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Witness

Witness presents men and women who are making a difference in both big and small ways. Father Thomas Rosica hosts a series of in-depth interviews with distinguished, high-level religious and civic leaders - people who are contributing significantly to the vibrancy of their Catholic communities. Witness provides viewers with theological reflection, as well as personal insight into those who shape society.

Witness airs every Sunday at 7:00pm & midnight with repeats on Monday at 12:30 pm, Thursday at 8:00pm & midnight and Friday at 12:30pm (All times Eastern).
Recent Episodes:


Jim Forest
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Jim Forest
Jim Forest is a writer, Orthodox Christian lay theologian, activist, and educator.

As a young man, after leaving naval service due to conscientious objector status, Jim joined the staff of the Catholic Worker, working cl
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Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR, Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR, Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Bishop Jon Hansen , CSsR, was born in 1967 in Edmonton and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After high school he attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed a diploma in building construction engineering. Returning for f...watch now
Jacqueline Beauchere, Elizabeth J. Letourneau, and Cornelius Williams
Jacqueline Beauchere, Elizabeth J. Letourneau, and Cornelius Williams
Jacqueline Beauchere is the Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft Corporation. Ms. Beauchere is responsible for all aspects of Microsoft’s online safety strategy. She currently serves as an advisory board member to the U.K. go...watch now
Prevain Devendran
Prevain Devendran
Prevain Devendran was born in Guelph,Ontario and spent the majority of his childhood years in Toronto. He attended high school at St. Michael’s College School, run by the Basilian Fathers. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of...watch now
Antigone Davis, Dr. Mary Anne Layden, and Jutta Kroll
Antigone Davis, Dr. Mary Anne Layden, and Jutta Kroll
Antigone Davis is Head of Global Safety Policy at Facebook, working with internal teams and external safety organizations and government bodies to ensure that Facebook remains a leader in online safety. Prior to this, she spent 10...watch now
Sr. Mary Louise Mitchell, SSJ, Ph.D., RN<br/><span style='font-size:20px;'>Director of Pastoral Care at St. Ann’s Community, Rochester</span>
Sr. Mary Louise Mitchell, SSJ, Ph.D., RNDirector of Pastoral Care at St. Ann’s Community, Rochester
Sr. Mary Louise Mitchell, SSJ, Ph.D., RN is Director of Pastoral Care at St. Ann’s Community, Rochester’s leading senior housing and health services provider. Sr. Mary Lou served as President of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Roc...watch now
Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheit
Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheit
Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheit, OSF, MSW, ACSW, RSW, has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, Iowa for 54 years and is currently Chief Executive Officer of The Southdown Institute in Holland Landing, Ontario.

Sr. Dorothy h
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Sr. Marie Zarowny, SSA
Sr. Marie Zarowny, SSA
Marie is a Sister of Saint Ann currently serving as Province Co-Leader for the Congregation’s Western Canada region (St. Joseph’s Province) and living in Victoria, BC. In this role she is over-seeing the process of bringing her province “to compl...watch now
Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ <br/><span style='font-size:26px;'>Superior General of the Society of Jesus<span>
Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Father Arturo Sosa Ascobal, SJ, is the thirty-first Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and its first non-European leader. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Fr. Sosa entered the Society of Jesus in 1966 and was ordained to the priesthoo...watch now
Ernesto Caffo and Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
Ernesto Caffo and Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
Ernesto Caffo is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Modena and Founder and President of 'Telefono Azzurro' in Italy.

He is currently a board member of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited
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Fr. Michael Prieur
Fr. Michael Prieur
Fr. Michael Prieur, priest of the Diocese of London, is professor emeritus of Moral Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in London. He holds a Doctorate in Theology from Rome and taught Moral and Sacramental Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in London si...watch now
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and Tim Morris
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and Tim Morris
Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio is currently UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children as well as President of the European Federation for Missing and Exploited Children (MCE). From 2002-2012 she served as Deputy Secretary ...watch now
Jack Noseworthy
Jack Noseworthy
Jack is thrilled to be making his Canadian stage debut in Come From Away. With both sets of grandparents having been born & raised in Newfoundland, Jack is honoured to be telling the stories of these hardworking and proud people. Jack has shot man...watch now
Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ & <br/>Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ & Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ. - Born in 1942, Jesuit priest, he was Director of the Holy See Press Room (2006-2016). He was also Director of Programs (1991-2005) and then Director of Vatican Radio (2005-2016) and Director of the Vatican Television Cen...watch now
T.J. Berden and Eric Groth
T.J. Berden and Eric Groth
Eric Groth is President/CEO of ODB Films. Founded in 2005, ODB Films is an award-winning not-for-profit Catholic video production ministry that helps people encounter Christ through artfully made, spiritually rich films. Over the ...watch now
David Hein & Irene Sankoff
David Hein & Irene Sankoff
David Hein and Irene Sankoff are a Canadian married writing team best known for co-writing the Broadway musical Come From Away. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, David was educated at York University in Toronto, Ontario. After graduating, he and his f...watch now
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian grew up in Perth, Ontario and moved to Collegeville, Minnesota after high school where he earned a BA and MA in Theology and History from Saint John’s University and School of Theology. He taught at the university and prep school for one...watch now
Baroness Joanna Shields
Baroness Joanna Shields
Rt. Hon. Baroness Joanna Shields OBE, a technology industry veteran and parliamentarian, served as the United Kingdom's Minister for Internet Safety and Security and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017.

