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Personally Speaking with Msgr. Jim Lisante

Airing on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM/Ch.129 . Host Msgr. Jim Lisante interviews public figures about their faith & values. Producer, Lisa Jandovitz, Enlighten Prods., LLC

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Personally Speaking ep. 202 (Scott Hamilton)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton. Scott is the most recognized male figure skating star in the world and is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 1984 Olympic gold medal win. He’s turned his podium into 40 years of making a difference. Scott talks about his life, his family, his cancer foundation and the importance of his faith.Support the show
28:00 4/11/24
Personally Speaking ep. 201 (Rick Hinshaw)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Catholic journalist Rick Hinshaw. Rick has spent more than 30 years in Catholic communications work as a reporter, news editor, columnist, and for eight years editor of “The Long Island Catholic”. Rick was also Director of Communications for “The Catholic League” and Associate Director of Communications at the “New York Catholic Conference”. He speaks about Catholic media today, the Pro Life movement and Catholic values and politics.Support the show
28:00 4/5/24
Personally Speaking ep. 200 (Charles Spencer)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Charles Spencer. Charles is the 9th Earl Spencer, the youngest brother of Diana, Princess of Wales and uncle to Prince William and Prince Harry. Charles is an author of a number of bestselling historical non-fiction titles and has recently written a book about his experience as a young boy at one of England’s most exclusive boarding schools called, “A Very Private School”. In an attempt to come to terms with the trauma he endured, Charles reflects upon the misery, hopelessness and abandonment he felt being sent to the all boys boarding school at the age of eight.Support the show
28:00 3/29/24
Personally Speaking ep. 199 (Kelli O'Hara)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by stage and screen actress Kelli O’ Hara.  Kelli is currently starring on Broadway in the musical, “Days of Wine and Roses’ and she marks her 12th Broadway show with this production. Kelli has been nominated for 7 Tony Awards, winning the 2015 Tony Award for  “Best Actress in a Musical” for “The King and I”. Kelli talks about her life, her career, her family, her latest role on Broadway and the Catholic faith and values that sustain her.Support the show
28:00 3/21/24
Personally Speaking ep. 198 (Mike Sapraicone)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Mike Sapraicone. Mike is a retired New York City Police Department Detective who is the Republican Party’s nominee for the United States Senate in New York. Mike speaks about his life, his career, his family, the Catholic faith and values that sustain him and why he’s running for the United States Senate.Support the show
28:00 3/13/24
Personally Speaking ep. 197 (Ted McGinley)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by actor Ted McGinley. Ted can currently be seen alongside Harrison Ford and Jason Segal in the Apple TV series “Shrinking”. This spring he’ll be starring in the faith based family drama “The Baxters” opposite Roma Downey on Amazon Prime. Ted talks about his life, his career, his family, and why making faith-based films is so important to him.Support the show
28:00 3/7/24
Personally Speaking ep. 196 (Tom Kiley)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Tom Kiley. Tom graduated from Chaminade High School on Long Island in 1962. He has co-written a book about his experience there called, “The Perfect Season: The Untold Story of Chaminade High School’s First Undefeated and Untied Varsity Football Team”. Tom talks about his life, his family, his Catholic faith and his experience at Chaminade High School.Support the show
28:00 3/1/24
Personally Speaking ep. 195 (Alejandro Monteverde)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde. Alejandro is best known for his work as a director, writer and producer on the 2023 film, “The Sound of Freedom”. Alejandro and Angel Studios re-teamed for the new movie, “Cabrini” which will launch in theaters nationwide on March 8th. The movie tells the story of Francesca Cabrini, later to be Mother Frances Cabrini, then St. Frances Cabrini, the first U.S. citizen to be canonized.Support the show
28:00 2/22/24
Personally Speaking ep. 194 (Matt Brown)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Matthew Brown. Matt is the director and co-writer of Sony Picture Classics “Freud’s Last Session”, which opened in theaters December, 2023 and stars actors Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode. The film imagines a meeting between avowed atheist Sigmund Freud, who invented psychoanalysis, and the Christian apologist writer C.S. Lewis, as they debate the existence of God.Support the show
28:00 2/15/24
Personally Speaking ep. 193 (Christopher Bell)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Christopher Bell. Christopher is the President and Executive Director of Good Counsel Homes, a ministry which helps homeless pregnant women in need.Support the show
28:00 2/9/24
Personally Speaking ep. 192 (Fr. Stephen Gadberry)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Fr. Stephen Gadberry. Fr. Gadberry is a young priest for the diocese of Little Rock in Arkansas who competed in the NBC show “American Ninja Warrior” in 2018 and 2020, wearing his clergy shirt and Roman collar. Fr. Gadberry speaks about his life, losing his father as a child, serving in the U.S. Air Force and his priestly vocation.Support the show
28:00 2/1/24
Personally Speaking ep. 191 (Susan Lucci) [repeat]
