Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, award-winning author, and Editor-at-Large of AMERICA, the national Catholic magazine published by the Society of Jesus in the United States. After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric in New York City and Stamford, CT, he entered the Jesuits in 1988. A frequent commentator on religion and spirituality in the national and international media, he has appeared on major radio and television networks around the world. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica in this wide-ranging WITNESS interview with one of the world’s most eloquent, credible, and contemporary witnesses and spokespersons for the Catholic Church, who has been acclaimed as one of the best spiritual writers of our time.
“The purpose of our work is to walk the ways with those incarcerated, to accompany them on their spiritual prison journey, to bring the Word of God, the Good News, the love of God to them.” These are the words of Charlette Novak, Chaplain of the Stony Mountain Institution in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “The incarcerated need to know that God loves them in spite of what they have done.” Join Fr. Thomas Rosica in this Witness interview with a remarkable woman of faith, deep Catholic Christian commitment, and compassion as she describes her vocation and mission as a prison chaplain ministering to all faiths: Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and Jews.
Dr. Philip Berger, an observant Jew, is Medical Director of the Inner City Health Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and the former Chief of its Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Berger has published and lectured widely on critical health issues including drug addiction, the physical and psychological effects of torture, and HIV/AIDS. In 2012, Dr. Berger co-founded Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, a group of physicians and residents who have participated in protests and other activities to oppose cuts to refugee health care in Canada. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica for this WITNESS interview with an expert in the medical field and a model of professionalism, compassionate care, and prophetic action with those on the peripheries of society.
Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, has lead the Canadian Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, since 2010. He has had a distinguished career as an Oblate Missionary, pastor, counselor, and administrator at local, regional, and national levels. His leadership gifts and qualities were recognized early on by his religious congregation, and he has offered those generously to the Church in Canada. When people hear Doug’s name, the words that immediately come to mind are: gentleman, kind, man of the Church, pastor, true missionary, and great administrator. He has dealt with some of the most challenging contemporary issues of the Church with honesty, integrity, and loyalty, and always with a deep sense of compassion for those who are suffering. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for this in-depth WITNESS interview with the newly-elected Vice-President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Angelo “Lino” Rulli, an American radio host, author, producer, and former television host, was born on October 26, 1971, to an Italian-American family in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lino went on to get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a Master of Theology Degree from Saint John’s University. He is currently the star of “The Catholic Guy” radio show airing on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio, and “Lino at Large” airing on The Catholic Channel and syndicated throughout North America. Lino was also the executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning television show “Generation Cross.” In addition to his radio and television work, Rulli has released two books, “Sinner” and “Saint”, both of which discuss Catholicism in a comedic tone through personal anecdotes. He is described by his friends as ‘The Catholic Guy’ because that is exactly what he is: an everyday Catholic guy with a fresh, fun, and often off-beat take on living out the faith in the world today. Get to know Lino and his world in this unique, out of the ordinary WITNESS interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica.
An intelligent, articulate, young Jesuit, Matt Malone entered the Society of Jesus in 2002 and was ordained a priest on June 9, 2012. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fordham University, Heythrop College and the University of London and the Catholic University of Louvain. Prior to his journalistic career with and leadership of the well-known AMERICA Magazine, Fr. Malone served as deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life. His work has appeared in numerous national and international publications. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Fr. Malone spoke to a failing of the Catholic clergy: “‘We are not giving an account of the joy that is within us,’ he said. Equally troublesome for [Matt] is how the American church, which should be ‘an instrument of unity,’ has ‘thoughtlessly imported’ the ‘extremely partisan, hyper-ideological, very broken public debate’ that defines this country’s [American] politics.” Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for a thought-provoking interview with Fr. Matt Malone, SJ, the youngest editor-in-chief of the excellent Jesuit publication, AMERICA Magazine. (New York Times Interview: nyti.ms/1bccQ2o)