Fr. Troy Nevins & Fr. Tony Fortman

Fr. Troy Nevins, Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids, MI. talks with Jerry about their time together in the early 1990’s as students at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and his calling to the priesthood. Fr. Tony Fortman, priest of the...

Fr. Robert Robeson & Bishop Samuel Aquila

Fr. Robert Robeson, Rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis, IN., talks about the establishment of a new seminary (Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary was established in 2004) and cultivating vocations in family life. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the...

Fr. Darrin Merlino & Steve Ray

Fr. Darrin Merlino, a Claretian priest, talks about his Hollywood ministry, and how he and Jerry Usher teamed up years ago to produce the newsletter In Persona Christi, out of which grew the apostolate Vocation Boom. Steve Ray, convert, author, speaker, and pilgrimage...

Ken Watts & Leslie Malinowski

Ken Watts, Recruitment Coordinator at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA., discusses his role and what life is like in a seminary that primarily serves “later” or “second-career” vocations. Leslie Malinowski, devoted wife and mother of two boys, the youngest of...

Fr. David Toups & Dr. Matthew Bunson

Fr. David Toups, Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Tampa, Fl., answers the question: “Why priestly celibacy?” (Note: Msgr. Toups is now the rector of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, and a member of the Vocation Boom advisory board)....

Fr. Michael Najim & Tim Staples

Fr. Michael Najim, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Providence, R.I., Chaplain at LaSalle Academy, and author of Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, talks from his experiences about the faith of young people today. Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics at...
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