Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hannah Brockhaus

Hannah Brockhaus writes for Catholic News Agency / EWTN News from Rome covering the Vatican and Pope Francis.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga

In 1994 the world looked on in disbelief and horror as Rwanda erupted in violent bloodshed. All across the landlocked African country, militant Hutus rose up to exterminate the Tutsi population, including women and young children. One hundred days later, a million bodies littered fields, streets, and even churches.

Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide while losing more than 80 of his family members and 45,000 of his parishioners in the killings. In the aftermath, Fr. Ubald experienced a renewed sense of purpose as a minister of reconciliation and a healing evangelist in his homeland and around the world. He offers 5 spiritual principles that can help those traumatized by the past to experience healing and peace in Christ.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman

Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, are the Hollywood writers and producers behind God’s Not Dead and the film, Unplanned. Solomon and Konzelman are Catholics who believe the Lord is at work in Hollywood and modern technology is supporting a growing parallel industry of Christian film-making.

Jason Craig

Jason Craig writes, works, and hosts on-farm retreats at St. Joseph’s Farm. He is also the co-founder of and VP of program for Fraternus, a leading apostolate for Catholic mentoring, and is Senior Contributor for Those Catholic Men. Craig holds a Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute and is the author of a forthcoming book on rites of passage. He writes and speaks about Catholic mentoring, masculinity, culture, and only occasionally goes on a tear about his family inventing bourbon. All adventures are alongside his high-school sweetheart Katie and their five children.

Sr. Margie Cheong

Sister Margie Cheong has devoted herself to providing the best opportunities for education to the poor children of our world. Born on 1963 in Milyang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, she found her vocation at an early age and eventually joined the Sisters of Mary when she was 22 years old. In 1991, Sr. Margie served as the local superior to our Girlstown in Chalco, Mexico for 17 years. In 2008, she became the director of the Sisters of Mary schools in Korea. Currently she is serving the Sisters of Mary in the Latin American community as a support for the Sisters' of Mary well-being. 

Sr. Margie enjoys watching flowers, drawing each moment to remember, and keeping a journal whenever her time allows it. She has published two books, ‘The Foolish Heart’ (2014) and ‘The Art Diary’ (2017), and held several exhibitions with her drawings in Korea.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Anna Carter

Anna Carter is the co-founder of Eden Invitation, a movement celebrating personal integration and promoting solidarity beyond the LGBT paradigm. Through small groups, retreats, and online resources, Eden Invitation provides millennials with community and conversation focused on sexual identity. Anna’s tenacious faith in Jesus predated her own experience of same-sex desires. Her passion for catechesis and evangelization led her to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, NET Ministries, and the high school classroom. Anna now writes, speaks, and directs the work of Eden Invitation.

Fr. Donald Haggerty

Fr. Donald Haggerty, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York currently serving at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, has been a Professor of Moral Theology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland. He has a long association as a spiritual director for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. He is the author of the books Contemplative Hunger and Contemplative Provocations.

Peter Wiberg

Peter Wiberg talks to Fr. Mark about his apostate in Sweden, a country with a population of 10 million but where less than 1% attend Mass.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kevin Cotter

Kevin Cotter is the Executive Director of Programming at Amazing Parish. He previously served with FOCUS for 11 years as a missionary and Sr. Director of Curriculum. He’s the author of numerous FOCUS resources and five books, including Dating Detox with his wife Lisa and his newest release, Called: Becoming a Disciple in a Post-Christian World. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.

Fr. Brett Brannen

Fr. Brett Brannen is pastor of the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Savannah, Georgia. We sat down together and had a wonderful discussion on the priesthood and some of the practicalities of being a priest.  He is the author of a book published in August 2014, "A Priest in the Family: A Guide to Parents whose Sons are Considering Priesthood." He also authored "To Save a Thousand Souls," which he wrote to assist men considering a vocation to the priesthood. Fr. Brett provides parish missions and retreats to seminarians, priests, and religious orders, appears on EWTN and has an audio series on how to discern a priestly vocation.