I want to introduce you to one of the most fruitful apostolates in the Catholic Church today. Founded in 1998 by Curtis Martin, FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach to college campuses, to secular and Catholic schools. Through small group Bible studies, large group leadership training, and one-on-one discipleship, FOCUS brings the fullness of life and truth in the Catholic Church to college students and gives the tools to help them share this good news with their friends. FOCUS is working to play a vital role in the new evangelization called for by Pope John Paul II. In this video clip I interview one of the FOCUS missionaries, Emily Malay. Pray about supporting these young pioneers.
A few weeks ago I was on Catholic Spotlight being interviewed by the host Chris Cash for the Great Adventure Bible study, Adventures in Revelation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Catholic Spotlight, it is a digital media program that is dedicated to bringing some of the best Catholic authors and speakers to a larger audience via the technology of the podcast.
After the interview for the study on Revelation, I received a call from the host informing me that a very intuitive listener, with next year's liturgical Gospel readings in mind, was interested in hearing more about Adventures in Matthew. And, better yet, the host wanted to tie Adventures in Exodus, our latest study, and an interview with one of today's most exciting Biblical scholars, Dr. Tim Gray together. So without hesitation I jumped at the chance to not only share the fruits that come from Adventures in Matthew, but to share the mic with my good friend and colleague, Dr. Gray. If you would like to hear the interview, simply click here.
We all have a set of obstacle that we face on a daily basis. The beautiful thing about serving Jesus Christ is that he knows our limitations in an intimate way. The Lord has a way of showing his strength in our weakness if we will only allow him to shine through. In Christ we are overcomers as the Apostle John said, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith" ( 1 John 5:4 ). Watch this video of a young man who has found victory in Christ and think about what the Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things in him who strengthens me." Be inspired!
This last weekend I had a wonderful time with the great people of St. Peter Chanel parish in Roswell Georgia. We spent an entire day going through the gospel of Matthew. I want to say thanks to Fr. Frank McNamee and Deacon Mike Bickerstaff for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank to my wonderful hosts who worked so hard in preparing for the conference, Hugh & JoAnn Hayman.
From Left to Right:Tony Frese, Mary Cohen, Me, Laurie Frese, Vincent Frese.
I recently had an interview with Catholic Spotlight on our new Bible study on the Book of Revelation.