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.
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!
2020-03-24 - Power and Witness - 03/24/2020 - The Daily Examen
Fr. William Blazek, a Jesuit Priest, talks to us about the Daily Examen, a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day as described by St. Ignatius Loyola.
2020-03-17 - Power and Witness - 03/17/2020 - Discernment - Do’s and Don'ts
Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA interviews Fr. George Elliott, a priest from the Diocese of Tyler in Texas and Co-founder and Director of Catholic CAST Media. They discuss Fr. Elliott’s new book— Discernment - Do’s and Don'ts.
2020-03-06 - Power and Witness - 03/06/2020 - Walking through Holy Week
Karen May, a Catholic writer and inspirational speaker, talks to us about her book, “Walking through Holy Week,” an in-depth guide to the stories and events that open up a deeply meaningful experience of Easter.
2020-03-03 - Power and Witness - 03/03/2020 - Helping those in Crisis Pregnancy
Debbie Capen is the Executive Director of MiraVia, a pregnancy care center on the campus of Belmont Abbey College.
2020-02-27 - Power and Witness - 02/27/2020 - Only Approved Marian Apparition in USA
Fr. Edward Looney talks to us about the only approved Marian apparition in the United States.
2020-02-25 - Power and Witness - 02/25/2020 - Hallow, a Catholic Meditation App
Alex Jones, an engineering graduate from the University of Notre Dame, is the CEO and co-founder of Hallow, an audio-guided Catholic meditation and prayer app. Hallow aims to help people to combine the peace and stillness of meditation with the spiritual growth of prayer. The app is comparable to the popular mindfulness meditation apps trending today, but was built with a lens of Christian faith. It offers a variety of prayer techniques, a choice in audio guides, sessions organized by theme, and options for session length. In 1993 he entered the U.S. Province of the Missionaries of the Company of Mary, a small community founded by Louis de Montfort himself. The years since have included thirteen mission trips to central Nicaragua, service as the parochial vicar at a bilingual parish, campus ministry, and mission and retreat preaching across the United States and in Mexico. Recently he also had the opportunity to offer a course on devotion to Our Lady and the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort to clergy in India and to offer a series of programs on devotion to Our Lady to Catholics at several parishes in the United Arab Emirates. Presently Father is serving as the managing editor for Montfort Publications and as the acting director of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in addition to his itinerant preaching commitments in the service of promoting the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort.