Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast

About the show

Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully intervenes to transform people's lives.

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Episodes

  • How To Talk About Faith This Thanksgiving

    November 25th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  8 mins 56 secs
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    Thanksgiving is here, are you ready to navigate faith conversations with your family? Today, Dave “The Turkey”and I give you some quick evangelization pointers so you can navigate faith conversations smoothly and lovingly with your relatives.

  • Converting to Catholicism: RCIA Tips

    November 18th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  51 mins 51 secs
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    Reaching out to adults looking to convert to Catholicism and guiding them through RCIA is a key part of parish ministry. Today, Dave “Not a Mouth Breather” VanVickle and I discuss different ways to run an RCIA program at a parish and offer helpful tips in preparing adults to enter the Catholic Church.

  • Ripe Evangelization Cultures: Bars, Schools, and Corporations

    November 11th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  32 mins 35 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, catholic podcast, christianity, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, evangelizing at bars, evangelizing at schools, evangelizing at work, faith, gomer, leading a bible study, listening, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, reaching souls, religion, sharing the gospel

    There are ripe evangelization opportunities everywhere, we just have to be willing to notice them and bring Christ into them. Today, Dave VanVickle answers listener questions and offers us practical tools when it comes to evangelizing at bars, in schools, and at work.

  • The Rise of the New Age Movement

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  34 mins 21 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, buddhism, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, christianity, dave vanvickle, eastern religions, evangelization, evangelize, faith, god, gomer, jesus christ, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, new age, new age beliefs, new age movement, new age practices, paganism, spiritual hunger, spirituality, transcendental meditation, witchcraft, worship of nature

    The New Age movement is on the rise in our culture and we have to understand how to reach those being drawn to its spirituality. Dave “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” VanVickle and I answer a listener’s question about how to reach those involved in the New Age movement. We discuss the reasons behind the popularity of this spirituality today, and offer practical tools to evangelize those involved in this increasingly widespread spirituality.

  • Reaching the Hearts of Teenagers: A Guide to Confirmation ( with Colin MacIver)

    October 28th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  40 mins 37 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, catechetical, catechism, catechist, catechists field guide to confirmation, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, catholicism, christianity, church, colin maciver, confirmation, confirmation during covid, confirmation for teens, confirmation prep, confirmation prep 2020, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, faith, gomer, holy spirit, life long disciples of christ, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, reaching the hearts of teens, relationship with christ, religion, sacrament of confirmation, sacramental prep, sharing the faith, spirituality, training for confirmation, working with teens in confirmation

    Navigating Confirmation preparation with teenagers in today’s times is not easy. Today, Colin MacIver and I discuss his newest book, The Catechists Field Guide to Confirmation, how to reach the hearts of teenagers, and how to implement practical tools to create the best confirmation experience for candidates.

  • In the Beginning Was the Word: The Trinity and the Incarnation

    October 14th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  42 mins 10 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, catholic podcast, christianity, communion of love, creation, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, faith, god became man, god is love, god is three persons, god man, god the father, god the son, gomer, gospel, holy spirit, jesus christ, jesus saves, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, salvation, sharing the gospel, the incarnation, the nature of god, the trinity, the word became flesh, who is god, word of god

    There are two fundamental doctrines every Catholic needs to understand; the Trinity and the Incarnation. Today, I share a fun RCIA talk that I recently gave to help you understand the very identity of God. I delve into salvation history in Scripture to demonstrate how the incarnation shows us the self-giving love of the Trinity from all eternity.

  • Fishers of Men

    October 7th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  41 mins 3 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, baptism, becoming catholic, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic ministry, catholic parish, catholic podcast, catholicism, christianity, conversion, converting to catholicism, dave vanvickle, disciples, discipleship, entering the catholic church, evangelization, evangelize, faith, fishers of men, following christ, gomer, guiding someone through conversion, holiness, intercessory prayer, kerygma, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, parish life, prayer, salvation of souls, sharing the gospel, spiritual multiplication, virtue

    Dave “I’m the Hurricane” VanVickle and I answer a listener’s question about practically guiding someone in the midst of a conversion, and also speak on the importance of leaving room for the dynamism of the Holy Spirit when we approach spiritual multiplication.

