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.
2022-01-25 - From Conversion to Catholic Media (Guest: Sissel Anderson)
Sissel Anderson shares the story of how her parents returned to the Catholic Church with all their children converting. Sissel now works for the Guadalupe Radio Network hosting a pair of radio programs. She and Fr. Mark discuss a range of topics including conversion, discipleship, and even film & media.
2021-12-14 - Early Christianity in a Pagan World (Guest: Mike Aquilina)
Mike Aquilina is the award-winning author of more than fifty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He has hosted eleven television series and several documentary films and is a frequent guest on EWTN.
2021-12-03 - A Hobo for Christ (Guest: Meg Hunter-Kilmer)
After 5 years as a full time religion teacher, Meg Hunter-Kilmer quit her job and packed everything into the trunk of my car to drive around the country and fly around the world as a hobo missionary. (We apologize for a few segments of bad audio)
2021-10-18 - What is Subordination in Marriage? (Guest: Fr. Michael Zimmerman)
Fr. Michael Zimmerman was ordained to the priesthood in 2017 and currently serves as assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston and adjunct Scripture Professor at St. John’s Seminary.
2021-10-08 - The Shalom Catholic Community (Guest: Barbara Tavares)
Barbara Tavares de Melo Freitas tells us about her missionary work with the Shalom Catholic Community.
2021-09-16 - From Jail Cell to Jesus (Guest: John Edwards)
John Edwards is the founder of Pew Ministries and the popular podcast, “Just a Guy in the Pew.” Like so many men, he vowed to be a better person, husband and father time and time again. It wasn’t until he felt the presence of Jesus as he walked out of a jail cell that he realized how much he wanted to change and how he could only do that with His help.
2021-09-09 - The Pursuit of Wisdom on the Secular College Campus (Guest: Patrick Callahan)
The Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture is an educational program that offers accredited humanities courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fr. Mark speaks with new director, Patrick Callahan.
2021-07-13 - Power and Witness - 07/13/2021 - The Power of Sacred Art & Iconography (Guest: Elizabeth Zelasko)
Elizabeth Zelasko works with Catholic publishers and institutions, creating commissioned pieces. She gives talks on the theological aspects and material processes of writing a traditional icon. Elizabeth also creates privately commissioned icons, paintings, and drawings.
2021-07-02 - Power and Witness - 07/02/2021 - The Catholic Man Show (Guests: Adam Minihan & David Niles)
Fr. Mark talks to Adam Minihan and David Niles of The Catholic Man Show. Real, relatable, and often comical, Adam and David have a conversation promoting the lost art of living virtuously.
2021-06-15 - Power and Witness - 06/15/2021 - Challenging Radical Feminism in the Modern World
Kimberly Cook was drawn into radical feminism and even traveled the world with an all-girl punk band. After many years of darkness, anger, and hopelessness, her life took a new course as she was brought back into the fold of the Catholic faith.
2021-06-02 - Power and Witness - 06/02/2021 - Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Scrupulosity
Colin Nykaza is the Director of Youth Outreach for the Archdiocese of New York. He talks to us about his spiritual journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus.
2021-04-26 - Power and Witness - 04/26/2021 - An Extraordinary Near-Death Experience
Paul Zucarelli was a successful businessman however on Pentecost Sunday, he died unexpectedly of sudden cardiac death. During the two hours that he was clinically dead, Paul had an out-of-body experience where a glorious white light brought him to Heaven and he experienced an illumination of conscience.
2021-03-31 - Power and Witness - 03/31/2021 - How to Avoid False Faith
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is a Senior Contributor to the Crux news site. He is an author with Our Sunday Visitor, Ave Maria Press, Catholic Answers Press, and Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books. He is a Papal Missionary of Mercy and is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina.
2020-03-26 - Power and Witness - 03/26/2020 - Saints of Failure
Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB speaks to us about saints who were considered failures in life. It is liberating to hear how the saints did not live by the standards of this world. Very moving!