Living the Catholic Life

“Living the Catholic Life” features interviews between Deacon Jim Thorndill  and people from all walks of life, in active pursuit of their Catholic faith.

Host: Deacon Jim Thorndill
Mini Biography:
He is married to wife – Diane, has 5 children and 11 grandchildren.  He is  a graduate of Aquinas College, with a bachelor’s degree in science [1977] and a bachelor’s degree in theology [2007].  He entered the diaconate program in 1999 and was ordained by Bishop Walter Hurley on February 11, 2006.  During his ministry at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish he has become the spiritual assistant for the third order Franciscans. He has the privilege of hosting “Catholic Forum”,  a television show and podcast.   He is also a scheduled on-call chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital.   Currently, he is engaged as a guest host with Holy Family Radio,  interviewing people from all walks of life, in active pursuit of their Catholic faith.

 Catholic Forums – Deacon Jim Thorndill’s Cable Show [Archived Episodes Here]

Producer:  Michael Madigan

Archived Interviews:
07 / 02 / 2015 – Raymond Arroyo – “Mother Angelica: A Grand Silence”
05 / 29 / 2016 – Raymond Arroyo – “Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls”
09 / 13 / 2015 – Dave Faber, Annalise Kransz and Dan Plachta, updates on the Bishop’s Catholic Schools Initiative.
09 / 06 / 2015 – Deacon Eugene Haas and Terry Campbell on St. Rose of Lima’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.
02 / 26 / 2015 – Andreas Witmer – his book, “The Pope & The CEO”
02 / 19 / 2015 – Susan Brinkmann – Learn to Discern: Is it Christian or New Age?
02 / 12 / 2015 – KEPHA Group – Men’s Conference in March
01 / 29 / 2015 – Annalise Kransz and Dave Faber – Catholic Schools Week
01 / 15 / 2015 – Rik Swartzwelder & Gordon Toering – on the new film “Old Fashioned”
01 / 08 / 2015 – Paco & Anna Gavrilides on Why Young Catholics are Leaving the Church
12 / 11 / 2014 – Dale & Carolyn Anderson – Catholic Relics
12 / 04 / 2014 – John Sherman – Dynamic Catholic
11 / 27 / 2014 – Bruce Langlois & Kim Sorrelle – Rays of Hope
11 / 20 / 2014 – Paul Dull and Jim Booy – the PotterHouse School
11 / 13 / 2014 – Fr. Kevin Joyce – from the Archdiocese of Omaha on Intercessory Prayers
11 / 06 / 2014 – Dr. Robert Marko – Professor of Theology at Aquinas College
10 / 30 / 2014 – Judge James Redford – Federal Court Judge and Naval Judge
10 / 16 / 2014 – Luke Spehar – singer/Songwriter on his inspiration and faith history
10 / 09 / 2014 – Msgr. Edward A. Hankiewicz – Canon Law and the Tribunal
10 / 02 / 2014 – Liz Christian – Catholic Singer/Songwriter on her music
09 / 18 / 2014 – Carolyn Morrison – NCCW 2014 Conference Sept 24-27
09 / 11 / 2014 – Audrey Assad – Her History, Music & EP Release “Death Be Not Proud”
09 / 04 / 2014 – Scott Harvey – The Boy Scouts of America
08 / 28 / 2014 – Deacon Steve Tomashefski – Renewal Ministries
08 / 21 / 2014 – Justin Fatica – Hard As Nails Ministry
08 / 14 / 2014 – Kim Brown – Spiritual Lessons Along the Camino
08 / 07 / 2014 – The Alexanders – The Alexander House Marriage Counseling
07 / 31 / 2014 – The Arise Group
07 / 24 / 2014 – Sr. Geneva Maria – Her Ministries with the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids
07 / 17 / 2014 – Marko Riolo – Health, Fitness and Fun
07 / 03 / 2014 – Sr. Barbara Hansen OP – Grand Rapids Community Outreach & other Ministries
06 / 26 / 2014 – Fr. Ayube, Fr. Nisar, and Bishop Joseph Arshad of Faisalabad, Pakistan
06 / 19 / 2014 – St. Mary’s Parish – Spring Lake – “Mary Seat of Wisdom” – Fundraising Campaign
06 / 12 / 2014 – Bishop David Walkowiak – First Anniversary of his Installation as Bishop of GR
06 / 05 / 2014 – Sr. Barbara Cline – Diocese of Grand Rapids
05 / 29 / 2014 – St. Francis Xavier Group – 100th Anniversary Celebration
05 / 22 / 2014 – Nate Wolf – Immigration Issues
05 / 08 / 2014 – Patty Korte – Right to Life – Grand Rapids Chapter
04 / 28 / 2014 – Isabell & Mike Hollern – Deacon Dale Hollern Scholarship Fundraiser
04 / 21 / 2014 – West Catholic High School – Adopting Pope John Paul II as Patron saint
04 / 07 / 2014 – Elise Hilton – “The Real War on Women”
03 / 31 / 2014 – Dean Matthew Vernon – author of “The Deception of Sex, Money & Drugs”
03 / 17 / 2014 – Steve Goffeney – Newman’s Bookshoppe Men’s Conference
03 / 10 / 2014 – Linn Maxwell – her upcoming performance of Hildegard of Bingen
03 / 03 / 2014 – Michael Vacca – Natural Law & Contemporary Legal Theory
02 / 24 / 2014 – Gerilyn May – Ele’s Place
02 / 17 / 2014 – Jude Acheson – Prison & Jail Ministry
02 / 10 / 2014 – Staff of Kepha – Kepha Conference 
02 / 03 / 2014 – Sr. Sarah Doser & Sr. Mary Timothy Prokes –  Theology of the Body
01 / 27 / 2014 – Catholic Schools Week – Carrie Jewitt, Principal of Vineyard Academy
01 / 20 / 2014 – Boone & Perry Families – “The Presence” Retreat 
01 / 13 / 2014 – Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides – Professor at Sacred Heart Seminary – Detroit, MI 

11 / 03 / 2013 – Srs Joseph and Mary Dominican Srs of Mary MoTE
10 / 25 / 2013 – Carl Apple & Lindsay Wilmer
10 / 13 / 2013 – Sr. Helena Burns on the Theology of the Body

Schedule