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.

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. 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.

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI