The Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Letter set the Archdiocese of Detroit boldly on a mission to transform joyful missionary disciples in southeast Michigan. Open Door Policy is a vessel for these disciples to share their experiences and bear witness to the life-changing power of Christ.
The name of the podcast, Open Door Policy, is a tribute to Blessed Solanus Casey, God’s doorkeeper, and it reflects on our need to let people walk into our lives and tell us their experience of God.
Join hosts Emily Mentock and Fr. Patrick Gonyeau to hear inspiring testimonies from disciples across metro-Detroit of what led them to Jesus and how he changed their lives.
January 20th, 2021 | Season 6 | 48 mins 31 secs
From a teenager embedded in the party scene of Southwest Detroit to a young adult minister with Jornadas — and with a vision of the Blessed Mother along the way — Ricardo Hernandez shares the journey of realizing God’s endless love.
January 6th, 2021 | Season 6 | 40 mins 30 secs
Fr. Steve, Danielle, and new hosts Fr. Patrick Gonyeau and Emily Mentock reflect on seasons past and look forward to what Open Door Policy has in store.
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!