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Featured Speakers

Father Robert Barron

Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. Father Barron, who Cardinal Francis George calls "one of the Church's best messengers" is also the creator and host of Catholicism, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith currently airing on EWTN. Ordained in 1986, he is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Father Barron received a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992. Father Barron currently serves as the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Father Timothy M. 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. He obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University. He has taught at several seminaries, assisted in formation work for twelve years, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. Fr. Gallagher is the author of seven books on the spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and has been a frequent guest on EWTN Bookmark.

Father. Larry Richards

Father Larry Richards was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – a gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. Father Larry's best selling book, "Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be" was recently turned into an EWTN mini-series. He is also a regular on EWTN's Living Right with Dr. Ray, program where he appears in a weekly segment entitled Living the Faith. Fr. Larry serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie, PA

Joanna Bogle • Host of "Feasts and Seasons"

Popular Ewtn host Joanna Bogle is a British author, journalist and broadcaster living in London. She has written several books including "A Book of Seasons and celebrations" (now in its 5th edition) explaining the traditional feasts and seasons of the year, which gave rise to her muti- year series on EWTN. Her latest EWTN project has been a programme on St John Paul with fellow British writer Clare Anderson and they are planning a follow-up exploring his legacy.

Joanna leads History Walks around London and lectures regularly to Catholic - and other - groups and organizations. She is active with the Association of Catholic Women and was for several years Chairman of the British section of the international charity Aid to the Church in Need. PopeBenedict XVI invested Joanna as a Dame of St Gregory.

Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. • Host of "EWTN Live" and "Threshold of Hope"

Hand picked by Mother Angelica to teach and share the Gospel as only a Jesuit, Biblical scholar and papal expert can, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., hosts EWTN Live. Viewers recall that this popular Wednesday night call-in show began and ran as "Mother Angelica Live" for nearly 20 years. Fr. Mitch also hosts Threshold of Hope, a lively analysis of the writing of Pope John Paul II. At Mother's behest, Fr. Mitch began hosting series for the network all the way back to 1984; his leading of the Holy Land Rosary seen daily on EWTN, has aired continuously since then. Fr. Mitch's newest book is How to Listen When God is Speaking: a Guide for Modern-Day Catholics.

Michael P. Warsaw • Chairman of the Board & CEO, EWTN

Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world's largest religious media network. Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. as the Assistant Director of Liturgy and later established the Basilica's Department of Communications, serving as its Director. He is also a member of the Basilica's Board of Trustees. Mr. Warsaw was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Religious Education. In addition, he did graduate work at CUA in the field of Liturgical Studies. Michael now resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, his son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.

Doug Keck • President & COO, EWTN

Doug Keck, President & Chief Operating Officer, EWTN, and host of "EWTN Bookmark," is responsible for all TV, Radio and Internet Programming and Production. He previously served in senior level positions with Rainbow Programming, Cablevision and regional sports networks, and worked in New York-area radio. During his over 30 years in media, he has been involved in the development and launch of more than 25 international, national and regional television networks.