What do you get when you combine a former award-winning choreographer for break-dancing groups, 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, acclaimed chef, TV and radio personality, and priest? None other than Fr. Leo Patalinghug! Raised and currently based in the Baltimore, MD area, but born in the Philippines, Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei. He is the Founder, Host, and Director of Plating Grace, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. Fr. Leo is a best-selling author, and the host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN, which was developed following his dynamic win on the cooking competition, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” He has also established a non-profit organization, The Table Foundation, with the mission to elevate culture and family life, one meal at a time. Fr. Leo travels frequently for speaking engagements and pilgrimages to promote the importance of not what appears on the table, but who gathers around it.
On Shoot the Shiitake Father Leo, talks with unique and interesting guests from all walks of life – drawing out connections to help bridge social divides. You may not expect what two completely different people have in common, but this show will bring people to a better understanding of how we’re all connected. We may not always agree, but we still have to learn how to live with each other, and have some fun in the process, even if it’s just a casual opportunity to “Shoot the Shiitake!”
Evil is real, but there is a way to fight against. Even scientists and medical professionals are starting to understand the Catholic Church has a proven method to help someone in the case of demonic possession. Listen to what an Exorcist shares – some scary stuff, but also very hopeful! #Exorcist, Exorcism, Devil, Demonic, possession, evil, satan, God, Ritual, Catholic Church, scary, hope, faith, Father Leo, Doctors, Psychologist, Medicine, Spirituality, Conversion, Black Magic, Witchcraft, Yoga, Theology, Prayers
Ex-Convict Buddhist turns chef, shares story of what he did after he left the prison, how he avoided going back, and what he does to share his experience and how he came to work with Fr. Leo as the Culinary Director for The Table Foundation. Hear how we could have helped Anthony Bourdain and other chefs who work to either build up or destroy culture.
Part 2 of Transgender Ashely Jane Morgan, 1 week prior to the sex reassignment surgery, asking tough questions about suicide, sexual confusion, who is to say what gender you are, what it means to be “yourself” and whether a hormone injection is the same as accepting the truth about ourselves? Very Deep Dish, honest, compelling, at times sad, but always sincere! We need to learn how to listen. Start with these shows!
The controversial topic of transgender is made more conversational and digestible with special guest, Ashley Jane Morgan, who agreed to an interview one week BEFORE the surgery! This is PART ONE of this two-part interview where we talk about what led to this decision, how did his wife and 5 children accept this decision? And, what did I learn, as a priest, from this first part of the interview.”