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Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
EWTN TV & Radio host, speaker and author, the “Dynamic Deacon” Harold Burke-Sivers is known worldwide for being just that, one of the faiths most dynamic personalities and leaders. He holds a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas, is a Benedictine Oblate and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
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Gloria Purvis
Gloria Purvis graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She served as Chairperson of the Culture of Life Committee and Coordinator of the Young Adult Association at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C and on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Monsignor Charles Pope
Msgr. Pope attended George Mason University for Undergraduate Studies were he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and worked with the Army Corp of Engineers as a Computer Systems Analyst. He entered Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity Degree as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Moral Theology. Pope has served at Mt. Calvary Parish in Forestville, MD, Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Laurel, MD, Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Southeast Washington, DC, and Holy Comforter St Cyprian Parish where he currently serves as Pastor.

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John Gehring and Jeanne Isler of Faith in Public Life discuss systemic racism in the United States and what Catholics can do when bishops fall short of their call to act in the face of injustice.

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Episode 65: Strangers in the pews: Why systemic racism is a pro-life issue

Worshippers exchange the sign of peace on the second evening of an African-American Catholic revival celebration Feb. 6 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in San Diego. (CNS/David Maung)

Fr. Robert Boxie III 

was born and raised in southwest Louisiana and came to the Washington area after finishing law school at Harvard. He is currently the parochial vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Largo, Maryland.

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Episode 156
Into the Night: Lent, Confession, and Transformation

Jeff guides you deeper into your heart and conscience than you’ve ever gone before. In your next confession, don’t repeat your usual “sin checklist” to the priest. Instead, fully expose your heart to Jesus and allow him to bring hope, healing, and peace in a way that profoundly transforms you. 

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Go deep into the attic of your heart and identify those things that need to be exposed, once and for all, to the light of Christ. Bring it all to him, and he will heal you.

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 We hold ourselves accountable

to our baptismal commitment to

witness and proclaim the

Good News of Jesus Christ. 


The Greatest Love Story with Fr. Robert Boxie

What do you think is the greatest love story in all of history? You might be surprised when Dcn. Boxie claims that it is Sacred Scripture. Tune in for an insightful episode on just why that’s the case, including an explanation of the interdependent relation between the Old and New Testament.