Archive for August, 2013

August 29, 2013 – Maura Zagrans & Fr David Link

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Ken talks with his guests Maura Zagrans and Fr David Link, the author and subject of “Camerado, I Give You My Hand – How a Powerful Lawyer-Turned-Priest is Changing the Lives of Men Behind Bars” (published by Image, an imprint of Random House). David Link had a successful professional career in law, politics and as the dean of Notre Dame Law School. He was married to his wife Barbara for 45 years, and in 2003, just as they were thinking about retirement, Barbara was lost to cancer. In 2008, at the age of 71, when many of us would think about slowing down, Fr David was ordained a Catholic priest. He is now changing the lives of prisoners in the Indiana state prison system. Visit Maura’s website: There are a couple videos you may want to check out: and

August 22, 2013 – Anthony Ryan & Joyce Coronel

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Ken talks with his guests Anthony Ryan and Joyce Coronel. Anthony Ryan, Ignatius Press Marketing Director, discusses the book Bakhita- From Slave to Saint by Roberto Italo Zanini. At age 9, St Bakhita was kidnapped near Darfur, Sudan, by Arab slave traders. For several years she was subjected to brutal and humiliating treatment until she was ransomed and taken to Italy, where she became a Catholic and a nun. Joyfully and serenely Bakhita served with the Canossian sisters in a small, obscure town in northern Italy until her death in 1947. Then something even more remarkable than her redemption happened. The book can be purchased at: Joyce Coronel’s novel A Martyr’s Crown reads like today’s headlines regarding the attacks on Christian’s in the Middle East. American journalist, Sarah Castillo has a life-changing encounter with a Catholic priest who survived torture at the hands of jihadists. Sarah learns what forgiveness, faith and love really mean. To learn more about Joyce and to purchase her book visit:

August 15, 2013 – Ann Carey and Dr Michael Norman

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Ken talks with his guests Ann Carey author of Sisters in Crisis Revisited – From Unraveling to Reform and Renewal (Ignatius Press) and Dr Michael Norman author of Unbridled Grace – A True Story about the Power of Choice (Dog Ear Publishing) Ann Carey’s new edition of her book describes how the ideological shifts and upheavals of the 1960s left most women’s orders in a state of crisis, but she also gives us reasons for renewal and hope. Her book can be purchased at: Dr Michael Norman tells the true story of how his life became a living nightmare when he inadvertently became involved with Russian organized crime. This dark period of his life lead to a renewal of his Catholic faith. To learn more about Dr Norman visit:

August 8, 2013 – Fr. Donald Calloway & Vinny Flynn

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Ken talks with his guests Fr. Donald Calloway and Vinny Flynn. In his new book Under the Mantle – Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest (Marian Press) Fr. Calloway, MIC, deftly shares his personal insights on topics including Divine Mercy, the Eucharist, the papacy, the Church, confession, prayer, the cross, masculinity, and femininity. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the central thread weaving a tapestry throughout with quotes about Our Lady from saints, blessed, and popes. Fr. Calloway’s book can be purchased at: Visit his website: In 7 Secrets of Confession (MercySong), best-selling author Vinny Flynn explores the “hidden” truths of this encounter with Jesus, presenting what to many will be a whole new way of going to confession, and inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. Mr. Flynn’s books is available at To learn more about Vinny Flynn visit:

August 1, 2013 – Rick Sarkisian & Karen Eifler

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Ken talks with his guests Rick Sarkisian and Karen Eifler. Rick is the author of Running Hard, Finishing Strong – 7 Steps to Building Momentum in Your Spiritual Life (Our Sunday Visitor) Here is a practical guide for developing a momentum mindset that connects your faith with real life in a way that supports, motivates encourages, and enhances your efforts along the way. To find out more about Rick Sarkisian vist: Rick’s book can be purchased at:
Karen Eifler is the author of A Month of Mondays – Spiritual Lessons from the Catholic Classroom (ACTA) Using humorous and touching real-life stories to make her points, Karen digs deep into the connection between teaching and spirituality. Karen’s book is available at