Speakers

Jim Caviezel
Actor & Speaker

After performing great numbers of roles both in television and film, including The Thin Red Line and Pay It Forward, Jim was cast as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. Since then he has also starred in Paul, Apostle of Christ, and the CBS hit show, Person of Interest.

In an interview (reprinted by Catholic News Agency) with a Polish journalist and film critic, Lukasz Adamski, Caviezel responds to Adamski’s question about how playing Christ has impacted his career.

“I stopped being one of [the] five most popular actors in the studio, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. I just played Jesus. Was I personally affected by this rejection? Well, everyone has their cross to bear.

The world changes…but I will not be in this world forever. Neither will the producers from Hollywood. At some point, everyone will have to answer for what they have done.”

Join us in St. Paul on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 to hear from Caviezel in person. We are confident he will inspire you to live out your faith in the public arena.


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Archbishop Chaput was ordained Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota in 1988. Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Denver in 1997. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and the first Native American archbishop. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Philadelphia in 2011.

While appointed to the Archdiocese of Denver Archbishop Chaput founded St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and ordained 71 men for the archdiocese – that’s nearly half the diocesan priests currently serving there! In 2002, assisted by his Auxiliary Bishop José Gomez, Archbishop Chaput founded Centro San Juan Diego in response to the pastoral and educational needs of the growing Hispanic community in Colorado. He later co-founded the national Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) and helped in the founding of ENDOW, a leadership initiative of Catholic women to “Educate on the Nature and Dignity of Women.” He was also instrumental in creating the Denver-based Augustine Institute, an independent, lay-run graduate school for the formation of lay Catholic leaders, catechists, and evangelizers.

From 2003-2006 he served on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He currently serves on the boards of The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, and World Youth Alliance International. In 2015, he hosted the World Meeting of Families and visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia. He participated in the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome and was named a permanent member of the council for that synod.

He is the author of three books: Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics (Servant, 2001), Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (Doubleday, 2008); Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World (Henry Holt and Co., 2017).

Click here to read his full biography.


Danielle Rose
Music Missionary


At the age of 17, Danielle Rose traveled to Delhi, India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. This experience gave her a desire to serve the poorest of the poor by offering her gift of music as a means of alleviating the spiritual poverty of America.

Since graduating from Notre Dame in 2002, Danielle Rose began traveling the globe as a music missionary in order to spread the Gospel through a joyful witness of story and song.
In 2004, Danielle received the personal blessing of Saint John Paul II when she presented him with her second album, Mysteries, a collection of meditations upon the twenty mysteries of the rosary. She promised the Holy Father, “I am your messenger to the young people to take up the Rosary once again.”

Seeking to know God’s will for her vocation, Danielle spent 2 years of discernment & formation in the convent (Aug 2007- Nov 2009), which led Danielle to discover and embrace the gift of her vocation to marriage. She is now blessed to be a SACRAMENT with her husband, Mitchell! As a new mother, Danielle is grateful for the privilege of pouring out her life as a libation to care for their firstborn daughter, Agnes Rosemary in the mama monastery of their home in Duluth, MN.

By embracing her vocation as wife & mother, Danielle desires to help build an authentic culture of life that nourishes & cherishes the gift of each person created in the image and likeness of God. Inspired by their witness, Danielle currently continues to offer her voice to raise support on behalf of the children of China Little Flower orphanage (www.chinalittleflower.org).

Danielle’s 5 albums Defining Beauty (2001), Mysteries (2003), I Thirst (2007), Pursue Me (2009), and Culture of Life (2013) are available for purchase through iTunes or www.daniellerose.com.


Gloria Purvis Scott
EWTN’s Morning Glory radio program and Black Catholics United for Life

gloria-purvisAt the age of twelve, Gloria had what she calls ‘a mystical experience with the Eucharist’ from which she came to know that it was real and alive. “I was consumed with a fire all over my body, but it didn’t burn.” This experience compelled her to go home from school that day and tell her parents that she was going to enroll in the school’s preparation for Confirmation class, and she did.

Among many other things, today Gloria is Host of EWTN’s Morning Glory radio program, Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life, Creator of Authentically Free at Last, Editor of African American Catholic Youth Bible.

And as she tells her Twitter followers, “I’m a straight no chaser kind of lady.”