Power and Witness
Power and Witness - 01/22/2020 - Exposing Assisted Suicide
Kevin Dunn is an award-winning filmmaker, international speaker and entertainer whose productions on the dignity of the human person have touched the hearts and minds of thousands around the world. He’s been called a ‘modern day Cassandra’ by medical professionals for exposing the ethical landslide around assisted dying laws — and how they affect society over time. His films Fatal fLAWs, The Euthanasia Deception and The Vanier Way— along with his work producing the annual National March for Life give Kevin a unique and current perspective on life issues. As a seasoned entertainer, broadcaster and family man he continues to keep audiences engaged and empowered in places like Australia, the UK, the USA and Canada. The key solution he says, is in learning to become a ‘prophet of hope’ in the lives of those around us. A three-time Gemini Award (Canada’s version of the Emmys) nominee, Kevin Dunn has had an exceptional 30 year career as a broadcaster, producer, TV host, guest speaker and musical performer. His credits include more than 1,000 hours of both live and pre-produced television from a variety of genres including variety, pop culture, science, history, social justice, religious and children’s programming. His work has been seen on Networks such as Discovery Channel, History Channel UK, ARTE France & Germany, CBC, CTV, Global TV and EWTN. For the past 15 years, Kevin’s focus has shifted to producing films on some of the most important social justice issues of our time. As a proud Christian and father of six, Kevin’s message one of sacrificial love - becoming “Prophets of Hope” in our time. His content is always life-affirming, hopeful but challenging. Kevin is happily married and has six wonderful children. He resides with his wife Mary and his two youngest children near Toronto, Canada.
Power and Witness - 01/21/2020 - Choosing Joy
Joe Sikorra has a broad and diverse background as a former police officer and stuntman, actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition to hosting The Joe Sikorra Show, Joe is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist at Stillpoint Family Resources in Southern California. Joe and his wife dealt with the revelation that their two young children were diagnosed with a rare, neurological and fatal disease Initially seeming they had been given a death sentence, they chose joy and found hope, love and laughter in the midst of incredible struggle. He helps all families or individuals facing difficult and unexpected challenges see how they can deepen their faith and connection with what really matters.
Power and Witness - 12/17/2019 - Renewal, Exorcism, & Spiritual Direction
Fr. Glenn is one of the eight founding members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, founded in the spring of 1987. The apostolic mission of the Community is to save the materially poor, especially the destitute and homeless. Presently, the Community has over 120 members and 15 friaries around the world. Father Glenn Sudano is from Brooklyn, and briefly pursued a career in television before entering the Capuchins in 1978 with the encouragement of Father Benedict Groeschel.
Power and Witness - 12/13/2019 - Issues Facing Women Athletes Today
Samatha Kelley, the president of Fierce Athlete (fierceathlete.org), and one of her board members, Angela Schnieders, spoke about the challenges of being a female athlete today, and how to deal with those issues. They are both former athletes and have appeared on EWTN's Women of Grace.
Power and Witness - 12/10/2019 - The Life of Ven. Patrick Peyton
Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He talks to us about Venerable Patrick Peyton.
Power and Witness - 11/21/2019 - The Catholic Gentleman
Sam Guzman is the founder and editor of the Catholic Gentleman. He is the husband of a beautiful woman and the father of four precious children. He lives in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. He is an author, blogger, and occasional poet, and my work has appeared in such publications as Catholic Exchange, Aleteia, Truth and Charity Forum, Jesus the Imagination, and The Christian Science Monitor. Sam is a frequent guest on EWTN, Magnificat Radio, Radio Maria and other media outlets. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University. His first book, also titled The Catholic Gentleman, is forthcoming from Ignatius Press. Above all, He is a Catholic, and I strive to be a faithful son of the Church. Sam also happen to: shave with an old fashioned safety razor, smoke a pipe, love a good stout, have been known to write poetisry, an amateur bibliophile, loves leather, owns three antique typewriters, occasionally collect fountain pens, and attend the Latin mass.
Power and Witness - 11/20/2019 - Rethinking Pauline Theology
Michael Patrick Barber is Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology (Denver, CO). In addition to teaching, academic research, publishing, and participating in scholarly conferences (Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association), he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States. He lives in Aurora, CO, with his wife Kimberly and their six children.
Power and Witness - 11/12/2019 - "Hope" - Our Lady of Knock
Campbell Miller, the talented director and film maker behind, “Hope”, the very first docudrama about the apparitions of Our Lady of Knock in Ireland. Campbell currently works for EWTN in Ireland.
Power and Witness - 11/11/2019 - Basic Foundations of Virtue & Manhood
Fr. Carter Griffin is the Rector of Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Princeton University, a former Naval Officer, and author of the new book Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest published by Emmaus Road.
Power and Witness - 11/07/2019 - Christ Figures in Science Fiction
When cultures such as ours toss Jesus out one door, He comes in albeit disguised through another. That's why author Jim Papandrea turned to Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Terminator, Spider-Man, Batman, Dr. Who, and half-a-dozen other modern shows, discovering in each one powerful images of Christ and salvation.
Power and Witness - 10/28/2019 - Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction
Avera Maria Santo speaks and writes on homosexuality and Catholicism at the young age of 22. She travels the country sharing her story, giving a tangible and joyful witness to the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Church’s teachings. Avera blogs at Inside My Holy of Holies: http://couragegulfcoast.wixsite.com/blog
Power and Witness - 10/16/2019 - Are you happy?
Are you happy? Dr. Jennifer Frey discusses the connection between virtue and happiness according to Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Dr. Frey also discusses the importance of literature in teaching the virtues. We also discuss the role of the theological virtues and happiness. Dr. Frey is currently an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of South Carolina. Her research lies at the intersection of philosophy of action, ethics, and meta-ethics. Dr. Frey co-edited a book titled, Self-Transcendence and Virtue, which was part of the work she did as co-principal investigator on a major three year research project, titled "Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life."