LIFE ON THE ROCK

Fr. Mark and the Franciscan Friars of the Eternal Word are back. Interviews, spiritual insights from the friars, music videos and much more.
2022-09-25
EMILY ALBRECHT PT. 1
2022-09-18
JONATHAN BLEVINS
Brother John interviews video game enthusiast, Jonathan Blevins, who talks about evangelizing in the gaming community, and how he uses his social media influence to spread the faith and interact with gaming fans.
2022-09-11
TONY FRASCO, CHRIS MARTIN, JOE MATTHIESEN - "THE ROME BOYS" PT. 2
The conversation continues with The Rome Boys – Tony Frasco, Chris Martin and Joe Matthiesen. The three YouTubers explain how they use their varied backgrounds to discuss Catholic topics from different perspectives.
2022-09-04
TONY FRASCO, CHRIS MARTIN, JOE MATTHIESEN - "THE ROME BOYS" PT. 1
The Rome Boys discuss how they use social media to help souls come to know Christ and His Church. Tony Frasco, Chris Martin, and Joe Matthiesen take you behind-the-scenes of their highly popular Catholic YouTube show.
2022-08-28
RHONDA GRUENEWALD
Author Rhonda Gruenewald discusses a new approach to vocation promotion in education. See how Vocation Ministry has helped thousands of priests and laity to create a culture of vocations to more easily answer God’s call.
2022-08-21
JOHN PAUL GUTSCHKE
An in depth conversation with Catholic filmmaker, John Paul Gutschke. Fr. Mark asks about his latest work, his philosophy of communication through film, and what’s happened since his Cool2bCatholic appearance in 2018.
2022-08-14
PROFESSOR JOHN D. LOVE PT. 2
Professor John D. Love returns for more of his conversation with Fr. Mark. Friendship is the key to evangelizing, because it deepens our faith. The shared experience creates the perfect opportunity to bring God in.
2022-08-07
PROFESSOR JOHN D. LOVE PT. 1
Fr. Mark interviews John D. Love, a professor at Mount Saint Mary’s about the importance of evangelizing through friendship. They discuss how first making friends with someone opens up opportunities to evangelize.
2022-07-31
ANTHONY ESOLEN PT. 2
Part two of Father Mark’s interview with Anthony Esolen delves deeper into the subject of masculity in today’s world. Why is it so important? And what does the author’s new book No Apologies, say needs to be done.
2022-07-24
ANTHONY ESOLEN PT. 1
Anthony Esolen, writer, social commentator and translator of classical poetry at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts joins Fr. Mark to discuss his new book No Apologies and the importance of masculinity in today’s world.
2022-07-17
FR. ALAN BENANDER, O. PRAEM.
2022-07-10
JOHN CUDDEBACK
Father Mark Interviews John Cuddeback, author of True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness. They discuss how the timeless wisdom of Scripture and the saints marks the path to man's greatest joy—true friendship.
2022-07-03
JOEL STEPANEK
An interview with Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services at Life Teen International. He talks to Father Mark about his new book, and his 15 years of work in pastoral ministry and organizational development.
2022-06-26
FR. WILL CONQUER
After being ordained at priest, Fr. Will Conquer was sent by the Parish Foreign Missions Society to Cambodia. He joins us today to talk about his missionary work and his new book, Carlo Acutis: A Millennial in Paradise.
2022-06-19
ASHLEY PICHE
A fascinating interview with Ashley Piche of Creatio. Her organization helps people encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and care for creation.