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined again by the Emmy Award winning actress Susan Lucci. Susan is best known for her role as Erica Kane on the ABC Daytime Drama “All My Children”, a role she played for 41 years. In 2022 Susan lost her beloved husband of 53 years, Helmut. Susan speaks about her heart health scare, her Catholic faith, her family and life after loss.Support the show
28:00 1/25/24
Personally Speaking ep. 190 (Bill O'Reilly) [repeat]
This week’s Personally Speaking we’re airing a previously aired episode. Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined again by television journalist and best-selling author Bill O’Reilly. Bill has written eighteen national number one best-selling non-fiction books, including the historical “Killing” series which is the best-selling nonfiction series of all time with over 19 million books in print. Bill’s latest book is called, “Killing the Witches The Horror of Salem Massachusetts” which revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history.  Bill speaks about why he wrote “Killing the Witches”, what really happened in Salem, Massachusetts, how fear can overcome fact and reason, and ties it into what’s going on in the world today.Support the show
28:00 1/18/24
Personally Speaking ep. 189 (Paul Santoli)
In this episode of Personally Speaking Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Paul Santoli. Paul is a young producer, writer, actor, and director from Massapequa, who was first on Personally Speaking in 2016. Recently Paul wrote, stars in and directed his first feature film, “Because of Mika” which is available on Amazon Prime. Paul talks about his life, family, his passion for performing and the faith and values that sustain him.Support the show
28:00 1/11/24
Personally Speaking ep. 188 (David Nekrutman)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by David Nekrutman. David has served the calling of Jewish-Christian relations for over twenty years and is the Executive Director “The Isaiah Projects”. The Isaiah Projects is a ministry dedicated to creating resources that empowers Christians to discover the Hebraic roots of their faith. David speaks about Jewish-Christian relations, Israel Gaza war, and the faith and values that sustain him.Support the show
28:00 1/4/24
Personally Speaking ep. 187 (Michael Urie)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined again by actor Michael Urie. Michael’s best known for his role as Marc St. James on the ABC dramedy series “Ugly Betty” and he can be seen in Apple TV’s series “Shrinking” starring Harrison Ford. He’s currently starring on Broadway as Sir Robin in “Spamalot”. Michael talks about his life, his career, being back on Broadway, and the values that matter most to him.Support the show
28:00 12/28/23
Personally Speaking ep. 186 (Bob Kaliban)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante replays an interview he conducted with the great film director Frank Capra. Using the transcript from that interview from many years ago, actor Bob Kaliban plays the role of the Academy Award winning director, Mr. Capra, a practicing Catholic, as he speaks about his lifelong journey of faith.Support the show
28:00 12/21/23
Personally Speaking ep. 185 (Fr. Aaron Wessman)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Fr. Aaron Wessman. Fr. Aaron is the Vicar General and Director of Formation for the Glenmary Home Missioners. He has a Ph.D from the Catholic University of Louvein in Systematic Theology. His recent book is called, “The Church’s Mission in a Polarized World”, Fr. Aaron speaks about polarization in Western society, and how we might engage rather than fear those who hold different beliefs and convictions.Support the show
28:00 12/14/23
Personally Speaking ep. 184 (Rev Russell Levenson)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Reverend Russell J. Levenson, Jr.  Reverend Levenson has served as Rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, which is the largest Episcopal Church in North America, since 2007. Reverend Levenson wrote the book, “Witness to Dignity: The Life and Faith of George H.W. and Barbara Bush”. The book is a personal and eye witness account of the character, integrity, service, faith and dignity of George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, written by their priest, pastor and friend, Reverend Levenson’s latest book is called, “In God’s Grip: What Golf Can Teach Us About the Gospel”. He speaks about how specific elements of the game of golf can help one to live a more active and vibrant faith.Support the show
28:00 12/8/23
Personally Speaking ep. 183 (Mike Pence and Charlotte Pence-Bond)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Vice President Mike Pence and his daughter Charlotte Pence Bond. The former Vice President has written a new book with his daughter Charlotte called, “Go Home for Dinner”. It’s a practical guide to balancing the demands of life with the commitment to your family and how faith makes a family, and family makes a life. Vice President Mike Pence and his daughter Charlotte speak about putting faith and family first, and why it’s always important to get home in time for dinner.Support the show
28:00 11/30/23
Personally Speaking ep. 182 (C.W. Goodyear)
In this episode of Personally  Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by author C.W. Goodyear. C.W. Goodyear is a Washington, D.C. based historian who has written a new book called “President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier”. It’s the first popular biography in almost 40 years about a neglected but fascinating President. C.W. Goodyear speaks about James Garfield, why he’s one of the most notable presidents in our nation’s history, and how he was a well-intentioned unifier in a divided era.Support the show
28:00 11/23/23
