An Engaging Faith: 12/7-12/11

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of
Momnipotent by Danielle Bean (Ascension Press), Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Hints of the Holy by Sr. Bridget Haase


Drawing runs 12/7-12/14 Click to enter..

So many books to get you spiritually ready this 2nd Week of Advent!

Timothy Clayton of Exploring Advent with Luke, Danielle Bean with MomnipotentTom McGrath with Raising Faith Filled Kids, Sr. Bridget Haase, with Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Hints of the Holy and  Chris Stepien with Three Days:The Search For the Boy Messiah

 Rev. Timothy Clayton
is the rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church on the Boston North Shore. He grew up in the Charlotte area and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent time teaching English in Budapest, Hungary, and later graduated with high honors from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Clayton has founded a Christian community in Portland, Maine, and a church in Charlotte,
North Carolina, and has led missions and spiritual pilgrimages to more than a dozen countries on five continents. So far his favorite places on earth are Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral in England, and the Masai Mara in Kenya. Clayton resides near his church with his wife and three children.

Tuesday: Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is publisher and editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest. She also hosts a Catholic women’s talk show, The Gist, in production of its third season, on CatholicTV. Danielle is author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom (Pauline 2005), Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (Pauline 2007), (with Elizabeth Foss) Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray. and Act, and most recently Momnipotent, a book and a parish study that help women find peace, balance, and joy in their roles as mothers. a mother of eight, is Editorial Director of Faith & Family (  Read her personal blog at or follow her on Twitter ( She joins us to discuss her latest book Momnipotent.

Wednesday: Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series. Currently Tom is the Vice President for Product Development at Loyola Press. He previously served as the executive editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. McGrath is an avid writer and speaker on family-life issues and spirituality. Tom and his wife, Kathleen, live in Chicago and are the parents of two grown daughters, who are still always welcome at meal time.

Thursday: Sister Bridget Haase, O.S.U. , is a member of the Ursuline Sisters, and holds an M.A. in religious studies. She has ministered in Appalachia, Mexico and Africa. She presently serves as coordinator of the spirituality program at The Boston Home, a long-term care facility for people with multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases. She gives parish missions, days of reflection, and inspirational talks throughout the United States. She has written two other books and published many articles. She sits on the Board of My Sister’s Keeper, a faith-based justice/peace organization to work for the education of women and girls in southern Sudan, and is a frequent guest on Boston, Chicago/Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh radio stations. Visit her website at

Friday: Chris Stepien  began his professional journalistic career as a television producer-director and writer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). After working eight years at WXYZ-TV, Detroit, and winning six EMMY awards, Stepien left broadcasting and co-founded Adventure, Inc., a Detroit-based video/film production company. Currently, Stepien is the writer-creative director and owner of Stepien Creative Services, Inc.  He and his wife, Ellen, are active members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and he is a spiritual advisor to a group of Vincentians in Dearborn Michigan. Stepien and Ellen have two adult sons. He is joining us to discuss his latest work of fiction, Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah


An Engaging Faith-9/14-9/18

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce by
Lisa Duffy (Courtesy Of Ave Maria Publishing), Good News about Sex and Marriage by Christopher West (Ascension Press)or An Ignatian Adventure by Fr Kevin O’Brian  (Loyola Press)
Drawing runs 8/29-9/6 Click to enter..

We are in the home stretch before the World Meeting of Families in Philly ! 

With Lisa Duffy of Catholic Match Institute,  Christopher West of Good News about Sex and Marriage, and Fr Kevin O’Brian with An Ignatian Adventure

And repeat guests Lisa Henley Jones and Shelly Henley Kelly at Sound Mind and Spirit and  Margaret Felice for Felice Fridays, our Catholic round table discussion.

Monday: Lisa Duffy is a Catholic author, speaker and blogger for the CatholicMatch Institute. A  Southern California native, she overcame a painful divorce and annulment, remarried in the Church, and turned to helping other divorced Catholics find hope and healing. She has more than twenty years of experience ministering to those who have been wounded by divorce. She also directed and produced the powerful Voices of Hope DVD. Duffy has contributed to several books appeared on Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, EWTN TV and radio, Salt and Light TV, and various podcasts. Her latest book The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce is available through Ave Maria Press.

Tuesday: Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” accessible to a wide audience. As Founder of the Cor Project, he leads a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through a dynamic and fresh proclamation of the Gospel. The graduate courses he teaches at the Theology of the Body Institute attract students from around the world. His extensive lecturing, numerous books, articles, video programs, and media appearances – millions have seen him on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, EWTN, TBN, Sirius XM and CBN – have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the Theology of the Body across denominational lines.

