About the show

The Catholic Leaders Podcast is a space where we host conversations with inspirational leaders to talk about their leadership and how faith informs it. The Catholic Leaders Podcast is hosted by Kim Smolik, an Executive Partner at Leadership Roundtable, and Kerry Robinson, CEO and President of Catholic Charities USA.

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Episodes

  • Jim Towey: To Love and Be Loved

    June 28th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 2 secs
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    Join hosts Kim Smolik of Leadership Roundtable and Kerry Robinson of Catholic Charities USA as they sit down with Jim Towey, a trusted advisor and friend of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta (now Kolkata), founder of Aging with Dignity, and former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

  • Dr. Hosffman Ospino: Daring to Dream a Better Church

    May 31st, 2024  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 45 secs
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    Join hosts Kim Smolik of Leadership Roundtable and Kerry Robinson of Catholic Charities USA as they talk with Dr. Hosffman Ospino, a professor, writer, and researcher in the fields of theology, religious education, and Catholic Hispanic/Latino ministry.

  • Gloria Purvis: Modeling Justice and Mercy

    April 29th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 25 secs
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    Join hosts Kim Smolik of Leadership Roundtable and Kerry Robinson of Catholic Charities USA as they talk with Gloria Purvis, Catholic speaker, podcast host, and activist.

  • Season Two Trailer

    April 19th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  1 min 29 secs
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    The Catholic Leaders Podcast is back with Season 2!

  • Season One Finale: A Season of Transition

    December 21st, 2023  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 43 secs
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    In this episode of The Catholic Leaders Podcast, our hosts Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik sit down together for the season finale of the podcast to discuss this past season and recent transitions in both of their lives.

  • Dr. Nicola Brady: Peace, Healing, and Hope for the Church

    November 29th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 55 secs
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    In this episode of The Catholic Leaders Podcast, our hosts Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik sit down with Dr. Nicola Brady, General Secretary for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, to discuss peace, healing, and engaging young adults.

  • Ellen Koneck: Engaging the Young Church

    October 27th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 24 secs
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    TW: Suicide is briefly mentioned in this episode.
    In this episode of The Catholic Leaders Podcast, our hosts Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik sit down with Ellen Koneck, Executive Director of Commonweal, to discuss young adult leadership and engagement in the Church.

  • Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ: Emerging Roles for Women in the Church

    September 20th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 39 secs
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    In this episode of The Catholic Leaders Podcast, our hosts Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik sit down with Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ, Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops. Our hosts talk with Sister about the Synod and women's leadership in the Church.

  • Kathleen McChesney: From Crisis to Transparency

    September 1st, 2023  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 13 secs
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    In this month’s episode of The Catholic Leaders Podcast, Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik sit down with Dr. Kathleen McChesney, CEO of Kinsale Consulting. Kathleen’s years of experience in criminal justice and child protection makes for an inspiring and unique conversation.

  • Amy Goldman: The Power of Connection

    July 31st, 2023  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 14 secs
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    Welcome to the Catholic Leaders Podcast! In this episode, our Executive Partners Kim Smolik and Kerry Robinson sit down with Amy Goldman, CEO and Chair of GHR Foundation. Kim, Kerry, and Amy talk about philanthropic work, Pope Francis’ leadership, and the power of working together as a co-responsible Church.

  • Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI: Investing in Our Leaders

    June 23rd, 2023  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 41 secs
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    Welcome to The Catholic Leaders Podcast! In this episode, our Executive Partners Kim Smolik and Kerry Robinson talk with Sr. Teresa Maya about God's call to accompany one another in our vocations, the vital role of women religious, and the transformative power of inclusive leadership.

  • Fr. James Martin, SJ: Welcoming Truly Diverse Leadership

    May 17th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 30 secs
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    Welcome to The Catholic Leaders Podcast! In this episode, our Executive Partners Kim Smolik and Kerry Robinson talk with Fr. James Martin about welcoming those at the margins, the value of diversity, and young adult participation.

  • Kim Daniels: Faith-Informed Leadership

    March 8th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 6 secs
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    Welcome to The Catholic Leaders Podcast! In this episode, our Executive Partners Kim Smolik and Kerry Robinson talk with Kim Daniels about faith, leadership, and Pope Francis's impact on the Church.

  • The Catholic Leaders Podcast Trailer

    February 22nd, 2023  |  3 mins 22 secs
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