Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.

He speaks about prayer, spirituality, and Ignatian retreats. Fr. Gallagher concludes with a discussion on overcoming our weaknesses, faults, and sins and becoming aware of God's love for us.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dr. Wiliam A. Thomas

Dr. William A. Thomas is a Roman Catholic Theologian, Professor of Mariology at Newman College Ireland, and Director of the Pope St. John Paul II Institute of Marian Studies. Dr. Thomas studied metaphysics and philosophy in the United States before receiving his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He served as English Secretary to Bishop Van Lierde, OSA, the Vicar General of His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II, in the Apostolic Palace. He is a custodian of the Sacred Relics of St. John Paul II, which accompany him.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Leslie Knopf

Leslie Knopf is the business director of Catholic CAST Media, an organization that seeks to evangelize through learning, beauty and witness on digital platforms. Leslie tells us about her spiritual journey, her experiences at the University of Kentucky and Santa Croce in Rome, and about evangelizing the digital world of social media.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Damon West

Damon West, motivational speaker and life coach, speaks out about the horrors of addiction and shares how he recovered by living in Christ and humbly serving others. A former college QB, recovering addict and ex-con, Damon inspires youth, college athletes, professional organizations and businesses to achieve their full potential.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fr. Sean Kilcawley

Fr. Sean Kilcawley is a nationally recognized speaker on Theology of the Body, Human Love and  pornography addiction.  He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Diocese of Lincoln.  He served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph and North American Martyrs and taught Theology of the body at Pius X High School from 2005-2009.  In 2013 Fr. Kilcawley  completed a License in Sacred Theology at the John Paul II institute for marriage and family studies in Rome and returned to the Diocese of Lincoln as director of Religious Education.  Fr. Kilcawley currently serves as the Director of the Office of Family Life and theological advisor for Integrity Restored.com--a non-profit organization that seeks to restore the integrity of families affected by pornography by providing education and resources to individuals, spouses, parents and clergy; to both heal and prevent wounds inflicted by the sexualized culture.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Father Augustine Wetta, O.S.B.

Father Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey and a teacher at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he also coaches rugby and serves as chaplain. He runs “Monk Camp” during the summers for the youth and recently wrote a book, "Humility Rules."

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P.

Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is a member of the St. Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters.  She received her S.T.B., S.T.L. and S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She has been active in her religious community's teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and has assisted with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation.  In addition to contributing articles to a number of journals and magazines, including L'Osservatore Romano, Sister Jane Dominic has served as Spiritual Promoter for the Third Order Dominicans, and presented on topics related to theology, religious life, and marriage and family. Her main interest is systematic theology. She is working on an series titled “Praying as a Family.”