Open Door Policy

By Archdiocese of Detroit

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.

  1. 1.
    Episode 74: Laura Sparling
    40:30
  2. 2.
    Episode 73: Colleen Vermeulen
    42:03
  3. 3.
    Episode 72: Fr. Jake VanAssche
    38:59
  4. 4.
    Episode 71: John Hale
    37:31
  5. 5.
    Episode 70: Melissa Florian
    36:54
  6. 6.
    Episode 69: Deacon Chris Beltowski
    45:09
  7. 7.
    Episode 68: Kate Bryan
    37:37
  8. 8.
    Episode 67: Jordan and Napoli Beachnau
    54:04
  1. 9.
    Episode 66: Beth Allison
    45:03
  2. 10.
    Episode 65: Chris Leach
    41:38
  3. 11.
    Episode 64: Michelle Piccolo
    54:18
  4. 12.
    Episode 63: Curtis Simpson Jr.
    56:40
  5. 13.
    Episode 62: Ricardo Hernandez
    48:31
  6. 14.
    Episode 61: Fr. Steve and Danielle Pass the Mic
    40:30
  7. 15.
    Episode 60: Laura Knaus joins Fr. Steve and Danielle in the virtual Open Door Studio!
    51:06
  8. 16.
    Episode 59: Fr. Marko Djonovic discusses his passion to provide a better way for Detroit's homeless.
    31:39
  9. 17.
    Episode 58: Danielle Brown discusses the challenge of responding to racism as an African American and as a Catholic.
    49:19
  10. 18.
    Episode 57: Fr. Steve Pullis is interviewed By Danielle Center
    44:30
  11. 19.
    Episode 56: Fr. Mario Amore talks about his faith journey and pastoring a church in downtown Detroit
    43:53
  12. 20.
    Episode 55: Suzanne and Al Croll talk about faith, hope and choir.
    32:55
  13. 21.
    Episode 54: Nicholas Kristock talks about Australia, playing professional soccer and developing an attitude of gratitude.
    35:37
  14. 22.
    Episode 53: Vickie Figueroa talks about urban ministry and equipping the laity
    36:19
  15. 23.
    Episode 52: Teresa Tomeo talks about media and answering God’s call in our lives.
    38:24
  16. 24.
    Episode 51: Paul Duda talks about art, faith and the creative process
    41:12
  17. 25.
    Episode 50: Kathleen McCann talks about integrating faith and business
    38:42
  18. 26.
    Episode 49: Mary Wilkerson re-enters the Open Door Studio for a re-broadcast of her Season 3 episode.
    31:37
  19. 27.
    Episode 48: A re-broadcast of Sarah Kaczmarek's Season 1 visit to Open Door Policy
    46:15
  20. 28.
    Episode 47: Fr. Patrick Gonyeau enters the Open Door Policy "Virtual Studio".
    31:07
  21. 29.
    Episode 45: The Archbishop of Detroit, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, is our special guest in the Open Door Studio
    35:50
  22. 30.
    Episode 44: Fr. Steve and Danielle welcome Anna Carter and Shannon Ochoa, our first "call in" guests, to talk about their apostolate, Eden Invitation.
    35:58
  23. 31.
    Episode 43: Open Door Policy unleashes Bishop Elect Robert McClory!
    42:29
  24. 32.
    Episode 41: Danielle and Fr. Steve leave the guest chair empty and push the Door wide open!
    41:22
  25. 33.
    Episode 40: Open Door Policy travels to Bishop Foley High School for Catholic Schools Week!
    26:52
  26. 34.
    Episode 39: Paul Center, Danielle's brother, sings and dances his way through the Open Door!
    28:13
  27. 35.
    Episode 38: Mary Murray, Fr. Steve's sister, walks through the Open Door!
    32:55
  28. 36.
    Episode 36: Rahki McCormick, wife, mother of three and Iowa Hawkeye, enters the Open Door.
    35:44
  29. 37.
    Episode 35: Danielle and Fr. Steve's 2nd Annual Open Door Policy Podcast!
    21:32
  30. 38.
    Episode 34: Fr. Joe Horn, Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit, enters the Open Door Studio
    34:14
  31. 39.
    Episode 33: Colleen Pressprich, author, mother of three and all around Joyful Missionary Disciple walks through the Open Door
    36:09
  32. 40.
    Episode 32: ODP welcomes Coleman Ward to talk music, justice and inspiring others to discipleship.
    31:31
  33. 41.
    Episode 31: ODP Live! From the Parish Day of Renewal 11-15-19
    28:24
  34. 42.
    Episode 30: The Door Opens for James Wilson to talk Christian Community and Hedgehogs
    34:47
  35. 43.
    Episode 29: Bienvenidos a la Puerta Abierta Juanita Sanchez as we discuss the parish as a place of welcome
    30:23
  36. 44.
    Episode 28: Deacon Drew Mabee walks through the Open Door wearing skate shoes and bringing the fire of the Gospel.
    32:01
  37. 45.
    Episode 27: Nicole Joyce enters the Open Door Studio to talk about ministry to the Family
    34:12
  38. 46.
    Episode 26: Andy Gardner walks through the Open Door to talk about the Witness of Families and a cricket.
    35:26
  39. 47.
    Episode 25: The Door opens for Fr. John Ricardo to talk about the Eucharist, Acts 29 and pandas
    38:24
  40. 48.
    Episode 24: Mike Evoy and his son Xavier enter the Open Door to talk faith and sports
    28:24
  41. 49.
    Episode 23: Mary Wilkerson enters the ODP Studio to talk about the importance of Witness.
    31:37
  42. 50.
    Episode 22: Danielle interviews the Open Door's own Fr. Steve Pullis!
    39:22

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