She is
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Archbishop Christian Lépine
Archbishop Christian Lépine
Christian Lépine has had many years of experience as a pastor and teacher. Born on September 18, 1951 and ordained a priest in 1983, at Saint-André-Apôtre Parish, he began his priestly ministry at Saint-Joseph-de-Mont-Royal before departing for Ro...watch now
Fr. Allan MacDonald
Fr. Allan MacDonald
Fr. Allan MacDonald was born in Montreal on December 11, 1966 and raised in St. Raphael’s, Ontario. After attending local schools he studied at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, graduating in 1989 with an honours degree in Canadian...watch now
Dr. Ernie Allen
Dr. Ernie Allen
Ernie Allen is a global expert on the digital economy; the dark side of the internet; public-private partnerships and child protection including the issues of child abduction, sexual exploitation, sexual violence and human traffic...watch now
Father Hans Zollner, SJ
Father Hans Zollner, SJ
Academic Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Psychology and President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

Father Zollner is Academic Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Psychology and P
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Cardinal Kevin Farrell
Cardinal Kevin Farrell
Kevin Joseph Farrell, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, when he appointed by Pope John Paul II as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001. In March 2007, Bishop Farrell w...watch now
Ted Penton SJ
Ted Penton SJ
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ted first came to know the Society of Jesus through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. As his JVC placement, he worked with the Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina, leading outreach to migrant workers across the stat...watch now
Kevin Tuerff and Maureen Basnicki
Kevin Tuerff and Maureen Basnicki
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Kevin Tuerff was returning from a Paris vacation with his partner, to their home in Austin, Texas. Their Air France flight was two hours from landing when a plane crashed into the first World Trade Center buil...watch now
Dan Heffernan and Alain Cayer
Dan Heffernan and Alain Cayer
Alain Cayer was born on February 10th, 1970, in Winchester, Ontario and raised on the family dairy farm. In 1992, he married Sheryl and together they have four beautiful daughters; Marie-France, Gabrielle, Natassja and Karine. They now own a gar...watch now
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ, is a writer and film critic who has written and spoken about cinema, culture, and faith on four continents. Born at Warwick, Queensland, and growing up in Toowoomba, Fr. Leonard directs the Australian Catholic Office...watch now
Fr. Peteris Skudra
Fr. Peteris Skudra
Pēteris Skudra, Diocese of Riga, Latvia, was born in 1990 in Riga, Latvia. The oldest of four children, he was educated in Riga and began studies for the seminary in Riga in 2008. Ordained a priest in 2014, he served as vica...watch now
Fr. Michel Côté
Fr. Michel Côté
Michel Côté was born on August 8, 1941 at Brive-la-Gaillarde, in France, of Canadian (Albertan) parents. He grew up in the bilingual area of downtown Montréal (Notre-Dame de Grâce) from 1942-1961. Upon completion of high school and two years...watch now
Fr. Gonzalo Bernabe Ituarte Verduzco, OP
Fr. Gonzalo Bernabe Ituarte Verduzco, OP
Fr. Gonzalo is a Dominican friar and priest, a former Provincial of his order who led the Dominican Mission to Ocosingo (Chiapas, Mexico). He served for many years as Vicar for Peace and Justice of the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in Ch...watch now
Fr. Paul Shelton, S.J & Fr. Ryan Duns, SJ
Fr. Paul Shelton, S.J & Fr. Ryan Duns, SJ
Paul J. Shelton, SJ, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where he attended St. Mary German Village Catholic grammar school and St. Charles Preparatory High School. The Shelton family, headed by a single mother, went through periods of financial hards...watch now