Episodes

08/5/2019

In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson:

  • Guests: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive of Mary's Meals; Bishop David Zubik
  • Question: What are the biggest challenges facing Catholic youths?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Peter Julian Eymard
  • Survey Says: Western Europe has become one of the world's most secular regions
08/2/2019

The Obscure Saint of the Month from Encounter: Saint Peter Julian Eymard

07/9/2019

Obscure Saint of the Month July 2019 - Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions - feast day July 9.

07/1/2019

In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson:

Guest: Kristin Jarvis Adams

Question: What is your favorite prayer?

Obscure Saint: Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions

 

06/17/2019

From CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, the obscure saint of the month for June: Saint Albert Chmielowski.

06/3/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts this original CatholicTV series.

  • A look back at Saint John Paul II’s life as preparations are being made for what would have been his 100th birthday next year
  • Interview with Kim Smolik, CEO of Leadership Roundtable, an organization that works with Catholic dioceses, religious orders and other organizations to develop best practices in management and leadership, including greater input from the laity
  •  Other segments include Survey Says, Question of the Month, and Obscure Saint. 
05/9/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter's 5th anniversary show. 

  • Highlights from the past 5 years of guests, saints, surveys and questions 
  • Guest: author Father Damian Ference talking about his latest book and Tolle Lege Summer institute
  • Saint of the Month: Isidore the Farmer
  • Survey Says
  • Question of the Month
04/30/2019

Pope Pius V was elected to lead the body of Christ and zealously worked to implement the renewal of the Church mandated by the Council of Trent. As a Dominican friar devoted to a life of prayer, fasting and poverty, he called the princes of the church back to a simpler and holier way of life — a message that was not well received by bishops and priests who had become accustomed to the wealth, power and freedom they enjoyed while collaborating and reveling with the royalty of the day.

Pius was tireless in pursuing the broad reforms called for by the Church fathers. To address the lack of knowledge of faith among Christians, he created a new catechism and established the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for forming the young in the faith. He founded new seminaries for providing proper training for priests. To elevate the prayer life of the Church, he released a new missal and a new breviary. The 1570 edition of the Roman Missal he promulgated was used for 400 years until St. Paul VI revised it after Vatican II.

04/1/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts the monthly CatholicTV magazine series Encounter.

  • Interview with John Smith whose miraculous recovery from death was made into a movie called Breakthrough
  • Interview with former CatholicTV host, artist, teacher and author, David Clayton about The Way of Beauty
  • Reformer Saint of the Month: Pius V
  • Together We Rebuild question of the month: How do we rebuild the Church?
03/6/2019

Saint Colette of Corbie was Franciscan tertiary and was well known for her holiness and spiritual wisdom. Her reform took place during the Western Schism when the Church was utterly divided. She responded to the need for a return to the heart of the Gospel, and her reform has had lasting effects on the Church.

03/4/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter, the original CatholicTV magazine series, March 2019 episode.

  • Franciscan Father John Luke Gregory
  • Army chaplain Father “George” Rzasowski
  • Together We Rebuild question of the month: what is your hope for the future of the church?
  • Reformer Saint: Colette of Corbi
  • Survey Says: The Pew Research Center looks at American meditation practices
02/21/2019

The CatholicTV Together We Rebuild Saint Peter Damian emerged as a voice of truth and reform at a time when the Church was struggling with corruption and immorality. Called “the soul of the Gregorian reform” by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, his prolific writing and zealous call to popes, bishops and prelates to lead lives of purity, poverty and prayer were significant elements of Church reform in the 11th century.

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In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson:

  • Guests: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive of Mary's Meals; Bishop David Zubik
  • Question: What are the biggest challenges facing Catholic youths?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Peter Julian Eymard
  • Survey Says: Western Europe has become one of the world's most secular regions

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