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Harvest Already There – Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell

In this conversation with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell discusses his life and ministry as an American priest in Italy. At the time of this interview in 2018, Fr. Bernie was the vice rector of St. Patrick's Catholic American...

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Acting Justly with our God

Paulist Fr. Tim Sullivan has been a social justice-minded community type from the start. His upbringing is deeply influential on his ministry. His youth included extensive involvement in the Christian Family Movement that works to make parishes a "family of...

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Bringing People Together – Paulist Fr. Jamie Baca

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Jamie Baca speaks about his vocation story, ministry and discernment. Fr. Jamie serves as director of the University Catholic Center at UCLA. He also is one of the associate vocation directors for...

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Priest and Collegiate Athletics Superfan

When Paulist Fr. Bob O'Donnell was in high school, he mentored young kids from the poor side of town by playing basketball with them once a month. Today he's still reaching out to young people through athletics--attending many of the...

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In the Garden – Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra, age 89, has been a priest for 59 years. He lives at the Paulist rectory next to St. Paul...

39:34
A creative–and a priest

Growing up as an only child afforded Paulist Fr. Tom Holahan a huge imaginary world, where his creativity was nurtured. He loved the creative life and exploring the world so much that he couldn't see himself taking on the responsibility...

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Journeying Together – Paulist Fr. Jerry Tully

In 2019, Paulist Fr. Gerard "Jerry" Tully is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest on May 14, 1994. Fr. Jerry, a Bronx native, serves as associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los...

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"Priesthood? No way, no how, not a chance, never…"

When Paulist Father Don Andrie consider changing from tech worker to priest, he asked his best friends to tell him how crazy he was. They thought it was a great idea. Though he was long involved in ministry, the idea...

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Proud Papa to New Priests

Paulist Fr. Rich Colgan’s ministries have addressed some of the modern era’s most pressing needs. He's journeyed with and buried AIDS patients in the 1980s in New York. He's listened to Catholics reeling from clergy sex abuse in Boston. He...

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"The Prophetic Push"

Evan Cummings, C.S.P., made his final promises to life with the Paulist Fathers in late 2018. Just before that, he spoke about how wikipedia led him to the community, how some of his most profound spiritual moments come while kneading...

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How God Saved Me – Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. With a background in psychology, Fr. Mark-David has served as president and publisher of Paulist Press since 2010. To see a short video...

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Art brings People Together – Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. Fr. Frank is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the Paulist Fathers in New York City and the Director of “Openings”, an artist collective. He...

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From Park Ranger to Priesthood: Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. At the time of this interview, Fr. Gil was the pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City....

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Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ

"My dad was a carpenter, my mother's name is Mary and I have no illusions that I'm Jesus Christ," says Paulist Father Frank Desiderio in this interview with Jennifer Szweda Jordan conducted for The Paulist Fathers in Lake George, New...

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“I wanted not to live on a pedestal”

Fr. Ken McGuire describes himself as a theological liberal who peers say still gets along well with conservatives. Father Ken says a Ph.D. in anthropology shaped him to understand how people approach situations from different mindsets and it made him...

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“Gratitude never gets us in trouble.”

I'm not proud of anything I've done," Paulist Father Tom Hall told the crowd gathered at his retirement party after 30 years as a Navy chaplain. He says that the room was silent. "I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude. Pride--no. There's...

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