  • 4 Disciplines for Discipleship

    September 30th, 2020  |  Season 0  |  33 mins 41 secs
    ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, christianity, church teaching, confession, conversion, dave vanvickle, disciples, discipleship, disciplines for discipleship, dogmas, evangelization, evangelize, faith, gomer, holiness, jesus, jesus christ, living water, mental prayer, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, prayer, praying, sacraments, sacred scripture, sacred tradition, saints, sharing the gospel, sin, the bible, the gospel of jesus christ, the word of god

    Discipleship with Jesus truly flourishes when we are faithful to a few basic disciplines. Today, Dave VanVickle dives into four disciplines that are key in the life of a new disciple in order to live a fruitful Christian life.

  • Returning to Church

    September 23rd, 2020  |  36 mins 54 secs
    apostolates, ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, catholic podcast, christianity, churches opening up, community, covid19, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, faith, gomer, isolation, lay people, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, pandemic, returning to church, returning to mass, sharing the gospel

    Dave “Well Prepared” VanVickle and I discuss returning to Mass and continuing to evangelize and reach the faithful creatively during these uncertain and challenging times.

  • A Word to the Weary Evangelist

    September 16th, 2020  |  20 mins 36 secs
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    It is easy to get worn out when you work for the Kingdom of God. Today, Dave VanVickle shares a word of encouragement for all who feel weary and tired laboring for the Lord. Dave gives us practical advice to find rest when evangelization gets hard and tiring.

  • The Power of Storytelling

    September 2nd, 2020  |  48 mins 11 secs
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    Storytelling is essential in evangelization. Today, Dave VanVickle and I discuss the importance of narrative and contextualizing Church doctrine with powerful stories when we share the Gospel.

  • When Life Gets Messy

    August 26th, 2020  |  39 mins 51 secs
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    Life is messy, but we are sanctified through it. Today, Dave "How are you" VanVickle and I catch up on a bunch of random topics and the chaos in our lives. We chat about Dave's wife's cancer treatment, suffering at the parish, embracing the cross, and ideas for a discipleship think tank!

  • Engaging the Saints and Angels

    August 19th, 2020  |  38 mins 6 secs
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    The intercession of the saints and angels is life-changing in our work of evangelization. This time it’s just me, Dave VanVickle, and today I share how to engage these incredible groups of persons in your apostolate!

  • Mission Beyond the Parish

    August 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 21 secs
    ascension, ascension press, bible studies, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic lay movements, catholic parish, community, dave vanvickle, disciple of christ, discipleship, evangelization, evangelize, faith, fellowship, following christ, gomer, holiness, lay evangelists, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, mission beyond the parish, sharing the gospel, the laity, the parish

    Dave “The Body” VanVickle and I reunite to discuss mission beyond the parish and the responsibility of being on mission that every disciple of Christ has. The laity must not be afraid to step out of their comfort zone and go beyond the parish to share Jesus Christ with others.

  • Sharing the Gospel: 5 Ways to Nail it

    August 5th, 2020  |  21 mins 9 secs
    ascension, ascension press, atonement theology, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, catholicism, christian living, church doctrine, cross and resurrection, dave vanvickle, disciples of christ, discipleship, evangelization, evangelize, faith, following christ, gomer, holiness, incarnation, jesus saves, liturgy, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, mystery of christ, salvation, scripture, sharing the gospel, teachings of the church, the catechism, the gospel, the kerygma, theology, trinity, virtue

    How exactly does the death and resurrection of Jesus bring us salvation? Today, I’m not joined by Dave “Double Portion of the Spirit” VanVickle unfortunately, so this episode is a little shorter. In this episode, I dive into the art of sharing the Gospel and provide for your 5 ways to nail it so you can become an expert in evangelization.

  • Living With Hope

    July 29th, 2020  |  49 mins 9 secs
    ascension, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, dave vanvickle, eternal life, eternity, evangelization, evangelize, faith, gomer, holiness, hope, jesus christ, kingdom of heaven, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, sainthood, theological virtue of hope, virtue of hope

    Is our hope in ourselves or is it in Christ? Dave “I’ll lift weights in your living room” VanVickle and I discuss the importance of the theological virtue of hope as we journey towards Christ and help others encounter him as well.