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.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Totus Tuus Summer Program in the Wichita Diocese

Insights on how the Totus Tuus Summer Program evangelize parishes throughout the Wichita Diocese.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kathryn Carnell

Kathryn graduated from Franciscan University with a degree in political science. Troubled by the treatment of the family, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor, Kathryn helped found IDEAS: an organization dedicated to lobbying pro-life causes at the international level. In this audio blog she talks about feminism and the role of women.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Justin Fatica

Justin is the founder and director of Hard as Nails ministry. The ministry assists schools, churches, and other organizations in their efforts to introduce people to Jesus, develop individual relationships with Jesus, and cultivate local communities.

We had a wonderful discussion about his message to young people.  He talks about the gift of the cross and suffering well.  He also tells the story of meeting his wife and their journey to marriage.  He also tells about how he prays.

Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. In addition to his work as Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat, taught homiletics at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, and the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. He is the author of ten books and now works with Justin Fatica in Hard as Nails Ministry.

Cristina Barba

Cristina Barba is President of The Culture Project, an initiative of Catholic young adults who serve as missionaries to teens and other young adults to speak and build community on issues of chastity, respect for life, and the complementarity of man and woman. Cristina is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome.

Cristina talks about the Culture Project and several issues facing youth today.  She speaks about the importance of community, beauty, truth and goodness in evangelizing the culture.  She also describes the chastity message that they deliver across the country.

Aurora Griffin

A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college in her book, "How I stayed Catholic at Harvard."

In this blog interview, we speak about her dissertation at Oxford about women and leadership in the Church.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Chris Stefanick

Chris Stefanick, a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. Chris' live talks reach over 85,000 people per year. His videos and radio spots reach over one million people every month. His initiatives are turning the tide in the Church. Chris founded Real Life Catholic, a Denver-based nonprofit that operates as the headquarters for various initiatives. Chris is most proud to be the husband to wife Natalie and father to their six children.

He tells us his conversion story and about his ministry of giving parish missions and Real Life Catholic. Chris also talks to us about his prayer life.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ken Yasinski

Ken Yasinski is one of Canada’s most sought after Catholic speakers. He currently speaks regularly for parish missions, conferences, and retreats across Canada and internationally. Ken is the founder of Face to Face Ministries, a Lighthouse Catholic Media Speaker, author, and songwriter. Ken is also a busy husband currently residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with his wife Janelle, and their three children.

He talks to us about his conversion, his work, marriage and family life, and even taking care of ourselves through a balanced approach of diet and exercise.

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.