Fr. Leo Patalinghug
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, professor of pastoral theology at Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary, an internationally known conference speaker, popular TV and Radio personality, the creator and host of the movement, "Grace Before Meals" which inspires and strengthens family relationships around the dinner table.
His message combines universal spiritual insights with the dynamic of personal interaction shared around the dinner table. Although he is a priest, his unique background as a former martial arts championship title holder and choreographer for an award winning breakdancing group has provided him unique experiences and insights that has caught the attention and acclamation of diverse audiences, including PBS, ABC, CBS and also the Food Network, in which Fr. Leo defeated a world famous chef in a surprise cooking competition, "Throw Down with Bobby Flay."
Fr. Leo continues to spread the "good news" about the importance of family meals around the world. He provides a meal with a meaningful message, and his work has brought the "blessings" to the table, and more importantly, around the table.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense, hands-on approach to living the Catholic faith will challenge and inspire you!
He is the Founder and Director of Servant Enterprises, Inc., a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium. As one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today, Deacon Harold is active in giving lectures, retreats, and seminars in parishes, workshops, and at numerous conferences across the nation and around the world.
He has appeared in Envoy and The Domestic Church magazines, and on many national and international radio programs, including Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Connection, Kresta in the Afternoon, the Drew Mariani Show, Searching the Word and Catholic Bookmarks. He is a regular contributor to the Relevant Radio Network and has been featured on the Eternal Word Television Network's Life on the Rock, EWTN Live, EWTN Bookmark, and hosts the EWTN series, "Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men”, “Made in His Image: Family Life Today” and “Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons.”
Deacon Burke-Sivers holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey, an associate member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, a member of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and a consultation team member for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops National Directory for Catechesis.
Deacon Harold is featured on The Greatest Commandments: A 40-Week Spiritual Journey for Married Couples, a vibrant marriage enrichment program rooted in Biblical values designed to help husbands and wives know God better, trust Him fully, and love Him completely throughout the journey of married life.
Most importantly, Deacon Harold is married to his wife Colleen and they have four beautiful children.
Jesse Romero is a full-time bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist, who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat Christ centered preaching. A resident of California and a Retired Veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, he is a devoted husband and father of 3. He was a three time World Police boxing champion and a two time U. S. A. Kickboxing champion.
During his years as a Deputy Sheriff, Jesse experienced the dark side of society everyday; yet he also saw the evidence of God's work in some of the most unexpected places. What made the difference? His faith in JESUS!
Today, Jesse is committed to keeping the Faith alive by speaking at parishes and Catholic events throughout the United States. As a speaker, Jesse has the ability to make the sometimes-complex teachings of the Faith understandable with his straight talk approach.
His messages are simple, orthodox and delivered with energy and conviction that has become a Jesse Romero trademark. The audience is left with an indelible impression that our Catholic Faith is something to be worn visibly and proudly, not kept hidden away. He is a five-alarm wakeup call; the phrase "use it or lose it" takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of Jesse Romero.
Jesse is a cradle Catholic who experienced an interior conversion through the reading of the Gospels. His conversion has launched him into a preaching ministry wherein he is lighting fires in the hearts of Catholics across the country. Jesse speaks with a sense of urgency on Christ-centered Catholicism at conferences and in the media. He is a much sought-out lay speaker in the Catholic Church, having preached in well over 1,000 Catholic Church pulpits in the last couple of years.
"I am a straight shooter, I shoot straight for the heart, I have conviction, passion and I give straight talking, no nonsense, no spin, bible centered, Holy Spirit fire brand Catholicism.
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