Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti

Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut is our guest on this episode of Vocation Boom! Radio. Fr. Jeff and Jerry will discuss the boom! in priestly vocations and the recently founded St. John Vianney Vocations Prayer Society, which supports the building of a culture of priestly vocations in the Archdiocese and the Church.

Msgr. John Borcic

Vocation Boom! Radio visits with a pastor committed to Building a Culture of Priestly Vocations and a Seminarian from the Archdiocese of St. Louis this Saturday in this episode. Msgr. John Borcic, the Formation Director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and seminarian Tony Ritter are our guests.

Dr. Matthew Bunson

In commemoration of the recently celebrated All Saints Day, Vocation Boom! Radio focuses on Priests who are Saints on this EWTN broadcast. St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John of Avila and many more are discussed as Jerry and Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Contributor for EWTN sit down for our weekly chat.

Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, Fr. Luke Ballman, and Deacon James Keating

In this episode of Vocation Boom, you’ll hear from some of the close to 300 clergy that attended the recent National Conference of Vocation Directors Convention in Boston.

Vocation Boom! Radio visits with Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, the Secretariat of the Office of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations for the USCCB and his Associate, Fr. Luke Ballman, and Deacon James Keating, the Director of Formation at the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha.

Adam Blai

“What are the signs someone is under demonic possession?” Asks a listener, Fr. Tom. Vocation Boom Radio host Jerry Ushers talks with guest Adam Blai, religious demonologist of the Diocese of Pittsburg and auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists in Rome. They look at Church teaching and how to discern if demonic problems and exorcism are real. Listener Lisa says she feels the evil presence and asks if she should believe that and how to respond. Caller James says he got demons while in prison and asks how he can get help, now. Listener Lawrence asks if yoga and going to fortune-tellers opens the door to demons. Have pen and paper ready to take note of all the powerful resources this show brings you, right here on EWTN Radio’s “Vocation Boom Radio.”

Fr. J. Friedel

Vocation Boom! Radio welcomes Fr. J. Friedel to our EWTN broadcast in this episode. Fr. J. is Director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He also assists the USCCB in the vital role of Campus Ministry across the US in aiding young college-aged men in being open to God’s call to the priesthood.

Fr. Paul Hoesing

The new academic year for seminarians has begun, and Vocation Boom! Radio visits with Fr. Paul Hoesing, Dean of Students and Director of Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. Join Jerry and Fr. Paul for what will be a very insightful discussion.

Fr. Darrin Merlino

Fr. Darrin Merlino, pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott, Arizona joins Jerry for Vocation Boom! Radio on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Fr. Darrin joined Jerry in co-founding a seminarian newsletter ‘In Persona Christi’ while students at Franciscan University, of which the apostolate has grown.

Fr. Luke Strand

Vocation Boom! Radio pays a visit with Fr. Luke Strand in this EWTN broadcast. Fr. Luke is Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Vice-Rector and Director of Human Formation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary. He has two brothers who are also priests!

Deacon Scott Schilmoeller & Taylor Leffler

Vocation Boom! Radio visits with two aspiring priests, Deacon Scott Schilmoeller and Seminarian Taylor Leffler, from the Archdiocese of Omaha on this EWTN broadcast. They joined us just before heading back to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II