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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:


Cardinal Kevin Farrell
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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 vic...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 y...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
Catherine Kamp <br/>– Lay Pastoral Associate
Catherine Kamp – Lay Pastoral Associate
Cathy Kamp is a Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph's Church in Penfield, N.Y. where she has served since 2006. She is responsible for a mission-driven model of parishioner-led ministry, adult formation including the RCIA and small Christian communitie...watch now
Fr. Michael Pace, SDB
Fr. Michael Pace, SDB
Fr. Michael Pace is Salesian priest, a member of the religious congregation founded by St. John Bosco. Upon ordination in 1999, he served as associate pastor and youth minister for seven years at Montreal's Missione Maria Ausiliatrice and D...watch now
Fr. John Meehan, SJ, <br/>President of Campion College, University of Regina
Fr. John Meehan, SJ, President of Campion College, University of Regina
Fr. John David Meehan, SJ, a young, outstanding Canadian Jesuit is president and professor of history at Campion College (University of Regina). He holds a B.A. Hons. (McGill), Dip.Theol. (Oxford), M.A. (Johns Hopkins-SAIS), M.Div./S.T.B. (R...watch now
Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge has been the chief correspondent of CBC News. He anchors CBC's flagship nightly news program, “The National”, and all CBC News specials, especially major Church events from Rome and in Canada over his distinguished career...watch now
Cardinal Gerhard Müller
Cardinal Gerhard Müller
Gerhard Ludwig Müller was born in Mainz-Finthen, Germany in 1947. As the son of labourer, he grew up with his three siblings. Having completed secondary school in Mainz, he studied philosophy and theology in Mainz, Munich and Freiburg im Br...watch now
Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D.
Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D.
Phyllis Zagano is Senior Research Associate-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Hofstra University, where she has continued her research in Christian spirituality and the history of women in the Church since 2002. Prior to that...watch now
Deacon Dennis Rivest
Deacon Dennis Rivest
Dennis Rivest is a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of London, Ontario.

A native of Windsor, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983 and served for 9 years in the Forces before joining the Royal Canadian Mounted
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Fr. Eric Andrews, C.S.P., <br/>President of the Paulist Fathers
Fr. Eric Andrews, C.S.P., President of the Paulist Fathers
Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews has been president of the Paulist Fathers since May, 2014.

Fr. Eric previously served as president of Paulist Productions, their community's film and television production house, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to
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His Excellency Scott McCaig, CC, <br/>Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada
His Excellency Scott McCaig, CC, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada
Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, was born on December 12, 1965, in Kamloops, B.C. After entering into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1987 and obtaining a Bachelor's degree in history from Carleton University, Ottawa, he joined the Companions of t...watch now
Kate Hennessy
Kate Hennessy
In his historic address to a special joint session of the US Congress on September 24, 2015, Pope Francis singled out four great Americans. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, and Kate Hennessy’s grandmother, Dorothy Day, a reb...watch now
Fr. William Ryan, SJ
Fr. William Ryan, SJ
Fr. William Ryan, SJ is a well-known Canadian Jesuit who holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous publications, particularly on Catholic social teaching, globalization and interfaith dialogue. Fr. Ryan served as...watch now
Fr. Jonathan Kalisch, OP
Fr. Jonathan Kalisch, OP

Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development
Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus

Jonathan Kalisch grew up in New Jersey and joined the Knights of Columbus in 1991 as a freshman at Georgetown University. He served as the coll
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Sister Donna L. Ciangio, OP
Sister Donna L. Ciangio, OP
Sister Donna Ciangio is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, New Jersey. She holds a doctorate from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She is the Director of Church Leadership Consultation and works internationally and nationally in promoting parish v...watch now
Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez CSB <br>Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez CSB Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Bishop Ricardo Ramírez CSB was ordained to the priesthood for the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) on December 10, 1966 in Houston, Texas. He was then assigned to St. Mary's Church in Owen Sound, Canada. He earned a Master of Arts degr...watch now
Sr. Rosemary McDonald
Sr. Rosemary McDonald
Sr. Rosemary MacDonald has been a member of the Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island for 33 years. Her ministries focused in the field of health care which include Nursing Supervisor, Administrator, Nursing Professor and Clinical Ethicist. C...watch now
Quinton Atkinson — <br/>Ancestry’s Senior Director of Global Content Acquisition
Quinton Atkinson — Ancestry’s Senior Director of Global Content Acquisition
Ancestry is a science and technology company with a very human mission.

It brings together science and self-discovery and helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Ancestry’s sophisticated engineering and te
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Cardinal William H. Keeler <br/>(1931 - 2017)
Cardinal William H. Keeler (1931 - 2017)
Witness Interview His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop-emeritus of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The interview was conducted by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB on September 4, 2005 in Toronto. Cardinal Keeler died on March 23, 2017 at the age of ...watch now
Most Reverend Frederick Henry, Bishop Emeritus of Calgary
Most Reverend Frederick Henry, Bishop Emeritus of Calgary
It was a great privilege today to do a "farewell" WITNESS Interview for Salt + Light Media with Bishop-emeritus Fred Henry of Calgary on February 26, 2017, the eve of the installation of his successor, Bishop William McGrattan as the eighth bishop...watch now
Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI
Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI
Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, OMI, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cotabato, was born in Laoag, Philippines, on March 11, 1939 in a northern province but raised in the Muslim region in the South of his country. After studying at Notre Dame high sch...watch now
David Delgado
David Delgado
Born in Mexico in 1989, David ́s family moved to Toronto when he was 9. He attended high school at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School and thereafter graduated from the University of Toronto receiving an HBA in International Relations. Whi...watch now
Bishop William McGrattan, <br/>Eighth Bishop of Calgary
Bishop William McGrattan, Eighth Bishop of Calgary
Most Reverend Bishop William McGrattan was born in London, Ontario on September 19, 1956 and received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, followed by a Master of Divinity from St. Peter’s Semina...watch now
Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne
Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne
Philippe Bordeyne, born on December 21, 1959 in Paris, is a French priest, academic and theologian, dean of Theologicum from 2006 to 2011 and rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris since 2011. Ordained priest in 1988 for the diocese of Nanterre...watch now
Mark Shriver
Mark Shriver
Mark K. Shriver, born February 17, 1964, is the son of Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy, the sister of John, Robert and Ted Kennedy. He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. He is cur...watch now
Sr. Nuala Kenny
Sr. Nuala Kenny
Sr. Nuala Kenny, Medical doctor, renowned ethicist, professor, and Sister of Charity of Halifax, is deeply concerned with new law allowing euthanasia and doctor assisted death in Canada. The dimension of the Paschal mystery of suffering, death and...watch now
Robert Ellsberg
Robert Ellsberg
Robert Ellsberg is the son of Carol Cummings, the daughter of a Marine Corps Brigadier General, and the American military analyst and whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg. In 1975, at age 19, he dropped out of college, intending to spend a few months wi...watch now
Dr. Carolyn Woo
Dr. Carolyn Woo
Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is currently the President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Her term will end in January 2017. Born and raised in Hong Kong...watch now
Most Rev. Steven Lopes
Most Rev. Steven Lopes
Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and pastor to all its members and clergy in the United States and Canada. He was born in 1975 in Fremont, California to Barbara Jane and (the l...watch now
Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk
Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk
Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, was born on June 22, 1953 in Duivendrecht, The Netherlands. He was ordained a priest on June 1, 1985. He studied medicine and holds doctorates in medical bioethics research (thesis on euthanasia...watch now
Most Rev. Salvatore ‘Rino’ Fisichella
Most Rev. Salvatore ‘Rino’ Fisichella
President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization and Coordinator of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Salvatore ‘Rino’ Fisichella was born in Codogno in northern Italy on August 25, 1951. He was ordained a...watch now
Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Joseph Tobin was born on May 3, 2952 in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest of thirteen children of Joseph W. Tobin (†January 28, 1977) and Marie Terese Kerwin. He attended elementary school in Detroit and St. Joseph’s Prep College in Edgerton, Wisc...watch now
Fr. John Sullivan, SJ
Fr. John Sullivan, SJ
Fr. John Sullivan, SJ was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, on 9 Dec. 1970. He attended Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN from 1989-1993, majoring in History. After entering the Jesuits in 1995, he was ordained a priest in 2007 at Our...watch now
Sr. Prema Pierick, MC, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity
Sr. Prema Pierick, MC, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity
Sister Mary Prema Pierick, whose name in Sanskrit means love, is the Superior General of the Missionary Sisters Charity, the religious congregation founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now St. Teresa. She was born Mechthild Pierick in a farming c...watch now
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri was born in Barga, Italy and ordained a priest in 1963. He studied at the Vatican's school for training diplomats, the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, and entered the Vatican diplomatic corps in 1973. Ordained archbi...watch now
Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ
Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ
Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ, born in Regensburg, Germany in 1966, is a member of the Society of Jesus, currently serving as Academic Vice Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Fr. Zollner, a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist is p...watch now