Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg


The Office of New Evangelization exists
To support parishes in forming
Joy-Filled, Intentional,
Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ
So that On Fire with the Holy Spirit
They will be witnesses that
transform the culture around them.

RESOURCE FOR THE WEEK: The Big Tree Podcast/Alberione Project

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Today's resource is another podcast: The Big Tree/The Alberione Project is a podcast by seminarians of Theological College in DC.  They started it to learn how to use podcasting and new media for evangelization.  The seminary just went on break, so there will be a lighter schedule over the summer, but there are 10 episodes available from the previous year.  The basic format of the podcast is an interview, often with one of the professors at the Theological College, on topics of evangelization, philosophy, theology and living the faith.  The interviews are generally light hearted, and not overly academic, but at the same time, will give you food for thought and prayer.

Currently there are ten episodes available.  Some of the topics that I enjoyed are an interview with Bishop Umbers from Australia about Catholic Twitter and using social media; A discussion between seminarians about life in the seminary; an interview with Meg Hunter-Kilmer about love and mercy and living the life of a hobo for the kingdom, living out of her car and traveling the country to speak about God, apologetics, Christian morality and the life of prayer; and the 10 Thomistic principles of Social Media (or how to use social media virtuously.)

The Big Tree does not have a website (yet), but the podcast can be found on iTunes here: or you can search for it on your favorite podcast catcher.  The group does have a twitter account (@AlberioneProj) .  Check them out.