Loading...
Salt and Light 2018-09-02T13:03:51+00:00

“Salt and Light” podcast: Who we are and Why we do what we do!

If you are bored with Catholicism, don’t understand the Mass or the point, find the Gospels confusing or flat or uninteresting, want to learn more about the Church who Jesus himself established, or want to learn how to have a rich and fruitful relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, let us give it a shot!!

Our goal is to NEVER be boring and ALWAYS leave you with something you didn’t know before through Scriptural references, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew translations that illuminate the deeper meanings contained in God’s Word, Catholic teaching from the Catechism and other Encyclicals, writings from the Saints, and much more….. and also make you laugh along the way. So pour some bourbon, make a cup of coffee, or whatever floats your boat, and check out Chuck and Annie Fulkerson!

Who are Chuck and Annie?

Chuck is the President and Founder of IIE Financial (podcast also on BreadBox and more info at www.iiefinancial.com), a uniquely Catholic Christian financial advisor and investment strategist based on Houston, Texas. Chuck and Annie have structured the firm to serve clients according to St. Thomas Aquinas’ definition for “Love”- Willing the good of another. He is a dynamic speaker and presenter and has delivered content to thousands of traders and investors all over the globe in his various roles in business over the last ten years. He has a great passion for helping others realize their dreams, and he has a true servant’s heart with a well defined ability for relating to others. As a Knight of Columbus, he’s always the first to volunteer and the last to ask for any credit. Annie often refers to him tongue-and-cheek as “Midas”, because so often in business and personal endeavors, when anyone hands any situation to Chuck, he has a unique ability to turn a dismal situation into not only a good one but one that continues to bear fruit. When weighing the three transcendentals- True, Good, and Beautiful- Chuck has a natural God-given ability to communicate the Good and Beautiful to others glorifying God by his life. (Obviously, Annie wrote this about Chuck… he’s amazing.)

Annie’s primary vocation is as a home school educator. A decade in the making, Annie worked as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear Navy industry and then in the commercial power industry as God groomed her. She began homeschooling their two young boys when they began preschool. Her days are consumed with educating the boys in the Catholic Faith- Scripture and Tradition, grammar, mathematics, science, history, english, classical literature, geography, Latin, Spanish, and more. Her nights are another story! Annie is a voracious reader, specifically in the non-fiction genres. Chuck often finds books stashed in the most unlikely cupboards in their house! Her passion for learning has led her to advance her formal education in Theology, Philosophy, Church History, and Apologetics through the new St. Thomas Institute. She felt that such a great passion could not have been placed on her heart for selfish reasons, and so she now conducts Catholic Apologetics classes in person and live online and delivers talks to various groups on topics ranging from the Real Presence in the Eucharist to True Feminine Authority in the Church.

Chuck and Annie Fulkerson welcome you to be Salt and Light, glorifying the Lord by your life!

Chuck and Annie can be reached online at www.saltandlightonline.com or by email at annie@saltandlightonline.com.

Salt and Light – Episode 41: The Bar is Low

In light of the current Youth Synod in Rome, the staggering statistics of Catholics leaving the faith and individuals who do not identify with any religion at all (aka the Nones), and our current culture of “meh”, Chuck and Annie identify a major issue and tackle this subject based on their wide experience especially with the youth.

NEW Salt and Light Video series just launched on YouTube called “Faith and Finance”. Click here to watch and subscribe: http://bit.ly/SaltandLightYouTube Visit us online www.saltandlightonline.com, and don’t forget to check out our other show on Breadbox Media, “Chuck n’ Ann on Finance” (www.iiefinancial.com).

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Salt and Light, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salt and Light – Episode 40: What kind of Olive tree are you?

The Psalm and the Gospel from the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time were the inspiration for this week’s podcast. The Psalms don’t usually get much attention in homilies or weekly commentaries, but we felt that this one in particular could not be overlooked. Do you know much about olive trees? In this episode you’ll discover which one you might be and which one you might want to be and why…. and what on earth this has to do with the Gospel and the Christian life.
NEW Salt and Light Video series just launched on YouTube called “Faith and Finance”. Click here to watch and subscribe: http://bit.ly/SaltandLightYouTube Visit us online www.saltandlightonline.com, and don’t forget to check out our other show on Breadbox Media, “Chuck n’ Ann on Finance” (www.iiefinancial.com).

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Salt and Light, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salt and Light – Episode 39: Wisdom, Discipline, and the Moral Life

After the second reading during Sunday Mass (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time), Chuck elbowed Annie and whispered that he wanted to think and talk about the reading more afterwards. Their subsequent discussion turned into this week’s podcast episode. This episode introduces the common thread between the book of Wisdom, the letter of James, and the Gospel of Mark and what Chuck found so compelling. Join us for another episode of the Salt and Light podcast. NEW Salt and Light Video series just launched on YouTube called “Faith and Finance”. Click here to watch and subscribe: http://bit.ly/SaltandLightYouTube Visit us online www.saltandlightonline.com, and don’t forget to check out our other show on Breadbox Media, “Chuck n’ Ann on Finance” (www.iiefinancial.com).

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Salt and Light, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salt and Light – Episode 38: Let’s Get Frank

In this week’s episode of the Salt and Light podcast, Annie joined by guest co-host, Father Nicholas Blackwell aka The Frank Friar. Father Nicholas is a Carmelite friar currently serving and living in NYC. We start out the episode by asking Father questions submitted by children who listen to the show and from there we launched into an awe-inspiring conversation about Carmelite spirituality, the journey of the soul to the embrace of the Father, and many more stunningly beautiful things…. but I won’t spoil it for you! Don’t miss this episode of the Salt and Light podcast! Father Nicholas’ latest article that we discuss on this episode can be found here: http://www.catholicstand.com/is-the-present-crisis-the-churchs-dark-night-of-the-soul/

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Salt and Light, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salt and Light – Episode 37: Great Church Reformers

In this episode of the Salt and Light podcast, Chuck and Annie select some of their favorite Saints who happen to also be among the great reformers in recent Church history. Tune in for some awesome inspiration from so great a cloud of witnesses!!! And we won’t rank them. We promise… 10. Please, 9. You 8. Can’t 7. Rank 6. Saints 5. Because 4. They’re 3. All 2. Holy 1. St Teresa of Avila NEW Salt and Light Video series just launched on YouTube called “Faith and Finance”. Click here to watch and subscribe: http://bit.ly/SaltandLightYouTube Visit us online www.saltandlightonline.com, and don’t forget to check out our other show on Breadbox Media, “Chuck n’ Ann on Finance” (www.iiefinancial.com).

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: Salt and Light, Uncategorized|0 Comments