Host of Catholic Answers Live
Patrick Coffin is the host of the top-rated national radio show Catholic Answers Live and the popular podcast Catholic Answers Focus. He has degrees in theology and philosophy from McGill University in Montreal and Franciscan University of Steubenville. Patrick has appeared on the FOX Channel, Comedy Central, and EWTN, and his writing has appeared in Inside the Vatican, National Catholic Register, Toronto Star, St. Austin Review, New Oxford Review, andCatholic Answers Magazine. He is the author of Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good For Your Marriage with a foreword by Peter Kreeft.
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Teacher and World-Renowned Expert in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
Christopher West is a proud husband and father of five. His global lecturing, best selling books and multiple audio and video programs have also made him the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” – a bold, biblical vision of love and sexuality that takes us to the “cor” of what it means to be human. As Founder and President of The Cor Project, he leads an international outreach devoted to spreading this liberating teaching and empowering others to live and share it. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets.
Beyond his work as a popularizer of the Theology of the Body, Christopher has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the subject since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, and as a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004 he co-founded the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, PA and his week-long courses there continue to draw students from around the world.
John Michael Talbot
Artist and Author
John Michael Talbot is considered a “Christian Music Legend” being one of the pioneering artists of what has become known as Contemporary Christian Music. He is recognized as one of Catholic music’s most popular artists with multi-platinum sales and compositions published in hymnals throughout the world. A best-selling author of 28 books, John Michael’s latest publication, “Monk Dynasty” (February 2016 – Troubadour for the Lord Publishing) is an engaging look at monastic history for everyday Christians in the modern world!
Since its premiere on The Church Channel (Trinity Broadcasting Network – TBN) in 2014, John Michael’s inspirational TV series “All Things Are Possible” continues to spread the gospel throughout the world. Beginning the third season this Fall 2016, watch for an inspiring new series based on his loved book “The Master Musician”.
Journeys of Faith with Ceci
Ceci Triska is the president of Journeys of Faith based out of Texas. She has been leading group pilgrimages for Select International for many years.
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents Faith of the Irish with Rev. Bob Knippenberg: May 1-11, 2018
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and an optional extension to Jordan with Rev. Michael Rother: June 6-16, 2018, Extension: June 16-19, 2018
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents a Czech Heritage Pilgrimage to Prague with Bishop Patrick Zurek and Fr. Bob Knippenberg: September 22-30, 2018
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents a Musical Pilgrimage to Italy with Anna Nuzzo and Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC: January 2-13, 2019
Journeys of Faith with Ceci and Amazing Grace Travels with Lori Janak invite you on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Pat Knippenberg: January 30-February 9, 2019
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents a Pilgrimage to Rome with Fr. Tommy Chen: March 11-18, 2019
Journeys of Faith with Ceci invites you on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J., Betsey Beckman and ValLimar Jansen: May 15-26, 2019
Journeys of Faith with Ceci presents a Pilgrimage to Poland and the Czech Republic with Anna Nuzzo and Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC as Spiritual Director: September 18-28, 2019
Bishop Brendan J. Cahill
Diocese of Victoria
Bishop Brendan J. Cahill was ordained the third bishop of the Diocese of Victoria on June 29, 2015 . Pope Francis named him bishop on April 23, 2015.
Bishop Cahill was an Administrator at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston, Texas and served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Bishop Cahill was born in Coral Gables, Florida. His family moved in 1971 to Houston where they still reside. His parents are Joe and Joan Cahill. He has two brothers and two sisters, seven nieces and nephews and a great-nephew and two great nieces – all of whom live in Houston area.
Bishop Brendan attended St. Cecilia Catholic School, graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1981. Attended Rice University for a year before entering St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston in 1982.
Msgr. Charles Pope
Archdiocese of Washington, DC
Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, a vibrant parish community in Washington, DC. A native of Chicago with a bachelor degree in computer science, his interest in the priesthood stemmed from his experience as a church musician. He attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and was ordained in 1989. A pastor since 2000, he also has led Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and at the White House in past years.
Fr. Leo Patalinghug
Host of Grace Before Meals
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (Latin phrase that means ‘The Will of God’). This community is a Secular Institute of Pontifical Rite. He is the Founder, Host, and Director of Grace Before Meals, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. He is also establishing a non-profit organization called “The Table Foundation” with the mission to elevate culture and family life, one meal at a time.
