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
  • What does God want?! Rules for discernment | Chris Stefanick Show

    Even the most faithful Catholics struggle with discernment.

    Figuring out what God wants can really stress you out. But when you develop your discernment skills, you can relax. There’s no peace like knowing you’re in tune with God’s will.

    That’s why it’s so cool to have Fr. Timothy Gallagher wi...

  • From White Supremacy to Catholic Author | Chris Stefanick Show

    We always say that conversion is a possibility for anyone. But it can be tempting to think that there’s no hope for some people.

    Dr. Joseph Pearce used to be one of those people. He used to be a white supremacist neo-Nazi, and even spent time in prison.

    Now?

    He’s one of the top Catholic int...

  • How To ACTUALLY Change Your Habits This Year | Chris Stefanick Show

    People everywhere try to change their lives with New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve made some yourself.

    The problem? Real change is hard. Like, REALLY hard. Which is why most New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

    But if you’ve failed at your resolutions, it doesn’t make you bad or lazy. I...

  • Unpacking Pope Benedict’s life and writings | Chris Stefanick Show

    We can all use some hope at the start of a new year. Lucky for us, Pope Benedict XVI wrote a whole encyclical about it.

    So in honor of his recent passing, we’re going to explore what this great pope said about the virtue of hope.

    And to do that, we’re joined by Fr. Brian Larkin, who is a pries...

  • The incredible true story of Our Lady of Guadalupe | Chris Stefanick Show

    You’ve heard about the New Evangelization. But it’s really nothing new. You could say it kicked off back in the 1530s.

    That’s when Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared.

    Even though it was hundreds of year ago, the world was eerily similar to today: thousands of people leaving the Church, and culture...

  • LOTR and Catholicism w/Joseph Pearce | Chris Stefanick Show

    You’ve almost definitely heard of Lord of the Rings; it’s pretty much the greatest fantasy epic in the history of Western Literature.

    But do you know about its Catholic influence?

    Joseph Pearce, one of the top Catholic intellectuals in the world and a leading Tolkien scholar, is joining Chri...

  • The best (and hardest) part of becoming Catholic | Chris Stefanick Show

    When we last talked to Jeremy Rivera, he told us about his wild and wonderful journey back to the Catholic Church.

    But that wasn’t the end of the story.

    Returning to Catholicism was great for Jeremy, but it wasn't just “happily ever after.” He had to figure out how to have the kind of life that...

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously. | Chris Stefanick Show

    Nobody likes a grumpy saint.

    You could be the most pious person walking the face of the Earth. But if you're a spiritual curmudgeon, then you’re kinda missing the whole point.

    Because God wants you to HAVE FUN!

    Like St. Teresa of Avila once said, “A sad nun is a bad nun.”
    In fact, having fun i...

  • What does the Church teach about salvation? | Chris Stefanick Show

    What is salvation?

    If we get anything right in our faith, it should be this. And yet, most Catholics don’t have a clear idea of what salvation means. Especially when a non-Catholic challenges them with the question “Are you saved?”

    In this episode, Dr. Michael Barber unpacks the Church’s teachi...

  • Forgiveness: It’s more radical than you think. | Chris Stefanick Show

    We live in a world where anything goes, but nothing is forgiven. (We even have a new word for it: “cancel culture.”)

    Amazingly, a lot of Christians (even Catholics) believe there are people out there who shouldn’t be forgiven.

    So in this episode, we reflect on:
    What real forgiveness is, and w...

  • Love yourself: Replace negative self-talk with God’s Word

    We all know the Bible says to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

    But here’s the funny thing: We’re usually better at loving our neighbor than loving ourselves!

    Sure, we all get a little down on ourselves sometimes. But God doesn’t want you to constantly focus on what’s wrong with yourself. He wa...

  • God’s power is made perfect in your weakness | Chris Stefanick Show

    Vulnerability.

    Sounds like weakness, doesn’t it? Because you’re opening up the wounded parts of yourself to people.

    But God can create such incredible good out of your brokenness. He even says in the Bible, “My power is made PERFECT in your weakness.”

    So this week we’re talking to John Edwar...

  • Why men aren’t getting the support they need | Chris Stefanick Show

    Hey guys,

    This week we have a really awesome guest: John Edwards! He’s one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, and his story is nothing short of incredible.

    You may know him because of his podcast “Just a Guy in the Pew.” He’s so humble and faithful, you’d never think he went to pris...

  • Why Don’t More Christian Women Run for Public Office? | Chris Stefanick Show

    When we first met Heidi Ganahl, she was inspiring us to keep moving in the face of tragic loss. The entrepreneur and motivational speaker now turns her attention to politics. That’s right, Heidi is running for governor of Colorado. The campaign trail has been an interesting road for Heidi. She sh...

  • 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

    This week my beautiful wife Natalie is with us again. The last time she was on, there was so much to unpack with her story of healing from abuse. So she said yes to coming back to talk about it some more.

    Healing is a journey. God’s love and mercy work in our lives over time, especially when it ...