About the Gaudium et Spes Podcast

The mission of Jesus Christ is alive and well in the Florida panhandle. Taking our cues from the great Vatican II document of the same name, the Gaudium et Spes Podcast chronicles the Holy Spirit’s amazing work in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee through bi-weekly episodes alternating between teaching and storytelling.


“Bishops, to whom is assigned the task of ruling the Church of God, should, together with their priests, so preach the news of Christ that all the earthly activities of the faithful will be bathed in the light of the Gospel.”

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Half of our episodes are dedicated to elevating the teaching office of our bishop. Through various series he will explain different tenants of Catholicism with an eye on making our faith better understood in the modern world. Through his unique blend of humor, prayerful insights, and pastoral experience Bishop Wack aids us in our call to proclaim the Good News in our everyday circumstances.


“The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.”

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God truly does reveal Himself in the “joys and hope, griefs and anxieties” of the men and women in our parishes. In the other half of our episodes, Sharmane and Chez sit down with individuals from across our 18 counties who have seen the Lord move powerfully, bringing them to greater faith. Listen in to hear awesome testimonies of God’s faithfulness in every season of life.

Podcast Hosts

Bishop Bill Wack
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Susanne McNinch
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Chez Filippini
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