If you are meaning this statement:
"The reason that featured posts on your homepage only show the shortcode is because your homepage is set to display post excerpts only. You need to make your homepage show the full post (ie. the_content() instead of the_excerpt())."
How does that help? We are not talking about my homepage - which, does show the_content() ... it's the category view. I'm using Genesis, and while the front page is organized by widgets that can show either excerpt view or not - there is no widget for viewing categories .....
How would I edit the wordpress view of categories? is there some code I can add to my functions.php file?