chris Stefanick Show

    Meet my buddy Fr. Peter. He’s been working in college campus ministry for 16 years! So if you work with young adults or know one who’s struggling with their faith, you don’t want to miss his nuggets of wisdom about
    the deeper questions that young people want answered,
    how the culture’s idea of ha...

  • The false promise of marijuana w/ Fr. Peter Mussett | Chris Stefanick Show

    Fr. Peter Mussett is BACK!

    And this week, we’re talking about weed. That’s right. Weed.

    Legal marijuana’s the new norm around the country, and the number of people using it has skyrocketed.

    People argue that it’s healthier than alcohol. They even say you can get the same spiritual fulfillment ...

  • How to actually “meet people where they’re at” | Chris Stefanick Show

    Last week I had a great conversation with my old friend Andrew Whaley about his project Calix and creating spaces for the sake of relationships with the deeply unchurched and post-Church. His vision sparked some serious conversation and questions about how this project works when it hits closer t...

  • Do they need Jesus? Start with coffee. | Chris Stefanick Show

    Who doesn’t like coffee? Or should I say, who doesn’t NEED coffee? (Seriously, just the smell of it gets me hyped.)

    But you know what else we all need? Community.

    And Jesus.

    So my friend Andrew Whaley found a genius way to bring all three together.

    He literally designs places for people to ha...

  • Can you have faith but still feel afraid? | Chris Stefanick Show

    Monsters in the closet. Ghosts in the dark.
    Remember feeling afraid when you were little? Unfortunately, we don’t grow out of it. Now that we’re adults, we just have new things to be afraid of.

    But how does that square with having faith in Jesus? After all, Jesus says, “Be not afraid!”

  • The Catholic Approach to Politics | Chris Stefanick Show

    Can Catholicism solve our political issues?

    Society is pretty messy right now. But it’s hard to find solutions that really line up with Catholic teaching.

    Yet there’s a unique Catholic way to uphold human dignity, promote small business, and encourage people to work together for the common good...

  • Want to be Happy? Rest More. | Chris Stefanick Show

    Feeling anxious? A little burned-out? Maybe you need to rest.
    When you don’t take time for rest, your life can control you and sap your joy. On the flip side, people who take time for rest are happy. They’re at peace. Plus they end up doing more of the things they actually enjoy!
    God commanded us...

  • A Woman’s Perspective on Faith and Healing | Chris Stefanick Show

    A couple of weeks ago I had Jim Beckman on the show, and we talked about healing from abuse.

    And… wow. We got so much heartfelt feedback. (Seriously, you guys are the best.)

    But a lot of you asked about hearing this from a woman’s perspective.

    So, I talked to my wife, Natalie, and she agreed t...

  • God and the Great Outdoors | Chris Stefanick Show

    You might know someone who’s looking for spiritual fulfillment, but not in the Church. Instead, they try to find it in nature. They say they don’t need to go to a church to get close to God.

    Well, they should meet Ashley Piche.

    Ashley LOVES being outdoors (she’s really into snowboarding), and s...

  • The SHOCKING News of Easter Sunday | Chris Stefanick Show

    Way to go, everyone! We got through Lent and made it to Easter!
    So… what happens now?
    (And I don’t mean trading fish and fasting for chocolate and jelly beans.)
    You see, we’re not going back to our normal lives again. Because Jesus has RISEN from the dead.
    And that’s shocking news.
    Sounds like I’...

  • Building Blocks for a Joyful Life | Chris Stefanick Show

  • Protestant Pastor Becomes On-Fire Catholic | Chris Stefanick Show

    Jeremy Rivera is BACK!
    The last time he was on the show, Jeremy gave us a birds-eye view of his journey from Confirmation class dropout to college pastor to Catholic revert.
    But there was so much we didn’t get to talk about. So he’s back to take us deeper into what it was like to be a Protestant ...