Family Interview on Marriage

We talked about advice for people getting married and future families, her hopes for me, and our Catholic faith.

In Your Own Words with Madu Udeh

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...

Universal Church – Paulist Fr. Steve Petroff

Paulist Fr. Steven Petroff is pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Fr. Steve reflects on the 99-year-old Paulist ministry in the Eternal City and shares his own vocation story. To see...

“It’s a service of humility”

"Life in the priesthood is one of humility," says Michael Hennessy in this interview recorded shortly before his May 2018 ordination as a priest. Hennessy is a New Englander who started thinking about being a priest when he was teaching...

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Austin Laufersweiler and Maru Gonzalez

Austin Laufersweiler, 18, talks with school counselor, Maru Gonzalez, 26, about Austin’s advocacy work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning and queer youth in his high school. Austin was named the student advocate of the year for his work to...

Kate McGraw & Scott Acord

Kate, shares stories about Sr Emilie Gamelin and her impact on her community and those around her. Sr. Emilie began the celebration of Table of the King to honor those who were most vulnerable.

Roman Memories – Paulist Fr. Greg Apparcel

Paulist Fr. Greg Apparcel is the new director of formation at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies in Washington, D.C. He moved to D.C. in October, 2020, after serving for 16 years as head of our ministry in Rome,...

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Jody Palmer and Thomas Gabriele

One Small Step conversation partners Jody Palmer (82) and Thomas Gabriele (49) spend an hour discussing their perspectives on California, changes in the modern American family, and their relationship to Catholicism.

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Samuel Voth Schrag and Joe Tito

One Small Step conversation partners Samuel Voth Schrag (39) and Joe Tito (59) discuss parenting, how their faiths impact their politics, and how their politics impact their friendships.

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...

"Open to the surprising encounter" -Paolo Puccini, CSP

Paolo Puccini describes himself as a pilgrim and a missionary. His Catholic journey and evangelization led him to the Paulist Fathers. After several years of study and formation with the community, in September 2019, Paolo made his final promises to...

La Historia de Mi Papa

A story of my father Marco who is an immigrant, Catholic, and loving person. Listen to this unique, funny and interesting story. / Una historia de mi padre, un inmigrante, Católico, y persona lleno de amor. Escuchen esta historia chistosa,...

Seth Hakes interviews his grandmother, Joyce Rowe, about how life was like back then in Clintonville, Wisconsin.

In this interview, conducted in November 2019 in Greenbay, Wisconsin, Seth Hakes (17) interviews his grandmother, Joyce Rowe (78), about her childhood in Clintonville, Wisconsin. Mrs. Rowe reminisces of her times growing up on the farm and of her younger...

“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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Esther LaPorta and Robert LaPorta

Esther La Porta (73) and her husband Robert LaPorta (72) recount their lives and whats happened to them in the 50 years they have been married.

Praying at the Piano

Paulist Father Ricky Manalo's main ministry is music. But he's also a teacher at Santa Clara University, and around the world, about liturgy and culture. He writes reflections in the devotional book "Give Us This Day." Fr. Ricky is of...

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James Zellers and Mary Harmon-Christian

Mary "Cathy" Harmon-Christian (55) talks to her friend James "Jim" Zellers (59) about his life as a musician, his faith as a Catholic, and his identity as a gay man.

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Jennifer Beck and Matt Schuster

One Small Step partners Jennifer Beck (49) and Matt Schuster (63) discuss their backgrounds, their beliefs regarding gun safety, and their frustration with political candidates.

"I wanted to see the world:" Sailor, History Buff Paulist Father Marcos Zamora

Paulist Father Marcos Zamora joined the U.S. Navy to see the world. In many ways, he'd already experienced a lot of world culture--he grew up in a multiethnic community in Chicago and he'd studied ancient cultures en route to becoming...