Along with his priestly duties, Fr. Leo is the host for the TV Show Savoring our Faith on EWTN, Co-Host for the radio show Entertaining Truth on Sirius XM Radio, bestselling author, contributor for newspaper and magazines, and rated as one of the best speakers for the New Evangelization. Fr. Leo has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, EWTN, and even the Food Network, where Fr. Leo defeated a world famous chef in a cooking competition called, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” His message combines faithful Catholic theology presented in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate.
Using his unique background as a chef, a 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Teacher, and former award winning choreographer for a break dancing group, Fr. Leo’s presentations, retreats, parish missions, and keynote talks have brought diverse audiences closer to the Lord’s Table.
Danube River Cruise plus Prague with Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Gus and Michelle Lloyd: June 4 – 13, 2018
Join Fr. Leo Patalinghug on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan: June 17-28, 2018
Theology of Beauty Pilgrimage Through Faith, Fashion & Food with Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Leah Darrow: July 7-16, 2018 with an Extension to Rome July 16-19, 2018
Food and Faith Retreat in Italy with Fr. Leo Patalinghug: October 1-11, 2018
Stephen J. Binz is an award-winning author of over 40 books, biblical scholar, and popular speaker. Following graduate degrees at the Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem, he has developed Bible studies in the church for three decades and has offered numerous study trips and pilgrimages to biblical lands. His books have earned awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Excellence in Publishing Awards of the Association of Catholic Publishers. He speaks frequently at churches and national conferences in the area of biblical studies, theology, and spirituality. He lives with his wife Pamela in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To contact Stephen J. Binz and learn more about his publications visit www.Bridge-B.com
Deacon Tim Kennedy
Select International Tours Clergy Liaison
Deacon Tim is a retired Chief of Police with the New York City Health and Hospitals Police Department serving the last five years in upper Manhattan in the Village of Harlem. He has worked in law enforcement for 28 years and now works in full time Ministry. Archbishop Myers has appointed Deacon Tim as Chaplain to the Union County Police Department and as Staff Chaplain with the Perth Amboy Police Department Chaplain Corps.
Deacon Tim currently works with Select International Tours as Clergy Liaison assisting Clergy to plan Pilgrimage travel to all major pilgrimage destinations. He also leads a number of his own pilgrimage tours during the year with upcoming tours to Rome, Ireland and the Shrines of Canada as well as the Holy Land. Deacon Tim is also a sought after conference speaker and ministers in healing as well as “Unbound – Freedom in Christ”
Pilgrimage Group Coordinator
After over 20 years with Delta Airlines and raising my family I now feel a call and pull to serve Our Lord and His church through the experience He has blessed me with through extensive world-wide travel. Following my years with Delta Airlines I have been able to go on many pilgrimages with our diocese to places such as Lourdes, Paray-Le-Monial, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, the Holy Land and more. I have organized and led several mission/pilgrimages to Kenya and Uganda, Africa serving on the US Team for the Apostolate for the Sacred Heart. I am so grateful to be a part of Select International Tours…bringing people together to share in His glory through pilgrimages/travel around the world…Thank you Select International Tours for this opportunity to serve!
Host of "Seize the Day" on Sirius XM129
Gus grew up in the Catholic faith. As a kid, his family was like a cross between the Brady Bunch (3 boys and 3 girls…Gus is Greg Brady) and the Partridge Family (very musical). They used to have a family choir which sang at their local parish, Mary, Help of Christians in Fairborn, OH. He went to Catholic school, was an altar boy and did all the stuff that Catholic kids do.
Gus got his first radio gig in 1979 at WFIV, a small country AM station in Kissimmee, FL. Shortly after that, he moved back to Ohio to wed Michelle in 1980. From there he did the radio gypsy thing…moving from market to market to get better gigs and more money. Shortly after the birth of their first daughter, the couple decided to move to Florida to start a family business, Lloyd’s of Lawndom.
In 1992, after the death of his youngest brother, Gus was called back into radio. WBVM, the Catholic station in Tampa, FL asked if Gus would do a Friday contemporary Christian music show. Before long, they asked if he would host their morning show, and Gus agreed. After 3 years of hosting the morning show, Gus left to become a Sales Manager with a computer training company. But after 10 month and many calls asking that they bring Gus back, WBVM asked Gus to come back and start out their new format, Spirit FM. Gus was the popular morning show host at Spirit FM for another 9 years.
In the summer of 2006, the Archdiocese of New York called to talk with Gus about hosting the morning show on the new Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. He went on the air December 4, 2006. You can listen to Gus on Seize the Day, weekday mornings on Sirius XM 129.