Personally Speaking ep. 181 (Granger Smith)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by best-selling author Granger Smith. Granger continues to share his personal testimony with fans around the world with his book, “Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward After Loss and Heartache.” After the tragic loss of his three year old son River, Granger set forth on an inescapable path of discovery towards God’s grace and mercy. After 34 years touring as an award winning platinum selling country music singer and songwriter, Granger made the decision to leave the music business to pursue a career in ministry. He talks about his decision as he moves forward in his faith.Support the show
28:00 11/16/23
Personally Speaking ep. 180 (Alice McDermott)
In this episode of Personally  Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by best-selling author Alice McDermott. Alice is the author of nine novels including “Charming Billy”, winner of the National Book Award.  She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times and is a professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.  Her latest novel is called, “Absolution”,  which is about the lives of American wives on the margins of the Vietnam War. Alice talks about her life, her family, her Catholic faith, and her latest novel, “Absolution”.Support the show
28:00 11/9/23
Personally Speaking ep. 179 (Bill O'Reilly)
In this episode of Personally  Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by television journalist and best-selling author Bill O’Reilly. For 20 years Bill O’Reilly reported and opined on current events on “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel and his show became the most viewed cable news broadcast in America. Bill has written eighteen national number one best-selling non-fiction books, including the historical “Killing” series which is the best-selling nonfiction series of all time with over 19 million books in print. Bill’s latest book is called, “Killing the Witches The Horror of Salem Massachusetts” which revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history.  Bill speaks about why he wrote “Killing the Witches”, what really happened in Salem, Massachusetts, how fear can overcome fact and reason, and ties it into what’s going on in the world today.Support the show
28:00 11/2/23
Personally Speaking ep. 178 (Julie Chen Moonves)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by actor, writer, director and composer Robby Benson. Robby’s film credits include, “Ode to Billie Joe”, “Ice Castles”, “Jeremy” and “Death Be Not Proud”. He wrote and directed the feature film “Modern Love” and he voiced “Beast” in Disney’s Academy Award nominated film, “Beauty and the Beast”. Robby has been married to singer and actress Karla DeVito for over 40 years. In addition to acting and directing, Robby is an activist in the field of heart research having undergone four open heart surgeries since the age of 28. He talks about his life, career, family and the values that sustain him.Support the show
28:00 10/26/23
Personally Speaking ep. 177 (Robby Benson)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by actor, writer, director and composer Robby Benson. Robby’s film credits include, “Ode to Billie Joe”, “Ice Castles”, “Jeremy” and “Death Be Not Proud”. He wrote and directed the feature film “Modern Love” and he voiced “Beast” in Disney’s Academy Award nominated film, “Beauty and the Beast”. Robby has been married to singer and actress Karla DeVito for over 40 years. In addition to acting and directing, Robby is an activist in the field of heart research having undergone four open heart surgeries since the age of 28. He talks about his life, career, family and the values that sustain him.Support the show
27:59 10/19/23
Personally Speaking ep. 176 (Vina Morales)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by popular Filipino actress and singer Vina Morales. Vina makes her debut on Broadway in the musical “Here Lies Love” playing the role of Aurora Aquino. The immersive disco musical is based on the real story of Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, whose husband Ferdinand Marcos was the 10th president of the Philippines and ruled as dictator for 20 years. Vina has been in more than 40 films and prime time soap operas and she’s released 14 albums. She talks about her life, her career, family, being discovered at the age of nine by her parish priest, and the Catholic faith and values that mean the most to her.Support the show
28:00 10/12/23
Personally Speaking ep. 175 (Jose Llana)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by actor and singer Jose Llana. Jose is currently starring  as Ferdinand Marcos in the Broadway musical “Here Lies Love”. Jose, a native of the Philippines, is also a best-selling recording artist on the Viva Philippines label. He speaks about his life, his career, family, playing Marcos, and the faith and values that mean the most to him.Support the show
28:00 10/5/23
Personally Speaking ep. 174 (Matt Eberflus)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Eberflus. Coach Eberflus is in his second year with the Chicago Bears and has been coaching in the NFL since 2009. He speaks about how studying the life of Jesus has brought him closer to God.Support the show
27:59 9/28/23
Personally Speaking ep. 173 (Martina McBride)
In this episode of Personally Speaking, Msgr. Jim Lisante is joined by country music singer Martina McBride. Martina has sold over 23 million albums which includes twenty top ten singles and six # 1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards including four wins for “Female Vocalist of the Year” from the “Country Music Association.” Martina is currently on tour around the country and while on the road she talks about her life, her music, family, and the values that matter most to her.Support the show
28:00 9/21/23