Lisa Hendey and Friends

Lisa Hendey and Friends

"Lisa Hendey and Friends" invites you into dialogue with authors and entertainment industry professionals, spiritual bright lights and seekers, and whoever else Lisa meets along her daily journey. From LA to Kenya and all points in between, come along for the conversation!... Show More

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July 14, 2020

On this week's show, we meet Mark Bosco, S.J. and Elizabeth Coffman, the filmmakers behind the new documentary "Flannery" coming soon to virtual cinemas nationwide.

About the Filmmakers:

Elizabeth Coffman has produced and directed films about communities in crisis from Louisiana to Bosnia. Many of her films include or are about writers, such as Flannery, One More Mile with writer Aleksandar Hemon, Veins in the Gulf with M...
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On this week's show, the history of a saint in the making comes to life as we discuss the story and legacy of Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton with actor Jim Coleman, who portrays Fr. Tolton in the St. Luke's Production play "Tolton: From Slave to Saint".

About Jim Coleman:

A Hollywood actor for over 30 years, Jim Coleman stars as Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton in Saint Luke Productions' "Tolton: From Slave to Priest" p...
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On this week's show, we talk faith, basketball and life with Kramer Soderberg, author of the new book Fill Your Cup for Christ: A Journey Sown & Grown through Sports.

About Kramer Soderberg:

College basketball coach and first-time author, Kramer Soderberg, is a devoted husband to his wife, Andrea, and father. Son of long time college basketball coach, Brad Soderberg, Kramer grew up in Saint Charles, Missouri where he excelled...
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On this week's show, we're joined by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, the editor of the new Ave Maria Press book Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus.

About Jaymie Stuart Wolfe:

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is the editor of the book Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus.

About Teachings for An Unbelieving World:

Teachings for a...
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On this week's show, author and speaker Dominic Albano offers some tips and insights to help us to find purpose and to achieve one of life's greatest goals based on the work in his new book The Fundamental Theory of Happiness.

About Dominic Albano:

Dominick Albano is a Catholic author and speaker. He likes baseball and burritos. He wants people to fall in love with Jesus. He has two books (The Fundamental Theory of Happiness...
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On this week's show, authors and speakers Emily Jaminet and Michele Faehnle join us to discuss a fruitful spiritual life for a conversation about the new book Pray Fully: Simple Steps for Becoming a Woman of Prayer.

About Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet:

Michele Faehnle is a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and the host of Answering the Call on St. Gabriel Radio. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.co...
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On this week's show, we converse about the joy of music, creating during Coronavirus, and the beauty of "Little Dreams" with singer/songwriter Marie Miller.
About Marie Miller
Marie Miller is a singer/songwriter and mandolin player from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She grew up on a small vineyard with her parents and nine siblings in an old house named Glenway. Her most notable performance was for Pope Francis an...
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On this week's show, we examine the role of faith-based organizations during times of crisis and beyond with Josh Holdenried of the Napa Legal Institute.

About Josh Holdenried

Josh Holdenried serves as Vice President and Executive Director for Napa Legal Institute. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi and a Certificate in Applied Religion in Public Policy from Pepperdine University’s Scho...
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On this week's show, we talk about the art and joy of sharing our faith with Marcel LeJeune as he discusses his new Ascension Press book The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evangelization.
About Marcel LeJeune
Marcel LeJeune is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. As a Catholic evangelist, international speaker, and award-winning author, Marcel’s greatest passion is helping others come to know the...
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On this week's show, we address the importance of having sometimes difficult family conversations and what a diagnosis of dementia means for families with Rhonda Hoffman, author of When I'm Not Me Anymore: A Pre-Dementia Love Letter to My Daughters.
About Rhonda Hoffman
Rhonda Hoffman is a first-time author who lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta – right around the corner from her daughters.
About When I'm Not Me Anymore
From R...
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On this week's show, author LeAnn Thieman helps us to pause and notice all of the ways in which God is present to us in a conversation about her new Sophia Institute Press book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Everyday Catholicism -  Seeing God's Action in Our Lives.
About LeAnn Thieman
LeAnn Thieman is a Hall of Fame Speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in rescuing 300 babies during the Vietnam Orphan Airlif...
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On this week's show, we discuss the legacy and spiritual life of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen with Allan Smith, author of the new Sophia Institute Press book Lord, Teach Us To Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology.
About Allan Smith
Allan Smith is a husband, father, grandfather, a man of trade, and a business owner. Al has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat di...
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On this week's show, we talk popes, cats, and storytelling with Jon M. Sweeney, creator of the wonderful series "The Pope's Cat" from Paraclete Press. We virtually travel to Italy as we chat about his latest book Margaret and the Pope Go to Assisi.
About Jon M. Sweeney
Jon M. Sweeney is one of religion’s most respected and award-winning authors. He’s been interviewed in print by a wide range of publications from the D...
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On this week's show, we ponder the concept of "memento mori" and its connection to the Stations of the Cross with author Emily DeArdo, whose new book Living Memento Mori was recently published by Ave Maria Press.
About Emily DeArdo:
Emily DeArdo is a Catholic writer, speaker, and Lay Dominican who shows that an imperfect life can be filled with joy and fulfillment. Her book, Living Memento Mori: My Journey Through the Sta...
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On this week's show, we discuss the Church's teachings on the afterlife with Dr. James Papandrea, author of the newly released book What Really Happens After We Die from Sophia Institute Press.
About Dr. James Papandrea:
James L. Papandrea is a Catholic professor, author, speaker, and musician. Baptized Catholic but raised Protestant and eventually ordained in a Protestant denomination, Jim reverted to the Catholic Church thr...
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On this week's show, we gain some valuable coping skills for today's turbulent world from Dr. Kevin Vost, author of the new book 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas.
About Dr. Kevin Vost:
Dr. Kevin Vost taught psychology at Aquinas College in Nashville and the University of Illinois at Springfield. He’s the author of twenty books from Memorize the Faith! to 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas. After 25 years as an ath...
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On this week's show, we take on the topic of spiritual warfare and personal sanctity with Dan Burke, author of the new book Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits.

About Dan Burke:

Dan Burke is the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate and personal enrichment studies in spiritual theology to priests, deacons, religious, and laity in 72 countries and prepares men for ...
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On this week's show, we discuss the upcoming Fathom Event theatrical release of Sight & Sound Theatres' epic production "Jesus".
About Katie Miller:
As Corporate Communications Manager, Katie Miller works with the Leadership Team, Management Teams, and individual departments within the Lancaster and Branson locations to bring synergy, cohesion, and direction to internal and external communications. As a member of ...
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On this week's show, we look at the interesting way in which author Tim Drake brought a childhood memory to life in the beautiful new book The Attic Saint.
About Tim Drake:
Tim Drake serves as executive director of Pacem in Terris Hermitage Retreat Center in Minnesota. An award-winning author and former journalist, he is the author of seven books, including his most recent, a children's illustrated book, "The Attic Saint....
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On this week's show, we get back to basics, discussing parenting in today's complicated world with clinical psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, author of the book Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World.
About Dr. Ray Guarendi:
Dr. Ray is a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and Sirius XM Channel 130. Hi...
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