Power and Witness
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses... to the end of the earth." Acts 1:8. This blog is about the witness of faith through the power of the Holy Spirit in the world today.
2023-03-20 - Catholicism in Ethiopia (Guest: Abba Michael Tekeste)
Abba Michael is an Ethiopian Franciscan Priest (Capuchin) Serving in diocese of Harare.
2023-02-09 - EWTN Norway (Guest: Paul Johannes Niz)
Paul Johannes Niz talk to us about his conversion, his work in Norway with EWTN, and reflecting on modern society.
2023-01-23 - Ignatian Discernment & Prayer (Guest: Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV)
Fr. Timothy Gallagher helps us understand St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Rules for Discernment and how their insights are invaluable for our spiritual growth today. He also discusses the Exam Prayer as well as Spiritual Consolation/Desolation.
2023-01-17 - Prayer and Action (Guest: Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt)
Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt is a priest for the Salina Diocese and currently serving as the Chaplain for St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center at Kansas State University. He is also the founder of Prayer & Action, a ministry that inspires teens to encounter Christ and serve those in need.
2022-11-08 - St. Maximilian Kolbe (Guest: Sr. Annamarie Mix)
Fr. Mark talks to Sr. Annamarie Mix at the Museum of St. Maximilian Kolbe located in Niepokalanów monastery in central Poland. Tour this fascinating museum and and discuss the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe. (Due to technical difficulties the first 35 minutes of audio is poor quality)
2022-10-03 - Pro-Life Advocacy on Campus (Guest: Emily Albrecht)
Emily Albrecht from the pro-life organization Equal Rights Institute speaks about the ministry of reaching young people and changing hearts about abortion.
2022-09-12 - The Rome Boys (Guests: Tony Frasco, Chris Martin, & Joe Matthiesen)
Rome Boys is a Catholic Show with Tony the Theologian (Cradle Catholic), Chris the Entrepreneur (Convert) and Joe the Farmer (Revert) as your hosts. They take a topic and discuss it from three different perspectives.
2022-09-07 - Vocation Ministry (Guest: Rhonda Gruenewald)
Rhonda Gruenewald is the founder of Vocation Ministry. She has trained thousands of priests and laity, representing over 4,000 parishes and 50 schools in over 50 dioceses on how to create a culture of vocations so that men and women can more easily answer God’s call.
2022-08-23 - Philosophy through Film (Guest: John Paul Gutschke)
An in depth conversation with Catholic filmmaker and Christendom College student, John Paul Gutschke. Fr. Mark asks about his latest work and his philosophy of communication through film.
2022-08-04 - Scripture and the Eucharist (Guest: Fr. Barry Braum, MSE)
Fr. Barry Braum recently served as retreat master for the MFVA friars annual community retreat. He talks about the relationship between Scripture and the Eucharist, the subject matter of the retreat.
2022-07-22 - Humility (Guest: Sr. Mary Anthony, SSeW)
Sr. Mary Anthony of the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word talks to us about humility and Jesus, the model of humility.
2022-07-18 - Encountering the God through the Beauty of Creation (Guest: Ashley Piche)
Ashley Piche is the executive director of of Creatio, an organization that helps people encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and care for creation.
2022-06-28 - A Deacon’s Life of Service (Guest: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers)
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, international speaker and bestselling author, talks to Fr. Mark about his new book, “Our Life of Service: The Handbook for Catholic Deacons,” providing the spiritual and practical support for Catholic Deacons in the world today.
2022-06-23 - Intercession for Priests (Guest: Sr. Briege McKenna, OSC)
Sr. Briege ministered to priests in collaboration with Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM for over forty-two years until his death in June 2018. She now continues with this ministry.
2022-04-11 - Father Stu (Guests: Fr. Bart Tollenson & Amy Trisdale)
Fr. Stu Long, is the boxer-turned-priest, portrayed in the new film starring Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson. Fr. Mark speaks with Fr. Bart Tollenson, a brother priest of Fr. Stu in the Diocese of Helena, MT, and Fr. Stu’s younger sister, Amy Tisdale.