Open Door Policy is a podcast hosted by Fr. Steve Pullis, Director of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and Danielle Center, a parishioner at St. Augustine and St. Monica Parish. In each episode, Fr. Steve and Danielle talk with guests from across the Archdiocese of Detroit who are living as joyful missionary disciples. Guests share their personal testimonies, their stories of encountering Jesus Christ and their decisions to follow Him. They also talk about Unleash the Gospel, a pastoral letter from Archbishop Allen Vigneron that describes how God is calling us to join a movement to transform the Archdiocese of Detroit. The name of the podcast, Open Door Policy, is a tribute to Blessed Solanus Casey, God's doorkeeper, and reflects God's call for the Archdiocese to be mission-focused and to go out and share the Gospel – the most radical, beautiful and life-changing message of all time.
July 7th, 2020 | Season 5 | 51 mins 6 secs
Laura Knaus, Associate Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit discusses moving from Nebraska to Detroit, her passion for Catholic education, and eggs benedict.
Episode 59: Fr. Marko Djonovic discusses his passion to provide a better way for Detroit's homeless.
June 30th, 2020 | Season 5 | 31 mins 39 secs
Fr. Marko Djonovic talks about his ministry to Detroit's homeless," Betterway Detroit", his path from boxing to the
priesthood and being called the "barbaric chef".
Episode 58: Danielle Brown discusses the challenge of responding to racism as an African American and as a Catholic.
June 23rd, 2020 | Season 5 | 49 mins 19 secs
Danielle Brown, the Associate Director of the Ad Hoc Committee on Racism for the USCCB, talks about our struggle with racism, the importance of looking to Scripture as "God's playbook" for guidance and the spiritual dimensions of needlepoint.
June 16th, 2020 | Season 5 | 44 mins 30 secs
The ODP virtual guest chair sits empty as Danielle interviews our own Fr. Steve Pullis, Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Episode 56: Fr. Mario Amore talks about his faith journey and pastoring a church in downtown Detroit
June 9th, 2020 | Season 5 | 43 mins 53 secs
Fr. Mario Amore, pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit, talks about pastoring a downtown congregation, surprising generosity and old churches and their key rings.
June 2nd, 2020 | Season 5 | 32 mins 55 secs
Suzanne and All Croll, parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and members of the Archdiocesan Chorus, join Danielle and Fr. Steve to talk about the importance of giving people hope, the power of invitation and singing for the Pope.
Episode 54: Nicholas Kristock talks about Australia, playing professional soccer and developing an attitude of gratitude.
May 26th, 2020 | Season 5 | 35 mins 37 secs
Nicholas Kristock, Executive Director of “Fleece and Thank You” and pro soccer player, joins Fr. Steve and Danielle to talk about his journey to Australia to play soccer and how that led to his charity work with children.
May 19th, 2020 | Season 5 | 36 mins 19 secs
Vickie Figueroa, head of Black Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Detroit joins Danielle and Fr. Steve to talk about urban ministry, the importance of social media in unleashing the gospel and vintage fashion.
May 12th, 2020 | Season 5 | 38 mins 24 secs
Teresa Tomeo, Catholic talk show host, author and journalist joins Fr. Steve and Danielle to talk about answering God’s call, frittata, and how faith can put your fears to rest.
May 5th, 2020 | Season 5 | 41 mins 12 secs
Paul Duda, Creative Director of the Communications Department of the Archdiocese of Detroit talks with Fr. Steve and Danielle about the timelessness of art, the creative process and how important it is to open one's heart to God.
April 28th, 2020 | Season 5 | 38 mins 42 secs
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Kathleen McCann, Executive Chairman of United Road Services joins Danielle and Fr. Steve to talk about integrating faith in the business world, the awesome growth we're seeing in the archdiocese and cold pizza for breakfast!
Episode 49: Mary Wilkerson re-enters the Open Door Studio for a re-broadcast of her Season 3 episode.
April 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 31 mins 37 secs
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Fr. Steve and Danielle welcome Mary Wilkerson, wife, mother and podcaster to talk balance and being a witness to the world.
April 14th, 2020 | Season 1 | 46 mins 15 secs
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Danielle and Fr. Steve sit down with Sarah Kaczmarek and talk about her experience as a youth minister, how a powerful mission trip changed her life and how God is using her now, with Alpha USA.
April 6th, 2020 | Season 5 | 31 mins 7 secs
Easter, Holy Week, God's presence in this time of quarantine and Rollos. Fr. Steve and Danielle welcome Fr. Patrick Gonyeau!
March 31st, 2020 | Season 1 | 52 mins 13 secs
This is a re-broadcast of Joe Balistreri's December 5, 2018 visit to the Open Door Studio.
Episode 45: The Archbishop of Detroit, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, is our special guest in the Open Door Studio
March 24th, 2020 | Season 2 | 35 mins 50 secs
This is a re-broadcast of Archbishop Vigneron's March 26, 2019 visit to the Open Door studio.