Detroit Stories

A podcast on a mission to boldly share the stories of the people and communities in southeast Michigan

About the show

Welcome to Detroit Stories — a bi-weekly podcast on a mission to boldly share the stories of the people and communities in southeast Michigan.
These are the stories that fascinate us and inspire us — they are the stories that we think everyone should know.
Tune in every other Friday for Detroit-
centric interviews and timely, inspirational topics. Brought to you by Detroit Catholic.

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Episodes

  • Hope of a Generation

    November 29th, 2022  |  14 mins 8 secs
    catholic, catholic youth, youth ministry

    When a local teenager noticed his peers weren't returning to Mass after the pandemic, he took matters into his own hands.

  • St. Alexander Still Cares

    November 16th, 2022  |  17 mins 39 secs

    When St. Alexander Parish in Farmington Hills closed in 2014, a former parishioner resolved to carry on its legacy of service.

  • Surviving an Eating Disorder

    November 1st, 2022  |  23 mins 37 secs
    anorexia, eating disorder, mental health
  • The Meaning of a Holy Death

    October 19th, 2022  |  32 mins 4 secs
    catholic

    A chaplain, a funeral home director and a cemeteries leader explore Catholic beliefs and experiences about death and dying.

  • Let's Talk About Foster Care

    October 5th, 2022  |  33 mins 29 secs
    foster care, foster children, foster parenting

    Pulling back the curtain on the foster system, a foster family and case workers explain the joys and challenges of fostering

  • The Urban Playbook

    September 21st, 2022  |  15 mins 48 secs
    black catholics, education, service

    Loyola principal's first book, 'The Urban Playbook,' a blueprint for empowering young Black men with the tools to succeed

  • Healing From Addiction

    September 7th, 2022  |  19 mins 6 secs

    A struggling writer and atheist, Jeff Jay's battle with alcoholism led him to the brink — and finally back to the God who loves him

  • Seasoned Saints: Celebrating Our Elders

    July 22nd, 2022  |  15 mins 22 secs
    elderly, elders, grandparents

    On World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Catholics recognize the importance of engaging the 'backbone of our parishes'

  • Healing After Abortion

    July 14th, 2022  |  30 mins 51 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, pro-life, storytelling

    A post-abortive couple describes the healing, forgiveness and peace they found through Rachel's Vineyard retreat

  • A Saint Who Can Relate

    June 15th, 2022  |  18 mins 45 secs

    Inspired by his life, a group of young adults wrote, directed, cast and performed an original musical about St. Ignatius of Loyola

  • Air Support For Priests

    June 1st, 2022  |  17 mins 46 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    How one woman's inspiration to pray for her priest launched an archdiocese-wide movement of spiritual support

  • Catholic Morality in the Age of Crypto

    May 18th, 2022  |  36 mins 4 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    Can the rise of digital assets help or hinder human flourishment? We speak with three Catholic financial experts to find out

  • Engineering and Empathy

    May 4th, 2022  |  18 mins 34 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news, newspaper, storytelling

    After meeting a man with no arms and no legs, Notre Dame Prep students devise invention to make his life easier — but he changes theirs, too

  • Does the Music Matter?

    April 20th, 2022  |  32 mins 48 secs

    How can sacred music evangelize? Can drums and chant coexist in the same Church? And what does it mean to have 'unity without uniformity'?

  • Let's Talk About Adoption

    April 5th, 2022  |  32 mins 18 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, detroit catholic, detroit stories

    People whose lives have been touched by adoption share their perspectives and the complexities of adoption – from the joys to the sorrows

  • Can a Catholic Gamble on Sports?

    March 24th, 2022  |  22 mins 19 secs
    archdiocese of detroit, catholic, detroit, detroit catholic, news

    As Michigan's sports gaming industry reaches new heights, moral theologians and addiction experts weigh in on a Catholic's responsibility