Why Tactical Catholic Joined the Fiat Ministry Network
Several of you have written in to ask how I got connected to the Fiat Ministry Network to bring The Tactical Catholic LIVE to your house. Here you go.
After receiving an invitation to return to The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, I realized that it was time to re-enter the Catholic blogosphere. I started the Tactical Catholic in March as a way to reboot my ministry efforts. This time, I have worked hard to not promote myself as a traveling Catholic speaker or self-appointed expert. Although I’m always open to speaking engagements, interviews, and writing opportunities, that is not my primary vocation. My first calling is to my wife and children, and it is in this vocation to the Sacrament of Matrimony that I have the best opportunity to evangelize my fellow man.
As it has been said on our Tactical Catholic Podcast, I see myself not as an expert on manliness, husbands or parenting. Rather, I see myself as a blind beggar who has been led to the source of nourishment and am working hard to bring other beggars like myself back to that source. The source of all our strength is Jesus Christ, and through His Church and her sacraments, we have all we need to be the best version of ourselves.
So, I started the blog, and one thing led to another. The next thing I know I have a few radio interviews and find myself connected to a new lay apostolate seeking to use new media to reach men and women for Jesus Christ. Of course, I’m speaking about the Fiat Ministry Network. The more I talked to Kent and the guys at Fiat about their vision and bootstrap plan to move forward with their concepts, the more excited I got. You see, Fiat Ministry Network is doing something few, if any, others are doing online. There are lots of podcasts online, and there are a few videocasts. There are terrestrial Catholic radio stations, Catholic satellite stations, and Catholic television stations. I love them all. However, apart from the live call in shows on TV and radio, I had yet to stumble across a fully interactive LIVE Catholic streaming program. That’s exactly what Fiat is trying to do. Let me show you where we are right now.
Live Streaming Video and Audio
When you join any of the LIVE streaming shows on Fiat Ministry Network, you are seeing us totally raw. We do some post work on the audio and video before we upload the archive show to YouTube and iTunes, but as for the video, what you see is what you get. My kids might walk in. I might choke on my water. Anything could happen.
You see us live and you can chat with us live. We are currently using Chatwing to make this possible, because it allows you to come in as a guest or use one of your other social media accounts to join in (I use twitter). It’s simple to use and it’s in real time. So if I choke on my water, you can harass me about it as it happens. If you have a question or comment about what we’re doing or saying, we can respond to you in the moment. You can’t do that with a podcast, at least not in real time.
If chatting on the wing wasn’t enough, we’ve got our Fiat shows set to receive Skype calls. Call in and be on the show with us. You can watch the show, call in, and chat at the same time. Is your head exploding yet?
We place our programs on YouTube, iTunes, and other media distributors so that if you miss a show, you can catch it at your leisure. We also run our programs on a loop on the website. As we continue to add more programs, we’ll eventually have 24 hours of live Catholic programming . That’s our vision.
This is what I want to do. I want to be like St Maximillian Kolbe and use every piece of media I can to impact men and women for Jesus. I hope you will join us. If you want to help, there is a lot we need. Let me give you some ideas of how to help Fiat Ministry Network.
- Join us live and interact with us.
- Subscribe to our videos on YouTube and our podcasts on iTunes
- Leave reviews on iTunes and comments/links on YouTube
- Send us feedback
- Click our sponsor links and tell them thank you
If you would like to write for us , or if you would like your own program, contact us and let’s talk.
Posted on October 18, 2014, in Catholic Community, Catholic Manliness, New Evangelism, Personal Witness, podcast and tagged catholic podcasts, catholic videos, fiat ministry network, live streaming catholic. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.