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Catching Up with Kara and Monica

Catching Up with Kara and Monica
Wednesdays 1 pm ET

Living out the Catholic faith can be a challenge, but it’s a lot easier with a couple of friends alongside you. Kara and Monica get personal about their experiences as young women figuring out what "being Catholic" means today. From relationships and pop culture to work and faith life, catch up with Kara and Monica for fun, thoughtful and unfiltered talk about walking the walk.

Father Dave Dwyer

Father Dave Dwyer

Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, is Director of Paulist Young Adult Ministries, a North American outreach to Catholics in their 20s and 30s. He is the publisher of BustedHalo.com, a daily, faith-based web magazine for young adult spiritual seekers. Father Dave was ordained a Paulist priest in May 2000, and has worked in campus ministry at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas. He is popular with young adults because of his dynamic, relevant preaching and enthusiasm for the faith. Prior to answering the call to priesthood he produced and directed television programs for MTV and Comedy Central, and as an on-air personality for a hit music radio station was known to listeners as "Happy Dave." He holds an M.Div. from the Catholic University of America and B.S. in public communications from Syracuse University.

Fr. Gabriel Gillen

Fr. Gabriel Gillen

Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., hosts the weekly program Word to Life. Ordained to the priesthood in 2000, Fr. Gillen joined the Order of Preachers in 2005. A member of the Province of St. Joseph (Eastern USA), he is currently assigned to the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village New York. During his years of theological study, Fr. Gillen earned degrees from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, commonly known as the Angelicum, in Rome. Prior to answering the call to priesthood worked several years as a stock broker on Wall Street.

Gus Lloyd

Gus Lloyd

Gus Lloyd has spent the past nine years hosting the Gus Lloyd Morning Show on Spirit FM, the Catholic radio station in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. After a career in secular radio in nearly every format, Gus moved to Florida to start his own business. Eventually, he had a radical conversion and stumbled upon WBVM. Soon he was on staff and hosting the morning show. 

Gus and his wife of 26 years, Michelle, have four children ranging in age from early 20s to elementary school. Gus has spoken at conferences and retreats all around the country on topics such as evangelization, apologetics, business ethics and motivation. His energetic, enthusiastic style is sure to brighten your mornings and get your day jump started with the joy of the Lord!

Sister Marie Pappas

Sister Marie Pappas

Sister Marie Pappas, CR is an Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New Yok. She is a Sister of the Resurrection [New York Province]. "Sister Marie" has an MA in Religious Education form the Angelicum in Rome and a P.D. in Religious Education. She has taught and lectured at the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute and at the Catechetical Conference of the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Sister describes Pathways of Learning as "a nationalwide conversation about life's larger lessons and the pathways we follow to learn them." Her "classroom" is as big as the world around us. Her Pathways guests have included Joseph Califano, Frank McCourt, Mary Higgins Clark, the Vatican Astronomer, Dion Dimucci of Dion and the Belmonts fame, and Mother Dolores Hart, former movie star and now prioress of an enclosed Benedictine Abbey.

Jennifer Pascual

Jennifer Pascual

Dr. Jennifer Pascual is the first woman to hold the position of Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York City, one of the most prestigious sacred music appointments in the United States. Jennifer earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and she holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. She received the Bachelor of Music Degrees in Piano and Organ Performance, magna cum laude, and Music Education from Jacksonville University in Florida. She has served as an organist and choir director in the Dioceses of St. Augustine, FL and Rochester, NY, and the Archdioceses of Newark, NJ and New York City, NY, and has served at three Roman Catholic Cathedrals. She is also the conductor for the New York Archdiocesan Festival Chorale.

Lino Rulli

Lino Rulli

From 1998-2004, Lino Rulli was host and executive producer of Generation Cross, a nationally syndicated Catholic comedy. The ground-breaking television show received over 10,000 emails and Lino won back-to-back Emmy awards for Program Host. 

Lino has also worked as a features reporter for WCCO-TV and pop culture commentator for KMSP-TV. He was recently co-executive producer on The Last Flagraiser, a documentary aired nationally on CBS stations. The piece won the Emmy award for Best Documentary, the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award, and the National Headliner Grand Award. 

As founder of Linose Productions, LLC, he is responsible for a team whose credits include: Dateline NBC, The CBS Evening News, Food Network, HGTV, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, among others. 

Lino has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in theology.

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

Monsignor Sullivan is the executive director of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY, a federation of nearly 100 human services agencies that provide help to those in need in the NY Metro Area. Monsignor Sullivan holds a Masters from Columbia University and a doctorate in public administration from New York University. He has taught at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, where he helped developed a Masters program in nonprofit management, and at New York University. As a parish priest in Washington Heights, Monsignor Sullivan co-founded community and neighborhood improvement organizations. After the 9/11 attacks, he led a coalition of other NY charities to assist victims and their families. Monsignor Sullivan has been active with the NYS Council of Catholic Charities Directors and Catholic Charities USA. Most recently, he was a member of NY Governor Spitzer's Human Services Policy Transition Advisory Committee.

Monsignor James C. Vlaun

Monsignor James C. Vlaun

In January 2006, Msgr. Jim was named President and CEO of Telecare, the television station for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY. Telecare can be seen on Long Island and is syndicated in Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles. Msgr. Jim has also served as Chaplain for the New York Jets for the past eight seasons and hosted Religion and Rock, a nationally syndicated radio show on terrestrial radio for 19 years. He has authored two books, Life, Love, and Laughter: The Spirituality of the Consciousness Examen and Feasts of Life: Recipes from Nana's Wooden Spoon. All the proceeds from Msgr. Jim's books go to the Life, Love and Laughter Foundation, which helps provide Catholic Educations for young people.