Start With Love – Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews

On May 13, 2020, Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest in 1995. Fr. Eric, president of the Paulist Fathers, takes us on a trip to his hometown of Pleasant Valley, NY, in...

"There's just no greater privilege."

Paulist Father Steve Bell speaks about his conversion story, his love of music, and the pains and pleasures of being a priest. His recorded conversation with Jennifer Szweda Jordan was produced for The Paulist Fathers. (Photo by Ryan Haggerty.)

“I don’t have to give up dancing…I can do this.”

Paulist Father Ed Nowak is an avid athlete. He runs, bicycles and hikes. But he’s also something of a cheerleader--of people moving forward in their faith. When Father Ed was a college student studying engineering at Penn State, it became...

“I love that I have a vocation”

Deacon Ryan Casey becomes Paulist Father Ryan Casey on May 19, 2018. As his ordination approached, he talked about everything from binge-watching Christian movies like Holy Man Undercover to his occasional street preaching. (Photo by Ryan Haggerty.)

Vicente Alcid’s Daughter Rosemary Alcid Chaiser on Winning the lottery!

Angelique Chaiser Thomas interviews her mom, Rosemary Alcid Chaiser about how Rosemary’s Dad won the National Lottery (know as “sweepstakes”) in the Philippines. A man of deep faith- he had escaped beheading by the Japanese years prior. Rosemary describes both...

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“I was looking for…adventure…”

Service is always at the core of Father Stuart Wilson-Smith's adventures and musical pursuits. He says that from the time he was young, he wanted his life to be focused on helping others. It was later that he decided that...

Family Interview on Marriage

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

St. Jude Pray For Us

Carmella speaks of her Italian background, loss of her husband and explains the special connection she has to St. Jude.

“What we have in common.”

Fr. Ron Roberson is associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He staffs dialogues on the national level with the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Polish National Catholic and Episcopal Churches....

Maya Fuentes and her father talk about past life and religion and spirituality

In this interview, conducted on November 24, 2018 in Chicago, illinois, Maya Fuentes (16) interviews her father Oscar fuentes (53) about his past life when he was in highschool. Oscar shares stories about his memorable events in highschool when he...

“People remember the simple human touch.”

(Photo by Ryan Haggerty) Fr. Vinny McKiernan's worked at the Newman Center on the Ohio State University campus for 26 years. Over the course of his life and work, he’s been a novice director with the Paulist Fathers. He’s also...

McKenna Steiner interviews her grandmother, Bunny Steiner, who shares stories about growing up in a 1950s small town.

On November 26th McKenna Steiner interviews her grandmother, Bunny Steiner at their home in Plano TX. Bunny gives details about her life growing up in the 1950s as a Catholic in a small town. She tells of the fun and...

Grandpa Green

Grandpa talking about his childhood in North Dakota, raising 8 children, and baking bread

Overcoming Stereotypes (pt 2)

Interview with my cousin’s wife about her religious background

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,...

Life Story interview with Brenda VanWeezel and her son, Thomas VanWeezel

A writing contest was held for the 5th grade class at All Saints Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Out of 24 students, Thomas won the contest and received $500 towards his elementary tuition by the contest sponsor, Heritage Life Story...

An evangelist “reaching the unreached”

Paulist Fr. Kenneth "Ken" Boyack is vice president of the Paulist Evangelization Ministries, which has the tagline, "Reaching the Unreached in Faith." In this interview, he describes that work as well as intimate pivotal moments of his faith journey--including an...

Great Uncle Joe, 90 and Full of Life

My Great Uncle Joe: "I've had a gorgeous life." After the interview, he kept going. Looking at a 60" TV, he said the first TV he bought his father-in-law was a console with a 7" screen that received a single...

Klein Family History: Bob and Sally Klein Part IV

My fourth recording session with my grandparents, Bob and Sally Klein, discussing their hopes for our family's future, what they would like to tell their future grandchildren, and the role religion and the Catholic Church has played in their lives...

Carol Kimichik discusses growing up in the 1950s

Carol Kimichik discusses her brother joining the army, growing up through the church, and post ww2 society

“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...