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: 8/31-9/6

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 Pray with Me  by Grace Urbanski (Ave Maria Publishing)  or A Catechist’s Backpack by Joe Paprocki (Loyola Press)

Drawing runs 8/30-9/6 Click to enter..Back To School4

Get prepared for Back to school with all the right tools prayer, leadership,and a deepening spirituality  …

With Grace Urbanski of Pray with Me, Chris Lowney of Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis:Why He Leads The Way He LeadsJoe Paprocki with A Catechist’s Backpackand Margaret Felice, with “Felice Fridays”, our Catholic round table discussion.

And an Encore of  Barb Gilman as she chats about integrating technology and creativity in the classroom. 

Monday: Grace Urbanski  is director of Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States. She is a blogger at Praying with Grace and contributor to and its Gospel Reflection Team, Catholic Bloggers Network, Catholic 365, and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. A graduate of Marquette University, Grace serves as a keynote speaker and workshop designer for marriage-preparation and married-couple events for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and frequently speaks to parents, teachers, and children throughout the United States in her role with the Apostleship of Prayer. 



Tuesday: Barb Gilman
, Catholic School Teacher, 2014 NCEA Distinguished Teacher- Plains States, co-organizer of #CatholicEdChat Saturday 8am CT – Co-founder of EdCampArchOmaha and blogger at Barb In




Wednesday: Chris Lowney  a former Jesuit, served as Managing Director at J.P. Morgan in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London for seventeen years. Lowney has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and and currently lives in New York where he is a consultant for the Catholic Medical Mission Board. A popular speaker on issues around leadership, he is the author of the best-selling Heroic Leadership, Heroic Living, and Pope Francis: Why He leads the Way He Leads.


Thursday: Joe Paprocki,  is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has his doctorate and more than 30 years of experience in ministry having taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling The Catechist’s Toolbox Series, Practice Makes Catholic and A Well-Built Faith and the host of A Catechists Journey.



Felice Fridays!: Margaret FeliceBoston 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 : August 24-28th

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

Enter To Win a Copy of Seeking Surrender  by Colette Lafia (Courtesy Of Ave Maria Publishing)  Drawing runs 8/24-8/31 Click to enter..

Looking at Writing, Friendships and Spiritual Journeys …

With Colette Lafia of Seeking Surrender , Melanie Jean-Juneau of Joy of nineVirginia Lieto with Finding Patienceand Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life ,  

And an Encore of Love and Salt:A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith

Monday: Colette Lafia, is a San Francisco–based blogger, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and part-time school librarian. She is an adjunct faculty member at Mercy Center Burlingame, where she also earned two certificates in spiritual direction. Lafia has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English from San Francisco State University and a master of library information science from San Jose State University. She is the author of Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others and Seeking Surrender   

Tuesday: Melanie Jean-Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at Joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.

Wednesday: Virginia Lieto, In 2011, Virginia decided to leave Corporate America and made a commitment to give her life to God. With that commitment, and her faith, she obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Upon graduation, Virginia became an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. In addition to teaching, Virginia is engaged in public speaking, as well as blogging about the Catholic faith. Virginia is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as the Catholic Writer’s Guild. Virginia is also the author of a new book entitled Finding Patience, which is to be part of a series geared for children ages 3-8. 

Thursday: Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Friday: Encore
Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith, authors of  Love and Salt:A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters, join Elizabeth for today’s show. Amy has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and her spiritual writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction,River Teeth, and the Bellingham Review. She teaches mathematics at Northwestern University and lives in Evanston with her husband and two children.Jessica has an MFA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and has published essays in Elle, Creative Nonfiction, and Godspy. She lives in Michigan with her husband, writer David Griffith, and their  two children.

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