 Wednesday: Lisa Henley Jones and Shelly Henley Kelly, sisters and co-bloggers at Sound Mind and Spirit. Lisa is a mom of three, catechist, Catholic speaker and contributor at Loyola Press. Shelly is a full-time working mom of three herself involved in IT and telecommunications. Both have been contributors over at

Thursday: Kevin O’Brien, SJ, is a former lawyer who became a Jesuit nearly 15 years ago. He regularly conducts spiritual retreats for the young and old alike. An experienced high school and college teacher, he currently serves as the Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University. As a Jesuit he has worked and lived in India, Mexico, and Bolivia, and served as a chaplain in an immigration detention center on the Arizona-Mexico border. He joins us sharing his work An Ignatian Adventure. For an online version of the retreat..

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic

An Engaging Faith: 9/7-9-11

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of Sacred Reading:The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer  by
Douglas Leonard (Courtesy Of Ave Maria Publishing) ,The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis by Alicia von Stamwitz (Franciscan Media) or Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? by Matt Pinto (Ascension Press)
Drawing runs 8/29-9/6 Click to enter..

With the change of calendars and schedules this fall, have you thought what might be missing? Discover the essentialness of prayer, reflection and dialogue for the whole family! 

With Douglas Leonard of Sacred Reading:The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer, Alicia von Stamwitz of The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis, and Matt Pinto with his engaging series for teens, Did Jesus have a Last Name? and Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?

And Encores of  Margaret Felice on 7 Tips for New Religion Teachers and its followup article. 

Monday: Lisa M. Hendey, is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes,The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Lisa’s newest project, the Chime Travelers fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints. The first two books in the series are The Secret of the Shamrock (St. Patrick) and The Sign of the Carved Cross (St. Kateri Tekakwitha).


Tuesday: Douglas Leonard serves as the Executive Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, an international Jesuit prayer ministry that reaches
more than 50 million members worldwide. This is accomplished through its popular website,, and through talks, conferences, publications, and retreats such as
Hearts on Fire. Known as “the pope’s prayer group,” the Apostleship’s mission is
to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord and at
whose center is the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Tuesday: Alicia von Stamwitz  (Ramírez de Arellano) is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor with the religious press. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Sun,AmericaThe United Church Observer, and St. Anthony Messenger. Her exclusive interviews and profiles of today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and now lives in Missouri with her family.She is here to talk about The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis by Franciscan Media. 

Wednesday: Matt Pinto, president of Ascension Press is the author or co-author of a variety of best-selling works, and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs explaining and defending the Catholic Faith. Matt was also a recipient of the Catholic Leadership Institute’s 2004 Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership. Matt serves on advisory boards for a number of institutions and apostolates including Theology of the Body Institute, Association of Catholic Publishers and John Paul the Great University. On our show Matt will be discussing his popular teen question-and-answer books Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?, and Did Jesus Have a Last Name?


Friday: Margaret Felice
, ‎speaks on the invaluable lessons learned from many mistakes made and years of teaching, with 7 Tips for New Religion Teachers and its followup article


An Engaging Faith: August 17-21

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Real Life Radio daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win 1 of 3 books:

  A Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle (Ave Maria Press) I’m Not Being Fed by Jeff Cavins (Ascension Press) , or Prayer and You: Wit and Wisdom from a Crabby Mystic  (Pauline Books & Media)

Incredible week with noted authors and speakers …

With Brian DoyleJason Evert , and Jeff Cavins.

As well as.. Fridays with Margaret Felice. 

Brian Doyle is an award-winning author of 14 books of essays, poems, stories, nonfiction and fiction, including “Mink River” and “The Plover.” His work has been featured in prominent national magazines and several anthologies. Doyle also is the editor of Portland, the University of Portland magazine that Newsweek has called “the best university magazine in America.” Doyle has been featured in Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, the American Scholar, the Sun, Georgia Review, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, and the Age in Australia. He is a recipient of the Christopher Medal, a Catholic Book Award, the University of Notre Dame’s Griffin Award in literature, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, the Foreword Reviews Novel of the Year award, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

Tuesday: Jason Evert and and his wife Crystalina Evert have spoken on six continents to more than one million people about the virtue of chastity. They are the best selling authors of a dozen books, including Theology of His/Her BodyHow to Find Your Soulmate without Loosing Your Soul  and Theology of the Body for Teens. Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a frequent guest on radio programs throughout the country, and his television appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and EWTN.

Wednesday: Jeff Cavins  is the director of evangelization and catechesis for the Archdiocese of St. Paul–Minneapolis. Jeff has been a leading figure in Catholic media for more than two decades. He hosted EWTN’s Life on the Rock for six years, and he also hosted Relevant Radio’s Morning Air show. He received his master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Not only a very engaging speaker, Jeff has authored quite a number of books, including I’m Not Being Fed and several Bible Study Programs the latest of which is Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible.

Thursday: Sr. Lea Hill from the Daughters of St. Paul has been sharing her dry wit and wisdom with the Daughters of St. Paul since 1964. An experienced writer and editor, Sr. Lea has written Prayer and You: Wit and Wisdom from a Crabby Mystic  as well as the introduction to the anniversary edition of Imitation of Christ. As director of audiovisual productions and animations of Pauline Books and Media in the early years, Sr. Lea now uses these skills through her blog Crabby Mystic and in the world of social media.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice
Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic