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Power From the Pews

Power From the Pews – May 17, 2014: Monica Von Berkum

  • Description: Peggy interviews Monica Von Berkum, a high school student, on her experiences at the March for Life 2013.

Power From the Pews – May 10, 2014: Steve and Janet Ray

  • Description: Peggy interviews Steve & Janet Ray on their conversion and their many ministries. Steve and Janet Ray are the writers, producers and hosts of the Footprints of God video series. Steve is the author of five books, of which three are best selling books with Ignatius Press. Steve also speaks around the world and is a guest on many radio and television programs. . In 1994 the Rays with their four children converted from Evangelical Protestantism to the Catholic Church. They began research and exploration in the Middle East starting with their conversion to the Catholic Church in 1994. Since then they have visited the Middle East and Europe over 100 times exploring, writing and filming in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, France, and Italy. So far they have completed seven of a projected ten-part documentary series: Moses, David/Solomon, Mary, Jesus, Peter, Paul and Apostolic Fathers. They are currently working on Abraham.

Power From the Pews – May 3, 2014: The Cross and The Light (Kelly Nieto & Kenny Watson)

  • Description: Peggy interviews Kelly Nieto on how the musical The Cross and The Light came to be and Kenny Watson who plays Jesus. To learn more about The Cross and The Light and to purchase tickets visit the website at http://crossandlight.com/index.php/component/content/frontpage

Power From the Pews – April 26, 2014: Mike McQuaid

  • Description: Peggy interviews Mike McQuaid , the first Piper Trust Encore Career Prize Awardee, is determined to end chronic homelessness in Maricopa County. In his first career, he was a successful real-estate developer who found time to volunteer with his family to serve meals to the homeless. But he knew services needed to be better coordinated, not spread throughout the community. He led the effort to build and manage the Human Services Campus that houses more than 20 agencies serving homeless people. Using his business expertise, he worked with elected officials, the county manager and community leaders to raise the money for as well as plan and build the Campus, the first in the nation and a national model. Today, it serves more than 1,000 people every day. for more information on the Human Services Campus visit their website at www.humanservicescampus.org

Power From the Pews – April 19, 2014: Catherine Ochoa

  • Description: Peggy interviews Catherine Ochoa, an ex-prostitute who found redemption in prison threw the D.I.G.N.I.T.Y(Developing Individual Growth and New Independence Through Yourself) program run by Catholic Charities in Phoenix, Arizona. You can learn more about the D.I.G.N.I.T.Y program at their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DIGNITYPROGRAM.

Power From the Pews – April 12, 2014: Leila Miller

  • Description: Peggy interviews Leila Miller...writer and founder of The Little Catholic Bubble Blog which has recieved two-millon hits so far. You can visit The Little Catholic Bubble Blog at http://littlecatholicbubble.blogspot.com/

Power From the Pews – April 5, 2014: Peter Herbeck

  • Description: Peggy interviews Peter Herbeck who is is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. He has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe for the past thirty years. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth on Ave Maria Radio. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter is involved with i.d.916, an outreach to Catholic young adults sponsored by Renewal Ministries. Peter and his wife Debbie have four children and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan. for more information on Renewal Ministries visit http://www.renewalministries.net

Power From the Pews – March 22, 2014: Dr. Jennifer Healey

  • Description: Peggy interviews Dr. Jennifer Healy, a Professor at the Language and Catechetical Institute in Gaming, Austria and Anna Maria, a Chinese student of LCI tell of the Institute's Mission to catechize and instruct young and new Christians from Communist and former countries in the English language so that they can return to their homelands and become Catholic leaders in their own communities. Anna Maria speaks of the condition of the Church in China today. For more information on the Language and Catechetical Institute go to their website at http://www.twelverivers.org/

Power From the Pews – March 29, 2014: Dr. Tom Graves

  • Description: Peggy interviews Dr. Tom Graves, a family physician, tells of the yearly Mission trips he takes to Haiti with volunteers from his parish, St. Paul on the Lake in Grosse Pointe, MI as well and reveals the very moving experiences in his life that brought him to this Mission and to a new intimacy with Jesus Christ. Tom is also the President of H.A.R.T(Haiti and Africa Relief Team) their mission is : To love, feed, clothe, medically treat, and meet the needs of people in Haiti and Africa, as instructed by Jesus (Matthew 25). HART is a group of people from St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Isidore, St. Philomena and many friends who seek to serve Jesus by serving others "“ specifically in Haiti and Africa. We welcome anyone who would be willing to help us. We seek to feed, clothe, medically treat, build, educate, repair, paint, organize, and above all else, pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti and Africa. For more information on H.A.R.T go to the website http://www.h-a-r-t.org

Power From the Pews – March 15, 2014: World Youth Day Variety show

  • Description: From Rio de Janeiro, a World Youth Day Variety show that includes interviews with young pilgrims from Australia, Texas, and Chicago; excerpts from young people's questions and answers to and from Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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