ISOLATION Plagues the YOUNG CATHOLIC Church | Jason Shanks, OSV Innovation | #048

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Episode #048

Title:ISOLATION Plagues the YOUNG CATHOLIC Church | Jason Shanks, OSV Innovation | #048


Jason Shanks is a Catholic father, leader, and innovator.  

Over the last two decades, Jason’s work has primarily focused on creating and renewing Catholic apostolates and organizations, infusing in them a new passion and growth mindset necessary to lead more people to Christ and His Church.  Jason holds a BA in education from Miami University of Ohio, an MA in Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum with an emphasis in the New Evangelization, and an MA in nonprofit administration from Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame.  He also holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The Dudes start this show with a bonus edition of Blessed are the Joke Makers, where each takes on a different persona to address the prompt, “The youth minister has a tattoo of ___________.”

Then Jason reflects on the thousands of Catholic innovation ideas that he and his team reviewed during the three-year run of the OSV Innovation Challenge. They were surprised to learn that the most common problem that the innovators were trying to solve was loneliness.  

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