Thursday, November 1, 2018

Pete Burak

Pete Burak is the Director of i.d.9:16. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. Pete is a frequent speaker at numerous youth and young adult events, and he is the Camp Co-Director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. Pete and his wife Cait, have two daughters, Grace and Erin, and a new baby boy, Donovan.

He talks to us about how to reach young adults today.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him.

He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events.  His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others.

Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas.

He speaks to us about his ministry and outreach to men with a biblical view of masculinity.

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., completed doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg and continues to carry on research in psychology and moral theology. He is author of more than a hundred articles in theology and related fields and has published eighteen books mostly on the virtues and Christian ethics. Father Cessario teaches at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, and is a Fellow of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

He speaks to us about the encyclical, Veritatis splendor (Latin: The Splendor of the Truth), and how it relates to the errors of the day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Everett Fritz

Everett Fritz is a Catholic speaker and best-selling author. His most recent book is titled The Catholic Youth Ministry Problem. He is uniquely gifted in his work to restore the lost art of mentoring to the Catholic Church.

In 2016, Everett founded  St. Andrew Missionaries – an organization dedicated to training and equipping the Catholic Church and families in discipleship of young people.

He holds an MA in Theology with concentrations in Catechesis and Evangelization from the Augustine Institute as well as a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has been serving the Church in youth ministry for over a decade.

Everett talks to us about youth ministry with a small groups approach.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Dr. Christopher Kaczar

Dr. Christopher Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a member of the James Madison Society of Princeton University.  He was appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life of Vatican City and as a Consultor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  We spoke about his book, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fr. John Burns

Fr. John Burns is a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who is studying for a doctorate in sacred theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Ordained a priest in 2010, he has served as an associate pastor and pastor in the archdiocese, as well as an adjunct professor of moral theology at the Sacred Heart School Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.  He spoke with us about forgiveness and the moral virtues.
 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Daniel Mattson

Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity.