Meg Hunter-Kilmer is a hobo missionary. After 2 theology degrees from Notre Dame and 5 years as a high school religion teacher, she quit her job in 2012 to live out of her car and preach the Gospel to anyone who would listen. 50 states and 20 countries later, she joins us to explain how she was led into her current life. From being homeless in Istanbul while there was rioting in the streets to being stranded in Alabama with no planes, trains, or automobiles to be had, Meg has watched God show up enough in times of tremendous need that she’s almost ready to trust him with traffic jams and broken heels. Listen to her story to learn how to trust God even if you’re Type A.
Elizabeth Scalia is the author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life and Little Sins Mean a Lot. She is Editor-in-Chief at the English edition of Aleteia.org, an multi-language online Catholic lifestyle magazine. She joins us to talk about how to confront the venial sins we’re tempted to write off as no big deal.
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009. The Cardinal’s website can be found here.
Cardinal Dolan served as chairman of Catholic Relief Services from January 2009 – November 2010. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. He is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
On June 29, 2009, Cardinal Dolan received the pallium, a symbol of his office as an archbishop, from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Cardinal Dolan was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in November, 2010, succeeding Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. He was succeeded by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville in November of 2013, having completed his three year term as president.
On January 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Cardinal Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. He was elevated in the Consistory of February 18, 2012.
David Mills is the former editor of Touchstone and the former executive editor of First Things. He currently writes for the Catholic Press, contributes a weekly column to Aleteia, and serves as editorial director of Ethika Politika. His latest book is Discovering Mary. He has been married 33 years and has four children. David will share the story of his growing relationship with Mary, our mother, and how her special care for us illuminates Christ’s care for her and His whole Church.
Fr. Paul N. Check was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT in 1997. At the direction of Bishop Lori in 2002, he established a Courage chapter in his diocese for which he continues to serve as chaplain. He holds an STB from the Gregorian University and an STL from the University of the Holy Cross, both in Rome. He teaches fundamental moral theology and sexual and medical ethics to seminarians and permanent deacon candidates in the Bridgeport Diocese. Beginning in 1999, he has taught the two-week course in moral theology in the “Gift of Faith” syllabus for Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Father Check graduated from Rice University, TX in 1981 with a BA in history. He served as an officer in the US Marine Corps for nine years prior to entering the seminary. In 2008, he was selected to succeed Fr John Harvey as the Executive Director of Courage International, at the request of Fr Harvey and with the approval of Bishop Lori and Cardinal Dolan. He spends much of his time traveling and making presentations to clergy about the Church’s teaching about homosexuality and her pastoral response.
Leah Libresco grew up as an atheist in New York, and, after years of writing and picking fights with the most interesting wrong people she could find, she wound up conceding and becoming Catholic She was received into the Church in 2012. Currently, she works for FiveThirtyEight as a news writer, and writes about religion for Patheos (unequally-yoked.com). She has contributed to First Things, The American Conservative, and The American Interest. Her first book, Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer, is about how she found her way into Catholic prayer after her initial conversion.
On March 14th, join us for a conversation with Liam O’Brien on Faith and the Workplace.
Mr. O’Brien is a 1991 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was an editor/writer for the Fordham International Law Journal. He graduated cum laude from Fordham College, Fordham University in 1988. Liam O’Brien has twenty years of broad-based experience trying cases as lead counsel in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. Liam has successfully argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit and the New York State Appellate Division and has represented clients in a number of other jurisdictions including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Washington D.C.
Join us on February 15th, 2016 for our first Theology on Tap talk of the Spring semester! At this event we will have the Rev. William Cleary, Professor of Biblical Studies, St. Joseph’s Seminary, speaking on how Catholics interpret scripture.