Fr. Paul Sullivan, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements to examine Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted's pastoral letter, "Apostles of Mercy," and the real-life application of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Read more about Bishop Olmsted's pastoral letter here: catholicsun.org/2013/01/18/faith-and-forgiveness/
Learn more about vocations here: diocesephoenix.org/vocations-office.php
Coordinator of the New Evangelization at St. Timothy Parish and founder of Virtuous Life Ministries, Chris Zajdzinski came into the Church in 2008 after a profound conversion. He joins Fr. Rob Clements to talk about the spiritual journey that led him to the Catholic Church and where the Lord has taken him since.
Fr. Rob Clements welcomes Rachel Campos-Duffy to this episode of "Catholics Matter." They discuss the role of faith, Catholic identity and culture, and the importance of the Latino community to the future of the Church.
Campos-Duffy was born in Tempe, Ariz., attended Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, and first gained fame in 1994 as a castmate on the MTV reality television series "The Real World: San Francisco," before becoming a TV host and a recurring guest host on the ABC talk show "The View."
She is the mother of six children, an author and married to Rep. Sean Patrick Duffy of Wisconsin.
Mike Phelan joins Fr. Rob Clements on this episode of "Catholics Matter" to talk about the Sacrament of Marriage. Phelan is the director of the Marriage and Respect Life Office for the Diocese of Phoenix.
Phelan and Fr. Clements discuss the roots of marriage, the importance of wedding vows in good times and bad, and how it all fits together with today's culture.
For more information: diocesephoenix.org/marriage-and-respect-life.php
Deacon Doug Bogart, associate director of education and formation for the Diaconate Office and permanent deacon at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, joins Fr. Rob Clements to talk about his journey home to the Catholic Church.
Raised in a religion-free home as a child, Deacon Bogart encountered Christ before he and his wife became an evangelical missionaries in Guatemala. While serving in Guatemala, persistent questions led the family to study Catholicism. Upon their return to the United States, the Bogarts entered the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. Deacon Bogart was ordained a permanent Deacon in 2004.
For information about deacons: diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php