Missioners and Coworkers Featured In Radio Maria Series; Podcasts Now Available

Posted: 3/10/2015

The Radio Maria Catholic radio network has produced 12 programs featuring Glenmary missioners and coworkers beginning on Nov. 14, 2014, and ending on Feb. 27, 2015. Each of the programs focused on different aspects of Glenmary's home mission ministry.

Listen to the entire series, or any programs you missed, by downloading the program podcast found at:

Outreach USA: The Glenmary Missioners

For more information about each of the programs, please see the schedule below.

Program Schedule for

 Outreach USA: The Glenmary Missioners


  • 11/14/14—Presenter: Father Don Tranel
    Father Don, Glenmary development director, talks about the fact that not all missions are foreign; tells the Glenmary Home Missioners story, including an introduction and history; and discusses Glenmary's ministry.
  • 11/21/14—Presenter: Father Chet Artysiewicz
    Father Chet, Glenmary president, reflects on Glenmary's five categories of mission and talks about how missioners minister in poor, neglected mission areas here in the United States.
  • 12/12/14—Presenter: Father Dan Dorsey
    Father Dan, Glenmary's formation director and novitiate codirector, reflects on Glenmary spirituality and formation in a home mission context. With John Feister, editor-in-chief of St. Anthony Messenger magazine.
  • 12/19/14—Presenter: Father Steve Pawelk
    Father Steve, currently the pastor of two mission churches, discusses the how-to's of evangelization and of establishing new mission churches in the U.S. mission fields. He recently started his two Catholic missions in East Tennessee in counties that previously had no Catholic presence. 
  • 12/26/14—Presenter: Brother Joe Steen
    Brother Joe's topic is “Kingdom Building Beyond Church Walls." From Glenmary's poor East Tennessee missions, he reflects on his home-repair ministry and direct service to the poor.
  • 1/9/15—Presenter: Father John Rausch
    Father John, a writer, reflects on his part in the movie Big Stone Gap—also the name of a small Virginia town that was home to a former Glenmary mission—and how environmental issues shape his spirituality. 
  • 1/16/15—Presenters: Liz Dudas and Lorraine Vancamp
    Lorraine and Liz, staff members of Glenmary's department of pastoral ministers and pastoral services (DPMPS), travel the back roads in home mission areas as they carry out their work. They reflect on their ministry of empowering the laity and providing educational opportunities for members of Glenmary's U.S. missions.
  • 1/23/15—Presenter: Father Neil Pezzulo
    Father Neil, Glenmary's first vice president, reflects on social justice issues from the perspective of Glenmary's poor U.S. missions, as well as on his own spirituality.
  • 1/30/15—Presenter: Father John Brown
    Father John, veteran Glenmary mission pastor, reflects on Catholic nurture in the context of Glenmary’s South Georgia missions.
  • 2/13/15—Presenter: Brother Craig Digmann
    Brother Craig talks about his labors of love in—and practical suggestions for—evangelization and ecumenism in Glenmary's East Tennessee missions. He also reflects on and demonstrates the crucial importance of personal contact and relationships in his ministry.
  • 2/20/15—Presenter: Frank Lesko
    Frank, Glenmary's director of Catholic-Evangelical relations, discusses the value and scriptural mandate of Christian unity in the context of Glenmary’s U.S. missions. He is joined by Glenmary Father Frank Ruff.
  • 2/27/15—Presenter: Brother David Henley
    Brother David, Glenmary’s vocation director, reflects on his zeal for mission ministry in the United States and opportunities available for a home mission vocation. Father Vic Subb joins him in the discussion.